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New Hitec Charger and Servos

Jun 23, 2011 No Comments

I just received the two press releases on the new Hitec X-1 Battery Charger and their two new servos, the HS-7235MH and HS-7245MH high voltage. I have not yet had a chance to try either of these, but will report on them when I do. X1 PRESS RELEASEfinal Servos

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O.S. Needle-valve replacement

Jun 23, 2011 2 Comments

  With regards to the O.S. pumper engines, I have the original series O.S. 120 surpass with pump and c12 carb. this engine was recently involved in a dispute with the ground about 40 yards from the runway, and well, the plane lost the argument. But the engine survived, kind of. The needle broke off along [...]

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Racing time

Jun 23, 2011 No Comments

Well this weekend we have a race out here in California.  If I can find the time I am hoping to head out to the event and maybe get some time on my “James Dean” quickie plane. That plane needs to get back in the air so I think this would be a great time [...]

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Gas engines & after-run oil

Jun 23, 2011 No Comments

Q: I own a Ge20 ei (Zenoah G200PU) gas engine, model X374320000.  I ran it a few times and it was OK.  Then I set it aside for 6-8 months and then it would not run. I discovered that the carburetor fuel metering/diaphragm was no longer flexible.  So I got a repair kit and replaced [...]

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Some of the Images I like

Jun 22, 2011 No Comments

When you are shooting planes all the time, there are some images that are rather cool to see on the disk when you get home.  Some things happen that at the time you think nothing of it, but then you see the picture and you think, wow, I got that.  Here are some images that [...]

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RC Combat On the Cheap–Video

Jun 22, 2011 3 Comments

At my club’s recent Father’s Day Fun Fly on June 18, 2011, we had a very successful and fun RC Combat event. Out club president Damon Rosenthal built several flying wing things from blue fan-fold insulation foam and inexpensive motors and electronics. (Motor’s cost $8) The event was a lot of fun and it added [...]

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Biggest and Best RC Helicopter Event in Canada

Jun 22, 2011 No Comments

Do you love RC Helicopters! Then you got to come out and see some of the best RC Heli Pilots in the world this week June 23-26 in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. Here is a photo of Collin Bell who just finished 6th at the XFC in Muncie Indiana, he will be at the Quebec [...]

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That settles it, VP gas for me.

Jun 21, 2011 No Comments

Well now that my Man Clarence Lee said I should buy it, it looks like I am changing my gas for the bigger aircraft.  I was able to check this fuel out a little over a year ago and found it to be very good.  But when the expert gives his opinion you can bet [...]

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