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Forum: General Electric Discussions 11-01-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,503
Posted By E-Challenged
I'm kinda conservative/unwilling to spend large...

I'm kinda conservative/unwilling to spend large amounts on my scale model projects, also very limited for storage space in my home and room in my Subaru Forester for transport for more than a couple...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 10-20-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 5,060
Views: 469,269
Posted By E-Challenged
I visit Wattflyer Scale Electric forum every so...

I visit Wattflyer Scale Electric forum every so often and post what I think may interest others but am surprised how few new posts I see. I think that those of you who prefer to hang out on Wattflyer...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-20-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,482
Posted By E-Challenged
Don't understand the need for extreme accuracy in...

Don't understand the need for extreme accuracy in formers, etc. and all the expense and effort to get it. Those who already are already producing CAD designed and laser-cut kits are not selling many...
Forum: Scale E-Powered Aircraft 10-20-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 959
Posted By E-Challenged
You probably wouldn't want to pay price of a...

You probably wouldn't want to pay price of a perfect kit, even if there was one. To get away from starved horse look, you need to inlay balsa sheet and do a lot of sanding and filling to look like...
Forum: Scale E-Powered Aircraft 10-19-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 14,475
Posted By E-Challenged
Successful Re-Maiden Non-event at Fairview...

Successful Re-Maiden

Non-event at Fairview Park field, Costa Mesa. Model took off needing some up-trim and settled into very stable easy flying. Landed on mains smoothly without flaps. On later...
Forum: Maxamps discussion 09-04-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 452
Posted By E-Challenged
Cost of Maxamps Lipoly Packs

Does Maxamps plan to offer "sport" lipo packs at much lower cost in the future?
I am in search of 4S 4500mah 30C packs that come with cells matched at 3.85 volts, have, and keep low cell resistance...
Forum: Scale E-Powered Aircraft 08-29-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,519
Posted By E-Challenged
Repaired model good as new, had a number of nice...

Repaired model good as new, had a number of nice flights, crashed again with major damage, cause unknown. A friend donated another 1/6 Scale Sig Cub built many years ago on lunch hours at Douglas....
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-29-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,115
Posted By E-Challenged
I don't know what I'd do without building and...

I don't know what I'd do without building and wrestling with electric powered scale models getting them to fly well. At age 75, the thrill of a sucessful maiden flight is almost the same as it was in...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-29-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 456
Posted By E-Challenged
Lipos, chargers and power supplies. The somewhat...

Lipos, chargers and power supplies. The somewhat more expensive Lipoly packs may have better quality controls and may give longer life with good performance than cheap ones which may be mismatched...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-29-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 566
Posted By E-Challenged
I think that buying a new Spektrum 2.4 Ghz set...

I think that buying a new Spektrum 2.4 Ghz set with a warranty is a good idea. The new DX-6 (6 channel) has all the latest features and will probably suit all of your needs. Since Spektrum is the...
Forum: Scale E-Powered Aircraft 06-02-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,519
Posted By E-Challenged
Crashed the Cub last week. Serious damage to nose...

Crashed the Cub last week. Serious damage to nose and cabin, minor damage to wing and stab. Cause of crash under investigation. Bent shaft on ancient Astroflight 25 brused geared motor. Kurt Massey,...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-02-2014, 04:31 AM
Replies: 398
Views: 31,144
Posted By E-Challenged
Built a number of tube type receivers in early...

Built a number of tube type receivers in early 60's with "sensitive" relays and rubber band escapements for single channel. Bent the case with bench vise and vice grips for my first Carrier Wave...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-02-2014, 04:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,311
Posted By E-Challenged
Kyle from WI, Good tip on keeping heat shrink...

Kyle from WI, Good tip on keeping heat shrink tubing from shrinking. I was born in Stevens Point. My family moved to Socal from Milwaukee in 1953. Went back to WI to attend Oshkosh Airventure in...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-28-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,184
Posted By E-Challenged
"Hitec" is for highly technically oriented...

"Hitec" is for highly technically oriented digital electronics engineers and others who don't really need manuals or detailed, clear instructions. Lots of nice features but binding procedure needs...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-24-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,311
Posted By E-Challenged
I was an aerospace soldering instructor many yar...

I was an aerospace soldering instructor many yar ago and wonder why occasional solderers would want to invest big bucks in a soldering station. A simple 37 watt iron with replaceable "chisel-type...
Forum: Scale E-Powered Aircraft 04-22-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,311
Posted By E-Challenged
My Experiences With Maxford Gee Bee E

As I assembled the kit I noticed that the model was not actually a Model "E" but a Model "Y" . The Y was a larger design with two cockpits, one covered over for racing. The Y had tubing type...
Forum: Scale E-Powered Aircraft 01-31-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,519
Posted By E-Challenged
PS: I'm only getting about 5 minutes duration on...

