RE: Metal spinners...Nose cones ?
I used to use the plastic nose cones for a very long time. Never had a problem with them. Then I saw the shinny one in the store and I fancied it very much[8D]. Now I enjoy that chrome touch on the front. As a medium between all plastic and all metal: I would suggest Great Planes spinners with the aluminum back plate. The back plate grips the prop well and spins true.
Posted on: 7/10/2012 9:46 AM by Author "eeagle"
in the forum "Beginners"
RE: Why not transport your fully assembled aircraft to the field?
I still transport my planes in a Ranger also. At times its frustrating. The biggest problem I found was having way to much turbulence at the tailgate. Twice the air turbulence cracked vertical stabs at the base! Granted it was highway speed (60mph), but even at 35 mph there is a lot of turbulence at the tailgate, and it does move the control surfaces. I leave the wings enclosed in a box at the back of the bed, and point the nose of the plane toward the rear, and set it in the bed where there is less air turbulence... just have to secure everything in case you gotta hit the brakes hard! [:D]
Posted on: 6/14/2012 9:51 AM by Author "eeagle"
in the forum "RC Warbirds and Warplanes"
RE: Irvine 72 tach readings
Hi, I have an awesome Irvine 72, and I am using a Perry Pump on another plane. The pump is attached to the engine crank case of a Saito .91 through the backplate. It works great! It adds instant throttle response, and very consistent fuel regulation with the carb. I haven't had any unusual fuel delivery problems with the Irvine engine. However, adding a Perry pump system to this engine might get you a spectacular performing engine with great throttle response. I haven't add the pump to the Irvine because I feel that the increase of performance would me minimal since the engine is one of the best engines I have ever had or witnessed. In case it helps anyone, here are some performance readings for the Irvine 72 ABC. Compare these to your 75 size engine! Fuel: 15% Cool Power MV (18% syn oil) Glow plug: OS #8 Temp: 55F Humidity 39% 29.92" Master Airscrew S-2 15x6@9,500 Zinger wood 14x10@6500 APC 14x6@10,000 Master Airscrew K ser. 13x8@9,900 APC 13x8@10,500 Master Airscrew S-2 13x6@10,000 Master Airscrew K ser. 13x6@11,600 Zinger wood 13x5@11,100 Master Airscrew K ser. 12x8@11,100 Master Airscrew K ser. 12x6@12,900
Posted on: 5/7/2010 11:13 PM by Author "eeagle"
in the forum "Tachometer Readings"