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Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft Yesterday, 09:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 277
Posted By xmech2k
Wow! Finally got to watch your taxi video. That's...

Wow! Finally got to watch your taxi video. That's impressive! Although my son was watching with me and I said how cool it was except I'm gonna kid the builder that I couldn't vote for him because the...
Forum: General Electric Discussions Yesterday, 05:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 117
Posted By xmech2k
Must have been quite an impact, to reprogram the...

Must have been quite an impact, to reprogram the rx! My bet is usually in a case like this, we inadvertently do something during the repair process.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft Yesterday, 10:53 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,454
Posted By xmech2k
Good work Chellie! Looks just like the pros. I...

Good work Chellie! Looks just like the pros. I like the shape of that wing.
Forum: Humor Yesterday, 01:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 191
Posted By xmech2k
And you can probably replace football with...

And you can probably replace football with airplanes for most of us guys here.
Forum: Aerial Photography 11-19-2014, 11:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 290
Posted By xmech2k
I'd also like to voice my 2 cents that I agree...

I'd also like to voice my 2 cents that I agree there shouldn't be a stipulation on equipment used. Considering we're not a bunch of professional photographers here, I judged based more on content...
Forum: Video Parking lot 11-19-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 72
Posted By xmech2k
+1. Except at the fields I fly at, there isn't a...

+1. Except at the fields I fly at, there isn't a MiG-15 parked! Thanks for sharing, Nigel.
Forum: Aerial Photography 11-19-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 290
Posted By xmech2k
I'm surprised we're not getting more votes at...

I'm surprised we're not getting more votes at least. Even if people here aren't into making videos, voting isn't that hard, just take the time to watch the videos and pick which one they like. I'll...
Forum: Power Systems 11-19-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 174
Posted By xmech2k
:eek: I'm beginning to wonder if this P-51 was...

:eek: I'm beginning to wonder if this P-51 was under similar 'control'! But this guy is a good pilot. Flies turbines as well. I think he would be able to tell, but who knows?
Forum: Power Systems 11-19-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 174
Posted By xmech2k
Lol! That's kind of like people flying the wrong...

Lol! That's kind of like people flying the wrong plane in mass launch lmr glider contests.
Forum: Power Systems 11-19-2014, 05:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 174
Posted By xmech2k
Chellie's theory is one I pondered. If that was...

Chellie's theory is one I pondered. If that was my plane, I would have promptly tested the windmilling theory at home with either a drill or maybe compressed air through the prop, and a voltmeter to...
Forum: Power Systems 11-19-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 174
Posted By xmech2k
Brushless motor used as a generator?

Didn't know which section to put it, so I thought I'd share this funny story here.

I forgot to bring up a funny incident I witnessed this past Sunday at the field. Someone was flying an FMS...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 11-18-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 855
Posted By xmech2k
+1. Congrats! I agree it looked perhaps a little...

+1. Congrats! I agree it looked perhaps a little tail heavy, would be my guess. You did great.
Forum: Aerial Photography 11-18-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 290
Posted By xmech2k
This one's a tough call, because I like different...

This one's a tough call, because I like different aspects of each video, plus I'm trying to make myself judge mclarkson's video without letting Hippie Horse sway my decision! You all did great, but...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 11-17-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 277
Posted By xmech2k
Someone's been busy! Looks like the maiden might...

Someone's been busy! Looks like the maiden might be soon?
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 11-16-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 816
Views: 63,553
Posted By xmech2k
Don't sweat it. It's one out of how many? I have...

Don't sweat it. It's one out of how many? I have a coworker who bought a new Ford Focus a few years back. After a few weeks, it overheated. Bad waterpump, covered under warranty, but he said he'd...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 11-15-2014, 11:32 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,957
Posted By xmech2k
So stoked! just got back from 2 more flights....

