RE: Off Subject! Any Military/ex-Military here?
Way back in 1952 when I graduated A&P Mechanics school, the USAF called on us to come in as Aviation Cadets- I did and after training, frlew B-26's out of K-8 (Kunson) and after that spent a year towing targets with them in the 6th Tow Target Sqdn at Johnson AB in Japan Loved that duty there and when it was over, my assignment to SAC and KC-97's cured me of the USAF. I got out in '58 bad timing on my part, but I did manage to stay employed till my first retirement in '91. The B-26 could outrun almost anything that was prop driven back then- I loved it!
Posted on: 6/13/2010 1:17 AM by Author "flyerjmr"
in the forum "Airplanes - Full Scale"
RE: 1/5 Scale Texan At-6
The website listed below will give you all the information necessary to check your CG http://www.geistware.com/rcmodeling/cg_calc.htm The T-6 is a little tricky to land properly. Do not attempt to 3 point the thing. It has a bad habit of dragging a wing tip if the wings are not perfectly level during a 3 point landing. I have found that landing most warbirds, and especially the T-6, are best done by flying them on to the ground in a level attitude and touching down on the main gear and allowing the tail to settle down by itself while steering it with rudder. Be very careful of elevator throws on this bird. A little too much elevator and it will snap. I normally check elevator throw by doing a loop at full stick. If the plane snaps out at the top of the loop, you have too much throw. Keep reducing the throw toll it no longer attempts to snap at full up. All the aileron and rudder you can get is OK. Good luck-- JR
Posted on: 11/23/2005 12:56 AM by Author "flyerjmr"
in the forum "RC Warbirds and Warplanes"
RE: SAD DAY AT LHS-CYFAIR HOBBIES
>>Everybody needs to go right now to the closest LHS and buy something.<< That being said, let me explain what it takes to run a sucessful hobby shop. This will not necessarily be in the order of importance---- 1. Being there 2. Proper inventory control 3. Product knowledge 4. Cash flow 5. Lots of socializing with the clubs. 6. Decent location 7. Customers 8. Advertizing 9. Rapid delivery of special orders. 10. Keeping your promises to customers. 11. Good relationship with suppliers 12. Good credit rating 13. Making a reasonable profit 14. Having a very thick hide and not getting your feelings hurt when someone is unreasonable. 15. Being able to say no when necessary 16. Being able to multitask-- between live customers and phone customers. Now, I could go on & on here, but I think you all will get the idea. I started The R.C. Hobby Shop back in Sept. of '91 after I retired from 35 years of the Automotive business. If you want a taste of a tough business, try that for a while. No one is happy because you are dealing with people who are trying to make people with broken cars happy. The R.C. Hobby Shop was done in a very business like manner as a start up. There was never any debt and inventory build up was done from profits. There were no expensive toys that came from store money unless it was from year end profits. Attending to the business was primary. Having good help was necessary, and Bucky was very instrumental in the growth of that business after I became sole owner in '95 and moved to the present shopping center. Last June, after 13 years of owning a 7 day a week business, I decided that I needed a break. I was 71 years old and thought that a few years of retirement would be a nice thing. Bucky wanted the business and I after he came up with the down payment, I financed the rest. The hobby business is no different than any other business. It can be profitable if done properly, or it can cause you to lose you proverbial butt if done wrong. You guys need a local place to buy your day to day hobby supplies. Yes, the reason for the business is to make a profit, and anyone who goes into business for any other reason is wasting time and money. That's enough for now-- off my soap box. Hello to Steve Campbell--- and the rest of you who shopped at my business for the 13 years I owned it. I'm still active there -- every wed. I let my boss have a day off! How about that!
Posted on: 6/2/2005 5:13 PM by Author "flyerjmr"
in the forum "The Clubhouse"