Go Back  RCU Forums > Radios, Batteries, Clubhouse and more > The Clubhouse
Reload this Page >

old timers look here must be 50+ years only

Notices
The Clubhouse If it doesn't fit in any other category and is about general RC stuff then post it here at the Clubhouse.

old timers look here must be 50+ years only

Old 09-15-2023, 02:54 AM
  #11601  
easystar123
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Kilrea, County Derry, N.Ireland. United Kingdom
Posts: 115
Received 30 Likes on 24 Posts
Default Hangar 9 Alpha 40 with hairy take off

A hairy take off with the Hangar 9 Alpha 40https://i9.ytimg.com/vi/Fga9k8b0yYA/mq1.jpg?sqp=CIj3kKgG-oaymwEmCMACELQB8quKqQMa8AEB-AH-BIAC4AOKAgwIABABGFwgZSg0MA8=&rs=AOn4CLCFA9X6kscPlU1maUC31Ty4iAmcZg

Last edited by easystar123; 09-15-2023 at 03:33 AM.
Old 09-22-2023, 05:19 AM
  #11602  
easystar123
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Kilrea, County Derry, N.Ireland. United Kingdom
Posts: 115
Received 30 Likes on 24 Posts
Default Red Tailed P51 Mustang

Second World War Red Tailed P51 Mustang.
The following users liked this post:
shortround91 (09-23-2023)
Old 09-23-2023, 03:07 AM
  #11603  
donnyman
Thread Starter
 
donnyman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Manor, TX But my heart is in Brooklyn N.Y.
Posts: 2,315
Received 106 Likes on 83 Posts
Default

Thank you I needed that it got my juices flowing again Good flight. What type of Grass? is growing in the field you were in it appeared very thick and lush.
Old 09-23-2023, 03:55 AM
  #11604  
David John Davis
Senior Member
 
David John Davis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2020
Posts: 254
Received 72 Likes on 54 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by donnyman
Thank you I needed that it got my juices flowing again Good flight. What type of Grass? is growing in the field you were in it appeared very thick and lush.
That's because it's in the Emerald Isle!
Old 09-23-2023, 03:59 AM
  #11605  
easystar123
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Kilrea, County Derry, N.Ireland. United Kingdom
Posts: 115
Received 30 Likes on 24 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by David John Davis
That's because it's in the Emerald Isle!
Yes David, so true.
Old 09-23-2023, 04:05 AM
  #11606  
easystar123
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Kilrea, County Derry, N.Ireland. United Kingdom
Posts: 115
Received 30 Likes on 24 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by donnyman
Thank you I needed that it got my juices flowing again Good flight. What type of Grass? is growing in the field you were in it appeared very thick and lush.
Hi Donny, as David said, i live in The Emerald Isle and the grass is very thick and lush. On this particular day, the grass was due to be cut but wasnt cut until the following day. I had a noseover but not the problem so much of the grass, my main landing gear needed to be bent forward more which i successfully done later that evening when i got home to the workshop. Thanks for watching the video and glad you enjoyed it.
The following users liked this post:
scottrc (09-25-2023)
Old 09-23-2023, 05:56 AM
  #11607  
easystar123
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Kilrea, County Derry, N.Ireland. United Kingdom
Posts: 115
Received 30 Likes on 24 Posts
Default The Spacewalker. Summer 2023

Flying the Spacewalker at South Derry. Summer 2023. Video cameraman was Aidan Dallat.
Pilot was Aidan McAtamney.
Old 09-23-2023, 07:18 AM
  #11608  
shortround91
Senior Member
 
shortround91's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2023
Location: Princess Anne,Md
Posts: 106
Received 7 Likes on 6 Posts
Default Mid age fart hopefully finding a better reception

