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Forum: RC Jets
05-13-2019, 07:00 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,220
Posted By Chris Smith

There's still dry runway!:D

There's still dry runway!:D
Forum: RC Jets
05-07-2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 61,116
Posted By Chris Smith

Skymaster lit up the navigation system. Tells the...

Skymaster lit up the navigation system. Tells the enemy where to aim guns. Can you imagine trying to fly a mission with that light inside a dome canopy? The glare even in daytime would suck.
Forum: RC Jets
05-07-2019, 12:52 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 39,929
Posted By Chris Smith

Did Skymaster line up the wing pylons outward...

Did Skymaster line up the wing pylons outward (canted outboard) as in the full scale? It was an E/F thing for stores separation issues IIRC. Looks like good work you're doing.
Forum: RC Jets
04-27-2019, 05:19 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 17,284
Posted By Chris Smith

The primary issue here is yet another...

The primary issue here is yet another manufacturer selling a product with known structural flaws. Then when given solutions they blow them off, and sell anyway. In the quest to have the "latest and...
Forum: RC Jets
04-26-2019, 04:39 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 8,878
Posted By Chris Smith

franklin m, Why not go and get an AMA turbine...

franklin m,
Why not go and get an AMA turbine waiver?
Forum: RC Jets
04-25-2019, 05:26 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 8,878
Posted By Chris Smith

Bob, I think you've hit on a key point. Maybe...

Bob,
I think you've hit on a key point. Maybe the 12lbs requirement is too high a weight, and something less might be more up to date. But I feel much below 12lbs could be the "corner cases" that...
Forum: RC Jets
04-23-2019, 06:34 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 8,878
Posted By Chris Smith

I've not experienced turbine flyer elitism. Quite...

I've not experienced turbine flyer elitism. Quite the opposite. A number of turbine flyers are professionals in the RC Hobby and make a point of helping everyone. Most turbine flyers are privateers...
Forum: RC Jets
04-19-2019, 08:55 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 8,878
Posted By Chris Smith

Bob, There could be some "accidental" wisdom in...

Bob,
There could be some "accidental" wisdom in the 12 pound minimum. Seems strange it only applied to waiver flights?
It's conceivable to me someone could take a small light weight airplane...
Forum: RC Jets
09-26-2018, 04:42 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,580
Posted By Chris Smith

I don't think the 400 foot limit is anything new,...

I don't think the 400 foot limit is anything new, just never enforced. As for flying models within tower controlled airspace, that to me is just asking for problems and should never be an acceptable...
Forum: RC Jets
07-02-2018, 05:52 AM
Replies: 455
Views: 88,119
Posted By Chris Smith

Yes, Essentially you can just use this formula:...

Yes,
Essentially you can just use this formula:

TGW x CG offset
CG to Ballast
= Amount of Weight needed at ballast location

Where:
TGW = Aircraft Total Gross...
Forum: RC Jets
02-23-2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 328
Views: 58,788
Posted By Chris Smith

Oli, You're correct, the engineering...

Oli,
You're correct, the engineering departments at the original manufacturer (OEM) is usually responsible for the marking placements in the aircraft drawing package. This does not include unit...
Forum: RC Jets
02-23-2018, 06:06 AM
Replies: 328
Views: 58,788
Posted By Chris Smith

For your painter's files...

Attached find how proper rendering of the US insignia should be. Not to be critical, just more accurate that this model deserves.
In short, the bars on the insignia are too long. The white portion...
Forum: RC Jets
02-08-2018, 05:11 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 11,656
Posted By Chris Smith

Larry, You totally miss-read my intent and/or...

Larry,
You totally miss-read my intent and/or tone. Sorry I pushed a button. Apologies. The large events in this country, including FIF, are very well organized, that's why they are large! Capping...
Forum: RC Jets
02-07-2018, 05:11 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 11,656
Posted By Chris Smith

Placing a cap on the number of pilots has been...

Placing a cap on the number of pilots has been done with at least one or two other jet events. Right up front please indicate the cancellation policy and how you intend to manage the standby list...
Forum: RC Jets
02-05-2018, 06:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,851
Posted By Chris Smith

I wonder if there will be any Havocs there at FL...

I wonder if there will be any Havocs there at FL Jets... I've heard a few of them are flying.
Forum: RC Jets
01-26-2018, 06:21 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 26,072
Posted By Chris Smith

Lots of generalized blanket statements flying...

Lots of generalized blanket statements flying around on this thread. Granted it is the interweb.
What evidence is there that says this "hobby is dying", Hobbico? Or is it because no one builds...
Forum: RC Jets
01-16-2018, 06:33 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 26,072
Posted By Chris Smith

Every hobby's participants think their hobby is...

Every hobby's participants think their hobby is dying. Organizations from Moose lodge to VFW, and all in between think their groups are dying. Churches, small businesses, community groups, libraries,...
Forum: RC Jets
12-19-2017, 05:34 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 23,170
Posted By Chris Smith

I truly hope the "go bigger" trend goes away. I...

I truly hope the "go bigger" trend goes away. I don't have a squad to help me go jet flying.
Cheers!
Forum: RC Jets
11-09-2017, 05:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 545
Posted By Chris Smith

It uses the same basic CG calculations full scale...

It uses the same basic CG calculations full scale uses.
Weight x Arm = Moment
Total Moment / Total weight = CG

Total weight x Offset from CG/ Distance to ballast from CG = ballast weight
Forum: RC Jets
09-11-2017, 04:35 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 9,783
Posted By Chris Smith

Mike, Joe, I registered early, but sadly work...

Mike, Joe,
I registered early, but sadly work duties have made it so I won't be able to attend with my Nashville Jet Band buddies. Please consider my spot open for a worthy pilot as you see fit!...
Forum: RC Jets
08-25-2017, 05:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,829
Posted By Chris Smith

Neat airplane. Hate to nitpick. Is there a reason...

Neat airplane. Hate to nitpick. Is there a reason you put the US insignia on the model upside down? Sort of like displaying the US flag upside down. Apologies in advance . I realize it's only a...
Forum: RC Jets
07-22-2017, 02:40 PM
Replies: 455
Views: 88,119
Posted By Chris Smith

The manual assumes the builder is using a teeter...

The manual assumes the builder is using a teeter balancer. Since the wings are staggared, the teeter fits between the wings better upside down.

When using scales or load cells all of that nonsense...
Forum: RC Jets
07-21-2017, 08:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,735
Posted By Chris Smith

There were 3 F-1s at JOK flying.

There were 3 F-1s at JOK flying.
Forum: RC Jets
07-21-2017, 04:25 AM
Replies: 455
Views: 88,119
Posted By Chris Smith

If you use the landing gear to put the airplane...

If you use the landing gear to put the airplane on scales there is no requirement to balance upside down. You will never see the full scale Staggerwing turned upside down to balance. Place the model...
Forum: RC Jets
07-12-2017, 04:02 AM
Replies: 495
Views: 54,107
Posted By Chris Smith

We need a new thread. Let's stick to 2017 please.

We need a new thread. Let's stick to 2017 please.
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