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  • dionysusbacchus's Avatar
    Today, 08:45 AM
    So my install is a joke to you, maybe you could fill me on on the 3 way air fill valves? Even complaining about someone else's toys, you are a grumpy...
    22 replies | 644 view(s)
  • dionysusbacchus's Avatar
    Today, 04:50 AM
    Hobby King is big, and typically you only hear from the complainers. Was the OP on here praising HK when life was good? No! So far I've spent...
    22 replies | 644 view(s)
  • Tony Gag Jr.'s Avatar
    06-30-2015, 09:19 AM
    Ok, thanks. I was confused because I didn't think the pneumatic gear had two pins. I thought only the electric gear had two. A while back I had...
    3912 replies | 275015 view(s)
  • Tony Gag Jr.'s Avatar
    06-29-2015, 05:41 PM
    When you guys talk about the second trunion block is that the same as the plastic cam block?
    3912 replies | 275015 view(s)
  • Hemikiller's Avatar
    06-28-2015, 05:17 AM
    I have the 80T as well. Glad you were able to get your parts, it's a neat engine with a unique sound due to the firing order. The rocker arm is most...
    13 replies | 317 view(s)
  • Tony Gag Jr.'s Avatar
    06-26-2015, 01:09 PM
    Thanks again. I guess I will just sit tight and wait it out. Let us know if you hear anything from Darrell or Robart.
    3912 replies | 275015 view(s)
  • dionysusbacchus's Avatar
    06-26-2015, 12:58 PM
    dionysusbacchus replied to a thread Skymaster F-18F in RC Jets
    OK, one more thing everyone should do as they assemble this plane, is replace the nose gear pin and bushing with the BVM unit. Don't assemble the...
    134 replies | 6855 view(s)
  • Tony Gag Jr.'s Avatar
    06-26-2015, 12:37 PM
    Thanks for that update Hot Rod. My FW-190 is sitting in my basement ready to go except for the retracts. I don't trust the Robarts so I am thinking...
    3912 replies | 275015 view(s)
  • dionysusbacchus's Avatar
    06-25-2015, 09:12 AM
    Harry, you are correct on all counts. I always replace the nose gear spring in the Robart struts with a softer spring. I am always looking for...
    52 replies | 2818 view(s)
  • Tony Gag Jr.'s Avatar
    06-24-2015, 12:30 PM
    I wish somebody else offered a drop in gear for this plane. I have one all ready to go but I don't want to waste my money on the Robarts.
    3912 replies | 275015 view(s)
  • dionysusbacchus's Avatar
    06-23-2015, 04:45 PM
    True, and nothing will bunny hop if your plane is set up right and you use proper landing technique, I also have a BVM Bobcat. My F-18 video was for...
    52 replies | 2818 view(s)
  • dionysusbacchus's Avatar
    06-23-2015, 10:59 AM
    I only use full up elevator on certain models and in this case with the F-18F, it was just showing off, but it is more than capable. On many models I...
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  • dionysusbacchus's Avatar
    06-23-2015, 08:49 AM
    When it's done flying, it won't jump off the ground anymore!
    52 replies | 2818 view(s)
  • dionysusbacchus's Avatar
    06-22-2015, 05:48 AM
    dionysusbacchus replied to a thread Skymaster F-18F in RC Jets
    Brian, Finally got her on the scale, dry except for a full UAT she is at 34lbs and 1oz. Despite all the rain we are having (it rains every day...
    134 replies | 6855 view(s)
  • dionysusbacchus's Avatar
    06-20-2015, 04:46 PM
    dionysusbacchus replied to a thread Skymaster F-18F in RC Jets
    Thanks dbsonic! Got 3 more flights on the F-18F this morning, the extra flap (now set to 75mm) was what it needed. It now has plenty of drag and...
    134 replies | 6855 view(s)
  • Free Bird's Avatar
    06-20-2015, 04:09 PM
    I've got several flights on my Bucker now and here's what I think. Mine is balanced at 180mm as recommended and I think mine is nose heavy. I'm using...
