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Forum: The Clubhouse
08-26-2018, 09:10 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,605
Posted By TFF

10 years ago, the hobby was on a real high. The...

10 years ago, the hobby was on a real high. The hobby figured out how to work in China and stuff was coming in cheap with lots of volume. Literally anyone could have a 40 size trainer ready to fly...
Replies: 27
Views: 1,456
Posted By TFF

Where with older equipment you might Y servos...

Where with older equipment you might Y servos together, it now is all programed from the transmitter. Many of the big aerobatic planes might have 3 servos on each aileron for a total of 6. From the...
Replies: 27
Views: 1,456
Posted By TFF

Everything has been turned upside down in the...

Everything has been turned upside down in the last year or so. Tower/ Hobbico going bankrupt sold to Horizon, JR radios disappearing, lots of interesting new brand radios that have only been around...
05-20-2018, 07:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,865
Posted By TFF

How does a pattern plane fly bad? In the lower...

How does a pattern plane fly bad? In the lower classes stop allowing mixes. Why? Because not everyone can get help perfecting that part of the setup. These planes are so easy to fly; a bad one...
Forum: The Clubhouse
05-17-2018, 04:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 353
Posted By TFF

The AMA website use to have a list of close ones.

The AMA website use to have a list of close ones.
Forum: The Clubhouse
05-05-2018, 05:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 511
Posted By TFF

Fly the plane you are most comfortable with...

Fly the plane you are most comfortable with especially in the wind. Try to fly the maneuvers a lot. PIck the ones you do well and you are allowed to change them round to round. You will find some...
Replies: 6
Views: 1,053
Posted By TFF

Futaba is a big company. I believe MRC did own...

Futaba is a big company. I believe MRC did own the franchise in the US. I don't know if they still do, and were collecting royalties from Tower.
02-15-2018, 08:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,208
Posted By TFF

Also the silver UV coats are also like primer/...

Also the silver UV coats are also like primer/ surfacer. You spray it on and sand it down multiple times, and it will fill in edges. Most care about weight, but you can spray and sand until the...
Replies: 2
Views: 467
Posted By TFF

Sell. If are always buying up, no need to keep. ...

Sell. If are always buying up, no need to keep. If you like it use it.
Replies: 20
Views: 3,914
Posted By TFF

I still drag out Krafts. Although I have some...

I still drag out Krafts. Although I have some narrow AM, I use the FM modules.
07-24-2017, 08:48 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 44,874
Posted By TFF

The goal is to keep the same amount of drag as a...

The goal is to keep the same amount of drag as a wide body, but have more lift. Trading fuselage drag for wing drag.
Replies: 11
Views: 522
Posted By TFF

What type of setup? An older servo and a "hot...

What type of setup? An older servo and a "hot battery", one really delivering top charge, can sometimes make servos jump. I would play with the radio, ie move the controls and use up some charge...
07-05-2017, 06:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,106
Posted By TFF

Have a friend who just sold his. Its a nice...

Have a friend who just sold his. Its a nice plane should make a good model. The real one was an easy handler. It became too expensive to own and was replaced by an Aerostar.
06-05-2017, 04:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,006
Posted By TFF

Thats a cool story Ironwolf. They ruined the...

Thats a cool story Ironwolf. They ruined the boat when the stripped the interior. It was meant to show off the technology learned in WW2 as a "if we can do this to passenger ships, look out for our...
Replies: 5
Views: 826
Posted By TFF

I was buying them for $30-40 new a couple of...

I was buying them for $30-40 new a couple of years ago. Great receiver but low demand today.
05-08-2017, 02:10 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 16,393
Posted By TFF

I still have a bunch of lead in the nose, but I...

I still have a bunch of lead in the nose, but I wanted to experiment with the elevator servo location. My plane is still light. probably 5 1/2-6 pounds. Koverall and dope.
05-08-2017, 11:38 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 16,393
Posted By TFF

No not without going to take one. I actually...

No not without going to take one. I actually have the elevator servo on its side; pull pull is just like the rudder. it is actually at the place where I could have mounted a stick and had a pilots...
05-08-2017, 08:52 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 16,393
Posted By TFF

I have Pull Pull on rudder and elevator, double...

I have Pull Pull on rudder and elevator, double lines on elevator and I put some Hitec 82MGs on each aileron. I was going to do the Pull Pull on the ailerons but just went ahead with pushrods. My...
05-06-2017, 05:17 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 16,393
Posted By TFF

What is funny is the real Dr1 has all the wings...

What is funny is the real Dr1 has all the wings as one piece. If I build another I would do that. Still there is no problem as made. Mine is about get out of the hanger with a new dummy engine...
05-05-2017, 06:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 627
Posted By TFF

Plenty of kits out there. I would go back with a...

Plenty of kits out there. I would go back with a trainer to get the skills up. What you want to do is called FPV. There are some AMA rules to do it.
05-05-2017, 06:08 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 16,393
Posted By TFF

Elastic cord rots at some point too. I loop...

Elastic cord rots at some point too. I loop rubbrebands so they are not loose. i think 3 loops for a #64. Its just getting in there. It saved my plane at a contest. I stalled it on takeoff and...
05-03-2017, 08:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 633
Posted By TFF

A fan is not going to do anything. Might be a...

A fan is not going to do anything. Might be a good idea for cooling. Probably not sized right but this TowerHobbies.com | RB Innovations 1/5 Supercharger HPI Baja...
05-01-2017, 06:04 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 16,393
Posted By TFF

Rubber bands only make sure the bottom wings...

Rubber bands only make sure the bottom wings dowel stay in fuselage. The only problem is in time you have to replace them. I keep My VK DR1 assembled all the time so I have to make sure they are...
04-29-2017, 10:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,581
Posted By TFF

All the cheap engines from the late...

All the cheap engines from the late 90s-early2000s did a number on the industry that no one noticed. GP got the ST line and had it made at the cheap places to have a big name with lots of profit,...
03-29-2017, 08:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,224
Posted By TFF

100" is half scale or about; might as well build...

100" is half scale or about; might as well build the other 100" and have a full size one. The little white and blue one of Hale Wallace used Sig Koverall as a double cover over the Ceconite instead...
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