Editors Blogs

Engine won’t run?

Aug 16, 2011 1 Comment

Q: I talked to a very nice lady at Air Age and she gave me your name and said, ” he can fix any engine and if he can’t Clarence Lee could give you the answer you are needing.” So here is the question, my new ASP .12 will start and run full throttle and [...]

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3D Aircraft Shootout!

Jul 29, 2011 1 Comment

I was recently sent an e-mail with an article request. The gentleman who contacted me requested a comparison between the 48″ Precision Aerobatics Extra 260, 47″ 3D Hobby Shop Extra 300 SHP, and 48″ 3D Hobby Shop Velox VR-1. All three of these airplanes are extremely capable. They all can perform anything from pattern, to [...]

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Extreme Flight Edge 540T EXP

Jul 21, 2011 No Comments

video platform video management video solutions video player   Here’s today’s Edge video. I’m really starting to get comfortable with this plane… but it’s hard not to because it’s so stable. The camera quality isn’t the best on this flight, however, but it came out OK. Hope you like the Beatles! So now that the [...]

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World Jet Masters

Jul 21, 2011 1 Comment

The 9th annual World Jet Masters is coming to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force Dayton, Ohio, next week, and I can’t wait to get there! Pilots from 50 countries will be competing, bringing some of the most realistic turbine-powered RC jets together for nearly two weeks of flying. For more information and [...]

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Low tank position and fuel draw

Jul 21, 2011 No Comments

Q: Clarence, thanks for this forum. When the magazine shows up, it is the first thing I look for to read. My question is this: If you have a fuel feed problem caused by a low tank position will remounting the remote needle valve to a lower position solve it, or is the tank position [...]

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Engine Shutdown Procedure

Jul 12, 2011 No Comments

Q: I have an O.S 81 FS & 110 FS with the closed crankcase–no external vent or nipple. What advice can you give me for shutting down after each flying session? It is not practical to remove the glo plug each day to load after run oil. The aluminum head & steel threads on the glo plug — [...]

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Engine cleaning: DON’T use this product!

Jul 07, 2011 1 Comment

Q: I have a 180 Saito that I ran for a 1/2 gallon of fuel and decided to go with a larger engine. It had some brown residue around the muffler port, thinking I would clean it up I sprayed oven cleaner on it. Now it is a dull gray and looks 100 years old. My [...]

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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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