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Forum: RC Jets
Yesterday, 09:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 738
Posted By Steve Collins

No wonder most of the sellers in the classifieds...

No wonder most of the sellers in the classifieds refuse to ship their items!
Forum: Marketplace
01-21-2021, 09:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 221
Posted By Steve Collins

Any chance you can print these in smaller sizes?

Any chance you can print these in smaller sizes?
Forum: RC Jets
01-15-2021, 07:36 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 12,632
Posted By Steve Collins

I have lots of flights on my Scorpion but I...

I have lots of flights on my Scorpion but I haven't ever lost a hatch.
12-24-2020, 06:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 490
Posted By Steve Collins

If it has the potential of solving the problem I...

If it has the potential of solving the problem I think it would be worth the risk of ruining a bottle of the Micro Sol. You can always get more Micro Sol!
12-18-2020, 11:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 577
Posted By Steve Collins

The I Charger 308Duo is all the charger you will...

The I Charger 308Duo is all the charger you will ever need. It will charge and balance any battery you are ever likely to have. Many excellent features. A bit pricey but money well spent! It is...
Forum: RC Jets
12-18-2020, 11:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 364
Posted By Steve Collins

Before you take a hammer to it, try setting the...

Before you take a hammer to it, try setting the doors up with your transmitter only. Probably easier than what you've been doing.
Forum: RC Jets
12-18-2020, 11:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,980
Posted By Steve Collins

In my limited experience with Phoenix models, I...

In my limited experience with Phoenix models, I found the retracts overall quality to be substandard. How are they on this one?
Forum: The Clubhouse
12-15-2020, 06:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,038
Posted By Steve Collins

Replace.

Replace.
12-13-2020, 07:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 761
Posted By Steve Collins

I have done this very thing in the past with...

I have done this very thing in the past with unsatisfactory results. A mold needs to have a glossy, polished finish. Especially if you expect to have a nice clear, not cloudy looking, canopy pulled...
Forum: Marketplace
12-07-2020, 06:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 433
Posted By Steve Collins

Both receivers are SOLD.

Both receivers are SOLD.
Forum: Marketplace
12-05-2020, 12:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 433
Posted By Steve Collins

Futaba R617FS 7 channel receivers.

I have been moving many of my planes to my new Jeti radio so I have ended up with a surplus of Futaba Receivers. All are in perfect working order and were just recently removed from planes.

Qty 2...
Forum: RC Jets
12-05-2020, 07:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 516
Posted By Steve Collins

In mine I used a Grumania double wall pipe. This...

In mine I used a Grumania double wall pipe. This is really a good quality pipe. No other insulation needed. Rear fuselage is no warmer when you touch it than ambient temperature.
12-01-2020, 06:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 473
Posted By Steve Collins

Unless you are dead set on creating your own, you...

Unless you are dead set on creating your own, you can save yourself a lot of confusion and frustration with one of the very affordable gyro options already available. That's what I would do but...
12-01-2020, 06:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 691
Posted By Steve Collins

Futaba is still the best, most reliable radio...

Futaba is still the best, most reliable radio system. I would advise keeping a watch in the classifieds as there are frequently some outstanding deals on used radios. Rather than staying with a low...
Forum: RC Jets
12-01-2020, 06:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,865
Posted By Steve Collins

I saw where Futaba will be releasing a new...

I saw where Futaba will be releasing a new 16channel transmitter in January.
Forum: The Clubhouse
10-25-2020, 08:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 756
Posted By Steve Collins

I strongly suggest a polyurethane paint that can...

I strongly suggest a polyurethane paint that can flex when the covering wrinkles as it surely will sooner or later. Other paints that do not cure with some flexibility may flake off or delaminate...
09-17-2020, 06:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 557
Posted By Steve Collins

I have had to replace all of my retracts at least...

I have had to replace all of my retracts at least twice due to this exact same issue. I sure wish they could produce reliable electric retracts for these planes!
Forum: Marketplace
09-07-2020, 05:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 538
Posted By Steve Collins

Just for clarification, this is a Freewing...

Just for clarification, this is a Freewing Avanti. FMS has one as well but it is a 70MM fan and a bit smaller.
07-10-2020, 08:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 487
Posted By Steve Collins

truturn.com is legit. So are Central Hobbies and...

truturn.com is legit. So are Central Hobbies and Chief Aircraft. Your best bet is to call Truturn. They are very knowledgeable, helpful, and will get you fixed up with exactly what you need. The...
Forum: RC Jets
06-25-2020, 03:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 540
Posted By Steve Collins

Why not Futaba servos? In the range 0f 90 to 110...

Why not Futaba servos? In the range 0f 90 to 110 ounces of torque will be more than enough. Lighter torques standard servo for nose steering and rudder.
06-25-2020, 05:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 315
Posted By Steve Collins

I guess no one has ever heard of this business.

I guess no one has ever heard of this business.
06-22-2020, 09:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 315
Posted By Steve Collins

Hangar9 B-25 Spare Parts

I am in need of a replacement left engine nacelle for my B-25. Looking online, there is a store called Avery Street Stores that shows that they have one. Has anyone ever heard of this outfit? Are...
Forum: The Clubhouse
06-07-2020, 08:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 547
Posted By Steve Collins

Get a small bag of lime powder from the gardening...

Get a small bag of lime powder from the gardening section of whatever store you have available. The lime will absorb all of the oil and can then be swept up.
Forum: RC Jets
06-04-2020, 10:04 AM
Replies: 1,082
Views: 236,174
Posted By Steve Collins

I maidened mine last Sunday. That residual...

I maidened mine last Sunday. That residual thrust at idle is going to take some getting used to! I had three flights that all went well. Starting the engine for the fourth flight, the start...
Forum: RC Jets
05-19-2020, 02:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,061
Posted By Steve Collins

My 2 cents worth. You don't need any sort of...

My 2 cents worth. You don't need any sort of voltage regulator. A 6.6 Life is just fine for 6 volt rated servos. I use them in all my jets and I don't own any voltage regulators! Just another...
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