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Forum: Foamies Today, 03:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 102
Posted By abborgogna
What struck me about depron is it hides fine...

What struck me about depron is it hides fine cracks very well. I don't check after every session, and maybe I should, but after this past flying session I plan to do a once over when I am done...
Forum: Foamies Yesterday, 11:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 102
Posted By abborgogna
Who checks their planes for cracks?

I have a couple of flat depron foamies that I fly a lot. One is a fast pusher jet and the other is an aerobatic sport plane.

A while back I started checking them over for cracks in the...
Forum: Foamies 06-29-2014, 12:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 223
Posted By abborgogna
well I have a video, how do I post it

I made this video and tried my best to post it, but no luck. I sure could use some help on how to get this video posted.
Andy
Forum: Foamies 06-25-2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 223
Posted By abborgogna
I plan the next time I go flying to try and get a...

I plan the next time I go flying to try and get a video. It's funny you should mention video, Igor also asked for one as well. I will try.
Forum: Foamies 06-25-2014, 12:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 223
Posted By abborgogna
Gee Bee foamie sort of

I like to fly all kinds of model airplanes and for a few years now I have been flying control line along with radio control. On the internet I have gotten to know Igor Burger. Igor is the current...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 04-22-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 703
Posted By abborgogna
The 1K meters is similar to the 1K yards that I...

The 1K meters is similar to the 1K yards that I was quoted. I also agree with keeping the area between the plane and the transmitter clear of obstacles both for signal integrity keeping visual on...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 04-21-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 703
Posted By abborgogna
What kind of range should I get from a park flyer reciever

A few day back I got an Airtronics Park Flyer receiver, you know the kind with only one antenna. I asked my boss what he thought was a safe range for this kind of receiver and he told me about a 1000...
Forum: Foamies 04-21-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 572
Posted By abborgogna
Smile OK so today was not a great day for the GB. ...

OK so today was not a great day for the GB. Although it did get airborne I had to shut power down very quickly or risk loosing the plane. It rolled down the runway nice and straight, it lifted off...
Forum: Foamies 04-21-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,101
Posted By abborgogna
I had problems with a wing strut coming loose...

I had problems with a wing strut coming loose from the fuselage after a couple of flights. I mentioned that early on in this thread. I re-glued the problem one with epoxy and no more problems. But...
Forum: Foamies 04-19-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 572
Posted By abborgogna
Hi Chellie Thanks for the good words. The...

Hi Chellie
Thanks for the good words. The original design the Igor Burger did for indoor control line aerobatics already had the down thrust included in the design. I transferred the down thrust...
Forum: Foamies 04-18-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 572
Posted By abborgogna
I have made some progress on the Gee Bee. Below...

I have made some progress on the Gee Bee. Below is a picture of it.
Forum: WWI Era 04-14-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,070
Posted By abborgogna
It's funny that the subject of the Sopwith Pup...

It's funny that the subject of the Sopwith Pup should come up. An old friend I flew with 20+ years ago came into the shop the other day and dropped off an Orline 1/5th scale Sopwith Pup for me. His...
Forum: Foamies 04-12-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 572
Posted By abborgogna
Thanks for all the help guys, today I started...

Thanks for all the help guys, today I started cutting out the parts. When I get them all cut I will post some pictures. I started with a design that comes from Igor Burger, he is the current world...
Forum: Foamies 04-08-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 572
Posted By abborgogna
Foamy GeeBee

I am currently laying out a foam profile version of the GeeBee R2 for flying at my local park. My question is what is the best spar material for a 36 inch wing span and what is the best way to...
Forum: Pusher Park Jets 03-27-2014, 02:31 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,211
Posted By abborgogna
This has been a concern to me lately. I just...

This has been a concern to me lately. I just finished and flew a pusher jet a friend designed and cut for me. The plane flies great and I watched him do the underhand launch, it looks so easy but I...
Forum: Power Systems 03-21-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 395
Posted By abborgogna
OK guys I feel really stupid right now. First...

