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Forum: Gas Engines
08-10-2016, 08:19 AM
Replies: 6,357
Views: 660,855
Posted By PacificNWSkyPilot

After 37 years of flying RC, I got out of the...

After 37 years of flying RC, I got out of the hobby, but I have friends here in RCU (like Steve/Joystick TX!), so I still post now and again. I've sold everything; the last thing to go was my plane...
Forum: Gas Engines
08-10-2016, 06:20 AM
Replies: 6,357
Views: 660,855
Posted By PacificNWSkyPilot

Todd does have other contracts, and that means...

Todd does have other contracts, and that means that he has time to pay attention to one aspect of the engine business at a time. So, when there's a hiccup, he seems to disappear. Todd is also very...
Forum: ARF or RTF
07-18-2016, 10:08 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 32,334
Posted By PacificNWSkyPilot

That's the spirit, Jim! And a shout-out to San...

That's the spirit, Jim! And a shout-out to San Antonio!

I'm pretty sure that, with at least 23 ounces or more difference, there would have to be significant weight added to the tail even AFTER...
Forum: ARF or RTF
07-18-2016, 01:22 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 32,334
Posted By PacificNWSkyPilot

That's a bit heavy for it. The Valley View 40CC...

That's a bit heavy for it. The Valley View 40CC Twin with mufflers weighs around 50 ounces, I think, and that was about perfect for balance in mine. The Valley View ad says it weighs 44 ounces, but...
Forum: ARF or RTF
06-09-2016, 07:04 PM
Replies: 3,052
Views: 352,417
Posted By PacificNWSkyPilot

Tom, I always used ball-links for my carbs,...

Tom,

I always used ball-links for my carbs, whenever possible. You have to make sure the linkage tube comes through the wall in the correct spot, and you don't want the linkage to apply any type...
Forum: ARF or RTF
06-09-2016, 06:51 PM
Replies: 3,052
Views: 352,417
Posted By PacificNWSkyPilot

Steve, Yes, setting a plane up for good flat...

Steve,
Yes, setting a plane up for good flat spins is like setting a plane up for 3D. Makes it great for that type of maneuver, but it can really screw up other aerobatic moves. Most of the guys at...
Forum: ARF or RTF
05-04-2016, 07:32 PM
Replies: 3,052
Views: 352,417
Posted By PacificNWSkyPilot

U2, you can start out with 10 degrees on low-rate...

U2, you can start out with 10 degrees on low-rate and 30 degrees on high-rate flap. Test them out WAY up in the air (in case it stalls) and from there you can increase or reduce as needed. Keep it on...
Forum: ARF or RTF
05-04-2016, 02:20 PM
Replies: 3,052
Views: 352,417
Posted By PacificNWSkyPilot

U2Builder, Sounds like you're getting it all...

U2Builder,
Sounds like you're getting it all together! Just in time to have a long summer enjoying it.

~ Jim ~
Forum: Gas Engines
04-08-2016, 04:40 PM
Replies: 6,357
Views: 660,855
Posted By PacificNWSkyPilot

Simple and effective. It just makes sense to do...

Simple and effective. It just makes sense to do it that way. Trouble-free since you went to the three-line, I bet.

~ Jim ~
Forum: Gas Engines
04-08-2016, 06:07 AM
Replies: 6,357
Views: 660,855
Posted By PacificNWSkyPilot

The one thing I found about the Syssa engines is...

The one thing I found about the Syssa engines is that they're very sensitive to any air bubbles that get into the feed line. Of course, it's not just a Syssa thing; most brands are sensitive to...
Forum: Gas Engines
04-06-2016, 07:00 PM
Replies: 6,357
Views: 660,855
Posted By PacificNWSkyPilot

That looks like a Super Hots. ~ Jim ~

That looks like a Super Hots.

~ Jim ~
04-03-2016, 08:53 AM
Replies: 316
Views: 55,725
Posted By PacificNWSkyPilot

Jim! Great to hear from you! How're things in ol'...

Jim! Great to hear from you! How're things in ol' San Antone and Boerne?

Yeah, I'm finally hanging up my RC spurs. But don't worry, I've still got my other hobbies. My foot surgery turned out...
04-03-2016, 06:56 AM
Replies: 316
Views: 55,725
Posted By PacificNWSkyPilot

Yeah, but electrics are still evolving, with...

