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Feb 25, 2013, 04:15 PM
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Build Log

DynaFlite PT-19


Update 3/29/13

First Scale Aircraft
Because I have always wanted to fly real looking airplanes.
My Other Planes


Original Post:

Got my kit today. This will be the RCGroups "build" log.

My "discussion" thread was:

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...ighlight=pt+19
Last edited by ripacheco; Jun 24, 2013 at 01:01 AM.
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Feb 25, 2013, 04:26 PM
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Let the fun begin !!!
Feb 25, 2013, 04:27 PM
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First order of business is to inventory everything to make sure the kit is complete.... no reason to suspect otherwise though.
Feb 25, 2013, 04:32 PM
I HATE GLOW PLUGS!
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Are you going to use the flap build like that linked on the RCSCALEBUILDERS thread?

I am particularly interested in the flap modification.
Feb 25, 2013, 04:35 PM
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Originally Posted by SrTelemaster
Are you going to use the flap build like that linked on the RCSCALEBUILDERS thread?

I am particularly interested in the flap modification.
Yes. I will defintelly use the Paul Burke flaps on this kit. I will get the robart struts as well and i'm still debating the cowl.
Feb 25, 2013, 04:40 PM
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I'm looking forward to your build
Feb 25, 2013, 04:46 PM
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There will be a few challenges but I've been researching and I think I can manage. There will be some mods for "scale sake" and to allow the electric power drive.
Feb 26, 2013, 01:47 PM
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Power Drive


One area of concern is the power drive.
This kit was intended to be used with a gas or glow engine.
It is my intention to make this an electric powered bird.
The actual motor/esc/battery is not a concern to me right now.
What is a concern is how i'm going to facilitate access to the battery so that I don't have to take of the wings after every flight.
Feb 26, 2013, 02:24 PM
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I top off my LiPo between flights "in the plane" w/o worry -- generally don't use more then 50%. With A123s no worry at all - my H9 1/4 J-3 ( https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=752795 & https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=728852 ).


These might offer some help:

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=21948

http://www.angelfire.com/az/rccraze/pt19.html
Feb 27, 2013, 11:36 AM
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Feb 27, 2013, 11:48 AM
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Flap mod


I see that the plans do not have a hint on how to add flaps. I will have to think about that carefully. Maybe extend the spar where the alerons are attached all the way to the root. Maybe even change the material of it. Then Implement the scale flap mod discussed previously:

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...2#post24249886
Feb 27, 2013, 04:53 PM
I HATE GLOW PLUGS!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ripacheco
I see that the plans do not have a hint on how to add flaps. I will have to think about that carefully. Maybe extend the spar where the alerons are attached all the way to the root. Maybe even change the material of it. Then Implement the scale flap mod discussed previously:

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...2#post24249886
On the site that had that flap detail, http://www.angelfire.com/indie/aerostuff/pt19.htm Paul has a link for the flaps but it no longer works.

I e-mailed Paul requesting information on the removable empenage, flaps & 3 piece wing.

His e-mail addy is on the page & seems to work although I have not gotten a reply yet..
Feb 27, 2013, 04:55 PM
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I tried that page myself ... I didn't think of emailing Paul. That would certainly help a lot. I appreciate.
Mar 02, 2013, 06:20 AM
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One of the guys at the field told me his set up on his Dynaflite PT-19, so i'll pass it along. He was running an E-Flite 160 motor & 10s 500 lipo battery. His prop was a 20-8. I'm dont fly electric planes so i have no idea what any of this is, but saw that you were asking about a power system for yours, so i asked when i saw him and am passing it along.....Gene
Mar 02, 2013, 08:08 AM
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Thank you. That is exactly the information I need.


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