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04-10-2008, 02:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,034
Posted By Johnmpa

RE: Speed 400 for Gentle Lady!?!?

I am in the process of upgrading my GP Spectra to a brushless motor - so far so good, but have not actually flown it yet. I am using the stock prop (may get a 11X6 folding prop off Ebay), NiMH 3500...
Forum: Beginners
01-24-2008, 11:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,444
Posted By Johnmpa

RE: Engine selection for Nexstar ArF help

I've placed a Saito 56 4 Stroke on my Nexstar. You have to use a 12in or less prop for ground clearance, but it works well. Takeoff run is a little longer, but she purrs along and sounds great. ...
Forum: ARF or RTF
10-12-2007, 01:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,494
Posted By Johnmpa

RE: Horizon Hobbies

Horizon Hobby sent me a new muffler adapter for free......but now has a "warning" note inside of the packets - DON"T USE THIS ADAPTER WITH STOCK MUFFLERS, ONLY WITH EXTENSION PIPES. Good service,...
Forum: Glow Engines
10-11-2007, 01:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,876
Posted By Johnmpa

RE: Saito's Rt Angle Adapter: FA65-100 Muffler

I got a new 90 degree adapter from Horizon Hobby at no cost - they used the excuse as a warranty issue. Now a note in the package has a disclaimer that reads " A muffler right angle adapter is used...
10-05-2007, 11:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,384
Posted By Johnmpa

RE: Accipiter Badius Flight Time

Depending on the amount of thermals in the area (will thermal well in good thermals only), you get about 5-7 minutes of lfight time if you are conservative with the throttle. Good airplane for a...
Forum: Glow Engines
09-29-2007, 05:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,876
Posted By Johnmpa

RE: Saito's Rt Angle Adapter: FA65-100 Muffler

I had a right angle adapter snap off on my Saito 125. Only 6 flights on it (Both Engine and Rt Angle Adapter). After bugging Horizon Hobby, they said to sent it in for a replacement - we'll see. ...
Forum: ARF or RTF
09-29-2007, 04:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,494
Posted By Johnmpa

RE: Horizon Hobbies

I'm putting their customer service to the test.......by sending in a part that broke only after 5 or so flights. I first e-mailed them and checked "request a response within 48 hours". No e-mail,...
03-12-2007, 10:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 718
Posted By Johnmpa

RE: Covering on Nexstar

I second this.....I have two Nexstar's and the covering is coming of both. To much patch work and not adhearing well to the frame and seams. I plan on covering it with a "better" Ultrakote. I am...
03-12-2007, 10:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,850
Posted By Johnmpa

RE: 4 STROKE.... SAITO'S .... FUELS USED

I mix synthetic 15% nitro with 4 oz of Benol Castor Oil in a 1 gallon container. Works great and is oiled fine. Be careful of getting Castor on the hot muffler, it is a pain to get off.
02-17-2007, 02:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 984
Posted By Johnmpa

RE: Towerkote vs. monokote

There's a reason why it's cheaper.......it doesn't hold up to what monokote does. I have 4 ARF Towerbrand aircraft covered in towerkote and it is terrible. I have 3 Great Planes airplane ARF's that...
Forum: ARF or RTF
01-22-2007, 09:47 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,725
Posted By Johnmpa

RE: Nitromodels Tiger Moth Build along?

I agree with the overpower of a 125, mine flys straight and level at 1/4 throttle at sea level (Houston TX). Anything more than 1/3 and she wants to climb, climb, climb! Mine was tail heavy and the...
01-15-2007, 02:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 819
Posted By Johnmpa

RE: tower is getting slow on shipping

I usually have no problems with Tower Hobbies shipping, but only if you order during the weekday (Mon-Thur), otherwise they wait until the next business day to ship (Fri-Sun). That's why they call...
01-12-2007, 10:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,207
Posted By Johnmpa

RE: what battery do I need to achieve 15 min flights Hobbico Superstar EP

Obviously you don't know what plane we are talking about. A .32 would be way over powerful and with the engine and tank up front, it would nose over just sitting on the ground even with its factory...
01-10-2007, 04:14 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 23,303
Posted By Johnmpa

RE: Please post Saito 125 rpms..

