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Forum: WWI Era 10-19-2012, 08:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,304
Posted By RobWoodall
Nothing is supporting the landing gear, except...

Nothing is supporting the landing gear, except for being stuck up into a plastic slot on the undercarriage. Much like the Hobby Zone Super Cub. Seems to work well, though. The landing gear is very...
Forum: WWI Era 10-18-2012, 10:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,304
Posted By RobWoodall
Last night I fitted the tail assembly (easy) and...

Last night I fitted the tail assembly (easy) and started assembling the wings.

The four wings come in six pieces, with 10 spars. None of the parts were labeled, and the instructions read "Smeared...
Forum: WWI Era 10-17-2012, 05:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,304
Posted By RobWoodall
Thanks, Stuart! Man, I love those old...

Thanks, Stuart!

Man, I love those old planes. I can't wait to put mine together. I want to touch up some of the paint before I start, and it's almost impossible to do anything with an almost 4...
Forum: WWI Era 10-16-2012, 04:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,304
Posted By RobWoodall
Armstrong Whitworth F. K. 10

Well, the F. K. 10 that Gramps turned me on to arrived yesterday. I thought I might start a build thread. Bear in mind, though, as a widowed father of a 3 year old, I don't have as much time as I'd...
Forum: WWI Era 10-13-2012, 02:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,402
Posted By RobWoodall
Well, Gramps found me one for sale at a decent...

Well, Gramps found me one for sale at a decent price, so I bought it. Thanks Gramps!

I should have it in a couple of days, and I'll post my impressions then.
Forum: WWI Era 10-13-2012, 01:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,402
Posted By RobWoodall
This is in the US warehouse, but shipping from...

This is in the US warehouse, but shipping from Hong Kong is typically outrageous. I order small parts and lightweight tools often from Hong Kong, but I only order big stuff from the US warehouse.
Forum: WWI Era 10-11-2012, 02:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,402
Posted By RobWoodall
Bummer! I end up buying a lot of stuff off...

Bummer!

I end up buying a lot of stuff off the International and the USA site, but I've never gotten a freebie of any kind!

I'm not completely sure what I'd do with a 10S battery, though...
Forum: WWI Era 10-10-2012, 09:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,402
Posted By RobWoodall
I hadn't thought of that! A gyro setup might be a...

I hadn't thought of that! A gyro setup might be a really good idea.

I think I'm gonna bite the bullet and order it. I might wait for a few initial reviews to come in. I just think it'd be cool!
Forum: WWI Era 10-10-2012, 04:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,402
Posted By RobWoodall
Yeah, seriously! I know there are very good,...

Yeah, seriously!

I know there are very good, aerodynamic reasons that these kind of planes never caught on, but I sure am attracted to uniqueness and just over-all oddity.

Oh well...
Forum: WWI Era 10-10-2012, 02:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,402
Posted By RobWoodall
Somebody buy this and tell me if I want it...

Has anyone seen this:

[URL="http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__28264__Armstrong_Whitworth_F_K_10_Quadruplane_950mm_PNF_USA_Warehouse_.html"]

It looks like the typical Hobby King...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 10-01-2012, 08:02 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,602
Posted By RobWoodall
Ah! Thanks! I spend a lot of time in Lowes,...

Ah! Thanks!

I spend a lot of time in Lowes, but never thought to look for landing gear material. I'll check it out.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 10-01-2012, 02:36 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,602
Posted By RobWoodall
Chellie, What are you using for the landing...

Chellie,

What are you using for the landing gear on the beautiful slow stick? I'm not planning to scratch build until my son is out of the snatching tools out of daddy's hands stage, but I really...
Forum: Beginners 08-16-2012, 09:11 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,111
Posted By RobWoodall
Well... I don't ACTUALLY know if I can loop using...

Well... I don't ACTUALLY know if I can loop using only the throttle, as I lost my prop half way through. It certainly looked like it was gonna loop!

I'll re-check the trim when I get a new...
Forum: Beginners 08-16-2012, 04:10 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,111
Posted By RobWoodall
I was over a hay field, about a week from...

I was over a hay field, about a week from cutting. Pretty sure that prop and adapter are gone forever!
Forum: Beginners 08-16-2012, 02:18 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,111
Posted By RobWoodall
Ah, sweet (but short-lived) success! Perfect...

Ah, sweet (but short-lived) success!

