is the easiest method and accurate tool to be able to
duplicate your engine setup. When you make a change,
you will know that it will be the numbers that you want.
There is no need for charts to read your engine settings. Click the link at the left below for detailed instructions on engine setup.
the bearings, set the crank on the short piece and use the
longer pieceto seat the rear bearing on the crank. Picture
to right. Then, while the case is still warm from removing
the bearings from the case, slip the crank with the new rear
bearing installed in the case. Slip the short piece into the
back of the case and line up the crank pin in the hole in
the short piece.
Slip the front bearing on the shaft and use the other end
of the long piece to push the front bearing in place. Tap
the front bearing in with a soft mallet. Not hard, just enough
to make sure that both bearings are completely seated in the
case.Picture above. When you finish putting it together, you
will have just a little end play in the crank."
Bearing Installation Tool"
I have been using this tool for the last 7 years. Everyone
that has seen me use it wanted one like it. I finally found
someone to make them for me. One of the neatest features
of this assembly tool is that it assembles your motor on
the part that it is going to be used with, not a substitute.
It makes for perfect alignment. The tool is quite simple, but very effective and
efficient. First step is to remove the bearings from your
engine. Place the case in the oven and set it for 275 degrees, for
about 15 minutes. When it is up to temperature, remove the
case from the oven and tap the backplate end of the case
on a flat board. The rear bearing should drop out on the
board. If it does not, use the removal tool to take it out.
The front bearing can be tapped out with a dowel. Bearing
Custom DCRC Pro-Drivers
DCRC Racing MARK II
DCRC Platinum Pro-Driver
DCRC Mark II is all new. It is still a higher output unit, but it
also incorporates a new feature. The timed switch is has a 3 minute
timer instead to the 60 seconds of a standard unit. It also has
an on/off slide switch. The racing adaptor is sold separately.
What this switching
system does for you as a racer is:
Lets you turn
on your DCRC Pro-driver when you get to the line to make sure that
your plug is good and that you have a good connection. Then you
shut off the slide switch to save on your battery and glow plug.
When the clock starts, turn on the slide switch. You are ready to
After the 3
minutes is up, the timed switch shuts down the unit so that you
do not run the batteries down.
The DCRC Platinum
Pro-Driver, pictured at the right. Is 1/3 the size and weight of
the original "Orange Box" and has a 1100 NiMh power pack.
It comes packed with the charger to properly charge the DCRC Platinum
Pro-Driver. It can also be charged with your NiMh peak chargers.
The DCRC Platinum
Pro-Driver is activated by a push button that turns it on for a
one minute interval. Removing the possibility of leaving the unit
on when not in use.
It is fitted with the Sonitronics standard glow plug clip. You can
get them in longer lengths and just plug them in. We also have a
"clip on" racing clip that will simply plug in the DCRC
Platinum Pro-Driver for you."
clip for the Sonitronics connector
Pro-Drivers are not the same that you see advertised for the sport
fliers or the pattern fliers. These units have the output turned
up, so that they will properly light a Nelson Plug or a Glo-Bee
for maximum performance. It will also work well for the premium
glow plugs that are used in our racers for the 424 class. The DCRC
Pro-Driver is becoming the glow-driver of choice for all racers.
The unit is compact and reliable. It is easily charged with chargers
that you already have.
The specially designed LED display replaces the traditional analog
meter. It is much more tolerant to rough treatment. The high impact
molded nylon case is designed to be nearly indestructible. The optional
special plug attachment on these units is designed for our racers.
It clamps to the cooling fins and attaches to the top of the plug.
The standard glo-plug clip is also available.
You will no longer have to wonder about the condition of your glow
plug before you take it out. You will soon learn how many of the
LED lights will light on the good or a new glow plug that you are
using. To check your glow plug before a heat, just attach the DCRC
Pro-Driver and count the lights. If your normal amount of lights
is on, your glow plug is still good. If the unit is showing no lights
or too many, then there is also a problem. Pull the plug and check
or replace it.
