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Forum: Foamies Today, 04:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 19
Posted By fhhuber
Silk goes on relatively easily and provides...

Silk goes on relatively easily and provides immense added strength. Silk has more than 10 times the tensile strength of steel by weight.

"Glueing" the silk to the foam with WBP paint essentially...
Forum: General Electric Discussions Today, 04:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 230
Posted By fhhuber
The most likely issue causing the change. It...

The most likely issue causing the change.

It really takes something extreme to need more than 20C.
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros Today, 04:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 187
Posted By fhhuber
JPF... if you check you will find that the...

JPF... if you check you will find that the modules/adapters to use one brand TX with a different RX have the channel reassignment in the module.

They even made a BUDDY BOX CORD that allowed...
Forum: General Electric Discussions Today, 04:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 65
Posted By fhhuber
The range test can easily be done solo... tie the...

The range test can easily be done solo... tie the tail of the plane to something or use a tail trap. You can hear the motor respond.

you are testing at a reduced output power... so you aren't...
Forum: General Electric Discussions Today, 03:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 230
Posted By fhhuber
20C has been doing just fine for me for EDFs.... ...

20C has been doing just fine for me for EDFs....

The increase in power by increasing C and using the same capacity cells is marginal really. I tried higher C cells and all it really did for me...
Forum: Warbird Electrics Today, 03:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 171
Posted By fhhuber
The plastic is subject to deformation from...

The plastic is subject to deformation from heat... probably it was held twisted when it was hot.

That may or may not be correctable.
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros Today, 02:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 123
Posted By fhhuber
The updates are worth doing. Latest update to...

The updates are worth doing. Latest update to the DX 18 changed it from 30 model memories to 250.

Just stay away from the beta updates. Let someone else experiment.
Forum: Warbird Electrics Today, 02:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 171
Posted By fhhuber
Yes, the Dynam props and spinners need...

Yes, the Dynam props and spinners need balancing... and balancing a 3 (or 4) blade prop is an art form that most people avoid.

It doesn't take long to do the balancing if you know how. You can...
Forum: Power Systems Today, 02:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 300
Posted By fhhuber
Performance is also affected by oz/sq in wing...

Performance is also affected by oz/sq in wing loading and even though 150 watt/lb can let you hover you may not be able to glide better than a rock...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros Today, 01:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 123
Posted By fhhuber
Known issue with the DX8 displaying voltage lower...

Known issue with the DX8 displaying voltage lower than it actually is. Typically 0.5 v discrepancy. Supposed to be fixed in a software update.

The batteries life expectancy can depend a lot on...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros Yesterday, 07:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 187
Posted By fhhuber
The whole purose of the module (or Tactic's "Any...

The whole purose of the module (or Tactic's "Any Link") is to get you using that brand of RX, which makes it more likely that you'll eventually buy that brand of TX.

I like "RX-Ready" better than...
Forum: General Electric Discussions Yesterday, 07:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 191
Posted By fhhuber
Dollies can work very well... if set up...

Dollies can work very well... if set up correctly.

A neat trick is to have a servo on the dolly for nosewheel steering and have it plug into a port on the belly of the plane. As the plane lifts...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft Yesterday, 06:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,554
Posted By fhhuber
A key part of a good nylon bolt mounting is the...

A key part of a good nylon bolt mounting is the shear action of the wing touching the block the bolt goes into. A good HARD material on the bottom of the wing will make this act like scissors,...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft Yesterday, 06:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 160
Posted By fhhuber
Get that fan and measure the outlet dia.. do the...

Get that fan and measure the outlet dia.. do the calc of FSA vs Efflux exit area... if Eflux area is more than 85% of FSA its wrong (and that is obviously wrong just from a glance at the picture)
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft Yesterday, 06:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,554
Posted By fhhuber
Oversize nylon bolts might as well be metal... ...

Oversize nylon bolts might as well be metal... the pair of 1/4-20 nylon bolts that gets used essentially (when using nylon bolts) everywhere is enough at the TE of most 50CC gas models.

