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Nov 30, 2019, 10:45 PM
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Originally Posted by cpt.chaos canada
Don't have her with me but I recall putting her back around the second slot from the font of the tray, secured with an extra layer of Velcro between bat and tray. The front strap is only decoration in this position.
I'm using relative large n heavy gens ace batts.
So the better advise is, balance her with your fingertips placed under the top wing, just before the rear cabane struts. That is the sweet spot for me so far, very agile yet controllable on landings.
A bit more forward might be better while getting used to her but she will come in hotter then.
Depends a lot on ones skills, no rocket science but requires willingness to learn.

Another good advise is to use an "appropriate" smooth grass runway at first.

Happy pittering around.
CCC
Everything the Captain says works for me too. Batts in these positions on trays works for me 3S and 4S.

BTW, loved you in Cannonball Run, Cap'n.
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Nov 30, 2019, 11:47 PM
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Everything the Captain says works for me too. Batts in these positions on trays works for me 3S and 4S.

BTW, loved you in Cannonball Run, Cap'n.
Huh, you must be older than I thought if you can remember >>>

HIM

The Cannonball Run - Him (0 min 17 sec)


and here he (HIM) shows "himself"

Captain Chaos (0 min 45 sec)


I always liked "HIS" absolute lack of any superpowers, yet he prevailed since murphy's law seem to work in his favor.

The whole movie was genius IMO, combining so many old stars in a funny race.
I bet they had more fun making the movie than us watching it.
(sigh)

CCC
Dec 01, 2019, 12:13 AM
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Originally Posted by cpt.chaos canada
Huh, you must be older than I thought if you can remember >>>

HIM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlDOpo7XxUY

and here he (HIM) shows "himself"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBnxOUCQD1c

I always liked "HIS" absolute lack of any superpowers, yet he prevailed since murphy's law seem to work in his favor.

The whole movie was genius IMO, combining so many old stars in a funny race.
I bet they had more fun making the movie than us watching it.
(sigh)

CCC
"Dun Dun Duhhhh" !! HIM

Oh, I'm old alright. Remember it? It's a classic! Chaos RULES!

JJ: "I don't want to talk about HIM"

"I'm Roger Moore"(Seymour Goldfarb)....Clank!

"You and the Chocolate Monk, here" to Dean and Sammy

"Volleyballers? No, We're Cannonballers"

"Annnd...Two Milk" Jamie Farr

Doctor Van Helsing...LOL!

Love the outtakes at the end!!
Dec 03, 2019, 11:21 PM
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re-hinge rudder - question


I am planning on putting better hinges on the rudder. I do not want to remove the rudder unless the tail wheel can also be removed. I keep looking at the tail wheel assembly and I can not determine if the rudder can be completely removed or whether the tail wheel assembly will keep the rudder attached to the fuselage.

If anyone has tried to take the rudder off, please let me know if it worked, and how you did it.

Thanks
Dec 03, 2019, 11:23 PM
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did you guyz use CA or Foam-Tac to glue the horizontal stab in place?
manual says a 'drop of CA' but...

Dec 04, 2019, 04:10 AM
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did you guyz use CA or Foam-Tac to glue the horizontal stab in place?
manual says a 'drop of CA' but...

Foam tac for me, for the same reason you mentioned: "but"

CCC
Dec 04, 2019, 11:38 PM
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I am planning on putting better hinges on the rudder. I do not want to remove the rudder unless the tail wheel can also be removed. I keep looking at the tail wheel assembly and I can not determine if the rudder can be completely removed or whether the tail wheel assembly will keep the rudder attached to the fuselage.

If anyone has tried to take the rudder off, please let me know if it worked, and how you did it.

Thanks
Just removed mine. I noticed the rudder starting to separate at the bottom after many many awesome landings with my new sport gear. You can cut the hinge with a hobby knife and pull the rudder straight back. I may use mylar hinges I made from a drum head with some CA.
Dec 04, 2019, 11:46 PM
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did you guyz use CA or Foam-Tac to glue the horizontal stab in place?
manual says a 'drop of CA' but...

