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Forum: FMA Direct
10-07-2021, 01:15 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 412
Posted By E-Challenged

FMA Direct Is Out of Business

Employee to set up independent repair service, no more support from FMA.
Forum: ParkFlyers
10-07-2021, 01:05 AM
Replies: 305
Views: 93,482
Posted By E-Challenged

Mountain Models seems to be out of business or...

Mountain Models seems to be out of business or has suspended business because of health, etc. issues.
Forum: ParkFlyers
10-07-2021, 01:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,840
Posted By E-Challenged

Bitgo and Grayson Hobbies sell Dynam but many...

Bitgo and Grayson Hobbies sell Dynam but many Dynam models are "out of stock" or back ordered. You may need to upgrade to larger 4 channel models for more choices. Try Hobby King, Value Hobby and...
10-06-2021, 12:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,286
Posted By E-Challenged

Innov8tive Designs, Cobra and Badass motors and...

Innov8tive Designs, Cobra and Badass motors and speed controls. Helpful information on website.
10-05-2021, 11:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,463
Posted By E-Challenged

Ultracote Parklite, for small electric powered...

Ultracote Parklite, for small electric powered models. Does not curl back and stick to itself while separating from backing, easier to separate from backing than other "lite" coverings.
06-09-2021, 10:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,592
Posted By E-Challenged

There are shorting plugs for sale that break the...

There are shorting plugs for sale that break the positive lead that goes from battery pack to speed control, when removed from side of model. There are also setups that reduce sparking when...
06-09-2021, 09:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,127
Posted By E-Challenged

There is a long running thread all about the...

There is a long running thread all about the Dynam WACO on RC Groups Parkflyers forum. To access motor mount screws, remove the ring cowl. Cowl may be "stuck" in place and take some effort to remove....
06-19-2019, 05:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,737
Posted By E-Challenged

Model requires very little power . Mine uses a...

Model requires very little power . Mine uses a Park 400 size brushless motor and a 3S 2200mah lipo, 25amp speed control. Loves to thermal. Rudder and elevator on HS-55 servos.
06-12-2019, 01:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 10,551
Posted By E-Challenged

If anybody comes across this old thread, and...

If anybody comes across this old thread, and wants to build the Eastbourne Monoplane, here are some tips. There were a number of coverings that were a thin polyester material that had no adhesive....
05-26-2019, 09:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,959
Posted By E-Challenged

There are many Cub designs offered in kits to...

There are many Cub designs offered in kits to build or ARF models to assemble . Generally the ARF models are not as scale like as I prefer. Sig's 1/5 and 1/4th versions are larger than I like from a...
05-26-2019, 08:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 544
Posted By E-Challenged

5S of sufficient mah capacity and C rating will...

5S of sufficient mah capacity and C rating will probably be enough. See if you can borrow a good 5S or 6S from a fellow flyer. to test fly. Can you find out what was recommended in the kit...
05-26-2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,215
Posted By E-Challenged

I am a young 80-year old and my interest is in...

I am a young 80-year old and my interest is in old Berkeley, Flyline, Sterling and Cleveland builder's kit models. I don't care for current laser cut designs that look like jigsaw puzzles and weigh...
12-19-2018, 05:54 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 28,946
Posted By E-Challenged

Background white covering was Solarfim chosen for...

Background white covering was Solarfim chosen for opacity. Dark blue two-tone was some "lite" covering. Pepsi vinyl stick-on graphics and lettering were from Callie Graphics. She has the same...
11-07-2018, 09:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,276
Posted By E-Challenged

Try RC Groups forums, IC to Electric Conversions...

Try RC Groups forums, IC to Electric Conversions and Giant Scale. Here's my Pat Tritle kit bash SR-7 in 1937 Pepsi Livery, graphics by Callie Graphics.
11-06-2018, 06:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,620
Posted By E-Challenged

Update The little Tobe GG actuator did...

Update

The little Tobe GG actuator did not have enough power to control my full size Mambo, better suited to smaller Mini Mambo and other smaller lighter models. I installed two 9 gm servos and...
Forum: ParkFlyers
11-06-2018, 06:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,043
Posted By E-Challenged

I fly my electric powered models at Fairview Park...

