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Old 08-15-2017, 10:54 AM
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Darn that plane is GORGEOUS! Any info on those main wing fillets? custom job? they are just icing on the cake to me.
Those are Team Rocket wing root fillets. Contact me at vince@f1aircraft.com if you'd like a set.

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Old 01-26-2018, 12:23 PM
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Will a CS prop be required for CG or would something like a Catto be a possibility?
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Old 01-26-2018, 02:46 PM
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GO time,
I am using a Catto Fixed Pitch prop on my plane. I had one on my RV-4 and it was great. I'll let you know how it works out.
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Old 01-27-2018, 08:10 PM
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Will a CS prop be required for CG or would something like a Catto be a possibility?
I'd plan on a CS prop to be on the safe side, but there are many ways to make adjustments.
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Old 01-29-2018, 04:03 PM
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Thanks!

I wonder what angle valve / catto / smoke tank + batt would look like up front cg wise..
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Old 01-29-2018, 09:00 PM
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Thanks!

I wonder what angle valve / catto / smoke tank + batt would look like up front cg wise..
The battery is up front on the F4s.

The angle valve won't fit inside the cowling. Sorry. I guess you could make a new cowling, but it'd be a helluva lot easier to use a parallel valve and just put in a baggage compartment, or inverted oil system, or lead brick, or a flywheel weight, or just use a constant speed prop.

No offense to Catto's very fine products intended!!! Hmmm, if only they started making CS props too... yeah, that's the ticket!
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Old 01-29-2018, 09:22 PM
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No offense to Catto's very fine products intended!!! Hmmm, if only they started making CS props too... yeah, that's the ticket!
They are building constant speed props. Very few though. They are also going through the process for FAA certification. When both of those go into full swing, look out. I just spent 10 days there doing an “internship” (building my other project).

Btw, would love to build an F4.
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Old 01-30-2018, 11:24 AM
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The battery is up front on the F4s.

The angle valve won't fit inside the cowling. Sorry. I guess you could make a new cowling, but it'd be a helluva lot easier to use a parallel valve and just put in a baggage compartment, or inverted oil system, or lead brick, or a flywheel weight, or just use a constant speed prop.

No offense to Catto's very fine products intended!!! Hmmm, if only they started making CS props too... yeah, that's the ticket!
Ah gotcha, ok good to know, thanks!
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Old 02-01-2018, 04:19 PM
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They are building constant speed props. Very few though. They are also going through the process for FAA certification. When both of those go into full swing, look out. I just spent 10 days there doing an “internship” (building my other project).

Btw, would love to build an F4.
I had heard the rumors about the new props. Good for them! Yay!
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