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Forum: Balsa Kits For Sale and WTB Today, 02:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 105
Posted By Stevephoon
Thanks for convincing the site for starting this...

Thanks for convincing the site for starting this forum Joe. I love balsa kits :$

One thing that lots of us do here on Wattflyer is just watch the new posts come in. You don't easily see what...
Forum: Power Systems 08-27-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 141
Posted By Stevephoon
Value Hobby also carries some in different sizes....

Value Hobby also carries some in different sizes. You can check them out too.

http://www.valuehobby.com/accessories/spinners-prop-adapters/folding-prop-spinner.html

Steve
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-26-2014, 02:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 178
Posted By Stevephoon
Lanier RC Stinger 10 Kit - Help me build one!

Hello All,

Some one at my club was unloading some old kits and I picked this one up and another 2M sailplane for cheap. It seems to be a cute sport plane right up my alley.
...
Forum: Beginners 08-26-2014, 02:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 200
Posted By Stevephoon
I've heard good things about both those models. ...

I've heard good things about both those models. I almost bought the 2M Lil-Bird instead of my Chrysalis.

But in general you correct, subtract the weight of the suggested electronics from the...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-25-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 557
Posted By Stevephoon
I had another terrific last flight of the night...

I had another terrific last flight of the night last Saturday. It was with my Chrysalis 2M E-Powered glider. No winds (no thermals either…) but just perfectly quiet with the plane slowly drifting...
Forum: Beginners 08-25-2014, 02:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 200
Posted By Stevephoon
Lets see if I am following you. Lets say the...

Lets see if I am following you. Lets say the flying weight for a plane is listed at 37 oz with the suggested equipment. You already know that one of the components you want to use (the battery) is...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-20-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 557
Posted By Stevephoon
Yep... Just getting into electric sail planes as...

Yep... Just getting into electric sail planes as well. Getting 1500 ft up and hour long flights are yet another reason to fly! :)

And of course it keeps me away from the young lookers like...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-20-2014, 01:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 557
Posted By Stevephoon
Why do you fly?

I was at the club field yesterday rather late and now alone with almost no wind, I was basking in the utter joy of flight.... The club field is in the middle of a state park with nothing around. It...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-10-2014, 04:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 184
Posted By Stevephoon
The most common I have seen used on 450 sized...

The most common I have seen used on 450 sized motors is 3.5mm.

http://www.rapidrcmodels.com/35mm-bullet-connectors-with-heat-shrink-10-pairs-set--403-p.asp

Check out HeadsUpRc ...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-09-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 568
Posted By Stevephoon
Looks like the ones that are on a servo to me. ...

Looks like the ones that are on a servo to me. And those are considered Male.

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0091p?&P=SM&C=MHA&V=EMO

The exact opposite of EC3 and some other power...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-31-2014, 01:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 325
Posted By Stevephoon
A couple more that I don't see yet... ...

A couple more that I don't see yet...

http://www.manzanolaser.com/
http://www.tnjmodels.rchomepage.com/tnjh1.php
http://www.electroflying.com/index.html

I know there are a few more that I...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-29-2014, 03:32 AM
Replies: 515
Views: 30,358
Posted By Stevephoon
Motor Dead....

Well Hmmmmmmmmmm,

I have noticed that my motor was running warmer and warmer... So I lubed it up again and went flying yesterday. Had my best flight yet. See the attached picture.... A nice...
Forum: ParkFlyers 07-22-2014, 02:13 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,308
Posted By Stevephoon
I've also just been hand launching with the 3D...

I've also just been hand launching with the 3D wing. Once you are comfortable with the plane and the setup you could give that a try too. Then the wheels don't matter...

Even a 2 foot bare...
Forum: ParkFlyers 07-21-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,308
Posted By Stevephoon
The DuBro ones are really thick (and draggy) for...

The DuBro ones are really thick (and draggy) for this plane, but are more likely to be able to ride on the grass. I used these for a long time when flying off of grass.
...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-21-2014, 12:22 AM
Replies: 515
Views: 30,358
Posted By Stevephoon
Just a couple of flights today in the sun and...

Just a couple of flights today in the sun and heat, but I caught my 1st thermal! It went high enough that I was beginning to get nervous, so I moved away from he thermal and coasted down.... I was...
Forum: ParkFlyers 07-21-2014, 12:15 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,308
Posted By Stevephoon
Congrats! I'm glad everything went as well as...

