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Kit & Scratch Builders Forum / Re: ROOKIE 60
« Last post by Sonny Coleman on December 14, 2018, 08:00:33 pm »
He's Back!

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Kit & Scratch Builders Forum / ROOKIE 60
« Last post by Mark Fuess on December 14, 2018, 04:26:13 pm »
It took me about a week and a half to go from a box of wood to a ready to fly aircraft. That's a little slow for me, but I'm out of practice. Not to mention I threw out the plans and worked from experience.

ROOKIE STATS:

WING: 58" x 12.5"= 725 sq. in.
FUSE LENGTH: 51"
WEIGHT: 8 pounds, 4 ounces (dry)
WING LOADING: 26.24 oz.
ELEVATOR SERVO: single HS645MG +150% travel
RUDDER SERVO: single HS654MG +150% travel
AILERON SERVO: single Digital HS5645MG +150% travel
ENGINE: Glow Fuel OS 95 AX with JETT Stream Muffler
PROP: 2 Blade Graupner 12x7 @ 14,950RPM
CG: Neutral
RADIO: DX8, 8010T with 2 satellite receivers
CALCULATED Speed: 146.6 MPH
ACTUAL Speed: To be determined
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Warbirds / Re: Meister Zeke Build
« Last post by Lane C. on December 14, 2018, 04:18:38 pm »
Well, seems we had a slight interruption of service, so I'll try to catch up on progress made. Got the forward fairing finished and the air scoop for the oil cooler glued on. Then moved to glassing the wing halves. I bought a 30 foot roll of glass cloth from Ziroli and it's nice material. I covered the left top and bottom wing half in one piece and used Z-Poxy to glue it down. Z-Poxy is really the best finishing resin. Did the bottom first, then the top. Once one wing half was done and dry, I put the wing back on the fuselage to look it over and take a few pics. Results speak for themselves. Zeke is 85 inches nose to tail as she sits, and add another 6 inches with the spinner later on. Now, I need to glass the right wing half and then the ailerons. After glassing, then goes to primer, but no hurry on that due to the cold weather setting in. Got things like gear doors to fit and other items on the fuselage to add. Lots of details from this point forward.
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News / Re: Donation to club
« Last post by Mark Fuess on December 14, 2018, 04:18:11 pm »
The Rookie 60 is built and ready to fly. All I need is some decent weather!
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News / From AMA about FAA Registration
« Last post by Hellcat56 on December 14, 2018, 12:29:56 am »
There has been some confusion about FAA registration and model aircraft as it relates to new federal regulations passed by Congress earlier this year.  Below is a series of commonly asked questions and answers.

Q:  Do I have to register every model aircraft or drone separately or can I register once and use that single number on all of my models?
A:  Section 349 does not require you to register each model separately.  You only need to register your name, physical address, and email address once.  You can continue to use your assigned single FAA number for all of your models.

Q:  When will my registration number expire?
A:  Traditionally numbers need renewed after three years.  Anyone who registered before December 12, 2017 will have their registration date automatically extended two years to 2020 at no charge.  The only caveat to this free extension is for those individuals who specifically requested that his or her name be taken off the FAA registration database. 

Q: Do only drones and multirotor operators need to register?
A: Anyone who flies a model that can freely navigate in the air and uses a remote control device (e.g. RC transmitter) is required to register. This includes drones, traditional fixed wing model aircraft, model helicopters, and other remote controlled model aircraft. If you exclusively fly models under .55 pounds, indoors, control line, or free flight models - you do not need to register.

Q: Do I need to list both my AMA number and my federal registration number on my aircraft?
A: Yes, you need to list both your AMA number and Federal registration number on your aircraft.

Q: I only fly CL, FF, or indoors - do I need to register?
A: No. If you exclusively fly indoors, FF, or CL you do not need to register.

Q:  How do I check my expiration date, number, or renew?
A:  You can access your FAA account at www.faadronezone.faa.gov. This site will allow you to view your personal FAA registration number and expiration date.
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Warbirds / Re: Meister Zeke Build
« Last post by Lane C. on December 09, 2018, 04:29:50 pm »
Finished the front fairing today and epoxied it to the fuselage. Then laid some heavy glass cloth over that area with Z-Poxy.
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News / Re: Donation to club
« Last post by Paul Lange on December 09, 2018, 09:39:48 am »
Outstanding fella's !!!!

-Paul H Lange
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Warbirds / Re: Meister Zeke Build
« Last post by Lane C. on December 08, 2018, 05:45:25 pm »
Yesterday was a rare day that I did ZERO on the ZERO! Ha. Today I moved forward to the other fill area and kinda figured it out as I went. This part will stay on the fuselage and get glassed over for strength. Only half done with it. That's the scoop for the oil cooler.

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Kit & Scratch Builders Forum / Re: Lazy Ace Biplane build from coroplast
« Last post by Joystick on December 08, 2018, 03:24:54 pm »
Had an interesting thing happen on my biplane a few days ago on flight number 147.

The HD-1501MG servo on my rudder went from zero degrees on takeoff to about 20 degrees right shortly after takeoff. I did have one do that last year on my elevator, it went to about a 20 degree up elevator position and I replaced the servo.

I checked the rudder servo torque to see if any of the gears were stripped, everything seemed okay. I just repositioned the control arm and flew another flight. The right and left range were not changed, the movement was okay in both directions. It worked okay and zero didn't change again. I'll replace the servo before my next flight.

Seems strange that the servos would do this. Has anyone else had this happen?
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