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Old Feb 08, 2013, 06:41 AM
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Anyone use a metal screw with a bonded washer for their wing bolts? I use this on my 87" gas plane and the neoprene on the bonded washer prevents it from loosening. It is so much faster to install with a ball driver than the thumb screw.
Where did you get these?
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Old Feb 08, 2013, 07:12 AM
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Where did you get these?
Loses and Home Depot carry these in the screw section drawers.
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Old Feb 08, 2013, 07:23 AM
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Just flew 2 batteries on fiala 16x 8 and my edge got a new life in it! If on vess 16x6 even ti get a decent KE i needed a load of throttle than now only around 50% vess was stupid power but too slow but fiala is SICK power and plenty fast! Its around 78A and nearly 1700w! (well 166-something but you get the point) add a couple watts and there will be people flying 71"slick on less!
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Old Feb 08, 2013, 08:34 AM
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Just flew 2 batteries on fiala 16x 8 and my edge got a new life in it! If on vess 16x6 even ti get a decent KE i needed a load of throttle than now only around 50% vess was stupid power but too slow but fiala is SICK power and plenty fast! Its around 78A and nearly 1700w! (well 166-something but you get the point) add a couple watts and there will be people flying 71"slick on less!
Does anybody in the US handle fiala props?
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Old Feb 08, 2013, 08:42 AM
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Im not in usa... And amps could vary depending on batts, your altitude...and fiala pulls less amps because its like 15.5 not 16"...


sheeeesh! im happy that you guys talked me into going higher than 16x6 propeller!

ooh... and btw i finally figured how i can assingn all control surface rates to a single switch on my dx8!
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Old Feb 08, 2013, 11:47 AM
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So I am confused are you saying the fiala prop that says its a 16" prop really only measures 15"?
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Old Feb 08, 2013, 11:56 AM
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i was actually also surprised about that... i just noticed that it looks just a tad taller than my aeronaut 15x8, just out of curiosity i put it besides vess 16x6, and it turned out to be just a tad shorter. after i dug up my ruler, and turned out that fiala was 15.5" not 16" long... (anyways im much happier with fiala than i was with my vess) so its just curious fact... if any of you also having a fiala could measure it, would be interesting to see...
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Old Feb 10, 2013, 01:49 AM
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I just ordered mine!

I'm going nitro. Saito 100. Anyone else done the conversion?
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Old Feb 10, 2013, 02:02 AM
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one guy here on rcg went gas on mxs... he said all is well, just tail didnt really stand up to vibration....
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Old Feb 10, 2013, 02:25 AM
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I wanted gas but there are no 12-18cc engines to my knowledge besides the converted Saito's which still just run and sound like a Saito only at twice the price.

A dle20 would be too heavy in comparison to the 1.00fs. 6oz heavier I think. Not to mention all the extra ply and epoxy needed to reinforce the firewall.

It shouldn't take much to redo the firewall for the nitro. The Saito has new bearings and runs smoothly with little vibration.

I'm just not an E guy and can't afford anything bigger right now so this is it!
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Old Feb 10, 2013, 02:53 AM
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Actually there is a gas engine in that size

RCG 15cc Gas engine w/ CD-Ignition 2.1HP/1.54kw
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Old Feb 10, 2013, 06:33 AM
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I just ordered mine!

I'm going nitro. Saito 100. Anyone else done the conversion?
Yeah, Jake. Welcome to the club, I'm expecting video's. Are you getting this to tide you over till you get your bigun?
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Old Feb 10, 2013, 07:43 AM
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Saitos are pretty smooth so you may not have vibration issues. I will be curious to hear of your results and hopefully see some videos.
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Old Feb 10, 2013, 08:24 AM
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Yeah, Jake. Welcome to the club, I'm expecting video's. Are you getting this to tide you over till you get your bigun?

Well this if going to be my fatty but instead of my biggun I'm going REAL biggun!

I just baught into a 1979 C152A

Ill be getting vids of both
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Old Feb 10, 2013, 10:15 AM
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Actually there is a gas engine in that size

RCG 15cc Gas engine w/ CD-Ignition 2.1HP/1.54kw
Nice find. There are 8 in stock at this link. Aside from a customer service complaint, the reviews are generally good. I wonder if anybody put it on a 3D plane. One guy has a 15x8 prop, so it might do well.
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