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Forum: Foamies 05-17-2015, 01:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,388
Posted By abborgogna
Funny, but I just came back to R/C about a year...

Funny, but I just came back to R/C about a year and a half ago after several years in C/L aerobatics and it was clear the same thing was happening there. The old timers made it nearly impossible for...
Forum: Foamies 05-16-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,388
Posted By abborgogna
Nice, but did you add a faux push rod to the...

Nice, but did you add a faux push rod to the carb? Like I did. When I had the mid-air the carb came off the motor and was lost in the grass. So when I rebuilt the fuselage I hunted through my...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-16-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 139
Posted By abborgogna
Thanks for the color idea.

Thanks for the color idea.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-16-2015, 02:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 139
Posted By abborgogna
Thanks guys, that what I need to know. I knew it...

Thanks guys, that what I need to know. I knew it was close to the CG I just couldn't remember which way.
Forum: Foamies 05-16-2015, 02:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,388
Posted By abborgogna
Well it is funny you have a wing assembly...

Well it is funny you have a wing assembly available. I had a mid-air with mine a couple of months later. The wing and tail feathers came out of it in great shape but the fuselage was toast. So, I...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-16-2015, 01:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 139
Posted By abborgogna
Questions for you float flyers

Where does the step on the floats go relative to the CG? Is it just ahead or just behind the CG? It's been many years since I last built a float plane and for the life of me I just can't remember,...
Forum: Vintage and old timer models 05-16-2015, 01:16 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 146
Posted By abborgogna
Just ordered a Minnie Mambo and plans for a Quaker

A person who frequents the hobby shop I work at loaned me a set of plans for the Quaker. I am presently having two copies made, one to build on and one to use for reference. I hope to start...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-09-2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 789
Posted By abborgogna
I have dabbled in R/C, C/L, and F/F and I love...

I have dabbled in R/C, C/L, and F/F and I love them all. I spend some time in one then need a change and there is always something else to try. I love the technical aspect of the hobby, building,...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-07-2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 14,598
Posted By abborgogna
I have been fly R/C planes for about 40 years,...

I have been fly R/C planes for about 40 years, all kinds, all speeds, and all sizes. When I joined the club I now belong to I too had to do a demo flight to prove I could fly. The person who...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-05-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 2,199
Views: 149,953
Posted By abborgogna
UMX Pitts S1. Just bound it to me Spectrum radio...

UMX Pitts S1. Just bound it to me Spectrum radio and everything checks out. So next fly day she goes into the air. Our club is now sponsoring a pylon race that is limited to this plane. We will...
Forum: Vintage and old timer models 05-05-2015, 12:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 129
Posted By abborgogna
Here is a picture. The plane is Sal Taibi's...

Here is a picture. The plane is Sal Taibi's power house with a 36" wing from Bob Holdman. Bob and his helper both suggested a 50% CG starting point and yes the horizontal stab does lift. They also...
Forum: Vintage and old timer models 05-04-2015, 11:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 129
Posted By abborgogna
Calculate the CG on Old Time plane

Anybody know how to calculate the CG on a under cambered wing with a lifting horizontal stabilizer? I am in dire need of some help.
Andy????
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 05-03-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 39,235
Posted By abborgogna
I think you are exactly right, all the experts...

I think you are exactly right, all the experts say to fully discharge them to zero before discarding them. I use a 12v taillight bulb attached to a Deans connector to discharge batteries I plan to...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 05-02-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 39,235
Posted By abborgogna
I accidentally poked a lipo with the tip of an...

I accidentally poked a lipo with the tip of an x-acto knife. How I did it is still a mystery. Anyway, it through out a flame a good thee feet and left a impression on me I will never forget.
Forum: Vintage and old timer models 05-02-2015, 12:38 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 12,899
Posted By abborgogna
DEG I actually had a Mini-Mambo back in the early...

