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Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-06-2012, 12:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 955
Posted By tom1968
Well, let's see. I added carved styrofoam wing...

Well, let's see. I added carved styrofoam wing tips to give the wings a nicer shape. A windscreen cut from a plastic soda bottle, a carved styrofoam pilot and headrest. I bent the landing gear...
Forum: Beginners 06-27-2012, 02:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,449
Posted By tom1968
Seems I misread your experience level. I don't...

Seems I misread your experience level. I don't have a drill stand either. I use a chuck salvaged from an old drill, chuck up a bit and turn that by hand. It self centers pretty well that way. My...
Forum: Beginners 06-26-2012, 10:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,449
Posted By tom1968
In most motors, the propeller is not meant to go...

In most motors, the propeller is not meant to go directly on the shaft. You are meant to use a "prop adapter" or "prop saver". Either of these will clamp to the shaft and provide a means for...
Forum: Beginners 03-15-2012, 05:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,296
Posted By tom1968
You don't turn a prop around to use it as a...

You don't turn a prop around to use it as a pusher. The front is still the front, whether the prop is in front of the motor or behind it. Most props have molded numbers near the roots of the...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-19-2012, 06:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,283
Posted By tom1968
editing

editing
Forum: Beginners 01-19-2012, 03:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,004
Posted By tom1968
56 oz is easily more than you need for strong...

56 oz is easily more than you need for strong climb on a sailplane. You don't need to climb vertically - fly forward with a bit of climb angle and the wing will generate the lift.
Forum: Warbird Electrics 03-03-2011, 05:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,984
Posted By tom1968
The 2212-13 works very well with a GWS HD 10x6,...

The 2212-13 works very well with a GWS HD 10x6, pulling about 17 amps. I have this combo in a couple of planes. The APC 9x6SF prop also works well with that motor but gives more speed and less...
Forum: Beginners 10-20-2010, 10:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,430
Posted By tom1968
Once you have learned, or re-learned to fly and...

Once you have learned, or re-learned to fly and are ready for a second plane, look at Mountain Models or Stevens Aero. These are the 21st century equivalents of Goldberg and Andrews - only better in...
Forum: Delta & Flying Wings 08-02-2009, 04:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,057
Posted By tom1968
Sky Sharkster's advice is good. use one of the...

Sky Sharkster's advice is good. use one of the free motor calculator programs.

A motor's Kv is its theoretical no-load speed per volt. You will never get that speed with a prop on it. Even a...
Forum: Foamies 09-10-2008, 05:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,520
Posted By tom1968
I'm running a Suppo 2212/06, 2200 Kv on a 2s lipo...

I'm running a Suppo 2212/06, 2200 Kv on a 2s lipo in an easyStar. An APC 6x4E prop works great with that motor. Pulls about 12A IIRC. The motor is $16-20 from Lightflight, Grayson, or BP.
Forum: Power Systems 07-29-2008, 12:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,184
Posted By tom1968
A battery with a higher mAh number or higher C...

A battery with a higher mAh number or higher C rating doesn't so much "push" the electricity through, it's more that the motor "pulls" it. And the "pull" from the motor is determined by the motor's...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-02-2008, 01:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 707
Posted By tom1968
Dunno about the D-VII specifically, but in...

Dunno about the D-VII specifically, but in general pushrods in tubes should slide very freely. Most likely it's not a need for lubrication. The tube might be kinked, or have been cut off badly at...
Forum: Beginners 01-31-2008, 06:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,106
Posted By tom1968
If GreenAce and Leo's suggestions don't work, you...

If GreenAce and Leo's suggestions don't work, you could also try making a bigger rudder by folding a piece of thin cardboard over your existing rudder. More rudder authority might help. Also there...
Forum: ParkFlyers 08-30-2007, 12:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 727
Posted By tom1968
Two possibilities come to mind: 1. Is your...

Two possibilities come to mind:
1. Is your battery rated to provide enough current for the motor to turn that prop? Ditto for the ESC?
2. That's a medium pitch prop, meant as much for speed as for...
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