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Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-28-2016, 09:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 642
Posted By maxflyer
OMG! I think I went to lunch and left my brain...

OMG! I think I went to lunch and left my brain behind. I have corrected myself. However...after that, I can never redeem myself. This method, of course, reflects the lack of true skill that I...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-28-2016, 07:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 642
Posted By maxflyer
Another thing to note. When inverted you can...

Another thing to note. When inverted you can usually get away with gentle uncoordinated banks. To keep the airplane more flat and less likely to wind up in a steeper turn than you might be ready...
Forum: Power Systems 06-21-2016, 09:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 233
Posted By maxflyer
These are excellent viewpoints. It is true that...

These are excellent viewpoints. It is true that lowest normal throttle setting is [-100] and the throttle hold override is [-125] on my Taranis.

It has been a long time since I have bound a Rx,...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-21-2016, 12:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 238
Posted By maxflyer
Try a Fun Cub. It's versatile, works with floats,...

Try a Fun Cub. It's versatile, works with floats, capable of many 3D maneuvers, but requires precise flying to achieve them. Great for shooting landings. Easily handles 10-12 MPH winds. Easily...
Forum: Power Systems 06-20-2016, 11:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 233
Posted By maxflyer
I think you hit it! I tested some more....

I think you hit it! I tested some more. Initialized with no throttle hold and waited forever for the programming signals to stop. They just kept cycling through, each time with what sounded like a...
Forum: Power Systems 06-20-2016, 08:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 233
Posted By maxflyer
No...I do the complete dance. It may be that I am...

No...I do the complete dance. It may be that I am not going to min-throttle at the correct audible cue. Without having memorized the audio cue sequence...I believe I go to throttle off after the...
Forum: Power Systems 06-20-2016, 07:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 233
Posted By maxflyer
ESC won't hold throttle setting

The 45A ESC in my Durafly P-40 will set the proper throttle range when initializing with stick at maximum. when the system is shut down and fired up again with my Taranis throttle hold active, and...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-08-2016, 11:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 337
Posted By maxflyer
OK...I'll bite. But other than giving me forlorn...

OK...I'll bite. But other than giving me forlorn longings for my drug-addled days in the military during the war, and my lost youth and surfing days in So. Cal and LA in the sixties...I'm not sure...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-08-2016, 06:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 337
Posted By maxflyer
It gets to a point after waiting for long periods...

It gets to a point after waiting for long periods where you realize That, if you are going to get any flight time at all, you are going to have to fly in conditions that offer more risk than you may...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-07-2016, 09:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 337
Posted By maxflyer
Wx patterns here are now unpredictable. Wind has...

Wx patterns here are now unpredictable. Wind has been pretty unrelenting, and has offered very few low-risk mornings. I too have a couple of maidens awaiting better conditions - a Durafly P40 and an...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-25-2016, 10:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 335
Posted By maxflyer
I don't care what he calls it. It's one kick-ass...

I don't care what he calls it. It's one kick-ass piece of modeling. Would like to see some flight video
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-02-2016, 11:31 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,617
Posted By maxflyer
LOL! I was referring just to the wing type and...

LOL! I was referring just to the wing type and tip-stalling tendencies, but you make a good point. The 75 HP in that Cub wasn't about to twist me off the runway when I throttled up!
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-02-2016, 10:17 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,617
Posted By maxflyer
I had more mishaps with the J3 in the above video...

I had more mishaps with the J3 in the above video than any other plane I've flown so far. I have 40 hours of real Cub time and the last thing I expected was for a Cub model to exhibit such nasty...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 05-01-2016, 08:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 939
Posted By maxflyer
Lest it fail, my PL8 is likely to be with me...

Lest it fail, my PL8 is likely to be with me forever (should be for what it costs). versatile, seemingly accurate, completely reliable, and gives a sense of confidence in avoiding LIPO catastrophes -...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-30-2016, 09:44 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,617
Posted By maxflyer
Here's a clip that shows what happens when you...

