Here is a list of all the postings Luccaaa has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Max Thrust Riot - Upgrades|
I've been flying my riot (or my Not 4) for about 3 years now and it's safe to say it quite well worn in by this point. With regards to the control throws, the more the better. The Riot is a lovely flying airplane and can be as aerobatic or as docile as you like. On mine, I've pretty much maxed-out the throws on all surfaces. I'd set up dual rates so if you intend to use it as a trainer you can have the recommended 10mm each way and then have more throws for 'sportier' flying.
Mine is not the V2, so maybe the following issue have been addressed - I just thought I'd let you know.
- The landing gear is mounted to a plastic plate where the screws thread in. Over time this plate will weaken and split if you have a few hard landings. It might be worth reinforcing this plate somehow. Mine has split to the point where it almost feels like I have suspension on my gear because it flexes so much!
- The ESC on mine did not last very long. I was using a 2200mah 3s as recommended and I wasn't flying like a moron or anything but after about a year it died on me. I've now upgraded to a 60 amp ESC and I haven't had any issues with that.
The Riot is a very durable model and has survived me flying it for 3 years. It's even survived a mid air collision and totalled the other model!
I hope you enjoy it as much as I have.
|Thread: CRRC 26cc - Plane suggestions|
Those are some lovely models! If only the weather could be that nice every day at the field...
Glad to hear it has enough power, I look forward to flying it!
Thanks a lot for the advice, I certainly will take a look at that manual and refer to your tips when fitting the model. The U/C problem is interesting, I may look into beefing it up knowing some of the landings this one may face!
The point about noise has cropped in this thread before. Could you recommend another silencer to use with the CRRC? I'm not sure what size would fit it.
(Sorry for resurrecting and old thread)
I decided to go with a Wot 4 XL, and I even ordered one only to find it went out of stock on the next day! I've just cancelled the order as the Wot 4 XL is not expected to be in stock anywhere for a while. The shops staff called one of Ripmax's sales representatives and he could not even give a date to when they'd be due!
So, amongst all the other good suggestions was the Seagull Yak 54, I think I will go with that, it looks like a lot of fun! I will hopefully be ordering it later today. Finally I can put this engine in something!
|Thread: ED Hunter MK IV - Prop nut assembly damage|
Thanks for the encouragement, I've certainly had some experience with props coming off these engines! I've thought about it and now believe my only 2 options are finding a spare crank as you've mentioned or making a new one.
I've contacted someone who may have a spare so fingers crossed they do. If not, I'll have to think about the second option. I don't have the facilities to manufacture a new one at my home but someone who does has very kindly offered to make one for me.
I'll let you all know how it turns out.
That certainly looks like it should. The one in this engine must have snapped long ago. It hadn't been used for a very long time before we dug it out of a model and cleaned it up.
Here it is back together, albeit with the broken crank. (it was even dirtier before!)
Thanks again for the suggestions. Sadly, the Junior 60 was literally built around this engine, with a custom exhaust, Cowell and a home made fuel tank. This means that it would be very difficult to install another engine in it's place so If we want to see this model fly we will need this Hunter to be in working order! It's a shame the shaft is damaged, the rest of the engine is in really good condition.
Ah, that’s a shame! I never saw it when it was undamaged so I don’t really know much about this engine. I like the idea of tapping the inside, I’ll look into it 👍
Thanks all for the information, it’ll certainly come in handy. I’ll let you know how this one turns out.
A friend of mine recently dropped off a damaged ED Hunter which will be going in an old Junior 60 of his. The prop nut/spinner assembly's thread has been stripped and due to the design of the engine we cannot simply use a standard nut on the crankshaft as it does not protrude out of the engine as per usual (there is no damage to the thread on the crankshaft). I was hoping these two questions could be answered:
- What thread is it on the crankshaft?
- Where could I source another one or a suitable alternate part?
Thanks in advance,
Edited By Luccaaa on 06/08/2019 22:35:02
|Thread: CRRC 26cc - Plane suggestions|
I'm always weary that some of my models turn out a little overweight however your point is well taken. I don't have much experience in the Gas sector so I don't have such a good gauge of power for these types of motors compared to Diesel or Glow. Thanks for the input.
