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Forum: General Electric Discussions Today, 12:59 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,168
Posted By Stevephoon
Great comments! I think my problem has stemmed...

Great comments! I think my problem has stemmed from starting so late in the hobby... I'm still catching up on most of you. I'll keep building as long as I enjoy it. It is great that you don't have...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft Today, 12:46 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,410
Posted By Stevephoon
Thumbs up :$:$:$:$ Very Nice, and nice save on the...

:$:$:$:$

Very Nice, and nice save on the Maiden!

The plane looks fantastic and with a few tweaks, I bet it will fly that way too. Great job!

Steve
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-14-2014, 01:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 577
Posted By Stevephoon
vonveska, I took a look at the picts of your...

vonveska,

I took a look at the picts of your gliders... Very nice... And I must admit too, that when I'm glider flying, one model is usually enough. But... since I only get 6-10 min flight...
Forum: Aerial Photography 09-13-2014, 01:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 248
Posted By Stevephoon
Hi Frank, Never mounted a camera to a plane...

Hi Frank,

Never mounted a camera to a plane yet, but I'm willing to try. I was planning on trying something with my Chrysalis glider anyway... I could always just post it here! :rolleyes:
...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-10-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 13,975
Posted By Stevephoon
An update I forgot to post here... New plane...

An update I forgot to post here... New plane and retracts update and specs.

This is still the plane I fly the most. It has the widest flight envelope (can do more things) at many different...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-09-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,168
Posted By Stevephoon
Keeping positive... What types of things...

Keeping positive... What types of things specifically would you like see changed / added /to WattFlyer.....

Here are some of mine:

1. Enhance the "My Hanger". I'd like a photo, a place for...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-09-2014, 02:35 AM
Replies: 518
Views: 31,165
Posted By Stevephoon
Holy Lift Batman!

Went to the field today instead of going to work. :D That's the start of a good day.... The winds were variable, but not too windy, in the 5-15 MPH range but more lighter than heavy. The lift...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-07-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,410
Posted By Stevephoon
The rigging looks really good. Are there 4...

The rigging looks really good. Are there 4 servos for your tail pull-pull setup, or is there some mechanical magic going on around the servos? Also what are you using for the rigging? Looks like...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-07-2014, 02:19 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,168
Posted By Stevephoon
The MM Firestorm is one of my favorite planes....

The MM Firestorm is one of my favorite planes. I'm on number 2 now. Number 1 used 4S 2600mAh batteries with a 35-42 motor. Tons of power and speed! My latest is a lighter and slower 3S version. ...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-06-2014, 03:21 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,168
Posted By Stevephoon
I love Wattflyer for most of the reason's you do...

I love Wattflyer for most of the reason's you do as well... I've learned a lot as well right here.

I don't think there is a kit mfg left with a real R&D budget. All of the big boys are doing...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-05-2014, 12:14 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,168
Posted By Stevephoon
Someone at my club has the ARF version of the...

Someone at my club has the ARF version of the Somethin' Extra. Very Pretty and not a bad fling plane for an Nitro ARF. It's one I'd consider to electrify as well.




I agree with most of your...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-04-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,168
Posted By Stevephoon
Turner, I'm not reading any negativity... and I...

Turner, I'm not reading any negativity... and I don't mean to be negative... I'm just puzzeled on some things I'm noticing.

Components and plans are more easily available and cheaper than ever...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-03-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 870
Posted By Stevephoon
Lets see... Good Looking Girls, Near the plant...

Lets see... Good Looking Girls, Near the plant that builds Corvettes, Flying RC planes... Where do I join???

Of course if I join, your flying field will suddenly fall into a sinkhole like the...
Forum: Scale E-Powered Aircraft 09-03-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 265
Posted By Stevephoon
What about the "other designers" that Manzano...

What about the "other designers" that Manzano Laser Works sells?

http://manzanolaser.com/html/other_designers.html

There are a number of nice looking scale kits there, including a twin.
...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-03-2014, 04:10 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,168
Posted By Stevephoon
WattFlyer and Kit/Scratch Building - Are they dying or is it something else?