My second RC forum 53 here the 4 right around the corner unfortunately. Have built models since I was a kid did the old rubber band planes things like that never actually flew until I was in my late 30ís and canít even remember the planes name but did the ultimate oh no and she flew away never to be seen again. Last month purchased a Ranger 1220 and a couple 2 channel babies to get used to controls again, taxied the Ranger for 2 days up down the road again getting used to controls. Finally took the Ranger up on Wednesday what a great feeling forgot the sensation I got from feeling free. Yea made some mistakes talking to a neighbor flying not good for a beginner of course I crashed but since have been flying the Ranger at least 10-20 a day. Weíre in the middle of the tropical storm right now hopefully next week brings better weather so I can get back out.the other forum I joined my very first post got deleted without a reason at all hoping to find a group thatís laid back like myself where I can learn but mostly enjoy a friendly conversation
Old 09-23-2023, 11:35 AM
  #11609  
FlyerInOKC
My Feedback: (6)
 
FlyerInOKC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Oklahoma City, OK
Posts: 13,994
Received 227 Likes on 203 Posts
Default

Welcome Shortround91!
Old 09-23-2023, 04:02 PM
  #11610  
shortround91
Senior Member
 
shortround91's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2023
Location: Princess Anne,Md
Posts: 106
Received 7 Likes on 6 Posts
Default

Thanks Iím a really laid back person, I just want to learn while enjoying the hobby would be even nicer to find someone local to me that could teach me. Iíve learned the hard all on my own so far have gotten comfortable flying have not attempted rolls etc yet. Think my time will come no need to rush things before Iím ready
Old 09-23-2023, 04:25 PM
  #11611  
BarracudaHockey
My Feedback: (11)
 
BarracudaHockey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Posts: 26,791
Received 324 Likes on 260 Posts
Default

Here you go, check out a local club
https://www.modelaircraft.org/club-finder
The following users liked this post:
shortround91 (09-23-2023)
Old 09-23-2023, 09:50 PM
  #11612  
David John Davis
Senior Member
 
David John Davis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2020
Posts: 254
Received 72 Likes on 54 Posts
Default

I flew the Super Frontier Senior (SFS) yesterday powered by my Thunder Tiger 54. See Post 11598. While the engine was capable of flying the model, unsurprisingly I needed to use almost full power most of the time. The exhaust is worn on the engine. The cockpit canopy was covered in black oil residue after the first flight, a combination of oil and aluminium dust. I know a tame engineer who can probably fit a helicoil insert into the exhaust port. I felt that the model would also benefit from a little more weight in the nose as I had to use over 70% of down trim so I will fit my beloved OS 61FS Surpass which will kill two birds with one stone. I'll also introduce a little side thrust.

I plan to fly it in this configuration this afternoon. I'll take some photographs.
Old 09-24-2023, 04:06 AM
  #11613  
FlyerInOKC
My Feedback: (6)
 
FlyerInOKC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Oklahoma City, OK
Posts: 13,994
Received 227 Likes on 203 Posts
Default

Sounds like a good plan!
Old 09-25-2023, 04:09 AM
  #11614  
donnyman
Thread Starter
 
donnyman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Manor, TX But my heart is in Brooklyn N.Y.
Posts: 2,315
Received 106 Likes on 83 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by shortround91
Thanks Iím a really laid back person, I just want to learn while enjoying the hobby would be even nicer to find someone local to me that could teach me. Iíve learned the hard all on my own so far have gotten comfortable flying have not attempted rolls etc yet. Think my time will come no need to rush things before Iím ready
Welcome aboard
You have come to the right place to converse and be comfortable we have a lot of knowledgeable people here so relax and enjoy. If you can, throw in a few pictures.
Old 09-25-2023, 04:15 AM
  #11615  
donnyman
Thread Starter
 
donnyman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Manor, TX But my heart is in Brooklyn N.Y.
Posts: 2,315
Received 106 Likes on 83 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by easystar123
Flying the Spacewalker at South Derry. Summer 2023. Video cameraman was Aidan Dallat. https://youtu.be/0NpOd4-UEuo?t=4Aidan Pilot was Aidan McAtamney.
Scarfs flapping in the breeze, a powerful engine and a strobe! I'd say you have plenty of power in that bird. it flew well, thanks for the video
Old 09-25-2023, 05:11 AM
  #11616  
David John Davis
Senior Member
 
David John Davis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2020
Posts: 254
Received 72 Likes on 54 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by FlyerInOKC
Sounds like a good plan!
Unfortunately I found out the hard way that my OS is not a Surpass as I'd thought but the previous version which is less powerful than the Surpass. It's also 5 ounces or 142 grammes heavier than the Thunder Tiger 54.

