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Forum: RC Tanks Yesterday, 06:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 282
Posted By da Rock
Was planning to visit AAF this weekend but things...

Was planning to visit AAF this weekend but things got in the way. Didn't know an R/C battle was scheduled or would have made it up there for sure. I'm near Winston Salem so Danville is just a...
Forum: Beginners 11-19-2016, 03:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 455
Posted By da Rock
BTW, I've seen a number of RTF foamies with...

BTW, I've seen a number of RTF foamies with failed or failing hinges. I fixed them for my flying buddies with vinyl tape. Tape can make up S hinges instantly. All you need is tape that...
Forum: Questions and Answers 11-18-2016, 07:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 541
Posted By da Rock
BTW, once upon a time, I used to get that base...

BTW, once upon a time, I used to get that base setting by blowing into the fuel line and listening to the whistle. With the throttle almost closed, the wind through that almost closed needle/jet...
Forum: Questions and Answers 11-18-2016, 07:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 541
Posted By da Rock
If you look into the carb with the throttle wide...

If you look into the carb with the throttle wide open, you'll see a "flat end needle" sticking out from the left. When you adjust the mixture screw you will notice the needle move into or out of...
Forum: Questions and Answers 11-16-2016, 06:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 326
Posted By da Rock
Do you know of any TX of any make that has all 4...

Do you know of any TX of any make that has all 4 axis center sprung?

Does anyone?
Forum: Questions and Answers 11-16-2016, 06:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 541
Posted By da Rock
The needle valve is the one at the back of the...

The needle valve is the one at the back of the engine and is the needle valve the manual is describing in (4)

The screw adjustable control inside the rotor adjusts the low speed mixture. When...
Forum: Beginners 11-16-2016, 06:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 455
Posted By da Rock
Depends on how stiff the hinges are. And how...

Depends on how stiff the hinges are.

And how stiff the foam is.

And how thick the foam is.
Forum: Beginners 10-27-2016, 04:21 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 5,121
Posted By da Rock
What is the golf course? Rocky Point? ...

What is the golf course?

Rocky Point?

Is there a member in the HOA whose hobby was off roading? He chose to not interfere with the golfers by enjoying his hobby when no golfers were...
Forum: Beginners 10-25-2016, 04:54 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 5,121
Posted By da Rock
Flying on a golf course that's in use can really...

Flying on a golf course that's in use can really be a pain.
Forum: Beginners 10-25-2016, 04:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,133
Posted By da Rock
It depends on the model how it's rudder helps or...

It depends on the model how it's rudder helps or hurts the turn. So the advice you've gotten is like most advice you will get over time. Sometimes it suits, sometimes it doesn't. Most times,...
Forum: "1/2 A" & "1/8 A" airplanes 10-22-2016, 11:57 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,670
Posted By da Rock
Hey, a Prather... I got one too. So...

Hey, a Prather... I got one too.

So what did that MA 6x4 measure on yours? You did mention you'd measured it.

It's really not news two different brands aren't alike. Heck, some...
Forum: "1/2 A" & "1/8 A" airplanes 10-22-2016, 06:24 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,670
Posted By da Rock
With a pitch gauge? Not many people have...

With a pitch gauge?

Not many people have those, how does yours read the pitch? in inches? How big a diameter will it handle?
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 10-17-2016, 05:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 335
Posted By da Rock
When you go down in cell count, the prop required...

When you go down in cell count, the prop required is usually larger diameter in order to keep up the performance.

The Dynam specs (the few they publish) for that Corsair say the prop is a 13x7. ...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 10-17-2016, 05:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,092
Posted By da Rock
I've balanced a number of lipos my chargers...

I've balanced a number of lipos my chargers rejected for being too far out of balance. Only had to plug them into my watt meter and go do something else for about an hour. The watt meter got...
Forum: Beginners 10-09-2016, 05:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 707
Posted By da Rock
It the model flies with it's fuselage parallel to...

It the model flies with it's fuselage parallel to the ground, your horizontal stabilizer has too much positive incidence and the up elevator is producing canceling out what that produces: a nose...
Forum: Beginners 10-09-2016, 07:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 707
Posted By da Rock
You might have a lot to do. or not......... ...

You might have a lot to do. or not.........

Flat bottom wing.... if it rubber bands on, then stick a shim under the leading edge and see if that lessens the trim needed. But the more...
Forum: Beginners 09-28-2016, 12:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 911
Posted By da Rock
http://amablog.modelaircraft.org/flyingsiteassista...

http://amablog.modelaircraft.org/flyingsiteassistance/2014/06/20/is-72mhz-still-legal-to-use/
Forum: Questions and Answers 09-25-2016, 06:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,999
Posted By da Rock
You can also make soft vinyl washers too. They...

You can also make soft vinyl washers too. They work for other tasks. Old carry-out food container lids supply the material.
Forum: Electric General Discussion 09-25-2016, 06:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 518
Posted By da Rock
Back when a couple of us glow fuel guys decided...

Back when a couple of us glow fuel guys decided to do some electric and see what it's all about, we took that advice. All of us ruined batteries.

An awful lot of ESCs have a voltage setting...
Forum: Questions and Answers 09-23-2016, 05:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 217
Posted By da Rock
The covering allows the sheeting to lift? OK,...

The covering allows the sheeting to lift? OK, I'd cut that loose line of covering so you can see inside. If you can see, then you can glue through the gap. I wouldn't use CA however. You...
Forum: RC Gliders, Sailplanes and Slope Soaring 09-23-2016, 05:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 908
Posted By da Rock
If your transmitter can do it, set it up to show...

If your transmitter can do it, set it up to show two times: total elapsed time and power on time. I setup my Spektrum to show elapsed time and total time of throttle over 5%. Just before I...
Forum: RC Gliders, Sailplanes and Slope Soaring 09-23-2016, 04:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 908
Posted By da Rock
So how do you use it? To judge power on time...

So how do you use it?

To judge power on time in flight, use it to insure the flight starts with a full charge. It tells percentage of charge in the battery. Then fly the plane the way you...
Forum: RC Gliders, Sailplanes and Slope Soaring 09-23-2016, 04:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 908
Posted By da Rock
It's interesting the glider instructions say...

It's interesting the glider instructions say something about 6 minutes of full power. Most gliders only use full power for intermittent climbs. anyway...

Get a meter and read out your...
Forum: Beginners 09-17-2016, 08:22 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 5,121
Posted By da Rock
Actually, why don't you join AMA then go get an...

Actually, why don't you join AMA then go get an instructor. The lessons will give you a better look at the club in action. Most don't require membership in the club for students. I can't...
Forum: RC Gliders, Sailplanes and Slope Soaring 09-16-2016, 05:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,716
Posted By da Rock
Not a DLG is it.....

Not a DLG is it.....
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