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Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-28-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 459
Posted By Rockin Robbins
All these posts are from normal sized Slow...

All these posts are from normal sized Slow Sticks. Here's a guy who wanted to attend the DeLand Festival of Giants where mondo expensive planes hang out and try to impress each other, but he wanted...
Forum: Beginners 03-23-2014, 04:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 708
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Now Nigel. Brain fade is the refined result of...

Now Nigel. Brain fade is the refined result of years and years of experience and is evidence of highest levels of achievement! It's like gray hair -- earned badge of honor... or honour if you...
Forum: Beginners 03-23-2014, 01:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 708
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Also "before you plan on flying you will need...

Also "before you plan on flying you will need some simulator time" is patently false. Some simulator time would be nice. It is not something needed and the vast majority of successful learners do so...
Forum: Beginners 03-22-2014, 12:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 708
Posted By Rockin Robbins
"Be a sponge." I'll buy THAT for a dollar! Best...

"Be a sponge." I'll buy THAT for a dollar! Best single piece of advice in any set of instructions about anything.
Forum: Beginners 03-07-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 552
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Free flight is dead. Long live free flight! ...

Free flight is dead. Long live free flight!
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Forum: Beginners 03-03-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 552
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Naw! We're not that other place. I asked for...

Naw! We're not that other place. I asked for other views and I got it. If nothing else it gives the OP a roadmap for where he would want to go after he learns to fly.

I apologize for using the...
Forum: Beginners 03-03-2014, 02:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 552
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Well, I explained clearly the reasons Parkzone...

Well, I explained clearly the reasons Parkzone carefully tuned the Radian the way they did. And we don't call planes with dihedral "bent," so why would we malign a pitch and speed stable craft as...
Forum: Beginners 03-01-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 552
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Looks like that article could be updated then!...

Looks like that article could be updated then! The situation is always changing. Note that the article is written on FPVable good, not FPVable bad basis. The one that switched servos from exterior to...
Forum: Beginners 03-01-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 552
Posted By Rockin Robbins
The Parkzone Radian is a plane with some unique...

The Parkzone Radian is a plane with some unique flying characteristics, especially if you've never flown a sailplane. Unlike an EasyStar clone, a Radian's motor is a launch device, with the sole...
Forum: Beginners 02-28-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 552
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Some important differences you might want to keep...

Some important differences you might want to keep in mind.

The Hawk Sky/Bixlers/Phoenix/Sky Surfer are all Easy Star clones. They will fly for the most part, identically. These are not sailplanes....
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-23-2013, 01:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 175
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Looks like YOUR PLANE is one of the newer fun...

Looks like YOUR PLANE is one of the newer fun trends going on....
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Forum: Foamies 12-21-2013, 03:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 349
Posted By Rockin Robbins
And watch out. My experiences with Gorilla Glue...

And watch out. My experiences with Gorilla Glue White fixing a Slow Stick wing have been VERY discouraging. The stuff HATES sunlight, becoming a quite yellow, brittle, friable rotten waste of effort...
Forum: Foamies 12-20-2013, 07:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 349
Posted By Rockin Robbins
I'd cut a groove. An aileron needs to be...

I'd cut a groove. An aileron needs to be aerodynamically clean as much as possible.
Forum: Foamies 12-17-2013, 11:07 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,012
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Cast my vote that way too. It flies like it's...

Cast my vote that way too. It flies like it's filled with helium! The transition to high alpha and hovering is completely seamless. That's one smooth flying plane--good for any mixture of pattern and...
Forum: Foamies 12-17-2013, 09:44 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,012
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Now if you want to go 1400mm P-51: ...

Now if you want to go 1400mm P-51:
http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa293/RockinRobbins13/Radio%20Control/screenshot356_zps2f1f2a64.jpg


Base price of the FMS 1450mm Mustang from FMS is $299.
Forum: Foamies 12-17-2013, 09:08 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,012
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Yeah, that's a really uninspiring price point for...

