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Forum: 3D Flying!
11-27-2016, 06:31 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,403
Posted By LSP972

Definitely sideways, with the Pitts muffler....

Definitely sideways, with the Pitts muffler. Those huge canister two stroke mufflers will make you really wreck the cowl.

Remember, this model is tail heavy due to the two elevator servos; mine...
Forum: The Clubhouse
11-20-2016, 04:51 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,022
Posted By LSP972

Yeah. The S148 photo on Tower's web site shows it...

Yeah. The S148 photo on Tower's web site shows it has the old, split bracket that takes the one piece grommets. I almost bought four of them this morning; its a doggone shame when you have to do this...
Forum: Kit Building
11-20-2016, 09:02 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 13,771
Posted By LSP972

The Empire* still has it... at 50 cents less. ...

The Empire* still has it... at 50 cents less. :-)

Thanks again for the link. Their site has gotten so refined, you have to key in an exact product number to find some things. I looked at the...
Forum: Kit Building
11-20-2016, 08:13 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 13,771
Posted By LSP972

I've been looking for that exact part; it is what...

I've been looking for that exact part; it is what I used on a MidWest AeroStar I did some 25+ years ago. Thanks for the numbers; hopefully I can find two of them.

I bought a pound of #67 Sig...
Forum: 3D Flying!
11-20-2016, 07:26 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,403
Posted By LSP972

Well, I dunno what to tell you; I never opened...

Well, I dunno what to tell you; I never opened the kit box until we made a deal and I placed the extra set of wheel pants in there... those were there, I assume? Why didn't you e-mail me back with...
Forum: The Clubhouse
11-20-2016, 07:07 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,022
Posted By LSP972

Dunno how I missed that. I haven't bought any for...

Dunno how I missed that. I haven't bought any for a while, I could use some S148s right now on a trainer I'm assembling. Do the current S148s have the same two-piece mount grommet arrangement like...
Forum: The Clubhouse
11-20-2016, 07:00 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,022
Posted By LSP972

So, if the quality is on-again/off-again (which...

So, if the quality is on-again/off-again (which Spektrum is), why be impressed with the features?

Graupner has been around for a very long time. And IIRC, their radios were made by Futaba. But...
Forum: Kit Building
11-14-2016, 07:11 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 13,771
Posted By LSP972

I have that gray plastic tail wheel set-up, and a...

I have that gray plastic tail wheel set-up, and a couple of others. I'll decide which one to use once I select the main gear. I'll probably use a plastic outer guide/nylon inner tube pushrod. Going...
Forum: Kit Building
11-14-2016, 02:13 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 13,771
Posted By LSP972

Thanks... I've done this before, just wanted to...

Thanks... I've done this before, just wanted to see what differences/better arrangements anyone might have come up with.

Did you just glue ply bolt plates on top of the wings, or cut the sheeting...
Forum: The Clubhouse
11-14-2016, 12:54 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,022
Posted By LSP972

Indeed. RCKen, if I was you, I'd go Futaba or JR;...

Indeed. RCKen, if I was you, I'd go Futaba or JR; the other three mentioned, particularly the last two, have some serious issues that are not repeatable/common. A look at the electric crowd can...
Forum: Kit Building
11-12-2016, 07:51 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 13,771
Posted By LSP972

Just wanted to chat with them about their "kit...

Just wanted to chat with them about their "kit bashes", since I'm going to do the same thing; build a kit,make it a tail dragger, and power it with a small four-banger (OS 52).

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11-10-2016, 11:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 800
Posted By LSP972

I learned to fly in the middle of a 100 acre...

I learned to fly in the middle of a 100 acre soybean field, where the owner had cut a short grass duster strip. Except during crop dusting "season, we had to keep our own little strip's grass cut...
Forum: Kit Building
11-10-2016, 11:02 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 13,771
Posted By LSP972

That's two old-timers who are apparently no...

That's two old-timers who are apparently no longer around here. Darn it, I need to chat with those fellows...:mad:

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Forum: ARF or RTF
11-06-2016, 04:34 PM
Replies: 914
Views: 114,743
Posted By LSP972

Interesting day at the field. A young member...

Interesting day at the field. A young member brought a GP kit-built SkyBolt that an older member built some two decades ago. He glassed it; can you say HEAVY? But he put an OS .91 two-banger on it,...
Forum: 3D Flying!
11-06-2016, 04:20 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,403
Posted By LSP972

They do. The kit has them; he can find out for...

They do. The kit has them; he can find out for himself.;)

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Forum: Kit Building
11-04-2016, 04:45 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 18,592
Posted By LSP972

Well, did we ever get any finished photos of this...

Well, did we ever get any finished photos of this LT-40 kit bash?

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Forum: Kit Building
11-04-2016, 04:22 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 13,771
Posted By LSP972

Bill, that is a magnificent ship. I'm going to...

Bill, that is a magnificent ship. I'm going to build an LT-40 kit I forgot I had, soon. Getting old, had some recent, really bad health issues, so I'm dropping back into the retro game. I've been...
Forum: Kit Building
11-02-2016, 02:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,910
Posted By LSP972

Not only is mine still alive and well, its still...

Not only is mine still alive and well, its still in great shape. I've recently had some serious health issues, and am "going retro" for what time I have remaining in the hobby. This model is just a...
Forum: ARF or RTF
11-02-2016, 05:50 AM
Replies: 914
Views: 114,743
Posted By LSP972

Thanks. .

Thanks.

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Forum: ARF or RTF
10-31-2016, 02:23 PM
Replies: 914
Views: 114,743
Posted By LSP972

Nope. Not long after I posted #903, I began...

Nope. Not long after I posted #903, I began feeling bad and confused.... then found out I had a massive tumor on my brain. Went through brain surgery, where of course it was further discovered I also...
Forum: 3D Flying!
10-31-2016, 01:55 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,403
Posted By LSP972

PM inbound. .

PM inbound.

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Forum: 3D Flying!
10-30-2016, 08:55 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 23,810
Posted By LSP972

Extra300crazy, here ya go. I got to thinking...

Extra300crazy, here ya go. I got to thinking about it, did a bit of looking, and it was a lot closer than I thought.

This forum has lost a whole bunch of posters since I joined it in the 90s.

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Forum: 3D Flying!
10-30-2016, 08:07 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,403
Posted By LSP972

And another, overall view of the fuselage. You...

And another, overall view of the fuselage. You can make this a glow or electric ship; the kit comes with an e-power motor box that fits perfectly onto the firewall. Get the CG just right, reduce your...
Forum: 3D Flying!
10-30-2016, 08:01 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,403
Posted By LSP972

Here's a better view. Hard to believe that 9Z is...

Here's a better view. Hard to believe that 9Z is 20 years old; Radio South has re-vamped it twice, and it looks almost like a new radio. The youngsters with their super-light, all-plastic Spektrum...
Forum: 3D Flying!
10-30-2016, 07:57 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,403
Posted By LSP972

I've been in the hobby since 1987, and when...

I've been in the hobby since 1987, and when semi-decent ARFs started becoming available in '89, I have assembled/flown dozens of them along with kits I built. Without a doubt, the H9 Katana 50 has...
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