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Offline Skip Chernoff

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Brodak P40 Set Up Tips
« on: January 20, 2017, 07:45:40 AM »
I traded a pal a TF Gieseke Nobler kit for a Brodak P40 freshly built(not ARF version).I've been told that it is the same plane as the ARC and ARF items. I've got about ten flights on it so far and with trimming is getting better every flight. I was just curious as to how other folks are setting up their P40s Here is my set up so far:

50oz total  weight. Monokote Finish
La 40, Enya NVA,7mm Venturi,stock muffler (needed the nose weight!) 11x5 Zoar prop.
Flaps and elevators in suggested holes on horns.
1oz tip weight,lead outs most forward position
 6oz R/C clunk tank with muffler pressure

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« Last Edit: January 25, 2017, 06:32:53 PM by Skip Chernoff »

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Re: Brodak P40 Set Up Tips
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2017, 12:07:28 AM »
I got my arf p40 second hand.
It's got and .46LA. on it, feeding from a 4oz(? I will check on this) uniflow tank, and a xoar 11 x 5.
Engine runs great 4-2-4 runs, and I'm not certain where the lead out is, or what tip weight is in it.
It did take a little tweaking of the original previous owner installed trim tab on the outer wing to get things settled upright and inverted.
Pulls like a mule, and great tension in overhead eights.
Easy to land. Nice plane.
Regards,
Chris
« Last Edit: January 21, 2017, 10:54:39 PM by Chris Behm »
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Re: Brodak P40 Set Up Tips
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2017, 07:36:06 AM »
Chris, can you get thru the full pattern on 4 ounces with the 46?

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Re: Brodak P40 Set Up Tips
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2017, 09:14:26 AM »
Let me confirm it's 4 oz skip, but yes, it is pretty long winded on that tank. Occasionally if the needle is tweaked in a little too much it'll fly what feels like 9 minutes or so.
The .46 LA does have it's own custom venturi, it's probably smaller than stock sized, I'm guessing.
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Re: Brodak P40 Set Up Tips
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2017, 11:58:34 AM »
for some really good info on the LA 46 see the pinned thread in the engine forum.

THe Bordak P-40 was intended to have dihedryl becuase it has a low wing. The tab is likely to compensate for the Vertical CG being off. There are a lot ot threads on the P40 and the dihedral
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Re: Brodak P40 Set Up Tips
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2017, 06:48:12 PM »
Thanks again Mark for helping out with this.

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Re: Brodak P40 Set Up Tips
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2017, 10:08:35 PM »
Thanks again Mark for helping out with this.
glad to be of help,,have fun with it,
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Re: Brodak P40 Set Up Tips
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2017, 09:30:00 AM »
Here is a photo of my plane....

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Re: Brodak P40 Set Up Tips
« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2017, 10:23:29 AM »
They apear to have altered the flaps, they were partial span but less partial than yours appear to be, ( as in they used to be more flap less fixed portion)
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Re: Brodak P40 Set Up Tips
« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2017, 01:09:34 PM »
I think my active flap portion on my early version arf is probably a couple inches longer than pictured on skips plane. But there is probably a good 6-7" of outboard fixed flap on my wing (with no dihedral).
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Re: Brodak P40 Set Up Tips
« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2017, 09:58:34 AM »
Chris, can you get thru the full pattern on 4 ounces with the 46?
Skip-
My uniflow tank as measured with the fuel syringe holds about 4-1/8ozs.
Yes the engine runs plenty long for the full pattern the way it is set up on my plane. I believe the venturi is smaller than stock, so that may account for some fuel economy. It may have an extra head shim also, not sure.
Running the Xoar 11x5 prop untouched. 4 cycle in level flight, with a nice 2 stroke break nose up.
Hope that helps.
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Re: Brodak P40 Set Up Tips
« Reply #11 on: February 02, 2017, 06:54:28 AM »
Chris I went to the Xoar 11x5 and it works well with my La40 on 61ft lines eye to eye. Thanks for your input on that.

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Re: Brodak P40 Set Up Tips
« Reply #12 on: February 02, 2017, 12:36:42 PM »
Roger that, Skip-

I just bought a few more of the Xoar props in other sizes I use and will be checking them for those planes.
They seems like quite nice prop, right out of the package, for those that don't want to spend time tuning a prop.
Glad it helped out!

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Re: Brodak P40 Set Up Tips
« Reply #13 on: March 25, 2017, 10:03:53 AM »
I just checked mine and it's 50.3 ounces with an OS .46LA and an APC 11.5 x 4. The outer fixed flaps are 9 inches long both sides. The c/g is 3 inches aft of the leading edge at the fuselage. It's the kit version. I have good luck with the 11 x 4 on my .40LA engines. I mix my own fuel and get the pattern plus extras on 3 3/4 ounces. That's flying from sea level to 1000 msl.
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Re: Brodak P40 Set Up Tips
« Reply #14 on: March 25, 2017, 05:11:10 PM »
On my cardinal with a LA46 on it does the whole pattern on 4oz with 6 laps to burn. @9800 rpm and a 12.25 x 3.75 apc prop with 1/4 inch trimmed off each end.    I know its not a p40 but close on weight and size.

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Re: Brodak P40 Set Up Tips
« Reply #15 on: April 30, 2017, 10:18:23 PM »
If you can get a rubber extender tube on your muffler you'll have almost no oil on your plane after flying.

MM
This can have an affect on the engine run, I tried it one time and took it off after a couple flights. I could not get the run happy so your mileage may vary
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Re: Brodak P40 Set Up Tips
« Reply #16 on: May 02, 2017, 01:23:57 PM »
I actually have my P40 flying pretty well at present. Since it's got a 40 I'm flying on 61' lines eyelet to eyelet. I added additional wing tip weight and she seems to have responded nicely .I also raised the tank a bit to get inverted and right side up runs the same. I'll take her to Brodaks and fly it in Profile Intermediate.

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Re: Brodak P40 Set Up Tips
« Reply #17 on: May 03, 2017, 09:22:45 PM »
If you can get a rubber extender tube on your muffler you'll have almost no oil on your plane after flying.

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Re: Brodak P40 Set Up Tips
« Reply #18 on: September 18, 2021, 10:36:09 AM »
I got my arf p40 second hand.
It's got and .46LA. on it, feeding from a 4oz(? I will check on this) uniflow tank, and a xoar 11 x 5.
Engine runs great 4-2-4 runs, and I'm not certain where the lead out is, or what tip weight is in it.
It did take a little tweaking of the original previous owner installed trim tab on the outer wing to get things settled upright and inverted.
Pulls like a mule, and great tension in overhead eights.
Easy to land. Nice plane.
Regards,
Chris

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