So stoked! just got back from 2 more flights. ($166.67 per flight...) After last week I did some tx program tweaking, added elevator expo, more throw and a little more expo on the ailerons. I also...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 11-15-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 150
Posted By xmech2k
Lol! You're lucky you're not my neighbor. One...

Lol! You're lucky you're not my neighbor. One hobby shop is less than 2 miles away, another probably 3, then another at maybe 10 and I pass the Marine Corps Flying Leathernecks airplane museum on the...
Forum: Humor 11-15-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 286
Posted By xmech2k
Y'all should have used this algebra: ...

Y'all should have used this algebra:
http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20070904204837/uncyclopedia/images/e/e0/Find_X.jpg

I did ok with algebra, hit the wall at calculus. Guess I don't belong in...
Forum: Pusher Park Jets 11-14-2014, 12:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 278
Posted By xmech2k
Lol! I grew up in the Chicago area, vacationed in...

Lol! I grew up in the Chicago area, vacationed in Wisconsin all the time. Beautiful place and I miss it. Except for feeding the mosquitos!
Forum: Pusher Park Jets 11-13-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 278
Posted By xmech2k
Welcome to WF, charlesrc! That's an excellent...

Welcome to WF, charlesrc! That's an excellent build there and video. (RC planes I think are the hardest things in the world to video.) I was wondering until you said it in the video if that was on 3s...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 11-11-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 363
Posted By xmech2k
Good to hear of the progress. And once again,...

Good to hear of the progress. And once again, watching a build thread has taught me something. Now I know not to try a tube spar.I have to use the KISS method on my 1st project!
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 11-11-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 98
Posted By xmech2k
+1! Thanks guys and gals who've served!

+1! Thanks guys and gals who've served!
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 11-10-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,957
Posted By xmech2k
Chellie, LOL Betty White's quote. Ya got me...

Chellie, LOL Betty White's quote. Ya got me there! I could go off on a tangent now, but I think the mods would rather keep this at most PG!

Hi Jim! Shhh! You wanna get me kicked off of here?!?...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 11-10-2014, 02:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 396
Posted By xmech2k
I think the saying was coined by a Navy...

I think the saying was coined by a Navy higher-up, when the design of some radial engine fighter (Hellcat?) was being debated. There's no replacement for displacement. But then jets came along...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 11-10-2014, 01:57 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,957
Posted By xmech2k
Has it been almost a year already?!? I finally...

Has it been almost a year already?!? I finally grew a pair and got her back out today. I had already removed the fairly big chunk of lead from the tail, and using a 'CG Machine' instead of my...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 11-08-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 855
Posted By xmech2k
Don't cut the red wire. Carefully release the pin...

Don't cut the red wire. Carefully release the pin from the connector, fold it back and tape it neatly. Now should something bad happen to your plane, you can re-use the esc without any fuss.

Been...
Forum: Aerodynamics 11-08-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 153
Posted By xmech2k
Thanks for the input Piper. I just did some...

Thanks for the input Piper. I just did some searching, and Wikipedia to the rescue! Under 'Vertical Stabilizer', it has this to say:
"The F/A-18, F-22 Raptor, and F-35 Lightning II have tailfins...
Forum: Aerial Photography 11-07-2014, 11:25 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,384
Posted By xmech2k
And there's good reason. The Wright Brothers...

And there's good reason.

The Wright Brothers
Glenn Curtiss
Louis Bleriot
Eddie Rickenbacker
Manfred von Richthofen
Amelia Earhart
Wiley Post
Chuck Yeager
Forum: Aerodynamics 11-07-2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 153
Posted By xmech2k
Question Question about F-18/F-35C rudders

Well, I know this is more about full scale planes, but it is the aerodynamics thread, so I thought I'd ask here.

I was watching this really cool video of recent carrier trials of the F-35C:
...
Forum: Aerial Photography 11-07-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,384
Posted By xmech2k
All great videos, guys! I'll be watching for the...

All great videos, guys! I'll be watching for the remaining ones. It'll be a tough call.
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