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07-27-2009, 12:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,563
Posted By MadScientist

RE: NEEDLE VALVE basics 101

That post hurts my eyes to read it.
07-15-2009, 10:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,495
Posted By MadScientist

RE: Nikon D300

As a pro photographer who owns two of them, I can tell you they are great cameras for the money. I use them primarily as backup cameras, but more and more i'm finding them in my bag as a first...
Forum: Unusual R/C
07-13-2009, 02:57 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 11,350
Posted By MadScientist

RE: Looking for Strange and Unusual?

Hey now, don't knock that guy with the curley-q antenna! Since he has invented that thing, it has become standard equipment on all aircraft, including faster than light spaceships, and now the guy...
12-18-2007, 03:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,346
Posted By MadScientist

RE: Oh No! The clearcoat didn’t kick!

If the surface you painted was fiberglass, just use acetone. It wipes the paint right off, right down to the fiberglass, and won't hurt the glass either.
07-10-2007, 03:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 706
Posted By MadScientist

RE: HELP ME PLEASE!!!

You're going to do all that work for a cheapie servo like that? Chuck it and get a new one; they're disposable at that price.
07-02-2007, 09:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,260
Posted By MadScientist

RE: Foaming Fuel

I agree with the bubbleless tank suggestion. You can get them in some pretty large sizes: I have an 18 oz one in my cermark f16. I use bubbleless tanks on all of my planes and never have a fuel...
Forum: Beginners
06-27-2007, 02:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 499
Posted By MadScientist

RE: Paint and primers?

Try the primer and paint combo you have out on a scrap piece of whatever you built the floats with.
Forum: Beginners
06-25-2007, 12:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,996
Posted By MadScientist

RE: center of gravity effects?

generally speaking, if you have the CG too far back, the plane will be very pitch sensitive, and uncontrollable. if it is too far forward, you may run out of elevator on landing, and not have...
Forum: Beginners
06-13-2007, 11:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,484
Posted By MadScientist

RE: Hanger 9 P-51 PTS

Personally I don't think these planes fly as well as they could in a training situation. I've flown easier to fly planes as trainers. However, since you are already flying a bit, it may be OK for...
Forum: Beginners
05-25-2007, 07:34 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,920
Posted By MadScientist

RE: Industry ethics?

It's been a common advertizing ploy for years to state that whatever plane was being sold "flies just like a trainer" when in fact it didn't. What we are seeing now with the raptor and P51...
04-27-2007, 12:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 830
Posted By MadScientist

RE: Hinged servicable/openable wing

I don't think this is such a good idea, especially with a composite wing. Most wings of this type get their strength from bonding at the leading and trailing edge, and at the spar. Think of how...
Forum: Q-500 Racing
04-11-2007, 03:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,165
Posted By MadScientist

RE: How to make a Q500 wing??

Dave,

What's the idea behind introducing reflex into the wing when turning? I've never seen that done on a Q500 and am curious as to the reasoning behind it. Thanks

Tony
Forum: Kit Building
03-13-2007, 03:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,778
Posted By MadScientist

RE: Gonna build by first kit, what do I ReallY need?

I like building on that dense blue foam that they use for insulation in walls. You have to make sure that the piece you're using is dead flat, but once you get that, it's a great surface to build...
Forum: Beginners
03-05-2007, 04:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,696
Posted By MadScientist

RE: Do wheel brakes exist for trainers?

No offense, but it just sounds like you need to practice landings a bit more. You shouldn't need breaks on a trainer. You might want to look at your landing speed, your throttle setting at landing...
03-02-2007, 04:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,249
Posted By MadScientist

RE: Tank facing location for pusherprop

You can also fill these with your electric pump from your flight box. Just let the pump suck out all of the air first, then fill. you have to be careful not to overfill the tank, as it will get...
03-01-2007, 04:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,697
Posted By MadScientist

RE: PIN-STRIPING .....whats best.....

I just did this very thing last night with monocote. The trick is to get it tacked down at one end and while pulling slightly, use your trim iron to seal it down. As you go, the heat from the iron...
Forum: Beginners
02-26-2007, 10:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 563
Posted By MadScientist

RE: Need engine opinions

I agree with the TT46 pro. A great engine, easy to break in, easy to tune, and has plenty of power for your application.
02-21-2007, 01:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,637
Posted By MadScientist

RE: Really want to go fast??

We land them on grass and on pavement. For grass, it's usually not needed to push after touchdown, as the grass slows the plane down pretty effectively. On pavement, we sometimes push on the stick...
Forum: Aerodynamics
02-09-2007, 01:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,417
Posted By MadScientist

RE: Separate Aileron Servos for Duraplane Trainer

You know, if you're looking for a good plane to use as a test bed for multiple servos on the wing, my suggestion would be a 40 sized Ultra Stick. They fly great, the are cheap, and they have the...
01-30-2007, 04:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 440
Posted By MadScientist

RE: Gear Doors

This site shows a nice easy way to do that:
http://www.wingsontheweb.com/vhangar/do335/oct24-97.html
Forum: Q-500 Racing
01-26-2007, 10:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,569
Posted By MadScientist

RE: SEMPRA Race - Southern 500 March 31~April 1

Hey Scott,

Tim and I will be there. I'll bring you a DVD of the helmet cam stuff from Tangerine. Came out pretty good. Might just have my new Doddger done then too.

Tony
Forum: Beginners
01-25-2007, 10:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,518
Posted By MadScientist

RE: Servo Buzz

I agree. Disconnect the servo from the push rod and see if the buzzing sound goes away. It should. Try to free up the linkage so the flap goes up and down very easily, and then reattach. If you...
Forum: Beginners
01-24-2007, 12:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 495
Posted By MadScientist

RE: Help me with the colour of my plane

No it's not easy to do, if you want a covering job that is going to look professional, especially if it's your first time covering. It is a skill that takes a bit of practice in order to get a nice...
Forum: Beginners
01-19-2007, 02:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 534
Posted By MadScientist

RE: Help me chose a 2nd plane

Generally, war birds are tail draggers, and land and take off faster than what you're used to, so you might want to find a plane that has those attributes so you can practice. As you get closer and...
Forum: Beginners
01-19-2007, 01:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,626
Posted By MadScientist

RE: The F-22 raptor

Seems like a lot to pay for a plane that's most likely going to suffer damage while learning. I would rather see someone new to the hobby get a cheaper plane to learn on and not feel so bad when...
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