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Forum: Foamies 03-08-2014, 03:14 AM
Replies: 3,665
Views: 365,385
Posted By flypaper 2
On the top view of the wing plan, that circle...

On the top view of the wing plan, that circle with the + on it is the CG point.

Gord.
Forum: Sport Planes (Formerly I/C & Gas Conversion) 08-12-2013, 06:25 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 73,530
Posted By flypaper 2
Great workmanship seldom seen today. Some of the...

Great workmanship seldom seen today. Some of the assets for going electric, as you've seen, not to worry about fuelproofing, concentrating on more scale details rather than heavy construction to...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-02-2013, 02:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 934
Posted By flypaper 2
Get the genuine ALLEN brand wrenches. They are...

Get the genuine ALLEN brand wrenches. They are hardened and will not round off the ends.
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 05-31-2013, 02:19 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 20,161
Posted By flypaper 2
Same here. Was a good thread. I'm gone too!! ...

Same here. Was a good thread. I'm gone too!!

Gord.
Forum: Foamies 04-02-2013, 07:09 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 10,943
Posted By flypaper 2
Started hot wiring foam wings back in the late...

Started hot wiring foam wings back in the late 60s. I use the variac as well and formica for templates. Sand the edges slick smooth as any notches to stop the wire will leave a notch in the foam....
Forum: Beginners 06-06-2012, 02:49 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 23,144
Posted By flypaper 2
I believe this is one of the most popular 9 gram...

I believe this is one of the most popular 9 gram servos. I have about 75 in use.
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__662__HXT900_9g_1_6kg_12sec_Micro_Servo.html
The gears are much thicker...
Forum: Beginners 03-27-2012, 03:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,169
Posted By flypaper 2
Just a bit of trivia. GWS stands for Grand Wing...

Just a bit of trivia. GWS stands for Grand Wing Servos. I had my big 80s satelite dish apart for repairs and the servo that operates the directional funnel thingy said GWS on it!! So we know where...
Forum: Aerodynamics 08-01-2011, 11:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,567
Posted By flypaper 2
I had those aerodynamic balances on the elevators...

I had those aerodynamic balances on the elevators of a 1/4 scale Cap 231EX. I unhooked the servo and added enough finishing nails to the forward end of it to balance the weight of the elev. itself....
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-14-2011, 12:12 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,535
Posted By flypaper 2
Good example is the old Fokker DR1 tripe, Make...

Good example is the old Fokker DR1 tripe, Make that a bad example:confused: Sitting at high angle puts the landing gear far forward of the CG, narrow landing gear, Sitting at a high angle blankets...
Forum: Aerodynamics 05-20-2011, 03:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,567
Posted By flypaper 2
Of course we're lucky enough to have trimmer...

Of course we're lucky enough to have trimmer switches on our transmitters. My old reed trans. never had any. Had to mechanically trim them. Guess I'm dating myself.:oops:
By the way, the old...
Forum: Aerodynamics 05-20-2011, 12:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,567
Posted By flypaper 2
Just for an experiment, I put these servo tabs on...

Just for an experiment, I put these servo tabs on my old beater Corby Starlett. I had to be careful how much throw they have, as if you overdrive it, it will force the surface hard to the end. I went...
Forum: 3D Flying 04-14-2011, 06:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 882
Posted By flypaper 2
This makes a very good 3Der. Built one for me and...

This makes a very good 3Der. Built one for me and one for a friend. Comes with its own motor which will hover it at half throttle. I used the HXT 900 servos. Instructions are fair but if you've built...
Forum: 3D Flying 03-28-2011, 04:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,357
Posted By flypaper 2
Here is one I have on an old beater Skycart....

Here is one I have on an old beater Skycart. Wouldn't lift off as there wasn't enough positive incidence on the body. The HXT 500 servo for the motor is programmed to the elevator, it has no problem...
Forum: Foamies 02-05-2011, 08:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,191
Posted By flypaper 2
Couple of small facts. $board, 3/16 thick without...

Couple of small facts. $board, 3/16 thick without the paper weighs the same as 1/8 Depron for the same area and just as strong. The paper weighs as much as the foam itself. In other words, take the...
Forum: Beginners 01-29-2011, 04:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,250
Posted By flypaper 2
Probably part of the reason it doesn't have much...

Probably part of the reason it doesn't have much poop. They recomend a 10-6 prop on two cells. You'd definately have to hand launch it with that prop. A good indicator of prop size is how hot the...
Forum: Foamies 12-18-2010, 01:03 PM
Replies: 3,665
Views: 365,385
Posted By flypaper 2
To put you in the ballpark, make the bipe...

