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05-11-2019, 04:40 PM
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Posted By Tom Nied

Ha, well have you seen the new Spektrum...

Ha, well have you seen the new Spektrum antenna-less receivers? You don't need an antenna. ...
04-09-2019, 05:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 506
Posted By Tom Nied

The Radian is so easy to fly. You sure you have...

The Radian is so easy to fly. You sure you have the elevator neutral when the right stick is in the center?
04-04-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 708
Posted By Tom Nied

Goldberg used to have some really nice nylon...

Goldberg used to have some really nice nylon tape, perfect for small models. You might be able to find some on the internet. But, some fiberglass tape would work just as well. Fiberglass cloth, is...
02-10-2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,193
Posted By Tom Nied

They like to break at the hole, don't they? My...

They like to break at the hole, don't they? My first Debonair crash broke the fuselage at the opening. Second fuselage I reinforced it between the wing hold down dowels with yardstick pieces...
02-10-2019, 02:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,193
Posted By Tom Nied

OK, found a $10 AA NIMH flat pack on Amazon. 2000...

OK, found a $10 AA NIMH flat pack on Amazon. 2000 mAh. More than what I think is necessary, but the price was right.
02-09-2019, 04:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,193
Posted By Tom Nied

aspeed, what kind battery pack are you using for...

aspeed, what kind battery pack are you using for the SPAD with the landing gear?
Forum: Control Lines
02-01-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 16,038
Posted By Tom Nied

Yeah for me it was the Cox PT-19 also. It wasn't...

Yeah for me it was the Cox PT-19 also. It wasn't even mine but my friends who shared it with me. We used a 4'x8' sheet of plywood as a runway to takeoff. Thank goodness for the design and rubber...
01-20-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 606
Posted By Tom Nied

It took a "crap"? Did it become disconnected? ...

It took a "crap"? Did it become disconnected? Did you use Heat Shrink tubing over the connection so that it wouldn't come loose? Was the "Y" good to begin with? Any connection can fail, "Y" or...
01-20-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 606
Posted By Tom Nied

I have and use the optical kill on my Great...

I have and use the optical kill on my Great Planes Giant Super Sporster. Rudder, Elevator (2 servos with a "Y"), each aileron (2), Thottle, optical kill. 6 channels.
01-20-2019, 06:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 606
Posted By Tom Nied

I use an original Spektrum Ar6210. Comes with a...

I use an original Spektrum Ar6210. Comes with a remote Rx. Have had no problems with this Rx.
01-14-2019, 08:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 606
Posted By Tom Nied

I'm no expert but you might want to drop down in...

I'm no expert but you might want to drop down in size a bit. I've got a Great Planes Giant Super Sporster with a DLE 35ra for about that price ceiling. And it's a nice plane, although no longer...
01-10-2019, 06:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,193
Posted By Tom Nied

Interesting problem. Looked at that and replied....

Interesting problem. Looked at that and replied. I don't see any Spads at my field, so I'm weirdo. Keep experimenting for sure.
Forum: Control Lines
01-04-2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 448
Posted By Tom Nied

I've got a handle, is it worth anything?

I've got a handle, is it worth anything?
12-31-2018, 09:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 262
Posted By Tom Nied

A good recipe is Automatic Transmission Oil and...

A good recipe is Automatic Transmission Oil and Marvel Mystery oil for air tools. 50/50
12-12-2018, 08:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,193
Posted By Tom Nied

I get what you're saying. You're trying to...

I get what you're saying. You're trying to reduce the wing-loading, right? I don't think you need to go all the way 2x, but use LAR, (looks about right) and see what happens. More power will...
12-12-2018, 05:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,452
Posted By Tom Nied

How do you control the 8 bar/5bar on off points? ...

How do you control the 8 bar/5bar on off points? Is it the position of the syringe and the power of the spring? I'm just trying to follow this. Thanks for an explanation.
Forum: Beginners
11-24-2018, 04:56 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,374
Posted By Tom Nied

Well, I guess he got two crappy ones. He has the...

Well, I guess he got two crappy ones. He has the luck of the the guy who lived in Hiroshima and moved to Nagasaki.
Forum: Beginners
11-23-2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,374
Posted By Tom Nied

That’s wild, mine has worked fine for the last 18...

That’s wild, mine has worked fine for the last 18 years.
Forum: Beginners
11-23-2018, 06:28 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,374
Posted By Tom Nied

I've been following this forum and have re read...

I've been following this forum and have re read the opening post. I've never grabbed the cone while turning my starter on and hold it. I will put my finger on it to assure it's turning the right...
11-22-2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 708
Posted By Tom Nied

It's hard to imagine, I don't have the kit, also...

It's hard to imagine, I don't have the kit, also probably why others haven't responded. Looking at the downloaded pdf instruction manual, I'd say you should just follow the instructions. You're not...
Forum: Kit Building
11-19-2018, 07:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 302
Posted By Tom Nied

No, please, don't tempt me. Anything on a real...

No, please, don't tempt me. Anything on a real good sale?
10-06-2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 407
Posted By Tom Nied

I must be missing something. Why not just cut...

I must be missing something. Why not just cut the MonoKote before adhering with the 1/2" overlap measured on to it? You can measure the width with a piece of paper off the wing, and then cut the...
10-05-2018, 06:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,681
Posted By Tom Nied

I do mine pretty much like John B, except I sew...

I do mine pretty much like John B, except I sew mine on. I like to use an old cotton pillow cover for the material. Sewn on as tight as I can get it. Sew the point first then work your way back to...
09-27-2018, 07:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 429
Posted By Tom Nied

Servo City has one of the best websites and their...

Servo City has one of the best websites and their servo charts are one of the best resources. I will buy from them just because they have pretty good prices and and I love how I can research between...
09-27-2018, 07:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 429
Posted By Tom Nied

I would think the Hitec 645MS would be a good...

I would think the Hitec 645MS would be a good choice. What I learned with my Giant Scale Super Sporster was that once you're in the game, don't scrimp. Trying to go cheap will only bite you in the...
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