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03-11-2018, 07:28 PM
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Posted By hbgandy

Chad Veich 1/8 scale F6F Hellcat - Electric?

I am about to start building this popular kit, with laser wood from Manzano, and plans from Chad. His plans assume gas/nitro power, but like all my planes I will convert to electric power. Hopefully...
Forum: WWI Era
04-02-2017, 02:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,182
Posted By hbgandy

Pizzano: Thanks. I know about all the sound...

Pizzano: Thanks. I know about all the sound systems available, but I was focusing on two specific questions: systems installed in Balsa USA kits, and more specifically a system installed in BUSA's...
Forum: WWI Era
04-01-2017, 02:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,182
Posted By hbgandy

Sound systems

Anyone installed a sound system in a Balsa USA WWI kit? In particular their 1/4 scale Fokker D8. More generally, what sound system chosen and why? How many speaker/transducers used? Where mounted in...
10-19-2016, 11:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,678
Posted By hbgandy

Scale tail wheels

For the Hangar 9 Spitfire Mk. IX 30cc ARF, I wish to install a more scale tail wheel. Who makes them? Thanks.
09-29-2016, 11:47 PM
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Views: 1,969
Posted By hbgandy

Flightline Spitfire - RX placement?

The new Flightline Spitfire Mk. IX PNP is really a terrific foamie, with excellent details. Space to place one's RX inside the fuselage cavity is very limited, especially if you want to follow the...
08-18-2016, 09:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,745
Posted By hbgandy

Thanks. Do the DuraFly Spitfire retracts have...

Thanks. Do the DuraFly Spitfire retracts have metal bodys and pins of at least 4mm?
08-18-2016, 02:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,745
Posted By hbgandy

Specifically, how tough and reliable are the...

Specifically, how tough and reliable are the electric retracts used by Flightline and DuraFly? Equal to the E-Flite retracts?
08-17-2016, 05:55 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,570
Posted By hbgandy

DuraFly Spitfire Mk5b - electronic functions?

Amongst all the current Spitfire ARFs the very new DuraFly Mk5b appears to be a very good value. My question is specifically how strong and reliable are all of its electronic functions? Particularly...
Forum: Foamies
08-15-2016, 02:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,309
Posted By hbgandy

Foam differences?

I'm about to buy my very first foamie, a Spitfire. I expect to have my share of crashes, especially with a Spitfire. I see in the various mfg's specs references to EPO Foam, Z Foam, etc. What foam is...
08-15-2016, 02:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,745
Posted By hbgandy

Retracts

I'm on the verge of buying a Spitfire ARF. Some have mechanical retracts, others have electrical retracts. What are the differences? How are the mechanicals activated? Pluses and minuses to each?...
08-14-2016, 09:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,954
Posted By hbgandy

Best Spitfire ARF

Thanks sooooo much for the comments. Very helpful. The reference to the Phoenix Models version was a revelation to me, and all the build comments there have been terrific. My #1 preference of all the...
08-14-2016, 03:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,954
Posted By hbgandy

Best Spitfire ARF?

My favorite Warbird of all time is the iconic Spitfire. I love building scale and will start soon on my ultimate Spitfire MkIX, which will take me a at least a year to complete. In the meantime I...
08-10-2016, 06:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,405
Posted By hbgandy

E-Flite Spitfire

I'm passing. Waiting for the Hangar 9 81" Spitfire announced for next month.
08-02-2016, 03:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,405
Posted By hbgandy

E-Flite Spitfire

Anyone bought and flown this new bird from E-Flite? Comments good and bad? Thanks.
07-24-2016, 11:16 PM
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Views: 1,866
Posted By hbgandy

TopFlite Giant ARF Spitfire

Am seriously considering buying this ARF Spitfire, converting to electric, and also installing sound. Any comments, suggestions? Any build threads out there? Thanks, Bill
07-24-2016, 05:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,503
Posted By hbgandy

