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01-15-2018, 06:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,543
Posted By loopdeeloop

Owatonna RC Modelers. Fabric main and crosswind...

Owatonna RC Modelers. Fabric main and crosswind runways with acres of grass if you prefer. Instructors available and this is the site for the Minnesota Radio Control Soaring Society annual National...
01-12-2018, 09:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,551
Posted By loopdeeloop

Just because a voltmeter says the battery is at...

Just because a voltmeter says the battery is at full charge voltage does not mean it is a good battery. Put a load on it (such as the motors) and it dies quickly. New batteries can and do fail and...
Forum: RC Jets
01-12-2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 25,703
Posted By loopdeeloop

Too wordy of a response to the "what's happening"...

Too wordy of a response to the "what's happening" in the hobby so I'll try to condense it:
1) Parents -- will not support kids that are interested in model aviation
2) Parents -- drop kids off at...
12-22-2017, 09:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,201
Posted By loopdeeloop

Harbor Freight and my local farm store carry the...

Harbor Freight and my local farm store carry the very generic 800 watt 2-stroke generators for less than $90 bucks. They are light and noisy but that's about all you get for that money.
12-06-2017, 05:26 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 15,710
Posted By loopdeeloop

That screw retains the rotating throttle barrel...

That screw retains the rotating throttle barrel in the carb body. I've run a bunch of Magnum engines and they are my engine of choice because of cost, performance, and durability. After all, they...
12-05-2017, 01:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,886
Posted By loopdeeloop

Play grade is a cheap no-name almost 100% plastic...

Play grade is a cheap no-name almost 100% plastic "toy" typically sold in the same store where you buy your groceries or clothes. Spare parts are typically not available. Your local hobby shop can...
Forum: Kit Building
12-05-2017, 06:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 785
Posted By loopdeeloop

A J3 cub flies on its wing - not by an abundance...

A J3 cub flies on its wing - not by an abundance of power. I have a quarter scale J3 and it's powered with a .91 4-stroke and flies just like a cub should. More than enough power. I may however...
12-05-2017, 06:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 689
Posted By loopdeeloop

You start with the control system -- meaning the...

You start with the control system -- meaning the Transmitter, receiver, and the number and size/power of the servos you need to control this boat. You then need to determine how big and heavy this...
12-05-2017, 06:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,886
Posted By loopdeeloop

Play Grade or Serious RC car choice will somewhat...

Play Grade or Serious RC car choice will somewhat determine the budget. Keep in mind a 6-year old will damage a play grade vehicle just by looking at it. And a more serious vehicle will not only...
12-04-2017, 06:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 583
Posted By loopdeeloop

The receiver in your airplane would typically is...

The receiver in your airplane would typically is powered by 4.8 volt NiCd or NiMh battery. But this can be accomplished in two ways. 1) separate receiver battery (4, 1.2 volt NiCd or NiMh cells in...
Forum: RC Tanks
12-04-2017, 06:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 627
Posted By loopdeeloop

Switch settings and their functions on modern...

Switch settings and their functions on modern transmitters are fully assignable (generally) and can be used for any purpose within limits. Since switches are assignable, that means you can set a...
11-26-2017, 07:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 699
Posted By loopdeeloop

This paddle wheel or?????. Electric drive I...

This paddle wheel or?????. Electric drive I assume. Much more detail needed. Belt drive is probably the easiest. How big is the wheel. How big is the boat. All of that determines how big the motor...
Forum: Gas Engines
11-23-2017, 10:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,148
Posted By loopdeeloop

That is an absolute no unless you want to hurt...

That is an absolute no unless you want to hurt yourself or a bystander.
11-13-2017, 07:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 436
Posted By loopdeeloop

If the pulse hole lines up - - yes.

If the pulse hole lines up - - yes.
Forum: Beginners
11-01-2017, 11:30 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,234
Posted By loopdeeloop

And before he attempts to fly it, go to a local...

And before he attempts to fly it, go to a local club and have an instructor check the plane for proper set-up and to work with him using a buddy box. Failure to do this is almost a guarantee first...
10-18-2017, 09:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 352
Posted By loopdeeloop

Swap the elevator and aileron connections on the...

Swap the elevator and aileron connections on the receiver.
09-30-2017, 07:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 369
Posted By loopdeeloop

And how will you steer this decoy? Any motor can...

And how will you steer this decoy? Any motor can be made one speed. Decoy speed will be determined by prop speed/motor speed and prop pitch.
08-26-2017, 08:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 522
Posted By loopdeeloop

Tight motors and/or drive trauns after 2 years in...

Tight motors and/or drive trauns after 2 years in storage. Binding causes high current draw.
07-09-2017, 09:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,199
Posted By loopdeeloop

I fly a 1/3 scale cub with a 91 Magnum 4-stroke. ...

I fly a 1/3 scale cub with a 91 Magnum 4-stroke. Do you want scale flight or non-scale?
07-08-2017, 09:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 719
Posted By loopdeeloop

Looks like a Wingman II by The Wings Maker.

Looks like a Wingman II by The Wings Maker.
Forum: RC Airboats
07-03-2017, 09:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,645
Posted By loopdeeloop

Try using some expo on rudder to desensitize...

Try using some expo on rudder to desensitize rudder around neutral. Hi and low rates could also be adjusted to make rudder less twitchy. The servo and rudder horns have multiple holes for this...
Forum: Beginners
06-30-2017, 09:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 677
Posted By loopdeeloop

Can't beat Hobby Kings Phoenix 2000 (2 METER) and...

Can't beat Hobby Kings Phoenix 2000 (2 METER) and it won't break the bank. Model even has flaps.
06-15-2017, 04:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 494
Posted By loopdeeloop

Buddy just had that happen and has no idea how...

Buddy just had that happen and has no idea how the mode 2 to mode 1 switch happened.
Forum: Kit Building
03-30-2017, 03:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,300
Posted By loopdeeloop

I just experienced a bad new "Y" cable. ...

I just experienced a bad new "Y" cable. Intermittent! Found it purely by accident - fortunately just before maiden of a new model.
Forum: ARF or RTF
03-22-2017, 03:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 717
Posted By loopdeeloop

Flat piece of wood in place of prop. With wood...

Flat piece of wood in place of prop. With wood facing 3 & 9 o'clock, measure between wood and firewall equal distance from crankshaft.
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