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11-15-2018, 02:58 AM
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Posted By RBACONS

Jerry Bates Plans will have one shortly. Fighter...

Jerry Bates Plans will have one shortly. Fighter Aces in the UK may have one. I would also check Fiberglass Specialties.
Forum: Kit Building
10-10-2018, 02:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 343
Posted By RBACONS

Generally, to return the throttle to idle in case...

Generally, to return the throttle to idle in case of radio or servo failure.
10-09-2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 283
Posted By RBACONS

I like the "clamped yardsticks" idea. Another...

I like the "clamped yardsticks" idea. Another thing I sometime do is lay a double-thickness of masking tape on the leading edge centered on where I want the cut to be. Then I use a straight edge...
10-01-2018, 01:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 227
Posted By RBACONS

What color is the LED after binding and is it...

What color is the LED after binding and is it solid or flashing?
09-30-2018, 02:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 283
Posted By RBACONS

I embed or glue a single edge razor blade (or a...

I embed or glue a single edge razor blade (or a #11 Facto blade) to a piece of balsa the thickness of the overlap I want and then cut the covering with the wood pressed firmly against the leading or...
Forum: Kit Building
09-25-2018, 02:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 144
Posted By RBACONS

More likely the wing saddle is not level. Put...

More likely the wing saddle is not level. Put the fuse upside down, level the horizontal stabilizer, and then put a level on the wing saddle. If its not level, you can built up the low side with...
09-16-2018, 04:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 195
Posted By RBACONS

If you're talking about their on-board glow...

If you're talking about their on-board glow driver, the 2 pins on the back are to connect up a battery (separate from the receiver battery). I think it will handle 1.2V up to 12V. Attached is an...
Forum: Beginners
09-16-2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 257
Posted By RBACONS

Some type of on/off switch with charge jack...

Some type of on/off switch with charge jack between the battery and the receiver and extension wires between the receiver and any servo that needs to be disconnected from the receiver on a regular...
09-04-2018, 06:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 238
Posted By RBACONS

Might be able to help you if you identified the...

Might be able to help you if you identified the specific plans (designer and model) that you have.
08-14-2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 153
Posted By RBACONS

I wouldn't hesitate to use it. Normal CP is 17%...

I wouldn't hesitate to use it. Normal CP is 17% synthetic oil. CP MV-4 is 18% multi-viscosity oil.
08-01-2018, 01:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 185
Posted By RBACONS

A Tech-Aero IBEC will allow you to use 2...

A Tech-Aero IBEC will allow you to use 2 batteries for your receiver and power the ignition module at the same time. Perfectly safe and no interference issues to worry about.
Forum: IMAC
07-31-2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 246
Posted By RBACONS

Actually its Fourmost, not Foremost.

Actually its Fourmost, not Foremost.
07-19-2018, 02:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,653
Posted By RBACONS

Agree with Hydro Junkie. I cut my parts with a...

Agree with Hydro Junkie. I cut my parts with a scroll saw close to the line and finish them off with a 6" Dremel belt/disk sander. Quick and precise.
06-22-2018, 12:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 134
Posted By RBACONS

The most best match will be by taking a piece of...

The most best match will be by taking a piece of the plane to an automotive paint store. They can match the colors exactly in a 2-part paint that will look great, wear like iron, and be fuel proof. ...
05-27-2018, 01:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 478
Posted By RBACONS

Almost anything that is harder than balsa (but...

Almost anything that is harder than balsa (but not too heavy). Spruce would be a good option. Alternatively, you could use a piece of any straight-grained white wood like poplar that you could find...
05-18-2018, 11:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 389
Posted By RBACONS

Doesn't look like there would be any access from...

Doesn't look like there would be any access from the front of a spitfire cowl for a ball driver.

It looks like there are rivets and screws all around the perimeter of the full scale spitfire...
Forum: Beginners
05-13-2018, 11:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 270
Posted By RBACONS

You can do the same thing with just a servo...

You can do the same thing with just a servo alone. Simply remove the toggle and insert a servo in its place. One end of the wire to the toggle gets soldered to an inverted "U"-shaped brass plate...
Forum: Beginners
05-02-2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 627
Posted By RBACONS

Personally, I shy away from inexpensive...

Personally, I shy away from inexpensive batteries. You don't know what brand of cells they use or what quality the soldering and wiring is. If you go with NiMH, look for packs built with Sanyo or...
Forum: Beginners
04-06-2018, 12:57 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,050
Posted By RBACONS

I would use Balsarite for Film (not Balsarite for...

I would use Balsarite for Film (not Balsarite for Fabric). Hairspray is not going to give you the desired result.
04-04-2018, 02:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 513
Posted By RBACONS

Williams Brothers has dummy radial engines from...

Williams Brothers has dummy radial engines from 4.25" did up to over 11". They will be the lightest. Robert's dummy engines will probably be much too heavy for your use.
Forum: Kit Building
04-02-2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 587
Posted By RBACONS

I iron a small piece of the covering I'm using to...

I iron a small piece of the covering I'm using to a piece of balsa and take it to an automotive paint shop. They have optical scanners that can match it exactly. Downside is you need spray...
03-28-2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,675
Posted By RBACONS

Sounds like you used Z-Poxy Epoxy as opposed to...

Sounds like you used Z-Poxy Epoxy as opposed to Z-Poxy Finishing Resin. Finishing Resin is much thinner and typically does not require thinning to spread nicely. It also cures to a harder finish. ...
03-05-2018, 10:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 227
Posted By RBACONS

Depending on the brand of engine, you may be able...

Depending on the brand of engine, you may be able to buy an after market pitts-style muffler that will fit better. Try SlimlineProducts.com, BennettBuilt.com, or JTECRC.com.
03-05-2018, 08:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 534
Posted By RBACONS

At 15 lbs or so, I would definitely opt for the...

At 15 lbs or so, I would definitely opt for the 30CC. 20CC would probably fly it but not have much oomph.
03-04-2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 336
Posted By RBACONS

Sounds like the piece(s) you are looking for are...

Sounds like the piece(s) you are looking for are similar to Great Planes part GPMQ1900. You may be able to use as is or just steal the bracket.
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