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Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-27-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,163
Posted By Bald Paul
Well, that's encouraging! :D Hopefully, it...

Well, that's encouraging! :D

Hopefully, it had more to do with weight than design.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-26-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,163
Posted By Bald Paul
Sorry I didn't take more pics as the wing was...

Sorry I didn't take more pics as the wing was being built, but I think you've all seen that process, haven't you? :silly:

The wing has no dihedral, and a 5mm carbon fiber main spar is utilized....
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-19-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,163
Posted By Bald Paul
Back to business. I got slightly...

Back to business.

I got slightly sidetracked. I was going through my 'junk' drawer, and found a motor, ESC, a couple of micro servos, another receiver, just sitting there. It just so happened...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-05-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,163
Posted By Bald Paul
More changes due. Fuselage is assembled, but I'm...

More changes due. Fuselage is assembled, but I'm not completely happy with it. The picture of bulkhead B7 with the rear "window frame" assembled may be redesigned, along with bulkhead B2, which will...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-28-2014, 12:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,163
Posted By Bald Paul
Waiting for the remainder of my laser cut parts...

Waiting for the remainder of my laser cut parts to arrive. Fuselage and boom assembly revealed one very small issue that will be corrected in Version 2. I'm using 4mm carbon fiber square tubing to...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-22-2014, 12:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,163
Posted By Bald Paul
Okay, if you insist!

Okay, if you insist!
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-21-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,163
Posted By Bald Paul
First batch of parts have arrived from the laser...

First batch of parts have arrived from the laser cutter. The 1/8" lite ply sheets contained the parts needed for fuselage and tailboom construction - at least most of it. The motor mount has to be...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-12-2014, 02:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,163
Posted By Bald Paul
The Boeing L15 project

Having finished my MidStar 40 conversion (nitro to twin electric), I felt the need to start building another. :)

I've been slowly teaching myself DesignCAD. I had already taken a set of plans and...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 03-08-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 930
Posted By Bald Paul
All very valid questions. I only need to charge...

All very valid questions.
I only need to charge a few packs, and recharging speed isn't that important. I'd rather spend the money for an extra battery than to fast charge.
I doubt I'd ever go much...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 03-08-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 930
Posted By Bald Paul
Recommendation for new charger

With all the chargers out there, it's hard to tell from the ads which ones are best. My old charger died, so I'm in the market for a new one.

I'm looking for an AC/DC powered charger for LiPo...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-02-2014, 01:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 608
Posted By Bald Paul
As I've gotten older, I find myself enjoying my...

As I've gotten older, I find myself enjoying my time standing out in a snowy, cold field less and less enticing than building up something while I sit in my warm house. :D
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-02-2014, 01:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 608
Posted By Bald Paul
Actually found a club even closer to work. I know...

Actually found a club even closer to work. I know some of the guys there, and they invited me down to fly after work during the week. One of my co-workers got interested and just purchased his first...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-01-2014, 11:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 608
Posted By Bald Paul
The 80 amp ESC's are really overkill, but they...

The 80 amp ESC's are really overkill, but they weren't expensive, and have no BEC circuitry. Had I gone with something smaller and lighter, I would have ended up adding nose weight anyway, so it...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-01-2014, 11:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 608
Posted By Bald Paul
It started as a MidStar 40

Picked up a Sig MidStar 40 kit, with full intentions of converting it to electric. Not just any conversion, though! Twin motors with counter-rotating props. Motor nacelles were designed in CAD and...
Forum: Airplanes - Electric For Sale & WTB 11-05-2013, 02:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 823
Posted By Bald Paul
Thanks for the kind words! Feel free to spread...

Thanks for the kind words! Feel free to spread the word about the Spacewalker at the field!
Forum: General Electric Discussions 11-02-2013, 09:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 575
Posted By Bald Paul
I'm around all weekend. Blue house across the...

