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Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-09-2015, 01:35 AM
Replies: 2,225
Views: 155,668
Posted By LSP972
No pix of the Allusive ( can't tell much without...

No pix of the Allusive ( can't tell much without the wings on anyway), but everything else is already fitted to the Extra, so all I have to do is plug in everything, check the balance, and give her a...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-09-2015, 01:29 AM
Replies: 2,225
Views: 155,668
Posted By LSP972
Finally got to maiden my E-Flite Allusive...

Finally got to maiden my E-Flite Allusive yesterday. Freak day for March, mid-60s temp, severe clear sky, no wind. Where's a day like that when I have a normal airplane to maiden???

Anyway, I...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-23-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 291
Posted By LSP972
I have one of these, with the Power 32. IMO,...

I have one of these, with the Power 32.

IMO, the 32 is "just right"; plenty of power on 4S, but definitely NOT over-powered.

IOW, I think the 25 will fly it, but don't expect any crowd-wowing...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-23-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 465
Posted By LSP972
No loss to me; those bastids raped me, without...

No loss to me; those bastids raped me, without benefit of foreplay or lubrication, on a laptop computer once.

And their collective attitude was "Oh, well…"

Good riddance, as far as I'm...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 04-20-2014, 02:37 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,019
Posted By LSP972
Horizon is bad about this; very few of their...

Horizon is bad about this; very few of their electric models come with out a receiver.

In this case, the thing is so darn tiny a regular receiver (even a park flyer size) would be too large. I can...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 04-20-2014, 02:22 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,019
Posted By LSP972
Yeah, this DX5e is certainly a bare-bones radio....

Yeah, this DX5e is certainly a bare-bones radio. But no worries, as this little three-channel baby model "doan need no steenkin' fancy features"!

As you pointed out, the module probably would not...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 04-19-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,019
Posted By LSP972
Interesting. But the DX5e transmitter by itself...

Interesting. But the DX5e transmitter by itself was only 50 bucks... So I think I'll stay with apples/apples and limes/limes.

Thanks, guys, I learned a few things here.

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Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 04-19-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,019
Posted By LSP972
That's what I thought; sounded too good to be...

That's what I thought; sounded too good to be true.

Thanks.

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Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 04-19-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,019
Posted By LSP972
Futaba + Spektrum????

I don't want to seem like an idiot here… but I just read something that has me wondering.

I fly Futaba stuff; mainly a 12Z, with a few models still on an old 9Z upgraded to 2.4 but still have the...
Forum: Sport Planes (Formerly I/C & Gas Conversion) 04-14-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,618
Posted By LSP972
Yeah, well, moot point now. I'm in the process of...

Yeah, well, moot point now. I'm in the process of divesting myself of all my glow/gas stuff except for two airplanes that have sentimental value.

And I figured that, even with a part-time gig like...
Forum: Sport Planes (Formerly I/C & Gas Conversion) 04-13-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,618
Posted By LSP972
These were some great old kits. I have been...

These were some great old kits. I have been looking for a Peashooter for years; that one was primo for a 52 Surpass four stroke installation.

Now that I've gone e-power… oh well…

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Forum: Sport Planes (Formerly I/C & Gas Conversion) 03-18-2014, 11:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,142
Posted By LSP972
Well… it flies. Of course, by the time I got...

Well… it flies.

Of course, by the time I got to the field, the wind had kicked up; and by the time I was set up and ready to launch, it was blowing 15-20 mph, gusting to 25 mph, according to my...
Forum: Sport Planes (Formerly I/C & Gas Conversion) 03-18-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,142
Posted By LSP972
Maiden day!!! We got severe clear and light...

Maiden day!!! We got severe clear and light winds. I finished up at the range early; dashed home and did the final tweaks. The lateral balance is off a bit (due to the extra battery on the side of...
Forum: Sport Planes (Formerly I/C & Gas Conversion) 03-17-2014, 02:12 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,478
Posted By LSP972
Heard that; makes sense. .

Heard that; makes sense.

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Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 03-17-2014, 02:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,214
Posted By LSP972
Again... I understand all of that and am fully...

Again... I understand all of that and am fully aware of the risk I'm taking. I'd be taking the same risk by running six volts, in the guise of one or more fried servos.

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Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 03-17-2014, 01:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,214
Posted By LSP972
The key words there are "almost all are". ...

The key words there are "almost all are".

These are not.

