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08-09-2021, 07:50 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 33,120
Posted By E-Challenged

You can still buy modest sized balsa and ply kits...

You can still buy modest sized balsa and ply kits and short kits for electric powered RC from Manzano Laser Works and Brodak and a fair amount of out of production kits on Ebay and club flea market...
07-23-2021, 01:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 6,449
Posted By E-Challenged

Just a guess based on 8" props that the motors...

Just a guess based on 8" props that the motors are too small to get model up on the step and able to lift off. With large higher wattage motors, large enough props, props may get spray from the bow...
07-21-2021, 02:26 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 14,962
Posted By E-Challenged

Thinking of Resurrecting My Coverite Gee Bee Model E

Flew many years ago at Mile Square Park and El Toro Marine Base, powered by unreliable Enya .46 4S. After some bad landings, repairs, and wing damage, it has sat on a shelf in the garage for an...
Replies: 2
Views: 1,555
Posted By E-Challenged

Contact Hitec Support for info.

Contact Hitec Support for info.
Replies: 5
Views: 4,182
Posted By E-Challenged

Contact Hitec Support. Batteries America may have...

Contact Hitec Support. Batteries America may have a compatible Nimh pack for 9X
Replies: 4
Views: 1,383
Posted By E-Challenged

I think that it is possible, contact Hitec...

I think that it is possible, contact Hitec Support for help.
05-28-2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 805
Posted By E-Challenged

Looks like you got no replies so I'll chime in. I...

Looks like you got no replies so I'll chime in. I have been using a 4-port balancing type charger with built-in power supply that has 80 watts capacity per channel. It can charge four battery packs...
Forum: Control Lines
05-24-2019, 08:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,175
Posted By E-Challenged

How do you hold the 2.4 Ghz transmitter whilst...

How do you hold the 2.4 Ghz transmitter whilst doing U-control to vary throttle settings from take-off to landing ? A basic transmitter tray would probably work well I guess. Why not have the rudder...
Forum: Free Flight
05-18-2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 9,815
Posted By E-Challenged

Have a supply of pretzels, etc. and make it fun....

Have a supply of pretzels, etc. and make it fun. Let girl look over the plans and kit contents and talk about how it's going to fly. Show girl how to hold X-Acto safely, how to cut sticks and how to...
Replies: 37
Views: 17,757
Posted By E-Challenged

Latest Info From Hitec Sales: Hitec will continue...

Latest Info From Hitec Sales: Hitec will continue to provide Optima receivers for sale by Tower Hobbies, no explanation given why Optimas are still on back order by Tower. I'm glad a bought a 3-pack...
Replies: 17
Views: 2,165
Posted By E-Challenged

Assuming you will be flying electric powered...

Assuming you will be flying electric powered models, they following may be helpful. Don't know what you already know!!

Recommend you keep it all as simple as possible and don't overthink...
Replies: 17
Views: 2,165
Posted By E-Challenged

I wouldn't think of using 72Mhz RC system in an...

I wouldn't think of using 72Mhz RC system in an urban/city environment and risking being shot down by industrial systems and miscellaneous interference. I recommend a Spektrum system unless you are...
Replies: 37
Views: 17,757
Posted By E-Challenged

Optima receivers have been hard to find. For some...

Optima receivers have been hard to find. For some reason Tower has had the 3-pack of Optima 6 receivers in stock but doesn't sell them individually . I bought the three pack. Other Optima receivers...
Forum: The Clubhouse
03-20-2019, 06:53 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,380
Posted By E-Challenged

I would guess that there are slow-downs in...

I would guess that there are slow-downs in production of wood and foam ARF models overseas somehow connected with tariffs and trade negotiations between consuming countries with Asian producers. It...
Forum: The Clubhouse
03-20-2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 11,076
Views: 884,265
Posted By E-Challenged

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcuniverse.com-vb...

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Forum: The Clubhouse
03-20-2019, 07:42 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 481
Posted By E-Challenged

Wattflyer??

Can't log onto Wattflyer and Wattflyer pages are expanded (way too wide). RCU pages are normal format and I can log in no problem. I have tried zoom out/reducing percentage but that doesn't affect...
01-29-2019, 10:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,893
Posted By E-Challenged

You didn't mention what you are using for a lipo...

You didn't mention what you are using for a lipo battery charger. You need to use a charger/power supply designed for lipo batteries and it should have a balanced charging option where you connect...
01-26-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,893
Posted By E-Challenged

It sounds like there is something wrong with your...

It sounds like there is something wrong with your charger or you are not making the correct settings on the charger. Before you kill another battery pack, read the instructions for the charger very...
Replies: 37
Views: 17,757
Posted By E-Challenged

I am somewhat surprised at the loyalty of A9...

I am somewhat surprised at the loyalty of A9 users. I have used the A9 and Optima receivers since the original A9 was first sold. I have had unexplained crashes in the past, but not lately, suspected...
01-18-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,089
Posted By E-Challenged

The answers to this question are beyond my...

The answers to this question are beyond my knowledge base. There are a number of very knowledgeable folks on RC Groups "Batteries and Chargers" Forum. It has to do with weight vs energy storage...
01-17-2019, 07:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,089
Posted By E-Challenged

I turned 80 yesterday. Have been using lipoly...

I turned 80 yesterday. Have been using lipoly battery packs for about ten years and have never had an "incident" . The possibility of lipo fires is worth taking seriously, but if you charge healthy...
11-08-2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,986
Posted By E-Challenged

Digital Cameras Viewfinders

So many videos on You Tube, etc. are hard to watch due to tiny model plane image jiggling, going out of frame or going in and out of focus. Using a telephoto setting exaggerates hand jiggling and...
10-30-2018, 08:01 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 19,677
Posted By E-Challenged

Like many of you I built a series of Mark's...

Like many of you I built a series of Mark's Dynaflite and Jemco P51 Fun Mustangs, all .40 glow powered and modified for to be more scale-like. One was based on Hoover's "Ole Yeller" and another on...
09-13-2018, 09:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,004
Posted By E-Challenged

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

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09-06-2018, 07:23 AM
Replies: 712
Views: 64,291
Posted By E-Challenged

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcuniverse.com-vb...

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