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Forum: Beginners 07-05-2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 585
Posted By FlyWheel
Seriously? You go through all that trouble? ...

Seriously? You go through all that trouble?

What I do (with my HiTec Flash5X, although it should work with any brand/model) is after I have all the trims properly set for correct flight I just...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-03-2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 229
Posted By FlyWheel
Wink *Gasp!* You mean your transmitters don't tell you...

*Gasp!* You mean your transmitters don't tell you everything? :eek:

That was sarcasm, in case you didn't catch it.
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 07-03-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 131
Posted By FlyWheel
info Best battery(s) for field charging

This question gets asked a lot, so I thought that maybe there should be a sticky on the pros and cons of the various batteries that are used for charging our packs @ the field (as this thread is...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-02-2015, 12:16 AM
Replies: 2,225
Views: 155,958
Posted By FlyWheel
Red face I certainly hope so, I have been jealously...

I certainly hope so, I have been jealously watching calm mornings pass by as I was building her. Now of course it's all wind and storms. :roll:

I'm dying to see how the 'cambflexors' work in RL....
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-01-2015, 10:58 PM
Replies: 2,225
Views: 155,958
Posted By FlyWheel
Skimmer 600, just waiting for that elusive calm...

Skimmer 600, just waiting for that elusive calm day...;-)
...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-01-2015, 10:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 351
Posted By FlyWheel
Toilet bowls are too small to be affected by...

Toilet bowls are too small to be affected by Coriolis forces. The water swirls in the direction the designer of the toilet chooses to make it swirl in. :)
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 06-27-2015, 11:14 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,425
Posted By FlyWheel
And only 26 ounces AUW with the 1300MAh 3cell. I...

And only 26 ounces AUW with the 1300MAh 3cell. I lack the skill to do any 3D stuff, but when I held it vertical @ full throttle it felt like it could possibly hover with the 11x6. So that prop should...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 06-27-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,425
Posted By FlyWheel
Exclamation Ready for test flight!

I sent out a bulk letter to the other members of my club asking for a videographer, but so far the only two responses were negative. Anyone know how to aim and shoot with a small P&S camera while...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-26-2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 314
Posted By FlyWheel
????Maybe there is a certain size and/or RPM...

????Maybe there is a certain size and/or RPM below which balancing isn't significant enough to matter? If it runs smooth enough on the stand then that is sufficient. Personally, I would like to know...
Forum: Humor 06-26-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 249
Posted By FlyWheel
I never thought about that! But it certainly...

I never thought about that! But it certainly rings true. But that also brings about the next question.

Where did Opie come from (remember, this is an idyllic 1960's show based in the Bible Belt)?...
Forum: New Product Announcements 06-26-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 239
Posted By FlyWheel
I'v always wondered why no one has come up with a...

I'v always wondered why no one has come up with a true linear servo 'motor' (also knows as an actuator) for modeling yet. They cant be that much more complicated to make than the rotary type used now...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 06-24-2015, 12:46 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 703
Posted By FlyWheel
Ever see Enemy Of The State with Will Smith? It...

Ever see Enemy Of The State with Will Smith? It was years out of date before it was even filmed.
Forum: Beginners 06-22-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 229
Posted By FlyWheel
If I can use Movie Maker (I have trouble figuring...

If I can use Movie Maker (I have trouble figuring out a 2.4 TX!) than anyone can. Just play with it a while. Here are some video tutorials on YouTube that might help....
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 06-20-2015, 08:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 819
Posted By FlyWheel
OK, anybody have any recommendations that have an...

OK, anybody have any recommendations that have an online manual i can read?

I will ever need more than six channels, and maybe not even that much. As I stated earlier, my Flash5X is sufficient for...
Forum: ParkFlyers 06-20-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 597
Posted By FlyWheel
How well trimmed is the grass? If it's reasonably...

