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Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-11-2011, 07:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,255
Posted By eflight-ray
There are too many variables to hazard a guess at...

There are too many variables to hazard a guess at flight time. Someone may guess on a percentage less flight time than on a 'normal' flight. But it would still be a guess.

I could depend on how...
Forum: Foamies 11-07-2011, 10:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,766
Posted By eflight-ray
You probably need to define what sort of...

You probably need to define what sort of competition, aerobatic maneuvers ?, weight lifting ?, pylon racing high 'G' turns ?. Also the type and size of model, wing shape and section, also wing...
Forum: Scale E-Powered Aircraft 10-07-2011, 07:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,053
Posted By eflight-ray
Though about it a few times. The nearest...

Though about it a few times. The nearest 'bits-n-pieces' I could think of to scratch build some, would be the double wishbone set up off an RC car, (with a fair bit of modification).

Like this -...
Forum: Foamies 10-06-2011, 09:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,837
Posted By eflight-ray
I scratch built a Depron foam version some time...

I scratch built a Depron foam version some time ago, although I don't have a plan, I noticed there is a plan for a Depron version here - Depron RC Eagle and plans...
Forum: Beginners 09-21-2011, 06:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,468
Posted By eflight-ray
"But flying looks sooooo easy, I've seen kids do...

"But flying looks sooooo easy, I've seen kids do it".

"Yes I have plenty of flying experience, I've spend hours on my flight sim".

"Trainer ?, why bother with a trainer when I want a jet".
...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-21-2011, 06:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,440
Posted By eflight-ray
Will you get approval from the FAA, CAA, all the...

Will you get approval from the FAA, CAA, all the various countries you will 'globally' cross ?

What about small civilian aircraft flying within the 5000ft ceiling, are you fitting a transponder,...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 09-13-2011, 12:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,334
Posted By eflight-ray
Here's another 'Mig', just to prove to myself I...

Here's another 'Mig', just to prove to myself I could do it. :D

1.63m span. EDP, (Electric Ducted Prop). 470watts at WOT. Successfully flown a few times now.

Good luck with the Mig 29 project....
Forum: Beginners 09-10-2011, 07:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 927
Posted By eflight-ray
See if this thread helps - 2.4 hawk sky binding...

See if this thread helps - 2.4 hawk sky binding resolved! (http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1481779)
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-06-2011, 08:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,457
Posted By eflight-ray
These are more models I have scratch built using...

These are more models I have scratch built using Depron -
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-06-2011, 08:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,457
Posted By eflight-ray
The foam is Depron foam, it's very similar to...

The foam is Depron foam, it's very similar to balsa in that it has a sort of 'grain' and bends quite well in one direction. I used 3mm and 6mm thickness sheet. The 3mm if you put tape on the outside...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-06-2011, 10:06 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,457
Posted By eflight-ray
Here's a link to the original thread -...

Here's a link to the original thread - http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1392801

There are links to about four video in there, the last one shows it can also be hand launched,:D , ...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-05-2011, 03:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,457
Posted By eflight-ray
Otto, I also enjoy large foamies, my last one, a...

Otto, I also enjoy large foamies, my last one, a sort of Mig 144, is EDP, Electric Ducted Prop(s). My use of a props was to keep the amps down from the usually very high ducted fans models. It worked...
Forum: Scale E-Powered Aircraft 08-23-2011, 01:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,258
Posted By eflight-ray
Larger EDF

Yes, but can it be hand-launched ? ;)

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Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 08-23-2011, 01:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,489
Posted By eflight-ray
I don't know if this helps at all for those...

I don't know if this helps at all for those wanting to balance an EDF unit, it seems the logical way to do, though maybe a little complicated -

How to dynamically balance EDF unit with a cell...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 08-18-2011, 01:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,489
Posted By eflight-ray
From the above link, my Mig EDP (post #23), she...

From the above link, my Mig EDP (post #23), she has flown a few times.

She will not satisfy the, 'it's gota go faster and faster' EDF fliers, but as a project it showed what is capable of a more...
Forum: Beginners 08-11-2011, 04:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,743
Posted By eflight-ray
One problem regarding flying 'scale like', is...

