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Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-06-2014, 04:57 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,714
Posted By mclarkson
The wing, she is finished. :) ...

The wing, she is finished. :)
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Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 06-25-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,714
Posted By mclarkson
I haven't. It's half about the time, and half...

I haven't. It's half about the time, and half about the nerves. :)
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 06-18-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,714
Posted By mclarkson
A question for you more experienced guys and...

A question for you more experienced guys and gals. I've never covered a plane before. We're planning on a design similar to this:

http://www.stevensaero.com/images/T/IMGP4273-01.jpg

How do you...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 06-08-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,714
Posted By mclarkson
I gave serious thought to 'forgetting' to mention...

I gave serious thought to 'forgetting' to mention this part. :)
Forum: Warbird Electrics 05-29-2014, 03:05 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,163
Posted By mclarkson
Nice. The only Dynam I've ever had is my 1270mm...

Nice. The only Dynam I've ever had is my 1270mm Dynam Gee Bee Sportster which is one of the sweetest, best behaved planes I've ever flown. I'd ask you how you like their warplanes, but it's obvious...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-27-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 4,975
Views: 443,133
Posted By mclarkson
Welcome, and congrats on winning your fight! ...

Welcome, and congrats on winning your fight!

You said 'small 3D plane.' I'm not sure what your level of experience is with RC airplanes but, just in case, let me point out that the smaller they...
Forum: Foamies 04-22-2014, 03:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 749
Posted By mclarkson
Thanks for the info. I've only ever used very...

Thanks for the info. I've only ever used very lightweight (0.55oz) glass and that only a few times.
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 03-29-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 770
Posted By mclarkson
I'm pretty sure that Hobby People's popular Phase...

I'm pretty sure that Hobby People's popular Phase 3 Squall (http://www.hobbypeople.net/index.php/rc-planes/airplanes/edf-jets/phase-3-squall-kit-with-thrust-vector-included-no-motor-fan-esc.html) and...
Forum: Beginners 03-06-2014, 04:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 476
Posted By mclarkson
He was talking about the input voltage. (Roughly...

He was talking about the input voltage. (Roughly speaking, the more cells, the higher the voltage.)

Some ESCs will handle, say, 3-cell or 4-cell batteries. Some will handle 2-cell batteries. Some...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-04-2014, 02:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 441
Posted By mclarkson
That's pretty much my understanding as well. The...

That's pretty much my understanding as well. The worst reception possible is when the Tx and Rx antennae are pointing directly at each other.
Forum: ParkFlyers 12-27-2013, 02:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 681
Posted By mclarkson
Glad to hear it helped a bit, at least. :)

Glad to hear it helped a bit, at least. :)
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-09-2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 15,882
Posted By mclarkson
Congrats!

Congrats!
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-01-2013, 10:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,360
Posted By mclarkson
That's a very cool plane. Good luck with the...

That's a very cool plane. Good luck with the build!
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 11-15-2013, 10:08 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 6,261
Posted By mclarkson
A pretty amazing re-build there. Best of luck...

A pretty amazing re-build there. Best of luck with the maiden!
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-29-2013, 08:52 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 6,261
Posted By mclarkson
That's some tall gear! :D Now go fly it!

That's some tall gear! :D Now go fly it!
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-23-2013, 04:18 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 6,261
Posted By mclarkson
Can you move the rear/main gear backwards at all?...

Can you move the rear/main gear backwards at all? The closer it is to the prop, the less the prop will dip when you rotate.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-24-2013, 08:11 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 6,261
Posted By mclarkson
For non-structural bits, you can even go with...

For non-structural bits, you can even go with white poster board.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-20-2013, 10:12 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 6,261
Posted By mclarkson
That's lookin' really sharp, Chellie!

That's lookin' really sharp, Chellie!
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-19-2013, 02:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,989
Posted By mclarkson
That's looking pretty wicked.

That's looking pretty wicked.
Forum: Foamies 08-25-2013, 05:31 AM
Replies: 5,549
Views: 338,510
Posted By mclarkson
Was there a rush to get some gliders up before it...

Was there a rush to get some gliders up before it faded out? :D
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-25-2013, 02:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,080
Posted By mclarkson
Calculations will only get you close; you'll have...

Calculations will only get you close; you'll have to test in the real world to be sure.

The pitch tells you - in theory - how far forward the prop pulls the plane with every revolution. So a prop...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-24-2013, 10:40 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,080
Posted By mclarkson
So ... that's a 7-cell lipo on a 400kV motor???

So ... that's a 7-cell lipo on a 400kV motor???
Forum: Beginners 08-12-2013, 12:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 757
Posted By mclarkson
D/R == dual rate. Yours is set so that, in one...

D/R == dual rate. Yours is set so that, in one position, the aileron moves 70% of its full mechanical travel range. In the other position, it moves 100% of its full range.

Expo == exponential. It...
Forum: Warbird Electrics 08-07-2013, 10:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,124
Posted By mclarkson
I cannot count the number of crashes I haven't...

I cannot count the number of crashes I haven't had for just that reason. I would say, the way I fly, it's probably about one per flight. :D
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-04-2013, 11:33 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,303
Posted By mclarkson
I've never heard of plain ol' heat causing...

I've never heard of plain ol' heat causing problems. I live in Kansas. We can't match your humidity but it gets to 110+ in the summer. (Hot glue melts off the planes - I don't use it.)

LiPos will...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-04-2013, 11:16 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,303
Posted By mclarkson
I do NOT recommend NiCads. The danger of LiPos is...

I do NOT recommend NiCads. The danger of LiPos is often really over-stated. If you use a proper charger you are almost certainly fine. (In three years and countless charges on dozens and dozens of...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-23-2013, 05:14 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,015
Posted By mclarkson
Great to hear it!

Great to hear it!
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-21-2013, 10:23 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,719
Posted By mclarkson
Yes. The kV rating is inherent to the motor...

Yes. The kV rating is inherent to the motor itself. It is the theoretical unloaded rotation speed of that motor per volt of input. By unloaded, I mean without a propeller.

Let’s look at a 1000kV...
Forum: Foamies 07-17-2013, 04:35 AM
Replies: 3,737
Views: 400,876
Posted By mclarkson
Congrats!

Congrats!
Forum: Foamies 07-15-2013, 01:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,227
Posted By mclarkson
Warning: standard, cheap hot glue is not a...

Warning: standard, cheap hot glue is not a reliable bond if you have weather that is too hot. If I put a model in my trunk and drive 15-20 minutes to the flying field in weather over 100 degrees,...
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