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Forum: Scale E-Powered Aircraft 01-31-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,944
Posted By E-Challenged
PS: I'm only getting about 5 minutes duration on...

PS: I'm only getting about 5 minutes duration on the two 2200mah 3S lipos in series but power is sufficient for easy loops. Old geared AF motor is pulling 30 amps at WOT starting at 24.8 volts and...
Forum: Video Parking lot 10-02-2013, 06:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 512
Posted By E-Challenged
1943 Video on Building and Testing of J-3 Cubs

27 Minutes long but very interesting, you will appreciate those old yellow airplanes.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6q1VKsTeKQ
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-03-2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,942
Posted By E-Challenged
Don't buy cheap RC stuff and risk crashing. Some...

Don't buy cheap RC stuff and risk crashing. Some brands and models of 2.4GHz receivers are more sensitive to dips in supply voltage and go into reset(brownout) where others don't. Read up on...
Forum: Scale E-Powered Aircraft 08-19-2012, 09:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,339
Posted By E-Challenged
Some Ideas for Dummy Cub Engine

I have an old Sig 1/6 Cub electric conversion project that I'll be resuming shortly. Made dummy engine cylinders and "shadow boxes" inset in the cowl for cylinders to mount to. Shrouds are made of...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-03-2012, 05:45 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 11,091
Posted By E-Challenged
If I were a young beginner, wanting to dabble in...

If I were a young beginner, wanting to dabble in the hobby a little, I would not want to bother with AMA and club membership, dues and rules. Most of us silverbacks started alone in a vacant field...
Forum: Beginners 02-05-2012, 08:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 643
Posted By E-Challenged
I tried down-elevator offset mix with flaps on my...

I tried down-elevator offset mix with flaps on my PZ Reliant. Too many variables, i.e. air speed, headwinds, flap angles, crosswinds.I do better with manual elevator stick and/or elevator trim. (I...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 08-11-2011, 07:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 547
Posted By E-Challenged
Going Back to Thunder Power

I have had a rash of Asian assembled 2200mah and 1300mah high-C rated packs puff up after 4-6 months of gentle usage and balance charging. I ordered three 2100 3S 25 C and two 1300 3S 25 C packs...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-07-2011, 06:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,401
Posted By E-Challenged
Find somebody who is actively flying brushless...

Find somebody who is actively flying brushless motors and have him test your motor if you can't wait for a speed control, etc. It's a good idea to check operation as soon as you buy motors, etc so...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-16-2011, 05:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,490
Posted By E-Challenged
My own experience with short-nosed large radial...

My own experience with short-nosed large radial engined models including the Gee Bee Model E and P-26 Peashooter is that you need enough power to spin a large prop that can overcome prop-blanking and...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-24-2010, 07:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,108
Posted By E-Challenged
Max, Watt Flyer and other forum groups...

Max,

Watt Flyer and other forum groups have a few user members that seem to have tunnel vision and are looking for a place to hang out with others having the same vision of the hobby. Many seem...
Forum: Vintage and old timer models 04-03-2010, 03:43 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 19,165
Posted By E-Challenged
DE Aerotrol and Ace Pulse Commander

Sent for a DE Aerotrol "short" kit of parts about 1955 to build a "CW" transmitter and one gas tube receiver with "sensitive relay" to operate an "escapement". Fabrcated a case for XMTR from...
Forum: Scale E-Powered Aircraft 08-07-2009, 07:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,651
Posted By E-Challenged
Try to build and equip as light weight as...

Try to build and equip as light weight as possible, especially tail structure. Consider covering with Monocoat chrome iron on scrubbed with green Scotchbrite to simulate aluminium skin. ( Chrome...
Forum: Scale E-Powered Aircraft 08-04-2009, 05:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,651
Posted By E-Challenged
Berkeley had a 48" w/s Ercoupe, it was designed...

Berkeley had a 48" w/s Ercoupe, it was designed as a fairly heavy .15 glow powered R/C model. Berkeley plans, alone, do not include patterns for all parts. You see Berkeley plans offered on Ebay...
Forum: Scale E-Powered Aircraft 06-11-2009, 06:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 13,816
Posted By E-Challenged
Dummy Jugs, Etc

Started model 30 years ago, lost interest. Continued last year making, mounting AF 25 geared motor, making dummy engine, instrument panel and latching side door, home remodel intervened. About to...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-03-2009, 04:44 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,765
Posted By E-Challenged
You can probably add talcum powder to the WBPU to...

You can probably add talcum powder to the WBPU to get the equivalent of sanding sealer. Use the unscented form of talcum unless you want your model to smell like a baby. It's been some time since...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 04-03-2009, 04:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,753
Posted By E-Challenged
I just bought a Cell Pro 10S from FMA Direct....

I just bought a Cell Pro 10S from FMA Direct. Note that it is limited to just Lipo and A123 chemistries. I wanted a charger that had dual outputs like my Hobbico Elite, plus built-in balancing...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-04-2008, 01:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,720
Posted By E-Challenged
If you'd like to try mild aerobatics the MM...

If you'd like to try mild aerobatics the MM Switchback Sport is easy to build and fly, has some dihedral for stability. When you get good, you can build and install the "3D" fully symmetrical wing...
Forum: Scale E-Powered Aircraft 06-25-2008, 04:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,966
Posted By E-Challenged
Pat Tritle Designs

Pat's designs are purposely designed for lightness. If built as-designed with recommended power, battery systems and covering material, they can take off and be flown scale-like in confined spaces ,...
Forum: Warbird Electrics 04-23-2008, 02:22 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,925
Posted By E-Challenged
The Pat Tritle short kit for the Dauntless is...

The Pat Tritle short kit for the Dauntless is designed for small inexpensive and light electric power systems. You can order the short kit on his website, Google "Pat's Custom Models". It's not...
Forum: Scale E-Powered Aircraft 02-28-2008, 04:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,732
Posted By E-Challenged
Bipe Advice

Follow kit directions about motor thrust angles and control surface throws. Make sure top wing is set up at proper angles on the cabanes. Now warps allowed.
Avoid tail heaviness during the build and...
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