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Forum: Beginners
05-08-2003, 10:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 614
Posted By mrtim

carbon fiber rods?

I visited my local archery shop and they had hundreds of CF rods that were old arrows that were no longer useable (broken tips and such) as arrows, but perfectly useable as rods for aircraft.
I...
Forum: Beginners
03-01-2003, 12:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 558
Posted By mrtim

Building question....please help.

It will depend on where you actually used the softer balsa, if it is udes just as spacers/fillers or ribs between leading and trailing edge then it shouldn't make much difference.
If you used it as...
Forum: Beginners
07-01-2002, 06:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 755
Posted By mrtim

Possible problem

I had a similar problem with a trainer once, I had so many landings that placed stress on the nosegear that it caused my rudder servo to develop a problem. When I would take off it would bank hard...
Forum: Beginners
07-01-2002, 10:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 732
Posted By mrtim

Low end needle

Sounds like you may have turned the low speed needle in a little too far. Try backing it out a turn and see what it does. You want to adjust it for a reliable idle and a good transition from low rpm...
Forum: Glow Engines
06-09-2002, 06:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 558
Posted By mrtim

Changing bushings out with bearings?

I was wondering if anybody here has ever changed the bushings in a cheap .40 engine to regular ball bearings. Not sure it would be worth the cost or if the performance and longevity would be...
Forum: Beginners
06-06-2002, 05:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 626
Posted By mrtim

Down and side thrust

most planes have the down and side thrust built into the firewall so you can use a regular engine mount. Of all the kits I've built I can't remember a single one that didn't have the angle set this...
Forum: Beginners
05-03-2002, 06:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 899
Posted By mrtim

Purple Power

I keep a spray bottle of "Purple Power" cleaner and degreaser and a roll of towels in my trailer. It cleans really well and a 1 gallon refil is less than 3 dollars at the local Wal Mart.
I've seen...
Forum: Beginners
05-03-2002, 02:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 614
Posted By mrtim

Should stay the same

your plane should balance out at the same location.
Forum: Beginners
04-29-2002, 03:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 717
Posted By mrtim

Hi Lara

As far as that goes, there is a beginners local clubs and a Local Clubs on the main page. I'm sure the site will continue to change for the best. They are working hard to get it right and trying to...
Forum: Beginners
04-28-2002, 10:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 889
Posted By mrtim

Thanks for the information

Sounds like a great setup for training. I never realized a 3 blade prop would be quieter than a 2 blade, just goes to show you're never to old to learn something new.:D
Forum: Beginners
04-28-2002, 10:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 717
Posted By mrtim

Beginners Forum

What seems like a general comment to one person may be a legitimate post to a beginner. All posts are welcome if it gives advice, asks a question that even a beginner may learn something from or is...
04-28-2002, 08:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,204
Posted By mrtim

Just finished my Daydream

I just finished my Dynaflite Daydream, It's just a basic 2 meter ship, but after a hundred trips to our mountaintop flying field and seeing turkey vultures and hawks by the dozens circling in...
Forum: Beginners
04-22-2002, 07:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,000
Posted By mrtim

Thank you Howard

Nice site Howard, Thanks for your hard work and contribution to the RC Community.
Forum: Beginners
04-21-2002, 08:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,450
Posted By mrtim

Thanks for sharing that with us Doc

I hate you were injured, but thanks for sharing the story with us, If it keeps one person from getting injured you have made a priceless contribution.

I did something similar in 1985, I was a...
Forum: Beginners
04-21-2002, 07:52 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 432
Posted By mrtim

Blade orientation

The blades are supposed to have the rounded edge to the front (leading edge) and the tapered flat edge to the rear just like a symetrical aircraft wing.

The covering is supposed to be on the...
04-19-2002, 07:58 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 718
Posted By mrtim

Charger

I'm pretty sure the warning was placed on the charger in regards to non-rechargeable batteries (alkalines). the charger should be fine at the C/10 Charge rate with NiMH batteries. I use mine to...
Forum: The Clubhouse
04-16-2002, 06:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 907
Posted By mrtim

A brief history of mrtim

Hi verymadmax, I will give you some of my background as well.

My name is Tim Stephens, 37 years old and I live in Prestonsburg, KY (right in the middle of the mountains) and flying space is rare....
Forum: Beginners
04-16-2002, 03:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 798
Posted By mrtim

Fly Baby

The kit is made by Dynaflite, I ordered mine from Tower Hobbies when they had it on sale. It is a 1/4 scale kit so it makes everything else I fly look really small.

Thanks for the kind words and...
Forum: The Clubhouse
04-15-2002, 08:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 445
Posted By mrtim

Dang near forgot

I hope you guys weren't like me today. I almost forgot that it was the dreaded 15th of April. I always have my taxes done at the first of January, but this year had been waiting for certain...
Forum: Beginners
04-15-2002, 08:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 798
Posted By mrtim

Thanks for the compliment

I spent just over a month building her. I love the way it flies and it looks great in the sky. I am pondering on getting the scale cockpit kit for it, not sure I will yet.

Post some pics of yours...
Forum: RC Jets
04-15-2002, 05:24 PM
Replies: 0
Bud
Views: 1,080
Posted By mrtim

Bud

You are one sick individual !

LMAO
Forum: RC Jets
04-15-2002, 03:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,269
Posted By mrtim

Kougar ? I guess it's a Prop Jet...

As far as I know, the Kougar is classified as a prop jet. They show pictures of them at Jet fly-ins so I will post a picture of the one I built...don't laugh too hard at me..
Forum: Beginners
04-15-2002, 03:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 798
Posted By mrtim

Flybaby

I will try to post a bigger picture of my Flybaby.
04-15-2002, 01:02 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 790
Posted By mrtim

Simple charger circuit

Contact the battery manufacturer or look through your documentation and find out what the "Floating Voltage"(the maximum voltage of the battery with no load on it) is for your battery pack. You will...
Forum: Beginners
04-15-2002, 07:46 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 607
Posted By mrtim

It should be

I have a Giant Fly Baby that weighs almost 13 pounds and the kit calls for a .91 4-stroke and it has plenty of power to spare. I use a 14x8 prop and it climbs great and flies fast.
I would imagine...
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