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Forum: Foamies 04-20-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 202
Posted By pmullen503
To prevent warping, don't use it on flimsy...

To prevent warping, don't use it on flimsy surfaces. If you must, then cover both sides with the grain of the material running in the same direction on both sides. Hang it vertically in still air...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-31-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,103
Posted By pmullen503
Congratulations to Chellie and to everyone who...

Congratulations to Chellie and to everyone who made a plane!
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 03-26-2014, 02:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,179
Posted By pmullen503
A good feature of the 10i is the retractable pot...

A good feature of the 10i is the retractable pot buttons. Not that it would do you much good if you really needed all the pots, but if you only need one you could retract the others to get them out...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-22-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,276
Posted By pmullen503
Nice! Fast too!

Nice! Fast too!
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-14-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,660
Posted By pmullen503
Thanks Chellie, Really enjoying your Buster...

Thanks Chellie,

Really enjoying your Buster build. Definitely a trip down memory lane!
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-02-2013, 09:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 934
Posted By pmullen503
Subbed! Interesting method. If you are going...

Subbed! Interesting method.

If you are going with the delta wing, I'd keep the canard small and fixed. Use elevons on the wings just to keep things simple.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-01-2013, 10:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,034
Posted By pmullen503
Interesting subject. You should enter this in the...

Interesting subject. You should enter this in the $75 contest. It certainly qualifies as
"seldom modeled".
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 11-17-2013, 02:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,080
Posted By pmullen503
+1!

+1!
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 11-15-2013, 12:06 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 4,812
Posted By pmullen503
At least the dress looks good on you.....

At least the dress looks good on you.....
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-28-2013, 02:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 459
Posted By pmullen503
That particular calculator ALWAYS results in a...

That particular calculator ALWAYS results in a pitch sensitive CG in my experience. I would start with 25% MAC as the most rearward CG, maybe 20% for the maiden unless the WL is very high. "Nose...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-23-2013, 03:38 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 4,812
Posted By pmullen503
Lengthen the main gear? Install a bumper/fin...

Lengthen the main gear? Install a bumper/fin underneath to prevent a prop strike? Hand launch and land dead stick? Use a prop saver?

Lots of alternatives to major surgery!

P.S. You need to post...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-20-2013, 01:15 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 4,812
Posted By pmullen503
Looking good, won't be long now.

Looking good, won't be long now.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-29-2013, 12:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,185
Posted By pmullen503
Well done! It really looks good. Looking forward...

Well done! It really looks good. Looking forward to video or in flight photos.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-27-2013, 06:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 390
Posted By pmullen503
Spackle, or filler can also be mixed with WBPU. ...

Spackle, or filler can also be mixed with WBPU. Either a small amount of WBPU to make a harder fillet. Or mix a small amount of Spackle with WBPU to make something like sanding sealer for use over...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-24-2013, 08:10 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 4,812
Posted By pmullen503
+1 on $Tree Foam. It's very soft and can be...

+1 on $Tree Foam. It's very soft and can be coaxed into about a 1" diameter tube. Roll the untaped side with a broom handle on a soft surface like a coach cushion. Make the piece oversized and...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-20-2013, 05:33 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 4,812
Posted By pmullen503
Looking good. Should be a good flyer.

Looking good. Should be a good flyer.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-12-2013, 03:02 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 4,812
Posted By pmullen503
Looks great. Nice job bending the foam by hand.

Looks great. Nice job bending the foam by hand.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-29-2013, 02:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 365
Posted By pmullen503
Here's a good example of using a heat shrunk pop...

Here's a good example of using a heat shrunk pop bottle with a turned wooden form (http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showpost.php?p=18792706&postcount=40). I this case, I used a multipart form to make...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 08-02-2013, 01:55 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,406
Posted By pmullen503
What the Taranis, and to some extent the 9x/9xr,...

What the Taranis, and to some extent the 9x/9xr, with open source software has done is force the established players to step up their game and put a lid on prices.

Consider that a Taranis comes...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 06-22-2013, 07:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 810
Posted By pmullen503
Try extending the limits or changing the...

Try extending the limits or changing the offset/subtrim on the retract channel.
Forum: Beginners 04-17-2013, 05:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 644
Posted By pmullen503
Each motor's ESC is connected to a separate...

Each motor's ESC is connected to a separate channel and the TX is set up with a mix so that rudder input will change the relative speeds of the two motor channels. The throttle still brings both...
Forum: Beginners 01-15-2013, 02:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 981
Posted By pmullen503
DON'T change the antenna! It's normal for 2.4G...

DON'T change the antenna! It's normal for 2.4G antenna to be that short. The hole was probably for a long 72mHz antenna.

No idea of the TX make but if you want to upgrade you'll need a new TX...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 01-11-2013, 07:18 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,604
Posted By pmullen503
Then you should get it. You can always add...

Then you should get it.

You can always add a Frsky FLD-002 to see your telemetry and hear your alarms later. Sooner or later someone will figure out the telemetry hack for the 9XR to get...
Forum: Beginners 01-02-2013, 04:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,026
Posted By pmullen503
I'd replace your taped rudder with glued in...

I'd replace your taped rudder with glued in popsicle sticks (I've done that too.) Tape the cowl as recommended by Turner, not just the crack but the whole inside.

It's a trainer! It should look...
Forum: Beginners 12-26-2012, 02:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,584
Posted By pmullen503
Balancing the motor is usually only done with...

Balancing the motor is usually only done with high RPM setups. EDF is a good example. There are smartphone apps that make use of the phone's accelerometer to graphically display vibration. The...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 11-14-2012, 04:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 973
Posted By pmullen503
If the parts are small enough, you can photocopy...

If the parts are small enough, you can photocopy a section of the plans with the parts you need, cut out the part images from the copy (a bit oversized) and stick it to wood or foam using a glue...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 09-30-2012, 02:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,046
Posted By pmullen503
You may find this thread enlightening: The Lipoly...

You may find this thread enlightening: The Lipoly Objective Performance Database (http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1578001).

I generally consider HK C ratings to be about 1/2 of the...
Forum: ParkFlyers 08-29-2012, 04:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 736
Posted By pmullen503
Make sure your CG is still correct (should be). ...

Make sure your CG is still correct (should be). Start with reduced throw, maybe +/- 1/4"to 3/8" either mechanically or with limits in your radio to get used to it.

You'll like having ailerons.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-05-2012, 11:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,643
Posted By pmullen503
Here's my system. I wanted something adjustable...

Here's my system. I wanted something adjustable and cheap so I use PVC pipe and fittings.

1. Drill out a bunch of PVC tees so they just fit over PVC pipe. Clamp the tee in a vice to hold it...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-25-2012, 04:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 596
Posted By pmullen503
Stopping the same time is less important than...

Stopping the same time is less important than having the same power at cruising speed.

I'm not sure what it possible in the DX8 but here are some things to try first.

First, check all your...
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