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Forum: Beginners 04-15-2016, 12:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,710
Posted By Brian VT
I don't know why I didn't mention the Slow Stick...

I don't know why I didn't mention the Slow Stick either.
I've been flying for a few years and have many intermediate/advanced planes now but I just now got a Slow Stick and they're a blast! I don't...
Forum: Beginners 04-14-2016, 12:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,710
Posted By Brian VT
I'll have whatever they're drinking. :D I'm...

I'll have whatever they're drinking. :D

I'm more of the school that the bigger they are the harder they fall.
You will crash. Something like a UMX Radian or Champ will survive many crashes and...
Forum: Beginners 02-23-2016, 01:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 620
Posted By Brian VT
Floats are a risky proposition if you're not...

Floats are a risky proposition if you're not "greasing" all of your landings yet.
(I did say, "If".)
A 3" ripple on the water is a 30" "wave" when you scale it. And it doesn't take much of a...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 01-16-2016, 03:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 506
Posted By Brian VT
Very cool! They def. be trippin' on the ground.

Very cool! They def. be trippin' on the ground.
Forum: Seaplanes E-Powered 01-01-2016, 01:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,098
Posted By Brian VT
Bummer. When I nosed my Polaris in, the weight...

Bummer.
When I nosed my Polaris in, the weight of the motor broke the tail off at the base.
Forum: Seaplanes E-Powered 12-23-2015, 01:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,098
Posted By Brian VT
Same thing here with my Seawind and Polaris. ...

Same thing here with my Seawind and Polaris.
Both lawn-darted hard into the lake ice. :( Lots of pieces to pick up.
I do like this style plane for year-round flying.
I have a Polaris XL for this...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-16-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,279
Posted By Brian VT
Same as with guns.

Same as with guns.
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 12-16-2015, 03:04 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,679
Posted By Brian VT
I'm thinking the clothes dryer might not be a bad...

I'm thinking the clothes dryer might not be a bad place either.
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 12-16-2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,843
Posted By Brian VT
Store mode on my charger (Hyperion 0606i) leaves...

Store mode on my charger (Hyperion 0606i) leaves my lipos at 3.9v/cell and then they usually "rebound" to 3.92 +/-
Is this fine or do I need to also run them in discharge mode after to get them down...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 12-15-2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,679
Posted By Brian VT
So a fridge is not going to be any better than my...

So a fridge is not going to be any better than my Coleman cooler (cheaper and smaller) and, either way, my lipos will still have to endure sub-0 temps.
I guess I will plan to bring the cooler in the...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 12-14-2015, 11:09 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,679
Posted By Brian VT
The dilemma about storing is what bothers me. I...

The dilemma about storing is what bothers me. I store them in metal tool boxes.
Storing them in the house is not recommended but my detached garage is unheated and temps often get down to below 0...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 12-14-2015, 10:54 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,679
Posted By Brian VT
On that note... After flying yesterday I was...

On that note...
After flying yesterday I was charging all my lipos to storage charge.
All was going as usual and I put another 2200/3s on the charger.
It beeped at me and said "Balance voltage...
Forum: Seaplanes E-Powered 12-14-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,098
Posted By Brian VT
Subscribed. [popcorn]

Subscribed. [popcorn]
Forum: General Electric Discussions 11-25-2015, 05:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 908
Posted By Brian VT
Since you will likely get your thumbs back...

Since you will likely get your thumbs back quickly, have you considered
the Multiplex Fun Cub ? It can be a trainer and a whole lot more.
If you're just looking for RTF and/or stabilizer then...
Forum: Beginners 11-12-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,651
Posted By Brian VT
Bixler is good too. Just remember...the bigger...

Bixler is good too.
Just remember...the bigger they are, the harder they fall. That's why I mentioned the Hobbyzone Champ.
One of your biggest concerns is to keep the plane close to you. At a...
Forum: Beginners 11-12-2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,651
Posted By Brian VT
It doesn't sound like you have the knowledge to...

It doesn't sound like you have the knowledge to determine that.
Where they failed was in selling you a plane that was inappropriate for your skill level.
Forum: Beginners 11-12-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,651
Posted By Brian VT
I would recommend you start with something like a...

I would recommend you start with something like a Hobbyzone Champ or an Ares Gamma 370. Then upgrade the Gamma 370 to the Pro (add ailerons and more powerful motor).
After you master a high-wing...
Forum: Beginners 11-12-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,651
Posted By Brian VT
Yes. Put this plane away for a long time. If you...

Yes. Put this plane away for a long time. If you get it flying you will likely destroy it.
Forum: Beginners 11-12-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,651
Posted By Brian VT
...and this plane is still in one piece?...

...and this plane is still in one piece? :confused:


If you had managed to get it in the air it probably wouldn't have been up for long.
You need to place the battery where it will get the...
Forum: General RC items For Sale and WTB 10-25-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,533
Posted By Brian VT
Someone I work with might be going down to...

Someone I work with might be going down to Hopatcong area next week.
Maybe we can set up a meet.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-19-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,736
Posted By Brian VT
That is the issue. I used spray contact adhesive...

That is the issue. I used spray contact adhesive and taped the front and back. It was starting to separate just before I lawn-darted it :oops: (not related). It worked really well while it was...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-19-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,736
Posted By Brian VT
Plastic report covers work well, many colors...

Plastic report covers work well, many colors available, and are light.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-25-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,195
Posted By Brian VT
Sounds like a better choice would be to pack the...

Sounds like a better choice would be to pack the Sukhoi away until you've mastered the Apprentice.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-24-2015, 08:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 736
Posted By Brian VT
My buddy (expert pilot) flies his Fun Cub like a...

My buddy (expert pilot) flies his Fun Cub like a 3D plane. It's a blast to watch yet it can be flown like a trainer.
It's a whole lot bigger than a Gamma though. (more to store/haul and more...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-14-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 533
Posted By Brian VT
Very cool.

Very cool.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-23-2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,736
Posted By Brian VT
Might want to add a heat sink. Mine needed it.

Might want to add a heat sink. Mine needed it.
Forum: ParkFlyers 07-23-2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,253
Posted By Brian VT
Look into installing it backwards. It moves the...

Look into installing it backwards. It moves the wheels forward a bit.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-16-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 863
Posted By Brian VT
I was wondering the same thing. [popcorn]

I was wondering the same thing. [popcorn]
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-15-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 863
Posted By Brian VT
6 feet should be fine. Point antenna away from...

6 feet should be fine. Point antenna away from brick.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-15-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 863
Posted By Brian VT
Turn DX6i off. Power the brick and wait until...

Turn DX6i off.
Power the brick and wait until it's flashing.
Hold trainer switch on DX6i. Turn on DX6i. Release trainer switch after a few beeps.
It should bind within a few seconds. Very simple....
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