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Forum: RC Jets
03-06-2012, 09:12 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 10,377
Posted By cutaway

RE: Internet Brands-Owners of RCU-Everyone Send complaint - link here

Same here. My "had-enough-of this-nonresponsive BS" switch just flipped. You can't abuse people's goodwill like this and expect them to keep accepting it forever.

RCU is getting deleted from...
Forum: Beginners
03-02-2012, 10:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 973
Posted By cutaway

RE: Twisted tail on foam corvalis

Its not a fatal flaw - it will fly like that, but wouldn't track true through thing like loops and 8's and will probably have a slight bias favoring one turn direction.
03-02-2012, 07:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,136
Posted By cutaway

RE: Determining AWG of silicon wires (using four, 4 cell 5800mAH LiPo)

A million lipos in parallel won't increase the current draw of an attached load. Any given motor, with any given prop, at any given RPM will only draw in watts what it takes to maintain the load.
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02-26-2012, 02:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,135
Posted By cutaway

RE: Help! Sanded a pinhole in my Kovall, gotta start over

Unless your finish is clear or translucent, a small silkspan patch will sand/feather out to the point where its virtually unnoticeable.
02-25-2012, 04:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,936
Posted By cutaway

RE: How to cut wing ribs

If they have any thickness to them, I use a router table(s) - the "poor man's laser cutter".

Make one really good template out of 1/4" ply, then tack glue a stack maybe 1/2"-3/4" high (too high...
Forum: Beginners
02-25-2012, 04:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 563
Posted By cutaway

RE: Kadet Mark 2 Wing Ribs

The K-Mk2's general rib profile differs only in the width of spar notch and tiny LE/TE shortening to account for any LE/TE/spar doublers. The wing is flat bottom, constant chord and thickness out to...
Forum: The Clubhouse
02-22-2012, 04:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,761
Posted By cutaway

RE: Electrics and Glow Airplanes

TANSTAAFL. You paid for the electricity in increased fuel costs to constantly bring your auto battery back up.
Forum: Beginners
02-22-2012, 08:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,063
Posted By cutaway

RE: Prop tutorial?

You'll also want to look at the general configuration of the plane to get a sense of what end of the available pitch/diameter spectrum you'll be wanting to sample from.

ex. - a draggy biplane...
Forum: Club 40
02-22-2012, 08:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,367
Posted By cutaway

RE: 30 second countdown clock,anyone got some plans?

It seems to me a standard 8-bit count up/down latch (with preset capability), tickled by a one half of a dual 555 timer setup for cyclic 1-sec intervals, with comparators on the latch outputs for...
02-21-2012, 08:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 724
Posted By cutaway

RE: Norvel 049 engine

$20-$25 or so...maybe. You gotta find someone who wants it and is willing to take a risk on a used engine of indeterminate origin, level of abuse, etc. The Norvel's are common enough that they're...
Replies: 126
Views: 6,836
Posted By cutaway

RE: Where to live?

Ummm...the amount of money you're allowed to keep in your pocket directly affects quality of life.

I fled CA back in the mid-80's. Don't regret it at all.
Forum: The Clubhouse
02-16-2012, 05:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,153
Posted By cutaway

RE: New Planes For Sale That Have Never Been Flown

That's OK. The people buying planes like that don't know the difference either.
Forum: The Clubhouse
02-16-2012, 10:06 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,153
Posted By cutaway

RE: New Planes For Sale That Have Never Been Flown

Indeed. You can't trust anything on a plane obtained from elsewhere NOTHING.
Forum: ARF or RTF
02-16-2012, 08:02 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,523
Posted By cutaway

RE: Texas R/C Planes Drastick .60 Size

The plane won't last long if you do this. They are VERY light, and VERY fragile.
02-15-2012, 05:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,072
Posted By cutaway

RE: Taper Cuts on Light Ply

If its something like a fuse bottom on a box fuse, I usually rough cut'em glue everything up, then use a router table with a trim bit. The fuse box sides guiding the trim bit will make a flush cut.
02-14-2012, 06:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,024
Posted By cutaway

RE: Minwax Hi Performance Wood Filler

I've been using Gorilla glue lately as a filler "base" for small dings. Put a dab on, rub it in a bit with a pop sickle stick, let it set for about 1.5hr or so, then trim/sand. The resultant...
02-14-2012, 06:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,913
Posted By cutaway

RE: Conversion to Glow

I find the trash cans full of trivially repairable electric planes their previous owners had no clue how to fix.
Forum: Beginners
02-14-2012, 06:10 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,753
Posted By cutaway

RE: How do you teach?

^^^^ Indeed ^^^^

Lotta trash cans are kept employed due to ignorance of aerodynamic concerns.
Forum: Control Lines
02-14-2012, 05:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,403
Posted By cutaway

RE: .074 powered

I've lost a few over the years due to the lines snagging on a weed I didn't spot.
Forum: Control Lines
02-13-2012, 07:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,716
Posted By cutaway

RE: Combat/Stunt for Fox 35

Before slow combat was dropped as an official event a while back, there wasn't much difference in performance between a slow plane and a fast one. Both were very fast and high performance. The only...
02-13-2012, 06:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,435
Posted By cutaway

RE: EVO .60NX muffler gaskets

The old air cooled VW flat 4 beetle engine used no gaskets, O-rings, or sealer of any kind between its crank case halves. They were machined flat, bolted to spec, and didn't leak oil.

I've...
Forum: Glow Engines
02-13-2012, 12:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,687
Posted By cutaway

RE: How worn is this piston? Updated w/pictures

I've got ABC's with 20+ hours on them that aren't that discolored. That engine obviously has more than one tank through it.
Forum: RC Fuels
02-10-2012, 11:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,616
Posted By cutaway

RE: Bad glow fuel?

No. Water, methanol, and the glycol based synthetics are miscible. Without a chem lab you won't be able to separate them.

I routinely add splashes of old/unknown fuels into new stuff to get...
Forum: Beginners
02-10-2012, 11:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 784
Posted By cutaway

RE: Remember This?

Dude seriously needs to back away from the crack pipe. A saw a new Avistar at a LHS for about $120.
Forum: Aerodynamics
02-08-2012, 05:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,662
Posted By cutaway

RE: High wing incidence

If you breaking 0012 ribs, consider using slightly heavier balsa or just doing a 1/64" ply lamination prior to cutting them. I've found gorilla glue to be outstanding for this sort of rib...
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