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Posted by GLSJr | Sep 12, 2019 @ 03:09 PM | 990 Views
Back in my nitro days batteries had a red wire and a black wire, ONLY! Now my batteries are coming in with a little pigtail connector in addition to the big wires. What's the purpose of these (very tiny) wires and connector? Thanks, George.
Posted by GLSJr | Jul 17, 2019 @ 08:24 AM | 2,706 Views
Tried ordering this from HobbyKing, TWICE. Both times my order was canceled for whatever reason I'll never know. I've read similar tales elsewhere. I don't know what I'm doing wrong. Some guys swear by them. Turnigy's no help either. They're still out of stock in the U.S. warehouse, with no known ETA. I may convert my home-made nitro stand to electric. Not as pretty as that V3, though. George
Posted by GLSJr | Jul 17, 2015 @ 10:22 AM | 4,551 Views
Based on my calculations of my flying time/battery usage, I figure I've go to locate a source for buying them by the case. Maybe I should buy stock in Eveready or Duracell. Incredible. Perhaps I should send my twin AM Tx's in for tune-ups. At least I won't have to worry about frequency issues, and I'll stop for ice cream with the money I'll be saving !
Posted by GLSJr | Jul 16, 2015 @ 06:31 PM | 4,432 Views
I just went on the Tower site prepared to snag a brand-new Futaba Tx. As I was checking out all the modern advancements I saw a note saying Batteries Not included! Really!? Even my chumpy old AM had rechargeable batteries! This is like some kind of toy! All I can say is...Are you for real???
Posted by GLSJr | Jul 09, 2015 @ 08:04 AM | 4,648 Views
After much hesitation and trepidation, I am considering buying an up-to-date radio system for my stable of hanger queens and ding bats. I'm looking for a Futaba system in the 6-channel range, but easy on the bells and whistles. Any
advice while I begin my search? I have several planes, so I guess one Tx and multiple Rx will be required? Any thoughts?
Posted by GLSJr | Jul 07, 2015 @ 05:44 PM | 4,751 Views
Because I'm volt-challenged I'm asking all you multi-rotors fans a simple question: what's the greatest number of rotors possible on your machines?
Posted by GLSJr | Jun 29, 2015 @ 07:41 AM | 5,255 Views
All my planes are AM equipped. After quite a hiatis I am coming back to the hobby. The matching pair of transmitters have been in my basement for about 20 years. Should they stay or should they go?
Posted by GLSJr | Jun 28, 2015 @ 11:16 AM | 4,855 Views
Since SA has really limited online assistance, I need to figure out how to steer my retractable nose gear. I sent them an email and got back a very short sentence telling me what I need to buy (steering arm). I understand how that works, sticking out to one side, but how to make it pivot with the retract and also stay straight for landing? Pictures please if you have them. Thanks for reading.
Posted by GLSJr | Jun 25, 2015 @ 03:01 PM | 4,516 Views
How do I attach a servo to steer a retractable nosewheel on a tricycle gear setup? Know of any Youtube etc. explanations on the web?
Thanks for reading.
Posted by GLSJr | Jun 25, 2015 @ 04:45 AM | 4,578 Views
I have a glow-fuel O.S. Max 77 VR-DF that has been sitting in the box since the Wright Brothers days. Any suggestions on the safest way to start and run-in this beast so that it can eventually get up to full RPM's (20K+)? Thanks for reading.
Posted by GLSJr | Jun 03, 2015 @ 09:16 AM | 5,222 Views
As a old returning RC hobbyist, I have gone as far as I can with my knowledge of the transmitter and receiver technologies. My specific question concerns a T6XA (yes, I know, it's almost as old as me). I want to change the channel from 45 to 39. I have read everything I can but all this has done is make me more confused, not to mention trying to find a source for 72 MHz gear. This takes me back to the time I walked into the local hobby shop and asked for an "escapement" for my Midwest P-40. Needless to say, I was set straight, after the laughter died down. Soon I was on the phone (this one didn't take pictures or anything) ordering a pair of shiny new Futaba AM transmitters with a training cable. But everything was on the same channel, so no worries. So, now, I have to change over, hopefully without sending both the Tx and Rx off to Futaba.