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Forum: General Electric Discussions Today, 12:31 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 19
Posted By Brewerpaul
Solo range test?

I know that doing a range test before flying is a good idea, but I usually go to the field alone. How can I do this? One way I've thought of is to start the motor, leave the transmitter behind and...
Forum: Beginners 04-18-2014, 12:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 307
Posted By Brewerpaul
Press on prop update, if anyone's curious. After...

Press on prop update, if anyone's curious. After a crash I had to repair the motor pylon which involved taking the motor out of it's mount. During this same crash, the prop flew off the shaft. ...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-08-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 171
Posted By Brewerpaul
US parts suppliers?

Hi-- getting back into the hobby, I realize I"m gonna need parts from time to time (often?). Can people here suggest US suppliers who ship quickly, usually have stuff in stock and don't charge...
Forum: Beginners 04-08-2014, 01:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 307
Posted By Brewerpaul
Thanks! I bookmarked that big Hawk Sky thread...

Thanks! I bookmarked that big Hawk Sky thread and by now have read much of it. Now I've asked a question or two, and just have to check the last page for replies.
Forum: Beginners 04-08-2014, 01:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 240
Posted By Brewerpaul
Yes, AEAJR-- that's the plane. Thanks to all...

Yes, AEAJR-- that's the plane.
Thanks to all for the helpful hints. I'll try again as soon as the weather permits.
To top things off, my elevator servo may be buggy. In testing, every so often it...
Forum: Beginners 04-05-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 240
Posted By Brewerpaul
Thanks for the advice. Following some hints I...

Thanks for the advice. Following some hints I gathered on another RC forum, I found that the two black motor leads were loose. They're really flimsy and it doesn't take much to dislodge them. To...
Forum: Beginners 04-02-2014, 01:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 240
Posted By Brewerpaul
The Tx and Rx are the Dynam ones that came with...

The Tx and Rx are the Dynam ones that came with the RTF plane. Ditto the prop and esc. (Speaking of the ESC, how the heck do you get to that? I can't even see it!).
The motor never got warm at all....
Forum: Beginners 04-01-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 240
Posted By Brewerpaul
Help! Hawk Sky motor won't run.

It did but now it doesn't :(
I have a new RTF Hawk Sky which I assembled and had everything working just fine. The receiver and Tx bound, all servos worked as they should and the motor responded...
Forum: Beginners 03-27-2014, 01:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 307
Posted By Brewerpaul
Heat sounded like a good idea so I heated the...

Heat sounded like a good idea so I heated the prop in my hottest tap water. No go. I heated it in boiling water straight from the microwave- no go. These props must not be a thermoplastic. I took a...
Forum: Beginners 03-26-2014, 02:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 307
Posted By Brewerpaul
New question-- I have the plane essentially built...

New question-- I have the plane essentially built except for tape reinforcements and decals. In the course of hooking up the motor to make sure it ran in the right direction, the prop hub cracked,...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-25-2014, 11:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 321
Posted By Brewerpaul
Is there any way I can use this charger to...

Is there any way I can use this charger to discharge batteries? Probably not, since it doesn't say so. If not, what's a safe,cheap way to do it?
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-21-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 178
Posted By Brewerpaul
New Hawk Sky question

Cross posting this in case some folks don't bother to look at the beginners' forum...
My new Hawk Sky arrived on Monday and I finally got to take a look at it today. I could see right from the...
Forum: Beginners 03-20-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 307
Posted By Brewerpaul
Thanks-- I knew about the thread here and have...

Thanks-- I knew about the thread here and have looked at it, and I'll look at the rcgroups one too. However, 75pages is a LOT of stuff to sift through to find the answer to one or two questions. I...
Forum: Beginners 03-20-2014, 02:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 307
Posted By Brewerpaul
New Hawk Sky question

My new Hawk Sky arrived on Monday and I finally got to take a look at it today. I could see right from the get-go that the manual would not be much help when it told me to "spread the epoxy glue...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-17-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 321
Posted By Brewerpaul
Charger question

I know this belongs on the Charger/battery subforum but when I tried to post it there, nothing happened :confused:. I hope it posts here...
After not flying for several years, I ordered a Hawk Sky...
Forum: Beginners 03-11-2014, 02:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 541
Posted By Brewerpaul
I had help in the decision making process......

I had help in the decision making process... today NitroPlanes was offering a 15% discount on a number of planes including the Hawk Sky so I jumped on it. That and a second battery are on their way...
Forum: Beginners 03-01-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 541
Posted By Brewerpaul
Thanks Rockin'-- those were two very informative...

Thanks Rockin'-- those were two very informative posts. For the time being I think that one of the Hawk Sky variety will suit me better. I'll get some float under good conditions, but will be more...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-27-2014, 01:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 368
Posted By Brewerpaul
Dealers: Nitro Planes vs

I'm kinda narrowing down my search for a plane, settling on a Sky Surfer from either NitroPlanes or ReadyMadeRc. Any comments on either dealer regarding customer service, selection of parts, speed...
Forum: Beginners 02-18-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 541
Posted By Brewerpaul
Which glider/flier clone?

Hi all-- I'm new to this forum, but some may recall me from time to time in other electric plane forums.
I'm exploring getting a 4 (5?) channel beginner's glider/flier along the lines of the Hawk...
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