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Forum: RC Humor
12-23-2016, 04:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,011
Posted By bbbair

long ago I was at a display and a fellow came...

long ago I was at a display and a fellow came over asking LOTS of questions - he was mid 50s and VERY Excited - his wife was there too and was thoroughly disgusted with these TOYS...

Eventually he...
12-23-2016, 12:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,400
Posted By bbbair

Adapt and overcome! (a lot of research helps too...

Adapt and overcome! (a lot of research helps too ;) )

Keep it simple and go for a simple and proven design that is readily available and flexible.

I am thinking about a Giant TWIN Stick......
Forum: Sport Flying
07-28-2016, 01:21 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,907
Posted By bbbair

I have several old 'BEATERS' and I love every one...

I have several old 'BEATERS' and I love every one of them! ;)

They average over twenty years of flying and they are all great fliers and classics that are out of production!

The first is a 40...
05-17-2016, 06:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,513
Posted By bbbair

A buddy of mine swears by using some 'Unwanted'...

A buddy of mine swears by using some 'Unwanted' monocote to remove 'UNWANTED' Monocote... :confused:

Basically what you do is apply some Old covering from you left-over pile to the plane - allow...
05-16-2016, 12:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,646
Posted By bbbair

What are you planning to mount the canopy on? ...

What are you planning to mount the canopy on?
How big is the plane?

There are lots of options - you pick one depending on the model.

Some items that can be used include a Plastic Coke bottle...
05-16-2016, 12:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,919
Posted By bbbair

It looks like a Midwest Extra 300 to me - a few...

It looks like a Midwest Extra 300 to me - a few more photos of the engine compartment and the interior might help to confirm...
Forum: Kit Building
10-31-2015, 04:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,153
Posted By bbbair

There seems to be a great shortage of information...

There seems to be a great shortage of information on the power needed for the T 34 mentor... I do NOT know why.

However; a good replacement for a 120 four stroke engine is the DLE 20cc Gas engine...
Forum: RC Humor
11-07-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,681
Posted By bbbair

There are Two Theories on how to deal with women....

There are Two Theories on how to deal with women.

Neither works.
10-07-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 498
Posted By bbbair

I Agree with the Jester - it sounds to me as if...

I Agree with the Jester - it sounds to me as if you are pulling back on the elevator before you have enough speed for flight and the result is a 'Stall'.

Keep the plane on the ground until you...
Forum: Gas Engines
10-07-2014, 03:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,557
Posted By bbbair

WOW! That's GREAT! I'm happy to see that there...

WOW! That's GREAT!
I'm happy to see that there are still good things to say about the Syssa name.

As I said earlier - the service is 'Spotty', personally I sent them several emails that were...
Forum: Gas Engines
10-02-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,557
Posted By bbbair

Gee this is going from bad to worse... I was just...

Gee this is going from bad to worse... I was just talking to a guy that told me how 'Poorly' the Syssa engine worked and that the DLE35 was head and shoulders above the Syssa...And I am sitting here...
Forum: Gas Engines
09-19-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 525
Posted By bbbair

Filters are clean, The plugs have been cleaned...

Filters are clean, The plugs have been cleaned and the gap checked (no problems), the ignition modules have been flawless all year and the batteries are 2300 ma and fully charged before each day of...
Forum: Gas Engines
09-12-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 525
Posted By bbbair

DA50R Running Rough

Ok; I have two DA 50Rs that start right up and run great on idle. They top out at 6500 RPM on the ground swinging a 22 x 8 prop, but in flight when I start to go to full throttle they 'cough' a bit...
07-12-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,274
Posted By bbbair

The RE-MAIDEN was successful! ...

The RE-MAIDEN was successful!
http://www.rccanada.ca/rccforum/images/orrc-smilies/smile.gif http://www.rccanada.ca/rccforum/images/smilies/thumbsup.gif

It did need a bit of trimming... but that...
07-11-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 453
Posted By bbbair

Have you thought about building your OWN Cowl? ...

Have you thought about building your OWN Cowl?

Have a look at this site, the fellow has a great idea on making cowls out of plastic bottles. A bit of work - but you can do it.
...
07-09-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,274
Posted By bbbair

A few...

A few...
07-09-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,274
Posted By bbbair

Thumbs up You have to PAY ATTENTION!

The pride of my fleet is a 50cc Midwest Extra 300, Saturday I had been putting it through its paces and after four flights it was time to go home.

As I was taking the Wing Tube out a piece of...
07-03-2014, 04:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 515
Posted By bbbair

Soot? No it is carbon mixed with oil. Not...

Soot? No it is carbon mixed with oil.

Not enough oil. You mentioned that you are running a 40:1 oil mix - it should be 30:1
See the Tech details here;
...
05-23-2014, 03:34 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,598
Posted By bbbair

I think that EVERYONE is right - it is just a...

I think that EVERYONE is right - it is just a matter of personal opinion and taste.

That being said - I use a manual choke on start up in the morning. After the first two minutes I do not use the...
05-01-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,647
Posted By bbbair

KBob is correct. Nylon gears are great for...

KBob is correct.
Nylon gears are great for small planes that don't have a lot of stress but on larger AC they will let you down.

The nylon gears main claim to fame is low Weight & Price - once...
Forum: Gas Engines
04-25-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 645
Posted By bbbair

I have to agree with the guys above. Buy a carb...

I have to agree with the guys above. Buy a carb kit and replace the gaskets etc.
Run some fresh gas through it, assume that the engine WAS NOT broken in and run the oil mix at 32:1 for the season.
...
Forum: RC Humor
04-17-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 27,222
Posted By bbbair

If it takes Full Power to Taxi - your Landing...

If it takes Full Power to Taxi - your Landing Gear is Up.
04-16-2014, 03:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,589
Posted By bbbair

Hey Matt; Let's agree to disagree. IMO,...

Hey Matt;

Let's agree to disagree.
IMO, If you have a good Intake opening and the Exhaust opening is three times the size of the Intake... you will have plenty of cooling.

However; If you...
04-15-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,589
Posted By bbbair

There are several threads on the subject already...

There are several threads on the subject already - just do a search and you will have lots of reading material...

However - if you are trying to cool a DA50 - I think that you may be wasting your...
Forum: Sport Flying
04-15-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,143
Posted By bbbair

After you 'BUY' your first BIG model - the costs...

After you 'BUY' your first BIG model - the costs are minimal and the benefits are enormous.

Let's do a comparison;
-Gas is cheaper than Nitro.
-Gas is cheaper than BIG Batteries and the...
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