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Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 08-21-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 249
Posted By fhhuber
Pull the motor off of a Vapor and move the...

Pull the motor off of a Vapor and move the electronics + battery forward. Longer pushrods needed... but that should float along about as slowly as is possible.

A stock Vapor should be able to tow...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-20-2014, 11:53 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,397
Posted By fhhuber
Just an odd shaped oversize flat plate foamie...

Just an odd shaped oversize flat plate foamie "wing" with a pair of EDFs... the only challenge is the CG due to the weird geometry and I solved that in 10 min using a chuck glider.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-20-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,397
Posted By fhhuber
Not bothering to enter the bat-plane after seeing...

Not bothering to enter the bat-plane after seeing the P-61 progress... But I'll finish it some day.
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 08-20-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 126
Posted By fhhuber
Appx 20% remaining in the pack... for best pack...

Appx 20% remaining in the pack... for best pack life.

Draining it to 0 useful charge left (appx 3.0 v per cell at rest) will damage the pack. I aim for 3.5 v/cell at rest. (usually between 3.0...
Forum: Humor 08-18-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 142
Posted By fhhuber
Someone has an awfully big refrigerator... ...

Someone has an awfully big refrigerator...



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Forum: Batteries & Chargers 08-18-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 131
Posted By fhhuber
You can jumper from the + power lead to the most...

You can jumper from the + power lead to the most + of the balance plug if that is the failed balance lead wire. Simplest solution.

Use care not to create a short...
Forum: Seaplanes E-Powered 08-18-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 449
Posted By fhhuber
The motors rarely have an issue when the ESC...

The motors rarely have an issue when the ESC burns out. Dry em out and prevent rust... should be fine.

Generally accept a nice gentle lift-off if that's what you get on a test flight.. ...
Forum: Warbird Electrics 08-18-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 109
Posted By fhhuber
Sounding like an accelerated stall... P-51...

Sounding like an accelerated stall...

P-51 an many other fighters can have a nasty snap tendency if you apply excess elevator, especially if the ailerons are both trimmed down slightly.

Often...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-17-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 101
Posted By fhhuber
Yes and no... There is a home-built cutter based...

Yes and no... There is a home-built cutter based on the "Roto-Zip", "Dremel" or similar rotary cutting tool which uses the system you describe. It can have a virtually unlimited length stock fed...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-16-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 978
Posted By fhhuber
There are also ways to make snap-together plastic...

There are also ways to make snap-together plastic ribs for a larger chord.

If you've ever done repairs of a balsa wing you would understand just how easy it is to splice together a rib and how...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-16-2014, 02:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 378
Posted By fhhuber
I would look for an electric motor that would...

I would look for an electric motor that would turn the same prop as used when it was glow C/L about the same RPM or a bit more.

As an RC plane it will be a little heavier than CL, but you have...
Forum: Power Systems 08-16-2014, 02:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 141
Posted By fhhuber
depends on the airplane.... anything from 4 cell...

depends on the airplane.... anything from 4 cell 200 mah 1/2 N cell NiCd to 4500 mah LiFe or LiPo via the ESC's BEC or a stand alone regulator.

Whatever will supply adequate current without excess...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-15-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 978
Posted By fhhuber
Depends on the covering as to bonding and...

Depends on the covering as to bonding and shrinking temp. You have to consider both the bonding and the shrinking temps.

An option might be "Doculam" which bonds and shrinks slightly cooler than...
Forum: Pattern aircraft 08-13-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,095
Posted By fhhuber
More pictures! I'm planning to do a King...

More pictures!

I'm planning to do a King Kobra. Axi 4120/18 and Jeti 60 from about 7 years ago (because I have them) I bought the kit immediately upon hearing Sig planned to discontinue it.
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 08-12-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 310
Posted By fhhuber
Common big hole cinder block is cheap. Set on...

