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Forum: Power Systems 07-11-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 207
Posted By Flysfloats
Guys, thank you for you help on this. I think I...

Guys, thank you for you help on this. I think I have a handle on the ESC/SBEC issue, pretty much what I knew but my terminology was poor. This is really a puzzling situation.


I removed the...
Forum: Power Systems 07-09-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 207
Posted By Flysfloats
ARGHHH! It is this kind of information that...

ARGHHH! It is this kind of information that causes me to drink!!! ESC, SBEC, UBEC, and so on and so forth. All I know is that I need a speed controller that utilizes the battery that provides...
Forum: Power Systems 07-09-2014, 12:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 207
Posted By Flysfloats
Thanks for the rapid reply. As you can tell I...

Thanks for the rapid reply. As you can tell I struggle a bit with the terminology of elect flight stuff. I will try and only order SBEC controllers. This is the largest plane I have on e-power and...
Forum: Power Systems 07-08-2014, 11:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 207
Posted By Flysfloats
Ok, I got my wife, who has much better hearing...

Ok, I got my wife, who has much better hearing than I do, come down and listen while I operated the throttle. It appears that you are correct in that the noise does come from the motor. You refer...
Forum: Power Systems 07-08-2014, 03:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 207
Posted By Flysfloats
SBEC Noise??

I have a problem that exceeds my level of experience so I am hoping for some help. Last year I installed a NTM 42-58 500kv motor and Turnigy Thrust 70A SBEC speed controller in my newly completed...
Forum: Power Systems 02-20-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 363
Posted By Flysfloats
Guys, thanks for the suggestions. I should be...

Guys, thanks for the suggestions. I should be able to try all of them this afternoon. I am in rural southern Baja enjoying the winter down here. I have limited parts/replacement gear down here but...
Forum: Power Systems 02-20-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 363
Posted By Flysfloats
Motor Noise Help

Yesterday while flying my Fun Cub around I heard an awful "screeching" coming from the plane!! I thought it might be the collet/prop loose on the motor shaft so I cut the throttle and landed.

I...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-03-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 426
Posted By Flysfloats
An update, I ordered about $23 worth of stuff...

An update, I ordered about $23 worth of stuff from Hobby King and it was shipped out of Hong Kong to my Post Office box here in southern Baja.

From the day the order was paid for until it...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-28-2012, 11:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 426
Posted By Flysfloats
I think you are right, don't order more than I...

I think you are right, don't order more than I can afford to not show up! Will be interesting to see. For example, we have had first class mail packaged up once per week and sent to either British...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-28-2012, 07:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 426
Posted By Flysfloats
Baja, Mexico

I was wondering if anybody had any experience having r/c parts shipped to Mexico, in particular, Baja?

I am spend the winters down here and usually I can find somebody that is traveling from...
Forum: Beginners 09-19-2012, 04:14 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,425
Posted By Flysfloats
Hobby Jumper: Can you give me link to "headsup"? ...

Hobby Jumper: Can you give me link to "headsup"? I, too, have had to replace motor shafts and today I slightly bent one, grrrr.

I was sort of pleased with my paint scheme, simple as it is but...
Forum: Foamies 07-30-2012, 05:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 966
Posted By Flysfloats
DEATH IN THE FAMILY! Well I took the foamie to my...

DEATH IN THE FAMILY! Well I took the foamie to my buddy's lake yesterday to show off but could not get the plane to accelerate to take off speed. All it did was push water and mush along. I decided...
Forum: Seaplanes E-Powered 07-28-2012, 03:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,080
Posted By Flysfloats
Jim: I am a bad boy. I have not worked on my...

Jim: I am a bad boy. I have not worked on my Kittiwake for some time, big changes in our lives. First, I started on a Foamie, I have a thread on the foamie forum under Sorta of ---. Mixed results...
Forum: Foamies 07-27-2012, 05:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 966
Posted By Flysfloats
Ok, Flight Test #2 for the day. Took off the two...

Ok, Flight Test #2 for the day. Took off the two round hunks of lead and put one of them on the fueselage, same distance from the float tips. Decided to add a couple small washers under the motor...
Forum: Foamies 07-26-2012, 03:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 966
Posted By Flysfloats
Larry: Thank you for the suggestion. I put a...

