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Forum: Crash and Safety Forum 07-06-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 56
Posted By Wildflyer
Did you really hold left rudder? We usually...

Did you really hold left rudder?
We usually have to hold a small amount of right rudder, unless the prop is running in reverse direction, then you would need left.

Sorry for your crash, I think I...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-06-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 117
Posted By Wildflyer
Some prop shafts seem to be very hard and...

Some prop shafts seem to be very hard and difficult for the screws to get a bite into, or it could be that you have soft screws and they have smoothed off on the tips.

Remove screws, if they have...
Forum: New Product Announcements 06-29-2015, 05:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 239
Posted By Wildflyer
I know they can flex, but this thing would have...

I know they can flex, but this thing would have had to fold in half, in order to get out of the case.
Forum: New Product Announcements 06-28-2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 239
Posted By Wildflyer
I used a servo in the 70's by Heathkit that I...

I used a servo in the 70's by Heathkit that I believe was a copy on a KPS 11 Kraft servo. It had dual linear outputs. I thought it would be good because back then, we did not have servo reversing. As...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 06-22-2015, 09:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 228
Posted By Wildflyer
Proctor kits are great kits, but not for a...

Proctor kits are great kits, but not for a beginner. They are complex so you must be extremely careful to keep every thing straight and true, especially the fuselage. These kits need a lot of skill,...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-03-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 822
Posted By Wildflyer
Tiny light airplanes tend to be very twitchy in...

Tiny light airplanes tend to be very twitchy in flight. A puff of wind that would not bother a plane weighing 2 lbs might blow a micro around pretty good. There are no hard and fast rules to explain...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 05-22-2015, 04:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 288
Posted By Wildflyer
The new XT30 only weighs 1.2 grams more than a...

The new XT30 only weighs 1.2 grams more than a JST. and will handle 30 amps easy, up to 16ga wire. Try getting 16ga in a JST ! Very easy to solder and you only need 3/8" pieces of heat shrink.

I...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 05-22-2015, 04:46 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 819
Posted By Wildflyer
I used to install a plastic tube in the plane,...

I used to install a plastic tube in the plane, close to the surface, and stuff the antenna down that. Just don't do it under a metallic covering, even metallic monokote. Could be in the body or wing.
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 05-20-2015, 12:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 628
Posted By Wildflyer
I had to change a 70 mm fan in a XB-70 kit, it...

I had to change a 70 mm fan in a XB-70 kit, it ran once in a test, then the next time it exploded. :eek:

I replaced it with a 70 mm 5 blade with motor unit from Hobbyking, it put out much more...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 05-18-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 433
Posted By Wildflyer
And a very pretty one also.:)

And a very pretty one also.:)
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 05-16-2015, 12:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 708
Posted By Wildflyer
I hate it when a plane bites it, but that is part...

I hate it when a plane bites it, but that is part of our hobby.

I planted a old Nitro pattern plane in a pond about 3' deep. The Supertigre motor was stuck int the mud, but because I had a large...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 05-11-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 246
Posted By Wildflyer
(It is rather difficult to stick pins in them...

(It is rather difficult to stick pins in them though. :D :D )

You just need a little tiny rotohammer :Q:Q
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 05-10-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 246
Posted By Wildflyer
I was a carpenter all my life and finished up...

I was a carpenter all my life and finished up building cabinets, so when it comes time for your work bench, you might like my idea.

I have a 36" deep work top, mounted on a 24" deep cabinet that...
Forum: Beginners 05-01-2015, 06:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 381
Posted By Wildflyer
I've bought propellers from Hobbyking and they...

I've bought propellers from Hobbyking and they were alright, although not as good as APCs or others but they're cheaper. Make sure you balance them carefully.
Forum: Support & Suggestions 04-26-2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 533
Posted By Wildflyer
It is coming up totally differently than it did a...

It is coming up totally differently than it did a few days ago. It seems to force you into a mobile version that maybe alright, but unfamiliar.

When I touched the view full site button towards the...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-26-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,344
Posted By Wildflyer
Nigel, you are a true hard core modeler, like me....

