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Old Feb 23, 2013, 09:00 AM
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Thanks Chris and 'Luna' for the advice. I'll glue that horn! So a 3536 looks like a good choice then. But I still need to pick a kv choice. It looks like the 910kv draws less amps but needs the 9.5x7.5 Spit IX prop whereas the 1250kv could cope with the standard 9x6 prop but draws too many amps? (Hobbyking website says 34amp and I have a 30amp ESC.)

Am I right? Thanks again.
Your welcome.
There is a you tube were a fella puts a Turnigy C3536-1100kv in his Wildcat.
He uses an after market metal mount and opens up the dummy motor for the
prop adapter.
Once in hand the notion of reinforcing the plastic mount hit me.
After time and effort the Turnigy X mount fit behind the plastic mount.
This I buffered with canopy glue.
That mount held up very well until a hard nose in, over the elevator horn.
That mount acted like a fuse. I am convinced there would have been more damage
if it had been metal.
I understand the Turnigy motors have been up graded.
I would like to try the Omega 72g found at 3D Hobby shop.
What ever motor you go with it is a good idea to order an extra shaft!
The Park Power Ten (3542-1100kv@122g) is pricey and took the same work as the Turnigy to
fit the foot print. In this case time was saved by simply using washers
behind the motor mount.
The out come is fine!
I like Wildcat on the lighter side, so went to 1300mAh 40C batteries.
That Achilles' heal elevator and the floating control rod stiffeners took me time
to diagnose.
After the catastrophic failure of the horn I wicked canopy glue under and through
bolted the fresh unit.
Welders' glue is on my list.
Looking forward to photos of the box and flight reports.
Oh the watt question.
Quickly I used a Turnigy K force-40A esc and did not worry.
The power Ten is on a CC54. The K force is lovely! Chris
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 09:39 AM
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Speaking of horns, I was doing a serious check of my extra 300. One of the ailerons was coming loose. I think the foam compresses and gets it loose. With some wiggling the hole gets bigger. Glue should help but I'm thinking of reinforcement.
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 10:27 AM
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Speaking of horns, I was doing a serious check of my extra 300. One of the ailerons was coming loose. I think the foam compresses and gets it loose. With some wiggling the hole gets bigger. Glue should help but I'm thinking of reinforcement.
For a time I was blaming my flying skills over the platform.
Just about have a Maxford Extra 260 ready to maiden.
Fear it is underpowered.
With this weather each plane is getting tlc.
Amazing how things wear and go unnoticed! Chris
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 10:49 AM
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Just took a look in the Walk Around book over the question of flaps.
Started to realize that many of what look like rivets are actually
Dzus fasteners.
My dad called them 'zus' fasteners.
I still have the zus key he used on Corsairs. Chris
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 11:42 PM
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Hello All,

I just picked up a wildcat airframe only today and I am ready to get her ready to fly. I have a stock motor (15 size parkzone brushless) and esc that came stock in my parkzone p47 thunderbolt. I was thinking about going with this combo and adding the extra 300 prop and flying on 3s 2200 30c batteries. Can someone give me some advice here or anyone already try this with good results? Thanks for any info.

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Old Feb 24, 2013, 07:20 AM
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Bad. Predicted weather 5 mph until 10:00
NOT!
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Old Feb 24, 2013, 07:42 AM
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Bad. Predicted weather 5 mph until 10:00
NOT!

Fog, black ice, but calm!
It has been so windy and confused with gusts shifting as much as 180
10mph feels calm. Chris
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Fog, black ice, but calm!
It has been so windy and confused with gusts shifting as much as 180
10mph feels calm. Chris
Where do you live?
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Where do you live?
Berne NY. In the Northern foot hills of the Catskills.
Catskill peaks 20 miles South are my sky line.
About as high in Albany county as you can get.
This Summer I am joining a Club off the hill.
Average wind speed here is 12mph or better.
Here come windmills! Chris
Oh! The Helderburg Mountains aka the hill or hill towns.
About 1 1/2 hrs from the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome!
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Berne NY. In the Northern foot hills of the Catskills.
Catskill peaks 20 miles South are my sky line.
About as high in Albany county as you can get.
This Summer I am joining a Club off the hill.
Average wind speed here is 12mph or better.
Here come windmills! Chris
Oh! The Helderburg Mountains aka the hill or hill towns.
About 1 1/2 hrs from the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome!
In the summer here we have to look hard for a morning over 2-3 mph. We usually have pretty windy winter/spring weather but this year has been very mild. Good times.
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In the summer here we have to look hard for a morning over 2-3 mph. We usually have pretty windy winter/spring weather but this year has been very mild. Good times.
Wow, what a dream!
I like to at least maiden on calm days or days when the breeze is from a steady
direction.
One of the local clubs named themselves the Watervalite Wind Warriors!
I used to set CG nose heavy and up grade power systems to help.
Now more neutral CGs, heavier batteries on windy days, big power systems
and keeping air speed up on those down wind legs gives me some confidence!
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Wow, what a dream!
I like to at least maiden on calm days or days when the breeze is from a steady
direction.
One of the local clubs named themselves the Watervalite Wind Warriors!
I used to set CG nose heavy and up grade power systems to help.
Now more neutral CGs, heavier batteries on windy days, big power systems
and keeping air speed up on those down wind legs gives me some confidence!
Chris
Nice to fly here in the summer for wind. Bad for heat though.

