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  1. earlwb

    MVVS Thread

    You could take a voltmeter and measure the voltage on the power wires to see what it is outputting. If it is regulated so much the better. Yeah for throttle and choke you don't need a really nice servo on it especially a high power servo. That is a wicked looking engine setup and I like the...
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    Synthetic Oil

    Stihl HP Ultra is the way to go.
  3. earlwb

    MVVS Thread

    Well if the servo is running off a three cell Lipo then it had better be a High Voltage servo rated for 12v then. You should look up the brand, model number and specifications for that servo. It may only be rated for a lower voltage level.
  4. earlwb

    MVVS Thread

    The major problem with selling MVVS engines in the USA was the fact that Horizon via the Evolution rebranded versions had the market controlled. So you would have to buy overseas to get a MVVS engine. No one has stepped forward yet to fill in that gap. But with the world economy and the cheap...
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    82 year old Dude is selling engine collection

    I had built up one of those Axiflow fans years ago. i Used a K&B 3.5 engine in it at the time. It was pretty cool though. I had put it on Henkel HE-162 at the time. If I remember correctly, Midwest was selling the kit at the time too. It was a little underpowered but it flew Ok. The flight...
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    TeamFlyingCircus Shirt Giveaway!

    Count me in, XXL please.
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    Who`s using a LiPo in their TX?

    I tend to put LiFe packs in my TX's but I have put in Lipo packs in a couple of the TX's though. I like the long run time between charges and the slow self discharge rate plus the quick field charging capability too.
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    Pe Reivers

    All my best Pe, God bless. You will be missed a lot.
  9. earlwb

    Why NOT to fly with EDF's

    Lately I have been flying the little NV-Engines (Norvel) GX40 gas engine on a small 3D stunt plane (old Hot Knife) and even with a 6 ounce fuel tank, I can fly the thing for like 20 to 30 minutes at lower throttle speeds. So I can fly up higher in a circle pattern and wait for the others to run...
  10. earlwb

    Why NOT to fly with EDF's

    Yeah that would work but you still have to dodge those anti-aircraft missiles that the EDF jets turn into. I would swear they have heat seeking capability and home in on the big expensive planes. :crazy:
  11. earlwb

    Oldest model you have in your collection

    Interesting I never thought about it that way. LOL :D
  12. earlwb

    Why NOT to fly with EDF's

    Over in that other forum, in their Spad section, I posted more pics and basic specs for the Combat .40 Airmadillo, in case you want to build one. The twin just uses two fuselages of course, same wingspan actually. I bet they got the runaround from the government and insurance companies and by...
  13. earlwb

    Oldest model you have in your collection

    I think that my old Sig Kadet Senior dates from around 1986. But my old Challenger Biplane is a late 1970's early 1980's plane too. My two Combat Airmadillo planes date from 1991 too. Now in 1986-87 I got five low wing sport pattern planes to use. I am down to two of them left now. Oh...
  14. earlwb

    Why NOT to fly with EDF's

    Thanks Rod Bender, Yeah the twin has that great twin engine sound that is mesmerizing. TL671, no they are not making them anymore, I have simply had these planes since circa 1991. The Airplane Factory gave it up after Hurricane Katrina destroyed their business.
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    Why NOT to fly with EDF's

    I have small planes, and big planes, EDF's, and RC helicopters too. But usually we are polite and communicate, etc with each other. If someone wants to do a low "fly by" they announce it to the others so they are aware of it. But still we get a few yahoo's every now and then. Most of the time...
  16. earlwb

    Poor Resoultion, Hitec Digtial Servos, Futaba Fasst 2.4 questions

    Does the Op have another TX and RX brand they could try with the servos? Some servos do have problems with certain types or even brands of radio control systems. it may be worthwhile to try it and see if the same thing happens with a less expensive RC system. The Futaba 18MZ is a really nice...
  17. earlwb

    Engine Break-in

    Yes I do that with the new engines too. But even though the newer engines use lower oil ratios, I like to ensure the connecting rod bearings are oiled up good. I would hate to have one get galled up from being dry on that first engine run. So sometimes I remove the reed block assembly and oil up...
  18. earlwb

    Engine Break-in

    I do not have a problem using Stihl Ultra oil for a new engine. When you think about it, the manufacturer suggests using their best 50:1 oils on their new utility engines anyway. it is in the owner's manuals. So using the better oils is not a problem as far as I am concerned. I prefer to use a...
  19. earlwb

    Engine Break-in

    I typically don't use 50:1 on a new engine right away. But it depends on the engine manufacturer as to what they suggest. I use something like 32:1 at first for a few fuel tanks of fuel on a new engine on a test stand. Then later as the engine gets broke in more switch to the fuel/oil ratio the...
  20. earlwb

    MVVS Thread

    A few years ago MAgnum was going to sell a .52 gas engine and then suddenly it went quiet and Magnum acted like it had gone way. Then last fall Evolution suddenly out of the blue came out with their 10cc gas engine. It had the same carburetor that the MAgnum engine had on it. So Evolution...
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