I fly my electric powered models at Fairview Park in Costa Mesa, CA. A $55 annual city permit plus AMA membership or equivalent home insurance is required to fly there. I also am a member of a club...
11-04-2018, 03:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,959
Posted By E-Challenged

I built the71" wsp Sig J-3 Cub. It's very old...

I built the71" wsp Sig J-3 Cub. It's very old design, lots of balsa and ply parts, bags of hardware and plans that leave some details up to the builder. It's designed for .36 to .45 glow engines....
11-03-2018, 06:03 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 743
Posted By E-Challenged

EV-Peak 4 Port AC/DC Chargers

I have been using an EV-Peak 4-Port Model 3260 AC/DC charger for over two years and am satisfied with it. I can charge four lipos up to 6S at a max of 80 watts per port. They can be of any capacity...
11-03-2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 28,946
Posted By E-Challenged

If I wanted to build another Pat Tritle Reliant,...

If I wanted to build another Pat Tritle Reliant, I would build per plans with a few mods for durability but keeping wing loading low. This gives a model that will fly slow and scale-like and land...
11-01-2018, 11:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,392
Posted By E-Challenged

My electric Mambo has a lifting stab and I added...

My electric Mambo has a lifting stab and I added elevators to it. The model does not go into a nose down attitude with high throttle. I had to increase the sized of the elevators to give enough...
11-01-2018, 11:28 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 53,325
Posted By E-Challenged

Used to think that I was somewhat unique in...

Used to think that I was somewhat unique in building my first "Carrier Wave" RC system from a mail order parts package. I found out that most of us old timers got our start this way. I had to adjust...
11-01-2018, 10:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,737
Posted By E-Challenged

I downloaded the Sterling Mambo graphic logos and...

I downloaded the Sterling Mambo graphic logos and had Callie Graphics create the proper size logos to fit the wing. Callie is a lady who can make up almost any graphic you might need for a scale or...
11-01-2018, 03:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,737
Posted By E-Challenged

Sterling Mambo 48" Electric Powered

I flew a full size Sterling Mambo with single channel rudder only system with rubber wound escapement and .23 glow power back in the 60's and had limited success with it, enough to become nostalgic...
03-03-2017, 09:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,569
Posted By E-Challenged

Been there done that, converting a small rubber...

Been there done that, converting a small rubber powered scale model to electric powered RC is not a beginner project. You need to provide a battery compartment and mount a proper sized electric...
Forum: ParkFlyers
03-03-2017, 08:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,204
Posted By E-Challenged

What is a Parkflyer?

I think that some people might think that if a kit box says "park flyer" that the model is somehow authorized to fly in any "public park" Not so, most public parks nowadays have signs prohibiting...
03-03-2017, 08:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 25,942
Posted By E-Challenged

I started the Fleet barnstormer , made a lot of...

I started the Fleet barnstormer , made a lot of holes in the slab liteply fuselage sides, have a lot of trouble reading the yellowed instructions and interpreting the combined right and left wing...
01-01-2017, 11:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 25,942
Posted By E-Challenged

Started the old Concept Barnstormer kit, lost...

Started the old Concept Barnstormer kit, lost interest temporarily. Badly yellowed plans and instructions hard to follow.


My first plane ride was in a C-140, built Pat Tritle's 44" short...
01-01-2017, 11:21 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 127,058
Posted By E-Challenged

Wonder if Petejulie ever completed his Seabee?...

Wonder if Petejulie ever completed his Seabee? Wish people would "give closure" to these build threads. No shame in letting a model be a "ceiling queen"
01-01-2017, 11:15 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 26,950
Posted By E-Challenged

Congrats on your nice WACo. I have never heard of...

Congrats on your nice WACo. I have never heard of a bad flying WACO of any scale, built up or foam. I have had way too much fun flying my Dynam foam WACO, it can do wild aerobatics yet fly as docile...
Forum: ParkFlyers
12-27-2016, 01:11 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 22,472
Posted By E-Challenged

I fly in a public park in Costa Mesa, CA. The...

I fly in a public park in Costa Mesa, CA. The city of CM requires us to have AMA membership insurance or equivalent home owners insurance, sign a paper that we will abide by field safety rules. pay...
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