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Forum: Beginners 01-22-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 925
Posted By cyclops2
No problem. That is what this forum is...

No problem.

That is what this forum is supposed to do..........Help people who are not absolutly sure about something.


Always post the question then WAIT for at least 2 or 3 same type of...
Forum: Beginners 01-22-2014, 01:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 945
Posted By cyclops2
I like the Super Cub best. You DO need to...

I like the Super Cub best.

You DO need to relearn how long you can fly the batteries without running them down too low.

Easy to do when a plane is far away on first flights.

Rich
Forum: Beginners 11-14-2013, 02:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 885
Posted By cyclops2
David See if you can talk to a capable &...

David

See if you can talk to a capable & friendly pilot about some help. I am a self taught pilot because arrogant people NEED to take over a club. IF ALLOWED TO.

A public park is just...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 01-01-2012, 04:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,280
Posted By cyclops2
None of us can come close to causeing Power Pole...

None of us can come close to causeing Power Pole fork truck connectors to EVER FAIL.

I rebuilt fork truck power leads very often & my final test was to put the truck against the wall and and...
Forum: Power Systems 12-31-2011, 01:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 843
Posted By cyclops2
You probably ment you will need 3 Y connectors to...

You probably ment you will need 3 Y connectors to feed signals to the 4 motor ESCs.

I do not know how many servos & what size they are but You appear to be OK flying them as twins FIRST. Good...
Forum: Beginners 12-31-2011, 12:16 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 11,481
Posted By cyclops2
Thumbs up About service of Nitroplanes ?

I have had EXCELLENT service from them with problems. Their fault & my fault. Always got prompt & O K service.

I got the right experienced person. Obviously.

If ANY Customer Person gives you...
Forum: Beginners 12-24-2011, 11:54 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 11,481
Posted By cyclops2
It takes a licking & keeps on ticking.

12" Balsa hand tossed glider.

Keep 2 in the car.
Forum: 3D Flying 12-19-2011, 03:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,528
Posted By cyclops2
neither is bad.

Both are for grown up pilots.

3 types of modelers & pilots.

1 is about 50 - 50 on build & fly.
2nd is all about flying. Foam repairs faster. Glue the self aligning pieces together.
3rd is...
Forum: Pusher Park Jets 12-03-2010, 02:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,290
Posted By cyclops2
For jets I do like a pusher. My GWS F-15 with a...

For jets I do like a pusher.
My GWS F-15 with a BP 2217-4 ...3500 KV is a simple sweetheart.

22 oz of safe vertical hand launches.
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 11-04-2010, 01:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,329
Posted By cyclops2
All COG balancing is done with everything that...

All COG balancing is done with everything that would be on, or in the plane when flying. Pilots, heavest & lightest prop...2 & 3 bladed if used and anything like wing mounted weapons or belly fuel...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 11-04-2010, 01:40 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,329
Posted By cyclops2
DEEP grass chucker.

After a bench COG, I do a deep grass final glide / COG check with all surfaces in neutral & no motor running. The grass chucking shows up left to right out of balance. Wing angle to much up or down....
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 10-27-2010, 12:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,897
Posted By cyclops2
Before you remove the original batteries !!

Find the balance point. With your finger tips under the wing. 1 on each side. Balance the plane so it is level. Very important. Put a small piece of tape where each finger tip was. Be accurate. If...
Forum: ParkFlyers 10-15-2010, 01:56 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,236
Posted By cyclops2
The comparison is supposed to be the same plane...

The comparison is supposed to be the same plane with only the engines changed.

Nitro has FULL coverage & can fly at all clubs & major events.

Old farts in AMA still hate electric. So they...
Forum: Power Systems 04-20-2010, 05:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,740
Posted By cyclops2
2 battery packs gets to be a forgetfull accident...

2 battery packs gets to be a forgetfull accident waiting to happen.

Go with 1 battery.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-26-2010, 12:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,662
Posted By cyclops2
Thumbs up Hi Bill

Think of that place as landing on a carrier with no arresting cables. .:Q
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-20-2010, 12:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,839
Posted By cyclops2
Fabric stores.

I have a ball in them. Anything you could possibly want to cover wings and bellies. I found some loose weaved Dacron. Fine mesh, stretches at all angles like Burlap, very light, dirt cheap . I lay it...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-30-2010, 06:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,091
Posted By cyclops2
Nitroplanes Velcro

One side is the hooks. otherside is the loops. always locks. Look in a fabric store.
you could glue a 1"or larger piece of Velcro to a small piece of thin plywood that is the floor size of the...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 01-12-2010, 12:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,685
Posted By cyclops2
Angry Why do good things stop ??

The reasons they stopped using them in tools were TOO long of a life & bad runs. If you got good ones. You will be using till your dying days.

I have been putting them into tools & appliances....
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 01-12-2010, 01:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,685
Posted By cyclops2
What happened ?

Way back, 20 years ago, NICADS were being run down to .9 volts under load confidently. At least I was. Something happen ? What ?
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-12-2009, 06:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,767
Posted By cyclops2
I did a trip to So Fro Fabrics store. Went thru...

I did a trip to So Fro Fabrics store. Went thru ALL the light weight fabrics. Got something close to fine Mosquito netting. Polyester. WOW.
Stretches like a Nylon stocking. Sobo Glued down. Dried...
Forum: Power Systems 11-14-2009, 11:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,253
Posted By cyclops2
Series gives the highest speed. Rich

Series gives the highest speed.

Rich
Forum: Power Systems 10-26-2009, 01:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,237
Posted By cyclops2
Hold the " true ".

NO switching inverter generates true (pure) AC sinewaves. They only LOOK like a sinewave because of their unreal switching abilities.
A look on a high speed oscillscope removes any doubt about pure...
Forum: Special Interest Aircraft 12-31-2008, 06:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,685
Posted By cyclops2
Forget the " trim problems ".

Any short nosed plane is a hand full to balance. NOTE.......A rubber band motor DOES NOT have to go to the tail. It can end anywhere you can get enough power to a desired height. Use the HIGHEST...
Forum: Special Interest Aircraft 12-31-2008, 02:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,685
Posted By cyclops2
Stop stop !!!

:)

Go with rubber. .........IF IF.......You remember to REINFORCE the wood work at each end of the rubber band.!!!!!!!!!!......!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! High pulling together forces.
A left over carbon...
Forum: Special Interest Aircraft 12-30-2008, 08:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,685
Posted By cyclops2
Cost.

$ 50 + s & h.
Forum: Power Systems 12-08-2008, 01:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 798
Posted By cyclops2
OH boy.

Electrics DO NOT run anthing like Nitro, gasoline or a Diesel.

You can do a LOT of permanant & temporary damage with more than a 5 second run on the bench.

NEVER run down any motor battery...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-06-2008, 09:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,700
Posted By cyclops2
Short nose.......Pull-pull.

Getting the weight where you want it is a real GOOD reason for pull-pull in any size plane.
It also allows the servos to be ANYWHERE you want them out of the way. They NEVER have a friction or...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 11-25-2008, 02:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,309
Posted By cyclops2
Send the unit back.

I read & looked at the AUTO CHARGE GRAPH on page 7 of the booklet. It sounds as if your unit is operating as a simple fixed current charger with balancing. It is NOT cutting back if a cell voltage...
Forum: Foamies 10-16-2008, 04:30 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 12,277
Posted By cyclops2
Forum: Seaplanes E-Powered 10-16-2008, 01:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,777
Posted By cyclops2
Go for it.

My first flying boat. Roughed out from solid foam. 4...400 motors.:Q
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