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Forum: Beginners
07-11-2016, 09:55 AM
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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: 2,299
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: 2,299
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...
01-23-2016, 03:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,053
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...
01-23-2016, 03:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,091
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: 7,227
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: 45,650
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...
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Views: 981
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
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Views: 2,216
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...
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Views: 940
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...
09-16-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,930
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;...
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Views: 977
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’!
11-20-2013, 07:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,686
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...
Replies: 3
Views: 889
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...
Replies: 3
Views: 889
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...
Replies: 3
Views: 4,110
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....
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Views: 4,110
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...
05-24-2012, 01:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 972
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.
05-24-2012, 01:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 10,846
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...
01-30-2012, 04:11 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 4,110
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)...
12-31-2011, 12:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,153
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...
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Views: 699
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...
Replies: 0
Views: 626
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...
Replies: 1
Views: 813
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....
08-14-2010, 01:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,493
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,...
Replies: 5
Views: 4,042
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...
Replies: 5
Views: 4,042
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: 5,994
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...
Replies: 5
Views: 4,042
Posted By frenchstan

Picture from last E-Niter; Dec 5 09

Hopefully, one pic. Thanks to Scott Taylor for the shots!
Replies: 5
Views: 4,042
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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