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Forum: Crash and Safety Forum 01-14-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 1,729
Views: 134,698
Posted By CNY_Dave
I was not terribly high (30ft? 40ft?) with my...

I was not terribly high (30ft? 40ft?) with my trainer, in the middle of a roll the prop departed company with the plane, all my dead-stick practice paid off! Doesn't guarantee a good outcome, but...
Forum: Crash and Safety Forum 01-14-2014, 12:31 AM
Replies: 1,729
Views: 134,698
Posted By CNY_Dave
I presumed loss-of-power to mean motor or engine...

I presumed loss-of-power to mean motor or engine only, yeah, if you lose everything all you can do is hope...
Forum: Crash and Safety Forum 01-13-2014, 11:49 PM
Replies: 1,729
Views: 134,698
Posted By CNY_Dave
Loss of power is no reason to crash in an...

Loss of power is no reason to crash in an uncontrolled fashion... more dead-stick practice on the next plane!

I think the proper Don Martin sound effect for a balsa plane going through a rotor...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 01-10-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 303
Posted By CNY_Dave
Wow, they are even serious about their kindling...

Wow, they are even serious about their kindling over there...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-06-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 939
Posted By CNY_Dave
In 2013 I got significantly worse. Can't fly...

In 2013 I got significantly worse.

Can't fly straight and level if I'm touching the sticks, and for some reason can no longer line up with the runway for beans.
Forum: Special Interest Aircraft 01-03-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,057
Posted By CNY_Dave
What does a gull-wing buy you on a high-wing? ...

What does a gull-wing buy you on a high-wing?

I can see getting the wings away from the CG might aid resistance to something that makes the plane want to roll through the reduction of mass...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 01-03-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 465
Posted By CNY_Dave
http://www.theladiesofthehouse.org/0304_Blackadder...

http://www.theladiesofthehouse.org/0304_Blackadder.jpg


http://www.dvdactive.com/images/reviews/screenshot/2002/5/blackadder2_copy0.jpg
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-30-2013, 06:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 545
Posted By CNY_Dave
Thanks for the heads-up on that. I'll give that...

Thanks for the heads-up on that. I'll give that area extra attention.

I am a constant wiggler of wings, motor, tailfeathers, etc after seeing some undetected cracks while doing some other repairs....
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-24-2013, 06:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 768
Posted By CNY_Dave
On my micros I just made a small foam pouch to...

On my micros I just made a small foam pouch to keep the wind off the externally-carried 1S lipo, as long as I kept the lipo warm-ish before the flight I got almost full flights out of it, coldest...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-23-2013, 06:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 545
Posted By CNY_Dave
One wing mostly built, need to add rib W1, cut...

One wing mostly built, need to add rib W1, cut the dihedral, and cut off the excess spar on the tip end ... mulling lessening the dihedral, and bolt-on method.

Going to get the other wing to the...
Forum: Beginners 12-16-2013, 09:34 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,967
Posted By CNY_Dave
I have heard a few 4 strokes of varying sizes,...

I have heard a few 4 strokes of varying sizes, all were very quiet, none had outsize mufflers.

They all sounded good, too!
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-16-2013, 06:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 545
Posted By CNY_Dave
Either the balsa pieces cut for the upper and...

Either the balsa pieces cut for the upper and lower spar doublers are too long, or the first rib past the doublers is cut wrong.

My doublers end right past the rib, the rib is cut to fit the spar...
Forum: Humor 12-16-2013, 06:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 464
Posted By CNY_Dave
No love for the Krampus?

No love for the Krampus?
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-12-2013, 02:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 356
Posted By CNY_Dave
Whoah, no CA on the screws! Just a tiny bit where...

Whoah, no CA on the screws! Just a tiny bit where the strut enters the fitting... CA will loosen with heat easier than loctite. It gets nice and gummy at a fairly low temp.

Still might be a bit...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-12-2013, 12:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 356
Posted By CNY_Dave
The grub screws I have run into aren't pointy,...

The grub screws I have run into aren't pointy, and aren't flat, they look like a pointy cone that then has a hole drilled in the end, so the end surface that touches is a ring.

