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09-17-2019, 08:34 AM
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Posted By jester_s1

Taking care of ourselves is what let WWII get so...

Taking care of ourselves is what let WWII get so bad. Had the US of today existed back then, Hitler's reign would be little more than a chapter in some old German history book, unremarkable and...
09-15-2019, 11:56 AM
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Posted By jester_s1

Program cards are generally proprietary. That...

Program cards are generally proprietary. That said, you can use the beep sequence to program your ESC. It just takes a little longer.
09-14-2019, 06:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By jester_s1

I'd go with it being a bad receiver or faulty...

I'd go with it being a bad receiver or faulty transmitter. Lemon stuff does work, but there is no quality control. You are the final inspector, so to speak. It really should be done with every...
Forum: Beginners
09-13-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 251
Posted By jester_s1

Start with a proven design and learn how to fly...

Start with a proven design and learn how to fly first. Then you can get into designing if you want to. Flite Test is a good place to start for some easy to build and cheap models. They aren't any...
Forum: Beginners
09-09-2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 269
Posted By jester_s1

A ST carb has 3 o rings. There is one on the LSN,...

A ST carb has 3 o rings. There is one on the LSN, one on the HSN, and one on the intake (bottom of carb). The intake one is by far the most common to leak and usually needs to be replaced at least...
Forum: Beginners
09-07-2019, 07:30 PM
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Posted By jester_s1

Assuming your radio and servos are good, take...

Assuming your radio and servos are good, take your pick of any .40 size ARF and put an electric system in it. Of course, you could spend less money on a smaller plane and not bother with your servos....
Forum: Beginners
09-07-2019, 07:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 269
Posted By jester_s1

3 years is a good rule of thumb for NiCd...

3 years is a good rule of thumb for NiCd batteries. Send the ones you have to a battery recycler, not the trash can.
Chances are the o rings are bad in your engine. I replace mine every year, so...
Forum: Beginners
09-06-2019, 07:36 AM
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Posted By jester_s1

I'm not aware of any RC engine that turns 65k...

I'm not aware of any RC engine that turns 65k RPM.
No one can give you a useful answer with the information provided. You haven't told us anything about the overall power needed, intended purpose,...
Forum: Glow Engines
09-04-2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 42,407
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Posted By jester_s1

Yes, MAS 3 blade. It peaks at 9k now, which is...

Yes, MAS 3 blade. It peaks at 9k now, which is another oddity in the saga of this engine. I got a peak once of 9400, 8700 on another day, and 8400 once. But this last time was 9k on the nose, and it...
Forum: Glow Engines
09-02-2019, 08:32 AM
Replies: 42,407
Views: 2,403,266
Posted By jester_s1

I tried the tubing over the needle valve. I can't...

I tried the tubing over the needle valve. I can't see any difference. Given that the engine has all new orings, that's not terribly surprising. But it was worth checking out.
I also tried backing...
Forum: Glow Engines
09-02-2019, 06:29 AM
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Posted By jester_s1

As stated above, I've already replaced the needle...

As stated above, I've already replaced the needle seat. It's not belled.

And no, taking off with an engine that won't idle reliably will not sort itself out in the air. When it won't idle long...
Forum: Glow Engines
09-02-2019, 05:26 AM
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Posted By jester_s1

I did rebuild the carb, but I'll double check it...

I did rebuild the carb, but I'll double check it and will try with a piece of tubing.
I got the carb upgrade kit. So I know the spraybar assembly is in good shape. I verified everything by blowing...
Forum: Glow Engines
09-01-2019, 08:33 PM
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Posted By jester_s1

Several of you helped me with my special needs...

Several of you helped me with my special needs Saito FA80 a few weeks ago. It's come a long way, but still not quite behaving satisfactorily.

To summarize, it was in a lot of stuff of unknown age...
Forum: Beginners
09-01-2019, 06:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 281
Posted By jester_s1

If it has a name and model number on it, the easy...

If it has a name and model number on it, the easy way would be to check the manufacturer's website. I would expect most air motors are 2 pole though.
Forum: Beginners
09-01-2019, 06:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 749
Posted By jester_s1

Yes, that GPS fence is pretty ridiculous on a...

Yes, that GPS fence is pretty ridiculous on a plane. It makes sense on an FPV drone since people love to take those out as far as they can, but not on a plane. I personally think the SAFE system is...
09-01-2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 547
Posted By jester_s1

Rustoleum makes a lacquer too, but that will...

Rustoleum makes a lacquer too, but that will probably be more aggressive with the foam. Your plane may not be EPO after all. White styrofoam (expanded polystyrene) will melt with most any spray...
08-30-2019, 06:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 547
Posted By jester_s1

You'll probably have a compatibility problem with...

You'll probably have a compatibility problem with the poly. The question arises as to whether or not the poly you are using is impervious to the solvents in your paint. If so, how long does it need...
Forum: Beginners
08-30-2019, 06:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 749
Posted By jester_s1

And if they don't, who cares? They are still...

And if they don't, who cares? They are still buying models, having a good time, and enjoying the hobby. There is way too much purism among us. Let people have a good time as long as they are safe.
Forum: Beginners
08-28-2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 749
Posted By jester_s1

I'd say on the training issue that proper goal...

I'd say on the training issue that proper goal setting is the key. Establish that the goal is to be able to fly without it, and also to do not only circuits but basic aerobatics as well. A loop,...
08-28-2019, 07:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 547
Posted By jester_s1

I doubt it. The problem is that the foam is too...

I doubt it. The problem is that the foam is too slick at the microscopic level for the paint to really stick to it. Krylon Fusion is meant to fix this problem, but I haven't ever tried using it on...
08-28-2019, 03:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 547
Posted By jester_s1

It also won't stay on very well, especially if...

It also won't stay on very well, especially if it's a belly lander. I assume your plane is EPO? I painted a Stryker a few years ago with Rustoleum. The top did ok. The wingtips lasted about a day. I...
08-28-2019, 03:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,000
Posted By jester_s1

Have either of you guys ever read an old thread...

Have either of you guys ever read an old thread and come across a post and thought, "Yeah, now that's a well written response. This guy knows his stuff.." only to look and see that it was your own...
Forum: Beginners
08-26-2019, 05:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 257
Posted By jester_s1

That should work better. I've generally...

That should work better.

I've generally found that it's better to err on the light side with batteries. A plane that size probably won't need more than an 800mah and may fly better with something...
Forum: Beginners
08-21-2019, 06:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 257
Posted By jester_s1

From the description I found, the recommended...

From the description I found, the recommended motor is a tick better than a park 300, whereas the motor you are considering is equivalent to a park 450. That's adding an ounce to the nose of the...
08-20-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,859
Posted By jester_s1

Thanks for sharing, Dick T. It's nice to hear a...

Thanks for sharing, Dick T. It's nice to hear a story of the system working from time to time.
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