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Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-16-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 355
Posted By abborgogna
I want everybody to know I am not a Specktrum...

I want everybody to know I am not a Specktrum hater, in fact one of my planes flies with specktrum equipment and I was trying to find a receiver that was compatible with the transmitter I pictured. ...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-16-2014, 02:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 355
Posted By abborgogna
Ya, I kind of figured it out early on. The crazy...

Ya, I kind of figured it out early on. The crazy part is it's looks very new and unused, guess I know why. I also now know why Spectrum has such a bad rep around here.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-15-2014, 12:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 355
Posted By abborgogna
I think you guys told me what basically already...

I think you guys told me what basically already was thinking, toss it! I fly Airtronics equipment, this was a gift so no money is lost. I have another Spektrum radio a DX5 and it works fine with a...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-14-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 355
Posted By abborgogna
Help with DX6 park flyer from Spektrum

I was given this transmitter, when I went looking for a compatible receiver I could not find one. I went to Spektrum and there was a note saying receivers were no longer available for it. Even...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-12-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 431
Posted By abborgogna
This was not my first midair, in fact over a 40...

This was not my first midair, in fact over a 40 years of flying I have had three. The first was minor and we both survived, the second I survived the other was totaled, and finally this one. The...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-12-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 431
Posted By abborgogna
How do you avoid midairs?

This past Monday I went to a new flying site and was having a great time with my planes. An old friend who I flew with years ago showed up, he had a very slow flying plane that was set up with...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-01-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 529
Posted By abborgogna
You are correct it was 25 per month not week. ...

You are correct it was 25 per month not week. Sorry for the mistake, I had it right in the original statement and 25 per month is again what the FAA guy said this morning.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 11-30-2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 529
Posted By abborgogna
As we all know the 400' limitation is routinely...

As we all know the 400' limitation is routinely broken everyday, but according to my LHS boss, who is also a licensed pilot, he is supposed to stay above 600' and we are supposed to stay below 400'...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 11-30-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 529
Posted By abborgogna
This issue made national news this morning on TV

On this mornings TV show "This Week with George Stephanopoulos" they had the FAA boss on and the subject of near miss incidents with drones came up. The FAA guy said on average there are 25 reported...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 11-29-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 529
Posted By abborgogna
I agree with the opinions expressed above. I...

I agree with the opinions expressed above. I work in a hobby shop and see people come in daily wanting the biggest quad (drone) we sell so they can put a Go-Pro on it and impress their friends. ...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 11-28-2014, 12:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 529
Posted By abborgogna
Drones Vs. full scale airplanes

Read it and weep. Below is from todays news.
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Since July 1, commercial airlines, private pilots and air-traffic controllers have reported 25 incidents to the FAA in which small drones came...
Forum: Beginners 11-22-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 423
Posted By abborgogna
Ken, I would like to know how you are selecting...

Ken, I would like to know how you are selecting the prop for your bench test. Here is how I do it. I first check the "continuous current" spec. for the motor to be tested. A lot of motors are...
Forum: Beginners 11-22-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 423
Posted By abborgogna
As my friend who graduated from MIT with an...

As my friend who graduated from MIT with an aeronautical engineering degree is frequented to say "empirical data trumps theoretical data every time". Which is also why I do not use any programs that...
Forum: Delta & Flying Wings 11-15-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 326
Posted By abborgogna
Update

New motor and new ESC and this thing is back in the air. I actually flew this wing on a 2 cell battery. It didn't fly very fast, but it did fly. I checked the power with my watt meter and it was...
Forum: Foamies 10-31-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 579
Posted By abborgogna
Yep aint electric starters great! Anyway back to...

Yep aint electric starters great! Anyway back to the thread, I flew the Stik this morning and guys it even flies better than it looks and it looks really good. Guys kept coming over to see why I...
Forum: Foamies 10-31-2014, 03:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 579
Posted By abborgogna
Now that is a sweet looking ride! Mine is...

Now that is a sweet looking ride! Mine is suppose to be blue, but in the sunlight it takes on a purple look, but not as purple as yours. I do love my Harley...
Forum: Foamies 10-31-2014, 01:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 579
Posted By abborgogna
Thanks Road King, I think I will pull down some...

Thanks Road King, I think I will pull down some plans. By the way I ride a 2000 Road King that I bought new way back when.
Forum: Foamies 10-30-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 579
Posted By abborgogna
It really is amazing that a plane that was...

It really is amazing that a plane that was designed just to test repaired radio equipment has become such an icon for our hobby. The original Ugly Stick had to be covered with silk because when...
Forum: Foamies 10-30-2014, 04:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 579
Posted By abborgogna
Guys the electric motor sits in the gas tank...

Guys the electric motor sits in the gas tank compartment, not inside the fake engine. There is a drive shaft that goes from the electric motor though the fake gas engine and drives the prop. See...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 10-29-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 535
Posted By abborgogna
Well now she flys quite nicely, but the first...

Well now she flys quite nicely, but the first couple of flights were interesting to say the least. What I didn't notice (read: didn't check!) was that I had positive incidence on the motor, in short...
Forum: Foamies 10-29-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 579
Posted By abborgogna
Picture of rear of engine and motor location. I...

Picture of rear of engine and motor location. I overran the data limitation on the previous input and didn't realize it until I look at the entry.
Forum: Foamies 10-29-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 579
Posted By abborgogna
I have some pictures of the motor installation....

I have some pictures of the motor installation. You can just make out the prop shaft entering the faux motor through the back plate and if you look closely you can see the shaft through the carb as...
Forum: Foamies 10-28-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 579
Posted By abborgogna
Das Ugly Stik

A long time ago Phil Kraft designed a plane to be used for testing radio equipment following repair. Little did he know that the design would probably the most produced model airplane design ever. ...
Forum: Delta & Flying Wings 10-04-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 326
Posted By abborgogna
Aerobeez Stinger

I recently won an Aerobeez Stinger in a raffle at a fun fly I attended. This thing comes without any documentation, but they do have a set of videos at their web site for assembly. Anyway to make a...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-27-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 535
Posted By abborgogna
Well the refurbish is complete, and the only...

Well the refurbish is complete, and the only thing left is to take the Lazy Bee to the field on Monday and see if it flies.
Andy
Forum: Foamies 09-27-2014, 02:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,009
Posted By abborgogna
When my struts failed I removed all the glue from...

When my struts failed I removed all the glue from the strut and then scuffed it up with some sandpaper. Then I glued it with epoxy, I have had no problem since then.
Andhy
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-23-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 535
Posted By abborgogna
Here are some pictures of the covering job. As I...

Here are some pictures of the covering job. As I said before I settled on Polyspan and nitrate dope, so far so good.
Andy
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-22-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 535
Posted By abborgogna
Well the wing is now covered. I want give the...

Well the wing is now covered. I want give the dope a night to dry before heat shrinking the Polyspan. Then the doping of the wing starts. I new this was going to be a time consuming project, but...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-21-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 535
Posted By abborgogna
Forgot the pictures in the last input.

Forgot the pictures in the last input.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-21-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 535
Posted By abborgogna
Well the restoration is moving along. The...

Well the restoration is moving along. The fuselage is now covered and awaiting color coat and the wing is ready for covering. I finally settled on Polyspan for the covering. I have been using this...
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