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Forum: Brushless Motor Construction 10-02-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 384
Posted By fhhuber
Its really all about paying attention to details...

Its really all about paying attention to details and packing as much copper as you can fit into the the stator.
Air is wasted space. More copper = more power.
...
Forum: Power Systems 09-22-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 202
Posted By fhhuber
Electric does NOT eliminate the chance of single...

Electric does NOT eliminate the chance of single engine out. Many failures are possible including throwing the prop & adapter off the motor.

Avoid turning toward the dead engine side.

Best...
Forum: Electronic Builders Workshop 09-18-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 236
Posted By fhhuber
kV is theoretical. You can expect 20% to 30%...

kV is theoretical. You can expect 20% to 30% less under reasonable load.

kV is how fast the motor would turn if frictionless with no load, calculated based on the winding pattern and number of...
Forum: 3D Flying 09-14-2014, 03:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 439
Posted By fhhuber
Yep.. I use an APC 12X6 glow prop as a knife at...

Yep.. I use an APC 12X6 glow prop as a knife at the field
Forum: 3D Flying 09-14-2014, 01:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 439
Posted By fhhuber
It depends on which wood vs which...

It depends on which wood vs which plastic/composite prop. You will be very hard pressed to find a wood as efficient as an APC E series prop.

Master Airscrew black nylon props... make good paint...
Forum: Sport Planes (Formerly I/C & Gas Conversion) 09-04-2014, 12:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 523
Posted By fhhuber
Try: Reflex the ailerons UP instead of...

Try:

Reflex the ailerons UP instead of lowering them On many models (especially tapered wing with constant chord aileron or ailerons that do not extend into the center 1/3 of the wing) this works...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-27-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 280
Posted By fhhuber
If you still have the damaged cowl it CAN be made...

If you still have the damaged cowl it CAN be made serviceable again... I crushed one fiberglass cowl shortening it from 12 in long to 2 in long and with a couple hours work i had it looking like...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-15-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,465
Posted By fhhuber
Depends on the covering as to bonding and...

Depends on the covering as to bonding and shrinking temp. You have to consider both the bonding and the shrinking temps.

An option might be "Doculam" which bonds and shrinks slightly cooler than...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 08-12-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 457
Posted By fhhuber
Common big hole cinder block is cheap. Set on...

Common big hole cinder block is cheap. Set on ceramic tile with holes up... cap with a tile... its pretty well going to contain any LiPo fire. Estimated under $10.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-12-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,465
Posted By fhhuber
For a certain set of aircraft sizes the square CF...

For a certain set of aircraft sizes the square CF tube spine can work well. Generally under 1 lb I expect. Larger models the size CF tube needed would get expensive.
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 08-11-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 457
Posted By fhhuber
Just placing the charger and battery on 1 ft...

Just placing the charger and battery on 1 ft square ceramic tiles (about $1 each) can go a long way in making charging safer.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-09-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,465
Posted By fhhuber
Foam is a POSSIBLE way to go. Not necessarily...

Foam is a POSSIBLE way to go. Not necessarily the best way. Its simply been proven already that you can have a plane that can have 2 different configurations quickly interchangeable without excess...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-09-2014, 02:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 365
Posted By fhhuber
EPO foam is the next best thing to teflon. Stick...

EPO foam is the next best thing to teflon. Stick some toothpicks in at assorted angles to give the glue something to stick to that it won't just peel off of.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-06-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,465
Posted By fhhuber
One reason for the weak slow stick mount was...

One reason for the weak slow stick mount was weight savings. Powered as originally designed and flown the way it was intended it worked just fine.

They didn't really intend it for the abuse of RC...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-05-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,465
Posted By fhhuber
Can work for foamies... For traditional...

Can work for foamies... For traditional construction the "open architecture" airplane would necessarily be overweight to allow for the modules.

The "Switch" shows that it can work for foamies with...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 08-04-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 239
Posted By fhhuber
9303 is a good radio... no personal experience...

9303 is a good radio... no personal experience with the XPS brand 2.4 module.

