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Forum: Beginners
02-04-2011, 05:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,237
Posted By CPomeroy

When I installed the new firewall, I cut off all...

When I installed the new firewall, I cut off all the crushed foam to a 90degree angle with the wings, using the molded panel lines for guidance. I then made the firewall parallel to the cut.
Forum: Beginners
02-04-2011, 05:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,237
Posted By CPomeroy

Thanks for the help, glacier. One thing puzzles...

Thanks for the help, glacier. One thing puzzles me though, the tail was out of alignment when I got it, and it flew perfectly fine then, with no left or right tendencies at all. Also, the up elev....
Forum: Beginners
02-03-2011, 05:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,237
Posted By CPomeroy

well I'll certainly be able to do some changes to...

well I'll certainly be able to do some changes to it now, I flew it again having altered the trim and everything, and it didn't seem to have changed at all. Needless to say, this time I wasn't so...
Forum: Beginners
02-03-2011, 02:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,237
Posted By CPomeroy

I'll check it with a ruler, and get back to you,...

I'll check it with a ruler, and get back to you, but I think I kept the original thrust vector (of about 3 degrees downwards and 4 degrees right), but if it isn't that, I'll see what I can do to fix...
Forum: Beginners
02-02-2011, 11:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,237
Posted By CPomeroy

Well, I have a Nieuport 11 sesquiplane...

Well, I have a Nieuport 11 sesquiplane (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJsRlXHuenw) to fly, but since it was a scratchbuild I'm extremely wary of taking it up! Also it was my first build of an...
Forum: Beginners
02-02-2011, 10:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,237
Posted By CPomeroy

I think getting someone to look at it (I have a...

I think getting someone to look at it (I have a friend who will almost definetly be able to help) is a very good idea. I will certainly do that if i can't solve it myself!

I admit I've only flown...
Forum: Beginners
02-02-2011, 07:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,237
Posted By CPomeroy

"I mean getting to a safe height under power" ...

"I mean getting to a safe height under power"

I think, what with its current flight characteristics, actually getting it to any height at all would be simply dangerous! I could always throw it...
Forum: Beginners
02-02-2011, 06:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,237
Posted By CPomeroy

Thanks for all the comments. I'll be sure to...

Thanks for all the comments. I'll be sure to check the stuff you've mentioned. Although, I'm not sure about the 'chuck it and glide it' idea, the spit seems reluctant to glide without power. As for...
Forum: Beginners
02-02-2011, 09:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,237
Posted By CPomeroy

Well the motor isn't attatched directly onto...

Well the motor isn't attatched directly onto foam, It's attatched to some plywood which is in turn screwed diectly onto the plastic skeleton that goes inside the body (and holds the wings on)
I'll...
Forum: Beginners
02-01-2011, 07:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,237
Posted By CPomeroy

Photographs

Ok, these are terrible quality, but I hope you get the idea of what the nose looks like.
Forum: Beginners
02-01-2011, 07:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,237
Posted By CPomeroy

Question Parkzone spitfire flight problem! Help!

Okay, so I've been learning to fly on the PZ spit (bad Idea, I know! don't tell me!). I can fly it fairly well, and landing it is no real problem. However, recently it crashed (as a result of signal...
Forum: ParkFlyers
02-01-2011, 06:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,810
Posted By CPomeroy

I scrapped powering the fan with the reciever,...

I scrapped powering the fan with the reciever, because it was causing servo jitter, something I didn't want to try flying with. I have since solved the nose heavy problem (you're right, there was...
Forum: ParkFlyers
08-21-2010, 11:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,184
Posted By CPomeroy

hey, I was wondering if you could tell me where...

hey, I was wondering if you could tell me where the CG is on the stock PZ spit, since mine crashed and I'm rebuilding it with non replacement parts (balsa wood!), and I wanted to know where to...
Forum: ParkFlyers
08-21-2010, 09:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,810
Posted By CPomeroy

Parkzone Spit, rebuild with no spares!

