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Forum: Beginners 05-25-2015, 01:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 508
Posted By Rockin Robbins
It's because not all companies are Horizon...

It's because not all companies are Horizon Hobbies. They actually prototype and test their planes extensively before they sell them! Seems like a no-brainer, and sometimes mistakes sneak through...
Forum: Beginners 05-24-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 884
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Very true but it tells woodmangler what AS3X...

Very true but it tells woodmangler what AS3X flutter looks like and he can use the information to form an educated opinion as to whether that is what is happening to him. That was the purpose of my...
Forum: Beginners 05-24-2015, 01:15 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 884
Posted By Rockin Robbins
I agree. Check out this AS3X flutter from...

I agree. Check out this AS3X flutter from Jasmine.
https://youtu.be/PGQKbexCMkQ?t=6m17s

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Start at 6:17 to see the AS3X elevator flutter. I think that's a call to Horizon for...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 05-21-2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,107
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Experienced fliers have said that the Whipit...

Experienced fliers have said that the Whipit reminds them of the Elf in flying characteristics. Of course the Reynolds number gods punish the Whipit for entertaining such thoughts and they can't be...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 05-20-2015, 07:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,107
Posted By Rockin Robbins
We've had several days to look at flights by...

We've had several days to look at flights by novices who aren't sailplane wizards. They're doing the same stuff wrong as anyone else would at first and it looks like a 40 second flight in dead air is...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 05-18-2015, 04:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,107
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Mine is in but haven't flown it yet. I did a...

Mine is in but haven't flown it yet. I did a number of mods to it and then chickened out on removing the wrinkled wing decals after learning that a Monokote iron set on 250 will remove those...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-13-2015, 04:39 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,427
Posted By Rockin Robbins
After extensive testing over the past week I have...

After extensive testing over the past week I have definitely concluded that using the discharge device in the nose of most of my planes is definitely more fun and faster than using the discharge...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-13-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,602
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Well! I'm going to start measuring internal...

Well! I'm going to start measuring internal resistance and see if I can draw any valid conclusions from the numbers I get! Should be fun.

In the meantime I bought a 50C 1300 mAh battery for about...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-12-2015, 10:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,602
Posted By Rockin Robbins
And keep in mind that independent testing points...

And keep in mind that independent testing points to C rating being more of a sales tool than a measurement of batteries' capabilities. They found that real C ratings of over 30 were very rare, even...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-07-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 557
Posted By Rockin Robbins
That's true, but it's no fun to deal with...

That's true, but it's no fun to deal with rational thought. And the implication in the story was that Lithium chemistry batteries were not presently safe to use. No, that's not the researchers, but...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 05-06-2015, 08:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,107
Posted By Rockin Robbins
And......first order found! Ships today. Life is...

And......first order found! Ships today. Life is GOOD!
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 05-06-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,107
Posted By Rockin Robbins
My order vanished, electrons sucked into the...

My order vanished, electrons sucked into the ozone. After placing the order April 1 and calling Horizon twice to check on shipping dates they don't have any record of an order. Yikes! Aliens are...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-06-2015, 04:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 557
Posted By Rockin Robbins
From the article: Okay, so they heated it...

From the article:

Okay, so they heated it hotter than the combustion temperature of wood products, 454 F, and then they measured what happened. This is supposed to result in some safety gains....
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 05-05-2015, 06:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,107
Posted By Rockin Robbins
We lose sight of the plane in the glare and...

We lose sight of the plane in the glare and suddenly its height was cut in half and it's moving very fast when we regain sight of the plane. I took that as a sign of a non-soaring type maneuver in...
Forum: Special Interest Aircraft 05-05-2015, 12:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 784
Posted By Rockin Robbins
I don't think there is any substitute for having...

I don't think there is any substitute for having an actual artificial horizon which knows which way is up, just like an instrumented full size aircraft, and which measures the magnitude and direction...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 05-05-2015, 12:23 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,107
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Without a club worth joining I would get no...

Without a club worth joining I would get no benefit from joining AMA. I spent $89 on the plane. It's my only RC expense for the year so far. I should spend my rare dollars for a membership and not be...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 05-05-2015, 12:20 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,107
Posted By Rockin Robbins
That's not nice at all. Surely they recognized...

That's not nice at all. Surely they recognized you, don't you think? Don't they need all the friends they can get? Certainly you've done nothing here that Horizon Hobby can get miffed about!
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 05-05-2015, 12:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,892
Posted By Rockin Robbins
The Radian is not meant to be pushed. It's not a...

The Radian is not meant to be pushed. It's not a stunt plane. It is a finely tuned sailplane whose purpose is to find subtle and not so subtle lift so it can gain altitude without the use of the...
Forum: Special Interest Aircraft 05-04-2015, 10:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 471
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Yes, I can think of a better plane....

Yes, I can think of a better plane. Unfortunately, it would take some easy building. The company has detailed construction videos that you would be very challenged to mess up. Their Storm Chaser,...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 05-04-2015, 09:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,107
Posted By Rockin Robbins
From the look of the second flight there, he was...

From the look of the second flight there, he was far from optimum l/g for much of the flight. I'd be inclined to believe the Spektrum guys who actually tested the plane. Looks like the Whipit likes a...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 05-04-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,107
Posted By Rockin Robbins
The Spektrum guys were getting one minute flights...

The Spektrum guys were getting one minute flights in still air. To me, that's pretty impressive and I have one on the way.
Forum: Beginners 04-29-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 664
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Maybe a misstatement on your part, but when you...

Maybe a misstatement on your part, but when you have too much up elevator at neutral stick, you trim down, not up to correct. If you did not misspeak, you were making the problem worse. Planes that...
Forum: Vintage and old timer models 04-22-2015, 09:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,195
Posted By Rockin Robbins
A Frank Zaic Thermic 50! That's exciting! ...

A Frank Zaic Thermic 50! That's exciting!
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And you have the cabin model, which flew better because it had less drag. The 50X looked cooler and sleeker but wind tunnel tests long after...
Forum: ParkFlyers 04-22-2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,257
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Spektrum DX5e for the win! It's been a great...

Spektrum DX5e for the win! It's been a great radio. Every time I feel like I might need an upgrade I end up buying a plane instead.
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 04-22-2015, 09:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 524
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Super! There are advantages to living in a major...

Super! There are advantages to living in a major metropolitan area and being able to organize a contest like this is one. Enjoy and let us know how it went. Photos would be great!
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 04-22-2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,107
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Eflite Whipit UM DLG!!

Okay, I did the obligatory search here, including the "site:wattflyer.com whipit" Google site search and........nothing at all.

Is NOBODY excited about the impending release of a Horizon UM discus...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-05-2015, 10:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 325
Posted By Rockin Robbins
If you like HeadsUpRC then you have to LOVE...

If you like HeadsUpRC then you have to LOVE MotoCalc and Drive Calculator, because that's how they world too. They forget all about manufacturer published numbers and so long as the component is in...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-01-2015, 09:40 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,323
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Go Gunny, go! What a fun thread!

Go Gunny, go! What a fun thread!
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-01-2015, 09:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 325
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Not even close. The best two programs are a paid...

Not even close. The best two programs are a paid program, MotoCalc, and a free program, Drive Calculator, which are based on test results. The Achilles heel of calculaton programs is that they rely...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-27-2015, 08:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 672
Posted By Rockin Robbins
While gunny has it wrong that you need to keep...

While gunny has it wrong that you need to keep the wings flat in a turn (that does increase chances of a stall, logic doesn't work here) but with a scale glider you really are trying to fly a pig....
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