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Forum: Marketplace
08-02-2019, 03:10 PM
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Posted By RBACONS

35% Carden Extra 300S

35% Carden Extra 300S with strong/reliable DA-100, Mejzlik 3-blade 24 x 12. Wing and stab bags, rudder cover, and Carden canopy helmet. Set up with dual Futaba receivers, 3 heavy-duty switches/3...
07-28-2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 603
Posted By RBACONS

I would try calling Central Hobbies. They may be...

I would try calling Central Hobbies. They may be able to help you out.
Forum: Beginners
07-09-2019, 03:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 357
Posted By RBACONS

You need a 4-channel receiver that is compatible...

You need a 4-channel receiver that is compatible with your transmitter. Without knowing the make and model of your transmitter, really can't be more specific.
Forum: Beginners
06-05-2019, 04:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,061
Posted By RBACONS

Go to modelaircraft.org. On the home page, under...

Go to modelaircraft.org. On the home page, under Media/Resources, there is a link for Find A Club/Flying Site. It shows a dozen clubs within 15 miles of 60176 and provides links to get in touch...
06-02-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,039
Posted By RBACONS

They are one and the same. GPMA 1295 is the...

They are one and the same. GPMA 1295 is the Great Planes part number. YMF 5D is just the WACO model. Take the best price you can find as long as its a reputable dealer.
03-07-2019, 02:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 317
Posted By RBACONS

What I do it assemble a wing but don't glue in...

What I do it assemble a wing but don't glue in the root rib yet. Then block up the wing tip 1 1/4" and glue in the root rib vertical to the building surface.
Forum: Beginners
02-19-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,274
Posted By RBACONS

Those servos are more than adequate for that cub....

Those servos are more than adequate for that cub. You can use better servos but you probably won't notice any difference given the way cubs fly. Looks like 4 servos if you use an aileron bell crank...
Forum: Aerodynamics
02-18-2019, 01:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 957
Posted By RBACONS

I don't think you can say how much differential...

I don't think you can say how much differential to put in independent of how many degrees of aileron throw the plane has. Instead, starting with equal up and down movement, pull up to a 45 deg...
02-13-2019, 04:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 639
Posted By RBACONS

National Balsa is one of the better suppliers...

National Balsa is one of the better suppliers nowadays.
02-09-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 455
Posted By RBACONS

Maybe in theory but I haven't experienced any...

Maybe in theory but I haven't experienced any loss in rpms, so therefore no loss in power. The on-board glow is simply because 1) the OS twins have been known to drop a cylinder from time to time...
02-09-2019, 09:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 455
Posted By RBACONS

The FT160 definitely benefits from an on-board...

The FT160 definitely benefits from an on-board glow system. Switching to Fox Miracle plugs will also let you lean the engine more and greatly improve fuel economy.
Forum: Beginners
02-09-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,073
Posted By RBACONS

Would you be willing to share them? I have a set...

Would you be willing to share them? I have a set of wings and would like to scratch build a new fuse and tail feathers for it.
Forum: Beginners
02-06-2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 808
Posted By RBACONS

There are some 32 sanctioned flying clubs in CT. ...

There are some 32 sanctioned flying clubs in CT. Given the size of CT, I would suspect you are probably fairly close to an existing club which would likely be more than willing to train you to fly. ...
01-27-2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 547
Posted By RBACONS

There are several options. I'll give you the one...

There are several options. I'll give you the one I use and I'll let others will chime in with their alternatives.

I use Stits Lite fabric (from F&M Enterprises) for the covering. It gets applied...
Forum: Beginners
01-27-2019, 03:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 808
Posted By RBACONS

That is the trouble with those systems. In Safe...

That is the trouble with those systems. In Safe mode, it allows you to fly, making all kinds of mistakes and ingraining them into your muscle memory, but keeps the plane in the air. When switched...
01-09-2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 443
Posted By RBACONS

I sand (or wire brush) the area to be soldered...

I sand (or wire brush) the area to be soldered until it is nice and shiny and wipe down with alcohol, then wrap the 2 pieces with thin single strand copper wire. I use Stay-Brite silver solder...
01-08-2019, 07:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 443
Posted By RBACONS

Most folks use K&S Music Wire for landing gear,...

Most folks use K&S Music Wire for landing gear, not cold rolled steel. In round numbers, music wire is about 60 times harder, 4 times more elastic, and 50 times stronger (tensile strength) than the...
01-04-2019, 03:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 463
Posted By RBACONS

Definitely want an on-board glow with the 1.60...

Definitely want an on-board glow with the 1.60 twin. McDaniels, Sonic Tronics, and ElectroDynamics make dual-cylinder on-board glow drivers, to name a few. In addition to being able to set them to...
12-31-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 135
Posted By RBACONS

At 12.5 lbs, the 20 would be at the bottom end of...

At 12.5 lbs, the 20 would be at the bottom end of the power range and the 35 would be at the top end of the range. The plane is just about the size of a standard 2m pattern plane. You'll be a lot...
12-31-2018, 01:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 188
Posted By RBACONS

Fiberglass is the preferred method of making...

Fiberglass is the preferred method of making landing gear doors. Your problem with the warping may be that you didn't lay up enough thickness of fiberglass (you need something like 3-4 layers of 2...
12-15-2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 455
Posted By RBACONS

I had a G26 in my 1/4 scale cub and replaced it...

I had a G26 in my 1/4 scale cub and replaced it with an FT-160. I think they are fairly similar in power (bit more than scale but not by much) but the FT-160 sounds a whole heck of a lot better. I...
Forum: Beginners
12-03-2018, 01:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 381
Posted By RBACONS

Just a note. If you cycle your pack to check its...

Just a note. If you cycle your pack to check its condition, the important value is how many milliamps come out on the discharge cycle, not how many it puts in on the charge cycle. You want to see...
11-27-2018, 12:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 227
Posted By RBACONS

Since you don't even have the wing parts,...

Since you don't even have the wing parts, Outerzone has several cub plans for free download. Pick one and scale it to the appropriate size for your .20 sized fuselage. You'll need to re-engineer...
Forum: Kit Building
11-19-2018, 03:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 259
Posted By RBACONS

There are 3 pages of instructions for the 60 at...

There are 3 pages of instructions for the 60 at this link: https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?1870393-All-time-Favorite-Curtis-Aircraft-Long-John
11-15-2018, 02:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 389
Posted By RBACONS

Jerry Bates Plans will have one shortly. Fighter...

Jerry Bates Plans will have one shortly. Fighter Aces in the UK may have one. I would also check Fiberglass Specialties.
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