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Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-15-2008, 12:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,145
Posted By RocketMan
My first flight ever was on New Year's Day two...

My first flight ever was on New Year's Day two years ago so I learned to fly in the winter and didn't know what I was missing! lol.
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 11-27-2008, 07:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,291
Posted By RocketMan
Here is an ideal spot just outside of Halifax: ...

Here is an ideal spot just outside of Halifax:

http://maps.google.ca/maps/ms?client=firefox-a&hl=en&ie=UTF8&msa=0&msid=114543518296496991995.00044fcb647f1f851748b&t=h&z=17

I don't think anyone...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 11-12-2008, 11:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,279
Posted By RocketMan
I let a friend of mine fly the YADA and he liked...

I let a friend of mine fly the YADA and he liked it so much that I gave it to him! I haven't built another one yet but I plan to make a bigger at some point.

Before I gave it away I measured all...
Forum: Seaplanes E-Powered 10-08-2008, 08:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,635
Posted By RocketMan
I have that Pulse XT 25e on my 'most wanted list'...

I have that Pulse XT 25e on my 'most wanted list' and was wondering if the Power 25 would cut it. From your description it seems underpowered. Is the Power 25 adequate with the floats off?

Rick
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-07-2008, 12:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,279
Posted By RocketMan
Second day of flying the YADA...

Thanks for the comments Jim!

Yesterday evening I tried adding wing tip fins and I didn't like the effect at all. It became very sluggish in the roll axis. So I took the wing tips off and extended...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-06-2008, 03:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,279
Posted By RocketMan
Thumbs up YADA Flies!

YADA proof of flight video as promised:

http://vimeo.com/1896430

What a thrill it was to fly it the first time!

I tried it with a range of batteries from 3S-800 to 3S-2150 which moves the CG...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-06-2008, 02:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,279
Posted By RocketMan
Today I did some test flights in spite of the...

Today I did some test flights in spite of the wind and I was very pleased with the results. Here is the setup so far:

http://picasaweb.google.com/RocketManRC/YADAGearMounted?authkey=CGAgEZfPMV4#
...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-06-2008, 02:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,279
Posted By RocketMan
Back at it...

I had to set this project aside for various reasons but last Friday I got back at it again.

I glued the KF wing halves together and made the cutouts for the elevon servos. So far so good...
...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-06-2008, 02:30 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 15,484
Posted By RocketMan
And to make matters worse, red blood on pink foam...

And to make matters worse, red blood on pink foam is not that attractive :red:.
Forum: 3D Flying 10-06-2008, 02:18 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,310
Posted By RocketMan
Mine seems to crack in unpredictable places with...

Mine seems to crack in unpredictable places with even the slightest contact with the ground, but it repairs really easily with foam safe CA. I'm not using the landing gear as I'm flying off grass.
...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-06-2008, 02:05 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 15,484
Posted By RocketMan
I have to add to Chellie's post that you really...

I have to add to Chellie's post that you really do have to keep your fingers out of the way! I laughed at Dave Power's video on YouTube some time ago where he shows how he cut his finger while being...
Forum: 3D Flying 09-26-2008, 12:47 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,310
Posted By RocketMan
This thread's been quiet all summer but I'm...

This thread's been quiet all summer but I'm wondering if anyone other than me has suffered from the fragile foam breaking. I love the way the Pluma flies but it breaks if you even look at it the...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-18-2008, 06:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,864
Posted By RocketMan
Leo those are great suggestions! Be careful...

Leo those are great suggestions! Be careful keeping batteries in your pocket if you use Micro Dean's connectors. I found out the hard way that the exposed pin on the connector can touch the pins on...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-18-2008, 10:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,864
Posted By RocketMan
Last winter was my first one flying and I...

Last winter was my first one flying and I wondered the same thing. In general I found that the biggest limitation is the pilot getting too cold!

I learned how to fly wearing gloves which was a...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-13-2008, 10:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,537
Posted By RocketMan
The Kline-Fogleman (KF) airfoil is perfect for scratch building!

