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Forum: Beginners 02-02-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 899
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 02-01-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 899
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 01-15-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 33,939
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: 33,939
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: General Electric Discussions 09-01-2013, 05:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,225
Posted By maxflyer
Doin' the Du-Bro

You asked for a report on the Du-Bro prop balancer:

When comparing the Du-Bro to the Top-Flite magnetic balancer...well, there really is no comparison. The DuBro is in a class by itself. The...
Forum: 3D Flying 07-29-2013, 01:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,407
Posted By maxflyer
As a relative newb, I have built two 3D planes,...

As a relative newb, I have built two 3D planes, one, my own design, from EPS, and the other a Slofly28, from EPP. I also built a an EPP "kit" version of the Yak55. With my limited skill level (and...
Forum: Beginners 03-06-2013, 09:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,639
Posted By maxflyer
I hate to beat MY drum drummaker, but on a...

I hate to beat MY drum drummaker, but on a concurrent thread in the beginners' forum we have been talking about starting with an easy-to-build foamy called the STC. Not only have I advocated this as...
Forum: Beginners 03-05-2013, 02:14 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,354
Posted By maxflyer
Distance? You should try it as a one-eyed old...

Distance? You should try it as a one-eyed old dude. Did you use the fiberglass strapping tape for hinges?
Forum: Beginners 03-01-2013, 04:02 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,050
Posted By maxflyer
Tracy, go back earlier in this thread. You can...

Tracy, go back earlier in this thread. You can find the necessary components listed. Steve! Love your stuff! The "cup nacelles" are a great idea. Those puppies are dripping with character....
Forum: Beginners 02-27-2013, 06:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,050
Posted By maxflyer
I'm an old-world curmudgeon. I still retain the...

I'm an old-world curmudgeon. I still retain the belief that knowledge is power. I'de rather be a beginner with knowledge, rather than a beginner with a big budget.
Forum: Beginners 02-26-2013, 05:23 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,354
Posted By maxflyer
Up is not likely to be good. strait is OK. I have...

Up is not likely to be good. strait is OK. I have probably 2 degrees of down and right thrust on mine, just eyeballed.
Forum: Beginners 02-16-2013, 08:23 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,354
Posted By maxflyer
Hinge is cut in a v-shape from the bottom side....

Hinge is cut in a v-shape from the bottom side. Knife edges touch on upper surface when the two pieces are placed together. Tape goes along the upper hinge line. Turn surfaces over. Apply tape to one...
Forum: Beginners 02-10-2013, 04:25 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,354
Posted By maxflyer
Excellent Work! Consider locating the gear an...

Excellent Work! Consider locating the gear an inch farther forward than indicated in the plans. Your landings will be easier.
Forum: Beginners 02-08-2013, 05:07 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,354
Posted By maxflyer
I have built a foam design of my own, which I...

I have built a foam design of my own, which I have been testing. It is a direct descendant of the STC. It is longer and more stable - a bit longer wing - more glider-like, and has a more simple tail...
Forum: Beginners 02-08-2013, 04:59 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,354
Posted By maxflyer
On the STC the fuselage is strengthened with a CF...

On the STC the fuselage is strengthened with a CF rod. Fiberglass strapping tape applied to the wing leading edges, and along the wing from root to tip, both top and bottom, plus the bamboo struts,...
Forum: Power Systems 01-29-2013, 08:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 513
Posted By maxflyer
Go to strongrcmotors and purchase either the 1300...

Go to strongrcmotors and purchase either the 1300 KV hand-wound, or the factory wound version (sometimes called a Blue Wonder). Match it with the 7" props he is offering. This motor will provide...
Forum: Beginners 01-23-2013, 02:33 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,354
Posted By maxflyer
Radios are a whole 'nother discussion. You will...

Radios are a whole 'nother discussion. You will probably find the best advice on that forum. Budgetary concerns may override a lot of other factors. I think that if things are really tight, and you...
Forum: Beginners 01-21-2013, 04:41 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,354
Posted By maxflyer
STC Mods

If you are going to try the STC, I suggest a couple mods. The weak part of the design is the gear. It just doesn't hold up. You will often have to tweak or bend the legs into a new position, or just...
Forum: Beginners 01-20-2013, 05:42 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,354
Posted By maxflyer
Let's try that image again

Hmmm,

Let's try that upload again:
Forum: Beginners 01-20-2013, 05:39 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,354
Posted By maxflyer
I don't see $100 total investment as very...

I don't see $100 total investment as very realistic, unless you find used gear or purchase the very cheapest of everything. Probably sooner rather than later, when you end up with a scrunched bird,...
Forum: Crash and Safety Forum 11-28-2012, 05:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,139
Posted By maxflyer
Wow! Sounds like you're an old guy who needs...

Wow! Sounds like you're an old guy who needs another old guy to jump in and save you from the fire. I'm an "old Newb," jumping back into the ring after some early exposure 10 years ago - the 72MHZ...
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