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Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-30-2015, 03:49 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 945
Posted By AEAJR
I would suggest either some kind of strap or...

I would suggest either some kind of strap or perhaps a peg in the support tubes to insure the planes do not bounce back off the tubes. You could do this with a T joint. I think you said they were...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-29-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 323
Posted By AEAJR
Let's give it some thought. 70 mph pitch speed....

Let's give it some thought. 70 mph pitch speed. let's use that as your top flat and level speed. So your rudder is underpowered and your other servos are operating near their limit, assuming the...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-29-2015, 04:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 323
Posted By AEAJR
Cool First, sorry. You will see that your post, two...

First, sorry. You will see that your post, two posts back, shows I edited it. Nothing has been changed. I hit the edit rather than the quote button. As a forum moderator I can edit a post if it is...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-29-2015, 05:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 323
Posted By AEAJR
Fred, In an aircraft of this size, isn't it...

Fred,

In an aircraft of this size, isn't it common practice to have two receivers, for redundancy reasons?
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-29-2015, 04:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 323
Posted By AEAJR
BTW Mike, in asking what receiver it would be...

BTW Mike, in asking what receiver it would be good to tell us what kind of radio you use. I had to search the forums to find out that you own a Spektrum radio. Now, I don't know if that is the...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-29-2015, 12:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 323
Posted By AEAJR
Let's talk about servos ...

Let's talk about servos
http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=64417

The above thread sports a servo calculator so you can play with the numbers.

I agree with Fred, you calculate...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 03-28-2015, 11:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 126
Posted By AEAJR
Cool Attached are some photos of the plane. Note that...

Attached are some photos of the plane. Note that what you see is what I got. Note there is nothing to screw the tail into . Will have to figure a way to put some kind of threaded something in the top...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-26-2015, 10:10 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 945
Posted By AEAJR
You clearly have too many planes and your...

You clearly have too many planes and your daughter is too cute.

You are a very luck man.



Back to the trailer - is there a window or some other way to ventilate it while you have it locked...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-26-2015, 08:58 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 945
Posted By AEAJR
Careful about the weight of the table stored on...

Careful about the weight of the table stored on the door when the door is open. Closed it should not be an issue.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-26-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 945
Posted By AEAJR
One more thought. A slide out work surface. 3/4...

One more thought. A slide out work surface. 3/4 ply on a slide that slips in between the hanging planes at the "right height". When you park this can slide out , drop down a leg, to give you outside...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-26-2015, 05:28 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 945
Posted By AEAJR
I would put foam pipe insulation over the PVC. If...

I would put foam pipe insulation over the PVC. If you split them in half you can get twice as many pipes covered. Just hit the PVC and the inside of the foam with a little spray contact like 3M 77....
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-26-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 945
Posted By AEAJR
Nigel, Great info. Always good to know...

Nigel,

Great info. Always good to know the options so one can pick that path that works best for them.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-26-2015, 05:01 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 945
Posted By AEAJR
Looks like a great project. I know the solar...

Looks like a great project.

I know the solar panel thing is cool, but I doubt it is worth it. Plus, the panels on the roof will increase the trailer's drag and you will have to make holes in the...
Forum: Beginners 03-23-2015, 09:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 575
Posted By AEAJR
EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT ELECTRIC...

EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT ELECTRIC POWERED FLIGHT
www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=31368 (http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=31368)
Forum: Foamies 03-22-2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 632
Posted By AEAJR
I have to agree. I have seen people fight the...

I have to agree. I have seen people fight the stabilization systems tooth and nail.

I did a review on a plane once for RCUniverse. It had a flight recovery system. I read so many posts about how...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 03-22-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 126
Posted By AEAJR
Cool HKM Solitaire Plus

Just picked up one of these at an estate sale. Brand new, never been assembled.

Anyone have this glider or care to share anything about it?
I understand this was a competition F5B glider...
Forum: Beginners 03-18-2015, 01:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 345
Posted By AEAJR
How are you doing Griff? Making progress?

How are you doing Griff? Making progress?
Forum: Beginners 03-18-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 342
Posted By AEAJR
Cool You crashed so the receiver went through a...

You crashed so the receiver went through a catastrophic event. There is a chance that the receiver has been damaged. Or that the servo wire that goes to the throttle is damaged.

Are you getting a...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-18-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 426
Posted By AEAJR
I don't fly EDFs but I am going to sit back and...

I don't fly EDFs but I am going to sit back and listen to the comments.
Forum: Beginners 03-16-2015, 03:37 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 36,979
Posted By AEAJR
Cool Intentionally undersizing a servo so that it will...

Intentionally undersizing a servo so that it will be overloaded under a critical situation seems a very bad approach to sizing servos. What happens when that servo burns out and jams in an fully...
Forum: Beginners 03-16-2015, 12:45 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 36,979
Posted By AEAJR
Sounds reasonable to me. sizing the torque of...

Sounds reasonable to me. sizing the torque of your servos based on 50% of the rated spec is a good plan.
Forum: Beginners 03-15-2015, 06:08 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 36,979
Posted By AEAJR
The 35 is only 11 inch ounces. teh 55 is 16 I...

The 35 is only 11 inch ounces. teh 55 is 16 I believe, so naturally it will have larger gears.

Go to the servo calculator which is in one of the first page posts, I believe. Download it and...
Forum: Beginners 03-14-2015, 04:30 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 36,979
Posted By AEAJR
My experience with Hitec has been pretty good. ...

My experience with Hitec has been pretty good. What was the basis of this gear stripping report? Where and how were they using them?

In most cases gears strip when a surface hits the ground or...
Forum: Beginners 03-14-2015, 12:08 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 36,979
Posted By AEAJR
Right

Right
Forum: Foamies 03-12-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 6,165
Views: 392,587
Posted By AEAJR
I am about to call the EPA. My lawn has been...

I am about to call the EPA. My lawn has been white for months. Right after DST clock change the weather warmed up. Now I have all this green stuff starting to show through the white.

I...
Forum: Beginners 03-11-2015, 11:38 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 36,979
Posted By AEAJR
Food for thought. The the force your...

Food for thought.

The the force your servo can place on your surfaces varies by the size of the arm on the servo and what hole you use for the control rod.

Anyone want to comment on...
Forum: Beginners 03-11-2015, 11:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 345
Posted By AEAJR
I have a friend who likes to build stick and...

I have a friend who likes to build stick and tissue e-planes and they are all under 1 ounce. He flies them as demonstrations at the Cradle of Aviation. Sometimes he builds a second one so he can...
Forum: Beginners 03-11-2015, 10:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 345
Posted By AEAJR
You may also find this free book helpful: ...

You may also find this free book helpful:

Everything you wanted to know about electric flight
http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=31368
Forum: Beginners 03-11-2015, 10:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 345
Posted By AEAJR
Let's continue down this path: you search on...

Let's continue down this path:
you search on UMX and get this page...
Forum: Beginners 03-11-2015, 10:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 345
Posted By AEAJR
I am not a builder but I will make some comments...

I am not a builder but I will make some comments that may bring out your questions as you have not asked any questions related to your planes or your building and design needs.

Identify the model...
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