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02-07-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,366
Posted By safeTwire

Joe, I do not know those voltage requirements,...

Joe, I do not know those voltage requirements, sorry I cant help there.
Forum: The Clubhouse
04-29-2012, 03:23 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 28,734
Posted By safeTwire

RE: Minnflyer (AKA Mike Buzzeo) has unexpectedly passed away

I am deeply saddened about this loss. It was always a pleasure to read what Mike had to say.
03-10-2012, 06:43 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,342
Posted By safeTwire

RE: try to rebuild this!!

Ahhh...The well displayed "Yard Sale"! Stuff happens, I have had my share of these too!
02-20-2012, 08:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,211
Posted By safeTwire

RE: My first crash - H-9 Cherokee 40

Although the Cherokee can perform aerobatics, it is NOT designed for a hard or 3D Style maneuver!

From the photos, I see a very clean break on a wing that had minimal strength for Scale type...
01-16-2012, 04:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,008
Posted By safeTwire

RE: Crash cessna 182 hangar 9 66'

I suggest trying to find all the pieces, even if you have to go through the trash bin!

After crashing, I toss it all out...but...after, I wind up going through the trash like a raccoon to find...
01-06-2012, 06:46 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,095
Posted By safeTwire

RE: Quaker 84 Penn Valley Hobbies

Sorry I cant be of any help about those two coverings you mentioned, I have not yet used either one.

It will be worthwhile to research various covering materials, and find out about how much a...
01-01-2012, 11:33 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,095
Posted By safeTwire

RE: Quaker 84 Penn Valley Hobbies

The TT engine is Ringed and was taking plenty time to break in. At first, Idle RPM for landing was undependable/hit and miss/dead stick-ish, so I upped the prop to the 13x6 for flywheel effect and...
12-31-2011, 12:30 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,095
Posted By safeTwire

RE: Quaker 84 Penn Valley Hobbies

Thanks for the kind words!

No idea about the RPM.

Actually, After the airframe is complete and still uncovered (motor mount insert temporarily assembled & located), servos and receiver...
12-27-2011, 09:01 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,095
Posted By safeTwire

RE: Quaker 84 Penn Valley Hobbies

One example: The Thunder Tiger Four Stroke 54 works well! I used a 13x6 k series prop for two reasons A) The way the plane "chuggs" along and B) Roars of Laughter from other members when they see the...
12-18-2011, 07:20 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,095
Posted By safeTwire

RE: Quaker 84 Penn Valley Hobbies

This kit was given to me by a senior club member whose health was other than comforting to him. He said: "Here Tony...you build it and we'll fly it!"

Done Deal! After all that he has done for...
12-17-2011, 04:27 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,095
Posted By safeTwire

RE: Quaker 84 Penn Valley Hobbies

From the moment you surrender to the fact that you have to build this plane from your own known building method's and techniques...thing's will move along smoothly! The plans and instructions are for...
12-17-2011, 12:19 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,095
Posted By safeTwire

RE: Quaker 84 Penn Valley Hobbies

Instead of the two inner most ribs, I used a couple (top and bottom) of regular grain (for weight) 1/2x1/4"sticks. 1/16" sheeting was added between these strips and the next outer ribs for strength....
12-13-2011, 02:07 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,095
Posted By safeTwire

RE: Quaker 84 Penn Valley Hobbies

One method of assembly: The ribs go on top of the main(middle) spar, and the trailing edge(rear spar). At the Leading edge(front spar), the top and bottom ribs come together and sit INSIDE the...
10-22-2011, 05:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,798
Posted By safeTwire

RE: Vintage builders - which type of glue?

Ambroid and Testers user! Still use Ambroid! Mix a puddle of Ambroid with a scoop of Microballoon's for a light weight filler!
10-22-2011, 04:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,011
Posted By safeTwire

RE: Newbie T-Maxx 3.3 Owner

More information here if you search:

Traxxas> Products> Nitro> Tmaxx3.3 (#4907)> Downloads> Manual
Forum: The Clubhouse
08-04-2011, 05:00 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,429
Posted By safeTwire

RE: Do you still remember your first rc helicopter?which brand?

Kavan Jet Ranger 1974

Way over my head!:)

Webra Speed 61, Kraft radio(non computer) no gyro :eek:

Took about 6 months to build. After about another month, I got it to hover.

After...
Forum: The Clubhouse
08-04-2011, 04:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,769
Posted By safeTwire

RE: Nitro vs. Electric

Just like nirto, the "sky is the limit" with electrics. Tons of variations available, so for sure, you can devise a good working system for any aircraft you choose!

One suggestion is to learn...
07-07-2011, 06:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 754
Posted By safeTwire

RE: Fuel and overheating

IMO ALL engines need to be broken in. During this process a tremendous amount of friction creates heat. Lubrication and TIME will prevent damage.

I take plenty time to break in an engine. Also,...
Forum: Beginners
06-05-2011, 03:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 30,725
Posted By safeTwire

RE: Fuel proof glue/epoxy?

JB Weld just might do the trick! Great stuff when used as directed. I dont know what the pros use now, but I started using JB years ago to hold clutch lining's in place on Helis.

Clean both...
05-09-2011, 06:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,126
Posted By safeTwire

RE: servo mounting

Yep...a picture will indeed be a great help!
05-08-2011, 04:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,126
Posted By safeTwire

RE: servo mounting

IMO, balsa is not strong enough for servo mounting!

If you have to start from scratch with the servo mounting, 1/8 ply will do the job, as mentioned above.

Make "rails" from square hardwood...
04-30-2011, 05:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 770
Posted By safeTwire

RE: Experiencing my first glitch

At my place of work during wintertime , I fly on 72 with a cell tower literally right behind my back. Never a problem!

As suggested, cover the basics.

Make sure the RX crystal is planted...
04-30-2011, 05:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 643
Posted By safeTwire

RE: Need advice

That is a very critical area which is subjected to forces quite high in magnitude IMHO.

After a through cleaning, I would span the fault line with ,say, a 3/4" wide piece of lightweight glass...
Forum: Beginners
04-23-2011, 12:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,353
Posted By safeTwire

RE: What was the name of that glue???

Ambroid was developed for Canoe repairs. It's worth a "Google", with quite an interesting history!

One use: Mix it with balsa dust for a lightweight filler.

Using Ambroid, I built the...
Forum: Sport Flying
04-06-2011, 05:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,474
Posted By safeTwire

RE: Sr. Falcon

Good Flying Plane!!! Same holds true off water and snow!

Early Kit version I had a 60 on it, and the new ARF flew fine with an OS FX46 (sport flying).
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