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Forum: Beginners 06-11-2014, 01:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 678
Posted By skyler
Based on your input then, I am thinking that the...

Based on your input then, I am thinking that the 6 to 7 mph wind was a major factor in my difficulties. I'll try again when the air is perfectly still. I have tried to fly with more skilled pilots...
Forum: Beginners 06-10-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 678
Posted By skyler
I think no wind is best for training

I will only fly early in the mornings when there is zero wind until I am proficient....

I need to control the variables and wind is one of them.

It's just too hard to get past the training mode...
Forum: Beginners 06-10-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 678
Posted By skyler
How much wind is too much for flying?

Had a lot of trouble today learning to fly an electric Gentle Lady. Have been adjusting the center of gravity and getting familiar with new transmitter.

The plane was unstable, and there were...
Forum: Indoor & Micro Electric Planes 02-28-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,250
Posted By skyler
Or would E=Flite Park 450 890Kv be better?

Would this E-flite motor be a good fit, at 14a continuous, with 3S seems it would be correct in that MM calls for 100+ watts.


http://www.e-fliterc.com/Products/Default.aspx?ProdID=EFLM1400
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Forum: Indoor & Micro Electric Planes 02-28-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,250
Posted By skyler
Thanks Stevephoon...is this E-flite brushless...

Thanks Stevephoon...is this E-flite brushless motor a good choice...

It is a Power 110 brushless outrunner, at 295Kv. The MM specs call for



100+ Watt Brushless Motor (Geared stick-mount...
Forum: Indoor & Micro Electric Planes 02-28-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,250
Posted By skyler
Do I need5 channels with the EVA?

Am thinking to get two of the EVAs, one for me and one for my son to learn on. I have a 7 channel radio, my son has 4 channels. Can the EVA run on 4 channels in some way? The EVA calls for 2...
Forum: Indoor & Micro Electric Planes 02-28-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,250
Posted By skyler
Dandy Sport from Mountain Models

The Dandy Sport looks like it would be a great way to learn to use spoilers. How could it be built with a two piece wing?
Forum: Indoor & Micro Electric Planes 02-28-2014, 12:10 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,250
Posted By skyler
Radio for Tom-E-Boy

Mountain Models says to use a Micro RX (Berg4L or Spektrum 615e).

I have an older 72 mhz transmitter. What kind of receiver would I need for this Tom-E-Boy plane, and do I need a special micro...
Forum: Indoor & Micro Electric Planes 02-27-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,250
Posted By skyler
Anyone seen the Tom-E-Boy from Mountain Models?

Is the Tom-E-Boy from Mountain Models a fun plane to fly?

Would it be possible to build a two-part wing for easy transport?

Does Mountain Models make good products?

The MM website calls for...
Forum: Power Systems 08-02-2013, 05:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,273
Posted By skyler
Do you measure your amps usage when stationary,...

Do you measure your amps usage when stationary, so you are probably using less than you think when flying?
Forum: Power Systems 08-02-2013, 03:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,273
Posted By skyler
For a motor rate at 10 amps continuous I have...

For a motor rate at 10 amps continuous I have been using a 10 x 6 folding prop, drawing 10.5 amps when the plane is stationary (actually it draws 11.5 amps when the battery has just been charged and...
Forum: Power Systems 08-02-2013, 03:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,273
Posted By skyler
That makes sense to me, but I wonder if others...

That makes sense to me, but I wonder if others agree...

Wouldn't most of us then be over-stressing our motors? It seems most people choose propellers that take the power system well into the...
Forum: Power Systems 08-01-2013, 11:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,273
Posted By skyler
When you have a brushless motor with a...

When you have a brushless motor with a continuous current rating (10 amp) and a burst current rating (13 amp), how long can you typically run at burst before damage, assuming excellent ventilation...
Forum: Power Systems 08-01-2013, 11:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,273
Posted By skyler
Then it is the heat that does the damage....

