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Forum: RC Jets
10-04-2021, 12:55 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,448
Posted By JackD

Well, CARF pro builds from the pros are in the...

Well, CARF pro builds from the pros are in the 10k range from what I hear, so I doubt anyone will do it for less than that. I agree this looks like a 300+ hr job, and qualified labor is more around...
Forum: RC Jets
03-18-2021, 07:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,630
Posted By JackD

My 2c: For servo leads, I will take crimping over...

My 2c: For servo leads, I will take crimping over soldering any day. reason is that when you solder, the end of the solder creates a stress point, where cables can break to fatigue. Crimping is way...
Forum: RC Jets
12-16-2020, 09:14 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,470
Posted By JackD

Just don't drop them... As Buck say/s they create...

Just don't drop them... As Buck say/s they create lift. If you drop them, they hit the wings. If I remember correctly, Terry Nitsch lost his that way (tank got stuck on the missile rails)
Forum: RC Jets
12-14-2020, 09:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,069
Posted By JackD

Jan, one thing we do differently than what you...

Jan, one thing we do differently than what you describe is flaps on a slider. We use flaps on a 3 position switch. No fiddling with flaps. As I mentioned earlier, always land on the same...
Forum: RC Jets
12-13-2020, 06:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,069
Posted By JackD

Guess who taught me too :) Good to hear from...

Guess who taught me too :)

Good to hear from you Jan, hope your are ok and being able to fly during these crazy times

later
Jack G
Forum: RC Jets
12-13-2020, 12:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,069
Posted By JackD

Agree with everything but this. if it is windy,...

Agree with everything but this. if it is windy, I turn closer. But adding more power to maintain groundspeed means higher airspeed and risk of ballooning on flare. Same with flaps. I always land...
Forum: RC Jets
11-09-2020, 01:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,242
Posted By JackD

When I needed them, JR matchboxes were the ones I...

When I needed them, JR matchboxes were the ones I would use. They always pop up in the classifieds. I have like 20 lying around :)
Forum: RC Jets
11-04-2020, 05:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,666
Posted By JackD

I think the net result of what you and I are...

I think the net result of what you and I are recommending is the same. Toe out to minimize bite and avoid zigzag/wingdance, specially on cross wind.

Regarding toe in/toe out on race cars, I kinda...
Forum: RC Jets
11-04-2020, 11:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,666
Posted By JackD

Yup. What I am solving is for cross wind...

Yup. What I am solving is for cross wind controlability on narrow track planes. And toe out happened to be a HUGE improvement. But as you say, depends on what you are solving for...

For...
Forum: RC Jets
11-04-2020, 10:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,666
Posted By JackD

Actually, I use tow out on narrow track planes...

Actually, I use tow out on narrow track planes like the cougar and the F86, especifically to improve cross wind handling. And guess who recommended it (and actually helped me win top gun with that...
Forum: RC Jets
06-25-2020, 06:42 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 22,698
Posted By JackD

Carlos, Never point the antenna 45 up. You...

Carlos,

Never point the antenna 45 up. You will have your plane in the cone of silence that radiates from the tip of your antenna. I have seen most Futaba users point their antenna 45 degrees...
Forum: RC Jets
06-01-2020, 10:01 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 14,302
Posted By JackD

woketman, you can achieve the same with 2...

woketman,

you can achieve the same with 2 R3s. Much simpler and cheaper. Jeti sells them as a combo

i know peoplw like to put an R12, but i really have not found a reason to

I do have an...
Forum: RC Jets
05-20-2020, 05:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,230
Posted By JackD

Because there is no need to add a reg if using...

Because there is no need to add a reg if using lifes on 9411s 3421s

why complicate things?
Forum: RC Jets
05-19-2020, 06:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,230
Posted By JackD

In my experience, 9411 and 3421 will take LiFes...

In my experience, 9411 and 3421 will take LiFes no prob. Not sure about the other one, but you can add a cheap MKS in line reg (aeropanda and Soaringusa carry them )
...
Forum: RC Jets
05-17-2020, 07:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,535
Posted By JackD

+1 what Dave said! So much metal on those thin...

+1 what Dave said! So much metal on those thin wires
Forum: RC Jets
12-08-2019, 12:37 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 62,377
Posted By JackD

Factory painted. I provided the documentation...

Factory painted. I provided the documentation and reviewed the color proofs with robbie until we got it right

super happy with the outcome :)
Forum: RC Jets
12-08-2019, 03:49 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 62,377
Posted By JackD

The F86 is 84. I am finalizing mine, hopefully...

The F86 is 84. I am finalizing mine, hopefully maidening next week

...
Forum: RC Jets
11-08-2019, 07:19 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 14,920
Posted By JackD

my dad does, he is crazy... I only have 2 160s :)

my dad does, he is crazy... I only have 2 160s :)
Forum: RC Jets
11-08-2019, 07:17 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 14,920
Posted By JackD

those carbon tubes are not the BVM ones. So...

those carbon tubes are not the BVM ones. So please call Patty and order the correct ones

Ill post the correct thickness in a bit, but they are aluminum, not carbon. I would not experiment
Forum: RC Jets
11-08-2019, 09:15 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 14,920
Posted By JackD

Before you fly the airplane, please measure the...

Before you fly the airplane, please measure the wall thickness of your wingtubes and post them here (or pm them to me). Wingtubes were upgraded a while ago and wings will fail with the old tubes and...
Forum: RC Jets
10-24-2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 655
Posted By JackD

I put a small block if balsa connecting the tray...

I put a small block if balsa connecting the tray to the bottom of the fuse. I only had a cortex on it, but still, you want that tray to be stiff
Forum: RC Jets
09-19-2019, 02:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,837
Posted By JackD

I run r3s + c200 too. Zero issues. Not sure I...

I run r3s + c200 too. Zero issues. Not sure I buy the better antenna argument
Forum: RC Jets
09-19-2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,837
Posted By JackD

better how? Just curious

better how? Just curious
Forum: RC Jets
09-19-2019, 06:01 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,837
Posted By JackD

Why are you guys using R12s instead of R3s?

Why are you guys using R12s instead of R3s?
Forum: RC Jets
09-08-2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 567
Views: 93,335
Posted By JackD

Raffy, I think thats a camera, not a light

Raffy, I think thats a camera, not a light
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