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Yesterday, 06:28 PM
Replies: 397
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Posted By Chris Nicastro

If someone has a new-ish DLE 55RA and would like...

If someone has a new-ish DLE 55RA and would like to trade up to a DLE 61 let me know. I need a 55RA for a P-40 build. Another option is a DLE 85 and I’ll pay up for it with the 61 and cash.
Yesterday, 06:24 PM
Replies: 397
Views: 43,525
Posted By Chris Nicastro

Remember to plan on adjusting the alignment of...

Remember to plan on adjusting the alignment of the 3 cylinders to the 3 cowl screws. When installed in the regular way the bolt pattern and engine match to block access to the screws. So unless you...
02-07-2020, 06:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 369
Posted By Chris Nicastro

My TF Corsair is over 10 years old and the gear...

My TF Corsair is over 10 years old and the gear have never had an issue since new. I use silicone oil both light and heavy and the gear operate smoothly and at lower pressures. I add light oil to the...
02-06-2020, 12:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 369
Posted By Chris Nicastro

In the photos with the red Allen key holder I’m...

In the photos with the red Allen key holder I’m showing how the stamped link end is not parallel. This was the source of the binding. I had to make the parts more parallel so they would be free.
02-06-2020, 12:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 369
Posted By Chris Nicastro

More explanation than photos to get the point...

More explanation than photos to get the point across but let me know if you have any questions.
The main thing to look for is binding in the main scissor link assembly and between the frame and the...
02-06-2020, 12:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 369
Posted By Chris Nicastro

Retract Fix

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcuniverse.com-vbulletin/2000x1504/ad99dd38_c3d4_4e14_8c58_886cba97fd11_6fb0d501c56d5862143d21936534fca02554c7f9.jpeg...
02-06-2020, 11:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 369
Posted By Chris Nicastro

Nooooo! I had issues with the brand new...

Nooooo!

I had issues with the brand new Hellcat retracts too. I took them completely apart and made sure the scissor links were smooth and free. After close inspection the scissor links were bound...
01-18-2020, 04:37 PM
Replies: 1,081
Views: 110,162
Posted By Chris Nicastro

Hey guys are all the TF P-47 Razor Back Jugs sold...

Hey guys are all the TF P-47 Razor Back Jugs sold out, either ARC or ARF? My friend is looking for one.
01-14-2020, 07:16 PM
Replies: 397
Views: 43,525
Posted By Chris Nicastro

I normally set up to 1 inch, or max throw, and...

I normally set up to 1 inch, or max throw, and then use 25% Expo so I get the feel of it on the stick. Rarely use the full range in flight but in the case of the Hellcat having extra up to help taxi...
01-12-2020, 02:48 PM
Replies: 716
Views: 91,804
Posted By Chris Nicastro

I really like how the plane flies when balanced...

I really like how the plane flies when balanced on the front aluminum wing spar.
Set up: tank empty, gear down, horizontal stab level and the plane is right side up.
I used steel fishing leader...
01-03-2020, 09:57 PM
Replies: 397
Views: 43,525
Posted By Chris Nicastro

‘No he decided to go with the Saito 60cc radial....

‘No he decided to go with the Saito 60cc radial. It’s a nice combo, good performance and great sound. Very good option if you want a radial in this plane.
Forum: RC Jets
12-16-2019, 10:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 677
Posted By Chris Nicastro

Shipped the drop tank today. 74x21x24 and 48lbs...

Shipped the drop tank today.
74x21x24 and 48lbs
From ID to IL
$100

Their system is kind of clunky to get a shipment going but it works.
I didn’t have to palletize it which was nice however if...
Forum: RC Jets
12-10-2019, 07:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 677
Posted By Chris Nicastro

Blue Lane Freight

Im trying the shipping service from Fastenal to ship an aircraft part across country. Just wondering if anyone has used them and what you think of the service. Might be a way to get large models...
12-02-2019, 11:01 PM
Replies: 768
Views: 94,647
Posted By Chris Nicastro

To help make air retracts reliable you need to...

To help make air retracts reliable you need to increase the air tank volume. If the retracts are good, no leaks, mechanically sound, then more air tanks to increase volume will give them the power to...
11-10-2019, 12:29 AM
Replies: 397
Views: 43,525
Posted By Chris Nicastro

No I didn’t and the temps are ok. I did add the...

No I didn’t and the temps are ok. I did add the cowl flaps though.
11-07-2019, 05:39 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 14,584
Posted By Chris Nicastro

Go with the DLE 55RA!! You have a throttle...

Go with the DLE 55RA!!
You have a throttle stick and prop choices to control the excess power. The slightly extra weight gain is not an issue but you will appreciate the extra power. I’ve run a DLE...
11-05-2019, 05:01 PM
Replies: 4,671
Views: 539,817
Posted By Chris Nicastro

Yes, compared to scale drawings of the full scale...

Yes, compared to scale drawings of the full scale plane the wheels are pretty much in the right location. Don't go any further forward.
Taxiing was improved because you increased the wheelbase...
11-02-2019, 05:13 PM
Replies: 4,671
Views: 539,817
Posted By Chris Nicastro

Thumbs up Roger, Roger! ;):rolleyes:

Roger, Roger!

;):rolleyes:
Forum: RC Jets
11-01-2019, 03:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 803
Posted By Chris Nicastro

Not sure, contact Chris Wolf? He's on You Tube...

Not sure, contact Chris Wolf? He's on You Tube and RC Groups often. I don't know his contact details but he answers questions on both.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5q8ss88jxwMlHf_A-XZGlA/about
11-01-2019, 03:31 PM
Replies: 4,671
Views: 539,817
Posted By Chris Nicastro

When you look at the top of the wing, gear down,...

When you look at the top of the wing, gear down, tail on the ground (then tail raised level) you will notice where the axle is relative to the leading edge of the wing. The best position for the axle...
10-31-2019, 01:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 465
Posted By Chris Nicastro

Well, the moment you make a product or offer a...

Well, the moment you make a product or offer a service you made a business, its just what it is. If you don't take it seriously it will be a problem and a burden. You want to offset your expenses by...
10-31-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 4,671
Views: 539,817
Posted By Chris Nicastro

Thumbs up Yes, well said!! :cool:

Yes, well said!! :cool:
10-30-2019, 09:51 PM
Replies: 4,671
Views: 539,817
Posted By Chris Nicastro

Grass or pavement? Normally I add just enough...

Grass or pavement?
Normally I add just enough power so you see the plane speed up and the tail get light then I add more power, ease it in. Once the tail has air on it enough to have authority you...
Forum: RC Jets
10-30-2019, 04:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 920
Posted By Chris Nicastro

Is there a link to close up photos of this F-86?...

Is there a link to close up photos of this F-86? Great finish on that metal look, wouldn't mind seeing close ups.
10-30-2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 4,671
Views: 539,817
Posted By Chris Nicastro

No need for the gyro. Toe out just a couple...

No need for the gyro. Toe out just a couple degrees is all that's needed and it will calm down. I do this on all my planes and its the way to go
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