So having got the engine running perfectly I tried to take off from our 80 metre long tarmac or bitumen runway. I found out that I was driving a car! Back to the pits, check centre of gravity by holding two finger tips under the wing, it was very nose heavy. Remove cowling with its embedded lead, check the cg and try flying it without the cowling. It trundled down the runway and staggered into the air. It took several circuits for it to reach a safe altitude so concluding that it was too under-powered for a novice I brought it into land. It does float a bit doesn't it.

I now have to decide which engine to use. The engine mount is adjustable so I could fit an OS 52 Supass which I'd forgotten about until yesterday evening when I sorted through my engine collection. The previous owner used an SC 52 FS in the SFS. I bought the OS 52 second hand, I've run it on the test stand but never in a model. I've got a few two-strokes too but this model deserves a four-stroke.Name:  biggrin.gif
Views: 171
Size:  1.0 KB

I've also got several unemployed Lasers ranging from a 70 to a 90. The unusual configuration of the Laser prevents a straight swap but I've got an engine mount which would suit them. I'm leaning towards using the 75 as the others are earmarked for a Bristol Blenheim, a Hawker Hurricane and a Dennis Bryant AT6 Harvard if I ever live long enough to get them all finished!
Old 09-25-2023, 05:13 AM
  #11617  
FlyerInOKC
My Feedback: (6)
 
FlyerInOKC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Oklahoma City, OK
Posts: 13,994
Received 227 Likes on 203 Posts
Default

I'm sure you will get the engine size sorted and the bird in the air soon.
Mike
Old 09-25-2023, 06:40 AM
  #11618  
shortround91
Senior Member
 
shortround91's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2023
Location: Princess Anne,Md
Posts: 106
Received 7 Likes on 6 Posts
Default

Morning all, got to actually get a few flights in yesterday Iím still not able to post pics. The tropical storm winds let down some figuring flying in wind is a needed skill so what the heck I did. Had some beautiful flights actually landing on the road I live on all but once of course I misjudged landing on grass with a tip over. Nice living very rural to do landings like this and I did order another battery decided to try a 3s 2200 vs the 1300ís Iíve been using. The plane came with a predator battery I also purchased a spectrum smart G2 battery with charger which I love my only complaint is I have to time flights with it as Iím using factory electronics so no low battery warning from the low battery devise I use with the Predator one. Some day maybe I can learn how to replace to electronics to allow that on the receiver. The second plane Iím looking towards is the T-28 BNF standard landing gear but am looking at the NX8 as a receiver maybe yíall can help if Iím going the right way here but spectrum seems to be the electronics Iím looking towards. Fly true land well all
Bill
Old 09-25-2023, 07:08 AM
  #11619  
FlyerInOKC
My Feedback: (6)
 
FlyerInOKC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Oklahoma City, OK
Posts: 13,994
Received 227 Likes on 203 Posts
Default

Congratulations Bill! I can't help on Spectrum, we don't use them at the local field here because the field has some sort of interference that is real good at shooting Spectrum down. Most fliers are using Futaba without complaint except for the usual amount of "dumb thumbs" incidents. I have a partially built Pilot T-28 I need to finish in my hanger. I bought the project with missing tail feathers, ailerons, and canopy so I need to get a canopy before starting on it. I was able to secure a copy of the plans so I should be able to make the missing parts.
Old 09-25-2023, 07:27 AM
  #11620  
shortround91
Senior Member
 
shortround91's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2023
Location: Princess Anne,Md
Posts: 106
Received 7 Likes on 6 Posts
Default

