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Forum: Aerodynamics 06-26-2016, 07:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,306
Posted By flypaper 2
Booster tabs.

To find the magic spot, I move in one hole at a time with the pushrod to the horn on the tab. When you hit the spot the ail response goes up drastically. The airspeed shouldn't make much difference...
Forum: Aerodynamics 06-26-2016, 05:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,306
Posted By flypaper 2
Booster tabs.

4 yrs later I'm still using these booster tabs on many planes including the 48 in. Sbach and the Visionair. Big boost in performance on these 3D planes with lots of ail throw with the little HK ,...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 06-16-2016, 02:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 302
Posted By flypaper 2
When the timer times out at 2 hrs, hit the start...

When the timer times out at 2 hrs, hit the start button again.
Forum: Delta & Flying Wings 06-16-2016, 01:54 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,517
Posted By flypaper 2
Another fix for using the smaller servos is to...

Another fix for using the smaller servos is to use booster tabs on the elevons. I experimented and did a lot of research on them and they do work well.
Takes about75% of the load off the servos. I...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-16-2016, 01:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 454
Posted By flypaper 2
What about borrowing a glow starter from a fellow...

What about borrowing a glow starter from a fellow flier and wind the prop up on the ground to see if you have servo control.
I have flung the batt out a time or two and never had control even when...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-08-2016, 03:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 640
Posted By flypaper 2
That's right about the wind. On a calm day, you...

That's right about the wind. On a calm day, you wouldn't know it was there.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-08-2016, 01:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 640
Posted By flypaper 2
Not Dereck here but a little on my own experience...

Not Dereck here but a little on my own experience with these.
You may not need expo, as the gyro system in use, acts like expo is being used.
Make sure the surfaces are mechanically trimmed...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 06-05-2016, 10:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 653
Posted By flypaper 2
Excellent generator. Had mine for about the last...

Excellent generator. Had mine for about the last 5 yrs. Used for winter flying too.
Forum: 3D Flying 06-05-2016, 04:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 728
Posted By flypaper 2
Back in the mid 90s, before electric took hold,...

Back in the mid 90s, before electric took hold, there were some aerobatic planes called stick planes. Very light glow planes. They had the flaperons with the rule of thumb having the ailerons...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-03-2016, 06:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,267
Posted By flypaper 2
Here's my old Byron Cristen Eagle foamy that I...

Here's my old Byron Cristen Eagle foamy that I converted with a Turnigy 6364 motor running on two 5000, 5 cell lipos. I found the system weighs about the same weight as the Quadra 42. In fact I had...
Forum: Foamies 03-07-2016, 06:28 PM
Replies: 4,239
Views: 589,641
Posted By flypaper 2
Yeah, Crashalot. Good reason not to come...

Yeah, Crashalot.
Good reason not to come back. Same with my TV. I go to another channel.
Forum: Foamies 02-07-2016, 03:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,185
Posted By flypaper 2
For hotglue hinges,I use the low heat setting on...

For hotglue hinges,I use the low heat setting on the gun. It will put a much thinner bridge across the surfaces.
Was out flying yesterday when it was 35 F. I can't handle the cold like I used to....
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-09-2016, 02:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 995
Posted By flypaper 2
I have the Beast, Pitts, Habu and P3 Revolution....

I have the Beast, Pitts, Habu and P3 Revolution. They are all excellent fliers, each with their own characteristics, but the P3 Revolution is my favorite.:D
It's almost as fast as the Habu and...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-29-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 852
Posted By flypaper 2
RC is alive and well in Cuba. For many yrs. we...

RC is alive and well in Cuba. For many yrs. we have been sending RC goodies to the modelers there. The local hobby shop here has a box where we put the obsolete radio goodies, 72. trans and rcvrs,...
Forum: Electronic Builders Workshop 12-19-2015, 08:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,246
Posted By flypaper 2
I normally use hotglue hinges, but on the smaller...

