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Forum: Beginners
06-30-2013, 07:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 509
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: 509
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: 2,211
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: 2,027
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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Tom</p>
Forum: Beginners
06-16-2013, 01:41 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,027
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: 2,027
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: 873
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: 530
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: 3,524
Views: 198,367
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: 3,524
Views: 198,367
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: 2,178
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: 1,753
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: 1,440
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: 1,679
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
10-02-2012, 06:06 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 24,492
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...
09-06-2012, 04:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,417
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...
08-28-2012, 02:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,712
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: 1,004
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: 1,663
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: 34,408
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: 815
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: 1,178
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: 2,551
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: 787
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: 1,654
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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