TIPS and PROBLEM SOLUTIONS for RC FLYERS

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Re: TIPS and PROBLEM SOLUTIONS for RC FLYERS

Unread post by Duster » Mon Jan 17, 2011 9:34 pm

Excellent information, and with anything thats to be done properly, its common since . I have lots of reading to do, and for myself,I want to thank you for the research youve done, to bring all this info into one forum so theres no searching , thanks this is a great way to learn.

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Re: TIP to "deinsulate" enameled motor wire..

Unread post by retiredVTT » Tue Mar 08, 2011 2:29 pm

This is a great tip from "Lawndart" Dave ...when you are trying to remove the enamel coating on motor wire so you can resolder the wire.

"Heat the end of the wire with your soldering iron directly on top of an ASA tablet. The tablet will start to turn to an acidic brown gel, taking off the varnish. After this treatment solder sticks just fine. Just don't inhale."


thanks Dave..this will save some grief..!

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Re: TIPS and PROBLEM SOLUTIONS for RC FLYERS

Unread post by retiredVTT » Sun Jan 15, 2012 6:20 pm

Not sure if this link has been posted here in the past...but it doesn't hurt to post it twice..!

RCG - "The Builder's Workshop"

http://www.rcgroups.com/the-builders-workshop-131/

Lots of tips on how builder's are getting unique problems solved.


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Re: TIPS and PROBLEM SOLUTIONS for RC FLYERS

Unread post by Rob » Mon Jan 16, 2012 12:01 pm

Wish I knew about the aspirin trick last week. Took me ages to scrap / sand the damn stuff off the motor leads. Have to give that a try the next time.

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Re: TIPS and PROBLEM SOLUTIONS for RC FLYERS

Unread post by retiredVTT » Fri Feb 10, 2012 5:35 pm

Here is a very interesting site for electric motor lovers...in that there's a wealth of info regarding thrust figures with various prop sizes for each motor size.
I cannot comment on the performance or quality of the product as I have not used any of these motors.......yet..!

http://www.headsuprc.com/servlet/the-21 ... ner/Detail

..whooo, check out this rocket.. http://www.headsuprc.com/servlet/the-19 ... Jet/Detail

(105 MPH, with a weight under 3 oz, on a 3S pack in a FUNJET..at a cost under $25.00..!)

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Re: TIPS and PROBLEM SOLUTIONS for RC FLYERS

Unread post by retiredVTT » Tue Aug 26, 2014 4:13 pm

Here is a tip with some humour....but on the practical side, it could save you a repair..!

When transporting a plane, there is a need sometimes for wheel chocks to prevent the model from rolling around and possibly striping a servo on the rudder or stab, by bumping into something.

I got my solution from watching how Tom B did this to his model.

My chocks are size "3" and were marked down on the Target Clearance rack from $19.99 to $5.99 a pair..!


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Re: TIPS and PROBLEM SOLUTIONS for RC FLYERS

Unread post by retiredVTT » Mon Sep 19, 2016 1:09 am

Removing Decals.....with ICE..!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lqawOs ... e=youtu.be

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