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Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-16-2015, 11:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 266
Posted By flypaper 2
Some of my ESCs have an extra wire you touch to...

Some of my ESCs have an extra wire you touch to the batt wire before connecting to charge the caps.
Before they came along, a buddy showed me how to make a resistor connector that plugges in before...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-15-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 266
Posted By flypaper 2
The arcing is done on the end tip of the...

The arcing is done on the end tip of the connector so has no effect on the flat part of the tab where the actual connection is made. Not to worry.:)
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-04-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 517
Posted By flypaper 2
And when you heatshrink keep your heatgun or iron...

And when you heatshrink keep your heatgun or iron away from the ribs. after they're tacked down.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-04-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 517
Posted By flypaper 2
Here's one I covered with the HK stuff. Byron...

Here's one I covered with the HK stuff. Byron Christen Eagle 1/4 scale foamy. Weighs around 20 lbs. and flies better as electric than it did with a Quadra 52. One nice thing about the HK covering is...
Forum: Beginners 04-04-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 691
Posted By flypaper 2
They can be brought back if you're carefull. I...

They can be brought back if you're carefull. I had a fairly new one lost in the bush, in a plane, for 3 days. Batt was flatter than P on a plate. I put it on the charger set to nimh, and when the...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-30-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,640
Posted By flypaper 2
Had what I think was the Cricket or grasshopper...

Had what I think was the Cricket or grasshopper something like that, back around 1971. Had a Super Tigre 35 with a conventional prop mounted on top of the rotor blades and the torque reaction from...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-03-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 148
Posted By flypaper 2
Yeah, must finish the Cutlass. :oops: I put a...

Yeah, must finish the Cutlass. :oops: I put a Lemon rcvr in the Pogo to help the hovering and it does work well. Of course, being bigger helps. It's pretty much of a calm day flier in order to take...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-03-2015, 03:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 148
Posted By flypaper 2
I go Pogo

I flew a small pogo for 10 yrs and finally wore it out. Kinda missed it so I decided to build another bigger one. This one is 3 ft. tall and 3 ft. wide. Too big to put in my van, so I made it to fold...
Forum: 3D Flying 02-01-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,009
Posted By flypaper 2
Another one close to the Mig 15 was the SU 15....

Another one close to the Mig 15 was the SU 15. Sort of a shoulder wing Mig 15. Been tempted to build one.:D
Forum: Power Systems 12-31-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,198
Posted By flypaper 2
Not a fan of CA either. Only when I have to, and...

Not a fan of CA either. Only when I have to, and only on EPP or EPO.
Forum: Power Systems 12-31-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,198
Posted By flypaper 2
Another method I use is to put a small slit down...

Another method I use is to put a small slit down both sides and insert .026 plastic coated fishing leader wire. Flood it with thin CA. Makes for a rigid fuse.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-29-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 391
Posted By flypaper 2
Dumbest thing they ever did here when both...

Dumbest thing they ever did here when both systems work well as is. Converting is the problem. For instance, the houses are all imperial. Now the lumberyards are encumbered with having to supply both...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 12-27-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 772
Posted By flypaper 2
When I was around 10 or 12, a buddy and I were...

When I was around 10 or 12, a buddy and I were playing soldier with the BB guns. Heavy jackets so it wouldn't hurt. Was about 60 ft. away when he jumped out behind a stump. I took a shot and he...
Forum: 3D Flying 12-26-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,472
Posted By flypaper 2
Best props from the old days were the Tornados....

Best props from the old days were the Tornados. Almost unbreakable nylon.
Forum: 3D Flying 12-26-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 625
Posted By flypaper 2
Hardest one for me is hanging on the prop...

Hardest one for me is hanging on the prop vertically for any length of time. The only one that works well is my old beater Zoombi. I just ask it nicely and it will do it for me.:D
Forum: 3D Flying 12-26-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,472
Posted By flypaper 2
Be careful!!. A buddy bought the 1/4 scaleTwist3D...

