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Forum: General Electric Discussions Yesterday, 09:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 336
Posted By carpetbagger
1/32" wire

I get plastic tubing from Stevens Aeromodel and use !/32" music wire, just bend an L or Z in the end for hook up. If your pushrod route is curved quite a bit, .025 wire in the plastic tube works...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-28-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 392
Posted By carpetbagger
I would have to draw plans unless they are happy...

I would have to draw plans unless they are happy working off sketches and full scale layouts on butcher paper or brown wrapping paper. Built full scale racing hydroplanes that way, works for models...
Forum: Beginners 07-28-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 438
Posted By carpetbagger
+1 jetplaneflyer - loss of battery = low voltage...

+1 jetplaneflyer - loss of battery = low voltage will cause throttle cut out and loss of signal will as well. Did you check batt Voltage? Did you range check?
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-10-2015, 01:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 263
Posted By carpetbagger
Thanks, folks. I have a 7 amp ESC with 5v 1 amp...

Thanks, folks. I have a 7 amp ESC with 5v 1 amp BEC, figure that should power a pair of itty-bitty analog servos. Small glider destined to be tossed off a beach dune for sloping.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-10-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 263
Posted By carpetbagger
ESC with no motor connection

Question: Can I hook up an ESC to lipo & Rx without a motor connection? Thinking of using a small 2s lipo to power Rx & servos in a chuck glider w/o motor.
Forum: Pusher Park Jets 07-09-2015, 07:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 153
Posted By carpetbagger
See fhubar post above -cut oversize, drill center...

See fhubar post above -cut oversize, drill center hole, mount on bolt, chuck bolt in drill, pull trigger and grind it round. I would use my razor saw(Zona) to cut notches, cut sides break out tab...
Forum: Power Systems 07-08-2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 180
Posted By carpetbagger
Lemme see - 230 grams is a shade over 8 ounces....

Lemme see - 230 grams is a shade over 8 ounces. Is that with motor & battery? Anyhow, general suggestion is 100 watts per pound (16 oz) so at 8 oz try 50 60 watts but if 8 oz is bare airframes don't...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-26-2015, 02:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 389
Posted By carpetbagger
I have several APC props and haven't noticed a...

I have several APC props and haven't noticed a balance problem. All require balancing which I do, but usually a quick razor shave on the backside tip of the heavy blade does the trick.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-25-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 336
Posted By carpetbagger
I use 1/32" music wire inside plastic tube from...

I use 1/32" music wire inside plastic tube from Stevens Aeromodel. If pushrod route is snaky .025 wire is better.

http://www.stevensaero.com/Plastic-Tubing/
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-22-2015, 09:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 292
Posted By carpetbagger
I have a B6 charger - works great and is quite...

I have a B6 charger - works great and is quite user friendly. As Nigel said - charge in "balance" mode.
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 06-14-2015, 03:00 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 851
Posted By carpetbagger
Yeah, so? Only reason I can think of to belay my...

Yeah, so? Only reason I can think of to belay my smartyass phone's GPS is to save the battery - it does chew up some power. My pappy (Navy pilot) was into rocket science so Big Bro was watching my...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 06-02-2015, 11:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 193
Posted By carpetbagger
Is ESL different than altitude sensing electronic...

Is ESL different than altitude sensing electronic cutoff? I assume it is since a winch is required.
Forum: Support & Suggestions 06-02-2015, 11:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 562
Posted By carpetbagger
Hmmm . . . Firefox but it doesn't seem slow....

Hmmm . . . Firefox but it doesn't seem slow. Maybe my antique brain is slow enough to compensate for slow downloads . . .
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-01-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 551
Posted By carpetbagger
Chellie scores again with great links. Yes, few...

Chellie scores again with great links. Yes, few months ago when I checked HH for eflite timers they were gone. Bummer. Brodak is a good vendor, on my 5 star list, might have to give a Huban timer a...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-29-2015, 02:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 551
Posted By carpetbagger
Yes, I have a cheap 2.4 car radio and am thinking...

Yes, I have a cheap 2.4 car radio and am thinking about gutting it and using only the trigger throttle. Problem: The P.O.S. doesn't like to bind to it's Rx got 1 outta 2 working. Maybe I'll rip apart...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-28-2015, 02:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 551
Posted By carpetbagger
My plan, on hold because I moved and plan to move...

