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11-11-2022, 06:37 AM
Replies: 3,838
Views: 758,543
Posted By JohnMac

I have down & locked on my Corsair retracts and...

I have down & locked on my Corsair retracts and wing fold. The motors are pathetic. I intend to have them converted by BK Electroniks in Germany. He has just done my Airworld English Electric...
Forum: RC Jets
04-26-2022, 06:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,546
Posted By JohnMac

Its good you are using you use a wire tye...

Its good you are using you use a wire tye approach to ensure a good seal and a pipe that can never slip off. It what I do on all barbed connections.
04-03-2022, 03:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,146
Posted By JohnMac

TXmustangflyer, Although the natural metal...

TXmustangflyer,
Although the natural metal scheme appeals to me, what appeals even more is the white version. There are lots of coulorful shcemes for the P38 so it would be nice to have a unique...
03-30-2022, 07:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,146
Posted By JohnMac

OK, No problem at all with MKS servos. I not only...

OK, No problem at all with MKS servos. I not only use them, I sell them. Totally the best IMO.
The model is made here: Wind RC, jet planes manufacturer (http://www.wind-rc.com/default.aspx)
John
03-30-2022, 01:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,146
Posted By JohnMac

Thanks mustangflyer, I had never heard of...

Thanks mustangflyer,
I had never heard of Austars (are they in the USA?). I saw this on a European site in Luxembourg: https://kingtechturbine.lu/JMB-Lockheed-P-38-Lightning_1
They do not offer...
03-29-2022, 09:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,146
Posted By JohnMac

Really, that is not what the manual shows. The...

Really, that is not what the manual shows. The manual shows servo installation and making up pushrods. Hardly real modelling I admit. Perhaps there are different versions available?
John
03-29-2022, 04:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,146
Posted By JohnMac

Hi Ruizmilton, Would your friend consider doing...

Hi Ruizmilton,
Would your friend consider doing a build thread on RCU? I would love this model but I have never seen one in the flesh so to speak. It would be good to hear more about it.
John
03-28-2022, 07:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,146
Posted By JohnMac

JMB Jets P38

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcuniverse.com-vbulletin/320x320/image_a7c8c0c6ccce791faf227bef9e7b9f5a3006402d.png
Anyone built one of these yet?...
01-01-2022, 03:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,427
Posted By JohnMac

What a beautiful flight speedamigo. I only...

What a beautiful flight speedamigo. I only managed two slope flights with the Libelle last year because I was so busy. Both flights were in light wind conditions. Hopefully this year I can make some...
08-11-2021, 11:39 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 18,799
Posted By JohnMac

Thank you Robert. I did find a 5 view drawing...

Thank you Robert. I did find a 5 view drawing that I have loaded into autocad. I plan to add layers and use this as a template and I can then increase the size to what I need. A quick scaling...
08-06-2021, 01:45 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 18,799
Posted By JohnMac

Hi Guys, I bought a Fiala (Valach) 85cc twin...

Hi Guys,
I bought a Fiala (Valach) 85cc twin with starter and I was looking for a suitable subject. I have always liked the Tipsey Nipper and Tipsey Junior models, and built them as control line...
07-30-2021, 02:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,427
Posted By JohnMac

Hi Dominic, Thanks for posting this video here....

Hi Dominic,
Thanks for posting this video here. I am still fine tuning the Libelle, but its gradually homing in on the sweet spot. I said it had a Migflight Jetec E20 in the Video. It's not, it's an...
Forum: RC Jets
06-23-2021, 07:22 AM
Replies: 2,081
Views: 366,765
Posted By JohnMac

Yes, Iam using them and they work fine. They take...

Yes, Iam using them and they work fine. They take a little patient work to fit. Its best to remove the stick in order to push the very fine wires through correctly. The grip is excellent and the...
Forum: RC Jets
05-10-2021, 07:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,014
Posted By JohnMac

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcuniverse.com-vb...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcuniverse.com-vbulletin/576x432/dscf0018_viggen_rs3_bbaf2434218afe52abe9f173282587acd5e8aea1.jpg

And here is the completed Viggen.
Forum: RC Jets
05-10-2021, 07:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,014
Posted By JohnMac

Viggen Tyres

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcuniverse.com-vbulletin/2000x1333/img_0637_37d2c801df0b110d31be9a99c1c229fe9e3c7932.jpg
New tyres installed on the Viggen. The moulding flash soon disappeared with...
Forum: RC Jets
12-06-2020, 05:35 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,679
Posted By JohnMac

You're the man for MB339's Ed. Love the colour...

You're the man for MB339's Ed. Love the colour scheme. Looking good ED.
John
08-15-2020, 01:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,003
Posted By JohnMac

Yes, the tow position should be as close to the...

Yes, the tow position should be as close to the CG as possible so just behing the wing is convenient. Make sure that the tug has a fairly long line, at least 100" for your first attempts. Once you...
08-15-2020, 04:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,003
Posted By JohnMac

I guess you will have done this by now. How did...

I guess you will have done this by now. How did it go?
Forum: RC Jets
08-15-2020, 04:30 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,679
Posted By JohnMac

Just as an aside, the white Jet Ranger brought a...

Just as an aside, the white Jet Ranger brought a VIP visitor to the Yorkshire Air Museum next door to the airfield. Just a little history, Elvington was built as a bomber base in WW2 and was the home...
Forum: RC Jets
08-13-2020, 07:00 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,679
Posted By JohnMac

Well there was F-16's, F15's, F18's, L39's, DH...

Well there was F-16's, F15's, F18's, L39's, DH Vampire, Avro Vulcan, Hawks, a Yak, a Panther and oh yes Viper jets.
So not too bad really.
Forum: RC Jets
08-10-2020, 01:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 993
Posted By JohnMac

Just an idea to help in the future. I use those...

Just an idea to help in the future. I use those small indicators for Lipo batteries on my Jerry can. When I have emptied the can I click the indicator to red and store it until I am ready to go and...
Forum: RC Jets
08-10-2020, 01:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,679
Posted By JohnMac

On behalf of the Elvington Model Flying club I...

On behalf of the Elvington Model Flying club I want to thank all who came and supported us. There is nothing worse than organising an event to find that no one attends. This year we had the biggest 3...
06-16-2020, 01:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,642
Posted By JohnMac

What I used to do was make the core a few inches...

What I used to do was make the core a few inches longer than needed and then cut it down to size after wards. The other thing to try is make a wide, hard balsa or ply root and tip rib to stop it over...
06-16-2020, 01:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,394
Posted By JohnMac

I would add a double panel of balsa, let into the...

I would add a double panel of balsa, let into the ribs just behind the spar, 10" long by 2" wide. Cut a slot 8" long x 1" wide for the blade and let this into the ribs so that the profile is...
Forum: Gas Engines
06-07-2020, 04:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,243
Posted By JohnMac

I have just been thinking about this model to...

I have just been thinking about this model to carry my Fiala 85 B2 FS. Anybody know if it will fit? Not yet seen one in the flesh so to speak but the Fiala is way bigger than the Saito. Fiala is the...
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