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01-17-2019, 05:46 AM
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Posted By markfsanderson

Question Trainer 60?! Cool!

If you'd like to send me a quote on a complete Trainer 60 *kit* w/plans and instructions . . . I might be very tempted . . . or post the quote here - whichever is most appropriate. To be precise,...
01-17-2019, 05:39 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 29,178
Posted By markfsanderson

Exclamation Same here! After the first wreck were the wings...

Same here! After the first wreck were the wings split (my bad construction, I later added a dihedral brace) I repaired it and replaced the destroyed Royal .45 with an OS .46SF with a tuned pipe. ...
01-01-2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 29,178
Posted By markfsanderson

Talking Will you be adding the Trainer Series to that? ...

Will you be adding the Trainer Series to that? I'm building an EBay find Great Planes Trainer 40 . . . I'd love to build a 60 . . . Although not a true trainer (maybe a pattern trainer?), I learned...
Replies: 8
Views: 3,292
Posted By markfsanderson

Hubert, thanks for the response! It looks like...

Hubert, thanks for the response! It looks like keeping the 6i for my Blade Inductrix is the way to go . . . or I could buy a Spectrum module. I'm starting to lean towards the MZ-24 . . . it seems...
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Views: 3,292
Posted By markfsanderson

I love that radio, and I might just spring for it...

I love that radio, and I might just spring for it . . . but its hard to swallow the 1100 price tag . . . 1050 with a coupon . . . 700.00 is around my comfort zone . . . maybe one day . . . but for...
Replies: 8
Views: 3,292
Posted By markfsanderson

Dick, Thanks for the response! I had suspected...

Dick, Thanks for the response! I had suspected as much . . . I'm hoping that in the near future Futaba will release an updated 14MZ with telemetry . . . I like the SG, but it has only 5 point curve...
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Views: 3,292
Posted By markfsanderson

Nobody has any idea? Wow! Mark

Nobody has any idea? Wow!

Mark
Replies: 8
Views: 3,292
Posted By markfsanderson

Lightbulb Futaba Telemetry Radio Protocols . . ..

Greetings!
I noticed that there are two different receiver telemetry protocols available from Futaba; FASSTest and T-FHSS. Can anyone contrast and compare them? Is one 'better' than the other? ...
02-27-2017, 03:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 405
Posted By markfsanderson

Great! Thanks for the answer . . . Mark

Great! Thanks for the answer . . .

Mark
02-24-2017, 11:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 405
Posted By markfsanderson

Cool Futaba S3150 Extension . . .

Greetings! Is a 24 inch extension too long for the S3150 servos? I've read warnings about using 'long extensions' . . . not sure how 'long' long is . . . .

Thanks!

Mark:confused:
02-16-2017, 02:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,454
Posted By markfsanderson

Wink The importance of the pre-flight . . .

Sorry if you folks have already seen this one, but as a private pilot I found this one amusing:

https://youtu.be/J_8mdH20qTQ

Mark!:cool:
02-16-2017, 01:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,267
Posted By markfsanderson

Sorry, yeah it seems like I kind of hijacked the...

Sorry, yeah it seems like I kind of hijacked the thread! But thanks for insight! I found a moderately discounted GP wing jig on EBay which I'll be using to build with. I'm not sure if I'm going to...
02-12-2017, 09:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,267
Posted By markfsanderson

Thanks for the info, Richard - I'll certainly...

Thanks for the info, Richard - I'll certainly look it up as I could certainly use as much info as possible during my re-introduction to Flying RC Airplanes. I agree, it is a great design! I...
02-12-2017, 08:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,267
Posted By markfsanderson

Spaceworm, Nope, Great Planes Trainer...

Spaceworm,
Nope, Great Planes Trainer 20/40/60 (NOT PT 20/40/60) were advanced trainers that GP discontinued in the mid-nineties. Designed by Bridi? Not sure. I've recently purchased two...
02-11-2017, 03:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,267
Posted By markfsanderson

Cool! Phil make sure you publish some pix if...

Cool! Phil make sure you publish some pix if you'd like . . . you are motivating me to start on my 2 Trainer 40 kits that I purchased off of eBay. A bit of an advance trainer; that I've been out...
02-11-2017, 08:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,267
Posted By markfsanderson

Roodester, I'm not familiar with the...

Roodester,
I'm not familiar with the Goldberg Tiger 2, but I've I've built some of the SIG and Great Planes kits before. On my Trainer 40 plans, they had the height of the wing tip when the wing...
10-09-2011, 07:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 470
Posted By markfsanderson

RE: my new blade 450

Looks nice - thanks for the video! Let me know when you upload your flight video, I'm still hunting down a good solution for some training wheels before I put it into the air . . . I just might go to...
10-09-2011, 04:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 231
Posted By markfsanderson

Back after a couple of years . . .

Hello! I've returned to the RC heli hobby after about a 6 year absense. I had a Raptor 50, JR 378, OS50 heli . . . I was able to do simple forward flight and turns before I had to leave and sell my...
10-09-2011, 04:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,647
Posted By markfsanderson

RE: Blade 450 RTF??

After getting back into helis from a 5 year absense, I purchased a Blade 450 3d w/what appears to be the newer Spectrum X6i. This one has the dual mode DSM and includes with the model the dsmX...
10-06-2005, 11:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 483
Posted By markfsanderson

RE: Newbie Needs Advice - which truck to get?

Thanks guys . . keep the adivce coming! $600 is an approximate figure . . . if I need to spend $700 w/accessories - then I can do it. Just want to have a truck/racer that satisfies OUR needs - not...
10-06-2005, 05:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 483
Posted By markfsanderson

Newbie Needs Advice - which truck to get?

Hello All,
Just a bit of advice for the new . . . Just getting back into RC after a about a year off - Helis and Planes. I sold those. Now I'd like to try something different. Both my fiance...
04-12-2004, 09:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,622
Posted By markfsanderson

RE: 50 mhz Transmitter Modules . .

Thanks Danny!
I'm to take my Tech license here locally in Houston tommorow evening (if the VECs show). Is there anything else about the 50mhz band that I should know about?

Thanks!
04-08-2004, 09:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,243
Posted By markfsanderson

RE: Collective pitch question

Well . . . it seems like I wasn't quoted perfectly!

Regards,
04-07-2004, 02:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,243
Posted By markfsanderson

RE: Collective pitch question

Sean,
There is no free lunch - period. Every setting has trade offs and advantages. Generally speaking 1550 rpm for hover and anywhere from 1700 - 1800 RPM (Wooden Blades) or 2000 rpm or higher...
04-07-2004, 01:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,460
Posted By markfsanderson

RE: Futaba 9C ratchet

Sean,
In my opinion - spend the extra money for a heli radio - much less hassle. If you are going to fly helis - (I'm assuming so 'cause you are here!), the buy the heli radio - it'll do planks...
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