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Forum: RC Fuels
11-05-2018, 06:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 814
Posted By JPMacG

The OS user's manual recommends fuel containing...

The OS user's manual recommends fuel containing 5% to 15% nitromethane. I think your engine will run on FAI, and probably quite well. The needles may be more difficult to adjust than with fuel...
Forum: Beginners
10-21-2018, 05:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,692
Posted By JPMacG

OK. I fell for it - very old post. I should have...

OK. I fell for it - very old post. I should have caught on when everyone was talking about glow engines.
07-24-2018, 07:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 530
Posted By JPMacG

My opinion is that gasoline is a good choice for...

My opinion is that gasoline is a good choice for 1.20 cubic inch and larger. Glow and electric are better choices for 1.20 and below. The small gas engines are heavy, costly and some say not well...
Forum: Glow Engines
07-22-2018, 06:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,786
Posted By JPMacG

I run my Saito 72 and Saito 100 on 10% nitro with...

I run my Saito 72 and Saito 100 on 10% nitro with 18% oil. They run great. I have not noticed a difference between 10% and 15% nitro, but I do think I get a better idle on 18% oil than I do on 20%...
Forum: The Clubhouse
04-29-2018, 07:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,898
Posted By JPMacG

More likely, because of financial trouble, Tower...

More likely, because of financial trouble, Tower cannot afford to stock products that are not top sellers. We can purchase directly from Top Flight. www.top-flite.com...
Replies: 11
Views: 1,309
Posted By JPMacG

I personally recommend that you buy the 2.4 GHz...

I personally recommend that you buy the 2.4 GHz radio. 72 MHz has become so uncommon at most fields that people will not know what the "string" coming out of your airplane is. You will be...
Forum: Beginners
04-17-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,278
Posted By JPMacG

Kids have no reason to be interested in model...

Kids have no reason to be interested in model aviation. The local airports have disappeared. Most kids have never seen an airplane other than perhaps a commercial airliner. They have never met a...
Forum: RC Fuels
03-20-2018, 07:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,472
Posted By JPMacG

Since my original post I have returned to the...

Since my original post I have returned to the dealer for more methanol. I learned that he back fills his tanks with nitrogen and keeps a slightly positive pressure so the tank does not breath. ...
Forum: RC Fuels
03-20-2018, 07:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,957
Posted By JPMacG

I have used S&W fuel for many years. S&W is...

I have used S&W fuel for many years. S&W is popular around this area. No complaints. They will blend fuel to your specifications - just give them a call.
03-13-2018, 04:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,202
Posted By JPMacG

I always discharge to 1.0 V per cell. The...

I always discharge to 1.0 V per cell. The discharge curve is steeply sloped below 1.0 volt, so very little energy is left within the cell. Going below 1.0 volt would risk reverse charging one of the...
Forum: Beginners
03-13-2018, 04:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 603
Posted By JPMacG

I have faced the same problem several times. ...

I have faced the same problem several times. There is no way I could make a new slot through CA hardened balsa and keep it centered. I had to go with Robarts. Not my favorite, as they are time...
Replies: 7
Views: 957
Posted By JPMacG

I have had very good luck with Futaba servos,...

I have had very good luck with Futaba servos, particularly the S148. I have some that are probably 20 years old. Most of my servo failures were other brands, particularly high torque servos. And most...
03-06-2018, 10:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 891
Posted By JPMacG

Some older servos were not intended for 6V...

Some older servos were not intended for 6V operation. If you are using a 5-cell Nixx pack or LiFe pack, or an ESC with a 6V output you probably should look up the specs on your servos to be sure.
Forum: Glow Engines
11-20-2017, 07:15 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 14,954
Posted By JPMacG

I had a peeled 40FX and a peeled 65LA. They both...

I had a peeled 40FX and a peeled 65LA. They both had a lot of hours on them when their liners went bad, so I am not upset, and I continue to buy OS engines. I know from my work experience that...
Forum: RC Fuels
09-01-2017, 09:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,042
Posted By JPMacG

Buying fuel has become a problem for me too. The...

Buying fuel has become a problem for me too. The closest hobby shop that stocks fuel is over an hour drive, and their prices are high. I started blending my own fuel a few years ago. I buy nitro...
08-29-2017, 04:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,316
Posted By JPMacG

Yes, I have CadNica cells that are labeled...

Yes, I have CadNica cells that are labeled Panasonic. The CadNica brand used to be made by Sanyo. I have some with a date code of 2016.

NiCd are robust, long lasting cells. If the OP is only...
08-14-2017, 05:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 998
Posted By JPMacG

I agree. Epoxy, not CA. CA does not work well for...

I agree. Epoxy, not CA. CA does not work well for plywood or hardwood dowels. The fit should be snug, not loose, and do roughen up the surfaces.
08-14-2017, 04:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 518
Posted By JPMacG

I don't know the part number. There is no part...

I don't know the part number. There is no part number on it. It looks just like the standard muffler that comes with the 50CX but it has an extra section between the two castings. The extra part...
08-14-2017, 02:20 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 14,768
Posted By JPMacG

I heard that Paul is no longer making any planes....

I heard that Paul is no longer making any planes. It's a shame.
08-12-2017, 02:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 518
Posted By JPMacG

Sure. I flew my Tiger with an Enya 45SS (ringed)....

Sure. I flew my Tiger with an Enya 45SS (ringed). It was overpowered if anything. The 50CX might be more than you want. The Tiger might not stay still on a paved runway at idle, and it may not slow...
Forum: Glow Engines
08-06-2017, 07:06 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,855
Posted By JPMacG

Exactly!!!

Exactly!!!
Forum: Control Lines
08-06-2017, 04:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,522
Posted By JPMacG

OK. I see that this question has been asked and...

OK. I see that this question has been asked and answered many times. I found my answer with a search. My apology, I should have searched before posting.
Forum: Control Lines
08-06-2017, 03:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,522
Posted By JPMacG

Can I use an RC engine for CL?

Our RC field is affected by the FAA Temporary Flight Restriction surrounding the Trump Golf Course in Bedminnster NJ. Usually the TFRs just last a weekend, but the most recent is a long one - almost...
Replies: 13
Views: 2,220
Posted By JPMacG

I prefer Futaba servos. In my experience they...

I prefer Futaba servos. In my experience they have the lowest failure rate.
Forum: Glow Engines
07-09-2017, 07:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,463
Posted By JPMacG

The OS 15LA and 25LA are sweet engines. They show...

The OS 15LA and 25LA are sweet engines. They show up at RC flea markets a lot. I have several.

Older small engines from the pre-muffler era are common and can be had almost for free. But if you...
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