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Forum: Crash and Safety Forum Today, 05:43 AM
Replies: 1,841
Views: 171,625
Posted By Wildflyer
Makes you wonder what's in the bottle.

Makes you wonder what's in the bottle.
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 01-25-2015, 08:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 184
Posted By Wildflyer
Always use caution, the bungee is aimed at you.

I learned the hard way about a stake pulling out of the ground.
My histarts have a 100' long surgical tube of appropriate size for the model, and 400' of braided fishing line and a small chute....
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 01-25-2015, 05:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 184
Posted By Wildflyer
Are you trying to launch a EDF jet? This...

Are you trying to launch a EDF jet?

This bungee system is sold as a replacement for a couple of jets they have.

I have used much longer Histart launch systems for gliders 100's of times, as...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-22-2015, 06:30 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 819
Posted By Wildflyer
I am going to show your video to my electric...

I am going to show your video to my electric club, which meets tomorrow evening.
Forum: Video Parking lot 01-22-2015, 06:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 148
Posted By Wildflyer
I just got a message from Juan; "That was a...

I just got a message from Juan;

"That was a demonstration drop I did at the Yuma Aero modelers Airshow in 2010."

He is constantly trying to improve his jumper, he was changing something last...
Forum: Video Parking lot 01-21-2015, 11:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 148
Posted By Wildflyer
Little Juan, The RC skydiver

This is a member of the Thurston County Miniature Aircraft Association or as we call it TCMAA.

He is a great guy willing to help anyone, he is also our Safety Officer.

Juan has been doing Rc...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-21-2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 345
Posted By Wildflyer
Back then I figured I didn't like the...

Back then I figured I didn't like the survivability ratio of my FF experience, so I started building control line.

I still won't try a full free flight plane, I want some control.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-21-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 323
Posted By Wildflyer
By the way, Welcome to Wattflyer As you...

By the way,

Welcome to Wattflyer

As you can see, we will help you in any way we can.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-21-2015, 04:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 323
Posted By Wildflyer
I looked at 10 listings of this motor and they...

I looked at 10 listings of this motor and they all used the same picture, I can't see the back of the motor. It looks like a Y mount.

Three questions,
1. -- Does your motor have 3 or 4 places...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-21-2015, 03:44 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 819
Posted By Wildflyer
I was thinking of post #23 when I thought of a...

I was thinking of post #23 when I thought of a co2 unit supercooling it. It was just a guess on my part.

Our propane outdoor grill, caught fire with several dollars worth of steaks on it. My co2...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-20-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 819
Posted By Wildflyer
Unhappy Man that fire sucks

I have been told the only way to stop or at least contain a Lipo fire, is to bury the flaming battery in very fine sand. The man was an ex-fireman, and his home charging container, is a large terra...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-20-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 196
Posted By Wildflyer
Nigel, I think you need to work on your landings....

Nigel, I think you need to work on your landings. ;):)

All kidding aside, sometimes gliders are not as gentle flying as we expect them to be. I have made some spectacular crashes with my gliders,...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-20-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 2,088
Views: 133,246
Posted By Wildflyer
I agree with you Nigel, about the price of...

I agree with you Nigel, about the price of Hyperion gear. I have a friend that has Hyperion glider motors in all his egliders. When I looked them up I had a small heart problem, they are expensive....
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-20-2015, 04:53 AM
Replies: 2,088
Views: 133,246
Posted By Wildflyer
Hyperion Enigma 3D plane with Thrust Vector

I got in on the Hyperion sale at AlleRC.com, the values on the discontinued items were fantastic. This plane before the sale was $155, and while they lasted they were $45. These prices included the...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-19-2015, 03:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 345
Posted By Wildflyer
My first FF plane was a Berkeley Payee, 50" ws...

My first FF plane was a Berkeley Payee, 50" ws and a Cox Space Bug .049
I was 11 when I built it. It was also my first model plane I ever built. I didn't know how to build and cover a plan with...
Forum: Night Flying 01-16-2015, 06:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 214
Posted By Wildflyer
I am not using cat 5 or similar wire normally...

