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Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-08-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 450
Posted By Wildflyer
One thing I just thought of. Are you certain...

One thing I just thought of.

Are you certain that you have a correct CG location?

I have heard of many ARF planes, that had instructions with wrong CG locations. Some times they were 1 inch or...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-08-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 450
Posted By Wildflyer
If you could take 1 oz from the tail end, it...

If you could take 1 oz from the tail end, it would be about like adding 4-5 oz to the nose depending on moment arms.

If it has a solid sheet tail, I might change to a built up one.

If you try...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 04-08-2014, 05:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 185
Posted By Wildflyer
I have the same problem that many have, if my...

I have the same problem that many have, if my antenna doesn't fold, I can't use my case. I think I screwed up and left it out of it's case, and it slid into something. My set up is a 4'x8' roll-out...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 04-07-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 185
Posted By Wildflyer
Exclamation Spektrum & JR 2.4 Folding antennas

If you fly with a Spektrum or JR 2.4 radio's with the folding antennas, please be careful with the hinge. If the hinge breaks, it would be a good idea to get the antenna replaced as soon as feasible....
Forum: Multi-Rotors 04-05-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 632
Posted By Wildflyer
Some kind of merge between the two?

Some kind of merge between the two?
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-02-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 388
Posted By Wildflyer
On My P-38, I am very happy I waited until I...

On My P-38, I am very happy I waited until I could get counter rotating props. The kit came with normal props.

I decided I will not fly any twin without counter rotating props, there is just no...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 04-02-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 119
Posted By Wildflyer
Smile Cheap good telemetry for battery voltage

I have started using the new, Quanum Pocket Vibration Telemetry Voltage Meter With Alarm from HobbyKing.
It uses a very small monitor/transmitter plugged into the balance port of the flight battery....
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-26-2014, 02:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 636
Posted By Wildflyer
Hey Denny I was doing research for and new...

Hey Denny

I was doing research for and new plane, and was thinking of a dual receiver power supply system.
In several of your schematic diagrams you show the use of a Shottky diode, digikey...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-19-2014, 02:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 340
Posted By Wildflyer
It doesn't sound like you are doing anything...

It doesn't sound like you are doing anything wrong.

I don't think my epoxy, hardens as quick as the label says either. 5 minute epoxy seems to take 30 minutes.

Some glues like Gorilla Glue can...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-17-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 321
Posted By Wildflyer
With 3s or 4s packs you can only charge 1 at a...

With 3s or 4s packs you can only charge 1 at a time.
With 2s you can charge 2 equal size packs at a time.
It can be set for 0.5-2.0 amps output, check your batteries for charge rate, if no info...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 03-17-2014, 04:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 250
Posted By Wildflyer
The only ones I have seen for several years, are...

The only ones I have seen for several years, are on Ebay.

In fact there are 5 single stick (3 controls 1 stick) transmitters on Ebay right now.

They range from cheap to out of reason.
Forum: Sport Planes (Formerly I/C & Gas Conversion) 03-16-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 432
Posted By Wildflyer
Very nice!! One thing I would recommend, is...

Very nice!!

One thing I would recommend, is to put some simple white bead Styrofoam or the crush foam you get in packages, it is similar to EPP, in front of the battery pack against the back of...
Forum: Humor 02-27-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 299
Posted By Wildflyer
TOO SHORT- ACCESS DENIED! That is just a...

TOO SHORT- ACCESS DENIED!

That is just a little worse than a comment we got back from a large mainframe computer, back in 1968, when I was trying to learn FORTRAN programming language.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-27-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,335
Posted By Wildflyer
I guess your old when you have to get your hip...

I guess your old when you have to get your hip joint replaced so you can stand up long enough to fly out a pack.

getting that fixed tomorrow.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-23-2014, 03:58 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,335
Posted By Wildflyer
Psst, hey wanna buy some dope?

Years ago we had a HobbyTown USA shop open close to my house, so I went in with a question.

"Hi there, say do you know where I can buy some dope?"

The kid sort of looks around and says

"Hey...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 02-20-2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,558
Posted By Wildflyer
On some radios changing from mode 1 to mode 2,...

