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|Thread: Identification please!|
Jeff, very similar I grant you, but, it doesn't have the square (rectangular) horizontal stab of 'ours' and it's 2" short in wingspan!!
In the meantime I'm awaiting Robin's photos with bated breath
Many thanks for your contribution and interest.
It looks like there are many, many models all of a similar theme, not surprising really as it's a classic trainer style.
Hi Robin, thanks for your response.
Is it possible for you to post a photo of your plane? It would be interesting to see it.
Many thanks for all your contributions.
This is the illustration which suggests that it might be a Kyosho model **LINK**
Mike, your unknown model is very similar to 'ours', but, as Percy points out yours has a swept back leading edge whereas ours is square, and the wing seat on yours is raised - ours isn't. The fin on yours is very much the same, but yours has a strake.
The wings (54" span on ours) appear to be identical. Incidentally, if the fuselage is inverted the wings fit perfectly, further suggesting it could be built as a low wing model. Perhaps this explains the mid mounted tail.
Martin, I suspect this is a kit build, the formers look to be machine made (the firewall has F6 written on it, not printed).
The covering, although reasonably applied, is not to the standard we would associate with an ARTF model, and the fitting out certainly isn't!
The current CoG is 25% of chord, so we'll leave it at that and see how it goes
Can any of you highly knowledgeable chaps identify this model? It has 'Kyosho' stickers on it, and 'Hughes 500' sticker. but I don't know if these are really relevant.
I've looked on-line and it could be something like a Kyosho Berballa (which was a kit which could be made either as a high-wing or low-wing plane), but, the vertical stab is wrong.
It was bought for a member of our club by his daughter.
It was in a poor state of repair and I have spent a bit of time refurbishing it.
Please don't panic about the wing bands (!), I used rubber bands purely to set the wing and I haven't acquired any proper wing bands yet.
It's powered by an OS FP40 which is well-used but runs quite well.
We look forward to your suggestions.
|Thread: OS 25 FSR- Equivalent|
Tosh, how about this:
also, Airtek Hobbies have an SC25A in stock (?)
or a 36 if you want a bit more grunt
Edited By Caveman on 13/01/2019 19:21:20
|Thread: Latent Servo Response|
Hi Dave, whilst I can't offer any suggestions at to your lack of elevator response, I can make a suggestion ref. a new set of wings for your Pulse XT 60.
When an attack of dumb-thumb reduced my Hobby King Soar 40 from this
I dissembled the wreckage, produced a set of plans,
and built a replica of the original, using all the original hardware. It flies just as well as the original plane.
It's not difficult to do as you can see how the original was made and mimic it.
As you only need the wings it shouldn't take too long.
Food for thought?
|Thread: Flying Aces Sportster|
FB3, if you look here **LINK** there are, rather poor, images of the pages from the magazine describing the Sportster.
I contemplated building one of there as I have a spare OS26FS looking for a plane, hence I searched the net for info.
In the end I think I may build something different, but, if yours turn out OK I may reconsider!!
Aha!! Just clicked on the above link and it does indeed display the pages in question, but, they're not exactly readable!!
If you're interested, send me a PM with you email address and I'll send the original files to you.
Edited By Caveman on 10/01/2019 17:38:10
|Thread: Priory Models Silhouette|
Martin, could this be what you're looking for?:
Mostly sports type models, but a couple of warbirds thrown in.
|Thread: SC52 2stroke issue.|
Snorbitz, I had one of these models some time ago. Sadly it didn't have a happy end
However, I can make a couple of observations.
The fuel tank doesn't sit properly if you use the 'standard' mount supplied with the kit - this photo shows that I had the same problem you have highlighted:
The solution, in order that the tank sits level, make a replacement support from a piece of light-ply.
You have found that the needle valve screwed itself in during flight. Looking at one of your photos, it looks as if the spring clip, which is there to prevent the valve moving, does not appear to have been installed correctly.
If you look at the following photo the tang of the spring, marked A, should be bearing against the knurled part of the needle valve marked B. That's how it looks to me! Simple remedy, slide the spring into the right position.
Mention was made earlier of a Pitts exhaust. This one shown is exactly what I used, and can be seen in this picture.
I agree that the noise it makes is awful !! I used it in my Peter Miller CAP20L until I couldn't stand it any longer and changed the Irvine 46 two-stroke for a four stroke - much nicer sound
|Thread: IC Engine Control|
Brian, assuming the transmitter you have is the T6K then look at this page:
The last item before 'Optional Accessories' is 6K V2 Manual, a link which opens a PDF of the manual.
Have a look at page 104 which explains setting up a throttle cut and assigning a switch.
The throttle trim used to adjust the throttle idle position to suit the current temperature and atmospheric conditions, whereas the throttle cut closes the throttle to stop the engine.
I always assign my throttle cut to a momentary (sprung) switch - this saves the frustration of trying to start the engine with a fully closed throttle because the throttle cut has been left active!
|Thread: Plane for new engine - any suggestions?|
Hi Martin, I've got an OS FS26 and I too am looking for a plane to suit.
This would be a simple build and looks like it would be suitable:
What do you think?
