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Forum: Beginners
06-08-2009, 03:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,114
Posted By scratchonly

RE: Crashed my new Mustang...

Depth perception works up to about 30 feet; just like focusing a camera; after that we judge size, relationships to other things like the ground and gain experience.
Forum: Beginners
12-15-2008, 04:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,302
Posted By scratchonly

RE: How to reinforce a firewall?

I agree with 7477; most kits have adequate firewall mounting. You may lose your firewall if you build too heavy, this happening due to severe contact with the ground![&o][&o][&o]
Forum: Beginners
11-18-2008, 04:32 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,110
Posted By scratchonly

RE: WHAT TYPES OF INJURIES HAS YOUR PLANE(S) GAVE YOU?

My planes have never given me an injury, but iI have given myself a couple by sticking fingers in the prop.
Forum: Glow Engines
10-17-2008, 02:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,099
Posted By scratchonly

RE: Hardwood mount strong enough for YS110 with just selftapping screw?

I have a saito 120 bolted to a 3/8 ply plate, with the plate screwed to the hardwood beams with (6) 6 32 3/4" screws. No problem.
Forum: Glow Engines
10-06-2008, 03:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,171
Posted By scratchonly

RE: Saito 80 help !!

A while back, on hobbsy's advice I installed the upgrade carb kit and a home made velocity stack on my inverted 80. The adjustments were a bit touchy, but it worked fine. Are you sure your idle isn'...
Forum: Glow Engines
08-27-2008, 02:09 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,686
Posted By scratchonly

RE: Stuck Enya 60

You might try some CLR or other rust remover products. Good luck.
Forum: Beginners
08-15-2008, 03:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,619
Posted By scratchonly

RE: Prop continues to fall off

Are you Sure you're not running out of threads; try holding the crank with a decent wrench and see if you can turn the prop by hand.
08-07-2008, 02:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 781
Posted By scratchonly

RE: 4.8 or 6 volt

I have stalled my hitec retract servo many times during setup and have not stripped any gears. This on 4.8 V.
Forum: Glow Engines
07-18-2008, 02:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,337
Posted By scratchonly

RE: rpm's dropping mysteriously

rotate some 120 sandpaper on the brass tubes til you can see the scratches; the fuel lines will hold better. Be sure your clunk clears the back of the tank.
07-11-2008, 02:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 790
Posted By scratchonly

RE: Exhaust oil color

Make sure your muffler is tight.
07-11-2008, 02:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 983
Posted By scratchonly

RE: Someone please help - servo jitters

A flying buddy had a similar problem; he solved it by adding chokes to the servo leads. I think this was a treatment, rather than a cure.
Forum: Glow Engines
07-11-2008, 01:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 613
Posted By scratchonly

RE: Saito 100

Sounds like your throttle arm is too flat (close to parallel with the engine) mount at idle; if you must have the arm flat do it at the Hi speed WOT setting.
07-09-2008, 04:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,510
Posted By scratchonly

RE: loss of fuel on dive= dead stick

I have seen the video jberry refers to; it was made in germany with the plane mounted camera focused on an external fuel tank; a flying buddy disputed this saying he often flys 10 second downlines,...
Forum: Glow Engines
07-09-2008, 03:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,826
Posted By scratchonly

RE: Making Glow Reliable

All my 4s are reliable (10 of them); I use omega 15%, break them in, set the needles and LEAVE THEM ALONE!
Forum: Beginners
07-09-2008, 02:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,052
Posted By scratchonly

RE: radio help

Jeez I'm almost afraid to go flying with some of these guys around[:o][:o][:o]
Forum: Glow Engines
07-08-2008, 04:27 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 10,879
Posted By scratchonly

RE: TOWER INCREASED PRICES, WOOOWWWW

It's called stagflation; a slowing economy with infationary price increases.
07-07-2008, 03:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 973
Posted By scratchonly

RE: A waterproof need!!!!

What possible use did the full size plan have???
07-04-2008, 03:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,252
Posted By scratchonly

RE: Open bed pickup hauler

I think the wind swirls over the cab and blows down on the truck bed, put a newspaper in the back and check what it does at speed.
07-04-2008, 02:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 959
Posted By scratchonly

RE: Epoxy types

That's correct; polyester is one thing, epoxy is another.
Forum: Beginners
07-04-2008, 02:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,198
Posted By scratchonly

RE: futaba crystal with jr rx ???

AS I understand it the radio uses a particular multiplier of the crystal frequency. All radios work differently,(I think).
Forum: Beginners
07-02-2008, 03:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,169
Posted By scratchonly

RE: 46AX keeps dead sticking

I think the word "screaming" in your post is a clue.
Forum: Beginners
07-02-2008, 02:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,992
Posted By scratchonly

RE: FUEL TANK REPAIR

I have repaired a tank with a hot glue gun; test it thoroughly and replace it as soon as possible.
Forum: Beginners
06-29-2008, 01:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 854
Posted By scratchonly

RE: Charging Tx/Rx frequency

Google "R/C battery clinic" lots of good stuff there including your question.
Forum: Beginners
06-27-2008, 12:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 705
Posted By scratchonly

RE: How much castor??

Why not just buy omega?
Forum: Beginners
06-25-2008, 12:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,195
Posted By scratchonly

RE: Device for measuring thrust

You can google Aero design propeller selector, safe dounload. I have checked it against measurements with a scale, it seems very accurate.
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