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Posted By mackey1

Question Slash brushed to brushless choices

Hi,
I'm looking to change my 2WD Slash from brushed to brushless. I would like some thoughts and recommendations on what motor, esc or combo to use. Our racing classes allow 2S or 3S. Please be as...
Forum: Gas Engines
10-05-2016, 06:55 AM
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Posted By mackey1

Angry Quadra 35 ignition coil--No spark

I have an old Q-35 that has been running fine. I let it sit for about 1 year. Upon starting it ran on "prime" but would quit. Tried rebuilding carb. No luck. Put new carb on it, no luck. Finally...
11-01-2015, 09:16 PM
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Posted By mackey1

Angry Setting up Elevons with Spektrum 6I radio

I have an airplane operating with elevons using a Spektrum 6i 2.4 radio. I have several questions.....
I have the "elevators" set neutral. With trans trim set at 0 I get more down elevator than up....
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Posted By mackey1

You need a LiPo cut off to protect the battery....

You need a LiPo cut off to protect the battery. Otherwise you keep draining it until you lose radio control and possible damage the battery. In RC airplanes the ESC cuts off power to the motor as you...
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Posted By mackey1

You might want to do a "range check" to see how...

You might want to do a "range check" to see how far away you can get without losing control of servo, ESC. Could be an internal antenna connection problem with either the car or the transmitter.
Forum: Gas Engines
04-20-2012, 03:02 PM
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Posted By mackey1

RE: Spring Starter Lubrication

Thanks guys! Jamaica...WOW!!!

Bill
Forum: Gas Engines
04-20-2012, 01:07 AM
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Posted By mackey1

RE: Spring Starter Lubrication

I have the Bennet "cup" mount and I'm considering drilling a 3/8" hole in it from the bottom. That would give me access to spray lube it or put some grease in it without having to remove the engine. ...
Forum: Gas Engines
04-19-2012, 09:14 PM
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Posted By mackey1

Spring Starter Lubrication

Hi,
What kind of lube do you use and how often do you lube a spring starter on a Quadra or Zenoah?

Bill
04-06-2012, 04:22 AM
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Posted By mackey1

RE: Nosen Citabria 105

Jeff,

No on the plans, but it is just a "square" piece that would be easy to build. Let me get some pictures and thoughts together for you. It will be later today or tomorrow before I can do it....
04-05-2012, 06:49 AM
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Posted By mackey1

RE: Nosen Citabria 105

Wow! You plane is heavy. Rudder & Elevator only! Now I understand your comments. You do have your hands full. What amount of throw do you have in your elevator?

Thanks,

Bill
04-04-2012, 06:13 PM
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Posted By mackey1

RE: Nosen Citabria 105

Citabria weighs 19 lbs w/o fuel. 20 lbs w/fuel 18 x 10 prop and I've only flown it once and takeoff was 1/2 to 3/4 throttle. No problem and it flew well. Had radio interference with JR radio so I...
04-04-2012, 09:34 AM
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Posted By mackey1

Nosen Citabria 105" WS

Hi,

I built a 105" wingspan Nosen Citabria from a kit and have a Q-35 on it. I need to know what the recommended control throws are. I lost my paperwork. Even specs from similiar airplanes would...
Forum: Gas Engines
10-08-2011, 11:03 AM
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Posted By mackey1

Quadra 35

Hi,
I have a used Q-35 that I have had running but can't seem to get it reliable. Top end seemed fine but idle was about 2200 and lumpy. Today I tried it again. Primed it and let the Bennett spring...
Forum: Gas Engines
07-25-2010, 09:04 PM
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Posted By mackey1

Setting up a Quadra 35 ??

I have a used Quadra 35. I have several questions. What oil and oil to fuel ratio do you run? What should I expect full throttle RPM to be? What sparkplug seems to work best?

In setting the carb...
04-02-2010, 08:39 PM
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Posted By mackey1

RE: Walmart paint for foamies ??

Thanks for the info! I'll go and get some Krylon.
Bill
04-02-2010, 02:07 PM
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Posted By mackey1

Walmart paint for foamies ??

Does Walmart have any paint that you can use on foam? Would like a spray if possible. If you know of one, I would like the full name of it, please.

Bill
Forum: Gas Engines
04-01-2010, 08:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 885
Posted By mackey1

RE: Q35 idle RPM

OK, let me ask this. My Q35 starts reliably, has good top end but the idle rpm is too high. What steps would you take with the needle valves and in what order to get a better and lower idle? Please...
Forum: Gas Engines
03-31-2010, 01:03 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By mackey1

RE: Q35 idle RPM

Thanks. I just talked to Dick Bennett and he feels like 1800-2000 should be about right. I peak at 7800 which he felt was too high. Should be 7000-7200 according to Dick. I am going to borrow...
Forum: Gas Engines
03-31-2010, 08:56 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By mackey1

Q35 idle RPM

Hi,
What RPM is reasonable for a Q35 with a 18 x 10 prop at idle? I can't seem to get below 2200 rpm on mine without it sputtering and quitting. Is 2200 rpm OK ?

Bill
03-24-2010, 04:00 PM
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Posted By mackey1

Control Throws ??

Hi,

I have a 1/4 scale Nosen Citabria with a Q35 in it. It has 108" wingspan. What should the control throws be set at for scale flying? Right now I have 2" of elevator and it seems like a lot....
01-27-2010, 04:37 PM
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Posted By mackey1

RE: Spinner Size ??

OK guys. Thank you for the help. I have a better understanding now. Nice plane Bass1 !!

Bill
01-25-2010, 09:46 PM
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Posted By mackey1

RE: Spinner Size ??

"size dtermined by cowl" ? OK, but how do you measure? Typically you have 3 or more openings in a cowl. Two cooling air inlets and a crankshaft hole. Do you get the widest (largest diameter) that...
01-22-2010, 01:27 PM
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Posted By mackey1

Spinner Size ??

Hi,

I need two spinners. One for a Nosen 1/4 Citabria and 1 for a 1/3 Weeks Solution. How do you determine the diameter of a spinner. What diameter should you use based on your cowl? I there a...
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Views: 13,160
Posted By mackey1

RE: Super Tigre .10 or E-Flite Power 10

UPDATE: Seems like I had changed frequencies and the "new" transmitter did not give full throttle. Now when I tach the motor with the 11 x 3.8 I get 8000 rpm. Not sure how "full" the battery is...
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Posted By mackey1

RE: Super Tigre .10 or E-Flite Power 10

Thanks Doc! Very good information. Several of us have taken the Hobbyzone styrofoam Cub and modified it with ailerons and a bigger motor. One that seemed to fly very well is hanging up in the hobby...
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