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Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft Today, 01:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 127
Posted By FlyWheel
I most definitely intend to do a build thread,...

I most definitely intend to do a build thread, and mirror it on RCGroups. Although if this thread is any indication "us" may consist of only thee and me.

As for widening the fuse, yeah, I had to...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft Today, 12:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 51
Posted By FlyWheel
Fragile enough to break if a flea sneezed huh?...

Fragile enough to break if a flea sneezed huh? Was it a Pat Tritle plane? :Q
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft Today, 12:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 112
Posted By FlyWheel
I swear, foamies will fly some of the stupidest...

I swear, foamies will fly some of the stupidest looking stuff!

:silly:;):D:p>:Q;-):tc:
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft Yesterday, 02:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 127
Posted By FlyWheel
As the kit isn't scheduled to arrive until next...

As the kit isn't scheduled to arrive until next Monday, I don't have access to the plans; so if I may ask, what are the actual inside dimensions of your Skimmer's motor compartment? All of the...
Forum: General Electric Discussions Yesterday, 01:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 165
Posted By FlyWheel
What is it? It is off screen most of the...

What is it? It is off screen most of the time.:concern:
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-01-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 127
Posted By FlyWheel
Question Calling all Skimmerphiles!

Yup, I'm back,:rolleyes: and I'm planning to build another Skimmer electric glider. However, this is not the build thread, it's more of a planning thread.

I have built this bird before, but that...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 02-28-2015, 05:03 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 12,141
Posted By FlyWheel
How about transparent fluorescent red? ...

How about transparent fluorescent red?
http://www.hobbyexpress.com/images_products/1035228_large.jpg
This is a picture of the roll, I didn't see one of it on a plane in my brief search.

I might...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 02-28-2015, 03:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 104
Posted By FlyWheel
Cool! A fore-swept! I have the plans for a FS...

Cool! A fore-swept! I have the plans for a FS 'wing' glider myself, I'm pretty sure it's a FF, as I see absolutely no control surfaces, but the design looks as if it could be converted to RC. Who...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-25-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 250
Posted By FlyWheel
That is the only thing I'm kind of leery of too...

That is the only thing I'm kind of leery of too (nothing's perfect). Why not put the spring inside the female plug? Or on the side of the prong facing AWAY from it's opposite terminal? That way ever...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-25-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 250
Posted By FlyWheel
It depends a lot on the user, and the conditions...

It depends a lot on the user, and the conditions he or she uses them. I use Dean's for battery connections and banana plugs for ESC->motor connections* The design of the new pseudo Dean's plugs...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 02-25-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 304
Posted By FlyWheel
I have both Expo and Dual rates on my F5X, and...

I have both Expo and Dual rates on my F5X, and the way the manual describes it, using an aerobat as an example, the expo is adjusted so that the control surface action is milder relative to stick...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 02-24-2015, 12:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 304
Posted By FlyWheel
Yeah, I can live without Expo also. Dual rates as...

Yeah, I can live without Expo also. Dual rates as well, I never use either. All I will ever be flying are slow, lazy birds and in the future gliders/sailplanes; nothing aerobatic that would require...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 02-24-2015, 12:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 304
Posted By FlyWheel
You misunderstood; I said it is what a simple (5...

You misunderstood; I said it is what a simple (5 or 6Ch) radio should be like:
IOW, they're getting there, but they still have a ways to go. If only they could make a 2.4 TX like this with all the...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 02-24-2015, 12:26 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 83
Posted By FlyWheel
HiTec X-1 Pro

Has anyone tried this "new" charger yet?


I put "new" in quotation marks because from the picture of the screen and the fact that it's set using the old four 'button' controls it may be yet...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 02-23-2015, 01:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 304
Posted By FlyWheel
Don't get me wrong, the lack of Heli functions is...

Don't get me wrong, the lack of Heli functions is really a non issue - sprinkles on the icing of the cake (which is why it's in parentheses).

That main things I like are the the one's which are...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 02-23-2015, 12:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 96
Posted By FlyWheel
Looks like something built with Legos! :Q I...

