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Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-23-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 153
Posted By Rockin Robbins
If you're going to explore 3D you deserve to do...

If you're going to explore 3D you deserve to do it without fear. Your best way in is an EPP profile 3D plane. Chellie is your expert there and you can get in for way less than the Parkzone route.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-07-2014, 03:21 AM
Replies: 274
Views: 5,071
Posted By Rockin Robbins
It's an exclusive viewpoint, but it is an...

It's an exclusive viewpoint, but it is an entirely reasonable one to which the FPVers have no reply that deserves to be listened to yet. One set of people only would have their lives on the line. We...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-28-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 5,071
Posted By Rockin Robbins
What many don't realize in our focus on the...

What many don't realize in our focus on the impact on safe FPV flight is that the FAA ruling doesn't just affect FPV. Instead, it is a wholesale attack, criminalizing our entire hobby industry. They...
Forum: Foamies 12-16-2013, 02:00 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,137
Posted By Rockin Robbins
But Nigel that's exactly the point. Beginners...

But Nigel that's exactly the point. Beginners just aren't going to buy this. They're off buying disposable planes like the Bixler 1 because they think they're saving money. Instead they're just...
Forum: Beginners 10-27-2013, 08:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,259
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Because motor numbers are not standardized, and...

Because motor numbers are not standardized, and because manufacturer claims tend to be a bit too optimistic, I highly recommend using a computer power system calculator program to tell you when your...
Forum: General RC E-Heli Talk 09-13-2013, 02:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,068
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Actually I don't think it has anything to do with...

Actually I don't think it has anything to do with fixed wing vs helicopter. I've seen video of a dual turbine A-10 which caught fire in the air. The pilot continued his landing approach, which...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-07-2013, 03:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,549
Posted By Rockin Robbins
That's interesting. The scotch tape thing always...

That's interesting. The scotch tape thing always worked brilliantly on my Radian. I always had a roll of tape with me (didn't use the tape from Horizon--didn't like it) and never had a problem with...
Forum: Beginners 07-24-2013, 09:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,631
Posted By Rockin Robbins
It's so easy to forget with the whiz bang science...

It's so easy to forget with the whiz bang science fiction SAFE system that a significant part of the reason the Apprentice S is such a great plane is that it was an incredible flying plane before it...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-20-2013, 04:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 696
Posted By Rockin Robbins
http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa293/RockinRob...

http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa293/RockinRobbins13/Radio%20Control/NippyBlack_zpsf85ba61a.jpg

Now 6 cells of NiCd technology is 7.2V and 8 cells is 9.6V. Running on a 3S pack, 11.1V. Can...
Forum: Beginners 05-22-2013, 02:42 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,741
Posted By Rockin Robbins
I think GB is trying to show a progression...

I think GB is trying to show a progression between trainer, sport and aerobatic craft and that one teaches the skills to move to the next.

He's not saying that the Vapor is a bad plane. It's a...
Forum: Foamies 03-30-2013, 06:06 PM
Replies: 2,805
Views: 337,961
Posted By Rockin Robbins
No wonder George is overweight, you have that...

No wonder George is overweight, you have that danged transmitter sitting on top!
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-14-2013, 11:25 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,509
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Clean work areas are evidence of a depraved...

Clean work areas are evidence of a depraved mind.:D
Forum: ParkFlyers 03-13-2013, 01:27 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,242
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Actually, the Wright brothers' first flights were...

Actually, the Wright brothers' first flights were low on purpose. They had three years of gliding experience under their belts and were well aware that the most severe hazard to life and limb was if...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-12-2013, 02:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,772
Posted By Rockin Robbins
The future is ALWAYS expensive. But if you were...

The future is ALWAYS expensive. But if you were to produce short kits and complete kits, this is a very reasonably priced tool, even now. Lots of people have that much invested in a single plane.
Forum: Beginners 03-04-2013, 07:23 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 9,714
Posted By Rockin Robbins
It would be faster but you want to make sure...

It would be faster but you want to make sure you're buying the Easy Star II with the brushless motor. The brushed motor is nowhere near as efficient or powerful and has a very short life.

With the...
Forum: Beginners 03-04-2013, 06:59 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 9,714
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Messynachos, why not try out an eFlite Apprentice...