One problem regarding flying 'scale like', is with something like a Cub it would probably be the most boring of flights, how often do you see full size clubs flying like in your video ?. Most of the...
Forum: Scale E-Powered Aircraft 08-04-2011, 04:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,388
Posted By eflight-ray
That 10x7 is probably much too much. I did a...

That 10x7 is probably much too much. I did a search on 3536/5 and found a Turnigy 3536/5 1450kv motor on 3s recommending a 9x6.

This is where having a wattmeter to do your testing is a well...
Forum: Seaplanes E-Powered 08-01-2011, 07:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,706
Posted By eflight-ray
Hasn't the A5 been around for a while now ? ...

Hasn't the A5 been around for a while now ?

New icon a5 by nfd hobby (http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1246722) this thread on RCGroups was started over a year ago, (and is still...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-28-2011, 07:20 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 19,919
Posted By eflight-ray
Keep on playing Road King. Some of my Sunderland,...

Keep on playing Road King. Some of my Sunderland, on Youtube.

Off water with a camera on the fin.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6j06opQtp4


Off grass, just as easy as on water.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-28-2011, 06:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,328
Posted By eflight-ray
How I'm going to transport a model is an...

How I'm going to transport a model is an important part of the initial design for me.

I like big models, and multi's, but generally own smallish family cars, (hatch backs), so where possible wings...
Forum: Warbird Electrics 07-02-2011, 08:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,547
Posted By eflight-ray
As she has 'come of age', 18 years old, I have...

As she has 'come of age', 18 years old, I have bought her some jewelry.

Two brushless motors to be precise, and a couple of Lipos to feed them.

Now I just hope she doesn't mind me fiddling...
Forum: Scale E-Powered Aircraft 06-28-2011, 07:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,258
Posted By eflight-ray
Nah! Go the other way and fly a BIG jet on little...

Nah! Go the other way and fly a BIG jet on little power (EDP).

Screaming around the sky as a colored blurr isn't 'cool'. ;):D
Forum: Foamies 06-28-2011, 07:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 530
Posted By eflight-ray
Slight guess as I'm in the UK. Channel 5...

Slight guess as I'm in the UK.

Channel 5 sounds like it's 27Meg, (27.195 Green)

I believe that in the US you're not supposed to change crystals, (here in the UK we can).

If it is an old...
Forum: Warbird Electrics 06-27-2011, 01:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,547
Posted By eflight-ray
Only 5 years to wait, but I managed a video at...

Only 5 years to wait, but I managed a video at last, this morning actually.

She never left the hangar this year till now, lots of dust, cobwebs, and good old faithful Nimh cells. They held a fair...
Forum: Scale E-Powered Aircraft 06-16-2011, 07:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,061
Posted By eflight-ray
Lucky you Nidge. Tuesday was a great flying...

Lucky you Nidge.

Tuesday was a great flying day here as well, at least it was in the morning until the wind picked up in the afternoon. Probably the first decent patch of flying weather for a...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-13-2011, 06:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 619
Posted By eflight-ray
I took at it with the prop horizontal and...

I took at it with the prop horizontal and vertical and as long as I can see a bit of right and a bit of down, that's Ok. Never have 'measured' it, even when drawing up a new fuselage layout.

Then...
Forum: Scale E-Powered Aircraft 06-07-2011, 04:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,388
Posted By eflight-ray
Can you wedge a pilot figure in that glasshouse ?...

Can you wedge a pilot figure in that glasshouse ?

It's always best to have someone else to blame if a tree does jump out and grab it one day. :D
Forum: Beginners 06-07-2011, 03:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 887
Posted By eflight-ray
Can't you just plug four servos into a Rx and see...

Can't you just plug four servos into a Rx and see if they work independently ?

Aileron, Elevator, Throttle, Rudder.

What does Aileron get mixed with ?, (not being a heli flier).

Do some of...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-07-2011, 03:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,369
Posted By eflight-ray
I don't know if this picture explains it. ...

I don't know if this picture explains it.

Digital switching, (as in an ESC), is either on or off. It's how long it's on or off for that gives variable control.

Full on is fairly obvious.
...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-04-2011, 12:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 387
Posted By eflight-ray
I should add that the only thing that makes a Rx...

I should add that the only thing that makes a Rx battery pack a 'Futaba' one, is usually the little 'key/ridge' on the side of the connector, (similar for some 'Futaba' servos).

A pack without...
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