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11-06-2010, 01:20 AM
Replies: 8
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Posted By Larry G

Just in case you haven't heard this tip, use...

Just in case you haven't heard this tip, use lightweight spackle as a filler for any areas you want to smooth out under the glass.
11-05-2010, 03:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,776
Posted By Larry G

It is actually 1/2 oz cloth, really fine stuff...

It is actually 1/2 oz cloth, really fine stuff and easy to work with. The water based polyurethane is what adds the weight. I used one coat to stick down the cloth, and one more coat to fill in the...
11-02-2010, 05:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,776
Posted By Larry G

Kit-Bashed Kawasaki Ki-61 Tony

Here are a few pics of my recently finished project. I modified a GWS Me-109 kit to look like a Ki-61 Tony. I did a fair bit of foam surgery and glassed it. Wingspan is 39", AUW about 25 oz. Full...
Forum: Beginners
06-12-2010, 01:05 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,385
Posted By Larry G

I hate to admit it, but the last 8 planes I have...

I hate to admit it, but the last 8 planes I have built have been range checked in the air during the maiden flight. All of them came back.
05-14-2010, 08:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,318
Posted By Larry G

I hope you can get someone to throw it for you. ...

I hope you can get someone to throw it for you. Most people throw right handed, and thats your elevator hand. I'm a lefty, and get to keep my thumb on the stick while tossing, one of the few...
04-23-2010, 10:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,445
Posted By Larry G

I've shoved the nozzle of foam safe CA in a crack...

I've shoved the nozzle of foam safe CA in a crack like that and filled it up. Foam safe cures slow, so let it sit overnight to be safe
04-23-2010, 01:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,686
Posted By Larry G

The 2150 Rhino 3 cell and 2200 3 cell Flitemax...

The 2150 Rhino 3 cell and 2200 3 cell Flitemax fit in just fine. My buddy also crammed in a wider 2350 Rhino. We have found the stock PZ batteries to be a bit junky, and A fresh Rhino or Flitemax...
Forum: Beginners
04-22-2010, 07:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,663
Posted By Larry G

Someone with a Mustang will have to tell you what...

Someone with a Mustang will have to tell you what to do for sure - the Spit has a different ESC. The ony thing that needs to be done is change the low voltage cut-off on the ESC, there may be a...
Forum: Beginners
04-22-2010, 01:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,663
Posted By Larry G

First try a lipo battery with the stock motor, it...

First try a lipo battery with the stock motor, it is supposed to give it more zip. I have the PZ Spitfire, and a 2100 3 cell lipo fit in the battery tray. If you need more power than that you can...
04-21-2010, 05:55 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 17,376
Posted By Larry G

Guys, take a look at the GWS-190. It is...

Guys, take a look at the GWS-190. It is available in standard beer cooler foam or EPO foam which is a little heavier but much tougher. I bought the EPO unpainted no electrics kit for around 60...
03-26-2010, 01:44 AM
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For Sale AR6100e Receiver
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Posted By Larry G

sold

sold
03-26-2010, 01:42 AM
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For Sale AR6100e Receiver
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Posted By Larry G

SOLD

Sold
03-23-2010, 05:42 AM
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For Sale AR6100e Receiver
Views: 1,165
Posted By Larry G

AR6100e Receiver

I have a couple of AR6100e receivers for sale. These are the park flyer units intended for small planes and close range.
Both have been back to Horizon for V1.6 firmware upgrade and are working...
03-22-2010, 06:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,861
Posted By Larry G

Both motors are standard rotation. I did put a...

Both motors are standard rotation. I did put a shim under the mounts to get a tad of down/right thrust. It has 3 flights on it so far, and it seems to fly nice and straight, even in big 200' loops. I...
03-20-2010, 01:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,861
Posted By Larry G

Thanks guys! Graphics are a little cheezy, but I...