    45 replies | 1461 view(s)
  • dionysusbacchus's Avatar
    06-19-2015, 08:57 PM
    dionysusbacchus replied to a thread Skymaster F-18F in RC Jets
    Thanks Brian, yea, too bad my tail hook is made of plastic! I'd show em how to carrier land that thing!:p
    134 replies | 6855 view(s)
  • dionysusbacchus's Avatar
    06-19-2015, 08:33 PM
    dionysusbacchus replied to a thread Skymaster F-18F in RC Jets
    Check out this landing with full up elevator! The stick springs on my new radio are way too soft, so in the wind I'm overcorrecting on approach, but...
    134 replies | 6855 view(s)
  • dionysusbacchus's Avatar
    06-19-2015, 06:35 PM
    dionysusbacchus replied to a thread Skymaster F-18F in RC Jets
    Got 2 more flight on the F-18F this afternoon. I'm really loving this thing, I feel very comfortable already! I increased the flaps to 75mm with more...
    134 replies | 6855 view(s)
  • KLXMASTER14's Avatar
    06-18-2015, 03:42 PM
    That will result in a significant increase in dihedral. Mine has 1-1/4" each tip, but measured from the table to the BOTTOM of the wing tip. My...
    82 replies | 5475 view(s)
  • dionysusbacchus's Avatar
    06-18-2015, 03:09 PM
    dionysusbacchus replied to a thread Skymaster F-18F in RC Jets
    I didn't weigh it Brian, I only had to add 4oz of lead in the nose though, so I thought that was pretty good. When I get a chance I'll weigh it and...
    134 replies | 6855 view(s)
  • dionysusbacchus's Avatar
    06-18-2015, 06:38 AM
    dionysusbacchus replied to a thread Skymaster F-18F in RC Jets
    Yea, I updated the software a few months ago. Now that I have the gear working fine and I'm not using the Perbox sequencer, I will probably just...
    134 replies | 6855 view(s)
  • dionysusbacchus's Avatar
    06-16-2015, 08:55 PM
    dionysusbacchus replied to a thread Skymaster F-18F in RC Jets
    Nice idea dbsonic, but I want to replace the soft bushing as well, just easier to get the BVM stuff and I know it will work well. Had a few Hobby...
    134 replies | 6855 view(s)
  • dionysusbacchus's Avatar
    06-16-2015, 11:52 AM
    dionysusbacchus replied to a thread Skymaster F-18F in RC Jets
    Something current f-18f flyers may want to order and if you are building one now I would upgrade your nose retract pin, I'm replacing mine. It is...
    134 replies | 6855 view(s)
  • dionysusbacchus's Avatar
    06-15-2015, 07:52 PM
    dionysusbacchus replied to a thread Skymaster F-18F in RC Jets
    Thanks Brian and dbsonic, it's a great feeling isn't it!?:D I'm so happy it is a great flyer, just take my time and get it dialed in. I'm going...
    134 replies | 6855 view(s)
  • dionysusbacchus's Avatar
    06-15-2015, 06:06 PM
    dionysusbacchus replied to a thread Skymaster F-18F in RC Jets
    Well, it flew and it is a great flyer! Much better than the F-15 and that K180 is more than enough, I did the whole flight at half throttle and it...
    134 replies | 6855 view(s)
  • dionysusbacchus's Avatar
    06-15-2015, 05:54 AM
    Spitfire kit is for parts, it looks like someone started to build it and lost interest. Much of it was probably thrown away, not worth the hassle. My...
    40 replies | 879 view(s)
  • dionysusbacchus's Avatar
    06-14-2015, 10:29 AM
    dionysusbacchus replied to a thread Skymaster F-18F in RC Jets
    Thanks for the info Brian, I thought my elevator throw looked a bit much! I will mess with the nose gear and see if some extra springs I have will...
    134 replies | 6855 view(s)
  • dionysusbacchus's Avatar
    06-13-2015, 07:21 PM
    dionysusbacchus replied to a thread Skymaster F-18F in RC Jets
    On the Powerbox gear sequencer, I could not get it to work. Values would change after exiting the menu so I just shut it off. I first tried a Jet...
    134 replies | 6855 view(s)
  • dionysusbacchus's Avatar
    06-13-2015, 05:44 PM
    dionysusbacchus replied to a thread Skymaster F-18F in RC Jets
    Found it! Looks great man, and you spent a lot of time in the air. I noticed lots of flap for takeoff, and it looked smooth on rotation. Looking...
    134 replies | 6855 view(s)
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