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Yesterday, 08:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 488
Posted By r ward

very nice..... you can make a nice landing gear...

very nice..... you can make a nice landing gear for almost nothing if you can do a decent job of bending it. that nice smooth radius in the bend is exactly what you should have. the aluminum is...
Forum: Beginners
Yesterday, 08:31 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,303
Posted By r ward

yes I agree that it is odd that I would have two...

yes I agree that it is odd that I would have two so different in age, that both don't work right. I expected them both to want to torque out of my hand too when I first tried them and was somewhat...
Forum: Beginners
Yesterday, 08:17 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,303
Posted By r ward

both have been stored in a closet in my hobby...

both have been stored in a closet in my hobby room on the main floor of my house, for their entire lives. both have been dry and at room temp when stored. both show no signs of corrosion anywhere,...
Yesterday, 07:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 756
Posted By r ward

isn't there a club list page on the AMA site...

isn't there a club list page on the AMA site ?......I can't think of any other place where someone might find out if there is a local flying club in his area. .....maybe a local chamber of commerce...
11-09-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 801
Posted By r ward

if you're building up ailerons, the best grain...

if you're building up ailerons, the best grain orientation would be from sheets that are as close to plain sawn as possible. the strength of this type of aileron comes from the type of construction,...
Forum: Beginners
11-09-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,303
Posted By r ward

one of the two starters I have (the newer one) ,...

one of the two starters I have (the newer one) , have the plugs for power panel hook up on it. I have tried them with soldered connections at the female end and the other ends connected to the...
Forum: The Clubhouse
11-09-2018, 09:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 569
Posted By r ward

it's usually the "every day " maintenance that...

it's usually the "every day " maintenance that gets left un-manned most often. the special projects and things that bring a change to the club's functionality, usually see plenty of help. ironically...
11-08-2018, 06:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 299
Posted By r ward

i'll agree with that,....quick and easy to make a...

i'll agree with that,....quick and easy to make a decent looking bend or two when you need it on some small piece. if you can get a decent looking bend on 1/8 piano wire, you're doing good !. so...
11-08-2018, 06:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 801
Posted By r ward

i'm also not so sure it's all that important for...

i'm also not so sure it's all that important for the ailerons to be tapered,....shaped as part of the airfoil. I've seen and used 1/8 inch stock for ailerons all the time and never had any...
11-05-2018, 01:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 159
Posted By r ward

yes. I bought two 4amp wet cell cycle batteries...

yes. I bought two 4amp wet cell cycle batteries from Fleet Farm, charged them up and tried them in series and in parallel. as I said, both starters are "Torque Master Deluxe 90" starters. one is...
11-05-2018, 06:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 299
Posted By r ward

awesome,.... I am happy to see that it handled...

awesome,.... I am happy to see that it handled the piano wire well !. ( I was not being a "Doubting Thomas", I just know that 1/8 inch piano wire is tough and it is used quite a lot in our hobby) I...
11-05-2018, 06:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 801
Posted By r ward

to add,....you can get blades even smaller than...

to add,....you can get blades even smaller than 1/4 inch wide as well. there are 1/8 in wide blades available from places like Rockler, Smc and other online suppliers that sell bandsaw blades. ( I...
11-05-2018, 06:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 801
Posted By r ward

personally, as easily made as solid trailing...

personally, as easily made as solid trailing edges/flaps and ailerons are, I prefer to build them up from sheet stock as top and bottom skins with the wing rib between or a small wedge in between for...
Forum: Sport Flying
11-05-2018, 05:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 173
Posted By r ward

I don't see why it wouldn't/couldn't/shouldn't be...

I don't see why it wouldn't/couldn't/shouldn't be done......

given similar shape and dimension,....an airfoil is an airfoil...., and as long as it produces enough lift to get the plane in the...
Forum: Beginners
11-04-2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,303
Posted By r ward

to add..... I read through some of the later...

to add.....
I read through some of the later posts and I find it odd that I would have one brand new starter and one older, (unknown exact age, but I know it was around 10 + years ago starting a...
Forum: Beginners
11-04-2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,303
Posted By r ward

yea, I agree, there should be enough torque there...

yea, I agree, there should be enough torque there to start the motors I have. nothing special or too big about them,....just average 2 strokes. I"m beginning to wonder if my charger is taking a...
Forum: Beginners
11-04-2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,303
Posted By r ward

I ight haveto lokk into that. I have never seen...

I ight haveto lokk into that. I have never seen one in person and there is no place with about 150 miles of me to go and see one. as I said, I have seen the hobbicos work just fine for so many years....
Forum: Beginners
11-04-2018, 07:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 191
Posted By r ward

most clubs have a trainer or two and an open...

most clubs have a trainer or two and an open invitation for anyone to come and try it out. I have never seen , nor heard of a club that doesn't operate this way. and every club, of any genre I was...
11-04-2018, 07:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 616
Posted By r ward

hey Speed, that's enough, now,....back to the...

hey Speed, that's enough, now,....back to the subject matter,....or I'll report you !.
Forum: Gas Engines
11-04-2018, 07:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 269
Posted By r ward

it is basically the same as I use for my glow...

it is basically the same as I use for my glow engines.
my son and I raced go karts for several years, these engines are run on methanol and the typical procedure after race day was to drain the...
11-04-2018, 07:04 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 3,740
Posted By r ward

if you don't realize what I say is...

if you don't realize what I say is accurate,...... what good is proof ?. this isn't rocket science and there are not any hidden mystical secrets involving black magic,.....it's all common knowledge. ...
11-04-2018, 06:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 616
Posted By r ward

hook, sinker and bobber !.

hook, sinker and bobber !.
Forum: Gas Engines
11-03-2018, 03:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 269
Posted By r ward

I've always used Marvel Mystery Oil. pull the...

I've always used Marvel Mystery Oil. pull the plug a good shot in the cylinder and put an old plug back in. a good squirt down the carb throat with the throttle wide open. a few flips, pull the prop...
11-03-2018, 08:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 616
Posted By r ward

ya know, things like the friendliness of forums...

ya know, things like the friendliness of forums have something to do with the hobby's demise as well. when people are new and they come to a forum it doesn't help enthusiasm to see replies that...
11-03-2018, 07:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 159
Posted By r ward

definitely need more than 12 volts with a...

definitely need more than 12 volts with a Hobbico...... I tried two fully charged 4amp 12volt wet cell cycle batteries in parallel and both my Hobbico starters (one brand new, one older) would barely...
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