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03-25-2019, 10:35 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 27,357
Posted By Dave Harmon

You bet!! I have also had very good experiences...

You bet!!
I have also had very good experiences with RC Japan.
I got a bad Futaba ESC and RCJ returned it to Futaba and they tested it then replaced it through RCJ.
Another time RCJ had made a...
12-21-2018, 08:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,576
Posted By Dave Harmon

Now that you mention it....I DO remember a later...

Now that you mention it....I DO remember a later version...but I have never seen one.
Please remember that I am talking about the earlier version.
The earlier version like I had DID have a...
12-20-2018, 09:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 363
Posted By Dave Harmon

That has been my experience as well....and they...

That has been my experience as well....and they are available!!
12-20-2018, 08:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,576
Posted By Dave Harmon

Hey Speed...... I had an Intruder several years...

Hey Speed......
I had an Intruder several years ago.
It required a LOT of work to make it usable....
Like chopping the bottom of the fuse open behind the t/e to get access to that bulkhead that...
09-28-2018, 07:39 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 27,357
Posted By Dave Harmon

I have had great service from RCJ. They...

I have had great service from RCJ.
They communicate promptly on email in very good English....very happy with them.
Forum: RC Fuels
09-08-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,657
Posted By Dave Harmon

Yes....2% is far too much...might cause...

Yes....2% is far too much...might cause pre-ignition.
Occasionally I have started an engine without a battery at contests to distract competitors.....only 1/2 ounce is plenty.
Depending on the fuel...
Replies: 30
Views: 2,846
Posted By Dave Harmon

Yes....they are....but....the universal connector...

Yes....they are....but....the universal connector is somewhat thicker than the Futaba connector so if you have several uni connectors plugged into the receiver....the connectors get difficult to...
Replies: 30
Views: 2,846
Posted By Dave Harmon

I did the same for a while in the late 80's but...

I did the same for a while in the late 80's but these days I use Futaba S-Bus which likely eliminates most of what we were talking about.
Replies: 30
Views: 2,846
Posted By Dave Harmon

Yep....both of you are so correct. The...

Yep....both of you are so correct.

The Y-harness with the chip isolates servo motor noise and keeps it off the signal line (s) to the receiver.
Back in the 80's I used them a couple of times but...
Replies: 30
Views: 2,846
Posted By Dave Harmon

No new mfgrs of servo extensions that I know of. ...

No new mfgrs of servo extensions that I know of.
I always used the JR heavy duty extensions with gold pins and have never had a problem.
Since my previous post in this thread 5 years ago (post #12)...
Forum: Control Lines
08-18-2018, 01:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,124
Posted By Dave Harmon

Not gonna bump again!!

Not gonna bump again!!
07-14-2018, 10:19 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 73,163
Posted By Dave Harmon

Rune..... Everything you describe indicates...

Rune.....
Everything you describe indicates tail heavy.
Try shutting off all mixing except downline (throt/elevator) and keep moving the battery forward until it knife edge straight.
This will...
07-11-2018, 02:37 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 73,163
Posted By Dave Harmon

It might be easier to move the elevator servo...

It might be easier to move the elevator servo forward and use pull pull cables for the rudder.
You might add some lead weight to the nose to determine what it will take to get the C/G...
07-10-2018, 01:05 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 73,163
Posted By Dave Harmon

I think you will find that the canopy flange C/G...

I think you will find that the canopy flange C/G will be too much tail heavy to fly without mix.
07-10-2018, 05:43 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 73,163
Posted By Dave Harmon

I balance it without the canopy. Instead of...

I balance it without the canopy.
Instead of using the front of the canalizer I use the wing attach bolt hole.
Put both wings on and insert a piece of stiff steel wire through the bolt holes....
Forum: RC Fuels
07-08-2018, 07:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,657
Posted By Dave Harmon

I used it for quite a while.....it cost about...

I used it for quite a while.....it cost about $8.00 pint.
I don't know about any health concerns but I was not washing my hands or taking a bath in it either!
Occasionally I will use 1/2 oz of...
Replies: 4
Views: 600
Posted By Dave Harmon

Get your Futaba and other mfgrs stuff from...

Get your Futaba and other mfgrs stuff from RCJAPAN.
https://www.rcjapan.net/

They are a reputable dealer and stand behind all their sales.
I have bought a lot of Futaba gear from them over the...
Replies: 9
Views: 908
Posted By Dave Harmon

Kevin....go to RCJAPAN for all your Futaba stuff....

Kevin....go to RCJAPAN for all your Futaba stuff.
https://www.rcjapan.net/
I have bought a bunch of servos and extensions recently and ESC before that.
They have great communication and the...
05-15-2018, 07:37 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 16,748
Posted By Dave Harmon

Hi Steve.... I had the same concerns then I...

Hi Steve....
I had the same concerns then I noticed that the bearing was not fully pressed into the plastic.
I used a right sized dowel to press the bearing in the rest of the way.
As you...
01-20-2018, 09:14 PM
Replies: 806
Views: 135,627
Posted By Dave Harmon

I built one of those years ago.... The engine...

I built one of those years ago....
The engine choice sort of depends on what style of flying you intend to do with it.
This airplane wants to be flown fast so the Speed 13 RE or the R61F RE is the...
01-18-2018, 09:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,063
Posted By Dave Harmon

I use the round wheel and then attach the carbon...

I use the round wheel and then attach the carbon fiber servo arm....works great.
https://www.f3aunlimited.com/gator-rc-hardware-25mm-1-inch-one-sided-carbon-fiber-servo-arm
10-04-2017, 06:34 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 73,163
Posted By Dave Harmon

The 10mm tube was in position from the factory...

The 10mm tube was in position from the factory and flush with the side of the fuse on the 2 I have done.
Perhaps BJ has changed this....
10-03-2017, 08:16 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 73,163
Posted By Dave Harmon

I've done 2 of these....all you have to do is put...

I've done 2 of these....all you have to do is put the stab on the center tube then put the jig on the tube then insert the tube into the fuse then align the jig like the left picture.
Then use a...
08-02-2017, 06:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,510
Posted By Dave Harmon

Just use Brian Hebert's Triangle Trimming method...

Just use Brian Hebert's Triangle Trimming method but ignore the stab setting.
Use his initial thrust and wing settings....sounds like you are setting up a BJ airplane....if so....use BJ's incidence...
05-31-2017, 10:08 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 19,123
Posted By Dave Harmon

Nope....there is a one word reason why almost...

Nope....there is a one word reason why almost everyone dropped YS.....reliability.
If it had not been for that I would be still flying them

Oh wait.....I forgot....you are the exception!
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