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Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-15-2015, 11:26 PM
Replies: 5,134
Views: 486,947
Posted By AEAJR
Cool Yes, electric is the way to go. But if you want...

Yes, electric is the way to go. But if you want to become a REAL Jedi Knight, use the force. The thermal force that is and fly e-gliders.

Stop by the high performance and sailplane forum...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-29-2015, 04:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 364
Posted By AEAJR
BTW Mike, in asking what receiver it would be...

BTW Mike, in asking what receiver it would be good to tell us what kind of radio you use. I had to search the forums to find out that you own a Spektrum radio. Now, I don't know if that is the...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-29-2015, 12:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 364
Posted By AEAJR
Let's talk about servos ...

Let's talk about servos
http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=64417

The above thread sports a servo calculator so you can play with the numbers.

I agree with Fred, you calculate...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-22-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 364
Posted By AEAJR
As a general statement on taking stuff out of an...

As a general statement on taking stuff out of an RTF and putting it in something else I offer this advice, using the receiver or an ESC.

If this is a standard receiver or ESC than there is...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-16-2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 260
Posted By AEAJR
How did this workout for you? Have you flown it?

How did this workout for you? Have you flown it?
Forum: Beginners 01-09-2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,192
Posted By AEAJR
Fly in too much wind, too low and too fast and...

Fly in too much wind, too low and too fast and the SAFE system can't save you.

Six Keys to Success for New Pilots
http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=18...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-18-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 551
Posted By AEAJR
Here is my 2 cents on this. Any receiver can...

Here is my 2 cents on this.

Any receiver can be interfered with if the interference is strong enough. A really bad ESC might interfere with your receiver. But as stated above, typically 2.4 GHz...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 12-05-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 554
Posted By AEAJR
Keep it very simple. This is really easy. ...

Keep it very simple. This is really easy.

You don't need 90 degrees. The purpose of spoilers is not a brakes but as lift reducers. 45 degrees is very effective.

Ray Hayes Article on...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 07-31-2014, 11:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,158
Posted By AEAJR
Looks great. Is that 52 oz all up? That is...

Looks great. Is that 52 oz all up? That is great.

What did you put in the glider? Motor, servos, etc.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-19-2014, 04:33 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,854
Posted By AEAJR
When I started this discussion, what I wanted to...

When I started this discussion, what I wanted to hear and discuss were the factors that influence people’s decisions. You can certainly put enough watts into a 40 pound plane to fly 3D with electric,...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 07-01-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,314
Posted By AEAJR
Cool I think you will like that radio. I hear very...

I think you will like that radio. I hear very good reports.

Half spoilers? Sure! In fact I have my spoilers on the left stick instead of the throttle so I have them totally variable. Thottle...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-06-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 5,134
Views: 486,947
Posted By AEAJR
Welcome Peter. Definitely start a build...

Welcome Peter.

Definitely start a build thread/discussion on your model. People LOVE build threads with pictures. Sometimes the will get the kit or the plans and build along with you. Lots of...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 05-27-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 26,578
Posted By AEAJR
Let me ask some questions: 1) What radio do...

Let me ask some questions:

1) What radio do you have now?

2) Do you like it? Is it module based?

3) Why are you changing? Is there something wrong with what you have now or do you just...
Forum: Beginners 04-09-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 74,420
Posted By AEAJR
I have posted updates to some of the articles. I...

I have posted updates to some of the articles. I do that from time to time to keep them current.
Forum: Beginners 04-05-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 794
Posted By AEAJR
Cool The reason this is good advice is that, when you...

The reason this is good advice is that, when you post your question there the people who will answer are people who have your plane and will know it inside and out.

We are happy to help but I...
Forum: Beginners 02-03-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,550
Posted By AEAJR
1) Paint the bottom of the wings dark, leaving...

1) Paint the bottom of the wings dark, leaving the tops light
2) Paint the vertical tail fin with a bright color

This will help a lot!
Forum: Beginners 01-21-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,316
Posted By AEAJR
Likewise with 10 minutes being plenty of flight...

Likewise with 10 minutes being plenty of flight time for a new pilot and many very experienced pilots set up their planes for 10 minutes or less.

Who goes for longer flights?

Glider...
Forum: Beginners 01-04-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 846
Posted By AEAJR
Welcome back Frank. This is a great time to be...

Welcome back Frank. This is a great time to be into RC. Reliable electric power, 2.4 GHz radios with no channel conflict and foam aircraft that are hard to break, easy to fix and quite good.

We...
Forum: Beginners 12-31-2013, 02:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 589
Posted By AEAJR
And it is not just Spektrum radios, but all the...

And it is not just Spektrum radios, but all the Horizon brands get supported this way. They are amazing!
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 10-13-2013, 05:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 844
Posted By AEAJR
Curious as to what you will do with this list...

Curious as to what you will do with this list when it is complete.

You might find this site helpful.
http://openrcforums.com/wiki/index.php/Main_Page

You may also find this helpful

9X -...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 08-15-2013, 05:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,330
Posted By AEAJR
First, if you are new to electric flight this...

First, if you are new to electric flight this might be helpful.

Everything you wanted to know about electric powered flight.
http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=31071

There is a...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 07-29-2013, 04:11 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 10,098
Posted By AEAJR
Cool The Software based for the 9X and 9XR may be...

The Software based for the 9X and 9XR may be similar to that used in the Taranis. But the make and quality of the radio itself and its overall feature set is definitely a couple of cuts above the 9X...
Forum: Beginners 06-16-2013, 08:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 17,479
Posted By AEAJR
I moved the post about the heli problem to its...

I moved the post about the heli problem to its own thread in the beginner forum.
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 05-21-2013, 05:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 870
Posted By AEAJR
There are several. And there are ones that allow...

There are several. And there are ones that allow you to set this.

The Sky Limit, for example is very adjustable
http://www.wingedshadow.com/skylimit.html

Altiris...
Forum: Beginners 05-20-2013, 11:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,218
Posted By AEAJR
Welcome to Wattflyer. You will like it here. ...

Welcome to Wattflyer. You will like it here.

Here are some resources that may be helpful since you sound like you are still pretty new at this.

6 keys to success...
Forum: Beginners 03-04-2013, 09:16 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 14,018
Posted By AEAJR
The Multiplex EasyStar had been more or less...

The Multiplex EasyStar had been more or less replaced by the Hitec SkyScout. The Easy Star and is available RR, hitec BnF or RTF with brushless motor and lipo....
Forum: Beginners 02-24-2013, 10:06 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 14,018
Posted By AEAJR
Cool Stratos is a wonderful plane for self training....

Stratos is a wonderful plane for self training. Ignore that it has its own radio. Who cares?

HobbyZone SuperCub is one of my top recommended self trainers. Buy it and fly it without hesitation....
Forum: Beginners 02-12-2013, 09:03 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,521
Posted By AEAJR
Cool Take a look here if you want to understand radios...

Take a look here if you want to understand radios

How to select your first radio
http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=68741 (http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=68741)
...
Forum: Beginners 02-12-2013, 08:56 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 14,018
Posted By AEAJR
Cool No problem. We are here to help in any way we...

No problem. We are here to help in any way we can.


BTW if you want to try some excellent wood or wood/foam kits you can't beat Mountain Models
www.mountainmodels.com...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 02-04-2013, 11:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,940
Posted By AEAJR
I find it hard to maintain orientation of a plane...

I find it hard to maintain orientation of a plane that is covered in transparent covering. I have two and I am thinking of recovering one of them.
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