FAI F3D Pro Driver
With 2400 Mah Nickel Metal Hydride Battery
This is a very
special DCRC Pro-Driver. It was developed especially for the F3D
International FAI Pylon event. The unit has a 3 minute timer for
the on/off switch, a toggle switch and a potentiometer.
It has fully adjustable heat range. A must for the heavy duty Glo-Bee
plugs from Andreas Kaiser. These heavy duty plugs take additional
current to light them properly.
With this FAI
Pro-Driver you can go to the line, connect your plug, push the timer
button, verify the proper current draw by counting the LED lights,
then turn the unit off with the toggle switch until it is time to
start. You can leave DCRC Pro-Driver attached until the flag drops.
The automatic timer will shut it off after the 3 minutes.
told me "He would have eliminated most of his no starts at
last years Euro Cup, if he would had one of these then."
The new Fromeco TNC's "brain" has been totally
revised, incorporating the latest microprocessor technology
for 0.05% accuracy and improved functionality.
Fromeco has engineered the tachometer's packaging for damage
resistance. The optical sensor element is protected and
has an integrated battery compartment. Internal components
are surface mount technology for further durability and
control: Fromeco has eleminated the problem of accidently
leaving the unit on by incorporating a pushbutton control
that turns the tach off when released.
RPM hold: The tach displays the current RPM and the highest
RPM obtained. There are 5 significant digits for each measurement.
components: With the latest engineering components the TNC's
new optical sensor easily obtains RPM measurements at 6
feet under most lighting conditions. The RPM readings are
then fed to surface mount IC technology for processing and
filtering providing stable and accurate readings for 2 or
3 bladed propellers.
Aircraft Spray Guns
is the latest models of the Iwata miniature spray gun line. Model
number LPH-50 and W101. The LPH50 is an exceptional tool for painting our smaller
items. It does not require a large compressor, as it only uses 1.8
cubic feet per minute to spray. Being an LPHV spray gun, it produces
very little over spray. The paint that you spray goes on the surface
that you are painting, not in the air.
miniature spray gun has almost a 4" spray fan. For the kind of painting
that we do on our models, that is more than enough. It also has two air
adjustments on the gun. One at the base of the body is to adjust total
pressure and the other adjusts the fan size. The fan adjustment is a great
feature. With this, you can go from a full fan to a round spray. The round
spray is the same spray as you get with an airbrush. There is also a trigger
limit that controls the amount of paint and air that passes through the
spray head. With all the controls that this gun has, you can do many things
You can put on a base coat, then cut the size of the fan down to paint
stripes. If you want to do some fading, just turn the fan off and turn
the paint flow down. No need to get out the airbrush. You already have
it in one miniature spray gun, the Iwata LPH-50. This is a miniature gun
that could have been designed for us as modelers. It fills the bill.
This spray gun is also gravity fed. As occasional users, this has some
special benefits for us. For the small projects, we can mix ½ ounce of
paint and the gravity cup will use it all. It makes it perfect for using
small batches of paint for the small jobs. The can holds 4 ounces and
can be filled for the larger projects.
Cleaning. I do not disassemble my guns to clean them. I pour lacquer thinner
in the cup to first clean the cup and the outside of the body. Then I
flush and back flush the nozzle and chamber with fresh lacquer thinner.
Putting your finger over the spray nozzle, while you are spraying the
lacquer thinner does back flushing. I repeat the process until the lacquer
thinner no longer picks up any of the color just painted. That is it…
Then, I pour a couple of ounces of thinner into the cup and hang it up.
It is ready for the next painting project. This may not be the recommended
way of treating your spray gun, but it works. I have been using my other
Iwata spray guns for about 5 years, and have had no problems with this
system. They all work like they did the day that I bought them.
The retail price of the Iwata LPH-50 is: $495.00. Our price on this fine miniature spray gun is $255.00!
W101 is a detail gun. It is a small high quality spray gun, but is larger
than the LPH-50. I personally have both and use them for the different
purposes. The LPH-50 is fantastic for trim and smaller items, but it will
also paint larger items with more time and paint. The W101 is great for
larger pieces or planes, but can be turned down so that it will do a good
job on smaller parts and trim colors. As a base coat gun or a clear coat
gun, it cannot be beat. The W101 has a larger fan and will lay the paint
on quickly and more evenly with less paint.
ideal is to have both guns. But if you only have one, choose the one that
will meet most of your needs. Either will do both jobs, but each will
do better on the projects that they are sized for.
