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Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft Today, 04:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 82
Posted By FlyWheel
Aedificabo Rynchops? Rynchops is the scientific...

Aedificabo Rynchops? Rynchops is the scientific name for the skimmer (the bird), niger means black. Hence Rynchops Niger translates literally to "Skimmer, Black". Aedificabo, I looked up, is the...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft Yesterday, 04:51 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 971
Posted By FlyWheel
Build Review [popcorn] The build thread starts here:...

[popcorn] The build thread starts here: http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=75580 :D
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft Yesterday, 04:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 82
Posted By FlyWheel
Build Review Here we go!

The instructions say to start with the wing, but I am intending to build a special jig for building that so i decided to start with the tail feathers instead. Nothing in their basic construction...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft Yesterday, 04:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 82
Posted By FlyWheel
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft Yesterday, 04:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 82
Posted By FlyWheel
Build Review Aedificabo Rynchops (Skimmer Build!)

Rynchops Niger ~ Black Skimmer (http://www.birdinginformation.com/birds/turns-and-skimmers/black-skimmer/)
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Forum: Batteries & Chargers 03-27-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 111
Posted By FlyWheel
I think some of the chargers that have a...

I think some of the chargers that have a regenerative discharge feature can discharge at higher rates because instead of dissipating all the charge as heat they use a lot of it to recharge the source...
Forum: Humor 03-27-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 127
Posted By FlyWheel
Talking OMG, you could carry this on ad absurdum! :Q

OMG, you could carry this on ad absurdum! :Q
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-25-2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 971
Posted By FlyWheel
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=82...

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=82502&page=7&pp=20&highlight=skimmer+flaps#post4044841

Flaps increase lift, Reflex decreases it, does reflex have any affect on ground effect (the...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-25-2015, 05:55 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 971
Posted By FlyWheel
OK, I'll take your recommendation under...

OK, I'll take your recommendation under advisement. If necessary I can change camber/reflex to camber/flaps or reflex/spoileron (without the "ron", obviously) simply by changing the control rod...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-25-2015, 03:20 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 971
Posted By FlyWheel
Exclamation :eek: 25%? Really? On these wings that would be...

:eek: 25%? Really? On these wings that would be an average width of almost 2 inches. I've never seen full span control surfaces that big on anything other than a 3D plane....
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-25-2015, 01:12 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 971
Posted By FlyWheel
I think AJEAR invented RC sailplanes! :D Actually...

I think AJEAR invented RC sailplanes! :D Actually I did consult Ed, and his reply came with the disclaimer that he is not an aeronautical engineer. All the research I did came up with nothing for...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-25-2015, 12:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 510
Posted By FlyWheel
Thumbs up Thats your first covering job?? Dayam, I am SO...

Thats your first covering job?? Dayam, I am SO jealous!
http://www.toddah.com/4posting/telemaster/wingFinished1.jpg
I wish I could cover like that! Transparents, I've almost got it, but opaques...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-24-2015, 04:33 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 971
Posted By FlyWheel
Exclamation Before I forget

Stuart, I noticed on your build you used the 1" TE stock that came with the kit for your full strip ailerons, How did this work out in practice? I'm thinking of doing something similar, not for...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-24-2015, 01:45 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 971
Posted By FlyWheel
Stopped at the hobby shop today, got most of what...

Stopped at the hobby shop today, got most of what I needed. they don't carry AeroNaut anymore, and actually had very few folding props period, just small ones. So I ordered a air of 11x6 from...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 03-23-2015, 09:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 498
Posted By FlyWheel
True, but he's not attempting to design a full...

True, but he's not attempting to design a full sized manned aircraft, he designing a model. I'm sure that most of us are aware that the physics for one are not necessarily applicable to the other....
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 03-22-2015, 07:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 906
Posted By FlyWheel
Alas, I don't have one. I was just wondering if...

Alas, I don't have one. I was just wondering if anyone else has tried them. They're using some form of lithium technology now aren't they (LiFe?)?
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-22-2015, 07:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 308
Posted By FlyWheel
AeroBird3, Learned to crash on that P:censor:S...

AeroBird3, Learned to crash on that P:censor:S until it got so 'repaired' I couldn't get it high enough to crash anymore, at which point I got an EasyStar and learned to fly.

So which was the...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 03-22-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 906
Posted By FlyWheel
Lightbulb With the growing popularity in electric...

With the growing popularity in electric automobiles (meaning the full size kind that people ride around in), has anyone ever given a thought to the batteries these eco-cars use? After all they are...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-21-2015, 02:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 340
Posted By FlyWheel
Exclamation Good idea, But not G.I. Joe please, that would be...

Good idea, But not G.I. Joe please, that would be almost as blasphemous as putting Captain America in the thing! :eek:
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-21-2015, 02:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 134
Posted By FlyWheel
No, it can also be used to check batteries too.

No, it can also be used to check batteries too.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-21-2015, 02:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 406
Posted By FlyWheel
Not my Mojo (I don't have much of one to mention...

Not my Mojo (I don't have much of one to mention anyway :oops:) My dilemma is I tend to wander in and out of the hobby, As if I suffer from some weird modeling bi-polar affliction.

Crashes aren't...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-17-2015, 01:21 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 971
Posted By FlyWheel
LOL, I too have a BOT "in the wings" But I'm...

LOL, I too have a BOT "in the wings" But I'm putting off building her until I feel my skills are up to par for such a beautiful bird. :$

Please be sure to post your build thread!
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-16-2015, 09:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 186
Posted By FlyWheel
Getting it bigger on the inside, that's the...

Getting it bigger on the inside, that's the challenge!





(Hey, someone had to say it!:D)
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-16-2015, 04:24 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 971
Posted By FlyWheel
Most of the Skimmer threads I've read do mention...

Most of the Skimmer threads I've read do mention a washout for that very reason: lessening the chance of tip stall, which I hear this (these actually, the 400 has the same recommendations) plane is...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-16-2015, 03:15 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 971
Posted By FlyWheel
I'm not sure it was from (or in) your build...

I'm not sure it was from (or in) your build thread. I'm sure I'll find it.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-16-2015, 12:16 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 971
Posted By FlyWheel
Aliphatic (TiteBond II). I like having more than...

Aliphatic (TiteBond II). I like having more than 10 seconds to measure, measure again, test fit, re-measure and final fit just to be sure before the glue dries/cures. :D

The fixture I saw have...
Forum: Beginners 03-16-2015, 12:11 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 36,910
Posted By FlyWheel
I did, and even when I exaggerated some of the...

I did, and even when I exaggerated some of the parameters it gave me a torque of only 5oz/in. That's why I was wondering about the 35s, which would save me a whole ounce over the 55s.

I used this...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-15-2015, 02:04 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 971
Posted By FlyWheel
My ESC came in yesterday (along with the...

My ESC came in yesterday (along with the 'missing' Berg 7P :) ). So all I need now is a folding prop and other miscellaneous bits of hardware. I spent much of the day cleaning out the shop and...
Forum: Beginners 03-15-2015, 01:49 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 36,910
Posted By FlyWheel
I don't know. "they" say it's because the gears...

I don't know. "they" say it's because the gears are so small. However seeing as the gears in the HS-55's "they" recommend I use instead are nylon while the 35 gears are listed as metal/Karbonite, the...
Forum: Multi-Rotors 03-15-2015, 01:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 319
Posted By FlyWheel
If that were true than everyone who posts a video...

If that were true than everyone who posts a video on an unpaid YT account would be guilty of commercialism. The only difference between a quad mounted camera and a camera you hold in your hand is...
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