TopFlite ARF Spitfire

I am looking seriously at buying the TopFlite ARF Spifire with wingspan of 83", and converting it to electric. Will also want to install sound, probably the Mr. RC Sound system. Any thoughts and...
06-13-2016, 05:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,734
Posted By hbgandy

Servo testers

Before I close up my scale model with covering, I must check and test all the mounted servos. I see that there are a number of servo testers available but how to choose? I need some recommendations,...
Forum: WWI Era
06-11-2016, 07:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,227
Posted By hbgandy

Smaller Scale vintage prop hubs

Thanks. That's too much for me to even contemplate trying. Oh well, just a washer and nut will have to do for now. As a sidelight to this discussion I sense at BUSA that us 1/6 scale guys are sort of...
Forum: WWI Era
06-11-2016, 05:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,227
Posted By hbgandy

Xoar WWI propellers

Can't thank you enough! Why oh why does the Xoar web site itself not provide those smaller sizes? That's why I gave up. Next question to the guy who usually has all the right answers: where to find...
Forum: WWI Era
06-10-2016, 02:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,227
Posted By hbgandy

Motor/batteries for 1/6 scale BUSA N-17?

Thanks for your comments. Those WWI Xoar props sure look great but unfortunately they are all way too big for my 1/6 scale N-17. Know of any alternative makes that would fit? Thanks.
Forum: WWI Era
06-09-2016, 11:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,227
Posted By hbgandy

Motor/batteries for 1/6 scale BUSA N-17?

Without motor and batteries my finished model will weigh about 4 lbs. For steady low speed flybys, and no crazy acrobatics, which motor and batteries should I mount in this 1/6 scale Nieuport 17...
05-18-2016, 02:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,161
Posted By hbgandy

Fake Le Rhone engine?

Finishing my BUSA 1/6 scale Nieuport 17, I need to find a fake Le Rhone engine to mount in the cowl. Any suggestions on sources? Thanks.
05-03-2016, 05:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,031
Posted By hbgandy

Sound systems

There are 3 suppliers of sound systems for our planes. Which one is the best?
Forum: Beginners
05-01-2016, 03:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,774
Posted By hbgandy

Field boxes

I'm new to electric power, and my planes will all be kit or scratch built scale. I need recommendations for proven field boxes to cram all my stuff into. Will not need space for a charging battery....
Forum: Beginners
04-22-2016, 02:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,643
Posted By hbgandy

Aileron servos

Thanks very much, and also the tip on flaps.
Forum: Beginners
04-21-2016, 07:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,643
Posted By hbgandy

Aileron servos

Stupid question of the day: I know the ailerons must move in opposite directions, but how do I correctly mount my two Hitec HS 55s inside the two sides of the upper wing on my N-17? There are no arms...
04-18-2016, 01:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 540
Posted By hbgandy

Cooling components

Is it absolutely critical that the esc must be adequately cooled? Many WWII birds have narrow and cramped fuselages (see Spitfires) thus very challenging to keep components cooled. Is this issue...
04-17-2016, 03:31 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,018
Posted By hbgandy

Top Flite Gold Spitfire Mk. IX kit

Anyone build this kit, converting to electric? A few members need to know how you mounted all your components to keep them cool. The Spit's fuselage is narrow and cramped so smooth air flow is...
04-17-2016, 03:25 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,475
Posted By hbgandy

Top Flite Gold Spitfire Mk. IX kit

Anyone build this kit, converting to electric? A few of us need to know how you located all your electronic components in this kit to keep them cool. The Spitfire fuselage is cramped and rather...
Forum: WWI Era
12-03-2015, 04:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,880
Posted By hbgandy

fhhuber: HK found the manual & just emailed it to...

fhhuber: HK found the manual & just emailed it to me. Turns out that the HK kit is a copy of the Great Planes Electrify SPAD XIII! Stupid me didn't know these vendors did this kind of stuff. Or...
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