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Forum: General Electric Discussions Yesterday, 09:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 112
Posted By DHC Beaver
Everybody seems to be advocating less weight,but...

Everybody seems to be advocating less weight,but with something like a 109,surely you need weight in the nose,to avoid the dreaded rearward CG?
So you could go with a bigger motor,but the main...
Forum: General RC E-Heli Talk 11-18-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 168
Posted By DHC Beaver
Maybe a 3d printer is your answer,Nigel.As you...

Maybe a 3d printer is your answer,Nigel.As you already have the laser cutter,I assume your familiar with cad,so it would be a small step to design and print your own parts.
They're getting cheaper...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 10-13-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 308
Posted By DHC Beaver
I have a brother j6510dw A3 printer,and bought a...

I have a brother j6510dw A3 printer,and bought a set of refillable cartridges for it.Printer ink is the biggest con in history.Now I just refill whenever it gets low,which takes quite a while.
The...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 10-07-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 378
Posted By DHC Beaver
lI have a good number of LSD AA and AAA cells,the...

lI have a good number of LSD AA and AAA cells,the blue hobbyking variety,and have come across a strange characteristic.If I charge them at a nominal 1c,say 2.5A,or .9a for the AAA's,the charger will...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 10-05-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 897
Posted By DHC Beaver
There doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason in...

There doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason in shipping costs,except to say that western shipping co's are getting rich quick.
If I were to order an aeroplane-size parcel from Australia,which is ...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-10-2014, 11:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 596
Posted By DHC Beaver
The scroll saw is ok for cutting balsa and ply up...

The scroll saw is ok for cutting balsa and ply up to about 3/32.Anything thicker,and you get the problems mentioned above.A friend of mine has a Proxxon table saw,and it's a fantastic piece of...
Forum: Vintage and old timer models 09-10-2014, 12:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 468
Posted By DHC Beaver
Sounds to me like some files are missing.Try a...

Sounds to me like some files are missing.Try a new download.
Forum: Scale E-Powered Aircraft 09-04-2014, 04:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 770
Posted By DHC Beaver
I probably won't,as this is an electric forum,and...

I probably won't,as this is an electric forum,and i'm going to use a .60 4 stroke engine:)
Forum: Scale E-Powered Aircraft 09-04-2014, 02:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 770
Posted By DHC Beaver
here you go,Joe: ...

here you go,Joe:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Transavia-AIRTRUK-60-WS-Kit-Plans-/191174713661?pt=US_Radio_Control_Control_Line&hash=item2c82e6a13d

Years ago,I had some 1/4 scale plans,and...
Forum: Scale E-Powered Aircraft 09-03-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 770
Posted By DHC Beaver
I've always liked the DHC Beaver,hence my user...

I've always liked the DHC Beaver,hence my user name.The Chipmunk is also cute,not so keen on the Super Chipmunk.
I also like twins,and practical electric power has been a huge step forward in this...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-03-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,570
Posted By DHC Beaver
I know that the club I used to belong to has had...

I know that the club I used to belong to has had a huge drop in fuel sales,due to the rise of electric power.Whether this is linked to the fall in building,is anyone's guess.
I recently bought a big...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 08-28-2014, 12:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 786
Posted By DHC Beaver
I picked up a couple of Futaba UAP FF7,s for...

I picked up a couple of Futaba UAP FF7,s for $40.Swapped out the module for a Frsky module,and now I have my familiar "old" Futaba,but with the reliability and freedom of frequency 2.4ghz provides....
Forum: Company Discussions 08-27-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 855
Posted By DHC Beaver
I have been caught recently by the Australian...

I have been caught recently by the Australian warehouse showing australian $ prices,but when you get to checkout,it returns to us$.
It IS in the t&c's,but well buried!
Having said that,it,s still...
Forum: ParkFlyers 08-27-2014, 12:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 347
Posted By DHC Beaver
I don't know if you ever fly off wet grass,but if...

I don't know if you ever fly off wet grass,but if you do,a couple of coats of clear polyurethane might be a good thing.
After all that work,you don't want wobbly wheels due to warping;)
Forum: Power Systems 08-25-2014, 02:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 481
Posted By DHC Beaver
AFAIK,"cogging" is usually caused by the esc. I...

