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Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat Today, 12:09 AM
Replies: 30
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Posted By pmullen503
http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/global/ This...

http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/global/

This data doesn't seem to support that assertion.
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 01-24-2015, 12:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 334
Posted By pmullen503
Good as new, nice job!

Good as new, nice job!
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-23-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,799
Posted By pmullen503
Another triumph! Good luck on the maiden.

Another triumph! Good luck on the maiden.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-08-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 168
Posted By pmullen503
That would be an interesting model! The...

That would be an interesting model!

The straight wing Attacker would probably make a better flying model.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-08-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 168
Posted By pmullen503
How about the Supermarine 510? A tail dragging...

How about the Supermarine 510? A tail dragging jet! Only one engine too,

http://www.aviastar.org/pictures/england/supermarine_510.gif
Forum: Special Interest Aircraft 01-08-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,048
Posted By pmullen503
If you have a brushed ESC lying around, you can...

If you have a brushed ESC lying around, you can use that to send power to your rocket motor ignitor. Connect it to a unused channel.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-08-2015, 03:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 256
Posted By pmullen503
I like to use CorelDraw. I import the plan,...

I like to use CorelDraw. I import the plan, resize it to my needs, then trace it (on another layer) to get a sharp, clean line. Once it's traced, you can save it as DXF (for laser cutters) or print...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 01-07-2015, 12:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 334
Posted By pmullen503
Thanks for putting this up. Repairs are always...

Thanks for putting this up. Repairs are always more complex than the build and it helps to see your strategy.
Forum: Aerial Photography 01-05-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 279
Posted By pmullen503
I did that with an MD80 (external battery...

I did that with an MD80 (external battery connection with a servo connector) to make a "Game Camera". I used the motion detect feature with 2 cells from a defective 3s 2200mAh battery (rewired in...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-05-2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 316
Posted By pmullen503
https://maciekburdalski.files.wordpress.com/2009/0...

https://maciekburdalski.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/img_3730.jpg?w=510&h=340

A puzzle joint works very well in thin plywood. Good mechanical strength and aligns the parts. Works with CNC routers...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 12-31-2014, 03:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,127
Posted By pmullen503
Do you really need a color touch screen? Seems...

Do you really need a color touch screen? Seems like you give up a lot. I hope the QC is better than the 9x.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-29-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,799
Posted By pmullen503
Wow, looks great and so light! Even with limited...

Wow, looks great and so light! Even with limited thrust, the low wing loading should allow it to fly nicely.
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 12-23-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 498
Posted By pmullen503
Your charger works properly with other batteries?...

Your charger works properly with other batteries?

I had an Accucel 6 that gave some strange charging results (one cell shooting up to 4.2V with several batteries.) The batteries worked fine...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-15-2014, 04:02 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,799
Posted By pmullen503
Amazing planking work with thin Depron!

Amazing planking work with thin Depron!
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-15-2014, 03:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 809
Posted By pmullen503
Outstanding! Good luck with the maiden!

Outstanding! Good luck with the maiden!
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-12-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 747
Posted By pmullen503
If you have planes with very different speeds,...

If you have planes with very different speeds, some trying to do aerobatics, you increase the risk of mid airs. We often have 6 up at a time at our warbirds event but everyone has a spotter and...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-12-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 747
Posted By pmullen503
Seriously, fly alone unless it's with other...

Seriously, fly alone unless it's with other planes and pilots (you trust) just doing circuits. If someone is practicing their pattern flying, give them the field. If turbines are flying, wait till...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 12-10-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 257
Posted By pmullen503
Me too! If a pack will stay reasonably balanced,...

Me too! If a pack will stay reasonably balanced, just can't supply high current any more, I find them useful for all sorts of things.

I needed a higher voltage supply for a long hotwire and used...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-10-2014, 01:24 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,799
Posted By pmullen503
Impressive!

Impressive!
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-09-2014, 01:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 809
Posted By pmullen503
Catapult? Especially with a low thrust, probably...

Catapult? Especially with a low thrust, probably a little nose heavy on the maiden airplane. You're up to flying speed almost immediately.

Otherwise, a skillful assistant to handle the toss so...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-06-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 809
Posted By pmullen503
Have you run up the fan to get an idea of the...

Have you run up the fan to get an idea of the thrust?
Forum: Pattern aircraft 12-05-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 662
Posted By pmullen503
Sounds like adequate power with either setup to...

Sounds like adequate power with either setup to fly safely. Whether you need 160 W/lb will depend on what kind of flying you like to do and the airframe itself. You may prefer less power with longer...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-01-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,799
Posted By pmullen503
AWESOME! I hope there is enough thrust to make...

AWESOME! I hope there is enough thrust to make the project viable.
Forum: Events, Shows and Fun Fly's - Electric Airplanes 11-26-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 292
Posted By pmullen503
It DID happen this year at the EAA fly in!

It DID happen this year at the EAA fly in!
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 11-20-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,666
Posted By pmullen503
Extruded or expanded polystyrene will be much...

Extruded or expanded polystyrene will be much easier to work with.

Now that you can cut your own wings you'll realize the possibilities that skill gives you.
Forum: Power Systems 11-17-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 745
Posted By pmullen503
I would cut slot in the foam and inlay a piece of...

I would cut slot in the foam and inlay a piece of plywood (parallel to the motor mount) as far back from the firewall as my longest screws would reach. Then glue in the plywood and run my screws...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 11-13-2014, 02:36 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,334
Posted By pmullen503
Let it as is, that might at least save the servo...

Let it as is, that might at least save the servo and mount. If you had a piece of wood that the strut went through, and let that take any fore and aft or side forces, that might beef it up enough. ...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 11-12-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,334
Posted By pmullen503
Clever. The gear will probably rotate backwards...

Clever. The gear will probably rotate backwards in the servo adjusters on a hard landing. Might work, but make it so you can change it if it doesn't.
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 11-06-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 417
Posted By pmullen503
Good job! I've fixed nearly every major...

Good job! I've fixed nearly every major appliance I have at one point or another. Probably saved thousands over the years.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-29-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 732
Posted By pmullen503
Really nice.

Really nice.
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