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Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 08-13-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,337
Posted By AEAJR
This is an old thread but since you brought it...

This is an old thread but since you brought it back to life I will add my real life experience. I have a 7 channel FrSky and an 8 Channel FrSky that have worked perfectly. I fly these in 3M...
Forum: Beginners 08-09-2014, 12:19 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 9,546
Posted By AEAJR
Cool Welcome to the hobby. You are in for a great...

Welcome to the hobby. You are in for a great time. That is an excellent choice for a first plane. Still one of my favorites to recommend. Here is a reading list while you wait for your plane to...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 08-01-2014, 03:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 798
Posted By AEAJR
52 ounces all up is very impressive and a full 14...

52 ounces all up is very impressive and a full 14 ounces lighter than what is shown on the Esprit web site. I guess they made improvements on the glider and have not updated the web site. However...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 07-31-2014, 11:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 798
Posted By AEAJR
Looks great. Is that 52 oz all up? That is...

Looks great. Is that 52 oz all up? That is great.

What did you put in the glider? Motor, servos, etc.
Forum: Beginners 07-28-2014, 11:59 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 28,197
Posted By AEAJR
Servo covers Many models have servos...

Servo covers

Many models have servos mounded such that the arms stick out into the air.

Many have servos on the bottom of the wing. If you belly land those servos can get caught on grass,...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-19-2014, 04:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 793
Posted By AEAJR
When I started this discussion, what I wanted to...

When I started this discussion, what I wanted to hear and discuss were the factors that influence people’s decisions. You can certainly put enough watts into a 40 pound plane to fly 3D with electric,...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-18-2014, 04:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 793
Posted By AEAJR
Cool Now that is interesting. Putting a sound system...

Now that is interesting. Putting a sound system in an electric plane to make it sound like a gas plane.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-17-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 793
Posted By AEAJR
Cool I would lose the bracket, cut the nose and put in...

I would lose the bracket, cut the nose and put in an electric motor. One of the Turnigy GliderDrives would probably work well. :cool:...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-17-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 793
Posted By AEAJR
I fly gliders a lot and electric gliders are in...

I fly gliders a lot and electric gliders are in explosive growth. You never see a glow launched glider anymore, unless someone had one from years ago.

The motors are so small and light and the...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-16-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 793
Posted By AEAJR
Cool Solar charging station? What is that? ...

Solar charging station? What is that? Inquiring minds want to know.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-16-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 793
Posted By AEAJR
For me, I would peg it at about 11 pounds or 1100...

For me, I would peg it at about 11 pounds or 1100 watts.

You can power that with a 6S 5000 mah lipo pack. Figure 7-9 minutes mixed flying on that size pack.

I would want to have 3 packs,...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-16-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 793
Posted By AEAJR
Cool At what point does electric powered flight become impractical?

You are talking to a new pilot at the field. He says he wants to fly electric airplanes. More and more new pilots are coming into the hobby flying electric. Some say electric has taken over the...
Forum: Beginners 07-15-2014, 04:28 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 9,546
Posted By AEAJR
If you like kits, www.mountainmodels.com...

If you like kits, www.mountainmodels.com (http://www.mountainmodels.com) has some nice kits including some great trainers.
Forum: Beginners 07-14-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 9,546
Posted By AEAJR
Thanks guys. For the most part I stay...

Thanks guys.

For the most part I stay away from anything that looks like a warbird, a jet or anything mid wing.

My goal is not to provide what is cool but what is most likely to lead...
Forum: Beginners 07-14-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 9,546
Posted By AEAJR
I continue to recommend RTFs as first planes. ...

I continue to recommend RTFs as first planes. There are a bunch of new ones. I have not flown any of them. Which ones would you recommend as first planes for new pilots who are trying to learn...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 07-05-2014, 03:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 349
Posted By AEAJR
Bagging wings with wood skins is a common method....

Bagging wings with wood skins is a common method. For example, www.arthobby.com (http://www.arthobby.com) sells a full line of wood skinned bagged wing gliders.
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 07-04-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 349
Posted By AEAJR
That is great Larry. Do you have a build thread...

That is great Larry. Do you have a build thread going somewhere? Please post a link.

Yes, this can be for building any kind of aircraft, not just gliders.

Anyone else?
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 07-03-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,118
Posted By AEAJR
I have flown my DLGs on the slope many times. ...

I have flown my DLGs on the slope many times. When the breeze is too light to support even my Radian my DLGs do just fine.

When I go to the slope I usually bring a spread of planes.

A zagi...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 07-03-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,118
Posted By AEAJR
Just because a thread is old doesn't mean it is...

Just because a thread is old doesn't mean it is irrelevant or not of value. And this seems like a good topic to bring back up.

I like e-gliders as first slope gliders. One of the foam...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 07-03-2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 349
Posted By AEAJR
Cool Bagging wings - A resource thread

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/images/icons/icon6.png Bagging wings - A resource thread
I am not a builder but I have a lot of respect for those who like to build.

I have been preparing a...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 07-01-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 417
Posted By AEAJR
Cool I think you will like that radio. I hear very...

I think you will like that radio. I hear very good reports.

Half spoilers? Sure! In fact I have my spoilers on the left stick instead of the throttle so I have them totally variable. Thottle...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 07-01-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 965
Posted By AEAJR
Flight reports?

Flight reports?
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 07-01-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 417
Posted By AEAJR
Cool Yes you could put the spoilers in the rudder...

Yes you could put the spoilers in the rudder channel and have them closed when the stick is centered and move the stick to the left to open them, but you will have to hold it there and do elevator...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 07-01-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 474
Posted By AEAJR
Cool Contest was a great success. We had 29 pilots...

Contest was a great success. We had 29 pilots registered. The weather both days was absolutely fantastic.

Wish you had been there.

Results
http://www.flyesl.org/Contest.aspx?contestid=165...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 06-28-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 474
Posted By AEAJR
Great photo from Polecat! I have to make it to...

Great photo from Polecat! I have to make it to that contest, but as long as it is Father's day weekend I won't be there.


BTW, we had a great weekend at the ESL contest at LISF. Weather was...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-20-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,454
Posted By AEAJR
Many radios have adjustable tension for the...

Many radios have adjustable tension for the sticks. Just because the one you tried was not firm enough does not mean it can be set more firm.

And many have adjustable length sticks as well.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-18-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 35,402
Posted By AEAJR
Cool I agree completely on all points. I am all...

I agree completely on all points.

I am all for training wheels, automatic transmissions and flight stabilization. What I would encourage, after proficiency with the stabilization is to turn it...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-17-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 35,402
Posted By AEAJR
We have entered the age of flight stabilization. ...

We have entered the age of flight stabilization. In your opinion, will this help or hurt the new pilot training?

Flight stabilization has been in existence for many years but it is now being...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-17-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,454
Posted By AEAJR
Here is an example of a sliding tray mixer. Go to...

Here is an example of a sliding tray mixer. Go to about 1:00 into the video to see the sliding tray servo mixer for elevons.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2yt-ZMD9k4

Similar arrangements...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 06-17-2014, 04:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 474
Posted By AEAJR
This weekend will be the ESL Unlimited TD at the...

This weekend will be the ESL Unlimited TD at the LISF field on Long Island. We have 27 pilots registered and I would expect that to keep going up. Weather prediction for this weekend is excellent....
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