To put you in the ballpark, make the bipe wingspan about 2/3 of the original wingspan. Put the wings right on top of one another, in other words no stagger where one wing is ahead of the other. Use...
Forum: Indoor & Micro Electric Planes 11-25-2010, 02:56 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 30,597
Posted By flypaper 2
These are a few of my toys using the 6400 system...

These are a few of my toys using the 6400 system converted to 2 cell and brushless for a little more performance.
Forum: 3D Flying 09-13-2010, 04:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 965
Posted By flypaper 2
Check out the Hangar 9 Twist 3D 40. Great all...

Check out the Hangar 9 Twist 3D 40. Great all around tough plane. Very stable, flies on a rail type plane. Had mine for about 5 yrs and still going strong. Three evergreens and two deciduous trees...
Forum: Delta & Flying Wings 07-12-2010, 03:30 PM
Replies: 1,380
Views: 125,788
Posted By flypaper 2
Just by coincidence the dia. af an electric motor...

Just by coincidence the dia. af an electric motor is close to the displacement of the glow motors. In other word a 3530 elec. motor is close to a .35 glow motor. Gets you in the ball park. Many other...
Forum: Scale E-Powered Aircraft 05-09-2010, 04:19 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 13,380
Posted By flypaper 2
Same make but slightly smaller. 39 in. wingspan....

Same make but slightly smaller. 39 in. wingspan. Ails. only on the bottom wing. Different numbers on the rudder. Like most Pittses and Eagles, keep the speed up on deadstick and land it hot. Keep a...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-05-2010, 01:00 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 9,892
Posted By flypaper 2
I put a HK lipo in my trans. about a yr ago, but...

I put a HK lipo in my trans. about a yr ago, but I put a diode in the + line going into the trans to drop the voltage. Fully charged batt shows 12.1 on the trans. I don't know why the people who make...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 11-03-2009, 11:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,390
Posted By flypaper 2
The FMA Cellpro 4 has a built in temp. sensor...

The FMA Cellpro 4 has a built in temp. sensor where, if it drops below, I think it's around 55F, it charges to a lower cell voltage. Had that happen in the winter in the clubhouse with a woodfire...
Forum: Warbird Electrics 09-11-2009, 01:46 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,472
Posted By flypaper 2
Did all the mods you did Sharkster: and put so...

Did all the mods you did Sharkster: and put so many miles on it finally wore it out after a couple of yrs. A buddy had the Corsair and we used to chase each other all over he##:D Had a midair one...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 05-25-2009, 09:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,743
Posted By flypaper 2
Did the same thing about 3 months ago when I left...

Did the same thing about 3 months ago when I left it in a heli. Didn't even read on the wattmeter. Flatter than P on a plate.:D This is a 1730 Zippy Rhino. Hooked it up to the charger under NIMH....
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 05-21-2009, 03:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,514
Posted By flypaper 2
Needs 8 cells.

Needs 8 cells.
Forum: Beginners 03-13-2009, 08:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,712
Posted By flypaper 2
There is quite a variety of Spektrum rcvrs. But...

There is quite a variety of Spektrum rcvrs. But you only need to bind a rcvr. to a trans. From then on the rcvr will only listen to that particular trans. Liken it to putting a rcvr crystal in to...
Forum: Beginners 03-11-2009, 12:16 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,712
Posted By flypaper 2
Afraid the Futaba rcvrs. will only work with the...

Afraid the Futaba rcvrs. will only work with the Futaba rcvrs. Same with Spektrum. Also , just to let you know, the DX5E trans. has no model memorys. Only works with one model at a time programmed...
Forum: General RC E-Heli Talk 10-25-2008, 12:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,590
Posted By flypaper 2
Before you bind it, put the idle trim all the way...

Before you bind it, put the idle trim all the way to the bottom too. Otherwise it will go to a fast idle when you shut the trans off. For safety purposes, I plug the batt. in, then the trans. After a...
Forum: Beginners 09-29-2008, 02:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,516
Posted By flypaper 2
I believe it's a factory changeover. Bummer.

I believe it's a factory changeover. Bummer.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-09-2008, 09:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,901
Posted By flypaper 2
You've probably already read it but dual rate is...

You've probably already read it but dual rate is where, if you flip a switch and dual rate is 50%, the control surface will go to half the throw that it is at 100%. Expo at , say 50 % will have very...
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