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Post  NEW222 on Thu 23 Jul 2020 - 2:32

Ok, so last night it finally happened yesterday. I took my first nitro powered flights. Well, I had tried on my own about 25 years ago, and that was the last time, so I do consider these my first. I had gotten my first 4 flights in. Just got in and still a bit shaky, but a lot less than my first time at the sticks earlier. My instructor took my trainer up and did a couple circuits around the field to show me, then gave me control. Did my first tank of flying left hand circuits, only had him step in once or twice for a quick correction. Second tank was right hand circuits with a couple figure 8's, although they were not very pretty, followed by a couple more circuits. When he landed it my nose wheel had twisted sideways. Twisted it back, then flight 3. Just more circuits, with approachs for landing, just higher. Getting used to the rudder now, and throttle control. Did a touch and go before he landed it. Last flight was a couple more circuits and then approaches with a touch and go. Well, I touched, had a little bounce, prop touched the ground and killed the engine. Readjusted nose gear again, fired it up for a couple more circuits with approaches. Last round, on final turn, engine died and he saved it landing in the taller grass. No damage one plane or prop.

So now I have to file a flat spot on the nose gear so it will not twist again. He had to take over only a couple of times for corrections, but overall, I think it went well. So, now to do a couple minor fixes, nose gear and tuning the engine, seeing why it stalled out, then will be waiting for next Tuesday for more flying.

Plane is Top Flite Sierra 40 with an old reliable Enya 35. Engine runs good, plane flies nice, but after seeing it, would agree that it is a bit low for power and could use a bit more, and probably would need it if it is a bit windier. But I will keep it bolted up and keep using it. Love the older engine!

I have not been around much lately, as it has just been a busy start of the summer for myself, and have not been doing much for fun, but rather just stuff around the home and yard that needed attending to.
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Post  Kim on Thu 23 Jul 2020 - 15:49

Congratulations!!!!
Sounds like a good day out!
You probably already know, but a change/experiment with different props might help you in the area of power. I say this only because I ALWAYS ran 10-6's on my .35's for years "just because" and have learned to try different diameter/pitches depending on the plane they're bolted to.
Good luck and continued success!
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Post  MauricioB on Thu 23 Jul 2020 - 17:06

Congratulations NEW222, I know what it feels like, friend !!, they are incredibly strong experiences.
I hope you continue to practice and enjoy your flights, if you have photos of your model, it would be nice to see them here in the forum Very Happy . Hug!
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Post  Surfer_kris on Thu 23 Jul 2020 - 18:26

Low on power is good for learning, it makes you learn how to fly on the wing in a scale like manner and not simply rely on prop power (like some with electric stuff do).
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Post  MauricioB on Thu 23 Jul 2020 - 18:30

Surfer_kris wrote:Low on power is good for learning, it makes you learn how to fly on the wing in a scale like manner and not simply rely on prop power (like some with electric stuff do).

Kris !, I agree 100% with your concept / comment Hand Shake .
I want to add that if I didn't have enough experience with "model flight" myself, regardless of engine power, I would NEVER have been able to hold my Pitts in the air!
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Post  davidll1984 on Thu 23 Jul 2020 - 19:06

enya .32 can trade part wit os engine y have particular engine wit crome plated part inside very powerful for its size use him on sukoy used a 450 brusheles now .32 nitro to powerful for plane size dont no wat is wrong wit ur engine
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Post  getback on Thu 23 Jul 2020 - 22:34

Hey Man That's Fantastic !!! Sounds like some Good Fun and came home with the bird ! , Since it does start its a 40 size plane the Enya 35 i think should do the job But as you say depends on what you want from it .. Touch and gos Cool Cool Maybe the tune will help . Surprised
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Post  NEW222 on Fri 24 Jul 2020 - 2:48

Thanks guys.
@kim - propeller is a Master Airscrew 10 x 5 which was sent to my by the gentleman that I bought the engine from saying it was a good propeller for teh engine. I have a few 10 x 6 propellers that I may try next time out on it.

@mauricio - I will try and get a picture of me and my plane this weekend and post it.

@Surfer_kris - I have heard and read about flying 'on the wing' before flying. The plane I have is a Top Flite Sierra 40 designed for .29 - .40 CI engines, and I am in the middle of that and my AUW is still slightly below what is advertised on teh box.

@getback - Definately sure a good tuning will help. Currently running Omega 5% nitro fuel with 2 extra ounces of castor added a sis my standard procedure with this fuel. Just got to sit down now, so will try to address my problems this weekend before next Tuesday.

Also I have just picked up a used LEO .46 engine today from a buddy at work. Traded him a Carl Goldberg SR.Falcon kit I had bought this week in an impulse buy for it.....
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Post  Dave P. on Fri 24 Jul 2020 - 14:35

A touch and go on your third flight! That's awesome! Way to go!
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