Here's a clip that shows what happens when you lift off prematurely. This J3 has a smaller motor and battery than suggested, for weight reduction at my altitude, and thus doesn't have quite the...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-26-2016, 06:31 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,398
Posted By maxflyer
Me thinks the gene pool has become disastrously...

Me thinks the gene pool has become disastrously diluted
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-18-2016, 11:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 766
Posted By maxflyer
Oh, absolutely. And it doesn't take much. I was...

Oh, absolutely. And it doesn't take much. I was assuming the OP was showing an example of what he was planning, not his current gear
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-18-2016, 10:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 766
Posted By maxflyer
Looks like most of that action would be up and...

Looks like most of that action would be up and down, not longitudinal. You can get the same effect without the complication just by using soft tires. My Experimental homebuilt's only suspension is a...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-17-2016, 10:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 766
Posted By maxflyer
I think the ugly truth is that every model needs...

I think the ugly truth is that every model needs a certain degree of strength to absorb hard landings without constantly having to repair the structure. As it is, most models probably absorb more...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-17-2016, 04:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 766
Posted By maxflyer
Unless you have the broken chunk intact, I would...

Unless you have the broken chunk intact, I would consider squaring up the existing hole, filling it with EPP foam and shaping it to the fuselage. The replacement chunk could consist of alternating...
Forum: General RC items For Sale and WTB 04-14-2016, 12:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 430
Posted By maxflyer
I built an Experimental aircraft using these...

I built an Experimental aircraft using these plywoods. Never had a staining issue. You would have to furnish your own lemon juice if you had a problem!
Forum: General RC items For Sale and WTB 04-13-2016, 02:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 430
Posted By maxflyer
For Sale - Aircraft Grade Plywoods

This is a sale of aircraft-grade (mil-spec) plywood remnants. Two types are included. 1/8" Mahogany, and 1.5 mm Baltic Birch. Both of these plywoods are commonly used in the construction of ...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-01-2016, 05:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 425
Posted By maxflyer
I almost always build lighter than suggested...

I almost always build lighter than suggested because I fly at 7000' MSL. That usually entails major re-positioning of components to shift the CG without adding dead weight. This generally requires...
Forum: Beginners 03-17-2016, 03:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,326
Posted By maxflyer
You demonstrate why 1:1 pilots spend so much time...

You demonstrate why 1:1 pilots spend so much time on procedures and are taught to think they are always in a learning process.

You have not yet mastered your trainer, and learned your weather...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-08-2016, 08:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,267
Posted By maxflyer
The Pirkey flyer is a very generic planform that...

The Pirkey flyer is a very generic planform that can be modified in many ways. As long as the general areas and dimensions are retained, a great deal of customization and creativity can be applied so...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-07-2016, 10:44 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,267
Posted By maxflyer
Plans were available (and videos too) at "that...

Plans were available (and videos too) at "that other forum." Search for Charles Pirkey and/or Pirkey Park Flyer. It's from a few years back.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-07-2016, 08:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,267
Posted By maxflyer
Spot on. A capable trainer can be built using a...

Spot on. A capable trainer can be built using a couple dollars worth of EPS foam, tape, plastic tie-wraps, Velcro, Bar-B-Q skewers, and scrap woods.

The largest expense would be the RC and power...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-05-2016, 04:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,214
Posted By maxflyer
I think you are talking about axial balance. I...

I think you are talking about axial balance. I would imagine the difference in positioning would be minimal in effect, though if one wants to fuss with it, certainly would only improve things.
...
Forum: Radio Equipment For Sale & WTB 03-03-2016, 11:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,922
Posted By maxflyer
They are indeed sir. I'm a little surprised that...

They are indeed sir. I'm a little surprised that no one flying Hitec gear has scooped these up!
Forum: Power Systems 03-03-2016, 08:59 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 12,904
Posted By maxflyer
If I recall correctly, the simple mechanical...

If I recall correctly, the simple mechanical prerotators we once used were beefy, reliable, required no external power source, and the main thing we worried about was wear on the rubber contact...
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