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Forum: Humor Yesterday, 02:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 116
Posted By FlyWheel
Whatever, they're all neutral and refuse to get...

Whatever, they're all neutral and refuse to get involved with anything.
Forum: Humor 09-03-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 116
Posted By FlyWheel
All I know about noble gasses is that they all...

All I know about noble gasses is that they all come from Switzerland.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-20-2015, 03:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 657
Posted By FlyWheel
Crazy idea here...stick two connectors together...

Crazy idea here...stick two connectors together to make a double pole arming plug and put it between the ESC and the motor?
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 08-20-2015, 03:41 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 912
Posted By FlyWheel
Thanks, the right-click-on-time/date trick worked...

Thanks, the right-click-on-time/date trick worked (at east for now...) :D
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-20-2015, 01:55 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,356
Posted By FlyWheel
I haven't forgotten it, but I have been wrapped...

I haven't forgotten it, but I have been wrapped up in a bunch of other household projects and those circular tuits have been hard to find recently. I do want to get her airborne though, especially as...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 08-20-2015, 01:41 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 912
Posted By FlyWheel
That and you had to know the text command for...

That and you had to know the text command for every operation! I couldn't imagine trying to learn computing back then. My sincerest kudos to those who succeeded. :tc::cool:

I'm currently using...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-20-2015, 01:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 657
Posted By FlyWheel
He is using his old 72MHz radios, remember?...

He is using his old 72MHz radios, remember? Instead of upgrading them with the features that could have kept them competitive the manufacturers instead decided to completely abandon the frequency in...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-14-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 348
Posted By FlyWheel
That is the key word right there; slowly. Best...

That is the key word right there; slowly. Best not too, as the servos are geared in such a way to give the power to the servomotor. Moving the arm is like trying to do a burnout in your car with the...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-14-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 372
Posted By FlyWheel
Depends on your plans for the plane. Brushed...

Depends on your plans for the plane. Brushed motors were pretty much all inrunners, so they were front mounted. So long as you mount your brushless the same way then length wouldn't matter, you'll...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-12-2015, 03:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 289
Posted By FlyWheel
I use 2-3 Mil polyethylene sheeting. A few bucks...

I use 2-3 Mil polyethylene sheeting. A few bucks will buy you enough to completely cover a few full sized plans, and nothing sticks to it. not Ambroid, Aliphatic, not cyanoacrylate, not even epoxy...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-07-2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,356
Posted By FlyWheel
Build Review PHRAK!

:mad: Aircraft-world sent the wrong motor shaft! I asked for a ZS2213 and the sent me an HS2213!
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Since it only cost 50 cents (that was my first clue right there!) it doesn't make any sense...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 08-07-2015, 03:50 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,133
Posted By FlyWheel
My primary passion is bicycling, has been since...

My primary passion is bicycling, has been since 1972. My CB handle was The Wheelman* and has since become a nickname, a personal moniker. So when I got into model aircraft a few years ago and needed...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-05-2015, 11:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 378
Posted By FlyWheel
It was towed, that's what the drones were for...

It was towed, that's what the drones were for (the video has a brief shot of the two pilots controlling them partway through the flight).
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-05-2015, 01:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 378
Posted By FlyWheel
Well, yeah. It's their project. :D I have to...

Well, yeah. It's their project. :D

I have to admit, that beats the hell out of the flying TARDIS.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-04-2015, 12:20 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,356
Posted By FlyWheel
Build Review Surprisingly no. The joiner tube was bent forward...

Surprisingly no. The joiner tube was bent forward slightly in the crash, but I was able to straighten that out at the field. Strike one up for the strength of these wings, I was terrified it would...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-02-2015, 10:11 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,356
Posted By FlyWheel
d:oops:uble p:oops:st

d:oops:uble p:oops:st
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-02-2015, 10:09 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,356
Posted By FlyWheel
Build Review Nice day today, still hot (95F) but low humidity...

Nice day today, still hot (95F) but low humidity thanks to the breeze coming out of the north, so I got more done on the Skimmer today. Cut and fit the new front former, got the corner braces fitted...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-02-2015, 09:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 552
Posted By FlyWheel
Addendum: ...If you're using a 2.4 GHz system.

Addendum: ...If you're using a 2.4 GHz system.
Forum: Humor 07-30-2015, 10:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 373
Posted By FlyWheel
You had me going there for a second! L:QL

You had me going there for a second! L:QL
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-29-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,767
Posted By FlyWheel
Not condemning you, as you acted correctly by...

Not condemning you, as you acted correctly by immediately downing your birds. But as you were within the 5 mile zone did you think to notify the airport that you intended to periodically fly your...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-29-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,767
Posted By FlyWheel
Since 99% of the "RC problem" is with amateur...

Since 99% of the "RC problem" is with amateur drone (multirotor and/or FPV) mis-use, then the answer is plain: Limit them to professional or non-profit organizations who must first apply and be...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-28-2015, 11:19 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,356
Posted By FlyWheel
Build Review Lets hope so! Finally got around to the...

Lets hope so!

Finally got around to the repairs today, starting with the nose. I'm leaving the tail for last to make it easier to throw the fuselage around.
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It's not as bad as it...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 07-28-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 270
Posted By FlyWheel
Probably even simpler than that. There is no way...

Probably even simpler than that. There is no way such a small 'board' could generate enough lift to raise a fully grown man, just look up man lifting devices that have worked and you will see both...
Forum: Aerial Photography 07-24-2015, 03:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 361
Posted By FlyWheel
Talking I gotta new favorite hill!!

The Lacets de Montvernier (Laces of Mount Vernier) in the French Alps.
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And yes, this video is on topic, as it was shot from a drone! :D;-)
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 07-23-2015, 09:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 532
Posted By FlyWheel
That's what I was thinking.

That's what I was thinking.
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 07-23-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 532
Posted By FlyWheel
It's not the connectors coming in contact with...

It's not the connectors coming in contact with each other that worries me, it's some foreign object. They're safe when in a bag, obviously, but they are not always in a bag.

Using Plasti-Dip to...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-23-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,356
Posted By FlyWheel
Exclamation Damage report

Minimal, actually. The eppenage had come off, all I need to do there is glue it back on. As far as I can tell from the plans it was at the correct angle.

Only the front three inches of the nose...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 07-22-2015, 12:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 532
Posted By FlyWheel
Question Safety plugs for batteries?

You know those little plastic plugs that are made for household wall sockets so your toddler doesn't accidentally electrocute him(her)self? Does anyone make something similar for the plugs on our...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-20-2015, 03:03 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,356
Posted By FlyWheel
Oh, I aint giving up on it, I just need to...

Oh, I aint giving up on it, I just need to "Quincy" the thing to see if I can figure what went wrong first. I fully intend to rebuild her, she isn't that damaged, just the nose that needs to be...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-18-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,356
Posted By FlyWheel
Red face Well that didn't go as planned.

It's almost comedic, actually.
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This is why I don't like hand launching. ROG it just wouldn't have taken off. :(

As bad as it looks the damage isn't that severe. Motor shaft is still...
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