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  • dionysusbacchus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:11 PM
    OK, I ran the fuel pump and filled a small cup, re-learned RC and it started right up. So we will see how it does at the field tomorrow.
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  • dionysusbacchus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:23 PM
    I have about 2 hours on my K180 now and it worked great last weekend. I get to the field today and the fuel pump will not work in the startup...
    1 replies | 58 view(s)
  • dionysusbacchus's Avatar
    07-02-2015, 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...
    58 replies | 1965 view(s)
  • dionysusbacchus's Avatar
    07-02-2015, 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...
    58 replies | 1965 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 | 6894 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 | 2834 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 | 2834 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 | 2834 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 | 6894 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 | 6894 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 | 6894 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 | 6894 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 | 6894 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 | 6894 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 | 6894 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 | 6894 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 | 6894 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 | 6894 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 | 6894 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...
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  • 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 | 6894 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 | 6894 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 | 6894 view(s)
  • dionysusbacchus's Avatar
    06-13-2015, 04:06 PM
    dionysusbacchus replied to a thread Skymaster F-18F in RC Jets
    Congratulations, great to hear! Yes, I really want to hear/read your thoughts on the performance and handling. Mine may be ready to maiden this...
    134 replies | 6894 view(s)
  • dionysusbacchus's Avatar
    06-12-2015, 05:55 AM
    dionysusbacchus replied to a thread Top Gun? in RC Jets
    Thanks for reminding me that others have opinions too, I've never even considered that as a possibility! Seriously I thought I was being extremely...
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    06-11-2015, 04:48 PM
    dionysusbacchus replied to a thread Top Gun? in RC Jets
    Example, is this sculpting? http://bestpilots.typepad.com/my_weblog/a-pilot-that-looks-like-you.html
    116 replies | 5309 view(s)
  • dionysusbacchus's Avatar
    06-11-2015, 04:47 PM
    dionysusbacchus replied to a thread Top Gun? in RC Jets
    Thanks YA! Good question, with a laser scanner you don't even have to "design" or sculpt a part. I saw a guy scan a real full size 50 cal...
    116 replies | 5309 view(s)
  • dionysusbacchus's Avatar
    06-11-2015, 02:35 PM
    dionysusbacchus replied to a thread Top Gun? in RC Jets
    Frank said in the article that the reason things are changing is because true builders are getting harder to find, clearly nothing like the old days...
    116 replies | 5309 view(s)
  • dionysusbacchus's Avatar
    06-08-2015, 05:36 AM
    Ever heard of the word hypocrisy?! LOL!
    102 replies | 10358 view(s)
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