Congrats! I'm glad everything went as well as it did! The EVA Sport is a pretty good acrobat as well. You may be surprised at everything it can do.

Great Job and Great Plane! I'm glad if...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 07-20-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 379
Posted By Stevephoon
This is what I do as well. I use an automotive...

This is what I do as well. I use an automotive turn signal bulb that I wired a connector to. Good for up to a 4S pack. I have recycled the packs a number of ways.. Radio Shack, Lowes and a local...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-20-2014, 03:50 AM
Replies: 515
Views: 30,358
Posted By Stevephoon
Got a few more flights in today... Overcast...

Got a few more flights in today... Overcast again, no real thermals or much wind... Still flying great! First time that I tried a 30 sec WOT launch like you would do at a ALES event. I hit 249...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-17-2014, 03:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 459
Posted By Stevephoon
I've wondered about this as well. I fly mostly...

I've wondered about this as well. I fly mostly mid to smaller stuff. < 500 watts, but I also have an old large Hobby Lobby Flame. It has a 32 sized motor in it. It peaks out at around 800 watts...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-17-2014, 02:53 AM
Replies: 515
Views: 30,358
Posted By Stevephoon
Sucsess!

She flies again! And very well... :ws: I got home at a decent time from work tonight and the winds calmed down to almost nothing. Even though it was very overcast with a chance of rain, I thought...
Forum: ParkFlyers 07-17-2014, 02:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 577
Posted By Stevephoon
Hey TB... saw this picture of your plane in the...

Hey TB... saw this picture of your plane in the Mountain Models appreciation thread. How did you black out your canopy? Looks really good!

Steve
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Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-15-2014, 03:35 AM
Replies: 515
Views: 30,358
Posted By Stevephoon
Thanks! It was always pretty, now I hope it...

Thanks! It was always pretty, now I hope it flies that way too!



Sorry to hear about the MarshHawk II. The details of trimming and balance does seem a little more challenging on gliders as...
Forum: ParkFlyers 07-15-2014, 03:26 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,308
Posted By Stevephoon
Hmmm... I think dark, but I'm afraid that...

Hmmm...

I think dark, but I'm afraid that trying to paint it may destroy the looks of it since the dyeing didn't do anything.

Do you have any of the scraps of the canopy left to experiment on?...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-14-2014, 03:35 AM
Replies: 515
Views: 30,358
Posted By Stevephoon
Repairs Complete!

Well, everything is put back together and covering is complete.

Weight without the battery is up to 32 oz now. I need to put the battery in the front compartment to balance now, but I can get...
Forum: ParkFlyers 07-13-2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,308
Posted By Stevephoon
Aileron Servo Set Up

TB,

Per your questions elsewhere... Here's a picture of my aileron servo pushrod setup. The pushrod it self is very thin and can flex, but I don't see any in mine with no flight loads.

Steve...
Forum: ParkFlyers 07-13-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 29,344
Posted By Stevephoon
Mountain Models was well represented at the...

Mountain Models was well represented at the Mid-America meet in Salem Township, Mich. this weekend. Jim (SKYPILEIT) with his 6 year old Switchback Senior and my P-51 & Firestorm... were rippin' up...
Forum: Company Discussions 07-13-2014, 01:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 206
Posted By Stevephoon
+1 on Brian at Mountain Models... Good guy, good...

+1 on Brian at Mountain Models... Good guy, good business and good planes... What else do you want!

Steve
Forum: ParkFlyers 07-11-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,308
Posted By Stevephoon
Just re-read your post... I think your idea of a...

Just re-read your post... I think your idea of a shim is the way to go... Then a little more covering to hide it.

Shouldn't be a big deal.
Forum: ParkFlyers 07-11-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,308
Posted By Stevephoon
In some ways, my thought is to just ignore it... ...

In some ways, my thought is to just ignore it... As long as the wing is secure, it does not really matter. The dihedral is built into the ribs via the location holes for the CF spar. That should...
Forum: ParkFlyers 07-11-2014, 03:45 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,308
Posted By Stevephoon
I think you want the dowel sticking up a little...

I think you want the dowel sticking up a little to compensate for the dihedral. Can you grab the dowel from inside the fuselage and pull it tight? It may not be long enough to do that. Just a...
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