Small Fuel Filter
All classes of racers should be filtering their fuel at the source of fuel and in the airplane. The problems that occur from not filtering affect all classes of racers. Sport 40, 424, 428, to FAI all will benefit from using the micro filters.
Spray bar clogging can be real pain in the butt. The smallest amount of dirt can create problems. You can get the crud from not keeping you SuperTanker clean, or from others contaminating the fuel at contests. Even if you filter your fuel and keep your equipment clean, others may or do not.
Be more consistent. Install a micro fuel filter in all of your racers.
The filter is 1/4" in diameter and 7/8" long.
I have been using the micro filters for many years. They are important for consistency in your racing program. Tiny little things in your fuel system can mess up your whole weekend... Remember how small the space around your spray bar is. It does not take much of a spec to give you a lean run and ruin a good engine. Or you go to the line and you have to open your needle from the last run because you can tell it is too lean. You open the needle and run back. As soon as you get in the air, the clog works its’ way through and you are blubbering rich for the other 8 laps.
The filter must be on the needle side of your fuel system. You must also fill the tank before the filter. My installation is easy. I fuel from the outside of my airplanes and need a fuel line joiner anyway. I use the filter as the joiner. See the photos.
I prepare my filters by a liberal coating of Lock-Tite on the threads and then tighten them. I used to put a piece of large fuel line over the outside, but have found that a good coating of the thread locker does the job just fine. Once in awhile, I remove the filter and back flush it just to get the crud out of it
Racing Engine Prop Rings
prop inserts are a must for all APC Quickie and Q40 Carbon racing
props. When you use these inserts, your racing propellers will be
in balance. No need to even check them. The crank holes in composite
props are drilled rather than being molded. The drilled holes are
drilled from a guide hole, but as hard as they try, the drilled
holes are not perfect. The molded recess in the back of the props
are perfectly. This is even more important when you have to ream
or drill your props to fit your crankshaft size. These inserts fit
the mold recess on the back side of the props, so the drilled or
reamed holes do not matter. There are two different sizes, so do
not get them mixed up. These are for the 5/16" cranks only.
The inserts for the Quickie will stay with the crankshaft when the
prop is removed and the Q40 insert will stay in the prop. Both are
You will be pleased with the smooth running of the engines with
the Alignment Ring, and not taking the time to balance the APC propellers.
QKE-03 ring for Q500
QKE-04 ring for Q40
QKE-10 Nelson Plug Heavy Duty
QKE-15 Nelson/Jett Muffler Gasket
40 Motor Conforming mount 2.25"
Fits All 40 size engines:
Thunder Tiger, OS, Evolution 46, Webra, Nelson, Jett, Magnum etc.
spinner nuts for Quickie or Sport are the right shape for your starter
to grip properly. Notice that they are contoured to fit APC propellers.
We have them in two different thread sizes that fit most of the most
popular engines. Part QKE-11 will fit Nelson engines or any
engine with a 5/16"-24 crank size. Part QKE-12 will fit
most of the popular .25 to .46 engines that are being used, with a
crank size 1/4" x 28."
your Quickie landing gears spreading and require straightening
after every than perfect landing? These are your answer without
spending your lunch money.
These Quickie landing gear are tempered after they are made. You
will find that they are light and very strong. They do not bend
and hold like most aluminum landing gear. They are the right size
for almost all legal Quickie airframes.
The measurements are 2.75" high, 7.625"wide, and have
a 2.25" x 1.25" mounting plate."
Carbon Fiber Q500 Landing Gear
click image for additional view
These are the ultimate in Q500 landing gears. They are made in a mold and come either with pre-drilled holes or with out holes. They do not bend
and flex on landing to return to the original shape. They are the right size
for almost all legal Quickie airframes.
The measurements are 2.75" high, 8" wide, and have
a 2.25" x 1.1875" mounting plate."
Looking for tight straight running wheels? Here is the answer!
