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12-28-2013, 10:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,732
Posted By Missileman

Actually there is a very good reason for that...

Actually there is a very good reason for that switch to be momentary contact (spring loaded) "IF" you ever want to use that radio as a buddy box to train anyone in the future. It is spring loaded so...
Forum: Beginners
01-26-2011, 07:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,429
Posted By Missileman

RE: Engine mount not fitting motor... (Avistar)

You can get a replacement for the clamp on original easy enough and then you wont have to worry about the blind nuts on the firewall lining up with the new mount.
...
Forum: Beginners
01-25-2011, 10:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 785
Posted By Missileman

RE: Solartex

I too love the Solartex coverings and Balsa USA is great to deal with.
As for seams? If you are covering with cloth for the classic look of planes that were indeed cloth covered keep in mind the...
Forum: Beginners
01-15-2011, 12:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,491
Posted By Missileman

RE: Dead stick landings

It looks like some misreading of your post. You always deadstick land and want advice on powered landing, right?
I suggest you start with your sim doing touch and goes ( just barely let your main...
12-29-2010, 05:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,000
Posted By Missileman

RE: To anneal or not to anneal, that is the question

Have you considered just threading both ends and using 2 clevis' ?
Forum: Beginners
12-28-2010, 02:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 997
Posted By Missileman

RE: First plane.

Not only is there no seat of pants but you are faced with the controls being reveresed every time the plane is flying toward you.
Real plane experience helps but not as much as you would expect.
...
Forum: Beginners
12-28-2010, 08:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,194
Posted By Missileman

RE: Balancers

I use the Great Planes C.G. machine.
The nice thing about it vs. fingertips is I can move things around the out side of the airplane, such as batteries or weights, while the plane is on the...
Forum: Beginners
12-28-2010, 08:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,176
Posted By Missileman

RE: What do you guys think?

Looks great and should be a wonderful flyer.
One question, Could you rotate that remote needle to point up? Would be easier to adjust.
Forum: Beginners
12-25-2010, 07:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 944
Posted By Missileman

RE: NEW ALPHA 40

Nice choice,
double and triple check everything,Make sure your throws and balance are correct, make sure all flight controls are moving in the correct direction, make sure your batteries are fully...
Forum: Beginners
12-11-2010, 09:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 733
Posted By Missileman

RE: Trojan 28d question

Word of caution with either plane.
The real deal will be quit alot different than the sim. In the sim the control throws are all perfect and the plane is trimmed out.
You are going to have your...
Forum: Beginners
12-11-2010, 09:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,128
Posted By Missileman

RE: lipo battery

Although you probably will not have any problems some precautions should be taken.
Only charge the lipo with a charger that is meant to handle lipos and it certainly doesn't hurt to charge them on...
Forum: Beginners
09-14-2009, 12:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,553
Posted By Missileman

RE: Noob to R/C flying, is this right for me?

I have found that 3 packs and a good charger that can charge multiple batteries can keep me flying all day will reasonable breaks between flights.
I am willing to bet you can probably make room in...
Forum: Beginners
09-14-2009, 10:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 902
Posted By Missileman

RE: Best way to charge a RX pack

Garry I am sorry but you are wrong.
Nicads do not develop a memory. The older ones did but not anymore.
I discharge a pack once a year and only to test the battery.
never had any problem at all.
Forum: Beginners
09-14-2009, 10:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,553
Posted By Missileman

RE: Noob to R/C flying, is this right for me?

I wouldn't go more than 15 minutes tops.
2 reasons.
1. you don't want to over discharge lipo batteries. That can ruin the pack
2. anything longer and you start to lose concentration.
When I...
Forum: Beginners
09-14-2009, 06:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,327
Posted By Missileman

RE: Horizon Hobby honoring wrong price????

Dang,
I wish I had some extra cash [&o]
Forum: Beginners
09-14-2009, 06:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,553
Posted By Missileman

RE: Noob to R/C flying, is this right for me?

I have to wonder what shape it is in?
Quote: " It has been crashed but still flies"
For $130. You can get a brand new one for $160. Forget the extra batteries, you don't know what condition they...
Forum: Beginners
09-14-2009, 06:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 479
Posted By Missileman

RE: How to find charger for my battery?

I really wanted to go, and had an invitation, but I had to work the weekend. Since they are closing my plant I have to take whatever overtime I can get.
Forum: Beginners
09-14-2009, 06:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 686
Posted By Missileman

RE: 2.4 radio question

I don't think you will have too much trouble and most seasoned pilots can help you with your radio (bring the manual to the field with you) even though they fly Futaba.
The only potential problem...
Forum: Beginners
09-14-2009, 06:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 479
Posted By Missileman

RE: How to find charger for my battery?

The Turnigy will work as pointed out.
http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=7028&Product_Name=Turnigy_Accucel-6_50W_
I personally use a Bantam E-Station
...
Forum: Beginners
09-12-2009, 07:38 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 8,236
Posted By Missileman

RE: How old are you?

I am 50, started flying just over 4 years ago
Forum: Beginners
09-11-2009, 10:15 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,959
Posted By Missileman

RE: Avistar with OS 46FX climbs by itself.

Remeber, it is a trainer and once you have it flying level at about 1/3 throttle it is suppose to climb when you add more power. That is one of the features that make a trainer a trainer. You can...
Forum: Beginners
09-11-2009, 10:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 818
Posted By Missileman

RE: Rx battery questions

Standard on the flaps is fine, just make sure the end points are set correctly so it doesn't want to keep trying to move once it is where it needs to go. ie... it will hum if it bottoms out.
Forum: Beginners
09-11-2009, 07:08 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 28,461
Posted By Missileman

RE: What is the suggested and maximum wind speed for beginners? Poll=Max

It was a particularly windy spring when I learned to fly.
My instructor simply stated that it was better that way because if I didn't learn to fly in the wind I wouldn't fly very often.
The day I...
Forum: Beginners
09-11-2009, 05:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,205
Posted By Missileman

RE: Inherited CG Piper Cub - Engine size

Not to be getting down on you are flaming or anything like that.
This is a beginners forum and other beginners may read this thread.
It is NOT ok to hold a running glow engine in your hands. It...
Forum: Beginners
09-11-2009, 05:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 818
Posted By Missileman

RE: Rx battery questions

Those hydromax packs are great. You won't have any trouble with them.
I can fly 7 servo planes all on a single charge.
Keep in mind when figuring how much battery will be used that flap and gear...
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