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Forum: RC Jets
02-09-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,611
Posted By JohnAgnew2978

I use mostly 645 MGs, and find them excellent and...

I use mostly 645 MGs, and find them excellent and long-lived. And reasonably priced.
Forum: RC Jets
08-18-2009, 09:34 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,838
Posted By JohnAgnew2978

RE: JETS OVER THE CAPE 2009

Great field with certified great people. You can't go wrong.
03-10-2009, 06:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,571
Posted By JohnAgnew2978

RE: Alternate Launch Technique Idea

You could make this work, but what a lot of effort to get in the air! Could you set up a high start next to a county road that gets maybe two cars an hour?
10-08-2008, 05:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,527
Posted By JohnAgnew2978

RE: LADO 60-1 Electric Retract 85' Review

I still have Kraft electric retracts that I used in a TopFlite P-47 some 25 years ago. They worked off the 4.8 v receiver pack, and were totally reliable. I think they were the only electrics...
Replies: 14
Views: 1,427
Posted By JohnAgnew2978

RE: Auto Landing with a locked out Spectrum

As the Irish say, if you're born to hang you won't drown.
12-06-2007, 03:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,266
Posted By JohnAgnew2978

RE: OS 91 fs prop

A friend tried them all (in a Chipmunk model) and found that 12-7 was best but hard to find.
12-06-2007, 03:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,617
Posted By JohnAgnew2978

RE: Covering help

This may be a good place to ask about experience with Solartex. I'm a long-time builder but have not used Solartex before. Is it necessary to seal the edges with clear dope, as it is with 21st...
Forum: Kit Building
12-06-2007, 03:29 PM
Replies: 517
Views: 121,017
Posted By JohnAgnew2978

RE: Good covering jobs!

Maybe this would be a good place to ask about Solartex. I'm a long-time builder but have not used this material before. I have used 21st. Century fabric.
Is it necessary to seal the edges with...
Forum: Kit Building
12-06-2007, 03:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,154
Posted By JohnAgnew2978

RE: Glue?

All of the usual model glues, when properly used (good fit of parts, clamped until set) will make joints stronger than the wood--in other words, the wood will break before the joint. Being even...
Forum: Kit Building
11-09-2007, 09:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 912
Posted By JohnAgnew2978

RE: New Builder /Input on Kit and buying framing materials

I agree that the full-size Cub is a lot better trainer than the model Cub. In the air it's fine, but getting it up and down is another story.
John Agnew
Forum: Kit Building
11-09-2007, 09:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 921
Posted By JohnAgnew2978

RE: 80" dynaflite spitefire

Since nobody volunteered, maybe I can help. I am finishing my second Dynaflite PT-19, and Dynaflite uses the same construction techniques in all their models. They just change the outlines. I'm not...
Forum: Kit Building
11-09-2007, 08:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 679
Posted By JohnAgnew2978

RE: 4 Star 60 Two piece Wing Conversion

Unless you travel by bicycle, why would you want to go to all that trouble to make an inferior product? A friend built a Dynaflite PT-19 with a two-piece wing, for space problems, and he did it with...
Forum: Kit Building
11-09-2007, 08:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,277
Posted By JohnAgnew2978

RE: Sig Giant Four-Star 120

I am flying my second 4-star 120, with an OS 1.08 (no longer manufactured). It is not difficult to fly. Shortening the wing by one rib bay each side reduces the tendency to float on landing. I would...
Forum: Kit Building
11-09-2007, 08:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 900
Posted By JohnAgnew2978

RE: My first kit in a while, need some advice...

Bigger flies better. I have the Ultrasport 1000, which they no longer manufacture.
John Agnew
Forum: Kit Building
11-09-2007, 08:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,290
Posted By JohnAgnew2978

RE: Best Kit for Beginner Pilot

Jim, I have been flying at Cape Coral since the Bateman Road version of the Buckingham club folded.
John
Forum: Kit Building
11-09-2007, 08:32 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,259
Posted By JohnAgnew2978

RE: ARF glue joint failure

ARFs keep getting better, but the "bad glue" syndrome is still with us. At our field, the GP ARFs seem to be the most reliable. I have a GP Lancair, which I couldn't reproduce for twice the money,...
11-09-2007, 08:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 664
Posted By JohnAgnew2978

RE: Covering help. Can i use iron?

When MonoKote first came out, the instructions called for a traveling iron. Then someone discovered that an iron used to seal packages for the freezer was much more convenient. Then they started...
Forum: Kit Building
11-09-2007, 08:20 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 17,106
Posted By JohnAgnew2978

RE: TopFlight Cessna 182

Don't do it! I built one and enjoyed the experience, but I would not recommend it for a beginner. Covering it with MonoKote took five days, because of all the compound curves.
It's an excellent...
11-03-2007, 11:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,528
Posted By JohnAgnew2978

covering with Solartex

I'm a long-time builder, using Solartex for the first time. I have used Century 21 fabric, and I was told (and learned) that the edges had to be sealed with clear dope. Is that true of Solartex?
...
Forum: Kit Building
11-03-2007, 11:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,290
Posted By JohnAgnew2978

RE: Best Kit for Beginner Pilot

Jim: this is John Agnew in Fort Myers. I'd go with the 40-size Sig Kadet. Excellent plans, instructions, wood and results. It's a can't-miss.
Forum: Kit Building
11-03-2007, 11:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,892
Posted By JohnAgnew2978

RE: Is it as hard as it looks?

Total agreement. I'm a builder, and all the kits I buy have excellent instructions, with lots of pictures. If you're willing to follow instructions and do it step-by-step, you really can't fail to...
10-25-2007, 07:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,292
Posted By JohnAgnew2978

RE: Setup help

My guess is that you have a single conversion receiver crystal.

John Agnew
Forum: Aerodynamics
10-23-2007, 03:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 991
Posted By JohnAgnew2978

RE: Balance question

Did you check for warps?
Forum: Aerodynamics
10-23-2007, 03:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,651
Posted By JohnAgnew2978

RE: I covered my control surfaces with light ply did I mess up?

I suspect you will be all right with the 1/64 ply. Let us know.
John Agnew
Forum: Aerodynamics
10-23-2007, 03:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 905
Posted By JohnAgnew2978

RE: Increasing control surface area. How much??

I agree. Don't increase control surface size in small models, especially from a good company (which is most of them). They have flight-tested their models. You can make control surfaces more...
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