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Old May 27, 2007, 07:06 AM
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Glad it went well. You don't say wether you were using 2S or 3S packs. I'm interested because if they are 2S then your report on the motor you use, prop and performance would be the first for that pack voltage. I have a number of 2S packs and only one 3S which I bought specifically for this aircraft.

Thanks

Ratty
Hi Ratty,
I m using Pulso 22A ESC


Motor 1050kv


Prop 9 x 4.7 APC
Batteries are TP Prolite 3s 2100Mah decom from my T-rex helicopters.

The aircraft was nose heavy badly, i had to put 30g of lead on the cockpit rear, maiden and landed safely, it was nose heavy. My friends strip the lead and re do my CG, some weights at the tail about 15g. And the aircraft flew well, everyone took turns to have a try. Landed on thick grass, so the left landing gears give way. Nothing epoxy cant fix.
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Old May 27, 2007, 09:32 AM
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I'd have been very surprised if it hadn't been nose heavy with a TP2100 3 cell up there. I use a variety of (3 cell) batteries but they're all in the 2.8 - 3.6 oz range with around 3.2 being optimum for my personal set-up and flying style. I'd say the TP 2100 would be closer to 5 ounces?
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Old May 27, 2007, 10:15 AM
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Old May 27, 2007, 10:23 AM
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My three are in the 80-100g range and those all keep the CG in the nominal area without added weight front or rear
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Old May 27, 2007, 10:50 AM
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I m gonna reinforce the landing gears and epoxy the lead. Quite a nice aircraft to fly, even in strong wind. Way way better than the zero fighter
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Old May 27, 2007, 11:25 AM
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Hi UH1H,

It seems yours is the first AT-6 in Singapore.

Chen
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Old May 27, 2007, 11:41 AM
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yup, the other 2 guys are kits bought from gws shop when they were on holiday. both have no maiden nor spoke about them in the forum. but mines the first to reach here and maiden. so will the F-15
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Old May 28, 2007, 03:37 AM
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Flew an AT-6 today. And I mean flew it, as in real.....full size!
It belongs to a group that travels the country and schedules stops at various smaller airports across the country. Sat, Sun, and Mon.(5/26-5/28) they had the plane at the Weld County/Greeley Airport in Colorado.

You pay an amount depending on how long you wanna go up.
15 mins = $195
30 mins = 365
45 mins = 495
60 mins = 595

Website here: http://www.geocities.com/wwiiwarbirdrides/index.html
Got some pics, havent downloaded all of them from camera yet.
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Old May 29, 2007, 11:25 AM
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Well, UPS says my T-6 will get here on Wednesday, so hopefully I should get a chance to start it soon!

I'm trying to decide if this should be a A/T/E only warbird like the other GWS planes, or if I should build it with a functional rudder. What have been everyone else's experiences so far? Are you using the rudder in flight? Keep in mind this will be mainly a hand launch/belly land plane.
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Old May 29, 2007, 12:21 PM
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Hi Malibu,

Rudder is required if you'd like to fly aerobatics more.

Chen
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Old May 29, 2007, 12:27 PM
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Hi Malibu,

Rudder is required if you'd like to fly aerobatics more.

Chen
Only if you want to perform:
Knife Edge
Hammerhead stall
What else am I missing?

I've installed rudder on a few warbirds, and find I never use it...
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Old May 29, 2007, 12:30 PM
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snap rolls, coordinated turns, slow rolls, 4 point rolls...
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Old May 29, 2007, 01:10 PM
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Only if you want to perform:
Knife Edge
Hammerhead stall
What else am I missing?

I've installed rudder on a few warbirds, and find I never use it...
I installed the rudder on my Corsair, and other than when I used to ROG, I never use it. In fact, at the new field I fly at, I always seem to get severe glitching on my rudder, so it would almost be better not to have it. It's weird that it's only the rudder. I built my mustang w/o rudder, and don't really use it.

Anyways, to keep this post on topic, I'll probably pull the rudder servo out of the corsair, and build the T-6 with rudder just to try it out. Then, if I decide it's not necessary, I'll just pull the servo out and secure the push rod with something. That way I can always go back to having rudder just by putting a servo back in.

I went to Michael's this weekend and priced out some Craft Smart water based paint and foam brushes. I'll probably get some silver, green, and black. This will be the first time I've used this stuff instead of Testors Spray. I can't believe I didn't use it before; it's way cheaper, and I'll be able to brush it on instead of spay, so I'll have way more control and the ability to touch up.
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Old May 29, 2007, 02:40 PM
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My GWS T-6 is nose heavy even with a rudder servo and linkage fitted. If the rudder servo was not fitted it would be even more nose heavy.

Ken
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Old May 29, 2007, 02:44 PM
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snap rolls, coordinated turns, slow rolls, 4 point rolls...
Okay -- you can add snap rolls to the list.

Coordinated turns? Nah.

Slow rolls and 4-point rolls -- that's the same as a knife edge, but faster.
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