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Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 08-21-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 277
Posted By Larry3215
That would work for sure!

That would work for sure!
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 08-18-2014, 03:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 277
Posted By Larry3215
Have you tried to fly one indoors? I have only...

Have you tried to fly one indoors? I have only watched other guys fly them, but they look to fast for indoor flying in the space we have.

We probably wont get a chance to try this until Oct/Nov. I...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 08-16-2014, 02:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 924
Posted By Larry3215
Its not uncommon for the mini and micro servos to...

Its not uncommon for the mini and micro servos to draw a good bit more than the larger std servos. Some of them can go to 2+ amps stalled. The difficulty is that most mfg's dont provide that...
Forum: Humor 08-09-2014, 01:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 287
Posted By Larry3215
LOL

LOL
Forum: Humor 08-09-2014, 01:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 186
Posted By Larry3215
LOL

LOL
Forum: 3D Flying 08-08-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,554
Posted By Larry3215
Nice!

Nice!
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-30-2014, 03:57 AM
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Views: 108,511
Posted By Larry3215
Nice action shot!

Nice action shot!
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-29-2014, 06:54 AM
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Views: 108,511
Posted By Larry3215
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: UAV / FPV 07-29-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 175
Posted By Larry3215
Glad to see some hi power folks weighing in.

Glad to see some hi power folks weighing in.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-29-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 1,815
Views: 108,511
Posted By Larry3215
New E-Supra sailplane

Just finished my scratch built E-Supra sailplane. Took me just about 6 months to complete.

Span 137"
Weight 55.2 oz
Power Hyperion GS30-20-08, Castle ICE lite 50, 3S TP 850, 12x6 folder, 565...
Forum: Foamies 07-29-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 217
Posted By Larry3215
If the motor smoked, there is a good chance its...

If the motor smoked, there is a good chance its ruined.

If you had the three wires from the esc connected to the three from the motor, then you wired it correctly.

The stuttering was almost...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 07-21-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 388
Posted By Larry3215
No one has mentioned what kind of resistor to use...

No one has mentioned what kind of resistor to use for discharging if your charger doesnt have that function.

For a 3S pack, if you went to Radio Shack and bought a 120 ohm 5 watt resistor that...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 07-21-2014, 01:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 388
Posted By Larry3215
If you're lucky it may come back when you get old...

If you're lucky it may come back when you get old enough ;)
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-21-2014, 01:21 AM
Replies: 517
Views: 30,548
Posted By Larry3215
Well done!

Well done!
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 07-20-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 388
Posted By Larry3215
Actually, its not all that bad if you are...

Actually, its not all that bad if you are moderately careful:)

A punctured lipo burns with a lot less enthusiasm than one that blows on its own. Most of the time they dont even flame up at all as...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 07-20-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 388
Posted By Larry3215
Discharging is indeed the safest way - as long as...

Discharging is indeed the safest way - as long as you go slowly enough. If you discharge too quickly they will get extremely hot and puff. They could even flame up.

If the lipo puffs, that gas is...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 07-20-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 388
Posted By Larry3215
What ever you do - dont soak them in salt water. ...

What ever you do - dont soak them in salt water.

That does not discharge the battery. All that does is dissolve the aluminum tabs long before the battery has a chance to discharge fully.
...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-19-2014, 12:20 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 815
Posted By Larry3215
He was answering your off topic question. Your...

He was answering your off topic question. Your second post was even more off topic and contained a personal attack.

Personal attacks are not often tolerated here on WattFlyer so I would be a tad...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 07-19-2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 426
Posted By Larry3215
Shimming up the trailing edge of the wing removes...

Shimming up the trailing edge of the wing removes some of the decalage I was talking about. Its the same effect as adding down elevator trim - but looks better :)
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 07-18-2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 426
Posted By Larry3215
Most all of those old designs have a lot of...

Most all of those old designs have a lot of decalage built in to the design. That means there is a significant angle between wings angle of attack and the stabs angle. This is, in effect, UP elevator...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-17-2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 5,071
Posted By Larry3215
People and companies will still be able to do...

People and companies will still be able to do commercial videos etc - just not under the hobby rules. They will need to get an FAA waiver or a liscense to fly sUAV's - when ever the FAA gets around...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-17-2014, 11:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 815
Posted By Larry3215
It seems to me that whats practical is entirely a...

It seems to me that whats practical is entirely a matter of budget and desire.

If you can afford it and want to do it badly enough, you will suddenly find that its practical. Sometimes even if...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-17-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 5,071
Posted By Larry3215
http://www.modelaircraft.org/aboutama/AMAInterpret...

http://www.modelaircraft.org/aboutama/AMAInterpretiveRuleResponse.aspx

The AMA has made it easy to comment on the regulation and explained the workings pretty well. Check it out and comment.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-17-2014, 12:21 AM
Replies: 274
Views: 5,071
Posted By Larry3215
Same here. I was wondering about the follow up...

Same here. I was wondering about the follow up they said would come out today.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-16-2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 5,071
Posted By Larry3215
Anyone get anything from the AMA yet? Nothing new...

Anyone get anything from the AMA yet? Nothing new in my inbox yet.
Forum: Power Systems 07-14-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 142
Posted By Larry3215
He was lucky! Big electrics can be just as bad.

He was lucky! Big electrics can be just as bad.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-11-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 5,071
Posted By Larry3215
This is very disappointing. ...

This is very disappointing.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/gregorymcneal/2014/07/10/drone-users-largely-silent-regarding-faa-rules-that-may-limit-flights/

The vast majority of us are just sitting...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-11-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 274
Views: 5,071
Posted By Larry3215
In that New York case it wasn't altitude that was...

In that New York case it wasn't altitude that was the problem. They forced the heli to take evasive action.

Logs wouldnt help with that at all.

Oh, and police heli's dont have a minimum...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-10-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 274
Views: 5,071
Posted By Larry3215
I dont think they will require licenses or...

I dont think they will require licenses or altitude sensors. Thats way too much trouble and will cost them a bundle to get going. They dont have the funding or the man power for any of that.

They...
Forum: UAV / FPV 07-09-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 278
Posted By Larry3215
exactly :)

exactly :)
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