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07-11-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,746
Posted By mocgp

I had a $20 off coupon from an email ad but, as...

I had a $20 off coupon from an email ad but, as in other posts here, the discount did not show up until I was well into the checkout process. I called (not about the discount) to ask another...
07-10-2014, 04:01 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,879
Posted By mocgp

Ed - sorry I'm late to the discussion but I'm...

Ed - sorry I'm late to the discussion but I'm sure glad to see your search for "purists". I've been building and flying different RC stuff for over 50 years and can think of nothing more satisfying...
02-24-2011, 09:08 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,344
Posted By mocgp

RE: Ace Allstar Bipe

I'm building the All Star (straight wing version) for electric power. I re-engineered the fuselage since I didn't need some of the structure that was either over-designed or "beefed" for glo power. ...
12-26-2010, 05:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,013
Posted By mocgp

RE: Wood skinning the fuselage: How too?

I just skinned a couple of sections of a fuselage with 1/8" balsa using a little different technique. I cut the pieces oversize, then located a round object that was approximately the same diameter...
07-22-2010, 11:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,309
Posted By mocgp

RE: Whats the difference?

MajorTomski makes a valid point in that, under certain conditions, any aircraft may be able to achieve what we normally attribute only to "sailplanes", that is to overcome gravity without the use of...
07-21-2010, 08:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,309
Posted By mocgp

RE: Whats the difference?

As long as we are debating the use of words, I would offer to Lnewqban that the correct preposition after the word "velocity" in your postscript is "at", not "in." The long form is "at a rate of."
07-21-2010, 01:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,309
Posted By mocgp

RE: Whats the difference?

The word "glider" could be used to describe a Boeing 747 that just lost power to all 4 engines while in flight. The absurdity of using the word "sailplane" in the same situation helps define the...
07-14-2010, 07:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,842
Posted By mocgp

RE: Sig Ninja Still available?

There's one on eBay at the moment.

05-10-2008, 12:47 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 15,995
Posted By mocgp

RE: Big John Biplane

I first saw the BJ when I was stationed at Lowry AFB in Denver in 1968. Fell in love at once. My mentor in the hobby started one about the same time (from Big John the First plans) and gave it to...
01-05-2008, 10:01 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,723
Posted By mocgp

RE: Kaos tail wag??

I read somewhere recently that a flat fin/rudder airfoil shape will cause tail wag (it was called "hunting in yaw" in the article I read). Don't know if the Kaos has an airfoil shape on those...
10-24-2007, 08:49 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 14,391
Posted By mocgp

RE: Oldies You Still Fly

I'm surprised that no one mentioned the Sailaire yet (affectionately known as the Sail Pig). Mine's 20 years old and still "piggin' out." I have another in the box waiting to replace it but looks...
10-03-2007, 12:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,509
Posted By mocgp

RE: Hand Launch Kit

DJD: I found a WEALTH of info in the RC Groups forum; they have a Hand Launch category that will answer just about any question you might have.

Here's the link (not sure if I did that correctly...
09-26-2007, 05:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,075
Posted By mocgp

RE: Old Sagitta soars again.........

Hey, da Rock - how far are you from Greenville (SC)? I'm always looking for someone to thermal with. I'm just north of Furman U.
08-19-2007, 07:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,052
Posted By mocgp

RE: Galloping Ghost

In response to aerowoof's request as to "...how it works," I recently read an article in a mid 50's Model Airplane News that explained the basics of pulse proportional, so I'll take a stab at it. ...
07-31-2007, 10:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 971
Posted By mocgp

RE: .60 Sized Bi-Plane Recomendations

I don't have a recommendation but I am interested in your power setup. I am converting an old scratch-built Big John biplane (Bill Northrup plans) to electric with an eFlite 60 and I have calculated...
07-28-2007, 01:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,188
Posted By mocgp

RE: Stupid question... What is the difference between a glider and sailplane?

I suppose, strictly speaking, that a 747 that has just lost power to all 4 engines could be classified as a "glider", but not a sailplane. Keith's definition is on the mark.
07-24-2007, 11:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,661
Posted By mocgp

RE: Highstart - gaining additional heigth

Unless you have 1) a field with no obstructions for 500 or 600 ft. in every direction and 2) a lot of extra time to retrieve your line, I would recommend sticking with what you have. I used to use a...
07-19-2007, 07:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,402
Posted By mocgp

RE: Novice Soldering Help

I have found that soldering the wiring for modern radio equipment (typically 24 ga.) is much easier if you tin each piece and then just bring the pieces together and heat the joint. No additional...
07-19-2007, 07:39 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,185
Posted By mocgp

RE: Is "Wood Glue" dead?

I was looking at a wood-working magazine recently in which one of the lead articles was a test of various glues. I think the list was Titebond, Titebond III, epoxy, horsehide, CA, and polyurethane...
07-19-2007, 07:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,427
Posted By mocgp

RE: Need CG for 100" Antares

Yes, I built one a couple years ago as a test bed for a 4-servo wing installation that I was planning for a Lovesong kit that I had started. It was a nice looking plane but it had some nasty habits....
07-19-2007, 01:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,704
Posted By mocgp

RE: Great Planes Fling DLG

Since no one has answered your post, I'll put in 2 cents worth. I have no experience with DLG's but have been researching them for several weeks now with a view toward starting up myself. From...
07-19-2007, 01:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,427
Posted By mocgp

RE: Need CG for 100" Antares

Just looked at the plans, the CG measures 3 3/16" back from the LE, which happens to also coincide with a line drawn straight down from the back edge of the wing rod.
07-05-2007, 08:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 595
Posted By mocgp

RE: Experience with the Anteres?

I think you are referring to the Top Flite Antares. All balsa, flaps and ailerons. I still see them on ebay pretty regularly. I built one a couple years ago but it came out heavy in spite of all I...
07-02-2007, 07:15 PM
Replies: 1,963
Views: 291,342
Posted By mocgp

RE: E-Flite Mini Pulse XT Owner's Club

Don't know if anyone has offered this earlier in this thread, but I have had similar landing gear problems with the Mini-Pulse and with another larger 3d electric and have solved the problem with...
06-25-2007, 05:37 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 77,083
Posted By mocgp

RE: Learning to use a hi-start

Two cents worth from a "hefty" user....

I have been launching a Sailaire (149"; 9.5 lbs.) and a Windsong (and a Lovesong) (132"; 5 lbs.) for many years using a 50/150 combo. The rubber is the...
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