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Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-18-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 738
Posted By FlyWheel
Lightbulb Drop away undercarriage. :tc: v-Mx3LPrL9w ...

Drop away undercarriage. :tc:

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Nice looking bird, it even flies scale like! Not that I've ever had the privilege of seeing one, but it flies the way I would think a...
Forum: Humor 04-18-2014, 03:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 116
Posted By FlyWheel
Can we suspend an admin's account? :)

Can we suspend an admin's account? :)
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-18-2014, 03:12 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,093
Posted By FlyWheel
Build Review I think I may need ballast

When I started this build it was under the assumption it would be naturally tail heavy, so I left out the middle decking behind the rear spar to help lighten the tail. That no longer being a problem...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-17-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,093
Posted By FlyWheel
Moving the motor back is out, I already have it...

Moving the motor back is out, I already have it at the point where the blades when folded clear the LE by about 1-2mm (1/16"). Forward would of course be self defeating in this case. I may be able to...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-17-2014, 12:01 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,093
Posted By FlyWheel
No, just a 2808-24 outrunner with a 9x5 prop, as...

No, just a 2808-24 outrunner with a 9x5 prop, as recommended by Motocalc. I did move the wing servos forward and eliminated the no longer needed servo trays, but they sat barely an inch behind the...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-16-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,093
Posted By FlyWheel
I thoght this plane was suppoesed to be TAIL heavy?!

Well Tom, maybe it is when empty.

I set the elevons on top of the trailing edge of the wings and the tail fin and rudder on the end of the 'bat tail' and with the fuse on the marked CG it...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-15-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,093
Posted By FlyWheel
Build Review I got the undercarriage built, this took awhile...

I got the undercarriage built, this took awhile as I was pretty much building from an idea (someday I must get back into drafting up plans first... :oops: ).
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Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-15-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,093
Posted By FlyWheel
Build Review I haven't been able to get into the hanger much...

I haven't been able to get into the hanger much lately, I did manage to get the nose trimmed down so the prop is positioned in front of the wing much as in the plan; I did fudge just a little to...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 04-14-2014, 12:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 166
Posted By FlyWheel
oh. Well if I have to top them off anyway before...

oh. Well if I have to top them off anyway before I go out them I may as well stick with the NiMH, as that was what I was hoping to avoid.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-12-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,093
Posted By FlyWheel
Question OK, I have a question about the design of this...

OK, I have a question about the design of this plane; I can see no down or side thrust for the motor in either the plans or the instructions, is this correct? ????
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 04-12-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 166
Posted By FlyWheel
Great. My charger has a LiFe mode, will balance...

Great. My charger has a LiFe mode, will balance and I think my TX low battery alarm, a preemptive audio warning that the battery voltage will soon be too low, starts beeping somewhere just below 9.6V...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 04-12-2014, 03:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 166
Posted By FlyWheel
Question LiFe battery pack for older Hitec

I have an old HiTec Flash5X (72MHz)) transmitter that currently uses a 1000mAH 8cell nickel metal hydride pack. it works OK, but if I want it to last for more than a few flights I have to charge it...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-11-2014, 03:05 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,093
Posted By FlyWheel
Kewel video! They look like faeries floating...

Kewel video! They look like faeries floating around.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zq4MdPlR0Qo
None of them are Elipstiks, but very entertaining to watch. And yes, this bird is a natural for the...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 04-11-2014, 02:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 321
Posted By FlyWheel
Thanks for clearing that up. I do know that they...

Thanks for clearing that up. I do know that they are similar in a lot of things, that's probably why.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-10-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 452
Posted By FlyWheel
Don't get me wrong, when I say float I'm not...

Don't get me wrong, when I say float I'm not referring to weight alone. If that was the do-all-end-all then we would all be attaching receivers to bird feathers! A plane with a thin airfoil needs...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 04-10-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 321
Posted By FlyWheel
Smile Thank for the info, I bought a used one with both...

Thank for the info, I bought a used one with both modules (2.4 & 72) from a member on RCGroups. I use CC Berg receivers which I believe automatically detect the shift of the transmitter upon power-up...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-09-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,093
Posted By FlyWheel
Build Review Got the elevators done, I also designed a new...

Got the elevators done, I also designed a new firewall. I'll have to wait until the new motor mount arrives before I can drill it out, install it and make the motor hood. I also have to find the...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-09-2014, 12:18 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,093
Posted By FlyWheel
Build Review Ok, back to the build. Today was spent building...

Ok, back to the build. Today was spent building the top side of this plane. I did start with the rudder though.
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Although I used the soft wood for the top ribs I soaked them anyway so...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-08-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 452
Posted By FlyWheel
That is a good philosophy, Solent. Ideally, every...

That is a good philosophy, Solent. Ideally, every gram/ounce that goes into a plane should have earned it's ticket. IMO the amount of 'dead' weight in a plane is proportional to the lack of...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-08-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 823
Posted By FlyWheel
So what you're proposing is a scratchdesign...

So what you're proposing is a scratchdesign plane. Many folks consider any build in which the builder selects and purchases their own wood (none is supplied) and builds from plans even if those plans...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-08-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 452
Posted By FlyWheel
...If for no other reason that this is a...

...If for no other reason that this is a sailplane; it's supposed to float, not bore through the air! :D
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-08-2014, 03:53 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,093
Posted By FlyWheel
Well I got an E from Atlanta hobby and it seems...

Well I got an E from Atlanta hobby and it seems they no longer carry the AXi motor mounts that they clearly display for sale on their site (and even let me 'buy'). So I had to find another source...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-08-2014, 03:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 452
Posted By FlyWheel
I second that. Tail weight has a much greater...

I second that. Tail weight has a much greater effect on CoG than nose weight (has to do with leverage). Just subtracting an ounce from the rear can result in many ounces you WONT have to add to the...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-06-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,093
Posted By FlyWheel
And I didn't even invite him, he just jumped in...

And I didn't even invite him, he just jumped in when I started asking tech questions! He must have some sort of program that alert's him every time someone mentions one of his kits on that forum (I...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-06-2014, 12:01 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,093
Posted By FlyWheel
I haven't been in the hobby that long, and never...

I haven't been in the hobby that long, and never to the degree a lot of others are here (that, and I try my best to NOT crash).
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 04-05-2014, 11:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 123
Posted By FlyWheel
Convenience, I have a freezer in my...

Convenience, I have a freezer in my hanger/workshop. Haven't used it to store the batteries yet though. I was just wondering should I ever need long term storage.
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 04-05-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 123
Posted By FlyWheel
Question Thaw before charging?

If a LiPo battery has been stored in a freezer (at storage voltage) does it need to be thawed out before charging to full voltage or can it be charged cold?
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-05-2014, 02:42 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,093
Posted By FlyWheel
I spent most of the day playing taxi driver so I...

I spent most of the day playing taxi driver so I didn't get any building done. I did get to stop by the hobby shop though and picked up some stuff....
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-04-2014, 01:34 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,093
Posted By FlyWheel
Thanks. It's nice to know all the help I gave my...

Thanks. It's nice to know all the help I gave my father when he was building fine furniture isn't going to waste. I'll bet he never thought the skills he was teaching me would ever fly for real...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-03-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,093
Posted By FlyWheel
Build Review Got a little more done...

I put on the little pieces of .125" x .250" balsa that are supposed to be tucked onto the bottom ribs behind/against the leading edge (I didn't get to those yesterday). Also made up the center risers...
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