Common big hole cinder block is cheap. Set on ceramic tile with holes up... cap with a tile... its pretty well going to contain any LiPo fire. Estimated under $10.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-12-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 978
Posted By fhhuber
For a certain set of aircraft sizes the square CF...

For a certain set of aircraft sizes the square CF tube spine can work well. Generally under 1 lb I expect. Larger models the size CF tube needed would get expensive.
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 08-11-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 310
Posted By fhhuber
Just placing the charger and battery on 1 ft...

Just placing the charger and battery on 1 ft square ceramic tiles (about $1 each) can go a long way in making charging safer.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-11-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 978
Posted By fhhuber
The capabilities of a properly set up 3D printer...

The capabilities of a properly set up 3D printer or a laser cutter can be amazing.... The equipment to produce the modular aircraft shouldn't be an issue.

The issue will be coming up with the...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-10-2014, 02:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 170
Posted By fhhuber
Dynam is in bind mode if you turn on the RX...

Dynam is in bind mode if you turn on the RX first then the TX with the throttle arm switch in the armed position (LEDs will flash)
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-10-2014, 12:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 163
Posted By fhhuber
2mm bullets are big enough for a 450. Generally...

2mm bullets are big enough for a 450. Generally you will find the manufacturers ship them with 3mm if they include the bullets. This is just because the 3mm are more commonly on the ESCs.

3mm...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-09-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 170
Posted By fhhuber
A compatible RX will bond using the normal biding...

A compatible RX will bond using the normal biding sequence (put RX in bind mode then turn on TX in bind mode)

You can have more than 1 RX bound (at the same time) to the same TX with most 2.4 GHZ...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 08-09-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 278
Posted By fhhuber
Should be easy to count cells, multiply by 1.2...

Should be easy to count cells, multiply by 1.2 for nominal, 1.4 for full.

AA NiMh (that I know of) came in as low as 1000 mah and as high as 2300 mah... Most common was 1500 mah.

Its very rare...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-09-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 978
Posted By fhhuber
Foam is a POSSIBLE way to go. Not necessarily...

Foam is a POSSIBLE way to go. Not necessarily the best way. Its simply been proven already that you can have a plane that can have 2 different configurations quickly interchangeable without excess...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-09-2014, 03:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 239
Posted By fhhuber
CA (CyanoAcrylate) = Super glue. Many many...

CA (CyanoAcrylate) = Super glue. Many many brands and labels.

Note that regular CA eats some foam types. Be careful. There is also Foam Safe CA.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-09-2014, 02:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 239
Posted By fhhuber
EPO foam is the next best thing to teflon. Stick...

EPO foam is the next best thing to teflon. Stick some toothpicks in at assorted angles to give the glue something to stick to that it won't just peel off of.
Forum: Foamies 08-08-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 145
Posted By fhhuber
Carefully with a knife. Its common to glue...

Carefully with a knife.

Its common to glue the servos into foam models
Forum: Power Systems 08-07-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 130
Posted By fhhuber
BEC unfortunately does not sense orientation of...

BEC unfortunately does not sense orientation of the prop when you activate brake.

I have rigged up a flexible rod extended into prop arc by servo. Brake on, extend rod, brake off and the prop...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-06-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 160
Posted By fhhuber
For contact adhesive decals: 3M Formula 77 spray...

For contact adhesive decals: 3M Formula 77 spray glue. Note that thee are 3 versions and 2 will attack common styrofoam. so check which version if the model is not made of EPO.

Peel the decals...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-06-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 978
Posted By fhhuber
One reason for the weak slow stick mount was...

One reason for the weak slow stick mount was weight savings. Powered as originally designed and flown the way it was intended it worked just fine.

They didn't really intend it for the abuse of RC...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-06-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 978
Posted By fhhuber
A different style construction often opens new...

A different style construction often opens new possibilities.

Foam opened possibilities that just didn't work with traditional wood frameworks. Laser cutting lite ply opened other possibilities.
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