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Forum: RC Jets
02-13-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,226
Posted By rhklenke

I agree! I printed mine out at point size 5, and...

I agree! I printed mine out at point size 5, and I'll cut and paste them to the bottom of my planes...

Dumb!

Bob
Forum: RC Jets
02-11-2019, 08:32 PM
Replies: 1,200
Views: 99,330
Posted By rhklenke

Jeff, Good plan on getting it flying and...

Jeff,

Good plan on getting it flying and then adding additional scale details. Get it in the air and get used to it before expending a bunch of energy in details - that way you aren't risking the...
Forum: RC Jets
02-07-2019, 10:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 423
Posted By rhklenke

I use the "push forming" method I described here:...

I use the "push forming" method I described here:

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/rc-jets-120/11658127-scale-nav-lens.html

I have used the actual pieces that I cut off of "painted" lights on...
Forum: RC Jets
02-01-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 517
Posted By rhklenke

Twist the wires around each other once by hand,...

Twist the wires around each other once by hand, grab the wires at the twist with a pair of long-nosed pliers (which you have around anyway), pull, and twist...

Easy peezie.

Bob
Forum: RC Jets
01-30-2019, 05:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 782
Posted By rhklenke

The Airpower ones I had were inflatable - Which...

The Airpower ones I had were inflatable - Which in and of itself is a dumb idea for jet tires, IMHO - at least for ones that are not overly large...

Dreamworks has replacement tires for Intairco...
Forum: RC Jets
01-30-2019, 04:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 782
Posted By rhklenke

Yea, I had to replace the Glennis wheels on my...

Yea, I had to replace the Glennis wheels on my Panther because I couldn't get tires for them anymore. Luckly I went with Intairco - which you can still get - as of now...

Come to think of it, jet...
Forum: RC Jets
01-30-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 782
Posted By rhklenke

If Dreamworks has them, then YES, you should buy...

If Dreamworks has them, then YES, you should buy some (or all of them...)

In my case, I had to just get replacement wheels and brakes. :mad:

Bob
Forum: RC Jets
01-30-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 782
Posted By rhklenke

I have looked around for a source for their stuff...

I have looked around for a source for their stuff in the past and all I have found is what Dreamworks still has in stock. I'm pretty sure they are gone...

Bob
Forum: RC Jets
01-24-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 782
Posted By rhklenke

You could if you had access to that information....

You could if you had access to that information. Unfortunately, I have found that that's not readily available - for either the aluminum tubes or the carbon fiber ones.

We also built a 14' WS...
Forum: RC Jets
01-24-2019, 10:51 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 782
Posted By rhklenke

Agree with that 100%. I'm not saying at all that...

Agree with that 100%. I'm not saying at all that carbon can't be used. The question is, how do I know that the carbon tube is adequately sized for the given application? Especially if I'm not a...
Forum: RC Jets
01-24-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 782
Posted By rhklenke

There are a lot of places that sell them, but you...

There are a lot of places that sell them, but you do also need matching sleeves for the wing.

Jtec sells them with matching sleeves (www.jtecrc.com (http://www.jtecrc.com/carbonfiber.html))

CST...
Forum: RC Jets
01-24-2019, 08:59 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 782
Posted By rhklenke

A Blanik, isn't that a sailplane? Yes, it is!...

A Blanik, isn't that a sailplane? Yes, it is! Doesn't it have a conventional, non-composite, balsa sheeted foam core wing? Yes it does!

Your case is rested... Your mileage may vary...
Forum: RC Jets
01-24-2019, 08:05 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 782
Posted By rhklenke

Again, we don't (generally) have access to the...

Again, we don't (generally) have access to the composite engineering design and analysis capabilities of full-scale aircraft designers, so we can't know the ultimate loads that a tube will be exposed...
Forum: RC Jets
01-24-2019, 06:19 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 782
Posted By rhklenke

David, As usual, you're trying to apply full...

David,

As usual, you're trying to apply full scale methods/techniques to model jets - which often isn't appropriate.

Boeing and Airbus have spent millions (billions of taxpayer dollars in the...
Forum: RC Jets
01-22-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 782
Posted By rhklenke

I think it depends on the application. A carbon...

I think it depends on the application. A carbon tube is OK for giant scale 3D planes where weight is a primary consideration and generally, the structure of the rest of the plane is more fragile than...
Forum: RC Jets
01-22-2019, 02:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 506
Posted By rhklenke

I can't tell from your description where the...

I can't tell from your description where the "orange silicon type material" is coming out. When you say that you " took the gear apart," does that include taking the cylinder apart and removing the...
Forum: RC Jets
01-22-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 506
Posted By rhklenke

I have a set of that gear for my Hawker Hunter I...

I have a set of that gear for my Hawker Hunter I am building from the Mick Reeves kit. I've not seen the issue you are talking about. Can you post a picture of the problem so we can see it?

Bob
Forum: RC Jets
01-15-2019, 09:53 AM
Replies: 1,200
Views: 99,330
Posted By rhklenke

Mine came setup for the external linkage, which I...

Mine came setup for the external linkage, which I used. The internal linkage must be new.

You don't use much rudder in an F-4, so as long as the internal linkage is stiff enough to keep it from...
01-09-2019, 06:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 178
Posted By rhklenke

Right, I've read that page in the manual. The...

Right, I've read that page in the manual. The question is how do you get to that option for a programmable mix? The example in the manual is for a condition. For a programmable mix, all you get on...
Forum: RC Jets
01-07-2019, 08:40 PM
Replies: 364
Views: 16,770
Posted By rhklenke

I agree that carbon can be plenty strong, but as...

I agree that carbon can be plenty strong, but as opposed to metal, it takes more knowledgeable design to select the correct material and size it correctly, etc. In addition, metal will deform before...
Forum: RC Jets
01-07-2019, 07:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,223
Posted By rhklenke

+1 I've been able to find everything I...

+1

I've been able to find everything I needed so far...

Bob
Forum: RC Jets
01-07-2019, 07:09 AM
Replies: 364
Views: 16,770
Posted By rhklenke

The problem though with unidirectional carbon, I...

The problem though with unidirectional carbon, I think, is in this application, there will be holes drilled in it and there will be a twisting moment imparted by the bolt pattern. In that case, the...
01-06-2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 178
Posted By rhklenke

Futaba 16SZ Programmable Mixing selection

Does anyone know if you can use switch logic (AND, OR, etc.) to turn on and off a programmable mix on the 16SZ? If it is possible, can you tell me how to accomplish it?

On the programmable mix...
Forum: RC Jets
01-05-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 324
Posted By rhklenke

Here's what happens to large wooden jet models......

Here's what happens to large wooden jet models...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yf_QTbDeWM

Bob
Forum: RC Jets
01-04-2019, 05:29 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 5,935
Posted By rhklenke

I've done it where I sharpened the end of the...

I've done it where I sharpened the end of the tubing and added "teeth" to make a tool. I chucked it into a drill and cut them out that way...

Bob
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