How well trimmed is the grass? If it's reasonably short ('chipping green' length or shorter is great) you should have no problems. Longer grass can be trickier, as the wheels can catch and the plane...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 06-20-2015, 05:36 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 819
Posted By FlyWheel
Complexity. I actually have a 2.4GHz transmitter...

Complexity. I actually have a 2.4GHz transmitter in my closet (Optic 6) and even though it is supposed to be one of the simpler transmitters I find it difficult understanding how to work it. I'm used...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 06-20-2015, 04:11 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,425
Posted By FlyWheel
Thumbs up Kewel, thanks for the boost. I'll try and find...

Kewel, thanks for the boost. I'll try and find some one who's good with a vidcam. It's kinda hard to control both a plane and a camera at the same time. And I'm curious to know how the plane is going...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 06-19-2015, 11:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 819
Posted By FlyWheel
So there won't be any significant signal loss...

So there won't be any significant signal loss with this routing? Good.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 06-19-2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,425
Posted By FlyWheel
Build Review So close!

I started early today, 7:30 (well, that's early for me if I'm not on a tour) to beat the heat for as long as possible. It was slightly warmer inside the garage/shop, so I opened all the doors and ran...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 06-19-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 819
Posted By FlyWheel
:confused:K, Is this acceptable? 181057181058 ...

:confused:K, Is this acceptable?
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I ran the wire along the bottom edge of the Fuse. as far as the vertical stab, up it's LE and along the top of the fin and rudder (to prevent it from...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 06-18-2015, 02:33 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,425
Posted By FlyWheel
Build Review Hmm, somebody doesn't like my build. :rolleyes: ...

Hmm, somebody doesn't like my build. :rolleyes:
[Rating: Thread Rating: 1 votes, 2.00 average]

The temps are hovering near 100F and my shop's AC consists of a window fan. So morning and night...
Forum: Foamies 06-17-2015, 01:43 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 714
Posted By FlyWheel
Same here. Nothing fancy, you won't be able to...

Same here. Nothing fancy, you won't be able to make any James Cameron whiz bang videos with it, but it's simple, straightforward and of course free.[popcorn]
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 06-17-2015, 01:41 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 703
Posted By FlyWheel
And you're just now realizing this? BB has been...

And you're just now realizing this? BB has been watching for decades if not longer Along with his sons, daughters, nephews, cousins uncles aunts.....
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 06-17-2015, 01:19 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,425
Posted By FlyWheel
Build Review Miss me?

Had a bit of a problem getting the CF tube, they had ordered it, it had came but the package was mislabeled. Instead of a tube inside was a rod! So they re-ordered and I got it in a couple of days...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 05-30-2015, 04:17 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,425
Posted By FlyWheel
Build Review I got the control linkages for the main wings...

I got the control linkages for the main wings hooked up today, this took a while to figure out the best way, but once I got it figured out it all came together OK (and a lot quicker on the second...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 05-28-2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,834
Posted By FlyWheel
OK that explain it rather conclusively. :D

OK that explain it rather conclusively. :D
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 05-28-2015, 04:40 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,425
Posted By FlyWheel
There were two reasons I didn't like the balsa...

There were two reasons I didn't like the balsa strip idea, one it was clumsy, and would be very difficult to replace if necessary, and two I have read that wood can and does expand and contract...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 05-28-2015, 04:26 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,834
Posted By FlyWheel
This may be a dumb question, but if your charger...

This may be a dumb question, but if your charger has a regenerative discharge function then why not just use it for what it was designed for; pumping the electrons back into your field battery? That...
Forum: Humor 05-28-2015, 04:19 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,503
Posted By FlyWheel
Only 11 voted? That's sad.

Only 11 voted? That's sad.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 05-23-2015, 03:03 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,425
Posted By FlyWheel
As originally designed the control rods were 1/4...

As originally designed the control rods were 1/4 x 1/4 balsa strip stock with music wire and connectors at each end. I thought that 0.070" CF rod would make for a cleaner and easier to work with...
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