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Forum: Company Discussions 04-13-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 99
Posted By Mivins
I do believe that every time I order from Hobby...

I do believe that every time I order from Hobby King, the credit card statement shows payment to Hextronix. It must be a main part of their structure. My 2c worth. MI
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-01-2014, 01:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 243
Posted By Mivins
Congrads: Good job~Okay, what is next? And have...

Congrads: Good job~Okay, what is next? And have you been flying that it can't get away plane again? Marty
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 03-30-2014, 01:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 192
Posted By Mivins
Here are some of the worst drivers in the world,...

Here are some of the worst drivers in the world, all in one massive scary way tooooo long dash cam video compilation.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itMdLTd1l4E&feature=em-subs_digest-vrecs...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 03-24-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 214
Posted By Mivins
Chellie: That's the second time I've accidently...

Chellie: That's the second time I've accidently doubled answered a post, I notice that one was unfinished, and the other the final product, how is this happening? Any thoughts?
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 03-24-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 214
Posted By Mivins
Chellie: Find a dentist that flys RC and offer to...

Chellie: Find a dentist that flys RC and offer to build a plane for him for a crown. There's one out there somewhere who doesn't have time to build a really neat plane, and you tell him you got your...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 03-24-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 214
Posted By Mivins
Chellie: Find a dentist that flys RC and offer to...

Chellie: Find a dentist that flys RC and offer to build a plane for him for a crown. There's one out there somewhere who doesn't have time to build a really neat plane, and you tell him you got your...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-24-2014, 12:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 438
Posted By Mivins
Motor advice

Swaps: Advice is really cheap, but thanks are very appreciated. I think unless you build a lead sled you will be happy with the performance of the ST 3007. I have stuck my big slow stick in the dirt...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-15-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 438
Posted By Mivins
large stick

I tend to agree with Fhuber, the foam is more than just a little lighter, it is incredibly strong after its bent, and probably 1/5 the weight, depending on the thickness. I would consider using...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-15-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 438
Posted By Mivins
4 foot slow stick

Swaps: I don't want to bore you to death, but thought I'd send you some more details on the Foam Stick. I've flown mine to death and back and its one of my favorite planes. I recently built a new...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-15-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 438
Posted By Mivins
Large Slow Stick

Hey Swaps: You are in luck, check out Chellie's Slow Stick build from 2010. I built one over a year ago kinda like it, and my 6 year old grand daughter drives it around in the sky. Mine will fly til...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 03-13-2014, 01:04 AM
Replies: 512
Views: 38,698
Posted By Mivins
Smile Hoka Hey Arrival

Here's my 07 Flhtp and self at the finish line in the first Hoka Hey Race (2010) Key West Florida to Homer, Alaska 8734 miles in 11 days 4-1/2 hours. Averaged 37.2 mph. Tired and alive.:roll:
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-08-2014, 11:21 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,625
Posted By Mivins
That's one stealthy looking plane, can see how it...

That's one stealthy looking plane, can see how it could become invisible in the right circumstances. I'd say you had a very good maiden, and a really great bounce launch! Those are hard to get back...
Forum: Power Systems 03-07-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 317
Posted By Mivins
25lbs of payload

You need to start supplying more information if you want useful advice. Do you intend to build a plane that has a specific airframe size, weight, length, or wingspan? Does the all up weight of the...
Forum: Power Systems 03-07-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 317
Posted By Mivins
I think he said airplane and not multirotor. I...

I think he said airplane and not multirotor. I suspect he may be engineering a plane for a competition to carry a specific cargo. I suggest a very efficient motor and esc combination and high...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-04-2014, 12:46 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 5,461
Posted By Mivins
I like it a lot Nigel; think you have a really...

I like it a lot Nigel; think you have a really nice flying plane now. Any thoughts on the added stress to the edf motors with the added power. They sure sound good. Congradulations, Marty:tc:
Forum: Foamies 03-02-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 351
Posted By Mivins
Hey David: I've used foam board from Dollar Tree...

