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07-01-2020, 04:30 AM
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Posted By Turbojoe

I always like to figure absolute minimum 85+...

I always like to figure absolute minimum 85+ watts per pound to have at least a good sedately performing aircraft and preferably 100 watts per pound. Your figure of 70" and ONLY 4 pounds sounds quite...
06-28-2020, 06:14 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 14,826
Posted By Turbojoe

Sorry for dusting off a really old thread but I...

Sorry for dusting off a really old thread but I just dusted off an old unfinished FunJet from my partially built airplane vault. I started glassing it with WBPU a long, LONG time ago and stopped to...
06-22-2020, 10:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 198
Posted By Turbojoe

Mountain Models is BACK!

I realize that most of you are into foam airplanes and bARF's but for the few here like me that fly mainly balsa seeing that Brian (Mountain Models) is back at it after having a lot of serious...
02-15-2020, 10:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,364
Posted By Turbojoe

Dang! I almost forgot the unedited link to the...

Dang! I almost forgot the unedited link to the maiden flight of my Willy Nillies Jr. Skylark 250 today. YouTube link: HERE

Like the video or not I welcome replies.....

Joe
02-15-2020, 10:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,364
Posted By Turbojoe

Yet another Willy Nillies kit maiden.

I'm starting to get the vibe that the Wattflyer subscriber is only foam or b.A.R.F. interested. Well here goes yet another balsa conversion attempt.This video is unedited of the maiden of my Willy...
02-12-2020, 03:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,364
Posted By Turbojoe

The Willy Nillies kits in my first post couldn't...

The Willy Nillies kits in my first post couldn't be easier to build BUT they don't have instructions yet. There are videos on the website and a lot of us doing build threads on FliteTest. com. You...
02-12-2020, 03:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,364
Posted By Turbojoe

Sig and Carl Goldberg hands down have the best...

Sig and Carl Goldberg hands down have the best beginner targeted build manuals and plan sheets. Back around 1980 I watched my buddy fly his R/C plane and I was hooked. He suggested the Goldberg...
02-11-2020, 08:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,364
Posted By Turbojoe

You need to give us a size range that you are...

You need to give us a size range that you are interested in and how much you are willing to spend. (as little as possible doesn't work!)

Joe
02-10-2020, 06:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,364
Posted By Turbojoe

Hey, I'm in the same boat as you. 50+ aircraft...

Hey, I'm in the same boat as you. 50+ aircraft not counting helicopters. Many ready to fly with just a battery. Unfortunately all of them are well over the FAA weight limit. Screw the FAA though. I...
02-10-2020, 03:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,364
Posted By Turbojoe

Thanks for the links Ron but here in the USA the...

Thanks for the links Ron but here in the USA the FAA has put a weight limit of 250 grams on R/C aircraft before you have to register with the FAA. I prefer to avoid any and all federal bureaucracy...
02-10-2020, 02:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,364
Posted By Turbojoe

This post is closing in on 6,000 views and no...

This post is closing in on 6,000 views and no real interest. ???? Is no one even remotely interested in actually BUILDING their own plane anymore? Flying a bARF that a 12 year old Chinese slave...
01-28-2020, 03:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,364
Posted By Turbojoe

In addition to the Super Sport 250 I finished up...

In addition to the Super Sport 250 I finished up the Eaglet 250...
01-27-2020, 12:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,364
Posted By Turbojoe

No bigger Mountain Models supporter than me since...

No bigger Mountain Models supporter than me since 2000/2001 way back when Doug Binder created it. Lately it just seems Brian has walked away from the business after finishing his degree and getting a...
01-01-2020, 07:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,360
Posted By Turbojoe

Wink I know of no electronic method available to do...

I know of no electronic method available to do what you're asking. Maybe Ron will pop in with an electronic solution if it even exists. If he doesn't know then nobody does. ;)

Joe
01-01-2020, 04:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,360
Posted By Turbojoe

As can be seen in your picture that aircraft uses...