Thanks guys! Graphics are a little cheezy, but I was trying to get it flying ASAP. From what I've gathered online, the average lifespan of a RC P-38 is pretty short, and I didn't want to spend a lot...
03-20-2010, 12:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,861
Posted By Larry G

Pic of my new P-38

Not much going on here lately, so here is a pic of my latest build, a GWS P-38. I did make the maiden flight last weekend. It went so well I was afraid to tempt fate with a second flight as the...
03-07-2010, 05:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,583
Posted By Larry G

You can rebuild it. I got my tail chopped off my...

You can rebuild it. I got my tail chopped off my GWS Zero in a collision and I used GWS Glue to piece it back together like a jigsaw puzzle. I used 5 minute epoxy on some areas like the elevator,...
02-06-2010, 12:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,132
Posted By Larry G

HTX900 SERVO with Metal Gears?

I have been using Hextronik HTX900 servos and have had good luck with them in my planes, but have had a couple of plastic gears strip out. A couple rudder servos stripped from ground loop abuse on...
02-05-2010, 11:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,926
Posted By Larry G

The PZ Corsair is quite a bit larger, too.

The PZ Corsair is quite a bit larger, too.
02-03-2010, 01:35 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,635
Posted By Larry G

What would you do if you hit a parked car?

Last weekend at the parking lot we had about 10 cars lined up behind the flightline. A guy lost it behind us, and hit my trucks hood and pranged the side of the truck next to me. I didn't care as...
02-03-2010, 01:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,523
Posted By Larry G

I tell them the reason I need 5 planes is that...

I tell them the reason I need 5 planes is that when I go out flying I can have at least 5 flights!

The wife and kids like it when I leave at dawn on the weekends to go flying, that way I'm not...
01-28-2010, 03:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,155
Posted By Larry G

Naw, no organized club, just guys showing up and...

Naw, no organized club, just guys showing up and flying. People have been flying here for years.
01-27-2010, 08:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,155
Posted By Larry G

Mr Bill, I have heard of that ASU site, but...

Mr Bill,

I have heard of that ASU site, but never have flown there. I don't think I can hit a sidewalk landing, I'm spoiled by unlimited smooth asphalt;)

Is there a large dirt area smooth...
Forum: Power Systems
01-27-2010, 01:08 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,544
Posted By Larry G

That's my question, will it hurt to have the red...

That's my question, will it hurt to have the red wires "touching" in the y-harness even if they aren't powering anything. It would be handy to leave them in the ESC plug because on the Turnigy it...
Forum: Power Systems
01-27-2010, 12:51 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,544
Posted By Larry G

Twin ESC wiring question

On my twin set up I will be disabling the BECs on my Turnigy Plush 25 amp ESCs and running a UBEC. Will it hurt the ESCs to leave the red wires going into the Y-harness and just pull the red wire...
01-26-2010, 05:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,155
Posted By Larry G

The lot is across the street from the school, he...

The lot is across the street from the school, he probably wasn't over the school until he lost radio connection. I was told it was a fairly large electric Cub type thing, so he might have had some...
01-26-2010, 05:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,155
Posted By Larry G

AZ Cardinals Stadium "Brown" Lot Warning

Just heard a disturbing tale about a mishap at the Brown lot. One fine weekday somebody lost a plane, and it flew over the high school and crash landed in the courtyard. Thankfully it didn't hit...
01-22-2010, 12:12 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,588
Posted By Larry G

anytinker, The plane was pretty busted up,...

anytinker,

The plane was pretty busted up, but inspection revealed that all servos are working and control rods were tight. Wiggled all wire connections and can't get a break in contact....
01-20-2010, 05:17 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,588
Posted By Larry G

Chellie, He had the stock E-flight...

Chellie,

He had the stock E-flight electrics. I hate them EF ESCs, seem to have a lot of problems. But the LED was solid on the AR500. We have since installed a Hextronic UBEC on it and it...
01-20-2010, 04:29 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,588
Posted By Larry G

I have a AR500, a AR6200, and a handful of...

I have a AR500, a AR6200, and a handful of AR6100. Its really hard to pinpoint a problem when it happens once in several hundred flights. I do remember a buddy that has a loss of control with his...
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