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Forum: RC Sailboats
09-03-2003, 09:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,979
Posted By mike912e

The " Ariel's " bottom !

Sounds wierd doesn't it ! Oh well, from what I remember she was very round, kindof barrel like . But she sure sailed well . It had to be about 20 years ago . Wish I still had the plans . I'd just...
Forum: RC Sailboats
09-02-2003, 11:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,979
Posted By mike912e

"J" class ( 1930s Amer. Cup ) Plan source ?

After looking around the web I believe it would be less expensive for me to build another sailboat . The one and only was the " Ariel " a 36/600 class boat . For a dummy beginner it was a rather good...
03-18-2003, 03:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 647
Posted By mike912e

Arden .199 questions !

I picked up an Arden .199 engine this past weekend and I need the help of you (old ) experts out there !

1. How can the magnesium finish be restored on this engine. it appears to have alot of...
01-05-2003, 01:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 497
Posted By mike912e

Good choice !

The Stinger 10 with the .15 is a good match . Start with the CG at the forward position and gradually move it back to it's rearmost position ( or a little furthur if you dare ) . She will loop in her...
11-20-2002, 04:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 764
Posted By mike912e

Determine what's broke, first !

Unplug the elevator servo ( you said it is working just fine ) and plug the suspect aileron servo in to the receiver's elevator socket . If the servo now operates okay, I would suspect that there...
09-11-2002, 09:38 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 377
Posted By mike912e

Need to contact Edward McDonald re: Sterling Instructions

Mr McDonald, please contact me here at RCU as the address with the e-mail at Yahoo doesn't work for replying for some reason . Sorry

Or call me at 901-840-3475

or if anyone else out there...
08-24-2002, 12:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 664
Posted By mike912e

1976 micro radio system ! You bet !

You bet there was a micro radio system available in 1976 . It was made by Cannon ( see picture in top thread ) . The servos were comparable in size to HS-80/CS-30 sized servos we have today. Ahead of...
08-23-2002, 01:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 925
Posted By mike912e

Check E-bay or Tower for a 1/2A starter

There are quiet a few companies making 1/2A starters these days. Since I made my own using a 500 sized electric motor I'm not shopping for one right now, but if you surf the net I'm sure you'll find...
08-23-2002, 12:40 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 575
Posted By mike912e

New 1/2A buy/sell forum now open !

Okay, let's buy ,sell or trade all that 1/2A stuff . The forum is open for business. Check it out.

[email protected]

and Thanks to the forum moderator !
08-17-2002, 11:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 425
Posted By mike912e

Looking for Wen-Mac car engine !

Looking for a Wen-Mac .049 car engine with throttle control that was available in the late 60's / 70's. Matched a 1967 Ford Mustang GT car. If you have one or know where there is one for sale or...
08-13-2002, 01:37 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,101
Posted By mike912e

Plans for "Super Sinbad " ?

Do any of you " oldtimers " know where I can get a copy of the Super Sinbad plans ? I have a copy of the Sinbad plans but it's not as pretty in my opinion.

Thanks and what a great forum....
08-11-2002, 11:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,106
Posted By mike912e

Dumb computor ! Says my files are too big !

Sorry about that. I'll see if I can't make them smaller ( like they're not small enough allready ! ).

Contact me directly at : [email protected] I'm sure I can e-mail pictures there.

Thanks. ...
08-11-2002, 11:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,106
Posted By mike912e

Debolt Livewire Cruiser ? Need help identifying .

My first R/C model was a Debolt Livewire Cruiser, fox .19, covered with silk and doped and controlled(?) with a Galloping Ghost system. This was in 1961 !
I have a copy of plans that do not have...
08-03-2002, 08:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 499
Posted By mike912e

OUR OWN " FOR SALE " FORUM ***Need everyone's help here !

I've asked the moderator of this forum for our own 1/2A " Buy, Sell or Trade " forum in the "For Sale " section of RCU. I've made a pretty good case for us, but he wants to know how many for sale...
Forum: Suggestions
08-02-2002, 01:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 471
Posted By mike912e

Overclassification and browsing

Over-classification and browsing aren't what they used to be. And the headache you get from staring at all those "big " plane ads while looking for a "little" plane for sale ! WELL ! :D :D :D ...
07-30-2002, 09:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,103
Posted By mike912e

Cessna 140 or 140a plans or kit

Not a Cessna 140 ! But do have plans for a 180 by sterling. I think Jetco also has plans for a 180 as well. These ( Jetco and Sterling ) are .049 to .10 size. Let me know if interested....
07-19-2002, 12:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,006
Posted By mike912e

Airplane cleaner !

I use a 50-50 mixture of Simple Green and Windex. Don't dilute the Simple Green, but use it straight from the bottle. As you know, Simple Green is probably one of the best degreasers around. Try it....
07-11-2002, 03:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 409
Posted By mike912e

How about our own "forsale,trade"forum?

In May I suggested that we needed our own 1/2A forum and as you can see it has really taken off. Now it might be time for us to have our own "For Sale/trade/swap " forum. Engines, long out of...
Forum: Suggestions
07-11-2002, 03:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 471
Posted By mike912e

1/2 A : buy,sell,swap forum !

On May 16 I suggested a 1/2 A forum and as has been demonstrated it has really taken off and is quite popular. So now it's probably time for a buy,sell,trade forum as well. What do you think ? The...
05-28-2002, 12:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,849
Posted By mike912e

Build 'em light !

In the early 1980's I built an Olympic II. 100 inch wingspan w/3 servos. All up flying weight was a whopping 31 ounces. She would do a loop from hand launch and fly around to a nice hand catch . Not...
05-18-2002, 10:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,491
Posted By mike912e

Hey Jeremy !

:D Nice plane ! There is one in the picture guys ! Anyway, I got to hold this plane last week and what a nice plane ! Great workmanship as well. I'll bet it flies just as well as it looks ! You keep...
05-17-2002, 12:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,421
Posted By mike912e

Nitro?

With the venturi necked down and using an exhaust throttle and of course adding 2 or 3 shims under the glowhead you can fly with nitro contents as low as 5%.
Normally 15% and up is preferred by...
05-16-2002, 11:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,628
Posted By mike912e

Don't get me started ! ( no pun intended )

Cox could very well be out of business, but have a look at "Cox" in EBAY and you'll find out how dead it really is ! The newer engines like Norvell are great engines and you can build 15 small...
05-16-2002, 10:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,641
Posted By mike912e

Hey Milton, it's Mike here !

Hey Milton, how about giving us direction and details about this S.M.A.L.L. fly-in scheduled for June. Where is it going to be held? What are the rules ? Anything that our fellow 1/2A teammates might...
05-16-2002, 09:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,580
Posted By mike912e

1/2A is alive and well !

I'm in the process of converting an electric over to gas powered. I'm using a Thunder Tiger GP .07. The plane is a Mini-Laser 3D sold by Great Planes. It's rather expensive, but the laser cut parts...
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