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Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-28-2008, 09:02 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 36,704
Posted By Doc Pete
With the average beginner (no sim time, and have...

With the average beginner (no sim time, and have a life other than breathing only r/c), the buddy box is the only way I really like helping anyone. I've had too many newbies give it the "other left"...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-29-2007, 04:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,112
Posted By Doc Pete
I can't argue that either. I'm just totally blown...

I can't argue that either. I'm just totally blown away how bad the snap is compared to nothing with the more forward CG. Also, I would expect some sort of snapping using down, but it just isn't...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-28-2007, 11:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,112
Posted By Doc Pete
Thanks Paul, I'm ready to try anything. I...

Thanks Paul,
I'm ready to try anything. I really like how the model will tumble/flip inverted like a small foamie, yet flys very stable and smooth if you don't yank the elevator.
Pete
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-28-2007, 01:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,112
Posted By Doc Pete
the CG balance point is about 1" from the back of...

the CG balance point is about 1" from the back of the wing, or about 1" in front of where the ailerons mount.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-28-2007, 01:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,112
Posted By Doc Pete
So you think you know airplanes.....

OK,
I have a SS body with a full sym. wing. The wing is a standard 15% wing, 8" chord and 48" span. All up weight is 15 oz.
Now, I just moved the CG back to about 90%. Outside loops are full flips...
Forum: Power Systems 09-06-2007, 12:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,037
Posted By Doc Pete
Sure be nice if you did a bit of testing and gave...

Sure be nice if you did a bit of testing and gave us some rpm/amps/wattage for a few standard SF props.
Thanks much,
Pete
Forum: Power Systems 09-05-2007, 01:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,037
Posted By Doc Pete
Thanks for letting me know I'm crazy. I knew...

Thanks for letting me know I'm crazy. I knew that!!! :silly::)
Seriously though, I'm trying to stay away from using a big/heavy battery, which is what I was interested in the amperage.
FWIW,...
Forum: Power Systems 09-04-2007, 05:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,037
Posted By Doc Pete
With the secret codes of all these darn motors,...

With the secret codes of all these darn motors, it's impossible to keep things straight ;-).
Forum: Power Systems 09-04-2007, 01:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,037
Posted By Doc Pete
I agree Dr. K. However, with that in mind, how...

I agree Dr. K. However, with that in mind, how come my friend's true hacker a20 runs 23 amps with the recommended 10x4.7 prop. He says it's a monster, but is basically afraid to run it because, with...
Forum: Power Systems 09-04-2007, 01:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,037
Posted By Doc Pete
I'm just assuming a typing error by the...

I'm just assuming a typing error by the respondie. Also, unless it's hidden, "Hacker" doesn't make an "A22". Now, I'd really like to hear more real-life performance and specs on these...
Forum: Power Systems 09-02-2007, 07:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,037
Posted By Doc Pete
My Friend just told he was running 22 amps on his...

My Friend just told he was running 22 amps on his a20, with the standard prop and repropped it because he though he should be down in the 15 amp range. Performance dropped and he was not happy. I...
Forum: Power Systems 09-02-2007, 06:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,037
Posted By Doc Pete
Paul, Thanks. The spes say 19 amps as burst...

Paul,
Thanks. The spes say 19 amps as burst (meltdown) limit.
It's good to hear the motor can run that high. Is it still holding it's power running the amps than high???
Forum: Power Systems 09-02-2007, 03:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,037
Posted By Doc Pete
a30/28s vs. a20/20L

Ok, I know I'm gonna get every opinion under the sun, but if I could just get some "seat of the pants" comparison of these two motors, I'd love you guy's to death ;-).

They both have a 15A...
Forum: ParkFlyers 08-25-2007, 12:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,243
Posted By Doc Pete
OOP's, I think you made a mistake. Taking out...

OOP's, I think you made a mistake. Taking out dihedral will and does "decrease" rudder responsiveness (effectiveness). If you want more response "increase" the dihedral.
Forum: ParkFlyers 08-24-2007, 08:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,243
Posted By Doc Pete
Ah, a flyer with brains, too...............