Iím a relative newcomer to RC, about 5 years of being really active. But, Iíve noticed some trends that have me alarmed. 1st is that WattFlyer has much less activity in general as compared to when I...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-03-2014, 03:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 577
Posted By Stevephoon
Yep, it seems we all do! Now it seems that I...

Yep, it seems we all do! Now it seems that I need to get more planes to catch up with all of you!

Steve
Forum: ParkFlyers 09-01-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 30,278
Posted By Stevephoon
The bipe likes to be flown in a spirited manor...

The bipe likes to be flown in a spirited manor and is not much slower. It's not a slow flyer at all. It needs a little more power because of the increased drag and weight. It's an acrobatic little...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-01-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 577
Posted By Stevephoon
Wow, I thought I was going way overboard with the...

Wow, I thought I was going way overboard with the numbers of planes I fly... It seems like I'm just the middle of the pack.

Now to convince the wife that most people have more and I should do...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-01-2014, 01:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 577
Posted By Stevephoon
How many planes do you have in flyable condition?

I had another wondering thought tonight after seeing all of Nigel’s posts on the different planes he’s flying again and taking stock on what I have in the basement right now.

So the question is,...
Forum: Scale E-Powered Aircraft 08-31-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 214
Posted By Stevephoon
Great looking plane! I'll be watching! ...

Great looking plane! I'll be watching!

Steve
Forum: ParkFlyers 08-31-2014, 03:24 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 30,278
Posted By Stevephoon
EVA!

And now back to why I really like Mountain Models!

EVA! Three planes in one!

I've had an EVA with the Sport and Bipe wings for about 4 or 5 years. This spring (or was it last fall...) I...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-30-2014, 03:26 AM
Replies: 518
Views: 31,165
Posted By Stevephoon
Another motor from HeadsUpRc (Firepower 480 Sport...

Another motor from HeadsUpRc (Firepower 480 Sport 3530-11) and I'm back flying! This motor runs cooler and draws only about 80% of the amps of the old one while performing as well, if not better.
...
Forum: Balsa Kits For Sale and WTB 08-29-2014, 02:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 279
Posted By Stevephoon
Thanks for convincing the site for starting this...

Thanks for convincing the site for starting this forum Joe. I love balsa kits :$

One thing that lots of us do here on Wattflyer is just watch the new posts come in. You don't easily see what...
Forum: Power Systems 08-27-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 179
Posted By Stevephoon
Value Hobby also carries some in different sizes....

Value Hobby also carries some in different sizes. You can check them out too.

http://www.valuehobby.com/accessories/spinners-prop-adapters/folding-prop-spinner.html

Steve
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-26-2014, 02:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 226
Posted By Stevephoon
Lanier RC Stinger 10 Kit - Help me build one!

Hello All,

Some one at my club was unloading some old kits and I picked this one up and another 2M sailplane for cheap. It seems to be a cute sport plane right up my alley.
...
Forum: Beginners 08-26-2014, 02:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 234
Posted By Stevephoon
I've heard good things about both those models. ...

I've heard good things about both those models. I almost bought the 2M Lil-Bird instead of my Chrysalis.

But in general you correct, subtract the weight of the suggested electronics from the...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-25-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 870
Posted By Stevephoon
I had another terrific last flight of the night...

I had another terrific last flight of the night last Saturday. It was with my Chrysalis 2M E-Powered glider. No winds (no thermals either…) but just perfectly quiet with the plane slowly drifting...
Forum: Beginners 08-25-2014, 02:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 234
Posted By Stevephoon
Lets see if I am following you. Lets say the...

Lets see if I am following you. Lets say the flying weight for a plane is listed at 37 oz with the suggested equipment. You already know that one of the components you want to use (the battery) is...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-20-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 870
Posted By Stevephoon
Yep... Just getting into electric sail planes as...

Yep... Just getting into electric sail planes as well. Getting 1500 ft up and hour long flights are yet another reason to fly! :)

And of course it keeps me away from the young lookers like...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-20-2014, 01:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 870
Posted By Stevephoon
Why do you fly?

I was at the club field yesterday rather late and now alone with almost no wind, I was basking in the utter joy of flight.... The club field is in the middle of a state park with nothing around. It...
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