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Forum: The Clubhouse
01-29-2009, 03:28 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 19,840
Posted By Volfy

RE: RC Report Website?

Gordon himself said it best in his March fairwell editorial: RCR failed first and foremost because of his bad management. I've always wondered why Gordon steadfastly refuse to go "glossy". I...
12-08-2006, 01:34 AM
Replies: 492
Views: 62,789
Posted By Volfy

RE: Lathe for conversions

Captin, thanks for the note. I do try to be very careful moving them around. I'll remember to pull more than push. The big mill is bolted to the stand and to the wooden base. The others will soon...
12-07-2006, 08:18 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 62,789
Posted By Volfy

RE: Lathe for conversions

Grizzly catalog sure has some nice stuff. WholesaleTools also has a good size catalog. Plus they have a local store here in Houston, so I tend to check there first.

Well, I finally got my...
12-07-2006, 06:02 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 62,789
Posted By Volfy

RE: Lathe for conversions

Mr Mugen, very nice machines! Jet is the Cadillac of imports... or should I say Lexus of imports.:) They used to be all made in Taiwan, and may still be. They, like many Taiwanese manufacturers,...
12-07-2006, 01:06 AM
Replies: 492
Views: 62,789
Posted By Volfy

RE: Lathe for conversions

I see what you mean. Yes, disengaging the intermediate gear will work just fine. That's what I have in mind too, except I would like to have a third postion to engage a secondary gear which...
12-06-2006, 07:23 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 62,789
Posted By Volfy

RE: Lathe for conversions

To drive the feedscrew with a separate motor, you would have to somehow synchronize its speed against the main spindle motor. Otherwise, it is impossible to cut threads accurately. You will also...
12-04-2006, 11:14 AM
Replies: 492
Views: 62,789
Posted By Volfy

RE: Lathe for conversions

My cars don't even ge a chance to leak oil in my garage - they are all parked outside! Right now, my 3-car garage is full of tools and home improvement supplies, wife can't even park her minivan in...
12-04-2006, 12:10 AM
Replies: 492
Views: 62,789
Posted By Volfy

RE: Lathe for conversions

Tim, resisting upgrading and hording tools is sage advice, but we all know it's futile. When I started with this metal working thing, my first mill was a HF mini mill (Sieg X2). I ended up...
12-03-2006, 11:57 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 62,789
Posted By Volfy

RE: Lathe for conversions

You probably won't find much scrap copper in boneyards. Apparently copper prices is going through the roof - for as much as $4 a pound. I just saw a news report here locally aboutcopper theft here...
12-03-2006, 01:18 AM
Replies: 492
Views: 62,789
Posted By Volfy

RE: Lathe for conversions

Captin, I believe that is the intermediate gear that reverses the feedscrew direction (relative to the spindle). I explained about it in post #111. All the other change gears, metric or English,...
12-01-2006, 03:57 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 62,789
Posted By Volfy

RE: Lathe for conversions

Tim, that is exactly why I went with the VFD from the get go. My good machinist friend told me it is way overkill for a small lathe like this, but I figure the variable speed is actually a great...
11-30-2006, 04:43 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 62,789
Posted By Volfy

RE: Lathe for conversions

Tim, yes, running the motor in either direction is easy with the VFD. The stock 8x also has a switch that does this. What I was talking about was running the feedscrew in opposite direction...
11-30-2006, 03:10 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 62,789
Posted By Volfy

RE: Lathe for conversions

I haven't come across a forum that deals specifically with machining RC conversion engines, but this one comes the closest:

http://www.cnczone.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=44

I've gotten...
11-28-2006, 04:00 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 13,100
Posted By Volfy

RE: Ryobi 31cc engine setup

I use the Aerotrend "Easy Flex" gas/diesel tubing. It's light blue transparent. Dick Bennett sells it. Tower used to sell it too, but apparently not any more. It is advertised as non age...
11-28-2006, 02:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,811
Posted By Volfy

RE: complete 2 ring Ryobi kit $69.99

Hey!!! That's my Ryobi 31cc.:D

That was a single-ring Ryobi (older version) - my very first conversion engine! In that pic, I've got it set up on glow fuel (90/5/5 methanol/castor/nitro). ...
11-28-2006, 01:21 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 62,789
Posted By Volfy

RE: Lathe for conversions

Back gear belt drive, power cross feed, cam lock spindle, and a nice quick change gearbox are the main features I am looking for in my next lathe. I'm not fond of gear heads for the reasons...
11-28-2006, 11:37 AM
Replies: 492
Views: 62,789
Posted By Volfy

RE: Lathe for conversions

What do you guys think of this Jet belt-drive 13x40? I've been looking around for a bigger lathe and this is about the only belt-drive I could find in this size.

Don, I don't think Jet makes...
11-27-2006, 11:50 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 62,789
Posted By Volfy

RE: Lathe for conversions

I have the Lathemaster QCTP on my LM 8x14. I like the direct bolt on and no mods necessary.
11-27-2006, 11:21 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 11,064
Posted By Volfy

RE: World Models 28% 330L--Anyone Flying?

Two good reasons not to use the long prop flange:

1. Fuji wants too much money for it
2. The Fuji 64, like any big thumper, does shake quite a bit. The long unsupported prop shaft, as RCpilet...
Forum: Gas Engines
11-23-2006, 01:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,455
Posted By Volfy

RE: Zenoah G-45 vs. Fuji BT-43

captin, yes the 86cc is a boxer twin and quite a bit smoother than both the Fuji 64 and G62. I'm not a big fan of big thumpers much larger than 60cc. Once I get some work done on it, I will post in...
Forum: Gas Engines
11-22-2006, 02:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,455
Posted By Volfy

RE: Zenoah G-45 vs. Fuji BT-43

Oh, regarding Fuji parts prices... if you actually are a Fuji engine owner, instead of fixing it yourself, trying sending your engine to Hobbico Services. I've sent in a Fuji 64 with a bent shaft,...
Forum: Gas Engines
11-22-2006, 02:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,455
Posted By Volfy

RE: Zenoah G-45 vs. Fuji BT-43

Boy... I really wish people wouldn't go on a tyraid without actually answering the original poster question.

Here are the specs:

G45 - 4.9 lbs with muffler, magneto ignition

BT43EI -...
11-21-2006, 03:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,897
Posted By Volfy

RE: Who wants a 50cc Super Decathlon?

G-62 might be on the large end of engine choices for a true 1/4 scale, which is 96" wingspan. 28% or 30% would work out better.

My concern for WildhareRC going with a 1/4 scale is that there is...
11-21-2006, 10:57 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,897
Posted By Volfy

RE: Who wants a 50cc Super Decathlon?

I too love Super Decathlon. I bought a Sportsman Aviation 86" Super Decathlon as soon as it came out, and I bought another one NIB for parts when they were on clearance. The Homelite 30cc on CH...
11-17-2006, 06:46 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 62,789
Posted By Volfy

RE: Lathe for conversions

Tim, the 1-1/2" laminated hardwood top came with the workbench, which I bought here. I replaced the threaded casters with adjustable machine mounts.

When I get around to furnishing my workshop,...
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