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Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-18-2015, 05:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 206
Posted By abborgogna
I have built several wings on this board and they...

I have built several wings on this board and they are all warp free. I use top quality 3/4" plywood and I check it carefully. Also I only use half the board 4' x 4' if I were to use the whole 8' x...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-17-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 206
Posted By abborgogna
It's just a 4' x 4' sheet of 3/4" interior...

It's just a 4' x 4' sheet of 3/4" interior plywood. I have it sitting on two sawhorses, simple and effective. I nailed the fuselage jig parts into it, and when I am building a wing I screw the jig...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-17-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 206
Posted By abborgogna
The name of the guy that cuts the partial kit and...

The name of the guy that cuts the partial kit and has the plans is Bob Holman his web site is www.bhplans.com/. He sells the kit and plans separately. The laser cutting is very good the plans suck!...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-17-2015, 06:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 206
Posted By abborgogna
Got an update on the Powerhouse 36 I am building...

Got an update on the Powerhouse 36 I am building for the one plane contest. All the major assemblies are framed and starting tomorrow I will hinge the control surfaces and build the landing gear. I...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-16-2015, 04:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 211
Posted By abborgogna
Same problem same solution you need a resistor in...

Same problem same solution you need a resistor in series with the +V from the charger to the battery. Switched in when connecting the battery, switched out when ready to charge. It's the same...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-16-2015, 03:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 211
Posted By abborgogna
The question was "why am I getting the spark?" ...

The question was "why am I getting the spark?" The answer lies with the big capacitors on the input to your ESC. These are called de-coupling capacitors they provide extra power when the load on...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 04-15-2015, 01:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 104
Posted By abborgogna
I think I just answered my question. I went and...

I think I just answered my question. I went and got the HK Orange receiver and it is, according to Hobby King DSM2- or DSMX compatible. So all I need to do is see which transmitter is bound to the...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 04-15-2015, 01:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 104
Posted By abborgogna
I have a spectrum radio question

I have been looking at the bind and fly UMX Pitts S1 from Horizon Hobbies. they say I need a Spectrum channel DSM2- or DSMX-compatible transmitter. Well I have two Spectrum but I don't know which...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-14-2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 177
Posted By abborgogna
When I did a properties on the video file it came...

When I did a properties on the video file it came up with .mov. See the attachment of a screen shot I took of the properties window. I used the "add movies and photos" tab just under animation and...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-14-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 177
Posted By abborgogna
Forget everything I said above, movie maker works...

Forget everything I said above, movie maker works just fine with the file type my camera makes I just need to input the file in the correct way. The flip function did it's job and I am now ready to...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-14-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 177
Posted By abborgogna
Did somebody say it was easier to flip the video...

Did somebody say it was easier to flip the video than stand on their head? I'm not so sure. Well I pulled down movie maker fired it up, made a video up side down and then proceeded to try and flip...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-14-2015, 01:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 177
Posted By abborgogna
Pulling down windows essentials 2012 right now. ...

Pulling down windows essentials 2012 right now. It is suppose to have move maker in it, we shall see what we shall see.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-14-2015, 01:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 177
Posted By abborgogna
Well truth be know I did consider the 90-90 flip,...

Well truth be know I did consider the 90-90 flip, but just wasn't sure it would work like it does with still pictures. Regarding movie maker that sounds like something I might try.
thanks guys.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-13-2015, 10:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 177
Posted By abborgogna
Funny thing happened when shooting my first video.

So I take my new video camera and build a mount under the wing of my trusty Hobby King Ugly Stik and take it to the field for my first attempt at airborne photography. Everything seemed to be...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-11-2015, 05:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 206
Posted By abborgogna
One plane contest.

Our club decided to have a one plane R/C assist free flight contest. The plane selected was Sal Taibi's 36" Powerhouse. It reminds me of the stick and tissue planes I built when I was a kid. I am...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-03-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 417
Posted By abborgogna
I have an eight pocket tool bag that I use to...

I have an eight pocket tool bag that I use to carry my batteries, one in each pocket. Got it at Home Depot. Eight batteries, eight flights, and less than a minute to change. Also there is no clean...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-04-2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 111
Posted By abborgogna
Working on XP-3

For those who aren't familiar with my XP series (experimental plane) this is the third in the series. The first (XP-1) was a depron flat foam flying wing which has now been retired after many...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-27-2015, 12:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 279
Posted By abborgogna
Thanks for the input. Andy

Thanks for the input.
Andy
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-26-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 279
Posted By abborgogna
Well thank you Glacier Girl that is most...

Well thank you Glacier Girl that is most definitely the plane. I thought it was old, but didn't think it dated that far back. I flew it this past weekend, not the greatest plane in my collection...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-24-2015, 04:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 279
Posted By abborgogna
Anybody ever seen this Cessna 182

My good friend Larry Renger, who once was an engineer at Cox hobbies gave me this plane. It came with a Cox Black Widow engine with the large exhaust ports, two old style Airtronics standard servos...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-18-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 863
Posted By abborgogna
If it flies away it's a free flight, if I just...

If it flies away it's a free flight, if I just could have got one of my paper airplanes to fly away. Heaven know I tried, but living in the city did not afford me many thermals.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-17-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 863
Posted By abborgogna
Yes it does, no question about it. If it goes...

Yes it does, no question about it. If it goes out of sight it's a free flight!
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-15-2015, 05:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 383
Posted By abborgogna
Actually the fake motor and the entire power...

Actually the fake motor and the entire power system came through the "lawn dart" maneuver untouched except the fake carburetor flew off and was lost. I searched my old stuff and found a Perry Carb...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-14-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 383
Posted By abborgogna
I was always taught, and have followed, CG...

I was always taught, and have followed, CG forward "nose heavy", CG aft "tail heavy". I cannot get my mind around the opposite, that doesn't mean I'm right it just means that's how I have viewed it...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-14-2015, 03:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 383
Posted By abborgogna
I flew the rebuilt Ugly Stik and it flies great....

I flew the rebuilt Ugly Stik and it flies great. The fuselage is has the exact dimensions as original foam unit and I set the CG to around 30% everything worked great. I still love this plane, it...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-08-2015, 10:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 740
Posted By abborgogna
Very cool!

Very cool!
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-08-2015, 09:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 740
Posted By abborgogna
How do they compensate for motor torque? Seems...

How do they compensate for motor torque? Seems it should be spinning like a top.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-07-2015, 08:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 383
Posted By abborgogna
CG question on the HK Ugly Stik

Recently I purchased the new foam Hobby King electric Ugly Stik. Loved the plane even talked about here on the forum. It's the one that come with the very realistic faux engine up front. Anyway to...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-01-2015, 09:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 448
Posted By abborgogna
You might try adding on a few coats of thinned...

You might try adding on a few coats of thinned clear dope over the stain. This is so the dope penetrates into the wood. Since I am assuming the plane is electric I would recommend Nitrate dope over...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-31-2015, 05:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 296
Posted By abborgogna
Chellie, sweetheart you just can't see them. I...

Chellie, sweetheart you just can't see them. I realize it does have a close resemblance to aerobatic control line airplanes. Part of the experiment was to see if the C/L wing design and airfoils...
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