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Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-29-2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,786
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Go Ben Go! Motor mounts are great.

Go Ben Go! Motor mounts are great.
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 07-22-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,068
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Getting some experience on the Whipit....

Getting some experience on the Whipit. Observation one is that this particular launcher is really, really bad. Consistent results just aren't happening and I get the plane into some pretty funky...
Forum: Beginners 07-17-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 338
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Look up "tough plane" in the Funk and Wagnalls...

Look up "tough plane" in the Funk and Wagnalls and you get this
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crashtesthobby.com Assassin. A formidable plane!
Forum: Beginners 07-15-2015, 10:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 271
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Motor looks fine. The ESC you picked is a...

Motor looks fine. The ESC you picked is a helicopter ESC that has programming that won't be helpful for your Apprentice. You're further ahead with the Turnigy Plush 40A...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-15-2015, 10:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 209
Posted By Rockin Robbins
I thought I heard some bearing noise on the...

I thought I heard some bearing noise on the ground before takeoff. That could translate to screeching/howling in the air. Try a similar speed flyby with the motor off to isolate the cause of the...
Forum: Beginners 07-10-2015, 01:53 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 897
Posted By Rockin Robbins
And your confidence in your transmitter left you...

And your confidence in your transmitter left you free to investigate the real cause. Result: long term dependability and fewer crashes, more fun. It's really difficult to tolerate doubt in our...
Forum: Beginners 07-09-2015, 04:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 897
Posted By Rockin Robbins
The bottom line is you gotta have faith in what...

The bottom line is you gotta have faith in what you use. Doesn't matter whether the equipment is at fault or not. If you don't believe in it everything that goes wrong is the equipment's fault and...
Forum: Beginners 07-08-2015, 09:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 897
Posted By Rockin Robbins
And that after you said "I don't think it was a...

And that after you said "I don't think it was a lock-out." What changed your opinion. All failures aren't radio failures you know.

That being said, you gotta fly what you have faith in!
Forum: Beginners 07-08-2015, 09:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,868
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Hey, they're not orange any more and they're all...

Hey, they're not orange any more and they're all the way up to $1.88. Heck, if they're not orange how can we expect them to do anything well?

They've been flawless. I'd cheerfully put them in a...
Forum: Beginners 07-08-2015, 08:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 332
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Some people wonder what they get when they spend...

Some people wonder what they get when they spend $100 for a charger instead of $30 for a Hobby King Accucell. Well actually what you buy is three or four separate chargers that handle their...
Forum: Beginners 07-08-2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 332
Posted By Rockin Robbins
I watched a video last night about why our...

I watched a video last night about why our chargers take so long balancing packs and how to speed it up greatly while eliminating overcharge problems caused by our chargers' balancing strategy. This...
Forum: Beginners 07-08-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 897
Posted By Rockin Robbins
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Good move on the DX6!
Forum: Beginners 07-08-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,868
Posted By Rockin Robbins
I've had a pair of Hobby King SK15178 9g servos...

I've had a pair of Hobby King SK15178 9g servos in my Slow Stick for 4 years with no problems at all and great performance. Certainly a great buy for less than $2 per servo.
Forum: Beginners 07-02-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 676
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Heck, in my town we had a guy build an ultralight...

Heck, in my town we had a guy build an ultralight in a trailer park. He cut off some limbs of trees along the main street for clearance, timed his takeoff to pass "safely" under or over some power...
Forum: Beginners 07-01-2015, 09:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 897
Posted By Rockin Robbins
You're still doing well, woodmangler. I have a...

You're still doing well, woodmangler. I have a DX5e. Make sure you have plenty of spring tension on the battery springs. Make sure your failsafe is motor off, control surfaces wherever you want to...
Forum: Beginners 06-26-2015, 09:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 676
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Well, that's discouraging. I would have like to...

Well, that's discouraging. I would have like to see the video. I fly my Vapor around the neighborhood all the time, walking it like a dog, but much more obedient and doesn't leave gifts in my...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-26-2015, 09:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 968
Posted By Rockin Robbins
I quoted you because I agreed with you and...

I quoted you because I agreed with you and contrasted your "I can highly recommend it" language with the OP's "crucial" language. I thought yours was the correct distinction.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 06-26-2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 842
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Not only that but elevon reflex is tunable in...

Not only that but elevon reflex is tunable in flight even, much easier than reworking exact wing twist or washout.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-24-2015, 09:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 389
Posted By Rockin Robbins
I wonder what would motivate them to dispose of...

I wonder what would motivate them to dispose of the Parkzone name? Must be an interesting story behind that.
Forum: Beginners 06-23-2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 760
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Don't worry about it. It's just that since the...

Don't worry about it. It's just that since the different threads reference each other it becomes a little hard to follow what's going on with you. You've come a long, long way.

You remind me of...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-17-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 392
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Your first video is the ultimate commercial for...

Your first video is the ultimate commercial for 3D profile planes. When nothing else could safely fly the profile planes were just relaxing up there. Even if you have no interest in 3D at all, that's...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-17-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 968
Posted By Rockin Robbins
To answer the original question "I can highly...

To answer the original question "I can highly recommend it" is a long way from "crucial." Crucial means that any micro absolutely needs it or the plane is an abject dog. Crucial means that any plane...
Forum: Beginners 06-11-2015, 08:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 489
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Incredible idea! But they've shown no curiosity...

Incredible idea! But they've shown no curiosity or helpfulness about your problem up to now. Don't be surprised if they aren't interested. I'm afraid something must have changed with their "whatever...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-07-2015, 09:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 968
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Hey Dereck! The Apprentice has SAFE plus AS3X....

Hey Dereck! The Apprentice has SAFE plus AS3X. SAFE has three modes with expert mode being SAFE off. But AS3X is on duty 100% of the time there.

I don't know about the Visionaire.
Forum: Beginners 06-06-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 858
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Totally agree. Get a radio receiver with no bells...

Totally agree. Get a radio receiver with no bells and whistles, Lemon or Orange. Then when the plane flies great you can get a gyro stabilized version of either and they work great.

Now, you...
Forum: Beginners 06-06-2015, 01:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 258
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Did you stiffen up that tail with some carbon...

Did you stiffen up that tail with some carbon fiber? That's what it needs, and then ensure that your CG remains where it belongs.
Forum: Beginners 06-06-2015, 01:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 387
Posted By Rockin Robbins
You forgot to set your failsafe. With failsafe...

You forgot to set your failsafe. With failsafe set for throttle off, controls neutral you WON'T lose your plane. It will come down if you lose signal. Read your plane's manual for how to set failsafe...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-06-2015, 01:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 285
Posted By Rockin Robbins
I encourage you to use the 7.4 V bricks with...

I encourage you to use the 7.4 V bricks with brushless ESC.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-06-2015, 12:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 968
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Sure! No problem! The plane will be too heavy to...

Sure! No problem! The plane will be too heavy to fly but the gyros will work GREAT!:D
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-04-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 968
Posted By Rockin Robbins
AS3X would be MUCH better if you could turn it on...

AS3X would be MUCH better if you could turn it on and off like the SAFE system. And if you could alter the gains it would be on a different planet, expecially if these settings could be changed in...
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