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Old 01-24-2022, 08:51 PM
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Jim,

LOL
I have 225 watt Weller guns all over the place . Had a couple at home already. When I retired I brought home three, Was working out of three buildings and had one in each!

I will send you one.

They are the first tool I pick up when freeing up an oil stuck carb or wrist pin, second is oil.

LOL No crowbars needed

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Old 01-25-2022, 11:11 AM
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I do have a Weller-Apex gun, Model D 550, 260/200 W. my dad would buy them. h was a master electrician, but I never thought it was a great product, they may have got hotter but I never thought they worked better. meaning I always had to hold the trigger down for a long time to get the tip hot enough. the last time I used it I bought new tips and I shorten them and the helps some. LOL oh, and the lights would never work well. my father didn't think they worked that well ether, but he had 3 or 4 of them threw the years

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Old 01-25-2022, 11:44 AM
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I have had several of the old Weller's one was old enough to have a Bakelite case which I had to replace when it broke. Like most tools they are good for something things and a poor substitute for other things. Last time I used it was to make a hinge for an antique clock before that I used it to solder the gear for a fun scale WWI bird.
Old 01-25-2022, 12:24 PM
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LOL

Like any other tool, perfect for the designed purpose. For a quick soldering job, better than waiting ten minutes to heat up an iron.

Wellers have been very popular because they work, Keep the tip clean and tinned, The connections clean and tight. Good tool.

For freeing up a stuck carb, it has aways done the job, never melted plastic throttle arms either.

I still have the old Weller that I used to solder up much of this transmitter, built in the late 60s in high school. The rest was soldered with a larger iron that I made from scratch in Jr High metalshop class.




Made 1947, still works like new. Yes Bakelite case. Don't drop it and it won't break LOL

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Old 01-26-2022, 06:41 AM
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Ah, Shop class, those were the days they taught something useful that you can take right out of school to find a job with. My High School days were at the very end of those days, so not much was taught. I had metal shop and print shop. Can still set type to this day, and set up a platen press. I didn't take wood shop since I had one at home.
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Old 01-26-2022, 08:12 AM
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Shop class was a great thing. People could relate and expand on what they learned in science, technology and math classes. Inspired further learning in all academic areas.




Shop class built soldering iron circa 1963. Solid copper tip, hand wound 75 watt Nichrome heating element, turned Maple handle. Only the cord has been replaced since 1963. The new cord was salvaged from a diesel engine block heater about 20 years ago.

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Old 01-26-2022, 08:36 AM
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Nice job on the soldering gun, how long does it take to heat up?
Old 01-26-2022, 09:34 AM
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Originally Posted by FlyerInOKC
Nice job on the soldering gun, how long does it take to heat up?
Hey peers
Anybody have a working phone contact for Ray English?
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Originally Posted by FlyerInOKC
I know what Pete would say about your 125!
Your darn tootin!! but it's still better than looking at Jim's smelly black and gold two strokes
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Originally Posted by Monty Python
Your darn tootin!! but it's still better than looking at Jim's smelly black and gold two strokes
hey Pete, welcome back! it's good to hear from you! I hope things are good. LOL now Pete, about my 2st's. we all know the ones I have are the only ones worth having LOL

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Originally Posted by Hyjinx
Hey peers
Anybody have a working phone contact for Ray English?
Aaron-
You can try this: [email protected]
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I h

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Originally Posted by Monty Python
Your darn tootin!! but it's still better than looking at Jim's smelly black and gold two strokes

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Dave, I was so happy to reply to Pete last night I forgot to thank you> my new cam Timing tool came yesterday, thank you Dave, it has a pretty good finish on it. now LOL I have to spend more money LOL

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hey Lathe Heads, check out this video

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Originally Posted by Quikturn
My little biplane kit is starting to look more like an airplane. So far everything has been scratch built because the fuselage was missing from the kit. That curved lite ply in the background that covers the top front of the fuselage will be quite the challenge (PITA) to glue on there just right. I test fitted my little Saito 40 but looks too big IMO.



Joe, your velocity stack and timing tool will be in the mail today, AM or PM is still up in the air.
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The Old School Falcon 56 is coming right along, the Saito 30 sits a little forward, there is nothing ai can do about that.


