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Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 08-23-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 885
Posted By drummaker
Wow beautiful plane, and beautiful flying.....

Wow beautiful plane, and beautiful flying.. Thanks for sharing I gave this one a hard look.... I MAY LOOK AGAIN
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 08-23-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 885
Posted By drummaker
I trimmed the mount to fit the new servo (ALSO...

I trimmed the mount to fit the new servo (ALSO SHIMMED UP A LITTLE. I got the mount positioned correctly, marked the exact spot, then glued it down with epoxy

I then put double sided tape under...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 08-15-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 885
Posted By drummaker
Hey Kyle.. Thanks for the info. As someone who...

Hey Kyle.. Thanks for the info. As someone who studied Electronics in the past (WAY PAST) I would like to interpret the info you provided using some research I have done and experience I have. Most...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 08-14-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 885
Posted By drummaker
I will elaborate in case you don't understand...

I will elaborate in case you don't understand this.

wattage = voltage times current. so if you look at a motor which will run 600 watts on a 14.6 volt battery you will need 600/14.6 amps

this...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 08-14-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 885
Posted By drummaker
NOt sure as I don't consider an ESC as a big...

NOt sure as I don't consider an ESC as a big deal. Don't get me wrong, I think it is amazing that we can build something like this so cheap, but bells and whistles are not important to me in this...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 08-10-2014, 04:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 885
Posted By drummaker
News Flash

I am in love with the Elipsoid. This thing doesn't fly quite as slowly as the BOT but that is totally irrelevant. This Blider flies amazingly. The slightest thermal takes it up, and it glides...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 08-10-2014, 04:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 885
Posted By drummaker
Dave: sorry I took so long getting back. I...

Dave:
sorry I took so long getting back. I have been on vacation.

The back servo is for the elevator. This typical of the more expensive gliders because accurate elevator control is critical...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 08-01-2014, 04:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 885
Posted By drummaker
Yes clearly this must be the case. I really...

Yes clearly this must be the case. I really wonder about the diffference. I could have used full size servos and still been nearly a pound light. I am thinking the write up was from the...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 08-01-2014, 02:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 885
Posted By drummaker
I used these turnigy metal gear servos ...

I used these turnigy metal gear servos
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=36916
I have found turigy stuff to be Very good quality. These servos Center perfectly...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 07-26-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 885
Posted By drummaker
This plane is awesome. I will never miss the BOT...

This plane is awesome. I will never miss the BOT

Not the website calls for 68 oz flying weight. Mine weighed 52 oz which makes its loading 9.4 oz/sq ft

it will float but a 10 mile an hour...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 07-21-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 885
Posted By drummaker
Very Cool!

Very Cool!
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 07-15-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 885
Posted By drummaker
not at all. It is just that the wood ones just...

not at all. It is just that the wood ones just fly so much sweeter
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 07-15-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 885
Posted By drummaker
Hi Everyone Thanks for your comments. I have...

Hi Everyone Thanks for your comments.

I have decided on this.
https://www.espritmodel.com/elipsoid-evo-28e-arf.aspx
I have had a bad year flying and have already destroyed 2 airplanes.
...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 07-14-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 885
Posted By drummaker
Picking a glider

so My Bird of time bit the dust. A winch start guy was going to show me how to fly. He launched the BOT with a hard toss and a lot of up angle. Since the Bot had an upthrust issue, It tried to...
Forum: Power Systems 06-07-2014, 04:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 408
Posted By drummaker
I am thrilled that I posted this question. I...

I am thrilled that I posted this question. I have just recieved my tapered reamer, and am really excited about doing a little reaming
Forum: Power Systems 06-04-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 408
Posted By drummaker
Brilliant Nigel For some reason I was...

Brilliant Nigel

For some reason I was thinking about boaring a hole just the right size same diameter all the way through. As long as it is the right diameter somewhere, it aught to keep the prop...
Forum: Power Systems 06-03-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 408
Posted By drummaker
AND why can I not find a reamer for 3 and 4 mm...

AND why can I not find a reamer for 3 and 4 mm holes as well
Forum: Power Systems 06-03-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 408
Posted By drummaker
Dang Props

I have been doing this a couple of years now and have been very active in building, crashing, rebuilding etc.

There is something which disturbs me that maybe you people can help me out with.
...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 04-07-2014, 02:50 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,696
Posted By drummaker
I hope so... Though I don't understand the...

I hope so... Though I don't understand the science.

I did notice that when I let the speed build gradually, when it is going fast enough I can keep the front down. Then start a more controlled...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 04-06-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,696
Posted By drummaker
Maiden Flite

I finally took this plane out this afternoon There wer 10 mph winds. It flew beautifully. Like everyone else. I need some down thrust. It was all I could to to keep it from going vertical. I...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 02-09-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 10,061
Posted By drummaker
Pink may well be the best. but I am NOT putting...

Pink may well be the best. but I am NOT putting it on My glider. :eek::rolleyes::rolleyes:
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 02-09-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 10,061
Posted By drummaker
Yep Thus the black tip and yellow tip very dark...

Yep Thus the black tip and yellow tip very dark average and very light average
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 02-09-2014, 12:16 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 10,061
Posted By drummaker
How about this one?

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I am hoping it covers all the bases without breaking things up too much
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 02-05-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,696
Posted By drummaker
Nose Lead

OK.. Yesterday I got up and took a Mental health day off.

After all my planning ans such got lazy sort of and decided to do the following.l

I took the 3/16 Lead wire I ordered, and shaped it...
Forum: ParkFlyers 02-01-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 29,304
Posted By drummaker
I somehow posted the above again and don't know...

I somehow posted the above again and don't know how to delete so I edited it and put it here
Forum: ParkFlyers 02-01-2014, 04:56 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 29,304
Posted By drummaker
Interesting that you put that much motor in. Do...

Interesting that you put that much motor in. Do you mean 480 watts? or do you mean a speed 480 which is really more like 120 watts. at 460 watts I am well above 3d performance level. I spent a a lot...
Forum: ParkFlyers 01-31-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 29,304
Posted By drummaker
Love it!

Love it!
Forum: ParkFlyers 01-31-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 29,304
Posted By drummaker
Beautiful!

Beautiful!
Forum: ParkFlyers 01-31-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 29,304
Posted By drummaker
My P51

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I sheeted the entire plane with 1/32 balsa and have a 450 watt 1,400 KV motor in it. Flaps were also added. I haven't tried to maiden it as we are in the middle of the what...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-31-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 13,627
Posted By drummaker
This is a really cool covering job... How did you...

This is a really cool covering job... How did you do the checkerboard?
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