That's good to hear, like anyone I assume I enjoy a plane with plenty of power to get me out of sticky situations! That Glassair looks lovely, I'm sure it's lots of fun to fly. Thanks again.
That most certainly is interesting! Always liked the idea of a Pilatus PC6, I'm sure it'd be quite versatile. I'll have to look further into that.
That Yak looks fantastic, what is the power like with the CRRC? As Chris said earlier they aren't considered to be too powerful I hear.
Thanks for the info, I'll have a poke around and see if I can find some interesting models for a 120 size 4 stroke. I've got a few different sizes of props around the 17x8 mark and will experiment and see which one gives the best noiseower ratio!
The WOT 4 XL is an obvious choice that I hadn't considered! I'll look more into one, I was not necessarily looking for a blown up trainer, but we all know how versatile the WOT 4 can be. If it had enough grunt I could imagine it becoming a nice tow plane. Thanks.
I've always liked the idea of a space walker, and with Seagull's usual quality I'm sure it'd be brilliant. Thanks for the suggestion.
Having recently come into possession of a CRRC 26cc motor, I’ve been thinking of models to put it in. Having searched the web for a short period of time I’ve come across plenty of interesting 30cc size and 20cc sized models, but I see that 26cc is an awkward size. Seeing as I do not have a lot of experience with Gas engines and model matching for them, I was hoping that I could get some good suggestions for a suitable model from all you knowledgeable people out there.
Thanks a lot,
|Thread: OS Max 60 - spray bar and needle valve replacement|
I'd just like to specify that this is an OS Max-H 60 in question, similar to the model below:
I'm not sure where to get a replacement for something that old other than spares and repairs on eBay. Maybe someone knows something else that will fit?
|Thread: Ben Buckle Mini Super - Build|
Quite right Steve! Had it up for the second time today and after a healthy prime it starts straight away! I am happy to report that the model flies nicely, it certainly has a lot of Poke with the Irvine.
Ray, thanks for the tip, I have noticed some quantities of black stuff flying out the exhaust. I will make some compression adjustments next time I fly it. Forgot to bring alan keys to adjust the compression as you may remember there are two grub screws that hold it in place.
Solly, it is a wonderful engine... It makes me wonder why people don't fly diesels any more. It starts easier than some of my glow engines and runs just as well. I haven't seen what price the 20 sells on for but I watched an Irvine 40 diesel go on eBay for £150+. I think i'll wear this one out rather than selling it. It's almost a collectors item with how rare it is!
Thank you everyone who contributed to this thread, when building other models sometimes I look on the internet for guidance. I wanted this thread to be a reference for anyone building the Mini Super to look at and see someone else's idea of how to construct it and then improve upon it. I'm glad it's checked of the list and with this turn of nice weather I hope it will have lots of miles put on it over the summer.
Thank you all,
Well, I finally got around to finishing the Mini Super. Everything is in and is all working. I'm hoping to maiden it soon if the weather holds up .
Here are two pictures of the Irvine 20's first run in the model. (It really is a brilliant little motor, it starts easier than some of my glow engines.)
I can’t wait to be crouching by my model flicking that motor over endlessly while everyone else is flying
Well, it's been a while...
I've been doing bits and bobs on the Mini Super on and off since my last posting, it's now at the point where I've covered it, hinged the control surfaces, made the pushrods and added the appropriate mountings for the elevator. It's been covered in the left overs from my Arising Star which needed a recovering at the start of 2019. Now before the maiden I'm just waiting for some bits and bobs to arrive from eBay to complete the model.
|Thread: Tony B's replica|
Looks ace so far Tony, really good work.
|Thread: Acrowot ARTF thrust angle|
My acrowot flies on a ripmax Quantum 55 II motor and has no thrust line problems at all. The angle that comes on the firewall is just right for what you'll want. If you're using those standoffs that come with the 'Electric conversion kit' then you shouldn't have any issues with getting the motor mount parallel with the firewall. If for whatever reason you there are thrust line issues, perhaps if you're using a different prop size and motor combination then you can simply stick some washers on the ends of the standoffs to angle the motor in the direction that it needs.
Good luck on the maiden, they fly like they're on rails!
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