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Forum: Humor 07-30-2015, 09:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 120
Posted By Wildflyer
Crows

A fact you won't soon forget...
Researchers for the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority found over 200 dead crows near greater Boston recently, and there was concern that they may have died from...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 07-26-2015, 12:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 188
Posted By Wildflyer
Move over Marty Mcfly, we are back to the future.

Move over Marty Mcfly, we are back to the future.
Forum: Delta & Flying Wings 07-21-2015, 11:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 206
Posted By Wildflyer
I'll admit it would be very difficult to do an...

I'll admit it would be very difficult to do an EDF and not take some kind of "poetic licence"
I could only think of twin EDF's ducted to the tail pipes.

I have a big foam XB-70 with one EDF in...
Forum: Delta & Flying Wings 07-20-2015, 09:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 206
Posted By Wildflyer
It is truly a magnificent plane. I hope to...

It is truly a magnificent plane.

I hope to build an EDF of it someday, it also should make a good slope plane.
Forum: Power Systems 07-20-2015, 09:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 299
Posted By Wildflyer
Considering Nigel's question, The guys at my...

Considering Nigel's question,
The guys at my LHS recently showed me a quad-copter with brushless motors, that are specially wound somehow, and with special ESC's, that allow you to flip it over and...
Forum: iTrader talk 07-20-2015, 06:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 179
Posted By Wildflyer
If totally complete and in good condition, that...

If totally complete and in good condition, that kit will bring a lot of money on Ebay.

I believe Ebay is the best because you are dealing directly with the collectors, all over the world.
Do not...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 07-17-2015, 06:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 358
Posted By Wildflyer
Need to build the savings account back up some...

Need to build the savings account back up some now. Man cabinets are expensive!:eek:

Yes I know that very well, it is the reason I had to build the cabinets for our new kitchen. It is a rather...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 07-16-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 358
Posted By Wildflyer
I wish I had that much space. I hope you are...

I wish I had that much space.
I hope you are planning on sheetrock soon, the spray of tar they use to hold the fiberglass to the paper makes it almost explosive. I don't want you to have a fire. I...
Forum: Beginners 07-14-2015, 11:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 371
Posted By Wildflyer
All 12x6 props are not the same. Unless you use...

All 12x6 props are not the same. Unless you use the exact same type prop as they used in the test, you may and probably will get different results.

On a small foamie plane I had 11x7 props of...
Forum: Crash and Safety Forum 07-06-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 89
Posted By Wildflyer
Did you really hold left rudder? We usually...

Did you really hold left rudder?
We usually have to hold a small amount of right rudder, unless the prop is running in reverse direction, then you would need left.

Sorry for your crash, I think I...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-06-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 187
Posted By Wildflyer
Some prop shafts seem to be very hard and...

Some prop shafts seem to be very hard and difficult for the screws to get a bite into, or it could be that you have soft screws and they have smoothed off on the tips.

Remove screws, if they have...
Forum: New Product Announcements 06-29-2015, 05:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 279
Posted By Wildflyer
I know they can flex, but this thing would have...

I know they can flex, but this thing would have had to fold in half, in order to get out of the case.
Forum: New Product Announcements 06-28-2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 279
Posted By Wildflyer
I used a servo in the 70's by Heathkit that I...

I used a servo in the 70's by Heathkit that I believe was a copy on a KPS 11 Kraft servo. It had dual linear outputs. I thought it would be good because back then, we did not have servo reversing. As...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 06-22-2015, 09:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 287
Posted By Wildflyer
Proctor kits are great kits, but not for a...

Proctor kits are great kits, but not for a beginner. They are complex so you must be extremely careful to keep every thing straight and true, especially the fuselage. These kits need a lot of skill,...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-03-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 963
Posted By Wildflyer
Tiny light airplanes tend to be very twitchy in...

Tiny light airplanes tend to be very twitchy in flight. A puff of wind that would not bother a plane weighing 2 lbs might blow a micro around pretty good. There are no hard and fast rules to explain...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 05-22-2015, 04:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 311
Posted By Wildflyer
The new XT30 only weighs 1.2 grams more than a...