I normally use hotglue hinges, but on the smaller ones I use double sided Scotch Tape. The same way that we used to use the cloth hinges where they're glued to the bottom of one surface, through the...
Forum: Foamies 12-13-2015, 09:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,684
Posted By flypaper 2
I'm afraid it's the other way around. You need to...

I'm afraid it's the other way around. You need to shave down the rear of the wing saddle. Probably an old age brain phart.:D I'm in the middle of building another one I had in the garage for all...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-05-2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 927
Posted By flypaper 2
A little late but another method I've used is to...

A little late but another method I've used is to slide the prop on the shaft and drill a 1/16 hole right through the prop and 1/8 in. into the aluminum prop hub on the motor. Now stick a piece of...
Forum: 3D Flying 11-21-2015, 09:26 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,437
Posted By flypaper 2
Did the same thing here today, doing what I...

Did the same thing here today, doing what I shouldn't have been:confused:
Just cracked the firewall plies. Hot glued it back together but not as tight as before, giving it more right thrust than...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 10-25-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 679
Posted By flypaper 2
I use subtrim for that fine tuning part too.

I use subtrim for that fine tuning part too.
Forum: Sport Planes (Formerly I/C & Gas Conversion) 09-24-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,662
Posted By flypaper 2
Here are a couple of mine. The Yellow Aircraft...

Here are a couple of mine. The Yellow Aircraft Cap 10 B . Also the Christen Eagle.
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 08-21-2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,082
Posted By flypaper 2
Let's go to the other end of the spectrum:D ...

Let's go to the other end of the spectrum:D
This is one of my favorite little planes. Fast enough for the size of it I'd guess around 45 to 50 mph. Will do consecutive roll from one end of the field...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-17-2015, 07:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,304
Posted By flypaper 2
I put a drop of hotglue at the solder joint of...

I put a drop of hotglue at the solder joint of the rcvr ant. just so it won't flex at at that spot.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-17-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,304
Posted By flypaper 2
I use one in my Carbon Cub, with no problems,...

I use one in my Carbon Cub, with no problems, without a satellite. This is 84 in. wingspan. About 20 others in use too.

Gord.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-17-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,751
Posted By flypaper 2
The full size Mustang was one of the first ones...

The full size Mustang was one of the first ones with the Laminar Flow wings where the thickest part of the wing is closer to the centre of the chord. Part of the reason for being a tipstaller, but...
Forum: 3D Flying 08-15-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,437
Posted By flypaper 2
I didn't like the way the tail was built so made...

I didn't like the way the tail was built so made a new stab and rudder from Depron. No wood or carbon needed.
Just built it and will maiden it today.

Gord.
Forum: Warbird Electrics 08-12-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 22,422
Posted By flypaper 2
Liked your bit about the Queen Mother above,...

Liked your bit about the Queen Mother above, Nigel. She was one of my idols when I was a kid. A Lady in every respect. You know what I mean.

Gord.
Forum: Special Interest Aircraft 08-11-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,321
Posted By flypaper 2
Easy to adjust, just by changing the length of an...

Easy to adjust, just by changing the length of an adjustable cross beam. Used to have and fly one of those full sized suckers way back when. :D
Also towed it up behind a snow machine with a couple...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-03-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,196
Posted By flypaper 2
I make these up from carbon rod, depending on the...

I make these up from carbon rod, depending on the size of the model. 1 mm works well for the smaller ones. This one has its own locking wire. The main wire fits your servo arm hole.
Put a slight...
Forum: Power Systems 06-22-2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 741
Posted By flypaper 2
Another thing you might try is a wood gas prop of...

Another thing you might try is a wood gas prop of the same size.
Much lighter, where the mass is much less and able to accelerate faster.
Wood is what I use on motors this big.

Gord.
Forum: 3D Flying 06-09-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,080
Posted By flypaper 2
I had the batt. just held in with Velcro in the...

I had the batt. just held in with Velcro in the beginning. When I did a snaproll, it flung the batt out:confused: I also put Velcro strap over the batt and it's been fine ever since.
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