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Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-08-2014, 03:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 637
Posted By FlyWheel
I second that. Tail weight has a much greater...

I second that. Tail weight has a much greater effect on CoG than nose weight (has to do with leverage). Just subtracting an ounce from the rear can result in many ounces you WONT have to add to the...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-02-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,753
Posted By FlyWheel
Here are my Ideas 120 Days to Build and...

Here are my Ideas


120 Days to Build and Maiden the Aircraft
$100.00 Build limit not to include Power System or Electronics
Must be a stick build, able to fly off of land or water.
The...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-04-2013, 03:47 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,670
Posted By FlyWheel
AMA mambership - a waste of money?

I sent in my $68 dollars (it went up!) for membership, mainly so I could retain membership in my 'local' flying club and use their very large field. Well, when I got my confirmation and new card it...
Forum: Beginners 11-17-2013, 02:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 381
Posted By FlyWheel
Not all planes 'snap' back to level the instant...

Not all planes 'snap' back to level the instant the rudder is released. And I found this to be a benefit, at least in my case. My first plane, a HZ AeroBird had this 'snap back' tendency and I was...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 11-17-2013, 02:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,360
Posted By FlyWheel
VERY Nice (the planes too). Now if you'll excuse...

VERY Nice (the planes too). Now if you'll excuse me I need to take a shower....:oops:
Forum: Crash and Safety Forum 11-27-2012, 06:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,150
Posted By FlyWheel
If possible would suggest you find a bigger...

If possible would suggest you find a bigger airfield. The biggest problem I had while learning how to fly was overbanking my turns with the inevetable tip stall - always when the plane was right...
Forum: Australia 11-19-2012, 09:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,199
Posted By FlyWheel
If you're like building then ithas only gotten...

If you're like building then ithas only gotten better. Balsa kits are cut much cleaner now (especially the laser ones), and there are a lot of other materials to make planes out of now too.

If you...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 11-06-2012, 04:52 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 14,443
Posted By FlyWheel
I hope you get an answer, as I have a BoT on the...

I hope you get an answer, as I have a BoT on the shelf myself, and the more build tips I get to read about before I transfer it to the build table, the better I will feel ;)

However you must...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 11-04-2012, 01:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 511
Posted By FlyWheel
Paoli wing

Has anyone here ever flown one of these?
http://scherrer.pagesperso-orange.fr/matthieu/english/paolie.html

I'de like to hear your opinions. It sure looks nice (clean!).


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Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 10-28-2012, 09:48 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,856
Posted By FlyWheel
AEAJR, we have far too fewglider pilots here, of...

AEAJR, we have far too fewglider pilots here, of ay kind. After all, liders and sail planes are no less electric than a powered flier, as they're only carrying electroncs.

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Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 10-23-2012, 03:38 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 14,443
Posted By FlyWheel
Sorry for hijacking this thread, especially...

Sorry for hijacking this thread, especially considering it's age, but your discussions on controlling the spoilers has me thinking (uh, oh! Take cover! :-) )

Mred, you say let the servo arm push...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 10-20-2011, 03:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 895
Posted By FlyWheel
Telemaster, Miss Stik, in fact mostly all high...

Telemaster, Miss Stik, in fact mostly all high wing "Piper Cub" style aircraft are the easiest to fly. This design of aircraft was created specifically for beginner pilots, RC or full size.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-14-2011, 02:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,309
Posted By FlyWheel
A large sailplane (3M?) might be able to pull it...

A large sailplane (3M?) might be able to pull it off, all you would need to power is the RX and servos (two if it's an RE bird)

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Forum: Batteries & Chargers 07-11-2011, 02:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 853
Posted By FlyWheel
Kyle is correct. the only real advantage to...

Kyle is correct. the only real advantage to lithium is weight. LiPo's can store more energy in a much lighter package, whih translates into longer flights and "more" power, as the motor won't have to...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-08-2011, 04:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,220
Posted By FlyWheel
DrHardy: Again, I think that's more the design of...

