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Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 08-27-2014, 11:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 363
Posted By DHC Beaver
I picked up a couple of Futaba UAP FF7,s for...

I picked up a couple of Futaba UAP FF7,s for $40.Swapped out the module for a Frsky module,and now I have my familiar "old" Futaba,but with the reliability and freedom of frequency 2.4ghz provides....
Forum: Company Discussions 08-27-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 434
Posted By DHC Beaver
I have been caught recently by the Australian...

I have been caught recently by the Australian warehouse showing australian $ prices,but when you get to checkout,it returns to us$.
It IS in the t&c's,but well buried!
Having said that,it,s still...
Forum: ParkFlyers 08-26-2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 167
Posted By DHC Beaver
I don't know if you ever fly off wet grass,but if...

I don't know if you ever fly off wet grass,but if you do,a couple of coats of clear polyurethane might be a good thing.
After all that work,you don't want wobbly wheels due to warping;)
Forum: Power Systems 08-25-2014, 01:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 199
Posted By DHC Beaver
AFAIK,"cogging" is usually caused by the esc. I...

AFAIK,"cogging" is usually caused by the esc.
I had that problem recently with the motor in my AXN,and the only thing that cured it was a replacement esc.
I tried re-setting the old esc with the...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-21-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 583
Posted By DHC Beaver
I'm just wondering what would happen if 1 motor...

I'm just wondering what would happen if 1 motor or esc packs up.An expensive re-kit?
I'm also thinking some considerable computer power could be required to stabilize the thing.
I suppose those...
Forum: Multi-Rotors 08-15-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 194
Posted By DHC Beaver
Strictly speaking,acrylic is a plastic,but we'll...

Strictly speaking,acrylic is a plastic,but we'll let you off:D
Do you find orientation a problem?There doesn't seem to be a clear "front" or "back" to your quad.I have fitted green led strip to the...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-12-2014, 12:12 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 566
Posted By DHC Beaver
Have a look...

Have a look here:https://docs.google.com/document/d/1qlh09LzxtpPt7j_aqG8yiOu2yoYMzP9XA-PJA81rDJQ/edit
This will give you most of the information you might need .
There is a large following for this...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-11-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 566
Posted By DHC Beaver
Although being at the other end of the age...

Although being at the other end of the age scale,I'm also on a limited budget for my flying gear.
I have bought several used transmitters,in my case Futaba,and fitted them with Frsky modules.This...
Forum: Power Systems 08-05-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 200
Posted By DHC Beaver
'T all depends.If you are fitting a pusher...

'T all depends.If you are fitting a pusher setup,and you have the motor running cw,is it wrong?Only if you're using a pusher prop.(seen from the front of the model of course,if you,re looking at it...
Forum: Multi-Rotors 08-01-2014, 12:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 237
Posted By DHC Beaver
I have now flown(and i use the term loosely:D) my...

I have now flown(and i use the term loosely:D) my q680.
It's a bit of a learning curve,but i do enjoy it.
Here's a couple of short vid's my daughter shot
...
Forum: Company Discussions 07-29-2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 434
Posted By DHC Beaver
It's a slightly strange setup really.Living in...

It's a slightly strange setup really.Living in new zealand,which is proportionally very close to australia,i can not order stuff from the australian warehouse.
If I look at an item in any warehouse...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-17-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,798
Posted By DHC Beaver
I'm curious how much that plane weighs.It looks a...

I'm curious how much that plane weighs.It looks a mite heavy.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-12-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 502
Posted By DHC Beaver
A few years ago,my late flying buddy and me built...

A few years ago,my late flying buddy and me built a couple of shoulder wingers using 50mm square downpipe.Iirc,the wing was flat bottom,about 4ft. span.
My mate got carried away,and stuck a .40 on...
Forum: Company Discussions 07-11-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 7,693
Posted By DHC Beaver
I've just received my 48th order from the...

I've just received my 48th order from the international warehouse,and this is the first time I've had a complaint.The Turnigy motors i bought were shown with a mounting plate included,but it wasn't.I...
Forum: ParkFlyers 07-08-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 354
Posted By DHC Beaver
There are specialist suppliers who can supply...

