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Forum: The Clubhouse
05-23-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 399
Posted By Stew99

I have the Giant Big Stick and originally had an...

I have the Giant Big Stick and originally had an OS 120 4 stroke on it. It took 2 1/2 lbs of lead on the firewall to balance it. It flew well that way but was under powered. I replaced the 120...
04-05-2013, 06:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 570
Posted By Stew99

RE: Cubic inches to wingspan?

Go to the Tower Hobbies website and click on the "airplanes" link. They have them categorized by engine displacement. You can get an idea of what size engine goes with what size plane but it will...
08-14-2012, 06:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 848
Posted By Stew99

RE: Tailwheel installation

If there is sufficient material to hold them, sheet metal screws will work. I have also used 2-56 threaded inserts which can be screwed in from the outside.
06-26-2012, 07:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 477
Posted By Stew99

RE: can the motors be throttled independently

Check this out:

Mixing throttle and rudder with a spectrum 7 series tx
Replies: 5
Views: 723
Posted By Stew99

RE: Ultra Deans Connector problem in RX install

You can't really inspect a solder joint. It can look ok and still be bad. The easiest, safest thing to do is replace the connectors.
Forum: Beginners
02-10-2012, 12:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,099
Posted By Stew99

RE: Fuel Tank/Balance Question

Yes, you want to have everything on the plane in ready-to-fly condition except for fuel. Usually you can move battery pack, etc. around to help get the right balance point. If that is not...
01-20-2012, 02:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 507
Posted By Stew99

RE: Set screw sized for E-Flite Park 180 x-mount

If it's smaller than 2-56 it is probably an M2.0 x .4 or M1.6 x .35. I just went through the same deal on a larger E-Flite motor.
Forum: The Clubhouse
01-09-2012, 03:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,317
Posted By Stew99

RE: Why can't RC flying be more like Bowling?

I think RC is a lot like golf and fishing: you have a lot of expensive equipment that has to be well maintained, you have to plan your outings ahead of time and make sure your equipment in packed...
01-09-2012, 02:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 382
Posted By Stew99

RE: Alpha 4 Charge cables

I still like my Alpha 4 chargers also but I have not found any cables that can be used without modifying. They are fairly easy to make: 2.5 mm power connector, 36 inches of 18 guage wire, and a...
12-06-2011, 08:39 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,870
Posted By Stew99

RE: Psychology of RC flying

A few years ago I was at the field and a guy was there with an electric plane that had a video camera mounted on it. He wanted to try to get some air to air video with another plane. I had an old...
08-30-2011, 07:26 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,609
Posted By Stew99

RE: sanding sealer before covering

You will have a lot less trouble with bubbles and wrinkles if you don't seal the wood underneath the covering. Monokote especially needs to be able to "breathe".
Forum: The Clubhouse
08-24-2011, 10:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,211
Posted By Stew99

RE: The Beast crashed today

It's been a week of bad news on the airshow circuit.
Forum: The Clubhouse
08-24-2011, 10:07 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,352
Posted By Stew99

RE: Hobby King Shipping Is Broken

I made two overseas orders for similar items recently; one took about 10 days the other got tied up in customs and took 8 weeks.
Forum: The Clubhouse
08-15-2011, 02:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,352
Posted By Stew99

RE: Do you still remember your first rc helicopter?which brand?

Mine flew quite well, but I had to make several modifications mainly using tighter springs on the control arms. It crashed when the solder joint on the throttle spring failed pushing the throttle to...
Forum: The Clubhouse
08-15-2011, 06:41 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,352
Posted By Stew99

RE: Do you still remember your first rc helicopter?which brand?

First was Dubro Whirly Bird, second was the Dubro Hughes 300.
07-14-2011, 10:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 968
Posted By Stew99

RE: WING FOLDING NEED IMMEDIATE ASSISTANCE

Here is a Dave Platt design that may give you some ideas:

Wing Fold
04-14-2011, 07:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 810
Posted By Stew99

RE: pluming for a OS 120 surpuss

This site has the manual for the older OS 120 with pump.

http://www.dieselrc.com/download.html
04-01-2011, 07:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 347
Posted By Stew99

RE: Need help with Graupner Extra 300

I believe the Seagull model is the exact same airplane as the Graupner:


http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products/Default.aspx?ProdID=SEA2027
04-01-2011, 07:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 347
Posted By Stew99

RE: Need help with Graupner Extra 300

You might check to see if one of these will fit:

http://www.eurekaaircraft.com/foamwings/wing-e.htm
03-30-2011, 09:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,020
Posted By Stew99

RE: Standardizing battery connectors?

I used those Radio Shack connectors to make some adapter cables for my lipo charger but I don't think I would use them in an airplane. They are even larger than the Tamiya connectors and don't look...
08-28-2009, 12:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,234
Posted By Stew99

RE: Clear Silicon Sealant Wing Saddle Seal

Any auto parts store carries the non corrosive silicone. On cars they have to use it for O2 sensors and such.
08-04-2009, 03:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,000
Posted By Stew99

RE: Ok to Modify a prop??

Here's a thread on simulating the look of vintage laminated props:

how to fake a scale wooden flying prop
03-17-2009, 07:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,180
Posted By Stew99

RE: 2009 Madison County R/C Swap Meet

We are getting a good response. There are still a few tables left. Contact Ernie Duffey for information.
01-21-2009, 01:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,222
Posted By Stew99

RE: removal of decals

Acetone and lacquer thinner won't effect the coverings such as Monokote that have the color embedded in the adhesive layer. They will damage coverings and decals that have the color printed on top...
11-13-2008, 10:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,021
Posted By Stew99

RE: Anyone able to indentify this font?

"Bodoni MT Condensed Bold Italic" is very close to what you have. I can't put an example in here but it is in my MS Word font library so I assume it is a standard font.
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