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06-04-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 500
Posted By downunderjo

Thanks for the replies guys. jeffo: Your post...

Thanks for the replies guys.
jeffo: Your post is confusing. "Steel bolts are stronger than plastic bolts and struts are stronger than steel bolts......"

From trade school I remember that the...
06-02-2015, 12:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 500
Posted By downunderjo

Question Does my 2m Decathlon need wing struts???

I am rebuilding an old 2m ws Decathlon and it looks it didn't have wing struts for a while... Since I am rebuilding it to (my own) 'high' specs in terms of airworthiness I'd like to know what other...
Forum: Kit Building
04-25-2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 667
Posted By downunderjo

Hi emblaze, Son and I had the same problem with...

Hi emblaze,
Son and I had the same problem with this canopy. I hadnt trimmed one for 20 years and so we looked around how others did it. A previous poster mentioned that turning the canopy around...
03-15-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 736
Posted By downunderjo

Question P82 Mustang: Need help selecting 2 electric motors and ESCs

Hi there
I was given a scratch built P82 (double fuse Mustang) with nearly 2m wing span. It will have retracts and flaps besides aileron, rudder and elevator.
I guess the all up weight would be...
02-26-2015, 04:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,124
Posted By downunderjo

I think the tricycle gear worked really well! I...

I think the tricycle gear worked really well! I would build it again!!
02-21-2015, 10:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 636
Posted By downunderjo

Question LiPo or LiFePo to power receiver????

I keep reading that the 'normal' BECs do not deliver the necessary Amps to drive more than 3 standard servos.
To be honest I think I was a victim of that myself just recently flying a BigStik 60...
02-20-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,403
Posted By downunderjo

I have contacted HOT RC here in NZ and will wait...

I have contacted HOT RC here in NZ and will wait for an answer. I hope there is somebody at that address because their webshop looks really depleted and negleted :confused:
02-20-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,403
Posted By downunderjo

How to detect fakes AR6200??

Thanks for your reply Andy!
So how can one detect a counterfeit receiver? If the 'old code' is so bad why didn't I have any losses in the early in my Spektrum days? Should I have kept my Multiplex...
02-19-2015, 09:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,403
Posted By downunderjo

Thanks for the info Aerocal. Yes, it is (was) a...

Thanks for the info Aerocal.
Yes, it is (was) a nitro setup with a beautiful OS .61 2-stroke. My LiPo was a 1700MAh 2S unit...

The things is that although I had 4 servos in the wing I didn't use...
02-19-2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,403
Posted By downunderjo

DSM2 - The brown-out bug strikes again (AR6200)

Hello out there.
What a great day it was out here last Wednesday in the centre of New Zealand!
So I loaded up my Big Stik 60 that had been carefully rebuilt after a fellow member crashed it years...
02-19-2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,124
Posted By downunderjo

Talking Stik 60 - Crash after Rebuild

Here are my crash pictures after I patiently restored and old Big Stik 60.
I put a cowl on, wheel pants, flaps etc. I initially had problems with the engine mounts and broke two! on rough landings....
02-18-2015, 11:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,016
Posted By downunderjo

I am sure it is possible to create sectional...

I am sure it is possible to create sectional views from orthographic views. There is no guesswork and it is not magic. If I can remember it right they made me do it at the beginning of my engineering...
02-18-2015, 08:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 799
Posted By downunderjo

No there is no trick! I just carefully wiggled it...

No there is no trick! I just carefully wiggled it out....
12-14-2014, 12:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,609
Posted By downunderjo

Question Decision time: Foam core or traditional balsa rib wing?

I want to build a 84" model of a "Buster Stunter", a racing plane designed and built by Steve Wittman in the late 40s.
The model is designed around a 180 Saito (30cc for people like me from the...
Forum: Gas Engines
10-27-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 969
Posted By downunderjo

Hi there After another few hours tinkering with...

Hi there
After another few hours tinkering with the Turnigy 26cc not sucking in fuel while fully choked and taking the carb apart twice I attacked the choke flap as I found it wasn't sealing...
Forum: Gas Engines
10-22-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 969
Posted By downunderjo

Another session in the workshop and by now I feel...

Another session in the workshop and by now I feel really frustrated.

I eliminated all possible 'air leaks' from the fuel line and put one of those little retainer clips on the fuel line going into...
Forum: Gas Engines
10-18-2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 969
Posted By downunderjo

Haha - 'Turnigy' and 'suck' in the same sentence!...

Haha - 'Turnigy' and 'suck' in the same sentence! You're right! This thing sucks!
I bought this engine for $100 and cannot complain. It's my first gasser and it runs quite well except for starting...
Forum: Gas Engines
10-18-2014, 12:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 969
Posted By downunderjo

Turnigy 26s won't suck in fuel

Hi there

I have installed a new Turnigy 26s (had it in the cupboard for a while) in my new plane and have run it in with 4 tanks.
It's hard to start and the choke doesn't seem to make a...
10-06-2014, 12:05 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 17,579
Posted By downunderjo

Hi Andy, Thanks for your reply. I've had the...

Hi Andy,
Thanks for your reply. I've had the transmitter for a little over a week and I really don't know what a SPM file is....
The manual that comes with this great computer radio is close to...
10-04-2014, 11:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 17,579
Posted By downunderjo

Hi there I just got my new DX9 here in New...

Hi there
I just got my new DX9 here in New Zealand and so far love it. What a great step up from the DX7. Not just in computing power but also in how it feels!

My challenge is:
I'm just...
09-29-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 354
Posted By downunderjo

Makes sense ... Will see if I can fit it all...

Makes sense ...
Will see if I can fit it all into this little wing��
09-29-2014, 12:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 354
Posted By downunderjo

Question can I change from fixed uc to retracts???

Hi there
My son and I are building a SIG FOUR STAR 60 at the moment. It's a nice plane but we want to customize it a bit.
The question is can we install electric retracts in the wing while...
Forum: Sport Flying
09-22-2014, 01:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,016
Posted By downunderjo

Question SIG Four Star 60 -engine question

Hi guys
I read a lota about the four star 60 and my son is currently putting it together.
I have a big selection of engines i could use.
I could fit either a OS91 pumped, OS61, YS91 or what about...
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