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Forum: General Electric Discussions Today, 05:36 AM
Replies: 5,044
Views: 465,072
Posted By mclarkson
You could also have a bad battery.

You could also have a bad battery.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft Yesterday, 10:06 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 969
Posted By mclarkson
Hmmm... maybe. My digital zoom masks it but, if...

Hmmm... maybe. My digital zoom masks it but, if you watch again, I almost lost it the second it lifted off the ground - the wings tipped hard left, but I caught it in time.

I'll give it a once...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 11-26-2014, 11:25 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 969
Posted By mclarkson
My second maiden went far worse than the first. I...

My second maiden went far worse than the first. I moved the battery (and CG) forward but it was still basically unflyable.

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The damage was surprisingly light considering it did a...
Forum: Aerial Photography 11-25-2014, 04:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 465
Posted By mclarkson
Is there somewhere else we could post an...

Is there somewhere else we could post an announcement?
Forum: General Electric Discussions 11-24-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 5,044
Views: 465,072
Posted By mclarkson
Hi! Do you mean Bird of Time, or ...?

Hi!

Do you mean Bird of Time, or ...?
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 11-24-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 184
Posted By mclarkson
Wild concept! Best of luck with the build.

Wild concept! Best of luck with the build.
Forum: Aerial Photography 11-24-2014, 12:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 465
Posted By mclarkson
*Bump*

*Bump*
Forum: ParkFlyers 11-21-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 201
Posted By mclarkson
I second the Gorilla Glue.

I second the Gorilla Glue.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 11-21-2014, 03:17 AM
Replies: 1,992
Views: 123,698
Posted By mclarkson
My gays aren't even interested in RC.

My gays aren't even interested in RC.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 11-21-2014, 03:16 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,621
Posted By mclarkson
Congratulations!

Congratulations!
Forum: Aerial Photography 11-21-2014, 03:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 465
Posted By mclarkson
Thanks for voting, sir!

Thanks for voting, sir!
Forum: Aerial Photography 11-19-2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 465
Posted By mclarkson
Yeah. We've only got twice as many votes as...

Yeah. We've only got twice as many votes as entries.
Forum: Power Systems 11-19-2014, 04:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 204
Posted By mclarkson
I know a brushed motor can function as a...

I know a brushed motor can function as a generator...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 11-18-2014, 04:39 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 969
Posted By mclarkson
Well, that could have gone better - but it could...

Well, that could have gone better - but it could have gone much worse. I think that the problem is a touch of tail-heaviness. I'll shift the battery forward and try again if the weather ever clears...
Forum: Aerial Photography 11-17-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 465
Posted By mclarkson
We clearly need to get at least one more vote in...

We clearly need to get at least one more vote in here. :)
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 11-15-2014, 01:43 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 969
Posted By mclarkson
Thanks. I've pulled (not cut) the middle...

Thanks.

I've pulled (not cut) the middle wire on the Y connector. (There is no red wire; it uses Spektrum's colors - brown, yellow, orange.)

This is by far the most wiring I've ever done on a...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 11-14-2014, 11:21 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 969
Posted By mclarkson
Since I'm using an external UBEC, I should pull...

Since I'm using an external UBEC, I should pull the red wires on both ESCs, correct?
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 11-14-2014, 02:43 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 969
Posted By mclarkson
You are no doubt correct.

You are no doubt correct.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 11-14-2014, 12:35 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 969
Posted By mclarkson
I understand you. :) Not sure what I'm gonna do...

I understand you. :) Not sure what I'm gonna do at the moment.
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 11-13-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 439
Posted By mclarkson
Exactly. I scratch build a lot of small planes...

Exactly. I scratch build a lot of small planes and they are often built around a certain battery. I started buying 2-cell 850 packs from CHL and I liked them a lot but they were an odd shape. The...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 11-12-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 439
Posted By mclarkson
I've been happy with their batteries so far....

I've been happy with their batteries so far. Mostly using their 2-cell and 3-cell 850mAh packs but I've been happy with their performance. HOWEVER - some of the packs are one size, and some are...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 11-12-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 969
Posted By mclarkson
I guess I could rotate the whole thing by 90...

I guess I could rotate the whole thing by 90 degrees ...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 11-12-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 969
Posted By mclarkson
Estimated AUW 425g - 450g (15oz - 16oz.)

Estimated AUW 425g - 450g (15oz - 16oz.)
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 11-12-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 969
Posted By mclarkson
I realized that I don't have enough channels...

I realized that I don't have enough channels and/or Y connectors to hook up a drop mechanism. I'm using a 6-channel Rx with 2 ailerons, 1 rudder, 1 elevator and a nose wheel. It's full. I'll either...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 11-12-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 969
Posted By mclarkson
I know someone will be along any minute to yell...

I know someone will be along any minute to yell at me about this, but here's my nose wheel.
http://rc.markclarkson.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/IMG_1990.jpg

Yes, it's mounted directly to the...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 11-12-2014, 12:06 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 969
Posted By mclarkson
Testing out my kludged-together nose wheel. It...

Testing out my kludged-together nose wheel. It ... seems to work.

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Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 11-11-2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 276
Posted By mclarkson
Tail-heavy == death. If you even suspect it might...

Tail-heavy == death. If you even suspect it might be tail-heavy, consider putting some weight in the nose until you get CG sorted out. There's a saying that nose-heavy planes fly badly, while...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 11-10-2014, 11:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,469
Posted By mclarkson
Bummer. :(

Bummer. :(
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 11-10-2014, 01:03 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 969
Posted By mclarkson
Everything's slightly wonky. Somehow, my...

Everything's slightly wonky. Somehow, my measurements were off. I'm slicing the fuselage apart to try and remove 1/4" from the bottom of one side. Hopefully, I can get things straight without having...
Forum: Delta & Flying Wings 11-09-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 261
Posted By mclarkson
That looks a lot like the Flite Test Versa wing: ...

That looks a lot like the Flite Test Versa wing:
http://www.flitetest.com/articles/ft-versa-wing-build
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