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Forum: Beginners 06-06-2016, 10:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 419
Posted By quorneng
Greg The reason there is no switch in the...

Greg
The reason there is no switch in the receiver circuit is that it would still leave the motor connected through the ESC directly to the battery. The motor could start at any time.
Props on...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 03-28-2016, 02:13 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,513
Posted By quorneng
The disappointing issue with any LiPo is that it...

The disappointing issue with any LiPo is that it starts to degrade as soon as it is 'initialised' during the manufacturing process.
All you can do is to slow down the ageing process.
A LiPo stored...
Forum: Beginners 03-14-2016, 09:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,173
Posted By quorneng
ooOoo There is just enough room to tape a bind...

ooOoo
There is just enough room to tape a bind plug to the inside of the DX6i battery hatch.
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It has saved me a trip home on at least one occasion. ;)
Forum: Foamies 06-17-2015, 09:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,112
Posted By quorneng
I use NCH VideoPad...

I use NCH VideoPad (http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/newreply.php?do=postreply&t=76035)
It is free (home edition) and can handle nearly all the video formats both to load and save.
Not quite a...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 06-16-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,134
Posted By quorneng
I still find it hard to reconcile the phrase "My...

I still find it hard to reconcile the phrase "My laser cut parts arrived this evening" and "my first real scratch build" but then I am a bit of a dinosaur!;)
Looks good nevertheless and am looking...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-11-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,436
Posted By quorneng
"Donkey motors won't pull the skin of a rice...

"Donkey motors won't pull the skin of a rice pudding"
I could say don't build a "rice pudding"! :D

Light and aerodynamically 'slippery' this uses a motor very similar to the 1500kV donkey and it...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-28-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,766
Posted By quorneng
On the grounds I had little to loose I did...

On the grounds I had little to loose I did actually manage to maiden the Vampire early this morning before the wind got too strong but it was raining.
Not ideal conditions for a tissue covered...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-04-2015, 12:24 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,471
Posted By quorneng
With the tailplane incidence change, the battery...

With the tailplane incidence change, the battery fully forward and a little nose weight it is beginning to perform better but it is still tending to be 'tail heavy' and very sensitive on the...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-04-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,284
Posted By quorneng
JPF The problem is being a Depron belly lander...

JPF
The problem is being a Depron belly lander I want to keep the ground slide as short as possible so preferably it has to be virtually stalling at the flair. As you say a 'no drag' power setting...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-04-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,284
Posted By quorneng
It flies - but I also broke it a bit! The...

It flies - but I also broke it a bit!
The problem was it was rather tail heavy. Just a simple circuit and set up a long approach keeping from flying too slowly but a foot off the ground it slowed...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 11-25-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,284
Posted By quorneng
The wing mount on the fuselage. 178493 The...

The wing mount on the fuselage.
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The dorsal spine is hollow and carries the elevator and rudder servo wires within it.
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The wing is held on by 4 nylon bolts that fix into plastic...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 11-19-2014, 01:21 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,284
Posted By quorneng
The Q400 has a surprisingly thick (18%) wing at...

The Q400 has a surprisingly thick (18%) wing at the root for a fast plane and it is almost a 'sail plane' type section with the maximum thickness well aft and a slight under camber at the trailing...
Forum: Delta & Flying Wings 09-08-2014, 12:52 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,413
Posted By quorneng
As a delta pusher adding side thrust may not work...

As a delta pusher adding side thrust may not work that well. It will rather depend on how the delta responds to a sideways force.
All my Scale hand launched deltas do tend to an initial roll so it...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-31-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 68
:)
Views: 3,665
Posted By quorneng
Chellie Looking good. "thrown around...

Chellie
Looking good.
"thrown around violently" I hope its strong enough!

If the BECs are 'linear' there is no need to remove the red wire. They work quite happily together. My Concorde has all...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 08-11-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,785
Posted By quorneng
Adam If your Super Cub has the balancing...

