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Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-26-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 671
Posted By Larry3215
Congrats Nigel!

Congrats Nigel!
Forum: Multi-Rotors 07-26-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 210
Posted By Larry3215
Myth Busters - death by Drone!

Just saw the latest episode. They try to prove/disprove if you can kill someone with a drone. Less carnage than I expected.
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 07-26-2015, 04:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 161
Posted By Larry3215
I dont know. Looks to me like it might be photo...

I dont know. Looks to me like it might be photo shopped.
Forum: Multi-Rotors 07-26-2015, 04:54 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 874
Posted By Larry3215
I have a nephew just like that. Started out with...

I have a nephew just like that. Started out with issues in grade school, truant, delinquent, bad grades, hanging out with the "wrong crowd", etc etc. Escalated to juvenal arrests and juvie 'jail...
Forum: Multi-Rotors 07-26-2015, 04:44 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 874
Posted By Larry3215
LOL! I agree in theory, but good luck with that...

LOL! I agree in theory, but good luck with that :)
Forum: Multi-Rotors 07-26-2015, 03:48 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 874
Posted By Larry3215
After watching the video that he made, its...

After watching the video that he made, its obvious this kid is looking for trouble and confrontation and craving attention. He went out deliberately trying to get the cops to go after him and did...
Forum: Foamies 07-22-2015, 03:01 AM
Replies: 2,811
Views: 374,492
Posted By Larry3215
Nicely done. That didn't look like a typical...

Nicely done. That didn't look like a typical first-timers Cap flight though. Looked like you were an old hand at it :)
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 07-21-2015, 06:54 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 34,287
Posted By Larry3215
Congrats!

Congrats!
Forum: Foamies 07-21-2015, 06:48 AM
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Views: 374,492
Posted By Larry3215
Nice finish work on that one!

Nice finish work on that one!
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 07-20-2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 347
Posted By Larry3215
You need a watt meter so you can test whats...

You need a watt meter so you can test whats happening to the battery voltage as you power up the model - plus what they said :)
Forum: Power Systems 07-20-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 276
Posted By Larry3215
What he said - plus, the moment you make one...

What he said - plus, the moment you make one phase have a higher resistance than the others your esc will loose sync and the motor will stutter - if it even starts to begin with. On top of that, you...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 07-20-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 587
Posted By Larry3215
Odd. I didnt know they did that. Make a few more...

Odd. I didnt know they did that. Make a few more posts then :)
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 07-20-2015, 05:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 587
Posted By Larry3215
Download Companion and give it a try. You dont...

Download Companion and give it a try. You dont have to use it on your models if your not comfortable.

One note though - the order in which you do certain things with Companion is important.
...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-19-2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 671
Posted By Larry3215
There are two important details as far as the...

There are two important details as far as the step.

It needs to be very close to the CG for good water handling when 'on step' and to allow the model to rotate for take off. I personally prefer...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-19-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 671
Posted By Larry3215
Here are some examples. On my giant scale...

Here are some examples.

On my giant scale Polaris you can see the small breather holes I started out with in the first pic. They were not nearly large enough, plus water that splashed in stayed...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-19-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 671
Posted By Larry3215
I learned long ago that when flying off water...

I learned long ago that when flying off water "things" will get wet - no matter what you do to seal up the fuse. One hard splash down and you will have water inside. Baggies, condoms, silicon, none...
Forum: Power Systems 07-17-2015, 03:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 258
Posted By Larry3215
Neu in the US. Or Plettenberg, Kontronik, Lehner...

Neu in the US. Or Plettenberg, Kontronik, Lehner - all German made.
Forum: Foamies 07-17-2015, 02:56 AM
Replies: 4,075
Views: 486,558
Posted By Larry3215
That might be hard to keep track of, but I think...

That might be hard to keep track of, but I think its very very cool looking!

A true "plank" look :D
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-12-2015, 07:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 671
Posted By Larry3215
Looking good Nigel! You're getting close to...

Looking good Nigel! You're getting close to maiden time :)

Any idea on the final all up weight yet? Im curious to see how your construction techniques compare to the original.

Oh, if you're...
Forum: Aerial Photography 06-30-2015, 02:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 450
Posted By Larry3215
You dont really need a computer radio to fly most...

You dont really need a computer radio to fly most quads. The controller board - multi-wii in this case - does all the heavy lifting.
Forum: Aerial Photography 06-29-2015, 05:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 450
Posted By Larry3215
Thats pretty cool! What controller board...

Thats pretty cool!

What controller board are you using? Is it running the stock software or did you program something custom?

I cant tell from the pics how your doing the thrust vectoring. Can...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 06-29-2015, 04:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 344
Posted By Larry3215
By the way, dont let me discourage you from...

By the way, dont let me discourage you from getting the model YOU want.

I happen to dislike Hot/warmliners (been there done that got bored) and Im sure that has come across in my posts. Thats...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 06-29-2015, 04:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 344
Posted By Larry3215
That one is pretty new, but the little Ive heard...

That one is pretty new, but the little Ive heard is its fast :)

You might try Googling "Great Planes Kunai" and see what turns up.
Forum: Aerial Photography 06-29-2015, 01:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 232
Posted By Larry3215
This one was real ...

This one was real

http://abc7news.com/travel/southwest-pilot-spots-drone-flying-near-oakland-airport/784955/
Forum: Aerial Photography 06-29-2015, 12:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 232
Posted By Larry3215
Thats a hoax. Google it :)

Thats a hoax. Google it :)
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 06-29-2015, 12:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 344
Posted By Larry3215
Then the Radian or most e-powered sailplanes, are...

Then the Radian or most e-powered sailplanes, are probably not a good choice for you. The Radian will do loops and spins but thats about it. Its designed to soar rather than do aerobatics.

I dont...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 06-28-2015, 05:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 344
Posted By Larry3215
Yeah, warmliners are generally pretty fast if...

Yeah, warmliners are generally pretty fast if your talking sailplanes.

For a beginner powered sailplane its hard to go wrong with a Radian (NOT the Pro version).
...
Forum: New Product Announcements 06-26-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 274
Posted By Larry3215
Already available, but most are a bit large for...

Already available, but most are a bit large for your typical foamy :)

https://www.servocity.com/html/linear_servos.html
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 06-25-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 248
Posted By Larry3215
I should say that I am assuming you want to use...

I should say that I am assuming you want to use the motor as little as possible - just brief runs to get to altitude - and spend most of your time soaring.

if you plan to run the motor a lot, then...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 06-25-2015, 05:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 248
Posted By Larry3215
For something like a Gentle Lady you dont need...

For something like a Gentle Lady you dont need much power at all. A 100-150 watt set up would be plenty.

I would recommend a small (no more than 28mm diameter) motor capable of around 100-150...
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