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Forum: Giant Scale Aircraft - General 10-16-2017, 05:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,335
Posted By Dick T.
CG for almost all giant Lanier kits is center of...

CG for almost all giant Lanier kits is center of the wing tube. Wing tube width is the recommended CG range to start out.. Adjust for preference of flying style.
Forum: AMA Discussions 05-21-2017, 04:15 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,396
Posted By Dick T.
They do mention John Taylor in the video that was...

They do mention John Taylor in the video that was just released. I agree with the OP as that was my first reaction upon reading it.

I also agree this isn't the end of the issue but I did register,...
Replies: 4
Views: 415
Posted By Dick T.
I bought one of these when they first became...

I bought one of these when they first became available. I like to try radios just to see what new innovations are out there. Mine was purchased via Amazon as they were the first to list them close to...
Replies: 8
Views: 1,219
Posted By Dick T.
Mark, sent you a PM about a 14MZH.

Mark, sent you a PM about a 14MZH.
Replies: 8
Views: 1,219
Posted By Dick T.
You might consider Futaba's latest 18SZ system....

You might consider Futaba's latest 18SZ system. Supports FASST, FASSTest, S-FhSS and T-FHSS protocols. Programming similar to the 18MZ at one third the cost.

Mentioned curves are user selectable...
Replies: 8
Views: 1,219
Posted By Dick T.
The Futaba FASSTest (telemetry) protocol is in...

The Futaba FASSTest (telemetry) protocol is in the higher end Futaba systems. Cost more but is proprietary to Futaba (FASST also) with robust error checking of data being transmitter and/or received....
Forum: Thunder Tiger - Raptor 30, 50, 60, 90 02-17-2017, 01:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,721
Posted By Dick T.
Good to know, thanks for the information. It is...

Good to know, thanks for the information. It is very possible they were, or or connected to, the OEM for Thunder Tiger.
Forum: ARF or RTF 01-17-2017, 01:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 353
Posted By Dick T.
Gasoline will mar almost all of today's off the...

Gasoline will mar almost all of today's off the shelf paint if not allowed to cure completely. Lustercote works well but needs a long cure time of several weeks. Most off the shelf enamel needs...
Forum: ARF or RTF 01-16-2017, 07:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 353
Posted By Dick T.
Film covered models can be painted with good...

Film covered models can be painted with good results. It depends on the finished use as to what prep and paint to use. Glow/Gas need a lot more work whereas an electric model needs less.

Either...
Forum: ARF or RTF 12-14-2016, 10:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 388
Posted By Dick T.
Missing that much makes things difficult but not...

Missing that much makes things difficult but not impossible. Almost all hardware is standard Great Planes/Tower but it can get a little costly buying piecemeal. The only specific hardware that may...
Forum: ARF or RTF 12-12-2016, 08:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 388
Posted By Dick T.
Contact Great Planes/Hobbico as they are the...

Contact Great Planes/Hobbico as they are the distributors to hobby shops. They may be able to scare up all or part of the missing items.

It is unusual for that much to be missing but not...
Forum: RC Warbirds and Warplanes 12-01-2016, 08:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 879
Posted By Dick T.
I built and flew 3 or 4 of these back when they...

I built and flew 3 or 4 of these back when they were in production. All flew very well including those with mechanical retracts. Mine were all built according to the plans and instructions and were...
Forum: Thunder Tiger - Raptor 30, 50, 60, 90 11-23-2016, 10:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,721
Posted By Dick T.
It is unfortunate these no longer are in...

It is unfortunate these no longer are in production but the NIB kits do pop up periodically, often at very good prices.

I have been into helicopters since the 70's and have seen the market rise...
Forum: Aeroworks Vendor Forum 11-01-2016, 10:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,518
Posted By Dick T.
The signs of the demise were obvious for the last...

The signs of the demise were obvious for the last year...little or no inventory, special sales that had nothing to pick from, inventory supposedly tied up in west coast dock strike that had ended...
Forum: Thunder Tiger - Raptor 30, 50, 60, 90 10-31-2016, 06:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,721
Posted By Dick T.
Get on Ebay and look up SKYHOBBY2014. it is...

Get on Ebay and look up SKYHOBBY2014. it is Thunder Tiger's online store.

Contact the seller with part numbers you need and they will point to the listings. It is easier than searching through the...
Replies: 4
Views: 502
Posted By Dick T.
Top named radio systems,...

Top named radio systems, Futaba-JR-Hitec-Airtronics, may not have the latest "Wow" factor but they provide quality build and reliability the lesser brands do not. I've been a radio nut since getting...
Replies: 3
Views: 448
Posted By Dick T.
Most 2.4 transmitters are low voltage devices...

Most 2.4 transmitters are low voltage devices today so four alkaline has become the norm except in the higher range systems. When you look at the optional rechargable battery pack and charger prices,...
Replies: 12
Views: 771
Posted By Dick T.
Not sure about Kraft servos but back in those...

Not sure about Kraft servos but back in those days some servos could be centered by removing the output horn screw and inserting a small blade screwdriver into the hole. Those particular ones had a...
Replies: 3
Views: 383
Posted By Dick T.
Most ESC's require Futaba's throttle channel to...

Most ESC's require Futaba's throttle channel to be reversed so it isn't a Hobbico product Futaba-thing.

Try telephoning Hobbico Product Support rather then getting twenty opinions here. If the ESC...
Replies: 9
Views: 733
Posted By Dick T.
At least you were able to find the culprit rather...

At least you were able to find the culprit rather than having a box of components with zero confidence remaining. It is always tough to loose a plane especially one in this size range and investment....
Replies: 14
Views: 744
Posted By Dick T.
I have used several 6014FS for years with...

I have used several 6014FS for years with absolutely no issues. Yes they can be temperature sensitive but have to be pretty hot before failing. At one time the specs were shown by Futaba Service but...
Forum: Giant Scale Aircraft - General 06-12-2016, 05:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 371
Posted By Dick T.
Look him up on the "Members" page. Go to his...

Look him up on the "Members" page. Go to his profile. There will be a link there to send email.

He has responded quickly to my email in the past.
Forum: Giant Scale Aircraft - General 05-26-2016, 08:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,018
Posted By Dick T.
The 120 should be fine, that's what a throttle is...

The 120 should be fine, that's what a throttle is for!

My original GP Ryan had a Magnum 1.08 two stroke. It was ample power but no excess.

Great flying airframe with plenty of wing area.
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Forum: Giant Scale Aircraft - General 05-26-2016, 12:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,018
Posted By Dick T.
The Phoenix Ryan is slightly smaller then the...

The Phoenix Ryan is slightly smaller then the original GP, 70" vs 80" wingspan. The lines are good but the scale rendition of Gosney's ful scale Ryan is so-so.

To make it look more like Gosney's...
Replies: 14
Views: 744
Posted By Dick T.
Have used a few on park flyers and small sport...

Have used a few on park flyers and small sport planes with no issues, however I personally would not use them in higher level models.

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