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Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-01-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 291
Posted By dereckbc
It is CW from Pilot or behind POV, CCW looking...

It is CW from Pilot or behind POV, CCW looking from the front or head on. Either that or all 4 of my planes fly backwards.
Forum: Beginners 07-01-2015, 07:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 335
Posted By dereckbc
Same thing happened to me with my Apprentice...

Same thing happened to me with my Apprentice about two years ago. When I called HH and told them, without question they sent me a new plane. After drilling the service rep I can to find out the ESC...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-30-2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 291
Posted By dereckbc
From what perspective are referring? They turn CW...

From what perspective are referring? They turn CW from pilot POV, CCW in front POV

Anyway in the Northern hemisphere they turn CW and southern hemisphere turn CCW just like Tornadoes, Cyclones,...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-26-2015, 01:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 291
Posted By dereckbc
I have been to three different clubs now. I do...

I have been to three different clubs now. I do not know of anyone who flies electrics that bother with prop balancing. I tried when I first started, did not notice any difference in performance. Aft...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-25-2015, 02:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 293
Posted By dereckbc
I like mine too, but it will give you problems on...

I like mine too, but it will give you problems on some parts. That is how I found out. Want a rudder or wings, sorry Charlie.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-25-2015, 03:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 293
Posted By dereckbc
Beats me. Keep in mind I do not know that as...

Beats me. Keep in mind I do not know that as fact. I just passed on the info I picked up on RCG.

With that said as you know Horizon Hobbies owns both Park Zone and Eflite. My guess is just a...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 06-25-2015, 03:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 250
Posted By dereckbc
It has to do with Internal Resistance of the lead...

It has to do with Internal Resistance of the lead acid battery and State of Charge.

With higher current means, higher voltage drop. Flooded Lead Acid batteries have fairly high internal...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-24-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 293
Posted By dereckbc
I think I found the answer on that other forum if...

I think I found the answer on that other forum if anyone is interested.

HH is doing away with the Park Zone name which the Visionaire was under. The new Night Visionaire, same plane upgraded with...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-24-2015, 04:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 293
Posted By dereckbc
Visionaire Discontinued

Any know why?

It is a great plane and I am puzzled why it was discontinued. I know they have the night version, but why cancel the original?
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 06-17-2015, 05:18 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 672
Posted By dereckbc
You just now discovered this? Been that way for...

You just now discovered this? Been that way for over 10 years now. You can prevent applications from tracking your movement, but there is nothing you can do to prevent your carrier (cellular phone...
Forum: 3D Flying 06-08-2015, 09:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 818
Posted By dereckbc
I understand that. I think that is the beauty of...

I understand that. I think that is the beauty of the Visionaire with gyro RX. When I roll inverted it maintains the angle of attack as it rolls on the planes longitudinal axis. At least that is the...
Forum: 3D Flying 06-08-2015, 09:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 818
Posted By dereckbc
That tells me you are slightly nose heavy. I just...

That tells me you are slightly nose heavy. I just followed the advice from the Inventor of the Visionaire. Some hot shot 3D pilot named Quique Somenzini.

I was having trouble with doing basic 3D...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-08-2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 774
Posted By dereckbc
Robin I guess it depends on what you call ON DUTY...

Robin I guess it depends on what you call ON DUTY


The Visionaire has two modes, 3D and Sport. In 3D uses the gyros and holds the plane in any attitude you put it in assuming you have enough...
Forum: 3D Flying 06-08-2015, 07:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 818
Posted By dereckbc
What I ended up doing is finding the Cg so when...

What I ended up doing is finding the Cg so when the plane is inverted flies just like right side up at half power without having to use any elevators to maintain attitude. Seems to work great, the...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-06-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 774
Posted By dereckbc
I think you can, at least the one in the...

I think you can, at least the one in the Visionaire I have you can. They call on/off as 3D/Sport modes.

I have an Apprentice and it has an off mode called Expert, the other two are Novice and...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-04-2015, 03:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 774
Posted By dereckbc
The lighter and faster you go, the more you need...

