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Forum: Gas Engines 01-22-2018, 02:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 434
Posted By TexasFlash
Growing up the only engine I ever had a factory...

Growing up the only engine I ever had a factory temp gauge on used a connector under the spark plug as that's the hottest spot. But... whether the 300 reference is meant to be taken from the hottest...
Forum: Gas Engines 01-22-2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 434
Posted By TexasFlash
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Forum: Gas Engines 01-02-2018, 06:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 902
Posted By TexasFlash
For those who don't care to remove the...

For those who don't care to remove the engine/carb, a trick is to fill a syringe with gas and pressure up the fuel inlet line from the tank to the carb. A bit of pressure will overcome the popoff...
Forum: Gas Engines 10-03-2017, 06:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 431
Posted By TexasFlash
While other possibilities are more likely, such...

While other possibilities are more likely, such as a missing key or wiring, the effect of a stuck open reed won't be so much noticeable in compression loss, but it WILL make it hard/impossible to...
Forum: Tips & Techniques 04-17-2017, 07:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 877
Posted By TexasFlash
More parts equals more slop and more points of...

More parts equals more slop and more points of potential failure. I would only use them if absolutely needed on a flying surface. For flaps? If weight is critical I could see it being feasible.
Forum: Tips & Techniques 04-17-2017, 07:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 489
Posted By TexasFlash
Other than grinding the ends of the bolts to a...

Other than grinding the ends of the bolts to a smaller diameter (so the holes can stay the same size) and slipping a short section of hose on to keep the metal from contacting the sides of your...
Forum: 3D Flying! 04-17-2017, 06:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,161
Posted By TexasFlash
Larger switches? No, that's not what you wanted...

Larger switches? No, that's not what you wanted to hear. How about mounting a switch in a square of light ply then mounting that behind the existing hole allowing the switch to sit centered in the...
Forum: Tips & Techniques 04-15-2017, 12:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 979
Posted By TexasFlash
Ours is a small club with only 3 or so active...

Ours is a small club with only 3 or so active fliers. One goes overboard to help making me shoo him away which is awkward, but I'm still trying to keep my independence. Help like his will be needed...
Forum: Gas Engines 04-10-2017, 08:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 466
Posted By TexasFlash
The reeds get blamed for a lot, and many times...

The reeds get blamed for a lot, and many times are at fault with overall performance such as poor idle to complete lack of running, but for gas draining from the carb that's nearly always a carb...
Forum: Giant Scale Aircraft - General 04-10-2017, 06:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,016
Posted By TexasFlash
Yep, if someone broke in to steal a TV and then...

Yep, if someone broke in to steal a TV and then stole most of the flight gear, it could be a coincidence. To break in and apparently steal ONLY and ALL flight gear is a nosy neighbor, a nosy neighbor...
Forum: Tips & Techniques 04-10-2017, 06:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 979
Posted By TexasFlash
Hey I really appreciate the replies! A golf cart...

Hey I really appreciate the replies! A golf cart is on my todo list provided I EVER get past the SSDI scrutiny. 3.5 years without income so far... (Anyone with ANY advice on how to get RFCs accepted...
Forum: Giant Scale Aircraft - 3D & Aerobatic 04-09-2017, 09:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 646
Posted By TexasFlash
I have a new to me 50cc 88" version of this...

I have a new to me 50cc 88" version of this plane. It was setup with an Ibec for the ignition set at 5.5v and Savox 1286 (1268?) HVs with a Spektrum 8 channel. I run it on twin 2s 2200 lipos, twin...
Forum: RC Flight Simulator Software 02-26-2017, 11:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 460
Posted By TexasFlash
I've used my g2 controller up to 3 or 3.5. I...

I've used my g2 controller up to 3 or 3.5. I don't know if it'll work later but you'll be told you won't have some features like push button resets and such. If you buy a later version than 3.5 know...
Forum: Gas Engines 02-21-2017, 03:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 467
Posted By TexasFlash
3D would top around 8 pounds. Good verticle sport...

3D would top around 8 pounds. Good verticle sport flying would be around 10 maybe 11 pounds. Above that consider warbirds.
Forum: Tips & Techniques 01-27-2017, 07:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 764
Posted By TexasFlash
Thanks for the info everybody. As for making my...

Thanks for the info everybody. As for making my own?? I suck at creating some things and i drew a blank on this one outside of sliders in split pvc pipe. That, and laziness... Screwing 3 screws into...
Forum: Tips & Techniques 01-25-2017, 10:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 764
Posted By TexasFlash
That's kind of my backup plan. I may figure some...

That's kind of my backup plan. I may figure some rollers into the deal.
Forum: Tips & Techniques 01-25-2017, 08:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 764
Posted By TexasFlash
Thanks for the link! I couldn't find anything...

Thanks for the link! I couldn't find anything with a long reach but I'll keep poking.
Forum: Tips & Techniques 01-25-2017, 06:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 764
Posted By TexasFlash
Where to get slides for center shelf in a trailer

I'm a disabled poor-boy so money is tight. I'll be building a 6x8' box trailer 4' tall and I'd like to put sliders on the shelf that divides it top to bottom with the bottom 2 ft for large planes and...
Forum: ARF or RTF 11-30-2016, 09:27 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 41,419
Posted By TexasFlash
Due to wind, short days, and life in general, I...

Due to wind, short days, and life in general, I simply haven't gotten back to fine tuning mine. I do agree mine was overly sensitive but tolerable in flight and nearly impossible to land with the...
Forum: ARF or RTF 11-23-2016, 11:43 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 41,419
Posted By TexasFlash
Alrighty a quick check came up with zero up/down...

Alrighty a quick check came up with zero up/down thrust. Considering wing and stab alignment along with thrust line I will have to refly it before being too critical on the angle.
Forum: ARF or RTF 11-22-2016, 07:44 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 41,419
Posted By TexasFlash
Time permitting tomorrow I plan to check my...

Time permitting tomorrow I plan to check my thrust angles. What all traits were you having problems with and which of those were cured with the thrust adjustment? Mine finally settled down at 4-4.25"...
Forum: Questions and Answers 11-11-2016, 06:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 652
Posted By TexasFlash
Alrighty... I went to the field with my...

Alrighty... I went to the field with my handy-dandy freq checker and found that interesting. No one else was around nor did I take any planes or gear. My radio is channel 44 just for a refresher. I...
Forum: Questions and Answers 11-10-2016, 02:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 652
Posted By TexasFlash
Well... mucho garcias for that bit of...

Well... mucho garcias for that bit of information! It just so happens we are surrounded by pipelines. Our field gate also happens to have about 5 locks no one can account for. We were required to...
Forum: 3D Flying! 11-07-2016, 04:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 483
Posted By TexasFlash
I'm dabbling with an SF with a Saito 100. I've...

I'm dabbling with an SF with a Saito 100. I've been outta the hobby too long to be comfortable with it but some of its quirks seem to have been carried over from the others. Tons of KE coupling, weak...
Forum: Questions and Answers 11-07-2016, 10:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 652
Posted By TexasFlash
Hey, thanks for the input on the freq checker! I...

Hey, thanks for the input on the freq checker! I just bought one NIB and an antenna so although it has a 15 second cycle time, it's better than tossing a plane in the air to check for hits.

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