Back in August I built a Revert slope racer out of 6mm depron but didn't have a chance to try it on the slope until yesterday. The Revert looks like a plank and not at all like it should fly! Have a...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-13-2008, 01:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,279
Posted By RocketMan
Chellie you are just too funny! My YADA will...

Chellie you are just too funny!

My YADA will definitely stay pink even if it gets to be 6 ft wingspan. Just imagine!
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-13-2008, 01:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,279
Posted By RocketMan
Do I get points for the most views of any...

Do I get points for the most views of any thread???
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-13-2008, 12:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,279
Posted By RocketMan
Oh my, Chellie posted before me and so I retract...

Oh my, Chellie posted before me and so I retract the "black stripes on the bottom" part. LOL.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-13-2008, 12:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,279
Posted By RocketMan
I think I may need advice on the color scheme...

I think I may need advice on the color scheme then... I usually use red or orange for contrast but that sure isn't going to work here.

How about just some black stripes on the bottom?
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-12-2008, 12:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,279
Posted By RocketMan
It sure is a bright pink. I'm surprised Chellie...

It sure is a bright pink. I'm surprised Chellie hasn't commented yet...

For assembly I'm using the new Gorilla glue that drys white as I've had a lot of success with it lately. Since the KF...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-12-2008, 04:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,279
Posted By RocketMan
KF Podcast

I just listened to a really great podcast about the KF airfoil:

http://www.rcflightcast.com/index.php?post_id=376178

Dave Powers is using this design for his latest creations...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-12-2008, 04:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,279
Posted By RocketMan
I'm just killing myself laughing thinking that...

I'm just killing myself laughing thinking that maybe I could have tried to fly it like that without noticing. Not like I haven't accidentally had the prop on backwards before. LOL.

I totally...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-12-2008, 04:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,279
Posted By RocketMan
I will have to be carefull with the details! Yes...

I will have to be carefull with the details! Yes the prop is on backwards. I just had that motor and prop kicking around and stuck it on the stick for the picture.

I am thinking that this delta...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-12-2008, 03:54 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 14,382
Posted By RocketMan
You found me out. Elton John's song Rocket Man is...

You found me out. Elton John's song Rocket Man is one of my favorites of all time and hence my screen name...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-12-2008, 03:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,279
Posted By RocketMan
More build pics...

I am keeping this very simple. I used a spruce stick to connect to a GWS stick mount and also to strengthen the nose where the SuperFly and HyperFlea are very prone to break.

A few pieces of...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-12-2008, 03:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,279
Posted By RocketMan
Mine came from Home Depot too. They have 1/2" in...

Mine came from Home Depot too. They have 1/2" in 2' x 8' and 4' x 8' sheets. I can't find the bluecore stuff anywhere although I have seen it used for flotation under docks.

I think that this pink...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-12-2008, 03:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,279
Posted By RocketMan
Thanks for the encouragement GreenAce. I'm...

Thanks for the encouragement GreenAce. I'm dreaming of one with about a 5' wingspan but we shall see!
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-12-2008, 03:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,279
Posted By RocketMan
Here's YADA versus the SuperFly. It doesn't look...

Here's YADA versus the SuperFly. It doesn't look that much bigger in the picture but it really is.

Between the KF airfoil and the addition of a rudder I'm hoping for a very stable yet aerobatic...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-12-2008, 03:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,279
Posted By RocketMan
I'm using 1/2" styrofoam insulation which cost...

I'm using 1/2" styrofoam insulation which cost $6.19 per 2' x 8' sheet. The wingspan is 33" right now. I may make it bigger depending on how the first flight tests go.

With the extra layer of foam...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-12-2008, 02:45 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 14,382
Posted By RocketMan
"YADA" - Yet Another Delta Airplane

I guess I'm the new 'kid' on the block and here's my entry:

http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?p=474074

Cheers,

Rick
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