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Forum: Foamies 10-06-2011, 09:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,739
Posted By eflight-ray
I scratch built a Depron foam version some time...

I scratch built a Depron foam version some time ago, although I don't have a plan, I noticed there is a plan for a Depron version here - Depron RC Eagle and plans...
Forum: Beginners 09-21-2011, 06:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,431
Posted By eflight-ray
"But flying looks sooooo easy, I've seen kids do...

"But flying looks sooooo easy, I've seen kids do it".

"Yes I have plenty of flying experience, I've spend hours on my flight sim".

"Trainer ?, why bother with a trainer when I want a jet".
...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-21-2011, 06:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,379
Posted By eflight-ray
Will you get approval from the FAA, CAA, all the...

Will you get approval from the FAA, CAA, all the various countries you will 'globally' cross ?

What about small civilian aircraft flying within the 5000ft ceiling, are you fitting a transponder,...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 09-13-2011, 12:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,275
Posted By eflight-ray
Here's another 'Mig', just to prove to myself I...

Here's another 'Mig', just to prove to myself I could do it. :D

1.63m span. EDP, (Electric Ducted Prop). 470watts at WOT. Successfully flown a few times now.

Good luck with the Mig 29 project....
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-06-2011, 10:06 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,317
Posted By eflight-ray
Here's a link to the original thread -...

Here's a link to the original thread - http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1392801

There are links to about four video in there, the last one shows it can also be hand launched,:D , ...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-05-2011, 03:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,317
Posted By eflight-ray
Otto, I also enjoy large foamies, my last one, a...

Otto, I also enjoy large foamies, my last one, a sort of Mig 144, is EDP, Electric Ducted Prop(s). My use of a props was to keep the amps down from the usually very high ducted fans models. It worked...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-28-2011, 06:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,253
Posted By eflight-ray
How I'm going to transport a model is an...

How I'm going to transport a model is an important part of the initial design for me.

I like big models, and multi's, but generally own smallish family cars, (hatch backs), so where possible wings...
Forum: Beginners 06-01-2011, 07:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,646
Posted By eflight-ray
If 'she's a handful' once airborne, you could try...

If 'she's a handful' once airborne, you could try moving the CG slightly forward, (adding nose weight, or move the battery forward).

Also if your Tx does it, trying some exponential on the...
Forum: Beginners 05-31-2011, 06:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,646
Posted By eflight-ray
Perhaps you're trying to take off too early with...

Perhaps you're trying to take off too early with the tail still on the ground.

I know it's difficult to do, and takes quite a bit of practice, but a tail draggers tail should be up and level well...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-28-2011, 01:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,434
Posted By eflight-ray
There is balsa and there is 'balsa'. That's why...

There is balsa and there is 'balsa'. That's why we often spend ages in a model/hobby shop selecting just the grade and weight of balsa we want.

Sadly many of the ARTF balsa models seem use 'balsa'...
Forum: Beginners 03-07-2011, 03:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 682
Posted By eflight-ray
Also, as Glacier Girl mentioned, look for similar...

Also, as Glacier Girl mentioned, look for similar threads and models.

Here's one, Top Flite DC3 Conversion, - http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1120200
Forum: Beginners 01-11-2011, 04:03 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 11,126
Posted By eflight-ray
Set all the controls for minimum throw, keep the...

Set all the controls for minimum throw, keep the CG fairly well forward, fly it like it was a trainer, (no aerobatics on the first few flights).

Oh!, and take your wallet with you, (just in case).
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-03-2010, 10:06 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,733
Posted By eflight-ray
Here's a picture I found that shows the 3-view -...

Here's a picture I found that shows the 3-view - (Though I'm still not sure. It could be just a 'model plane' based on aircraft of that era).
...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-03-2010, 09:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,733
Posted By eflight-ray
Flyingbrick Hope you don't mind, but I asked...

Flyingbrick

Hope you don't mind, but I asked in another forum if anyone knew what plane, looks like it could be a Fairchild 22.

Here's a link to the forum thread -...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 11-27-2010, 01:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,733
Posted By eflight-ray
Sorry, no idea. It looks like a model for...

Sorry, no idea.