DrHardy: Again, I think that's more the design of the plane than the material. I've flown foam Easy Stars, balsa Miss Stiks (one of which was my very first build), and composite AeroBirds, and by far...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-08-2011, 03:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,220
Posted By FlyWheel
As others have pointed out, the air don't care...

As others have pointed out, the air don't care what the plane is made of. The design and weight of the plane will decide it's flying characteristics. The only difference would be the result of...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 05-02-2011, 03:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,540
Posted By FlyWheel
YES! thistopic can get nasty real quick. Govern...

YES! thistopic can get nasty real quick. Govern thy toung (fingers?)"

I for one am glad that he's gone, but I've also said for the last ten years they should just send in a "Mission Impossible"...
Forum: Beginners 05-02-2011, 03:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,321
Posted By FlyWheel
Your best bet is to figure the maximum amp draw...

Your best bet is to figure the maximum amp draw you expect to see in actual use, then get an ESC that can handle 1 1/2 times that. This gives you a safety net.

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Forum: Support & Suggestions 05-02-2011, 12:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 616
Posted By FlyWheel
A gift to WF mobile users

When viewing new threads, if the user loses contact with the board, or you get a "Search yielded no results" for whatever reason, you lose all the new posts you haven't read yet.

The reqular board...
Forum: Beginners 05-02-2011, 12:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,321
Posted By FlyWheel
I haven't heard of this, but it shouldnt, the ESC...

I haven't heard of this, but it shouldnt, the ESC regulates amperage flow it doesn't draw amps, except for the miniscule amount it may need to do it's own job. The motor and the RX draws the amps. If...
Forum: Beginners 04-27-2011, 06:31 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,030
Posted By FlyWheel
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Forum: Humor 04-20-2011, 03:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,043
Posted By FlyWheel
Damn. I wish I had read that years ago before I...

Damn. I wish I had read that years ago before I got that plane... :rolleyes:

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Forum: Foamies 04-05-2011, 01:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 806
Posted By FlyWheel
It's the recommended brushless for the Miss Stik...

It's the recommended brushless for the Miss Stik Sr. (+/- 20oz./54"WS) which was originally designed for a brushed 400 geared motor. As another pointed out, it is a good upgrade for the 400 size...
Forum: Beginners 03-30-2011, 03:34 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,194
Posted By FlyWheel
Wait, you guys need to think outside the box....

Wait, you guys need to think outside the box. There is a way you can have ailerons act as flaps, even with a non-computer 4 channel TX/RX.

Use a Y harness on the rudder channel (Ch-4 on mode 2),...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-30-2011, 01:37 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,281
Posted By FlyWheel
Thanks again. I was just using 60% as an example,...

Thanks again. I was just using 60% as an example, I have never heard anyone suggest more than 50%, and usually more like 30%.

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Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-30-2011, 01:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,281
Posted By FlyWheel
Thanx Azarr. Is this rate of change (how fast the...

Thanx Azarr. Is this rate of change (how fast the curve increases) dependant on the percentage you program into the exponential as well? IOW 60% would create a faster rate of change than 30%?
...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 03-23-2011, 03:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,125
Posted By FlyWheel
Thank goodness your planes are okay!! ;) ...

Thank goodness your planes are okay!! ;)

Seriously though, I'm glad that the damage was restricted to the kitchen area and no one was hurt!
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Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-05-2011, 12:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,557
Posted By FlyWheel
Someone asked what 40% meant, and I would like to...

Someone asked what 40% meant, and I would like to know this too. Is it 40% of full control surface travel? 40% of 90 degrees from "neutral" (36 degrees)?

Something else?

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Forum: Delta & Flying Wings 03-01-2011, 02:03 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,056
Posted By FlyWheel
If our throttle control is on the left (mode 2)...

If our throttle control is on the left (mode 2) and you throw right handed (or vice versa) you could always launch power off "with your finger on the trigger" and start the prop as soon as the plane...
Forum: Beginners 03-01-2011, 01:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,106
Posted By FlyWheel
Actually I believe a flat Flying Wing will fly....

Actually I believe a flat Flying Wing will fly. Chellie or Jasmine would know better. I believe that the "reflex" is accomplished with minor up trim on the elevons.

And AOI, if I am not mistaken,...
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