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Forum: Glow Engines
12-03-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,913
Posted By Jim Thomerson

I fly Sig fuel exclusively, and have for years.

I fly Sig fuel exclusively, and have for years.
Forum: Control Lines
11-24-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,656
Posted By Jim Thomerson

The flaps add a good bit of lift. The...

The flaps add a good bit of lift. The orientation of the flaps is to give more lift on the inside wing to help the model roll outward a little to keep lines tight. Tip weight in the outboard wing...
Forum: Glow Engines
11-23-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,756
Posted By Jim Thomerson

I'd put it back together, run it a couple of...

I'd put it back together, run it a couple of times, and see if that wouldn't loosen things up.
Forum: Beginners
11-15-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 623
Posted By Jim Thomerson

Get a quart of Shalor Rislone at WalMart or an...

Get a quart of Shalor Rislone at WalMart or an auto supply store. Lifetime supply.
Forum: Beginners
11-14-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 623
Posted By Jim Thomerson

I use Shaler Rislone Oil Treatment as after run...

I use Shaler Rislone Oil Treatment as after run oil for long storage. I store my engines in a plastic shirt box, no bag. I've had engines stored for several years start right up and run fine.
Forum: Control Lines
11-11-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,656
Posted By Jim Thomerson

Testors had a line of trainers, TC3 or something...

Testors had a line of trainers, TC3 or something like that. Three sizes, 049, 19 and 29. These morphed into the Freshman series. The Brodak Flite Streak Trainer is good. I have seen one fly with...
Forum: Control Lines
11-07-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,656
Posted By Jim Thomerson

I think plans and some parts are available for a...

I think plans and some parts are available for a Guillow's #3 which is 35 size. There may be some kind of coroplast airplane out there that I don't know about.
11-01-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,918
Posted By Jim Thomerson

Diesels such as you have generally go pretty well...

Diesels such as you have generally go pretty well on eBay.
Forum: The Clubhouse
10-09-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,263
Posted By Jim Thomerson

I was practicing the control line stunt pattern...

I was practicing the control line stunt pattern one day at Buder Park. A pickup pulled up by the fence and they stopped to watch me fly. After a short period of time, I clearly (mufflers are a good...
Forum: The Clubhouse
10-09-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,263
Posted By Jim Thomerson

Consider the American Jump Rope Association. I...

Consider the American Jump Rope Association. I have seen coverage of their National Championships several times, on ESPN and on the Disney channel. I have also seen coverage of them performing...
Forum: RC Fuels
10-03-2014, 04:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,022
Posted By Jim Thomerson

Good luck on that. I've been flying Sig fuel for...

Good luck on that. I've been flying Sig fuel for many years. I have generally been able to make a trip back to the St. Louis area about once a year and pick up a couple of cases at the hobby shop-s...
10-01-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 840
Posted By Jim Thomerson

An ST G20-15 diesel turns a 9 x 4 12,000 RPM. I...

An ST G20-15 diesel turns a 9 x 4 12,000 RPM. I ran one for a while but decided to go to 8 x 4 which turns 14,000. According to the Aeromodeller review peak HP is at 15,000 RPM. Although the engine...
10-01-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 840
Posted By Jim Thomerson

I've flown the ST G20-15 diesel in a number of...

I've flown the ST G20-15 diesel in a number of Old Time Stunt airplanes. Guillows Trixter profile, Frank Ehling Easy #5, Dmeco Sportwing, A-B All American. I think a Jr Flite Streak would be quick...
09-28-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 941
Posted By Jim Thomerson

I had a Jr Flite Streak with a TD09 which was a...

I had a Jr Flite Streak with a TD09 which was a favorite airplane. I hd to fly it of 57 ft 012 l;ines to get a reasonable lap time. I don't know how the MK 17 compares with the TD 09 for power.
Forum: Control Lines
09-26-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 794
Posted By Jim Thomerson

I'd say balance it at 10% chord to start out...

I'd say balance it at 10% chord to start out with. Maybe a little rudder offset, although rudder offset is much less used these days. Take a look at the AMA rulebook online for illustration as to...
09-17-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,414
Posted By Jim Thomerson

The TD 15 was prone to the cylinder breaking at...

The TD 15 was prone to the cylinder breaking at the exhaust ports and was soon replaced by the "Mark I" 15 which had a thicker liner.
09-17-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,414
Posted By Jim Thomerson

The 1/2A CL speed guys made schnuerle ported...

The 1/2A CL speed guys made schnuerle ported engines out of blank TD 049 Cylinders. The late Gene Hemple showed me some. He also had the piped engine with which at one time he held the 1/2A CL...
Forum: Glow Engines
09-07-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,068
Posted By Jim Thomerson

Yes, do both.

Yes, do both.
09-01-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 11,480
Posted By Jim Thomerson

Given the massive sales of copters with cameras...

Given the massive sales of copters with cameras and, maybe, FPV as well. I would argue that a small percentage have been bought by AMA members.
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Forum: Control Lines
08-17-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 660
Posted By Jim Thomerson

I have built and flown two of the original size...

I have built and flown two of the original size Shark 15s powered with Cox TD 09 glow engine. I was very well pleased with them. I built one from plans, the other from a Walter Umland kit. The CG...
Forum: Control Lines
08-14-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 668
Posted By Jim Thomerson

There pennies should be about right. Remove one...

There pennies should be about right. Remove one if too much.
08-11-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,201
Posted By Jim Thomerson

Now that I think about it, on profile airplanes...

Now that I think about it, on profile airplanes with side mounted G20-15 diesels I have had the tank extending through the fuselage with the uniflow and pickup pretty much in line with the NVA. With...
08-11-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,201
Posted By Jim Thomerson

ST G20-15s will run happier a little...

ST G20-15s will run happier a little overcompressed compared to undercompressed and missing. By overcompressed, I mean some black in the exhaust. My goal was to leave everything alone, and use a...
08-07-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,186
Posted By Jim Thomerson

I had a used PAW 35 pass through my hands. I ran...

I had a used PAW 35 pass through my hands. I ran it on a Taipan 11 x 5, the same prop I use on Fox stunt 35s. It turned it like a Fox stunt 35. It certainly could have been under propped.
07-28-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 559
Posted By Jim Thomerson

I use Rislone oil treatment. It gives green...

I use Rislone oil treatment. It gives green exhaust for the first second or two after starting.

A tangential story. I was flying my Dmeco Sportwing with ST G20-15 in control line Old Time Stunt...
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