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Forum: Beginners
09-06-2003, 12:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 772
Posted By rjbarthel-RCU

love the LT 40

hey I learned on a sig lt40 also super easy trainer !! I had a OS 40FX to start with on it but used the 40fx on another planne later on ! now the LT is being used again to teach my daughter to fly...
08-19-2003, 01:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 681
Posted By rjbarthel-RCU

Sky Scooter Battery Bay Mod!

hi I also just bought a couple 9.6 volt 1800MAH NiMH ! they havent gotten here yet but I see by your pic yours look like basicly the same size as the ones I bought ! Mine are just slightly longer...
08-14-2003, 11:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 879
Posted By rjbarthel-RCU

Where is everybody?

hey why not the Hitec Sky Scooter ?? its epp foam and yea its 3 channel but its speed control and elevator and ailerons.. its begginer friendly and can be altered for a little more fun ! I will say...
Forum: The Clubhouse
08-10-2003, 03:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,012
Posted By rjbarthel-RCU

Why did you learn to fly without an instructor??

after a long week at work and nearly 35 hrs of over time that pay check I said its time to get a plane !!
I hit the LHS and $700 later I had a Kadet LT 40 kit and OS 40 FX and Futaba Skyport and...
Forum: Kit Building
08-09-2003, 11:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 677
Posted By rjbarthel-RCU

SIG Somethin Extra maiden

yep I did just that stopped at the LHS and bought a aluminum hub nut ! its going to be a help for trying props !! thanks Guys !!
Forum: Kit Building
08-09-2003, 04:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 677
Posted By rjbarthel-RCU

SIG Somethin Extra maiden

Well I bought the SE kit over a yr ago and last winter started building it !
Wow for the kit as it was very easy to build but on a tight R/C cash flow I took till this spring to finish the build.....
Forum: The Clubhouse
05-13-2003, 10:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 744
Posted By rjbarthel-RCU

Model Sport Magazine

they just came out on DVD this past winter !
Forum: The Clubhouse
05-13-2003, 12:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 744
Posted By rjbarthel-RCU

Model Sport Magazine

I also have every one of the videos !! John was here at out field in Minot ND last aug. and he is as neat a guy in person as on the videos !! I give a 2 thumbs up to him and wish him the best !!
Forum: The Clubhouse
05-11-2003, 12:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 744
Posted By rjbarthel-RCU

Model Sport Magazine

well I gess that goes back to the old saying cant please everyone ! I like Blues and Reds but hate yellows and greens . but I wont throw rocks at anyone that likes things I dont ! We all like things...
Forum: The Clubhouse
05-10-2003, 11:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 744
Posted By rjbarthel-RCU

Model Sport Magazine

he just emailed me and said the MS0601 is being sent on monday to the manufacturer . And he will have it ready for delivery in 2 weeks or so !
Forum: The Clubhouse
05-09-2003, 11:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 744
Posted By rjbarthel-RCU

Model Sport Magazine

Hi has anyone herd whats up with John Beech and the new videos? The last video I have was out november 2002. That was the MS0503 .. I know he is cutting back to 4 videos a yr, but thats going to be...
05-02-2003, 10:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,392
Posted By rjbarthel-RCU

Zagi setup and price recommendations

How about a Sky Scooter ! you can pick up a total package for around $175 . they are user friendly and made of EPP foam and yet they use a 3 channel radio. my 8 and 12 yr old daughters both are...
Forum: Glow Engines
05-01-2003, 01:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,134
Posted By rjbarthel-RCU

Ringed engine question

Hey Ernie ! Ive been a auto tech for over 20 yrs and torn down countess engines ! and I have never seen a rotating ring yet !! when assembling a ring set on a gas engine piston your to always stager...
04-20-2003, 08:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 346
Posted By rjbarthel-RCU

extera onboard battery

sorry I started looking at things and i answered my own question LOL ..
I need to use a Y connerctor or I will have power to the RX at all times !! I feel kinda dumb now !
04-20-2003, 12:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 346
Posted By rjbarthel-RCU

extera onboard battery

Hi can anyone tell me the best way to do this ? Im just finishing the fial toucheson my SE and its comming out nose light !
but by adding another 4.8 600mah bat the CG comes out dead on !! so here...
04-13-2003, 08:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,129
Posted By rjbarthel-RCU

Best yard flyer

well I just got back from flying the Zagi 400X and the wind is 21 gusting to 24 and its still very flyable ! a little much for the scooter but the zag was a blast !!i personaly love thats 5mph day...
04-13-2003, 12:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,129
Posted By rjbarthel-RCU

Best yard flyer

thats maybe true about the firebird ! I had the firebird XL and it was ok at best till I converted it to a 3 channel system and doubled the control surface then it was much more fun !! But as you...
04-10-2003, 01:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,129
Posted By rjbarthel-RCU

Best yard flyer

I have a both a Zag400x and the scooter and they both are fun in thier own ways!! the scooter is able to be flown in several types of areas. and will fly in some wind also ! and its epp foam so it...
04-09-2003, 11:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,129
Posted By rjbarthel-RCU

Best yard flyer

Zagi, or a sky Scooter
Forum: Beginners
04-06-2003, 03:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,425
Posted By rjbarthel-RCU

Worst Trainer?

Hi GIZMO ! I was just sorta defending the duraplane I know its not a great trainer and I would even say of all trainers I flown its the worst LOL !! But yet there is a place for it in the world of...
Forum: Beginners
04-06-2003, 02:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,425
Posted By rjbarthel-RCU

Worst Trainer?

Hi !! I have started with a SIG Kadet LT 40 . But due to the investment of time and money ,I put it away till I learned to fly hahaha dont seem to make much sence does it !! when here the story ! I...
Replies: 13
Views: 879
Posted By rjbarthel-RCU

Old-school newbie here......

Hey Kevin
I hear ya on the programming !! I have looked at the JR 8103 a few times on the web and would love to see one inperson ! but i dont know anyone around here that has one . and our LHS has...
Replies: 13
Views: 879
Posted By rjbarthel-RCU

Old-school newbie here......

Thumbs up to everyone on this thread !! I think looking back and if I was to start over again, Id decide on brand useing these points !
1. whats most used at your field so you can get help if...
Replies: 13
Views: 879
Posted By rjbarthel-RCU

Old-school newbie here......

if i was going to spend under $150- $200 Id say the flash 5 and for the $250-$300 Id go for the Hitec Eclipse lots more featurs than the futaba T6XAS has ! but there are also some JRs in that price...
Replies: 13
Views: 879
Posted By rjbarthel-RCU

Old-school newbie here......

the HITEC FLASH 5 is good or JR has a good low end thransmiter also .
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