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Forum: Foamies 07-29-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 148
Posted By Larry3215
If the motor smoked, there is a good chance its...

If the motor smoked, there is a good chance its ruined.

If you had the three wires from the esc connected to the three from the motor, then you wired it correctly.

The stuttering was almost...
Forum: Power Systems 06-17-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 260
Posted By Larry3215
If it was the switch, then nothing would work...

If it was the switch, then nothing would work when it went bad. No way for a bad switch on the esc to effect only one servo.

If its a different channel each time it happens, then it must be either...
Forum: Foamies 03-26-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 2,805
Views: 333,693
Posted By Larry3215
LOL Love it!

LOL Love it!
Forum: Foamies 03-12-2014, 02:01 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,197
Posted By Larry3215
Thinner is better generally because it removes...

Thinner is better generally because it removes less foam resulting in a smaller kerf and therefore a more accurate airfoil shape. It also takes less current to get the wire hot enough to cut...
Forum: Scale E-Powered Aircraft 03-03-2014, 12:10 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,244
Posted By Larry3215
I agree with JPF. Its probably not the wings...

I agree with JPF. Its probably not the wings causing the problem. The tail wheel wont cause that problem either.

It is probably some combination of taking off at too slow an air speed (stalling)...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-19-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 857
Posted By Larry3215
The spin started in the air, so maybe the horn...

The spin started in the air, so maybe the horn cracking was the root cause.

yes - I did feel shaken and stirred! :)
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-06-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 952
Posted By Larry3215
Part of your problem is your batteries. I know...

Part of your problem is your batteries. I know you said you didnt want to change them out, but you have a lot more battery than you need for that model = excess weight.

Your batteries are capable...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-05-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 952
Posted By Larry3215
Happy party/plane day!! :D

Happy party/plane day!! :D
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-05-2014, 03:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 952
Posted By Larry3215
Forgot to answer your main question - every...

Forgot to answer your main question - every gas/glow to electric conversion I have done has come out lighter than the original design weight.

Here are a few ARF's Ive done that I have pics of. All...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-05-2014, 01:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 952
Posted By Larry3215
+100 Sorry

+100

Sorry
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-01-2013, 12:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 717
Posted By Larry3215
here is the newest Merlin sound system Ive seen...

here is the newest Merlin sound system Ive seen from a buddy of mine.

http://lakemicrosystems.com/new-products-and-research

Pretty cool I think. Try Googling for Merlin sound system. There are...
Forum: Seaplanes E-Powered 11-22-2013, 06:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,642
Posted By Larry3215
WD40 wont help at all with water damage...

WD40 wont help at all with water damage prevention. The only thing that works well is a Marine corrosion blocker. I prefer CorrosionX, but you can find other brands at your local Marine dealer that...
Forum: Beginners 11-05-2013, 12:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 773
Posted By Larry3215
Sometimes you get lucky :) Check about 1:30...

Sometimes you get lucky :)

Check about 1:30 into the video for tips on how to eject your flight pack :)

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By the way, thats my 6' span, 6 pound, giant scale foamy B.U.F.Y (Big Ugly...
Forum: Scale E-Powered Aircraft 07-23-2013, 07:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,833
Posted By Larry3215
+1

+1
Forum: Foamies 07-04-2013, 10:48 PM
Replies: 2,805
Views: 333,693
Posted By Larry3215
Good luck with that John! My eye doc has warned...

Good luck with that John! My eye doc has warned me to ALWAYS wear UV protection when outside. I guess its a hazard for all us old farts :)
Forum: Foamies 05-29-2013, 11:28 AM
Replies: 2,805
Views: 333,693
Posted By Larry3215
Nicely done! Looks like you've got it dialed in...

Nicely done! Looks like you've got it dialed in pretty well :)

You'll have a blast on the water :D
Forum: Foamies 05-15-2013, 06:50 AM
Replies: 2,805
Views: 333,693
Posted By Larry3215
My domestic tranquility thanks you all :D

My domestic tranquility thanks you all :D
Forum: Foamies 05-14-2013, 11:47 PM
Replies: 2,805
Views: 333,693
Posted By Larry3215
Ok, someone please thank me for something. Other...

Ok, someone please thank me for something. Other wise my mother-in-law will freak if she finds out that I've been thanked 666 times :eek: :D
Forum: Foamies 05-14-2013, 11:45 PM
Replies: 2,805
Views: 333,693
Posted By Larry3215
Thats a significant weight reduction! Well done!...

Thats a significant weight reduction! Well done! You should notice a definite improvement in the way it flys.
Forum: Foamies 04-29-2013, 05:19 AM
Replies: 2,805
Views: 333,693
Posted By Larry3215
Building light is not easy for most people and...

Building light is not easy for most people and certainly not for me in general.
I find that I have to really pay attention to every single detail and resist all temptations to make some part "just...
Forum: Foamies 04-20-2013, 12:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,499
Posted By Larry3215
Those numbers look close enough for me :)

Those numbers look close enough for me :)
Forum: Foamies 04-19-2013, 10:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,499
Posted By Larry3215
You have a nice start there! My only concern...

You have a nice start there!

My only concern is with the size of your fin/rudder and stab/elevator. It may just be the picture making them look a bit small. If they are not large enough you will...
Forum: Power Systems 03-17-2013, 08:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 812
Posted By Larry3215
Most receivers can handle that voltage easily -...

Most receivers can handle that voltage easily - its the servos that may give you problems.

Digital servos in particular are very sensitive to rx voltage and you should never exceed the listed max...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 03-14-2013, 01:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 571
Posted By Larry3215
You might try calling Great Planes. If Google...

You might try calling Great Planes. If Google didnt work, thats likely your only option.

On the other hand, if you know the diameter of the original fan unit, why not go with a different unit?
Forum: Foamies 03-11-2013, 05:54 AM
Replies: 2,805
Views: 333,693
Posted By Larry3215
Ouch! That kind of weather, all you want is a...

Ouch! That kind of weather, all you want is a cold one :)
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 03-10-2013, 05:24 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 14,576
Posted By Larry3215
Looks great Stuart!!

Looks great Stuart!!
Forum: Foamies 03-05-2013, 05:42 PM
Replies: 2,805
Views: 333,693
Posted By Larry3215
One things for sure - well actually two...

One things for sure - well actually two things....

You cant have too many Capricorns in the barn

and...

Your rudder is never big enough :D
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 02-26-2013, 04:52 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 14,576
Posted By Larry3215
If you need to add weight for different flight...

If you need to add weight for different flight conditions, you add it on the CG rather than in the nose - thats ballast. That way the model still responds to lift the same way and handles the same...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 02-26-2013, 03:07 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 14,576
Posted By Larry3215
Some of Gordy's articles on balancing sailplanes.

Some of Gordy's articles on balancing sailplanes.
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 02-26-2013, 02:52 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 14,576
Posted By Larry3215
Ive been debating bringing this up as its really...

Ive been debating bringing this up as its really off topic.... but the dive test isnt really a good way to check CG position. All it really tells you is how the model is trimmed.

I was recently...
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