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Forum: The Clubhouse
12-26-2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,456
Posted By 049flyer

Depends on what areas of the hobby you like. ...

Depends on what areas of the hobby you like.

If you like building kits, glow engines, glow planes, gliders launched with high starts or winches, then yes things are going downhill fast. On the...
12-22-2019, 04:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 677
Posted By 049flyer

1QWK: Still looking for adapters? I used to...

1QWK:

Still looking for adapters? I used to own a hobby shop and I’m pretty sure I have a few to spare. Can’t remember what plug they take but I think we could make a deal we both would like. Send...
10-26-2019, 06:24 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,074
Posted By 049flyer

Concerning the kids; Aren’t parents...

Concerning the kids;
Aren’t parents responsible for what they allow their kids to do, or in this case to attend. If a bunch of adults choose to do something “dangerous” they should be able to...
10-23-2019, 05:16 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,074
Posted By 049flyer

I agree with Astrohog! I see a complete lack of...

I agree with Astrohog! I see a complete lack of the “victim mentality” that is so common on this side of the Atlantic. I would happily attend this event and have a great time doing so.
Forum: Aerodynamics
10-12-2019, 04:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,047
Posted By 049flyer

Down thrust can can really improve the flight...

Down thrust can can really improve the flight handling of high wing flat bottom trainer type aircraft. I added what I thought was too much to a Top Flite Schoolmaster which was a small trainer type...
Forum: Kit Building
10-03-2019, 07:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,624
Posted By 049flyer

I find the original Titebond is easier to sand, ...

I find the original Titebond is easier to sand, I wouldn’t use it for a plane flown off of water but otherwise it works great for my building.
Forum: Kit Building
10-02-2019, 04:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,624
Posted By 049flyer

I have been building for over 40 years and I...

I have been building for over 40 years and I rarely use CA glue, in fact it always goes bad in the bottle long before I use it up. When I do use it, I find that the thin is more useful than thick or...
Replies: 22
Views: 6,273
Posted By 049flyer

I was an early FrSky adopter and purchased a very...

I was an early FrSky adopter and purchased a very early Taranis and I just upgraded it to the latest firmware. It runs as fast as it always has. These radios run very simple software compared to...
Forum: Beginners
06-30-2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,046
Posted By 049flyer

Here is a water based solution. Use a foam brush...

Here is a water based solution. Use a foam brush to apply. Use the crosslinker for maximum chemical resistance. You can buy it in 4oz size.

...
Forum: Glow Engines
06-16-2019, 05:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,150
Posted By 049flyer

These engines had great fuel drawing ability, you...

These engines had great fuel drawing ability, you may not need a pressure nipple at all. These older engines had, by todays standard, a very small intake diameter which increased fuel draw.

The...
05-13-2019, 04:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 454
Posted By 049flyer

I used to own a hobby shop so here is a little...

I used to own a hobby shop so here is a little perspective from the other side of the counter.

First off there are SO many models of cars made by so many different manufacturers that it is...
04-14-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,163
Posted By 049flyer

I’ve been flying RC models for over 40 years and...

I’ve been flying RC models for over 40 years and to this day I test glide all gliders and small glow powered planes before attempting to fly with power. It’s much easier to discover and correct...
03-16-2019, 05:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 576
Posted By 049flyer

Good advice but you are wasting your breath. ...

Good advice but you are wasting your breath. Photography is just too complicated for most people, too many variables require too much knowledge and too much time for the avearage person to grasp. ...
03-07-2019, 09:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,277
Posted By 049flyer

Dred: I have been building strictly from...

Dred:

I have been building strictly from plans for decades. Not sure about your experience level, maybe you have been building even longer. However, sounds like oddball sizes for leading and...
02-11-2019, 05:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,576
Posted By 049flyer

Bipe Flyer: Any idea how long the blade will...

Bipe Flyer:

Any idea how long the blade will last cutting balsa? The blades seem a bit spendy ($$) but maybe not if they last a long time.
02-10-2019, 05:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,576
Posted By 049flyer

I use 1/16 inch balsa for ribs on up to .25 aize...

I use 1/16 inch balsa for ribs on up to .25 aize glow planes and 3/32 on up to .45 glow. Looks like a pretty handy device to me.
02-09-2019, 08:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 632
Posted By 049flyer

Looks like a 23 oz flying weight so an .061 to an...

Looks like a 23 oz flying weight so an .061 to an .09 sounds about right to me.
12-17-2018, 03:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 857
Posted By 049flyer

My heaviest RC model is 16 oz, my control line...

My heaviest RC model is 16 oz, my control line heavy weight is about 25 oz. The lightest one I own is 5 oz powered by a Cox .Pee Wee 020. All are glow powered except for 1.
I just can’t understand...
09-15-2018, 01:08 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,016
Posted By 049flyer

Franklin: I’m using my Ipad, I think the...

Franklin:

I’m using my Ipad, I think the website displays differently depending on the device used. I followed your directions, didn’t see the blue section with ”EC Minutes”. Good news is your...
09-15-2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,016
Posted By 049flyer

Franklin: I would read them if I could find...

Franklin:

I would read them if I could find them. Spent about 20 minutes searching around the new website without luck. I found the last EC agenda and Motions but no minutes. Got a link?
09-15-2018, 11:56 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,016
Posted By 049flyer

Taj Muncie is the sacred cow, a monument to days...

Taj Muncie is the sacred cow, a monument to days gone by. The time will come when it is foolish to continue funding this outlandish benefit for the few that compete and the fewer still that live in...
09-15-2018, 05:24 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,883
Posted By 049flyer

I don’t think a CBO has to be a national...

I don’t think a CBO has to be a national organization. Why couldn’t your local club be a CBO?
09-14-2018, 04:55 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,883
Posted By 049flyer

Maybe because most modelers don’t compete and...

Maybe because most modelers don’t compete and don’t care about those issues. Speaking of that; How much does it cost to maintain the Taj Mahal in Muncie? What services could the AMA provide if it...
09-10-2018, 05:05 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,601
Posted By 049flyer

The answer to clunk problems in small tanks is...

The answer to clunk problems in small tanks is thin wall silicone tubing from Texas Timers. You could also use thin wall latex tubing from Sig but it needs to be replaced frequently as the glow fuel...
08-14-2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 21,335
Posted By 049flyer

A couple of years ago we were racing these: ...

A couple of years ago we were racing these:

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/1-2-1-8-airplanes-70/11589385-pole-dancer-sport-pylon-racer-cox-sure-start.html
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