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Forum: Gas Engines
01-02-2021, 05:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 752
Posted By Truckracer

I seriously doubt that Horizon was still selling...

I seriously doubt that Horizon was still selling many Zenoah engines. While there is no doubt of the quality of the Zenoah line, they were all dated, heavy and not the most powerful engines around....
12-31-2020, 07:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 361
Posted By Truckracer

Can you identify the odor? A mouse nest back in...

Can you identify the odor? A mouse nest back in the fuselage and even in the wing is often a problem in airplanes stored where they live. Very hard to get that odor out because the balsa soaks up the...
Forum: Kit Building
12-29-2020, 11:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 412
Posted By Truckracer

Loved the Mini Plane! I think you would be happy...

Loved the Mini Plane! I think you would be happy with a bit more engine than that LA46 though. It will fly with the LA but will be very anemic. I'd use one of later ball bearing, 46 - 50 engines or a...
Replies: 3
Views: 540
Posted By Truckracer

Thanks!

Thanks!
Replies: 3
Views: 540
Posted By Truckracer

Airtronics service codes?

I have an old Airtronics RDS8000 2.4 transmitter that I would like to change from stick mode 1 to mode 2. I can easily make the mechanical changes but need to know the service codes or how to access...
12-12-2020, 04:55 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 10,411
Posted By Truckracer

Some CUB 101. On the J-3 and other early Cub...

Some CUB 101. On the J-3 and other early Cub derived airframes, the front bracing goes to the center of the wing / fuselage at the top and out the the fuselage sides at the bottom. Super CUBs and...
Forum: Gas Engines
12-06-2020, 09:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 482
Posted By Truckracer

No, different port size and bolt spacing.

No, different port size and bolt spacing.
Forum: Gas Engines
12-01-2020, 09:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 962
Posted By Truckracer

My favorite all around prop for the DLE35 is the...

My favorite all around prop for the DLE35 is the Falcon wood civilian style prop. The 20-6 just works great on anything from a CUB to an aerobatic plane. Slows down well for landings, has excellent...
11-12-2020, 06:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,378
Posted By Truckracer

The Hitec D625MG and D645MG servos offer a...

The Hitec D625MG and D645MG servos offer a measure of performance much above what is typical for servos in their price range. I've been using them for several years now in sport planes where their...
11-01-2020, 07:38 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 10,411
Posted By Truckracer

Wing tips on all CUBs and other old vintage...

Wing tips on all CUBs and other old vintage planes can be tricky. Add to that not all full scale rebuilds are true to the original depending on who did the rebuild so photos of CUBs can show many...
11-01-2020, 07:23 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 10,411
Posted By Truckracer

Thanks! I have construction photos if needed. Not...

Thanks! I have construction photos if needed. Not a lot of differences between the old SIG and Nosen kits .... Balsa USA for that matter too. Love those CUBs but haven't flown mine much this season.
11-01-2020, 06:03 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 10,411
Posted By Truckracer

When I built my last SIG CUB with a cabin top...

When I built my last SIG CUB with a cabin top similar to what you are doing with your new project, I used a wing tube and separate wing panels. I built the wing flat but preload the struts just a...
10-22-2020, 04:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,017
Posted By Truckracer

Balance lead extensions are available from many...

Balance lead extensions are available from many online sources including Amazon and Ebay. Many retailers also have them. Much cheaper than making them. No problem making the charge leads in longer...
Forum: Gas Engines
10-20-2020, 01:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 289
Posted By Truckracer

I usually use standoffs that are a bit short and...

I usually use standoffs that are a bit short and make up the length with large diameter fender washers at the firewall. Watch those washers though, hardware grade washers vary quite a bit in...
Forum: Gas Engines
10-20-2020, 12:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 289
Posted By Truckracer

Looking through my stash ...... the DLE 30 / 35...

Looking through my stash ...... the DLE 30 / 35 standoffs are 60mm, the 55 has ones that are 68mm. The 55 standoffs are considerably heavier duty than the ones for the 30 though both are tapped for...
Forum: Gas Engines
10-20-2020, 12:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 753
Posted By Truckracer

I have multiples of both of those engines. Both...

I have multiples of both of those engines. Both are very user friendly. Many people tend to under prop the 20. Start with a 17-6 as that is pretty much the standard for that engine. You can always...
Forum: Gas Engines
10-14-2020, 10:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 203
Posted By Truckracer

Nothing special about the AGM30 carb. Buy a...

Nothing special about the AGM30 carb. Buy a replacement for a DLE30 or 35 or any of the replacement carbs for this size engine sold by Valley View RC, Mile High RC, etc. They also sell DLE parts as...
10-05-2020, 06:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,142
Posted By Truckracer

Sad, Phoenix planes were such a good, low cost...

Sad, Phoenix planes were such a good, low cost ARF in the smaller sizes. I hope they resolve their issues in these larger planes.
Forum: Gas Engines
09-22-2020, 03:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 753
Posted By Truckracer

Id consider something like the DLE 35. Quite a...

Id consider something like the DLE 35. Quite a bit more power than the 30 and very easy to live with. Not sure if a twin is a great first large engine and it might not fit your cowl.

Not engine...
09-19-2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,542
Posted By Truckracer

If you fly from hard surfaces, the rearward...

If you fly from hard surfaces, the rearward location will give better handling and smoother landings. If from grass, a more forward location would be preferred. Under the leading edge is always a...
Forum: Gas Engines
09-16-2020, 06:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,483
Posted By Truckracer

Well, some of the IBEC's are both voltage and...

Well, some of the IBEC's are both voltage and current regulated so that a direct short in the ignition would not deplete the receiver battery. Add to that, the Tech Aero IBEC enjoys a tremendous...
09-09-2020, 12:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,542
Posted By Truckracer

That Sky Squire if a fine looking airplane. Makes...

That Sky Squire if a fine looking airplane. Makes me want to get back to the building board.
Forum: Gas Engines
09-08-2020, 08:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 719
Posted By Truckracer

Yes they are interchangeable.

Yes they are interchangeable.
Forum: Gas Engines
09-04-2020, 08:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 534
Posted By Truckracer

Mounting the engine directly on the firewall...

Mounting the engine directly on the firewall would be fine and even preferable if it can be done that way. Standoffs are a convenient way of mounting the engine when you want to space the whole...
Forum: The Clubhouse
09-02-2020, 10:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 801
Posted By Truckracer

Except for some of the rare heli carbs, most OS...

Except for some of the rare heli carbs, most OS O rings are still available from OS. Maybe not listed for the specific carb or engine you have but still available for a newer carb or engine. Take...
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