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Forum: Batteries & Chargers 08-18-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 132
Posted By NJSwede
Measure voltage between adjacent wires going left...

Measure voltage between adjacent wires going left to right. You're going to find that one pair shows zero volts.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-18-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 237
Posted By NJSwede
As for the plane, I'm sure the Twist is fun an...

As for the plane, I'm sure the Twist is fun an all, but those thick winged funflyers are kind of a thing of the past. Since you're an aerobatic guy, you'd have more fun with, say, a 3DHobbyShop 42"...
Forum: Power Systems 08-16-2014, 01:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 141
Posted By NJSwede
Bonus question: If you run separate receiver...

Bonus question: If you run separate receiver batteries, after how many flights do you recharge them?

My answer: Before each outing to the field. I rarely put more than 5 flights on each plane in...
Forum: Crash and Safety Forum 08-16-2014, 12:28 AM
Replies: 1,803
Views: 153,933
Posted By NJSwede
Yeah, I almost crashed a T28 the other day for...

Yeah, I almost crashed a T28 the other day for the very same reason. "Look, here's what you can do... WHOOOAAAA!!!" It feels really weird to fly a non 3D plane when you're used to just gunning the...
Forum: Power Systems 08-15-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 141
Posted By NJSwede
What do you use for powering your radio/servos?

Just out of curiosity (and some Friday fun), what do you use for powering your receivers/servos?

I'll go first:

Foamies and balsa up to 51" wingspan: ESC built-in BEC. Typically ZTW or Castle...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-15-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 1,815
Views: 107,739
Posted By NJSwede
Awesome video! (And a nice plane too)

Awesome video! (And a nice plane too)
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 08-15-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 279
Posted By NJSwede
The NiMH program on the Hitec charger should be...

The NiMH program on the Hitec charger should be just fine and you shouldn't have to do too much about it.

That being said, I have a 2s LiFe (genuine A123) in one of my gassers and I can highly...
Forum: Crash and Safety Forum 08-15-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 1,803
Views: 153,933
Posted By NJSwede
...and she's back to fight another day. Daddy's...

...and she's back to fight another day. Daddy's happy!

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/3288510/20140815_001345.jpg
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-13-2014, 04:29 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 484
Posted By NJSwede
I started flying almost 4 years ago, which was...

I started flying almost 4 years ago, which was before gyro stabilization became commonplace, so I honestly can't comment on whether the Su-29 will make a good next plane. But I have a feeling that...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-13-2014, 03:51 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 484
Posted By NJSwede
3D is awesome and you'll get there sooner than...

3D is awesome and you'll get there sooner than you think! A 3D plane may be a good 3rd plane for you. If you turn down the throws, they are actually quite docile. The problem is that they're not...
Forum: Airplanes - Electric For Sale & WTB 08-10-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 181
Posted By NJSwede
It's not that far from me, but I already own both...

It's not that far from me, but I already own both planes...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-10-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 484
Posted By NJSwede
Hi Adam! Welcome to the hobby and to the...

Hi Adam!

Welcome to the hobby and to the site. You'll find that this hobby is full of cool people of all ages. My youngest flying friend is 9 and my oldest is 93 and we all have an awesome time!
...
Forum: Crash and Safety Forum 08-10-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 1,803
Views: 153,933
Posted By NJSwede
Breezy? It was dead calm out in the Jersyean...

Breezy? It was dead calm out in the Jersyean boonies...
Forum: Crash and Safety Forum 08-10-2014, 02:03 AM
Replies: 1,803
Views: 153,933
Posted By NJSwede
Yeah, I already ordered the spare parts. It will...

Yeah, I already ordered the spare parts. It will fly again next weekend.

Say hi to Ahmed from me! I wish I had spent more time with him at the funfly. He seems like a fun guy!
Forum: Crash and Safety Forum 08-09-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 1,803
Views: 153,933
Posted By NJSwede
My first midair. Picked a fight with small...

