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Forum: Control Lines
03-05-2020, 06:36 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 32,370
Posted By gmeyers

Red face I think anyone over 50 needs an airplane name...

I think anyone over 50 needs an airplane name Bi-Slob or Bislob because it flies slowly yet is fully maneuverable - only control-line plane I've ever seen hovering yet pull out of the hover with a...
Forum: Glow Engines
02-13-2020, 08:07 PM
Replies: 5,186
Views: 459,837
Posted By gmeyers

luxtrox

​​​​​​I'm sending you some - sorry for the delay but I just ran across your post.
Forum: Glow Engines
12-01-2019, 08:08 AM
Replies: 5,186
Views: 459,837
Posted By gmeyers

In my early Fox Eagle days I managed to loose my...

In my early Fox Eagle days I managed to loose my Fox Eagle carb and I made an adapter to use other carbs. I had some inventory from a closed hobby shop and they had a box of OS carbs so I used my...
Forum: Glow Engines
11-15-2019, 02:36 AM
Replies: 5,186
Views: 459,837
Posted By gmeyers

Pull the conrod off of the crankpin and see how...

Pull the conrod off of the crankpin and see how freely the crankshaft turns - it may (most likely) turn freely with little parasitic drag. If the crankshaft does turn freely then you should apply...
Forum: Glow Engines
11-13-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 5,186
Views: 459,837
Posted By gmeyers

for those who may find this usefulI use luxtrox...

for those who may find this usefulI use luxtrox for break in but I use it sparingly but in a running engine. If the engine is too tight I recently started using a marvelous new variety of Dupont 7...
Forum: Glow Engines
11-10-2019, 12:26 AM
Replies: 5,186
Views: 459,837
Posted By gmeyers

Some kinds of toothpaste are abrasive enough to...

Some kinds of toothpaste are abrasive enough to polish metal parts but finding which can be tedious - good luck
11-03-2019, 07:07 PM
Replies: 1,856
Views: 132,923
Posted By gmeyers

Nice job on the Nano X -- I purchased one of the...

Nice job on the Nano X -- I purchased one of the pipes to compare to the pipes I make. I make the pipes from .010 up to .09 - So far I haven't been able to get them up to that kind of speed though...
Forum: Glow Engines
10-27-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 5,186
Views: 459,837
Posted By gmeyers

gary meyers <[email protected]>9:14 PM (0...

gary meyers <[email protected]>9:14 PM (0 minutes ago)2265644
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Hi ! -- Fox used to have a product they called Lustrox (if spelling is right) and I still have some. The...
Forum: Glow Engines
09-05-2019, 12:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,666
Posted By gmeyers

Wink what kind of experience you looking for. I have...

what kind of experience you looking for. I have made adapters to replace the bolt on carbs with Perrys but on the larger 60's and 74's I prefer the Supertigre MKIII carbs.
One of the problems you...
Forum: The Clubhouse
09-05-2019, 04:51 AM
Replies: 10,043
Views: 676,071
Posted By gmeyers

Red face Hi -- I used the heating element wire from an...

Hi -- I used the heating element wire from an electric clothes dryer and I also used a vacuum cleaner motor for the pull down. Simply sticking a hose through a hole in a box won't give you enough...
Forum: The Clubhouse
09-03-2019, 05:57 AM
Replies: 10,043
Views: 676,071
Posted By gmeyers

plugs for vacuum forming

to those who pull (vacuum form) their own parts - what do you or how do you make your plugs??
09-02-2019, 05:30 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 15,883
Posted By gmeyers

Thanks - I'm thinkin over

Thanks - I'm thinkin over
09-01-2019, 07:43 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 15,883
Posted By gmeyers

It's been a lot of years since this was posted...

It's been a lot of years since this was posted and I'm looking for a pipe or pipes for my 1/2A engines and I have been unable to locate any today. Seems like Rossi, Profi, Macs, and others don't...
Forum: Glow Engines
08-16-2019, 06:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,666
Posted By gmeyers

I totally agree with this post -- I have many Fox...

I totally agree with this post -- I have many Fox engines which I use mainly for sport flying. The performance of their ABC engines is hard to beat. I have the Fox 40, 46, and a special Fox 74...
08-07-2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 538
Views: 162,164
Posted By gmeyers

Red face What's up

What 1/2A engines are folks using for sport flying now that Norvel, and Cox TeeDees, are out of the picture ?? Mos folks I know are using old versions of those engines but they will eventually wear...
08-07-2019, 07:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,265
Posted By gmeyers

Hi -- interesting but in the time since you wrote...

Hi -- interesting but in the time since you wrote this cameras have gotten smaller, lighter less power hungry allowing smaller lighter batteries so I think it's not quite as big a challenge. That...
09-02-2018, 02:06 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 25,623
Posted By gmeyers

I used to be a truck driver and on occasions...

I used to be a truck driver and on occasions would pass through Fort Smith Arkansas and stop by the Fox factory - later when I had a chance I would fly down there in a borrowed plane and Betty Fox...
08-31-2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 109,070
Posted By gmeyers

I read some from both but missed any 'hoots' -...

I read some from both but missed any 'hoots' - what am I missing ??
08-30-2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 25,623
Posted By gmeyers

Not so - Fox owner Duke Fox was not around for...

Not so - Fox owner Duke Fox was not around for many years and family did not do the research and development that Duke did. The Fox heyday was during the peak of the control line era when they...
08-29-2018, 06:47 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 109,070
Posted By gmeyers

One thing I do remember about Thimble Drome and...

One thing I do remember about Thimble Drome and Cox was that a piston made in a production run from the 1960's would fit a cylinder made in the 70's or 80's and visa versa - that was a level of...
08-29-2018, 06:36 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 109,070
Posted By gmeyers

I took a queen bee .074 and removed the piston...

I took a queen bee .074 and removed the piston and cylinder then I made a bushing for the connecting rod of a TD .09 to fit the crankpin of the .074 and put the .09 piston and cylinder on the .074...
08-29-2018, 06:31 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,477
Posted By gmeyers

I have flown 1/2A's all my life from around 1950...

I have flown 1/2A's all my life from around 1950 to the present day. Both RC and control line - lower compression back in the day with lower nitro fuels made flying fun and easy back then. But...
08-27-2018, 02:51 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 25,623
Posted By gmeyers

It's not just the seal though that is vital to a...

It's not just the seal though that is vital to a compression ignition engine -- I've been running and flying diesels since the mid 1950's and have never owned a ringed diesel. Seems the...
Forum: Glow Engines
08-23-2018, 05:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 13,710
Posted By gmeyers

Looked at your listing on RCU - bit pricy for a...

Looked at your listing on RCU - bit pricy for a used engine but then again you say it's barely used -- BUT it looks like one of your other prospects has sent your paypal account the money so it's...
08-23-2018, 02:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,477
Posted By gmeyers

starter

I never had a problem with a piston lock that damaged anything but did experience it a time or two. I changed my design and bolted a Master Airscrew gear box to the front of the motor to slow the...
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