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Forum: General Electric Discussions Today, 05:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 44
Posted By fhhuber
A Tiger Moth is more forgiving than a Stearman if...

A Tiger Moth is more forgiving than a Stearman if all else is equal. The sweepback of the Tiger has an effect similar to added dihedral making the airplane tent to want to fly straighter.
...
Forum: Delta & Flying Wings Today, 04:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 91
Posted By fhhuber
For the Pizza box glow-e conversion something...

For the Pizza box glow-e conversion something about equal to the E-Flite Power 15 (the Pizza Box flys fine on a .15 ball bearing to .25 bushing bearing glow and the power 15 will outperform some .25...
Forum: Delta & Flying Wings Yesterday, 07:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 91
Posted By fhhuber
What turns the prop doesn't matter... its all...

What turns the prop doesn't matter... its all power to weight and wingloading. Keep the weight reasonable and give it enough power and an e-power pizza box flyer would be just fine.
Forum: 3D Flying 09-14-2014, 03:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 196
Posted By fhhuber
Yep.. I use an APC 12X6 glow prop as a knife at...

Yep.. I use an APC 12X6 glow prop as a knife at the field
Forum: 3D Flying 09-14-2014, 01:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 196
Posted By fhhuber
It depends on which wood vs which...

It depends on which wood vs which plastic/composite prop. You will be very hard pressed to find a wood as efficient as an APC E series prop.

Master Airscrew black nylon props... make good paint...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-09-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 318
Posted By fhhuber
6S 5000 mah will fly the Sportsman Pattern...

6S 5000 mah will fly the Sportsman Pattern Competition routine (about 5 min to 6 min) with a .90 glow-econversion model.

No info on the model being converted, but the majority of glow...
Forum: Power Systems 09-06-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 276
Posted By fhhuber
I've had a 12 ft span plane at 5 lb... Span vs...

I've had a 12 ft span plane at 5 lb... Span vs weight is not the issue.

Weight to wing area determines minimum airspeed to maintain level flight.

The "rule" of 100 watts per lb is for...
Forum: Power Systems 09-06-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 276
Posted By fhhuber
You'll come out lighter with LiPos + brushless......

You'll come out lighter with LiPos + brushless... by quite a bit. Half the battery weight and you'll still get double the flight duration.

But it sounds like they may have opted for a bit of a...
Forum: Balsa Kits For Sale and WTB 09-06-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 223
Posted By fhhuber
Gentle Lady kits have always sold well. ...

Gentle Lady kits have always sold well. Sophisticated lady didn't. Its that simple.

Where other kits keep getting discontinued the Gentle Lady is still selling well enough to be worth producing....
Forum: Power Systems 09-06-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 276
Posted By fhhuber
700 can motors from "way back when"... Generally...

700 can motors from "way back when"... Generally 9.6v and about 50 to 70 amps with some going above 90 amps. Lets call it 600 to 700 watts desired power. (input)


Its really hard to guestimate...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 09-05-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 179
Posted By fhhuber
I suggested mounting strip LEDs in a boat to...

I suggested mounting strip LEDs in a boat to solve a friend's lighting needs and the results have been great.

Very low current demand so he can keep them on a very long time while out fishing.
Forum: Power Systems 09-05-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 126
Posted By fhhuber
Some of the older Jeti ESCs set LVC as a % of...

Some of the older Jeti ESCs set LVC as a % of initial voltage and you could select from high, med or low %

IIRC, these were LiPo capable by selecting the high % (lowest drop in voltage) and...
Forum: Maxamps discussion 09-04-2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 144
Posted By fhhuber
Nitroplanes Sky LiPo Far lower cost. ...

Nitroplanes Sky LiPo

Far lower cost. Compare the performance of same rated packs and the Sky LiPo will not be quite as good as the Max Amps... but you'll save a lot of money.

And yo can't...
Forum: Foamies 09-04-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 233
Posted By fhhuber
Microballoons can reduce the weight added for a...

