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Forum: Crash and Safety Forum Yesterday, 04:50 PM
Replies: 1,961
Views: 192,960
Posted By xmech2k
Sorry to hear that Hawk. 2 planes lost signal? Do...

Sorry to hear that Hawk. 2 planes lost signal? Do you suspect your tx or something else? That would be troubling.
Forum: Crash and Safety Forum 08-26-2015, 03:59 AM
Replies: 1,961
Views: 192,960
Posted By xmech2k
Well, hope the aftermath wasn't too bad.

Well, hope the aftermath wasn't too bad.
Forum: Crash and Safety Forum 08-25-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 1,961
Views: 192,960
Posted By xmech2k
Ummm, is that fuzzy thing with horns a rarely...

Ummm, is that fuzzy thing with horns a rarely seen gremlin, removing the battery from your plane in-flight?
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 08-24-2015, 12:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 427
Posted By xmech2k
Sorry again for the mishap, crxmanpat. ...

Sorry again for the mishap, crxmanpat.

Quorneng, yes, the German Air Force experience with the 104 is what I was referring to. I thought they wound up trying to use them in ground attack roles....
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-23-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 15,178
Posted By xmech2k
Looks great, Nigel! Thanks for sharing.

Looks great, Nigel! Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Beginners 08-23-2015, 07:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 206
Posted By xmech2k
Another idea: Are you using the same batteries...

Another idea: Are you using the same batteries your Cub's been using? They may be toast. Do you have a wattmeter or at least a batt checker that plugs into the balance plug of the battery? Plug in...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 08-23-2015, 01:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 427
Posted By xmech2k
I got a chance to assemble my 104 last night....

I got a chance to assemble my 104 last night. Maidened and got a 2nd flight in today. Wow! I'm very happy with this one. Barely needed trimming. Flies great. Easier than My E-Flite F-4. And I can't...
Forum: Humor 08-21-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 190
Posted By xmech2k
:D:p>

:D:p>
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 08-21-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 427
Posted By xmech2k
Thanks for the great write-up, crx! The tips will...

Thanks for the great write-up, crx! The tips will help when I assemble mine. I also painted my elev and rud servos, but instead of mixing paints, I used Testors Flat Brown #1166 and it looks like a...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-20-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 15,178
Posted By xmech2k
+1! Wish I had more time to build my own, but I...

+1! Wish I had more time to build my own, but I appreciate them all. Cheap, expensive, big, small, whatever!
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-19-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 15,178
Posted By xmech2k
Glad to see it Nigel! Sorry to hear about the...

Glad to see it Nigel! Sorry to hear about the little mishap but glad to see it was easily fixed. I guess there's a reason those were renamed crap-o-techs!

My XF5U I built for the contest is still...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-18-2015, 09:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 680
Posted By xmech2k
Yeah. If a light doesn't work in your car, are...

Yeah. If a light doesn't work in your car, are you going to start chasing wires first, or check the light bulb? Is the CG right? KISS method.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-18-2015, 03:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 680
Posted By xmech2k
[popcorn] Great stuff! I'm still rooting for...

[popcorn] Great stuff!

I'm still rooting for Nigel's solution. CG.
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 08-06-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 193
Posted By xmech2k
No login retention problem here. As mentioned...

No login retention problem here. As mentioned above, a few others and myself noted several weeks ago the slow loading of the 'new posts' page. Not nearly enough to keep me away, but a few of our...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-30-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,718
Posted By xmech2k
You mean their intentions? As far as the...

You mean their intentions?

As far as the hobby being more important than the camera, I see it as the merging of 2 hobbies. RC flight and photography/videography. (And yes I use the term RC flight...
Forum: Multi-Rotors 07-23-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,461
Posted By xmech2k
I'm still amazed at the uproar over the gun quad...

I'm still amazed at the uproar over the gun quad video. Not because of what it is, but because IIRC, I saw a similar video a year or 2 back, the guy sounded like he had a Russian accent or similar....
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-21-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 2,315
Views: 165,008
Posted By xmech2k
Love the color scheme, Porcia! Enjoy!

Love the color scheme, Porcia! Enjoy!
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 07-20-2015, 10:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 584
Posted By xmech2k
Try to get a wattmeter (or battery checker) that...

Try to get a wattmeter (or battery checker) that can also plug into the balance plug of the battery and tell you individual cell voltages. That way you can plug it in, run up the plane and see what...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-16-2015, 07:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 410
Posted By xmech2k
'...the reversing drill...'? What reversing drill...

'...the reversing drill...'? What reversing drill have you tried? I understand for some of those micro linear servos there is some way to reverse them, but did you try to just reverse it in your tx?...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-12-2015, 04:26 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,084
Posted By xmech2k
You weren't trying to take off down wind, were...

You weren't trying to take off down wind, were you?
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-11-2015, 09:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 427
Posted By xmech2k
Ignore what? ...

Ignore what?

http://darkcornernews.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/06/bush_confused.jpg
Forum: Crash and Safety Forum 07-05-2015, 11:47 PM
Replies: 1,961
Views: 192,960
Posted By xmech2k
You can fix her! I cracked mine up early on by...

You can fix her! I cracked mine up early on by pulling up while flying inverted and low... Wing cracked almost in half, fuselage also cracked almost in half behind the cockpit. Broken prop, cowl,...
Forum: Indoor & Micro Electric Planes 07-01-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 458
Posted By xmech2k
Ok, just checking. Glad you found the problem....

Ok, just checking. Glad you found the problem. Bummer you seem to have got a lemon from a usually good manufacturer.
Forum: Beginners 07-01-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,049
Posted By xmech2k
Well, at least Fishbonez also noticed the...

Well, at least Fishbonez also noticed the possibility of a cell tower nearby. (Thanks Fish) I've never flown near one, but I've heard plenty of stories of people who lose signal to their aircraft...
Forum: Indoor & Micro Electric Planes 07-01-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 458
Posted By xmech2k
You know in all prop planes they have to have the...

You know in all prop planes they have to have the thrust angle down and to the right? At least on the ones with clock-wise turning props(from pilot's point of view) to compensate for p-factor. Unless...
Forum: Beginners 07-01-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,049
Posted By xmech2k
At 38 seconds, there's a building with a tower....

At 38 seconds, there's a building with a tower. Is that a cell phone tower? And when you lost control, it looks like that was the closest you got to it.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-27-2015, 02:53 AM
Replies: 2,315
Views: 165,008
Posted By xmech2k
I finally have my Multiplex Tucan ready to fly. I...

I finally have my Multiplex Tucan ready to fly. I tried to maiden it Sunday, but the strong, direct crosswind put me off of flying anything that day. Will try again tomorrow morning. I searched for...
Forum: Power Systems 06-26-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 354
Posted By xmech2k
That's the key. I personally have a budget where...

That's the key. I personally have a budget where I'm not really interested either even though I appreciate the design work that's gone into them, but ColdWarBrony is. Maybe due to budget, maybe he...
Forum: Power Systems 06-26-2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 354
Posted By xmech2k
JPF, the swappables are already designed on...

JPF, the swappables are already designed on FliteTest.com. You can order kits or just download free plans if you want. They have several available, even one pretty cool twin cargo plane. I agree...
Forum: Power Systems 06-26-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 354
Posted By xmech2k
Brony, it sounds like you're expecting the rx to...

Brony, it sounds like you're expecting the rx to have a bec in it, but BEC's aren't something in rx's. They're in most esc's. Check the specs for your esc. And Chellie, I hope you can forgive me for...
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