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Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 01-16-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By FishHawk
Check out this thread.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/thumbgallery.php?t=1465108&do=threadgallery&type=img&group=none&starter=no
It is taking me a long time to build this kit because there is a lot to figure out. I'm not...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 01-10-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 308
Posted By FishHawk
Gramps

I guess we have to live with this fact. What happens is that changes are made and not updated by the manufacturer because they are a "Mom & POP" operations. It costs them money to reprint new plans...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 01-10-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 308
Posted By FishHawk
I have been in contact with him.

It looks like I have the correct parts for the kit. The lack of labeling and clear photos is a weakness with most of these kits. The kit has quality balsa but you have to do a lot of research on...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 01-10-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 308
Posted By FishHawk
Thanks for the link

The problem that I'm having with this kit is the parts are not clearly marked . Reference photos are of poor quality .
FishHawk
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 01-09-2015, 10:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 308
Posted By FishHawk
Skybench Big Bird

Any build threads or anyone build the Big Bird by Skybench?
FishHawk
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-03-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 547
Views: 37,291
Posted By FishHawk
It's the position of the battery in the fuse.

Perhaps this will clear up the confusion. Because of the confined space in the fuse and having a long battery I don't have that much room to move the battery to get the proper CG. I probably have...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-03-2014, 01:21 AM
Replies: 547
Views: 37,291
Posted By FishHawk
CG

Here is what I did...I balanced the fuse on a balance point( T shaped sanding block) and had to move my battery forward to the bulkhead F2 I believe to get the plane to balance close to the CG which...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 10-02-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 397
Posted By FishHawk
The cell phone is a different story

For example , when one charges a cell phone you don't put it into a fireproof bag! FishHawk
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-02-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 547
Views: 37,291
Posted By FishHawk
CG problems

I can get the model to balance when I push the battery forward but not that we'll. the problem started when I went from the eflight 480 to eflight 10 using the same battery. FishHawk
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-01-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 547
Views: 37,291
Posted By FishHawk
Cg

Steve,this is the problem that I have getting the CG ! My situation is complicated because of my heavy battery and motor...combined weight is 15oz.
I am tail heavy and I extended the nose by 1. 5...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 10-01-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 397
Posted By FishHawk
LiPO

I have heard that they can cause problems with storage and disposal. Some people store them in Ammo cans. FishHawk
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-30-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 547
Views: 37,291
Posted By FishHawk
Thanks

Ok , perhaps I'll go with a lighter motor. Thanks for the advice. FishHawk
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 09-30-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 397
Posted By FishHawk
Not sure of the actual weight of the model

My model is the Chrysalis glider I think it can weigh 36oz complete with motor and battery. FishHawk
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 09-30-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 397
Posted By FishHawk
Light weigh NiMH 7.2 volts

Is there a light weight battery out there that could power my flight 10 and not weight that much? FishHawk
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-30-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 547
Views: 37,291
Posted By FishHawk
I agree.

So being a newbie is there a light weight NiMH battery that I could use instead of my boat anchor?:eek: FishHawk
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-30-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 547
Views: 37,291
Posted By FishHawk
my battery's weight

My battery weights 11.1oz.! add the weight of the motor @ around 4oz and we're talking 15 oz for the power unite. FishHawk
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-29-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 547
Views: 37,291
Posted By FishHawk
Excellent

Good flights Steve. I'm debating weather to rebuild my fuse which is somewhat damaged . However, I don't want to use a Lipo battery , that's why I am going to go with the Skybench Big Bird which can...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-30-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 547
Views: 37,291
Posted By FishHawk
Great news !

Glad you solved your motor problems. FishHawk
Forum: Beginners 08-25-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 640
Posted By FishHawk
Skybench Aerotech

I am looking at either the Big Bird or the OlyIIS. Wing span is 100" on the Big Bird and 103" on the OlyIIS. Steve I enjoy building models so no ARF for me.
Thanks guys for your help. FishHawk
Forum: Beginners 08-25-2014, 01:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 640
Posted By FishHawk
This confuses me.

I understand about weighing everything. But if my motor or battery is lighter or heaver than the suggested weight is where I'm confused.
If the designer used a lipo battery and I'm using a Nicad...
Forum: Beginners 08-24-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 640
Posted By FishHawk
Actual weight of a model

How does one determine the actual weight of a model? For example, if the flying weight is given say it's 37 oz do you subtract the weight of your own motor and battery to get the weight of the model?...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-21-2014, 01:17 AM
Replies: 547
Views: 37,291
Posted By FishHawk
Amazing!

Great flight. FishHawk
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-17-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 547
Views: 37,291
Posted By FishHawk
Great Steve

Yes she's a tough Bird. I hope I can get my bird to fly soon. FishHawk
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-15-2014, 02:26 AM
Replies: 547
Views: 37,291
Posted By FishHawk
A couple of crashes

MarshHawk II has had some cg issues. I had a couple of crashes:eek:
I think my problem is that I put in an eflight 10 instead of the 480 which made the bird heaver and threw off the cg. One of these...
Forum: Power Systems 04-06-2014, 04:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 375
Posted By FishHawk
Thank you for your input.

You are correct, it's not worth repairing the servo. The repair costs are high to discourage repair and to sell more servos. FishHawk
Forum: Power Systems 04-05-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 375
Posted By FishHawk
Futaba S3115 dies.

My S3115 died and it's less than a year old. Made in China and not Japan like the older servos that I have. What can you do ? I ordered a new one and I might repair the one that failed but when you...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 03-09-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,783
Posted By FishHawk
Round two

Steve I did find it much easier and I missed some of the preformed parts the first time around. The plans still need a little tweeting because the detail drawings are rather small and difficult to...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 03-09-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,783
Posted By FishHawk
Almost done Spring is near!

http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j329/FishHawk-02/DSC_1346_zps1815a623.jpg (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/FishHawk-02/media/DSC_1346_zps1815a623.jpg.html)
FishHawk
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-28-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 547
Views: 37,291
Posted By FishHawk
Looking good.

Steve , your repair looks great. FishHawk
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 02-26-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,783
Posted By FishHawk
Delay in posting

I am sorry for not being more speedier in posting my progress photos. I will post in a couple of days. I am almost done with MarshHawk II. FishHawk
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