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Forum: Beginners 06-30-2013, 07:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 493
Posted By noveldoc
RE: Front steerable strut - how to

Here is an excellent review of the Stick 40 Plus with detailed building pics.  </p>

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http://masportaviator.com/2009/12/06/balsa-usa-stick-40-plus/</p>

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Tom</p>
Forum: Beginners 06-30-2013, 06:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 493
Posted By noveldoc
RE: Front steerable strut - how to

Since you are a builder, get a Balsa USA Stik 40 Plus.  It will throw together in no time and is seriously rugged.  Also good at slow flight.</p>

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It comes as a tail dragger but I set it up...
Forum: Beginners 06-30-2013, 06:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,182
Posted By noveldoc
RE: Real Flight RC Plane Simulator

Sims will give some help in developing reflexes and muscle memory connect with RC flight.  The will not teach you how to fly but they do help.</p>

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  You really should get an instructor for...
Forum: Beginners 06-16-2013, 04:48 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,005
Posted By noveldoc
RE: Our first plane

A lot of trainers look pretty scale.  Like a sort of generic light plane.  I get a strip of sticky chrome Monocote and use it to make windows.</p>

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Forum: Beginners 06-16-2013, 01:41 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,005
Posted By noveldoc
RE: Our first plane

Club is a very good idea.  You may find someone there who has soloed and wants to sell his trainer at a good price.  Some clubs even have a club trainer.</p>

And the instructor will often take you...
Forum: Beginners 06-16-2013, 09:35 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,005
Posted By noveldoc
RE: Our first plane

You may want to consider the Stik 40 Plus from Balsa USA. Price ain't bad. Simple build, about 1 step up form an ARF. And solidly built so it will survive some beginner's prangs. Worse comes to...
Forum: Kit Building 02-25-2013, 04:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 824
Posted By noveldoc
RE: Eagle 2 or Sig Kadet Mk 2 ?

not sure you would have to shave weight on the Mk II if you build light.  I flew a Seniorita on a bushing 20 for years.

Tom
Forum: Kit Building 02-03-2013, 02:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 519
Posted By noveldoc
RE: Help Identifying airframes

Looks like a Pitts but don't know who made the kit.

Tom
Forum: Kit Building 02-02-2013, 09:53 PM
Replies: 3,513
Views: 191,789
Posted By noveldoc
RE: ~~Sig Kadet Brotherhood~~.

Thanks for the inspiration. You have motivated me to go to the basement and fix the broken tail feathers on my personally kit built Senior. It is 25 years old and just in need of some minor repair...
Forum: Kit Building 02-02-2013, 09:52 PM
Replies: 3,513
Views: 191,789
Posted By noveldoc
RE: ~~Sig Kadet Brotherhood~~.

Thanks for the inspiration. You have motivated me to go to the basement and fix the broken tail feathers on my personally kit built Senior. It is 25 years old and just in need of some minor repair...
Forum: Glow Engines 01-22-2013, 09:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,128
Posted By noveldoc
RE: OS max 52 surpass 4 stroke is this true

Fuel and warming up will help compression. Also check the valve settings.

Tom
Forum: Beginners 12-22-2012, 07:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,738
Posted By noveldoc
RE: Tri Gear versus Tail Dragger

Agreed.  Trike gear is a bit easier to taxi around and land.  Plenty of time to drag your tail later.

I did the aileron conversion though and really liked it better.  I think it was easier to fly....
Forum: Kit Building 12-16-2012, 09:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,422
Posted By noveldoc
RE: Am I missing something???

The Venture is a well done kit.  One of the best I have ever seen

Tom
Forum: Beginners 11-07-2012, 05:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,665
Posted By noveldoc
RE: Suggestions for first kit for 13 year old

The Senior series and Teles have a more complicated bird cage rear fuselage.  I'd suggest an LT.  SImple fuselage and the wing ain't bad.

Tom
Forum: Crash & Rebuild 10-02-2012, 06:06 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 24,277
Posted By noveldoc
RE: No more ARF's for me

<div>Okay, thanks for the warning. Sorry to hear of your bad fortune.
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Here's what I did to my ARF Telemaster.
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Fuselage: I taped a cheap epoxy brush...
Forum: "1/2 A" & "1/8 A" airplanes 09-06-2012, 04:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,086
Posted By noveldoc
RE: OS FS26???

<div>I have two. While it was still available, I fitted one with a reverse cam so it will run backward. Gotta do a twin someday.
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They are great engines IMHO. Easy to start...
Forum: Crash & Rebuild 08-28-2012, 02:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,686
Posted By noveldoc
RE: Hand-me-down trainer

If you are oil soaked, get a can of Texize K2R, spray and dust off.  Badly soaked may need a few applications but this is good stuff.

Tom
Forum: Kit Building 08-25-2012, 06:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 978
Posted By noveldoc
RE: Got my first Balsa kit in the mail yesterday

<div><span style="font-size: larger"><span style="font-family: Courier New">Temp setting is easy. Just play some with some scrap balsa and covering until you find the right setting for you iron....
Forum: Beginners 07-30-2012, 03:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,573
Posted By noveldoc
RE: LT-40 vs. Kadet mk II

If you are kitting, the MK II will be a bit more difficult to build but I agree it is better looking.  The Mk II and Mk I were the original Sig trainers before the Kadet Senior, Seniorita and later...
Forum: Kit Building 07-22-2012, 10:21 AM
Replies: 421
Views: 33,894
Posted By noveldoc
RE: LETS SAVE SIG BEFORE THEY GET SWALLOWED BY THE BIG TWO!!!

Built many a Sig kit going back to 0.49 CL jobs back in the day.  Have always been happy with their quality and the 4*40 is still primo.

Hope they stay around.

Tom

PS:  Never liked Goldberg...
Forum: Beginners 07-16-2012, 12:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 813
Posted By noveldoc
RE: Help with something I have never seen

Interesting.  The reversed servo will be great if you ever do flaps.

Tom
Forum: Kit Building 07-14-2012, 12:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,157
Posted By noveldoc
RE: telemaster 40

I'd recommend a 4 stroke about 60 to 70 size.

Planes like the Tele love to putter around with a slower revving engine swinging a big prop.

Tom
Forum: Sport Flying 07-01-2012, 08:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,454
Posted By noveldoc
RE: Beginning control line?

<div>It is a fun hobby. Here are some hints.

</div><div></div><div>Don't get one of those Cox or other plastic jobs. They are heavy, fly like brick and break easily. ARFs work fine for RC but they...
Forum: Beginners 06-24-2012, 11:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 783
Posted By noveldoc
RE: 4 Stroke Prop Nut

I got a safety nut with the little plastic locking piece in it at Ace Hardware.  Worked fine.

Tom
Forum: Kit Building 05-20-2012, 06:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,627
Posted By noveldoc
RE: Has anyone scaled up a Guillow kit for glow or electric?

Actually, the larger kit series can be flown with 1/2 gas and mini sized servos.  I believe I have seen some with 0.49 installations drawn on the plans.

If you want throttle control, Cox now sells...
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