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04-05-2020, 05:00 PM
Replies: 173
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Posted By speedracerntrixie

You would be surprised, you can adjust the...

You would be surprised, you can adjust the Bell/Hiller ratio quite a bit. The more Hiller control the more docile. It's just a matter of changing the length of a few ball links. It's the first time I...
04-05-2020, 02:15 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 4,581
Posted By speedracerntrixie

I did the same thing with an old X-cell 60 a few...

I did the same thing with an old X-cell 60 a few weeks ago. I'm surprised how quickly it came back, by the third flight I was doing full throttle passes with stall turns at each end of the field. Not...
04-05-2020, 10:17 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 4,581
Posted By speedracerntrixie

My projects include finishing my pattern airplane...

My projects include finishing my pattern airplane that I hope to fly in a couple events this summer, refinish a Ken Bonnema 1/3 scale Reed Falcon and refinish a MK Arrow. After that I can take a long...
04-05-2020, 07:37 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 4,581
Posted By speedracerntrixie

Since we are all stuck at home maybe we could...

Since we are all stuck at home maybe we could share what we are all working on. Doesn't need to be R/C related. Maybe some of us have other shared interests.
Forum: Beginners
04-04-2020, 07:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 130
Posted By speedracerntrixie

LOL I guess we both have fat fingers on the...

LOL I guess we both have fat fingers on the keyboard today.
04-04-2020, 06:16 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 14,757
Posted By speedracerntrixie

I received the last of my servos today. I now...

I received the last of my servos today. I now have the complete flight pack that consists of 5 MKS HV69 and 2 MKS HV6100 servos, a Zepsus magnetic switch, a Gator 800mah 2S Lipo RX pack, Gator...
04-04-2020, 05:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 309
Posted By speedracerntrixie

Yep, I'm in the same boat. 2 grand into a new...

Yep, I'm in the same boat. 2 grand into a new pattern airplane build that won't be used in a contest until next year.
Forum: Beginners
04-04-2020, 05:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 130
Posted By speedracerntrixie

A crock pot may work out better LOL, actually it...

A crock pot may work out better LOL, actually it is a good way to loosen up a seized engine. When you go to clean it up don't use scotch brite though, use 1500 grit sandpaper with some oil on it. The...
04-04-2020, 05:39 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 4,581
Posted By speedracerntrixie

In case you guys haven't noticed all the other...

In case you guys haven't noticed all the other forums at RCU have guys helping one another, learning from one another and display a comradeship that does not happen in the AMA forum. How many guys...
04-04-2020, 04:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 309
Posted By speedracerntrixie

Not your starters, you battery is the culprit. A...

Not your starters, you battery is the culprit. A gell cell just can't deliver the cranking amps. I use the technique that Murray suggests with a YS 1.40. My sullivan starter with a 4cell Lipo cranks...
Forum: Beginners
04-04-2020, 08:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 145
Posted By speedracerntrixie

Yep, that was me back in the day flying nose...

Yep, that was me back in the day flying nose heavy airplanes. Lots of bad landings. All too often when I try to share what I have learned over the years on my way to becoming an IMAC unlimited and...
04-04-2020, 07:53 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 14,757
Posted By speedracerntrixie

Ken, yes. The advantage is weight. With the...

Ken, yes. The advantage is weight. With the double bevel I can use 1/8" balsa facings and then remove a good portion of it. Probably good for 15 grams of weight savings. The other good thing is that...
Forum: Beginners
04-04-2020, 07:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 145
Posted By speedracerntrixie

Pulling too much current will in fact damage a...

Pulling too much current will in fact damage a Lipo, I have a few 5S 5000 mah 25C batteries here that are slightly puffed due to running too much prop load. The batteries were never run below 30%...
04-04-2020, 06:28 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 4,581
Posted By speedracerntrixie

While watching the news last night and seeing the...

While watching the news last night and seeing the recommendation for wearing a mask, I don't recall any specific mask being required. As I understood the meaning, any cloth mask will reduce the odds...
04-03-2020, 06:20 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 4,581
Posted By speedracerntrixie

Any and all events in my area have been canceled...

Any and all events in my area have been canceled starting 3 weeks ago. I last went to the flying field 2 weeks ago and flew with 3 other guys but we kept our distance. I am more at risk going to...
04-03-2020, 03:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 331
Posted By speedracerntrixie

Don, you make the balsa peice to fit behind the...

Don, you make the balsa peice to fit behind the missing area. It will overlap the cowl material but from the inside. Then you lay new fiberglass on top of the balsa peice after it is sealed with...
04-03-2020, 02:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 331
Posted By speedracerntrixie

Don, the area that you being cut out needs to...

Don, the area that you being cut out needs to stay, that will be the area that gets tack glued to the inside of the cowl. It may require sanding to match the inside contour of the cowl.
03-31-2020, 07:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 331
Posted By speedracerntrixie

Don, pretty much yes to all your questions except...

Don, pretty much yes to all your questions except tack glue the male mold peice with CA. Epoxy won't stick to waxed Monokote. You can of course trim the covering away from the area getting glued....
03-31-2020, 04:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 331
Posted By speedracerntrixie

That is actually going to be much easier to fix...

That is actually going to be much easier to fix then what my explanation would indicate. First the front of the cowl, cut away the damaged area to give yourself a clean edge. Then take a 1/4" or 3/8"...
03-30-2020, 06:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 331
Posted By speedracerntrixie

If you can post some pictures of your damaged...

If you can post some pictures of your damaged cowl I an sure I can suggest a few things to save you some time and effort. I am currently doing some work on a cowl that was somewhat overcut.
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03-29-2020, 11:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,146
Posted By speedracerntrixie

First off, Rocketman thank you for the update and...

First off, Rocketman thank you for the update and letting us know that with some effort we can continue our hobby. Your post brought something to my attention that I had missed before and that is why...
03-29-2020, 08:23 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 14,757
Posted By speedracerntrixie

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcuniverse.com-vb...

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After a few hours of carving/sanding, the aileron bevels are done....
03-28-2020, 02:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 254
Posted By speedracerntrixie

If you haven't already done so, pull off the...

If you haven't already done so, pull off the rocker cover, I have a feeling you will see a stuck valve.
03-28-2020, 09:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 821
Posted By speedracerntrixie

I couldn't agree more. Although we have that same...

I couldn't agree more. Although we have that same blanket over our heads I still feel that the FAA knows we are not the issue and have been and will continue to give us some latitude. A good example...
03-28-2020, 06:43 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 14,757
Posted By speedracerntrixie

Drac, I will be flying AMA masters again when the...

Drac, I will be flying AMA masters again when the season starts up. I can't imagine a 112oz servo not being enough power for this relitivly small rudder especially with good mechanical advantage. I...
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