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01-14-2015, 07:12 PM
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Posted By soar-ne

A couple from my Air force days: F105==="thud"...

A couple from my Air force days:
F105==="thud" Named this from the sound they made when they hit the ground, which was quite frequently....

F102==The Duece Also know by a lot of other...
07-22-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,450
Posted By soar-ne

Thank you much. Will give it a try, these...

Thank you much. Will give it a try, these engines were fairly clean and lightly use, so not much caster built up. Most of it is corrosion from the damp basement, kind of a white powdery build up. ...
07-21-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,450
Posted By soar-ne

Hi Chellie: Got a old engine Q for you. I...

Hi Chellie:

Got a old engine Q for you. I purchased a box of old OS Max RC engines at a estate sale. They were in a damp basement for 25+ yrs the lady said. When I got them they were all stuck...
07-18-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,980
Posted By soar-ne

I have electric powered 2X4 and to cure some of...

I have electric powered 2X4 and to cure some of the climb with power on I shimmed the rear of the wing about 1/16inch. Also as stated above the CG was moved back about 1/2 inch. But when I...
Forum: Power Systems
01-29-2013, 07:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,213
Posted By soar-ne

Probably really means IPS (Indoor Power System). ...

Probably really means IPS (Indoor Power System). This was a GWS brushed gear power unit that was used by many of his lighter foamies like the Pico Moth--Cub--Lite Stick and others. The A in the...
01-21-2013, 07:43 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 38,746
Posted By soar-ne

It looks like you have retained the paper on the...

It looks like you have retained the paper on the foamboard. If so, you have be sure to seal the hull inside and out real good from any water. If you dont any water that gets to the paper will start...
09-16-2012, 05:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,471
Posted By soar-ne

I may be wrong, but it seems like when this...

I may be wrong, but it seems like when this charger came out others tried this and had the same problem. I think I read over on RCG several rears ago that when you take the unit apart their is a...
Forum: Foamies
08-25-2012, 05:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,247
Posted By soar-ne

BTW Lawdog: If you are useing the 3S lipo...

BTW Lawdog:

If you are useing the 3S lipo and the old stock IPS-A Brushed gear drive system, be sure to change the prop to a GWS EP7X6!!!! The brushed motor will go up in smoke very fast on 3S...
Forum: Foamies
08-24-2012, 10:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,247
Posted By soar-ne

Mine is balanced at 2 & 1/4 inch from the LE. ...

Mine is balanced at 2 & 1/4 inch from the LE. Same way with my Beaver, same wing just different color. Both planes have flown for over 8 years this way....

Bob M.

Thats 57mm according to my...
05-02-2012, 07:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,834
Posted By soar-ne

Bill: Click off to RCUniverse in the 1/2A...

Bill:
Click off to RCUniverse in the 1/2A section their is a recent thread on the Dakota. I think their is a post on a electric conversion in the thread. Could PM the poster and get what he used....
09-02-2011, 09:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,225
Posted By soar-ne

Adobe reader X will tile and scale. Its a free...

Adobe reader X will tile and scale. Its a free download, just Google it up!!!

Good Luck
Bob
05-06-2011, 02:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,291
Posted By soar-ne

I have built a couple of these in years past. It...

I have built a couple of these in years past. It was in the pre brushless days and I used the GWS 300-350 size geared motors, one on a pylon over the wing and the other a nose mount. They flew...
01-17-2011, 02:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,054
Posted By soar-ne

My son is one of those guys you see walking...

My son is one of those guys you see walking around the park with a metal detector swinging in front of him.. He bought a set of video taking glasses at Amazon that has 8GB of memory for about $40. ...
Forum: Power Systems
10-22-2010, 03:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,272
Posted By soar-ne

I will assume you are asking about the 400 size...

I will assume you are asking about the 400 size motor as the 300-350 size don't like 3 cell lipos much, the 300 will last a while on 3 cells if you prop and gear for a max of 5-6 amps.
The 400 is...
Forum: ParkFlyers
10-16-2010, 04:15 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,825
Posted By soar-ne

loquito: I agree with Chellie that the little...

loquito:
I agree with Chellie that the little motor you have is too small for the SS. I have had 2 of the SS models and they will fly fine with the stock 300 geared motor that comes with most kits...
Forum: Power Systems
10-15-2010, 04:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,366
Posted By soar-ne

If you can get GWS parts in your part of the...

