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Forum: RC Warbirds and Warplanes 09-20-2017, 09:41 AM
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Posted By c550
Its cool stuff. Can you give more detail on how...

Its cool stuff. Can you give more detail on how you made the tips?
Forum: Glow Engines 08-15-2017, 10:06 AM
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Posted By c550
I have a 2000 mah Life battery, It can do about...

I have a 2000 mah Life battery, It can do about three flights before I recharge it.
Forum: Glow Engines 08-14-2017, 08:39 AM
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Posted By c550
No, I think there are a lot of factors other than...

No, I think there are a lot of factors other than just the engine that will affect the final position of the needle. i.e. tank position length of fuel line run and fuel line size. Mine never came...
Forum: Glow Engines 08-12-2017, 08:57 AM
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Posted By c550
I srtuggled with my 450r3 for a while trying to...

I srtuggled with my 450r3 for a while trying to balance the cylinders. You might have the one on the lower left not running well(too rich). I solved it by converting it to glow ignition from C H...
Forum: Giant Scale Aircraft - General 06-26-2017, 12:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 380
Posted By c550
I run it on methanol. I ordered the fiberglass...

I run it on methanol. I ordered the fiberglass specialties F4U-4 cowl. The engine fits with out any cut outs.
Forum: Giant Scale Aircraft - General 06-26-2017, 05:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 380
Posted By c550
No, CH ignitions makes a glow ignition kit for...

No, CH ignitions makes a glow ignition kit for it. I never could get the cylinders to balance well on glow, once I added the ignition it runs fine.
Forum: Giant Scale Aircraft - General 06-25-2017, 07:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 380
Posted By c550
I have this kit with the Saito 450r3, once I...

I have this kit with the Saito 450r3, once I converted the engine to glow ignition I'm happy with the combination.
Replies: 17
Views: 657
Posted By c550
I have a Top flite giant corsair, I use the...

I have a Top flite giant corsair, I use the Futaba 18mz. two weeks ago I took off and the model didn't 'feel' right as I made my first turn. as I was on the downwind leg I got a low voltage alarm. ...
Forum: Glow Engines 04-13-2017, 08:57 AM
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Posted By c550
Saito lovers some advise please. I just got a...

Saito lovers some advise please. I just got a Saito 100 that was described as new in box. http://www.rcuniverse.com/market/item.cfm?itemId=1103256 However, upon inspection the bearings are stuck and...
Forum: Questions and Answers 01-18-2017, 02:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 286
Posted By c550
I get good results from a Xoar 17x8.

I get good results from a Xoar 17x8.
Forum: RC Warbirds and Warplanes 01-03-2017, 08:03 AM
Replies: 2,518
Views: 300,862
Posted By c550
raaf, You might think seriously about CH...

raaf,

You might think seriously about CH ignitions. I have a Saito 450r3 that I never could get to run well until I broke down and got the ignition. Now the cylinders are much more balanced and...
Forum: RC Warbirds and Warplanes 12-29-2016, 08:02 AM
Replies: 10,539
Views: 1,355,239
Posted By c550
A lack of a good runway has been a problem, I was...

A lack of a good runway has been a problem, I was hosted by a flying buddy at his club with a very nice grass runway. Our club is working on fixing the runway but until it improves i'm not flying...
Forum: RC Warbirds and Warplanes 12-28-2016, 03:30 PM
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Posted By c550
After a year and a half as a hangar queen I got a...

After a year and a half as a hangar queen I got a flight on my Corsair. I couldn't fly it because of a lack of a decent runway and trouble with the Saito 450. I finally broke down and put ignition on...
Forum: RC Warbirds and Warplanes 12-16-2016, 11:00 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,487
Posted By c550
I wont use gas either, I had a ST 3000 in a 25...

I wont use gas either, I had a ST 3000 in a 25 pound Pica Spitfire. The performance was ok but not great. I had a Moki 180 in a 20 pound Yellow P-47. It had pretty good power but was hard to start as...
Forum: Futaba Radios Direct support forum 12-02-2016, 11:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 308
Posted By c550
Just a note on my service experience

I sent my 18MZ in for an end of season check up and to fix a minor problem. I just wanted to comment on the fast turn around and excellent service from Futaba.

Regards,

Dave
Forum: RC Warbirds and Warplanes 11-29-2016, 09:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,018
Posted By c550
Just to add a little insight to my gyro use. I...

Just to add a little insight to my gyro use. I have it in a Top Flite Spitfire. The narrow gear make it a little more of a challenge when it comes to takeoff and landing. The gyro does not eliminate...
Forum: RC Warbirds and Warplanes 11-26-2016, 09:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,018
Posted By c550
I have just started using on of these futaba...

I have just started using on of these futaba units; http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXGCDV&P=7 very easy to set up if you use futaba
Forum: The Clubhouse 11-18-2016, 03:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 375
Posted By c550
You cant go wrong with the Sierras. For a little...

You cant go wrong with the Sierras. For a little bit more money than the other options you will save yourself hours of rebuilding and tweeking. My set has never done anything other than cycle every...
Forum: Great Planes, TopFlite, Duraplane, US Aircore 09-29-2016, 12:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 351
Posted By c550
Thanks to great planes for sending out the...

Thanks to great planes for sending out the replacement parts. Very good customer service.
Forum: Great Planes, TopFlite, Duraplane, US Aircore 09-23-2016, 07:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 351
Posted By c550
Great planes Taylorcraft

I bought my Taylorcraft from Tower a few years ago. I just took it out of the collection and started on it. As I was building the wing I discovered one of the die cut rib sheets, TYL2W04 was cut...
Forum: ARF or RTF 09-20-2016, 09:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 347
Posted By c550
Maxford has a stearman about that size. I have...

Maxford has a stearman about that size. I have two with Saito .30s on them. A fun little plane.
Forum: RC Warbirds and Warplanes 09-17-2016, 05:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 624
Posted By c550
If your goal is to keep it simple go with the...

If your goal is to keep it simple go with the wire retracts. I have these on my Top Flight Spitfire. With the gear doors attached you really cant tell if its wire or struts. They have held up well...
Forum: Questions and Answers 09-14-2016, 08:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 251
Posted By c550
I was in the same boat, the company and the...

I was in the same boat, the company and the starter is no longer available.
Forum: RC Warbirds and Warplanes 08-11-2016, 07:35 AM
Replies: 1,564
Views: 323,894
Posted By c550
Thats a nice find. Let me know how it works out...

Thats a nice find. Let me know how it works out for you
Forum: ARF or RTF 04-15-2016, 05:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 662
Posted By c550
That will be a great combination

That will be a great combination
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