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Forum: Scale E-Powered Aircraft 08-29-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,070
Posted By E-Challenged
Repaired model good as new, had a number of nice...

Repaired model good as new, had a number of nice flights, crashed again with major damage, cause unknown. A friend donated another 1/6 Scale Sig Cub built many years ago on lunch hours at Douglas....
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-29-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 606
Posted By E-Challenged
I don't know what I'd do without building and...

I don't know what I'd do without building and wrestling with electric powered scale models getting them to fly well. At age 75, the thrill of a sucessful maiden flight is almost the same as it was in...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-29-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 262
Posted By E-Challenged
Lipos, chargers and power supplies. The somewhat...

Lipos, chargers and power supplies. The somewhat more expensive Lipoly packs may have better quality controls and may give longer life with good performance than cheap ones which may be mismatched...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-29-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 348
Posted By E-Challenged
I think that buying a new Spektrum 2.4 Ghz set...

I think that buying a new Spektrum 2.4 Ghz set with a warranty is a good idea. The new DX-6 (6 channel) has all the latest features and will probably suit all of your needs. Since Spektrum is the...
Forum: Scale E-Powered Aircraft 06-02-2014, 03:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,070
Posted By E-Challenged
Crashed the Cub last week. Serious damage to nose...

Crashed the Cub last week. Serious damage to nose and cabin, minor damage to wing and stab. Cause of crash under investigation. Bent shaft on ancient Astroflight 25 brused geared motor. Kurt Massey,...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-02-2014, 03:31 AM
Replies: 398
Views: 29,895
Posted By E-Challenged
Built a number of tube type receivers in early...

Built a number of tube type receivers in early 60's with "sensitive" relays and rubber band escapements for single channel. Bent the case with bench vise and vice grips for my first Carrier Wave...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-02-2014, 03:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 915
Posted By E-Challenged
Kyle from WI, Good tip on keeping heat shrink...

Kyle from WI, Good tip on keeping heat shrink tubing from shrinking. I was born in Stevens Point. My family moved to Socal from Milwaukee in 1953. Went back to WI to attend Oshkosh Airventure in...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-28-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,522
Posted By E-Challenged
"Hitec" is for highly technically oriented...

"Hitec" is for highly technically oriented digital electronics engineers and others who don't really need manuals or detailed, clear instructions. Lots of nice features but binding procedure needs...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-24-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 915
Posted By E-Challenged
I was an aerospace soldering instructor many yar...

I was an aerospace soldering instructor many yar ago and wonder why occasional solderers would want to invest big bucks in a soldering station. A simple 37 watt iron with replaceable "chisel-type...
Forum: Scale E-Powered Aircraft 04-22-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,084
Posted By E-Challenged
My Experiences With Maxford Gee Bee E

As I assembled the kit I noticed that the model was not actually a Model "E" but a Model "Y" . The Y was a larger design with two cockpits, one covered over for racing. The Y had tubing type...
Forum: Scale E-Powered Aircraft 01-31-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,070
Posted By E-Challenged
PS: I'm only getting about 5 minutes duration on...

PS: I'm only getting about 5 minutes duration on the two 2200mah 3S lipos in series but power is sufficient for easy loops. Old geared AF motor is pulling 30 amps at WOT starting at 24.8 volts and...
Forum: Scale E-Powered Aircraft 01-10-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,070
Posted By E-Challenged
Successful maiden at Fairview Park field Thursday...

Successful maiden at Fairview Park field Thursday Jan 9!!!. Planned to do more taxi testing, you know how it goes, something pushed the throttle stick upward and it was flying so I went along with...
Forum: Scale E-Powered Aircraft 12-15-2013, 06:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,070
Posted By E-Challenged
Taxi Testing Completed-Nearly Ready for Maiden

Needed to add toe in to control veering to right or left at near takeoff speeds. Need to add expo and dual rates to Aurora 9 trannny. Geared, brushed, Astro 25 and old 211 speed control, and two...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-10-2013, 01:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,245
Posted By E-Challenged
I have used a servo arm to press on a...

I have used a servo arm to press on a micro-switch button. Have also used a single servo with a pushrod having egg-shaped cams that pressed on two or more micro switch buttons to turn different...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 12-10-2013, 01:39 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,747
Posted By E-Challenged
When somebody asks for help in "texteze" I won't...

When somebody asks for help in "texteze" I won't make an effort to reply. I will forgive people who don't know "then" from "than". Some of our best model designers are notorious for poor grammar,...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 11-16-2013, 06:01 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,105
Posted By E-Challenged
Use it if you are familiar with 72Mhz things like...

