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Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-06-2013, 04:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 641
Posted By tom1968
Beemer, When you say "seen and felt" the...

Beemer,

When you say "seen and felt" the difference - are you referring to the stepwise resistance or cogging when you turn the motor by hand? Because that is not an indication of magnet strength.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-27-2013, 03:09 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,917
Posted By tom1968
For covering materials for a model this size most...

For covering materials for a model this size most people like Ultrakote and Solarfilm better than Monokote. They are easier to work with, don't warp small and light structures, and have more...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-07-2013, 05:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 651
Posted By tom1968
That motor looks like the Suppo 2212 series. It...

That motor looks like the Suppo 2212 series. It looks like it was swinging a slowflyer prop, so it's probably the 2212-13 (1100 Kv) or -15 (1000 Kv). Of these two the -13 is the better performer,...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 11-28-2012, 12:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,713
Posted By tom1968
Aquila plans are available from rcmplans.com

Aquila plans are available from rcmplans.com
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 11-28-2012, 12:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,725
Posted By tom1968
Hello Kid, In this thread: ...

Hello Kid,

In this thread:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1292472
go to Post 7 and there's a good photo of a sailplane with its spoilers open. Spoilers are little panels on top...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-29-2012, 04:01 AM
Replies: 547
Views: 33,182
Posted By tom1968
Subscribed. The Chrysalis has a great...

Subscribed. The Chrysalis has a great reputation.

260 watts should be just about right for ALES performance. I just upgraded my Skybench Li'l Bird 2M from about 175 watts to 220. At 175 watts...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-06-2012, 12:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 982
Posted By tom1968
Well, let's see. I added carved styrofoam wing...

Well, let's see. I added carved styrofoam wing tips to give the wings a nicer shape. A windscreen cut from a plastic soda bottle, a carved styrofoam pilot and headrest. I bent the landing gear...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-06-2012, 03:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 982
Posted By tom1968
I've had a SmoothE since 2007 and it's still one...

I've had a SmoothE since 2007 and it's still one of my go-to planes - especially on windy days! It's fine in winds up to 10 mph and can be flown at 15 if it's not too gusty. It's a completely honest...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-30-2012, 03:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 651
Posted By tom1968
Probably not. The 10x7 Slow Flyer prop would...

Probably not. The 10x7 Slow Flyer prop would give you more thrust at slower motor speeds (part throttle), and a slightly lower top speed because the wider blades load the motor down more. If you...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 06-28-2012, 12:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 657
Posted By tom1968
-- Is anybody else still flying one of these? ...

-- Is anybody else still flying one of these? Well, mine's a Diddlerod not a Diddlebug, but close enough. It doesn't get as much air time as it did since we lost our evening (calm) flying field...
Forum: Beginners 06-27-2012, 02:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,515
Posted By tom1968
Seems I misread your experience level. I don't...

Seems I misread your experience level. I don't have a drill stand either. I use a chuck salvaged from an old drill, chuck up a bit and turn that by hand. It self centers pretty well that way. My...
Forum: Beginners 06-26-2012, 10:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,515
Posted By tom1968
In most motors, the propeller is not meant to go...

In most motors, the propeller is not meant to go directly on the shaft. You are meant to use a "prop adapter" or "prop saver". Either of these will clamp to the shaft and provide a means for...
Forum: Beginners 04-17-2012, 03:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 902
Posted By tom1968
If it was a little nose heavy with the 9x7 and a...

If it was a little nose heavy with the 9x7 and a tad tail heavy with the 8x4, that's probably the root of the problem. Thought it's hard to see how the props' weight would be THAT different.

I...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-17-2012, 03:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,098
Posted By tom1968
This works on cell phones that have fallen into...

This works on cell phones that have fallen into rivers, and probably works for our electronics too: Put some dry uncooked rice in a small Tupperware container with the lid off and heat in the oven...
Forum: Beginners 03-15-2012, 05:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,347
Posted By tom1968
You don't turn a prop around to use it as a...