Programming manual for the XP9303 should still be available on Horizon's support website. If not the newer X9303...
Forum: Seaplanes E-Powered 08-04-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 899
Posted By fhhuber
60 inch span... that's probably a .40 glow size...

60 inch span... that's probably a .40 glow size Cub. If built light it could fly just fine on a .25 as the 78 inch span Sig Kadet Sr kit as originally packaged called for a .35 (older engines which...
Forum: Beginners 07-29-2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 279
Posted By fhhuber
Maxfordusa.com Wood ARFs in assorted sizes...

Maxfordusa.com

Wood ARFs in assorted sizes all kinds of different types.

Look at the Antonov AN2... its .40 size. (several others)

Most of these can go glow or electric.
Forum: Delta & Flying Wings 07-25-2014, 01:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 248
Posted By fhhuber
right

right
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-18-2014, 02:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 226
Posted By fhhuber
Any Tiger Moth.. correct CG is where the rear...

Any Tiger Moth.. correct CG is where the rear cabane (at the cockpit) struts meet the upper wing.

There's a little range forward from there... almost none aft of there.
Forum: Beginners 07-15-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 354
Posted By fhhuber
More power required to lift the higher weight you...

More power required to lift the higher weight you might actually reduce flight time. This is more often the case with the helis and multirotors, but I have seen it in some cases witth fixed wing.
...
Forum: UAV / FPV 07-09-2014, 02:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 361
Posted By fhhuber
YOU may not allow simultaneous fixed wing and...

YOU may not allow simultaneous fixed wing and heli... we haven't had any problems with it.

You can have the same issues with the "3D" fixed wing flying at the same time as the more traditional...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 07-08-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 520
Posted By fhhuber
It really depends on how much charging you will...

It really depends on how much charging you will be doing...

A couple of charges of a 3S 2000 mah pack then take the car battery home and recharge it and you'll be fine. but if you do 3 charges of...
Forum: Beginners 07-02-2014, 04:16 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 948
Posted By fhhuber
The yellow foaming Gorila glue will work but not...

The yellow foaming Gorila glue will work but not as nicely as the "Dries White"

Before the white, quick drying version came out I used to recommend mixing 4 parts of the Gorilla foaming...
Forum: Beginners 07-02-2014, 02:39 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 948
Posted By fhhuber
Gorilla Glue "Dries White". It will expand and...

Gorilla Glue "Dries White". It will expand and fill the gap. Then shave off excess, sand and touch up the paint.


Then... don't fly near power lines.
Forum: Electronic Builders Workshop 06-28-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 328
Posted By fhhuber
Clearing model memory and starting over might...

Clearing model memory and starting over might help... That might require a rebind. (didn't require rebind with X9303 DSM2... haven't checked with my DX-18 DSMX mode)

Check that the aileron that...
Forum: Electronic Builders Workshop 06-28-2014, 04:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 328
Posted By fhhuber
It renamed the AUX1 port in the TRANSMITTER, but...

It renamed the AUX1 port in the TRANSMITTER, but didn't change the label on the RX... its still AUX1

JR/Spektrum port order is: Throttle, Aileron, Elevator, Rudder, Gear, AUX1/2/3/4/5...
...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-22-2014, 03:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 517
Posted By fhhuber
Description of sudden departure from stable...

Description of sudden departure from stable flight sounds like the typical stall of an elliptical winged aircraft. No warning just snap into a spin and if you don't know how to recover you're done....
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-10-2014, 02:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 581
Posted By fhhuber
Use a separate channel for the nosegear mix to...

Use a separate channel for the nosegear mix to the mains and reverse it.

Its the old Futaba vs JR "which way is left" issue... legacy of + shift vs - shift FM
Forum: Beginners 06-08-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 327
Posted By fhhuber
Watts more than kv... but it also depends n the...

Watts more than kv... but it also depends n the style of airplane. If you don't have enough watts then you won't fly at all. If you have the wrong kv it won't fly well.

High kv for high speed...
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