Saito 125 with a 15X6 Masterairsrew Classic - about 9200-9500 rpm. With a 16X8, about 8500rpm.
01-10-2007, 04:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,207
Posted By Johnmpa

RE: what battery do I need to achieve 15 min flights Hobbico Superstar EP

What you need is a brushless motor, brushless ESC, and a 4200+ mAh Lipo pack to go beyond the 15 minute flight time. But with the stock motor, even a 4200 mAh NiMH will only get you 10-12 minutes...
01-07-2007, 10:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,558
Posted By Johnmpa

RE: Rechargable batteries for transmitter?

I would recommend using a replacement battery pack, if able, as the ones that come with the transmitter now a days are just too low on mAH's to make it through a day of racing without having to...
Forum: ARF or RTF
01-06-2007, 04:29 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,725
Posted By Johnmpa

RE: Nitromodels Tiger Moth Build along?

Found a great price on the Tiger Moth at http://www.raidentech.com/timo120giscn.html. Happy shopping.
Forum: ARF or RTF
01-05-2007, 05:21 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,725
Posted By Johnmpa

RE: Nitromodels Tiger Moth Build along?

Do they still sell this plane? I have a Great Planes Tiger Moth 60, flys great on a Saito 1.25, but Great Planes has discontinued it, still have parts though. I would really like to get another...
Forum: Beginners
01-04-2007, 02:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 726
Posted By Johnmpa

RE: Proper engine shut down/clean up procedure?

I empty my fuel tanks completely, as who knows when the next time I'll fly. As far as shutdown, I first empty the fuel tank, then restart the engine until it quits (out of fuel), and then add my own...
12-08-2006, 07:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 549
Posted By Johnmpa

RE: Nexstar coating???????

I have two Nexstars and both have covering problems. I've re-covered that areas (the muffer side) that need it done on my first Nexstar (still have it in one piece, but the covering is all...
12-05-2006, 03:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,613
Posted By Johnmpa

RE: anyone tried the new 'UPSTAR' MOTOR GLIDER FROM hOBBICO ?

I would forget the UpStar and invest in the Great Planes Spectra ARF or RTF. the only problems I've had with this sailplane was the battery that they supply with these sailplane EP ARF's - too...
Forum: Glow Engines
11-20-2006, 01:55 AM
Replies: 48,996
Views: 2,832,400
Posted By Johnmpa

RE: Welcome to Club SAITO !

I have four(4), yes 4 Saito FA-125's. Started right up out of the box in just 2 back-flips. I run 15% Nitro/20% Castor/Synthetic mix and can't wait to actually fly this bad-boy in an airplane. I...
Forum: Beginners
11-20-2006, 01:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,662
Posted By Johnmpa

RE: Landings my way!!

Just like a real plane, you use what you need in the conditions that you fly in. Rudder is used to correct for yaw, which is good for crosswind landings, takeoff to counteract the p-factor,...
Forum: ARF or RTF
11-14-2006, 04:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,001
Posted By Johnmpa

RE: What size Saito for a GP Tiger Moth?

I'm putting a Saito 125 in mine. Plenty of power and weight, great ratio. I am putting in a bigger fuel tank though since the bigger engine, even though it is a 4 stroke, sucks the fuel in order to...
Forum: ARF or RTF
11-14-2006, 03:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 908
Posted By Johnmpa

RE: Engine for GP P6-E Hawk

I am going to put a Saito 125 in mine. Heard it is the right weight and perfert power ratio. The only problem is with the engine mount made by Saito for tghe 125, you have to put 1 and 1/2+ inch...
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