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Forum: RC Fuels
03-17-2018, 07:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,641
Posted By jayd3

S&W fuel ?

In my search for a glow fuel supplier I came across S&W fuels in PA USA great prices and not to far away from Ohio, but I've never heard of them let alone used there fuel. I'm just looking for...
Forum: RC Fuels
03-17-2018, 07:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,283
Posted By jayd3

I venting is a good question it would be easy...

I venting is a good question it would be easy enough to have a one way pressure relief valve that only allowed outgoing when pressure became dangerous, the big question to me is how to get methanol...
12-04-2015, 03:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,804
Posted By jayd3

Based on Harry Higgley's advice I have always...

Based on Harry Higgley's advice I have always heated epoxy to make it thinner, there are two cautions when heating epoxy: 1 is the epoxy will cure faster the hotter the thinner and faster so this is...
10-13-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,036
Posted By jayd3

Warped balsa fix please

I used vinyl spackeling to try and fill in a long crack in a sheeted wing and the water content cause the balsa to bubble up, so now what do I do ?
I have been using vinyl spackeling since I read...
10-13-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 161,077
Posted By jayd3

The advantages with this is you won't drop the...

The advantages with this is you won't drop the model and possibly do damage and you have your hands free to make adjustments, even the G.P. artificial fingers type can be hard to keep a out of...
10-10-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 600
Posted By jayd3

Thanks Larry I am using the lighter and most...

Thanks Larry
I am using the lighter and most likely even more translucent yellow and white primer seems an excellent material for this as it's high hiding as painters say due to having lots of...
10-09-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 600
Posted By jayd3

Mono show through problems

Hello
I have seen and had ugly show troughs with supposedly opaque Monokote I.E. where balsa was filled, or had dark grain etc.
So my question is what can you put on to provide a uniform base ...
10-09-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,804
Posted By jayd3

Wow I have not use polyester resin even though it...

Wow I have not use polyester resin even though it was widely recommend years ago , I'm not fond of the smell of epoxy but it dose no last to long and yes you can mix micro ballons with it.
does...
10-09-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,982
Posted By jayd3

I use a heat gun and give it a lubing with 0-20...

I use a heat gun and give it a lubing with 0-20 motor oil or any good quality light oil, this works well for carbs and engines.
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From experience I can tell you do not leave it soak in pure...
Replies: 3
Views: 591
Posted By jayd3

Thanks It's looking like the thunder Tiger...

Thanks
It's looking like the thunder Tiger ACE R/C TX is going to be my Sim TX as the RX does not work and I have no Ideal what will work with it as neither a Futaba or JR RX seem to work.
Who...
Replies: 7
Views: 984
Posted By jayd3

seems reasonable and I hope would save my battery...

seems reasonable and I hope would save my battery pack,by routing current through resistor: but current will flow through path of least resistance.
my though is maybe use a fuse and milliamp meter...
Replies: 3
Views: 591
Posted By jayd3

What shift (Futaba or JR Airtroins) is Ace R/C TX ?

I have a Thunder Tiger Ace R/C Skysport FM TX the receiver I got with it is not working so what receivers will Futaba or JR / Airtronics or ?
I checked the Thunder Tiger site but no Radios and no...
Replies: 7
Views: 984
Posted By jayd3

Actually in both cases I was not using a switch,...

Actually in both cases I was not using a switch, and it did burn the pins off in the receiver on the Futaba after I opened the receiver to see if as you said it was in the wiring but I got 0 ohms on...
Replies: 7
Views: 984
Posted By jayd3

How to test receivers ? 2 have had dead shorts ruining battery

As the headline says I have had 2 receivers ruin my battery packs and need to know how to test before putting power to them?
1receiver was a Futaba FP R127 D that had worked then suddenly when I...
09-29-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 622
Posted By jayd3

I emailed the Futaba service center and they no...

I emailed the Futaba service center and they no longer support, however Tony at Radio South was more helpful and said it should work ok to just switch crystals but do a Range check.
Replies: 6
Views: 1,400
Posted By jayd3

I'm finding another advantage: no soldering or...

I'm finding another advantage: no soldering or multiple connectors both not so good for airplanes. Now I know the Electric people seem to think soldering is the way to do things but after 30+ years...
Replies: 13
Views: 1,021
Posted By jayd3

I sure agree that my old radios are far better...

I sure agree that my old radios are far better quality than some new 2.4 I have a couple cheap 2.4s and the build quality is just not even close, worse thing is the gimbals don't have a good feel...
Replies: 8
Views: 4,316
Posted By jayd3

The 'R/CMA check AMA' sticker tells you it has...

The 'R/CMA check AMA' sticker tells you it has passed the R/C manufactures and AMA test for narrow band and is narrow band compliant.
Replies: 13
Views: 1,021
Posted By jayd3

You may be right: but one has to figure in cost...

You may be right: but one has to figure in cost of correct crystals at $12.99 + shipping,and it would be lighting striking twice if found one on ch14 or a used ch 14 Futaba crystal.
so if cost is...
Replies: 13
Views: 1,021
Posted By jayd3

72 Mhz Futaba RX retuning

Being formerly ignorant of Futaba's Hi - lo band tuning I purchased two hi band FP 127 DR RXs on ebay intending to just put a ch14 crystal in them.
Now I know that is not going to work well at...
Replies: 4
Views: 519
Posted By jayd3

My old radios (20+ yrs pre computer) definitely...

My old radios (20+ yrs pre computer) definitely don't have and only the Futaba 6FGK has even dual rate adjustment.
I think I need a diffrent control horn to get attachment point closer to the...
09-19-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 622
Posted By jayd3

It's been a long time since this post but i still...

It's been a long time since this post but i still have these same receivers and need service being ignorant of Futaba's hi low range scheme I purchased two receivers on hi channels when my 6FGK TX is...
Forum: Kit Building
09-16-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 584
Posted By jayd3

Thanks Larry I thing I need to get a left right...

Thanks Larry
I thing I need to get a left right set of horns and use the correct one like shown on plans so I can get a better alignment, the universal Sulivan horns I have just don't let me do that.
Replies: 4
Views: 519
Posted By jayd3

Do old Radios have servo end point ?

I ask because I'm having trouble getting equal travel in both directions on the rudder of a plane and one responder said check servo end points.
To my knowledge my old Futaba 6FGK and Conquest...
Forum: Kit Building
09-15-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 584
Posted By jayd3

The only thing in mechanical set up that varies...

The only thing in mechanical set up that varies from the plans is the rudder horn is backwards from the plans cause I don't have the left or right horn I need to turn it, in other words the clevis is...
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