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Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-26-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,024
Posted By vonveska
I wanted to be a pilot once - I went to a local...

I wanted to be a pilot once - I went to a local airfield club but they laughed at me - I was only 13. They advised me to start with model planes - so I did - and stayed with them all my life - I am...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-08-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 739
Posted By vonveska
I fly electric gliders, 2.2 - 2.6 m wingspan,...

I fly electric gliders, 2.2 - 2.6 m wingspan, using 2200 mAh, 25C batteries. Average motor time is 3 min, giving me about 8 climbs to 100 - 150 m. In calm conditions with minimum lift average flight...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-17-2014, 01:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 829
Posted By vonveska
Exactly my experience. I have a good experience...

Exactly my experience. I have a good experience with YEP ESC and also Plush. The SK3 motors are as good as expensive brands. Some people complain about magnets coming off the rotor, but did not...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-16-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 829
Posted By vonveska
I fly electric gliders 1.8 m to 2.6 m wingspan. I...

I fly electric gliders 1.8 m to 2.6 m wingspan. I have a mixture of servos - I found that the best reliable servos are Hitec 81. Never had a problem. The least reliable ones are HXT900 - I nearly...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-16-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,324
Posted By vonveska
It's OK to look for a part of a plane in the...

It's OK to look for a part of a plane in the workshop - worse if the part is missing on the field 50 miles away - and is still in the workshop ...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-05-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 950
Posted By vonveska
Overall, I think it was a good year. I built two...

Overall, I think it was a good year. I built two new planes and did not crash any beyond a repairable state. So I can say my flying (and landing) skills have improved. Most importantly I realized...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 08-19-2013, 08:19 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,419
Posted By vonveska
From the initial post I'd say its motor down...

From the initial post I'd say its motor down thrust problem. The model climbs too steep and then it glides OK, so the angle of incidence and CG seem to be OK.
Just check if the motor has enough...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-25-2012, 10:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,420
Posted By vonveska
Although I am a member of a club I love to fly...

Although I am a member of a club I love to fly here in the park. Not as much space as in the airfield, but nice setting and not many people here.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-16-2012, 10:10 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,441
Posted By vonveska
I saw once this design of portable workbench -...

I saw once this design of portable workbench - the size can be made to suit the space and material to suit the pocket money. The upper panel is the main working area, debris and dust are collected...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-04-2012, 05:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 497
Posted By vonveska
I think there is shelf life on epoxy products....

I think there is shelf life on epoxy products. From my experience epoxy older then one year tends to heat up when mixed and hardens quickly, resulting in brittle joints. I use few years old...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-02-2012, 01:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,515
Posted By vonveska
Last time I flew a model airplane in winter - it...

Last time I flew a model airplane in winter - it was many decades ago in Northern hemisphere. We used to keep a competition every year in February, free flight gliders, rubber power, motor power. I...
Forum: Crash and Safety Forum 11-29-2012, 01:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,728
Posted By vonveska
I see you are more flexible than me (and tougher...

I see you are more flexible than me (and tougher at the same time); my hat off to your persistence with model building even if your eyesight is probably worse than mine. I can still enjoy cutting,...
Forum: Crash and Safety Forum 11-28-2012, 09:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,728
Posted By vonveska
Wow maxflyer, very well said, you have seen all...

Wow maxflyer,
very well said, you have seen all the changes in the environment and in the technology in the past decades that we have had to adapt to and still we have to keep moving forward. The...
Forum: Crash and Safety Forum 11-27-2012, 09:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,728
Posted By vonveska
FlyWheel, everything is downsizing here,...

FlyWheel,
everything is downsizing here, houses, cars, airfields, pocket money :) ... There are bigger airfields out there, but far away, not really worth it to go morning or evening flying for a...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 11-25-2012, 01:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,005
Posted By vonveska
I do not have Jeti transmitters, but I have Jeti...