Perfect afternoon for flying. Steady, slight breeze. My little one is visiting his grandmother, so I repositioned the battery, removed the extra weight from...
Forum: Beginners 08-14-2012, 09:20 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,111
Posted By RobWoodall
Thanks! I've got the CG where I want it. Now...

Thanks!

I've got the CG where I want it. Now I just need to fly some and try the other tests. Unfortunately (well, actually quite fortunately, just not for flying purposes) I've just gotten a...
Forum: Beginners 08-10-2012, 02:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,576
Posted By RobWoodall
I've noticed that a plane that is trimmed for...

I've noticed that a plane that is trimmed for straight, level flight will, with no input from the pilot, dart 45 feet to the left and drop two thirds of its altitude if there is any possible way such...
Forum: Beginners 08-10-2012, 12:24 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,111
Posted By RobWoodall
earthsciteach, Yes, that's why I've been so...

earthsciteach,

Yes, that's why I've been so mystified! this plane has survived wrecks and modifications, and I've never had a single problem. I'd never even checked the center of gravity, it just...
Forum: Beginners 08-08-2012, 09:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,111
Posted By RobWoodall
Earthsciteach, I bought the aluminum mount...

Earthsciteach,

I bought the aluminum mount withthe angle built in. But... I smashed up the front of the plane, and had to rebuild. My thrust line should be correct unless my repairs are...
Forum: Beginners 08-08-2012, 03:37 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,111
Posted By RobWoodall
It calmed down after the storm, so I had 10...

It calmed down after the storm, so I had 10 minutes to mess around before dark. I figured that the quickest thing to test was the down trim, and that helped a lot. I still think the balance is off,...
Forum: Beginners 08-08-2012, 01:48 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,111
Posted By RobWoodall
Yeah, mike! I meant to mention that in the post....

Yeah, mike! I meant to mention that in the post. I'm used to the climb, but this is more of a pitching up, then trying to stall.

Maybe I'll get some decent weather tomorrow. I'd like to just play...
Forum: Beginners 08-08-2012, 01:05 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,111
Posted By RobWoodall
Hey, thanks, Flydiver! That's a handy chart!

Hey, thanks, Flydiver! That's a handy chart!
Forum: Beginners 08-08-2012, 12:31 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,111
Posted By RobWoodall
Oh, crap! I'm either nose heavy, tail heavy,...

Oh, crap!

I'm either nose heavy, tail heavy, need some down trim, or my motor angle is off!

How do you guys EVER learn this hobby? LOL!
Forum: Beginners 08-08-2012, 12:13 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,111
Posted By RobWoodall
Hmm... if two people suspect the motor angle,...

Hmm... if two people suspect the motor angle, it's definitely worth checking. I'll add a couple of washers to the top of the mount tomorrow, and see if that helps.

Thanks!
Forum: Beginners 08-08-2012, 12:10 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,111
Posted By RobWoodall
Thanks, Dave. I'm fairly sure the motor is...

Thanks, Dave.

I'm fairly sure the motor is pointed correctly. I have no way to accurately measure degrees, but it's pointing slightly down, and just a bit to the right, which is exactly like the...
Forum: Beginners 08-07-2012, 11:41 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,111
Posted By RobWoodall
Thanks, guys! I'd never marked the original...

Thanks, guys!

I'd never marked the original cg, and didn't bother to hunt up a ruler or tape measure, so I was basically just guessing! Maybe tomorrow will be dry, and I can try to shift a bit of...
Forum: Beginners 08-07-2012, 10:42 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,111
Posted By RobWoodall
Question Up and stall, and up and stall, and up and stall...

I replaced my HZ Super Cub motor with a Powerup 450 sport, after I'd smashed up the original motor mount in an unscheduled, one point vertical landing. Of course, this meant that I had to replace all...
Forum: Beginners 07-03-2012, 12:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 867
Posted By RobWoodall
Oh, Sharp!

Oh, Sharp!
Forum: Beginners 07-01-2012, 08:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 867
Posted By RobWoodall
Ahh, not really significant, just barely...

Ahh, not really significant, just barely noticeable. I used Krylon Fusion, and it added just enough weight that it tends to be less "twitchy." I'm not sure the exact term I'm looking for, but it...
Forum: ParkFlyers 06-29-2012, 03:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,509
Posted By RobWoodall
I fly from grass, so I like the bigger wheels. I...

I fly from grass, so I like the bigger wheels. I had nice 3 inch by 3/4 inch foam wheels, which looked strange, but sure did taxi around the grass well!

I finally got the earth movers out...
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