Use it if you are familiar with 72Mhz things like no metal to metal contact, routing of antenna wires, using a frequency monitor to be sure there is nothing causing interference on your frequency....
Forum: Video Parking lot 10-02-2013, 06:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 551
Posted By E-Challenged
1943 Video on Building and Testing of J-3 Cubs

27 Minutes long but very interesting, you will appreciate those old yellow airplanes.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6q1VKsTeKQ
Forum: Beginners 10-02-2013, 06:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 709
Posted By E-Challenged
There are all kinds of people with all kinds of...

There are all kinds of people with all kinds of mind sets. A lot of people are simply not interested in aviation in general and some seem to have a revulsion for anything technical or mechanical....
Forum: Scale E-Powered Aircraft 09-29-2013, 07:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,056
Posted By E-Challenged
Remove covering over wing bays with sharp X-Acto,...

Remove covering over wing bays with sharp X-Acto, leaving the edges tacked down to undamaged ribs. Check wing spar, leading and trailing edges, for any cracks/flexing fix by sistering with hard...
Forum: FMA Direct 09-25-2013, 08:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,915
Posted By E-Challenged
Why do some "hobbyists" want to bad mouth a good...

Why do some "hobbyists" want to bad mouth a good supplier to the world when the product failure was their fault? Honest suppliers of quality equipment should respond to unfair criticism/slander like...
Forum: FMA Direct 09-25-2013, 07:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,196
Posted By E-Challenged
My 3-4 year old Cellpro 10S sharger was acting...

My 3-4 year old Cellpro 10S sharger was acting unstable giving various error messages. Sent it in for service, FMA re-calibrated and charged a couple of batteries to test it. Sent me an e-mail saying...
Forum: Electronic Builders Workshop 09-25-2013, 05:35 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,216
Posted By E-Challenged
Do not attempt to use "lead free solder" it makes...

Do not attempt to use "lead free solder" it makes an expert solderer look like a beginner. Read labels carefully, use only 60/40 tin/lead rosin cored solder and rosin-type paste flux. Wipe the tip of...
Forum: Electronic Builders Workshop 09-25-2013, 05:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,080
Posted By E-Challenged
I have a cheap Harbor Fright digital scale that...

I have a cheap Harbor Fright digital scale that measures up to 11 pounds, seems accurate enough for modelling work. Has power supply and will also run on batteries
Forum: Electronic Builders Workshop 09-25-2013, 05:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,690
Posted By E-Challenged
That is a "high KV rated" motor that would...

That is a "high KV rated" motor that would overheat with a proper sized prop for your model. For 3D plane use, you would want an under-1000KV motor that can spin a large enough prop. BP Hobbies and...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 09-25-2013, 05:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 446
Posted By E-Challenged
Be very careful of polarity when connecting SPC...

Be very careful of polarity when connecting SPC pigtail to receiver. I have been flying with an Eclipse 7 with 2.4GHz module and about to learn the ins and outs of my new Aurora 9 touch screen...
Forum: ParkFlyers 09-24-2013, 08:40 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,908
Posted By E-Challenged
There is a long running thread in the RC Groups...

There is a long running thread in the RC Groups Scale Electric Plane forum about the PZ Stinson Reliant. I have been flying mine for nearly two years now on the same motor, prop and 2200mah 3S lipo...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-24-2013, 08:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 698
Posted By E-Challenged
With prop off but system on, Pull/wiggle gently...

With prop off but system on, Pull/wiggle gently on wires at motor battery, speed control, servos and at receiver/servo connections to discover any breaks in wires or damage to receiver or battery...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 09-24-2013, 07:07 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 7,042
Posted By E-Challenged
Once again, I wound up in a minority niche with...

Once again, I wound up in a minority niche with my Aurora 9 and Optima receivers. I have been using an Eclipse 7 with 2.4/GHz module for some time noting some of it's programming limitations improved...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-12-2013, 05:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 877
Posted By E-Challenged
My old DX-6 has no throttle lock, wish it did. I...

My old DX-6 has no throttle lock, wish it did. I plan to glue a hook onto the front of transmitter and hold down the throttle stick in down/off position with a rubber band. I imagine that a lot of...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-08-2013, 03:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,008
Posted By E-Challenged
This looks like the typical thread where somebody...

This looks like the typical thread where somebody asks a simple modelling related question and trained/book-learned expert(s) from industry or academia take over the thread and beat it to death.
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