Yeah, but electrics are still evolving, with better and better safeguards on their ESC's all the time. I've been building a GP Super Stearman powered by electric, and I'll admit, looking at such a...
Forum: Gas Engines
03-21-2016, 06:24 PM
Replies: 6,357
Views: 660,855
Posted By PacificNWSkyPilot

Arrrgh. I know Todd told me about this once. That...

Arrrgh. I know Todd told me about this once. That means I have to go through a half million emails. No promises, but I'll see what I can find.

Incidentally, I'm about to put this Syssa up for...
Forum: ARF or RTF
03-17-2016, 04:11 PM
Replies: 3,052
Views: 352,417
Posted By PacificNWSkyPilot

Better clear your schedule for the next two...

Better clear your schedule for the next two weeks. Those decals are TOUGH. :cool:

~ Jim ~
Forum: ARF or RTF
03-12-2016, 08:34 AM
Replies: 3,052
Views: 352,417
Posted By PacificNWSkyPilot

And I like my taildraggers to land with the tail...

And I like my taildraggers to land with the tail flying high, so I like my tail lighter. Usually I do this with my biplanes. There's a cost for everything you do, and this is no different. When it's...
Forum: ARF or RTF
03-07-2016, 08:36 PM
Replies: 3,052
Views: 352,417
Posted By PacificNWSkyPilot

I just use a drill bit about half the size of the...

I just use a drill bit about half the size of the hole, mounted in a hand-drill, and I just hold it still and spin the carbon fiber tube on the end, putting a little pressure on the tip at an angle....
Forum: ARF or RTF
03-07-2016, 08:59 AM
Replies: 3,052
Views: 352,417
Posted By PacificNWSkyPilot

And don't forget, guys, you can have my beautiful...

And don't forget, guys, you can have my beautiful GSS for your very own. RTF !

http://www.rcuniverse.com/market/item.cfm?itemId=1064071

(shameless plug) Lots of photos. Check it out!

~ Jim ~
Forum: ARF or RTF
03-07-2016, 08:19 AM
Replies: 3,052
Views: 352,417
Posted By PacificNWSkyPilot

I do everything the guys are talking about above,...

I do everything the guys are talking about above, and I also use a small drill bit to reach inside the carbon fiber tubes and rough up the inside (the inner surface tends to be smooth and shiny),...
Forum: ARF or RTF
03-07-2016, 07:49 AM
Replies: 294
Views: 32,334
Posted By PacificNWSkyPilot

Thanks, Paul. I'll still come in here and...

Thanks, Paul.

I'll still come in here and put my two cents worth in from time to time. But I'm moving on as far as the hands-on part of the hobby. Too many other hobbies demanding my time and my...
Forum: ARF or RTF
03-06-2016, 08:29 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 32,334
Posted By PacificNWSkyPilot

Yeah, Pitts are different, but they're worth all...

Yeah, Pitts are different, but they're worth all the tweaking, and incredible flyers when that's done.

I'm gonna miss this hobby, no doubt in my mind. But I'll keep monitoring RCU and putting in...
Forum: ARF or RTF
03-05-2016, 12:21 AM
Replies: 294
Views: 32,334
Posted By PacificNWSkyPilot

If it's climbing inverted even after you took out...

If it's climbing inverted even after you took out that down-thrust (and I'll venture a guess that it is), then the elevator in upright "neutral" flight is trying to push the nose down, meaning the...
Forum: ARF or RTF
03-01-2016, 09:57 PM
Replies: 3,052
Views: 352,417
Posted By PacificNWSkyPilot

Hmm, funny thing about that, Tom. One of the...

Hmm, funny thing about that, Tom. One of the things I've been considering getting is a motorcycle. Off-road, maybe for hunting. I don't like ATV's, had one, didn't like it. Used to ride motorcycles...
Forum: ARF or RTF
03-01-2016, 08:46 PM
Replies: 3,052
Views: 352,417
Posted By PacificNWSkyPilot

Hi Guys, Sorry to come in here and drop a...

Hi Guys,
Sorry to come in here and drop a bombshell on you like this, but I've finally decided to get out of the hobby. Heck, I've had just about every kind of plane you can imagine in the past 37...
Forum: ARF or RTF
02-21-2016, 08:10 PM
Replies: 3,052
Views: 352,417
Posted By PacificNWSkyPilot

U2 builder, I think I lowered my holes some....

U2 builder, I think I lowered my holes some. Sorry, I've been gone a while here! On my cowl, I usually use my dremel drum wheel and cutting wheels to knock out most of the holes, then I use some...
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