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Apr 08, 2005, 09:57 AM
Beginners Chat Sun 7to9
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Beginners Chat Sunday 7 to 9 PM CDT


Hi there to all the new guys, Im Jarrod aka Marshallcowboy. On Sunday nights I host a Beginners Chat from 7 to 9 PM Central time. There are several of us that enjoy helping the new guys in this hobby, be it glow or electric. So come join us and have your questions ready, and we will do our best to help ya enjoy this great hobby and have a great learning experince.
If you have a question thats needs an answer pretty quickly drop me a PM and I'll give ya an answer as soon as I can. Need it quicker then that then pop in the chat room, most any one there can help ya pretty quickly. So lets make use of the chat room RCG put up and have a great time while learning the basics of flying.
Jarrod aka Marshallcowboy

PS: Mr Moderator can you make this a sticky so the new guys can see when we hold the Beginners Chat. Thanks
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Aug 14, 2006, 03:09 PM
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Hello Marshllcowboy, I am new to the hobby and I have recently purchased an e-flight Cessna which I have not flown yet. My question is, I have spent about a month on a G2 flight simulator and I am thinking about using the Cessna as a trainer and purchasing a larger plane. I feel comfortable fying on the simulator but I don't want to buy the wrong plane for simply this reason. I plan on trying to fly the Cessna in a week or so and I would like to purchase something other than a trainer, what would be your advise on this matter? Thank you, Greg
Sep 26, 2006, 08:45 PM
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monocote or covering help


i am fairly new to rc and i was just wondering for a beginning flyer how easy is it to cover a plane? also is it easy to put together a wood kit?
Sep 26, 2006, 10:27 PM
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Nothing is easy, since it is relative. For some people, covering comes easy, for others it is a bear. Personally, I still get wrinkles here and there. It takes time and patience and there are videos that show you how to do it. Have to look for the links.

Is it easy to put together a wood kit ? Same answer here. Maybe it is worth to buy an ARF at a reasonable price. Fly it and then when the time comes you have to fix it. Best way to learn how those things are put together. Peruse some of the build thread and look at the pics.
Nov 12, 2006, 07:18 PM
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greg, i don't think you will have much of a problem with it but i don't have any experience in that plane. just don't go with a low wing plane at first. get a lot of flight time first on the cessna. you could get somebody to help you in flying this but if you don't, make sure you don't over-control it. you probably already flew it though as i haven't been on this site long
Jan 08, 2007, 10:14 PM
When all else fails...
I'm new to the hobby (awaiing delivery of my PT40 kit ) and would like to suggest maybe a thread could be started that just contains handy tips for construction.

I just saw a question about applying adhesive.as an example...maybe all the answers to contruction questions could end up in one place..

Just a thought from a newbie.. ( I really enjoy all the content ..thanks everyone )
Jan 09, 2007, 06:03 AM
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Heya All. Another newbie. Cool site.

am also getting a pt40. seems like a good place to start. maybe after 100 hours on my sim... I've got high hopes

I look forward to seein you all around
Jan 09, 2007, 10:26 PM
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i know somebody that constructed a pt60 which is the same thing just bigger. pm mighty duckling. he built this kit. i flew this airplane and it flys great. its landings are awsome but has a long ground roll.
Mar 15, 2007, 04:48 PM
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Hi
Just got our first glow plane, a second hand Air Power Aviation - Angel Eyes 45.

Did a Google search and found nothing on the plane (its a high wing trainer same as a Boomerang 40), but that s OK as we bought it for a song with an O.S. 46AX motor for $80aus. We plan on putting the motor into another plane down the track.
My son and I have been flying electric for 3 months but have been getting lessons on glow planes at a club we hope to join soon. We liked the idea of being able to fly both fuel and electric.

My question is with this plane is where does the battery for the servos and the receiver go?

I mounted all the servos in OK but I am not quite sure where the other stuff goes. I know there is a fuel tank around so I guess a battery next to it it not a good idea. I think.

Any noob at fuel.
Apr 12, 2007, 04:16 PM
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Royster, THe battery goes into the fuselage and is used to help balance the plane at the suggested balance point. If you're tail heavy slide it a little forward, etc. Just make sure it's packed in foam and won't shift during flight.
Apr 12, 2007, 04:19 PM
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Royster, The tank goes behind the firewall as close to the engine as you can get it. Also, pad the tank to keep the fuel from foaming due to vibration.. Foamy fuel will cause your engine to run lean and over heat..
Apr 12, 2007, 05:14 PM
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Ahh, is that why the foam I thought it was more for crash protection.

Thanks for the heads up!
Jun 30, 2007, 01:09 PM
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Hello I am new to this hobbie and have no clue on it. I like to watch these RC planes fly been watching for a long time. and figure it's time to get in the air with out hitting the ground to hard . hopefully ..lol..any and all the help I can get would be great ..thank you .....Capt Hook...........(Ron)
Jul 13, 2007, 02:53 PM
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Good day, I recently was given two older planes (maybe10-15 yrs old) I've pulled the engines and cleaned them up. Have a look at the pictures below and let me know if the planes themselves should be scrap or are they safe to fly. Any good suggestions for a good starter remote kit?
Thanks
Aug 27, 2007, 09:28 PM
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if anyone has the wing plans to midwests aero star
or if anyone knows where i could find them please e-mail them to me
reid_young@sbcglobal.net


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