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Old Oct 11, 2012, 07:00 AM
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Look at my post # 263 very early in this tread for a detail of a steerable tail wheel for the Wildcat.
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Old Oct 11, 2012, 07:48 AM
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Tail wheel

See my post 3897 - page 260. I used and modified the original tail wheel plastic.
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Old Oct 11, 2012, 11:01 AM
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thanks Leo L and Hink64
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Old Oct 11, 2012, 11:03 AM
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I always thought the tail wheel caster configuration was unique - so, why not try to work with the components provided and give it a little more scale appeal. Was no that hard since the uncarriage plastic is only held with a screw and it is not glued. Hopefully the pics tell the story - and yes it will be steerable.
That is very innovative thank you
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Old Oct 11, 2012, 11:07 AM
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Yesterday i posted photos of landing gear that I made for the F4F. Today it's the tail wheel. After cutting off the dummy wheel, i first tried to use the tail wheel assembly from the Corsair. But after drilling the plate, I found that there is just too much foam in the tail to use the Corsair wheel. So I used the DuBro kit, but needed a longer rod, which I picked up at the local hobby shop. The key is to make sure the pivot of the tail wheel lines up perfectly with the hinge line of the rudder.
Another great Idea Leo L .

Thank you...as a matter of fact, I picked up these Dubro's for the same purpose to implement on my dogfighter...

nice job!
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Old Oct 11, 2012, 03:18 PM
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Wildcat 3 blade prop, hop-ups, and paint

Hi Joey,

- Park Zone CORSAIR/TROJAN 3 blade prop (PKZ1015)
http://www.horizonhobby.com/products...-x-7-5-PKZ1015

- E-flite Prop Adapter with Collet, 5mm (EFLM1925)
http://www.horizonhobby.com/products...t-5mm-EFLM1925

- E-flite Power 10 motor (EFLM4010A)
http://www.horizonhobby.com/products...00kv-EFLM4010A

- Hobbywing SkyWalker-40A ESC (SKU: HWG-SC-0893)
http://www.valuehobby.com/power-syst...alker-40a.html

For more on the silver paint scheme see:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...2#post22582206

- Roy


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Hey roy, looking at one of your posts of your wildcats, What prop and prop adapter are you running on them? Is the motor stock?and did you have to upgrade the esc?
I would like to go to a 3 blade prop for more scale looks on my stock wildcat.
Thanks for any info,
regards, Joey
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Old Oct 11, 2012, 03:42 PM
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Hi Joey,

- Park Zone CORSAIR/TROJAN 3 blade prop (PKZ1015)
http://www.horizonhobby.com/products...-x-7-5-PKZ1015

- E-flite Prop Adapter with Collet, 5mm (EFLM1925)
http://www.horizonhobby.com/products...t-5mm-EFLM1925

- E-flite Power 10 motor (EFLM4010A)
http://www.horizonhobby.com/products...00kv-EFLM4010A

- Hobbywing SkyWalker-40A ESC (SKU: HWG-SC-0893)
http://www.valuehobby.com/power-syst...alker-40a.html

For more on the silver paint scheme see:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...2#post22582206

- Roy
Good looker right there!
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Old Oct 12, 2012, 02:06 AM
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Hi Joey,

- Park Zone CORSAIR/TROJAN 3 blade prop (PKZ1015)
http://www.horizonhobby.com/products...-x-7-5-PKZ1015

- E-flite Prop Adapter with Collet, 5mm (EFLM1925)
http://www.horizonhobby.com/products...t-5mm-EFLM1925

- E-flite Power 10 motor (EFLM4010A)
http://www.horizonhobby.com/products...00kv-EFLM4010A

- Hobbywing SkyWalker-40A ESC (SKU: HWG-SC-0893)
http://www.valuehobby.com/power-syst...alker-40a.html

For more on the silver paint scheme see:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...2#post22582206

- Roy
That looks cool!!!
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Old Oct 12, 2012, 07:48 AM
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Tape may ultimately be the way I go for something to help it stand out in the sky. Maybe some red or black racing stripes on the wings.



I wil check out hobbyparts.com, thank you. HK doesn't have any with the connector I need for this plane in their USA warehouse.
At some point you may need to consider getting a soldering iron. HK has a great deal on a very decent soldering iron with adjustable temps for lile $16 plus shipping. It's easier than you think, it just takes some practice.
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Old Oct 12, 2012, 08:04 AM
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GBL, If you are just getting into the hobby forget the soldering iron and go straight for the Anderson power poles.http://www.powerwerx.com/anderson-po...owerpole-sets/. No soldering and will save you countless time and mistakes that other connectors have due to their bad design. When you don't own that many lipos or ESCs is the time to get power poles so you won't have to convert your whole fleet later once you realize how superior these things are to other connectors.
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Old Oct 12, 2012, 02:00 PM
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Sorry, but if it's not soldered, its inferior.
They will work for medium amp draw applications like the Wildcat fine. But the least resistance you can get is by soldering.
When I raced electric cars we soldered the battery to the esc for every race and un-soldered it, charged it, and re-soldered for the next race.
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Old Oct 12, 2012, 02:23 PM
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Sorry, but if it's not soldered, its inferior.
They will work for medium amp draw applications like the Wildcat fine. But the least resistance you can get is by soldering.
When I raced electric cars we soldered the battery to the esc for every race and un-soldered it, charged it, and re-soldered for the next race.
Sorry, but a properly crimped connection is superior to a soldered connection. Notice I said properly crimped connection.

I worked on full size aircraft for many years and they did NOT allow soldered connectors. They only used crimped connectors.

That is why I use Power Poles for my planes.

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Old Oct 12, 2012, 03:26 PM
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Yeh, I guess all the RACERS pulling very high amps were all wrong

Here's what I say, do what you want. I'll stick with soldering, it has done well for me so far and that's been a long time.
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Old Oct 12, 2012, 07:19 PM
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What does NASA use?

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Sorry, but if it's not soldered, its inferior.
I read somewhere that there are no solder connections on the
Space Shuttle, only crimped connections. Can that be true?

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Old Oct 12, 2012, 07:48 PM
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I read somewhere that there are no solder connections on the
Space Shuttle, only crimped connections. Can that be true?

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The only place we use soldering on our CF-18's is to bond EMI shielding wrap on our wiring bundles. Every connection is a crimped pin and socket. I do not take this to mean that soldering is inferior, just maybe a little bit of a PITA when you have 1000 connections to make. Just my opinion.
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