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03-17-2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 14,262
Posted By ssautter

RCG better than RCU?

Completed build thread here: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2105789
Forum: Beginners
09-13-2013, 02:59 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,498
Posted By ssautter

Horizon released a few "progressive" trainers....

Horizon released a few "progressive" trainers. And, there is always the Hobby Zone Super Cub.
I don't recommend a teach-yourself-to-fly approach with a full-house, 4-channel nitro trainer.
So, if...
Forum: ARF or RTF
09-13-2013, 02:41 PM
Replies: 328
Views: 68,685
Posted By ssautter

Anything from Nitro Models, Inc.... XHeli,...

Anything from Nitro Models, Inc....
XHeli, Nitro Planes, HobbyPartz, etc....

And, stay far far away from Bannanar Hobbies!
Fee-Fi-Fo-Nanner.....Bannaner.....
09-06-2013, 04:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,243
Posted By ssautter

So, which Traxxas vehicles handle well?

So, which Traxxas vehicles handle well?
Forum: Beginners
09-06-2013, 03:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 908
Posted By ssautter

Stay away from Banana Hobby....'nuff said.

Stay away from Banana Hobby....'nuff said.
09-03-2013, 12:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,243
Posted By ssautter

That's unfortunate.... I have considered the...

That's unfortunate....
I have considered the Nitro Rustler and did not realize the weight difference.

Speed runs have absolutely nothing to do with IFMAR or ROAR racing.
The sanctioning of races...
08-31-2013, 03:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,243
Posted By ssautter

Thank you "turok007"! This is what interests me...

Thank you "turok007"!
This is what interests me the most.
Traxxas and the aftermarket companies - Pro-Line, STRC, etc. - have released performance upgrades for the Slash and other RTR vehicles.
My...
Forum: RC Jets
08-31-2013, 03:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,941
Posted By ssautter

My seller and buyer feedback will always be zero!...

My seller and buyer feedback will always be zero! RCG is my go-to site for classified auctions.

Good riddance to bad rubbish....
08-28-2013, 06:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,243
Posted By ssautter

Is Traxxas Ready-to-Race?

After two decades, in the RC car hobby, I am interested in purchasing my first Traxxas vehicle. (gasp!)

Can you - the RCU members - tell me which Traxxas vehicle(s) you own?
Which Traxxas...
Forum: Kit Building
08-13-2013, 02:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,075
Posted By ssautter

I like the color.... And, it's always nice...

I like the color....

And, it's always nice to see your hard work in the air.

Happy flying!
Forum: Kit Building
08-12-2013, 06:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,075
Posted By ssautter

So long as you're going off-topic, I would like...

So long as you're going off-topic, I would like to remind you that soldering is child's play, due to the simple fact that the base metal does not melt!

Here is my CV:
A.A.S. Welding Technology...
Forum: Kit Building
08-01-2013, 05:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,075
Posted By ssautter

RE: Need Solder Help!

The Stay-Brite Silver will work for electrical joints and the 60/40 rosin core solder will work for structural joints.
It is not advised, due to the different flux or rosin, because the properties...
Forum: Beginners
08-01-2013, 05:12 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 8,764
Posted By ssautter

RE: Self taught flying - My diary / progress

Yes, "get-there-itis" as it's called with a 1:1 flight-plan, can be fatal.
And, once your plane is dead-stick, it really is a glider anyways.

One of the advantages of starting with a primary...
08-01-2013, 04:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,644
Posted By ssautter

RE: TO COVER OR NOT WITH MONOKOTE, THAT IS THE QUESTION!

I prefer paint and have had good luck with the Krylon "Short Cuts" model paint.
Rattle-cans: http://www.krylon.com/products/short-cuts-aerosol-paints/
Airbrush:...
Forum: The Clubhouse
07-31-2013, 02:30 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,657
Posted By ssautter

RE: Handwriting on the wall?

The initial cost of going gas is still a bit high for me, in this lousy economy.

I still fly nitro....
Forum: Beginners
07-31-2013, 02:28 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 8,764
Posted By ssautter

RE: Self taught flying - My diary / progress

Nitro vs. electric? Really? Are you flying out of left field?
Plenty of nitro-powered 3-channel gliders on the market....

My point is that landing gear presents another variable, which new...
Forum: Kit Building
07-31-2013, 02:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,075
Posted By ssautter

RE: Need Solder Help!

The flux should not flame or boil rapidly. That indicates too much heat.
The fluxserves two purposes: 1) it cleans the joint and prevents oxidation of the filler material. 2) it aids in the...
Forum: Beginners
07-30-2013, 01:06 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 8,764
Posted By ssautter

RE: Self taught flying - My diary / progress

I taught myself to fly with the MultiPlex EasyStar.
The pusher-type prop never broke. The Elapor EPO foam was very durable. And, the three-channel radio was simple.

You guys are asking for...
Forum: Beginners
07-30-2013, 01:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,977
Posted By ssautter

RE: Is it possible to take off in high winds without ground speed?

Study relative wind and angle-of-attack: http://www.faa.gov/regulations_policies/handbooks_manuals/aircraft/airplane_handbook/
It is also possible for a helicopter to experience...
Forum: RC Jets
07-30-2013, 12:53 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,648
Posted By ssautter

RE: Check those servo arm screws!

Another option, entirely, is to use an internally-toothed lock washer.
The washer will tighten into the softer plastic servo arm and not dissolve it.

Not so good for aluminum servo arms....
07-30-2013, 12:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,485
Posted By ssautter

RE: Do servo motors loose torque over time?

I can .... http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/js/fckeditor/editor/images/smiley/msn/biggrin.gif
Replies: 156
Views: 27,572
Posted By ssautter

RE: Spektrum AR8000 useless without satellite

Who dug this thread from the grave?

The OP is long gone....http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/js/fckeditor/editor/images/smiley/msn/thumbs_down.gif
Forum: ARF or RTF
07-24-2013, 02:18 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,659
Posted By ssautter

RE: Arf prices?

Yes, and The World Models, or Airborne Models, in North America.
I didn't mention anything available outside the Tower catalog, for a reason.

Unfortunately, Hangar 9 doesn't offer a single kit,...
Forum: RC Jets
07-24-2013, 02:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,648
Posted By ssautter

RE: Check those servo arm screws!

Loctite "425" will also work, but it is actually CA glue: http://www.henkelna.com/product-search-1554.htm?nodeid=8797887234049</p>
Forum: RC Jets
07-24-2013, 02:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,648
Posted By ssautter

RE: Check those servo arm screws!

Yes, liquid threadlock such as Loctite, will attack many plastics....

Use Tamiya threadlock: http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/item.php?product-id=87004
It is safe, for use on most plastics.
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