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Reply #17 - Mar 1st, 2017 at 9:51am

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bigrip74 wrote on Feb 27th, 2017 at 5:32pm:
I just received this new in the box K&B .40 for $26.49. I am the proud father of a nice engine, like those I used back in the late 60's early 70's.


This engine is perfect for Texas Quickie Rat, all you need is a venturi and you all set. There are people in the U.S. that make venturis for TQ Rat motors as it has to be a certain size as they want to try keep the speeds reasonable and not go where Open Rat was where only 2 up races were possible due to the speeds. TQ Rat speeds are around the 100MPH mark so not too wild.

Here is a picture of one that I found on the net with the same engine you have.
 

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Reply #16 - Feb 28th, 2017 at 12:25pm

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Seems I remember them closer to the $100 mark as I think back. You did well.  Can't believe the guys in the videos with their arms wrapping around each other and their head trying to keep the lines free to their planes.  Very interesting.  I look forward to seeing your planes in flight!
Tom
 

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Reply #15 - Feb 27th, 2017 at 7:34pm

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Sky9pilot wrote on Feb 27th, 2017 at 6:59pm:
Sweet...nice grab on that engine.  I remember prices at least double that when they came out!
Tom

The CL version was about $47.00 and now at MECOA they are $69.00 - $129.00
 

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Reply #14 - Feb 27th, 2017 at 6:59pm

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Sweet...nice grab on that engine.  I remember prices at least double that when they came out!
Tom
 

If God is your Co-pilot...switch seats...
Your attitude will determine your altitude!- John Maxwell
And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free. Jn 8:32
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Reply #13 - Feb 27th, 2017 at 5:32pm

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I just received this new in the box K&B .40 for $26.49. I am the proud father of a nice engine, like those I used back in the late 60's early 70's.
 

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Reply #12 - Feb 27th, 2017 at 2:20pm

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This is how I remember flying Rat Race while in my teens and early 20's.

the link is from Australia, but its still the same.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gGpvMbAcYk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnpJQtHyJh4
 

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Reply #11 - Feb 27th, 2017 at 1:54pm

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Lionel, Slow Rat and Goodyear is fine with me since I also have slowed down Shocked

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Reply #10 - Feb 27th, 2017 at 10:56am

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Get a pilot for racing, I do the pitting with my brother flying but sometimes we swap and he pits and I fly. All I can tell you it is too hard work flying Wink........much easier being the one that fills and starts, oh and you control the race anyway as the pit man says when the pilot can take off and land.

I dont think there is any Rat flown in the U.S. anymore, only Slow Rat and Texas Quickie Rat. they still fly Goodyear (Scale Racing). I dont know what lines they use for Goodyear, I think it 60' but dont know the diameter.
 

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Reply #9 - Feb 27th, 2017 at 10:16am

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Lionel, Thanks for your help on the line diameters. I just downloaded the AMA rules book, but have not deciphered it yet Shocked

Still playing with a couple of ideas:
GOODYEAR and RAT RACE, I will need to teach my brother either how to pit or to fly (probably easier to grab a teenager to teach Grin)

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Reply #8 - Feb 27th, 2017 at 4:53am

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bigrip74 wrote on Feb 25th, 2017 at 6:55pm:
Columbus landed shortly before or after I sprang up Cheesy

.049 @ 30-35"
.35 & .40 @ 60-70" if I am correct.
I will need to brush-up on the correct diameter for each engine size.



For .049's I would use either 0.010" to 0.012", for .15 to .40 size engines I use 0.015" and then over .40's I would use 0.018"

For the .049 I would use Spectre line as it is cheap, does not kink, does not stretch and is just as strong as steel for the same diameter. Just make sure it is the UNFUSED type.

I fly Spectre line on models up to .25 at the moment, as that is what I fly sport with. My competition models still use steel because of the rules.
 

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Reply #7 - Feb 25th, 2017 at 6:55pm

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Columbus landed shortly before or after I sprang up Cheesy

.049 @ 30-35"
.35 & .40 @ 60-70" if I am correct.
I will need to brush-up on the correct diameter for each engine size.
 

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Reply #6 - Feb 25th, 2017 at 5:05pm

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My CL experience was limited to the .049 Cox engines.  It's been so long ago I don't remember the exact footage number of the lines we used.  I'm thinking no more than about 35ft probably less.  This was shortly after Columbus landed!!! Grin Cheesy Wink Cool Roll Eyes
Tom
 

If God is your Co-pilot...switch seats...
Your attitude will determine your altitude!- John Maxwell
And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free. Jn 8:32
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Reply #5 - Feb 25th, 2017 at 2:52pm

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Tom, it is still the same as with .35

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Reply #4 - Feb 25th, 2017 at 11:16am

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OK...now you're going in circles Bob Roll Eyes Cheesy Grin Wink
Brings back fond memories.  But I never had a 40 size CL model.  How long will your lines be with a 40?
Tom
 

If God is your Co-pilot...switch seats...
Your attitude will determine your altitude!- John Maxwell
And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free. Jn 8:32
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Reply #3 - Feb 24th, 2017 at 10:45pm

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AL, I received your plan/instructions for the Buster and someone else also sent me the plans. So I am set up for the .40 sized  Buster and Ive just obtained an OS MAX .15 for my SIG Buster.

Thanks, I will post many photos for you.

Bob
 

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