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01-19-2012, 02:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 722
Posted By JimTrainor

S3104 servo equivalent

Hi,

What is the replacment/equivalent/alternative to the old Futable S3104 quater scale servos? I planned of getting a few, then went inactive for a serveral years... now I'm back but their gone....
Forum: Glow Engines
07-23-2008, 03:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,114
Posted By JimTrainor

Soundmaster mufflers - no longer available from Davis - where to get?

Davis Diesel no longer sell Soundmaster mufflers.

Is there something equivalent out there?

Specifically, an quiet in cowl muffler. Something with a baffle in the muffler.

Bisson...
Forum: Kit Building
05-19-2008, 09:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,547
Posted By JimTrainor

RE: Baking Soda

My understanding is that CA is slightly acidic in the bottle - that's what keeps it from setting. When it contacts anything that neutralizes the acidity then it is capable of setting (if moisture is...
Forum: Glow Engines
11-24-2007, 06:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,766
Posted By JimTrainor

RE: tower hobby sez super tigre back ordered till jan 2008....whats up?

China maintains a fixed exchange rate with the US... so perhaps not currency related puchase cost for Tower's. Maybe Tower are getting increased international sales order due the lower cost for...
Forum: Kit Building
11-20-2007, 09:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,440
Posted By JimTrainor

RE: Cowl Seam Filler ?

Auto body filler... which I think is Bondo, as mentioned above.
Forum: Glow Engines
11-20-2007, 06:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,732
Posted By JimTrainor

RE: mvvs bearings

My Kaspersky AntiVirus software tells me that http://www.rc-bearings.com is infected with a virus called "Trojan-Clicker.JS.Agent.h"... whatever that is. If anyone knows the guy who runs it he may...
Forum: Kit Building
11-20-2007, 06:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,299
Posted By JimTrainor

RE: How to equip a Bridi Dirty Birdy 2+2 and Big Kaos???

djr1007 , Are the plans not drawn at 1:1 scale, or is the differrence between plan and the wood a result of small changes in dimension between the wood and paper resulting from humidity, etc.?

...
Forum: Kit Building
11-19-2007, 07:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,673
Posted By JimTrainor

RE: Skyshark Kits - 4 Types Available For a Short Time

UPS are the worst choice for cross border shipping where brokerage is required. For shipping from the US to Canada they charge a 40 dollar brokerage fee. Canada Post charge $5 dollars for the same...
Forum: Glow Engines
11-15-2007, 12:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,849
Posted By JimTrainor

RE: OS 48 surpass prop for Ultimate 40

I have one. I found it likes to run fast. Just under 12K rpm. Lower speeds produced sluggish throttle response. At that rpm the throttle response was noticably crisper . Some will say not to run a 4...
Forum: Beginners
10-24-2007, 12:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,514
Posted By JimTrainor

RE: LT 40 to tail drager

Run an extra push rod from the other side of the existing rudder servo. Hook that up to a tail wheel that includes a tiller type steering assembly. The sullivan tail wheels dont' work on an LT-40...
Forum: Glow Engines
10-01-2007, 11:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,015
Posted By JimTrainor

RE: HP (Hirtenberger) VT .49

They're still made, although not in Austria anymore: http://www.mecoa.com/hp/vt/49.htm

I have one (from Austria)... plan to fly it someday... but I think of it more as a novelty, but not so...
Forum: Beginners
09-27-2007, 03:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 534
Posted By JimTrainor

RE: Pull/Pull cable dependable

One thing to be aware of: you need to build in something called "positive Ackerman" to ensure the cable goes slack on the non-pulling side as the rudder moves away from center. It doesn't matter...
Forum: Glow Engines
09-07-2007, 12:33 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,087
Posted By JimTrainor

RE: 1 horsepower, really the power of a horse?

How fast can a 40 size model helicopter ascend? The seem to ascend pretty fast at full power.

How much does one typically weight?

If they ascend at ~10 m/s, and weigh ~3 Kg, thats ~0.4 HP...
Forum: Kit Building
09-05-2007, 12:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 609
Posted By JimTrainor

RE: LT-40, All-Up-Weight ???

Here is a heavy tail dragger conversion:

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_1963113/anchors_1963113/mpage_1/key_lt%252D40%252Ccustomized/anchor/tm.htm#1963113

I don't know the weight of...
Forum: Kit Building
08-30-2007, 10:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,257
Posted By JimTrainor

RE: Sig Kadet Senior Tail Mod

Can you describe the tail shape you're looking for? I don't think people understand what you're looking for clearly enough to point you at something.

Here are some pictures of a modified Sig...
Forum: Kit Building
08-19-2007, 09:44 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 10,997
Posted By JimTrainor

RE: Is Monokote really garbage??

I haven't used Balsarite but I have put a hot iron to Sig Coverite that was saturated with dry nitrate dope to help form it around tight corners before doping it in place (a tip I read here on rcu). ...
Forum: Kit Building
08-08-2007, 03:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,823
Posted By JimTrainor

RE: Sig KING KOBRA help.

I had wing dowel touch a tank once. The tank was, otherwise, insolated from vibration. Not only did it jossle the tank to point where the engine wouldn't run properly, it also nearly ground a hole...
Forum: Kit Building
07-11-2007, 07:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 670
Posted By JimTrainor

RE: Skyshark TBM Avenger

They say that if they have enough demand they might consider limited production runs in the future: http://www.skysharkrc.com/kit_news.htm. Send them and email.
Forum: Glow Engines
07-30-2006, 03:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,392
Posted By JimTrainor

RE: Stuck drive drive washer

Go to a store that sells auto parts and tools. They should have a cheap battery terminal puller (under $10 bucks), that will do the job.

Something as simple as this will work:
...
Forum: Kit Building
07-12-2006, 06:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,508
Posted By JimTrainor

RE: Sig King Kobra info

I picked up a used king kobra kit.
I have no clue when I'll have time to build it... but it looks like fun.
I've got an old Irine 61 and a Weston pipe for it. I've also got an old rebuilt...
Forum: Beginners
07-10-2006, 09:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,004
Posted By JimTrainor

RE: Is 5 old enough to start training?

I built a Sig Riser glider with a 4 year old boy and 6 year old girl. The both had a lot of patience for building - they surprised me. They would remain focused for about 30 minutes to an hour of...
Forum: Glow Engines
07-09-2006, 11:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,138
Posted By JimTrainor

RE: Scale Model Engine Choice

Is "slag" a well defined term or just a figure of speech?

I've seen it used in a few places... but can't quite get it straight.

Thanks.
Forum: Glow Engines
07-09-2006, 01:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,232
Posted By JimTrainor

RE: Glow Plug came apart on OS 1.08 seized

Tower still have parts in stock even though the engine is discontinued:

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0005p?&I=OSMG0310&P=Z

Used ones seem to come up for sale regularly...
Forum: Glow Engines
07-02-2006, 02:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,171
Posted By JimTrainor

RE: Prop for OS fl 70 4-stroke

Shigeo Ogawa (With a "g"?)

http://www.craftsmanshipmuseum.com/Ogawa.htm
Forum: Glow Engines
07-02-2006, 02:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,196
Posted By JimTrainor

RE: 4 stroke and 0% Nitro

When was the compression of the 65 and 80 lowered, and how can we tell the high compression from low? (Short of turning it over... I'm thinking more about how to spot the high comp engines in the...
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