My plan, on hold because I moved and plan to move again soon as I find a house (renting now), was to fly CL with a throttle control via 2.4 radio. ESC + Rx and you're good to go. I have a baby Flite...
Forum: Company Discussions 05-27-2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 13,659
Posted By carpetbagger
simple solution

Cease attempting to do business with HK and any other business that uses paypal. That's my drill and it saves me immense aggravation.
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 05-22-2015, 02:41 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 913
Posted By carpetbagger
What I did back in the 27/72 days - clipped the...

What I did back in the 27/72 days - clipped the antenna X number of inches, soldered end to 1/16" brass tube about 1" long, mounted tube in top of plane and jammed a 1/32" music wire X inches long...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 05-21-2015, 09:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 311
Posted By carpetbagger
AHA! What I figured - itty bitty wires feeding...

AHA! What I figured - itty bitty wires feeding the JST won't handle the punch. Now I have a bunch of leads to swap out - all my 10A ESCs and several small batteries. Also need to swap the 2mm bullets...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 05-21-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 311
Posted By carpetbagger
more connector questions . . .

While rebuilding planes from broken down for shipping mode I used a 500mah battery to test all my reinstalled linkages etc. The 500mah had a JST connector and I used a JST to T-Plug cable to hook it...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-20-2015, 09:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 668
Posted By carpetbagger
Obviously, Dunkirk didn't use WEST. Heat is the...

Obviously, Dunkirk didn't use WEST. Heat is the enemy of epoxy - about 200 deg F and the goo gets gooey and begins to give it up. Interesting - when I was sales manager at a marina we had a fire -...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-20-2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 668
Posted By carpetbagger
I use WEST and if you can dent it with your...

I use WEST and if you can dent it with your fingernail it is still active for chem bond. True about acetone, good for removing mold wax/release but the best amine blush cleanup for WEST resin is...
Forum: Crash and Safety Forum 05-20-2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 1,924
Views: 189,663
Posted By carpetbagger
I believe free flight flyers have a GPS system...

I believe free flight flyers have a GPS system that is light. Anything over 3 grams is a metric ton in the mind of a free flight duration flyer . . . Trackers are becoming popular as model...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-20-2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 668
Posted By carpetbagger
Epoxy forms a chemical link bond if applied to...

Epoxy forms a chemical link bond if applied to epoxy that has not completely cured. For a CF rod the resin is cured and any bond will be mechanical. I would wipe the CF with acetone to remove any wax...
Forum: Crash and Safety Forum 05-20-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 1,924
Views: 189,663
Posted By carpetbagger
I am still noodling out the E-power thing and a...

I am still noodling out the E-power thing and a few of my planes have light wing loading (6-8 oz) and give me fits in the wind. Now I decided a contributing factor is low power since my flea weight...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 05-20-2015, 03:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 467
Posted By carpetbagger
Congratulations, young lady!

Congratulations, young lady!
Forum: Crash and Safety Forum 05-20-2015, 03:03 AM
Replies: 1,924
Views: 189,663
Posted By carpetbagger
Not good at all, Swiss Flyer! We had a lady in...

Not good at all, Swiss Flyer! We had a lady in our club lose an Apprentice - same deal got away and she couldn't get it switched around to head home. One of our trainers thought it may have been in...
Forum: Beginners 05-17-2015, 02:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 415
Posted By carpetbagger
Another thought - if the elevator is thinner than...

Another thought - if the elevator is thinner than the stab that can cause flutter. If no noticeable wiggles in control linkage I would start with a servo swap out.
Forum: Crash and Safety Forum 05-17-2015, 02:27 AM
Replies: 1,924
Views: 189,663
Posted By carpetbagger
Well, at the moment I rent and I don't think...

Well, at the moment I rent and I don't think renters insurance will cover it. I'll check Monday.

Your new plane is an easy fix! After close inspection I may trash mine - wing spar cracked, motor...
Forum: Crash and Safety Forum 05-16-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 1,924
Views: 189,663
Posted By carpetbagger
*CRASH* My plane that likes trees was at a loss...

*CRASH* My plane that likes trees was at a loss on my new flying field = nearest trees maybe 600 yards or more away. And the aforementioned plane hates wind @ 7.3 oz/sqft wing loading. But I gave it...
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