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Forum: Beginners Yesterday, 03:59 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By JohnBuckner
For your first trainer, absolutely no. Its...

For your first trainer, absolutely no. Its not even close to an "alright trainer". First look at that wing it is flat, even the full scale DC-3/C-47 required considerable dihedral for...
Forum: Control Lines 02-20-2018, 08:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 66
Posted By JohnBuckner
Jet Jam

Hi, just last weekend I had a wonderful experience over in California. I attended the Coachella Valley RC Clubs Jet Jam. This has been quite a successful turbine event and I brought two...
Forum: The Clubhouse 02-13-2018, 06:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 201
Posted By JohnBuckner
Why do you need a new cylinder head? Is it...

Why do you need a new cylinder head? Is it because of a stripped glow plug boss? If that's the case just send it to Lee Custom engines , Clarence advertises in the back of every Model...
Forum: The Clubhouse 02-12-2018, 04:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 279
Posted By JohnBuckner
Interesting photos can,t tell from the photo but...

Interesting photos can,t tell from the photo but does the casting seem a bit crude? Now I did a little research in my Anderson books that brought a near miss and another possibility. The near...
Forum: Questions and Answers 02-12-2018, 02:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 261
Posted By JohnBuckner
Yup that will get her done with electrics. ...

Yup that will get her done with electrics.

Quite a few years back now I was doing some cross country flights just during the period when fail safe started to become avalible on some radios. ...
Forum: Questions and Answers 02-12-2018, 09:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 261
Posted By JohnBuckner
Yes indeed that would be the long form. However...

Yes indeed that would be the long form. However it not need be so involved if one chooses as I do and includes full idle cut off with all types and with the racers down elevator:

To confirm...
Forum: Questions and Answers 02-12-2018, 04:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 261
Posted By JohnBuckner
Hi Kman, I believe that attempting to setup some...

Hi Kman, I believe that attempting to setup some sort of deliberate slip is virtually impossible. Also I setup fail safe on all my airplanes but do it differently according to what type of airplane, ...
Forum: The Clubhouse 02-11-2018, 01:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 279
Posted By JohnBuckner
I think for a period before WW11 and perhaps...

I think for a period before WW11 and perhaps during that metal props were sometimes used for model engines but after the war they were restricted by AMA rules citing safety considerations.

So...
Forum: Questions and Answers 02-11-2018, 04:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 317
Posted By JohnBuckner
If by that you are referring to "best" for new...

If by that you are referring to "best" for new folks then that for me can be summed up in one word and that is a 'Mentor'. In other words the dreaded instructor word. That should be the most...
Forum: Beginners 02-05-2018, 07:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 373
Posted By JohnBuckner
[QUOTE=jester_s1;12403678]I go the other way for...

[QUOTE=jester_s1;12403678]I go the other way for power. I use a starter mounted battery and self-contained glow plug. I don't like wires to bother with. it's a little bit more charging and a little...
Forum: Beginners 02-04-2018, 05:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 373
Posted By JohnBuckner
Here is my more current glow fuel and gas...

Here is my more current glow fuel and gas containers. The metal cans are hard to get now and the plastic types in the first pics are mostly oil type containers. They are more stable sitting...
Forum: Questions and Answers 02-03-2018, 06:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 361
Posted By JohnBuckner
This is the brand I use: From Sullivan it is...

This is the brand I use: From Sullivan it is branded Super-Dri Sky Smoke. The product number is S760 it works well in my turbines and cleanup is minimal. I was able in just the last few days to take...
Forum: Control Lines 02-03-2018, 05:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 599
Posted By JohnBuckner
Yes indeed grotto I do enjoy the look of sewn...

Yes indeed grotto I do enjoy the look of sewn hinges. In the vernacular of kids these days, a 'Steampunk' look:cool:

John
Forum: Beginners 01-28-2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 373
Posted By JohnBuckner
The Jersey Modeler set uo to me is a far better...

The Jersey Modeler set uo to me is a far better setup. They have a rep for quality systems and yes I have an older 2.5 gal Jersey for some airplanes. I was never a fan of the Fillin Station as these...
Forum: Control Lines 01-24-2018, 06:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 599
Posted By JohnBuckner
I have used every common type of hinge or hinging...

I have used every common type of hinge or hinging method out there and each has its place. I would never suggest one size or method fits all. However sewn hinges have one advantage over all other...
Forum: Questions and Answers 01-21-2018, 12:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 288
Posted By JohnBuckner
Hey thanks for the spelling. To bad its a...

Hey thanks for the spelling. To bad its a great event run buy a good bunch of folks. I missed last year due to medical stuff but attended the year before. Takeing my Turbine Cadet (Senior...
Forum: Questions and Answers 01-21-2018, 07:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 288
Posted By JohnBuckner
Since you know the exact make of model of your...

Since you know the exact make of model of your unit it makes no sense to screw around with industrial suppliers, there are far too many sizes and dimensions as well as materials that you do not know....
Forum: Control Lines 01-15-2018, 04:45 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 7,608
Posted By JohnBuckner
I have an original Stanzel Sky Shark kit and it...

I have an original Stanzel Sky Shark kit and it was set up or the first 'G' Line. It included an adjustable articulated elevator. The pilots end of the single line was attached to an eight...
Forum: Control Lines 01-15-2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 7,608
Posted By JohnBuckner
Having no experience with monoline past or...

Having no experience with monoline past or present, I do have a suspension that is one of the Stanzel Brothers systems. Starting with 'G' line I beleve they had at least four different variations....
Forum: Beginners 01-10-2018, 07:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 395
Posted By JohnBuckner
So what are you going to use for radio equipment...

So what are you going to use for radio equipment or do you have? How about a description of the airplane. Glow gas or electric power? Its configuration: high wing, low wing or perhaps a...
Forum: Aerodynamics 01-04-2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 552
Posted By JohnBuckner
Yes both are fine airplanes. I had the...

Yes both are fine airplanes. I had the opportunity to meet Fred Reese the designer of both a short time before he passed away at one of his clubs night flys on Jean dry lake near Las Vegas. At...
Forum: Aerodynamics 01-04-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 552
Posted By JohnBuckner
If the airplane uses a tractor pylon (engine...

If the airplane uses a tractor pylon (engine facing forward) there will be nose down pitching moment every time power is applied and raising the thrust line higher (for prop clearance ) will make...
Replies: 20
Views: 834
Posted By JohnBuckner
This is the contolline use of the Prisms and how...

This is the contolline use of the Prisms and how I use them. Also a shot of the Aristo Cat with the Orbit Six operating on 2.4:

Sorry I can,t find that second picture.
Replies: 20
Views: 834
Posted By JohnBuckner
Yes, yes of course you can as the fellows have...

Yes, yes of course you can as the fellows have already indicated. The Prism 7X are all post 1991 and most certainly completely compliant with FCC reg. And that is using either the single...
Replies: 12
Views: 368
Posted By JohnBuckner
My single post in this thread was in direct...

My single post in this thread was in direct response to the Calebson and him only in an attempt to help prevent him squandering his money down a potentially very rocky road.

My opinion stands! ...
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