I do not have Jeti transmitters, but I have Jeti Duplex 2.4 module (in JR radio) plus Jeti receivers and Jeti ESC and all products are perfect quality. Never had a problem with Jeti products.
Forum: Crash and Safety Forum 11-24-2012, 10:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,728
Posted By vonveska
dahawk, I haven't seen the movie (yet), but I...

dahawk,
I haven't seen the movie (yet), but I got your message. It's the way we look at things, isn't it? I know I have to be more positive - I started building a new plane already - very similar to...
Forum: Crash and Safety Forum 11-23-2012, 11:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,728
Posted By vonveska
FlyWheel, thanks for your encouraging words. My...

FlyWheel,
thanks for your encouraging words. My problem is not the rebuild (I started already - a new fiberglass fuselage is being cured now), the problem is my mind - I am scared to fly in that...
Forum: ParkFlyers 11-22-2012, 09:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,850
Posted By vonveska
An interesting project. Congratulations on what...

An interesting project. Congratulations on what you have achieved so far - and it's only beginning. Please keep us informed.
Forum: Crash and Safety Forum 11-22-2012, 10:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,728
Posted By vonveska
kyleservicetech, I agree that spoilers would...

kyleservicetech,
I agree that spoilers would help to get the plane down - my plane did not have them ... I used butterfly (or crow) but the plane was not going down - the thermals was so strong -...
Forum: Crash and Safety Forum 11-22-2012, 02:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,728
Posted By vonveska
Thanks Don, I know I will come back, and sure I...

Thanks Don, I know I will come back, and sure I will be more careful. Lesson learned.
Forum: Crash and Safety Forum 11-22-2012, 12:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,728
Posted By vonveska
I crashed - what's next?

I love thermal soaring. I love flying high - few days ago strong thermals brought my plane quickly too high and i had difficulties to bring it down. I was fighting with the plane and i knew that time...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-18-2012, 11:48 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,268
Posted By vonveska
Launching the plane is the reason for a neck...

Launching the plane is the reason for a neck strap (or a tray). I am right handed and fly mode 1. So with the model in right hand I use left hand to open the throttle on the right hand stick and at...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-15-2012, 10:44 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,268
Posted By vonveska
+1. This is better than a strap, just it seems...

+1.
This is better than a strap, just it seems to me that the board is too big and the switches (butterfly) and sliders are hard to operate. I'm going to make the board just the size of the Tx.
I...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-13-2012, 12:46 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,040
Posted By vonveska
I think that hobby shops are just surviving,...

I think that hobby shops are just surviving, despite of markup -the expenses to run the shop and taxes are really high. Better off are dealers who are selling from home (no rent and many times no...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-05-2012, 11:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 841
Posted By vonveska
Good news - I've been flying today! The ground...

Good news - I've been flying today! The ground was very muddy with pools of water, but the air was wonderful. Feeling much better :).
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-04-2012, 05:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 841
Posted By vonveska
Wet, wet, wet, Down Under in Melbourne. Everyday...

Wet, wet, wet, Down Under in Melbourne. Everyday looking out of the windows for some sunshine, if it comes, quickly disappears. Batteries on storage and it seems they will stay that way for some time.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-15-2012, 11:49 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,040
Posted By vonveska
I am buying all hardware from HobbyKing and the...

I am buying all hardware from HobbyKing and the only issue is the delivery time - because the parcels are going through customs and it takes time.
I never had any problem with HK other than I...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-12-2012, 10:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,455
Posted By vonveska
It happened to me as well. I use Hyperion Titan...

It happened to me as well. I use Hyperion Titan 80A ESC and Axi 2820/14 motor with 3s 2200 mAh lipos and I am not sure what the problem was but I recalibrated the ESC - switching the Tx on with full...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-07-2012, 10:42 AM
Replies: 393
Views: 27,875
Posted By vonveska
I got my first radio in 1979 (or 1980, can't...

I got my first radio in 1979 (or 1980, can't remember exactly), but I've been gluing model planes since 1960 or so - and have not stopped since (apart from years when the priorities were school,...
Forum: FMA Direct 06-04-2012, 02:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,094
Posted By vonveska
Yes, the Cellpro 10S is very acurate, I have one...

Yes, the Cellpro 10S is very acurate, I have one iMax B6 and one Hyperion EOS 0606i to compare with and the Cellpro is definitly the best in accuracy. I am just surprised that the charger does not...
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