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Forum: Scale E-Powered Aircraft 07-30-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,450
Posted By maxflyer
I might add that it helps to be comfortable with...

I might add that it helps to be comfortable with maneuvering the airplane on the mains only. This applies to takeoff AND landing.

It seems counterintuitive, but a tail dragger requires a little...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-15-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 5,081
Posted By maxflyer
Will that help with the woman I passed on the way...

Will that help with the woman I passed on the way to town today, who was brushing her hair and putting on her makeup, and just happened to be driving 10 mph slower than the rest of the traffic flow?
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-07-2014, 11:35 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 5,081
Posted By maxflyer
LOL. The irony is that the higher you get, the...

LOL. The irony is that the higher you get, the more the visual experience slows down, and eventually, becomes rather droll. When flying a long trip on an airliner, how much time do you spend looking...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-07-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 274
Views: 5,081
Posted By maxflyer
I am not trying to sound superior. I make a...

I am not trying to sound superior. I make a modest income and cannot afford...nor do I really want, the expense of owning even a simple factory airplane. I worked hard and spent quite a bit of money...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-06-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 5,081
Posted By maxflyer
As a citizen with Libertarian views, I assure you...

As a citizen with Libertarian views, I assure you that I see the predatory bodies we refer to as government, as a necessary evil. And I would prefer that our liberties were not so constrained. I...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-06-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 274
Views: 5,081
Posted By maxflyer
I fly a small, Experimental open cockpit, wood...

I fly a small, Experimental open cockpit, wood and fabric home built with a 2 stroke Rotax engine. I rarely fly above 1000' AGL. It's entirely feasible that I could encounter a renegade “drone" in...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-05-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 5,081
Posted By maxflyer
Actually, I was not referring to porn, I was...

Actually, I was not referring to porn, I was referring to the physical risks...quads flying in parks and events, etc. You sort of made my point for me though. Whether or not it is happening or has...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-04-2014, 11:22 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 5,081
Posted By maxflyer
RR brings up an excellent point. With quad and...

RR brings up an excellent point. With quad and FPV growing like crazy, the good guys are likely to outnumber the bad guys and begin to self-police, in order to preserve their own necks. This may end...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-04-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 5,081
Posted By maxflyer
People like this guy may just be ignorant and...

People like this guy may just be ignorant and uneducated (some are probably just clueless). The have no idea of the complexity and regulation attached to the NAS around them. I'm sure a lot of...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-04-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 5,081
Posted By maxflyer
“My local airport has three groups using it...

“My local airport has three groups using it simultaneously, the DeLand RC Club, two skydiving companies and general aviation. Did I say that skydivers are falling through the NAS daily for 8 hours a...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-30-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 5,081
Posted By maxflyer
I think the advent of, as my wife and others like...

I think the advent of, as my wife and others like to refer to them as..."drones." signaled a kind of paradigm shift for society almost equal to the internet. They provide an opportunity for the...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-30-2014, 01:37 AM
Replies: 274
Views: 5,081
Posted By maxflyer
She's probly not laughing right now, having just...

She's probly not laughing right now, having just lost to a practically unknown French girl
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-29-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 5,081
Posted By maxflyer
I admire you guys' depth and versatility...able...

I admire you guys' depth and versatility...able to move instantly from entire loss of your hobby to your favorite music and musicians, without losing a beat (no pun intended).

I thought maybe you...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-25-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 5,081
Posted By maxflyer
Welcome to the world those of us still in general...

Welcome to the world those of us still in general aviation struggle through as a way of life. Many have abandoned ship in recent years as it has become too expensive and too much hassle. Much of it...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-20-2014, 02:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 539
Posted By maxflyer
Rather than thinking about color, think about...

Rather than thinking about color, think about pattern. Well-placed (and spaced) black stripes work well for me. I am mostly blind in one eye.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-02-2014, 11:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 334
Posted By maxflyer
Good to know I'm not just lame. I get something...

Good to know I'm not just lame. I get something like 12-14 all at once for the same item. The same thing will come through again over several days. Ironically, they're biting off the hand that feeds...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-02-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 334
Posted By maxflyer
HK Problem

Anyone know how to silence the HK notices for arrival of backorder items? They make it easy to request notification, but I'll be darned if I can find out where you request the notifications to stop...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-30-2014, 12:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 913
Posted By maxflyer
At least they had the foresight to spare the poor...

At least they had the foresight to spare the poor ninja's reputation by covering his face BEFORE the launch
Forum: Beginners 04-26-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,280
Posted By maxflyer
From the description of your crash, it sounds...

From the description of your crash, it sounds like your parts were left hanging from their wiring connections. I would check the continuity of all of them. This is where having extra parts available...
Forum: Beginners 04-22-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,280
Posted By maxflyer
OK. I hate to beat this to death by dragging out...

OK. I hate to beat this to death by dragging out a photo of my Driveway Diva trainer once more (the subject of my story). I have given up trying to convince beginners of all the benefits of building...
Forum: Beginners 04-22-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,280
Posted By maxflyer
I have flown my scratch-built aileron trainer, my...

I have flown my scratch-built aileron trainer, my Fun Cub, and an old 3CH Miss2 off this field, each sporting very different wheels. As long as I get them down right-side-up there is no problem. The...
Forum: Beginners 04-22-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,280
Posted By maxflyer
It has been a year of completely unexpected...

It has been a year of completely unexpected weather trends, and a day like this has been rare. It's 8 AM. The combination of a late summer morning and 7000 feet of altitude have mixed to produce a...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-01-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 537
Posted By maxflyer
Kids...Kids! Flywheel is a bit overheated. You...

Kids...Kids! Flywheel is a bit overheated. You know how it can be at times when you can't solve something...and you don't realize the scope of your own ignorance. We've all been there.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-28-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 494
Posted By maxflyer
I popped for a PL8. I don't even charge anything...

I popped for a PL8. I don't even charge anything over 3S at present, and may never. Point is, the ability of the PL8 to charge and discharge very quickly has changed my battery management...
Forum: ParkFlyers 03-22-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,701
Posted By maxflyer
This thread is starting to sound like an Old Fart...

This thread is starting to sound like an Old Fart Convention. (I can say that because I'm an old fart myself). Anyone older than 60 bemoans the sad state of current technology. The latest replacement...
Forum: ParkFlyers 03-21-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,701
Posted By maxflyer
Coming back in a couple years ago, I chose Hitec...

Coming back in a couple years ago, I chose Hitec Eclipse7 Pro, in large part for the top- mounted back-lit display (I am visually impaired). While it's a great radio, as I moved to my first 7 ch...
Forum: Foamies 03-06-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,354
Posted By maxflyer
Lipoly battery used with a brushed ESC also works...

Lipoly battery used with a brushed ESC also works (see FliteTest videos)
Forum: Foamies 02-26-2014, 02:42 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,209
Posted By maxflyer
Drilling holes both sides of the wire and tying...

Drilling holes both sides of the wire and tying with Kevlar string or SpyderWire, then a bead of epoxy works very well.
Forum: Beginners 02-23-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 34,463
Posted By maxflyer
Yes, I've even changed my initial impressions of...

Yes, I've even changed my initial impressions of the Apprentice. I think it serves a useful purpose, though it might not be the best option for those who are budget-limited, want something that...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 02-12-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 882
Posted By maxflyer
Not talking about those modes. Talking about a...

Not talking about those modes. Talking about a regular cycle of freezing and thawing. Seems that might have some effect on the battery chemistry over time. I would be pleased to find out my concerns...
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