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Forum: Sport Planes (Formerly I/C & Gas Conversion) 03-16-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,142
Posted By LSP972
Excellent idea. I started out doing this, but got...

Excellent idea. I started out doing this, but got out of the habit. Thanks for the reminder.

I spent many pleasant days (lot of wet ones, too!) in your area back in the 70s when I was at Fort...
Forum: Sport Planes (Formerly I/C & Gas Conversion) 03-16-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,478
Posted By LSP972
It also disables the kill switch. You can get...

It also disables the kill switch. You can get around that by leaving the transmitter off, after connecting the motor to the battery, until you're ready to scoot. I tried that, held on to everything...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 03-16-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,214
Posted By LSP972
I'm rolling the dice on this one; true, 6V is the...

I'm rolling the dice on this one; true, 6V is the smart way to go, but I KNOW I'll have a servo die prematurely if I run six volts through them. OTOH, I may not have any brown-out issue because I'm...
Forum: Sport Planes (Formerly I/C & Gas Conversion) 03-16-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,142
Posted By LSP972
Whew! That's about it, for now. I'll add more as...

Whew! That's about it, for now. I'll add more as I think of it, and/or fly the little ship. I'm thinking its (this particular one) is going to be a bit too heavy for flip-flopping around, but it...
Forum: Sport Planes (Formerly I/C & Gas Conversion) 03-16-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,142
Posted By LSP972
Forgot to discuss the main gear. Here is another...

Forgot to discuss the main gear. Here is another exemplary area, with one glaring exception. The main gear legs and wheel pants are beautifully crafted, and extensively pre-fabbed for a perfect,...
Forum: Sport Planes (Formerly I/C & Gas Conversion) 03-16-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,142
Posted By LSP972
Sigh. This thing is messin' with me… Thank...

Sigh. This thing is messin' with me… Thank goodness, only one more entry for now.
Forum: Sport Planes (Formerly I/C & Gas Conversion) 03-16-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,142
Posted By LSP972
Well, I edited the last post and lost the photos....

Well, I edited the last post and lost the photos.

Here they are again…

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Forum: Sport Planes (Formerly I/C & Gas Conversion) 03-16-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,142
Posted By LSP972
And, finally, the tail wheel. There are several...

And, finally, the tail wheel. There are several issues here, so let's tackle them one at a time.

Good design, with so-so execution. For instance, I had to do a lot of squinting and...
Forum: Sport Planes (Formerly I/C & Gas Conversion) 03-16-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,142
Posted By LSP972
The rudder and elevator pushrods are identical to...

The rudder and elevator pushrods are identical to the ailerons; IOW, unsatisfactory for me. I had planned to do them the same way I did the ailerons; i.e., with clevises on both ends of two pieces of...
Forum: Sport Planes (Formerly I/C & Gas Conversion) 03-16-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,142
Posted By LSP972
The empennage/tail feathers is where a lot of...

The empennage/tail feathers is where a lot of potentially good flying airplanes are condemned to the junk pile of mediocrity. Many times, this is caused by poor fit back there, due to poor design or...
Forum: Sport Planes (Formerly I/C & Gas Conversion) 03-16-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,142
Posted By LSP972
The canopy/hatch assembly was cause for a bit of...

The canopy/hatch assembly was cause for a bit of concern, at first, due to the mojo magnets installed to retain it. Without the canopy glued in place, the hatch frame is rather flimsy. The magnets...
Forum: Sport Planes (Formerly I/C & Gas Conversion) 03-16-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,142
Posted By LSP972
Moving on… the wings are straightforward; no...

Moving on… the wings are straightforward; no surprises there. As mentioned earlier, I did elect not to use the supplied aileron pushrods. The half-a-Z-bend-with-a-plastic-keeper method works well...
Forum: Sport Planes (Formerly I/C & Gas Conversion) 03-16-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,142
Posted By LSP972
Separate receiver battery and switch harness...

Separate receiver battery and switch harness mounted. These ESM harnesses are direct copies of the set-up JR first came out with a dozen or so years ago. The idea of a self-contained switch and...
Forum: Sport Planes (Formerly I/C & Gas Conversion) 03-16-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,142
Posted By LSP972
And we finish off the front end with the ESC… ...

And we finish off the front end with the ESC…

Weeeelll, not quite. I'll add photos of the separate receiver battery pack (which is going on the opposite side of the motor box) when I git'er'dun.
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