Then it is the heat that does the damage....
Forum: Power Systems 08-01-2013, 11:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,273
Posted By skyler
Will motor at full throttle draw less amps in flight than when stationary?

I have a 1300 mah lipo driving a Eflite Park 400 920kv motor that is rated for 10 amps continuous, 13 amps burst. 10 x 6 folding aeronaut prop. ESC is rated at 20 amps continuous.

When...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 07-15-2013, 03:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,142
Posted By skyler
Does this cell checker come with a cable to...

Does this cell checker come with a cable to connect to the lipo's balance lead?

Would it be better to invest in a chager that also does balancing and storage charging?

What would be a good...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 07-15-2013, 01:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,142
Posted By skyler
Is it ok then to leave the lipo discharged...

Is it ok then to leave the lipo discharged waiting the day before the next flight, which could be one day, one week, two weeks, or even three?

My charger doesnt have a storage mode so it would be...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 07-14-2013, 05:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,142
Posted By skyler
What procedure do you follow for deciding when to recharge?

Having a lipo in an electric glider and a nicd in the transmitter, and not knowing if the next flight will be in one week, or one month, is it advisable to wait and simply recharge the lipo and the...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 06-27-2013, 05:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,056
Posted By skyler
Well, the only way I was able to make the repair...

Well, the only way I was able to make the repair on the main wing body was following Dennis' direction. It took more time, but it made for a good solution. Not wanting to wait half a day for...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 06-27-2013, 03:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,056
Posted By skyler
Well I tried the repair without installing new...

Well I tried the repair without installing new balsa sticks, because I felt the existing monocote was taught enough, and the patch adheres fine, but when shrinking with the heat gun it all separated....
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 06-27-2013, 03:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,056
Posted By skyler
Ironing down the side of a rib is good advice -...

Ironing down the side of a rib is good advice - really helps...thanks.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 06-26-2013, 08:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,056
Posted By skyler
How to repair this monocote covering of wing?

I have made repairs to the ribs of this Gentle Lady wing - center section and one of the two removable tips. When flown, the sections are attached with electrical tape.

How to repair the...
Forum: Power Systems 06-23-2013, 01:34 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,455
Posted By skyler
Is there an alternative to Deans connectors for battery diconnect after fllying?

When using lipos Deans connectors seem to be best choice for solid conections, high current. But I have diffculty disconnecting them after flight.

Is there a way to have a switch disconnect and...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-21-2013, 11:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,033
Posted By skyler
How to cycle a trnasmitter nicd battery?

I am going to use my new Futaba T7CAP transmitter for the first time and need some advice about charging. I first charged the battery that came with the unit about 6 months ago, and since then have...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 06-21-2013, 12:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,573
Posted By skyler
This is the plane ready for the motor

I installed plywood where the original balsa block was. I will simply screw the motor/motor mount here (Efllite Park 400, 920kv) unless advised of a better way.
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 06-20-2013, 02:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,573
Posted By skyler
Gentle Lady Conversion Details

Attached is photo of nose ready for motor. I thought I'd mount the motor and try it to see how it flies before adding washers for down and right thrust adjust.

Eflight Park 400 920 kv motor 10A...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 06-17-2013, 03:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,573
Posted By skyler
It seems that there is another issue here. The...

It seems that there is another issue here. The length of the fuse determines the manueverability of the aircraft.

By changing the fuse length, you change the flying characteristics. The fuse...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 06-17-2013, 02:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,573
Posted By skyler
The plane is not with me but I should have it in...

The plane is not with me but I should have it in my hand tomorrow evening and will post a picture.

Yes, let's see a picture of your planes power system.

The GL to be modified is stock, and my...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 06-17-2013, 01:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,573
Posted By skyler
How to cut Gentle Lady nose to mount motor?

I have all parts needed to electrify a Gentle Lady, and understand the motor needs to be mounted at an angle, and that washers can be used.

I will use thin plywood to mount the motor.

Should...
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