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04-01-2017, 04:34 PM
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Ok cool. I was told that after a flip or two...

Ok cool. I was told that after a flip or two going over 50 mph will stress crack and sometimes split the seam open. I'm building mine to run about 70 mph.
04-01-2017, 08:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 919
Posted By Johnnysplits

Did you gut the hull to reinforce it? I'm in the...

Did you gut the hull to reinforce it? I'm in the process of doing that to mine.
Forum: ARF or RTF
01-10-2017, 05:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,077
Posted By Johnnysplits

You're better off with the carbon z cub.

You're better off with the carbon z cub.
Forum: Beginners
12-18-2016, 01:50 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,250
Posted By Johnnysplits

I'll say the Piper Cherokee. You're already used...

I'll say the Piper Cherokee. You're already used to a trike gear plane, next step is trike low wing. High wing taildraggers are almost as easy to fly as your trainer. If you're interested in a Cub,...
Forum: Beginners
11-29-2016, 02:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,397
Posted By Johnnysplits

Yeah, wish I had a 50cc gasser!! I'm sticking...

Yeah, wish I had a 50cc gasser!! I'm sticking with the electric foam birds for now...but my day will come!
Forum: Beginners
11-28-2016, 03:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,397
Posted By Johnnysplits

oliveDrab - My attitude about instructors isn't...

oliveDrab - My attitude about instructors isn't all negative. I'm just one of those people who "see and do" people, just like when I drove a car for the first time. I know just enough about...
Forum: Beginners
11-28-2016, 03:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,397
Posted By Johnnysplits

Well guys, I do plan on joining a club. I like...

Well guys, I do plan on joining a club. I like flying alone for now, but when I'm better, I want to fly with new friends and gain as much knowledge as possible. I plan on sticking with this segment...
Forum: Beginners
11-27-2016, 02:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,397
Posted By Johnnysplits

Yes I am teaching myself to fly. Having someone...

Yes I am teaching myself to fly. Having someone teach me is going to be a last resort if my skills don't advance from here. I have enough flight time on my Apprentice to know how to fly, land, and...
Forum: Beginners
11-27-2016, 07:29 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,397
Posted By Johnnysplits

krokodyl - Yes, if I ever get in trouble again, I...

krokodyl - Yes, if I ever get in trouble again, I will definitely land as good as I can ASAP!! This was a learning lesson for me that will always be in my mind from now on.
Forum: Beginners
11-27-2016, 07:25 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,397
Posted By Johnnysplits

Jester - I had a Spektrum AR610 Rx in that plane....

Jester - I had a Spektrum AR610 Rx in that plane.

JB - Yes, I mentioned radio equipment in reply to Jester's comment in post #9.
Forum: Beginners
11-27-2016, 05:13 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,397
Posted By Johnnysplits

2walla - You are spot on! I'm positive the crash...

2walla - You are spot on! I'm positive the crash was a novice screw up on my part. It was a $170 learning lesson. I'm still flying the Apprentice with zero incidences. I have ordered another plane...
Forum: Beginners
11-26-2016, 06:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,397
Posted By Johnnysplits

" you get what you pay for " went out the window...

" you get what you pay for " went out the window years ago. There's plenty of good, even great out there that's inexpensive. Big, expensive name brand doesn't mean what it used to years ago.
Forum: Beginners
11-26-2016, 06:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,397
Posted By Johnnysplits

Futaba FHSS has been around for years...at least...

Futaba FHSS has been around for years...at least since '07. There's nothing wrong with that system compared to FASST. I'm really looking at the Graupner MZ-24 Pro. It has more stuff than I'll ever...
Forum: Beginners
11-26-2016, 11:14 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,397
Posted By Johnnysplits

Sounds good John. I'll take a look at that...

Sounds good John. I'll take a look at that Futaba. Thank you.
Forum: Beginners
11-26-2016, 07:14 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,397
Posted By Johnnysplits

Yes, I'm using the Spektrum DX6 gen 2 on this...

Yes, I'm using the Spektrum DX6 gen 2 on this plane...and my others. I also have a DX8 gen 2 sitting here that I was going to use on the future big gassers when I get to that point. I also have a...
Forum: Beginners
11-26-2016, 04:50 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,397
Posted By Johnnysplits

Jester - Is twist in the wing or tail something...

Jester - Is twist in the wing or tail something that's obvious, or do you need to take 100 measurements to see it?
Forum: Beginners
11-26-2016, 04:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,397
Posted By Johnnysplits

I did a normal take off roll. It lifted off good,...

I did a normal take off roll. It lifted off good, but then it banked to the right almost immediately. I held in a lot of left aileron to try to keep it level as it climbed to about 100 feet. That's...
Forum: Beginners
11-25-2016, 04:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,397
Posted By Johnnysplits

Well, right after take off, it banked to the...

Well, right after take off, it banked to the right pretty hard, had to fight to keep it level as I was trying to trim it. Lost control very quickly before I can straighten it out. This was a Flyzone...
Forum: Beginners
11-25-2016, 01:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,397
Posted By Johnnysplits

Question about horizontal stab

1- If the wing is dead level and the horizontal stab is off by a few degrees from being level with the wing, what would happen?
2- If the wing is straight and level, horizontal stab is straight and...
Forum: Beginners
11-02-2016, 03:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,277
Posted By Johnnysplits

lol!

lol!
11-01-2016, 01:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 469
Posted By Johnnysplits

Check out the Solar D771.

Check out the Solar D771.
Forum: Beginners
11-01-2016, 01:12 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 6,299
Posted By Johnnysplits

Yes sir, my skills are moving forward. I just...

Yes sir, my skills are moving forward. I just bought a Flyzone DHC-2 Beaver that I plan on assembling this weekend. Now I can get some scale taildragger experience in. I'm going to fly with the...
Forum: Beginners
11-01-2016, 01:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,277
Posted By Johnnysplits

Nooo! Get in the wind! It's a great tool to learn...

Nooo! Get in the wind! It's a great tool to learn how to fly in a short period of time.
Forum: Beginners
10-30-2016, 10:14 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 6,299
Posted By Johnnysplits

Went out today to get some more flight time in....

Went out today to get some more flight time in. Now last week, the crosswind was at 4-7mph. Today, it's 10-13mph. I wasn't going to go, but I said what the hell...you'll never learn to fly in it...
Forum: Beginners
10-30-2016, 08:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,277
Posted By Johnnysplits

Fly straight. When something gets in your way,...

Fly straight. When something gets in your way, turn.
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