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 61 
 on: Today at 12:00:53 PM 
Started by #Liner - Last post by #Liner
Well fellas it's not pretty but it is in one piece again. I don't know how you get a smooth finish like it once was. It's almost like they sprayed it cause I don't see any brush strokes in it but I sure do now. I took the tank apart and didn't see anything out of the ordinary, so I guess slap the motor on and do it all over again Head bang

 62 
 on: Today at 11:58:54 AM 
Started by frank mccune - Last post by Tim Wescott
Since the radius of "square" corners is a constant, longer lines make the pattern look better and score better.  So you need to select equipment that lets you use the full 70 feet.  Anything less is suboptimizing.

This is probably why the trend has been toward larger planes.

Having said that, though, for any one given plane it would make sense to fly that plane at it's optimal line length.  We could then argue about whether it's a good idea to go to a bigger motor to allow longer lines, and at what point that no longer makes sense (i.e., no, I'm not going to fly a Ringmaster on 70 lines with a 46LA.  Just -- no).

 63 
 on: Today at 11:58:30 AM 
Started by frank mccune - Last post by FLOYD CARTER
You should remember that the 70 foot number is the maximum radius of the plane flying.  You must subtract arm length, and airplane wingspan.  Otherwise, you exceed the 70 foot figure.  My longest lines are 66' 6", and that is pushing the limit.

Floyd

 64 
 on: Today at 11:41:46 AM 
Started by frank mccune - Last post by Paul Smith
Since the radius of "square" corners is a constant, longer lines make the pattern look better and score better.  So you need to select equipment that lets you use the full 70 feet.  Anything less is suboptimizing.

 65 
 on: Today at 11:36:04 AM 
Started by frank mccune - Last post by john e. holliday
I had a flying partner that used to say that for stunt, a plane should be flying about or between 60 to 65 MPH.   Each plane is different, even those of the same design fly different.  As Brett says, try different length lines.  Also line diameter comes into play also.   I remember I tried .012 cable on my .25 planes.  Went back to .015 cable, length between 58- 60 feet.  It is what makes you comfortable while flying.  Some say I fly too fast.

 66 
 on: Today at 11:27:26 AM 
Started by Bootlegger - Last post by john e. holliday
Memorial Day,  a day to remember and honor those that gave it all for our country.  Those still with us deserve more than what they are getting.  I can't thank them enough. Hoff

 67 
 on: Today at 11:18:55 AM 
Started by Dwayne Donnelly - Last post by john e. holliday
Did not ever know Mike being blind.  Yes, him and Lou did tandem stunt.  In fact they got to perform at a St Louis ball game.   But, I believe it was the built up Fokker they used in their routine.  One set of lines was shorter than the other and I think Lou did the talking.  They were a great pair. 

 68 
 on: Today at 10:57:18 AM 
Started by frank mccune - Last post by frank mccune
    Hi:

    Thanks for the great replies!

     What I am going to do is increase the air speed of the models that do not appear to have great line tension.  This is perhaps the most simple change.  If I do not like what I experience, then I will go to more complex changes, Occam's Razor approach.

                                                                                                                      Stay well my friends,

                                                                                                                      Frank McCune
                                                                                                                                           

 69 
 on: Today at 10:34:40 AM 
Started by frank mccune - Last post by EddyR
 You said "This information came from some very experienced stunt flyers.  They cited better line tension with the shorter lines."
 You also said  " if" They are experienced and are watching you maybe they have seen your poor runs more than the good ones and suggested the shorter lines.
Ask them why to explain why shorter lines. There must be a problem they are seeing. Idea
Ed

 70 
 on: Today at 10:24:07 AM 
Started by Bootlegger - Last post by Bootlegger

  Thanks to ALL who served this Great Nation, I salute you and thank you for your service..Lets never forget...

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