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Jul 15, 2019

hanger9 p51d-60 Enging Cowling

I need the blue engine cowling for the cripes-a-mighty p51d. just opened the box and its not here!! company says good luck!!its 10 years old but n.i.b….thank

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Jul 15, 2019

Harbor Freight Mustang Balance

Harbor freight mustang. Does anybody have any actual measurements for Ballance point? Tried it set up stock, hot day, poor air density..controlled crash...

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Jul 15, 2019

Fuel Proofing RC Airplane

I am trying to find out which balsa glue is fuel proof. And, is there some sort of sealant to coat the whole frame with before covering my model?

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Jun 20, 2019

servos fail to stop working apparently for lack of current.

Hello, I am putting together a 20cc plane in which I installed 5 servos hitec HS-5645MG and a receiver spektrum AR620 with a ubc of 6 v output for receiver.

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Jun 20, 2019

Battery Capacity for a 20cc RC airplane

Hello, I am putting together a 20cc plane in which I installed 5 servos hitec HS-5645MG and a receiver spektrum AR620 with a ubc of 6 v output for receiver.

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May 23, 2019

T-28 Trojan S surfaces not working after binding.

I bought a T-28 Trojan S as a gift two years ago. It’s been on the shelf since and never opened. My grandson found it and asked if we could fly it. I

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May 23, 2019

Spoilers with SPEKTRUM DX6

How do I get spoilers on my RC plane? I mixed the “I” switch (Spektrum DX6) to Rudder (which is Ailerons on my left stick) so now when I push the “I switch”

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May 23, 2019

Frozen carburetor.

I'm trying to open and close the carburetor after it has been sitting for several years in the closet and as I try to open and close the carburetor with

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May 23, 2019

Gas to Electric RC airplane converting.

I imagine you get this question a lot. My Goldberg Eagles 2 has a OS 46 gas engine. I Would like to convert it to a electric brushless motor. Would like

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May 23, 2019

Volantex Trainstar Exchange Motor Problems

I have a Volantex Trainstar Exchange, and after a mild crash in the grass, the motor twitches and will not go. So I installed a brand new 1250kv motor

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May 23, 2019

Sarik 68" chipmunk kit build

Hi all I'm new to this forum, what I'm asking is has anybody built this kit , as I've just ordered one and need to know if any pitfalls i need to be aware

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May 23, 2019

3/4 scale model propeller size

I have plans to build 29 land/sea park flyer which I want to build in 3/4 scale. The 29 plan calls for 1400 kv motor with a 7/5 or 7/6 prop. Because

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May 23, 2019

Precision Flying and Engine Thrust Angles!

Do Pattern Flyers, those who fly Scale Aerobatics and 3D flyers, ever have a need, or a desire, to be able to change the engine thrust angles mid competition.

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May 23, 2019

Press fit Dubro wheel bearings on axles?

Hello, I'm currently using Dubro 249 axle shafts (3/16in) and 3.25in dia Airman wheels with 0.5in bearings (with 3/16 hole in inner race). The shafts

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May 23, 2019

Radio Choice

Getting back into the hobby I quickly learned the trends with a lot of models are BNF and PNP. Some are aimed at the Spektrum brand and others recommend

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May 23, 2019

Part List Required for Beginners wanting to fly FPV planes

Hello, I'm new to the RC world. I am eager to research which parts would be best to use but because I just starting out and have no previous experience

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Jan 09, 2019

my RC plane seems to not fly (please help)

Hi, I know that this may not be your main type of question but here we go. I recently purchase the RC Flight Test tiny trainer glider. I was super excited

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Jan 02, 2019

Tactic anylink power

I want to use my anylink with my DX7. Works fine but the extra battery to power the anylink is clunky and crude. Can I power it with the transmitter's

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Jan 02, 2019

Flysky FS-i6X to Hobbyzone T28

Hello, New to the hobby with just a quick question. I ordered a Hobbyzone T28 trainer, which suggest using a spektrum transmitter. I already have a

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Dec 04, 2018

FPV RC Plane Black Box (LOVE IT!)

