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Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-01-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 344
Posted By maxflyer
Kids...Kids! Flywheel is a bit overheated. You...

Kids...Kids! Flywheel is a bit overheated. You know how it can be at times when you can't solve something...and you don't realize the scope of your own ignorance. We've all been there.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-28-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 316
Posted By maxflyer
I popped for a PL8. I don't even charge anything...

I popped for a PL8. I don't even charge anything over 3S at present, and may never. Point is, the ability of the PL8 to charge and discharge very quickly has changed my battery management...
Forum: ParkFlyers 03-22-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,078
Posted By maxflyer
This thread is starting to sound like an Old Fart...

This thread is starting to sound like an Old Fart Convention. (I can say that because I'm an old fart myself). Anyone older than 60 bemoans the sad state of current technology. The latest replacement...
Forum: ParkFlyers 03-21-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,078
Posted By maxflyer
Coming back in a couple years ago, I chose Hitec...

Coming back in a couple years ago, I chose Hitec Eclipse7 Pro, in large part for the top- mounted back-lit display (I am visually impaired). While it's a great radio, as I moved to my first 7 ch...
Forum: Foamies 03-06-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,276
Posted By maxflyer
Lipoly battery used with a brushed ESC also works...

Lipoly battery used with a brushed ESC also works (see FliteTest videos)
Forum: Foamies 02-26-2014, 02:42 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,120
Posted By maxflyer
Drilling holes both sides of the wire and tying...

Drilling holes both sides of the wire and tying with Kevlar string or SpyderWire, then a bead of epoxy works very well.
Forum: Beginners 02-23-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 32,280
Posted By maxflyer
Yes, I've even changed my initial impressions of...

Yes, I've even changed my initial impressions of the Apprentice. I think it serves a useful purpose, though it might not be the best option for those who are budget-limited, want something that...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 02-12-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 538
Posted By maxflyer
Not talking about those modes. Talking about a...

Not talking about those modes. Talking about a regular cycle of freezing and thawing. Seems that might have some effect on the battery chemistry over time. I would be pleased to find out my concerns...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 02-06-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 538
Posted By maxflyer
Found this on Battery University site: "Gas...

Found this on Battery University site:

"Gas buildup during charge can cause some Li-polymer in a foil package to swell, and equipment manufacturers must make allowances for expansion."

If this...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 02-05-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 538
Posted By maxflyer
Thanks. I have been flying the batteries in...

Thanks. I have been flying the batteries in question for probably a year or more. They don't seem to worsen, so I have kept flying them. Starting to wonder if I'm pushing my luck though. Having been...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 02-05-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 538
Posted By maxflyer
What Constitutes a Puffed Lipo?

Every time I go back and review the horror stories about damaged lipos going off, It gives me a renewed sense of fear and dread. I have especially become fearful of storing a good number of the...
Forum: Beginners 02-03-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 690
Posted By maxflyer
The Driveway Diva exhibits exactly the...

The Driveway Diva exhibits exactly the characteristics described by AEAJR, caused by the slight dihedral at the tips of each wing. I wanted a bird that would enable a more relaxed flight envelope and...
Forum: Beginners 02-02-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 690
Posted By maxflyer
I'm aware. My small wood/fabric homebuilt...

I'm aware. My small wood/fabric homebuilt actually has a slight amount of aileron differential set up, but it still requires full attention to all the controls and the ball must be "stepped on" to...
Forum: Beginners 02-02-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 690
Posted By maxflyer
I avoid differential. I never want to forget the...

I avoid differential. I never want to forget the proper and necessary inputs for coordinated flight. Differential makes for....."lazy piloting." I might consider adding a bit during flap deployments,...
Forum: Beginners 02-01-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 690
Posted By maxflyer
Yes, we get away with a lot in the model world....

Yes, we get away with a lot in the model world. The Driveway Diva does just fine without rudder (the large arrow-like tail, and slight dihedral probably contribute to that). Rules seem to matter...
Forum: Beginners 02-01-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 690
Posted By maxflyer
I think the aileron challenge simply involves the...

