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Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 03-29-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 350
Posted By mclarkson
I'm pretty sure that Hobby People's popular Phase...

I'm pretty sure that Hobby People's popular Phase 3 Squall (http://www.hobbypeople.net/index.php/rc-planes/airplanes/edf-jets/phase-3-squall-kit-with-thrust-vector-included-no-motor-fan-esc.html) and...
Forum: Beginners 03-06-2014, 04:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 318
Posted By mclarkson
He was talking about the input voltage. (Roughly...

He was talking about the input voltage. (Roughly speaking, the more cells, the higher the voltage.)

Some ESCs will handle, say, 3-cell or 4-cell batteries. Some will handle 2-cell batteries. Some...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-04-2014, 02:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 346
Posted By mclarkson
That's pretty much my understanding as well. The...

That's pretty much my understanding as well. The worst reception possible is when the Tx and Rx antennae are pointing directly at each other.
Forum: ParkFlyers 12-27-2013, 02:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 571
Posted By mclarkson
Glad to hear it helped a bit, at least. :)

Glad to hear it helped a bit, at least. :)
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-09-2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 13,946
Posted By mclarkson
Congrats!

Congrats!
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-01-2013, 10:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,028
Posted By mclarkson
That's a very cool plane. Good luck with the...

That's a very cool plane. Good luck with the build!
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 11-15-2013, 10:08 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 4,788
Posted By mclarkson
A pretty amazing re-build there. Best of luck...

A pretty amazing re-build there. Best of luck with the maiden!
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-29-2013, 08:52 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 4,788
Posted By mclarkson
That's some tall gear! :D Now go fly it!

That's some tall gear! :D Now go fly it!
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-23-2013, 04:18 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 4,788
Posted By mclarkson
Can you move the rear/main gear backwards at all?...

Can you move the rear/main gear backwards at all? The closer it is to the prop, the less the prop will dip when you rotate.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-24-2013, 08:11 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 4,788
Posted By mclarkson
For non-structural bits, you can even go with...

For non-structural bits, you can even go with white poster board.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-20-2013, 10:12 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 4,788
Posted By mclarkson
That's lookin' really sharp, Chellie!

That's lookin' really sharp, Chellie!
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-19-2013, 02:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,375
Posted By mclarkson
That's looking pretty wicked.

That's looking pretty wicked.
Forum: Foamies 08-25-2013, 05:31 AM
Replies: 5,458
Views: 310,493
Posted By mclarkson
Was there a rush to get some gliders up before it...

Was there a rush to get some gliders up before it faded out? :D
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-25-2013, 02:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,493
Posted By mclarkson
Calculations will only get you close; you'll have...

Calculations will only get you close; you'll have to test in the real world to be sure.

The pitch tells you - in theory - how far forward the prop pulls the plane with every revolution. So a prop...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-24-2013, 10:40 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,493
Posted By mclarkson
So ... that's a 7-cell lipo on a 400kV motor???

So ... that's a 7-cell lipo on a 400kV motor???
Forum: Beginners 08-12-2013, 12:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 592
Posted By mclarkson
D/R == dual rate. Yours is set so that, in one...

D/R == dual rate. Yours is set so that, in one position, the aileron moves 70% of its full mechanical travel range. In the other position, it moves 100% of its full range.

Expo == exponential. It...
Forum: Warbird Electrics 08-07-2013, 10:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 907
Posted By mclarkson
I cannot count the number of crashes I haven't...

I cannot count the number of crashes I haven't had for just that reason. I would say, the way I fly, it's probably about one per flight. :D
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-04-2013, 11:33 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,017
Posted By mclarkson
I've never heard of plain ol' heat causing...

I've never heard of plain ol' heat causing problems. I live in Kansas. We can't match your humidity but it gets to 110+ in the summer. (Hot glue melts off the planes - I don't use it.)

LiPos will...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-04-2013, 11:16 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,017
Posted By mclarkson
I do NOT recommend NiCads. The danger of LiPos is...

I do NOT recommend NiCads. The danger of LiPos is often really over-stated. If you use a proper charger you are almost certainly fine. (In three years and countless charges on dozens and dozens of...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-23-2013, 05:14 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,985
Posted By mclarkson
Great to hear it!

Great to hear it!
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-21-2013, 10:23 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,400
Posted By mclarkson
Yes. The kV rating is inherent to the motor...

Yes. The kV rating is inherent to the motor itself. It is the theoretical unloaded rotation speed of that motor per volt of input. By unloaded, I mean without a propeller.

Let’s look at a 1000kV...
Forum: Foamies 07-17-2013, 04:35 AM
Replies: 3,665
Views: 365,929
Posted By mclarkson
Congrats!

Congrats!
Forum: Foamies 07-15-2013, 01:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 942
Posted By mclarkson
Warning: standard, cheap hot glue is not a...

Warning: standard, cheap hot glue is not a reliable bond if you have weather that is too hot. If I put a model in my trunk and drive 15-20 minutes to the flying field in weather over 100 degrees,...
Forum: Foamies 07-14-2013, 09:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 942
Posted By mclarkson
I'd say there's about an 80% chance that it's a...

I'd say there's about an 80% chance that it's a bent shaft.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-01-2013, 10:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 615
Posted By mclarkson
The best wheels I've ever had for tall grass are...

The best wheels I've ever had for tall grass are the super-ugly stock GWS wheels that come with Slow Sticks, Tiger Moths, etc. I HATE the way they look, but they cut thru the grass pretty well.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-01-2013, 10:17 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,576
Posted By mclarkson
First off, lighter is generally better so don't...

First off, lighter is generally better so don't worry about it being 'too light.' It'll just float for ya.

My two weigh 20 ounces and 22.5 ounces.

Dead level with the 'pencil test' should be...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 06-17-2013, 09:43 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,576
Posted By mclarkson
First off, this is a great plane! If you build it...

First off, this is a great plane! If you build it stone stock it'll fly great.

The landing gear are weak and ugly. You'll probably want to do something about that. I'm happy to share my mods if...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-29-2013, 06:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,120
Posted By mclarkson
Movable Pilot - nothing that hasn't been done before

Hardly original, but this is something I’ve wanted to do for a long time – give one of my pilots some mobility, so they can turn their head to see where they’re going. I picked my ever first pilot,...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-24-2013, 08:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 635
Posted By mclarkson
I've got a few night fliers. My oldest is my...

I've got a few night fliers. My oldest is my venerable Stryker.
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(Sorry for the annotations - they were added for...
Forum: Beginners 05-23-2013, 05:58 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,096
Posted By mclarkson
Never flown the Pole Cat, but it's hard to argue...

Never flown the Pole Cat, but it's hard to argue with the Champ as a great trainer, and the T-28 as a great aileron trainer.

I think my ultra-micros went: Night Vapor, J-3 Cub, T-28. That Cub is...
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