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Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-16-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 333
Posted By mclarkson
Here's a shot of the wings test-fitted into place...

Here's a shot of the wings test-fitted into place over the CF struts.

http://rc.markclarkson.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/IMG_1696.jpg
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-15-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 166
Posted By mclarkson
No probs.

No probs.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-15-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 166
Posted By mclarkson
It works for me. dQXJyuHoe-E I use the...

It works for me.
dQXJyuHoe-E

I use the special YouTube embed code.

videonumber - Substitute the correct spelling of YouTube. Do not put the entire link address between the tags, but only...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-08-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,917
Posted By mclarkson
Hmmmm.... Well, welcome to WF to begin with. ...

Hmmmm.... Well, welcome to WF to begin with.

That's a peculiar-sounding problem. It sounds like it's cutting out under high loads. The higher the throttle, the higher the load. Taking off the prop...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-06-2014, 04:57 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,090
Posted By mclarkson
The wing, she is finished. :) ...

The wing, she is finished. :)
https://scontent-a-mia.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/t31.0-8/10504850_655577864517582_6194626809095681384_o.jpg
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 06-25-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,090
Posted By mclarkson
I haven't. It's half about the time, and half...

I haven't. It's half about the time, and half about the nerves. :)
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 06-18-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,090
Posted By mclarkson
A question for you more experienced guys and...

A question for you more experienced guys and gals. I've never covered a plane before. We're planning on a design similar to this:

http://www.stevensaero.com/images/T/IMGP4273-01.jpg

How do you...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 06-08-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,090
Posted By mclarkson
I gave serious thought to 'forgetting' to mention...

I gave serious thought to 'forgetting' to mention this part. :)
Forum: Warbird Electrics 05-29-2014, 03:05 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,769
Posted By mclarkson
Nice. The only Dynam I've ever had is my 1270mm...

Nice. The only Dynam I've ever had is my 1270mm Dynam Gee Bee Sportster which is one of the sweetest, best behaved planes I've ever flown. I'd ask you how you like their warplanes, but it's obvious...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-27-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 4,996
Views: 453,166
Posted By mclarkson
Welcome, and congrats on winning your fight! ...

Welcome, and congrats on winning your fight!

You said 'small 3D plane.' I'm not sure what your level of experience is with RC airplanes but, just in case, let me point out that the smaller they...
Forum: Foamies 04-22-2014, 03:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 914
Posted By mclarkson
Thanks for the info. I've only ever used very...

Thanks for the info. I've only ever used very lightweight (0.55oz) glass and that only a few times.
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 03-29-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 937
Posted By mclarkson
I'm pretty sure that Hobby People's popular Phase...

I'm pretty sure that Hobby People's popular Phase 3 Squall (http://www.hobbypeople.net/index.php/rc-planes/airplanes/edf-jets/phase-3-squall-kit-with-thrust-vector-included-no-motor-fan-esc.html) and...
Forum: Beginners 03-06-2014, 04:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 549
Posted By mclarkson
He was talking about the input voltage. (Roughly...

He was talking about the input voltage. (Roughly speaking, the more cells, the higher the voltage.)

Some ESCs will handle, say, 3-cell or 4-cell batteries. Some will handle 2-cell batteries. Some...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-04-2014, 02:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 495
Posted By mclarkson
That's pretty much my understanding as well. The...

That's pretty much my understanding as well. The worst reception possible is when the Tx and Rx antennae are pointing directly at each other.
Forum: ParkFlyers 12-27-2013, 02:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 736
Posted By mclarkson
Glad to hear it helped a bit, at least. :)

Glad to hear it helped a bit, at least. :)
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-09-2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 16,599
Posted By mclarkson
Congrats!

Congrats!
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-01-2013, 10:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,577
Posted By mclarkson
That's a very cool plane. Good luck with the...

That's a very cool plane. Good luck with the build!
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 11-15-2013, 10:08 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 6,906
Posted By mclarkson
A pretty amazing re-build there. Best of luck...

A pretty amazing re-build there. Best of luck with the maiden!
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-29-2013, 08:52 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 6,906
Posted By mclarkson
That's some tall gear! :D Now go fly it!

That's some tall gear! :D Now go fly it!
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-23-2013, 04:18 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 6,906
Posted By mclarkson
Can you move the rear/main gear backwards at all?...

Can you move the rear/main gear backwards at all? The closer it is to the prop, the less the prop will dip when you rotate.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-24-2013, 08:11 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 6,906
Posted By mclarkson
For non-structural bits, you can even go with...

For non-structural bits, you can even go with white poster board.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-20-2013, 10:12 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 6,906
Posted By mclarkson
That's lookin' really sharp, Chellie!

That's lookin' really sharp, Chellie!
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-19-2013, 02:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,247
Posted By mclarkson
That's looking pretty wicked.

That's looking pretty wicked.
Forum: Foamies 08-25-2013, 05:31 AM
Replies: 5,614
Views: 350,613
Posted By mclarkson
Was there a rush to get some gliders up before it...

Was there a rush to get some gliders up before it faded out? :D
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-25-2013, 02:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,336
Posted By mclarkson
Calculations will only get you close; you'll have...

Calculations will only get you close; you'll have to test in the real world to be sure.

The pitch tells you - in theory - how far forward the prop pulls the plane with every revolution. So a prop...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-24-2013, 10:40 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,336
Posted By mclarkson
So ... that's a 7-cell lipo on a 400kV motor???

So ... that's a 7-cell lipo on a 400kV motor???
Forum: Beginners 08-12-2013, 12:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 873
Posted By mclarkson
D/R == dual rate. Yours is set so that, in one...

D/R == dual rate. Yours is set so that, in one position, the aileron moves 70% of its full mechanical travel range. In the other position, it moves 100% of its full range.

Expo == exponential. It...
Forum: Warbird Electrics 08-07-2013, 10:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,246
Posted By mclarkson
I cannot count the number of crashes I haven't...

I cannot count the number of crashes I haven't had for just that reason. I would say, the way I fly, it's probably about one per flight. :D
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-04-2013, 11:33 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,465
Posted By mclarkson
I've never heard of plain ol' heat causing...

I've never heard of plain ol' heat causing problems. I live in Kansas. We can't match your humidity but it gets to 110+ in the summer. (Hot glue melts off the planes - I don't use it.)

LiPos will...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-04-2013, 11:16 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,465
Posted By mclarkson
I do NOT recommend NiCads. The danger of LiPos is...

I do NOT recommend NiCads. The danger of LiPos is often really over-stated. If you use a proper charger you are almost certainly fine. (In three years and countless charges on dozens and dozens of...
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