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Forum: Batteries & Chargers 07-21-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 272
Posted By Larry3215
No one has mentioned what kind of resistor to use...

No one has mentioned what kind of resistor to use for discharging if your charger doesnt have that function.

For a 3S pack, if you went to Radio Shack and bought a 120 ohm 5 watt resistor that...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 07-21-2014, 01:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 272
Posted By Larry3215
If you're lucky it may come back when you get old...

If you're lucky it may come back when you get old enough ;)
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-21-2014, 01:21 AM
Replies: 514
Views: 28,803
Posted By Larry3215
Well done!

Well done!
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 07-20-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 272
Posted By Larry3215
Actually, its not all that bad if you are...

Actually, its not all that bad if you are moderately careful:)

A punctured lipo burns with a lot less enthusiasm than one that blows on its own. Most of the time they dont even flame up at all as...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 07-20-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 272
Posted By Larry3215
Discharging is indeed the safest way - as long as...

Discharging is indeed the safest way - as long as you go slowly enough. If you discharge too quickly they will get extremely hot and puff. They could even flame up.

If the lipo puffs, that gas is...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 07-20-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 272
Posted By Larry3215
What ever you do - dont soak them in salt water. ...

What ever you do - dont soak them in salt water.

That does not discharge the battery. All that does is dissolve the aluminum tabs long before the battery has a chance to discharge fully.
...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-19-2014, 12:20 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 611
Posted By Larry3215
He was answering your off topic question. Your...

He was answering your off topic question. Your second post was even more off topic and contained a personal attack.

Personal attacks are not often tolerated here on WattFlyer so I would be a tad...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 07-19-2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 191
Posted By Larry3215
Shimming up the trailing edge of the wing removes...

Shimming up the trailing edge of the wing removes some of the decalage I was talking about. Its the same effect as adding down elevator trim - but looks better :)
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 07-18-2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 191
Posted By Larry3215
Most all of those old designs have a lot of...

Most all of those old designs have a lot of decalage built in to the design. That means there is a significant angle between wings angle of attack and the stabs angle. This is, in effect, UP elevator...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-17-2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 3,911
Posted By Larry3215
People and companies will still be able to do...

People and companies will still be able to do commercial videos etc - just not under the hobby rules. They will need to get an FAA waiver or a liscense to fly sUAV's - when ever the FAA gets around...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-17-2014, 11:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 611
Posted By Larry3215
It seems to me that whats practical is entirely a...

It seems to me that whats practical is entirely a matter of budget and desire.

If you can afford it and want to do it badly enough, you will suddenly find that its practical. Sometimes even if...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-17-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 3,911
Posted By Larry3215
http://www.modelaircraft.org/aboutama/AMAInterpret...

http://www.modelaircraft.org/aboutama/AMAInterpretiveRuleResponse.aspx

The AMA has made it easy to comment on the regulation and explained the workings pretty well. Check it out and comment.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-17-2014, 12:21 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 3,911
Posted By Larry3215
Same here. I was wondering about the follow up...

Same here. I was wondering about the follow up they said would come out today.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-16-2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 3,911
Posted By Larry3215
Anyone get anything from the AMA yet? Nothing new...

Anyone get anything from the AMA yet? Nothing new in my inbox yet.
Forum: Power Systems 07-14-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 84
Posted By Larry3215
He was lucky! Big electrics can be just as bad.

He was lucky! Big electrics can be just as bad.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-11-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 3,911
Posted By Larry3215
This is very disappointing. ...

This is very disappointing.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/gregorymcneal/2014/07/10/drone-users-largely-silent-regarding-faa-rules-that-may-limit-flights/

The vast majority of us are just sitting...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-11-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 3,911
Posted By Larry3215
In that New York case it wasn't altitude that was...

In that New York case it wasn't altitude that was the problem. They forced the heli to take evasive action.

Logs wouldnt help with that at all.

Oh, and police heli's dont have a minimum...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-10-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 3,911
Posted By Larry3215
I dont think they will require licenses or...

I dont think they will require licenses or altitude sensors. Thats way too much trouble and will cost them a bundle to get going. They dont have the funding or the man power for any of that.

They...
Forum: UAV / FPV 07-09-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 146
Posted By Larry3215
exactly :)

exactly :)
Forum: UAV / FPV 07-09-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 146
Posted By Larry3215
Why would you have different safety rules for...

Why would you have different safety rules for quads?

The AMA safety code applies equally to all aircraft. Quads and FPV are fully covered.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-08-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 3,911
Posted By Larry3215
oops :oops: I need to pay attention :)

oops :oops: I need to pay attention :)
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-08-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 3,911
Posted By Larry3215
here is the story. ...

here is the story.

http://nypost.com/2014/07/07/two-drones-in-near-miss-with-nypd-copter-over-gwb/

Just a couple of guys with no clue having some fun - but its gonna cost us all.
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 07-07-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 111
Posted By Larry3215
Ive seen those in person and got to fly a couple...

Ive seen those in person and got to fly a couple of batteries through a friends. They fly fairly well but waaaaaay too fast for indoor in the space we have. We have roughly the space of 1/2 of a...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 07-07-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 111
Posted By Larry3215
Micro in-door tow line sailplane?

On of the guys in our club came up with a proposal for our indoor flying season. We typically fly once a month in the winter at a local church's gym.

His idea is to build and fly tow-line...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 07-06-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 229
Posted By Larry3215
Build thread?

Build thread?
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-06-2014, 02:50 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 3,911
Posted By Larry3215
Exactly. Yesterday I was having breakfast with my...

Exactly. Yesterday I was having breakfast with my parents, sister, nephew, wife, two brothers and one daughter and grandson.

I brought up the subject of the new FAA ruling and how it was going to...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 07-05-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 229
Posted By Larry3215
Awesome project!

Awesome project!
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 07-05-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 229
Posted By Larry3215
One more thought I had. For a project your size,...

One more thought I had. For a project your size, paper towels wont work very well for a breather. Id try using some of that dress liner fabric or something similar as long as you canget it in a roll...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 07-05-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 229
Posted By Larry3215
One other thing I forgot to mention. I both of...

One other thing I forgot to mention. I both of those pics above, I used .7mm drop cloth plastic. Thats too thin and it tears too easily. You may be able to see that I used multiple layers of the...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 07-05-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 229
Posted By Larry3215
Is this a giant flying wing? Cool project! I...

Is this a giant flying wing? Cool project!

I think you will find you get better - more uniform - compression on the cores if you leave the shucks outside the bag.

If you try to rely on the...
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