I just got the Black Box by PinPointRC and I love it! I had one of their older products, but their new update is amazing. I fly long range FPV planes,

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Dec 04, 2018

Designing my first flying wing

Hello! I'm very new to RC airplane topic so excuse me in advance for my inexperience. I'm going to build a flying wing: Wingspan 40 Root chord 9.4 Tip

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Nov 17, 2018

OS.46 fuel flow

I can blow through the exhaust tube and fuel runs through the fuel line, but once I connect it to the Carb fuel can't flow nor can I force it buy blowing

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Oct 26, 2018

Help choosing a piper cub kit

Looking for help choosing the best Piper Cub. I want to buy a balsa wood kit that can be built from scratch and flown for my husbands birthday. Looking

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Oct 26, 2018

Piper J-3 Cub 40 with an Evolution .46 stalls at half throttle

I recently built a Piper J-3 Cub 40 with an Evolution .46 cc 2 cycle glow engine in it. After about 10 mins of flight (at half throttle) the engine stalls.

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Oct 26, 2018

HZ Mini Apprentice S issues

My nephew was flying his Mini Apprentice S float plane today and it took a nose dive into the water. The glue that holds the battery compartment into the

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Oct 26, 2018

Senior highschool thesis on Propeller Propulsion

Hi! I'm currently a grade 12 STEM student and my research title was approved but my methodology was not. I plan to do an evaluation of the performance

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Oct 26, 2018

Trying to Identify Vintage Model Airplane collection

Hello! I inherited my grandfather's RC airplane collection. I'd like to figure out what models they are exactly so that I can research them, find out their

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Oct 26, 2018

OS35 dies out after a few passes.

After starting on ground, OS35 engine runs well and revs up and takes off with no problem.after a few passes, engine seems to die out and when increasing

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Oct 26, 2018

Convert Free Flyer to Radio Control

First time converting free flyer to R/C so this language is confusing. Looking for type of motor and battery for lightweight R/C. This is what the kit

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Oct 26, 2018

Choosing Motor for RC Airplane

Hi, i was wondering how do i know i am getting the right motor-propeller-battery configuration for my model? when choosing the electric motor, are there

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Oct 26, 2018

From Super C S to Convergence VTOL

Hi my name is mason I am 13 and my dad told me to ask my question on here, I have a question about upgrading to a new plane. My question is... I fly a

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Oct 26, 2018

Delta ray control problems

Hello,I have set my Delta ray up and am using a DX 4 transmitter,the problems is the right lever is activating ailerons and left is flaps but no power

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Jul 16, 2018

Power requirment

Wing In Ground(WIG) effect craft, lao 49.25, hull 30.5 x width 5 with two sponsons approximately 2 from main hull. Would like an opinion as to how much

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Jul 16, 2018

Volantex Ranger 1600 KIT Setup?

I'm looking in to getting the KIT version of this plane but I'm not sure what parts to get, I've put a list together of parts I'm leaning towards but I'm

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Jul 16, 2018

Converting Goldberg Anniversary J3 Cup to Electric

Hi, A friend gave me an old Goldberg kit for the J3 Cub. I have built the plane but can't figure out what servos, batteries, motor to use, although a few

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Jul 16, 2018

Gentle Lady glider

I am building a gentle Lady glider from scratch having secured some plans a while ago. I want to electrify the model. I will use a three channel setup

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Jun 24, 2018

HobbyZone Cub Servo Flutter

When the rudder servo is not connected up to anything, it moves freely and fine. However when I connect it up to the horn on the rudder at the back of

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Jun 24, 2018

Dynam Cessna 182 Sky Trainer Instructions

I had a Dynam Cessna 182 Sky trainer RTF given to me for Christmas. I'm 80+ and it's 60 odd years ago since I did any model building. I've always been

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Jun 24, 2018

Futaba T9CAP Crystals

Have a old futaba T9CAP and trying to find a receiver with 75 MHz 39 or matching pair , does any body know where to find them?

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Mar 26, 2018

ZTW Beatles 20A Brushless ESC for RC Airplane

ZTW Beatles series ESC is a beginning level product line for fixed wing. This line product is specially designed for the beginner who is sensitive to price

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