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11-29-2011, 08:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,478
Posted By captjckirk

RE: snow ski ideas for hobbico 60 trainer

Go with the floats. Be sure to balance the plane by putting the weight on the FLOATS. Then when you return to wheels the plane is already balanced for the wheels.
Forum: Seaplanes
04-26-2011, 12:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,070
Posted By captjckirk

RE: Sig LT-40 Float Question

Great Choice. I used the regular Plane Fun floats on my LT-40 not the narrow ones and they were outstanding. Also used one float rudder attached to the nose wheel servo linkage.
Forum: Beginners
12-28-2010, 07:10 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,514
Posted By captjckirk

RE: Snow.

Snow, if you wait long enough it always goes away, that said we have about 4 inches on the ground, not much for us this time of year. On Sat, [New Years Day] our club has the Penquin Fly, a fun fly,...
11-09-2010, 11:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,319
Posted By captjckirk

RE: Razor Plane?

Kadet Sr. I've built 5 Sig Kadet Sr. kits over the years. The Master Air Screw razor plane is indespensable for shaping the nose cheeks, also for shaping the leading edges of the wing. As I...
Forum: Beginners
09-28-2010, 11:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,287
Posted By captjckirk

RE: Got my LT-40 completed

LT-40, a very versatile airplane, I have built 4 thru the years, and now have the ARF. A Magnum 46 is the perfect engine up front. When you graduate into more safistcated airplanes hold on to to...
Forum: Beginners
08-13-2010, 03:14 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,001
Posted By captjckirk

RE: Airplane long storage

Flyboy2, having spent 4 years in the United States Navy during the Korean War I know you picked the right service. May God keep you in the palm of his hand and return you safely back home. captjckirk.
Forum: Beginners
08-13-2010, 02:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,241
Posted By captjckirk

RE: Sig Kadet LT-40 ARF wing question

Popcicle sticks, should work fine, but I woild suggest a piece of 1/4 inch balsa. Those who have built the LT-40, or the Kadet Senior have found that Sig built a lot of positive incedence in. I've...
Forum: Beginners
08-13-2010, 11:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,241
Posted By captjckirk

RE: Sig Kadet LT-40 ARF wing question

LT-40, either wing system works fine. I've built 4 from kits, and currently have an ARF. Just a suggestion on power, the LT-40 needs a little more boost up front than the standard 40 size engine. I...
Forum: Beginners
07-30-2010, 10:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,016
Posted By captjckirk

RE: Spektrum DX5e Tx Rx

LT-40 ARF, you are lucky to find an LT-40, I'm located 70 miles from Sig and can't get one. Anyway if I may make a suggestion, put a Magnum 46 or similar engine up front. The Lt-40 needs a little...
07-14-2010, 12:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,014
Posted By captjckirk

RE: Anyone else having problems with Sig?

Balsa supply. The folks building wind blades for electrical generation are eating into the balsa supply. There is an I-beam down the center of each blade made of balsa, most blades are about 145...
07-14-2010, 10:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,014
Posted By captjckirk

RE: Anyone else having problems with Sig?

Hope they make it. We should all hope that Sig can get back on their feet. They have always been a top company, and their products the best. Good luck Sig, we need you.
Forum: Beginners
04-26-2010, 01:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,379
Posted By captjckirk

RE: BEST RC TRAINER

No Doubt, the Sig LT-40 has so many votes, altho not on your list, it is a great trainer, very frendly. When your training is complete put a set of Planefun floats on it and have a great time at...
04-09-2010, 02:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,252
Posted By captjckirk

RE: Dynaflite Butterfly tricycle gear conversion???

No Wheels, I have 2 Butterflys, one glow, one electric, on the electric I removed the gear entirely and hand launch it. Also reduced weight by using a carbon/fiber wing rod. As anyone who has...
Forum: Seaplanes
07-22-2009, 02:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,593
Posted By captjckirk

RE: Kadet LT-40 Kit a good first float plane?

I've built 3 LT-40s from kits, SIG instruction manuals are excellent, just don't jump ahead. you will end up with a great flying, and sturdy airplane. Put your own covering scheme on it. The fun...
07-15-2009, 03:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,516
Posted By captjckirk

RE: Senior Kadet Plans

Sig has the wing kit, not sure of the price right now. My last years winter project was to build the Sr. wing with ailerons and reduced dihederal. The wood in the wing kit was quite a bit heavier...
Forum: Seaplanes
07-14-2009, 11:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,593
Posted By captjckirk

RE: Kadet LT-40 Kit a good first float plane?

Back to LT-40s and floats, My LT-40 has Planefun floats and a Magnum 46 for power, it is the right amount of engine and will do anything you ask it to do. My grandson soloed with it, so you can bet...
04-13-2009, 09:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 671
Posted By captjckirk

RE: 2 seat spitfire

There is a web site called Warbird Alley, it has a Spitfire page, if you work your way thru it you will find a photo of a two seat Spit.
03-26-2009, 09:59 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 12,210
Posted By captjckirk

RE: Runway Fabric

mvalleyman, the fabric is now called Geotex600X, we paid $485.00 per roll 12 1/2' wide x 360' long. The staples are $42.00 per 1,000, we purchased it from Quick Supply Co. in Des Moines, Iowa. ...
03-25-2009, 08:32 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 12,210
Posted By captjckirk

RE: Runway Fabric

I erred, the material we used was GEOTEX 315ST made by PROPEX. Each strip is 12' 6" wide X approx. 358 ft long. Runway is 4 strips wide overlapped about 6", so runway is about 48' wide. Stapled...
03-24-2009, 09:55 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 12,210
Posted By captjckirk

RE: Runway Fabric

Our Club has used the Petro Mat for the past several years with good success. Last Spring we replaced it with the same material, and gave the old mat to a club that was flooded out. They have put...
03-20-2009, 10:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 537
Posted By captjckirk

RE: Sepktrum buddy box set up

I have wondered about this too. Since I have several older JR tx's, can one of these be use as a buddy box?
Forum: Seaplanes
03-13-2009, 09:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,242
Posted By captjckirk

RE: Floats for a Sig LT40

My LT-40 has Planefun floats on it and they are great. Power is a Magnum 46. you can't beat that combo. I had an extra set of Flyin King landing gears so used them instead of alum bar stock,...
02-25-2009, 09:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,458
Posted By captjckirk

RE: lipo battery plug/switch

I've used the Todd switch on my electric Sig Kadet Sr ARF, works great, no hassle.
02-16-2009, 10:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,350
Posted By captjckirk

RE: Spektrum DX6i with Alkalines

What do you do in cold weather about reciever batteries?
02-09-2009, 10:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,426
Posted By captjckirk

RE: any one own a dynaflite butteryfly

I have two Butterflys, one has a Magnum 25, the other is electric. Both fly very well with the power they have. My favorite is the electric, lose a thermal, start the motor and find another. Best...
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