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Forum: Beginners
02-10-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,742
Posted By Tarasdad

I've used CA, Titebond II and Gorilla wood glue...

I've used CA, Titebond II and Gorilla wood glue for building. My latest build (CG Super Chipmunk) was built almost entirely with wood glue. Cheaper, no irritating odor, much easier to clean up after....
10-25-2013, 12:00 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 9,218
Posted By Tarasdad

Hmm...five, eh? Well, here goes, in no particular...

Hmm...five, eh? Well, here goes, in no particular order...

Powered glider, something like the E-Flite Mystique or similar.
Goldberg Tiger 60.
1/4 scale Cub.
Waco or Stearman, .91 4S size.
WWI...
10-22-2013, 11:05 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,177
Posted By Tarasdad

I wish I had the money to take rhem off your...

I wish I had the money to take rhem off your hands. I'd love the RCM just for the construction articles alone.
10-21-2013, 07:33 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,177
Posted By Tarasdad

RC Modeler was my magazine of choice for many...

RC Modeler was my magazine of choice for many years. Usually read every issue cover to cover. Plans for some of the most recognizable models ever published were in their pages, such as the Lazy Ace,...
Forum: The Clubhouse
10-20-2013, 11:43 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 11,011
Posted By Tarasdad

He should not only be fined but declared persona...

He should not only be fined but declared persona non grata and barred from ever entering the US again. Throw in the rest of Team BlackSheep for good measure!
Forum: Glow Engines
10-14-2013, 09:39 PM
Replies: 42,373
Views: 2,399,853
Posted By Tarasdad

Hobbsy, my .80 is in my Tiger 60 as well! Used to...

Hobbsy, my .80 is in my Tiger 60 as well! Used to have my Fox .50 in it but changed it out for more low-end oomph. Ended up pulling 3/4oz of the installed weights out to balance it. Now I just need...
Forum: Kit Building
10-13-2013, 06:26 PM
Replies: 1,215
Views: 173,951
Posted By Tarasdad

I finished my CG Super Chipmunk a few weeks back....

I finished my CG Super Chipmunk a few weeks back. Next kit I'm working on is a Top Flight SE5a found in the rafters of the garage when a friend of a club member moved in to the house. I'm actually...
Forum: The Clubhouse
10-12-2013, 06:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,204
Posted By Tarasdad

I've been dealing with progressive and...

I've been dealing with progressive and degenerative osteoarthritis for many years and yes, it really curtails what you can do at times. My back is the worst but it's affecting my hands more and more....
10-10-2013, 12:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 262
Posted By Tarasdad

Double check and make sure the spark plug cap is...

Double check and make sure the spark plug cap is fully on as well.
10-09-2013, 12:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,237
Posted By Tarasdad

Beautifully done, Franc! I hope mine turns out...

Beautifully done, Franc! I hope mine turns out half that good.
Forum: RC Jets
10-08-2013, 03:27 PM
Replies: 409
Views: 45,872
Posted By Tarasdad

When I build a model from a box-o-sticks it is my...

When I build a model from a box-o-sticks it is my responsibility, as the builder, to ensure that everything is built properly and that the aircraft is airworthy. When I assemble an ARF I have to rely...
Forum: Glow Engines
10-08-2013, 03:07 PM
Replies: 42,373
Views: 2,399,853
Posted By Tarasdad

I'd be worried about o-rings, seals and gaskets...

I'd be worried about o-rings, seals and gaskets being ruined so would only crock pot a totally disassembled engine. I do have one that might get that treatment to get rid of all the caked on castor...
Forum: RC Jets
10-08-2013, 02:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,471
Posted By Tarasdad

Maybe it shows that even FEJ can't totally screw...

Maybe it shows that even FEJ can't totally screw up a DeHavilland design?
Forum: RC Jets
10-08-2013, 02:30 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 13,687
Posted By Tarasdad

One tail failure is a fluke, or could be put down...

One tail failure is a fluke, or could be put down to builder error. Two failure of the same part on the same type from two different builders should raise eyebrows and start the manufacturer looking...
Forum: RC Jets
10-07-2013, 11:39 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 13,687
Posted By Tarasdad

Don't buy FEJ aircraft. Don't attend jet meets...

Don't buy FEJ aircraft. Don't attend jet meets that allow FEJ aircraft to be flown, who have them as a sponsor or who allow them to attend as a vendor. Don't allow them to be flown at your club...
Forum: Glow Engines
10-07-2013, 08:16 PM
Replies: 42,373
Views: 2,399,853
Posted By Tarasdad

A tach is an absolute must for getting your...

A tach is an absolute must for getting your needles set right. As the big nosed man used to say, "don't leave home without it!"
Forum: The Clubhouse
10-05-2013, 02:29 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,335
Posted By Tarasdad

I have both glow and electric planes. Both...

I have both glow and electric planes. Both usually go with me to the flying field, but when I'm pressed for time or decide at the last minute that I want to get a few flights in I grab the electric...
Forum: Glow Engines
10-04-2013, 10:51 PM
Replies: 42,373
Views: 2,399,853
Posted By Tarasdad

Isn't it amazing when you discover something you...

Isn't it amazing when you discover something you had thought long gone?
10-04-2013, 10:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,237
Posted By Tarasdad

This project will likely take a while to even get...

This project will likely take a while to even get started. First thing I have to do is draw all the parts in my CAD program, something that will take me a bit as I'm a bit slower than I was when I...
Forum: Glow Engines
10-04-2013, 07:04 PM
Replies: 42,373
Views: 2,399,853
Posted By Tarasdad

The castor/no castor debate has been going on...

The castor/no castor debate has been going on about as long as the one about what nitro percentage to use. I've always used 10% nitro, 18% full synthetic (or no more than 5% castor blend) with...
Forum: RC Jets
10-04-2013, 02:42 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 34,570
Posted By Tarasdad

I'd really like to come just for the spectating...

I'd really like to come just for the spectating fun but may not be able to. M-i-l went into City of Hope for a bone marrow transplant this morning (multiple myeloma treatment) and may not be out by...
Forum: Beginners
10-04-2013, 02:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,742
Posted By Tarasdad

I've never done it, mostly because where I lived...

I've never done it, mostly because where I lived before there was no such thing as "light" rain. Gully washers, yes. Frog chokers, yes. Torrential downpours, you betcha!

Where I live now I...
10-02-2013, 05:13 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,545
Posted By Tarasdad

FYI lead time for most magazine content is 5...

FYI lead time for most magazine content is 5 months, including ads. About the only exception is the "Letters to the Editor" type content, which can be sent to the publisher immediately prior to...
Forum: RC Jets
09-28-2013, 08:08 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 10,056
Posted By Tarasdad

There is one agency with the power to do...

There is one agency with the power to do something...but it's not really one we want to get involved. It's called the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the federal agency charged "to protect...
Forum: The Clubhouse
09-28-2013, 02:57 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,384
Posted By Tarasdad

E-Flite RC Phantom...

E-Flite RC Phantom (http://www.e-fliterc.com/Products/Default.aspx?ProdID=EFL8125). Sorry, not a foamie.
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