Hey David: I've used foam board from Dollar Tree and what I have been getting lately is Adams (brand) from R.L. Adams in Wyoming Mich. It appears to have a slightly wavey appearance but it is not...
Forum: Foamies 03-02-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 351
Posted By Mivins
Hey David: I've used foam board from Dollar Tree...

Hey David: I've used foam board from Dollar Tree and what I have been getting lately is Adams (brand) from R.L. Adams in Wyoming Mich. It appears to have a slightly wavey appearance but it is not...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-01-2014, 01:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 782
Posted By Mivins
Final proof of craft airworthyness video!

Well, we got some decent weather, and the new runway was to be complete today, which wasn't. Nor was the weather that outstanding; however with the help of Cush a very noob RC aircraft observer and...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-26-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,294
Posted By Mivins
You Know . . . . . . when

You know your old when you had to save a whole month's rent to buy one of these 173795radios so you could take your plane home in one piece from the flying field.::o
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-22-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,216
Posted By Mivins
You go girl! That thing is really fast! I'm...

You go girl! That thing is really fast! I'm sure I would have never been able to dance in circles that long without wobbling! Excellent plane good movie. Regards, Marty[popcorn]
Forum: WWI Era 02-21-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 604
Posted By Mivins
I just use the photo quality mode and print a...

I just use the photo quality mode and print a sample on paper to test the waters and quality then abort it to save ink, and print it on my decal media. They have different media for lasor printers...
Forum: WWI Era 02-21-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 604
Posted By Mivins
http://i1290.photobucket.com/albums/b524/mivins1/D...

http://i1290.photobucket.com/albums/b524/mivins1/DSC03728_zps6ae801d0.jpg

Griff I'm a cheap skate too! I think you'll find waterslide decal material on ebay for a really good price, They're...
Forum: Power Systems 02-20-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 212
Posted By Mivins
unhooked or broken motor lead?

The first thing I would check is if one of the three leads to the motor is open, loose, or if the wire from the winding in the motor is broken. I had this happen in a motor after a bad landing and...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-16-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 782
Posted By Mivins
It Flys!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Budlight Flyer does indeedy fly. A bit of adjusting, and tweaking, no twerking, should make it a nicely responsive flyer. I just had to get it in the air today, despite the much higher than...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-16-2014, 03:01 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,216
Posted By Mivins
The fuse paint appears on my screen to be either...

The fuse paint appears on my screen to be either an unusual red or perhaps a shade of orange, I'm waiting to see the final product.

[popcorn] I can't wait for your movie to start, pole or no...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-15-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 782
Posted By Mivins
Hopefully ready to go

Thanx Chellie: Say, you said you wanted to do the maiden on this fizzer, can you be here tomorrow morning about 9:30 am EST? I then could do the video myself.

Should be a very eventful flying...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-15-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 782
Posted By Mivins
Update 2-15-14

Looks time is winding down, and I think the plane is ready, but my video equipment isn't, well, I guess I can always use the phone, but it won't be the same, I have a dumb phone.

Here's the cost...
Forum: Power Systems 02-12-2014, 02:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 254
Posted By Mivins
Bill, looks like you're going to have to correct...

Bill, looks like you're going to have to correct the wrong rudder in the receiver. Question one: Does the rudder respond to a stick change in the wrong direction for a turn, or does only the...
Forum: Power Systems 02-11-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 254
Posted By Mivins
With a little research, it appears that your...

With a little research, it appears that your problem is in the program state of the transmitter, so all receivers will perform the same. I am assuming you have the aileron servos connected to two...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-04-2014, 11:30 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 5,461
Posted By Mivins
It flys alright!

Nigel, You have great determination, and obviously it pays off. Your Concorde does look good in the air. It might be a good candidate for voltage telemetry, because as hot as it lands, I'm thinking...
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