I was glad to get the Kavan wheels.
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Originally Posted by 1200SportsterRider
Joe, your velocity stack and timing tool will be in the mail today, AM or PM is still up in the air.
Dave, Thank you so much! Those will be very much appreciated.

Also, thank you for the fuel cutoff valve I received yesterday. My plan is to put it to use on my Kyosho P-40. I have problems with fuel siphoning out of the tank and hydro locking the engine. Now, I can fuel it with the fuel cutoff. It will also be a nifty way of running the fuel out of the engine at the end of the day. Well see how it works out.
It had a hard life with the Saito 65 installed. It was just too heavy for it. I plan to have it flying again this year with a Saito 56. Joe


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Originally Posted by Quikturn
Dave, Thank you so much! Those will be very much appreciated.

Also, thank you for the fuel cutoff valve I received yesterday. My plan is to put it to use on my Kyosho P-40. I have problems with fuel siphoning out of the tank and hydro locking the engine. Now, I can fuel it with the fuel cutoff. It will also be a nifty way of running the fuel out of the engine at the end of the day. Well see how it works out.
It had a hard life with the Saito 65 installed. It was just too heavy for it. I plan to have it flying again this year with a Saito 56. Joe

Dang Joe. your P-40 has been in a dog fight, I hate to see the Zero. I guess that's why they called them Zero, they don't win dog fight.

my World Models P-40 was hit in the canopy a couple times by flack air compression, got a crack in it. (slid off the balancer, LOL I learned LOL) I now put a good amount of soft foam under the planes when balancing them.

hummm, I guess I could buy a new cowl and swap out that loud and smelly OS Hyper 50 2st and put the FA 56 in it that I got from Dave, Pete would like that.

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Originally Posted by 1200SportsterRider
The Old School Falcon 56 is coming right along, the Saito 30 sits a little forward, there is nothing ai can do about that.
I was glad to get the Kavan wheels.
Dave, your plane looks fine. I have this link for you if you want some covering ideas .

Jim

https://www.google.com/search?q=falc...Zw&sclient=img
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Originally Posted by Quikturn
Dave, Thank you so much! Those will be very much appreciated.

Also, thank you for the fuel cutoff valve I received yesterday. My plan is to put it to use on my Kyosho P-40. I have problems with fuel siphoning out of the tank and hydro locking the engine. Now, I can fuel it with the fuel cutoff. It will also be a nifty way of running the fuel out of the engine at the end of the day. Well see how it works out.
It had a hard life with the Saito 65 installed. It was just too heavy for it. I plan to have it flying again this year with a Saito 56. Joe
I use a fuel cutoff, of sorts, on all my glow planes. I hold the throttle cut switch while turning off the RX. Works pretty good to control siphoning during refueling.

I have an H9 P-51 that's about a half pound heavier than your P-40, flies quite nicely on an FA-62. Same size case as a 56 with a little more kick.
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Too funny Jim. Yeah, those Zeros dont stand a chance against a Warhawk.

Kyosho makes a pretty rugged arf. I learned some hard lessons on it. Bigger isnt always better. The Saito 65 weighs about 5 oz more than the 56 which required an 1,100 ma rx battery and lead weights stuffed deep in the tail section. Takeoffs were always a challenge as there was a lot of left turning tendencies. The extra weight meant you had to drive it in for landings or risk a snap stall. Really hard on those rotating retracts. Lastly, I had several engine out landings due to overheating issues. I opened up the cowl on the bottom so hopefully that is now resolved.
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Originally Posted by Glowgeek
I use a fuel cutoff, of sorts, on all my glow planes. I hold the throttle cut switch while turning off the RX. Works pretty good to control siphoning during refueling.

I have an H9 P-51 that's about a half pound heavier than your P-40, flies quite nicely on an FA-62. Same size case as a 56 with a little more kick.
I use a third line to fuel & de-fuel the airplane. I find that while fueling it also floods the engine especially being inverted. Being all cowled in I cant pinch the line so having a fuel cutoff should really help.
Old 01-29-2022, 08:25 AM
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I like the refueling valves for the same reason. They cut the fuel off to the carb while filling.
Old 01-29-2022, 01:48 PM
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Hey guys
Anyone know where I could get an intake manifold for a Saito 80? The part number is SAI8069A. This part is discontinued.

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