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Oct 31, 2017

starting out?

Im looking into getting a 6 CH BlitzRCWorks F-117 Stealth Fighter V2 RC EDF Jet was curious what all i would need to get started. the plane is a arf model.

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Oct 31, 2017

I have a flute power 15, EPLM4015 E, brushless outrunner

For a special application i need to run this motor from a LiPo battery. I have a EFLA, 1015 E ESC. For my situation I need to energize motor for a short

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Oct 08, 2017

OS 91 max fx - no smooth run at half throttle, however engines sounds fine in idle and high speed position

My engine runs very fine in idle and full open throttle Position, but at keeping constant half throttle the rpm changes when model is at ground (without

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Sep 13, 2017

Chuck Cunningham's Big Lazy Ace Engine Selection

I have been modelling and flying all my life with a few forced stops here and there.I have only ever built one kit,my first,a KKPhantom with a K 1.9 power.

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Sep 13, 2017

Robart #145-6 P-51 Pneumatic Main Retracts 6" Offset Wheel

I am curious where I could list a set of these retracts to sell that would get the most traffic? The retracts are out of a 110 Giant scale P-51 that I

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Sep 13, 2017

Tuning problem - OS Fx .91

I have 6 years RC experience and 15 planes with a mix of 2 and 4 strokes, mostly O.S. The problem is my 2 O.S. Fx .91 two stroke engines. I love 'em,

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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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