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Forum: Beginners 07-11-2016, 09:55 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 169
Posted By frenchstan
Horizon Hobby Sportsman S+ Gen 2 general info

Putting aside the GPS and Auto Fence/AutoLand features for now, the Sportsman is a very good trainer. Here’s some details on initial checkout and setup:
The landing gear set with the wheel pants...
Forum: Beginners 07-11-2016, 08:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 783
Posted By frenchstan
To jons800 on the Sportsman S+ Gen 2

I'm having problems too, and I've watched the videos for the Generation 2 version on Calibration, AutoLand, and Airfield-Holding-Pattern many, many, many times. In my situation, it "seems" as if the...
Forum: Beginners 06-29-2016, 11:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 783
Posted By frenchstan
NEW VERSION of Sportsman S+

BE AWARE! Horizon Hobby has come out with a "Generation 2" version of their Sportsman +; it has a simplified (thank God!) GPS calibration and it has a second set of wheels and landing gear to use at...
Forum: Airplanes - Electric For Sale & WTB 01-23-2016, 03:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 457
Posted By frenchstan
ParkZone HH SE5a: used or new wings or complete plane

1-23-16. Yes, I know it's an old model, but I've decided the intelligent thing to do is to try to assemble a now-discontinued biplane. If you know of someone with new or used wings, contact me. Ditto...
Forum: General RC items For Sale and WTB 01-23-2016, 03:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 500
Posted By frenchstan
WTB: Parkzone SE5a, new or used wings or airframe

1-23-16. Yes, I know it's an old model, but I've decided the intelligent thing to do is to try to assembling a now-discontinued biplane. If you know of someone with new or used wings, contact me....
Forum: WWI Era 01-23-2016, 02:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,162
Posted By frenchstan
I've been looking, too. Just parts are available.

USA west has wings and some parts, but no fuselage. Those are only available in Europe and the UK.

I'm also looking for the Horizon ParkZone SE5a, 37" WS, new or used wings and new or used...
Forum: WWI Era 01-19-2016, 03:05 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 28,472
Posted By frenchstan
WANTING new or used PZ SE5a wings, and/or complete plane

1-18-16. Yes, I know it's an old, discontinued biplane, but I'm interested in assembling one. If you know of someone with new or used wings, contact me. Ditto on complete or slightly damaged...
Forum: Events, Shows and Fun Fly's - Electric Airplanes 10-21-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 548
Posted By frenchstan
NightHawk Indoor Park Flying, 9 to 11 PM, west of Chicago

NEW FLYING HOURS

INDOORS AT WHITE PINES DOME!

FIRST WEEK IS FREE!

The White Pines Golf Dome invites you to warm, wind-free, Radio-Controlled “NightHawk” flying this winter. Season is...
Forum: Illinois 04-10-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 806
Posted By frenchstan
WOODLAND AERO MODELERS, between Darien and Lemont, lllinois

The public is warmly invited to the Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve near Lemont/Darien to visit the Woodland Aero Modelers' flying field. Mom, dad, girls and boys can learn about Radio-Control Flying...
Forum: Events, Shows and Fun Fly's - Electric Airplanes 04-10-2015, 01:23 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 753
Posted By frenchstan
R/C Open House S.W. of Chicago

The public is warmly invited to the Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve near Lemont/Darien to visit the Woodland Aero Modelers' flying field. Mom, dad and the kids can try out a computer Flight Simulator...
Forum: Informal Clubs 09-16-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 972
Posted By frenchstan
NightHawk Indoor Park Flyers near Chicago

INDOOR R/C FLYING
Fly FREE Nov 1, 7, & 8!
Fly Unobstructed Indoor Electric R/C!
No Hanging Lights or Sports Junk!
Dome is 10 stories tall x 300’ x 300’!
“It ain’t like flying in a gym;...
Forum: Events, Shows and Fun Fly's - Electric Airplanes 09-16-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 670
Posted By frenchstan
NightHawk Indoor Park Flying near Chicago: 2014/2015

INDOOR R/C FLYING

Fly FREE Nov 1, 7, & 8!

Fly Unobstructed Indoor Electric R/C!

No Hanging Lights or Sports Junk!

Dome is 10 stories tall x 300’ x 300’!
Forum: General Electric Discussions 11-20-2013, 07:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,460
Posted By frenchstan
Good Looking but tip stalls like mad!

You MUST keep the speed up on this, especially in turns. It will drop a wing tip and auger-in very easily. GLUE the nacelles to the wing to allow belly landings, and consider pulling out the...
Forum: Events, Shows and Fun Fly's - Electric Airplanes 10-23-2013, 03:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 722
Posted By frenchstan
What's the Real Flight Simulator?

On most Friday nights, you can use our GIANT-SCREENED flying simulation program. We provide the screen, projector, computer, and enclosed room. You start a computer program that simulates flying...
Forum: Events, Shows and Fun Fly's - Electric Airplanes 10-16-2013, 01:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 722
Posted By frenchstan
FREE Indoor RC Flight Nov 1 & 2, just west of O'Hare.

