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Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-27-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 303
Posted By Wildflyer
Hello from another Washingtonian, If your ESC is...

Hello from another Washingtonian, If your ESC is a Hobbyking Blue series 20A, just look it up on their web site and look under the files tab a little below the price and related items area.

But to...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 08-27-2015, 04:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 498
Posted By Wildflyer
I just found those Turnigy XT60 caps on the...

I just found those Turnigy XT60 caps on the Hobbyking website. For $2.54 USD
Just search for XT60 caps.

For other plugs try looking at small crutch tips, they are available from about 3/8 - 6mm...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 08-27-2015, 04:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 122
Posted By Wildflyer
Not totally certain, but every set screw I have...

Not totally certain, but every set screw I have run into in modeling parts is an allen type if it is down in a hole. I would not expect a Torx although it is a better type.
Sometimes it is really...
Forum: Crash and Safety Forum 08-22-2015, 04:47 PM
Replies: 1,967
Views: 193,290
Posted By Wildflyer
Even at that you are lucky, a few inches higher...

Even at that you are lucky, a few inches higher and it might have jammed into the framework around the lights..

So far, in my flying, I have hit 2 light poles. I think they jump out at airplanes.
Forum: Crash and Safety Forum 08-22-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 1,967
Views: 193,290
Posted By Wildflyer
Watch for power lines !!

One of my good friends went to an ALES glider contest out of state. I don't think he has flown there before.
Unfortunately while setting up for a landing, he misjudged where the plane was in...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-20-2015, 04:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 626
Posted By Wildflyer
I tried fighting a table saw blade late one night...

I tried fighting a table saw blade late one night when I was too tired to be using the saw in the first place. (Oh god I wish I was kidding about this) I received 17 stitches in my left thumb.

BUT...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-18-2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 626
Posted By Wildflyer
"IF" your ESC will lock the motor output to zero...

"IF" your ESC will lock the motor output to zero when there is no signal from the receiver, then it should be fine to put a switch inline.

Some ESC's might not lock lock at zero throttle. That is...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-13-2015, 06:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 362
Posted By Wildflyer
Don't feel too bad, I have a unmarried friend,...

Don't feel too bad, I have a unmarried friend, that keeps buying more and more model stuff. He is a retired Boeing machinist, some kind of specialty one, highly paid. He buys sometimes 2-3 kits of a...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-11-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 243
Posted By Wildflyer
Plan protector film, what do you use?

I've been building planes since 1960, back then we used wax paper over the plans, it would protect them from Ambroid, epoxy, Elmer's wood glues and anything else.:)

When CA glues came out I found...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-11-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 362
Posted By Wildflyer
$500 plus customs? WOW, The last time I...

$500 plus customs?

WOW, The last time I looked for one, the cheapest Chinese one I could find was $3000.00,
The Epilog machine was $8000.00

Where did you find that one? and could you tell...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-11-2015, 02:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 362
Posted By Wildflyer
I would love to have a laser cutter, may after I...

I would love to have a laser cutter, may after I get all the major honey-do list stuff done.
I have been following some home built units I have seen, some are very good.

I have had one kit where...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 08-08-2015, 03:12 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 862
Posted By Wildflyer
I only use Ubuntu online, but I agree there are...

I only use Ubuntu online, but I agree there are many things it can't run. There is a windows emulator but I hear it is not perfect.

I have a 32 bit PC not connected to the net with my music and...
Forum: Beginners 08-08-2015, 03:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 199
Posted By Wildflyer
My thought would be: get an all EPP plane, I have...

My thought would be: get an all EPP plane, I have 2 from Hobbyking, 1 is a big YAK the other they call the Reaktor.
The Reahtor is a great plane for small places and seems to bounce a little better...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 08-06-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 862
Posted By Wildflyer
If it wasn't for some of my windows only...

If it wasn't for some of my windows only programs, like my Real-flight 6.5 and AutoCAD, I would not bother with Microsoft.

I have been running Ubuntu, which is of course a Linux based program,...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-05-2015, 05:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 362
Posted By Wildflyer
I would bet it is some fancy CGI stuff to promote...

