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Forum: Foamies 07-27-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,595
Posted By abborgogna
I switched to a HP 2814-06 and a 9 x 6 APC E,...

I switched to a HP 2814-06 and a 9 x 6 APC E, this combo provides plenty of power. As for the plane coming apart, I would suggest that the plastic attachment points be removed from the foam, cleaned...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-21-2015, 03:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 320
Posted By abborgogna
Why didn't you just say that to begin with...

Why didn't you just say that to begin with instead of playing around with the the idea that the batteries we use are the same as cell phone batteries, your words not mine. So with that end of this...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-20-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 320
Posted By abborgogna
You might want to go to this web site below and...

You might want to go to this web site below and do a little research. Yes, the LiPol battery technology was leveraged off the Lithium Ion battery used in cell phones, but to say that cell phone...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-20-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 320
Posted By abborgogna
First of all your cell phone, your laptop...

First of all your cell phone, your laptop computer do not use Lithium Polymer (LiPol) batteries. This is a common mistake made by people. These devices have Lithium Ion batteries and are of a...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-20-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 320
Posted By abborgogna
Two pieces of advice: Never leave a LiPol battery...

Two pieces of advice: Never leave a LiPol battery in a plane for storage. These batteries should always be stored in a fire proof container. Never store you batteries in the house or garage near...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-10-2015, 02:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 226
Posted By abborgogna
230 grams is about a 1/2 lb. Given this does not...

230 grams is about a 1/2 lb. Given this does not sound like a high performance airplane I would say using the 100watts/pound rule any 40 to 50 watt brushless motor would do. Using a 2 cell LiPol...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-28-2015, 04:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 518
Posted By abborgogna
That would be fun Aruelo. I have a son who lives...

That would be fun Aruelo. I have a son who lives in Phoenix, maybe some day we can get together and do some flying.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-27-2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 518
Posted By abborgogna
You are right Don it is fun to revisit some of...

You are right Don it is fun to revisit some of the stuff we did back in the day. I love high performance planes, but I also like to relax and just putt around the sky. I have a couple of planes...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-26-2015, 09:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 518
Posted By abborgogna
Here are some pictures of the Minnie Mambo after...

Here are some pictures of the Minnie Mambo after a quick rattle can paint job. Took it out this morning and put a couple of flights on it. I have yet to get the landing gear to the point it can...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-26-2015, 09:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 956
Posted By abborgogna
I misunderstood your input. At my age the brain...

I misunderstood your input. At my age the brain just does not work like it once did. Sorry for the confusion.
Andy
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-20-2015, 01:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 518
Posted By abborgogna
Thank you!!!

Thank you!!!
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-19-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 518
Posted By abborgogna
In spite of some fog I did put up a flight on the...

In spite of some fog I did put up a flight on the Minnie Mambo and it flies great. About two clicks of down trim and she was flying like a pro. It was fun going through this blast from the past and...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-18-2015, 02:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 956
Posted By abborgogna
Rockin Robbins I have re-read my input a couple...

Rockin Robbins
I have re-read my input a couple of times and never did I say the stability system was crucial. Actually I can't find the word crucial anywhere in the input. What I said was it...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-17-2015, 04:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 518
Posted By abborgogna
Thanks guys, yep back in the day there were two...

Thanks guys, yep back in the day there were two models for us beginners. The Sterling Mambo and the Midwest Esquire. I started with the Esquire, again rudder only with an OS Max .15 up front. ...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-16-2015, 09:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 518
Posted By abborgogna
Minnie Mambo ready for first flight

Well after a couple of weeks of building the little Minnie Mambo is ready for first flight on Friday. This is my second Minnie Mambo, I built my first over 50 years ago when I was a teenager in high...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-08-2015, 10:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 956
Posted By abborgogna
To answer the original question, it is very...

To answer the original question, it is very important. Now having said that I have stayed away from small micro airplanes because they are so unstable in even light wind. Well the new UMX system...
Forum: Foamies 05-17-2015, 01:52 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,945
Posted By abborgogna
Funny, but I just came back to R/C about a year...

Funny, but I just came back to R/C about a year and a half ago after several years in C/L aerobatics and it was clear the same thing was happening there. The old timers made it nearly impossible for...
Forum: Foamies 05-16-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,945
Posted By abborgogna
Nice, but did you add a faux push rod to the...

Nice, but did you add a faux push rod to the carb? Like I did. When I had the mid-air the carb came off the motor and was lost in the grass. So when I rebuilt the fuselage I hunted through my...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-16-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 223
Posted By abborgogna
Thanks for the color idea.

Thanks for the color idea.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-16-2015, 02:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 223
Posted By abborgogna
Thanks guys, that what I need to know. I knew it...

Thanks guys, that what I need to know. I knew it was close to the CG I just couldn't remember which way.
Forum: Foamies 05-16-2015, 02:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,945
Posted By abborgogna
Well it is funny you have a wing assembly...

Well it is funny you have a wing assembly available. I had a mid-air with mine a couple of months later. The wing and tail feathers came out of it in great shape but the fuselage was toast. So, I...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-16-2015, 01:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 223
Posted By abborgogna
Questions for you float flyers

Where does the step on the floats go relative to the CG? Is it just ahead or just behind the CG? It's been many years since I last built a float plane and for the life of me I just can't remember,...
Forum: Vintage and old timer models 05-16-2015, 01:16 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 635
Posted By abborgogna
Just ordered a Minnie Mambo and plans for a Quaker

A person who frequents the hobby shop I work at loaned me a set of plans for the Quaker. I am presently having two copies made, one to build on and one to use for reference. I hope to start...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-09-2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,029
Posted By abborgogna
I have dabbled in R/C, C/L, and F/F and I love...

I have dabbled in R/C, C/L, and F/F and I love them all. I spend some time in one then need a change and there is always something else to try. I love the technical aspect of the hobby, building,...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-07-2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 15,544
Posted By abborgogna
I have been fly R/C planes for about 40 years,...

I have been fly R/C planes for about 40 years, all kinds, all speeds, and all sizes. When I joined the club I now belong to I too had to do a demo flight to prove I could fly. The person who...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-05-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 2,262
Views: 160,298
Posted By abborgogna
UMX Pitts S1. Just bound it to me Spectrum radio...

UMX Pitts S1. Just bound it to me Spectrum radio and everything checks out. So next fly day she goes into the air. Our club is now sponsoring a pylon race that is limited to this plane. We will...
Forum: Vintage and old timer models 05-05-2015, 12:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By abborgogna
Here is a picture. The plane is Sal Taibi's...

Here is a picture. The plane is Sal Taibi's power house with a 36" wing from Bob Holdman. Bob and his helper both suggested a 50% CG starting point and yes the horizontal stab does lift. They also...
Forum: Vintage and old timer models 05-04-2015, 11:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By abborgogna
Calculate the CG on Old Time plane

Anybody know how to calculate the CG on a under cambered wing with a lifting horizontal stabilizer? I am in dire need of some help.
Andy????
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 05-03-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 43,329
Posted By abborgogna
I think you are exactly right, all the experts...

I think you are exactly right, all the experts say to fully discharge them to zero before discarding them. I use a 12v taillight bulb attached to a Deans connector to discharge batteries I plan to...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 05-02-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 43,329
Posted By abborgogna
I accidentally poked a lipo with the tip of an...

I accidentally poked a lipo with the tip of an x-acto knife. How I did it is still a mystery. Anyway, it through out a flame a good thee feet and left a impression on me I will never forget.
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