As can be seen in your picture that aircraft uses a folding propeller. I can honestly say this is the first 1:1 aircraft I've ever seen with a folding prop. (Unless of course it's a model placed to...
12-06-2019, 08:56 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 14,684
Posted By Turbojoe

I've seen tons and tons and tons and tons of...

I've seen tons and tons and tons and tons of positive reviews of Ivan's plans and the builds. That's exactly why I ordered my Partenavia plans so far back I couldn't even tell you. I built 75% of the...
11-23-2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,805
Posted By Turbojoe

Looks like Doug (Willy Nillies...

Looks like Doug (Willy Nillies (https://willynillies.com/)) is getting ready to release a few more designs very soon. Many are old Carl Goldberg designs shrunk to 250 size. I'm waiting impatiently...
11-05-2019, 06:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,135
Posted By Turbojoe

I doubt if anyone will ever approach the...

I doubt if anyone will ever approach the unmatched service that HURC provided. Price wise I'm lost now. BangYouGood carries some of the stuff that Jeff did but how well do they treat you when you get...
10-30-2019, 06:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,805
Posted By Turbojoe

If you've built even one laser cut balsa kit this...

If you've built even one laser cut balsa kit this is exactly the same just smaller and incredibly strong. The "instructions" that came with my Super Sport were basically just glue all the parts...
10-29-2019, 08:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,805
Posted By Turbojoe

A "new" kitter of under 250 gram BALSA kits!

https://willynillies.com/ So far he has 6 kits available and I've only built the Super Sport kit so far but I'm going nuts waiting for the several new cool kits he will be releasing this month....
10-15-2019, 09:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,234
Posted By Turbojoe

It doesn't HAVE to use a radio signal. As Nigel...

It doesn't HAVE to use a radio signal. As Nigel said in an above post you can use a servo tester to achieve the same goal. You then have full control of the RPM the same as if you used throttle stick...
10-15-2019, 08:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,234
Posted By Turbojoe

Like Ron said, exactly what is it you're trying...

Like Ron said, exactly what is it you're trying to accomplish? Without knowing the requirements for the fan any suggestions given will be nothing more than wild guesses. Good luck finding a brushed...
10-09-2019, 06:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,291
Posted By Turbojoe

I hear ya on that one. I've had a few that turned...

I hear ya on that one. I've had a few that turned out much better than I thought I was capable of producing. Most of them I sold without flying. I have a ParkScaleModels Monocoupe 90a...
10-09-2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,291
Posted By Turbojoe

I haven't flown my PT-17 (or anything) since...

I haven't flown my PT-17 (or anything) since about this time last year. Yep, the roll rate sucks but I love this bird for slow relaxed flying and touch and goes. For UMX aerobatics I have the UMX...
09-27-2019, 01:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,362
Posted By Turbojoe

Here's just one of those videos:...

Here's just one of those videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtMbYxEqgiw

This girl is amazing and she's using a freaking clothes iron!

Joe
Forum: Humor
09-19-2019, 01:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,882
Posted By Turbojoe

Yet another great one. Thanks Don! Joe

Yet another great one. Thanks Don!

Joe
09-12-2019, 11:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,956
Posted By Turbojoe

I asked Jeff that same question several weeks ago...

I asked Jeff that same question several weeks ago and he replied with a source. I don't have access to my main computer to get that info while my house is being restored for broken plumbing damage....
09-01-2019, 01:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,401
Posted By Turbojoe

I bought almost all of the closeout BEAM 450 Heli...

I bought almost all of the closeout BEAM 450 Heli parts from RC Bits there in Australia several years back.16 pounds/7.26 kg worth! Three separate purchases. Each took over two weeks to get here and...
08-31-2019, 11:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,401
Posted By Turbojoe

Yeah, I happened to be working on a few photo...

Yeah, I happened to be working on a few photo changes when the post showed. Happy you get your stuff so fast. Not so fast here to the states if it comes from China...

Joe
08-31-2019, 10:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,401
Posted By Turbojoe

Being in OZ you probably get your orders in...

Being in OZ you probably get your orders in several few days vs a few weeks to the USA. Most times I've ordered from HK "USA warehouse" it still ends up coming on the rowboat from China......

Joe
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