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Forum: ARF or RTF
05-20-2007, 07:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,196
Posted By AVGJohn

RE: Matt Chapman Cap 580 Problem

Thanks, Krayzc. We'll look for no wind, cut grass, sunshine and hit the sky.
Forum: ARF or RTF
05-20-2007, 03:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,196
Posted By AVGJohn

Matt Chapman Cap 580 Problem

Just finished the Matt Chapman .46 size GP arf and installed an OS .61 fx. Seemed to be an excellant unit. But I notice the engine has some upthrust. The engine mounting box comes out from the...
Forum: Beginners
04-28-2007, 07:33 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 9,758
Posted By AVGJohn

RE: Remind me why do we fly glow planes, compare to electric planes,

Electrics are toys. A P-47 is supposed to make a lot of noise and spit oil and smoke.
Forum: Kit Building
04-03-2007, 07:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,303
Posted By AVGJohn

RE: Sig Kadet Senior Questions

My wheels are mounted so the axel is about even with the front edge of the front side window. I made the ailerons 1 1/2" wide and for length I came in from the wingtip to the seventh rib from the...
Forum: Beginners
04-03-2007, 07:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 858
Posted By AVGJohn

RE: Whats your favorite brand of CA?

I like Jet. But all work best when they're fresh.
Forum: Aerodynamics
03-27-2007, 06:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,139
Posted By AVGJohn

RE: Measure Right Thrust

Thanks BillS. This is what I was thinking but wasn't sure. It should get me close enough.
Forum: Aerodynamics
03-27-2007, 06:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,139
Posted By AVGJohn

Measure Right Thrust

Am repairing a crashed P-40 and plans call for 2 degrees right thrust. Can anyone tell me how to check this so I know I'm at least close or a little over? Some place I remember seeing a formula...
Forum: Beginners
03-22-2007, 09:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,312
Posted By AVGJohn

RE: logbook?

Several years ago for Xmas I got a "Day Runner" notebook set up as a flight log. But I never logged my flights. I set up one section for "Trims and Setups" for each plane including tank size,...
Forum: Kit Building
03-12-2007, 12:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,252
Posted By AVGJohn

RE: Old K&B 20 Sportster, need plane.

Had one on both a Goldberg Eaglet 50 and Great Planes PT 20. Flew both very well.
Forum: Beginners
03-12-2007, 12:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,168
Posted By AVGJohn

RE: In this hobby what was your favourite moment

Took my brand new Sig Kadet Jr. to the field and all the old timers wanted to know how many flights I had on it. "Never flown an RC plane before" I told them. Every one of them laughed at me,...
03-06-2007, 01:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,849
Posted By AVGJohn

RE: Watch out for that prop!

I've started a 65 H.P. Luscombe by flipping the prop by hand but I never tried to start my 1.5 H.P. lawnmower that way. With anything bigger than a 40 size engine always use a chicken stick or an...
02-27-2007, 12:26 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 13,017
Posted By AVGJohn

RE: New Radios and AMA

No, we don't need no stinkin self regulation and rules thru AMA. Why not dump 'em and let the uniformed and ignorant bureaucrats in our government figure out whatever rules their wisdom deems...
02-20-2007, 01:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,940
Posted By AVGJohn

RE: SCALE Warbirds

If you intend to build close to 100% scale your 1/7 scale Corsair will need weigh 2000 lbs. and have a 700 Hp. engine and won't fly. Try for "sport scale", have fun flying, and claim the full size...
Forum: Beginners
02-17-2007, 03:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,703
Posted By AVGJohn

RE: Trainer Question

I've had both planes and also an OS 40 LS. The engine is very reliable and easy to use. Both planes fly great. But I would recommend the more powerful OS 46 AX or for a powerful engine in the same...
Forum: Beginners
02-14-2007, 05:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 680
Posted By AVGJohn

RE: 4 channel radio

Both excellant radios. My personal preference has always been Futaba because it seems to be so compatable with so many
other brands of radios.
02-03-2007, 09:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,490
Posted By AVGJohn

RE: Magnum on par with OS/Saito?

I have Magnum 91 four strokes in four different planes now. I also have an OS 52 four stroke and a Saito 65 four stroke. I think the Saito is the best followed closely by the OS. But the Magnums...
01-31-2007, 09:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,161
Posted By AVGJohn

RE: topflite P-47 questions (60 size)

Mine is the razorback version, weighs 9 lbs., 4 ozs. with flaps and CJ retracts. It has an inverted Magnum 91 four stroke that is very smooth and reliable and will do all scale maneuvers. Could...
01-31-2007, 08:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,481
Posted By AVGJohn

RE: How many hours?

I kept track up to 1300 flights and estimate the rest.
01-31-2007, 08:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,939
Posted By AVGJohn

RE: Nylon or metal clevis - which is best?

I had to disconect the nylon elevator clevis in order to repair a tail wheel once and was astonished to see the clevis pin worn thin as a hair. Next flight would probably have ment no elevator...
01-30-2007, 07:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,481
Posted By AVGJohn

RE: How many hours?

My GP Easy Sport 40 is 13 years old and is still one of my favorites after nearly 2500 flights. (Yes, 2500.)Multiple that by 8 minutes. I've worn out an OS FP 40 on it and replaced it with a ST 40...
Forum: Beginners
01-30-2007, 06:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 965
Posted By AVGJohn

RE: .46

Hossfly knows what he's talking about.
Forum: Beginners
01-25-2007, 10:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,313
Posted By AVGJohn

RE: Looking at a PT-20 for first plane

Built a PT20 for my son to learn on about 15 years ago and powered it with a K & B 20. It proved to be a real great plane living up to all expectations. He ordered me to make it a 3 channel as he...
Forum: Beginners
01-13-2007, 11:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,406
Posted By AVGJohn

RE: experince on Dynafite Butterfly needed.

I built mine last winter and flew it more than any other plane last summer. I found the instructions very good, material good and had no problems with construction. Covered it with Monokote I had...
01-12-2007, 07:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 735
Posted By AVGJohn

Forum: Sport Flying
01-11-2007, 09:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,066
Posted By AVGJohn

RE: I am between 2 planes sig four-star and Giles G-202 46

The 4* should be your next plane. It has no bad habits and will allow you to develope the next level of skills after your trainer. You will really like this plane. I have a Giles 202 with a Magnum...
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