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Forum: 3D Flying 04-22-2014, 03:02 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 66
Posted By yamahafunkplayer
Alloy Mini Servo Arms?

Building my Raven ARF... anyone know where to find alloy or aluminum servo arms for mini size servos? using Turnigy XGD-10HM servos. i know alloy arms are overkill for this 4 pound airplane, but i...
Forum: Pusher Park Jets 12-27-2013, 05:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 297
Posted By yamahafunkplayer
New pusher jet design idea: Dalpha

I have been eyeballing EDF jets for a while and really like the hobby king viper jet. Looks great and is reasonably priced. However, due to the expense of buying a fan unit, high amp esc, bec, and...
Forum: 3D Flying 12-27-2013, 05:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 305
Posted By yamahafunkplayer
Thanks everyone. I appreciate all the advice. I...

Thanks everyone. I appreciate all the advice. I just wish APC made black props is all!
Forum: 3D Flying 12-26-2013, 11:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 305
Posted By yamahafunkplayer
spinners

the apc props? thin electric? or just the standard props?

as in: 14x7 thin or 14x7e ?

just making sure i'm following you....;)
Forum: 3D Flying 12-26-2013, 11:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 305
Posted By yamahafunkplayer
...

allow me to append that I avoid APC e-props, only because the high pitched shoulder does not fit into standard spinners. plus, i would like to have a more "realistic" looking prop, where the APC...
Forum: 3D Flying 12-26-2013, 11:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 305
Posted By yamahafunkplayer
props

thanks for the input, i've heard lots of good things about XOAR props, but I'm reluctant to buy some until i know if they will fit into a 2" spinner. seems that 13" and up have larger hubs that would...
Forum: 3D Flying 12-26-2013, 11:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 305
Posted By yamahafunkplayer
-thanks Chellie

I saw those specs on the website and have to scratch my head a little.

I'm not sure who invented the specs for this airplane, as the build manual (downloadable in PDF) says a 14x7 prop and says...
Forum: 3D Flying 12-26-2013, 10:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 305
Posted By yamahafunkplayer
Nitromodels Raven 30e Prop Sizes?

Hey everyone, I am hoping someone has the Raven that i have, and may be able to share some insight with me.

the build manual suggests a 14x7 prop, but it seems to be a bit too large.

my power...
Forum: Foamies 02-26-2013, 01:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,179
Posted By yamahafunkplayer
i made a flat spot and hot glued some balsa in...

i made a flat spot and hot glued some balsa in place, used a couple wood screws to hold on alum landing gear from my crash eflite-su26. held up pretty well, took 2 rough landings and needs re-glued,...
Forum: Power Systems 02-26-2013, 01:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,436
Posted By yamahafunkplayer
i ended up drilling holes to match my motor...

i ended up drilling holes to match my motor mount. used machine screws to mount the motor with no. 10 washers and lock washers to secure to firewall. left blind nuts in place. i did end up getting a...
Forum: Power Systems 01-14-2013, 12:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,436
Posted By yamahafunkplayer
so, i glued in some basswood square stock to...

so, i glued in some basswood square stock to mount the servos. and going from the stock 4-40 push rods to the .074 kind, a little smaller and lighter... using gp clips on the servo end and gp metal...
Forum: Foamies 01-14-2013, 12:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,179
Posted By yamahafunkplayer
thanks, road king... going to try the wood glue....

thanks, road king... going to try the wood glue. even having bad reactions to loctite super glue (it's more or less CA too) so this is good news. may start building a stick from scratch for the next...
Forum: Foamies 01-11-2013, 08:02 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,179
Posted By yamahafunkplayer
thanks for the tips. by the way, awesome...

thanks for the tips. by the way, awesome seaplane! very impressive. i want to build a multi-engine plane someday. too bad im so allergic to CA. i was building from plans a "Forerunner" pylon racer.
Forum: Power Systems 01-11-2013, 07:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,436
Posted By yamahafunkplayer
new motor

thanks, chellie and henry...

my 42-40 is a aeolian brand. seems like it is bigger than 42mm. the mount that came with the motor had more widely spaced holes that wouldn't fit the blind nuts on...
Forum: Power Systems 01-10-2013, 06:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,436
Posted By yamahafunkplayer
new motor...

so my "42-40" motor wont fit any motor mounts i have... not even the electrifly one i got for this plane. its just too big....

guess imma have to get another motor...:mad:
Forum: Foamies 01-10-2013, 06:30 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,179
Posted By yamahafunkplayer
custom gear?