I would bet it is some fancy CGI stuff to promote the upcoming Fantastic 4 movie.

Who would fly something like that over buildings and vehicles? or who would allow it? if not for some serious...
Forum: Humor 08-02-2015, 05:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 358
Posted By Wildflyer
Makes me worry, I wonder how many of them can say...

Makes me worry, I wonder how many of them can say "Motorcycle"
Forum: Humor 07-30-2015, 09:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 358
Posted By Wildflyer
Crows

A fact you won't soon forget...
Researchers for the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority found over 200 dead crows near greater Boston recently, and there was concern that they may have died from...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 07-26-2015, 12:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 262
Posted By Wildflyer
Move over Marty Mcfly, we are back to the future.

Move over Marty Mcfly, we are back to the future.
Forum: Delta & Flying Wings 07-21-2015, 11:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 290
Posted By Wildflyer
I'll admit it would be very difficult to do an...

I'll admit it would be very difficult to do an EDF and not take some kind of "poetic licence"
I could only think of twin EDF's ducted to the tail pipes.

I have a big foam XB-70 with one EDF in...
Forum: Delta & Flying Wings 07-20-2015, 09:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 290
Posted By Wildflyer
It is truly a magnificent plane. I hope to...

It is truly a magnificent plane.

I hope to build an EDF of it someday, it also should make a good slope plane.
Forum: Power Systems 07-20-2015, 09:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 360
Posted By Wildflyer
Considering Nigel's question, The guys at my...

Considering Nigel's question,
The guys at my LHS recently showed me a quad-copter with brushless motors, that are specially wound somehow, and with special ESC's, that allow you to flip it over and...
Forum: iTrader talk 07-20-2015, 06:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 233
Posted By Wildflyer
If totally complete and in good condition, that...

If totally complete and in good condition, that kit will bring a lot of money on Ebay.

I believe Ebay is the best because you are dealing directly with the collectors, all over the world.
Do not...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 07-17-2015, 06:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 446
Posted By Wildflyer
Need to build the savings account back up some...

Need to build the savings account back up some now. Man cabinets are expensive!:eek:

Yes I know that very well, it is the reason I had to build the cabinets for our new kitchen. It is a rather...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 07-16-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 446
Posted By Wildflyer
I wish I had that much space. I hope you are...

I wish I had that much space.
I hope you are planning on sheetrock soon, the spray of tar they use to hold the fiberglass to the paper makes it almost explosive. I don't want you to have a fire. I...
Forum: Beginners 07-14-2015, 11:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 702
Posted By Wildflyer
All 12x6 props are not the same. Unless you use...

All 12x6 props are not the same. Unless you use the exact same type prop as they used in the test, you may and probably will get different results.

On a small foamie plane I had 11x7 props of...
Forum: Crash and Safety Forum 07-06-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 117
Posted By Wildflyer
Did you really hold left rudder? We usually...

Did you really hold left rudder?
We usually have to hold a small amount of right rudder, unless the prop is running in reverse direction, then you would need left.

Sorry for your crash, I think I...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-06-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 228
Posted By Wildflyer
Some prop shafts seem to be very hard and...

Some prop shafts seem to be very hard and difficult for the screws to get a bite into, or it could be that you have soft screws and they have smoothed off on the tips.

Remove screws, if they have...
Forum: New Product Announcements 06-29-2015, 05:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 322
Posted By Wildflyer
I know they can flex, but this thing would have...

I know they can flex, but this thing would have had to fold in half, in order to get out of the case.
Forum: New Product Announcements 06-28-2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 322
Posted By Wildflyer
I used a servo in the 70's by Heathkit that I...

I used a servo in the 70's by Heathkit that I believe was a copy on a KPS 11 Kraft servo. It had dual linear outputs. I thought it would be good because back then, we did not have servo reversing. As...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 06-22-2015, 09:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 476
Posted By Wildflyer
Proctor kits are great kits, but not for a...

Proctor kits are great kits, but not for a beginner. They are complex so you must be extremely careful to keep every thing straight and true, especially the fuselage. These kits need a lot of skill,...
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