There are lots of other suitable plans on Outerzone, just have a browse.
|Thread: Connecting Throttle|
Nigel, I use the same system as the Dubro linkage shown by Percy. However, I make my own from pieces of aluminium angle.
This one is a little 'Heath Robinson' and really needs re-working, but it does the job.
I've just finished another one for my CAP20L which uses ball-joints and is a lot less embarrassing, but this shows the basic scheme.
Note that the base angle is held in place by the engine bolts which means that no additional fixings are required.
The blue 'washer' between the throttle arm and actuating rod is there to take up a bit of slack!! I would have used a ball link fixed to the throttle arm, but I didn't want to enlarge the hole in the throttle arm.
Hope this is helpful.
|Thread: Fitting Engine|
Nigel, that looks like the exhaust for a 52/61 size engine.
If you want the standard exhaust manifold & silencer then you can get them from Just Engines, £14.86 for the FS manifold 65-91, and £17.15 for the 65FSSIL silencer, total £32.01
But Weston UK list the manifold/silencer for their RCV58CD engine, item no. R120601, is listed at £18.95 complete.
See here **LINK**
I have both the SC(ASP)70FS and the RCV58CD and can confirm that the manifolds/silencers are interchangable. The only difference is that the RCV manifold is about 10mm shorter than the SC/ASP one.
Worth a call to Weston UK?
|Thread: AstroHog tailplane dimensions needed|
Hi Merco, if you don't get a definitive reply then the info you require can be taken from this plan
|Thread: Best First Three Point Undercarriage|
Neil, I bought a Soar 40 from Hobby King some while ago, for the princely sum of $66, when the pound was worth a bit more than now, so quite a cheap plane.
Here's mine fitted with an ASP61 four stroke
It's a brilliant flier, or it was until dumb thumbs wrote it off!
So I looked around for a replacement. The obvious plane was the Kyosho Calmato, of which the Soar is a clone, but they're rather expensive (Yorkshire heritage to the fore!) and I also looked at other low wing trikes. However, I then decided that as I like the Soar so much I'd scratch build a copy.
So I measured the wreckage, took templates from formers, wing ribs and the like and produced a set of drawings.
From the drawings I built 'Son of Soar'
This plane uses all the hardware from the original. It has flown very successfully with an ASP61 four stroke, ASP 40 and 46 As in the above photo) two strokes and now sports an OS52 four stroke.
The undercarriage has never caused a moments trouble, unlike my Nova 40 trainer which need the nose-wheel straightening after every flight!
I would say that if you can get a Soar 40 from your club-mate you won't be disappointed.
Incidentally, I did plan to make a clear canopy from a 2 litre lemonade bottle, but the canopy is too large! Hence the solid item. If I'd realised I would have designed the canopy to be smaller.
|Thread: Which Set Should I buy|
Just out of interest, the FrSky Taranis can be changed from Mode 1 to Mode 2, or the reverse, quite quickly, as per this video
OK you have to unscrew a few screws, but let's face it if you can't do that you're probably in the wrong hobby!
|Thread: How to connect battery|
Hi Ron, as Frank said earlier the simplest solution is to use a 4cell, 4.8V Nihm pack such as this **LINK**
This particular one is from HobbyKing, but they are readily available elsewhere, albeit usually at a higher price!
From the picture of your railway engine I spy what I'm pretty sure is the wing of a HobbyKing Soar 40
If this is the plane in question then the above battery is ideal. I positioned the battery in mine under the fuel tank, wrapped in cushioning foam, and the plane balanced perfectly without any additional weight.
If you put yours in the same place you may possibly need an extension lead to reach the on/off switch.
Incidentally the Soar 40 is a great flyer!
|Thread: New EDF Mini Jets- Sabre & MiG15 RCM&E 2018 Special|
Daithi, if you look closely you will see that there is no stock available from Banggood.
I do notice that they have this **LINK**
The thrust appears to be OK from a 3S battery, would it be suitable??
|Thread: Electronics advice for a beginner|
James, Emax stuff is of good quality and Robotbirds ESCs are also good (they're re-badged Hobbywing items) both of which I've used for years.
The items listed are fine for small, lightweight models.
You will appreciate that the specification of motors, batteries, ESC, servos and the like is relevant to the type and size of model they are to be used in, but certainly, these items can be 're-homed' into other small models should the current host meet an unfortunate end
Hi James, I've looked at the links above and no-one appears to have the Flitetest power pack F in stock, not even Flitetest themselves!
But, the individual items are available here:
ESC: **LINK** not the heli one listed, but why do you need a heli esc in a plane?
Incidentally the ESC won't come with a battery connection socket, so you'll have to solder one on, or get someone to do it for you, see here **LINK** for ones which will match the battery below (do take care with polarity when fitting!!)
Propeller: **LINK** OK it's a 'gas' prop but will be quite OK and it;s the only 6x3 I could find on the Robotbirds site!! (Trying to get everything from one location to save on postal charges - typical Yorkshireman!!)
Linkage stoppers: **LINK**
Y leads and extension leads : **LINK**
Allen key and etc. : **LINK**
Hope that covers most of what you need - if you need any further help, just ask.....
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