Yeah, that's a really uninspiring price point for the plane you get. You can put most of a really awe inspiring warbird together for that. My 55" Grim Reaper comes in at $200. I'm not including...
Forum: Foamies 12-17-2013, 08:12 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,012
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Can you imagine crashing an RC plane and it...

Can you imagine crashing an RC plane and it shatters? That would make some interesting video!

From what Nigel says, he might like to fly the Hawkfighter better at the heavy end than the light end...
Forum: Foamies 12-16-2013, 08:59 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,012
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Let people make up their own mind if this is "a...

Let people make up their own mind if this is "a bargain basement 'el-cheapo' pusher prop powered glider/trainer." I just edited the above post to include video of the Hawkfighter 7. Flies pretty hot....
Forum: Foamies 12-16-2013, 08:30 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,012
Posted By Rockin Robbins
I don't think so. Check his sales info and...

I don't think so. Check his sales info and videos. This is basically a well-mannered warbird. Certainly it can't be expected to be a pattern machine with required characteristics of axial roll,...
Forum: Foamies 12-16-2013, 02:00 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,012
Posted By Rockin Robbins
But Nigel that's exactly the point. Beginners...

But Nigel that's exactly the point. Beginners just aren't going to buy this. They're off buying disposable planes like the Bixler 1 because they think they're saving money. Instead they're just...
Forum: Foamies 12-14-2013, 08:54 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,012
Posted By Rockin Robbins
We're talking foamies here. Inadequate structure...

We're talking foamies here. Inadequate structure comes with the territory. Why do you think balsa flies better?

People are still confused about the crashproof name. They don't insist that a...
Forum: Foamies 12-14-2013, 02:31 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,012
Posted By Rockin Robbins
In no way can JetPlaneFlyer's posts be called...

In no way can JetPlaneFlyer's posts be called "inexperienced opinion." His concerns are precisely the concerns that must be answered satisfactorily if crashproofing is to be a successful business.
Forum: Foamies 12-14-2013, 02:28 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,012
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Well, let's qualify that. If crashproofing...

Well, let's qualify that. If crashproofing improves how a plane flies, it does it in a way that stiffens the airframe, making high G maneuvers more precise and quickening the plane's response to...
Forum: Foamies 12-14-2013, 01:27 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,012
Posted By Rockin Robbins
I think you're off-base here. Experienced fliers...

I think you're off-base here. Experienced fliers don't like SAFE/AS3X/Gyro technology if they're flying a highly maneuverable style (they like it for photography and sometimes for FPV) because these...
Forum: Foamies 12-14-2013, 04:03 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,012
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Okay, but what if you have a flat tire?:D:D:D

Okay, but what if you have a flat tire?:D:D:D
Forum: Foamies 12-14-2013, 04:01 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,012
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Exactly right. You need to realize that your...

Exactly right. You need to realize that your market is experienced fliers who do high risk flying. They're willing and able to pay the price but it's up to you to provide complete information and...
Forum: Foamies 12-13-2013, 01:53 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,012
Posted By Rockin Robbins
I think its reasonable to assume that Killer...

I think its reasonable to assume that Killer Planes chooses planes carefully that will benefit most from their treatment. Isn't that reasonable? You make it sound like that's some kind of dishonest...
Forum: Foamies 12-12-2013, 10:27 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,012
Posted By Rockin Robbins
So let's see, $279 for a straight 55" FMS Mustang...

So let's see, $279 for a straight 55" FMS Mustang and for $75 more you can have it crashproofed.

I think it's a pretty decent deal. You're going to need more video of the FMS Mustang flying...
Forum: Foamies 12-12-2013, 06:52 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,012
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Yes, 1000% correct. Carbon fiber shatters exactly...

Yes, 1000% correct. Carbon fiber shatters exactly like glass with a sharp blow. It's not appropriate as a shell.
Forum: Foamies 12-12-2013, 06:06 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,012
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Crashproofing is retrofiting a plane which is not...

Crashproofing is retrofiting a plane which is not very resistant to crashes with procedures which make the plane more resilient. Of course a plane is not called crashproofed when it is originally...
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