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Posted By Flypaper 2

Try lowering the throttle trim. If that doesn't...

Try lowering the throttle trim. If that doesn't work, lower the throttle endpoint in your trans programming. When it kicks in, you will hear a beep from the trans.
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Posted By Flypaper 2

How about retract mechanisms. Most of them rotate...

How about retract mechanisms. Most of them rotate 90 Deg with lots of thrust.

Gord.
Forum: The Clubhouse
06-10-2017, 06:38 AM
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Posted By Flypaper 2

An electronic guru in our club made one up for...

An electronic guru in our club made one up for us. The airspeed, wind direction device is on the clubhouse roof. Runs on a solar panel and a wetcell storage batt. Shows up on our club website at...
Forum: Kit Building
05-28-2017, 12:53 PM
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Posted By Flypaper 2

Another trick is to lay the film , covering side...

Another trick is to lay the film , covering side down and at a corner.Take the backside of your exacto blade and scrape the backing film towards the corner , about a 1/4 in. from the corner and...
04-17-2017, 07:16 AM
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Posted By Flypaper 2

The detail gun the Paul mentioned works well. ...

The detail gun the Paul mentioned works well.
Used to spray full sized planes with dope about a hundred yrs ago, well, in the late 50s.:(
Pressurized in a 5 gallon pail. Mercerized cotton cloth...
Forum: The Clubhouse
04-17-2017, 06:59 AM
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Posted By Flypaper 2

Will I be able to fly with my longjohns as well...

Will I be able to fly with my longjohns as well as the helmet. :D
Forum: The Clubhouse
04-16-2017, 04:02 PM
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Posted By Flypaper 2

Me and a couple of buddies started out in the...

Me and a couple of buddies started out in the early 60s. Next best thing to controline back then. The newest challenge. Escapements, then reeds then proportional. PCS was my first propo radio. It's...
04-15-2017, 07:02 AM
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Posted By Flypaper 2

What Rusry says!! plus , put a VOM on it to see...

What Rusry says!! plus , put a VOM on it to see what the individual cell voltages are.
The charger I have will shut the charger down if one cell tries to go over 4.2 volts.
Another point. Make...
02-21-2017, 03:51 PM
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Posted By Flypaper 2

A buddy and I built a wing something like this,...

A buddy and I built a wing something like this, as mentioned above, with tree layers of carbon fibre cloth over the balsa sheeting. On the last coat we put on a sheet of mylar plastic sheet over the...
02-19-2017, 11:37 AM
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Posted By Flypaper 2

I would cut out for the retracts before sheeting...

I would cut out for the retracts before sheeting it. The mounts for the landing gear brackets have to be spread out through the foam for strength. in fact, the fore and aft ones should go all the way...
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Posted By Flypaper 2

I have about 15 in use and had one go bad. 4...

I have about 15 in use and had one go bad.
4 Spektrums and one gone bad.
I use them in 1/4 scale planes with no problems.
Forum: Aerodynamics
01-01-2017, 07:04 AM
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Posted By Flypaper 2

Lighter weight for the electrics. The lighter...

Lighter weight for the electrics. The lighter built props can't handle the power pulses of the glow, gas engines.
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Posted By Flypaper 2

https://www.bphobbies.com/view.asp?id=V450327 ...

https://www.bphobbies.com/view.asp?id=V450327
I use these plus some from HK. The BP Cheetah motors are sold by our local hobby shop which is very handy. I can peruse through the website for the...
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Posted By Flypaper 2

After your last message I questioned myself, So I...

After your last message I questioned myself, So I just measured two motors with 4 mm shafts and the piano wire with a set of precision micrometers and they were all the same size to the half thou. So...
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Posted By Flypaper 2

I use KS brand 5/32 in. wire it is also 4 mm or...

I use KS brand 5/32 in. wire it is also 4 mm or just a fraction under.
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Posted By Flypaper 2

That's nice about having an excellent club. We...

That's nice about having an excellent club. We usually have about 90 to a 100 members. Everybody shares their own expertise. One fellow in electronics built a weather station on top of the clubhouse....
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Posted By Flypaper 2

I used to work in an auto engine rebuilders about...

I used to work in an auto engine rebuilders about a 100 yrs ago where I learned my trade. Actually it was the late 50s early 60s. Later on I ran a small engine shop for 35 yrs before I retired.
...
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Posted By Flypaper 2

Measured with mics they measure 3mm as they...

Measured with mics they measure 3mm as they should and they are tempered wire so as strong as the stock shaft
I do have a lathe but normally just use the drill press as I don't want to get...
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Posted By Flypaper 2

I have bent and broke a few . I go to the local...

I have bent and broke a few . I go to the local hobby shop and pick up appropriate sized piano wire and make my own. Also a lot quicker than waiting for something to come through the mail.
12-03-2016, 05:33 AM
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Posted By Flypaper 2

https://www.bphobbies.com/view.asp?id=V450327 ...

https://www.bphobbies.com/view.asp?id=V450327
Try BP Hobbies . They have a good variety.
11-27-2016, 07:39 AM
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Posted By Flypaper 2

I use plastic kitchen cutting board available at...

I use plastic kitchen cutting board available at home depot. Cut them out with your bandsaw, drill a hole and you're good to go.
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Posted By Flypaper 2

Yep, I run quality Orange and Lemon rcvrs. The...

Yep, I run quality Orange and Lemon rcvrs. The only ones I've had fail are a few Spektrums.:D
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Posted By Flypaper 2

Of course they do. But Walmart does't sell those....

Of course they do. But Walmart does't sell those. You know what I mean.:)
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Posted By Flypaper 2

That's what I meant. None of these radios are are...

That's what I meant. None of these radios are are certified either.
11-23-2016, 11:07 AM
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Posted By Flypaper 2

I do pretty well all my foam building with...

I do pretty well all my foam building with hotglue, other than the sheeting.
The biggest problem is, the large gluesticks cannot be heated fast enough because of the large volume of glue. Ran into...
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