Nigel, you are a true hard core modeler, like me. I have rebuilt smashed planes that were given to me by someone that couldn't rebuild it. Comes in handy as I can't afford to buy this type of plane...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-26-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 325
Posted By Wildflyer
The HeadsUp motor is rated at 150 watts, while...

The HeadsUp motor is rated at 150 watts, while the Turnigy motor is rated 342 watts. It would take a bigger ESC to handle the difference.

The Turnigy may have larger wire to handle the current...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 04-06-2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 490
Posted By Wildflyer
It seems puffing just happens. 2 out of 3 of my...

It seems puffing just happens.
2 out of 3 of my expensive Hyperion packs puffed for unknown reasons,and they cost 3 times as much as the nano-tech's.

I get great performance from the nano-tech...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 04-05-2015, 11:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 490
Posted By Wildflyer
I'm not going to say they are superior, but...

I'm not going to say they are superior, but nano-tech batteries are the standard battery packs that I use and I am very happy with them
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-30-2015, 11:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 237
Posted By Wildflyer
I hate people that put insane prices on things. ...

I hate people that put insane prices on things.

I look for many different items on Ebay, not just RC, I have seen the same price gouging on woodworking tools and many other things. I have called...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 03-29-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 490
Posted By Wildflyer
If it was a delivered voltage problem, I wouldn't...

If it was a delivered voltage problem, I wouldn't blame the digital servos. Maybe your battery was going into a motorboating problem. If it was fully charged, I would like to see a oscilloscope trace...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-27-2015, 10:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 132
Posted By Wildflyer
Are Magnetic Induction servos more accurate?

I searched for the servos with the tightest deadband I could find for my 58" Extreme Flight Extra 300.

I am using a servo driver that reads out exactly how many micro seconds the pulse width is. I...
Forum: Warbird Electrics 03-27-2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 490
Posted By Wildflyer
#1-- You need the proper amount of power to fly...

#1-- You need the proper amount of power to fly the plane properly.

You need to work with the correct voltage for the motor and then try different props until the plane flys the way it should....
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-24-2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 369
Posted By Wildflyer
You could make a more durable system, by drilling...

You could make a more durable system, by drilling down through the fuselage and gluing a tube in the hole, then building the rudder with a extended post at the normal spar line. make some kind of cap...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-24-2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,449
Posted By Wildflyer
One of the guys in our club built a small repair...

One of the guys in our club built a small repair bench in the front pointed nose. he has cabinets on the upper walls with secure latches so they won't open while driving.

One set of tools stay in...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 03-23-2015, 06:58 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,063
Posted By Wildflyer
I'm not sure what G-force calculator you are...

I'm not sure what G-force calculator you are using, but mine showed;
speed---------800 mph ----- I just picked a supersonic speed
turn radius---2640 feet --- 1/2 mile
G-force-------16.2963

A...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 03-22-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 395
Posted By Wildflyer
I have 3 Astro 109 chargers mounted on a board...

I have 3 Astro 109 chargers mounted on a board and wired so I can plug in the whole group with 1 power wire.

Yes you do have to use a separate balancer, but they are very easy to get.
I have 4...
Forum: Video Parking lot 03-22-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 242
Posted By Wildflyer
Apparently you must go to YouTube directly to...

Apparently you must go to YouTube directly to watch this video.
The link says the owner has disabled the viewing on other websites.

It does look great Nigel, I am going to watch it on my smart...
Forum: Aerodynamics 03-21-2015, 04:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,124
Posted By Wildflyer
Sounds like a strange airfoil. Yet it looks like...

Sounds like a strange airfoil. Yet it looks like a real bird so it might work ok. but I would hate to build a wing with it.
http://airfoiltools.com/airfoil/details?airfoil=goe462-il
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 03-02-2015, 07:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 551
Posted By Wildflyer
The US West warehouse in may be somewhat in...

The US West warehouse in may be somewhat in chaos, they are going to move from Lakewood Washington down to somewhere close to Portland Oregon.
This may not be the cause of the shipping charges, I'm...
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