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Forum: RC Jets
11-30-2019, 05:32 PM
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Posted By BruceTharpe

I like the grey primer interior. More...

I like the grey primer interior. More business-like :)
Forum: RC Jets
02-07-2019, 09:37 AM
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Posted By BruceTharpe

Glad to hear from my friend Roy, errr, Molar...

Glad to hear from my friend Roy, errr, Molar Mender who was a fixture at jet rallies when the R54 was being developed and after its release.
Forum: RC Jets
02-07-2019, 09:33 AM
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Posted By BruceTharpe

I was deeply involved with PST for many years...

I was deeply involved with PST for many years selling the Reaction ARF. Tried to contact them recently but no return email. There is a PST sub forum in the Jets Forum, but PST has shown no...
Forum: RC Jets
02-06-2019, 08:43 PM
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Posted By BruceTharpe

I'm enjoying the look back and the history of...

I'm enjoying the look back and the history of various R54s. Thought I would add to it...

The prototype (shown in most of the pics on my website) was originally built without flaps. Thought I...
Forum: RC Jets
01-19-2019, 09:15 PM
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Posted By BruceTharpe

Way to go Carlos, Congrats!!! Very happy for you...

Way to go Carlos, Congrats!!! Very happy for you and your new baby. Thank you so much for documenting your build and sharing your experiences in this thread. Appreciate it!
Forum: RC Jets
01-19-2019, 08:12 AM
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Posted By BruceTharpe

Best wishes Carlos. Raining cats and dogs in So...

Best wishes Carlos. Raining cats and dogs in So Oregon, hope No Cal is dry today:-)
Forum: RC Jets
12-04-2018, 11:49 PM
Replies: 4,485
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Posted By BruceTharpe

Carlos, you should have received a two-view (top,...

Carlos, you should have received a two-view (top, side) drawing in your R54 kit. Perfect for working on color schemes!
Forum: RC Jets
08-26-2018, 07:51 AM
Replies: 4,485
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Posted By BruceTharpe

xxq111 - you might find this index helpful when...

xxq111 - you might find this index helpful when searching through this thread for info:
BTE - R54 Thread Index (http://www.btemodels.com/r54threadindex.html)
Forum: RC Jets
06-25-2018, 03:37 PM
Replies: 4,485
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Posted By BruceTharpe

If memory serves, only the outermost hole of...

If memory serves, only the outermost hole of these Hitec servo arms is threaded. The rest are sized for a good fit with a clevis pin. I'm not crazy about metal on metal either, but that's just an...
Forum: RC Jets
06-11-2018, 02:58 PM
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Posted By BruceTharpe

oops, off by a year (maybe). I'd like to cut a...

oops, off by a year (maybe). I'd like to cut a new batch by the end of THIS year, but more realistically it will be some time in 2019...
03-29-2018, 08:07 AM
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Posted By BruceTharpe

Excellent vid! Looks like the plane has...

Excellent vid! Looks like the plane has unlimited vertical. Very nice idle too.
03-26-2018, 07:04 PM
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Posted By BruceTharpe

WOW. Have a great time at Nall - that big bird...

WOW. Have a great time at Nall - that big bird will definitely stand out from the crowd. Congrats on the maiden!
Forum: RC Jets
10-30-2017, 09:35 AM
Replies: 4,485
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Posted By BruceTharpe

Very nice Andy! I'll post your blog: Reaction 54...

Very nice Andy! I'll post your blog: Reaction 54 (http://www.andy-green.co.uk/Reaction54/)

Also curious about the paint. I see it in primer on your site, but no mention of color paint. Vinyl...
Forum: RC Jets
09-14-2017, 09:26 AM
Replies: 4,485
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Posted By BruceTharpe

Cool video; I admire that kind of flying. Mark's...

Cool video; I admire that kind of flying. Mark's right - the R54 can do that!
Forum: RC Jets
09-12-2017, 08:25 AM
Replies: 4,485
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Posted By BruceTharpe

Lightest ones have been in the 17-18 lb range...

Lightest ones have been in the 17-18 lb range (dry). Lighter the turbine the better - most R54's need nose weight, so add that to the list of items that may help reduce overall weight. Would be...
Forum: RC Jets
09-12-2017, 08:00 AM
Replies: 4,485
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Posted By BruceTharpe

Oh man, that's good news Chic. Hope you get...

Oh man, that's good news Chic. Hope you get plenty of turbine stick time on that bird!
Forum: RC Jets
07-29-2017, 02:35 PM
Replies: 4,485
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Posted By BruceTharpe

franklin_m, I thought your posts were interesting...

franklin_m, I thought your posts were interesting and had some relevance to the R54 simply because there has been a lot of discussion about landing configurations for this model.

RAMflyer, what...
Forum: RC Jets
07-27-2017, 08:21 AM
Replies: 4,485
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Posted By BruceTharpe

Interesting perspective, thanks for that. I...

Interesting perspective, thanks for that. I think it would be hard to get on the back side of the power curve with the R54 because of its large wing. But the procedure of setting flaps on downwind...
Forum: RC Jets
04-08-2017, 04:26 PM
Replies: 4,485
Views: 723,569
Posted By BruceTharpe

Can't say for certain, but probably not. I think...

Can't say for certain, but probably not. I think they both are a bit wider than the K-60G. If you need a new mount, I'll take care of you...
Forum: RC Jets
04-08-2017, 12:28 PM
Replies: 4,485
Views: 723,569
Posted By BruceTharpe

Wow, outstanding Ken! What turbine?

Wow, outstanding Ken! What turbine?
Forum: Kit Building
03-01-2017, 07:05 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 49,803
Posted By BruceTharpe

Yep, you got the correct part. F-2 is a simple...

Yep, you got the correct part. F-2 is a simple rectangle with an offset hole - very easy to glue in upside-down. So I added the second hole to make it symmetrical.
Forum: Kit Building
02-25-2017, 12:41 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 49,803
Posted By BruceTharpe

I will take care of you Philippe, don't worry...

I will take care of you Philippe, don't worry about it.
Forum: The Clubhouse
02-13-2017, 02:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,916
Posted By BruceTharpe

I teed it up, you hit it out of the park. Well...

I teed it up, you hit it out of the park. Well done Jerry!
Forum: The Clubhouse
02-13-2017, 08:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,916
Posted By BruceTharpe

Hey Jerry, all's well with me and BTE, still...

Hey Jerry, all's well with me and BTE, still plugging away.

For those who don't know, Jerry was a columnist for RCM right up to the end IIRC. Where'd the plans go, Jerry? :)
Forum: The Clubhouse
02-12-2017, 07:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,916
Posted By BruceTharpe

Matt, the RCM Plans saga is long and sad. They...

Matt, the RCM Plans saga is long and sad. They were sold from a private residence in Oregon for many years, the service began to falter, and lots of people got shafted. Their website continued to...
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