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02-10-2007, 02:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 502
Posted By tronco

first time pilot buying engine- will it last long enough to warrant buying one with bearings?

first time pilot buying engine- will it last long enough to warrant buying one with bearings?
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&W=001334424&I=LXFMD5&P=K VS.
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02-05-2007, 10:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,520
Posted By tronco

RE: Has anyone tried adapting a cordless drill into a starter?

Yeah sscherin, thats the same solution i came up with. I just wanted to know if there was some reason why having a cordless drill as a starter was a bad idea. It seems to me it would be a pretty nice...
02-04-2007, 01:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,520
Posted By tronco

RE: Has anyone tried adapting a cordless drill into a starter?

I like the idea of a cordless starter, one thats not attached to a flight box.
02-03-2007, 08:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,520
Posted By tronco

Has anyone tried adapting a cordless drill into a starter?

I was wondering if anyone has ever tried adapting a cordles drill so it could be used to start a .40 type engine. I wonder if a bit could be fasioned to press up against the spinner. I cant imagine...
Forum: Beginners
02-02-2007, 12:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,245
Posted By tronco

RE: Is a bigger plane better to train with?

So what I'm hearing is that a larger plane (such as the LT 40) flys slower, floats better, rolls slower, and is more visible. All of wich sounds like a good thing for a rookie like me. As for my...
Forum: Beginners
02-01-2007, 12:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,245
Posted By tronco

Is a bigger plane better to train with?

Is a bigger plane better to train with? is there much difference in learnability from 52-70" wingspan? I want the Sig LT 40 but 70" wingspan is pushing the limmits of my work bench. so my second...
Forum: Beginners
01-31-2007, 10:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,021
Posted By tronco

RE: Can the Sig LT 40 be converted to 3 ch?

Is a bigger plane better to train with?
Forum: Beginners
01-31-2007, 10:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,021
Posted By tronco

RE: Can the Sig LT 40 be converted to 3 ch?

interesting responses.... thanks for the input but it leaves me wondering why my soon-to-be instructor wants me to get a 3 ch plane to start with.
Forum: Beginners
01-31-2007, 02:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,021
Posted By tronco

Can the Sig LT 40 be converted to 3 ch?

I want to know if i can lock the ailerons of a Sig LT 40 in place till i have more flight experience. I'm still deciding which plane to buy and i like the idea of bein able to do this. I got the idea...
Forum: Beginners
01-30-2007, 08:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 920
Posted By tronco

RE: First Plane

Im buying my first plane too. Was planning on getting the LT 40 till i saw the great planes PT 40 MKII ( http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXJ557 ). it has more dihedral and is...
01-11-2007, 11:43 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 39,153
Posted By tronco

RE: New Covering Videos!!!

Yeah thanks. But I watched all the videos attentivly. they are wonderful and as far as i can tell i was doing everything correctly.../shrug. Turns out i work better...much better...with ultracote! my...
01-11-2007, 06:02 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 39,153
Posted By tronco

RE: New Covering Videos!!!

ive never covered anything before. I knew this was going to be a challenge so i built a small 35' wingspan plane to practice on. I covered, stripped, and recovered my way through two full rolls of...
Forum: Beginners
01-07-2007, 06:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,733
Posted By tronco

RE: WHICH COVERING IS BEST?

Hmm.. im just now trying my first covering job. Needles to say its not going as SMOOTHLY as i had hoped (pun completly intended). In fact.....its anything but smooth. Since i am a beginner should i...
Forum: Beginners
12-10-2006, 02:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,170
Posted By tronco

RE: First Electric Plane

Ok, why is the cutie so expensive compared to some other planes. http://www.srbatteries.com/cutie.htm
I know its not really that expensive compared to most planes but ive found several for under...
Forum: Beginners
12-10-2006, 02:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,170
Posted By tronco

RE: First Electric Plane

Thanks for the input. As for building fron scratch, I'm maybe not THAT confident in my skill just yet. However, this is certainly the direction I'm headed. I had'nt concidered modifyling a glow kit...
Forum: Beginners
12-10-2006, 04:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,170
Posted By tronco

RE: First Electric Plane

I am also new to rc flying. I became interested in the hobby via the Hobyzone Firebird XL. It was easily flown right out of the box. Eventually the fusalage became so tweaked it began flying in a...
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