The lighter and faster you go, the more you need fly by wire. Today Fly by Wire is so good you can learn to fly an RC without an instructor. I do not suggest it, but I only had one quick lesson. Next...
Forum: 3D Flying 06-02-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 818
Posted By dereckbc
that is true. This 3D pilot...

that is true. This 3D pilot (http://www.theguardian.com/world/video/2013/may/01/747-cargo-plane-crash-bagram-airbase-video) found out the hard way.
Forum: 3D Flying 05-30-2015, 04:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 818
Posted By dereckbc
Let's Talk CG

For 3D flight where do we want the CG to be for harriers and hovering.
Forum: 3D Flying 05-29-2015, 07:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 796
Posted By dereckbc
Well crap, James was all excited about the...

Well crap, James was all excited about the Techone YAK until he downloaded the manual and seen the Installation Instructions requiring a lot of cutting and poking holes to make room for wires and...
Forum: 3D Flying 05-28-2015, 02:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 796
Posted By dereckbc
If it were for me I would agree. I also have a...

If it were for me I would agree. I also have a Extra 300 that uses 3S 2100.

I think Jim uses 3S 2xxx something too. Only issue I see is we are in North TX north of DFW. A dead calm day here is 10...
Forum: 3D Flying 05-27-2015, 09:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 796
Posted By dereckbc
Just want to make sure we are on the same page....

Just want to make sure we are on the same page. Is this the plane (http://www.nitroplanes.com/02a-008-1100mm-yak54-3d-epp-arf.html) you are talking about?

It looks larger than the one in your...
Forum: 3D Flying 05-27-2015, 04:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 796
Posted By dereckbc
OK the Techone Yak has my interest. The ARF needs...

OK the Techone Yak has my interest. The ARF needs a 4 channel RX which is not a problem but could use some advice. He and I both have Spektrun TX. Not sure what RX it would need other than 4 channel.
Forum: 3D Flying 05-27-2015, 04:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 796
Posted By dereckbc
I fully understand what the gyros are doing for...

I fully understand what the gyros are doing for me, and why I have trouble on the sim. I did try the profile Edge and did OK. Did knife Edge and Flat Spins first try. Took a while but got to where I...
Forum: 3D Flying 05-27-2015, 03:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 796
Posted By dereckbc
IRL? I do find the Edge 540 easier to fly...

IRL?

I do find the Edge 540 easier to fly than the Visionaire in the simulator, but the Visionaire in the simulator flies nothing like the real thing. Well I guess it does if you are talking...
Forum: 3D Flying 05-26-2015, 09:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 796
Posted By dereckbc
Funny you should bring that up. I am what you...

Funny you should bring that up. I am what you would call a beginner. Started two years ago. Have 3 planes. First was an Apprentice 15, Extra 300, and a Visionaire. All three are in good shape.
...
Forum: 3D Flying 05-26-2015, 04:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 796
Posted By dereckbc
First 3D Plane.

Hey guys I think I know the answer to my question but just wan to double check.

Have a friend who wants to buy his first 3D plane and wants to know which is the easiest for a beginner.


I...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-10-2015, 05:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 933
Posted By dereckbc
To tell how much money the other guy makes.

To tell how much money the other guy makes.
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 05-10-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,006
Posted By dereckbc
Yep interesting. Looks like ham radio operators...

Yep interesting. Looks like ham radio operators which is a dying hobby. You got 2 kids and 29 fossils. :D
Forum: Brushless Motor Construction 05-09-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,360
Posted By dereckbc
You bet there is. It is the basis of almost all...

You bet there is. It is the basis of almost all over unity SCAMS. Great way to rip people off like HHO systems for your car.
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 03-30-2015, 04:55 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,016
Posted By dereckbc
Couple of thoughts here. First engine thrust...

Couple of thoughts here.

First engine thrust does not need to exceed 1:1 ratio to obtain speed of sound. If that were the case all 3D models could go sonic. The Concord SST only had a thrust ratio...
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