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Forum: Glow Engines
01-21-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 10,159
Posted By JimInCA

In an attempt to get back to the original...

In an attempt to get back to the original question, there's been a definite resurgence of glow/gas powered planes at my club's flying field. I've always been part of the 'hard core' glow/gas flyers...
Forum: Kit Building
11-12-2013, 03:39 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,684
Posted By JimInCA

My stash of kits now numbers 17. I refer to them...

My stash of kits now numbers 17. I refer to them as my "Retirement Account".
Jim...
11-08-2013, 02:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 803
Posted By JimInCA

Part of the fun of a Kougar is the landing. You...

Part of the fun of a Kougar is the landing. You can bring it in slow or you can bring it in hot. The plane just settles in no matter what speed you bring it in at.
Jim...
11-08-2013, 10:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 803
Posted By JimInCA

It's a Sig Kougar and it looks like it has a OS...

It's a Sig Kougar and it looks like it has a OS FSR engine. If the engine turns and has compression, it's well worth $50, at least to someone like me who loves and has a Kougar with an OS 50 FSR....
09-19-2013, 08:14 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,159
Posted By JimInCA

Not quite true. You can review any product that...

Not quite true. You can review any product that you what to review. The only limitation may be that you need to be careful of registered trademarks (VW v. National Lampoon) and you'll probably need...
Forum: Glow Engines
06-05-2013, 07:17 AM
Replies: 1,532
Views: 131,704
Posted By JimInCA

RE: Testing the new NV (Norvel) .40 size (6.5cc) gasoline glow engine

I have to disagree with you as well. Being someone who flies mostly 40 to 50 sized glow, I'm very interested in this engine. And I have friends who also have expressed an interest in the engine.
...
Forum: Kit Building
05-24-2013, 09:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,653
Posted By JimInCA

RE: Sig King Kobra build

And how did you get enough clearance in the nose for the nose gear and fuel tank?
Jim...

P.S. Nice plane!
05-20-2013, 07:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,490
Posted By JimInCA

RE: Unidentified Yellow Bipe!

Good thing that you found them on hand for I have a feeling that Goldberg isn't producing their small parts any longer. At least they're not listing any small parts on their web site. I also...
05-17-2013, 01:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,490
Posted By JimInCA

RE: Unidentified Yellow Bipe!

Hello Stu,
What I remember is that I used a 90 degree nylon bracket. It had two holes in the longer side for the mounting screws and I needed to drill a 1/16 inch hole in the other half of the...
05-16-2013, 09:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,490
Posted By JimInCA

RE: Unidentified Yellow Bipe!

It's most definitely a Sporty Ace. I build one from plans right after it was published in RCM. I still have the plane and it still flies great. My only recommendation is that it can be a little...
Forum: The Clubhouse
01-06-2012, 07:25 AM
Replies: 1,857
Views: 216,342
Posted By JimInCA

RE: Has RCM folded?

They're generally in the $10 range. I do agree that they are expensive. But I judge price based on number of articles that I want to read before I purchase any magazine. In the American...
Forum: The Clubhouse
01-05-2012, 10:31 AM
Replies: 1,857
Views: 216,342
Posted By JimInCA

RE: Has RCM folded?

It's my opinion that the British publications are far better then the dumb downed American publications. The articles are better and seem to be written for a more intelligent audience as well. Or...
Forum: Glow Engines
08-03-2010, 11:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 700
Posted By JimInCA

RE: Is modification to front bearings needed?

Thanks for your replies. So I guess that there's no right or wrong way to do it. Therefore, the engineer in me wants to test both scenarios :-)
Thanks again...
Jim...
Forum: Glow Engines
08-02-2010, 09:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 700
Posted By JimInCA

Is modification to front bearings needed?

I just purchased a set of bearings for my Magnum 46 from Boca Bearing. In the Engine Bearing Installation Guide supplied by Boca Bearing, it states "Front Bearing: It is recommended that one of the...
09-29-2009, 10:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 924
Posted By JimInCA

RE: GP electrostik on floats ?

The Electrostik flies nicely with the stock setup. But just that, it flies nicely. It's a little underwhelming for my taste. It will probably take off from water with the additional weight from...
09-17-2009, 04:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,466
Posted By JimInCA

RE: Old pictures to share. Can you ID these?

The plane in the second photo is a Carl Goldberg Falcon 56 Mark II.
Jim...
Forum: Seaplanes
11-11-2008, 10:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,060
Posted By JimInCA

RE: New life for the 'ole trainer

flynte,
The Sr Kadet should make a great float plane. I went the other way and converted a Kadet 42 EP to floats and it's a blast to fly.
As for the suggestion to go to foam floats, I took...
Forum: Beginners
08-12-2008, 03:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,433
Posted By JimInCA

RE: LHS lose out on all counts

My wife is from Liverpool NY and we make it a point to stop in at a Wagmans any time that we go back. We both love Wagmans and dream of finding a Supermarket half as nice out here in California. ...
Forum: The Clubhouse
07-23-2008, 11:39 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,745
Posted By JimInCA

RE: smoking in the pitts

Yes, but a sizable portion of the debate is coming FROM the Moderators. I'm not complaining, just stating a fact.
And now on with the show for I for one will enjoy it until the lockdown :D
...
07-18-2008, 05:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,469
Posted By JimInCA

RE: Hobby Stores in San Francisco

San Antonio Hobbies use to be in Mountain View, but they closed a couple of years ago. Rumor had it that the owner had passed away an no one wanted to take over the store.

Sheldon's is still...
Forum: The Clubhouse
07-10-2008, 04:04 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,384
Posted By JimInCA

RE: 3D at your flying field

I'm kind of glad to see this topic come back six years later. It will be interesting to see if there has been any change in attitude towards 3D.

At my field, there seems to have been a drop off...
Forum: Glow Engines
07-08-2008, 05:17 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 10,827
Posted By JimInCA

RE: TOWER INCREASED PRICES, WOOOWWWW

Glow fuel producers better beware of higher prices; it just makes electrics that much more appealing. When it gets to the point where you can get a LiPo for the price of two or three gallons of...
Forum: Kit Building
07-08-2008, 01:01 PM
Replies: 544
Views: 123,071
Posted By JimInCA

RE: Sig Kougar Build

Bill,
My suggestion would be to drill a 1/16 or 3/32 hole down the center of the 1/4x20 nylon bolt to reduce its shear strength.
Good Luck...
Jim...
Forum: Kit Building
07-07-2008, 01:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,164
Posted By JimInCA

RE: Show us your Patiotic cover schemes

Bob,
The Force One is an easy and fun kit to build if you have any kit building experience. And it comes out as one great flying plane. When I build mine, I waited some three years before I had...
Forum: Kit Building
07-07-2008, 10:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,164
Posted By JimInCA

RE: Show us your Patiotic cover schemes

Here's my Force One.
Jim...
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