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Forum: ARF or RTF
08-13-2016, 04:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 589
Posted By jlguru

I have my OS35AX mounted on a Tower Hobbies...

I have my OS35AX mounted on a Tower Hobbies Uproar. It flies well.

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXGPG8&P=7 for an ARF, or...
04-27-2016, 05:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,800
Posted By jlguru

OK ... I'll wait patiently. Live long, and...

OK ... I'll wait patiently.

Live long, and prosper
Jerry
04-25-2016, 03:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,800
Posted By jlguru

Ron Ward: Have you flown this plane yet? Curious...

Ron Ward: Have you flown this plane yet? Curious minds would like to know.

Live long, and prosper
Jerry
04-12-2016, 02:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,800
Posted By jlguru

Good news ... way to go! Keep me posted on how it...

Good news ... way to go! Keep me posted on how it goes. Looking forward to a successful maiden flight.

Live long, and prosper
Jerry
04-11-2016, 08:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,800
Posted By jlguru

I think adding weight and forging ahead is what...

I think adding weight and forging ahead is what I'd do. If I remember correctly, you've added a foot to the wing span over the plan (?) so it should carry some extra weight easily. I think you'll be...
04-11-2016, 05:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,800
Posted By jlguru

I've never built the Spadette .... however, I...

I've never built the Spadette .... however, I usually build a fuselage including all attached equipment. Then build the wing with all attached equipment. Then I tie the wing to to fuselage with...
04-10-2016, 03:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,800
Posted By jlguru

Perhaps an OS 46 instead of a Super Tiger 40...

Perhaps an OS 46 instead of a Super Tiger 40 would help with that? :cool:

Edit: or, perhaps not I just looked up their weights at Tower Hobbies and they are nearly identical.

Live long, and...
03-30-2016, 06:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,772
Posted By jlguru

All the sign vinyl I've ever used has been fuel...

All the sign vinyl I've ever used has been fuel proof. I use it not only on SPAD's but to patch holes in Monocote and recovering major breaks in my "Frankenplanes". I stick it down then hit it...
03-20-2016, 03:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,754
Posted By jlguru

Winnemucca is about 180 miles northeast of Reno...

Winnemucca is about 180 miles northeast of Reno on Interstate 80. It's an agricultural and mining community and gas stop in the middle of the Great Basin desert. We get over 300 days of sunshine per...
03-20-2016, 06:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,754
Posted By jlguru

Nearly every SPAD wing I've ever built fits your...

Nearly every SPAD wing I've ever built fits your description, and the planes all have flown well. I suggest you don't worry about it and forge on.

Live long, and prosper
Jerry
Forum: Beginners
02-25-2016, 07:21 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,895
Posted By jlguru

May I suggest there is one more thing to do...

May I suggest there is one more thing to do before you cast your plane to the winds. Take you plane to an RC Club, find the resident "test pilot" (most clubs have one or two really knowledgeable...
01-24-2016, 06:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,533
Posted By jlguru

Try Here: /www.harborsales.net...

Try Here:

/www.harborsales.net (http://www.rcuniverse.com/www.harborsales.net)

best to call on the telephone as the ordering process on their web page is not very intuitive and it grossly...
12-29-2015, 06:28 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,345
Posted By jlguru

Buy quality engines. I finally had to concede...

Buy quality engines. I finally had to concede that I am not a master engine tuner/mechanic/trouble shooter. When I bought cheap/used engines, it was always a trial and error struggle resulting in...
Forum: Beginners
12-27-2015, 07:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 335
Posted By jlguru

Google is your friend ... ...

Google is your friend ...

https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=tune+2+cycle+model+airplane+engine

Not a "one off" customized hand holding tutorial, but...
Forum: ARF or RTF
12-10-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 876
Posted By jlguru

I had one of these planes for a long time. It was...

I had one of these planes for a long time. It was crashed/repaired multiple times before it finally succumbed to my abuse. And, yes the wing mount tab broke. I think, however, that a stronger...
09-24-2015, 05:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,112
Posted By jlguru

I cannot comment on tuned pipes, but suggest...

I cannot comment on tuned pipes, but suggest that, before you commit to a tuned pipe, you try some other propellers. Specifically, try an APC 11.5x4 and an APC 12.25x3.75 and see how it goes. And,...
09-23-2015, 05:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 985
Posted By jlguru

Jett makes them. ...

Jett makes them.

http://www.jettengineering.com/

from the home page, left side in red, click on Jett Engines, scroll down and under Jett-Fire choose your poison.

Live long, and prosper...
Forum: Beginners
04-10-2015, 09:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,247
Posted By jlguru

Take a pencil and paper. Write your name with...

Take a pencil and paper. Write your name with your thumb on the top/eraser end of the pencil. Then write your name with thumb and fingers holding the pencil normally. Fine motor control is in your...
03-12-2015, 05:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,338
Posted By jlguru

Converting their SPAD's to snowblowers? ...

Converting their SPAD's to snowblowers?

Live long, and prosper
Jerry
Forum: ARF or RTF
05-25-2012, 03:46 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 10,547
Posted By jlguru

RE: Why the near obsession with over powering airplanes?

I'm 62 years old and have an eternal "Need For Speed". In my high school and college days that need was satisfied with snow skiing ... then came motorcycles ... then came fast cars. As I matured, had...
10-02-2011, 08:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,452
Posted By jlguru

RE: Help, engine turned black after cleaning

I have recovered from this using a wire brush wheel on a bench grinder ... it will polish off the gray oxidization from the outside of the engine. A wire wheel chucked in a hand drill would be more...
Forum: 3D Flying!
07-11-2011, 06:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,041
Posted By jlguru

RE: Great Planes Dazzler or TH Uproar??

I've had both and in my opinion the TH Uproar is, by far, the better airframe. I flew both with a Saito 56 four stroke and it was a good match. I wore the Uproar out and am looking to replace it at...
Forum: ARF or RTF
01-26-2010, 07:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 943
Posted By jlguru

RE: Great Planes Dazzler / Tower Uproar

I bought both of these planes nearly simultaneously. The GP Dazzler (powered w/ a Saito 56) died a prolonged agonizing death with no major crashes and w/ multiple patches and structural repairs until...
Forum: Beginners
01-08-2010, 07:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,196
Posted By jlguru

RE: Looking for parts

I once found a carb for an old OS engine (OS 40 fp) by going to the OS home page, finding an exploded view of the engine, getting the exact part number, and Googling just the part number. I found 6...
02-12-2009, 07:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 953
Posted By jlguru

RE: Hnager 9 Tribute engine choice.

LOL - I vote for a Saito 56 4-stroker ...

Live long, and prosper
Jerry L. Gubka
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