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Aug 16, 2017

Having one hour flytime with a flying wing

Hi there I`m asked to make a flying wing that must be able to fly for 1 hour... I can design and make wings with balsa wood at any size.... But the plane`s

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Aug 16, 2017

WARNING my fated conscendo s glider by HOBBYZONE

hi everyone.....can i tell you a story about my conscendo s electric glider. Having recently spent a lot of money (£200) on my new glider, this price

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Aug 16, 2017

camber mix

I have a Great Planes Zlin Acrobat. Fun to fly but lands like a rocket. Has anyone had success with using camber mix for landing this airplane?

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Aug 16, 2017

Battery in a Radio transmitter

I am into Nitro easy going high wings mainly and my Trannie has given up after 30+ yrs. I now want a 2.4 Mode1 and have picked a Futaba 6K.Now,having

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Aug 16, 2017

Old PCM "Airtronics Quantum"

The rudder servo will not operate properly.The others are okay. Is this a receiver problem? Can a new receiver be used with the system. If the crystal

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Aug 16, 2017

problem with my new conscendo s powered glider

Hi from uk wherever you are??......ive recently bought a brand new conscendo s glider with a as3x receiver ...ive flown it three times and crashed

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Aug 16, 2017

Using a Y splitter cable for LED's

Hi; I'm new to flying and I bought a Hobby-zone Delta Ray. I am really enjoying flying this trainer and it's giving me a lot of confidence to move through

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Jul 11, 2017

Textile Gyroscope Wing

I would like to develop Textile gyroscope wings and then have an RC model build with 4 TGWings. I want to build this as an open project and am looking

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Jul 11, 2017

problem with a conscendo s powered rc glider

my conscendo hobbyzone glider crashed recently(as they do) ive got it all back together again but apart from some initial twitching of the control surfaces

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Jul 11, 2017

Rc plane help

Couple of questions, I bought the nitroplanes fiberglass f4 phantom and have been working on it for a while and cannot seem to get it to fly. Is it a

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Jul 11, 2017

Adding a motor to a glider

Hi I Built a fairly large RC glider with approximately a 1.5m wingspan a couple of years ago, but I'm planning on some tinkering. I want to add a motor

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Jul 11, 2017

RC Airplane Connections not Beeping

I have following connected ( all are brand new, and I am new to Flying, Complete newbie ) 1. Tx = FS-i6 2. Rx = FS-iA6B ( also FS-iA6 came with

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Jul 11, 2017

OSX - I believe it's a .40 or .46, sputters and raw fuel comes out of the muffler

I have an OS-X engine (an older one with both high speed and low speed needles. I believe it's a .40 or .46 engine. It sputters and slowly loses power

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Jul 11, 2017

performance issue on take off

I have a new, broken in Super tigre G51 on a Hanger 9 xtra easy trainer plane. New fuel 10%, fuel tank and lines. Engine runs great on the test table and

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Jul 11, 2017

Evloution .60NX

I have a evloution .60 NX glow engine, I have 4 tanks through it. it doesn't quiet seem to come up to rpms like I think it should it tachs at 11.5 k thats

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Jul 11, 2017

Eflite umx pitts battery charger

I have this great flying plane, but now when I plug the charger to the battery, the charger blinks red and green all the time. This means it's balancing.

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Jun 06, 2017

P-51 choices

Hey Gang, I'm trying to decide which P-51 Mustang to purchase. The models that I'm deciding on are: 1. FMS FMM008PBBD Big Beautiful Doll PNP V8 $299.99

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May 30, 2017

FPV Sensor Mount

Hi, I would love any tips on how you would hook these sensors up to your ground station. You mentioned some great sensor options so wondering now how

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May 26, 2017

how to rework my old mccoy and fox 35 engines to operating conditions

I have several old mccoy and fox 35 engines that I want to refurbish and get running again for some new planes that I am building. what tools and what

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May 26, 2017

Os52 reluctant to start, rpm drops then quits.

