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Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-27-2015, 01:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 191
Posted By abborgogna
Thanks for the input. Andy

Thanks for the input.
Andy
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-26-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 191
Posted By abborgogna
Well thank you Glacier Girl that is most...

Well thank you Glacier Girl that is most definitely the plane. I thought it was old, but didn't think it dated that far back. I flew it this past weekend, not the greatest plane in my collection...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-24-2015, 05:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 191
Posted By abborgogna
Anybody ever seen this Cessna 182

My good friend Larry Renger, who once was an engineer at Cox hobbies gave me this plane. It came with a Cox Black Widow engine with the large exhaust ports, two old style Airtronics standard servos...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-18-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 613
Posted By abborgogna
If it flies away it's a free flight, if I just...

If it flies away it's a free flight, if I just could have got one of my paper airplanes to fly away. Heaven know I tried, but living in the city did not afford me many thermals.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-17-2015, 08:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 613
Posted By abborgogna
Yes it does, no question about it. If it goes...

Yes it does, no question about it. If it goes out of sight it's a free flight!
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-15-2015, 06:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 269
Posted By abborgogna
Actually the fake motor and the entire power...

Actually the fake motor and the entire power system came through the "lawn dart" maneuver untouched except the fake carburetor flew off and was lost. I searched my old stuff and found a Perry Carb...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-14-2015, 05:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 269
Posted By abborgogna
I was always taught, and have followed, CG...

I was always taught, and have followed, CG forward "nose heavy", CG aft "tail heavy". I cannot get my mind around the opposite, that doesn't mean I'm right it just means that's how I have viewed it...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-14-2015, 04:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 269
Posted By abborgogna
I flew the rebuilt Ugly Stik and it flies great....

I flew the rebuilt Ugly Stik and it flies great. The fuselage is has the exact dimensions as original foam unit and I set the CG to around 30% everything worked great. I still love this plane, it...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-08-2015, 11:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 520
Posted By abborgogna
Very cool!

Very cool!
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-08-2015, 10:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 520
Posted By abborgogna
How do they compensate for motor torque? Seems...

How do they compensate for motor torque? Seems it should be spinning like a top.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-07-2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 269
Posted By abborgogna
CG question on the HK Ugly Stik

Recently I purchased the new foam Hobby King electric Ugly Stik. Loved the plane even talked about here on the forum. It's the one that come with the very realistic faux engine up front. Anyway to...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-01-2015, 10:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 356
Posted By abborgogna
You might try adding on a few coats of thinned...

You might try adding on a few coats of thinned clear dope over the stain. This is so the dope penetrates into the wood. Since I am assuming the plane is electric I would recommend Nitrate dope over...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-31-2015, 06:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 262
Posted By abborgogna
Chellie, sweetheart you just can't see them. I...

Chellie, sweetheart you just can't see them. I realize it does have a close resemblance to aerobatic control line airplanes. Part of the experiment was to see if the C/L wing design and airfoils...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-30-2015, 10:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 262
Posted By abborgogna
New scratch build took to the air today.

I have been working on this plane for a little over a month. It is built around the wing designed originally for a control line aerobatic plane called the Naughty Girl. I got to build the prototype...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-21-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 613
Posted By abborgogna
A Berkeley Brigadier powered by a Cox Baby Bee. ...

A Berkeley Brigadier powered by a Cox Baby Bee. It went up and then it came down! I knew nothing about F/F, but God I love to build and still do. I really never had anybody to help me as a kid. ...
Forum: Foamies 01-05-2015, 03:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,591
Posted By abborgogna
Having replaced the ESC and the motor before I...

Having replaced the ESC and the motor before I heard about this I would recommend you open up the holes around the faux radial motor. They already have openings but if you remove the rest of the foam...
Forum: Pusher Park Jets 01-02-2015, 09:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 781
Posted By abborgogna
Really amazing! I don't suppose you have plans...

Really amazing! I don't suppose you have plans available for the Mocking-Jay? I would love to build and fly one.
Forum: Delta & Flying Wings 12-30-2014, 01:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 479
Posted By abborgogna
Well I got bored flying 12 minute flights that...

Well I got bored flying 12 minute flights that basically were trainer flights. So I got it into my head to up the anti on power. No not just a little but a whole bunch. I installed a 2200kv motor...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-22-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 481
Posted By abborgogna
"What we need is someone to educate the people...

"What we need is someone to educate the people that are selling this stuff" Believe it or not some of us who are selling this stuff are telling people about the laws and what can happen if they...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-21-2014, 01:03 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 818
Posted By abborgogna
I guess that "I was speaking to the OP."...

I guess that "I was speaking to the OP." indicates it was aimed at me. I know this, I have had mid airs, I have seen mid airs, and I have talked to many others who were involved in mid airs. I have...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-16-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 504
Posted By abborgogna
I want everybody to know I am not a Specktrum...

I want everybody to know I am not a Specktrum hater, in fact one of my planes flies with specktrum equipment and I was trying to find a receiver that was compatible with the transmitter I pictured. ...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-16-2014, 02:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 504
Posted By abborgogna
Ya, I kind of figured it out early on. The crazy...

Ya, I kind of figured it out early on. The crazy part is it's looks very new and unused, guess I know why. I also now know why Spectrum has such a bad rep around here.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-15-2014, 12:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 504
Posted By abborgogna
I think you guys told me what basically already...

I think you guys told me what basically already was thinking, toss it! I fly Airtronics equipment, this was a gift so no money is lost. I have another Spektrum radio a DX5 and it works fine with a...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-14-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 504
Posted By abborgogna
Help with DX6 park flyer from Spektrum

I was given this transmitter, when I went looking for a compatible receiver I could not find one. I went to Spektrum and there was a note saying receivers were no longer available for it. Even...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-12-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 818
Posted By abborgogna
This was not my first midair, in fact over a 40...

This was not my first midair, in fact over a 40 years of flying I have had three. The first was minor and we both survived, the second I survived the other was totaled, and finally this one. The...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-12-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 818
Posted By abborgogna
How do you avoid midairs?

This past Monday I went to a new flying site and was having a great time with my planes. An old friend who I flew with years ago showed up, he had a very slow flying plane that was set up with...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-01-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 665
Posted By abborgogna
You are correct it was 25 per month not week. ...

You are correct it was 25 per month not week. Sorry for the mistake, I had it right in the original statement and 25 per month is again what the FAA guy said this morning.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 11-30-2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 665
Posted By abborgogna
As we all know the 400' limitation is routinely...

As we all know the 400' limitation is routinely broken everyday, but according to my LHS boss, who is also a licensed pilot, he is supposed to stay above 600' and we are supposed to stay below 400'...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 11-30-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 665
Posted By abborgogna
This issue made national news this morning on TV

On this mornings TV show "This Week with George Stephanopoulos" they had the FAA boss on and the subject of near miss incidents with drones came up. The FAA guy said on average there are 25 reported...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 11-29-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 665
Posted By abborgogna
I agree with the opinions expressed above. I...

I agree with the opinions expressed above. I work in a hobby shop and see people come in daily wanting the biggest quad (drone) we sell so they can put a Go-Pro on it and impress their friends. ...
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