Larry: Thank you for the suggestion. I put a couple of melted lead weights on the tip of both floats, moving the CG an inch or so further forward. I then went out into the middle of our lake and...
Forum: Foamies 07-23-2012, 02:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 966
Posted By Flysfloats
Finally! I had tried to fly my foamie a week or...

Finally! I had tried to fly my foamie a week or so ago but the prop didn't have enough clearance and threw too much water. I did a little grass taxiing but couldn't turn it at all. I put a larger...
Forum: Foamies 06-24-2012, 10:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 966
Posted By Flysfloats
Getting a bit of an unwanted lesson on using a...

Getting a bit of an unwanted lesson on using a hot glue gun. I am gluing my inner and outer wings to a profile fuselage. Thought a glue gun sounded easy and quick so I got my wife's 2 guns and...
Forum: Foamies 06-24-2012, 03:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 966
Posted By Flysfloats
Capricorn Sorta Clone

On Sat, Jun 23, 2012 at 8:07 PM, Ford Wilson <fordwilson@gmail.com (fordwilson@gmail.com)> wrote:
My flying buddy here in the Cariboo saw the thread on the Capricorn and had also seen similar...
Forum: Seaplanes E-Powered 06-19-2012, 05:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,080
Posted By Flysfloats
Jim: Thanks for the suggestions. A hatch on top...

Jim: Thanks for the suggestions. A hatch on top of the fuselage is a must, good idea. I am going to lengthen the gear legs to increase the clearance for a larger prop. I also am going to make my...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-19-2012, 04:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,378
Posted By Flysfloats
I appreciate all of the comments and I am getting...

I appreciate all of the comments and I am getting a bit closer on decisions. I have ordered a 3542, 1250 kv motor for power. I have also decided to extend the gear attachment legs at least an inch...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-10-2012, 11:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 779
Posted By Flysfloats
My Fun Cub went with Hobby King 3015 motor and...

My Fun Cub went with Hobby King 3015 motor and 2200 batt. Is my first e-powered plane and I, too, love it!!! I spent most of the time flying it around slow and playing with the flaps.

Flies...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-10-2012, 05:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,378
Posted By Flysfloats
Thought I would try and post a few pictures of...

Thought I would try and post a few pictures of this work in progress. To answer the posted questions, here we go.
1. Since I am not far enough along to actually take a measurement, I am using the...
Forum: Seaplanes E-Powered 06-10-2012, 04:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,080
Posted By Flysfloats
Continuing on with my build. Will look at adding...

Continuing on with my build. Will look at adding some of your "improvements" as I get further. Now starting on the fuselage. Main float is pretty much done but nothing on tip floats yet. Wing is...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-08-2012, 03:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,378
Posted By Flysfloats
Advice-Please

Maybe I originally put this post in the wrong forum, Seaplanes E-Powered. I have got 2 replys and none advising me on my motor selection. Maybe posting here will get some action, I hope so. Thank...
Forum: Seaplanes E-Powered 06-06-2012, 04:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,080
Posted By Flysfloats
Hello Jim: I haven't heard from you since the R/C...

Hello Jim: I haven't heard from you since the R/C Hangout days. Thank you for the comments on the KittiWake. I am going to proceed with it and may try to beef things up a bit as a result of your...
Forum: Seaplanes E-Powered 06-03-2012, 10:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,080
Posted By Flysfloats
Top Flite KittiWake

I am about half way completed in building this old kit (circa '87) and want to power it with an electric motor. Flying weight is estimated to be 3-3.5 lbs and it was recommended to be powered by a...
Forum: Seaplanes E-Powered 05-11-2012, 03:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,406
Posted By Flysfloats
Just wondering if there is any recent updates on...

Just wondering if there is any recent updates on this plane?? I am looking for an e-plane to put on floats. I am wanting to use a 3015 1400 Kv motor that I need to replace broken drive shaft. I...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-10-2012, 12:15 AM
Replies: 4,975
Views: 441,610
Posted By Flysfloats
Thanks for the warning on the ESC, I would assume...

Thanks for the warning on the ESC, I would assume that something like a plastic zip lock sandwich bag around the ESC would do the trick or do you have any other ideas?

Next flying adventure is in...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-09-2012, 09:46 PM
Replies: 4,975
Views: 441,610
Posted By Flysfloats
Hello All

I am a 67 yr old retired pipeline contractor formerly from Mammoth Lakes, CA. Have been living in Bridge Lake, BC summers and Las Barracas, Baja winters for quite awhile. I have been a full scale...
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