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10-07-2020, 04:21 AM
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Posted By tedsander

Ditto - my collection is from all over, and I had...

Ditto - my collection is from all over, and I had no idea how old it was. But, then realized I could differentiate old from new via the price stickers still on the jugs. I just cracked open one...
Replies: 9
Views: 359
Posted By tedsander

If all that is flown is a very basic 4 channel,...

If all that is flown is a very basic 4 channel, fixed wing, then things can be simpler. But dual rates are nice...and try to find a radio that will let you only put rudder on a switch for DR's. - so...
Replies: 9
Views: 359
Posted By tedsander

My all time favorite radio was the old Ace...

My all time favorite radio was the old Ace MicroPro. Later a home-brew, extremely updated version, the "MicroStar" was developed. One day, as I was fussing about an issue with that one, the...
Forum: Beginners
10-02-2020, 05:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 270
Posted By tedsander

What is your budget? As inexpensive as practical,...

What is your budget? As inexpensive as practical, mid-range, or who-cares?

For radio - very basic, good for the average Sunday flier with 6 ch airplanes, or super flexible can do anything?
What...
10-01-2020, 05:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 973
Posted By tedsander

One other tip - after doing the pinch test and...

One other tip - after doing the pinch test and setting things, and verifying that after a prolonged idle the engine will respond to quick acceleration, also do the very traditional "Go full throttle,...
09-30-2020, 03:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 973
Posted By tedsander

Yes, too long a fuel line will cause issues too! ...

Yes, too long a fuel line will cause issues too! Hence why there was a market for Perry pumps, YS Engines with their built in pumps, etc. Fuel draw is just not great (especially when going...
09-29-2020, 06:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 973
Posted By tedsander

Don't mess around with props yet! Pick a size...

Don't mess around with props yet! Pick a size that is within the range noted for the engine, and stick with it for the break in period. Stick with the same brand, as despite what they say, there is...
09-28-2020, 08:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 973
Posted By tedsander

I downloaded and looked at the plane's manual. ...

I downloaded and looked at the plane's manual. I'm assuming you mounted things per their instructions. While the carb is below the tank centerline, it isn't extreme. I'd go with what the others...
09-27-2020, 01:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 973
Posted By tedsander

Old traditional recommendations were to have the...

Old traditional recommendations were to have the spray bar in the carb about 1/4" above the centerline of the tank, to avoid fuel draw problems.
An engine mounted upside down (more or less) is prone...
09-26-2020, 07:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 848
Posted By tedsander

Sounds like they do use a regulator, since glow...

Sounds like they do use a regulator, since glow plugs only need 1.2-1.5 or so volts. They likely deliberately made it just so anyone could use whatever battery they wanted. Running a glow driver...
09-26-2020, 03:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 848
Posted By tedsander

LiFe packs are pretty close to using 5 cell...

LiFe packs are pretty close to using 5 cell NiCads that we used to do in the old days. Generally old receivers and servos will work well with them. Yes, you are pushing the voltage a bit, but not...
09-25-2020, 04:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 313
Posted By tedsander

All. Depends on what you have for a charger. #1...

All. Depends on what you have for a charger.
#1 will require one for NiCad or NiMh ability (they both charge the same). This will require long charge times (overnight).
#2 will require one capable...
Forum: Kit Building
09-25-2020, 05:01 AM
Replies: 3,691
Views: 255,792
Posted By tedsander

True that. I've had a few planes over the...

True that. I've had a few planes over the decades that went into trash bags right away. After letting them age for a prolonged time in a corner of the workshop, I'd open the bag and say...
Forum: Kit Building
09-24-2020, 08:23 PM
Replies: 3,691
Views: 255,792
Posted By tedsander

Here are the before and after pics: ...

Here are the before and after pics:

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcuniverse.com-vbulletin/320x240/lt_40_broke_c201e016a341a13a5eca3cf916730a0a92ba7658.jpg...
09-24-2020, 08:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,232
Posted By tedsander

But here's what happens after 12 hours of bench...

But here's what happens after 12 hours of bench time....

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcuniverse.com-vbulletin/320x240/lt_40_done_233df9a060c7a3fcb99d1b36b9fc7470de1867ed.jpg

Someday I'll...
09-24-2020, 07:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,232
Posted By tedsander

My club gave me one, to use as an instruction...

My club gave me one, to use as an instruction plane. Here's what happens when the instructor allows a beginner to get too low...
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Views: 1,690
Posted By tedsander

It seems from many of your past posts you are on...

It seems from many of your past posts you are on a very tight budget. Rather than shop for new, consider buying used. Find a local club, and consult with a few of the experienced members. Used...
09-18-2020, 10:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 687
Posted By tedsander

Yes, an OpenTX system can use any stick, switch,...

Yes, an OpenTX system can use any stick, switch, slider, knob to control any channel. But the receiver in question must have unused channels (as the normal throttle will not be used) AND one must...
Forum: Beginners
09-17-2020, 02:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 486
Posted By tedsander

Well, I am one of those guys. 3 planes with...

Well, I am one of those guys. 3 planes with those, one flown every week in the summer for 5-10 flights each time. About 4 years. But point taken.
These batteries are what I put in my bigger...
09-17-2020, 06:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 356
Posted By tedsander

Doesn't matter. There is not just one way to...

Doesn't matter. There is not just one way to send a signal to the receiver. Most manufacturers make sure theirs is different from everyone else, so that you only can buy their products. Sometimes...
09-16-2020, 11:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 356
Posted By tedsander

Is your receiver compatible with the transmitter?...

Is your receiver compatible with the transmitter? Generally, one needs both to be the same brand, and even then, sometimes only certain specific receivers from that brand will work with a given...
Forum: Beginners
09-16-2020, 09:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 486
Posted By tedsander

Re-read - that was fifteen 15 min flights. 3 1/2...

Re-read - that was fifteen 15 min flights. 3 1/2 to 4 hrs of flying. The battery is only about $5 https://hobbyking.com/en_us/zippy-compact-700mah-6-6v-5c-lifepo4-receiver-pack.html
The charger...
Forum: Beginners
09-15-2020, 07:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 486
Posted By tedsander

Depends on how much you want to spend. LiFePO4...

Depends on how much you want to spend.
LiFePO4 (Lithium Iron or LiFe or "A123") 2s packs are the way to go. 700mah will get you at least 15 15 min flights before a recharge. And they recharge in...
Forum: Kit Building
09-14-2020, 03:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 571
Posted By tedsander

What was said. There used to be a local guy who...

What was said.
There used to be a local guy who contracted to build jets years ago. His "fee" was that the buyer had to supply everything for 3 complete models. Including "shop supplies", etc. ...
Forum: Kit Building
09-13-2020, 08:22 PM
Replies: 3,691
Views: 255,792
Posted By tedsander

I never noticed! Well, building in the nose...

I never noticed! Well, building in the nose pieces like the kit on the fuse sides will be easy-peasy! Thanks for pointing that out!
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