Messynachos, why not try out an eFlite Apprentice or a HobbyZone Glasair Sportsman? Both of those would be a speed increase from your Stratos but still be able to slow down when you want.

If you...
Forum: Beginners 03-03-2013, 08:34 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 9,714
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Oh I think you fit the thread EXACTLY, by asking...

Oh I think you fit the thread EXACTLY, by asking the questions and making the assertions of lots of beginners who wouldn't have had a second thought about it. And you've said the things a lot of...
Forum: Beginners 03-03-2013, 07:28 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 9,714
Posted By Rockin Robbins
But pizzano, YOU"RE THE EXPERT! You're makin' my...

But pizzano, YOU"RE THE EXPERT! You're makin' my point here, don't set yourself up as some kind of contrarian. These guys succeed because your presence makes things possible that wouldn't be possible...
Forum: Beginners 02-22-2013, 09:50 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 9,714
Posted By Rockin Robbins
It's a kit--with too many variables. "Did I...

It's a kit--with too many variables.

"Did I crash because I can't fly or because the plane wasn't built quite right? If it's the plane, of the dozens of different defects that can make a plane...
Forum: Beginners 02-22-2013, 09:32 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 9,714
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Nice looking planes but that's NiCd technology...

Nice looking planes but that's NiCd technology and $169 just for the power package. This includes a 10 cell battery pack but replacement cost for the batteries is $59.95.

25 years ago this would...
Forum: Beginners 11-24-2012, 06:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,754
Posted By Rockin Robbins
You, sir, started out right with what will be the...

You, sir, started out right with what will be the new #1 unassisted newbie learner plane. Now your wallet is in extreme danger from airframe acquisition fever, but it will die happy!

Did you use...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-25-2012, 03:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 575
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Steve, you are doomed. You have joined Wattflyer,...

Steve, you are doomed. You have joined Wattflyer, one of the very few forums on the Internet uninfected by rabies. People are actually friendly and helpful here. You won't see people trying to use...
Forum: Beginners 07-23-2012, 07:50 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,581
Posted By Rockin Robbins
But if you did need a radio and could forgo the...

But if you did need a radio and could forgo the computer functions, the Spektrum DX5e can be bought for $54.00 and is a quality radio. If you do need the computer functions the DX6i is a great choice...
Forum: Beginners 07-22-2012, 01:47 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 28,550
Posted By Rockin Robbins
And regardless of where you measure the torque,...

And regardless of where you measure the torque, whether 1" from the center of rotation, or 5" the torque measured will be the same.

Let us suppose that at 5" from the axle we measure 5 ounces of...
Forum: Beginners 07-15-2012, 09:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,203
Posted By Rockin Robbins
And everything be buy today is unimaginably cheap...

And everything be buy today is unimaginably cheap anyway! In the 1980's a motor that couldn't come close to the brushless $10 wonders we buy today would cost $100.00. A speed control? You couldn't...
Forum: Beginners 07-15-2012, 02:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,203
Posted By Rockin Robbins
To match prop/motor/esc/battery I use a free...

To match prop/motor/esc/battery I use a free program called Drive Calculator...
Forum: Beginners 06-24-2012, 02:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,359
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Flipout, there is an icon in the lower right...

Flipout, there is an icon in the lower right corner of every post that looks like a sheet of paper. When you hover the mouse over it, you'll get a popout that says "quote." Click it and a new post...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-23-2012, 02:10 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,971
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Well right now Heads Up RC has Hitec 8g HS-55...

Well right now Heads Up RC has Hitec 8g HS-55 Sub-Micro Servos in stock $9.99, I wouldn't feel bad about flying with those, they have iFlight 9g iS900 Micro Servos for $4.95, I don't know anything...
Forum: Beginners 04-13-2012, 03:49 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,422
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Yeah, I usually tell people saving money is for...

Yeah, I usually tell people saving money is for later, after you learn to fly, and when fixing things is actually fun instead of annoying!:D

Correction: the East Star II has a full brushless setup...
Forum: Beginners 04-13-2012, 03:09 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,422
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Don't order anything from Hobby King that is...

Don't order anything from Hobby King that is backordered along with your other items. They delay the entire shipment until the backordered item is available. Props are cheap enough locally, or you...
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