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Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-18-2016, 04:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 260
Posted By garyp1029
The right (starboard) cabane attachments to the...

The right (starboard) cabane attachments to the wing simple disintegrated without being touched; it was as though the plastic has melted rather than broken. The outboard struts broke--two at the...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-18-2016, 02:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 260
Posted By garyp1029
Being 80 years old and having used Locktite for...

Being 80 years old and having used Locktite for many decades I thought its "application" needed no additional written instructions. I was referring to makers of products using very small metal nuts...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-18-2016, 02:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 260
Posted By garyp1029
Would have been nice if the manufacturer had...

Would have been nice if the manufacturer had warned against using Locktite on small metal screws and nuts which hold plastic parts together.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-18-2016, 12:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 260
Posted By garyp1029
Locktite and plastic

Assembling my new Dynam Tiger Moth today. When attaching outer wing struts with the 8mm screws I used Locktite to keep the nuts from coming loose. Without over-tightening I had two strut attachment...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-15-2016, 10:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 246
Posted By garyp1029
Thanks for the information. I recently bought a...

Thanks for the information. I recently bought a Dynam Tiger Moth and a Plush 60A ESC with the Programming Card. This is my first venture into ESC programming. The Card, using the Plush, showed the...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-15-2016, 03:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 246
Posted By garyp1029
Understanding ESC Programming

Anyone know of a website which explains the various controls on an ESC---such as "Brake", "Cut Off Type", "Cut Off Voltage", "Start Mode", and "Timing Mode". I do NOT mean a listing of the various...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-04-2016, 08:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 553
Posted By garyp1029
I agree. My new Tiger Moth is still in the box....

I agree. My new Tiger Moth is still in the box. In it will be a new HK Plush 60A ESC. Before I fly I will check both stock and Plush ESCs with both a 12x6 and a woody 12X5 prop. Gary
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-10-2016, 12:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 553
Posted By garyp1029
Dynam ESC

Any opinions on the quality of Dynam ESCs? Secondly, the Dynam Waco and Tiger Moth both come with 40A ESCs. Since Dynam recommends a 4s 2200 battery and a 12X6 prop, has anyone felt the need to...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-30-2016, 12:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 261
Posted By garyp1029
Dynam Tiger Moth and a Zoar Wood Prop

I found this on RCGroups dated November 26, 2014, regarding the Dynam Tiger Moth----"A Zoar 12x5 woody prop . . . made a lot of difference with performance. A 2200 4s provides over 20 minutes of...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-28-2016, 03:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 633
Posted By garyp1029
Both firemanbill and fhhuber mention that the...

Both firemanbill and fhhuber mention that the system must be "set up' properly. How does one do this? Are instructions included with the plane? I started electric flying @ three ago with an...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-28-2016, 02:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 633
Posted By garyp1029
Value of AS3X

Am thinking of getting the Eflite P51 (44" variety). To what extent do you think the AS3X system would be valuable for someone with experience flying low-wing planes such as the GWS Formosa and...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-21-2016, 10:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 431
Posted By garyp1029
Thanks FH and Steve. I will try the pre-build...

Thanks FH and Steve. I will try the pre-build taped assembly which should provide a good idea of where to mount the servos. Steve, I noticed in your second image that your servos are mounted on...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-20-2016, 08:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 431
Posted By garyp1029
Formosa II Servo Location

Since no one has visited the Formosa II build thread in RCGroups for two years, I am posting this here in hope that someone who owns or has owned the Formosa II can answer my question. There was...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-04-2016, 03:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 401
Posted By garyp1029
Formosa II Servo Extensions

Since the RCGroup Formosa II build thread has not been visited for 2 years I'm posting my question here. How long do the servo extensions have to be when locating the servos at the rear of the...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-04-2016, 03:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 554
Posted By garyp1029
That's what their website says, but they have not...

That's what their website says, but they have not responded to any of the 3 emails I have sent them. So I am unsure of the accuracy of their website.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-03-2016, 11:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 554
Posted By garyp1029
The only place that seems to have any Formosa IIs...

The only place that seems to have any Formosa IIs is the GWS store in California, but they do not answer emails.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-03-2016, 09:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 554
Posted By garyp1029
I already have the Formosa I and it flies great. ...

I already have the Formosa I and it flies great. My question to them was whether they have the Formosa II in stock for shipping in their California location. I have sent them 3 emails and have yet...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-31-2016, 03:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 554
Posted By garyp1029
GWS -- Are You There?

I have tried twice in the last week to contact GWS---their store at store.gwsus.com and also caliberhobby.com---to ask a question about their Formosa II. No one replied. They do seem to have planes...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-30-2016, 08:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 408
Posted By garyp1029
It is still when buzzing, and seems to operate...

It is still when buzzing, and seems to operate properly. Gary
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-30-2016, 04:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 408
Posted By garyp1029
It is a digital. I will try your suggestions. ...

It is a digital. I will try your suggestions. If it still continues making the noise, should I chance using it or return it for a new one? Thanks to all. Gary
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-29-2016, 11:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 408
Posted By garyp1029
New Servo Noise

I have a brand new servo which makes a humming, chattering noise, but otherwise it seems to work properly. Any reason for concern? Should it be returned? Thanks. Gary
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-04-2016, 03:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 428
Posted By garyp1029
Other people, including birdDog above, have told...

Other people, including birdDog above, have told me that EFlite mounts often have an odd size which deviate from the standard. I was told by HeadsUp RC that not all 480 mounts will work on EFlite...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-03-2016, 10:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 428
Posted By garyp1029
A matter of personal preference. I think if...

A matter of personal preference. I think if you read my original question, you will find the answer--I prefer to avoid drilling extra holes. Simple as that.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-03-2016, 03:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 428
Posted By garyp1029
Suitable Drop-in Motors for EFlite Leader 480

What suitable non-Eflite/Parkzone motors fit the firewall mount of the Leader 480 without any modifications to the firewall bolt pattern? Thanks. Gary
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-30-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 446
Posted By garyp1029
Setting Gain Pots on Hard-To-Reach Receivers

I am considering installing a Lemon Stabilizer/Receiver on my PK Sport Cub, but to access the receiver I have to remove the wing and disconnect the struts. My question is----If I follow Lemon's...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-30-2015, 02:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 355
Posted By garyp1029
Orange Versus Lemon Stabilization

Anyone know of a good website comparing Lemon and Orange stabilization systems? Pros and cons, advantages and disadvantages of each? Thanks. Gary
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-23-2015, 04:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 577
Posted By garyp1029
2212 Motor

I have seen more than a few motors labeled as 2212, but in looking at the details they are often then described as 28 diameter and 28 length (example is the 2212 PowerUp 400 Slofly sold by HeadsUp.) ...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-16-2015, 04:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 408
Posted By garyp1029
Thanks. The Headsup 480 Plus is one of the...

Thanks. The Headsup 480 Plus is one of the motors I am considering.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-15-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 408
Posted By garyp1029
EFlite Park 480 Mounting Dimensions

Am looking for the dimensions of the hole separation on the supplied firewall mounting plate. EFlite web literature doesn't supply such information. Am really trying to match Eflite dimensions with...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-11-2015, 04:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 498
Posted By garyp1029
Searching for GWS Formosa II

Is GWS out of business? Have searched high and low for a Formosa II without success. I have the original Formosa, and it is a sweet flying small pattern plane. Would sure like to try the larger...
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