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Forum: 3D Flying!
05-27-2012, 03:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,155
Posted By aussiesteve

RE: Giant u can do gas conversion ?????

I have seen them flown with these 3 choices and all 3 have worked out fine.
3W 28
ZDZ 40
DLE30 (this is the Minimum power I would put in one)

Other good choices would be
OS GT 33
OS...
Forum: Gas Engines
05-25-2012, 06:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,743
Posted By aussiesteve

RE: Antique??

I am not suggesting for one second that this applies to Ralph but I couldn't resist it :D



An "advanced age" couple book a honeymoon suite in the "Viagra Falls" hotel to celebrate their...
Forum: Gas Engines
05-25-2012, 06:10 PM
Replies: 2,427
Views: 231,930
Posted By aussiesteve

RE: RCAero JC Engines & YDA Engines

No worries Bill
First up, the G23 will be very adequate power for that plane.

The engine you have there is a JC 28 "Evo". B tthe first version of the "Evo". (The 793 carb is what tells me that...
Forum: Gas Engines
05-24-2012, 09:03 PM
Replies: 1,388
Views: 127,688
Posted By aussiesteve

RE: MT70CC TWIN

If you leave the immense amount of QC issues out of the equation, The later MT 57's were one of the best engines ever to come out of China. (as were the MT 70 twins).

As long as you don't run it...
Forum: ARF or RTF
05-24-2012, 08:56 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 10,316
Posted By aussiesteve

RE: Why the near obsession with over powering airplanes?

I have some overpowered planes - and some "underpowered" ones and even some with the recommended power.

Why? - because this is a hobby and because I can :D

I totally agree with you on...
Forum: Gas Engines
05-24-2012, 05:38 PM
Replies: 2,427
Views: 231,930
Posted By aussiesteve

RE: RCAero JC Engines & YDA Engines

Hi Bill
The 20cc and the 26cc sold by Henry were made by RCGF. The 20cc is actually 23cc and the 26cc was available in a few configurations, including a 28cc but stil made by RCGF. Most of those...
Forum: Gas Engines
05-24-2012, 03:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 837
Posted By aussiesteve

RE: DA Question

It is normal.
DA Dealers usually buy in bulk from DA where many engines are sent in one carton (properly wrapped and packed). A common way for them to be sent from the dealer is wrapped in bubble...
Forum: Gas Engines
05-24-2012, 02:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,347
Posted By aussiesteve

RE: Ignition system trouble shooting

Does lightning strike from the sky down, or the ground up?

The answer is both. Cloud-to-ground lightning comes from the sky down, but the part you see comes from the ground up. A typical...
Forum: ARF or RTF
05-24-2012, 02:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 511
Posted By aussiesteve

RE: What's a good comparison ARF to QQ 69

http://www.extremeflightrc.com/html/70extra.html ;)
05-16-2012, 02:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,969
Posted By aussiesteve

RE: Removing Robart hinge points question

Isn't that what CA is for? - when ya drop a hinge in the wing, ya put in a bit of CA after it and shake it around to stick it in the wing so it doesn't rattle around any more. (Just make sure you...
05-11-2012, 04:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,454
Posted By aussiesteve

RE: How much $

Based on the normal retail prices - around $10,000 when a 42%'er went in under power and nose first (It was the last time I trusted that particular brand of 2.4G technology in anything other than a...
Forum: Gas Engines
05-11-2012, 04:19 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,795
Posted By aussiesteve

RE: Your list of hightest quality engines?

My concerns are not limited to just those 116's mentioned above. There are pilots who have had problems with other sizes here too (Some came through me, some were supplied by others).

As...
Forum: Gas Engines
05-11-2012, 04:09 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,795
Posted By aussiesteve

RE: Your list of hightest quality engines?

I haven't been on this forum for a few days and it is interesting to see where this thread has headed in that time.

I will clarify a couple of things in my earlier post.
When I placed a...
Forum: Gas Engines
05-07-2012, 02:21 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,795
Posted By aussiesteve

RE: Your list of hightest quality engines?

This also need to be considered with the oils and fuels used :D

1 - Stihl Ultra HP at 50:1 in Premium Pump Gas
2 - Mobil 1 2T Synthetic at 40:1 in Premium Pump Gas
3 - Redline at 40:1 in...
Forum: Gas Engines
05-07-2012, 02:13 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,795
Posted By aussiesteve

RE: Your list of hightest quality engines?

Based on Experience
It's a shame that 2 of the top 3 are pretty hard to come by now.

=1 - Zenoah.
=1 - Taurus
=1 - North American Made Brison
4 - BME
=5 - 3W
=5 - DA
7 - Nothing
Replies: 7
Views: 958
Posted By aussiesteve

RE: Aileron Servos vibrating

That is the crux of the problem.

I am not sure about this forum but on a couple of other forums there are long threads about exactly this problem.
My recommendation would be to contact HiTec...
Forum: Gas Engines
05-06-2012, 02:25 PM
Replies: 822
Views: 82,759
Posted By aussiesteve

RE: Has anyone tried the new PTE36R ?

That is not necessarily the best practice for any engine.
By running it dry, you are also running it dry of lubricant. By using a starter, you are running it up with no lubricant. That all equates...
Forum: Gas Engines
05-06-2012, 02:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,910
Posted By aussiesteve

RE: Tech-Aero IBEC

You are pretty much right in the fact that it is another electronic device to have problems with.

the ONLY places I use IBECS are in smaller planes (28cc gassers and smaller). In anything...
Forum: Gas Engines
05-05-2012, 01:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,910
Posted By aussiesteve

RE: Tech-Aero IBEC

It is the Only IBEC device I use. I have tried a few other brands and the Tech Aero is the best IMHO. (Some of the others are downright terrible and shouldn't be allowed to be sold due to their...
Forum: Gas Engines
05-05-2012, 01:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,281
Posted By aussiesteve

RE: Looking for new engines

Word of advice on whatever you choose.

If a seller seems desperate to sell you an enigne by either offiering a very cheap price or by flooding the forums with information on their product,...
Forum: Gas Engines
05-04-2012, 03:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,281
Posted By aussiesteve

RE: Looking for new engines

Is the Biela 18/10 mentioned in the original post a 3 blade? If so, it is a similar static load on the engine as a 21/10 2 blade of most other brands.

I run a couple of the Evolution 40's (mine...
Replies: 56
Views: 8,857
Posted By aussiesteve

RE: loosing signal

What is your exact switch on sequence?
Are the Rx lights flashing or steady when switched on and booted up?
Do you rest your Tx flat on the ground once switched on?
What is your exact bind...
Forum: 3D Flying!
05-03-2012, 02:29 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,324
Posted By aussiesteve

RE: 3D Plane for DLE 20?

+1 on that recommendation.
05-03-2012, 02:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,837
Posted By aussiesteve

RE: Who is using SBUS?

When I assembled my 50% Yak, I did a cost comparison. This plane uses 4 x Elevator servos, 6 x Aileron servos, 4 x Rudder servos, 1 x throttle servo, 1 x choke servo, 2 x optokills (twinspark engine)...
05-03-2012, 02:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,837
Posted By aussiesteve

RE: Who is using SBUS?

A couple of times - about the same time the plane "disassembled itself" when boring a hole into the ground under power.




Yes - I can cause a crash with either my hands or my brain farts....
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