Ah, a flyer with brains, too...............
Forum: ParkFlyers 08-24-2007, 05:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,243
Posted By Doc Pete
Yup, What's funny is, a super light SS allows...

Yup,
What's funny is, a super light SS allows you to do many things a heavier one just can't, and is plenty strong even for winds that let you fly backwards (in relation to the ground). The problem...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-17-2007, 11:30 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,990
Posted By Doc Pete
As they say, if you have it under control, have a...

As they say, if you have it under control, have a ball with it.............
Forum: Beginners 07-17-2007, 05:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,511
Posted By Doc Pete
You stop being a beginner when "You" fly the...

You stop being a beginner when "You" fly the plane where you want it, and it doesn't fly you............
If you makes excuses for not landing "near" where you want, or say you got "hit" and crash...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-17-2007, 05:30 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,990
Posted By Doc Pete
Well, I hope you realize what's going on....

Well, I hope you realize what's going on. "IF"...... you can fly inverted, which is the position of the plane at the top of the loop..............."THEN", the reason it snaps is because it's just...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-16-2007, 01:51 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,990
Posted By Doc Pete
Yeah....... Now I can see why it doesn't like...

Yeah....... Now I can see why it doesn't like inverted too much.......I need to read more before I start giving advice..........
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-15-2007, 04:59 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,990
Posted By Doc Pete
OOP's, I didn't read well enough. Sorry I don't...

OOP's, I didn't read well enough. Sorry I don't what plane you have, but since it's not a symmetrical wing, all bets are off. Flying a wing as you describe is kinda like asking a 72' Pinto to drive...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-15-2007, 02:48 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,990
Posted By Doc Pete
If it loops just fine with the flaps down it's...

If it loops just fine with the flaps down it's like reflexing the ailerons up. IOW, with the flaps down the inside of the wing stalls first and the outside keeps flying.
Is it possible the model is...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-14-2007, 05:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,990
Posted By Doc Pete
Err......... No, not really. I have a plane that...

Err......... No, not really. I have a plane that will fly slow, loop in ten feet, not stall and has the CG at 65%.
Airfoil design and weight are part of the problem. I'd add a tad of up in each...
Forum: General RC E-Heli Talk 06-19-2007, 05:15 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 20,059
Posted By Doc Pete
Update

FWIW,
We've had lots of calls about the new DX7 trans. Our Elite tray "will" fit the DX7.
Hope this helps,
Pete
Owner..... Petal manufacturing, maker of Elite transmitters trays.
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 06-14-2007, 05:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,855
Posted By Doc Pete
Yes, I gave my receiver to Balsa Products (way...

Yes, I gave my receiver to Balsa Products (way back when), and they did the testing (agreed with me) and gave the feedback to the manufacturer. I understand the new version is out......
Let me know...
Forum: Brushless Motor Construction 06-07-2007, 05:26 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,126
Posted By Doc Pete
I hate to tell ya, but it's just one of those...

I hate to tell ya, but it's just one of those good things in life. You will be happy...........
Pete
Forum: Brushless Motor Construction 06-06-2007, 05:36 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,126
Posted By Doc Pete
Err................. there are times when you...

Err................. there are times when you just need to bit the bullet and dump the problem.......
How do you argue with $13 bp12's/etc. that run well????
http://stores.ebay.com/Heads-Up-RC
Forum: Power Systems 05-20-2007, 11:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,841
Posted By Doc Pete
Well...........after changing the eflight and...

Well...........after changing the eflight and putting on another of my Himaxx motors, the Himaxx is basically noiseless. I really like that, since part of the electrics is their quiteness.
Pete
Forum: Foamies 05-03-2007, 01:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,570
Posted By Doc Pete
FWIW, I'm a pretty good pilot and my friend is...

FWIW,
I'm a pretty good pilot and my friend is a fairly good newbie..........
After flying my SS with the stock motor, and having my friend with the same setup, we both agree putting on a BP12 with...
Forum: Foamies 04-26-2007, 10:26 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,375
Posted By Doc Pete
Err, there's no real "proper angle". It all...

Err, there's no real "proper angle". It all depends on what you want and the size of your rudder.
In the older days, we would set an angle and then just glass the top and bottom of the center...
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