DEG I actually had a Mini-Mambo back in the early sixties. Too small for the Bonner escapement but just right for the Babcock escapement. Had a Cox Baby Bee up front and it actually flew. Oh the...
Forum: Vintage and old timer models 05-01-2015, 05:42 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 12,899
Posted By abborgogna
Yes there is a picture, and yes you missed it. ...

Yes there is a picture, and yes you missed it. The reason you missed it is because it is on page one of this thread. If you go to page one and look at the second to the last picture on the right...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-30-2015, 10:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 102
Posted By abborgogna
Anybody tried these floats?

From HK web site Mini Fiberglass Floats 530mm (US Warehouse)

I was thinking about using these on my HK Ugly Stik and do some float flying. For the price they look good, but I was just wondering...
Forum: Vintage and old timer models 04-30-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 12,899
Posted By abborgogna
For what it's worth the escapement that was...

For what it's worth the escapement that was installed is a Bonner compound escapement. It was the gold standard of the day. I used Babcock compound escapements because they were all I could afford.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-30-2015, 06:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 104
Posted By abborgogna
You might want to go to the HK web site and read...

You might want to go to the HK web site and read the reviews on this product. To say the least they are not very good.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-30-2015, 06:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 192
Posted By abborgogna
Here is an update on the XP-3. I finished it and...

Here is an update on the XP-3. I finished it and put three test flights on it and was disappointed in the performance. The major problem centered around an incidence error between the horizontal...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-28-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 376
Posted By abborgogna
You would need to run the stunted rudder past Sal...

You would need to run the stunted rudder past Sal Taibi, he designed it. I really can't remember if the Texaco version had a larger rudder relative to the rest of the plane. I do remember it was...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-28-2015, 01:15 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 14,598
Posted By abborgogna
I have belonged to many clubs over the years and...

I have belonged to many clubs over the years and currently belong to two R/C clubs and thee C/L clubs. I learned long ago that clubs offer the best chance to fly the kinds of planes I like. As for...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-28-2015, 12:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 376
Posted By abborgogna
Maybe the Texaco version of the the Powerhouse. ...

Maybe the Texaco version of the the Powerhouse. It is identicel in looks but bigger. You might want to go to Bob Holman's web site and see if there is anything like what you remember.
...
Forum: ParkFlyers 04-27-2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,185
Posted By abborgogna
Airtronics, 2.4gig and 72 mhz, love them both. ...

Airtronics, 2.4gig and 72 mhz, love them both. Once in a while Spectrum, right now they are collecting dust in the cabinet.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-27-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 376
Posted By abborgogna
Well it's finished! This is the plane I call the...

Well it's finished! This is the plane I call the "Plane from Hell". It's been a long, long time since I built a small plane. I forgot just how much fun it is to install controls in a plane you can...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-18-2015, 05:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 376
Posted By abborgogna
I have built several wings on this board and they...

I have built several wings on this board and they are all warp free. I use top quality 3/4" plywood and I check it carefully. Also I only use half the board 4' x 4' if I were to use the whole 8' x...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-17-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 376
Posted By abborgogna
It's just a 4' x 4' sheet of 3/4" interior...

It's just a 4' x 4' sheet of 3/4" interior plywood. I have it sitting on two sawhorses, simple and effective. I nailed the fuselage jig parts into it, and when I am building a wing I screw the jig...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-17-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 376
Posted By abborgogna
The name of the guy that cuts the partial kit and...

The name of the guy that cuts the partial kit and has the plans is Bob Holman his web site is www.bhplans.com/. He sells the kit and plans separately. The laser cutting is very good the plans suck!...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-17-2015, 06:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 376
Posted By abborgogna
Got an update on the Powerhouse 36 I am building...

Got an update on the Powerhouse 36 I am building for the one plane contest. All the major assemblies are framed and starting tomorrow I will hinge the control surfaces and build the landing gear. I...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-16-2015, 04:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 256
Posted By abborgogna
Same problem same solution you need a resistor in...

Same problem same solution you need a resistor in series with the +V from the charger to the battery. Switched in when connecting the battery, switched out when ready to charge. It's the same...
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