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Forum: ARF or RTF
08-03-2018, 10:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,065
Posted By optech

So I got the Tamiya paint in that Horizon...

So I got the Tamiya paint in that Horizon recommends to touch up the plastic if the paint chips. Its a bit darker than the kit paint. Its really hard to get good pics in my shop so the camera makes...
Forum: ARF or RTF
07-29-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,065
Posted By optech

The TowerPro servo I used for the rudder is a...

The TowerPro servo I used for the rudder is a little taller than the Spektrum servos so I had to put a little riser bend in the tail wheel pushrod. That pushrod has a weird angle to begin with.
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Forum: ARF or RTF
07-28-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,065
Posted By optech

Been working on mine. Its mostly going okay but...

Been working on mine. Its mostly going okay but have encountered a few problems.

1) They want you to use an arm on the rudder that has holes 20mm from center. I'm using Spektrum DS821 and A6060...
Forum: ARF or RTF
06-03-2018, 07:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,170
Posted By optech

Just like the previous version, flaps are easy...

Just like the previous version, flaps are easy enough to install but with the big "Hershey Bar" wing these planes don't need flaps. I personally like the keep it simple sport scale aspect and am...
06-02-2018, 10:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 773
Posted By optech

I pre-ordered one.

I pre-ordered one.
10-14-2017, 10:57 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 20,027
Posted By optech

Lifer, Glad to see this thread still has some...

Lifer,
Glad to see this thread still has some life. To answer your question... Sort of. The reason I built my Corkscrew 80 way back when was because I needed a simple airframe for a John Deer...
Forum: Kit Building
09-13-2017, 09:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 449
Posted By optech

The easiest way is to "share" the picture to your...

The easiest way is to "share" the picture to your computer via Bluetooth. Check if your computer and your wife's smartphone have it. If so, turn it on, on both devices. You then need to pair the...
09-13-2017, 02:03 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,876
Posted By optech

I've been away from RCU for a while now. Got...

I've been away from RCU for a while now. Got bored tonight and thought I'd stop by and catch-up. Really good to see you finished this plane and have been flying the beans out of it and I really like...
Forum: Kit Building
04-23-2017, 11:09 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,341
Posted By optech

Contact Abell Hobby...

Contact Abell Hobby http://www.abellhobby.com/category-s/363.htm They will make custom gear and even have a worksheet on their page you can use. MUCH BETTER SERVICE THAN TNT!!!

I was one of the...
04-28-2016, 05:59 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 20,027
Posted By optech

Wow.... Nice job on the foam board version Zep! ...

Wow.... Nice job on the foam board version Zep!
Did you do a build thread?

Mike
04-22-2016, 01:01 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,834
Posted By optech

All the major software manufacturers are going to...

All the major software manufacturers are going to subscription based programs. Its a way to hook you from then on so of course they're not going to make it easy for us. If you let your "subscription"...
04-11-2016, 11:08 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 20,027
Posted By optech

Sucks to hear you lost your Corkscrew :(.... But...

Sucks to hear you lost your Corkscrew :(.... But glad to hear your gonna build another. The smaller E size sounds interesting. I've been think of doing sorta the same thing only the other direction....
02-11-2016, 04:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,522
Posted By optech

RCM had plans for a .40 size Agwagon some time...

RCM had plans for a .40 size Agwagon some time ago. You can find the plans here. http://www.outerzone.co.uk/plan_details.asp?ID=5986

Lazer works makes a short kit of parts if you want to go that...
07-16-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 20,027
Posted By optech

If you downloaded the 80" from Outerzone your...

If you downloaded the 80" from Outerzone your welcome (my handle on RCGroups is Cryhavoc..... Long story.) :o:cool: I am so glad others are looking to build this as I really enjoyed it when I bought...
Forum: Kit Building
02-02-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 2,074
Views: 142,644
Posted By optech

That's what I pretty much learned on. A Swizzle...

That's what I pretty much learned on. A Swizzle Stick and a K&B .40 around '82-'83. I'd built quite a few planes before that one. Mostly Guillows FF and Control-line, a couple Midwest Control-liners...
Forum: Kit Building
01-30-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 2,074
Views: 142,644
Posted By optech

I was looking through an old 1980 issue (OK.......

I was looking through an old 1980 issue (OK.... hands up if 1980 still seems like yesterday) of Radio Control Modeler magazine and ran across this old BUSA ad.

Of note is the Tempo II. Either it...
Forum: Kit Building
09-10-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,582
Posted By optech

I'm a UAS Pilot/Engineering Tech for Navmar...

I'm a UAS Pilot/Engineering Tech for Navmar Applied Sciences. We stopped using TNT stuff years ago because of several reasons. I tried working with the gal and all she could do is accuse me of...
Forum: Kit Building
09-10-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,582
Posted By optech

Fiberglass Specialties-...

Fiberglass Specialties- http://www.fiberglassspecialtiesinc.com/catalog.htm
BUSA Citabria Pro;
Cowl- #USA-6 - $39.00;
Wheelpants- #47 - $37.00;

Abell RC -...
09-09-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 45,630
Posted By optech

And if you notice, the prices are higher! ...

And if you notice, the prices are higher!

Whoever is behind the wheel has figured out there is no repercussion for stealing at 20-30-40$ a pop and are going to squeeze the fruit for all its worth....
Forum: Kit Building
09-08-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 621
Posted By optech

Hmmm... Interesting kit. I think I remember...

Hmmm... Interesting kit.

I think I remember seeing the Hobby-Lobby ads in the magazines for this. My first question would be what do the instructions say for putting the fuse together?

My...
Forum: Kit Building
09-08-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 2,074
Views: 142,644
Posted By optech

Hey Riecilla, That Parasol was called the "Tempo...

Hey Riecilla, That Parasol was called the "Tempo II". I flew the bejesus out of mine too back in the 80's. I even took it to college with me and ended up scratch building a new fuse on the dorm room...
Forum: Kit Building
09-08-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 2,074
Views: 142,644
Posted By optech

If anybody was wanting the rare TEMPO II kit...

If anybody was wanting the rare TEMPO II kit there is one up on Ebay. Contact the guy first though. He is a modeler and if you tell him you heard about it here or on RCGroups he might give you a...
Forum: Kit Building
08-28-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 2,074
Views: 142,644
Posted By optech

I would love to see a 1/6th SE5a. I just don't...

I would love to see a 1/6th SE5a. I just don't have the room for the bigger stuff right now. Having said that, I'm surprised they haven't taken advantage of the popularity of the DLE-20 sized...
Forum: Kit Building
08-28-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,346
Posted By optech

Your really moving it along. I'm especially...

Your really moving it along. I'm especially surprised at the detailed covering job your doing. Sweet......! I figured with your time frame a simple two color bing-bang-boom done job.

Mike
Forum: Kit Building
08-26-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,102
Posted By optech

Looks great Norberto! This is a very little...

Looks great Norberto!

This is a very little known kit. Mark did not make them for too long. When I was a boy I always wanted the one I saw in my hobby shop but when I was able to get it, it was...
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