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Forum: Electronic Builders Workshop 01-29-2016, 06:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 203
Posted By Wildflyer
I love the Quanum battery monitor, although it...

I love the Quanum battery monitor, although it was on my third unit before I had the sense to tie it to the airplane.

I show the unit on 869.5 to be at $19.00 US from the international warehouse....
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-28-2016, 08:47 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,624
Posted By Wildflyer
I had a thought; What about people who win a...

I had a thought;

What about people who win a large cash prize at a major contest?
Is the FAA going to somehow consider them as using their aircraft for commercial purposes?
Of course that would...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-27-2016, 07:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 363
Posted By Wildflyer
I have a rack that almost the same as the first...

I have a rack that almost the same as the first post, except in mine, I drilled holes in the 2x4's every 3" and my dowels are removable. That gives me the ability to adjust spacing to fit any model...
Forum: Video Parking lot 01-27-2016, 07:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 220
Posted By Wildflyer
They probably don't want to, or don't have the...

They probably don't want to, or don't have the ability, or time, to figure out if the music is truly not a violation of some copyright somewhere.

So the simple solution to them is to mute or...
Forum: Beginners 01-27-2016, 12:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 180
Posted By Wildflyer
Also the step in the floats should be about 1/2"...

Also the step in the floats should be about 1/2" forward of the GC.
If it is too far behind the CG, the plane won't rotate for takeoff.

I made some floats in about 1 hour, using the ridged pink...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 01-26-2016, 07:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 207
Posted By Wildflyer
It looks like your mount has 2 layers of plywood...

It looks like your mount has 2 layers of plywood for the screws. I would remove one layer and that should do it.

Don't worry too much about modifying something, you may be using a larger servo or...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-23-2016, 07:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 624
Posted By Wildflyer
So far, at least as much as I can figure out,...

So far, at least as much as I can figure out, only LA (Los Angeles, CA) has a law concerning helipads. I believe that would mean you can't fly in LA at all, there must be a 100 or more around there....
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-23-2016, 08:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 624
Posted By Wildflyer
The app is called HOVER, look for the one that...

The app is called HOVER, look for the one that says Drone, UAV, & Quadcopter

I have it one my phone and I think it is pretty good. It shows an orange circle around the airports, and if you tap the...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-22-2016, 07:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 624
Posted By Wildflyer
I don't think you can be charged with speeding if...

I don't think you can be charged with speeding if an officer just says "I think he was doing 35 in a 30 zone" I believe they need radar gun proof, and the gun must have been calibrated properly.
...
Forum: Special Interest Aircraft 01-22-2016, 05:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 442
Posted By Wildflyer
Yes that one works. But to me some parts of...

Yes that one works.

But to me some parts of the story don't add up.

"It said that electrical faults have caused 20 Reaper drones to be destroyed or to suffer at least $2m (1.4m) in damage in...
Forum: Beginners 01-20-2016, 06:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 390
Posted By Wildflyer
I will send you a PM about the clubs and flying...

I will send you a PM about the clubs and flying areas around here. I am only about 25 miles south of you.
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 01-14-2016, 06:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 229
Posted By Wildflyer
I have used both of the $5.00 servos in your...

I have used both of the $5.00 servos in your chart with great success, and mine didn't seem very jerky. I probably have 40 or more of them. I use them in foamies and other less expensive planes.
...
Forum: Electronic Builders Workshop 01-12-2016, 07:25 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 211
Posted By Wildflyer
Insanely Bright LED strobe

I did some testing on this idea, quite a while ago, but too many things got in the way of a final design until now.

I have a 10 watt at 12vdc LED light controlled by an inline LED dimmer / blinker...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 01-05-2016, 08:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 375
Posted By Wildflyer
Looks like a great find, the Grand Esprit was a...

Looks like a great find, the Grand Esprit was a famous glider in it's day.

The weight of the fuse might not be a thing to worry about, unless it had some overweight repair job done to it.

I...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-05-2016, 01:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 309
Posted By Wildflyer
Interesting app, I am wondering what is the...

Interesting app,

I am wondering what is the threshold size for an airport or field with the FAA.