thanks, Chellie, for the offer. I may have to take you up on that. let me see if there's an off-the-shelf option first, then I will let you know... :D

then again, i may just get creative....
Forum: Foamies 01-10-2013, 06:19 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,179
Posted By yamahafunkplayer
gear

thanks road king, for your advice.

i thought of ordering the replacements, but they didn't track very good, so that's why i decided not to do it. I may head to hobbytown and see what they have...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-09-2013, 02:42 PM
Replies: 1,716
Views: 86,607
Posted By yamahafunkplayer
electro stik tailwheels

yeah, it is a little flimsy. i had to bore out the hold in the fuse so it would steer with the rudder like it was supposed to. what did you replace it with?

what motor is that on your e-stik?
...
Forum: Foamies 01-09-2013, 12:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,179
Posted By yamahafunkplayer
Durable landing gear for foamie?

Hi All... I am patching up my Airfield Hellcat (43"/1100mm WS ). She's been crashed so many times, but still wants to fly...but she needs feet.

THe original gear was wire with a plastic snap-in...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-09-2013, 11:52 AM
Replies: 1,716
Views: 86,607
Posted By yamahafunkplayer
sweet sr22, okJeepin! i got a dynam foamie sr22....

sweet sr22, okJeepin! i got a dynam foamie sr22. it can't touch this one tho... I love the clean look. my wife says she's ugly... (haters...) so i got the electrostik....
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-09-2013, 11:50 AM
Replies: 1,716
Views: 86,607
Posted By yamahafunkplayer
nitroplanes arf kit?

the bright yellow funtana, you got from NP? what is the quality of the kit? i was looking into them but wasn't sure about the quality... thanks.

oh, do you know anyone who makes an EP Marchetti...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-09-2013, 11:47 AM
Replies: 1,716
Views: 86,607
Posted By yamahafunkplayer
i just got the Great Planes Electrostik ...

i just got the Great Planes Electrostik ARF-version 53" WS... waiting for my metal gear servos to come in, but she's getting ready to fly... will start a build/pictures thread soon. (now if the...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-07-2013, 12:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 891
Posted By yamahafunkplayer
tiger moth!

that's what I'm looking for. an easy to fly, but still aerobatic, bipe... awesome... thanks for the video, it's easier to judge how a plane flies when you can see it for yourself! :silly:
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-07-2013, 07:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 891
Posted By yamahafunkplayer
everyone, thanks for the great recommendations! ...

everyone, thanks for the great recommendations!

I think I am allergic to CA, every time i use it I get stuffed up and start sneezing and coughing. -so severe I had to go the ER a few weeks ago. ...
Forum: Warbird Electrics 01-07-2013, 07:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,438
Posted By yamahafunkplayer
Talking technicalities: adverse yaw

You are right. However, my earlier post was refering to the rudder input needed when starting the turn to counteract the adverse yaw caused by the aileron deflection. After applying the ailerons and...
Forum: Warbird Electrics 01-07-2013, 06:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,438
Posted By yamahafunkplayer
more rudder stuff

This is fun! I love talking airplanes!

I'm no expert on the 737. But I got my info from this article, written by a 737 captain....
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-04-2013, 10:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 891
Posted By yamahafunkplayer
Question Your opinions on 1st biplane?

I really want a biplane. They just look good, period! What would be a good first time bipe for me to try? Not 3D, but just acro + sport flying. I love the looks of the Ultimate bipe, but it appears...
Forum: Warbird Electrics 01-04-2013, 10:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,438
Posted By yamahafunkplayer
I agree with you! Just to be obnoxious,...

I agree with you!

Just to be obnoxious, however, I would say that not all airplanes require rudder when turning to stay coordinated. Some can stay coordinated without any rudder at all. The wing...
Forum: Power Systems 01-04-2013, 09:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,436
Posted By yamahafunkplayer
motors and batts

thanks, Henry. I decided to go with a 42-40 1000KV i had lying around. I bought a 3S 2200mah 30C batt to let me get up to 66 amps. i'm worried that I won't get much flying time tho. what do you use...
Forum: Warbird Electrics 01-04-2013, 09:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,438
Posted By yamahafunkplayer
ooooops... we digress

It looks like we have strayed from your original post into a foray on rudder use. Forgive us!

I have a FMS 1100mm Hellcat that looks great in turns with no rudder at all. Very scale-like turns,...
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