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Forum: Kit Building 02-10-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 451
Posted By raptureboy
Old telephone books and copies of MA make good...

Old telephone books and copies of MA make good weights for holding down the sheeting. I prefer to wet the sheet then lay it on the wing with no glue, and then weigh it down. to dry in place. Next I...
Forum: RC Warbirds and Warplanes 02-06-2018, 04:57 PM
Replies: 3,342
Views: 466,800
Posted By raptureboy
Hey Bob, I have one that I damaged the same way,...

Hey Bob, I have one that I damaged the same way, hitting a pole and I destroyed the wing and damaged the nose but I have a new wing and I plan on stripping her and glassing after the repairs so I...
Forum: RC Warbirds and Warplanes 01-11-2018, 10:06 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,018
Posted By raptureboy
I'm willing to bet the cats are already in...

I'm willing to bet the cats are already in production and as soon as the first container is full they will start taking orders. But this may now explain why so many aircraft go out of production so...
Forum: The Clubhouse 01-11-2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,979
Posted By raptureboy
We have met the enemy; and the enemy is us. We...

We have met the enemy; and the enemy is us. We all want more for less, and there are those who will give us just that. If I can save a buck over seller A by going to seller B then I will. When you...
Forum: Kit Building 01-08-2018, 09:30 AM
Replies: 1,171
Views: 55,053
Posted By raptureboy
No excuses! clean out the living room and get...

No excuses! clean out the living room and get that puppy together:D Looks beautiful even in pieces.
Forum: Kit Building 11-26-2017, 05:14 PM
Replies: 1,171
Views: 55,053
Posted By raptureboy
So sorry to hear this. We lost our dog 4 years...

So sorry to hear this. We lost our dog 4 years ago on thanksgiving eve to a brain tumor. We spent Thanksgiving day just a wreak, while he was in the ER and the day after we had to make the decision...
Forum: RC Boats General Discussion 11-21-2017, 09:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 248
Posted By raptureboy
Kind of like asking if anyone has ever had...

Kind of like asking if anyone has ever had diarrhea. When ever they start that crap with me I threaten to stop payment with my CC co. they change their tune pretty quickly
Forum: Questions and Answers 11-21-2017, 09:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 295
Posted By raptureboy
A Guillows glider or a drone :rolleyes: But...

A Guillows glider or a drone :rolleyes: But really there are some nice airplanes with 2 piece wings that would work well with a bike trailer.
Forum: Questions and Answers 11-17-2017, 09:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 284
Posted By raptureboy
You need to test the individual cells and find...

You need to test the individual cells and find out if there is any drastic difference in voltage between them. if more than a few tenths per cell then they are not worth messing with. Some where...
Forum: Kit Building 11-07-2017, 11:37 AM
Replies: 1,171
Views: 55,053
Posted By raptureboy
http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/rc-warbirds-warpla...

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/rc-warbirds-warplanes-200/11133554-finishing-sets-scale-models.html Hear is just one of them.
Forum: Kit Building 11-07-2017, 10:56 AM
Replies: 1,171
Views: 55,053
Posted By raptureboy
Just curious, have any of you tried any of the...

Just curious, have any of you tried any of the vinyl rivets that are offered by several different vendors? They come on a strip and are available as double row and single row. I have seen them on...
Forum: RC Jets 11-01-2017, 11:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 355
Posted By raptureboy
Best source if you don't always need a hundred of...

Best source if you don't always need a hundred of something you need 6 of. They sell small bags for .50 J&R Hobby Hardware (http://jrhobbyhardware.com/index.php?)
Forum: Beginners 11-01-2017, 11:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 792
Posted By raptureboy
Any plane made out of EPP foam will take a...

Any plane made out of EPP foam will take a licking and keep on ticking they are nearly impossible to destroy. Any of flat ones made by Hacker, etc. are easy to launch right out of your hand and are...
Forum: Questions and Answers 11-01-2017, 11:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 288
Posted By raptureboy
Agree, can't stand the whole new layout.

Agree, can't stand the whole new layout.
Forum: Kit Building 11-01-2017, 11:06 AM
Replies: 1,171
Views: 55,053
Posted By raptureboy
Yep, I build mine on the 50/50 rule. If I can't...

Yep, I build mine on the 50/50 rule. If I can't see it at 50 feet going 50 mph then it doesn't matter.;) But that is the beauty of this hobby you make it your own and there is only yourself to...
Forum: RC Warbirds and Warplanes 10-19-2017, 10:04 AM
Replies: 3,342
Views: 466,800
Posted By raptureboy
I put my battery in the fuselage just behind the...

I put my battery in the fuselage just behind the trailing edge. When that was not enough I mixed some lead shot with epoxy resin and poured it into the area under the tail wheel access hatch. I also...
Forum: Gas Engines 10-09-2017, 11:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 399
Posted By raptureboy
I have a 20RA in my 14 lb Waco biplane and it...

I have a 20RA in my 14 lb Waco biplane and it pulls it around with plenty of power. I always use a xoar 17x6 on all my 20's 8500rpm sounds about right for a 2 blade.
Replies: 3
Views: 185
Posted By raptureboy
what kind of aircraft is this going on? Weight?

what kind of aircraft is this going on? Weight?
Forum: Kit Building 09-05-2017, 11:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 266
Posted By raptureboy
Try a piece of it on some scrap balsa. As long as...

Try a piece of it on some scrap balsa. As long as the adhesive sticks and it shrinks o.k go ahead. I buy old rolls from swap meets all the time.
Forum: Questions and Answers 09-05-2017, 11:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 601
Posted By raptureboy
Looks like this.

Looks like this.
Replies: 9
Views: 372
Posted By raptureboy
I once had the same issue with an aileron servo...

I once had the same issue with an aileron servo and doing away with the Y solved it. Wire the servo in ? direct and see if the problem still exists. Could be a bad servo also that won't center and it...
Forum: Kit Building 08-25-2017, 08:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,098
Posted By raptureboy
I like it all, I like modifying my arfs usually...

I like it all, I like modifying my arfs usually stripping the covering off and glassing and painting. Like you said there is something for everyone.
Forum: Questions and Answers 08-24-2017, 06:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 359
Posted By raptureboy
I believe Robart made some years ago. Plastic...

I believe Robart made some years ago. Plastic seams to be the norm now.
Forum: SuperTigre Engines Support 08-24-2017, 06:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 292
Posted By raptureboy
You can buy them from Dubro and if needed retap...

You can buy them from Dubro and if needed retap the hole. Usually 6-32 or 8-32 depending on size.
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 08-22-2017, 11:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 868
Posted By raptureboy
Cycle it a few times and check the voltage of...

Cycle it a few times and check the voltage of each cell after each cycle. If any two cells are more than 2/10 of a volt apart I would consider getting rid of it. You should not store lipos for long...
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