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Forum: RC Jets 08-01-2012, 11:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 707
Posted By tms261
RE: Reaction X issue

I put the front end in the sun for a couple of hours, then whacked it a few times. Adhesive from the formers was on the mating surfaces of the cone and fuse. Luckily not a lot.

No big deal, just...
Forum: RC Jets 07-31-2012, 02:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 707
Posted By tms261
RE: Reaction X issue

Thanks, I'll keep trying to knock it loose. Been hitting it pretty hard with an open hand.
Forum: RC Jets 07-31-2012, 12:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 707
Posted By tms261
RE: Reaction X issue

yeah, I have held the joint over my thigh and smacked the nose pretty hard, rotating 360 to hit from all sides. Hopefully its just some stuck paint but not sure how to soften it without damaging the...
Forum: RC Jets 07-31-2012, 12:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 707
Posted By tms261
Reaction X issue

Hey fellas, I'm finally getting around to assembling this jet that I've had NIB for months. Just started working on the front end and discovered after removing the hex bolt in the nose, that the nose...
Forum: Kit Building 07-22-2012, 02:16 PM
Replies: 421
Views: 33,649
Posted By tms261
RE: LETS SAVE SIG BEFORE THEY GET SWALLOWED BY THE BIG TWO!!!

Ed you said it with the laser cutting. I won't forget how much fun it was cutting 1/4 in hard balsa with an X'ACTO knife. But 30 years ago thats all I had! Thankfully the two Kougars I cut next...
Forum: Kit Building 07-22-2012, 02:05 PM
Replies: 421
Views: 33,649
Posted By tms261
RE: LETS SAVE SIG BEFORE THEY GET SWALLOWED BY THE BIG TWO!!!

My first kit and plane I learned to fly with(Long time ago.....), was a Goldberg Falcon 56. BUT, my 2nd plane was a Sig Kougar. Covered and K&B epoxy paint. It was nearly indestructible. Another...
Forum: Gas Engines 06-28-2012, 04:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,694
Posted By tms261
RE: Starter for gas engine

For years and years I started every engine glow and gas by flipping by hand. Whether its glow or gas, if the fuel is there and the heat or spark is there, its gonna run or at least pop. My gas planes...
Forum: RC Warbirds and Warplanes 06-10-2012, 08:25 PM
Replies: 761
Views: 89,302
Posted By tms261
RE: Hellcat F6F Wild Hare RC - G-Pete's build and review

Good News! Finally got the maiden out of the way. Also a second flight after some trimming and HS needle work. Second flight was great, no pitching/porpoising or any of that. Half flaps and full were...
Forum: RC Warbirds and Warplanes 06-09-2012, 12:43 PM
Replies: 761
Views: 89,302
Posted By tms261
RE: Hellcat F6F Wild Hare RC - G-Pete's build and review

I know it sounds big for this plane, but I had it laying around NIB for 7 years, so decided to put the Taurus 69 in this plane. It weighs at least 1.5lb more than the DA-50 or DLE55. Also, I have a...
Forum: RC Warbirds and Warplanes 06-06-2012, 02:47 PM
Replies: 761
Views: 89,302
Posted By tms261
RE: Hellcat F6F Wild Hare RC - G-Pete's build and review

It so happens that the wing bolt issue was found at the field this weekend. I put 1/4-20 blind nuts in last night as even with 1/4-20 bolts I had on hand(not the ones in the kit), there was plenty of...
Forum: RC Warbirds and Warplanes 06-02-2012, 10:00 PM
Replies: 761
Views: 89,302
Posted By tms261
RE: Hellcat F6F Wild Hare RC - G-Pete's build and review

Congrats on that first flight. You did a great job on that covering and finishing. Have you weighed your plane now that it is balanced? I'm using a much heavier engine than most of you. Short cowl,...
Forum: RC Jets 06-01-2012, 02:19 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 19,137
Posted By tms261
RE: New Turbine Engine Company-Xtreme Turbines!!!

