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Forum: Sport Flying 02-20-2018, 06:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 658
Posted By thailazer
I am not much of a winter flyer so it will be a...

I am not much of a winter flyer so it will be a while before I get up in the air again. Heck, it was 7 lovely degrees this morning! I love the building and puttering in the winter season so it...
Forum: Sport Flying 02-19-2018, 07:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 237
Posted By thailazer
It is amazing how long these engines last as long...

It is amazing how long these engines last as long as they're taken care of and not put away in a wet environment. I'm getting ready to maiden a plane with a 50 year old Como engine. Ran it a few...
Forum: Sport Flying 02-18-2018, 08:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 237
Posted By thailazer
Welcome back! I took a decade off and it was...

Welcome back! I took a decade off and it was quite a thrill to get a plane back in the air, so I know how you are feeling.
Forum: Questions and Answers 02-17-2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 723
Posted By thailazer
The new receivers with surface mount parts are...

The new receivers with surface mount parts are certainly more rugged, but I hate putting adhesive foam on my receivers. Regarding heat, I my Futaba units use a whole lot less power than the old 72...
Forum: Sport Flying 02-17-2018, 12:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 658
Posted By thailazer
Getting started on a Phoneix Models Tiger 3 ARF....

Getting started on a Phoneix Models Tiger 3 ARF. I put glass and EZ Poxy on the firewall as the wood is quite soft.
Forum: Questions and Answers 02-17-2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 723
Posted By thailazer
After years of trying different mounting schemes,...

After years of trying different mounting schemes, I've settled on using closed cell foam pipe insulation. Cut it longer than the fuselage width and you can wedge it in just about anywhere you have...
Replies: 5
Views: 1,147
Posted By thailazer
I know this an old thread but looking for life...

I know this an old thread but looking for life and reliability experience with the 3114. I used to use the Tower Pro servos as I had good luck with them but the latest ones are not good at all,...
Forum: ARF or RTF 02-08-2018, 06:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,973
Posted By thailazer
Finally got started putting the bigger Tiger...

Finally got started putting the bigger Tiger together. As you can see in the photo, the wing is considerably bigger. Covering on this one has some loose edges and even some exposed wood. Other than...
Forum: Sport Flying 02-04-2018, 10:06 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,835
Posted By thailazer
I've done everything from custom wiring harnesses...

I've done everything from custom wiring harnesses to just taping over the extension connectors. Not sure yet how I will slay this dragon on the current project.
Forum: Kit Building 02-03-2018, 07:54 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 7,575
Posted By thailazer
Nice! The elevator counter balances are a great...

Nice! The elevator counter balances are a great idea as these Tigers are clean and can build up a lot of speed. Anything one can do to avoid flutter is a good idea.
Forum: Golden Age, Vintage & Antique RC 01-28-2018, 01:22 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,373
Posted By thailazer
That does sound quite far aft. Good plan on...

That does sound quite far aft. Good plan on moving stuff forward and I hate adding weight as well
Forum: Golden Age, Vintage & Antique RC 01-28-2018, 12:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,373
Posted By thailazer
Glad to hear it is back on the bench and coming...

Glad to hear it is back on the bench and coming together! Love to see remakes of classics like this. BTW, where was the CG that the folks thought was too aft?
Forum: Sport Flying 01-28-2018, 11:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 658
Posted By thailazer
Ran the engine today. Some more break in and it...

Ran the engine today. Some more break in and it will be time to fly it. Should be a fun flyer with that thick symmetrical wing.
Forum: Classic RC Pattern Flying 01-28-2018, 11:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,782
Posted By thailazer
Ran the engine today and all went well. ...

Ran the engine today and all went well. 1QwkSport2.5r posted a link (Thank You!) on another thread and I am going to copy the text here so that it is preserved in case that website goes away. ...
Forum: Classic RC Pattern Flying 01-26-2018, 07:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,782
Posted By thailazer
In the final button up stage of the Mystique so...

In the final button up stage of the Mystique so might try to run the engine this weekend.
Forum: Seaplanes 01-23-2018, 04:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 599
Posted By thailazer
Looks like fun in the sun. Snow showers...

Looks like fun in the sun. Snow showers predicted here tonight!
Forum: Sport Flying 01-19-2018, 07:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 658
Posted By thailazer
That does look like a practical plane. Hmmmm,...

That does look like a practical plane. Hmmmm, maybe we need to make this thread Photo or Video of the Day as I would like to see (and hear) the canard fly.
Forum: Sport Flying 01-16-2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 658
Posted By thailazer
I have always like the dark blue and yellow as it...

I have always like the dark blue and yellow as it keeps the plane from cloaking on overcast days, and on sunny days, those yellow stripes really show up. Here are a few planes from my archives. The...
Forum: Sport Flying 01-16-2018, 06:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 658
Posted By thailazer
The old Mystique kit came with balsa blocks for...

The old Mystique kit came with balsa blocks for the wing tips, but I built them up instead and decided to hollow out the blocks and use them as engine cheek cowls. Gives the plane a bit of a funky...
Forum: Kit Building 01-15-2018, 05:04 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 7,575
Posted By thailazer
Looks like they changed how they are using shear...

Looks like they changed how they are using shear webbing. The old Tiger kits, along with most other designs, have the shear webs between the spars so that they are under compression, making the...
Forum: Sport Flying 01-15-2018, 07:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 658
Posted By thailazer
That does indeed seem to be true. I have a...

That does indeed seem to be true. I have a couple of scratch projects planned but some of the current ARF offerings offer some incredible savings. I have built and flown several Carl Goldberg...
Forum: The Clubhouse 01-13-2018, 04:48 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,997
Posted By thailazer
Be aware that Tower's coupon codes only apply to...

Be aware that Tower's coupon codes only apply to shippable items. I just tried to order and so many items were on back order that I could not reach the coupon level. Then there is always the annoying...
Forum: Off Topic Forum - Planes/Helis 01-13-2018, 07:18 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 127
Posted By thailazer
Mission Capable UAV Swarms

Thought this was pretty cool. Lot of development money to make this happen.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsKbGc9TUHc
Forum: Sport Flying 01-11-2018, 12:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 658
Posted By thailazer
Got the engine hung and all the control cables...

Got the engine hung and all the control cables and rods in place. The engine cowling is a bolt-on which I have yet to build, and it will have to go around that famous Italian carb which so many rave...
Forum: Sport Flying 01-07-2018, 06:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 658
Posted By thailazer
Nice projects! Yeah, that blue and yellow is...

Nice projects! Yeah, that blue and yellow is familiar! I am putting yellow stripes on my wings as well. Hopefully have the servo tray installed in a few days and the engine hung. The...
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