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Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-27-2015, 09:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 306
Posted By maxflyer
I agree it's a problem. Most of us have no...

I agree it's a problem. Most of us have no practical way of measuring or adjusting dynamic balance. Any suggestion?
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-27-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 306
Posted By maxflyer
A tiny imbalance becomes very noticeable on my...

A tiny imbalance becomes very noticeable on my Experimental homebuilt. You can hear it. You can feel it. It's easy to imagine how something eventually WILL fall off if you allow that imbalance to...
Forum: Beginners 06-02-2015, 11:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 466
Posted By maxflyer
I continue to respond to beginners, even though I...

I continue to respond to beginners, even though I know the questions may have been covered many times previously. Searching through long threads can be a pain, even for old hands. So who can blame a...
Forum: Beginners 06-01-2015, 01:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 829
Posted By maxflyer
Sorry, didn't get that you had advanced that far...

Sorry, didn't get that you had advanced that far with your flying experience. I spent years in free-flight scale, then a few months with some scratch builds at the end of the brushed motor era. When...
Forum: Beginners 05-31-2015, 05:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 829
Posted By maxflyer
Another view: you are willing to try out this...

Another view: you are willing to try out this hobby without RTFM. All you are really risking is your money. If you take that risk you should be ready to just suck it up if it doesn't pan out. Yes,...
Forum: Beginners 05-30-2015, 10:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 829
Posted By maxflyer
Some years back we bought a premium $4000+...

Some years back we bought a premium $4000+ refrigerator that failed continuously for the next 8 years. We purchased two auxiliary fridges for backup use, and to save hundreds of dollars worth of food...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-20-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 596
Posted By maxflyer
I have used Foam Tac and/or Beacon 3-in-1 on...

I have used Foam Tac and/or Beacon 3-in-1 on several foamy scratch builds and a couple of foamie kits. I have to rip the CF out of the foam if I dismantle the build. I then usually have to scrape the...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-16-2015, 09:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 338
Posted By maxflyer
I started by building my own simple foamies (I'm...

I started by building my own simple foamies (I'm an old free-flighter). I used simple plans from the web, copied general specs from successful commercial models, and scratch-built others from...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-16-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 338
Posted By maxflyer
The FliteTest concept is an interesting one. They...

The FliteTest concept is an interesting one. They have created many good flyers, and part of the attraction is the perceived low cost, especially if you build from their plans. Anything that gets a...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-16-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 338
Posted By maxflyer
The design of the Storch is really quite good. I...

The design of the Storch is really quite good. I found that the fuselage is quite repairable. It now has a bit of popsicle stick reinforcement on the sides of the nose, and If I were building again...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-16-2015, 04:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 338
Posted By maxflyer
I have purchased a couple. The only one I have...

I have purchased a couple. The only one I have built and flown to date is their Storch. The build requires you to sit through their construction video, at least once, as assembly is far from...
Forum: Foamies 04-08-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,694
Posted By maxflyer
Be careful. E6000 is NOT compatible with all foams

Be careful. E6000 is NOT compatible with all foams
Forum: Beginners 04-03-2015, 05:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 492
Posted By maxflyer
The Eclipse 7 is a 2.4 GHz radio.

The Eclipse 7 is a 2.4 GHz radio.
Forum: Beginners 03-20-2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,722
Posted By maxflyer
That depends. In spite of a lifetime of balsa...

That depends. In spite of a lifetime of balsa experience, I have age-related blindness that makes it difficult for me to work with the precise joints required with balsa now.

I think it would be...
Forum: Beginners 03-20-2015, 04:03 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,722
Posted By maxflyer
Yes. I'm sure it's a great flyer, but just about...

Yes. I'm sure it's a great flyer, but just about any impact of note would likely require some very detailed repair. I don't see this as a beginner's plane at all.
Forum: Beginners 03-17-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,722
Posted By maxflyer
Looks good...if not very crash-worthy. Needs...