OK guys I feel really stupid right now. First the good news it's fixed. I decided to swap in a different ESC and when I pulled one of the motor/ESC connection the motor side of the connector stayed...
Forum: Power Systems 03-21-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 395
Posted By abborgogna
I used bullet connectors between the battery...

I used bullet connectors between the battery input wires on the ESC and the extension wires. I must be getting enough of a voltage drop under load across this connection to cause a problem. These...
Forum: Power Systems 03-21-2014, 04:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 395
Posted By abborgogna
Serious problem with my pusher jet.

I just finished putting together a pusher version of the Su-27 and I have an ESC/Motor problem. With extension cables between the ESC and the battery the motor does not want to run. The receiver...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 03-17-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,405
Posted By abborgogna
I admit I am lucky, my wife says I am happier...

I admit I am lucky, my wife says I am happier these days since taking the job. The manager and I have known each other for many years, we both enjoy what we do. We don't always agree but we always...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 03-16-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,405
Posted By abborgogna
I agree completely with you Nigel. I work in a...

I agree completely with you Nigel. I work in a local hobby shop two days a week. I am retired with enough income to not need work, but I love working in the hobby shop. The manager of the shop...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 03-16-2014, 04:43 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,405
Posted By abborgogna
My take on HK quality is born out by the fact we...

My take on HK quality is born out by the fact we are having this discussion in the first place. Regarding a refund, when I told them I did not want the radio replaced HK policy was to give me credit...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 03-15-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,405
Posted By abborgogna
I see the quality of HK radios has not changed...

I see the quality of HK radios has not changed any since I sent mine back. It worked once and then the LCD display went dead. Here is the part that really pissed me off, they don't give you your...
Forum: Foamies 02-27-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,101
Posted By abborgogna
I too stopped using the stock prop. I switched...

I too stopped using the stock prop. I switched to an APC 9x6E and it does get the job done. I still don't understand why your motor didn't get it done and mine has no problem. I even do some basic...
Forum: Foamies 02-27-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,101
Posted By abborgogna
I too switched to 3s 2200mha batteries with no...

I too switched to 3s 2200mha batteries with no problems. As for the motor issue mine has plenty of power with the stock motor. Sounds to me like there is something very wrong with your motor. Which...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 02-18-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 30,565
Posted By abborgogna
The gases that cause a LiPo battery to puffy up...

The gases that cause a LiPo battery to puffy up are methane and ethane. Both are flammable but ethane is very troubling, it will combust at room temperature in the presences of oxygen as in air. ...
Forum: Power Systems 02-12-2014, 04:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 612
Posted By abborgogna
Sounds like the cheap ESC could have a hole in...

Sounds like the cheap ESC could have a hole in the firmware that could allow two MosFets in series to turn on long enough to fry. Given the throttle sick was full off there should not have been a...
Forum: Power Systems 02-11-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 612
Posted By abborgogna
No on the mixed battery polarity. These are...

No on the mixed battery polarity. These are batteries I have been using for a couple of years in my electric control line planes. Standard 2200mha 3 cell batteries. I spent nearly 45 years in the...
Forum: Power Systems 02-11-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 612
Posted By abborgogna
Why do ESCs smoke when battery is connected?

This has now happened to me twice, once on a control line plane and yesterday on a new R/C plane. After an very normal flight I let the plane rest for a few minutes then inserted a new battery and...
Forum: Foamies 02-02-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,101
Posted By abborgogna
Assembly took about two hours. I leave my...

Assembly took about two hours. I leave my assembled, it fits behind the seat in my Ford Ranger. It's really not a big plane, go to a Hobby People and take a look at one, you might be surprised at...
Forum: Foamies 02-01-2014, 11:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,101
Posted By abborgogna
OK, here is the straight skinny with my Waco. I...

OK, here is the straight skinny with my Waco. I was flying with a 1300mha battery which is about an ounce lighter than the recommended 1500mha. When I switched to a 1500mha battery the CG seemed...
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