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Forum: General Electric Discussions Today, 11:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 114
Posted By Bald Paul
Kit should be arriving sometime early next week....

Kit should be arriving sometime early next week. I have a "honey do" project I've been working on that needs to be finished first, and then I'll get onto the build.

In the meantime, this is one...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-16-2016, 01:05 PM
Replies: 2,610
Views: 235,450
Posted By Bald Paul
Newest in the hangar

Here's my latest. It's my re-design of the RCM Advanced Trainer. Reduced in size (41" wingspan) and specifically for electric power.

All major parts were drawn in CAD and a laser short kit was...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-07-2016, 07:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,282
Posted By Bald Paul
You may also want to check ...

You may also want to check http://store.ftstem.com/ (http://store.flitetest.com/)

They offer discounts on supplies for educational use.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-24-2016, 01:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,481
Posted By Bald Paul
Mini Kobra project

Next CAD project - a 36" wingspan, electric power version of the Sig Kobra.

I'm still looking over the plans (Thank you, tobydogs, for the plan set!) and making mental notes of how things will...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 02-09-2016, 06:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 868
Posted By Bald Paul
Good point. Yes, Futaba user here. I guess I...

Good point. Yes, Futaba user here. I guess I should have said "Consult your radio user manual for the proper settings." :D
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 02-09-2016, 05:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 868
Posted By Bald Paul
I think a lot depends on the plane and the type...

I think a lot depends on the plane and the type of flying you do, however, I've found that my flights (fairly relaxed, no 3D) are much smoother with some expo settings to 'desensitize' the sticks a...
Forum: Power Systems 01-22-2016, 01:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,314
Posted By Bald Paul
Glad to hear you're all set. That throttle disarm...

Glad to hear you're all set. That throttle disarm switch should be in the 'disarmed' position any time you connect up a battery. It's going to save your fingers one day!
Forum: Power Systems 01-21-2016, 07:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,314
Posted By Bald Paul
Okay, when I said that sometimes you had to...

Okay, when I said that sometimes you had to reverse the throttle channel, I wasn't talking about Mode 1 or Mode 2. There is usually a function (either a switch or selection in the software of a...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-14-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 6,495
Posted By Bald Paul
Nope. It looks like you just register yourself -...

Nope. It looks like you just register yourself - then your registration number has to go on all your aircraft.

"Owners using the model aircraft for hobby or recreation will only have to register...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 11-20-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,117
Posted By Bald Paul
If a slow upload to a community website is your...

If a slow upload to a community website is your biggest problem in life, well......



life is good!
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-28-2015, 01:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,258
Posted By Bald Paul
I wish! I send my CAD files to National Balsa to...

I wish! I send my CAD files to National Balsa to be cut for me. I've used them for several builds, and they have always provided me with excellent service and quality balsa and ply.

I've been...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-16-2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,159
Posted By Bald Paul
The Snafuey II has it's maiden flight!

And, a very successful one it was! This plane flys like a trainer. Slow and easy, very predictable. It required zero trim adjustments in flight. More than enough power available - in fact, I was...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-14-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,159
Posted By Bald Paul
The Finishing Touches!

My wife created the graphics on trim Monokote sheets, using her Cricut crafting machine. They came out great! The excess sheet was removed from the backing, and clear shelf liner from Wal-Mart is...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-29-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,851
Posted By Bald Paul
John, welcome to electric flight! I'm a...

John, welcome to electric flight!

I'm a glow convert as well. I no longer miss the smell of fuel - or the noise, or the cleanup.....

I've had some experience in converting glow kits to...
Forum: Crash and Safety Forum 06-26-2011, 04:37 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 13,462
Posted By Bald Paul
Sorry if I offended anyone. I guess some stories...

Sorry if I offended anyone. I guess some stories aren't meant to be shared. I'm outta here.
Forum: Beginners 06-26-2011, 01:29 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 13,399
Posted By Bald Paul
As I re-entered the hobby, I bought a Spektrum...

As I re-entered the hobby, I bought a Spektrum DX5e, and it was a very good unit. I actually bought it as an upgrade to the radio supplied with an ARF. Since then I've aquired a few more planes...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 05-14-2011, 03:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,323
Posted By Bald Paul
Best thing you can do before plunking down your...

Best thing you can do before plunking down your money would be to go down on race night, observe, talk to some of the competitors, and find out what the "hot setup" is for that particular track.
...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 05-14-2011, 12:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,323
Posted By Bald Paul
If you're just looking to mess around, then just...

If you're just looking to mess around, then just about anything will do. If you plan on getting into some organized racing - first, find out IF there is any in your area. A lot of the clubs / shops...
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