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Forum: RC Jets
11-09-2019, 09:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 616
Posted By Thud_Driver

I've used those Colder SMC type fittings since...

I've used those Colder SMC type fittings since around 2002 as well. Have had a tang or two break, usually on the ones I use on my fill jug fuel lines. A little bulky for airlines in some...
Forum: RC Jets
11-02-2019, 10:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 420
Posted By Thud_Driver

There's a ton of wires under those boards. Not...

There's a ton of wires under those boards. Not fun if you have to get in there and mess with any of it.

I painted the equipment boards with Krylon. I don't know what jesse2357 used for his.
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Forum: RC Jets
11-01-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 420
Posted By Thud_Driver

Yeah, Mike likes lots of gadgets in his jets and...

Yeah, Mike likes lots of gadgets in his jets and wants it to look nice too.
Forum: RC Jets
10-31-2019, 08:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 420
Posted By Thud_Driver

You should have received plywood plates like...

You should have received plywood plates like these in the photo to do the Cg check.
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Forum: RC Jets
10-31-2019, 08:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 420
Posted By Thud_Driver

Just to be clear, I have not flown this jet. I've...

Just to be clear, I have not flown this jet. I've done the install and setup on 2 Sparrows for Mike Lin at GJC, one with an Acex 140 and the other with a P-180RX. He's been very positive about the...
Forum: RC Jets
10-31-2019, 05:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 420
Posted By Thud_Driver

Global Jet Club sells this jet now. Here are the...

Global Jet Club sells this jet now. Here are the recommended numbers:

There should have been 2 wooden plates included to slip over the spar between the fuse and wing to hang the jet to balance.
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Forum: RC Jets
09-29-2019, 12:41 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 10,641
Posted By Thud_Driver

Not my video, just a data point. Xicoy has...

Not my video, just a data point. Xicoy has something too but a little more expensive and I don't know about JP brake compatibility.
Forum: RC Jets
09-29-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 10,641
Posted By Thud_Driver

This works on my foamy Mirage with JP brakes: ...

This works on my foamy Mirage with JP brakes:

https://www.rc-castle.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=7910 (https://www.rc-castle.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=7910)...
08-10-2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,461
Posted By Thud_Driver

"sit at idle for 90 seconds, then it would...

"sit at idle for 90 seconds, then it would accelerate." That actually sounds more like a Learn Low problem usually caused by the pump not producing a stable idle rpm for the ECU to pass control to...
07-21-2019, 11:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,066
Posted By Thud_Driver

Before you send it in, you might as well do the...

Before you send it in, you might as well do the same glow plug test using the Glow Plug Power test in the Test Functions menu. Page 39 in the manual I have. Same thing, plug out, cap attached, plug...
Replies: 2
Views: 570
Posted By Thud_Driver

https://www.serpentamerica.com/shop/home.php?cat=5...

https://www.serpentamerica.com/shop/home.php?cat=58

https://www.amainhobbies.com/search?s=sanwa+receiver
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Views: 807
Posted By Thud_Driver

You need to get the model template correct so the...

You need to get the model template correct so the elevator channels are mated properly.

Under System, go to Type, under Tail set your model for 2 x EL. Note this will completely reset all your...
Forum: RC Jets
02-25-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 487
Views: 32,231
Posted By Thud_Driver

The two traditional F-105 films are "There is a...

The two traditional F-105 films are "There is a Way" and "A 25 Hour Day". Both from around 1966-67 or so.
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Views: 705
Posted By Thud_Driver

I have three of the Orange 8ch DMSS receivers...

I have three of the Orange 8ch DMSS receivers that I use with my XG-14, mostly, or my 28X. I use them in my electrics, prop, EDF and electric twin. You can get 5 or more of them for what a real JR...
Forum: RC Jets
10-25-2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 977
Posted By Thud_Driver

I prefer linear thrust and can usually tell...

I prefer linear thrust and can usually tell pretty quickly if I'm flying something without a throttle curve. I also use the same curve for my EDF jets as they have the same power characteristics....
Forum: RC Jets
10-13-2018, 09:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 349
Posted By Thud_Driver

JP, If you didn't go to Rabbit this morning...

JP,

If you didn't go to Rabbit this morning (Saturday), you probably will want to pass. Rain has been moving across the area since last night and continuing today. The rain band is rotating...
10-13-2018, 09:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 236
Posted By Thud_Driver

The battery lead has a JST XA series connector: ...

The battery lead has a JST XA series connector:

https://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/jst-sales-america-inc/XAP-02V-1/455-1903-ND/923774...
Forum: RC Jets
10-09-2018, 07:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 349
Posted By Thud_Driver

I haven't been out there for 2 weeks - BITW this...

I haven't been out there for 2 weeks - BITW this past weekend and big wind at the end of Sept. Hasn't rained so should still be in really good shape. Just watch the wind forecast.
Forum: RC Jets
06-03-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 421
Posted By Thud_Driver

This is a 10 year old thread but it's probably...

This is a 10 year old thread but it's probably your best shot at getting the information you want from somebody:
...
Forum: RC Jets
05-31-2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 306
Posted By Thud_Driver

I don't know anything about Pacific's tubes. ...

I don't know anything about Pacific's tubes. I've seen the injectors used at the end of the exhaust tube with success. Quality of smoke usually depends on how well the fluid gets atomized. Seen a...
Forum: RC Jets
05-31-2018, 11:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 306
Posted By Thud_Driver

It's not really about the tubing, it holds up to...

It's not really about the tubing, it holds up to the heat fine. It's the nozzle that makes the difference. If you look closely at the newer tubes on the market, they have welded on a stainless plate...
Forum: RC Jets
05-31-2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 306
Posted By Thud_Driver

You could try any of these. I used 8988K25 in the...

You could try any of these. I used 8988K25 in the past. These part numbers will get you to a catalog page where you can pick whatever you want.

0.12" 0.007" 0.106" 112,000 psi @ 72 F Hard 5560K23...
Forum: RC Jets
05-07-2018, 08:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,952
Posted By Thud_Driver

Rabbit dry lake is in very good shape. Temps on...

Rabbit dry lake is in very good shape. Temps on the lakebed are going to be hot. Check the wind forecast since it's supposed to be pretty breezy later this week.

Mornings are best if you can do...
Forum: RC Jets
04-10-2018, 04:47 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 68,341
Posted By Thud_Driver

MaxxPacks.com makes an aftermarket pack for...

MaxxPacks.com makes an aftermarket pack for around $30-$35. Hard to find on their web page. Probably should call or e-mail.
Forum: RC Jets
03-01-2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,671
Posted By Thud_Driver

https://www.sr-71.org/blackbird/losses.php ...

https://www.sr-71.org/blackbird/losses.php

3rd entry: A-12 s/n 60-6929 article 126
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