I used small drops on one mating surface then after that cured I wicked in a bit of thin CA, carefully. Those are not coming out.

Foam-Tac is tough to beat, though. Love it. Long time.
Dec 07, 2019, 04:26 PM
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a big difference from the 3S?

please do tell
Turnigy Graphene 1800mAh 4S 65C LiPo Pack w/ XT60

is what I tried. Really liked the response. Gave up on landing on runway and doing much better on grass with as much up elevator as tolerated to slow down. Plane remains a blast to fly for me.
Dec 07, 2019, 09:37 PM
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thanks for the reply, sounds like a nice pack for the Pitts ... my Pitts arrived today by surprise, wasn't supposed to get here until Monday... hope to get a maiden in over the next few days... I picked up a couple 4S 2200's with it and I have a couple Turnigy 4S 1800's that are 4-5 years old, going to see what kinda performance they can deliver after all this time

were you able to get 3 min on those 1800's?





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Turnigy Graphene 1800mAh 4S 65C LiPo Pack w/ XT60

is what I tried. Really liked the response. Gave up on landing on runway and doing much better on grass with as much up elevator as tolerated to slow down. Plane remains a blast to fly for me.
Dec 07, 2019, 10:14 PM
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got it together, used Foam-Tac on the horizontal stab

I guess I'm not going to use the flying wires at least for now... didn't realize you can't remove the wings after they're installed (glued in place) but I'm wondering if a guy could glue one end into place leaving the other inserted into the support\mount but not glued so you would get the 'look' that is part of the Pitts persona... hhmmm... would possibly make for more trouble if bounced around I guess

OPTIONAL FLYING WIRES
Flying wires are intended for static display and may dislodge from plane in
flight. It is recommended that the wires be permanently glued into place.

IMPORTANT: If you chose to glue the wires into the Pitts you will no longer be
able to remove the wings...

noticed that the backside of the prop has a hex shape molded into it... looks to be for the PT-17 and Maule as well

ok... got a couple questions

so the spinner config... the diagram doesn't exactly do any justice as to what the parts actually look like and their sequence... but maybe its just me ... the prop adapter in the manual is a collet type but the one on the motor is bolted on... what is the tiny silver washer for and were does it go in the spinner config? the washer is smooth on both sides, not knurled one one side to grip anything... it doesn't fit onto the prop shaft, is it a spacer to go between the spinner and the prop nut (cylinder)?

and the pins that hold the cabanes... the top ones went all the way in whereas the bottom ones don't go all the way in like the top did... the cabane seems solid but I don't wanna find out mid-corkscrew or snap roll that it should have been seated further in... do these look to be seated properly?

Dec 07, 2019, 10:23 PM
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Well fellas let me see what I can do!

Vanessa!
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... after many many awesome landings with my new sport gear ...
Speaking of your sport gear ... Any more thoughts on a version for those of us interested?
Dec 07, 2019, 11:07 PM
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speaking of landing gear... what size\type are those 3 screws to mount the lg to the fuse and the one for the spinner... are they allen or hex head?
I only have them lightly snugged up using a small standard screw driver which is definitely whats needed there...

Dec 08, 2019, 08:02 AM
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Speaking of your sport gear ... Any more thoughts on a version for those of us interested?
It's been a struggle to find suitable material to use for me lately. I'm not located at my usual facility so I'm a bit hamstrung right now. Also, you may have heard about the Cessna SkyCourier. I am the lead instrumentation specialist for the static test article and this program has me up to my 4$$ in alligators.

I haven't forgotten you guys. Just super busy!
Dec 08, 2019, 08:04 AM
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speaking of landing gear... what size\type are those 3 screws to mount the lg to the fuse and the one for the spinner... are they allen or hex head?
I only have them lightly snugged up using a small standard screw driver which is definitely whats needed there...

2.0mm hex

I use this handy dandy magnetic driver set.
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