Looks good...if not very crash-worthy. Needs sizable components too.
Forum: Beginners 03-17-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,722
Posted By maxflyer
Some good responses here. I constructed several...

Some good responses here. I constructed several of my own simple foam 3 and 4 channel trainers to start. When I got to the "boring" stage I just recovered the electronics and moved on.

My first...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-16-2015, 06:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 427
Posted By maxflyer
Didn't Neil Armstrong fly one of those?

Didn't Neil Armstrong fly one of those?
Forum: Foamies 03-16-2015, 06:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,694
Posted By maxflyer
I am an artist. I have a studio full of expensive...

I am an artist. I have a studio full of expensive professional Acrylics. That red can be $600/gal if you're interested. You can use any decent acrylic artist's paint from a craft store though. It's...
Forum: Beginners 03-13-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 445
Posted By maxflyer
I follow the "rules of reason and awareness." ...

I follow the "rules of reason and awareness."

*Don't do stupid or risky things, like flying near people, objects, vehicles, or structures.
*Don't fly at altitudes occupied by 1:1 aircraft!...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-02-2015, 09:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 768
Posted By maxflyer
This is an ill-suited hobby for you if you are...

This is an ill-suited hobby for you if you are not ready to pay stunning shipping fees for the many large items we often want.

Today, any business that has to deal with shipping sizable items is...
Forum: ParkFlyers 02-20-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,621
Posted By maxflyer
I was convinced early on that I would likely...

I was convinced early on that I would likely never use flaps or retracts (I was scratchbuilding my own foamies). I didn't think I wanted the expense or the complexity. After building and flying a Fun...
Forum: ParkFlyers 02-20-2015, 05:44 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,621
Posted By maxflyer
I'm well beyond 72mhz at this point. I started...

I'm well beyond 72mhz at this point. I started with an Eclipse7 Pro, a really nice Tx with a fabulous screen, but very quickly discovered the problems of having pre-programmed solutions to things...
Forum: Beginners 02-19-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 920
Posted By maxflyer
Though my approach was to start with...

Though my approach was to start with scratch-built foamy trainers, in order to keep costs down and lower the early pucker factor (I am also a private pilot and home-builder, which helped), I soon...
Forum: ParkFlyers 02-19-2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,621
Posted By maxflyer
This kind of makes MY point. I still feel a bit...

This kind of makes MY point. I still feel a bit guilty that I have this almost-new, perfectly good 5-channel computer radio languishing in a box. Just didn't seem smart, when I decided to give RC...
Forum: ParkFlyers 02-18-2015, 12:33 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,621
Posted By maxflyer
Yes, I thought it was the cat's meow in 2004,...

Yes, I thought it was the cat's meow in 2004, when it helped me through my first 10-15 self-taught hours with a couple of converted foam chuck gliders, using the latest speed 280-400 brushed motors,...
Forum: ParkFlyers 02-17-2015, 09:11 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,621
Posted By maxflyer
Not exactly true. I offered this bundle some time...

Not exactly true. I offered this bundle some time back and got no responses at all:

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2054701
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-08-2015, 08:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 522
Posted By maxflyer
LOL! My last homebuilt was built from plans with...

LOL! My last homebuilt was built from plans with mods to accommodate an engine that had never been used in that airframe. TOOK ME 18 YEARS TO FINISH IT, AND ANOTHER 2 YEARS TO GET IT FLYING.

Let's...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-07-2015, 10:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 522
Posted By maxflyer
I think a lot of builders have a fear of "messing...

I think a lot of builders have a fear of "messing something up." I'm too blind now to build from scratch, Even a kit would be a struggle as I have very little 3D vision. but even Balsa ARFs are never...
Forum: Scale E-Powered Aircraft 12-23-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,860
Posted By maxflyer
+1 on a nice C-310 with tip tanks. I'd also like...

+1 on a nice C-310 with tip tanks. I'd also like to see a Socata Rallye - slick, with a bubble canopy, leading edge slats, enormous tail for good model flying, and a generous amount of dihedral (...
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