My first midair. Picked a fight with small foamie. The foamie won.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/3288510/beast%20midair.jpg
Forum: Humor 07-29-2014, 02:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 219
Posted By NJSwede
My ex (whose many faults didn't include lying)...

My ex (whose many faults didn't include lying) claims to have seen someone loading sand into a sedan at a local quarry. And by "loading", I mean scoping sand into the back seat with a shovel. I can't...
Forum: Humor 07-29-2014, 01:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 219
Posted By NJSwede
I can easily imagine that someone could...

I can easily imagine that someone could...
Forum: Company Discussions 07-29-2014, 12:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 348
Posted By NJSwede
It's a bit sneaky: Even if you're on the US...

It's a bit sneaky: Even if you're on the US website and search for something that's not in stock in the US, it will automatically switch over to the International warehouse. I'm willing to bet that's...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-27-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 268
Posted By NJSwede
They are NOT regular props and an APC prop will...

They are NOT regular props and an APC prop will not fit. You'll have to order them from Nitroplanes.com. Are they out of stock there?
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-26-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 4,927
Posted By NJSwede
FAA hasn't passed any laws. Only Congress in...

FAA hasn't passed any laws. Only Congress in cooperation with the President can pass laws and for once in a blue moon, Congress actually did the right thing and added language that excludes model...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 07-23-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 16,792
Posted By NJSwede
That's going to be the actual size of the...

That's going to be the actual size of the nacelles? Wow! Just wow!!!
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-23-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 4,927
Posted By NJSwede
If this FPV pilot had followed the FAA rules, an...

If this FPV pilot had followed the FAA rules, an old gentleman would probably have been dead now.

http://www.examiner.com/article/amateur-drone-pilot-finds-man-missing-for-three-days

(You have...
Forum: Delta & Flying Wings 07-23-2014, 12:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 349
Posted By NJSwede
It would be a lot easier if you changed the...

It would be a lot easier if you changed the privacy settings of the video. Can't view it...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 07-21-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 171
Posted By NJSwede
Cool project, but if I was to spend millions of...

Cool project, but if I was to spend millions of dollars on a patriotic project, I do something more useful, like paying for care and rehabilitation of veterans. Here endeth the Debbie Downer rant. :)
Forum: Crash and Safety Forum 07-21-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 1,803
Views: 153,933
Posted By NJSwede
OK, now I've seen it all... Yesterday, I...

OK, now I've seen it all...

Yesterday, I was watching as my kids rode their bikes at the local elementary school. There, at a tiny soccer field, I heard the familiar sound of a high-Kv motor...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-19-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 1,815
Views: 107,739
Posted By NJSwede
Not exactly a "new" plane, since it's used and...

Not exactly a "new" plane, since it's used and since it's been sitting in my trailer for a month, but I flew my EFlite Beast 60e for the first time today. I didn't think I was going to like it and my...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-19-2014, 12:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 449
Posted By NJSwede
See post #3! (I put on a 20x10 prop today, which...

See post #3! (I put on a 20x10 prop today, which got me up to 2650W. This is probably at the high end of what's healthy to squeeze out of my system, but since I mostly fly 3D, my full throttle bursts...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-18-2014, 11:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 796
Posted By NJSwede
I will ignore the snarkiness and answer your...

I will ignore the snarkiness and answer your question: North Branch Park in Somerset County. Has had a county-run flying field for almost 30 years.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-18-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 796
Posted By NJSwede
I'm flying my 88" 50cc gasser in a county park....

I'm flying my 88" 50cc gasser in a county park. Legally. While the rangers and cops are watching. Does that make it a park flyer, you mean? :)
Forum: 3D Flying 07-18-2014, 03:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 182
Posted By NJSwede
Because they are very carefully designed and...

Because they are very carefully designed and thoroughly tested and built in a factory in the Czech republic by people who really care. I happen to know one of the designers (Cody), so I have a little...
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