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The 'What did you do in your workshop tonight?' thread

Discussion in 'Giant / Scale RC General Discussions' started by Xpress, Sep 13, 2014.

  1. Xpress

    Xpress GSN Sponsor Tier 1

    I don't think I'm really at liberty to divulge the whole situation but Joe had his hands completely full aside from ZDZ, which is partly why he passed ZDZ on.
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  2. Luchnia

    Luchnia 70cc twin V2

    Takes both sides to make the coin whole. I try harder than ever now days to see the whole coin from all angles and not assume things. I have been on both sides as customer and business owner. I was on the business side for most of my life and have learned a lot of lessons.

    There are some customers that will do their utmost to destroy you any way they can. I will be the first to admit a business owner is not free from errors. We certainly all make mistakes at one time or the other and running a business takes a lot of commitment. One can only imagine the commitment involved in taking on a line of RC engines. It is almost like saying, "Hey you got a headache? Give it to me." There is good and bad on both sides of the fence.
    49dimes, js-rc, stangflyer and 2 others like this.
  3. Snoopy1

    Snoopy1 640cc Uber Pimp

    Ok need some advice have a couple of planes lying around and would like get working on them and get them into the air. One is the Funtana 125 and the second is Sundowner 30cc. If price was not a problem just the most powerful and consistent which engine would you gentleman recommend size around 35cc.
  4. HRRC Flyer

    HRRC Flyer GSN Sponsor Tier 1

    Hey @Snoopy1,

    My flying Buddy took the Rimfire 1.60 out of his Sundowner and put a DA-35 in it. With a 16x14 APC prop, it is a ROCKET . . . . . :yesss:.
  5. 49dimes

    49dimes Damn I'm hungry

    @Snoopy1 ...... Sounds like the 120SF is pretty tired. That engine is pretty old now. It replaced the original YS F-120 over 20 years ago.
    I will always have a passion for YS even though they are glow engines. If you are still in to glow and want a totally bad azz 4 stroke for about the same price as a DA35 check out the YS FZ 175. It is not YS's most powerful but is their most powerful "sport" engine. I flew one on a 25% 14 pound Edge with a 20x8 Falcon carbon. Very impressive power on tap and would make your Funtana "wicked".

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  6. Xpress

    Xpress GSN Sponsor Tier 1

    Decided that it was time to rebuild the 7955's in my Yak, they have lots of play in them from flying the airplane aggressively every flight. After a small SNAFU I put new cases and bearings on all 6o f them and put 2 back into my stabs last night.


    Everything was testing fine until I went to put the arms back on and one of my SWB 2" arms wouldn't fit :oblong: Long story short, I somehow mixed up one of my 24T spline output shafts with a 25T output shaft that was sitting on my desk. I have a 25T EF arm that fit right on which has the same mounting holes as the SWB, so crisis averted for now.



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  7. 49dimes

    49dimes Damn I'm hungry

    I too like the "MPX" connectors for long servo runs with power hungry servos. My 2 in 1 elevator servo extension awaits a new airframe.
    20awg wire for the "Y" adaptor and signal wire in the main cable. 18awg power leads in the main cable.

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  8. BalsaDust

    BalsaDust Moderator

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    Rebuilt a couple slimers. One is a thunger tiger pro46 and the other is a OS46fx. First pic is from the TT after removing the rear bearing. Bearing actually had rust flakes peaking off of it. Surprising thing is is that the engine still ran great. Was making good power and held a tune perfect. Should be even better now. All in all a really simple process.
    Alky6, thurmma, Snoopy1 and 4 others like this.
  9. Snoopy1

    Snoopy1 640cc Uber Pimp

    Thanks for that looked up the engine and it looks good. I have always like YS and enjoyed flying and owning them but I am slowly changing over to gas as the glow dies off. Will fly the glow as Long as they are good but anything new will be gas.
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  10. Jetpainter

    Jetpainter 640cc Uber Pimp

    Started assembling my foamie Mig 21 last night. Definitely going to need to do some painting if I want to see it.
    I need to get it wired tonight. There's plenty of it.:)

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