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Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 01-29-2013, 12:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,302
Posted By Al_M
Yes, sometimes it works superbly, and other times...

Yes, sometimes it works superbly, and other times not as well. It does make it much easier to inspect for damage.
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 01-29-2013, 01:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,302
Posted By Al_M
I have covered the outboard side of polyhedral...

I have covered the outboard side of polyhedral tip section ribs with chrome Monokote and then used transparent over the tip section. At high altitude you can get some very visible flashes at times.
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 01-28-2013, 12:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,302
Posted By Al_M
It all depends on conditions. Nothing is perfect...

It all depends on conditions. Nothing is perfect all the time. I usually do transparent. It does weigh less if you obsess about weight.
Forum: Power Systems 10-03-2010, 12:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,021
Posted By Al_M
Fuses have a lot more resistance than you would...

Fuses have a lot more resistance than you would expect. Measure the voltage drop across one and you will be surprised at how much you loose. They are usually too slow to save things unless you push...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 11-01-2009, 12:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 826
Posted By Al_M
Yes

Yes
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 08-26-2009, 01:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 892
Posted By Al_M
But you must be careful not to dial a crash. I...

But you must be careful not to dial a crash. I also feel uncomfortable plugging the modules in and out a lot. The pins do not look up to that much usage. I might be wrong-but. The modules do use up...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 11-29-2008, 01:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 705
Posted By Al_M
You should never measure the same thing with more...

You should never measure the same thing with more than one instrument. You will never get them to agree. If they agree, both will likely be wrong to some degree. Neither instrument is of lab guality....
Forum: Power Systems 10-05-2008, 12:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,271
Posted By Al_M
They work fine on 10 nicad's, even 12 of them. I...

They work fine on 10 nicad's, even 12 of them. I am using 4 A123's. Just had to drop the pitch a little because the plane(Lazy Bee) develops a tuck at times when it goes too fast. Before I used 11...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 05-23-2008, 01:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,150
Posted By Al_M
Forget about memory. If it exists, we can't...

Forget about memory. If it exists, we can't repeat charge/discharge cycles accurately enough to cause it. If you think you have it, give the cells a c/10 charge for about 16 hours. You should do that...
Forum: Delta & Flying Wings 05-04-2006, 11:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,196
Posted By Al_M
Mine flies fine and has for 5 years. I use the...

Mine flies fine and has for 5 years. I use the 280, 6 KAN 650's, and the Gunther prop. It weighs 10 oz. You have to get the right combination of the cg and elevon position. It doesn't like being...
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