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Old May 02, 2015, 04:00 PM
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2 legs angled forward well away from the CG closer to the engine the better chance it stays on its legs like the free flight guys do will handle some grass that way, unless you plane on flying off pavement then trike will work with typical half A size wheels. Its down to what you can stomach looks / drag / weight wise. The control horns on your ailerons torque rods what are they servo horns? Also note set the prop up when the engine stops the prop wind mills and locks parallel with the terror forma.
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Old May 03, 2015, 12:05 PM
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That prop set up is genius, how did I not think of that! Also the aileron control horns are part of a dubro package called 'Micro aileron system' or something like that. Cost me like $4 at the LHS

Think I might go with nose gear. I don't want to have static main gear, hate that 'gear down' look, but I think I can sacrifice looks for better landings with tricycle gear
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Old May 03, 2015, 01:26 PM
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Yes if you put a tail wheel to the working rudder your set for steering. When landing in grass that front single leg will be acting like a brake although all gear does unless you have large enough dia wheels to roll on grass.
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Old May 03, 2015, 04:12 PM
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Well generally I take off from pavement. Albeit rough pavement, but pavement none the less. Just picked a set of dubro super-lite wheels. I think nose gear is the way to go, I feel that it's easier to land with versus taildraggers.

On a completely different topic, has anyone ever tried using Minwax wood stain on balsa? I've got some that is a stain/poly mix and I'd like to try it out on the fuse considering it doesn't need to be covered since it's fully sheeted. I think it would look really nice and very different. Thoughts?
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Old May 04, 2015, 06:22 AM
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Real planes drag their tails....
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Old May 07, 2015, 05:47 PM
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Hahaha fair enough. I do love that 'warbird' look when a plane gets up on the mains during take off... if only I was able to land the stupid things I went ahead and epoxied in the nose gear as well as the main gear. No steerable nose wheel unfortunately, little too late to make servo linkages and what not. Just need to get her covered and she'll be ready to maiden! I'm going to ditch the whole 'minwax/poly coating' and just cover the fuse with iron on covering. Apparently minwax isn't fuel proof.
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Old May 08, 2015, 02:14 AM
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Tail dragster on sortie to Skorch some air....
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Old May 23, 2015, 08:58 AM
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hey guys, i decided to try control line and i ordered a SIG Deweybird kit last night. i will be using a cox baby bee .049 as my power source. what prop do you guys recommend for slower flying? since im new to this i dont want it to be hot shot fast. i need it to be kinda slow to give me some time to react.
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Old May 23, 2015, 09:17 AM
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6x3 Master Airscrew, or cox brand. I'm not sure you can go any bigger than that without wearing the engine down prematurely
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Old May 23, 2015, 09:17 AM
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Won't be too fast with a Cox Baby Bee, a 5"X3"< 6"X3" prop will give good pull and be fine with 35" lines.
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Old May 23, 2015, 11:04 PM
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For the curious,

http://www.sceptreflight.net/Model%2...den%20Bee.html

is R. H. Warring's May 1961 Aeromodeller magazine article of his evaluation of the Cox .049 Babe Bee. A 6x3 prop puts it in the RPM range where maximum horsepower is developed. You can also use a 5x3 or 5x4 prop if desired. It just depends on what lap speed you are shooting for. Some time back when I was flying 1/2-A reed valve CL, I used 5-1/4x3, 5-1/4x4, and 6x3 props.
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Old May 24, 2015, 07:40 AM
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If you want to go "really"? fast, the mouse race guys are using the APC electric 4.75 - 4.75" props. They seem to get more laps and go a bit quicker than most others on the B Bee. That is a pretty small clean plane. A 6-3, 6-2, or 5.75-3 will slow things down if that is what you like.
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