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11-28-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,242
Posted By jtotten

I have used a variable speed train transformer...

I have used a variable speed train transformer for a long time, and it works well with long or short bows. I generally recruit a fellow club member so we have a person at each end of the panel,...
04-17-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,337
Posted By jtotten

Top Gunn - When I started flying RC in the 60;s,...

Top Gunn - When I started flying RC in the 60;s, our local club field was a hilltop with lots of tall trees around. The club standard was "ON" at the front - the reasoning was that when you strained...
Forum: The Clubhouse
12-31-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,672
Posted By jtotten

A suggestion that has saved me a couple of times....

A suggestion that has saved me a couple of times. Be gentle on the flight controls during maiden, and after a few circuits of the field to get the trims right, Land, then go over plane thoroughly -...
Forum: The Clubhouse
12-02-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 7,534
Views: 340,884
Posted By jtotten

I will turn 75 next march, and for over 50 of...

I will turn 75 next march, and for over 50 of those years I have been active (or semi-active) in RC. My first kit was a Gillow B25 kit my parents got me at age 13. I built up the fuse, never got...
Forum: The Clubhouse
11-11-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,289
Posted By jtotten

Many social websites follow a similar pattern of...

Many social websites follow a similar pattern of growth, overloading(slow service), then user attrition to some relatively active group . Part of the problem s that new groups, with different...
Forum: The Clubhouse
10-10-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,455
Posted By jtotten

In todays fragmented world, you don't have to...

In todays fragmented world, you don't have to appeal only to the adrenalin junkies. Model trains are pretty straight forward - you build a layout, then run some trains around a fixed track -not...
Forum: The Clubhouse
10-09-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,455
Posted By jtotten

A couple of comments - To Scale only 4 me -...

A couple of comments - To Scale only 4 me - people will watch repetitive action with interesting voice over - Cosider the Red Bull Air racing events - 8 programs a year, each 1 1/2 hrs long, with...
Forum: Glow Engines
08-27-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 1,451
Views: 63,643
Posted By jtotten

Got a question about AMA competition engine size...

Got a question about AMA competition engine size limits in the 6o's and 70's. Was talking to some classic pattern guys, and we all agreed that for a long time the displacement limit on US pattern...
Forum: Beginners
08-12-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,344
Posted By jtotten

If you will be joining a club that has a...

If you will be joining a club that has a beginners instruction program, the instructors recommendation is probably your best choice. The will be familiar with the initial setup and any quirks, and...
07-05-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 1,403
Views: 49,514
Posted By jtotten

Here's a interesting example - posted by a TV...

Here's a interesting example - posted by a TV station, obviously FPV control, probably lower than 400 ft most of the time (but I dont know what height the firworks are usually set for). I doubt any...
Forum: Kit Building
07-04-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 1,215
Views: 176,553
Posted By jtotten

There is a thread on the history of the...

There is a thread on the history of the Telemaster somewhere on RCU . I have one of the original 12 foot Telemasters imported from Germany before the rights were sold to Hobby Lobby (now Hobby...
Forum: Beginners
05-03-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 534
Posted By jtotten

For those who have some baked on castor oil,...

For those who have some baked on castor oil, there is a product called "Dawn Power Dissolver" carried by (among others) some Walmarts and some Ace Hardware stores. It does a great job of loosening...
04-14-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 1,403
Views: 49,514
Posted By jtotten

Yesterday's Chicago Tribune oped visited the...

Yesterday's Chicago Tribune oped visited the drone issue with a note mentioning a "cease and desist " order the FAA sent to a Texas company that used a small uas to located a missing toddler. ...
Forum: Glow Engines
04-10-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 1,451
Views: 63,643
Posted By jtotten

In the 70's , I belonged to a club that had a...

In the 70's , I belonged to a club that had a very secluded field with a very great landowner. We were about 1500 feet back from the road. At the beginning of the season , we mixed up a 55 gal...
03-18-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,731
Posted By jtotten

The club I belong to maintains a 20 x 200 runway...

The club I belong to maintains a 20 x 200 runway purchased by members contributions, provides 2 shaded picnic tables, 4 plane prep stands. A new member has access to 2 evenings a week where buddy...
03-15-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 25,457
Posted By jtotten

There is a 32 ounce size that is marketed though...

There is a 32 ounce size that is marketed though institutional channels - some resturaunt , hotel supply , and auto supply stores carry it. Its listed on some amazon related sites, but pricy there .
03-14-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 13,629
Posted By jtotten

Looks like 3 choices - Hang it up in your house...

Looks like 3 choices - Hang it up in your house as a piece of artwork, sell it, or take it to the field and give it a try, knowing its likely to be a handful.
In 50 yrs of building, I have only had...
03-12-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 1,403
Views: 49,514
Posted By jtotten

Below is a link to a stock market investors view...

Below is a link to a stock market investors view of drone potential - It lists a half dozen potential commercial drone uses - most of which involve urban environments.
...
03-11-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 13,629
Posted By jtotten

Before retiring, I use to perform analyses of...

Before retiring, I use to perform analyses of business decisions - Risk is half the equation, Reward is the other half. So the big question is - does the Reward justify the risk and cost. For...
03-10-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 1,403
Views: 49,514
Posted By jtotten

The faa posted their position on feb 26, and just...

The faa posted their position on feb 26, and just revised it on March 7, presumably now reflecting their position after the ruling.


http://www.faa.gov/news/updates/?newsId=76240
Forum: The Clubhouse
03-10-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 11,055
Posted By jtotten

Here is a link to the most recent FAA...

Here is a link to the most recent FAA "clarification". of their position. They issued this a few days before the court decision - evidently trying to back up some of the points of the court case...
Forum: Beginners
03-08-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,466
Posted By jtotten

There are a number of web sites that have plans...

There are a number of web sites that have plans or blogs on planes in your size range. Here is a link to one of them:

http://rcfoamfighters.com/blog/?cat=11
Forum: The Clubhouse
03-07-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 11,055
Posted By jtotten

Latest update - The first round of court...

Latest update - The first round of court decisions appearently went in favor of the pilot, and severely limited the FAA's case for regulation.
...
03-01-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 22,345
Posted By jtotten

Please sign me up. I have a Jack Stafford P-63...

Please sign me up. I have a Jack Stafford P-63 kit that is on my building bucket list. A long time ago I built Tony Bonnetti's semi-scale pattern ship based on the P-39.
Here is a link to some...
Forum: Kit Building
02-19-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 1,215
Views: 176,553
Posted By jtotten

I have been using 2 to 4 lb per cubic foot open...

I have been using 2 to 4 lb per cubic foot open cell urethane foam as a substitute for balsa block for many years now. It is grainless, sands easily, can be worked with a razor plane, and is easy to...
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