Okay, my first plane (PZ spitfire) crashed recently, due to signal loss:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTPn_N9GG8Q

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCDZEE63VB4&feature=fvw

And I rebuilt...
Forum: Beginners
08-11-2010, 11:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,899
Posted By CPomeroy

I think it might have been the prop...

I think it might have been the prop splitting....:eek:
because i found half of the prop some distance away in the grass, and the plane wasnt going fast enough to throw it that far.

what he did,...
Forum: Beginners
08-10-2010, 12:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,899
Posted By CPomeroy

I took the nieuport to a friend of mine, who is...

I took the nieuport to a friend of mine, who is an experienced pilot, to get him to overview it. Good thing too, as the application of the struts had warped the wings, and had given them 'washout' I...
Forum: Beginners
08-09-2010, 08:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,899
Posted By CPomeroy

well, it was probably a CG problem... what...

well, it was probably a CG problem...
what happened was, I launched it, it went a bit, made a horrible noise and banked straight into the ground. This took about 3 seconds.
It broke the prop and a...
08-08-2010, 11:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,426
Posted By CPomeroy

The lipo in question was from an esky lama v4...

The lipo in question was from an esky lama v4 helicopter, which I persistently ran down until the battery was completely discharged.
I obviously didn't know that that was bad for it. :red:

I...
Forum: Beginners
08-08-2010, 11:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,899
Posted By CPomeroy

Squarefire crashed on launch. Back to the balsa...

Squarefire crashed on launch.
Back to the balsa offcuts box...
08-08-2010, 12:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,426
Posted By CPomeroy

when you say 'puff' does that mean, they sort of...

when you say 'puff' does that mean, they sort of inflate? I had a small lipo battery that did this and thought nothing of it, kept using it (and noticed that it would no longer store charge)
Later,...
Forum: Beginners
08-08-2010, 12:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,899
Posted By CPomeroy

no, the radio is possibly the simplest one...

no, the radio is possibly the simplest one around: 2 sticks. 4 channels. On/Off switch. Batteries.

(And servo reverser switches)

I must say, the brownie looks like a nice plane, a bit like a...
Forum: Beginners
08-07-2010, 11:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,899
Posted By CPomeroy

oh, here's a walkaround of the nieuport: ...

oh, here's a walkaround of the nieuport:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJsRlXHuenw
Forum: Beginners
08-06-2010, 11:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,899
Posted By CPomeroy

Uhh, the nieuport was covered with litespan, and...

Uhh, the nieuport was covered with litespan, and balsaloc adhesive
the roundals and skull I cut from different coloured litespan and balsaloc'd and ironed on.
I have now added some rigging and i'm...
Forum: Beginners
08-06-2010, 12:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,899
Posted By CPomeroy

Yeah, I'm thinking of getting a friend (who is a...

Yeah, I'm thinking of getting a friend (who is a lot more experianced at planes, albeit nitro :mad:) to fly it first, but I also want to be the first to fly my homebuilt plane!
about the...
Forum: Beginners
08-05-2010, 11:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,899
Posted By CPomeroy

Thanks! I'll try myslf to not pick up any...

Thanks!
I'll try myslf to not pick up any 'vices' along the way, such as crashing. :red:

If anyone is interested in more pics of the plane (the uploader seems not t like me) here's a link:
...
Forum: Beginners
08-05-2010, 11:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,899
Posted By CPomeroy

info the nieuport had been on hiatus for bout half a...

the nieuport had been on hiatus for bout half a year!
recently, however, the company I had been waiting for parts from (202nd class postage, obviously) told me they were out of stock, and had...
Forum: Beginners
08-04-2010, 03:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,899
Posted By CPomeroy

Here are some Photos of the plane. it's...

Here are some Photos of the plane.

it's minus the top wings, obviously.
Forum: Beginners
08-04-2010, 03:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,899
Posted By CPomeroy

Question Beginner Scratchbuild...

Okay, so I'm new to RC.
yeah, you're already preparing the response of 'buy a trainer!'
I have had (and still do have) one aeroplane, which is a ParkZone spitfire. I CAN fly it, and (I would say) I...
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