Microballoons can reduce the weight added for a volume of epoxy used to fill a gap by over 60%. IT all depends on how much microballoons vs how much epoxy to make up the mix.

I also have no...
Forum: Sport Planes (Formerly I/C & Gas Conversion) 09-04-2014, 12:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 366
Posted By fhhuber
Try: Reflex the ailerons UP instead of...

Try:

Reflex the ailerons UP instead of lowering them On many models (especially tapered wing with constant chord aileron or ailerons that do not extend into the center 1/3 of the wing) this works...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-03-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,175
Posted By fhhuber
Normal cycles of the hobby.

Normal cycles of the hobby.
Forum: Scale E-Powered Aircraft 09-03-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 272
Posted By fhhuber
An improvement/update of Joe Saita's kit of the...

An improvement/update of Joe Saita's kit of the Me-262 using foam cores instead of built-up wing. and other mods to accommodate the higher power that tends to get put in these airplanes now....
Forum: Balsa Kits For Sale and WTB 09-03-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 223
Posted By fhhuber
Wing in those plans is the same as the Electra. ...

Wing in those plans is the same as the Electra. Just some minor modification to Gentle Lady ribs to accommodate the extra sheeting. Or you could just go with the stock Gentle Lady wing since its...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 09-02-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 218
Posted By fhhuber
Power planes that hate to slow down... first...

Power planes that hate to slow down... first thing that comes to mind it excess prop pitch.

Calculate pitch (inches) X rpm (max throttle holding the tail on the ground) / 1000 = ? (mph)
This...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-01-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 228
Posted By fhhuber
The issue is the mid wing design and having the...

The issue is the mid wing design and having the CG be above where you are supporting the airplane. When you are supporting from below center of mass then the plane won't self-level if disturbed....
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-01-2014, 03:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 581
Posted By fhhuber
Estimated 35 to 40 currently...highest was 70

Estimated 35 to 40 currently...highest was 70
Forum: Beginners - Helis 08-31-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 344
Posted By fhhuber
Yo can't really predict watts JUST from kV and...

Yo can't really predict watts JUST from kV and voltage... the prop used and the motor's capabilities will have a big effect.

Same kv and voltage can give very different results with a 6X4 vs a...
Forum: Beginners - Helis 08-31-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 344
Posted By fhhuber
Experiment with a smaller scale model (cheaper)...

Experiment with a smaller scale model (cheaper) and see if the concept will work.
A couple of $30-$40 indoor variable pitch systems and a flat plate foam prototype.

Complexity adds weight and...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 08-31-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 174
Posted By fhhuber
Don't add unnecessary weight... so only box the...

Don't add unnecessary weight... so only box the spoilers if it makes sense to strengthen the wing with the box structure or if you expect airflow to want to inflate the wing if its not boxed.
A...
Forum: Beginners - Helis 08-31-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 344
Posted By fhhuber
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewIt...

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=6294

The problem I see is finding or making a 3-blade version. This type unit is available in a few sizes (not many) They...
Forum: Humor 08-31-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 342
Posted By fhhuber
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7AB9rzIJPM ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7AB9rzIJPM
(not quite properly censored)

"I need a bambulance"
Forum: Beginners 08-29-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 162
Posted By fhhuber
Its possible... You build in a slight up...

Its possible...

You build in a slight up thrust so as power increases it tends to pull the nose up.

You'll also want to have significant "differential" aileron throw to prevent adverse yaw...
Forum: Humor 08-28-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 131
Posted By fhhuber
Before it starts

A man comes home from an exhausting day at work, plops down on the couch in front of the television, and tells his wife, “Get me a beer before it starts.”


The wife sighs and gets him a beer.
...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 08-27-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 435
Posted By fhhuber
Chevy has been reusing the Corvette name since...

Chevy has been reusing the Corvette name since 1959... There is absolutely no resemblance between the 1959 and the 2014.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-27-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 244
Posted By fhhuber
My experience has been that different brands seem...

My experience has been that different brands seem to purposefully make the cowls unable to be used on some other brand's airplane.
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