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Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-23-2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 485
Posted By AirmanAirhead
Your story reminds me of a time when one of...

Your story reminds me of a time when one of flying buddies lost his plane in a swampy area. He was wading through it and looked up and saw a "V" ripple in the water moving towards him. He asked me...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-10-2014, 04:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 643
Posted By AirmanAirhead
Not exactly what you described but the first one...

Not exactly what you described but the first one listed here is one approach

http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=30259

And this one a bit closer to your idea.
...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 05-29-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 848
Posted By AirmanAirhead
Nigel, Sounds like a great idea. I have not...

Nigel,

Sounds like a great idea. I have not tried that, but it reminds me of something Steve Schumate (Polaris Sea Plane, various foamy jets, etc. and real live Boeing Engineer) wrote once. ...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 04-30-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,562
Posted By AirmanAirhead
The only thing I would add to the suggestions...

The only thing I would add to the suggestions already given, is try to solder with a consistent manner each time. With a good clean iron, it becomes easier to approach it exactly the same way each...
Forum: Beginners 04-22-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,461
Posted By AirmanAirhead
Thumbs up on the Super Cub suggestion. I've...

Thumbs up on the Super Cub suggestion. I've never had one... but I wish I had started with one after seeing so many others learn to fly with one. It really does make a difference, it's very...
Forum: Beginners 04-22-2014, 03:18 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,461
Posted By AirmanAirhead
Paul, you are not the first one to go through...

Paul, you are not the first one to go through such a trying time. The initial stages of RC are very frustrating. Your initial description of the flight bears that out. It's a little like "fishing"...
Forum: Company Discussions 04-14-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 460
Posted By AirmanAirhead
Yeah, I'm not sure, but I think BiteDefender may...

Yeah, I'm not sure, but I think BiteDefender may be over sensitive. I just wanted to check with you guys and see what you thought. I see Don's stuff mentioned here and there, and my assumption is...
Forum: Company Discussions 04-14-2014, 04:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 460
Posted By AirmanAirhead
Dons RC? Safe Site?

I'm interested in checking out Dons Rc site, but it comes up as an unsafe site on my virus program BiteDefender. I checked out the side using another web source and it came up as inconclusive...
Forum: Foamies 02-23-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 2,805
Views: 349,900
Posted By AirmanAirhead
Rescue Boat

Here's sadly a poor video of a Rescue Boat I made years ago. We've used it a number of times and it works great. We used a reversible brushed motor/speed control and mounted a prop up high. Not...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-29-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 493
Posted By AirmanAirhead
Years ago I visited my buddy in AK and wanted to...

Years ago I visited my buddy in AK and wanted to take a plane with me too. I was pretty new and had a T-28 Parkzone Foamy. I built a wooden box that allow the fuse with the wing separated to fit...
Forum: Beginners 01-19-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,027
Posted By AirmanAirhead
First of all, welcome to Watt Flyer. You will...

First of all, welcome to Watt Flyer. You will get a lot of help here from folks that have been doing this for years and from those of us with even a bit less experience.

Though I don't know...
Forum: Foamies 12-15-2013, 04:17 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 7,232
Posted By AirmanAirhead
IMHO, the use of "IMHO" through out this thread...

IMHO, the use of "IMHO" through out this thread was at times "humble" and other times... well, you know not so much. I appreciated the questions in the first place, and most of the responses but at...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-04-2013, 04:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 592
Posted By AirmanAirhead
I too have had this happen, but I'm grateful for...

I too have had this happen, but I'm grateful for the checking and rechecking the banks do. I also try to remind myself they have a lot of people to keep track of. My world is pretty small compared...
Forum: Beginners 12-03-2013, 07:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,007
Posted By AirmanAirhead
Technopro, the folks above know much more than I...

Technopro, the folks above know much more than I do regarding the type of motor, etc needed for your plane. I also have a hunch that for the most part they have been gentle in your comment "prob....
Forum: ParkFlyers 11-29-2013, 04:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,675
Posted By AirmanAirhead
As he stated in his very first post, he's looking...

As he stated in his very first post, he's looking for something beyond a "rudder and elevator" plane... ;)

Jeff
Forum: ParkFlyers 11-27-2013, 05:54 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,675
Posted By AirmanAirhead
I have experience with the T-28, loved it,...

