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11-17-2011, 05:05 PM
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Posted By Dereck

Mine had the servos and RX under the platform...

Mine had the servos and RX under the platform supporting the pilot bust at appropriate level, and down the back end of the cockpit. The battery was on the cabin floor, front end to the back of the...
11-17-2011, 04:44 PM
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Posted By Dereck

Mine had the servos and RX under the platform...

Mine had the servos and RX under the platform supporting the pilot bust at appropriate level
08-17-2011, 02:31 AM
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Posted By Dereck

Great work on that dummy engine! I made up the...

Great work on that dummy engine! I made up the kit dummy engine and it spoiled the whole front end. It was the only larger model I've made and if I'd had a dummy donk this good, would likely have...
07-03-2010, 05:01 PM
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Posted By Dereck

I built a battery tray into the cabin floor of...

I built a battery tray into the cabin floor of mine, allowed the 16 cell NiMh pack to sit on the floor, front end of the pack right up against firewall, loaded the pack through the scale door/window...
06-29-2010, 03:47 PM
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Posted By Dereck

Seeing as the Sig 1/5th is possibly the best kit...

Seeing as the Sig 1/5th is possibly the best kit I've ever built - and that's out of a few, I used to review plenty for the UK mags before heading West - I'll come down on the side of whatever keeps...
06-25-2010, 03:08 PM
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Posted By Dereck

$222 - that is serious stuff. I wonder if...

$222 - that is serious stuff.

I wonder if Sig have thought of having kits made somewhere with cheaper production costs? Is there anywhere around like that :rolleyes: ?

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06-09-2009, 03:11 PM
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Posted By Dereck

Should be a lot more fun on that bigger prop. I...

Should be a lot more fun on that bigger prop. I flew mine on a 16 x 8 - with the MEC gearbox, it was easy to trade ratios to match suchlike up. Only had around 6000RPM max and seldom used it. It was...
04-14-2009, 03:46 PM
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Posted By Dereck

Love the 'formation flying' - though that nose to...

Love the 'formation flying' - though that nose to nose pass will require someone to do a real hard break soon ;)

Cooling - mine never had any issues either and I had less inflow spots than...
03-31-2009, 02:33 AM
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Posted By Dereck

Good to hear she's back up and flying again. It...

Good to hear she's back up and flying again. It is a superb model, no doubt.

Often wish I'd put myself out and wattmeter'd mine. I only flew it twice on the 20 cell pack - that's NiMh for newbies...
03-16-2009, 09:50 PM
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Posted By Dereck

Have to agree on the A123 thing. Not as much as...

Have to agree on the A123 thing. Not as much as Kyle, but I've run a 4S and 6S, both 1P (???), for a while now and they make me feel much easier than LiPo batteries. Not only do they deliver, but...
02-15-2009, 01:17 AM
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Posted By Dereck

That is gorgeous! Love the internal...

That is gorgeous!

Love the internal mounting formers - it will look so much better, with the cylinders appeared to come from within the cowl as on the full size. Mine, with the plastic cylinders...
02-09-2009, 11:51 PM
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Posted By Dereck

Neat solution to waggling the tailwheel. I've...

Neat solution to waggling the tailwheel. I've tagged on a shot of how I did mine on the 1/6th, which works fine and the springs de-couple impacts on the wheel from the rudder drive - our tarmac is...
01-20-2009, 03:58 PM
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Posted By Dereck

Those are very ingenious, if somewhat...

Those are very ingenious, if somewhat time-intensive, servo mounts. Very classy indeed!

Where did you get those servo arms? Serious engineering there, reminds me of how my Shimano cranks are...
12-31-2008, 01:04 AM
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Posted By Dereck

Hi Guy A Float-y 1/5th Cub - that will be...

Hi Guy
A Float-y 1/5th Cub - that will be awesome!

I've only flown Pondsides/Puddlemasters and a couple of Lazy Bees off water, but it is a trip to shoot 'splash and go' instead of touch and...
12-30-2008, 04:39 PM
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Views: 57,431
Posted By Dereck

Hi Guy As our fuel tanks suffer far less weight...

Hi Guy
As our fuel tanks suffer far less weight loss on emptying than do glow fuel tanks ;), you just set the CG as per pland with the battery in place and call it done.

My usual method, being...
12-29-2008, 10:38 PM
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Views: 57,431
Posted By Dereck

If that's a 'real' military scheme, as opposed to...

If that's a 'real' military scheme, as opposed to a work of imagination, I'd be amazed, but it sure is neat - and different! My 1/5th J3 was done in a 'military trainer' scheme I got from Bob...
12-02-2008, 01:39 AM
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Posted By Dereck

Will have to go check that out - CQ, the book,...

Will have to go check that out - CQ, the book, remains a part of my admittedly small aviation collection.

Okay, I have this theory that life was never the same when most aircraft dropped to one...
12-01-2008, 10:49 PM
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Posted By Dereck

Nearly... I just looked up my copy of his...

Nearly...

I just looked up my copy of his book.

Your version undoubtably depicts Mr Coont's Stearman, but the subject in question has some 'additions'. The one in my book - let's say that I...
12-01-2008, 07:46 PM
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Posted By Dereck

Hi Brad Okay, sounds like we need to go no...

Hi Brad
Okay, sounds like we need to go no deeper ;)

If you want a real classy example of more modern nose-art, go look up Stephen Coonts' book 'Cannibal Queen'. Cannibal Queen is the Stearman...
12-01-2008, 01:13 AM
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Views: 57,431
Posted By Dereck

Good luck with that nose art - someone in my...

Good luck with that nose art - someone in my house is a little too PC and tetchious over suchlike for me to attempt that kind of scale subject.

I used to fly with a guy who got around that sort of...
11-10-2008, 03:57 PM
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Views: 57,431
Posted By Dereck

That landing gear is seriously for drooling over!...

That landing gear is seriously for drooling over! The wire gear on my Sig Cubs was the one let-down for both models. Still idly thinking over a set of 'proper' gear for even my 1/6th clipwing - I...
09-17-2008, 03:11 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 57,431
Posted By Dereck

Haven't used Solartex in I don't know how long -...

Haven't used Solartex in I don't know how long - possibly the mid 1980s!

As you've noticed, great to apply - but watch out for the weight :eek: It never was the lightest of coverings in the UK -...
09-14-2008, 02:10 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 57,431
Posted By Dereck

Like your adaptation method of fitting a motor to...

Like your adaptation method of fitting a motor to where your engine was going. It all looks good from here.

regards

Dereck
09-12-2008, 06:03 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 57,431
Posted By Dereck

Hi There I electrocuted this kit for a QEFI...

Hi There
I electrocuted this kit for a QEFI review around three or four years back now. One of the best kits I've ever built, I just built it, changed the engine mount out for a motor mount (geared...
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