PS: I'm only getting about 5 minutes duration on the two 2200mah 3S lipos in series but power is sufficient for easy loops. Old geared AF motor is pulling 30 amps at WOT starting at 24.8 volts and...
Forum: Scale E-Powered Aircraft 01-10-2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,519
Posted By E-Challenged
Successful maiden at Fairview Park field Thursday...

Successful maiden at Fairview Park field Thursday Jan 9!!!. Planned to do more taxi testing, you know how it goes, something pushed the throttle stick upward and it was flying so I went along with...
Forum: Scale E-Powered Aircraft 12-15-2013, 07:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,519
Posted By E-Challenged
Taxi Testing Completed-Nearly Ready for Maiden

Needed to add toe in to control veering to right or left at near takeoff speeds. Need to add expo and dual rates to Aurora 9 trannny. Geared, brushed, Astro 25 and old 211 speed control, and two...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-10-2013, 02:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,373
Posted By E-Challenged
I have used a servo arm to press on a...

I have used a servo arm to press on a micro-switch button. Have also used a single servo with a pushrod having egg-shaped cams that pressed on two or more micro switch buttons to turn different...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 12-10-2013, 02:39 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,248
Posted By E-Challenged
When somebody asks for help in "texteze" I won't...

When somebody asks for help in "texteze" I won't make an effort to reply. I will forgive people who don't know "then" from "than". Some of our best model designers are notorious for poor grammar,...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 11-16-2013, 07:01 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,735
Posted By E-Challenged
Use it if you are familiar with 72Mhz things like...

Use it if you are familiar with 72Mhz things like no metal to metal contact, routing of antenna wires, using a frequency monitor to be sure there is nothing causing interference on your frequency....
Forum: Video Parking lot 10-02-2013, 07:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 705
Posted By E-Challenged
1943 Video on Building and Testing of J-3 Cubs

27 Minutes long but very interesting, you will appreciate those old yellow airplanes.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6q1VKsTeKQ
Forum: Beginners 10-02-2013, 07:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 809
Posted By E-Challenged
There are all kinds of people with all kinds of...

There are all kinds of people with all kinds of mind sets. A lot of people are simply not interested in aviation in general and some seem to have a revulsion for anything technical or mechanical....
Forum: Scale E-Powered Aircraft 09-29-2013, 08:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,188
Posted By E-Challenged
Remove covering over wing bays with sharp X-Acto,...

Remove covering over wing bays with sharp X-Acto, leaving the edges tacked down to undamaged ribs. Check wing spar, leading and trailing edges, for any cracks/flexing fix by sistering with hard...
Forum: FMA Direct 09-25-2013, 09:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,112
Posted By E-Challenged
Why do some "hobbyists" want to bad mouth a good...

Why do some "hobbyists" want to bad mouth a good supplier to the world when the product failure was their fault? Honest suppliers of quality equipment should respond to unfair criticism/slander like...
Forum: FMA Direct 09-25-2013, 08:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,698
Posted By E-Challenged
My 3-4 year old Cellpro 10S sharger was acting...

My 3-4 year old Cellpro 10S sharger was acting unstable giving various error messages. Sent it in for service, FMA re-calibrated and charged a couple of batteries to test it. Sent me an e-mail saying...
Forum: Electronic Builders Workshop 09-25-2013, 06:35 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 9,132
Posted By E-Challenged
Do not attempt to use "lead free solder" it makes...

Do not attempt to use "lead free solder" it makes an expert solderer look like a beginner. Read labels carefully, use only 60/40 tin/lead rosin cored solder and rosin-type paste flux. Wipe the tip of...
Forum: Electronic Builders Workshop 09-25-2013, 06:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,456
Posted By E-Challenged
I have a cheap Harbor Fright digital scale that...

I have a cheap Harbor Fright digital scale that measures up to 11 pounds, seems accurate enough for modelling work. Has power supply and will also run on batteries
Forum: Electronic Builders Workshop 09-25-2013, 06:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,873
Posted By E-Challenged
That is a "high KV rated" motor that would...

That is a "high KV rated" motor that would overheat with a proper sized prop for your model. For 3D plane use, you would want an under-1000KV motor that can spin a large enough prop. BP Hobbies and...
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