That makes sense...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-10-2013, 05:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 356
Posted By CNY_Dave
On my retracts I add a tiny bit of CA after the...

On my retracts I add a tiny bit of CA after the set screws are tightened, I then heat the leg a bit if I need to remove it.

My retract body is metal, so your mileage might vary with that method.
...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 12-04-2013, 10:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 636
Posted By CNY_Dave
When I was flying my champ I noticed under...

When I was flying my champ I noticed under certain conditions it would not respond when on the pavement, if I was just the right distance/angle.

I'm glad to hear I wasn't paranoid in always using...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-04-2013, 09:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 545
Posted By CNY_Dave
Another Q- I'm sure it's easy, but for this plane...

Another Q- I'm sure it's easy, but for this plane is there a real advantage in putting a servo on each wing?

I won't be using the ailerons for flaps or such.

I'd have to go out and buy 2 servos...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-04-2013, 08:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 545
Posted By CNY_Dave
Oh, I will be looking for the best way to convert...

Oh, I will be looking for the best way to convert it to a bolt-on wing.
2 pins and 2 bolts or 4 bolts, either way is fine with me.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-04-2013, 08:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 545
Posted By CNY_Dave
1990s vintage LT40 build thread

Am going to build my first kit, an old LT40. Been sitting in the box in a barn since the '90s.

The piano wire is a bit rusty, but that's the only flaw I see so far.

I have gotten as far as...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-03-2013, 05:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By CNY_Dave
I have finished doing some repairs on my...

I have finished doing some repairs on my Spitfire, just need to find a place to park it and I can start work on the LT-40.

The power system I have on hand would make it 4S or 5S on a 700KV motor....
Forum: Crash and Safety Forum 11-25-2013, 07:34 PM
Replies: 1,729
Views: 134,698
Posted By CNY_Dave
In the spirit of prevention-through-preparedness...

In the spirit of prevention-through-preparedness (you only get a flat when the spare has no air syndrome), I think I'm going to play it safe from now on and only fly with a shopping bag stuffed in my...
Forum: Humor 11-21-2013, 05:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 311
Posted By CNY_Dave
Yeah but she'd get half...

Yeah but she'd get half...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 11-13-2013, 05:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 449
Posted By CNY_Dave
Also handy for handling plutonium.

Also handy for handling plutonium.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 11-13-2013, 05:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By CNY_Dave
So what's the fastest anyone has ever built an LT-40?

I'm going for the opposite record- The way things come up I am sure it will take me months!
Forum: Crash and Safety Forum 11-08-2013, 02:06 PM
Replies: 1,729
Views: 134,698
Posted By CNY_Dave
A capacitor will not provide even a 1/4-second of...

A capacitor will not provide even a 1/4-second of power 'coast'. Unless a diode is used, if the battery lead goes undervoltage the capacitor will try to charge the battery.

A simple calculation...
Forum: Warbird Electrics 11-07-2013, 01:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 662
Posted By CNY_Dave
Yeah, I don't consider it a bad habit, I consider...

Yeah, I don't consider it a bad habit, I consider the other as an unlearned skill I want to have because I like scale flight.

I don't know why dead-stick is hard for some folks, seems easier!
...
Forum: Warbird Electrics 11-07-2013, 12:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 662
Posted By CNY_Dave
I'm not saying it well- I can turn in steep...

I'm not saying it well- I can turn in steep approach dead-stick landings with smooth touchdowns fairly consistently, I have the energy management down fairly well and have plenty of speed when I...
Forum: Warbird Electrics 11-07-2013, 12:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 662
Posted By CNY_Dave
Dead stick steep approach is what I'm good at-...

Dead stick steep approach is what I'm good at- trouble started when I tried to do a more proper approach.

I don't mind having some pitch changes when i deploy the flaps at a higher speed, what...
Forum: Warbird Electrics 11-05-2013, 09:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 662
Posted By CNY_Dave
Ha! I've thought of that but lack the...

Ha! I've thought of that but lack the coordination, by a wide margin.
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