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Forum: Foamies 02-12-2016, 05:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 166
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
On the other hand micros do tend to zip around...

On the other hand micros do tend to zip around and due to their small size they appear to fly very fast. The flying characteristics will be very different to the powered sailplanes you are used to.
...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 02-09-2016, 07:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 302
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Be careful because expo works in oppoosite ways...

Be careful because expo works in oppoosite ways on Futaba vs other brands. On Futaba a minus figure is what you would usually use, as suggested above (a futaba user I'd guess?). On other brands you...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 01-29-2016, 08:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 123
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
As an aside, and if anyone from Europe might be...

As an aside, and if anyone from Europe might be reading, DSM2 support has now been dropped completely from all Spektrum transmitters sold in Europe since the start of 2015. So in Europe there is no...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-24-2016, 12:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 539
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Dihedral (as in the 'V' angle of the wings) has...

Dihedral (as in the 'V' angle of the wings) has nothing to do with vertical CG and also nothing to do with the 'efficiency' of the wing being increased because it becomes closer to horizontal.
It's...
Forum: Beginners 01-15-2016, 08:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 304
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Great Planes had a quite good one:...

Great Planes had a quite good one: http://www.greatplanes.com/glossary.html

Tower hobbies have another: http://www.towerhobbies.co.uk/intros/introdictionary.html

Between the two you should find...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 01-10-2016, 11:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 299
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
You can say that about most activities..For...

You can say that about most activities..For instance crossing a road has many very bad outcomes and only one good one. But that doesn't stop us crossing the road does it? It just means we recognise...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 01-02-2016, 02:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 608
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Regarding storage and discharge. As Nigel...

Regarding storage and discharge.

As Nigel says, 'discharge' fully discharges the battery all the way down to it's lowest safe voltage, typically around 3.5V per cell. You would normally only use...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-29-2015, 10:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 610
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
I still think it's an over reaction. The guy...

I still think it's an over reaction. The guy appeared to be flying at a beach that must have been near the road where the POTUS's was travelling. Seems perfectly reasonable to me that he didn't know...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-16-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 257
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
If one wing has greater area than the other the...

If one wing has greater area than the other the CG will move slightly toward the larger wing.. But your wings are not much different so it isnt anything to worry about.

now you have the plane...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 11-21-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,357
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
+1... big thanks to all who put their own time...

+1... big thanks to all who put their own time into keeping the forum running. It's appreciated.1
Forum: Beginners 11-12-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,143
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
I've flown a Bixler and wouldn't recommend it for...

I've flown a Bixler and wouldn't recommend it for a raw beginner. The high mounted motor causes some strange flying characteristics which will make life difficult when you are starting off. The...
Forum: Beginners 11-12-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,143
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
You might look at the HobbyZone 'Delta Ray'...

You might look at the HobbyZone 'Delta Ray' (http://www.horizonhobby.com/delta-ray-rtf-with-safe-reg%3B-technology-hbz7900)

That's just about as easy to fly an RC plane as you can get and would...
Forum: Foamies 11-08-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 329
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
No need to get in a wad. I'm guessing no one has...

No need to get in a wad. I'm guessing no one has that specific model if they did I'm sure someone would help.

If all else fails you could put the battery in the position where the strap is and add...
Forum: Australia 10-31-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 994
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
I'm confused, why would it only be Aussies that...

I'm confused, why would it only be Aussies that fly in high winds? Maybe being upside down helps them cope with wind?

What wind you are willing to fly in is really down the the individual, the...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 10-22-2015, 07:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,032
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
They say that a picture paints a thousand words,...

They say that a picture paints a thousand words, so maybe a video paints a million?

Anyway, heres a video of how to check I.R. with an iCharger Duo:
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Forum: 3D Flying 09-18-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 578
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
The Yak looks good and gets some good reviews. I...

The Yak looks good and gets some good reviews. I don't think you could go far wrong for the price.
Forum: Crash and Safety Forum 09-09-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 2,005
Views: 214,818
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
No experience with that specific model but weak...

No experience with that specific model but weak fuselage structure around the landing gear mount is a very common problem with lightweight laser cut ply/balsa 3D models.

The MXS-R i just picked up...
Forum: Power Systems 08-28-2015, 09:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 587
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
8s is within the recommended battery range for...

8s is within the recommended battery range for the motor he has: http://www.e-fliterc.com/Products/Default.aspx?ProdID=EFLM4090A

But yes 2 x 4s, 4400mAh might well be a bit on the heavy side,...
Forum: Beginners 08-17-2015, 10:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 859
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
This sounds very much like the flutter problem...

This sounds very much like the flutter problem reported by others on the Apprentice 15s which turned out to be due to the SAFE/AS3X system causing flutter at high speed (gyro gain too high). The cure...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-13-2015, 09:46 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,238
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Washout is the most sure fire cure for tip stall....

Washout is the most sure fire cure for tip stall. If the wing is wood and if it's covered in heat-shrink film you can often twist in some washout by hand-twisting the wing, re shrinking the covering...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-18-2015, 12:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 860
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
The results will be interesting.

The results will be interesting.
Forum: Company Discussions 07-03-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 402
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
GensAce independance day sale

Quick heads up, i got an email through from GensAce advertising their Independence Day sale, might be worth checking out if you need some good quality batteries:

The Independence Day! *Up to 60%...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 06-28-2015, 10:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 825
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Yes you can position them any way you like, it...

Yes you can position them any way you like, it makes no difference either way.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 06-26-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,723
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Hope the Sciatica gets better soon Chellie. I had...

Hope the Sciatica gets better soon Chellie. I had an attack last year so I know how painfull it can be. Stretching excercises to de-compress the disks in the back can be effective but at the end of...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 06-23-2015, 06:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 617
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Yeah it's normal and to some extent it effects...

Yeah it's normal and to some extent it effects all batteries including LiPos.

It's got a name, it's called 'Peukert's law (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peukert's_law)'
Forum: Foamies 06-17-2015, 10:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,725
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
I also use Cyberlink Powerdirector. it's not the...

I also use Cyberlink Powerdirector. it's not the cheapest but it gets very good reviews, it's got plenty of useful features and it's intuitive to use. It's great for stabilizing shaky video and doing...
Forum: Company Discussions 05-27-2015, 08:55 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 19,047
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Why? Paypal actually found in Swiss Flyer's...

Why?

Paypal actually found in Swiss Flyer's favour and came to the rescue. If he'd not have used Paypal he would probably be out of pocket and still arguing with Hobbyking.

As a buyer Paypal...
Forum: Crash and Safety Forum 05-26-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 2,005
Views: 214,818
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
I've had good luck finding fly-aways by taking a...

I've had good luck finding fly-aways by taking a line on the direction of travel of the plane when last seen and simply walking that line.

Usually an out of control plane will drift almost...
Forum: Beginners 05-09-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,450
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
When you do a loop you are not really 'flying...

When you do a loop you are not really 'flying inverted' as such because the plane is pulling positive g all the time.

Having said that, the Artizan is a fully aerobatic model with a symmetrical...
Forum: Beginners 05-08-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,450
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
They are certainly capable of doing perfectly...

They are certainly capable of doing perfectly nice loops without wing flex, and a lot more far advanced aerobatics.

I found this video on youtube that shows a nice loop with no 'funny business' .....
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