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Old May 12, 2011, 10:12 PM
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I buy cheap oleos now. I used to buy robostruts. No longer.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1308259

I like these, and put the nose strut in a drawer or give it away....
http://www.rc-warbirds.com/product_i...roducts_id/679
I had three of those nose wheels .. Gave them away to some buddies.. again they're really good struts but I haven't had many issues with this spit bouncing much at all and i'm still using the stock CMP tires.

I fly a lot on asphalt but they've done really well on grass and dirt.

However.. i've had great luck with these tires on my Zero which bounced pretty bad..

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXVZZ8&P=7
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Old May 13, 2011, 08:25 AM
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I lost one of my hubcaps for my Robart wheels, so will be replacing them with these:
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXB926&P=7
It's the closest I could find in appearance to the real spitfire wheels....
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Old May 14, 2011, 08:35 PM
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Well i was due to maiden mine this morning but looked out the window at 7am and bed was the better option. So i get more time to improve on things such as cog.
My spitty balances evenly at 9cm from the leadingedge, close to the fuselage.
Others say it should be 8cm but i already have 300g of lead in the nose and dont want to add more. Its an ASP 72 FS and might struggle with anymore weight. Is anyone else flying on 9cm cog or even the recommendex 10cm cog? If so, hows it flying?
Any advice is appreciated. Thanks,
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Old May 14, 2011, 09:24 PM
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My engine weighs less than yours and I have 16oz of weight in the nose. Don't worry about that. I kept adding weight until i like the way it flies. Follow the advice of CoG from earlier in this thread.
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Old May 14, 2011, 10:00 PM
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My engine weighs less than yours and I have 16oz of weight in the nose. Don't worry about that. I kept adding weight until i like the way it flies. Follow the advice of CoG from earlier in this thread.
Thanks very much Mike. Its encouraging to know i wont be the only one with so much lead then. I'll set the cog at 8cm as recommended by most then.
I'm guessing ur using tbe stock retracts, but wondering if theyre strong enough too.
Cant wait to get this in the air. The only thing i'm not impatient for is landing it.
Looks like tuesday according to forecast.
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Old May 14, 2011, 11:31 PM
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haha, lots of good info in this thread.... too bad it's spread out over 100 pages.

I am using electric retracts with a hobbyking staggering module and oleos and 2.75" wheels.

The landing gear is a fun part of my plane.
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Old May 15, 2011, 04:12 AM
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haha, lots of good info in this thread.... too bad it's spread out over 100 pages.

I am using electric retracts with a hobbyking staggering module and oleos and 2.75" wheels.

The landing gear is a fun part of my plane.
Ok i just ordered those retracts from HK.
Will get the oleos and maybe the wheels to. What size oleos should i be looking for? Until mentioned a couple of pages ago i hadnt even heard of oleos.
Did u need to modify the wheel bays at all?
Thanks again.
Michael
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Old May 15, 2011, 04:40 AM
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the rc-warbirds.com site is where i bought the oleo struts. you can use the set screws out of the nose gear for the both sets of retracts.
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Old May 15, 2011, 03:59 PM
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Well i was due to maiden mine this morning but looked out the window at 7am and bed was the better option.
Yeah, I did wonder whether you would brave the... Weather to attempt a maiden yesterday.

There were times up in the hills when it was almost pleasant... I know, because I was stuck in the back yard building the Hilton of all dog kennels. Smashed my thumb with a hammer! OUCH!

Maybe next weekend (Although the forcast for tomorrow is perfect (once the fog burns off)).

Cheers,

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Old May 15, 2011, 05:53 PM
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Today is the first day out of the last 10 that I have not flown my CMP Spitfire .50.
Since I live so close to our field, I am usually able to find a window in the weather. But not today
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Old May 15, 2011, 06:44 PM
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haha, lots of good info in this thread.... too bad it's spread out over 100 pages.

I am using electric retracts with a hobbyking staggering module and oleos and 2.75" wheels.

The landing gear is a fun part of my plane.
Hi Mike, could you post a link to the staggering module?

Thanks, John
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Old May 15, 2011, 07:16 PM
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http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...idproduct=8863

There's a good thread somewhere about it explaining how it works.
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Old May 15, 2011, 07:46 PM
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Thanks Mike

I have a couple of these. So can you alter the speeds independently for that staggered look I thought the speed on this adjusted all 3 outputs to the same speed, therefore no stagger?

John
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Old May 15, 2011, 08:23 PM
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for retract servos it only affects the delay of start in either direction, the speed is not affected
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Old May 15, 2011, 09:43 PM
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Just been on the phone discussing this kit with a mate (He has the matching CMPro Mozzie... He's putting two OS40 FSs in it).
8 Lb is seriously heavy for a model this big... Flaps are a must we reckon.

Cheers,

Hugh
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