Before I opened this thread, I was excited somewhat about a "new" turbine Co. and turbine. The opening by Xtreme was lacking in sophistication sure. I wasn't impressed with it either. All of you are...
Forum: Gas Engines 04-26-2012, 06:14 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,564
Posted By tms261
RE: sorry, can't keep my mouth shut about this

I'm sure what has been said in this thread is true. Some mfg's change designs or drop engines with some frequency. To a large degree, its becoming a throw away world. Planned obsolescence. I do have...
Forum: Kit Building 04-16-2012, 03:10 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,454
Posted By tms261
RE: Best Kit for First Build

As far as power, you have many options. Personally, I prefer fuel or gas. The LT-40 will fly just fine on any .46 size 2 stroke glow engine. If low price is important, then the Thunder Tiger .46 Pro...
Forum: RC Jets 03-29-2012, 08:30 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,026
Posted By tms261
RE: How close is Realflight to turbine flying??

I certainly agree with the "no fear of crashing" statement, whether the pockets are deep or not, or the airframe is expensive or not. Lack of confidence can be as deadly as lack of ability. Thats...
Forum: RC Jets 03-29-2012, 07:25 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,026
Posted By tms261
RE: How close is Realflight to turbine flying??

Yeah, this is an old dead thread, but I just found it! Hadnt used my RF5 for 2 years but used it now to test my new PC. As I'm putting together my first jet, (PST Reaction), I wanted to check out...
Forum: RC Jets 03-21-2012, 10:35 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,679
Posted By tms261
RE: CLEVIS FAILURE :Quicker than you can count to Three

I just got my first jet, and was somewhat dismayed that it had single horns. I'm used to doubles on all my gassers. Granted they have big surfaces, but its nice to have that security and a bolt for a...
Forum: RC Jets 03-01-2012, 04:04 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 21,804
Posted By tms261
RE: Electric Retracts - Why don't we have them for Turbines?

Howdy Tom. I think the same thing about those Electrons. Machining, materials and overall design is very impressive. I wanted the Ultra Flash, but our local Jet expert suggested the PST Reaction as...
Forum: RC Jets 03-01-2012, 08:37 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 21,804
Posted By tms261
RE: Electric Retracts - Why don't we have them for Turbines?

Like you Pete, I dislike all the airlines, valves etc.... I use them on 50cc warbirds. I also have used Lado's straight and rotating retracts. Very nice. The lado's are in TF and H9 warbirds and are...
Forum: RC Jets 02-29-2012, 09:39 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 9,012
Posted By tms261
RE: Retract Game Changer

Bob you hit a bunch of nails on the head. RC products are no different than many others. There are many market levels. Some manufacturers innovate, take pride in their products, and truly back them...
Forum: RC Jets 02-29-2012, 01:44 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 14,963
Posted By tms261
RE: HobbyKing - Good or Bad

You said it. Its one thing to gamble with your own money. Another to gamble with safety. As long as its apples and apples, get it for as little as you can. But, a flying buddy has used HK servos and...
Forum: RC Jets 02-29-2012, 01:29 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 14,963
Posted By tms261
RE: HobbyKing - Good or Bad

I wonder if those two F-86's are identical products? If so, oh yes, no question where to get it. I'm certain most RC stuff has huge markups. Why does a JR/FUT/Hitec 12" extension cost $8? Most all...
Forum: RC Jets 02-27-2012, 07:12 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 9,012
Posted By tms261
RE: Retract Game Changer

If they are at least 6061 and will hold a 1/2" strut, not a bad deal at all. Retrofitting air retracts with electric actuators isnt inexpensive yet, and perhaps these folks will create a decent...
Forum: RC Jets 02-27-2012, 03:36 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 9,012
Posted By tms261
RE: Retract Game Changer

I just got the same ones from Todd last week. I decided that on my first jet, I would bypass the mess and effort of air on retracts. Yes, not inexpensive, but absolutely the best machine work and...
Forum: RC Jets 02-23-2012, 05:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,228
Posted By tms261
RE: JR R1221 RECEIVER PROBLEM

That is a bit scary. I have a JR9303 with the 2.4 module. Never any issues. But thinking of using it with my first jet, and more channels would make my setup easier. So was thinking of getting the...
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