I see some tiny strips that must be privately owned, yet they are one Google Earth. Some are no...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-04-2016, 01:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 232
Posted By Wildflyer
Ask roofing companies if they might have, or will...

Ask roofing companies if they might have, or will save for you, the sheet and rolled lead old time roof vent flashings. I saved several when I was a general contractor.

They also used to make...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-02-2016, 07:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 305
Posted By Wildflyer
The simple ones like the Orange or Lemon, do not...

The simple ones like the Orange or Lemon, do not care about using trims, they only respond to sudden movements of the plane, caused by wind and not control stick movement.

The more advanced ones...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-02-2016, 02:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 305
Posted By Wildflyer
I find the easiest way to set up these stabilized...

I find the easiest way to set up these stabilized receivers or the inline stabilizers, is to mount everything correctly in the plane, pay attention to the instructions for your unit. So far all of...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 01-02-2016, 02:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 197
Posted By Wildflyer
TCMAA New Years Night Flight

One of the clubs in my area has a new Years tradition. That is the annual New Years Night Flight.

This year 7 airplanes were flying at the stroke of midnight, all lit up with LED lights.

I...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-01-2016, 01:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 305
Posted By Wildflyer
I have about 8-10 receivers with gyros in them, I...

I have about 8-10 receivers with gyros in them, I find my planes have the stabilizing effect I want at 50% gain. I don't worry about some exact level of gain. Yes too much and the plane will go kind...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 01-01-2016, 01:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 362
Posted By Wildflyer
The president of our club, who is also a hobby...

The president of our club, who is also a hobby shop, owner and as such, very interested in the FAA ruling, has advised us; As long as you are not within 5 miles of an airport, the 400' is an...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-29-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 590
Posted By Wildflyer
In 1981, I worked with a Cuban engineer/surveyor,...

In 1981, I worked with a Cuban engineer/surveyor, he told me RC in ANY form was illegal in Cuba, because of it's possible use against Castro, or government buildings.

I guess they thought it was...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 12-28-2015, 03:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 147
Posted By Wildflyer
"There is a chance that viewing this on a...

"There is a chance that viewing this on a smartphone will pan the camera just by moving the phone around. Tape it to your glasses and really be Top Gun"


Now that would be a reason to buy VR...
Forum: Humor 12-27-2015, 08:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 815
Posted By Wildflyer
FAA = Foolish Aircraft Administration

FAA = Foolish Aircraft Administration
Forum: Multi-Rotors 12-24-2015, 09:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 212
Posted By Wildflyer
We have a guy in the Olympia WA area that makes a...

We have a guy in the Olympia WA area that makes a V tail quad, it is HIGHLY aerobatic.
If you search for V-tail quad in Google pictures you will find 100's of them.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-22-2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,510
Posted By Wildflyer
I like the one; I will not fly under the...

I like the one; I will not fly under the influence.
I'm sure they mean alcohol or pot or weird drugs, but I always fly under the influence of pain killers, otherwise I can't stand the pain in my...
Forum: Sport Planes (Formerly I/C & Gas Conversion) 12-16-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,886
Posted By Wildflyer
I believe air resistance probably go up by the...

I believe air resistance probably go up by the square of speed, or maybe exponentially, which may be the same.

I don't know how a chart could be set up because there are many variables.

Anyway,...
Forum: Sport Planes (Formerly I/C & Gas Conversion) 12-15-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,886
Posted By Wildflyer
I've got some insane Little Screamer motors, they...

I've got some insane Little Screamer motors, they should do the trick.
Forum: Sport Planes (Formerly I/C & Gas Conversion) 12-14-2015, 06:21 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,886
Posted By Wildflyer
I was just digging around in my model storage...

I was just digging around in my model storage area and found a GLH kit ready to build. :tc:

I guess it was one I had for back up, from 1985. It will be cool to build it with today's equipment.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-12-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 2,454
Views: 196,842
Posted By Wildflyer
Sea-hawk-plane

Got to the finish stage and couldn't figure out what to do, until I got this idea. Since it is a seaplane, I thought I would make it a Seahawkplane :rolleyes:

The details are not done but it looks...
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