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Forum: Warbird Electrics 09-25-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,023
Posted By xmech2k
Just want to pass on an FYI. I read over at RCG...

Just want to pass on an FYI. I read over at RCG to watch out for the flap hinges. I read about one that separated in flight. They said the hinges aren't really good for bi surfaces.

Looks like fun...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 09-22-2015, 10:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,101
Posted By xmech2k
Great job! Too bad the rough field took it's...

Great job! Too bad the rough field took it's toll... Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 09-21-2015, 08:39 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,838
Posted By xmech2k
After 10 months, I thought I'd revisit this old...

After 10 months, I thought I'd revisit this old thread. Thanks to the RC Flight Log app, I've been documenting my flights for perhaps a year. The Phantom is now up to 38 flights and around 2 hours...
Forum: Foamies 09-21-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 862
Posted By xmech2k
Those can take a 6s on the stock system? Looks...

Those can take a 6s on the stock system? Looks like fun, but I fly at a paved runway, and we don't even have nice grass next to it. I need my wheels! :sad:
Forum: Scale E-Powered Aircraft 09-14-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 857
Posted By xmech2k
Happy birthday! Nothing like moving up in...

Happy birthday! Nothing like moving up in aircraft performance, is there?
Forum: Beginners 09-09-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 437
Posted By xmech2k
I would not labs them fully charged any...

I would not labs them fully charged any significant length of time. I've read that their internal resistance builds as they sit fly charged. I know of several club members who do it and wonder why...
Forum: Special Interest Aircraft 09-07-2015, 06:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 787
Posted By xmech2k
The horror!!!!! ...

The horror!!!!!

http://www.kellermedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/scared.jpg

Actually, I think any really unique plane is cool. I love them. It was built to do a specific job, so you have...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-07-2015, 06:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 793
Posted By xmech2k
Had some nice flights, helped training a young...

Had some nice flights, helped training a young new member and maidened one of his new planes successfully, another less successful maiden for a friend(Bad battery connector), and club BBQ yesterday...
Forum: Crash and Safety Forum 09-07-2015, 06:07 AM
Replies: 2,005
Views: 214,161
Posted By xmech2k
Oh, the carnage! LOL! your video had me fooled at...

Oh, the carnage! LOL! your video had me fooled at first. With the background noise I thought it was actual cockpit footage for a moment! Thanks for sharing. :D
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-31-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,296
Posted By xmech2k
Because as he said, that other brand tx he got...

Because as he said, that other brand tx he got didn't suffer any brownouts, so those other radios don't need electricity to work. It's obvious, isn't it?
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-29-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 45,189
Posted By xmech2k
Scottnp, while a lot of information has been sent...

Scottnp, while a lot of information has been sent your way, I thought a little explanation on the motor not running might help. Almost all ESC's (Electronic Speed Control) want to see an idle signal...
Forum: Crash and Safety Forum 08-29-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 2,005
Views: 214,161
Posted By xmech2k
Bummer! I'm absolutely amazed how she stayed in...

Bummer! I'm absolutely amazed how she stayed in the orientation after the 'incident'. What are the odds? Hope it's not too hard to fix.

Oh, and I need to see some more of your new pilot....
Forum: Crash and Safety Forum 08-27-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 2,005
Views: 214,161
Posted By xmech2k
Sorry to hear that Hawk. 2 planes lost signal? Do...

Sorry to hear that Hawk. 2 planes lost signal? Do you suspect your tx or something else? That would be troubling.
Forum: Crash and Safety Forum 08-26-2015, 04:59 AM
Replies: 2,005
Views: 214,161
Posted By xmech2k
Well, hope the aftermath wasn't too bad.

Well, hope the aftermath wasn't too bad.
Forum: Crash and Safety Forum 08-25-2015, 04:25 PM
Replies: 2,005
Views: 214,161
Posted By xmech2k
Ummm, is that fuzzy thing with horns a rarely...

Ummm, is that fuzzy thing with horns a rarely seen gremlin, removing the battery from your plane in-flight?
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 08-24-2015, 01:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,535
Posted By xmech2k
Sorry again for the mishap, crxmanpat. ...

Sorry again for the mishap, crxmanpat.

Quorneng, yes, the German Air Force experience with the 104 is what I was referring to. I thought they wound up trying to use them in ground attack roles....
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-23-2015, 08:29 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 19,448
Posted By xmech2k
Looks great, Nigel! Thanks for sharing.

Looks great, Nigel! Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Beginners 08-23-2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 607
Posted By xmech2k
Another idea: Are you using the same batteries...

Another idea: Are you using the same batteries your Cub's been using? They may be toast. Do you have a wattmeter or at least a batt checker that plugs into the balance plug of the battery? Plug in...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 08-23-2015, 02:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,535
Posted By xmech2k
I got a chance to assemble my 104 last night....

I got a chance to assemble my 104 last night. Maidened and got a 2nd flight in today. Wow! I'm very happy with this one. Barely needed trimming. Flies great. Easier than My E-Flite F-4. And I can't...
Forum: Humor 08-21-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 507
Posted By xmech2k
:D:p>

:D:p>
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 08-21-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,535
Posted By xmech2k
Thanks for the great write-up, crx! The tips will...

Thanks for the great write-up, crx! The tips will help when I assemble mine. I also painted my elev and rud servos, but instead of mixing paints, I used Testors Flat Brown #1166 and it looks like a...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-20-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 19,448
Posted By xmech2k
+1! Wish I had more time to build my own, but I...

+1! Wish I had more time to build my own, but I appreciate them all. Cheap, expensive, big, small, whatever!
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-19-2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 19,448
Posted By xmech2k
Glad to see it Nigel! Sorry to hear about the...

Glad to see it Nigel! Sorry to hear about the little mishap but glad to see it was easily fixed. I guess there's a reason those were renamed crap-o-techs!

My XF5U I built for the contest is still...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-18-2015, 10:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,227
Posted By xmech2k
Yeah. If a light doesn't work in your car, are...

Yeah. If a light doesn't work in your car, are you going to start chasing wires first, or check the light bulb? Is the CG right? KISS method.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-18-2015, 04:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,227
Posted By xmech2k
[popcorn] Great stuff! I'm still rooting for...

[popcorn] Great stuff!

I'm still rooting for Nigel's solution. CG.
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 08-06-2015, 04:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 447
Posted By xmech2k
No login retention problem here. As mentioned...

No login retention problem here. As mentioned above, a few others and myself noted several weeks ago the slow loading of the 'new posts' page. Not nearly enough to keep me away, but a few of our...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-30-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,474
Posted By xmech2k
You mean their intentions? As far as the...

You mean their intentions?

As far as the hobby being more important than the camera, I see it as the merging of 2 hobbies. RC flight and photography/videography. (And yes I use the term RC flight...
Forum: Multi-Rotors 07-23-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,674
Posted By xmech2k
I'm still amazed at the uproar over the gun quad...

I'm still amazed at the uproar over the gun quad video. Not because of what it is, but because IIRC, I saw a similar video a year or 2 back, the guy sounded like he had a Russian accent or similar....
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-21-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 2,454
Views: 197,009
Posted By xmech2k
Love the color scheme, Porcia! Enjoy!

Love the color scheme, Porcia! Enjoy!
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 07-20-2015, 11:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,245
Posted By xmech2k
Try to get a wattmeter (or battery checker) that...

Try to get a wattmeter (or battery checker) that can also plug into the balance plug of the battery and tell you individual cell voltages. That way you can plug it in, run up the plane and see what...
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