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 on: Today at 12:30:19 PM 
Started by Jared Hays - Last post by Dan McEntee
  Do I understand that you cut 1/2" off the trailing edge of the flap, the whole length of the flap? Just want to be clear and log this if I ever get around to assembling the one I have stashed.
  Type at you later,
  Dan McEntee

 on: Today at 12:03:40 PM 
Started by Brett Buck - Last post by Dave_Trible
Robert I'm fundamentally against allowing the use of non BOM airplanes too.  My only thought was with the zero-point score you couldn't possibly win or even get in the fly off anyway.  When those want to finish higher,  they'll discover building again!


 on: Today at 11:55:04 AM 
Started by Chris Belcher - Last post by Balsa Butcher
Just for grins, try an APC 10.5x4.5 prop. Launch at 10,400-10,600 rpm. Engine will hold that RPM in a solid 4 cycle and may get better gas mileage. I and another local stunt flier have tried about every combination of prop and fuel w/B-40s and find they do well running faster in a 4 cycle. Have found the TT prop loads them down too much. When broken in, (mileage improves with age) 4 ounces should do it but I still stay with 4.5 ounce tanks on B-40 planes...prefer 5 ounces for LA-46 and Aero Tigers but that's for another post.  Cool

 on: Today at 11:53:45 AM 
Started by Ron Cribbs - Last post by Howard Rush
Well...I think this is one of those places where the horizontal handle while inverted is a problem, and a great reason to never suggest doing that to a newbie to inverted flying.

Some pictures from a contest last week. Captions:

 on: Today at 11:50:44 AM 
Started by Jared Hays - Last post by Rick Henry
I haven't flown in a couple of seasons but I still like to read the posts from time to time.  I flew an LA 46 powered kit built Brodak Cardinal for three years and I can tell you mine flew better after I cut about a half inch off of the trailing edge of the flaps.  I remember reading somewhere that several people had cut down the flaps on the Cardinal. 

Rick Henry

 on: Today at 11:42:38 AM 
Started by Brett Buck - Last post by Robert Storick
I am against allowing anyone to fly in JSO who did not build their plane. It's just not that hard to adhere to the rules. If we allow that, the walker trophy should be retired and I am sure that many don't want that.

 on: Today at 11:40:43 AM 
Started by Jim Thomerson - Last post by Luiz Carlos Franco
Hi All
I am fairly sure that the last time I was in a Barnes and Noble I saw AM right there on the stand?

You´re absolutely correct. Go to the Aeromodeller site (link above), click on  the "shop" tag on the tool bar and you will have access to a search engine that will find the nearest B&N stockist for you.



 on: Today at 11:20:04 AM 
Started by Brett Buck - Last post by Dave_Trible
I offer my opposition to using the Nats to select the FAI team.  The event is truly different enough to make it a different breed of animal requiring some altered practice and maybe even the desire to use a different airplane.  But mostly,  many who fly at the Nats may not wish or be able to travel to a WC due to finances or time away from jobs and home.  That could mean that perhaps your 1st, 6th and 12th place Nats finishers might be the only ones who could actually make an over seas trip.  Different purpose-different contest.
As far as the skill classes go...having come up in the event before the classes ever existed I was OK with simply JSO.  You improve by 'flying up'.  If you want to allow ARFs or non-BOM planes then just give them a zero appearance score.  It should all come out in the wash.


 on: Today at 11:10:01 AM 
Started by Tim Wescott - Last post by Jason Greer
Would a variable pitch prop be a viable alternative to varying the engine RPM?  The TUT could be connected to a servo to control the pitch.  I would think the response time could be much less than waiting for the engine or motor to change RPM.

 on: Today at 10:42:08 AM 
Started by Chris Belcher - Last post by Chris Belcher
I used a T/T cyclone 11 x 4.5 and launched at 9100-9200 (no extra head shims) 5% 11/11 fuel. Originally had the stock .305 (i believe) venturi but I switched to .280 to get better mileage...didn't change a thing...mileage was actually worse!

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