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Forum: ParkFlyers
07-12-2010, 03:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,488
Posted By kirch

I had some wing wobble on my T28. I put some...

I had some wing wobble on my T28. I put some velcro tape on each side between the fuse and the wing. Now my wing is very stable. I really notice it in flight performance as well.
11-14-2009, 03:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,635
Posted By kirch

I bought 2 of the 150 mAh batteries when I bought...

I bought 2 of the 150 mAh batteries when I bought my ultra micro p 51. They definitely have enough current for the plane. I haven't tried them in my mSR.

I tried the HobbyKing/HobbyCity 138 mAh...
10-27-2009, 03:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,404
Posted By kirch

For my maiden I took mine out to a small park. A...

For my maiden I took mine out to a small park. A tree leaped out and tried to grab it. Fortunately it bounced down to the ground. I took it home and luckily I only had to reseat the pinion gear. ...
Forum: Foamies
10-27-2009, 03:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,522
Posted By kirch

It is easy to remove the small screws that hold...

It is easy to remove the small screws that hold on the cowl then unscrew the main gear. IMHO much easier to remove the cowl then to try and remove the screw with the cowl still on.

Just don't...
Forum: Beginners
10-15-2009, 12:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,057
Posted By kirch

I went for the Z-Foam Apprentice as my first...

I went for the Z-Foam Apprentice as my first plane at the start of the summer (with a buddy box and trainer cord). I like the Z-Foam because it is much easier to repair than a balsa/coated plane. ...
Forum: ParkFlyers
10-15-2009, 12:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,613
Posted By kirch

[QUOTE=BEAR-AvHistory;652156] Back to the topic,...

[QUOTE=BEAR-AvHistory;652156] Back to the topic, Its also much harder to see the F4U-4 orientation in the distance especially if you make a mistake & get below the tree line. The dark paint really...
09-18-2009, 01:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,917
Posted By kirch

I say PT-19 but that is only because I started...

I say PT-19 but that is only because I started flying control line with the plastic .049 powered Cox PT-19 back in the '70s. It's hard not to love your first plane.
09-18-2009, 01:28 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 35,187
Posted By kirch

I guess it was a false alarm :sad:. I was...

I guess it was a false alarm :sad:. I was informed by Horizon Hobby that no micro P51s were shipped yet. They don't know why my account says shipped. But I notice that when I looked further down...
09-17-2009, 04:19 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 35,187
Posted By kirch

I just checked my order status on Horizon Hobby...

I just checked my order status on Horizon Hobby and it had changed from "backordered" to "Shipped 09/16/2009". No tracking number or anything yet. Anybody else able to confirm they have the same? ...
Forum: Humor
09-17-2009, 02:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,661
Posted By kirch

Now you just have to fly an mCx on a large...

Now you just have to fly an mCx on a large passenger jet.
09-15-2009, 02:55 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 35,187
Posted By kirch

As soon as they said on the video that it handles...

As soon as they said on the video that it handles much like a mini T28 I was hooked.

The Sukhoi looked like a little too much for me. But I am getting increasingly comfortable with my T28 .......
Replies: 5
Views: 2,927
Posted By kirch

Yeah .. I remember reading the same thing...

Yeah .. I remember reading the same thing somewhere ... might have been a posting from one of the guys at Horizon. The Tx only has a range of a couple hundred feet. I think that receiver is...
08-31-2009, 01:39 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,307
Posted By kirch

I had to look up silver solder on Wikipedia...

I had to look up silver solder on Wikipedia because I am used to soldering for electronics. In electronics it has always been emphasized to me that the reason for the solder is to make a good...
Forum: ParkFlyers
08-30-2009, 07:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,442
Posted By kirch

Also don't have the transmitter too close to the...

Also don't have the transmitter too close to the receiver when binding (i.e. right beside the plane). Too strong a signal seems to prevent binding properly.

Keep it at least a few feet away.
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08-30-2009, 07:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,307
Posted By kirch

If I recall correctly, rosin core solder...

If I recall correctly, rosin core solder generally has the flux built in.

Don't use flux like they use in stained glass. That kind of flux is too corrosive for electrical contacts.

I was...
08-13-2009, 04:43 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 18,946
Posted By kirch

Ordered 4 Lipos and some connectors for my new...

