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06-17-2018, 01:48 PM
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Posted By H5606

After startup and throttle application, saw...

After startup and throttle application, saw typical excessive deflection, reset rudder servo arm two splines forward to "over-center" rudder - favoring a little right, flew the airplane for several...
Forum: ARF or RTF
06-10-2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 299
Posted By H5606

Define building. Sounds difficult but I'll give...

Define building. Sounds difficult but I'll give 'er a shot. At one time kits were the ARF's of their day just like RTF's are the ARF's of our day.

We've known modelers that claim they can build...
06-10-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 516
Posted By H5606

Doh, I was still typing while you posted. ...

Doh, I was still typing while you posted.

Yep, supposing we do that now with sub-trim.

The drift is seemingly not a constant and occurs so slow (like trying to watch grass grow) that I wonder -...
06-10-2018, 10:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 516
Posted By H5606

Regarding the AR636, HH search doesn't say...

Regarding the AR636, HH search doesn't say anything about SAFE so I will try to make what I have work here.

Based on what you said to do, the receiver appears to be the problem.

Here's some...
06-09-2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 516
Posted By H5606

Understanding now that the pushrod cannot be...

Understanding now that the pushrod cannot be growing longer and that the case on the pushrod wire is a stiffener for a solid wire only and not a guide tube.

Sub trim is all at 0.

The servo...
06-09-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 516
Posted By H5606

Yesterday, I did what I said I'd do and the...

Yesterday, I did what I said I'd do and the rudder was much better. Advanced the throttle to get the system active, moved the airplane around, and watched the rudder closely to see any changes or...
06-08-2018, 08:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 516
Posted By H5606

Thanks - this is most helpful info. When I...

Thanks - this is most helpful info.

When I get home - with the fuse sitting upside down in a cradle, I'm going to plug in the flight battery, turn it over and set it on the basement floor, switch...
06-07-2018, 04:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 516
Posted By H5606

Master tx is the DX9 - w/o touching anything, THR...

Master tx is the DX9 - w/o touching anything, THR reads -100, AIL:-1, ELE:+3, rud:0, GER:-100, AX1:-100. Using toggle switch A for wireless trainer transfer with master override enabled.

The...
06-07-2018, 08:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 516
Posted By H5606

Last night I had an opportunity to enlist the...

Last night I had an opportunity to enlist the assistance of a club officer and try out the wireless trainer link - the system is impressive in that it won't allow a student to over-pitch or over-bank...
Forum: ARF or RTF
06-04-2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 358
Views: 30,155
Posted By H5606

Wondering if simply re-bending the existing main...

Wondering if simply re-bending the existing main gear would allow you to eliminate the "riser" between the landing gear and the fuselage. Thinking a little bit narrower track may be manageable on...
Forum: ARF or RTF
06-04-2018, 08:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 140
Posted By H5606

Thanks for sharing. The mismatch you're...

Thanks for sharing.

The mismatch you're referring to is normal - most tricycle gear airplanes have a smaller nose-gear wheel than the main-gear wheels since the mains carry a majority of the load....
Replies: 8
Views: 414
Posted By H5606

Realizing you're an experienced modeler based on...

Realizing you're an experienced modeler based on other posts, thought to chime in here for the benefit of others that may venture across this thread: common practice with 72 MHz is to run receiver...
Forum: The Clubhouse
04-25-2018, 03:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,432
Posted By H5606

Very disappointed to find Tower Hobbies showing...

Very disappointed to find Tower Hobbies showing stock status for Forest Green Monokote not as Temporarily Unavailable, or Order Pending, or On Order, or Back Ordered but as Discontinued. Really?
...
04-17-2018, 03:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 516
Posted By H5606

I happened to have a trainer cable handy to use...

I happened to have a trainer cable handy to use and am set in my ways, don't like leaving the comfort zone, resistant to technological advances, was satisfied with the setup so far... but your reply...
04-13-2018, 08:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 516
Posted By H5606

SAFE Rx setup questions/concerns

Airplane is a new, E-Flite Apprentice S 15e with stock, SAFE/AS3X receiver - master Tx is a DX9. (Plans to use a DSM2 DX6i as a wired slave for training purposes.)

For the DX9, SAFE mode is on the...
Forum: Glow Engines
03-21-2018, 01:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 937
Posted By H5606

Cool - thank you very much for reposting those...

Cool - thank you very much for reposting those links; they're both working and I look forward to using the resources in the future to find essential info on particular engines...

I read all of...
Forum: Glow Engines
03-18-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 937
Posted By H5606

This concerns me some - I also wonder if it is...

This concerns me some - I also wonder if it is due to the (rather restrictive looking) muffler passage.

The Wasp's link didn't work for me so I thought to post pics of a K&B 100 Aero too.

The...
Forum: The Clubhouse
03-08-2018, 05:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,268
Posted By H5606

Gasoline power is great... for big airplanes; I...

Gasoline power is great... for big airplanes; I have at least one flying now. However, there are some places where gasoline doesn't make any sense IMO.

I dabbled in 1/2A, club .25, and Quickie...
Forum: The Clubhouse
03-03-2018, 05:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,268
Posted By H5606

When I was learning to fly, one of the things I...

When I was learning to fly, one of the things I was taught was to yell out "Deadstick" if the engine on the airplane quit. This announcement warns other flyers and people around the airfield that the...
03-02-2018, 05:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,224
Posted By H5606

This thread keeps drawing my attention - seem to...

This thread keeps drawing my attention - seem to remember something besides the "T-tailed" Typhoon mentioned earlier in model magazine ads as GallopingGhostler mentioned a short-lived, Cox Piper...
Forum: The Clubhouse
03-02-2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,268
Posted By H5606

Is Glow Power still dominant?

Was it ever?
I post this question here because this is where I feel most comfortable to ask and thought it would get the most traffic.
Does glow engine powered R/C still gain favor over other forms...
Forum: ARF or RTF
02-25-2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,087
Posted By H5606

Continued covering removal - now similar...

Continued covering removal - now similar treatment to left wing panel. Being Oracover/Ultracoat it's fairly easy to remove.

Closeup of an outboard rib shows one that looks like a warped noodle the...
Forum: ARF or RTF
02-04-2018, 02:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,087
Posted By H5606

Heat is used where necessary to loosen stubborn...

Heat is used where necessary to loosen stubborn areas while pulling off covering.
Forum: ARF or RTF
02-04-2018, 02:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,087
Posted By H5606

Continuing somewhat destructive de-construction;...

Continuing somewhat destructive de-construction; removed top sheeting of fuse from LE of wing aft. Used punch to remove hatch latch. Tried heat on sheeting but ended up using brute force, a planer,...
Forum: Glow Engines
02-03-2018, 07:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 515
Posted By H5606

Diplomatic and serious question - are you using...

Diplomatic and serious question - are you using gasoline in those (former glow-powered) aircraft now? I remember some glow development/experimentation for gasoline just a few years ago, but don't...
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