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Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-05-2015, 10:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 274
Posted By Rockin Robbins
If you like HeadsUpRC then you have to LOVE...

If you like HeadsUpRC then you have to LOVE MotoCalc and Drive Calculator, because that's how they world too. They forget all about manufacturer published numbers and so long as the component is in...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-01-2015, 09:40 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,097
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Go Gunny, go! What a fun thread!

Go Gunny, go! What a fun thread!
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-01-2015, 09:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 274
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Not even close. The best two programs are a paid...

Not even close. The best two programs are a paid program, MotoCalc, and a free program, Drive Calculator, which are based on test results. The Achilles heel of calculaton programs is that they rely...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-27-2015, 08:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 632
Posted By Rockin Robbins
While gunny has it wrong that you need to keep...

While gunny has it wrong that you need to keep the wings flat in a turn (that does increase chances of a stall, logic doesn't work here) but with a scale glider you really are trying to fly a pig....
Forum: Beginners 03-26-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 401
Posted By Rockin Robbins
If you want to go solar, you have no choice but...

If you want to go solar, you have no choice but to select the plane that will fly on the least amount of power, and that will be a sailplane every time. Basically, you want to be able to sustain...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-25-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 227
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Let's put it this way. If you can hold your hand...

Let's put it this way. If you can hold your hand on the motor for 15 seconds without having to pull it away and you're a normal person, not liking pain, your motor is cool enough (about 130F). If...
Forum: Beginners 03-19-2015, 10:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 401
Posted By Rockin Robbins
I'd also wait until that Solar Beauty has seen...

I'd also wait until that Solar Beauty has seen some test results and exhibition in some flying meets. It's a totally unproven product so far and the pioneers get all the arrows, you know! By the time...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-12-2015, 08:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 263
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Just when I was old enough to have it all...

Just when I was old enough to have it all together I forgot where I put it!????
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-07-2015, 12:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 188
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Thanks to you guys for reporting the good...

Thanks to you guys for reporting the good customer service you have received from a company often criticized for lack of it. I think a lot of how you are treated in a warranty claim comes from how...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-25-2015, 10:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 361
Posted By Rockin Robbins
"Expired."...

"Expired." http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa293/RockinRobbins13/smileys/muttley.gif (http://s196.photobucket.com/user/RockinRobbins13/media/smileys/muttley.gif.html)
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-25-2015, 10:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 178
Posted By Rockin Robbins
That is just one reason I take eCalc numbers with...

That is just one reason I take eCalc numbers with a lot of laughter and lack of respect. Is it true that eCalc isn't even free any more?

Much better is Drive Calculator (http://www.drivecalc.de/)....
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-25-2015, 10:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 321
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Well I don't do the impulse buys either. I...

Well I don't do the impulse buys either. I generally fly my planes for years and enjoy them more the longer I own them. I have only about five planes, plus a Radian fragment (don't ask:D) which needs...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-25-2015, 09:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 318
Posted By Rockin Robbins
EC3 for the win. Easiest to soldier and just as...

EC3 for the win. Easiest to soldier and just as good as the XT60, which is more difficult to soldier. I can't think of any reason to switch from EC3 to XT60. I have made an XT60 to EC3 adapter...
Forum: ParkFlyers 01-14-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 528
Views: 98,891
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Has anyone put a wattmeter on a Radian to see how...

Has anyone put a wattmeter on a Radian to see how many watts the stock motor and prop combo draw?
Forum: ParkFlyers 01-14-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 11,064
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Prop savers are okay up to about 100 or 150...

Prop savers are okay up to about 100 or 150 watts, your mileage may vary. But on my 200W system a prop saver is just unthinkable. I use a bolt on prop adapter. The motor is bolted on backwards and...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-08-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 369
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Missed by it THAT much! Kv is the number of rpm...

Missed by it THAT much! Kv is the number of rpm the unloaded motor (nothing on the shaft) will turn per volt applied. This is supposed to be a mathematically calculated number worked out from the...
Forum: Beginners 11-18-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 712
Posted By Rockin Robbins
You have to realize that ecalc is strictly a...

You have to realize that ecalc is strictly a theoretical calculator. It's all a mathematical analog of a physical process and it uses manufacturer published (fictional:D:D) specs. MotoCalc and Drive...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 11-01-2014, 02:39 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,339
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Love it Joe! I'm a firm believer that people...

Love it Joe! I'm a firm believer that people don't learn to build today because nobody teaches them. You're teaching them and the thread will remain as a guide for those who would like to try an easy...
Forum: Beginners 10-30-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 28,620
Posted By Rockin Robbins
That's still a bit curious because it should have...

That's still a bit curious because it should have said 20Wh. It's unusual to have the Wh rating provided on a pack label.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 10-17-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 464
Posted By Rockin Robbins
But Drive Calculator (http://www.drivecalc.de/)...

But Drive Calculator (http://www.drivecalc.de/) is not a similar program. It is based on actual testing continuously submitted by users of the program and signed by the testers. Spurrious results...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-17-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,071
Posted By Rockin Robbins
It's okay Roadking. When a company prices their...

It's okay Roadking. When a company prices their product too high it leaves room for competitors to undercut them and put them out of the market. There's nothing about any glue that can't be imitated....
Forum: Beginners 10-11-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 24,313
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Hey Joe! You know before the Parkzone T-28 there...

Hey Joe! You know before the Parkzone T-28 there was a plane that similarly would do everything and with stability and style and that was the Top Flight Contender. I suspect that it flies better than...
Forum: Beginners 10-10-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 670
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Also we think that ailerons turn the plane....

Also we think that ailerons turn the plane. That's wrong. If your plane is flying level the ailerons will bank the plane and it will dive. Only the application of elevator picks the nose up and the...
Forum: Beginners 10-10-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 24,313
Posted By Rockin Robbins
If building is fading away it's because builders...

If building is fading away it's because builders aren't teaching others how to build! That's why it's great to see Road King say "Iam picking out a trainer to build with some new builders here soon...
Forum: Beginners 10-10-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 24,313
Posted By Rockin Robbins
I don't have a problem with GB's starting a...

I don't have a problem with GB's starting a thread and treating it as his own. If more people made a thread or adopted a thread and kept it active, Wattflyer wouldn't have to beg people to contribute...
Forum: Beginners 10-10-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,382
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Contrary to popular belief, in Florida as far...

Contrary to popular belief, in Florida as far south as Daytona Beach/DeLand/Orlando it gets cold. We probably have 7 days every winter where the temp gets into the 30s and usually a couple days where...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-09-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,071
Posted By Rockin Robbins
I've used it and it's wonderful! A really neat...

I've used it and it's wonderful! A really neat wrinkle with this stuff is that it can be used as a contact cement or as a conventional glue. It's flexible and strong--good for a wide variety of other...
Forum: Beginners 10-06-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 403
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Crashtesthobby.com...

Crashtesthobby.com (http://www.crashtesthobby.com/small-planes-up-to-50-span.html) (link to the Albatross component information page) has pointers on appropriate stuff to buy for it. It should fly...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 10-06-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,051
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Very nicely done and a difficult project.

Very nicely done and a difficult project.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-30-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 347
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Whatever happens you'll have to design the plane...

Whatever happens you'll have to design the plane around the prop. So it's 7" in diameter. Any idea what the pitch is? That will tell you what it's going to take to spin the thing. It will also tell...
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