If you can get GWS parts in your part of the world you can use the grey colored 300-350 gear boxes with the 370 motor. You have to use the GWS pinion gear that matches the gear ratio of the box,...
Forum: ParkFlyers
10-15-2010, 04:03 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,825
Posted By soar-ne

I believe from the pics that your old plane was a...

I believe from the pics that your old plane was a Lite Stick, and not a slow stick. The Lite Stick was smaller than the Slow Stick and more of a indoor flier. It had the smaller wood stick, while...
Forum: Foamies
09-20-2010, 04:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,185
Posted By soar-ne

I have used the foamboard stuff for several years...

I have used the foamboard stuff for several years with great results. I have a basement room full of models from the stuff. I personally like the product from Hobby Lobby craft stores the best if...
Forum: ParkFlyers
09-12-2010, 03:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,050
Posted By soar-ne

If you do a search over on RCGroups their are...

If you do a search over on RCGroups their are several long threads on this plane around a year ago I think. From what I remember most of the guys junked the radio system because it was glitch prone...
08-23-2010, 02:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,107
Posted By soar-ne

My thoughts would be that you put in too much oil...

My thoughts would be that you put in too much oil and got some on the "wiper strips" that are on the circuit board or the slider thingies.. They act as like the positioning pot on a regular servo...
Forum: Beginners
08-05-2010, 04:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,321
Posted By soar-ne

Years ago (maybe 20-25)I used to fly sailplanes...

Years ago (maybe 20-25)I used to fly sailplanes at a sod farm that had the big many KV power line towers running along one side of the field. That was back in the days when we still used some AM...
Forum: ParkFlyers
08-01-2010, 02:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,868
Posted By soar-ne

Glad the "lube-job" worked for you!!!!!!!!! We...

Glad the "lube-job" worked for you!!!!!!!!! We still have several flying indoors in the area and they are good looking little planes, just a little speedy for a single gym though. Espescially for...
Forum: ParkFlyers
07-29-2010, 03:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,868
Posted By soar-ne

When this model came out several years ago their...

When this model came out several years ago their was a problem with the motor-gear unit. Seems the factory sent them out without any lube at all on the bearings and they bound up bad. If I remember...
Forum: Power Systems
07-12-2010, 03:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,610
Posted By soar-ne

I have used some of my old GWS brushed ESC's for...

I have used some of my old GWS brushed ESC's for their BEC function with small side arm launch gliders when I wanted to use 2 cell Lipos for the weight savings over NIMHS. They work fine with 2 or...
Forum: Beginners
07-01-2010, 03:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,622
Posted By soar-ne

I have a 40inch Lazy Bee made of 5mm foamboard,...

I have a 40inch Lazy Bee made of 5mm foamboard, paper removed. It weighs about 17-18 ounces complete. Made it about 4 years ago and is powered by a GWS brushed gear motor from a Slow Stick. I have...
Forum: Power Systems
05-09-2010, 04:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,230
Posted By soar-ne

My old E-Starter is a little porky with lots of...

My old E-Starter is a little porky with lots of glue and mods but still flies nice on a E-Flite 370 at around a 100 watts. A 400 at around 150 watts will make it go vertical like crazy. I use...
05-09-2010, 03:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,396
Posted By soar-ne

I too have a Hobbico MK11 (for 5-6 years now) and...

I too have a Hobbico MK11 (for 5-6 years now) and as stated above it auto detects the cell count up to 3 cell packs. The draw back of this charger is that it was designed for the older Li-Ion cells...
04-04-2010, 03:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,526
Posted By soar-ne

Any of the adhesive-color that is left behind,...

Any of the adhesive-color that is left behind, can also be partially sopped up with Acetone which is a solvent for the coverings on wood only. Might melt pllastics and will eat most foams for...
Forum: Foamies
03-08-2010, 03:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,453
Posted By soar-ne

cc: Maybe you got a bad board. I have been...

cc:
Maybe you got a bad board. I have been useing the 1/2" for several years and I have had no trouble with it. With the HL stuff I just soak for 30-40 minutes in plain old tap water and it peels...
03-02-2010, 07:41 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 13,024
Posted By soar-ne

I had the same or a very simular virus as you...

I had the same or a very simular virus as you discribe and it was fatal. Mine would run in the safe mode but both of my family Gurus couldnt fix it. They found the bad entry but after it was...
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