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Forum: Beginners 07-02-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 379
Posted By Rodneh
A second antenna does nothing in so far as...

A second antenna does nothing in so far as increasing range, it just help to insure that the signal is not masked (one or the other antenna should be unmasked if properly placed). By having the two...
Forum: Beginners 06-20-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 854
Posted By Rodneh
How about some pictures and descriptions of the...

How about some pictures and descriptions of the planes?
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 06-19-2015, 09:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,024
Posted By Rodneh
Yes, a very acceptable way to do it.

Yes, a very acceptable way to do it.
Forum: Beginners 06-18-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 493
Posted By Rodneh
I dont think those are gas, they are glow...

I dont think those are gas, they are glow powered. They appear to be in good shape and you can probably find a buyer. It helps to show your location and how to be contacted should any one be...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-12-2015, 09:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 420
Posted By Rodneh
The ammonia actually softens the cellular...

The ammonia actually softens the cellular structure so that when it re-hardens, it stays that way as the cells physical structure is actually permanently changed and less susceptible to warping...
Forum: Beginners 06-07-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 916
Posted By Rodneh
The Apprentice's that I have examined have just...

The Apprentice's that I have examined have just two screws attaching the stab to the fuse and at best it is a rather loose fitting. By just putting a piece of scotch tape at each edge of the stab to...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 05-29-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 164
Posted By Rodneh
June issue of Model Aviation

If you have looked at the latest issue (June 2015) you probably noticed that it is much easier to read. I think the editor need to be congratulated on the great improvement on the readability of the...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 05-27-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 166
Posted By Rodneh
Servo replacement for SMART rudder/elevator

The replacement servo for the elevator and/or rudder on the SMART plane has been out of stock for months. It is a rather odd size and I had a difficult time finding one that would fit in the...
Forum: Beginners 05-25-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 689
Posted By Rodneh
Unless you use the EXACT SAME parts for servos,...

Unless you use the EXACT SAME parts for servos, receivers, battery, esc and place then in the same position as the manufacturer did, you can not expect to have the CG be at the same or recommended...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-24-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 457
Posted By Rodneh
You do know that on the Tactic and Futaba, you...

You do know that on the Tactic and Futaba, you must have the channel for the throttle set to reverse to have the throttle operate in the proper direction, i.e. low throttle with the stick down and...
Forum: Beginners 03-31-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 518
Posted By Rodneh
You can also get plug in modules for that...

You can also get plug in modules for that transmitter for either Spectrum type receivers or one that works with FrSky on 2.4GHz. I have both and they work very well. Nothing wrong with just using...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-23-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 443
Posted By Rodneh
For tail draggers, make sure that you have a bit...

For tail draggers, make sure that you have a bit of toe-in on the wheels. Any toe-out will almost guarantee a bad taxi experience.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-22-2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 443
Posted By Rodneh
Telemasters could be built as either trike gear...

Telemasters could be built as either trike gear or tail draggers, which is yours?
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 02-20-2015, 09:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 739
Posted By Rodneh
Fortunately, all the major brands of transmitters...

Fortunately, all the major brands of transmitters are very good. I have Futaba, Airtronics, Spectrum, Hitec and Tactic. All very good performers. In my opinion, right now the best buy for your...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-11-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 482
Posted By Rodneh
Weller makes use of this phenomenon, they make...

Weller makes use of this phenomenon, they make soldering iron tips that automatically adjust the heat by having a magnet in the tip that looses its magnetism at a specific temperature to turn the...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-01-2015, 10:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 679
Posted By Rodneh
Clear dope or clear epoxy paint like KlassKote

Clear dope or clear epoxy paint like KlassKote
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-16-2015, 08:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 353
Posted By Rodneh
There is a reason that high wings often need more...

There is a reason that high wings often need more down thrust. Drag is located higher on a high wing plane than a low wing plane and increases faster as speed increases. This tends to make the...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 12-04-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 479
Posted By Rodneh
see comments in red

see comments in red
Forum: General Electric Discussions 11-29-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,763
Posted By Rodneh
Drones (any pilotless flying vehicle) can be any...

Drones (any pilotless flying vehicle) can be any size as many full scale planes have been converted to drones, usually by the military. Also, many of the current drones such as those being used in...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 08-27-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,425
Posted By Rodneh
+1 on the Tactic; I have both the Tactic and the...

+1 on the Tactic; I have both the Tactic and the DX6i and IMHO the Tactic does every thing the 6i does and is easier to program at a lower price.
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 08-09-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 694
Posted By Rodneh
It appears that you have a 5 cell battery. A...

It appears that you have a 5 cell battery. A safe way to charge it is to use one of the old wall warts that come with many of the transmitters/receiver packages. They usually put out about 50ma or...
Forum: Beginners 07-24-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 506
Posted By Rodneh
What fhhuber said, good explanation.

What fhhuber said, good explanation.
Forum: Beginners 07-13-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 618
Posted By Rodneh
And don't forget, whether or not you want...

And don't forget, whether or not you want negative or positive exponential depends on the brand of transmitter you are using. If Futaba or Tactic you want negative exponential, if Spectrum or JR you...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-07-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 856
Posted By Rodneh
Whether you use silkspan or tissue, use Nitrate...

Whether you use silkspan or tissue, use Nitrate (not Butyrate) dope. You can not put any kind of paint over Butyrate other than more Butyrate. You can get both Nitrate or Butyrate in colors as well...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-06-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 856
Posted By Rodneh
On that small a model try the old "silkspan" and...

On that small a model try the old "silkspan" and nitrate dope. Put the silkspan on wet (just damp, not wringing wet) and gently pull out any folds or wrinkles, let dry and then dope with thinned...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 06-29-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 490
Posted By Rodneh
If you have an intermittent connection somewhere...

If you have an intermittent connection somewhere it could give these reactions. The bad connection could be in the receiver(s) themselves or somewhere in the harness between the battery, ESC or in...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 06-20-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,885
Posted By Rodneh
I'll second the recommendation to use Eneloops. ...

I'll second the recommendation to use Eneloops. They work very well and are about as good as LiPo's for holding a charge yet very easy and safe to charge in place.
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 06-18-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,885
Posted By Rodneh
I have both, the 6I and the Tactic. IMHO, the...

I have both, the 6I and the Tactic. IMHO, the Tactic is by far the best for the money. It is easier to program, a better display and does everything the 6I does. However, I'm reasonably sure that...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 06-06-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 854
Posted By Rodneh
Check out www.barbadosrc.org/misc/blackwire.php...

Check out www.barbadosrc.org/misc/blackwire.php for some good info on black wire disease
Forum: Foamies 05-31-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 644
Posted By Rodneh
Anyone familiar with RcHotDeals.com?

I have been given several light foam type kits that indicate that they come from RcHotDeals.com but; I can not find such a site on the web. The kits are just printed and colored cut sheets of very...
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