|04-03-2011, 06:52 AM||#1|
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I am: wendell h
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: morell pei
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micro model from RTF parts
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I have some micro RTF parts from the Revell Piloto.
The Revell airplane isnt worth bothering with, so I pulled the
parts out, discarding the magnetic rudder actuator because
it was too much trouble and made the airplane tail heavy.
I just started gluing 1 mm depron to a 1922 British ultralight theme,
and call it "Lympne" , after the aerodrome where the activity was.
I had to cut off the prop drive gear and make the motor direct drive,
using a prop from an Aeroace.
How do I steer? A revelation!! With torque.
Bend in a little rudder to counteract torque, and when you throttle back,
it takes over. This is my second model using this method and its fun.
Its sort-of free flight, but without the trees or long chases.
The wheels are too heavy, the tires are from a toy motorcycle.
I dont miss the rudder at all, I have to fly in dead calm wind anyway,
and the torque steering is more fun than you'd think
|04-03-2011, 09:27 AM||#3|
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I am: Philip A
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Cambridge, Ontario
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Re: micro model from RTF parts
Looks great east6008! Very nice work!
I have just started my first scratchbuilt micro: a 18" WS Curtiss Canuck/JN4 using Parkzone UM gear. She will be built completely from 1/32 balsa. Can't wait!
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