Looks like something built with Legos! :Q

I agree with the balsa plane idea, cheap, easy and it actually flies.
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 02-22-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 304
Posted By FlyWheel
Exclamation Now THIS is what I call simple!

[popcorn]Take notes, boys and girls, this is how a simple easy to use transmitter should be designed!!! The HiTec Optic 5...
Forum: ParkFlyers 02-20-2015, 11:05 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,036
Posted By FlyWheel
Talking I'm not going to get into a tete' a tete about...

I'm not going to get into a tete' a tete about how many and what kind of planes I'm going to buy in the future. I am not seriously addicted to this hobby, it's something I do on the side lines, and I...
Forum: ParkFlyers 02-20-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,036
Posted By FlyWheel
I never said I wanted a 7, 8, or more channel...

I never said I wanted a 7, 8, or more channel radio. I can barely see any need for a six channel, let alone more. Now if I were to tempt the fates with a full house bird (aileron, elevator, throttle,...
Forum: ParkFlyers 02-20-2015, 02:45 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,036
Posted By FlyWheel
Smile Thanks for the link, Ray. I knew there were other...

Thanks for the link, Ray. I knew there were other brands of receivers out there, but having only used Bergs I was wary to try anything without some user reviews first. :concern:

I have been...
Forum: ParkFlyers 02-19-2015, 04:32 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,036
Posted By FlyWheel
Which bring us right back to my comment in post...

Which bring us right back to my comment in post #83.

The circle is now complete - now I am the master! :Q
Forum: ParkFlyers 02-19-2015, 12:41 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,036
Posted By FlyWheel
Thanks, but I was referring to 72MHz recievers....

Thanks, but I was referring to 72MHz recievers. :oops:

Chellie? You were the one to sound off about returning to 72MHz on page one of this thread...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 02-18-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 308
Posted By FlyWheel
Actually AEJ... I just got finished reading the...

Actually AEJ... I just got finished reading the manual for the Optic 5, and while I'm no expert, from what it said 'bind and fly' was a pretty good description. So while Spektrum has a copyright on...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-18-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 621
Posted By FlyWheel
That's where my middle school was, in the city...

That's where my middle school was, in the city (well, West L.A., not exactly downtown). I was on the asphalt parking lot where the school busses pick up the kids going home.
Forum: ParkFlyers 02-18-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,036
Posted By FlyWheel
Red face me: extracting foot from mouth...

:red::red:PS!

I take back my comment about complexity - I just stumbled upon a PDF of the Optic 5 manual. Now that's more like it (and no heli functions* to boot)! Anyone know if there is a 6...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-18-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 621
Posted By FlyWheel
Yes it does, no question about it. If it goes...

Yes it does, no question about it. If it goes out of sight it's a free flight![/QUOTE]

Well then I guess my first (and only, unless you also count RC 'fly-aways' :( ) FF was in 1972.I was in the...
Forum: ParkFlyers 02-18-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,036
Posted By FlyWheel
I have a F5X myself, It meets my needs (both...

I have a F5X myself, It meets my needs (both current and any predicted future) without having to work around a bundle of stuff I never will. I've looked at some of the more - ahem - 'basic' 6Ch. 2.4...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-17-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 621
Posted By FlyWheel
Does a folded paper airplane taken out of site by...

Does a folded paper airplane taken out of site by a schoolyard thermal count? ????
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 02-17-2015, 08:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 257
Posted By FlyWheel
I thought the sequel (Fire and Rescue) was...

I thought the sequel (Fire and Rescue) was better. But then I always was a sucker for movies with a message.

I liked the original Cars over it's sequel for the same reason.
Forum: ParkFlyers 02-17-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,036
Posted By FlyWheel
I agree, I never had any problems with 72MHz, and...

I agree, I never had any problems with 72MHz, and now with 'everyone else' using 2.4 having someone else firing up on the same frequency is pretty much a non-issue.

Finding any 72MHz radio...
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