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Forum: Beginners
08-02-2009, 12:56 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,314
Posted By Chevalier

RE: Fair price to pay for building an ARF

I've repaired a few airplanes for free, but that's about it. I'd help a new pilot assemble an ARF or build a kit for beer and pizza. Your out of luck if you want to pay me $10 -$15 an hour to...
Forum: Beginners
08-01-2009, 10:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,497
Posted By Chevalier

RE: Best of the Best

Here’s my list:

Engines:
4 strokes: YS (though you are at the point of diminishing returns)
2 strokes: OS by a mile.

Servos: Airtronics for high end servos. The best for...
Forum: Beginners
08-01-2009, 10:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,751
Posted By Chevalier

RE: Sig discontinues the Four Stars?

I could probably keep Sig up and running for a while. Me and my brother bought Cobras and King Cobras on the rumor they would be discontinued. I also still require a 1/5 scale cub, a 110 Rascal...
Forum: Beginners
08-01-2009, 10:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,025
Posted By Chevalier

RE: Four Star maiden set up suggestions for a rookie.

Gary:

Move everything you can (receiver, battery pack, throttle servo ) forward in the fuselage. You should be able to wrap the battery in foam and shove it either under the fuel tank or...
Forum: Beginners
08-01-2009, 10:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,025
Posted By Chevalier

RE: Four Star maiden set up suggestions for a rookie.

Unless you are flying with a metal glove a 4* with recommended throws won't need expo to fly smoothly. I don't get a lot of benefit out of expo, so I normally fly with 10-15% set.
Forum: The Clubhouse
08-01-2009, 10:08 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,838
Posted By Chevalier

RE: All I see is boring planes and boring helicopters

I am 33, young for a model airplane builder. I learned to build from my father, who was an elite scale builder and from a lot personal trail and error. While only having a fraction of pops...
Forum: Beginners
07-31-2009, 07:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,751
Posted By Chevalier

RE: Sig discontinues the Four Stars?

I wouldn't worry about it. Sig and tower have a lovers spat every few years. My guess is it revolves around Tower not wanting to carry the full Sig line up. You can still order direct from...
Forum: Beginners
07-27-2009, 12:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,001
Posted By Chevalier

RE: E-poxy use for firewall

Put some triangle stock on the back of the fire wall ( bottom, sides and maybe top ) This will make sure it won't go anywhere. You can also mix some thirty minute epoxy with micro balloons or...
Forum: Kit Building
07-26-2009, 06:46 PM
Replies: 2,130
Views: 414,123
Posted By Chevalier

RE: Building a Dynaflite Super Decathlon

I didn't think this thread still lived! I was one of the people posting in the very first pages of this thread. Here's a few pictures of the decathlon that I built a few years ago. I built it ...
Forum: Kit Building
07-26-2009, 06:12 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 20,294
Posted By Chevalier

RE: Great Plane's J-3 Piper Cub - 60. Good first kit?

Wow. I didn't know Sig had a 1/5 cub out. I have never been the least bit disappointed with any Sig kits. Their laser cut parts, wood quality and hardware have all been top shelf. Great...
Forum: Beginners
07-24-2009, 11:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,303
Posted By Chevalier

RE: !2 minute epoxy gone, nit, nada.....

I don't know about the hardware store brands, but I find 5 minute epoxy unsuitable for modeling. The thirty minute epoxy is much thinner and allows for better coverage, a bit better penetration...
07-21-2009, 08:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 946
Posted By Chevalier

Mountain Models Quick Flick II

After years of powered models, I am finally getting my first glider. I am hoping this will be my gateway drug into soaring. The QF2 looks like a well designed and fun discus launch. I read the...
Forum: Kit Building
06-23-2006, 11:10 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 64,255
Posted By Chevalier

RE: Sig Astro Hog "Engine recomendations

I flew a Hog for 10 years, it was my only plane I owned while in college. I finished the plane back in 1996 and her is a picture of her in 2005. Neon pink and Neon yellow monokote. I have built...
Forum: Kit Building
06-23-2006, 10:56 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,971
Posted By Chevalier

RE: Mid Star 40 Build Thread

You will love how this plane flies! It's also good to see some Spirit of STL guys on the board. Bring it out tomorrow and fly it after the races. :)
Forum: Kit Building
01-15-2006, 12:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,488
Posted By Chevalier

RE: How many building a Hog Bipe

The peer persure finally got to me and I just started one today. Here is a quick picture of what I managed to get done before the football games came on. The second picture is of my beloved 10 year...
Forum: Kit Building
12-31-2005, 11:12 AM
Replies: 848
Views: 114,193
Posted By Chevalier

RE: Great Planes .40 P51 kit build...

270win Santa was good to you guess it pays to be a good boy all year ;) How did that Rascal go together and what engine are you flying it with? The Rascal is on my short list too one of the main...
Forum: Kit Building
12-30-2005, 10:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,749
Posted By Chevalier

RE: Dynaflite Super Decathlon

Bad Habits? I fly mine with an OS 120 III and have had no problems at all . My plane weighs in about 14lbs with 12 oz of lead in the nose. This is proof that the plan builds very, very tail heavy....
Forum: Beginners
12-28-2005, 11:57 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,239
Posted By Chevalier

RE: So... What did Santa leave under your tree?

1. Sessions 1 and 2 of the Chappelle Show. I watched them all over Christmas weekend and lost and estimated 5 IQ points. ( Test results pending)

2. A gifts certficate to the local hobby...
Forum: Beginners
12-28-2005, 11:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,970
Posted By Chevalier

RE: Tail Dragger landings

You land a tail dragger the same way that you do a trike plane, get a nice slow rate of decent and let her touch down. The main wheels will touch first and the tail wiheel will touch after the...
Forum: Beginners
12-25-2005, 06:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 732
Posted By Chevalier

Magnetic Building Board

I saw pictures of RcKen's magnetic building system, his is like the ones at airfieldmodels.com. I thought the idea was pretty spiffy so I started to look into it and found that the total cost of the...
12-11-2005, 05:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 443
Posted By Chevalier

Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot

I always wanted one of these little planes and since no one makes a kit for them anymore I went ahead and build it from plans. Thanks to the extenstive use of contest balsa it should weigh 3lbs or...
Forum: Beginners
11-12-2005, 10:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,459
Posted By Chevalier

RE: Any bad brands of iron on covering?

Ah, the start of the Ford Vs. Chevy Debate. Here are my findings

1. Monokote is a very thin mylar, the adheisve is the coloring so some colors behave differentily than others. Namely light...
Forum: Beginners
10-30-2005, 10:13 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,201
Posted By Chevalier

RE: CA or Wood Glue?

I don't use a lot of epoxy myself. I have glued firewalls, vertical, horizontal fins and wing halves with Titebond and never had a failure. Is Epoxy stronger than titebond? The thirty minute and...
Forum: Beginners
09-03-2005, 12:25 AM
Replies: 1,211
Views: 100,991
Posted By Chevalier

RE: Another Beginner Build - Sig Somethin' Extra

I actually got back into R/C after being downsized or displaced or laid-off or asked to voluntarily resgin or fired. ( They all have the same result) I can tell you first hand that building is much...
Forum: Beginners
08-20-2005, 10:39 AM
Replies: 774
Views: 59,929
Posted By Chevalier

RE: Four Star 60 Build...The Saga Begins

I would place a small piece of foam in front of the fuel tank, this will reduce some of the vibrations and reduce possible damange to the fuel lines. ( I can't tell for sure if there is one in...
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