I have experience with the T-28, loved it, crashed it, learned to fly it, and finally moved on. My new flying buddy just moved from a Super Cub to a T-28, and he's enjoying it as much as I did mine.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 10-30-2013, 03:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,349
Posted By AirmanAirhead
Well here's one one and I admit that if I was not...

Well here's one one and I admit that if I was not there, I would not believe this myself. I had been learning to fly my T-28 Foamy which was my second plane. I was still learning a lot, and for the...
Forum: Beginners 10-03-2013, 06:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 745
Posted By AirmanAirhead
I got tired of dragging the control rods on the...

I got tired of dragging the control rods on the bottom on grass, etc. so I flipped the servos, cut out the foam on top, place the servos in the top side, and re glued the foam pieces on the bottom,...
Forum: Seaplanes E-Powered 02-02-2013, 03:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,258
Posted By AirmanAirhead
Alf looks good to me. As long as your cg is the...

Alf looks good to me. As long as your cg is the same I bet she flies.
My F-22 was very forgiving!!


AA
Forum: Beginners 04-22-2012, 11:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,703
Posted By AirmanAirhead
I went to visit a friend back east (I live in CA)...

I went to visit a friend back east (I live in CA) and I wanted to take a plane. I built a box so I could remove my wings from my T-28 (foamy) and put both the wings and the fuselage in the box and...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-20-2012, 02:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,789
Posted By AirmanAirhead
I have found Deans a little more difficult to...

I have found Deans a little more difficult to solder, but not impossible. With practice you can get good at it. But some people find them difficult to separate. I use EC3's and have found that...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-20-2012, 02:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,789
Posted By AirmanAirhead
I've used both the Deans and the bullet...

I've used both the Deans and the bullet connectors. I think from what you described, I'd stick with the bullet connectors, if you mean EC3's typically blue. Deans are a bit more difficult to...
Forum: WWI Era 02-05-2012, 08:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,623
Posted By AirmanAirhead
Check this out. http://www.rcstars.org/ ...

Check this out.

http://www.rcstars.org/

that's their web-site I'm sure they can help you.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-29-2012, 06:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,277
Posted By AirmanAirhead
Good point xmech2k, and I was only trying to poke...

Good point xmech2k, and I was only trying to poke fun at myself, not hanginon... that's for sure!!

Knowing what to begin with is a difficult choice. I wish I knew what I learned AFTER I...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-29-2012, 06:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,277
Posted By AirmanAirhead
Yeah, yeah, I had just rebuilt my foamy F-22 hand...

Yeah, yeah, I had just rebuilt my foamy F-22 hand launched it, flew it to a nice vertical climb, slowly went to inverted, did a nice lazy dive, went to pull up, pull up, pull up!!! Nothing, smashed...
Forum: 3D Flying 01-12-2012, 07:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,210
Posted By AirmanAirhead
Thanks Nitro.... I'll check into both planes. ...

Thanks Nitro.... I'll check into both planes.

However, I got the itch to build a balsa kit. Just want to bet my hands into the glue and stuff a little bit more. I know that cost wise I will not...
Forum: 3D Flying 01-11-2012, 05:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,210
Posted By AirmanAirhead
Yak, Edge, Extra Kit Suggestion?

I'm interested in building a kit plane and am curious regarding the differences between a Yak, Edge, or Extra. For that matter any other design that fits within that category. I consider myself an...
Forum: Power Systems 01-09-2012, 04:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,150
Posted By AirmanAirhead
Pretty funny that my "number" is the heat shrink...

Pretty funny that my "number" is the heat shrink tube! Never thought of that! My main question is to try to determine the AMP rating. If I removed the shrink tube is there any indication inside...
Forum: Power Systems 01-09-2012, 12:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,150
Posted By AirmanAirhead
Can you identify this ESC?

I have an ESC that a friend gave me and it has the following number on it E203950 and after that it has what appears to be WOER it's black and looks heftier than a 35-40 AMP but I'm not sure. With...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 12-24-2011, 12:43 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,521
Posted By AirmanAirhead
I'm gravely concerned that you all have missed a...

I'm gravely concerned that you all have missed a very important fact.

Fishbonez said he had "been given a plane for Christmas..." Hello, it's December 23!!!

What's going on here? Us "Ole...
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