The new XT30 only weighs 1.2 grams more than a JST. and will handle 30 amps easy, up to 16ga wire. Try getting 16ga in a JST ! Very easy to solder and you only need 3/8" pieces of heat shrink.

I...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 05-22-2015, 04:46 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 910
Posted By Wildflyer
I used to install a plastic tube in the plane,...

I used to install a plastic tube in the plane, close to the surface, and stuff the antenna down that. Just don't do it under a metallic covering, even metallic monokote. Could be in the body or wing.
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 05-20-2015, 12:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 705
Posted By Wildflyer
I had to change a 70 mm fan in a XB-70 kit, it...

I had to change a 70 mm fan in a XB-70 kit, it ran once in a test, then the next time it exploded. :eek:

I replaced it with a 70 mm 5 blade with motor unit from Hobbyking, it put out much more...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 05-18-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 467
Posted By Wildflyer
And a very pretty one also.:)

And a very pretty one also.:)
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 05-16-2015, 12:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 809
Posted By Wildflyer
I hate it when a plane bites it, but that is part...

I hate it when a plane bites it, but that is part of our hobby.

I planted a old Nitro pattern plane in a pond about 3' deep. The Supertigre motor was stuck int the mud, but because I had a large...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 05-11-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 278
Posted By Wildflyer
(It is rather difficult to stick pins in them...

(It is rather difficult to stick pins in them though. :D :D )

You just need a little tiny rotohammer :Q:Q
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 05-10-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 278
Posted By Wildflyer
I was a carpenter all my life and finished up...

I was a carpenter all my life and finished up building cabinets, so when it comes time for your work bench, you might like my idea.

I have a 36" deep work top, mounted on a 24" deep cabinet that...
Forum: Beginners 05-01-2015, 06:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 402
Posted By Wildflyer
I've bought propellers from Hobbyking and they...

I've bought propellers from Hobbyking and they were alright, although not as good as APCs or others but they're cheaper. Make sure you balance them carefully.
Forum: Support & Suggestions 04-26-2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 556
Posted By Wildflyer
It is coming up totally differently than it did a...

It is coming up totally differently than it did a few days ago. It seems to force you into a mobile version that maybe alright, but unfamiliar.

When I touched the view full site button towards the...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-26-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,542
Posted By Wildflyer
Nigel, you are a true hard core modeler, like me....

Nigel, you are a true hard core modeler, like me. I have rebuilt smashed planes that were given to me by someone that couldn't rebuild it. Comes in handy as I can't afford to buy this type of plane...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-26-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 346
Posted By Wildflyer
The HeadsUp motor is rated at 150 watts, while...

The HeadsUp motor is rated at 150 watts, while the Turnigy motor is rated 342 watts. It would take a bigger ESC to handle the difference.

The Turnigy may have larger wire to handle the current...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 04-06-2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 603
Posted By Wildflyer
It seems puffing just happens. 2 out of 3 of my...

It seems puffing just happens.
2 out of 3 of my expensive Hyperion packs puffed for unknown reasons,and they cost 3 times as much as the nano-tech's.

I get great performance from the nano-tech...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 04-05-2015, 11:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 603
Posted By Wildflyer
I'm not going to say they are superior, but...

I'm not going to say they are superior, but nano-tech batteries are the standard battery packs that I use and I am very happy with them
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-30-2015, 11:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 245
Posted By Wildflyer
I hate people that put insane prices on things. ...

I hate people that put insane prices on things.

I look for many different items on Ebay, not just RC, I have seen the same price gouging on woodworking tools and many other things. I have called...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 03-29-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 549
Posted By Wildflyer
If it was a delivered voltage problem, I wouldn't...

If it was a delivered voltage problem, I wouldn't blame the digital servos. Maybe your battery was going into a motorboating problem. If it was fully charged, I would like to see a oscilloscope trace...
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