There are specialist suppliers who can supply drills within .05 of a mm for watchmakers,presumably also in imperial sizes.
You will of course need to be well heeled to pay the prices they charge for...
Forum: Foamies 07-03-2014, 02:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 322
Posted By DHC Beaver
Unfortunately,I have found to my cost that...

Unfortunately,I have found to my cost that painting foam with acrylic or poster paint adds a lot of weight.If you don't need to cover a large area,consider felt pens.
Forum: Company Discussions 06-29-2014, 12:49 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 168
Posted By DHC Beaver
Hobbyking buddycodes

I notice there is no mention of Hobbyking buddycodes anywhere.Is there a reason for this?
I will happily add mine:
All my buddy-codes on RCSearch.info...
Forum: Multi-Rotors 06-28-2014, 04:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 237
Posted By DHC Beaver
There seem to be conflicting reports over whether...

There seem to be conflicting reports over whether Turnigy plush esc's can be flashed with simon k firmware.Some say yes,some no.
I did find a page where the plush were flashed with some sort of heli...
Forum: Multi-Rotors 06-27-2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 237
Posted By DHC Beaver
Q680 quadcopter HK

Hi,I'm going to build a quad using this frame kit from HK:
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=56209
Does anyone have any experience with this kit?
I have ordered...
Forum: Special Interest Aircraft 06-17-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,441
Posted By DHC Beaver
A beautiful example of the scratchbuilding art. ...

A beautiful example of the scratchbuilding art.
It appears the wing half starts all the way at the bottom inside the fuselage.A wing jig to build that must have been a pretty good size.It looks like...
Forum: UAV / FPV 06-17-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,131
Posted By DHC Beaver
I do not condone flying over people in any...

I do not condone flying over people in any way,shape or form.Lets face it,you are still relying on one battery for power,so if that malfunctions for any reason at all,you could injure people.
This...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 06-02-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 617
Posted By DHC Beaver
Piper,I did mean several smaller curved...

Piper,I did mean several smaller curved pieces.But this will only work on thick(ish) wingtips.I can see this would be a problem on your Hurry-up.
Laminating it is then.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 06-02-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 617
Posted By DHC Beaver
One thing i found with trying to make bends in...

One thing i found with trying to make bends in balsa,is to do it gradually.What i mean is,put a slight bend in the piece,let dry under pressure,then soak and bend some more,etc.
It will take...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-30-2014, 11:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,085
Posted By DHC Beaver
I've had no problems with shipping or...

I've had no problems with shipping or packaging,but the slow stick was a little disappointing.The motor mount is a crap piece of plastic,which broke on the first hard landing.My particular motor had...
Forum: ParkFlyers 05-30-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 852
Posted By DHC Beaver
Contrary to what one might think,light blue is...

Contrary to what one might think,light blue is actually very easy to see in the air.Same for yellow and white.Most other colours tend to turn black when in the air.
I always use some fluorescent...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 05-08-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 771
Posted By DHC Beaver
According to wikipedia,Taranis was the Celtic god...

According to wikipedia,Taranis was the Celtic god of thunder.
Nothing wrong with that as a name,but maybe it lost something in the translation from chinese.
It doesn't bother me,i still like the...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 05-05-2014, 12:56 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,691
Posted By DHC Beaver
I have windows 8 on my new computer,as it came...

I have windows 8 on my new computer,as it came pre-installed with it.I made the mistake of allowing it to upgrade to 8.1.
That caused me untold headaches.The only way out was to reset to "as...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-04-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 329
Posted By DHC Beaver
"you get pinged with an email when it come in?" ...

"you get pinged with an email when it come in?"

Yep,sure do:)
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-03-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 329
Posted By DHC Beaver
"I wasn't referring to the wish list and I'm...

"I wasn't referring to the wish list and I'm pretty sure Maxflyer wasnt either."

Sorry guys,I must have misunderstood.
If I'm interested in any item that's not in stock,it goes in my wishlist.I...
Forum: Indoor & Micro Electric Planes 05-03-2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 301
Posted By DHC Beaver
A good rule of thumb for esc's is to aim for...

A good rule of thumb for esc's is to aim for around 25% over the rating of the motor.FI,if your motor draw is 30A max,go for a 40A esc.
Most esc's are made in China,no matter what the brand name...
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