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Posted by RussellRifleRoll | 03-06-2018 @ 06:55 PM | 9,577 Views
Posted by tailskid2 | 02-27-2018 @ 10:18 PM | 8,853 Views
Decided to fix up my 10+ year old H9 P-47 150 that met the ground after a flame out during a Warbird Gaggle at the Warbirds Over The Rockies last year....fuse bottom was crushed a bit. Decided to go with a smoke system now that the bottom was opened up. Replacing the Evolution 26 with another Evolution, this time their 45.
Posted by RussellRifleRoll | 02-26-2018 @ 03:34 PM | 9,003 Views
Posted by tailskid2 | 02-21-2018 @ 10:15 PM | 7,448 Views
Ran the engine (new DLE35RA) for about a 1/2 tank of gas....using an 18/6 prop I was getting 1600 RPM at idle and 8350 wide open. Had to adjust the needle (low end) just a hair and she purrs....

Found out the replacement tires/wheels (Robart) were flat - too much weight on her I guess so they are being replaced by some Dubro 4" threaded.
Posted by Lawless | 02-20-2018 @ 08:41 PM | 6,002 Views
Bob Zilla I am trying to get ahold of you I seen that you had a jet for sale here recently and I'm very interested in it and you took it down you can contact me at Lawless Customs 320 at gmail.com
Posted by pittsartist | 02-20-2018 @ 07:04 PM | 6,728 Views
Here's my "WIP" Intermediate free known sequence design. Plenty of sky underneath me at this stage - I'm reasonably happy with how it flows ... a lot of height loss though.

2018 free known attempt 1 (3 min 40 sec)

Posted by RussellRifleRoll | 02-19-2018 @ 12:48 AM | 6,922 Views
Posted by tailskid2 | 02-18-2018 @ 05:42 PM | 5,525 Views
Here are some shots of what I thought was enough clearance for the stock muffler, and some of the cowl after installing a smoke muffler.
Posted by jonkoppisch | 02-18-2018 @ 09:11 AM | 5,239 Views
I started flying with an aircore trainer with a fox 40. My brother n law started at the same time and had a telemaster 40 with a fox 40. Both ran great on the ground but mine would die every time after takeoff when I was around 15 foot in the air. Sure glad I had a rubber airplane his ran great but mine just wouldn't work. Everyone in the club tried to adjust it with no luck. The instructions even had steps about how to grind the needle valve for performance. How about that finally really learned to fly on a friends, Larry eagletons falcon 60, then a thunder tiger 20 size trainer with a Irvine engine that ran great.

I liked flying fast with quickie 500s, ultra sports and sig cobras. We had to build everything back then.

Moved more toward 3D after that. Giant aerobat kits were coming out. I went to joe nall and remember seeing the Carden bunch, mike sauls, blaine Austin, maybe wes Batson and 1 other doing the hover tail touch challenge. Blaine won and stripped out his tail servo lol. That was really something then.

Jets were starting to come out. I was at joe nall and fiberclassics was there showing off the entry level jet. A kangaroo and jetcat p80 combo.. Had to have one. Bought it and flew it at martinsburg wv. Went up to Lebanon pa to the jet rally and the Georgia jets guys and bob Klenke signed me off. WooHoo!

It's been 3D, jets, warbirds and helicopter since...
Posted by tailskid2 | 02-17-2018 @ 01:07 PM | 4,909 Views
Received the smoke muffler and that required some additional material to be removed from the bottom of the cowl.
Posted by Scottsrn | 02-15-2018 @ 04:56 PM | 4,391 Views
This a thread I'm starting about wheel pants. I'm starting this thread to hear a few other opinions about having or not having wheel pants on your rc plane. It seem there will always be a few people who will tell you that they nothing but a pain. I have had a few planes myself that gave me trouble at some point with them, other than that it seem a lot of planes look better if you can keep them on.
Posted by tailskid2 | 02-11-2018 @ 09:27 PM | 5,010 Views
While waiting on a smoke muffler I have been playing with the flaps, mounting the cowl/spinner, etc.

If I wasn't 'waiting', this bird would be airborne by now!
Posted by tailskid2 | 02-01-2018 @ 08:28 PM | 5,672 Views
This ARF has really impressed me! If I were in a hurry, this bird could be flying in much less than a week! But I'm taking my time....the parts fit, assembly is quick, instructions clear. What more could someone ask?

Enough room in that fuselage to built a boat! Therefore some smoke will be added to the project.
Posted by Scottsrn | 01-17-2018 @ 08:00 PM | 6,169 Views
Pictures of my planes
Posted by Ethan Ater | 01-15-2018 @ 12:34 PM | 6,844 Views
Flying the TwistedHobbys Crack Laser PRO at the first indoor fly-in of 2018!

Twisted Hobbys Crack Laser PRO Indoor (3 min 34 sec)

Posted by Extra33 | 01-09-2018 @ 03:16 PM | 6,207 Views
hello
In futaba for Mode 2 airplane version defined by a momentary or spring loaded switch the one located on top/left/ back side of the transmitter, as a confirmation you can watch you tube video Futaba 16 sza "timer set up" by Chip from team futaba where he select "SF" naming it as spring loaded switch but in the Manual it is described on page 16 as a momentary switch but is the same.
[Be careful, please do not ignore my advise ]
The one that I get from Tower for christmas have the momentary switch on the right.
I call Futaba services I they give me two choices:
1- Send it to change to left
2- Return it for exchange.
Note:
Please, review the latest software version as my came with version 3.0 and Futaba already release 3.2 in Dic 13
Posted by grosbeak | 01-09-2018 @ 10:47 AM | 6,472 Views
Hi folks,

I like to post detailed build threads here on FG. I also document builds and a lot of other stuff on my website.

Pay me a visit at www.grosbeakrc.ca.


Regards,

John.
Posted by Avaiojet | 01-09-2018 @ 04:05 AM | 5,956 Views
I offer peel n stick vinyl graphics for any size model.


I specialize in Warbirds but can and do make graphics for all kinds of models.


Really quick replies.


Here's some of my work.


Thanks for stopping by.


Charles
Posted by orthobird | 12-22-2017 @ 07:24 PM | 18,453 Views
Motor-Box construction:
1. 1st step is to identify all the parts needed and to draw out the lines on the firewall for the down thrust and the right thrust.

I will do 3 degrees of right thrust and one degree of down thrust.

Using the plans, I was able to identify the lines.