I have...
Forum: Humor Yesterday, 04:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 80
Posted By fhhuber
I was expecting the Smart car commercial to say...

I was expecting the Smart car commercial to say "Smart Car... not so smart driver"
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft Yesterday, 04:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 160
Posted By fhhuber
The point is... look for the best overall...

The point is... look for the best overall solution.

A bare fan won't be it.
Forum: General Electric Discussions Yesterday, 04:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 230
Posted By fhhuber
Difference in weight/size of a 1300 ma vs 1500 ma...

Difference in weight/size of a 1300 ma vs 1500 ma is small. That should be very easy. The 1800 might take a little thought but still shouldn't be too hard s there is usually some space all around...
Forum: General Electric Discussions Yesterday, 09:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 191
Posted By fhhuber
The "slingshot V" bounces around after it...

The "slingshot V" bounces around after it relaxes (releases its energy into the projectile)... no guarantee it will drop out of the way of a prop. It might even bounce up into the prop of a pusher...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft Yesterday, 08:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 160
Posted By fhhuber
For that fw1000... look at the Dynam Me262's...

For that fw1000... look at the Dynam Me262's solution. Exactly the same problem of getting an adequate EDF mounted under the wing in a nacelle that isn't on a pylon...

They made the Nacelles a...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft Yesterday, 07:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 160
Posted By fhhuber
Just make a relatively thin foam nacelle.. a...

Just make a relatively thin foam nacelle.. a little thicker than a styro coffee cup is enough. You want the better intake ring and the cone at the back to squeeze the efflux.

I flew one of the...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft Yesterday, 07:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 165
Posted By fhhuber
Real trick is keeping the booms light but stiff. ...

Real trick is keeping the booms light but stiff. Its very easy to make a 336/337 tail-heavy.

I had the Nitroplanes big 337
(336 is fixed gear with a different air scoop at the wing TE.... going...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft Yesterday, 07:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 160
Posted By fhhuber
Well... I could devise the mounting. Just a mod...

Well... I could devise the mounting. Just a mod to single pylon instead of dual pylon I used for the nacelle I put on my big EDF.

Cylinder of foam cut in half.

Carve out for EDF lip and mount...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft Yesterday, 06:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,554
Posted By fhhuber
You would have a hard time finding 1/4-28 nylon...

You would have a hard time finding 1/4-28 nylon screws... but its a standard thread size and I could pick up appropriate screws/bolts/washers/etc tomorrow... in some cases the metal screws are...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft Yesterday, 06:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,554
Posted By fhhuber
Rubber band mounting is a tradition carried over...

Rubber band mounting is a tradition carried over from Free Flight. We have altered the way the wings and bands go on in ways that negate the potential for the bands to let the wing pop off and...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft Yesterday, 06:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 151
Posted By fhhuber
1400 mm span, appx 680 mm length Twin 70 mm...

1400 mm span, appx 680 mm length

Twin 70 mm EDFs on 4S (4000 to 5000 mah tested to be appropriate for about 4 min flights using these fans in the plane they came from)
Forum: General Electric Discussions Yesterday, 06:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 230
Posted By fhhuber
There have been people who were doing those...

There have been people who were doing those tests... but it gets expensive to get all the batteries to test.

General results (with the same capacity and cell count) within any one brand showed...
Forum: General Electric Discussions Yesterday, 06:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 230
Posted By fhhuber
Well... you can fly using the recommended every...

Well... you can fly using the recommended every time.

You will often be better off with higher C rating especially dealing with high demand applications (Like EDFs)

Yo can also do just fine...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft Yesterday, 05:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 613
Posted By fhhuber
:p> you include shipping... I'll include the gas...

:p> you include shipping... I'll include the gas to go pick up my pink foam at Home Depot. (8 miles each way... not quite a gallon)
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft Yesterday, 05:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,554
Posted By fhhuber
Is that the reddish wood that doesn't float in...

Is that the reddish wood that doesn't float in water?
I don't know what it was... I got hold of a "scratch built" Kadet Sr "in the bones" that used some exotic reddish wood (to replace BALSA called...
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