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Forum: Crash and Safety Forum Yesterday, 09:58 AM
Replies: 1,889
Views: 182,898
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
I've had good luck finding fly-aways by taking a...

I've had good luck finding fly-aways by taking a line on the direction of travel of the plane when last seen and simply walking that line.

Usually an out of control plane will drift almost...
Forum: Beginners 05-25-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 869
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Not sick at all, just frustrated that I havent...

Not sick at all, just frustrated that I havent been able to help you fix the problem. The receiver is the last piece of the puzzle, if we were closer i'd happily loan you one to test with.
Forum: Beginners 05-25-2015, 05:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 869
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
I cant understand the downwind vs upwind thing,...

I cant understand the downwind vs upwind thing, it really should not make any difference unless you are flying the plane differently somehow?

Anyway, it seems to be pointing to a fault in the Rx...
Forum: Beginners 05-24-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 869
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Yes, I appreciate that. My reply was aimed...

Yes, I appreciate that.

My reply was aimed at others who seemed to jump to conclusions on what was wrong with Woodmangler's plane based solely on a video of a totally different plane;)

Having...
Forum: Beginners 05-24-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 869
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Dont get the SAFE and AS3X mixed up, they are two...

Dont get the SAFE and AS3X mixed up, they are two separate features. The AS3X is just a rate gyro system similar to the Orange Rx stabilizer, it doesn't limit flight control in any way.

SAFE is a...
Forum: Beginners 05-24-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 869
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
AS3X does help keep the plane steady in winds,...

AS3X does help keep the plane steady in winds, even for experienced flyers, and the SAFE gives the 'panic' function that could be useful too. If it is over-sensitive gyro gain then adjusting the...
Forum: Beginners 05-24-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 869
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Yes, obviously, but the plane in the video isnt...

Yes, obviously, but the plane in the video isnt the one being discussed in this thread, It's a totally different plane so there is nothing to prove that it's the same problem.

Having said that it...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 05-23-2015, 11:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,393
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Good call. Plus you get the added benefit that...

Good call. Plus you get the added benefit that you can make a nice cup of tea after discharging!
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 05-23-2015, 11:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 512
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
I'm guessing it's already only about 1/8 wave....

I'm guessing it's already only about 1/8 wave. The full wave length of a 36MHz signal is 8.33M

http://www.csgnetwork.com/freqwavelengthcalc.html

The best option would be to spiral wind it...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 05-23-2015, 11:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 317
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
I responded over on RCHeliaddict... A 1 Ohm...

I responded over on RCHeliaddict...

A 1 Ohm 1000W resistor will do fine if you are using the channel to channel discharge option (batteries connected to one channel, load resistor to the other)...
Forum: Beginners 05-23-2015, 10:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 869
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Could the receiver be loose and shaking about? My...

Could the receiver be loose and shaking about? My flying buddies receiver/stabiliser came loose once and his plane went nuts, so if your receiver was just a bit loose that could easily cause this...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 05-22-2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 512
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
I stumbled accross this page:...

I stumbled accross this page: https://www.homefly.com/reference/antenna.htm

It covers design of loading coils, also this statement is of interest:


So based on that statement the loose spiral...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 05-22-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 512
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
As the others have said, anything but straight...

As the others have said, anything but straight reduces range. The fully extended length is exactly quarter the wavelength of the 72MHz radio signal, so it's designed to be straight to work. A coil is...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 05-21-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 227
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
The Deans, XT60 and EC3 are rated for around 60A...

The Deans, XT60 and EC3 are rated for around 60A but will take more in bursts

The JST RCY connector actually has an 'official' current rating of 3A max, but will take a bit more at the expense of...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 05-20-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,090
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
All this talk of mini DLG's has prompted ne to...

All this talk of mini DLG's has prompted ne to dust off my 1M span Elf DLG. If the awful weather we have been having here for weeks on end eases I'll give it a few tosses on the weekend. it's good...
Forum: Delta & Flying Wings 05-19-2015, 05:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 243
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
I think that you have covered all possibilities...

I think that you have covered all possibilities related to the actual airframe:

Too much down thrust
CG too nose heavy
Reflex not sufficient.

The other possibility is a weak launch, I'm...
Forum: Delta & Flying Wings 05-18-2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 243
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Then that could well be what is causing it to...

Then that could well be what is causing it to nose down off launch. The other quite common mistake on pushers is putting the prop on backward, which about halves the thrust and so makes launches...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 05-18-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,090
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Looking good RR. Interested to hear what you...

Looking good RR. Interested to hear what you think of the potential dead air flight times after flying it.

Regrading the CG... The usual way with a DLG is to set the CG so it launches straight. If...
Forum: Delta & Flying Wings 05-18-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 243
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
When the thrust line is on the wing chord line...

When the thrust line is on the wing chord line (rather than above it as on some pushers) then i'd start with a neutral thrustline, neither up nor down thrust..

Exactly what is 'up thrust' and what...
Forum: Crash and Safety Forum 05-17-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 1,889
Views: 182,898
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Sounds like not enough 'oomph' in the launch -...

Sounds like not enough 'oomph' in the launch - inadequate airspeed / torque roll to left / stall / crash. Scale gliders with their tapered high aspect ratio wings can be murder for it, especially if...
Forum: Crash and Safety Forum 05-17-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 1,889
Views: 182,898
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
bear in mind that the designers would have made...

bear in mind that the designers would have made them lighter if they could. Losing weight generally only has positive effects on flying, with the possible exception of how they handle gusty winds.
...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-17-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 2,199
Views: 150,780
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Nice MXS-R... that's one pretty airplane.

Nice MXS-R... that's one pretty airplane.
Forum: Beginners 05-17-2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 494
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Even if you don't need all the channels you might...

Even if you don't need all the channels you might go for the higher spec Tx for other advanced features, such as throttle curves that you can use in airplane mode, complex mixing, sequencing and...
Forum: Beginners 05-16-2015, 11:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 272
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Do you have another servo you can try? Or if not...

Do you have another servo you can try? Or if not swap the elevator and rudder servo over and see if the problem moves with the servo?

***edit*** I just realised that swapping rudder and elevator...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 05-15-2015, 10:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 708
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
But, getting back to the thread topic of...

But, getting back to the thread topic of charging. You aren't going to get a LiPo up anywhere near 120F by charging it, unless you charge it in an oven!
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 05-15-2015, 10:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,090
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Nice, looks like a nice fun little glider. I...

Nice, looks like a nice fun little glider. I still think any claims of 1 minute in dead air are fantasy, but that doesn't take away from the fun factor.
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 05-15-2015, 05:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 708
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
I've never noticed a pack getting 'hot' while...

I've never noticed a pack getting 'hot' while charging? (and I've charged at up to 5c at times). In fact a pack getting hot while charging would usually be a sign that something was seriously wrong....
Forum: 3D Flying 05-14-2015, 09:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 432
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
So I'd expect some 'rationalising' of their...

So I'd expect some 'rationalising' of their product range? There are several models in the 3DHS and EF range that would appear to compete directly with each other. If they are merged as one company...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 05-14-2015, 09:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 518
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Wont direct coupled ailerons be very inefficient...

Wont direct coupled ailerons be very inefficient in terms of making use of full servo travel?.. What i mean is that a servo has about 60 degrees of travel each side of centre but a control surface...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-14-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,590
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
My theory is that the 65c Nanos are totally...

My theory is that the 65c Nanos are totally different batteries probably made by a different manufacturer. This is pure speculation on my part but it could explain the difference in performance and...
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