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  • jester_s1's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:47 AM
    Well sure you have to hit the edge of the mulch with a weed wacker every once in a while. That's a lot less maintenance though than moving pilot...
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    09-26-2016, 08:01 PM
    Grass will grow though landscape fabric? I don't think I've ever seen that happen.
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    09-25-2016, 06:35 AM
    Did you ever consider putting down some landscape fabric and mulch in the pilot stations so you wouldn't need to mow there? I'm spoiled with the...
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    09-25-2016, 06:29 AM
    jester_s1 replied to a thread Old Fabric in Questions and Answers
    MEK or acetone should work if the fabric is doped on. Acetone will evaporate quickly, while MEK won't. I'd choose the latter for this application.
    6 replies | 195 view(s)
  • jester_s1's Avatar
    09-25-2016, 06:26 AM
    A Cub isn't good for a second plane. I love flying my Cub, but you need some basic skills mastered before flying one. The T28 is a better choice, but...
    16 replies | 502 view(s)
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    09-24-2016, 09:39 PM
    That's a good point, gratter. A pilot does need to decide if he wants knobs, sliders, 2/3 position switches, and so on.
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    09-24-2016, 09:35 PM
    He has a choice of nitro and electric for either vehicle. I agree that electric is the easier and more convenient power choice. I'll go so far as to...
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    09-24-2016, 02:16 PM
    Get yourself a 4wd Rustler. It's your choice of nitro or electric. The performance is pretty close to the same, so it's just a matter of do you want...
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    09-23-2016, 09:17 PM
    The P40 would be a little better, but not much. Get a sport plane. In the long run, it will be the best investment you'll ever make in this hobby.
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    09-21-2016, 04:15 PM
    jester_s1 replied to a thread Prop substitution in Beginners
    The ignition will handle way more RPM than the engine is capable of turning. The real limiting factor on a 2 stroke engine is the porting. There...
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    09-20-2016, 07:53 PM
    It should be fine. If you are worried, just iron a piece on to some wood and see if it sticks. Go ahead and make sure it still shrinks with heat too....
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    09-20-2016, 07:38 PM
    I've learned in most any hobby when you buy an item about 60% of what you pay is for the item, 25% is for the box, and the other 15% is for the...
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    09-20-2016, 10:35 AM
    jester_s1 replied to a thread Prop substitution in Beginners
    If that's a 2 stroke engine, maximum RPM isn't really going to be an issue. The only real concern is loading the engine appropriately to make use of...
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    09-20-2016, 06:59 AM
    jester_s1 replied to a thread Balancing props in Beginners
    The tip shape is a big part of the aerodynamics of a prop too. MAS props are more squared off and can tolerate having a little bit taken off assuming...
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    09-17-2016, 09:06 AM
    That's a pretty big jump from trainers. Foamy warbirds generally aren't true scale planes. They normally have compromises built in to make them...
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    09-17-2016, 12:55 AM
    jester_s1 replied to a thread Balancing props in Beginners
    For what it's worth, props are a consumable in this hobby. I wouldn't bother sanding a prop tip to remove damage and then try and match the other...
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    09-16-2016, 03:14 PM
    I'd really weigh the options before upgrading a radio that old. Sure, it was the high end back then and still is as good as it ever was, but there...
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    09-15-2016, 09:13 PM
    To answer the OP's question, the 10J is a great radio. It has all the features that most pilots will ever need or want, it is well built, durable,...
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    09-15-2016, 08:48 PM
    jester_s1 replied to a thread piper j3 cub in Beginners
    You asked about gassers, Mark JR. Gas vs. glow is a whole different conversation. It sounded like you were settled on a gas engine for this plane,...
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    09-15-2016, 05:48 PM
    Ah, good ol' Dr. Mike Hawkins of Flying Scale Models fame! He always takes on such interesting scale subjects...while the rest of us just do yet...
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    09-15-2016, 05:47 AM
    jester_s1 replied to a thread piper j3 cub in Beginners
    I'd agree on the 15cc too. If you want to go wtih a 4 stroke, the Saito 21cc would be the true best for a gasser. But it is a heavier engine so you'd...
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    09-13-2016, 04:37 PM
    jester_s1 replied to a thread piper j3 cub in Beginners
    Yes, many. Which one is best depends on the size.
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    09-13-2016, 05:47 AM
    jester_s1 replied to a thread How and where to start in Beginners
    My point on not flying as well was directed at the thousands of sheet foam plans readily available on the internet. A flat plate wing isn't going to...
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  • abufletcher's Avatar
    09-12-2016, 06:00 PM
    Sometimes it's lonely all alone in my cave. :p (But seriously, if the only choice is between using a gyro and putting the model in a closet, I'd...
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    09-11-2016, 08:55 PM
    I one of those Luddites who are disturbed by the idea of putting a gyro in a WWI model. But I'd be even more disturbed by putting a beautiful scale...
    38 replies | 1664 view(s)
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    09-11-2016, 08:54 PM
    jester_s1 replied to a thread Won't stay running in The Clubhouse
    Is that a gas engine? If so, how long has it been since you bought the gas you are trying to run it with? If your local station is like most of the...
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    09-11-2016, 08:43 PM
    jester_s1 replied to a thread How and where to start in Beginners
    IMHO, when people are price conscious in this hobby, they focus too much on the cost of airframes and forget about everything else. Sure, you can...
    25 replies | 658 view(s)
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    09-11-2016, 08:34 PM
    jester_s1 replied to a thread cross country planes in Beginners
    I hope I didn't come across as rude either. I couldn't resist ribbing Ratshooter a bit when he was giving John a hard time. Both are great guys who...
    46 replies | 1345 view(s)
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    09-10-2016, 04:06 PM
    I was thinking the same thing. Of course, a DrI is always going to be a handful to land even on a perfect grass field. My biggest mistake in...
    38 replies | 1664 view(s)
  • abufletcher's Avatar
    09-09-2016, 05:01 PM
    I'd like to hear more about your technique for hand painting the roundels on your full-size.
    15 replies | 796 view(s)
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