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Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-19-2014, 04:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 653
Posted By AEAJR
When I started this discussion, what I wanted to...

When I started this discussion, what I wanted to hear and discuss were the factors that influence people’s decisions. You can certainly put enough watts into a 40 pound plane to fly 3D with electric,...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-18-2014, 04:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 653
Posted By AEAJR
Cool Now that is interesting. Putting a sound system...

Now that is interesting. Putting a sound system in an electric plane to make it sound like a gas plane.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-17-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 653
Posted By AEAJR
Cool I would lose the bracket, cut the nose and put in...

I would lose the bracket, cut the nose and put in an electric motor. One of the Turnigy GliderDrives would probably work well. :cool:...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-17-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 653
Posted By AEAJR
I fly gliders a lot and electric gliders are in...

I fly gliders a lot and electric gliders are in explosive growth. You never see a glow launched glider anymore, unless someone had one from years ago.

The motors are so small and light and the...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-16-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 653
Posted By AEAJR
Cool Solar charging station? What is that? ...

Solar charging station? What is that? Inquiring minds want to know.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-16-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 653
Posted By AEAJR
For me, I would peg it at about 11 pounds or 1100...

For me, I would peg it at about 11 pounds or 1100 watts.

You can power that with a 6S 5000 mah lipo pack. Figure 7-9 minutes mixed flying on that size pack.

I would want to have 3 packs,...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-16-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 653
Posted By AEAJR
Cool At what point does electric powered flight become impractical?

You are talking to a new pilot at the field. He says he wants to fly electric airplanes. More and more new pilots are coming into the hobby flying electric. Some say electric has taken over the...
Forum: Beginners 07-15-2014, 04:28 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 8,961
Posted By AEAJR
If you like kits, www.mountainmodels.com...

If you like kits, www.mountainmodels.com (http://www.mountainmodels.com) has some nice kits including some great trainers.
Forum: Beginners 07-14-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 8,961
Posted By AEAJR
Thanks guys. For the most part I stay...

Thanks guys.

For the most part I stay away from anything that looks like a warbird, a jet or anything mid wing.

My goal is not to provide what is cool but what is most likely to lead...
Forum: Beginners 07-14-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 8,961
Posted By AEAJR
I continue to recommend RTFs as first planes. ...

I continue to recommend RTFs as first planes. There are a bunch of new ones. I have not flown any of them. Which ones would you recommend as first planes for new pilots who are trying to learn...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 07-05-2014, 03:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 250
Posted By AEAJR
Bagging wings with wood skins is a common method....

Bagging wings with wood skins is a common method. For example, www.arthobby.com (http://www.arthobby.com) sells a full line of wood skinned bagged wing gliders.
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 07-04-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 250
Posted By AEAJR
That is great Larry. Do you have a build thread...

That is great Larry. Do you have a build thread going somewhere? Please post a link.

Yes, this can be for building any kind of aircraft, not just gliders.

Anyone else?
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 07-03-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,879
Posted By AEAJR
I have flown my DLGs on the slope many times. ...

I have flown my DLGs on the slope many times. When the breeze is too light to support even my Radian my DLGs do just fine.

When I go to the slope I usually bring a spread of planes.

A zagi...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 07-03-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,879
Posted By AEAJR
Just because a thread is old doesn't mean it is...

Just because a thread is old doesn't mean it is irrelevant or not of value. And this seems like a good topic to bring back up.

I like e-gliders as first slope gliders. One of the foam...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 07-03-2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 250
Posted By AEAJR
Cool Bagging wings - A resource thread

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/images/icons/icon6.png Bagging wings - A resource thread
I am not a builder but I have a lot of respect for those who like to build.

I have been preparing a...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 07-01-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 357
Posted By AEAJR
Cool I think you will like that radio. I hear very...

I think you will like that radio. I hear very good reports.

Half spoilers? Sure! In fact I have my spoilers on the left stick instead of the throttle so I have them totally variable. Thottle...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 07-01-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 874
Posted By AEAJR
Flight reports?

Flight reports?
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 07-01-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 357
Posted By AEAJR
Cool Yes you could put the spoilers in the rudder...

Yes you could put the spoilers in the rudder channel and have them closed when the stick is centered and move the stick to the left to open them, but you will have to hold it there and do elevator...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 07-01-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 352
Posted By AEAJR
Cool Contest was a great success. We had 29 pilots...

Contest was a great success. We had 29 pilots registered. The weather both days was absolutely fantastic.

Wish you had been there.

Results
http://www.flyesl.org/Contest.aspx?contestid=165...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 06-28-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 352
Posted By AEAJR
Great photo from Polecat! I have to make it to...

Great photo from Polecat! I have to make it to that contest, but as long as it is Father's day weekend I won't be there.


BTW, we had a great weekend at the ESL contest at LISF. Weather was...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-20-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,229
Posted By AEAJR
Many radios have adjustable tension for the...

Many radios have adjustable tension for the sticks. Just because the one you tried was not firm enough does not mean it can be set more firm.

And many have adjustable length sticks as well.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-18-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 34,898
Posted By AEAJR
Cool I agree completely on all points. I am all...

I agree completely on all points.

I am all for training wheels, automatic transmissions and flight stabilization. What I would encourage, after proficiency with the stabilization is to turn it...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-17-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 34,898
Posted By AEAJR
We have entered the age of flight stabilization. ...

We have entered the age of flight stabilization. In your opinion, will this help or hurt the new pilot training?

Flight stabilization has been in existence for many years but it is now being...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-17-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,229
Posted By AEAJR
Here is an example of a sliding tray mixer. Go to...

Here is an example of a sliding tray mixer. Go to about 1:00 into the video to see the sliding tray servo mixer for elevons.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2yt-ZMD9k4

Similar arrangements...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 06-17-2014, 04:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 352
Posted By AEAJR
This weekend will be the ESL Unlimited TD at the...

This weekend will be the ESL Unlimited TD at the LISF field on Long Island. We have 27 pilots registered and I would expect that to keep going up. Weather prediction for this weekend is excellent....
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-17-2014, 03:43 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,229
Posted By AEAJR
Actually I think you can do differential ailerons...

Actually I think you can do differential ailerons with a single servo. I think that is what the wheel servo arm is for.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-16-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 293
Posted By AEAJR
Griff, No problem with the terminology...

Griff,

No problem with the terminology error. I make bigger boo boos than that all the time. ;)

Some of the members here, like fhhuber, are super helpful. (see post 5)

Some of the...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 06-15-2014, 03:14 AM
Replies: 1,336
Views: 131,670
Posted By AEAJR
Cool I usually get an hour or more out of a battery if...

I usually get an hour or more out of a battery if conditions are favorable.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-15-2014, 12:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 314
Posted By AEAJR
Did you get a new plane? What did you get and...

Did you get a new plane? What did you get and why?
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-15-2014, 12:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 823
Posted By AEAJR
Love this grab and go e-glider. :) I only had 2...

Love this grab and go e-glider. :) I only had 2 hours to fly so I grabbed the Radian box and headed for the field.

Over the next 90 minutes I went through 2 batteries. Didn't find any...
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