Adam
If your Super Cub has the balancing charger you should be ok as far as the LiPo is concerned as it should stop charging it when it is full but charging on your bedroom floor is certainly not...
Forum: Beginners 07-21-2014, 12:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 830
Posted By quorneng
Just to put in perspective by dropping the volts...

Just to put in perspective by dropping the volts by 1/4 will reduce the current by roughly the same amount but power is volts x amps so it will be 0.75x0.75 which is equals 0.56

In other words...
Forum: Beginners 07-15-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 830
Posted By quorneng
RayDF If you maintain the planes exact center...

RayDF
If you maintain the planes exact center of gravity I doubt you will notice that much difference.
It will have to fly a bit faster (not that much as lift is proportional to the square of the...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 05-25-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 68
:)
Views: 3,665
Posted By quorneng
Hi Chellie I shall be watching this with...

Hi Chellie
I shall be watching this with interest.
What will be its span?

Just for interest the booms on my 53" O-2 (337) are hollow built up in 3mm Depron and nothing else - no reinforcing at...
Forum: Beginners 02-03-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,487
Posted By quorneng
DavidR8 You may have to accept that take offs...

DavidR8
You may have to accept that take offs are not really practical in your situation and as a result any undercarriage becomes a liability.
My field is at least grass but it is would be called...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-07-2013, 11:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,987
Posted By quorneng
In the early days of monoplane fighters there was...

In the early days of monoplane fighters there was a concern that they would not make good gun platforms due to significant trim changes with speed so in a dog fight it would be difficult (read even...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 11-30-2013, 03:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,614
Posted By quorneng
The real star is Chellie for having the courage...

The real star is Chellie for having the courage to organise it!
Many thanks.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-29-2013, 11:59 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 14,388
Posted By quorneng
Chellie Looks excellent, well done. I hope...

Chellie
Looks excellent, well done.

I hope its flight characteristics are not too challenging with that long nose and short tail!
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-23-2013, 03:20 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 14,388
Posted By quorneng
A longer gear does seem to be required as you...

A longer gear does seem to be required as you will have to rotate to get sufficient AoA to lift off but I would add a stout wire skid as well to protect the prop (or always land dead stick like I do!...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 10-02-2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,326
Posted By quorneng
Chellie As an experiment I did fly this (a...

Chellie
As an experiment I did fly this (a brushless with a 120mm PC cooling fan)
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With the cowl removed.
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It did use a little bit less power but to my mind it did not compensate...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-12-2013, 03:41 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 14,388
Posted By quorneng
Chellie That's quite a bit of Depron bending!...

Chellie
That's quite a bit of Depron bending! It looks very nice

I have laminated 2 or more layers of thin 2mm Depron to get a sharp curve using PVA as the glue. It has to held firmly in place...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-08-2013, 11:56 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 14,388
Posted By quorneng
Very nice - just about the size of my Fairey...

Very nice - just about the size of my Fairey Delta 2.

Not quite sure of the "wider tips for RC use..." though. True scale is half the fun!

Now if I crash and destroy one of my existing EDFs I...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-07-2013, 12:28 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 16,788
Posted By quorneng
I hate to stick my head above the parapet but...

I hate to stick my head above the parapet but this is a scratch build blog & contest.
Chellie has tried to make it as open as possible by allowing 'modified' kits but a line has to be drawn...
Forum: Beginners 06-20-2013, 11:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,949
Posted By quorneng
Panther The slightly raised internal resistance...

Panther
The slightly raised internal resistance on one cell is unlikely to effect the ability to accept full charge but as you suggest that cell (or parts of it) will get hotter causing further...
Forum: Foamies 04-19-2013, 11:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,494
Posted By quorneng
It is perfectly possible to fly big wings with a...

It is perfectly possible to fly big wings with a small tail
but it will probably be very tricky to control and keep in the air.
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This certainly is but it is very light so flies pretty...
Forum: Beginners 12-29-2012, 09:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,851
Posted By quorneng
Moving the linkage to another hole does not alter...

Moving the linkage to another hole does not alter the centre position of the control surface but by how much it is moved by the servo.

The centre position is adjusted by altering the effective...
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