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Yesterday, 07:41 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By aspeed

I hang mine up on the walls, by the tail and keep...

I hang mine up on the walls, by the tail and keep the wings on a rack separately. If there are high ceilings, some guys hang them there with coathangers or whatever on pipes. I don't use half the...
Forum: Glow Engines
04-13-2021, 05:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 260
Posted By aspeed

Just dribble fuel in them first. That usually...

Just dribble fuel in them first. That usually works well for me. Only a couple times I used heat. Once the carb moves just a bit, it will free up quickly. Just try not to force it too hard.
03-30-2021, 04:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 721
Posted By aspeed

I think the later kits had a slip of paper...

I think the later kits had a slip of paper showing the chines on the front. The red plane that I posted has clear plastic chines but it still did not ROW. Maybe more power or more lightness needs...
03-26-2021, 07:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 721
Posted By aspeed

Maybe you need 10 posts or something. Here is my...

Maybe you need 10 posts or something. Here is my glow one with the chines. Still didn't take off, then I put a Norvel .06, It may have been a bit better but needed more break in time to get a good...
03-26-2021, 05:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 721
Posted By aspeed

I'll keep my eyes open for it. Both of mine...

I'll keep my eyes open for it. Both of mine would never take off from the water but flew ok otherwise. One nitro, one brushed electric.
Forum: Glow Engines
03-24-2021, 05:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 359
Posted By aspeed

You can cool it faster by squirting fuel over the...

You can cool it faster by squirting fuel over the cylinder for a faster restart. Just a control line pit stop trick. A healthy prime may be needed for a seal. Maybe run it a bit richer on the high...
Forum: Control Lines
02-08-2021, 06:42 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 25,309
Posted By aspeed

I have a Sig Zlin Akrobat control line stunter...

I have a Sig Zlin Akrobat control line stunter sitting at home that I am still thinking about gluing back together. It would not be too hard but I think the pushrods and horns would make it a fairly...
Forum: Glow Engines
02-04-2021, 08:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 413
Posted By aspeed

A bit late here. Bent coil is usually too high...

A bit late here. Bent coil is usually too high compression. Vapourised coil is too lean. I would add a shim to the head and richen it a bit assuming bearings and other things mentioned are OK. ...
Forum: RC Fuels
01-28-2021, 09:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,413
Posted By aspeed

Just rereading this. The Ricin bean is the...

Just rereading this. The Ricin bean is the Castor bean, so that is fine. As mentioned you would be fine with the acetone for ignition improver.
Forum: RC Fuels
01-07-2021, 09:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,413
Posted By aspeed

I get my methanol from the paint thinner aisle at...

I get my methanol from the paint thinner aisle at the hardware store. Fuel at the hobby shops here is pretty expensive too mostly because of shipping. I am not on an island though.
Forum: RC Fuels
01-06-2021, 06:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,413
Posted By aspeed

I have read that ethanol has trouble keeping lit...

I have read that ethanol has trouble keeping lit without constant battery on the plug, methanol is the way to go. There is no problem getting it in this country although it is $12 for 4 litres.
01-06-2021, 06:05 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,932
Posted By aspeed

Deltas always need a bit of up reflex on the...

Deltas always need a bit of up reflex on the elevons. Maybe a framer's square on the bottom of the wing to the motor mount would see if it is up or down thrust.
Forum: RC Fuels
01-05-2021, 10:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,413
Posted By aspeed

Just a question, what is Beaver oil? Where can...

Just a question, what is Beaver oil? Where can you get it? 2% acetone is common, it improves the transition on throttled RC motors much like nitro does. I would not be concerned with that...
12-26-2020, 10:59 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,932
Posted By aspeed

The guys in my old club in Waterloo Ontario still...

The guys in my old club in Waterloo Ontario still fly the Strykers for a pylon/combat race. They use the 1/2"? pink foam traced from the original and coroplast rudders with electric of course. They...
Forum: Glow Engines
12-26-2020, 06:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 789
Posted By aspeed

The Dawn Power dissolver used to be less than $3...

The Dawn Power dissolver used to be less than $3 for a spray bottle. I use it still but would not pay much more. I have also used the LA Totally Awesome concentrated cleaner with fairly good...
12-26-2020, 05:58 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,932
Posted By aspeed

At first I thought it looked like a Stryker, but...

At first I thought it looked like a Stryker, but now it looks like it came out of the Batcave. Nice work in only 8 days.
12-17-2020, 02:33 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 8,085
Posted By aspeed

You likely got the Kamtech heads. They are not...

You likely got the Kamtech heads. They are not 1/4 - 28 (or 1/4 - 32) but for the turbo plugs which are like the Nelson plugs only a bit smaller diameter. 8mm x 0.75 mm pitch. Another plane always...
12-15-2020, 10:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,219
Posted By aspeed

I didn't use a primer. I just wanted the enamel...

I didn't use a primer. I just wanted the enamel to make a harder surface and soak in as deep as possible. Sanding would change the shape of surface lines, if there are any of course. I used...
Forum: Glow Engines
12-15-2020, 07:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,665
Posted By aspeed

I am responding to mainly subscribe. I have had...

I am responding to mainly subscribe. I have had two motors that I have not solved this problem. Two were solved by polishing the crank where it rubs on the crankcase, not the bearing journals. I have...
12-15-2020, 07:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,219
Posted By aspeed

I made a few molds with drywall mud. The powder...

I made a few molds with drywall mud. The powder kind that does not shrink much and has to be mixed, or plaster of paris. I painted it a few coats with a thinned enamel which absorbed it well and...
12-13-2020, 12:47 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 8,085
Posted By aspeed

Sure, just turned the part from 3/16" brass on...

Sure, just turned the part from 3/16" brass on the nipple end and parted it off. Drilled through the side 4mm or 5/32". Had a spot drill that size. Then drilled and tapped the 4:40 hole in the other...
12-13-2020, 08:21 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 8,085
Posted By aspeed

I made some remote needles using the F2D...

I made some remote needles using the F2D assemblies and soldered on a nipple at 90 degrees that goes over the spray bar hole. That is what the Kirnkraft style remote did. I would imagine the rear...
12-11-2020, 07:58 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 8,085
Posted By aspeed

I have often thought of doing a comparison of...

I have often thought of doing a comparison of cowled and uncowled profiles. Mostly to save the effort of making a new plane, but also just to know. It would not be too hard to do and a control line...
12-01-2020, 07:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,954
Posted By aspeed

In Canada here we had a Rona hardware store that...

In Canada here we had a Rona hardware store that carried a plastic downpipe but it was special order. I was thinking of getting a few, but already have quite a bit. It had different colours like...
11-19-2020, 07:46 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 8,085
Posted By aspeed

The old speed planes were made of bass. Only a...

The old speed planes were made of bass. Only a bit heavier than balsa and much stronger, and it flexes in a crash. After fibreglassing balsa the weight may be a wash.
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