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Forum: Kit Building
01-14-2020, 05:32 PM
Replies: 869
Views: 41,843
Posted By fly24-7

Looks like you're ready to continue glassing.

Looks like you're ready to continue glassing.
Forum: Kit Building
12-14-2019, 09:50 AM
Replies: 869
Views: 41,843
Posted By fly24-7

Judging by how nicely contoured that nose gear...

Judging by how nicely contoured that nose gear opening is, it appears you’re foregoing nose gear doors?
Forum: ARF or RTF
08-15-2019, 08:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 453
Posted By fly24-7

You could also add a plywood tray right behind...

You could also add a plywood tray right behind the fuel tank where you could install both the battery and the receiver. This is likely located close enough to the leading edge of the wing to keep...
Forum: Kit Building
06-27-2019, 07:46 AM
Replies: 869
Views: 41,843
Posted By fly24-7

Vince: I've been an admirer of your work and...

Vince:

I've been an admirer of your work and a silent follower of yours for years, going back to your Spacewalker build. I wanted to share that I am continually impressed by both your...
Forum: Sport Flying
07-10-2018, 10:49 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 16,450
Posted By fly24-7

I recommend the Great Planes Escapade 60. I have...

I recommend the Great Planes Escapade 60. I have one and it's a great flyer. It's a bit on the heavy side which makes it a very stable flyer in the wind and it has a great, steady glide to it on...
Forum: Sport Flying
06-19-2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 10,059
Posted By fly24-7

I was surprised to see that they discontinued the...

I was surprised to see that they discontinued the entire line. I thought that they were popular. I guess not enough to keep them going as most manufacturers typically wouldn't mess with a good...
Forum: Sport Flying
08-30-2017, 12:29 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,107
Posted By fly24-7

I flew a Hangar 9 Twist 40 until it was so...

I flew a Hangar 9 Twist 40 until it was so saturated with glow fuel residue that has soaked through small seams in the covering, it simply started falling apart.
Forum: Sport Flying
08-30-2017, 11:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 689
Posted By fly24-7

A 1/4 scale cub would fly nicely on a GT22. ...

A 1/4 scale cub would fly nicely on a GT22. Phoenix also makes a YAK 54 that's designed for a 20CC. Seems like most of the ARFs are either focused on 10CC or 30CC these days.
Forum: Sport Flying
08-30-2017, 11:34 AM
Replies: 360
Views: 30,844
Posted By fly24-7

I enjoy flying my 40-sized planes the most and...

I enjoy flying my 40-sized planes the most and glow, in my mind at least, is still the simplest and most straightforward IC power plant for this size plane. I have some electric planes, which I...
Forum: Control Lines
11-28-2016, 12:44 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 23,248
Posted By fly24-7

My first was a plastic F-14 Tomcat that my folks...

My first was a plastic F-14 Tomcat that my folks got me from Toys-R-Us when I was 9 or 10. We lived in a cul-de-sac and I flew the F-14 until I ground the wheels and landing gears off of the plane. ...
04-18-2016, 11:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,235
Posted By fly24-7

I've used velcro with mine. The hook n loop...

I've used velcro with mine. The hook n loop arrangement dampens the vibration well enough. I've never had a received go bad from this mounting method nor has one come loose. One note though, I've...
04-18-2016, 11:53 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,726
Posted By fly24-7

Coleman fuel does not contain Ethanol. The...

Coleman fuel does not contain Ethanol. The Ethanol in the fuel tends to dry out the diaphragm in the carburetor, requiring an occasional carb rebuilds. Put a good quality 20-25cc gas engine in the...
04-14-2016, 04:36 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,449
Posted By fly24-7

Unfortunately, the club I belonged to back in...

Unfortunately, the club I belonged to back in Chicago did not have such an approach. I recommended instituting such a policy and my fellow board members decided that they were more worried about...
04-14-2016, 01:19 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,449
Posted By fly24-7

As someone who's been a club instructor for many...

As someone who's been a club instructor for many years, I can attest from first hand experience that holding license to fly full scale aircraft does not automatically make one proficient to fly a...
04-05-2016, 01:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,741
Posted By fly24-7

I get it. It's a hobby. Supposed to be an...

I get it. It's a hobby. Supposed to be an escape from aggravation, not a source...
04-05-2016, 12:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,741
Posted By fly24-7

Sad situation if a majority of the members are...

Sad situation if a majority of the members are unwilling to stand up, take action and take back their club.
Forum: Glow Engines
04-05-2016, 08:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,349
Posted By fly24-7

I've found this to be a problem with multiple...

I've found this to be a problem with multiple Evolution engines recently. My early EVO 46 engines ran great with no problems (5+ years old). I recently purchased (last 2-3 years) 52 and 61 engines....
04-05-2016, 08:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,163
Posted By fly24-7

The input rating of that servo tester is 4.8-6V. ...

The input rating of that servo tester is 4.8-6V. So yes, 5V will power it. Also, brushless motors require speed controllers as they energize the motor coils in a sequence to create rotation.
04-05-2016, 08:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,741
Posted By fly24-7

Does your club have by-laws or a constitution? ...

Does your club have by-laws or a constitution? If so, this should state the requirements for minutes and communication to the membership. If you do and the rules are not being followed, you have a...
02-12-2016, 02:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 587
Posted By fly24-7

There's some stuff from Phoenix Models and...

There's some stuff from Phoenix Models and Seagull Models that's close to what you're looking for. Between $250-$350. Some is 1.20 sized. Some is 60-90 sized. You're interested in a tough size...
02-12-2016, 01:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,846
Posted By fly24-7

Third Annual Windy City Warbirds & Classics -...

Third Annual Windy City Warbirds & Classics - 6/23-6/25

https://www.rcflightdeck.com/event_details.cfm?event_id=5091
02-11-2016, 02:56 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,278
Posted By fly24-7

As a former Chicagoan, I can attest that you're...

As a former Chicagoan, I can attest that you're correct. All of the big mid-western events utilize IMAA rules. Really, most all "big" events follow this practice. Not sure that it does justice to...
02-11-2016, 12:17 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,278
Posted By fly24-7

Couldn't agree more. There seems to be a stigma...

Couldn't agree more. There seems to be a stigma out there that anything less than IMAA legal (80" WS monoplane or 1/4 scale) doesn't make for an interesting show. Furthering the problem is that...
02-11-2016, 12:06 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,278
Posted By fly24-7

Be careful. I've been to numerous warbird and...

Be careful. I've been to numerous warbird and classic events and have seen individual building skills that were impressive and piloting skills that were questionable. Just because someone can build...
02-04-2016, 10:58 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,806
Posted By fly24-7

I understand where you're coming from. FWIW, I'm...

I understand where you're coming from. FWIW, I'm not an officer or board member, so I was not part of the team that decided this. As a member, I did vote in favor of the by-law change. The idea as...
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