The NightHawks invite you to fly Radio Control aircraft for free on November 1 and 2, 2013:

NO AMA MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED!
TRAINING AND ELECTRIC RC AIRCRAFT SETUP AVAILABLE.
OPENS AT 11:00 PM AND...
Forum: Events, Shows and Fun Fly's - Electric Airplanes 11-28-2012, 03:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,683
Posted By frenchstan
Rules for NightHawk Indoor RC flying at WPGD

NIGHTHAWK FLYING RULES


1. Flying and golf pit entry will only begin at a whistle/signal from the SRCB’s Dome Staffer.
2. Flying should begin at 11:01 p.m., and will cease at 1:00 a.m.
3....
Forum: Events, Shows and Fun Fly's - Electric Airplanes 11-28-2012, 03:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,683
Posted By frenchstan
Indoor RC flying in Dome west of Chicago, Fridays and Saturdays

Learn to fly Radio Control!
Or, practice with your airplane, quadcopter or heli indoors!

5 million cubic feet of flying space! 2nd largest golf dome in the U.S.!

Dome is 300’ x 300’ x 10...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 05-24-2012, 01:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 799
Posted By frenchstan
Hobby King Vampire 100 paint match

I've found that Model Master's Acryl paint in "Silver" is a decent match for the silver color on Hobby King's DH Vampire 100. It's #4678 and cleans with water.
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 05-24-2012, 01:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,923
Posted By frenchstan
"Mandatory" mods tothe D.H. Vampire

I've got both the PNF Vampire and the ARF Vampire for parts and experiments. The plane flies great! But, definitely plan on your C.O.G. being at 298 mm from the tip of the nose, not 310. Or mark...
Forum: Pusher Park Jets 01-30-2012, 04:11 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,390
Posted By frenchstan
BD-5B Comparison of Aeroworks Vs. Hobby King kits

I purchased both the Aeroworks brand and the Hobby King brand BD-5B. Here is what I’ve noticed about the two virtually identical ARF’s I received:

With Shipping included, the AeroWorks.com (AW)...
Forum: Pusher Park Jets 12-31-2011, 12:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,974
Posted By frenchstan
You are all missing the point on folding pushers

Motor rotation and prop orientation are simple problems. The major problem is that most purchased folding prop systems fold backwards, as it refers to a tractor aircraft. If a normal spinner and...
Forum: Events, Shows and Fun Fly's - Electric Airplanes 12-31-2011, 12:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 563
Posted By frenchstan
Indoor, heated, electric "NightHawk" flying every Fri and Sat west of Chicago.

Come fly at the 2nd biggest golf dome in the USA at the White Pines Golf Dome in Bensenville, Illinois, just west of Chicago's O'Hare airport. NightHawk flying is from 11 PM to 1 AM every Friday and...
Forum: Events, Shows and Fun Fly's - Electric Airplanes 07-20-2011, 04:32 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 538
Posted By frenchstan
Thanksgiving Dome E-Niter, 11-26-2011 @ 11:00PM

All-night, indoor electric fun-flying is coming on "Thanksgiving Saturday". Doors open 11:00 PM on Saturday night, November 26, 2011 at the White Pines Golf Dome, immediately west of Chicago's O'Hare...
Forum: Events, Shows and Fun Fly's - Electric Airplanes 11-29-2010, 12:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 707
Posted By frenchstan
Holiday Dome E Niter, 1-15-11, all-night, indoor, electric RC for Women/Men/Newbies

Holiday Dome E-NiterWhite Pines Golf Dome, 500 W Jefferson Ave, Bensenville, IL., Saturday Night, January 15, 2011.Doors open 11:15 PM, close 5:00 AM. All-Night, heated, indoor, RC, electric flight....
Forum: Scale E-Powered Aircraft 08-14-2010, 01:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,087
Posted By frenchstan
Continuing saga of EF Pawnee 15 and tight pushrods.

I found a second Pawnee on sale at HobbyTown USA for $81, so I bought it - spare parts if nothing else. But interestingly, I found the pushrod problem was just the same as my first Pawnee 15. Also,...
Forum: Events, Shows and Fun Fly's - Electric Airplanes 03-04-2010, 03:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,443
Posted By frenchstan
Don't forget to visit our Literature Table

Don't forget to visit our Literature Table with tons of information about the Academy of Model Avaiation, AMA infor for beginners, FREE Park Flyer magazines, Free Model Aeronautics magazines, and...
Forum: Events, Shows and Fun Fly's - Electric Airplanes 03-02-2010, 01:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,443
Posted By frenchstan
Latest info on 3-6-10 E Niter and prizes/vendors

Please see the edited text, above, for additional information about new vendors and new prizes. The "Your Choice" raffle now boasts three winners, one each of the following: a SkySeeker GT 370...
Forum: Illinois 12-24-2009, 02:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,336
Posted By frenchstan
The Barnstormers are moving to a new field in 2015!

The Barnstormers will be leaving their field east of Powis Road in the Spring of 2015, and moving just west of the intersection of Powis Road and Stearns Road. The brand new field, with a paved...
Forum: Events, Shows and Fun Fly's - Electric Airplanes 12-24-2009, 02:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,443
Posted By frenchstan
Picture from last E-Niter; Dec 5 09

Hopefully, one pic. Thanks to Scott Taylor for the shots!
Forum: Events, Shows and Fun Fly's - Electric Airplanes 12-23-2009, 02:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,443
Posted By frenchstan
Here's the tentative flying schedule for Mar 6 E-Niter

11:00 All fly
11:15 All fly
11:30 Heli only Pizza Arrives between 11:30 and 12:00
11:45 Combat (No one on floor until completed)
12:00 T.B.A ...
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