Ordered 4 Lipos and some connectors for my new T-28D from Hong Kong on Aug 2nd and they arrived at my home today. 10 days through postage and customs isn't bad. Now I just have to learn how to...
Forum: Beginners
08-09-2009, 04:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 11,467
Posted By kirch

Does a 20C battery even make a difference on the...

Does a 20C battery even make a difference on the Apprentice? I didn't think it would pull any more current than the stock motor and ESC allow?

With my 3200 mAh batteries I easily get 15 minutes...
Forum: ParkFlyers
08-09-2009, 04:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,352
Posted By kirch

In addition to the yin-yang the black bars on...

In addition to the yin-yang the black bars on each side of the newer emblem reminds me of the trigrams from the I-Ching. The three bars means heaven or sky. Double heaven translates into Force. I...
Forum: ParkFlyers
07-28-2009, 02:04 AM
Replies: 1,344
Views: 300,310
Posted By kirch

Thanks for the hand launch tip. I just ordered...

Thanks for the hand launch tip. I just ordered the new T28D BNF from my LHS. It will be my second plane after my Apprentice. Does the Trojan land OK on the grass with the wheels? Or should I just...
Forum: Foamies
07-08-2009, 02:05 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 22,417
Posted By kirch

My Apprentice is my first plane. I would have...

My Apprentice is my first plane. I would have trashed that plane a few times if I did not have an instructor to save me from disaster.

The buddy box and cable paid for themselves many times over...
Forum: Beginners
07-08-2009, 01:49 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 37,854
Posted By kirch

I find that motor mount story very scary. I know...

I find that motor mount story very scary. I know for me an airplane is a lot of money and it will take me months to save up for my second one. Having something like that, which could potentially...
Forum: Beginners
07-06-2009, 01:42 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 37,854
Posted By kirch

I put 2.5" wheels on and the prop is clearing the...

I put 2.5" wheels on and the prop is clearing the grass OK now. Unless I have some speed it is still difficult to taxi. And any cross wind causes it to tip forward into the grass. The plane takes...
07-01-2009, 02:02 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 13,891
Posted By kirch

I love the BNF idea. I have my EFlite Apprentice...

I love the BNF idea. I have my EFlite Apprentice trainer and my DX6i transmitter. Looking for a second plane and I am thinking it will be either this or the BNF P51D BL. I don't have a house full...
06-28-2009, 09:52 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 36,209
Posted By kirch

And is there going to be a Bind and Fly version? ...

And is there going to be a Bind and Fly version?

I assume since this is E-Flite the Parkzone Warbird we are all waiting for is a different plane?

So many choices .. so little money. *sigh* ...
Replies: 21
Views: 4,377
Posted By kirch

Yes. I saw that as well when I got my...

Yes. I saw that as well when I got my Apprentice, which came with the DX5e and my club required a buddy box. Then I found out the only Tx's they said to use were another DX5e, DX6i or DX7. For...
06-28-2009, 01:19 PM
Replies: 728
Views: 176,404
Posted By kirch

You might want to seriously consider a trainer as...

You might want to seriously consider a trainer as your first airplane rather than the Corsair. I learned on the E-Flite Apprentice with a teacher and a buddy box. And I am really glad I went that...
06-28-2009, 12:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,370
Posted By kirch

The mcx (I have the Blade, not the 300) is a...

The mcx (I have the Blade, not the 300) is a co-ax. The mcx is fun in the winter (or when the weather outside is horrid) when you are just itching to make something fly. And this can be flown safely...
06-27-2009, 06:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,370
Posted By kirch

When they say only for indoor flight with the mcx...

When they say only for indoor flight with the mcx they really mean it. The slightest puff of air will float it away. Picture a dandelion in even the slightest breeze, with the little seeds just...
Forum: Beginners
06-27-2009, 06:46 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 37,854
Posted By kirch

With the Apprentice it is recommended to learn...

With the Apprentice it is recommended to learn with an instructor, and I am glad I did.

I prefer to have started with ailerons on the flight simulator and the Apprentice right from the get go. I...
Replies: 5
Views: 2,801
Posted By kirch

Nice write up with all the pictures. The...

Nice write up with all the pictures.

The only thing I don't like about the audio patch cords is they are straight on the end. I have a cheap no-name JR compatible trainer cord and the nice thing...
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