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Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft Today, 06:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 260
Posted By fhhuber
No one taught me to build... I learned the hard...

No one taught me to build... I learned the hard way over a very long time.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft Yesterday, 01:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 260
Posted By fhhuber
Glues: CA is popular because its fast. But...

Glues:

CA is popular because its fast. But its also brittle and can make the structure easier to break by hardening the wood near stress points. There are times when this glue is appropriate,...
Forum: Vintage and old timer models 10-30-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 353
Posted By fhhuber
$65 is relatively low for club dues... Cost to...

$65 is relatively low for club dues... Cost to mow the place with 40 members can eat up most of that.
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 10-30-2014, 04:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 169
Posted By fhhuber
Some doofus mounted a shotgun on his large quad...

Some doofus mounted a shotgun on his large quad and was shooting rabbits with it...

People have been mounting systems to launch Estes model rockets from models since the 1970's (at least)

And I...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 10-30-2014, 02:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 169
Posted By fhhuber
Our models far outclass the simple target drones...

Our models far outclass the simple target drones of the 1980's and 1990's... (which were based on foam airframes, .60 glow engines and... 72 mhz radios)

They often meet or exceed the capabilities...
Forum: Power Systems 10-27-2014, 11:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 309
Posted By fhhuber
I put colored Zip ties on the extensions and...

I put colored Zip ties on the extensions and servo leads to color code my connections.
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 10-27-2014, 02:45 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,372
Posted By fhhuber
Often asked... surprised a more recent...

Often asked... surprised a more recent poll/thread didn't pop up about it.

it really depends on pilot and airplane.

AMA Pattern Aerobatics rules used to have some unrealistic wind level...
Forum: Power Systems 10-26-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 309
Posted By fhhuber
Part of the issue is the database does not...

Part of the issue is the database does not necessarily contain the best prop for your purpose. So use it as a guide in prop size, remembering that an E rated might be available but not in the...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 10-25-2014, 12:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 355
Posted By fhhuber
Depends on the car alternator's rating... but...

Depends on the car alternator's rating... but cooling it shouldn't be an issue if the alternator isn't overloaded. I'd expect other stuff to overheat before the alternator if you are not overloading...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 10-25-2014, 12:22 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,154
Posted By fhhuber
Point about the AC compressor was... it was...

Point about the AC compressor was... it was mis-stated as being a relatively minor load. But on a car that averages 21 mpg without AC on... the AC can drop that to 17 mpg.
The AC's clutch is a...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 10-24-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,154
Posted By fhhuber
A common automotive AC compressor can demand over...

A common automotive AC compressor can demand over 5 horsepower... 3500 watts or more.

Takes a lot of power to keep the inside of a car cool on a hot day.
Forum: Power Systems 10-24-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 294
Posted By fhhuber
Some ESCs see centered stick as the "initiate...

Some ESCs see centered stick as the "initiate programming mode"

I set my self-programmed ESC disarm switch on the TX for just at what minimum stick will give and disable the throttle stick. 0...
Forum: Power Systems 10-24-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 294
Posted By fhhuber
Not sure the question asked is being answered... ...

Not sure the question asked is being answered...

I think he's asking if using a separate BEC can the prop turn without the motor battery being installed.

Won't happen.

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Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 10-23-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 79
Posted By fhhuber
Expo is a highly personal setting... what is...

Expo is a highly personal setting... what is great for one person can be annoying or even dangerous for another.

#1, remember that half the radios you need + expo and the other half you need -. ...
Forum: Power Systems 10-23-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,094
Posted By fhhuber
Won't have any significant effect on noise. ...

Won't have any significant effect on noise.

One of the main causes of noisy pusher setups is the prop being too close to the trailing edge of something and creating noise in a manner similar to an...
Forum: Humor 10-22-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 132
Posted By fhhuber
C-152 crash!

A small two-seater Cessna 152 plane crashed into a cemetery early this afternoon.
Search and rescue workers have found two survivors and recovered 300 bodies so far and expect that number to climb...
Forum: Beginners 10-22-2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 274
Posted By fhhuber
Rough equivalent to E-Flite Power 60 will do...

Rough equivalent to E-Flite Power 60 will do great. 4S to 6S.... I'd go with 2 X 4000 mah 3S in series. (because that cools better than a single 6S pack)

That Cub will fly fine on anything from...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 10-18-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 126
Posted By fhhuber
Snap ring pliers or a mini gear puller. The...

Snap ring pliers or a mini gear puller.

The snap ring pliers type that open the jaws as you close the handles. (they make both ways for insied aind outside snap rings)

You can make the puller...
Forum: Heads UP RC discussion 10-18-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 295
Posted By fhhuber
UPS = Ultimate Package Smashers USPS = Use...

UPS = Ultimate Package Smashers

USPS = Use Sparingly Package Smashed

You just can't win
Forum: Humor 10-17-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 415
Posted By fhhuber
1. How do you put a giraffe into a...

1. How do you put a giraffe into a refrigerator?

You chop him up into steaks and stack them. (beside the bacon)

2. How do you put an elephant into a refrigerator?...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 10-17-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 124
Posted By fhhuber
2S LiPo in the original can work OK, but the LVC...

2S LiPo in the original can work OK, but the LVC is not capable of being set properly for the LiPo.

This dates from before LiPo was common. The ESC didn't expect you to have them. IT WILL NOT...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 10-15-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 267
Posted By fhhuber
You can find a close match and work from there. ...

You can find a close match and work from there.

The calc programs are really just estimates as there will be differences even between supposedly identical combinations.

There is no real...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-15-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 676
Posted By fhhuber
Caution at launch... high mounted EDF will want...

Caution at launch... high mounted EDF will want to force the nose down until you have built up airspeed. (and even at speed if thrust line is wrong)

Full throttle hand launch is a bad idea.
Forum: Power Systems 10-14-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 408
Posted By fhhuber
First thing and easiest to compare about motors...

First thing and easiest to compare about motors is weight... if the weight isn't even close then its not in the same power class.

Power-Up 250 is appx 1/3 the weight of the Supertiger .10... if...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 10-13-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 171
Posted By fhhuber
I'll never get in... because I never video...

I'll never get in... because I never video flights.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 10-13-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 171
Posted By fhhuber
Cheapish model that will break 110 mph straight...

Cheapish model that will break 110 mph straight out of the box... Dynam Me-262.

100 mph isn't really hard any more.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 10-13-2014, 04:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 467
Posted By fhhuber
Ritt dye won't hurt the pots. Closest thing to...

Ritt dye won't hurt the pots. Closest thing to harmful stuff in it is salt. It can act as a laxative though.

https://www.ritstudio.com/safety
Forum: General Electric Discussions 10-11-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 467
Posted By fhhuber
The boiling procedure works for certain nylon...

The boiling procedure works for certain nylon blends and you could add Ritt dye to color the props.

The nylon blends that benefited most from boiling were known to become brittle with age and...
Forum: Beginners 10-08-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 464
Posted By fhhuber
Clear plastic garbage bag... Keeps wind (and...

Clear plastic garbage bag... Keeps wind (and rain...) off your hands and TX. Cheap and easy.
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 10-08-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 145
Posted By fhhuber
Varies from plane to plane... I find common...

Varies from plane to plane...

I find common high wing trainers with mechanical differential ailerons might be very pleasant to fly with no expo or other computer mixing.

The original version...
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