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03-01-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,304
Posted By Jimmbbo

Wink IMO, Interlink is worth the $$

Agree with opjose - you can save a few bucks by using your own transmitter, or get the TTX600 in the deal, but in addition to controlling eight "model" channels, the Interlink was set up as a...
09-29-2007, 04:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,528
Posted By Jimmbbo

RE: 1940 Taylorcraft

Gave about 1000 hours of instruction in an F-19 (Ferris aircraft's 1970s new production BC12D with a 100 hp Continental O-200) - It is a wonderful airplane to learn to fly, and has something to teach...
09-29-2007, 04:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,360
Posted By Jimmbbo

RE: oly 2 spoilers

These are set up for 90 deg, but 45 would work for killing lift. The only difference would be the amount of drag produced by the differing areas exposed to the breeze.... In theory, the 90 degree...
09-23-2007, 04:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,531
Posted By Jimmbbo

09-16-2007, 09:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,217
Posted By Jimmbbo

RE: Control line crash/video

Glad I never did that [sm=biggrin.gif]
Forum: Aerodynamics
09-02-2007, 11:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,196
Posted By Jimmbbo

RE: How weight effects speed

Attaching two drawings - one of a generic lift curve, one showing AOA...


Lift (blue line in drawing) increases with AOA until the critical AOA is reached and the wing stalls.... Higher AOA,...
Forum: Aerodynamics
09-02-2007, 08:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,196
Posted By Jimmbbo

RE: How weight effects speed

The 15 lb airplane will require a higher angle of attack (AOA) to create the additional 5 lb of lift to maintain level flight. Higher AOA causes an increase in induced drag, slowing the...
Forum: RC Jets
08-26-2007, 10:54 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,133
Posted By Jimmbbo

RE: NACA Ducts on my flash

Nice lookin' duck... er, duct ;)

From what I know and have observed about NACA ducts (did wind tunnel model design in a former life, and have seen them installed in many FS aircraft), they work...
Forum: The Clubhouse
08-25-2007, 02:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,918
Posted By Jimmbbo

RE: Good aviation books

Two of my favorite books - reread them at about three or four year intervals...

Fate is the Hunter by Ernest K. Gann - first person account of Gann's struggle to become an airline pilot and fly...
08-10-2007, 01:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,750
Posted By Jimmbbo

RE: Installing wing tubes

Did these for a GP J3 'cuz wings were too long to fit in my car without re-kitting them ;)
Forum: Aerodynamics
08-08-2007, 01:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,465
Posted By Jimmbbo

RE: wing tips

If appearance is not an issue, the most wingtip with the least loss of efficiency is a flat endplate.
Forum: RC Jets
08-04-2007, 01:24 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,275
Posted By Jimmbbo

RE: F-86 hinging issue, I'm at a loss here

Hmm... Off the top of my head, seems like a couple of ball end links might work...
Forum: The Clubhouse
07-23-2007, 02:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,022
Posted By Jimmbbo

RE: California Spray paint ban?

You're right... can barely stomach the daily lunacy in Sacratomato...
Forum: The Clubhouse
07-22-2007, 11:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,022
Posted By Jimmbbo

RE: California Spray paint ban?

WARNING to all sensitive souls who may be offended - politically incorrect rant follows....

We get to pay the additional 20% to allow the pinheads in our nanny-state government to feel good...
07-22-2007, 03:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,090
Posted By Jimmbbo

RE: Deciding to become a pilot?

Tripower,

I concur. I describe airline flying (only somewhat jokingly) as the greatest job you could ever have, and the worst career you could ever choose. Someone actually will PAY me to do...
Forum: Beginners
07-15-2007, 09:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,624
Posted By Jimmbbo

RE: Coordinated turn ?

To add a minor detail to (and completely obfuscate ;) ) the discussion, an airplane will maintain a "neutral aileron" bank of around 17ish degrees depending on its configuration (wingspan, dihedral,...
07-15-2007, 08:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,395
Posted By Jimmbbo

RE: Thermal question

Good points...

Something else to consider is whether the air temp today is cooler than it was yesterday... If a cool air mass moves in over relatively warm ground (solar energy absorption is...
07-08-2007, 10:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,090
Posted By Jimmbbo

RE: Deciding to become a pilot?

Hi, Norm,

Agree that airline hiring is extremely cyclical and those cycles are unpredictable, and would add that the trick is hitting the cycle right - I had one friend who was hired by UAL in...
07-08-2007, 01:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,090
Posted By Jimmbbo

RE: Deciding to become a pilot?

Norm,

Agree that finishing college is a must, and at the risk of starting a pi**ing contest, there are also expert professional aviation schools in the civilian world... In fact, graduates of...
07-08-2007, 01:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,090
Posted By Jimmbbo

RE: Deciding to become a pilot?

Based on the safety record of aviation, this bit of "Information" can be discounted by common sense alone, and I suspect this fellow also wears tin hats to listen to the UFOs and has a pyramid at...
07-01-2007, 10:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,090
Posted By Jimmbbo

RE: Deciding to become a pilot?

Dave,

FS flying and model aviation go well together... many airline pilots do RC on their days off.. just can't get enuf flying :D

Cheers!

Jim
07-01-2007, 10:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,090
Posted By Jimmbbo

RE: Deciding to become a pilot?

Dave,

My $.02 - Never give up your dreams for anyone else. Find a woman who shares them, or at least understands and accepts them. I have too many friends that gave up their dreams and are...
07-01-2007, 12:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,011
Posted By Jimmbbo

RE: How real is FMS? SHould I get somethng else?

Depends on what you're using it for.... IMO, FMS is great for the price (free!) at teaching you basic control, takeoff and landing, and flying the model to and from you. Realflight has much better...
07-01-2007, 12:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,366
Posted By Jimmbbo

RE: How to Secure Nyrod in Firewall?

Ditto...

Fit needs to be tight, so if you have to make the hole larger to allow a straight run for the throttle cable, make a doubler of 1/8 thick ply with a tight hole in it - CA to firewall...
06-29-2007, 04:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,984
Posted By Jimmbbo

RE: U guys ain't so tough...

NTSB just released an investigation status report (below - emphasis added) - indications are that it is a mechanical problem...

Am very surprised that a gear control/indicating system could be...
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