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Forum: General Electric Discussions Yesterday, 12:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 376
Posted By FlyWheel
Lightbulb He'll have to find a way to significantly lighten...

He'll have to find a way to significantly lighten his plane to accommodate the mass increase too.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-24-2015, 10:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 376
Posted By FlyWheel
Actually, you would lose control long before...

Actually, you would lose control long before reaching lightspeed as Doppler effects would render your TX's transmissions unreadable by the receiver. Hey, now there's a good excuse for the faster...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-24-2015, 03:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 161
Posted By FlyWheel
Just so I'm clear on this; are we talking about...

Just so I'm clear on this; are we talking about the Goldberg Valkyrie?
http://static.rcgroups.net/forums/attachments/1/2/6/0/3/0/a6377846-9-IMAG0738.jpg

Or the XB-70 bomber?...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-24-2015, 03:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 376
Posted By FlyWheel
I wish time would slow when I'm crashing, it...

I wish time would slow when I'm crashing, it might give me the chance to prevent it!
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-24-2015, 02:15 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 745
Posted By FlyWheel
I was thinking of doing a hatch cover thingie,...

I was thinking of doing a hatch cover thingie, but I couldn't figure out a way that wouldn't be complex and heavy*. Plus there is barely enough room for the HS-55 servo as is (based on the comments I...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-23-2015, 02:00 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 745
Posted By FlyWheel
Build Review I only got a couple things done today, I...

I only got a couple things done today, I laminated some 1/32 X 1/8 stripstock to the ribs supporting the wing servos, the 1/16" ribs alone didn't feel stiff/strong enough. When they dry I will check...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-22-2015, 12:37 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 745
Posted By FlyWheel
Build Review If I think happy thoughts, can I fly?

Goodness knows I have enough dust on me! https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/30x30/1d/45/76/1d4576830b87ef4cef901084085d28b1.jpg


...
Forum: Humor 04-21-2015, 01:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 757
Posted By FlyWheel
Wow, lookathat! I actually got two whole votes!!...

Wow, lookathat! I actually got two whole votes!! :silly::Q
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-21-2015, 01:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 238
Posted By FlyWheel
The exception to this rule is, of course, flying...

The exception to this rule is, of course, flying wings (nurflugel), in which the sweep adds stability.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-21-2015, 12:29 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 745
Posted By FlyWheel
Build Review Solder and skin

Pretty much says it all. I cut the Dean's clone T connectors off my battery packs and soldered on some XR-60s. Also soldered the male half onto the ESC I'm planning to use for this bird (I'm going to...
Forum: Night Flying 04-19-2015, 11:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 236
Posted By FlyWheel
Thumbs up I'll bet that draws some crowds! :D

I'll bet that draws some crowds! :D
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-19-2015, 10:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 745
Posted By FlyWheel
Build Review The downside to aliphatic glue...

...is that on really wet days it takes f-o-r-e-v-e-r to dry (it's pouring rain today)! As such I couldn't get much done. I got the X mount glued into the nose and when it was dry I added the...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-18-2015, 03:59 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 745
Posted By FlyWheel
I back up all my files (disk on the PC, SD card...

I back up all my files (disk on the PC, SD card on my laptop). Especially after a freeze up on my laptop which my repairman couldn't fix without formatting the entire HD first.
Forum: ParkFlyers 04-18-2015, 02:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,510
Posted By FlyWheel
People aren't killed by soccer. Although rugby...

People aren't killed by soccer. Although rugby players may get eaten...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-17-2015, 11:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 745
Posted By FlyWheel
Build Review The HS had my covering, but they came up one roll...

The HS had my covering, but they came up one roll short on the transparent color. So I had them order another one JIC. Not sure I'll need it, but you know how these things come out: You always seem...
Forum: Beginners 04-17-2015, 02:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,309
Posted By FlyWheel
Exactly what I was going to ask: Is there a road...

Exactly what I was going to ask: Is there a road next to or near enough to the field? And is it traffic free enough? Most fields have a dirt 'farm' road right next to or even going through them. Why...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-17-2015, 01:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 745
Posted By FlyWheel
...if it ever stops raining (or the wind ever...

...if it ever stops raining (or the wind ever gets below 12MPH)! :roll:
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-17-2015, 12:52 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 745
Posted By FlyWheel
Build Review Starting the fuselage.

Finished the wings, sanding the sheeting down smooth with the root ribs. When I put them together they fit together nicely enough, with almost no gap, and after weighting one tip so that wing laid...
Forum: Multi-Rotors 04-16-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 239
Posted By FlyWheel
Definitely. Especially seeing as Darwin works way...

Definitely. Especially seeing as Darwin works way too slowly... :roll:
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-14-2015, 11:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 745
Posted By FlyWheel
Build Review Almost done with the wings

Today I soldered the extension wires onto the servos, fed them through the holes in the wing and screwed in the servos. A drop of CA on the sheeting at the root holds the wires straight. I didn't...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-13-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 256
Posted By FlyWheel
It's obvious they knew what we were up to.

It's obvious they knew what we were up to.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-11-2015, 11:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 745
Posted By FlyWheel
Build Review Started the day by picking up six (count em,...

Started the day by picking up six (count em, six!) young chicks. As such I didn't get too much done on the plane. I did get the shear webs sanded and the top spar attached. Once they were...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 04-11-2015, 02:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 172
Posted By FlyWheel
My Flash5X has flapperon mix on it, with...

My Flash5X has flapperon mix on it, with elevator/flap mix as a bonus. And it's only 5 channels.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-10-2015, 10:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 745
Posted By FlyWheel
Build Review Sometimes their way isn't the right way

Sometimes your way is the better way!

The instructions say to first put the trailing edge on the plan, mark then notch it where the ribs are. Then pin the bottom spar onto the plan and glue on...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-10-2015, 01:57 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 745
Posted By FlyWheel
Well then, get out there and start making some...

Well then, get out there and start making some dust, I'm certainly not stopping you! :D
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-09-2015, 10:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 745
Posted By FlyWheel
Build Review V Look familiar, Stu? ;) 180097I got the left...

V Look familiar, Stu? ;)
180097I got the left wing off the board and shaped the LE, then glued on the tip piece.180098
Once it was dried I sanded it to shape using my belt sander, razor plane and...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-09-2015, 03:03 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,797
Posted By FlyWheel
No idea, he never got back to me.

No idea, he never got back to me.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-08-2015, 01:23 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 745
Posted By FlyWheel
Build Review Today I started by gluing some sandpaper around...

Today I started by gluing some sandpaper around the scrap piece of the heli boom I used for the dihedral brace, and used it to sand a half circle groove in the sides of some balsa stock which I will...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-08-2015, 12:52 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,797
Posted By FlyWheel
Alas no. I ended up selling it to another club...

Alas no. I ended up selling it to another club member.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-07-2015, 12:21 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 745
Posted By FlyWheel
Build Review Thanks Stu. The only real mod I'm doing other...

Thanks Stu. The only real mod I'm doing other than the one you did (and I've been pretty much using yours as a guide) is turning it into a two piece.

Anyone know if you can buy the triple wires...
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