Be careful!!. A buddy bought the 1/4 scaleTwist3D and put about an 18 or 20in. APC prop, not the slowflight prop on it. On the second flight he let an experienced pilot do some aerobatics. Doing...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-17-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 960
Posted By flypaper 2
I have this little Fokker DR1 that I scratchbuilt...

I have this little Fokker DR1 that I scratchbuilt and it turned out to be very aerobatic. I was thinking of building a purpose built tripe just for aerobatics With the short span, the roll rate is a...
Forum: Indoor & Micro Electric Planes 12-11-2014, 01:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 948
Posted By flypaper 2
There's a slot in the bottom for the batt. I cut...

There's a slot in the bottom for the batt. I cut a longer slot all the way up to the nose to get the 500ma batt far enough forward for decent flight. Flew good after that.
Forum: Power Systems 11-22-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,198
Posted By flypaper 2
Nigel. If, in your hobby shop travels, and you...

Nigel. If, in your hobby shop travels, and you happen to come across a Zoombi, grab it!! It's only about a 30 in. foamy, but it's my go to and usually the first plane in the air over all of them. It...
Forum: Power Systems 11-22-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,198
Posted By flypaper 2
A little late now but I forgot to add the pic of...

A little late now but I forgot to add the pic of the nose on the Zoombi. This is my earlier one with lots of hotglue repairs. I have a newer one since.
Forum: Power Systems 11-22-2014, 03:36 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,198
Posted By flypaper 2
I did this on my old Zoombi for the same reason....

I did this on my old Zoombi for the same reason. The front of the plane just doesn't have enough area to hold a decent firewall I added these cheek cowls of EPP foam hotglued on then made a 1/8 ply...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 11-15-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 398
Posted By flypaper 2
CG is way too far back. Should be at 25 to 30% of...

CG is way too far back. Should be at 25 to 30% of the wing chord/width.
Although I'm probably too late.:confused:
Forum: Foamies 10-31-2014, 11:51 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 10,949
Posted By flypaper 2
I have a little F22 also, but with a profile...

I have a little F22 also, but with a profile fuselage. With the prop blast close to the elevons, it will almost loop in its own length.:D

Gord.
Forum: 3D Flying 10-30-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 884
Posted By flypaper 2
The ugly little Pizza Box works great for indoor...

The ugly little Pizza Box works great for indoor 3D. Will hang in the prop with the best of them. :D Takes some hard smacks without hurting too bad also.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 10-30-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 351
Posted By flypaper 2
I have a number of both of them in use with no...

I have a number of both of them in use with no problems. A 615 is in the Splendor which is a pattern/3D plane.

Gord.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 10-13-2014, 03:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 832
Posted By flypaper 2
I paint those hard to look at orange props with...

I paint those hard to look at orange props with chrome bumper paint.:D

Gord.
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 09-21-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,166
Posted By flypaper 2
Another basic radio that seems to have been...

Another basic radio that seems to have been passed over is the HobbyKing orange T6 trans. Simple to program with all the basics you called for. Very reliable as mine and half a dozen in the club have...
Forum: Beginners 09-21-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,262
Posted By flypaper 2
I covered this Byron Christen Eagle with the HK...

I covered this Byron Christen Eagle with the HK covering and it turned out very well as you can see. Goes on much like Ultracote and takes low heat for shrinking. Don't forget, this is an all foam...
Forum: Special Interest Aircraft 09-19-2014, 01:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,164
Posted By flypaper 2
I started to scratchbuild one a number of yrs....

I started to scratchbuild one a number of yrs. ago. Must finish, must finish, must finish.:D
Forum: Indoor & Micro Electric Planes 09-18-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 872
Posted By flypaper 2
Apparently the little Beast came out first...

Apparently the little Beast came out first without the gyro system and was a real handful. The one I have is a joy to fly as it's a little more agile than the Pitts and handles the wind equally as...
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