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09-19-2020, 09:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 12,075
Posted By aeajr

The DX6 is a very solid and very popular radio. ...

The DX6 is a very solid and very popular radio. It will fly most planes. It should be a good choice.
09-13-2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 75,234
Posted By aeajr

Sorry about the first plane, but it happens. ...

Sorry about the first plane, but it happens. Best of luck with the new one.
07-07-2020, 05:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 324
Posted By aeajr

A soldering jig can make the job easier....

A soldering jig can make the job easier....
07-07-2020, 05:41 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 155,375
Posted By aeajr

Over the years the nature of electric-powered...

Over the years the nature of electric-powered flight has changed from being a dog based on inefficient brushed motors and NiCd batteries to the current high-performance state of brushless motors and...
02-26-2020, 01:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,229
Posted By aeajr

glideher...

glideher (https://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/members/glideher.html),

This thread is 12 years old.
10-24-2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,208
Posted By aeajr

that would be a good thing to do, but I am no...

that would be a good thing to do, but I am no longer a Mod here so I can't do it.
01-07-2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,057
Posted By aeajr

Dacron doesn't stretch like mono. I would think...

Dacron doesn't stretch like mono. I would think 7-10 pounds would work. Those servos aren't all that strong.

The original Aerobird and Firebird used mono.

Maybe the rubberband you are using...
01-03-2019, 03:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,892
Posted By aeajr

Do you realize you responded to a discussion that...

Do you realize you responded to a discussion that has been dead for over 4 years?
12-31-2018, 10:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,057
Posted By aeajr

Have you tried stronger fisihing line? Dacron...

Have you tried stronger fisihing line? Dacron for example?
12-26-2018, 09:12 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 77,948
Posted By aeajr

Anyone have recommended source for hi-starts...

Anyone have recommended source for hi-starts these days?

I see https://www.aerofoam.com/highstart-bungees.html Still has top quality products for sale....
12-26-2018, 08:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,261
Posted By aeajr

Great news that it is flying well. Thanks for...

Great news that it is flying well. Thanks for the update.
10-03-2018, 06:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 12,075
Posted By aeajr

It used to be that a 4 channel standard radio was...

It used to be that a 4 channel standard radio was all you needed. But today 6 channel computerized radios are very inexpensive and are quite capable. They really represent the entry level radio...
10-03-2018, 06:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 15,540
Posted By aeajr

You epoxied your servos into your wood or...

You epoxied your servos into your wood or composite plane. Now the servo has gone bad. How do you get it out?

Heat!

A heat gun or a hair dryer is used to heat the servo and/or the surface it...
10-03-2018, 06:37 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 155,375
Posted By aeajr

If you have an intermittent problem and can't...

If you have an intermittent problem and can't track it down, shake the plane in your hands. Reach in and wiggle wires. Sometimes there is a loose connection or one that is about to fail. This...
10-03-2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,308
Posted By aeajr

It is always good to have someone with you when...

It is always good to have someone with you when you fly. They can spot trees and things that you may not have noticed because you are so focused on your plane. And, if you go down in the woods...
10-03-2018, 06:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,475
Posted By aeajr

Be sure to check glue joints. Sometimes they are...

Be sure to check glue joints. Sometimes they are not as careful as they should be. Check anything you can see.
10-03-2018, 06:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 640
Posted By aeajr

Sorry, but there is no expert Sal. This is a dead...

Sorry, but there is no expert Sal. This is a dead forum. Please post somewhere else.
08-19-2018, 02:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,893
Posted By aeajr

Do the balance procedure I suggested. 90%...

Do the balance procedure I suggested. 90% probability that is the issue.
08-18-2018, 08:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,893
Posted By aeajr

The only way to really measure the incidence of...

The only way to really measure the incidence of the h-stab to the wing is with an incidence meter. You can't eyeball it.
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But I would...
08-18-2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,893
Posted By aeajr

Talking My first impulse is that you are nose heavy. ...

My first impulse is that you are nose heavy. Many instruction sets and plans tend to lean toward being a little nose heavy as it is a safer position than tail heavy.

The effect is that, if you...
07-23-2018, 08:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 571
Posted By aeajr

I am mostly electric so can't advise on gas vs....

I am mostly electric so can't advise on gas vs. glow but a lot of .40 class planes are being converted to electric. I did a survey a while ago and it seemed anything under 10 pounds was going...
07-23-2018, 08:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 685
Posted By aeajr

Take it to a hardware store and ask them to match...

Take it to a hardware store and ask them to match it up.
06-12-2018, 07:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,261
Posted By aeajr

I would recommend including the spoilers if you...

I would recommend including the spoilers if you can. Adds a nice level of control, especially in strong thermals and for landing in tight spaces. You can put spoilers on the gear switch, a two...
06-02-2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,261
Posted By aeajr

The Spirit was my first sailplane. When I redid...

The Spirit was my first sailplane. When I redid it I made several modifications. If I can find the thread on here I will add the link.

Changed from full size standard servos to mini servos. Today...
05-21-2018, 09:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 10,314
Posted By aeajr

Cool I would recommend something like Hitec HS81, 82...

I would recommend something like Hitec HS81, 82 or 85s for the rudder and elevator. I have seen HS65s used for the rudder. If you are going to have servos in the spoilers they can be very light....
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