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08-20-2019, 04:53 AM
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Posted By rbgetz

I do have cylinders the run a little cooler then...

I do have cylinders the run a little cooler then then others. But I usually check with the temperature meter. Example, I had 4 cylinders running between 130 F - 145 F ( 55C - 62C) but one cylinder...
08-17-2019, 01:39 PM
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Posted By rbgetz

Yes. it is a beast and has a lot of tork. I...

Yes. it is a beast and has a lot of tork. I usually take-off around half power and slowly move the throttle forward. definitely you do not want to full to full power too quick. Also, if you test...
07-19-2019, 03:00 PM
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Posted By rbgetz

Yes. In the very beginning when I turned the pump...

Yes. In the very beginning when I turned the pump on it immediately flooded the engine. I finally sent it to Julian at JM to look at it. He found no issues and sent it back. I installed and the...
07-19-2019, 05:54 AM
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Posted By rbgetz

Some airframe issues early on, like on the...

Some airframe issues early on, like on the ailerons with the pre-set hinges. Lost one aileron once. Lucky to still have it.. so just make sure those phenolic hinges are glued good and then I...
07-18-2019, 03:10 PM
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Posted By rbgetz

Just thought I'd share some photos of my Bearcat...

Just thought I'd share some photos of my Bearcat with the Moki 300 from last weekend. Such a great aircraft.
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06-20-2018, 05:06 AM
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Posted By rbgetz

That looks really nice!!! You definitely have a...

That looks really nice!!! You definitely have a talent for this..
02-24-2018, 11:14 AM
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Posted By rbgetz

Delef.. this is really nice work. Looking...

Delef.. this is really nice work. Looking fantastic!
11-01-2017, 06:50 AM
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Posted By rbgetz

Hey Detlef, I know this may sound crazy, but...

Hey Detlef,

I know this may sound crazy, but I was actually thinking of building another Bearcat at some point. My question is, based upon the 3W kit, do you feel the gear you're designing will...
09-05-2017, 05:06 PM
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Posted By rbgetz

My servos for the tail wheel, rudder and...

My servos for the tail wheel, rudder and elevators (2), are mounted about mid-fuselage. they are not located in the back. I have carbon fiber push rods for each elevator and I have a pull-pull for...
09-03-2017, 01:41 PM
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Posted By rbgetz

That must be something new that SL is sending...

That must be something new that SL is sending with the props. I never got that gauge. When I originally bought props a few years back, they just gave me a couple pf paper templates on that you had...
09-03-2017, 06:09 AM
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Posted By rbgetz

Hey Mitch. I took some pictures on how I pitched...

Hey Mitch. I took some pictures on how I pitched it. I don't have a real jig to make it easier, but will probably make one over the winter. I'm using the standard 30 X 18 pitch gauge. I normal just...
09-01-2017, 07:04 PM
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Posted By rbgetz

Hey mitchilito... The bearcat is holding up...

Hey mitchilito... The bearcat is holding up great. I'll check the pitch and get back with you. II was planning to flying it at an event coming up next week but have had some radio trouble. So I...
08-17-2017, 06:06 AM
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Posted By rbgetz

Mitchilito... I switched from the SL standard...

Mitchilito... I switched from the SL standard Hamilton blades to the new wider scale 30" blades. I notice better performance at same RPM. Getting the pitch just right took a a few tweaks. An they...
07-19-2017, 10:43 AM
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Posted By rbgetz

Nice tail wheel. Sierra made one similar to...

Nice tail wheel. Sierra made one similar to yours, but where did you get that wheel.
09-22-2016, 04:38 PM
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Posted By rbgetz

Hey Mitch, It's great the thread keeps going. ...

Hey Mitch, It's great the thread keeps going. Can't wait to see your progress. Regarding thrust line, I did some digging on it and found that most just centered and no down pitch at all. That's...
08-12-2016, 04:27 AM
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Posted By rbgetz

Hi Deflef, I just received my new set of...

Hi Deflef,

I just received my new set of blades from Sven at SL-Propeller. These are really nice. I attached a photo showing the standard Hamilton Blade for comparison. Have you flown your...
07-17-2016, 06:40 AM
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Posted By rbgetz

Wow... The new blades looks great. I'll have to...

Wow... The new blades looks great. I'll have to contact Sven and order a set. What length are they? I went to the SL website but I can't find those blades. I assume if i just email Sven he'll...
06-27-2016, 12:00 PM
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Posted By rbgetz

I almost lost my Bearcat to Aileron flutter last...

I almost lost my Bearcat to Aileron flutter last year. One hinge actaully broke as well. I ending up balancing each aileron and strengthening hinges as you did. No more issues. I was a little...
04-03-2016, 04:20 PM
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Posted By rbgetz

Hi Detlef, It really looks great. Both our...

Hi Detlef,

It really looks great. Both our planes are almost the exact configurations and flying characteristics. Take off weights about the same as well. I really like your tail wheel. At some...
03-13-2016, 11:43 AM
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Posted By rbgetz

I'm using a prop hub adapter and CF blades from...

I'm using a prop hub adapter and CF blades from SL-Propeller in Germany. Solo didn't make an adapter for Moki 300 or the CF blades. SL-Prop's quality and service are excellent. The hub isn't...
02-29-2016, 05:13 PM
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Posted By rbgetz

Hi Detlef, The tail wheel looks great even...

Hi Detlef, The tail wheel looks great even without weathering. What Hub is on your engine? I don't recognize it. Is that an extension?
12-31-2015, 03:51 PM
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Posted By rbgetz

GB, That paint scheme is fantastic!

GB, That paint scheme is fantastic!
12-30-2015, 07:09 PM
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Posted By rbgetz

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/attachment.php?att...

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=2138666http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=2138667http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=213866...
12-30-2015, 07:07 PM
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Posted By rbgetz

Hi Detlef, looks great. I'd added a lot of my...

Hi Detlef, looks great. I'd added a lot of my cockpit build on previous pages, Here's a few extras with the pilot.
12-28-2015, 05:33 AM
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Posted By rbgetz

Hi Detlef, My final weight was about 23,5 kg...

Hi Detlef, My final weight was about 23,5 kg (~52 lbs.) A bit heavier then I wanted... So I decided not to go with smoke. I also had to really strengthen the landing gear area to handle the...
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