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10-24-2011, 07:52 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,147
Posted By rwlewis

RE: Cajun Nats 2011 Oct, 22nd & 23rd. Crowley, Louisiana

Ha Ha Ha...Mark M. asked me on the way home if I had gotten to see any of your flying...I told him that I had not seen any of your flights, he had not seen any either....guess now we know why..:D
07-18-2011, 06:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,277
Posted By rwlewis

RE: 2011 F3A Merchandise for sale by the NSRCA

A note on the front page of the website stating this might be helpful...
06-29-2011, 11:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,634
Posted By rwlewis

RE: Sun Dot Help

The most recent one I saw made by a local competitor was made with a cheapo speaker stand from Guitar Center and an extendable paint roller handle from Home Depot..worked great, wide base works well...
06-29-2011, 09:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,949
Posted By rwlewis

RE: USA F3A Team Website is UP

Can someone provide contact info for Tim Jesky? I would like to buy Team USA T-shirts...

I can be e-mailed at [email protected]

06-13-2011, 07:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 603
Posted By rwlewis

RE: Spad Voodoo

10-06-2010, 07:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 674
Posted By rwlewis

RE: CG procedure for Four Star 60


It appears to be designed to have the CG on the main spar in the wing....sit it upside down on the...
10-05-2010, 04:29 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,434
Posted By rwlewis

RE: National Ranking? Advancement system

I'm glad to see I'm not the only one that sees the error of using the word "should" in a rulebook. Sort of nullifies the whole section doesn't it....we may as well call it a suggestion book...

07-20-2010, 09:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 912
Posted By rwlewis

RE: Pattern newb

From the RC Aerobatics rulebook.....NO hesitation allowed....the word "immediately" is quite specific.

Split ā€œSā€: Model performs one-half (1/2) roll in level light then immediately...
06-25-2010, 10:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,293
Posted By rwlewis

RE: Who is coming to the

I'll be headed over this afternoon....Looking forward to a great contest...

For anyone interested, mucho traffic info for the Houston area can be found at:

06-09-2010, 01:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,836
Posted By rwlewis

RE: 2010 Jetero Pattern Classic

Try slamming it down repeatedly on the top of a desk, something will come out eventually...:)

04-10-2010, 08:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,393
Posted By rwlewis

RE: contest balsa weights?

My last Lone Star order was pretty good as well.

The average density on the bundle of 42 sheets of 1/16 was over 7#. But if I removed the 5 heaviest sheets, then the average was easily under...
04-08-2010, 07:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,497
Posted By rwlewis

RE: Any AMA pattern contest in central texas in 2010?

Unfortunately for D6, recent years circumstances have been hard on some of the longstanding traditions in the Texas/La pattern scene.

I really hope that the Temple cancellation is just an...
03-12-2010, 05:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,378
Posted By rwlewis

RE: Helping out your flying Partner!

For the balsa repair tip that suggested water to remove balsa dents....

One further step to add to this is to iron the wet balsa with a covering iron set to "sizzle' the moisture out. This...
01-05-2010, 08:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,062
Posted By rwlewis

RE: YS 110FZ rookie tips?

The early FZ110's could break con rod. When mine broke, I sent it in and it was fixed. I was told that there was nothing wrong with the con rod design, but new one sure had a lot more meat on it...
12-15-2009, 10:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,536
Posted By rwlewis

RE: Weight limit in AMA classes poll


Running a bit far afield on this topic, but....With regard to the RCACB members being accessible and wanting more feedback, this is where the AMA and the RCACB board members have fallen...
11-13-2009, 11:55 AM
Replies: 604
Views: 45,550
Posted By rwlewis

RE: Updated Weight Requirements?

While I wholeheartedly disagree with Tony (or anyone else) that the weight rules are broken and need fixing for any of the reason stated in this discussion...it turns out that there are some things...
11-07-2009, 10:55 PM
Replies: 604
Views: 45,550
Posted By rwlewis

RE: Updated Weight Requirements?

If the stated goal is to make pattern cheaper and therefore more accessible to the masses, then an increase in anything (size, weight, voltage, etc.....) is not the answer....the answer is to...
10-31-2009, 08:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,311
Posted By rwlewis

RE: Cajun Nationals Crowley, LA. Oct 24 & 25

In my eyes, this photo is the symbolizes what Buddy is all about, helping others.....make upi your own caption...;)
10-27-2009, 12:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,031
Posted By rwlewis

RE: Thixotropic epoxy

I use this stuff:


Seems to be more consistent than mixing my own and is very lightweight.

10-14-2009, 02:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,983
Posted By rwlewis

RE: Kevlar pull pull for elevators ?

I have done Pull-Pull elevators a couple of times, and won't do it again. Since you have to setup a Pull-Pull as 1:1 ratio, you end up limiting the servo to a small portion of its travel and do not...
10-01-2009, 03:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,054
Posted By rwlewis

RE: Why we don't see pattern planes for gas?

Arch, the very public deadsticks at the debut of the Gas powered OS160 on the Pentathlon were traced to a fuel tank issue, unfortunately, it happened in a very public environment and thus seems to...
10-01-2009, 08:35 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,054
Posted By rwlewis

RE: Why we don't see pattern planes for gas?

Here is a link to an interesting and quite successful gas pattern plane project:


09-23-2009, 07:46 PM
Replies: 1,853
Views: 238,849
Posted By rwlewis

RE: Venus II

Won't be a problem. Your kaos is a perfect plane to lead into this one...make sure you have trusted friend (and hopefully an experienced modeller) look it over with you prior to flying it..:D Write...
09-16-2009, 07:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,918
Posted By rwlewis

RE: Have Oxai invented a Time Machine?

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