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Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft Today, 12:20 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,962
Posted By FlyWheel
Build Review Surprisingly no. The joiner tube was bent forward...

Surprisingly no. The joiner tube was bent forward slightly in the crash, but I was able to straighten that out at the field. Strike one up for the strength of these wings, I was terrified it would...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-02-2015, 10:11 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,962
Posted By FlyWheel
d:oops:uble p:oops:st

d:oops:uble p:oops:st
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-02-2015, 10:09 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,962
Posted By FlyWheel
Build Review Nice day today, still hot (95F) but low humidity...

Nice day today, still hot (95F) but low humidity thanks to the breeze coming out of the north, so I got more done on the Skimmer today. Cut and fit the new front former, got the corner braces fitted...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-02-2015, 09:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 448
Posted By FlyWheel
Addendum: ...If you're using a 2.4 GHz system.

Addendum: ...If you're using a 2.4 GHz system.
Forum: Humor 07-30-2015, 10:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 197
Posted By FlyWheel
You had me going there for a second! L:QL

You had me going there for a second! L:QL
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-29-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,519
Posted By FlyWheel
Not condemning you, as you acted correctly by...

Not condemning you, as you acted correctly by immediately downing your birds. But as you were within the 5 mile zone did you think to notify the airport that you intended to periodically fly your...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-29-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,519
Posted By FlyWheel
Since 99% of the "RC problem" is with amateur...

Since 99% of the "RC problem" is with amateur drone (multirotor and/or FPV) mis-use, then the answer is plain: Limit them to professional or non-profit organizations who must first apply and be...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-28-2015, 11:19 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,962
Posted By FlyWheel
Build Review Lets hope so! Finally got around to the...

Lets hope so!

Finally got around to the repairs today, starting with the nose. I'm leaving the tail for last to make it easier to throw the fuselage around.
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It's not as bad as it...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 07-28-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 197
Posted By FlyWheel
Probably even simpler than that. There is no way...

Probably even simpler than that. There is no way such a small 'board' could generate enough lift to raise a fully grown man, just look up man lifting devices that have worked and you will see both...
Forum: Aerial Photography 07-24-2015, 03:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 177
Posted By FlyWheel
Talking I gotta new favorite hill!!

The Lacets de Montvernier (Laces of Mount Vernier) in the French Alps.
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And yes, this video is on topic, as it was shot from a drone! :D;-)
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 07-23-2015, 09:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 240
Posted By FlyWheel
That's what I was thinking.

That's what I was thinking.
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 07-23-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 240
Posted By FlyWheel
It's not the connectors coming in contact with...

It's not the connectors coming in contact with each other that worries me, it's some foreign object. They're safe when in a bag, obviously, but they are not always in a bag.

Using Plasti-Dip to...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-23-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,962
Posted By FlyWheel
Exclamation Damage report

Minimal, actually. The eppenage had come off, all I need to do there is glue it back on. As far as I can tell from the plans it was at the correct angle.

Only the front three inches of the nose...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 07-22-2015, 12:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 240
Posted By FlyWheel
Question Safety plugs for batteries?

You know those little plastic plugs that are made for household wall sockets so your toddler doesn't accidentally electrocute him(her)self? Does anyone make something similar for the plugs on our...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-20-2015, 03:03 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,962
Posted By FlyWheel
Oh, I aint giving up on it, I just need to...

Oh, I aint giving up on it, I just need to "Quincy" the thing to see if I can figure what went wrong first. I fully intend to rebuild her, she isn't that damaged, just the nose that needs to be...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-18-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,962
Posted By FlyWheel
Red face Well that didn't go as planned.

It's almost comedic, actually.
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This is why I don't like hand launching. ROG it just wouldn't have taken off. :(

As bad as it looks the damage isn't that severe. Motor shaft is still...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-16-2015, 11:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 475
Posted By FlyWheel
As many have stated, the Wattmeter is your best...

As many have stated, the Wattmeter is your best bet (you should use one everytime you build or change anything with a plane's PP).

As for your whistling, have you tried taping the gaps in the...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-16-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,962
Posted By FlyWheel
Possible maiden this weekend!

The weather looks to be good this Saturday, if it stays as forecasted. Calm air, nice temps and at least mostly sunny. I may even have a guy to 'film' it too! :D
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Forum: Beginners 07-08-2015, 02:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,872
Posted By FlyWheel
:D I'm proud to say that my 2011 Ford Ranger WAS...

:D I'm proud to say that my 2011 Ford Ranger WAS made by Ford (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Ranger_(North_America)), in their (now closed :sad: ) Twin Cities Minnesota plant.

Yeah, I know....
Forum: Beginners 07-05-2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 796
Posted By FlyWheel
Seriously? You go through all that trouble? ...

Seriously? You go through all that trouble?

What I do (with my HiTec Flash5X, although it should work with any brand/model) is after I have all the trims properly set for correct flight I just...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-03-2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 299
Posted By FlyWheel
Wink *Gasp!* You mean your transmitters don't tell you...

*Gasp!* You mean your transmitters don't tell you everything? :eek:

That was sarcasm, in case you didn't catch it.
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 07-03-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 200
Posted By FlyWheel
info Best battery(s) for field charging

This question gets asked a lot, so I thought that maybe there should be a sticky on the pros and cons of the various batteries that are used for charging our packs @ the field (as this thread is...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-02-2015, 12:16 AM
Replies: 2,276
Views: 161,119
Posted By FlyWheel
Red face I certainly hope so, I have been jealously...

I certainly hope so, I have been jealously watching calm mornings pass by as I was building her. Now of course it's all wind and storms. :roll:

I'm dying to see how the 'cambflexors' work in RL....
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-01-2015, 10:58 PM
Replies: 2,276
Views: 161,119
Posted By FlyWheel
Skimmer 600, just waiting for that elusive calm...

Skimmer 600, just waiting for that elusive calm day...;-)
...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-01-2015, 10:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 532
Posted By FlyWheel
Toilet bowls are too small to be affected by...

Toilet bowls are too small to be affected by Coriolis forces. The water swirls in the direction the designer of the toilet chooses to make it swirl in. :)
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 06-27-2015, 11:14 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,962
Posted By FlyWheel
And only 26 ounces AUW with the 1300MAh 3cell. I...

And only 26 ounces AUW with the 1300MAh 3cell. I lack the skill to do any 3D stuff, but when I held it vertical @ full throttle it felt like it could possibly hover with the 11x6. So that prop should...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 06-27-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,962
Posted By FlyWheel
Exclamation Ready for test flight!

I sent out a bulk letter to the other members of my club asking for a videographer, but so far the only two responses were negative. Anyone know how to aim and shoot with a small P&S camera while...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-26-2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 393
Posted By FlyWheel
????Maybe there is a certain size and/or RPM...

????Maybe there is a certain size and/or RPM below which balancing isn't significant enough to matter? If it runs smooth enough on the stand then that is sufficient. Personally, I would like to know...
Forum: Humor 06-26-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 387
Posted By FlyWheel
I never thought about that! But it certainly...

I never thought about that! But it certainly rings true. But that also brings about the next question.

Where did Opie come from (remember, this is an idyllic 1960's show based in the Bible Belt)?...
Forum: New Product Announcements 06-26-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 285
Posted By FlyWheel
I'v always wondered why no one has come up with a...

I'v always wondered why no one has come up with a true linear servo 'motor' (also knows as an actuator) for modeling yet. They cant be that much more complicated to make than the rotary type used now...
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