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Old 09-26-2023, 04:18 AM
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Originally Posted by shortround91
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
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Sorry to hear of your misfortune Bill. I hope that you will get back to full health soon and that your eyes will make a full recovery. im wearing glasses since i was seven, im now 60 and i can relate to your current dilemma. Onwards and upwards as they say with fingers crossed.
Old 09-26-2023, 05:36 AM
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Default Alpha 40 glow engine trainer

No longer available sadly, but at the time it was a very good trainer.
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Old 09-26-2023, 01:02 PM
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No fun at all crawling slowly on flying depth perception is probably the worst part so Iíve been flying ultra safe. Unfortunately heading to Ohio tomorrow lost my dad 5 months ago and just received news my biological father isnít well with organ failure going on. We hadnít spoken on over 25 years think itís the right thing to go see him let him know I love him before I donít have another chance
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Old 09-26-2023, 03:15 PM
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I don't blame you a bit for wanting to go.
Old 09-26-2023, 10:34 PM
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Spent most of yesterday fitting my old but sound Laser 75 to the Super Frontier when I should have been gardening. I had to change the engine mount for something which could accommodate the length of a Laser, fit a remote for the glow plug as the glow plug faces forward on all old Lasers, and I had to enlarge the hole in the engine mount for the nose-leg. Then I had to cut out all of the lead from the cowling. I tried to access the Laser Engines' website but was unable to do so, still can't, so I resorted to the Laser page of a well known social media website to find out the recommended prop size. The consensus was for a 13x6 however, I found out that a Laser 75 will swing a 14x6 without trouble. This was fortunate because I do not have any 13x6s but I have several 14x6s, one of which was fitted to the engine. The model seems to balance a bit nose heavy but it'll be alright.

Fine calm weather is forecast for today so I plan to go flying this afternoon I'll be sure to take some pictures.
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Old 09-27-2023, 02:27 AM
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Old 09-27-2023, 02:29 AM
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Originally Posted by David John Davis
Spent most of yesterday fitting my old but sound Laser 75 to the Super Frontier when I should have been gardening. I had to change the engine mount for something which could accommodate the length of a Laser, fit a remote for the glow plug as the glow plug faces forward on all old Lasers, and I had to enlarge the hole in the engine mount for the nose-leg. Then I had to cut out all of the lead from the cowling. I tried to access the Laser Engines' website but was unable to do so, still can't, so I resorted to the Laser page of a well known social media website to find out the recommended prop size. The consensus was for a 13x6 however, I found out that a Laser 75 will swing a 14x6 without trouble. This was fortunate because I do not have any 13x6s but I have several 14x6s, one of which was fitted to the engine. The model seems to balance a bit nose heavy but it'll be alright.

Fine calm weather is forecast for today so I plan to go flying this afternoon I'll be sure to take some pictures.
Look forward to seeing some pictures David.
Old 09-27-2023, 02:30 AM
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Originally Posted by shortround91
No fun at all crawling slowly on flying depth perception is probably the worst part so Iíve been flying ultra safe. Unfortunately heading to Ohio tomorrow lost my dad 5 months ago and just received news my biological father isnít well with organ failure going on. We hadnít spoken on over 25 years think itís the right thing to go see him let him know I love him before I donít have another chance
Yes i agree totally. Life is too short.
Old 09-27-2023, 03:07 AM
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Short Flight of the HobbyKing Night Walrus.
Old 09-27-2023, 04:47 AM
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Default The Wonderful Hangar 9 Red Tailed Mustang

This plane never ceases to amaze me. I purchased it in 2011 and since then it has seen many hard landings but no damage whatsover. My Kyosho Calmato however was smashed into a million bits when it suffered an identical impact. The Mustang was built by Hangar 9 in America using only the best of balsa and light ply. You can see by the pictures that it still looks great 12 years down the line.
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Old 09-27-2023, 08:23 AM
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I finally got around to maidening my Aeromaster. This summer was pretty much a wash with days on end of 105+ degrees F temps. I had wanted an Aeromaster since the 1980's but just never got around to building one. I was given an Aeromaster a couple of years ago but it had never been flown and needed some pretty major surgery just to get it into flyable condition. The airplane below was built from a laser cut short kit that I found at an estate sale. It is covered with Sig Koverall and sealed with Polycrylic. The colors are left over car paint. One of the older guys in our club gave me a lifetime supply of K&B .61 engines so that was an easy choice. The initial takeoff was a little steeper than intended so it's a good thing that the K&B is a good runner. That's my Q-Tee in the background.