You don't turn a prop around to use it as a pusher. The front is still the front, whether the prop is in front of the motor or behind it. Most props have molded numbers near the roots of the...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-19-2012, 06:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,394
Posted By tom1968
editing

editing
Forum: Beginners 01-19-2012, 03:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,041
Posted By tom1968
56 oz is easily more than you need for strong...

56 oz is easily more than you need for strong climb on a sailplane. You don't need to climb vertically - fly forward with a bit of climb angle and the wing will generate the lift.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-29-2011, 03:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 450
Posted By tom1968
Sounds as if you're asking what control surface...

Sounds as if you're asking what control surface deflections to use to tame it down?

If so, I'd just use dual rates (if your transmitter has them - and for a plane like that it really should). ...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 11-24-2011, 03:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 989
Posted By tom1968
Sometimes a new ESC needs to "learn" the...

Sometimes a new ESC needs to "learn" the transmitter's throttle limits. The ESC may have instructions on how to do this. Also, was your battery damaged in the crash? Either of these can cause lack...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-15-2011, 03:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,431
Posted By tom1968
hello BBQ, How did things go on this? Did...

hello BBQ,

How did things go on this? Did your knee recovery go OK? Did you get the G300 maidened? I have one of these and it's such a sweet flyer. It seems as if it's dancing in the air. ...
Forum: Beginners 08-13-2011, 09:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,573
Posted By tom1968
I'm not an expert on the E-Flite T-34 but this...

I'm not an expert on the E-Flite T-34 but this looks very fixable.

A look at the assembly manual shows the broken piece is not structural. It doesn't serve to keep the wing on the plane. It's...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-18-2011, 05:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 750
Posted By tom1968
The Grayson motors are made by Suppo (originally...

The Grayson motors are made by Suppo (originally Welgard) and sold under several store brands as well. By any name they are powerful and efficient and reasonably light. I probably have 10 in...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-08-2011, 06:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,369
Posted By tom1968
Like pd1 said: If you go from a three cell to a...

Like pd1 said: If you go from a three cell to a two cell pack, the voltage drops down and the motor doesn't try to do as much work, so amps drop.

Suppose you have a motor whose Kv (revs/volt) is...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-05-2011, 12:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,727
Posted By tom1968
There's also a Mark Rittinger plan available...

There's also a Mark Rittinger plan available here:
http://media.radiocontrolzone.com/mair/Plans/PlansGuide2011.pdf

His planes have a good reputation.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-05-2011, 12:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,727
Posted By tom1968
I was looking for the same thing and ended up...

I was looking for the same thing and ended up scratchbuilding one. I have used the Dave Philpotts plan as a guide, scaled to 37" span, but changed the construction quite a lot. It needed to have...
Forum: Warbird Electrics 03-03-2011, 05:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,037
Posted By tom1968
The 2212-13 works very well with a GWS HD 10x6,...

The 2212-13 works very well with a GWS HD 10x6, pulling about 17 amps. I have this combo in a couple of planes. The APC 9x6SF prop also works well with that motor but gives more speed and less...
Forum: Warbird Electrics 03-03-2011, 05:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,017
Posted By tom1968
No - all the fields available to me are grass or...

No - all the fields available to me are grass or hayfields, so my planes have to have large wheels (which would look terrible on a Spitfire) or be belly landers. This will be a belly lander. With the...
Forum: Warbird Electrics 03-02-2011, 05:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,017
Posted By tom1968
I'm working on a Spit Mk XIV using the Philpotts...

I'm working on a Spit Mk XIV using the Philpotts plan as a guide. It's re-engineered to be a foam/balsa mix and a 37" span so there's not a lot of the original left in there, but using the plan for...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 12-20-2010, 07:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,842
Posted By tom1968
I have a Medusa 12mm inrunner on mine. It's...

I have a Medusa 12mm inrunner on mine. It's either 4100 or 4300 Kv, can't remember which. That motor is a real screamer - it runs fine with a 3x3 GWS prop and 3s lipo. I had an Electrifly Ammo of...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 12-13-2010, 05:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,842
Posted By tom1968
Oh, yeah. One of my most-flown planes, and...

Oh, yeah. One of my most-flown planes, and always a kick. You might want to consider more color contrast between top and bottom - you need to be able to tell in a flash which way is up. This plane...
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