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03-28-2021, 02:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,896
Posted By GREG DOE

Sounds like the sleeve is rotated 180 degrees?

Sounds like the sleeve is rotated 180 degrees?
03-27-2021, 06:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 719
Posted By GREG DOE

Probably not related, but interesting anyway....

Probably not related, but interesting anyway. There was a "HOW" project. It was a C130 Hercules on water proposal
to use an existing proven design to get the Navy an amphibian without all the...
Forum: Kit Building
03-24-2021, 07:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 353
Posted By GREG DOE

Sometimes different "dye lots" have a different...

Sometimes different "dye lots" have a different hue. I can't comment on Ultracote, but 40 years ago when I worked in the hobby
everyone who cared, knew to order enough Monokote for their project,...
03-15-2021, 09:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 431
Posted By GREG DOE

If I read your post correctly the right stick is...

If I read your post correctly the right stick is operating your elevator, and not your left stick? That would be Mode2
Do you want the elevator on the left stick, which would be Mode1? I not certain...
03-12-2021, 04:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,306
Posted By GREG DOE

These engines are very temperamental. I would...

These engines are very temperamental. I would never give advice on how to operate them, but I've seen enough of
them flown at the last two US team trials to know that they can be a hand full, so by...
03-11-2021, 12:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 334
Posted By GREG DOE

You can check it with a volt meter. Harbor...

You can check it with a volt meter. Harbor Freight has cheap ones for $7.00 or less.
If you can't afford one, check around with your friends, or school shop teacher.
The solid black lead is...
Forum: Kit Building
02-25-2021, 08:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 528
Posted By GREG DOE

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02-23-2021, 07:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,112
Posted By GREG DOE

Make a strong (at least 1/2" wood) FORM 6 to 10...

Make a strong (at least 1/2" wood) FORM 6 to 10 inches long. The idea is that you are going to make a "rack" of
landing gear. Think of it like a rack of ribs. Lay up the carbon on a wax paper, or...
Forum: Glow Engines
02-06-2021, 03:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 516
Posted By GREG DOE

I responded to your question on another forum,...

I responded to your question on another forum, but I got to thinking that you might check that there isn't any
trash, or metal shavings in the spinner nut. That's unlikely, but still worth checking...
Forum: Glow Engines
01-31-2021, 08:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 670
Posted By GREG DOE

Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe...

Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe your purple head Tower .61 was made by Super Tigre.
I'm not sure if any or all of them were made in Italy, or China? I remember it being rated as one...
Forum: Glow Engines
01-31-2021, 08:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 268
Posted By GREG DOE

Before you resort to a torch, try your heat gun...

Before you resort to a torch, try your heat gun for shrinking plastic covering covering. There is a little side to side play on the connecting rod
in it's upper end in the piston. Some times there...
Forum: Glow Engines
01-30-2021, 07:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 519
Posted By GREG DOE

From the pictures it looks like there are stress...

From the pictures it looks like there are stress fractures all across the blades. Take one of the ...
01-27-2021, 12:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 546
Posted By GREG DOE

Some of us are using magnets on our EF-1 racers....

Some of us are using magnets on our EF-1 racers. at 115 mph there hasn't been any problems.
01-18-2021, 08:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,957
Posted By GREG DOE

Help me out here. What is 24 hour epoxy resin?

Help me out here. What is 24 hour epoxy resin?
01-18-2021, 08:55 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,059
Posted By GREG DOE

My 1/4" rods were purchased about 30 years ago,...

My 1/4" rods were purchased about 30 years ago, so my rods are only 36" long, which at the time I figured would be
long enough for anything I might ever build. On larger projects I have to build...
01-17-2021, 05:18 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,059
Posted By GREG DOE

It's nice to see someone using the old RC Modeler...

It's nice to see someone using the old RC Modeler wing jig concept. In the last year I've built 2 Hummer wings on my 1/4" steel rods.
Over the last 30 years I've built more wings then I could count....
Forum: Glow Engines
01-14-2021, 01:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 481
Posted By GREG DOE

Use a remote needle valve. Dub Jett sells one....

Use a remote needle valve. Dub Jett sells one. Just about everyone uses them on the AMA 426 Quickie 500 event, as well as the 422 Quarter 40 event.
12-08-2020, 08:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,215
Posted By GREG DOE

There is a product called polyvinyl alcohol....

There is a product called polyvinyl alcohol. commonly referred to as PVA. It can be sprayed, or brushed on. There should be videos on the net on how to use it.
Fiberglast Products has a number of...
11-03-2020, 04:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,264
Posted By GREG DOE

Mike, Also take note that the Randolph dope has...

Mike, Also take note that the Randolph dope has more solids then our traditional model airplane dope (Pactra, Testors, Sig etc.), so for our model application you need to plan on thinning it a lot....
11-01-2020, 02:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,264
Posted By GREG DOE

I've used both tautening, and non-tautening...

I've used both tautening, and non-tautening nitrate. The "non" is better on light built-up structures. I use the tautening on sheeted models that are covered with tissue, or silk, but I clear coat...
Forum: Q-500 Racing
10-27-2020, 05:32 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,972
Posted By GREG DOE

Whisky, Here's another suggestion. It looks like...

Whisky, Here's another suggestion. It looks like all but one of the engine set ups on the pictured airplanes have traditional motor mounts. It also looks like they are black "fiber filled nylon"...
Forum: Q-500 Racing
10-26-2020, 06:40 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,972
Posted By GREG DOE

Whiskey, The basic Jett Quickie .40 is $260.00 +...

Whiskey, The basic Jett Quickie .40 is $260.00 + $38.00 for the backplate mount. For a long time the only way it was available was for our 426 Quickie event. Then a year or so ago, Dub made the...
Forum: Q-500 Racing
10-26-2020, 09:59 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,972
Posted By GREG DOE

Whiskey, I have two of the Jett .40's that have...

Whiskey, I have two of the Jett .40's that have been raced in both 424, and 426 Quickie. In the 424 configurations my engines seem to be on a par with the TT and Evolutions. In the 426 configuration...
Forum: Q-500 Racing
10-25-2020, 06:27 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,972
Posted By GREG DOE

Whiskey. Dub Jett supplies all the engines for...

Whiskey. Dub Jett supplies all the engines for one of the American Quickie events. We call it Supper Sport Quickie; event 426. Those airplanes fly at speeds around 165mph. We also have an event...
Forum: Q-500 Racing
10-17-2020, 12:13 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,972
Posted By GREG DOE

Whisky, Tough question? With the tank on the CG...

Whisky, Tough question? With the tank on the CG it's possible to move the airplane's CG further back. A more rearward CG will allow the airplane to turn with less elevator throw to accomplish the...
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