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Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-21-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 307
Posted By mclarkson
I suspect the crane is more of a safety line,...

I suspect the crane is more of a safety line, there to save the model if it loses lift (or its mind.)
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-20-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 900
Posted By mclarkson
Very cool project.

Very cool project.
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 08-19-2014, 11:54 PM
Replies: 1,955
Sticky: 100+ MPH Club
Views: 180,538
Posted By mclarkson
At least check out RC Speedo...

At least check out RC Speedo (http://www.xioptics.com/james/rcspeedo/more.php). It works pretty well, is easy to use and (I believe) free.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-19-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 4,982
Views: 447,202
Posted By mclarkson
Welcome! The technology has changed but,...

Welcome! The technology has changed but, fortunately, it's easier than ever to fly.

There are some plans on that other forum (http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1008310). :)
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 08-19-2014, 03:46 AM
Replies: 1,955
Sticky: 100+ MPH Club
Views: 180,538
Posted By mclarkson
Well, let's see. 100 MPH is roughly 50...

Well, let's see. 100 MPH is roughly 50 yards/second. So, at 100 MPH, it should take just a scosh over 2 seconds, goal to goal. 1.3 seconds would mean a speed of around 160 MPH.

I suspect you've...
Forum: Foamies 08-18-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 3,752
Views: 406,990
Posted By mclarkson
Looks sweet, as always. Gotta link to the plans?

Looks sweet, as always. Gotta link to the plans?
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-18-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,244
Posted By mclarkson
Congrats!

Congrats!
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-15-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 380
Posted By mclarkson
I don't have much advice to offer - that plane is...

I don't have much advice to offer - that plane is largely beyond my area of expertise - but I do want to wish you the best of luck with the project. I missed the chance at something similar and have...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-15-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 1,815
Views: 107,727
Posted By mclarkson
Thank you, sir!

Thank you, sir!
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-15-2014, 02:59 AM
Replies: 1,815
Views: 107,727
Posted By mclarkson
Something a little different. :D 64WFqBc5GO8

Something a little different. :D

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Forum: Crash and Safety Forum 08-13-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 1,803
Views: 153,927
Posted By mclarkson
I munged my Parkzone SE5 pretty well yesterday....

I munged my Parkzone SE5 pretty well yesterday. As I was rolling for takeoff, I increased power and the propeller came loose and flew away. The plane smacked into the curb pretty hard and did a lot...
Forum: Beginners 08-08-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 424
Posted By mclarkson
Horizon Hobby offers arguably the best support in...

Horizon Hobby offers arguably the best support in the industry, which is something to factor into a discussion about "bestness."
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-06-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 288
Posted By mclarkson
Horizon is known for their great customer...

Horizon is known for their great customer support. Glad they're sorting this out for you.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-05-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 193
Posted By mclarkson
I belly-land on grass all the time. Most of my...

I belly-land on grass all the time. Most of my planes use prop savers.
Forum: Beginners 08-03-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 192
Posted By mclarkson
Wilcommen!

Wilcommen!
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 08-02-2014, 01:44 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,911
Posted By mclarkson
Thanks - I'll give 'em a look.

Thanks - I'll give 'em a look.
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 08-01-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,911
Posted By mclarkson
It's just ... MAN! I literally finished three...

It's just ... MAN! I literally finished three planes in the last two months built around that battery.
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 07-31-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,911
Posted By mclarkson
ARGHHH!!!!! I really like CHL's batteries,...

ARGHHH!!!!!

I really like CHL's batteries, despite their weird sizes. In fact, I've now built four or five planes specifically around their 850mAh 2-cell batteries, with weirdly sized battery...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-30-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 1,815
Views: 107,727
Posted By mclarkson
Thanks. Hatcam FTW! :)

Thanks. Hatcam FTW! :)
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-30-2014, 03:02 AM
Replies: 1,815
Views: 107,727
Posted By mclarkson
https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-...

https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/t31.0-8/10531377_666994480042587_6499444025587232000_o.jpg

My latest is a little scratch-built 24" flying wing, made from a single sheet of...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-29-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 1,815
Views: 107,727
Posted By mclarkson
Congratulations. It looks like a sweet plane.

Congratulations. It looks like a sweet plane.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-28-2014, 01:10 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,926
Posted By mclarkson
Thanks for asking, but we're still stalled out....

Thanks for asking, but we're still stalled out. Waiting for my wife to make the final call on the trim, and for both of us to have a little spare time.

Soon!
Forum: Combat 07-27-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 360
Posted By mclarkson
But you had fun, right? :D

But you had fun, right? :D
Forum: Foamies 07-27-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 3,752
Views: 406,990
Posted By mclarkson
It handles pretty well now, George. I had some...

It handles pretty well now, George. I had some serious problems getting it set up, though. :)

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Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-26-2014, 02:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 243
Posted By mclarkson
Generally, if you're hearing the tones the motor...

Generally, if you're hearing the tones the motor is hooked up.
Forum: Warbird Electrics 07-25-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 759
Posted By mclarkson
I only own the SE5 but it's my understanding that...

I only own the SE5 but it's my understanding that most people find it a slightly better flier than the Alby.
Forum: Foamies 07-25-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 3,752
Views: 406,990
Posted By mclarkson
Here's my latest, a 24" flying wing which I built...

Here's my latest, a 24" flying wing which I built with a new (to me) method.

I picked an airfoil and then cut 1/4" off the outside - the approximate thickness of Dollar Tree foam sans paper. I cut...
Forum: Beginners 07-25-2014, 04:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 229
Posted By mclarkson
This. Very generally speaking, forward CGs...

This.

Very generally speaking, forward CGs are more stable / less responsive. Rearward CGs are less stable / more responsive.

Even if we have identical planes, you might prefer yours to be a...
Forum: Foamies 07-24-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 331
Posted By mclarkson
I flew a biplane once without realizing the...

I flew a biplane once without realizing the bottom port wing was snapped completely in half. :)
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 07-24-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 632
Posted By mclarkson
Congratulations, mate! As you said, the...

Congratulations, mate! As you said, the anhedral's working just fine. :)
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