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Forum: Airplanes - Electric For Sale & WTB Yesterday, 06:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 83
Posted By xmech2k
Sorry about your fellow club member passing away....

Sorry about your fellow club member passing away. Sadly, it seems too much a part of this lifelong hobby of ours.

The plane looks great! And a suggestion if you don't mind, you can help...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft Yesterday, 06:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 203
Posted By xmech2k
Looks great! Your son is right! I can just...

Looks great! Your son is right! I can just picture a pilot figure with a handlebar mustache and a scarf perched between the wings. It'll just make you smile watching it fly!
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-17-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 122
Posted By xmech2k
Great work, Nigel! (And glad to see you're at...

Great work, Nigel! (And glad to see you're at home! )
Forum: Scale E-Powered Aircraft 09-17-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 194
Posted By xmech2k
Lol! You're right. Next time I'm flying, I'll get...

Lol! You're right. Next time I'm flying, I'll get it.
Forum: Warbird Electrics 09-17-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 135
Posted By xmech2k
Were always glad to share our opinions around...

Were always glad to share our opinions around here! :D

Just remember, I was referring to the ParkZone planes. Their T-28 and Corsair are well known for good flying qualities, but not all models...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 09-17-2014, 02:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 205
Posted By xmech2k
Lol! I'll bet someone told him that to make sure...

Lol! I'll bet someone told him that to make sure he stays clear of the intakes during ground runs!
Forum: Warbird Electrics 09-16-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 135
Posted By xmech2k
I don't know that I've ever seen a P-40 in that...

I don't know that I've ever seen a P-40 in that size with retracts. But just be forewarned, those size warbirds are some of the squirrelliest planes you can find. I'm a pretty experienced flyer, and...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-16-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 94
Posted By xmech2k
True. I was thinking of the overall tx. Thanks...

True. I was thinking of the overall tx. Thanks for pointing it out. I've just been doing my mixes on the 18 just like on my 8.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-16-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 94
Posted By xmech2k
And btw, Andy Kunz, a programmer from Spektrum,...

And btw, Andy Kunz, a programmer from Spektrum, visits our forum as well as RCG, and is super helpful, not to mention the most patient and tolerant person I think I've ever seen on a forum! (There's...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-16-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 94
Posted By xmech2k
Dx8 is not the same. It's in the same category as...

Dx8 is not the same. It's in the same category as the 6i and 7s.

Dx6, Dx9, and the various releases of the Dx18 are in the same category. As you go up in channels, they also have more programming...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-16-2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,225
Posted By xmech2k
Good lesson in aerodynamics, Chellie! I learned...

Good lesson in aerodynamics, Chellie! I learned something, and that says a lot because I've read and watched way too much airplane stuff. Thanks!
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-16-2014, 01:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 202
Posted By xmech2k
Does the motor spin smooth by hand? Possibly a...

Does the motor spin smooth by hand? Possibly a loose magnet.

Hard to troubleshoot the sound without actually hearing it. A stuttering motor, if that's what it is, I understand can be caused by a...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-16-2014, 01:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 158
Posted By xmech2k
+1! Sad to see the membership going down. I...

+1! Sad to see the membership going down. I recommended it to our whole club in our last newsletter.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-15-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 158
Posted By xmech2k
Beat me to it!

Beat me to it!
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-15-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 158
Posted By xmech2k
There's a simple way which I have on my home...

There's a simple way which I have on my home computer. I copy and past the text I have saved there and fill the video code in. But I'm on my phone now. I'll try to remember to post it for you when I...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-15-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,225
Posted By xmech2k
Oh, the contest is running until the 30th? I...

Oh, the contest is running until the 30th? I meant to say that paint will take 2 weeks to fully cure! :D

Hope the lack of a maiden report isn't a bad omen? Hope it went well, or seeing as we...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-15-2014, 04:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 202
Posted By xmech2k
Still could be a weak cell. Did you check the...

Still could be a weak cell. Did you check the battery voltage under load? Do you have a wattmeter or other way of checking the voltage while doing a run up?
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-15-2014, 01:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 202
Posted By xmech2k
Sounds like a low battery.

Sounds like a low battery.
Forum: Scale E-Powered Aircraft 09-14-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 194
Posted By xmech2k
Well the 10x5x3 prop flew great! Sounds great,...

Well the 10x5x3 prop flew great! Sounds great, too! Like a little turboprop. It might be slower by a hair, but I can't notice it. It's still way faster than scale speed. I must say this is a fun...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-14-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,225
Posted By xmech2k
Looks great, Chellie! But I really think you...

Looks great, Chellie! But I really think you ought to give it about 2 days for the paint to fully dry. ;-) :D

Good luck with the maiden!
Forum: Scale E-Powered Aircraft 09-14-2014, 04:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 194
Posted By xmech2k
The Master Airscrew 3 blade props arrived at the...

The Master Airscrew 3 blade props arrived at the LHS, and I got a 2" Du-Bro 3 blade spinner to go with. The spinner is pretty heavy, like a nitro engine one, but I haven't found a light weight one...
Forum: Beginners 09-13-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 260
Posted By xmech2k
Lol! That last one was cute! Micro sedgeway...

Lol! That last one was cute! Micro sedgeway robots and quads! What will they think of next?
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 09-13-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 274
Posted By xmech2k
Must have been that low grade swill they had on...

Must have been that low grade swill they had on the ship! :D ;-)

Sorry to hear it Nigel. Hopefully they fix you up and have you on your feet and flying again soon!

So tell us, is your staff...
Forum: Aerial Photography 09-12-2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 263
Posted By xmech2k
Looks fun, but I don't even have a velcro - on...

Looks fun, but I don't even have a velcro - on key chain cam yet! I just never tried aerial photography yet. Well thanks a lot! Another thing I have to buy! ;-)
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-12-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 920
Posted By xmech2k
Hmm, I can see how this could easily create an...

Hmm, I can see how this could easily create an unfair advantage in future build contests.... :rolleyes:
;-) :D That is awesome Nigel. What I really do think is the personal laser cutter may be the...
Forum: Crash and Safety Forum 09-12-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 1,818
Views: 157,314
Posted By xmech2k
Sad way to lose a plane. I'm so anal, I check the...

Sad way to lose a plane. I'm so anal, I check the controls every flight, check every battery before it gets installed... I guess is the A&P in me. If my plane crashes, it's going to be due to pilot...
Forum: Crash and Safety Forum 09-12-2014, 01:39 AM
Replies: 1,818
Views: 157,314
Posted By xmech2k
Dahawk, I don't think parallel with the fuselage...

Dahawk, I don't think parallel with the fuselage matters. The big thing is that the strongest signal is emitted (and received, I'm pretty sure) through the sides of the antenna. So the weakest signal...
Forum: Crash and Safety Forum 09-11-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 1,818
Views: 157,314
Posted By xmech2k
Bonez! Nooooo! :( Maybe just too slow still and...

Bonez! Nooooo! :( Maybe just too slow still and the prop torque pulled her over? I'm flying off either paved surface or hard packed dirt, so I don't have experience on the grass. I can usually just...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 09-11-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 10,286
Posted By xmech2k
OK, here's a zip containing the excel spreadsheet...

OK, here's a zip containing the excel spreadsheet I made and a text document I think I copied from someone's post about the subject long ago on RCG.

The spreadsheet can do 2 things. It can...
Forum: Video Parking lot 09-11-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 125
Posted By xmech2k
Great video Nitro! Looks like ag great airshow...

Great video Nitro! Looks like ag great airshow with most kinds of models represented, and it's in Hawaii!
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