Ball Bearing Wheels
BBW-01 blk Standard aero shape ball bearing wheel
BBW-05 blk Flat one side ball bearing wheel
These wheels include axels, screws, wrenches ans instructions for mounting on flat stock landing gears.
Racing Wheels and Axels
of the line racing wheels by Streamline
are the popular "Pizza Cutter" style. We have them in
the three colors. Note that these wheels do not use the little brass
axels. These use the heavy duty axels that we have been using since
the early days of Formula One. They do not wear as quickly and the
wheels have more of a bearing surface that helps stop the wobbling
Pizza Cutter Wheels $10.00
SLW-02 Axel set for Cutter Wheels $3.50 pair
Blenderm for Electric Hinges
3M Racing Tape
Are you tired of the tape
coming loose on your electric flying surfaces?
This is the only tape that really works
on all of the foam airplanes for hinging.
It is thin, flexible and has a very aggressive
adhesive. It stays where you put it. Use
it on all electric airplanes that use the
tape to hinge the flying surfaces with tape.
Have a roll in your tool box and you can
use it as intended to patch up cut fingers!
We carry the 3-M tape used in racing to cover hold downs, wing screws, hatches etc.The pictures above show various sizes, but we only carry the most commonly used width of 3/4".
QKE01 3/4" width
Medium 1/2 Oz
cyanoacrylate that forms superior
shock resistant bonds on non-porous
surfaces. The black colored CA has
added flexibility for the bonding
of metals, fiberglass, rubber, carbon-fiber
and other advanced materials. For
model use, IC-2000™ is ideal for the
bonding of bulkheads, formers and
servo rails to the inside of fiberglass
hulls and fuselages. Setup time is
20-40 seconds, which can be accelerated
with INSTA-SET™. When cured, IC-2000™
is pliable enough to be carved with
a hobby knife.
INSTA-CURE™ 1 Oz.
Water-thin viscosity that wicks deep into joints by capillary action and cures in a matter of a few seconds. Surfaces to be bonded must be tight fitting and should be held together while you apply the CA around the edges of the seam. At the moment CAs cure, they give off a vapor that can irritate the nose and eyes, so be prepared. Thin CAs work very well on balsa since they penetrate into the wood and form more than just a surface bond. CPR-73 .
1/2 Oz ELE-74
foam safe oderless
CA for assembling foamy airplanes.
You will change your glueing
habits. Anywhere you are using Ca
now, that the black color does not
show, you will probably start using IC-2000™ for its' extra strength. It is great
for plywood, hardwood, metal, rubber,
or almost anything you want to fasten
Safe Oderless SUPER-GOLD+™ Thin
foam safe oderless
CA for assembling foamy airplanes.
BSI Inst-Set CA
Accelerator 2 oz
Activator Foam Safe (Kicker)
are 10 ounce cans of a great kicker.
You will use it to the bottom of the
can, and that will take you a long
time. The nozzle does not plug and
will spray evenly for the entire can,
not turn into a stream. It will not
evaporate while is sitting on your
have not found any foam that it will
bother. It also works on all Ca's.
It does not make it turn to "popcorn";
it just makes it cure very quickly.
F3D , Orange
FAI Pro-Driver MK II 2400mAh
New FROMECO Tachcrometer
BSI IC-2000™ CA 1/2 Ounce Medium
BSI Insta-Set CA Accelerator 2oz
BSI Insta-Cure™ Thin CA 1 oz
BSI Foamsafe CA 1/2 Ounce
BSI Foamsafe CA 1/2 Ounce Medium
oz Spray Can
CA Activator Foam Safe
Nut 5/16"x24 crank shaft
Nut 1/4"x28 crank shaft
Small Fuel Filter 1/4" dia.
Size Fits Almost All
Bearing Tool N
DCRC Custom Bearing Tool Nelson
Bearing Tool J
DCRC Custom Bearing Tool Jett
and Head Spacing
Landing Gear AL, 1/4" rake
Landing Gear AL, Standard
Landing Gear Carbon Fiber
with pre-drilled holes
Landing Gear Carbon Fiber
no pre-drilled holes