Would love to see it as youíre doing the rebuild, Iíve only built a basic years ago like god 30 or so. One of the old nitro start and it flew in circles no remote at all!! I had a helicopter that did the same just was never able to find the money to actually repair it as a poor teenager. Reason why I was looking at Spectrum is on the T-28 BNF the factory installed receiver is made by spectrum and they listed the NX-8 as to just bind and fly. Figured the NX8 just for the added channels as I progress in flying to give me more options than say the NX6 where Iím stuck to 6 channels vs 8. Rather buy once with one that allows me to grow and if I go further to needing say 10 or more channels I can upgrade then.
Old 09-25-2023, 08:49 AM
  #11621  
David John Davis
Senior Member
 
David John Davis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2020
Posts: 254
Received 72 Likes on 54 Posts
Default

Bill, I have been using Spektrum for about ten years. I've only ever had three radios in thirty-three years of flying r/c aeroplanes. My first radio was a Sanwa Conquest in 1988 which I replaced with a Futaba FF6 with six model memories! It was described as "A helluva thing!" by an old friend of mine at the time.

I switched to using a Spektrum DX6i, then a DX9 transmitter. I have had a few problems with the DX9 but I must have owned it for the last eight or nine years. I belong to a club with thirty-three members, most use Futaba radios but about ten of us use Spektrum. None of the other Spektrum users have had any trouble with their equipment.

I have found the new AR 410 and AR620 receivers to be very reliable and excellent value for money.
Old 09-25-2023, 09:15 AM
  #11622  
shortround91
Senior Member
 
shortround91's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2023
Location: Princess Anne,Md
Posts: 106
Received 7 Likes on 6 Posts
Default

Excellent Iíve done a lot of online searches think we all know how they go so I figured asking real users would be the way to go. I had thought about Futaba but when I read they use the spectrum receiver and was an easy bind just seemed the way to go.
Old 09-26-2023, 03:33 AM
  #11623  
easystar123
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Kilrea, County Derry, N.Ireland. United Kingdom
Posts: 115
Received 30 Likes on 24 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by shortround91
My second RC forum 53 here the 4 right around the corner unfortunately. Have built models since I was a kid did the old rubber band planes things like that never actually flew until I was in my late 30ís and canít even remember the planes name but did the ultimate oh no and she flew away never to be seen again. Last month purchased a Ranger 1220 and a couple 2 channel babies to get used to controls again, taxied the Ranger for 2 days up down the road again getting used to controls. Finally took the Ranger up on Wednesday what a great feeling forgot the sensation I got from feeling free. Yea made some mistakes talking to a neighbor flying not good for a beginner of course I crashed but since have been flying the Ranger at least 10-20 a day. Weíre in the middle of the tropical storm right now hopefully next week brings better weather so I can get back out.the other forum I joined my very first post got deleted without a reason at all hoping to find a group thatís laid back like myself where I can learn but mostly enjoy a friendly conversation
Welcome Shortround91. This is a great hobby to be involved with.
The following users liked this post:
shortround91 (09-26-2023)
Old 09-26-2023, 03:36 AM
  #11624  
easystar123
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Kilrea, County Derry, N.Ireland. United Kingdom
Posts: 115
Received 30 Likes on 24 Posts
Default The Meridian (Electric)

Very good flying electric model. The Meridian is powered with a 60 size motor and 6s lipo battery 5000mah.

Last edited by easystar123; 09-26-2023 at 03:47 AM.
Old 09-26-2023, 04:00 AM
  #11625  
shortround91
Senior Member
 
shortround91's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2023
Location: Princess Anne,Md
Posts: 106
Received 7 Likes on 6 Posts
Default

Thatís a lot of power speed think will be a good option as I grow. Iím going through some eye issues right now being kicked by a new horse 4 weeks ago. Had to have my eye socket rebuilt and crazy someone at the hospital stole my prescription glasses go figure just my luck. Iím still going through the remains of the tropical storm here so no flying last 2 days. Have to post some pics once Iím allowed but looking at all as positives Iím still alive that the most important thing. Stay safe all
Bill

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2023 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.