I am not using cat 5 or similar wire normally used inside walls because I don't want solid conductor wire.

Upon further inspection of the wire I have removed, reveals two totally different types....
Forum: Night Flying 01-16-2015, 04:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 214
Posted By Wildflyer
info Need some small wire? You probably already have it.

I wanted some small wire to power a few leds on a plane, but couldn't find anything reasonable in my stash.

Then I noticed a box on my shelf with old phone cords, the type between the phone and...
Forum: Vintage and old timer models 01-15-2015, 09:04 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 12,101
Posted By Wildflyer
Sorry I didn't have time to read all of the...

Sorry I didn't have time to read all of the post's

The Royal Rudderbug was kitted by Berkeley, I had one several years ago and then sold it to a guy in Italy, but I was too dumb to copy the plans....
Forum: Brushless Motor Construction 01-15-2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 196
Posted By Wildflyer
I don't believe it uses any battery power to stop...

I don't believe it uses any battery power to stop the motor.
I have not seen any increase in power drawn from battery when the motor is shut off, using or not using a motor brake function. There...
Forum: Washington 01-14-2015, 01:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,395
Posted By Wildflyer
I can use a chair while flying gliders, in fact I...

I can use a chair while flying gliders, in fact I have a fold-up chaise lounge just for the long high altitude flights. I just don't feel comfortable flying a high performance plane sitting down.
I...
Forum: Washington 01-09-2015, 11:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,395
Posted By Wildflyer
I haven't flown at our field nearly as much as I...

I haven't flown at our field nearly as much as I wanted to in the last few years. My right hip and left knee stopped me from standing up for very long. Soon after we built the new clubhouse, I had to...
Forum: Special Interest Aircraft 01-09-2015, 10:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 148
Posted By Wildflyer
Thumbs up A little beyond Estes Rocket motors

On a trip to Dallas TX. in Aug. 2013 I had to find every model shop I could.

This is what I found in a Remote Control Hobbies shop. :eek:
The shop is now unfortunately closed.

I will let the...
Forum: Humor 01-07-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 136
Posted By Wildflyer
OMG

OMG
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-04-2015, 09:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 460
Posted By Wildflyer
I hope to fly much more this summer, I had both...

I hope to fly much more this summer, I had both hip and knee replacement surgeries in 2014. If that proves true I will be definitely switching my aircraft packs to a two cell LiFe or A123. I haven't...
Forum: Aerial Photography 01-04-2015, 02:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 279
Posted By Wildflyer
If you can set the uBEC to a steady 4v then it...

If you can set the uBEC to a steady 4v then it would work.
5v or more into the camera may fry it.

If you measure the operating current of the camera, and measure the output voltage of the uBEC,...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-03-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 460
Posted By Wildflyer
I fully agree with fhhuber, I use a separate...

I fully agree with fhhuber, I use a separate battery pack on any plane with enough power to carry it. Your senior Telemaster would not notice it.

I don't have any LiFe batteries yet so I use a 5...
Forum: Aerial Photography 01-03-2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 279
Posted By Wildflyer
I have a device like this; ...

I have a device like this;

http://www.ebay.com/itm/DC-4-5-40V-To-5V-2A-USB-Charger-DC-DC-Step-down-Buck-Converter-Voltmeter-Module-/310984568475?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item48681fee9b

They...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-29-2014, 04:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 252
Posted By Wildflyer
I just measured a 2-56 threaded brass connector,...

I just measured a 2-56 threaded brass connector, it is 2.12 mm or 0.0835"

A 2 mm thread is 0.0785 which is only about 6% smaller but it is enough to cause problems if you mix them up. The first...
Forum: Foamies 12-29-2014, 03:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 325
Posted By Wildflyer
Call Horizon Hobby's support line. They have been...

Call Horizon Hobby's support line. They have been known to help new people even when all logic would say it was not there fault.

It is your cheapest thing to do because it is a free call...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 12-24-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 278
Posted By Wildflyer
That is VERY cool. From what I can see, you...

That is VERY cool.

From what I can see, you have done very nice work. You let the front face overhang the sides by a small amount which is great. Many people would have not done that. It is a lot...
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