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Forum: Beginners 03-05-2015, 12:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 669
Posted By Al_M
I now have them on the top of low wing planes...

I now have them on the top of low wing planes even with a landing gear. The wheels usually throw water and wet grass clippings into the push rod hole if on the bottom. I mount the servo inside the...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 02-21-2015, 12:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 298
Posted By Al_M
You are correct. You need a scope to do this.

You are correct. You need a scope to do this.
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 02-16-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 318
Posted By Al_M
It was easier before 2.4.

It was easier before 2.4.
Forum: Vintage and old timer models 02-15-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 266
Posted By Al_M
Mine never ripped out but they broke at the hinge...

Mine never ripped out but they broke at the hinge line and it was in a glider.
Forum: Vintage and old timer models 02-11-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 266
Posted By Al_M
I returned to sewn hinges.

I returned to sewn hinges.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-27-2015, 01:08 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 857
Posted By Al_M
There might be a good explanation. He might have...

There might be a good explanation. He might have been living on Pluto for a decade or two.
Forum: Brushless Motor Construction 01-15-2015, 07:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 318
Posted By Al_M
use it.

use it.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-13-2014, 12:13 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 897
Posted By Al_M
Wouldn't it be safest to rely on good luck?

Wouldn't it be safest to rely on good luck?
Forum: Beginners 12-13-2014, 12:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 532
Posted By Al_M
The only trouble with that if you are very...

The only trouble with that if you are very unlucky the stability can be degraded due to the longer nose. It hasn't happened to me yet.
Forum: Beginners 12-12-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 532
Posted By Al_M
A lighter motor can wind up weighing more because...

A lighter motor can wind up weighing more because added weight to maintain the cg is usually placed aft of the motor. The resulting weight of the motor and weight would be greater.
Forum: Batteries and Chargers Forsale/WTB 10-22-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 572
Posted By Al_M
You should be able to get one from Astro.

You should be able to get one from Astro.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-29-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 547
Views: 37,334
Posted By Al_M
My CHrysalis handles three A123 2300mah cells(8.9...

My CHrysalis handles three A123 2300mah cells(8.9 oz) fine.
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 07-15-2014, 12:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 601
Posted By Al_M
It is never gone. You will always have to be...

It is never gone. You will always have to be careful and never stop the exercises.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-28-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,413
Posted By Al_M
Use a non-folder. Now you won't have to worry...

Use a non-folder. Now you won't have to worry about it getting caught on the leading edge of the wing on start up.
Forum: Aerodynamics 02-26-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,394
Posted By Al_M
I try to use sewn hinges whenever possible. I...

I try to use sewn hinges whenever possible. I would attach pictures, but it has been a while since I was able to upload pictures. I won't try again on this forum. It works ok on RCG.
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 12-22-2013, 12:27 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,792
Posted By Al_M
Purpose is to make sure the spoiler closes when...

Purpose is to make sure the spoiler closes when commanded baring a servo failure. Loads on the servo from a spoiler are trivial with all schemes that I have seen and are never an issue.
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 12-18-2013, 07:42 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,792
Posted By Al_M
This is how I did my spoilers. I use HS45's.

This is how I did my spoilers. I use HS45's.
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 11-23-2013, 04:25 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,792
Posted By Al_M
Weight is most important in glide on in calm...

Weight is most important in glide on in calm conditions. Those conditions seldom exist in these parts and some weight is desirable. I don't obsess about it.
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 11-23-2013, 12:51 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,792
Posted By Al_M
Mine gets up very fast with 200 watts. I use a...

Mine gets up very fast with 200 watts. I use a 13-8 Aeronaut prop, three A123M1 cells and a MPJET 28/20-7 motor. It comes in at a porky 48.6 ounces for 66 watts/pound and 9.68 ounces /sq foot wing...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-14-2013, 12:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,848
Posted By Al_M
I often wonder about Aleene's Tacky Glue sold at...

I often wonder about Aleene's Tacky Glue sold at craft stores. It looks and smells a lot like canopy glue. I haven't tried it yet.
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 10-05-2013, 01:41 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,292
Posted By Al_M
When you look at the price per flight of A123's,...

When you look at the price per flight of A123's, their price becomes trivial. They last so long.
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 07-22-2013, 12:06 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 9,846
Posted By Al_M
Where is Airtronics( SANWA ) on the list? How...

Where is Airtronics( SANWA ) on the list? How can that brand be forgotten?
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 06-27-2013, 12:52 PM
Replies: 547
Views: 37,334
Posted By Al_M
It needs some time before you start repairs.

It needs some time before you start repairs.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-11-2013, 12:56 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,728
Posted By Al_M
I thought outrunners came about because they...

I thought outrunners came about because they could be machine wound.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 06-10-2013, 07:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,108
Posted By Al_M
I built mine with spoilers just in case....

I built mine with spoilers just in case. Sometimes they are used.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 06-10-2013, 12:38 PM
Replies: 547
Views: 37,334
Posted By Al_M
Flutter of the control surface can and will cause...

Flutter of the control surface can and will cause that.
Forum: Sport Planes (Formerly I/C & Gas Conversion) 04-24-2013, 12:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,264
Posted By Al_M
One of the members of our club built his version...

One of the members of our club built his version just before the kit came out. It is a little smaller. He built in a terrible warp that is visible from a distance! It still flies ok enough with...
Forum: Sport Planes (Formerly I/C & Gas Conversion) 04-09-2013, 07:59 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 10,474
Posted By Al_M
I bet yours really floats. I tried to upload...

I bet yours really floats. I tried to upload pictures but I can't. The message tells me that a security token is missing. I don't know what that means or what to do about it. The message really...
Forum: Sport Planes (Formerly I/C & Gas Conversion) 04-09-2013, 12:35 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 10,474
Posted By Al_M
Same one. A123's are heavier. I also have 2...

Same one. A123's are heavier. I also have 2 more small servos for spoilers. I probably will post some pictures tomorrow. It is happy at that weight.
Forum: Sport Planes (Formerly I/C & Gas Conversion) 04-08-2013, 08:47 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 10,474
Posted By Al_M
I've been using a Hacker A30-16MV2 on 4S A123's...

I've been using a Hacker A30-16MV2 on 4S A123's and a 10-5 APCE. Comes in at 54 oz and draws 23.5 amps for 270 watts.
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