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Old 11-12-2020, 04:04 AM
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Originally Posted by flyingagin
Thanks FlyerInOKC

I will keep that in mind. Google maps says about 3 hours. Were we are right now there is a hobby shop about 20 minutes away, Very little plane stuff. 90 mints away is a pretty good hobby shop. Flying is about 40 minutes away.
Kansas City is fairly good size. About 150000 pop. Likely a decent hobby shop.
The greater Kansas City area has a population of over 2M. The only hobby shop I've found there that carries RC stuff is Hobby Haven in Overland Park MO. As with most hobby shops these days most of what they have is geared toward electric, Eflite foamies etc. Some building supplies there.

There's a nice little RC shop in Springfield MO. called Sleeth Hobby, they have some ARFs, a few kits and all kinds of RC hardware. There's always a few complete RC planes on consignment. I bought a H9 P51 complete with Saito 82 from there.

Hobby Town is well, Hobby Town. Not much for us there.
Old 11-12-2020, 06:31 AM
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Oh gee thanks guys, now you got me looking where to spend $300 on 8ft R17D LED replacement bulbs for my 10 HO fluorescent fixtures.

Hmmmm, or I could buy another Saito. Who needs lights anyway. Oh wait.
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Old 11-12-2020, 07:38 AM
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I just ran an early 120-s with a G-Sonic 15 x 8, I started out with a Xoar 15 x 8, ran it up to 6,600 and was leaning the HS needle. All of a sudden the engine accelerated but tach remained at 6,600. Luckily it was still rich enough that it didn't over speed, it had ground out the back of the prop and the front too.

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Prop============Graupner G-Sonic 15 x 8
Plug-------------------------------------Taipan 4c
Fuel============Wildcat 10% 18% full syn.
Exhaust=========Stock beer can style
Max rpm=========8,970
Idle rpm==========2,150

A little side note, I forgot to put a piece of fuel line on the vent, even at 4,000 rpm the carb drank the stuff as it came out.


I ran the 12-s on the right today, with the left muffler on it. The right muffler is a fixer upper I don't entirely trust.
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Dave , should I toss a big block muffler tail into the box with the props?
Old 11-12-2020, 10:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Glowgeek
The greater Kansas City area has a population of over 2M. The only hobby shop I've found there that carries RC stuff is Hobby Haven in Overland Park MO. As with most hobby shops these days most of what they have is geared toward electric, Eflite foamies etc. Some building supplies there.

There's a nice little RC shop in Springfield MO. called Sleeth Hobby, they have some ARFs, a few kits and all kinds of RC hardware. There's always a few complete RC planes on consignment. I bought a H9 P51 complete with Saito 82 from there.

Hobby Town is well, Hobby Town. Not much for us there.
Thanks I just bookmarked the post for future reference

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Old 11-12-2020, 11:20 AM
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Originally Posted by N1EDM
Has anyone ever heard of a place where these tachs could be sent for repair? Mine just stopped working suddenly. The sensor is clean and the solder joints look good. There doesn't seem to be any physical reason why mine stopped working. I sure do love that tach. I think I spent about $129 when I bought mine.

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Bob,

Got the Fromeco about an hour ago. Found a cold joint on the quad op-amp chip. Re-flowed the solder on all legs of that chip and the tach is now working well . I will return ship tomorrow,


Old 11-12-2020, 11:52 AM
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I tighten those wood props until I see the prop washer begin to sink into the face of the prop.
Old 11-12-2020, 11:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Jesse Open
Bob,

Got the Fromeco about an hour ago. Found a cold joint on the quad op-amp chip. Re-flowed the solder on all legs of that chip and the tach is now working well . I will return ship tomorrow,
I love it when a plan comes together. Another happy customer!

See you all later, fly time!
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Originally Posted by Glowgeek
I love it when a plan comes together. Another happy customer!

See you all later, fly time!
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Old 11-12-2020, 12:32 PM
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Thanks, JesseOpen!!! A MILLION Thank You's for that.... I obviously missed that joint and I appreciate your finding that..

I had given a look myself, but obviously my eye is not trained anywhere near as good as yours is. It'll be great to have that tach back in working order. I've had it for years. I'll nickname it Lazarus, for being brought back from the dead!!

Thanks again for saving this unit for me!!

Bob

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Originally Posted by Jesse Open
Dave , should I toss a big block muffler tail into the box with the props?
Much appreciated if you have an extra, if not I'll make one thanks, Dave
I ran that 120-s in the rain, under a roof of course, in a lot of rain.




