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Forum: The Clubhouse
06-10-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 733
Posted By Dick T.

I did read through the FCC missive and concur...

I did read through the FCC missive and concur with your post. My point still stands that our government agencies are slow moving entities so Mr. Hand has ample time and legal resources to slow them...
Forum: The Clubhouse
06-07-2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 733
Posted By Dick T.

HK may be able to soften the fine due to changes...

HK may be able to soften the fine due to changes made on their web site. Checking some of the items listed in the PDF allow you to view the product but not be able to place it in your cart. On the...
Replies: 6
Views: 816
Posted By Dick T.

JR was already on slim standings when that took...

JR was already on slim standings when that took place. Futaba is a large solid company of which RC is a very small part. Their USA distribution/service center was in Irvine, California for many years...
Replies: 3
Views: 388
Posted By Dick T.

Send it in. Most transmitters have a fuse or...

Send it in. Most transmitters have a fuse or fused diode in the power/charging circuit for this very reason. Rarely is there any damage beyond that.
Forum: RC Jets
01-17-2018, 11:08 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 16,979
Posted By Dick T.

Most companies in bankruptcy, especially those...

Most companies in bankruptcy, especially those with multiple divisions or child companies, do look for buyers. Generally interested buyers want to pick off the smaller ones to restart them as...
Forum: RC Jets
01-16-2018, 01:07 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 16,979
Posted By Dick T.

Futaba not taking a big hit...

Bankruptcy documents online show Hobbico owes Futaba roughly $2.2 million, a mere drop in the bucket for Futaba. Most of you have no idea how large a company Futaba is and the RC segment is just a...
10-16-2017, 05:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,466
Posted By Dick T.

CG for almost all giant Lanier kits is center of...

CG for almost all giant Lanier kits is center of the wing tube. Wing tube width is the recommended CG range to start out.. Adjust for preference of flying style.
05-21-2017, 04:15 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,829
Posted By Dick T.

They do mention John Taylor in the video that was...

They do mention John Taylor in the video that was just released. I agree with the OP as that was my first reaction upon reading it.

I also agree this isn't the end of the issue but I did register,...
Replies: 4
Views: 643
Posted By Dick T.

I bought one of these when they first became...

I bought one of these when they first became available. I like to try radios just to see what new innovations are out there. Mine was purchased via Amazon as they were the first to list them close to...
Replies: 8
Views: 1,727
Posted By Dick T.

Mark, sent you a PM about a 14MZH.

Mark, sent you a PM about a 14MZH.
Replies: 8
Views: 1,727
Posted By Dick T.

You might consider Futaba's latest 18SZ system....

You might consider Futaba's latest 18SZ system. Supports FASST, FASSTest, S-FhSS and T-FHSS protocols. Programming similar to the 18MZ at one third the cost.

Mentioned curves are user selectable...
Replies: 8
Views: 1,727
Posted By Dick T.

The Futaba FASSTest (telemetry) protocol is in...

The Futaba FASSTest (telemetry) protocol is in the higher end Futaba systems. Cost more but is proprietary to Futaba (FASST also) with robust error checking of data being transmitter and/or received....
02-17-2017, 01:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,192
Posted By Dick T.

Good to know, thanks for the information. It is...

Good to know, thanks for the information. It is very possible they were, or or connected to, the OEM for Thunder Tiger.
Forum: ARF or RTF
01-17-2017, 01:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 469
Posted By Dick T.

Gasoline will mar almost all of today's off the...

Gasoline will mar almost all of today's off the shelf paint if not allowed to cure completely. Lustercote works well but needs a long cure time of several weeks. Most off the shelf enamel needs...
Forum: ARF or RTF
01-16-2017, 07:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 469
Posted By Dick T.

Film covered models can be painted with good...

Film covered models can be painted with good results. It depends on the finished use as to what prep and paint to use. Glow/Gas need a lot more work whereas an electric model needs less.

Either...
Forum: ARF or RTF
12-14-2016, 10:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 451
Posted By Dick T.

Missing that much makes things difficult but not...

Missing that much makes things difficult but not impossible. Almost all hardware is standard Great Planes/Tower but it can get a little costly buying piecemeal. The only specific hardware that may...
Forum: ARF or RTF
12-12-2016, 08:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 451
Posted By Dick T.

Contact Great Planes/Hobbico as they are the...

Contact Great Planes/Hobbico as they are the distributors to hobby shops. They may be able to scare up all or part of the missing items.

It is unusual for that much to be missing but not...
12-01-2016, 08:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 932
Posted By Dick T.

I built and flew 3 or 4 of these back when they...

I built and flew 3 or 4 of these back when they were in production. All flew very well including those with mechanical retracts. Mine were all built according to the plans and instructions and were...
11-23-2016, 10:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,192
Posted By Dick T.

It is unfortunate these no longer are in...

It is unfortunate these no longer are in production but the NIB kits do pop up periodically, often at very good prices.

I have been into helicopters since the 70's and have seen the market rise...
11-01-2016, 10:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,341
Posted By Dick T.

The signs of the demise were obvious for the last...

The signs of the demise were obvious for the last year...little or no inventory, special sales that had nothing to pick from, inventory supposedly tied up in west coast dock strike that had ended...
10-31-2016, 06:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,192
Posted By Dick T.

Get on Ebay and look up SKYHOBBY2014. it is...

Get on Ebay and look up SKYHOBBY2014. it is Thunder Tiger's online store.

Contact the seller with part numbers you need and they will point to the listings. It is easier than searching through the...
Replies: 4
Views: 626
Posted By Dick T.

Top named radio systems,...

Top named radio systems, Futaba-JR-Hitec-Airtronics, may not have the latest "Wow" factor but they provide quality build and reliability the lesser brands do not. I've been a radio nut since getting...
Replies: 3
Views: 522
Posted By Dick T.

Most 2.4 transmitters are low voltage devices...

Most 2.4 transmitters are low voltage devices today so four alkaline has become the norm except in the higher range systems. When you look at the optional rechargable battery pack and charger prices,...
Replies: 12
Views: 977
Posted By Dick T.

Not sure about Kraft servos but back in those...

Not sure about Kraft servos but back in those days some servos could be centered by removing the output horn screw and inserting a small blade screwdriver into the hole. Those particular ones had a...
Replies: 3
Views: 431
Posted By Dick T.

Most ESC's require Futaba's throttle channel to...

Most ESC's require Futaba's throttle channel to be reversed so it isn't a Hobbico product Futaba-thing.

Try telephoning Hobbico Product Support rather then getting twenty opinions here. If the ESC...
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