On some radios changing from mode 1 to mode 2, just envolves moving the elevator centering spring from one side to the other.
But I have not gotten my hands on a 9x radio to see.

I am...
Forum: Sport Planes (Formerly I/C & Gas Conversion) 02-19-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,711
Posted By Wildflyer
I remember using K2R back then, and it did work...

I remember using K2R back then, and it did work good.
But I haven't found it for a long time.
Forum: Vintage and old timer models 02-19-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 546
Posted By Wildflyer
I have a CO2 motor, although mine is probably...

I have a CO2 motor, although mine is probably from the 70's

They will swing a much larger prop than you would expect.
My motor has about the piston diameter of a Cox .020, yet it has an 8"x4"...
Forum: Sport Planes (Formerly I/C & Gas Conversion) 02-19-2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,711
Posted By Wildflyer
I hope you war enjoying the plane. Mine is soaked...

I hope you war enjoying the plane. Mine is soaked up with castor oil, I don't think it has many flights left, one hard landing and I will have to tie the firewall on.

I have a kit in reserve, but...
Forum: Scale E-Powered Aircraft 02-17-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 213
Posted By Wildflyer
I am wondering the same thing, as I have 4 - 450+...

I am wondering the same thing, as I have 4 - 450+ watt motors, that I may build a B-17 with.

In my nitro days if you put 2 .30 engines on a twin, it would act and preform like it had a .90 motor...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-12-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 460
Posted By Wildflyer
Welcome deadair One of the clubs in my area...

Welcome deadair

One of the clubs in my area is very active in ALES competition. In the first year, the man that held the #1 spot in the country was one of our members.
He was flying a Radian,...
Forum: Power Systems 02-07-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 342
Posted By Wildflyer
multi- motor calculators

From a few experiments flying control liners with nitro motors, I know that 2 motors on the same plane give you much more performance than one motor with the total displacement of the 2.

I have 4...
Forum: Sport Planes (Formerly I/C & Gas Conversion) 02-07-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,711
Posted By Wildflyer
I think I balanced mine as per plans, with an...

I think I balanced mine as per plans, with an empty tank, as that is the usual way, for a nitro or gas plane.
If you balance with a full tank, you will have a tail heavy plane when you are trying...
Forum: Delta & Flying Wings 02-05-2014, 11:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 431
Posted By Wildflyer
The Shriek by Model dynamics

Do you remember the Shriek by Model Dynamics?

It is a great looking flying wing, that would be fantastic with e-power and retracts. It has 887 sq. in. of wing area, so it would handle a good sized...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-05-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,335
Posted By Wildflyer
I have spent an hour working on a part for a...

I have spent an hour working on a part for a plane, then found what was left of it the next morning, after my dog found it.
I was too forgetful to put up the barrier, to keep my dog out of my space.
Forum: Video Parking lot 02-04-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 407
Posted By Wildflyer
Huge planes, at LMA RAF Cosford RC show

Probably none of these planes are electric, but all of them will amaze you.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7-lUBm-Guw

LMA is the Large Model Association in England, and maybe a large part of...
Forum: Power Systems 02-03-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 428
Posted By Wildflyer
If we didn't say it before. Welcome to...

If we didn't say it before.

Welcome to Wattflyer, the friendliest electric forum on the web. IMHO
There are many things that need to be right to make a good electric plane, and we will help you...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 02-03-2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 151
Posted By Wildflyer
A funny sideline. About 1 year ago, my...

A funny sideline.

About 1 year ago, my son-in-law brought home a Golden Retriever puppy. It was a surprise to my daughter, so he gave her the naming privilege.

She named the puppy--- Russel...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 02-03-2014, 04:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 151
Posted By Wildflyer
Superbowl 48 champions Seattle Seahawks

We finally did it !!! Superbowl champions

Seattle Seahawks

Two weeks ago I watched the game in a Dallas/Plano TX, Hawks nest called McFaddens on Beltline road. At the end of that game the...
Forum: Humor 02-02-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 248
Posted By Wildflyer
If he finds any bronze lawyers, I'll take one...

If he finds any bronze lawyers, I'll take one also.
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