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Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 04-22-2015, 09:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 445
Posted By AEAJR
We have 21 registered so far. Weather looks...

We have 21 registered so far. Weather looks good or the weekend.
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 04-18-2015, 11:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 445
Posted By AEAJR
I was at the field today to check out conditions....

I was at the field today to check out conditions. The field is in perfect condition. In fact they give us one of the largest grass cuts we have had in years. The entire 800x1600 feet of the field was...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-16-2015, 10:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 296
Posted By AEAJR
Happy to hear you found a new flying location. ...

Happy to hear you found a new flying location. Great way to get settled into the new community.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-15-2015, 11:26 PM
Replies: 5,134
Views: 487,105
Posted By AEAJR
Cool Yes, electric is the way to go. But if you want...

Yes, electric is the way to go. But if you want to become a REAL Jedi Knight, use the force. The thermal force that is and fly e-gliders.

Stop by the high performance and sailplane forum...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 04-11-2015, 09:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 445
Posted By AEAJR
We are up to 15 pilots and we have our first...

We are up to 15 pilots and we have our first Novice. So if you are coming and you have that hesitant newbie that you would like to take on an adventure, bring them along. There will be at least one...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 04-04-2015, 03:49 AM
Replies: 1,340
Views: 149,922
Posted By AEAJR
Cool Any of you guys want to fly in an ALES contest at...

Any of you guys want to fly in an ALES contest at my field? We have 14 pilots registered so far. Should be fun!
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 04-04-2015, 03:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 445
Posted By AEAJR
We now have 14 pilots registered. Come join...

We now have 14 pilots registered. Come join the fun!
Forum: ParkFlyers 04-04-2015, 03:44 AM
Replies: 528
Views: 99,207
Posted By AEAJR
Any of you Radian pilots getting good? Wanna...

Any of you Radian pilots getting good? Wanna fly an Altitude Limited Electric Soaring contest at my field April 25 or 26?

Information here:
http://www.flyesl.org/Contest.aspx?contestid=193...
Forum: Multi-Rotors 04-03-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 148
Posted By AEAJR
This is a hobby not a need and not a business. ...

This is a hobby not a need and not a business. Others may wish to send you money but, in my opinion, if you can't afford the hobby find something else to do with your time that better fits into...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-30-2015, 03:49 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,152
Posted By AEAJR
I would suggest either some kind of strap or...

I would suggest either some kind of strap or perhaps a peg in the support tubes to insure the planes do not bounce back off the tubes. You could do this with a T joint. I think you said they were...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-29-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 367
Posted By AEAJR
Let's give it some thought. 70 mph pitch speed....

Let's give it some thought. 70 mph pitch speed. let's use that as your top flat and level speed. So your rudder is underpowered and your other servos are operating near their limit, assuming the...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-29-2015, 04:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 367
Posted By AEAJR
Cool First, sorry. You will see that your post, two...

First, sorry. You will see that your post, two posts back, shows I edited it. Nothing has been changed. I hit the edit rather than the quote button. As a forum moderator I can edit a post if it is...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-29-2015, 05:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 367
Posted By AEAJR
Fred, In an aircraft of this size, isn't it...

Fred,

In an aircraft of this size, isn't it common practice to have two receivers, for redundancy reasons?
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-29-2015, 04:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 367
Posted By AEAJR
BTW Mike, in asking what receiver it would be...

BTW Mike, in asking what receiver it would be good to tell us what kind of radio you use. I had to search the forums to find out that you own a Spektrum radio. Now, I don't know if that is the...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-29-2015, 12:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 367
Posted By AEAJR
Let's talk about servos ...

Let's talk about servos
http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=64417

The above thread sports a servo calculator so you can play with the numbers.

I agree with Fred, you calculate...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 03-28-2015, 11:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 240
Posted By AEAJR
Cool Attached are some photos of the plane. Note that...

Attached are some photos of the plane. Note that what you see is what I got. Note there is nothing to screw the tail into . Will have to figure a way to put some kind of threaded something in the top...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-26-2015, 10:10 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,152
Posted By AEAJR
You clearly have too many planes and your...

You clearly have too many planes and your daughter is too cute.

You are a very luck man.



Back to the trailer - is there a window or some other way to ventilate it while you have it locked...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-26-2015, 08:58 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,152
Posted By AEAJR
Careful about the weight of the table stored on...

Careful about the weight of the table stored on the door when the door is open. Closed it should not be an issue.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-26-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,152
Posted By AEAJR
One more thought. A slide out work surface. 3/4...

One more thought. A slide out work surface. 3/4 ply on a slide that slips in between the hanging planes at the "right height". When you park this can slide out , drop down a leg, to give you outside...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-26-2015, 05:28 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,152
Posted By AEAJR
I would put foam pipe insulation over the PVC. If...

I would put foam pipe insulation over the PVC. If you split them in half you can get twice as many pipes covered. Just hit the PVC and the inside of the foam with a little spray contact like 3M 77....
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-26-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,152
Posted By AEAJR
Nigel, Great info. Always good to know...

Nigel,

Great info. Always good to know the options so one can pick that path that works best for them.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-26-2015, 05:01 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,152
Posted By AEAJR
Looks like a great project. I know the solar...

Looks like a great project.

I know the solar panel thing is cool, but I doubt it is worth it. Plus, the panels on the roof will increase the trailer's drag and you will have to make holes in the...
Forum: Beginners 03-23-2015, 09:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 633
Posted By AEAJR
EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT ELECTRIC...

EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT ELECTRIC POWERED FLIGHT
www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=31368 (http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=31368)
Forum: Foamies 03-22-2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 719
Posted By AEAJR
I have to agree. I have seen people fight the...

I have to agree. I have seen people fight the stabilization systems tooth and nail.

I did a review on a plane once for RCUniverse. It had a flight recovery system. I read so many posts about how...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 03-22-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 240
Posted By AEAJR
Cool HKM Solitaire Plus

Just picked up one of these at an estate sale. Brand new, never been assembled.

Anyone have this glider or care to share anything about it?
I understand this was a competition F5B glider...
Forum: Beginners 03-18-2015, 01:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 408
Posted By AEAJR
How are you doing Griff? Making progress?

How are you doing Griff? Making progress?
Forum: Beginners 03-18-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 449
Posted By AEAJR
Cool You crashed so the receiver went through a...

You crashed so the receiver went through a catastrophic event. There is a chance that the receiver has been damaged. Or that the servo wire that goes to the throttle is damaged.

Are you getting a...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-18-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 611
Posted By AEAJR
I don't fly EDFs but I am going to sit back and...

I don't fly EDFs but I am going to sit back and listen to the comments.
Forum: Beginners 03-16-2015, 03:37 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 37,909
Posted By AEAJR
Cool Intentionally undersizing a servo so that it will...

Intentionally undersizing a servo so that it will be overloaded under a critical situation seems a very bad approach to sizing servos. What happens when that servo burns out and jams in an fully...
Forum: Beginners 03-16-2015, 12:45 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 37,909
Posted By AEAJR
Sounds reasonable to me. sizing the torque of...

Sounds reasonable to me. sizing the torque of your servos based on 50% of the rated spec is a good plan.
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