AFAIK,"cogging" is usually caused by the esc.
I had that problem recently with the motor in my AXN,and the only thing that cured it was a replacement esc.
I tried re-setting the old esc with the...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-21-2014, 11:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 911
Posted By DHC Beaver
I'm just wondering what would happen if 1 motor...

I'm just wondering what would happen if 1 motor or esc packs up.An expensive re-kit?
I'm also thinking some considerable computer power could be required to stabilize the thing.
I suppose those...
Forum: Multi-Rotors 08-15-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 364
Posted By DHC Beaver
Strictly speaking,acrylic is a plastic,but we'll...

Strictly speaking,acrylic is a plastic,but we'll let you off:D
Do you find orientation a problem?There doesn't seem to be a clear "front" or "back" to your quad.I have fitted green led strip to the...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-12-2014, 01:12 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 802
Posted By DHC Beaver
Have a look...

Have a look here:https://docs.google.com/document/d/1qlh09LzxtpPt7j_aqG8yiOu2yoYMzP9XA-PJA81rDJQ/edit
This will give you most of the information you might need .
There is a large following for this...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-11-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 802
Posted By DHC Beaver
Although being at the other end of the age...

Although being at the other end of the age scale,I'm also on a limited budget for my flying gear.
I have bought several used transmitters,in my case Futaba,and fitted them with Frsky modules.This...
Forum: Power Systems 08-05-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 320
Posted By DHC Beaver
'T all depends.If you are fitting a pusher...

'T all depends.If you are fitting a pusher setup,and you have the motor running cw,is it wrong?Only if you're using a pusher prop.(seen from the front of the model of course,if you,re looking at it...
Forum: Multi-Rotors 08-01-2014, 01:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 417
Posted By DHC Beaver
I have now flown(and i use the term loosely:D) my...

I have now flown(and i use the term loosely:D) my q680.
It's a bit of a learning curve,but i do enjoy it.
Here's a couple of short vid's my daughter shot
...
Forum: Company Discussions 07-30-2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 855
Posted By DHC Beaver
It's a slightly strange setup really.Living in...

It's a slightly strange setup really.Living in new zealand,which is proportionally very close to australia,i can not order stuff from the australian warehouse.
If I look at an item in any warehouse...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-18-2014, 12:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,953
Posted By DHC Beaver
I'm curious how much that plane weighs.It looks a...

I'm curious how much that plane weighs.It looks a mite heavy.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-12-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 652
Posted By DHC Beaver
A few years ago,my late flying buddy and me built...

A few years ago,my late flying buddy and me built a couple of shoulder wingers using 50mm square downpipe.Iirc,the wing was flat bottom,about 4ft. span.
My mate got carried away,and stuck a .40 on...
Forum: Company Discussions 07-11-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 8,987
Posted By DHC Beaver
I've just received my 48th order from the...

I've just received my 48th order from the international warehouse,and this is the first time I've had a complaint.The Turnigy motors i bought were shown with a mounting plate included,but it wasn't.I...
Forum: ParkFlyers 07-08-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 522
Posted By DHC Beaver
There are specialist suppliers who can supply...

There are specialist suppliers who can supply drills within .05 of a mm for watchmakers,presumably also in imperial sizes.
You will of course need to be well heeled to pay the prices they charge for...
Forum: Foamies 07-03-2014, 03:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 492
Posted By DHC Beaver
Unfortunately,I have found to my cost that...

Unfortunately,I have found to my cost that painting foam with acrylic or poster paint adds a lot of weight.If you don't need to cover a large area,consider felt pens.
Forum: Company Discussions 06-29-2014, 01:49 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 309
Posted By DHC Beaver
Hobbyking buddycodes

I notice there is no mention of Hobbyking buddycodes anywhere.Is there a reason for this?
I will happily add mine:
All my buddy-codes on RCSearch.info...
Forum: Multi-Rotors 06-28-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 417
Posted By DHC Beaver
There seem to be conflicting reports over whether...

There seem to be conflicting reports over whether Turnigy plush esc's can be flashed with simon k firmware.Some say yes,some no.
I did find a page where the plush were flashed with some sort of heli...
Forum: Multi-Rotors 06-27-2014, 01:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 417
Posted By DHC Beaver
Q680 quadcopter HK

Hi,I'm going to build a quad using this frame kit from HK:
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=56209
Does anyone have any experience with this kit?
I have ordered...
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