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Think you can resurrect my PS3? LOL
Old 11-12-2020, 03:15 PM
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And my Commodore Vic 20?
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Is it possible to erase a week from one's life? This week has been absolutely worthless. Sick Monday, Tailer flat Tuesday, wrong tire arrived Wed, tire shop closed today for who knows what reason. No work accomplished this week.

Took the P51/ FG21 combo to the field yesterday, 15 knot 90 crosswind never died off so didn't fly. Back to the field today and plagued by electrical gremlins so no flights again.







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Originally Posted by Glowgeek
And my Commodore Vic 20?
Nope,l
Only spend time on worthwhile equipment
That stuff is like Chinese tachs, bin it.

Time for me to quit the "Gimme Gamg"
I know the tach won't be in RCG Classifieds next week!

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Originally Posted by Hobbsy
Much appreciated if you have an extra, if not I'll make one thanks, Dave
I ran that 120-s in the rain, under a roof of course, in a lot of rain.
Dave,

I will toss in some round aluminum bar , I know you will be making some
Here are some pics and a video of some tails. Consider a Big Boy tail with a longer, larger diameter outlet pipe. The bigger OD/ID allows for more and larger portholes in the baffle. Sounds great and looks nice.










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Originally Posted by Glowgeek
The greater Kansas City area has a population of over 2M. The only hobby shop I've found there that carries RC stuff is Hobby Haven in Overland Park MO. As with most hobby shops these days most of what they have is geared toward electric, Eflite foamies etc. Some building supplies there.

There's a nice little RC shop in Springfield MO. called Sleeth Hobby, they have some ARFs, a few kits and all kinds of RC hardware. There's always a few complete RC planes on consignment. I bought a H9 P51 complete with Saito 82 from there.

Hobby Town is well, Hobby Town. Not much for us there.
Sounds good! The Hobby Town in Norman, Oklahoma has some good RC airplane stuff, the owner is an RC pilot, but it is the exception,
Old 11-12-2020, 05:23 PM
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Found a replacement muffler for the 180, not the original can, the new cast type. Now I finally have a use for for Gary's BA oversized tail piece!
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Originally Posted by Glowgeek
Found a replacement muffler for the 180, not the original can, the new cast type. Now I finally have a use for for Gary's BA oversized tail piece!

I have a cast front but it is 13mm for the FA-125/FG-20-21
Need to tap it out to 14mm so I can pass it along with the 150.
Do you need the thru bolt? (Notice I didn't bank if you needed the long screw) I picked up a few if you need some.
Be nice to see pics once done.

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Thanks Gary, now I have some ideas to to shoot for. You sent me a few long bolts in the box of goodies. And blue tinted gonads to go with them.

The Robin Hood 25 came yesterday, a very nice kit. It's made in Dayton, Ohio.
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Originally Posted by Hobbsy
Thanks Gary, now I have some ideas to to shoot for. You sent me a few long bolts in the box of goodies. And blue tinted gonads to go with them.

The Robin Hood 25 came yesterday, a very nice kit. It's made in Dayton, Ohio.
Made in Dayton eh. Sounds like some of the World Engines people may be involved in the kit production. The original came from Ohio too IIRC.
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Originally Posted by Hobbsy
Thanks Gary, now I have some ideas to to shoot for. You sent me a few long bolts in the box of goodies. And blue tinted gonads to go with them.

The Robin Hood 25 came yesterday, a very nice kit. It's made in Dayton, Ohio.
I was over on Old School's website checking out the Robin Hood and decided to take a look at what else they got. To my surprised they redesigned Ken Willard's Sunday Fighters the Bristol Spadport! I just built one of these for the grandsons, they certainly did a bang up job on improving it too! I hope they bring out a Fokker Heinschmitt next, that would be the one I want to buy!.

Old School Model Works : Sunday Fighter (Bristol Spadport) kit

The original: https://www.airplanesandrockets.com/...march-1974.htm
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Looks like the OS FS 20 is more than adequate power for the Robin Hood 25 .
https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q...E6&FORM=VRRTAP
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Originally Posted by Jesse Open
Looks like the OS FS 20 is more than adequate power for the Robin Hood 25 .
https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q...E6&FORM=VRRTAP
Have you got one? I have several second hand OS engines around .23 to .28 size if I remember correctly. I don't know how retro you want to go but I can take pictures for you and send the engine along if you want.

Mike

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Old 11-13-2020, 07:21 AM
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Any OS four strokes in the 20 to 26 range, in good shape?

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