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Old 09-27-2023, 04:45 PM
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Looked like a nice day to head out and fly
Old 09-28-2023, 01:54 AM
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Yet another unfortunate day at the flying field in the saga of getting my £40 model into the air!

Having installed the Laser 75 we could not get the glow plug to glow due to a problem with the remote. Early Laser engines, like Enya four-strokes, have a forward facing glow plug which necessitates the use of a remote connector. More modern Lasers have vertical glow plugs so the problem does not arise. Two engineers tried to help me out but without success. The gentleman in the yellow tee shirt gave me another connector. It's brand new; it will require a little soldering and I will need to charge up my flight box battery but I hope to sort the problem out before the weekend.

My dog looks remarkably unimpressed.


Old 09-28-2023, 04:06 AM
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Hope all goes well for you there keep us updated please on progress
Old 09-28-2023, 04:26 AM
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I think the dog was hoping for a rabbit to chase.
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Old 09-29-2023, 06:49 AM
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Well heading back to Maryland tomorrow hopefully there will be decent weather to fly. Iíd ordered one of the 40mm warbirds the P51 of course for me first that has arrived looking forwards to flying it and of course the Ranger 1220. Be safe gonna try posting a pic of my repaint on the Ranger hopefully Iíve posted enough now
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I hope you mean 400mm! A model with a 40mm wingspan (1.57 inches) will be hard to see at a distance!
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Old 10-01-2023, 05:46 AM
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Yes 400 sorry at the hospital with my father didnít look typing over which Iím not that good at to begin with. Eye damage from the horse kick from last month sorry guys. Here she is, just got home last night a little windy to fly it today hopefully the Ranger is up to the task
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Having assembled a serviceable remote system for the Laser 75 and the £40 Super Frontier Senior, I found out that the battery in my flight box was absolutely flat and would not accept a charge. My fault for neglecting it!

I was forced to fit one of my newer Laser engines to the model. These have a vertical glow plug so do not need a remote connector. I wanted to use a 70 but the engine mount was too wide so I fitted an 80. This flew the model well but there are some adjustments still to be made to the throttle push-rod. I also used the new fuel recommended by the factory for the first time. It contains 5% nitro and, I believe, only 7% oil. The engine ran well and there was nothing to clean at the end of the day except for some dust!




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Old 10-02-2023, 04:42 AM
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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 worked for me too.
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Originally Posted by David John Davis
Having assembled a serviceable remote system for the Laser 75 and the £40 Super Frontier Senior, I found out that the battery in my flight box was absolutely flat and would not accept a charge. My fault for neglecting it!

I was forced to fit one of my newer Laser engines to the model. These have a vertical glow plug so do not need a remote connector. I wanted to use a 70 but the engine mount was too wide so I fitted an 80. This flew the model well but there are some adjustments still to be made to the throttle push-rod. I also used the new fuel recommended by the factory for the first time. It contains 5% nitro and, I believe, only 7% oil. The engine ran well and there was nothing to clean at the end of the day except for some dust!



Looks like a Winner David!
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Looks like an awesome day out flying, just a question about 4 stroke motors. Iíve been a mechanic most of my life typically 4 strokes always burn much much cleaner than 2 strokes do, is this not so much the same with RC engines? Iíd just think in todays times they would have them burning pretty clean
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Originally Posted by shortround91
Looks like an awesome day out flying, just a question about 4 stroke motors. Iíve been a mechanic most of my life typically 4 strokes always burn much much cleaner than 2 strokes do, is this not so much the same with RC engines? Iíd just think in todays times they would have them burning pretty clean
It has been my experience four strokers not only are cleaner running but are quieter and produce higher torque (larger props) I run them without mufflers unless someone complains (no one has) they require a bit more attention to maintenance, the valve lash must be properly adjusted for maximum performance especially during the first hour or so of operation. I have several and all have been excellent except one.
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Not the best video trying to control the plane and video at the same time but here it is. I did get to try out the 3s 2200 instead of using the 1300, I did loose some performance but flight times went from 6-8 with the 1300 to 12-15 minutes on the 2200. CG stayed perfect planning on a few more flights a little later on this af

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Old 10-02-2023, 08:49 AM
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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.
Apparently the three most common grasses sown in Ireland are: Perennial Ryegrass, Italian Ryegrass and White Clover. Of these Perennial Ryegrass is by far the most important.

They may not do very well in Texas or Jamaica Donny and Karol!

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