It looks like a model for the Vintage and old timer models forum - http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=69
to come up with the answer. If you post a picture(s), in...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 11-26-2010, 08:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,600
Posted By eflight-ray
Bit late for a reply, but... Sometimes a...

Bit late for a reply, but...

Sometimes a crease or dent in balsa will come out by soaking it in water, and then use a hot iron, (film iron), to heat it up. The hot wet balsa often swells enough to...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 11-26-2010, 08:39 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,902
Posted By eflight-ray
Hope you didn't actually 'cut' the wire, as it's...

Hope you didn't actually 'cut' the wire, as it's pretty simple to just remove the center connector so that it can be reconnected if you need a BEC ESC.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 11-25-2010, 07:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,733
Posted By eflight-ray
Or did you mean this one - ...

Or did you mean this one -

http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=528&pictureid=2946

http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=528&pictureid=2945

I didn't notice you...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-22-2010, 06:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,203
Posted By eflight-ray
Huh?, I can only assume you haven't been in the...

Huh?, I can only assume you haven't been in the hobby long, or you're one of the 'buy everything big and expensive' and running out of challenges.

The great thing about this hobby, 'electric...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 09-17-2010, 12:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 956
Posted By eflight-ray
Quite a few videos on YouTube of the He 280.

Quite a few videos on YouTube of the He 280.
Forum: Beginners 09-08-2010, 04:19 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 15,853
Posted By eflight-ray
Balsa ?, pencils and paper ?, glue ?, correx ?....

Balsa ?, pencils and paper ?, glue ?, correx ?. ????

I'm my younger days, we drew on the cave wall using the blackened end of a stick from the fire.
We'd set traps for pterodactyls if we wanted...
Forum: Scale E-Powered Aircraft 09-05-2010, 07:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,755
Posted By eflight-ray
Scale is a strange thing. Some see it as meaning...

Scale is a strange thing. Some see it as meaning a scale as possible, even down to the correct rivet spacing and the correct color match. More a museum piece than a model plane.
And I must admit I...
Forum: Scale E-Powered Aircraft 08-29-2010, 09:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,899
Posted By eflight-ray
A bit late on a reply, but you more or less said...

A bit late on a reply, but you more or less said the right thing, 'some small black tubing'.

I used some rubber tube from my old glider bungee, it was 5/16" diameter. Slitting it can be a bit...
Forum: Foamies 08-17-2010, 08:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,484
Posted By eflight-ray
The usual trick for a lost canopy, (if it's a...

The usual trick for a lost canopy, (if it's a simple one), is to cut one out of a clear plastic drinks bottle. Often you can find a bottle size and shape that is close enough. ;)
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 06-20-2010, 08:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,983
Posted By eflight-ray
My B-17 went through a few 'love - hate'...

My B-17 went through a few 'love - hate' relationships, still does.

Things go wrong, plenty of 'how the hell can I do ........' times, put it away, get it out.

Then I flew it for the first time...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-16-2010, 02:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,700
Posted By eflight-ray
I'm with eye4wings here. The standard excuse...

I'm with eye4wings here.

The standard excuse for not building models is 'I haven't got the time', yet they have time to go flying. Use those times when you're free to go flying but the weather...
Forum: Power Systems 10-12-2009, 06:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 659
Posted By eflight-ray
Can you explain your connections. I assume...

Can you explain your connections.

I assume two brushless motors/ESC's.

Separate or single battery(s) ?, disabled one BEC ?, both ESC's 'Y' lead to throttle channel ?

Double check the port...
Forum: Power Systems 07-21-2009, 02:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,415
Posted By eflight-ray
I don't know if this one would interest you -...

I don't know if this one would interest you - http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=949923 - Mini how to make your own 3$ Wattmeter

Certainly worth a read before deciding.
Forum: Power Systems 04-30-2009, 01:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 574
Posted By eflight-ray
Brushless motor direction of rotation is no...

Brushless motor direction of rotation is no problem, there is no direction timing like on some brushed motors, so no problem.

Happy pushing. :)
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-05-2009, 10:26 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,480
Posted By eflight-ray
lawn-dart I'm a scratch builder too, I...

lawn-dart

I'm a scratch builder too, I prefer building to flying, but, I still get one hell of a buzz from that first flight of a new model.
Yes there's some initial tension/worry before turning...
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