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Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-10-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 501
Posted By DHC Beaver
The scroll saw is ok for cutting balsa and ply up...

The scroll saw is ok for cutting balsa and ply up to about 3/32.Anything thicker,and you get the problems mentioned above.A friend of mine has a Proxxon table saw,and it's a fantastic piece of...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-12-2014, 12:12 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 747
Posted By DHC Beaver
Have a look...

Have a look here:https://docs.google.com/document/d/1qlh09LzxtpPt7j_aqG8yiOu2yoYMzP9XA-PJA81rDJQ/edit
This will give you most of the information you might need .
There is a large following for this...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-11-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 747
Posted By DHC Beaver
Although being at the other end of the age...

Although being at the other end of the age scale,I'm also on a limited budget for my flying gear.
I have bought several used transmitters,in my case Futaba,and fitted them with Frsky modules.This...
Forum: ParkFlyers 05-30-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,023
Posted By DHC Beaver
Contrary to what one might think,light blue is...

Contrary to what one might think,light blue is actually very easy to see in the air.Same for yellow and white.Most other colours tend to turn black when in the air.
I always use some fluorescent...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-06-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,908
Posted By DHC Beaver
What a beautiful ginger cat,Bubsteve.He's very...

What a beautiful ginger cat,Bubsteve.He's very similar to our Ben,who's dozing on top of my printer as i type:).
He doesn't sleep on my worktable,as i have fibreglass batts in my workshop ceiling.So...
Forum: Beginners 02-04-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 841
Posted By DHC Beaver
One thing i would mention,if you're flying an...

One thing i would mention,if you're flying an aileron equipped plane,learn to use the rudder to line up to the runway.It's more effective at low speed,and also handy if you have a plane that wants to...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 10-29-2013, 08:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 440
Posted By DHC Beaver
I don't have that particular charger,but most of...

I don't have that particular charger,but most of HK's chargers have crocodile clips on the the power supply side.In any case,if they are not suitable for your power supply,you will have to solder...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-31-2013, 10:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 962
Posted By DHC Beaver
Also don't put spare batteries in the same pocket...

Also don't put spare batteries in the same pocket as your keys:D.
I did this once in the ni-cad these,and it gave me a warm feeling!
I have throttle cut programmed in all my computer radios,but...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 08-30-2013, 10:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 490
Posted By DHC Beaver
Full marks to you for fixing it...

Full marks to you for fixing it yourself,Chellie!A true modeler in action:D.
Forum: Foamies 07-08-2013, 05:45 AM
Replies: 2,805
Views: 345,764
Posted By DHC Beaver
Thanks for that,Dave(?).With the capricorn,it...

Thanks for that,Dave(?).With the capricorn,it would be done before i could decide whether it was a snap roll,or an upward spiral:).
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-03-2013, 11:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,350
Posted By DHC Beaver
With chinese motors,the grub screws are...

With chinese motors,the grub screws are invariably of the "soft cheese" variety.The first thing i do when i buy a motor is to replace the grub screws.
If you have one thats stuck,find a piece of...
Forum: Foamies 05-29-2013, 07:42 AM
Replies: 2,805
Views: 345,764
Posted By DHC Beaver
I apologize for the "buffering" effect,it wasn't...

I apologize for the "buffering" effect,it wasn't on the original video i had.Unfortunately,i don't know why it did this.:red:
Forum: Foamies 05-15-2013, 06:38 AM
Replies: 2,805
Views: 345,764
Posted By DHC Beaver
Cool Haha,i just put thank you in for larry,cause this...

Haha,i just put thank you in for larry,cause this is such a great design!
And I gave you one as well,Dbacon,for your modifications,which i've included in mine.:D
Forum: Foamies 04-15-2013, 04:56 AM
Replies: 2,805
Views: 345,764
Posted By DHC Beaver
My 43 oz. Capricorn had it's maiden this morning....

My 43 oz. Capricorn had it's maiden this morning.
It did fly,but only just.Very fast roll rate,but couldn't complete a loop.It just rolled off the top.
I started with an 11x4.7sf prop,then tried a...
Forum: Foamies 04-09-2013, 11:44 PM
Replies: 2,805
Views: 345,764
Posted By DHC Beaver
Thank for that,John,I'll just have to give it a...

Thank for that,John,I'll just have to give it a try,see how (or if!) it flies.Just using a few felt pens to put some colour on it.
Forum: Foamies 04-05-2013, 10:43 PM
Replies: 2,805
Views: 345,764
Posted By DHC Beaver
Gday,John,when you say you "lost it",did you lose...

Gday,John,when you say you "lost it",did you lose orientation,or was it an electronics problem?
I'm thinking I'll need to use some fluorescent tape or paint to make sure i can see where i am.
Forum: Foamies 03-30-2013, 06:19 AM
Replies: 2,805
Views: 345,764
Posted By DHC Beaver
Thumbs up That looks fantastic ,Scott.How much weight do...

That looks fantastic ,Scott.How much weight do you think you've saved?Mine is foamboard with the paper still on it,so it will be heavy compared to yours.
Forum: Foamies 03-30-2013, 04:40 AM
Replies: 2,805
Views: 345,764
Posted By DHC Beaver
Build Review I have taken a few pics of my build.Here's...

I have taken a few pics of my build.Here's progress to date:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v401/bramleynz/Capricorn%20foamy/1_zpsabe9d228.jpg

This is the stuff I'm using to waterproof the...
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