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Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft Today, 02:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,174
Posted By Bald Paul
Can't help with devfus (I've been using...

Can't help with devfus (I've been using DesignCAD, gradually making the transition to TurboCAD). However, I can tell you that the learning curve for any CAD package will be very frustrating at first....
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 02-09-2016, 07:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 271
Posted By Bald Paul
Good point. Yes, Futaba user here. I guess I...

Good point. Yes, Futaba user here. I guess I should have said "Consult your radio user manual for the proper settings." :D
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 02-09-2016, 06:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 271
Posted By Bald Paul
I think a lot depends on the plane and the type...

I think a lot depends on the plane and the type of flying you do, however, I've found that my flights (fairly relaxed, no 3D) are much smoother with some expo settings to 'desensitize' the sticks a...
Forum: ParkFlyers 02-09-2016, 06:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,530
Posted By Bald Paul
I know this is sort of an older thread, but since...

I know this is sort of an older thread, but since I started flying a park flyer with tricycle gear, the past issues I had with nose-overs (takeoff and / or landing) are gone.

Thing is, you'll...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-08-2016, 04:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 154
Posted By Bald Paul
I still see them.

I still see them.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-07-2016, 05:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 435
Posted By Bald Paul
Now that is a cool idea! I have a small camera...

Now that is a cool idea! I have a small camera that I usually mount on the plane, but sticking it on the cap with a 'sight' like that - I like it!
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-07-2016, 03:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 970
Posted By Bald Paul
Yes, my wife forgets that cameras also record...

Yes, my wife forgets that cameras also record sound sometimes. :) When she tried to record a flight with her smartphone before, all you saw was her fingertip the whole time. Love her to pieces,...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-07-2016, 02:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 970
Posted By Bald Paul
Finally got some video of the Tigercub in flight...

Finally got some video of the Tigercub in flight - along with some goofy play by play by my wife!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6263jRYKQNg
Forum: Foamies 02-04-2016, 10:45 PM
Replies: 6,639
Views: 468,824
Posted By Bald Paul
It's one of the reasons we moved here from...

It's one of the reasons we moved here from Massachusetts! I have to say, South Carolina is beautiful.
Forum: Foamies 02-04-2016, 08:52 PM
Replies: 6,639
Views: 468,824
Posted By Bald Paul
Temps in the 60s, very light wind, partly cloudy...

Temps in the 60s, very light wind, partly cloudy skies. Ran two battery packs each through the Snafuey II and the Tigercub. The Tigercub is definitely a fun plane, and gets a lot of semi-confused...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-02-2016, 10:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 200
Posted By Bald Paul
Building is becoming a lost art, sadly. Welcome...

Building is becoming a lost art, sadly. Welcome to the forum!
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-02-2016, 01:09 AM
Replies: 2,454
Views: 197,666
Posted By Bald Paul
My newest - I call it the 'Tigercub'. Took...

My newest - I call it the 'Tigercub'.

Took dimensions from a Goldberg Tiger 2 and shrunk them down to a 39.5" wingspan park flyer, then redesigned the whole thing in CAD. Had a short kit laser...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-02-2016, 01:03 AM
Replies: 2,454
Views: 197,666
Posted By Bald Paul
Looks great! It won't be your last balsa build,...

Looks great! It won't be your last balsa build, though. You've got the bug now!
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-01-2016, 04:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 249
Posted By Bald Paul
I generally don't do anything fancy with foamies....

I generally don't do anything fancy with foamies. Generally, just do enough to help with visual in the air. This is one I made to check out the air worthiness of a design before committing to the...
Forum: Multi-Rotors 02-01-2016, 04:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 466
Posted By Bald Paul
Obviously, the "return to home" failsafe was...

Obviously, the "return to home" failsafe was still set from the factory. In this case, "home" was Santa's workshop on the North Pole.

Buh-bye!

EDIT: Not to worry. His FAA number, emblazoned on...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-31-2016, 09:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 249
Posted By Bald Paul
I just use a set of colored Sharpies.

I just use a set of colored Sharpies.
Forum: Foamies 01-31-2016, 03:37 PM
Replies: 6,639
Views: 468,824
Posted By Bald Paul
Well, we'll be in the mid 60s today! Problem is,...

Well, we'll be in the mid 60s today! Problem is, those 15-20 MPH wind gusts.
Forum: Flight Simulators 01-30-2016, 09:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 197
Posted By Bald Paul
Realflight expansion packs

I saw that Expansion Pack 4 is supposed to have the Goldberg Tiger 2 included. I downloaded and installed, and - no Tiger 2?
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-30-2016, 02:11 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,726
Posted By Bald Paul
Well, it's really official. At the last club...

Well, it's really official. At the last club meeting, we were informed that the land owner the club leases the property from has told us it's "time for us to begin looking for another field". :(
...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-29-2016, 10:51 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,686
Posted By Bald Paul
They already have that. It's called taxes.

They already have that. It's called taxes.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-28-2016, 07:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 970
Posted By Bald Paul
The final touch

My wonderful, beautiful wife loves to craft. In her stable of stamps, presses, cutters, inks, papers, and other gizmos I have no idea of, she has a Cricut machine (actually, she has several) that...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-27-2016, 04:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 970
Posted By Bald Paul
Maiden Flight Report

If you have ever flown a Tiger 60 or Tiger 2, and liked it's flight characteristics (stable at low speed, but capable of burning up some sky when opened up) then you will LOVE the Tigercub!
...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-27-2016, 12:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 970
Posted By Bald Paul
It's a 450 size motor, with a 1300mAh battery. I...

It's a 450 size motor, with a 1300mAh battery. I may be able to get a 1500mAh in there. I'll see how it goes on the maiden - hopefully this weekend, as it's supposed to get to about 60 degrees.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-26-2016, 09:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 970
Posted By Bald Paul
Project is done, with the exception of the...

Project is done, with the exception of the graphics (my wife will get around to those - eventually).

Just waiting for the local soccer field to dry out a bit for a maiden flight.
Forum: Power Systems 01-22-2016, 02:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 553
Posted By Bald Paul
Glad to hear you're all set. That throttle disarm...

Glad to hear you're all set. That throttle disarm switch should be in the 'disarmed' position any time you connect up a battery. It's going to save your fingers one day!
Forum: Power Systems 01-21-2016, 08:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 553
Posted By Bald Paul
Okay, when I said that sometimes you had to...

Okay, when I said that sometimes you had to reverse the throttle channel, I wasn't talking about Mode 1 or Mode 2. There is usually a function (either a switch or selection in the software of a...
Forum: Power Systems 01-19-2016, 04:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 553
Posted By Bald Paul
Some radio / ESC combos require you to reverse...

Some radio / ESC combos require you to reverse the throttle channel. Did you get instructions with the ESC? On some, you have to plug the battery in at closed throttle, then move to WOT until you...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-16-2016, 05:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 970
Posted By Bald Paul
Nearing completion

So far, so good. Build thread had to be moved elsewhere - I was having problems uploading pictures before, but that seems to be resolved.
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 01-10-2016, 01:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 293
Posted By Bald Paul
I use this: ...

I use this:

http://www.buddyrc.com/paraboard-v3-xh-t.html

I have extension leads for the main plugs from the packs, as well as balance connector extensions, that make it easier to charge packs...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-05-2016, 03:34 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,564
Posted By Bald Paul
Know what? I'm done discussing this issue. Do...

Know what? I'm done discussing this issue. Do what you want to do.
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