Hi, I have an OS52 surpass which will only start after LOTS of priming after which fuel pours from the carburettor. When the engine does start the rpm

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May 26, 2017

fuel delivery issue

i have two glow planes with similar problems. air in the lines. i removed cleaned the tanks. replaced fuel lines. i can blow through the exhaust line and

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May 26, 2017

old rc airplane fuel tanks

I am building one of the old Nobler U-control airplanes and I have been unable to find a fuel tank for it. In the airplane plans it mentions three different

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May 26, 2017

Newb teen first time flying kit help

Here's the scoop. I work in the mental health field and am continuously looking for hobbies to get some of the kids I work with involved in. I know there

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May 25, 2017

Model Airplane Balsa Parts source

I have been given an old RC Model Airplane Kit that is approximately 40 years old. Manufactured by 'Top Flight Models, Inc.', it is completely BALSA.

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May 25, 2017

FAA RC Regulations

What is the latest update for FAA RC Regulations? I fly standard .40 and .60 size planes for fun. Sherman

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May 25, 2017

Sport Cub makeover

The story of missionaries killed in Ecuador in 1956 inspired me to look for a plane with similar dimensions. The Parkzone Sport Cub S2 is a dead-on 1/8

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Apr 07, 2017

new plane dont know what it is

Can someone tell me what plane this is. I purchased it and the cowl is messed up and needing to be replaced. Thank you for your help.

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Apr 03, 2017

WLtoys Q303

WLtoys Q303 is the PERFECT entry level FPV Drone

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Mar 27, 2017

WIll old FS receivers work with new Taranis radio?

Will a FS-IA6, and FS_R6B receiver, work with the new FrSky ACCST Taranis Q X7 2.4GHz 16CH Transmitter?

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Mar 07, 2017

OS65 not reaching high RPM

I have an OS65, and it just does not seem to reach a high RPM on max throttle. Tried adjusting the mixture screw both ways but either the engine has no

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Mar 07, 2017

Eflite Power 32 screams at high power settings

I have an Eflite Power 32 which has never been flown, but is a couple of years old. I installed it in a scratch built Cub and took it to the field to

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Feb 21, 2017

Building RC Aircrafts

Hi There , So I am building an RC Aircraft for participating in a national level competition held by Boeing every year in my country . Now , the competition

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Feb 19, 2017

OS 25 Starts Up Nicely then dies and will not start again.

I have an os 25 max fs. Starts nicely and runs for a few seconds very good. Then when I throttle down it will die and I CANNOT get it to start again.

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Feb 19, 2017

OS 55 Ejected GlowPlugs

I have been having a few starting and running issues with my OS 55 AX. Today it spat out three Glow plugs. Does anyone know why?

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Jan 21, 2017

Need some help with my father's planes

I'm trying to sell my father's planes. About 16 of them. Do I need to worry about which controller is paired with which plane? Are the transmitters on

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Jan 21, 2017

Cost of Flying RC

Today is the last day of my being able to enjoy our hobby of RC Airplanes. Being retired and on a fixed income, the cost of membership to the AMA and

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Jan 21, 2017

Old Enya 40 4c

Idle and mid speed running is a little choppy and bouncy, but at full throttle it surges a ton. The high speed needle Dosent change it at all. I can keep

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Jan 21, 2017

Goldberg Eagle 2

I've been flying for over 20 years and this is still my most favorite airplane. I've built 3 over the years and each was a pleasure to build and fly.

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Jan 12, 2017

ESC 3.5mm Bullet male to EC3 female Connector Adapter

Anybody know where I can order a ESC 3.5mm Bullet male to EC3 female (and female to Male) Connector Adapter ?

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Jan 12, 2017

Electric Motor Issue on Twin Engine Blimp

We are flying a twin engine electric blimp. Each engine is on its own channel mixed in the transmitter. Works perfect 99% of the time. Occasionally one

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