Espritmodel.com Telemetry Radio
Reply
Thread Tools
Old Oct 09, 2012, 05:52 AM
Registered User
USA, DE, Dover
Joined Sep 2010
4 Posts
I have the senior tele, gas hog. flys nice, runs stright on take offs. no gyros. engine is off set to counter prop torque.
cauley65 is offline Find More Posts by cauley65
Reply With Quote
Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Old Oct 09, 2012, 02:39 PM
Registered User
txflyboys2's Avatar
USA, TX, Lancaster
Joined Nov 2004
1,361 Posts
Torque will always be the prime suspect, as it will pull a well-trimmed and aligned plane to the left on a takeoff roll. 2-3 deg. of right thrust and/or offsetting the vertical stab are often used to compensate for the left-pulling effect. The gyro idea should also work well as previously described.
As for looping, provided the wing is sound and reinforced in the center section with fiberglass tape, it should lazy-loop without a problem. I have flown Tele Sr.'s and every other size, starting in 1973 with an original German-produced kit.......that one was even more of a "stick" construction than the later slabbed versions. Nearly all had rubber banded wings. All looped, rolled and stall-turned without issue. I wouldn't advise holding full power through the loop.....I have always throttled back to about half at the top of the loop.
The ONLY time I have seen a Tele's wing fold was under experimental circumstances.........the bird was scaled up to have a ten ft. Wingspan and the fuse was lengthened and widened to hold a 2 gal. Fuel tank......it weighed 25 LB. wet and built to fly a loooong cross country flight (using a chase car w/transmitter). Disaster didn't occur due to looping though.....but while S-turning to lose altitude and over-banked/over-G'd at full throttle (it was being flown by a friend/owner&builder of the bird at the time). Consequently, around 20 lbs. Of fuel plus a 4000 mah nicad ( it was 1976) hanging below and in. The center of a 10 ft. WS is a formula for exactly what happened.........an even break in the center of the wing and a spectacular crash. Post mortem inspection revealed that the wing center section had NOT been reinforced with fiberglass tape.......only epoxied together.
So, built correctly and flown under stock parameters, the bird will handle looping without problems. If you wonder the reason for the "flying tail", that would lead me to still another account but for another post. Best regards with one of THE most enjoyable RC birds ever designed!

Larry
txflyboys2 is online now Find More Posts by txflyboys2
Reply With Quote
Old Oct 09, 2012, 02:54 PM
Gravity is a harsh mistress.
Tim Wolff's Avatar
United States, MI, Temperance
Joined Sep 2002
6,533 Posts
I'm flying mine with a bolt on wing, tail, and struts. ~13 lbs. flying weight. Rudder and elevator are on pull-pull controls. The 5s 8000 mAH battery is almost all under the wing and it still feels a tad nose heavy. A very easy and lazy flyer. I easily get three 8 min. flights per charge. Wing struts are recommended for this version. Lots of info in this review and in some other threads here and on RCU.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=463310
Tim Wolff is online now Find More Posts by Tim Wolff
Reply With Quote
Old Oct 09, 2012, 04:34 PM
3d Master in Training
United States, PA, Tunkhannock
Joined Dec 2011
712 Posts
i only get about 8-10 min flight out of my 5s 5000mah pack
garrettt04s is offline Find More Posts by garrettt04s
RCG Plus Member
Reply With Quote
Old Oct 12, 2012, 10:59 PM
Registered User
txflyboys2's Avatar
USA, TX, Lancaster
Joined Nov 2004
1,361 Posts
Hobby Lobby's Telemaster Electro is slightly smaller with a 6 ft. WS and lighter than the 8 ft. Sr. My electro will deliver 15-20 min. flights with time to spare, on a 3s, 4000 mah and AXI 2820/14.

Larry
txflyboys2 is online now Find More Posts by txflyboys2
Reply With Quote
Old Oct 13, 2012, 06:47 AM
3d Master in Training
United States, PA, Tunkhannock
Joined Dec 2011
712 Posts
I like bigger lol
garrettt04s is offline Find More Posts by garrettt04s
RCG Plus Member
Reply With Quote
Old Oct 13, 2012, 03:47 PM
Registered User
txflyboys2's Avatar
USA, TX, Lancaster
Joined Nov 2004
1,361 Posts
LOL! Yep, they're sweethearts, too! I flew two modified Tele's on cross countries.....one had a 10 ft. WS and the other 14 ft. They still flew like Tele's! Hard to beat 'em!

Larry
txflyboys2 is online now Find More Posts by txflyboys2
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Category Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sold HobbyLobby Telemaster SR LPU $275.00 eng30 Aircraft - Fuel - Airplanes (FS/W) 0 Sep 16, 2012 08:09 AM
Sold Telemaster Sr. LPU Nashville, TN $325.00 eng30 Aircraft - Fuel - Airplanes (FS/W) 2 Sep 16, 2012 08:05 AM
Discussion Sr Telemaster 2 piece wing Dad_Roman Fuel Plane Talk 2 Jun 20, 2012 05:15 AM
Wanted sr telemaster Plus 8 foot version chyorn Aircraft - Fuel - Airplanes (FS/W) 0 Apr 01, 2012 03:25 PM
Article Hobby Lobby's Senior Telemaster ARF Electrified Review Steve H. Electric Plane Talk 44 Apr 26, 2010 05:54 AM