I think the aileron challenge simply involves the fact that there is now another control and another axis involved. The inclusion of ailerons to the mix implies that you must now know how to...
Forum: Beginners 01-31-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 690
Posted By maxflyer
$60 includes the gear (except for battery)....

$60 includes the gear (except for battery). Roughly...Less than $20 each for the motor, ESC, and clone Hitec 4CH Rx, plus three 9G servos. Maybe $2-3 worth of foam. Probably closer to $65 including...
Forum: Beginners 01-31-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 690
Posted By maxflyer
Thanks. It may, or may not interest you to note...

Thanks. It may, or may not interest you to note that, I am flying at 7000' MSL.

PS. Avatar is an ATTITUDE indicator. My attitude is oftentimes curmudgeonly.
Forum: Beginners 01-31-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 690
Posted By maxflyer
While this video mostly represents my latest...

While this video mostly represents my latest attempts at producing a video, it also represents my somewhat outdated view on how to go about learning to fly RC. Your mileage will vary:
...
Forum: Beginners 01-23-2014, 05:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 612
Posted By maxflyer
Your description of trying to get stuff to work...

Your description of trying to get stuff to work on whatever channel YOU like, etc. is how I ended up with a Taranis. I really like my Eclipse 7 Pro, but from now on it will be mostly relegated to 3...
Forum: Beginners 01-22-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 612
Posted By maxflyer
My Fun Cub is set up with each aileron servo on...

My Fun Cub is set up with each aileron servo on it's own channel, The flap servos operating through a wye on one channel, and I also have the ailerons acting as flaperons. Easy to do with my Taranis,...
Forum: Beginners 01-21-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 612
Posted By maxflyer
If this is a first aileron model you might...

If this is a first aileron model you might consider going with one servo to operate both ailerons. Many 3D models use a setup like this. My scratchbuilt aileron trainer works this way. Saves weight....
Forum: Beginners 01-15-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 32,280
Posted By maxflyer
My “Noobness” just burst through at the seams....

My “Noobness” just burst through at the seams. Didn't even notice how old this one was. What a waste of what little rant ability is left in this old husk.
Forum: Beginners 01-15-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 32,280
Posted By maxflyer
Years ago, at the tail end of the brushed motor...

Years ago, at the tail end of the brushed motor era, I dabbled briefly with teaching myself to fly using a cobbed-together 3CH glider I constructed, using a toy store chuck-glider foam wing and a...
Forum: Beginners 01-15-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 32,280
Posted By maxflyer
Since RC flyers don't have to pass a written or a...

Since RC flyers don't have to pass a written or a check ride, many don't really understand the function of ailerons, or their proper use in coordinated flight. Ailerons are not something to be...
Forum: Beginners 01-07-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 499
Posted By maxflyer
Looks very fast to me, for a beginner. Ailerons...

Looks very fast to me, for a beginner. Ailerons may give you some grief too right now. Try this:

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=354237&highlight=stc

The STC is slow, but very...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 01-06-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,848
Posted By maxflyer
Yes, I experience that too (part of the problem)....

Yes, I experience that too (part of the problem). But now that I go back and read my post I see what you guys mean. It's pretty hard to read. I'll be more aware in future.
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 01-06-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,848
Posted By maxflyer
Thanks for the tip on spacing my posts. I do...

Thanks for the tip on spacing my posts. I do quite a bit of web work and am particularly conscious of trying to keep pages short so as to avoid scrolling. When I go back and read my post though, I...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 01-05-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,848
Posted By maxflyer
Yes, I originally thought that way. I'm still...

Yes, I originally thought that way. I'm still fairly new to RC flying. Not too long ago, when I decided to take it up again in the brushless motor era, I decided on the Hitec Eclipse 7 Pro, since my...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 01-05-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,848
Posted By maxflyer
Might want to check the Taranis threads on RC...

Might want to check the Taranis threads on RC Groups. If you find out about it AFTER you spend more money for less capability you might be regretful. More and more people are taking the leap. Looks...
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