I'm around all weekend. Blue house across the street from the field (#37). I'll PM you my phone number.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 11-02-2013, 08:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 575
Posted By Bald Paul
Please feel free to do so! Make me an offer. I...

Please feel free to do so! Make me an offer. I find myself with zero time lately to fly (in fact, the only flying I've done this year was a Fun-Bat foamy in the field across the street from my house...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 11-02-2013, 01:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 575
Posted By Bald Paul
How to properly ship a plane?

I have two planes listed in the For Sale section. I know my buyer options are limited, because I have them listed as local pickup only. The reason for this is simply because I have no idea how to...
Forum: Airplanes - Electric For Sale & WTB 10-20-2013, 02:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 823
Posted By Bald Paul
Forum: Airplanes - Electric For Sale & WTB 10-20-2013, 02:27 PM
Replies: 0
For Sale BMJR Spacewalker
Views: 384
Posted By Bald Paul
BMJR Spacewalker

BMJR Models "Spacewalker" kit, completely built. 42" wingspan, makes a great park flyer. Fully equipped and ready to fly, has a Futaba FASST receiver installed.

EDIT: No longer available.
Forum: Crash and Safety Forum 06-26-2011, 04:37 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,719
Posted By Bald Paul
Sorry if I offended anyone. I guess some stories...

Sorry if I offended anyone. I guess some stories aren't meant to be shared. I'm outta here.
Forum: Crash and Safety Forum 06-26-2011, 01:57 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,719
Posted By Bald Paul
Not RC related, but on the same vein: I'm a...

Not RC related, but on the same vein:
I'm a bowhunter, and have a life-sized deer target set up in my back yard that I use for practice.
I was going out to practice one morning, and noticed two...
Forum: Beginners 06-26-2011, 01:29 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,126
Posted By Bald Paul
As I re-entered the hobby, I bought a Spektrum...

As I re-entered the hobby, I bought a Spektrum DX5e, and it was a very good unit. I actually bought it as an upgrade to the radio supplied with an ARF. Since then I've aquired a few more planes...
Forum: Beginners 06-22-2011, 09:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,631
Posted By Bald Paul
Jack, you may want to check BMJR models: ...

Jack, you may want to check BMJR models:

http://www.bmjrmodels.com/

They have some very nice, laser cut kits. I ordered a Spacewalker kit from them, got it in just a few days, and the quality...
Forum: WWI Era 06-18-2011, 12:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,158
Posted By Bald Paul
Fly for realism: "The Red Baron got on my...

Fly for realism:

"The Red Baron got on my tail, shot me down, and I crashed"

It solves the landing issues. :p>
Forum: Power Systems 05-23-2011, 02:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,911
Posted By Bald Paul
Okay, so according to the link to the Himax...

Okay, so according to the link to the Himax motors, if I'm looking for something in the 100 watt range for my Spacewalker kit, I can choose the 860 Kv, 980 Kv, or 1160 Kv motors swinging anywhere...
Forum: Power Systems 05-23-2011, 01:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,911
Posted By Bald Paul
Motor ratings (KV or watts)

I'm looking around at various brushless motors. Some of them are rated in KV, others in watts. Is there any conversion formula to start comparing apples to apples here?
Forum: Foamies 05-21-2011, 03:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,041
Posted By Bald Paul
My first foamie!

I built this in three evenings using the plans for the 36" Cessna from Lipo Pilot. I had to do a few modifications to use a salvaged brushed motor, gearbox, and Nicad pack from a wrecked plane, but...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 05-14-2011, 03:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 850
Posted By Bald Paul
Best thing you can do before plunking down your...

Best thing you can do before plunking down your money would be to go down on race night, observe, talk to some of the competitors, and find out what the "hot setup" is for that particular track.
...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 05-14-2011, 12:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 850
Posted By Bald Paul
If you're just looking to mess around, then just...

If you're just looking to mess around, then just about anything will do. If you plan on getting into some organized racing - first, find out IF there is any in your area. A lot of the clubs / shops...
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