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07-22-2008, 05:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 800
Posted By rctrax

RE: 9zap wcII battery issue, too fast discharge.

I would say the batterys are old enough to smoke.I would replace thrm.
07-21-2008, 02:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 940
Posted By rctrax

RE: NMH TX Packs

The art of breaking in a new battery is a lost art these days. Too manypeople buy a battery and take it home and put it on a charger at it's given c rate and procede to fry it. they need to be slow...
Forum: Beginners
07-20-2008, 03:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,019
Posted By rctrax

RE: Voltwatch saved my plane today

I could wonder if with a five cell pack if one failed open you could lose all volrage and still end up with a dead battery situation?
Forum: Beginners
07-10-2008, 10:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,718
Posted By rctrax

RE: Shutting down the engine

most computer radios have a throtle cut which just goes to low throtle trim. You set the throtle to the idle you want at neutral trim and then to cut stop the engine just pull the trim lever all the...
06-30-2008, 09:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 589
Posted By rctrax

RE: .91 Surpass crankcase tap

You are right on the muffler tape. The one on the crankcase is a breather only, not a pressure tap. It may be routed out of the cowl but don't restrict the tube or use too long a line our it might...
Forum: Kit Building
06-29-2008, 10:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 835
Posted By rctrax

RE: 3/16 gaps on wings and elevator

You don't need to seal both top and bottom, just do the bottom. that will stop the air from bleeding thru the gap whitch is what we're thying to do.
Forum: Beginners
06-29-2008, 09:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 860
Posted By rctrax

RE: Charging Tx/Rx frequency

Charge the nite before each fiying session. Memory is not the problem it once was with modern batterys. Charge both tx and rx. The only time you have to worry about too much charging is when you...
06-28-2008, 12:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,868
Posted By rctrax

RE: fiber glassing plastic engine cowls

I keep a tube of sportsman goop[available at Menards or such] on hand at all times. It works for all kinds of things. It comes in various typs and I use sportsman for all arond use
Forum: Beginners
06-15-2008, 03:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 703
Posted By rctrax

RE: rx interference

check for any metal to metal contact at any point on the aircraft that could vibrate. This causes any rx to go crazy. Cuses rf interferance to enter the seystem.
Forum: Beginners
06-15-2008, 03:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,478
Posted By rctrax

RE: Someone doesn't want me to fly

If you had a real airplane and an instructor you wouldn't be having these problems. You might think that would cost too much but I could ask, how much are spending now?
Forum: Beginners
06-15-2008, 03:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,097
Posted By rctrax

RE: How much does 2.4 really help????

72 MHZ is still a viable frequency and will be for some time to come . perhaps years. For a club to suddenly estashish a new technolgy at the exclusion of all others is in my opinion a bit dictorial,...
Replies: 1
Views: 713
Posted By rctrax

SB969

Dear Tim at MRC I am throughly disalousioned with this charger as I can have no way to tell what the status is of any battrey I charge or cycle with it. If I top off a battery expecting it it to...
Forum: Beginners
05-30-2008, 08:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 611
Posted By rctrax

RE: Servo install question

If the eyelets are install correctly[from the bottom up] the screw will tighten down on it and leave the gromet free to absorb any vibration. Thus they can be tightened quite firmly.
05-30-2008, 08:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,341
Posted By rctrax

RE: TX Battery Question

These are charge rates. C/5 is capacity divided by 5 or 420 mills for the 2100 bat, C10 is capacity divided by 10 or 210 mills for 2100 mill bat
Forum: Beginners
05-29-2008, 05:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,245
Posted By rctrax

RE: Tail dragger conversion; Why?

One thing about taildraggers is they can turn in a much shorter radius and at a much higher speed than a trike without tipping over. A ground loop dosen't nessesisarliy mean flipping on it's back
Replies: 6
Views: 1,262
Posted By rctrax

RE: 977 charging and discharging Ni Mh batt

Tim I have a 969 charger which is a couple years old but used very little as I can't seem to get consistent service out of it,so I have not used it much for fear of either harming my batterys or not...
05-19-2008, 12:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,225
Posted By rctrax

RE: Picked up some old stuff. Questions.....

the fs 90 used the same valve lash clearance as the newer fs91 which was .004 to .010 both valves cold. I always favored the exhaust valve with a setting on the high side of the spec.[.008-.010]It...
Forum: Beginners
05-16-2008, 12:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,140
Posted By rctrax

RE: Joining a club

That old saw about the AMA being slow to mail licisnce is nothing but a poor excuse since upon request [I think]they will send a confirmation by email[to be printed out as proof for club menberspip]...
Forum: Beginners
05-16-2008, 11:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 712
Posted By rctrax

RE: Piper cub PTP engine help..??

when you back off from peak you back off conter-clockwise not clocke-wise
05-16-2008, 11:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,373
Posted By rctrax

RE: soaking engines in antifreeze

Im am not intersted in the muffler i'd like to see what it does to the engine
05-16-2008, 11:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,734
Posted By rctrax

RE: Removing Vertical Stabilizer for Repair(glued in)

You will probably just have to carve it out will hobby knife so you can glue in a new fin
Forum: Beginners
05-16-2008, 11:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,513
Posted By rctrax

RE: Finish building 20 year old plane?

Steve I am also trying to finish up an old partialy built model[Pitts special] that was started in 1974. All the plans and instructions are long since been lost.However since it is scratch built and...
05-16-2008, 10:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 725
Posted By rctrax

RE: How to charge all these batteries?

I forgot to mention the digipulse is a little pricey at around a 100 bucks give or take a little but I consider it well worth the price over the long haul.
05-16-2008, 10:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 725
Posted By rctrax

RE: How to charge all these batteries?

ACE DIGIPULSE!! I have one and it is the best charger I have ever seen or used. Has six individual charge stations which will charge any six batterys indepently and seperatly at theb same time. Each...
05-12-2008, 04:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,070
Posted By rctrax

RE: Hand cranking

I use all four strokes nd hand start all the time. I open the throtle wide,flip two or three times, flip a couple times more to disperse fuel. set throtle to high idle hook up glow driver and flip...
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