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Old 11-19-2010, 08:10 PM
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Re: Pilot-RC 40% Decathlon building thread

Is a 3w150cs to big of an engine for this plane?
I have one and I am looking for a bird to put it in.

Donnie and Tony, let me know what you think!
Thanks!
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Old 11-20-2010, 01:45 AM
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If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask...You will love this plane! It fly's great and is a blast! You won't be dissapointed.
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Old 11-20-2010, 07:34 AM
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Re: Pilot-RC 40% Decathlon building thread

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Is a 3w150cs to big of an engine for this plane?
I have one and I am looking for a bird to put it in.

Donnie and Tony, let me know what you think!
Thanks!


for the 40%er ???? NO WAY .. way to much .. a DA 120 gives you the ability to touch the tail t the ground , and pull vertical . this is with stock muffs .. if you want more power , just put the 120 on KS 86 rears , even better .......... Trade the 3W150 cs for some $ ....
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Old 11-20-2010, 07:40 AM
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Is a 3w150cs to big of an engine for this plane?
I have one and I am looking for a bird to put it in.

Donnie and Tony, let me know what you think!
Thanks!

He said 106
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Old 12-18-2010, 01:15 PM
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Re: Pilot-RC 40% Decathlon building thread

I just started building the Pilot-rc 40% Decathlon - what a beautiful plane. Does anyone know what these four plywood blocks are used for?
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Old 12-18-2010, 07:48 PM
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Hi Higharc,
I haven't actually started assembling my 40% Decathlon; but, I went through all my Decathlon parts and didn't see anything like those in your pictures, although I have my parts stashed away in locations that I may have forgotten about., I'm building another 40% plane first and have parts for both planes stored in my basement.

Could they be parts to aid in cannister muffler installation?
What are their dimensions? Maybe the dimensions would give me a clue. I looked for large plywood parts.

Good Luck.
Larry
Illinois
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Old 12-18-2010, 07:54 PM
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Larry,

They are only 1" x 2".
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Old 12-18-2010, 08:11 PM
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Larry,

They are only 1" x 2".
I found them!
Here's my guess.
The large holes in them match the wheel axle diameter.
They are found in the long package of part between what I believe are the landing gear screws and the wheel pants screws. (At least I fastened the gear on so far and believe I used the appropriate screws for that.)

I believe they are some sort of spacers to be used when attaching the wheel pants.
If you look inside a wheel pant, you'll see a piece of plywood with holes similar to those on one of the small plywood pieces that is in question.

That's my best guess. I don't have a definite idea at this point on how they are used with the pants, but, I'll bet that's where the wind up.
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Old 12-18-2010, 08:35 PM
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sorry for confused. check this file you can see how to use it. if you have anything need help. pls PM me or email me.
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Old 12-18-2010, 09:12 PM
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sorry for confused. check this file you can see how to use it. if you have anything need help. pls PM me or email me.
thanks.

Hi Tony,
I would have never figured this out for sure without you help.
Thanks for keeping an eye on this thread and our needs.

Larry
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Tony,

Please tell me where the CG balance point located?
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Old 12-18-2010, 09:29 PM
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Thanks Tony
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Old 12-18-2010, 11:21 PM
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here is the CG
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Old 12-18-2010, 11:24 PM
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I don't see it?
Is there to be an attachment?
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I just started building the Pilot-rc 40% Decathlon - what a beautiful plane. Does anyone know what these four plywood blocks are used for?
They attach to the inside of the wheel pants, between the wheel collar and the wheel pant.
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Old 12-18-2010, 11:46 PM
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here is the CG

Thanks Tony.
I've got it now.
Also, I just found and look at some of the 47% Decathlon thread at your Pilot website.
I wish I had a way to transport a 47% to the flying field. It really looks great!
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