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Posted By wjvail

The radios being sold by FutabaUSA are new...

The radios being sold by FutabaUSA are new radios.

As for why radios direct from FutabaUSA are less than those on Tower's site is open to speculation. I would suggest this... Last year Hobbico...
04-12-2019, 05:33 PM
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Posted By wjvail

Well, you're in the Diesel section so a suppose...

Well, you're in the Diesel section so a suppose you're looking to fuel a model diesel engine. If so, model Diesel engines are typically pretty small, and because they are quite fuel efficient, they...
Forum: Glow Engines
04-16-2017, 06:02 AM
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Posted By wjvail

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/attachment.php?att...

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=2210049http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=2210050http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=221005...
07-05-2016, 10:54 PM
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Posted By wjvail

I have both a K&S wire bender and coiler. Both...

I have both a K&S wire bender and coiler. Both work well. I have made coil gear with piano wire up to 3/16". Like many tools, it works well but does take some skill to use well. It takes some...
Forum: Beginners
02-06-2016, 05:45 AM
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Posted By wjvail

I wish I could say it wasn't so scary in real...

I wish I could say it wasn't so scary in real time - but that wouldn't be the case. It really was something to see. The guy wanted 20 bucks for risking his life.

Being a good American, I...
Forum: Beginners
02-06-2016, 05:27 AM
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Posted By wjvail

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/attachment.php?att...

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=2145545http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=2145546http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=214554...
10-10-2015, 04:58 PM
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Posted By wjvail

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkCVRpx_qyQ ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkCVRpx_qyQ

This is my simi-long and simi-boring video of fuel mixing and PAW running. Seems on point.

Running a PAW it really pretty straight forward. ...
08-21-2015, 10:00 AM
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Posted By wjvail

Understood. Those are minimum altitudes. I used...

Understood. Those are minimum altitudes. I used the hip pocket rule: Altitude x 3 should be your range from the airport. So 5,000 feet x 3 would be 15 miles. As you pointed out you might be vectored...
08-21-2015, 07:07 AM
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Posted By wjvail

Wait. What? The entire article is about some guy...

Wait. What? The entire article is about some guy that saw a drone 15 miles from the airport. As a commercial airline pilot have no desire to hit a drone. On the other hand I realize that seeing a...
05-28-2015, 03:15 AM
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Posted By wjvail

What do you mean by rod knock? PAW's are really...

What do you mean by rod knock? PAW's are really stout engines built from the drawing boards as a diesels. It would take some abuse to hurt one. I suppose anything is possible though.

Bill
05-27-2015, 03:46 PM
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Posted By wjvail

Thanks guys. I enjoyed that day with the...

Thanks guys.

I enjoyed that day with the PAW and have good memories of running not just that engine but others too. I don't run diesels as often as some and I'm sure there are experts here that...
05-26-2015, 09:38 AM
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Posted By wjvail

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkCVRpx_qyQ ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkCVRpx_qyQ

Here is my video on running a PAW engine. Skip to 17:00 if you just want to see it go. This vid is of a .40 but I assume the .60 runs similarly.
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Forum: Kit Building
05-23-2015, 11:43 PM
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Posted By wjvail

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/attachment.php?att...

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=2098147 http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=2098148 ...
Forum: The Clubhouse
12-06-2014, 04:46 PM
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Posted By wjvail

What a wonderful thread. One of the most civil...

What a wonderful thread. One of the most civil discussions I've seen on the internet for a long time.

I'm 54 (young by the sounds of it:p) but started with plastics when I was three and started...
Forum: RC Jets
11-20-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,217
Posted By wjvail

Thant's funny! Maybe it's that it's a modern...

Thant's funny!

Maybe it's that it's a modern airplane and advertising cigarettes has been banded for decades.?.?

Bill
Forum: RC Jets
11-20-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,217
Posted By wjvail

Let me try... It says Ferrari, Marlboro, and is...

Let me try... It says Ferrari, Marlboro, and is painted like an F1 car but it has wings and is not a car at all. Ferrari builds and races cars but this is an airplane! Is that it?
09-10-2014, 04:35 PM
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Posted By wjvail

I'm pretty certain it's a red flat thing. I...

I'm pretty certain it's a red flat thing.

I dare you tell me I'm wrong. :p

Kidding aside... If it's working - fly it!
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Posted By wjvail

RC Screen Protectors

Hello Folks,

This is a pretty blatant advertisement but I wanted to let everyone know we are back and selling Screen Protectors. For those that may not know, we took some time off. In the time we...
05-29-2014, 12:20 AM
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Views: 5,004
Posted By wjvail

Thanks Jack. I saw where there was reference to...

Thanks Jack. I saw where there was reference to the OS earlier. Before this thread I was unaware any had ever been made. Out of curiosity, do you remember how OS kept the contra-piston from...
05-28-2014, 06:13 AM
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Views: 5,004
Posted By wjvail

Err... Commenting on the topic of this post -...

Err... Commenting on the topic of this post - baffle piston diesels - it seems to me that a question to asked and answered would be how to key the sub-piston to the cylinder. If you built a diesel...
Forum: Glow Engines
05-16-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,036
Posted By wjvail

Mine is a GSX-R 1000. It is a 6 speed gearbox...

Mine is a GSX-R 1000. It is a 6 speed gearbox but does 96 mph in first gear. At about 450# and about 180 crank horsepower, it pulls like a Kenworth in 6fth. I passed cars yesterday on two lane roads...
Forum: Glow Engines
05-16-2014, 12:49 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,036
Posted By wjvail

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/attachment.php?att...

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=1995684
I went for a ride today. First time in a while I've had the GSX-R out. Every time I ride that bike I'm reminded what a joy it is....
Forum: Glow Engines
05-14-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,036
Posted By wjvail

I really must be reading this wrong. I do take...

I really must be reading this wrong. I do take offence. I must be reading the tone of your post wrong.

I clearly told him to change the bearings.

What I'm I missing? Why are you speaking to...
Forum: Glow Engines
05-13-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,036
Posted By wjvail

Wait. What? Is that addressed to me? I didn't...

Wait. What? Is that addressed to me? I didn't ask a question. I thought I was answering one.
Forum: Glow Engines
05-13-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,036
Posted By wjvail

100% of the above is correct. I've run...

100% of the above is correct.

I've run engines that were so loud and rattly that people not that familiar with engines some distance away would ask, "is it supposed to sound like that." While I...
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