Much as I love the Wildcat, she does get blown around a bit. Light with dihedral.
The worse is the Corsair with the bent wingtips.
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Nice to fly here in the summer for wind. Bad for heat though.

Much as I love the Wildcat, she does get blown around a bit. Light with dihedral.
The worse is the Corsair with the bent wingtips.
Funny, just remaidened the 30" ws Corsair my brother gave me.
I quit chores when the wind looked reasonable.
That meant 6-8-12 mph air out of the W.
Finally found and cured the horrible torque roll.It is easier to see than Wildcat.
Snuck that flight in. At landing on road (not'shell' any more)
I thought a car was coming over the hill! Wrong the wind was back from the N.

Wildcat I tend to fly scale, so inverted and the dihedral have not entered
My learning curve to say.
Corsair's cross wind landing today was level.

A really good wind fighter and fine over all plane is the E-Flight mini Ultra Stick.
The power system is easily crossed over from Wildcat.
Battery sharing is wonderful.
No dihedral there!

Have you looked at the LX Wildcat thread here in RC Groups?
Check out the 3 vids on PP5!
Really good walk around and flight of a 1:1!!!
You will need 45 min.
I miss the heat of Fla...some times.
Born on Jax. Chris
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 09:17 PM
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Funny, just remaidened the 30" ws Corsair my brother gave me.
I quit chores when the wind looked reasonable.
That meant 6-8-12 mph air out of the W.
Finally found and cured the horrible torque roll.It is easier to see than Wildcat.
Snuck that flight in. At landing on road (not'shell' any more)
I thought a car was coming over the hill! Wrong the wind was back from the N.

Wildcat I tend to fly scale, so inverted and the dihedral have not entered
My learning curve to say.
Corsair's cross wind landing today was level.

A really good wind fighter and fine over all plane is the E-Flight mini Ultra Stick.
The power system is easily crossed over from Wildcat.
Battery sharing is wonderful.
No dihedral there!

Have you looked at the LX Wildcat thread here in RC Groups?
Check out the 3 vids on PP5!
Really good walk around and flight of a 1:1!!!
You will need 45 min.
I miss the heat of Fla...some times.
Born on Jax. Chris
My Corsair is the old style PKZ F4U. One of the things you want to do is go to the F4U warbird in action thread and find the spar template. It has a thin wing with a fiber spar and the wing can snap at the root. You dig out the old and insert the sheet aluminum one and gorilla glue it. I had a bad batt and hit it on a low fence. It hit tip, tip cowl (three point crash) and BENT the spar. Glued and bent it back. On a sharp pullout you can see that wing flex. Not with the aluminum spar.

I have the PKZ power 15 and a 40 amp esc with the Extra 300 prop. Had to mod the cowl out a little. Fast. Crosswinds buffet it around more than the Wildcat but it still flies nice. More work and good training.
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My Corsair is the old style PKZ F4U. One of the things you want to do is go to the F4U warbird in action thread and find the spar template. It has a thin wing with a fiber spar and the wing can snap at the root. You dig out the old and insert the sheet aluminum one and gorilla glue it. I had a bad batt and hit it on a low fence. It hit tip, tip cowl (three point crash) and BENT the spar. Glued and bent it back. On a sharp pullout you can see that wing flex. Not with the aluminum spar.

I have the PKZ power 15 and a 40 amp esc with the Extra 300 prop. Had to mod the cowl out a little. Fast. Crosswinds buffet it around more than the Wildcat but it still flies nice. More work and good training.

Thanks. Little Corsair could use beefing up. Chris
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