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Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 05-19-2016, 06:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 497
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Ya, fhuber is on the money. First launches go...

Ya, fhuber is on the money. First launches go with half throttle and see what your best climb angle is. From there you can blend in throttle and necessary down elevator judiciously. Two launches and...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-19-2016, 06:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 209
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Just avoid the edges of the sky and you'll be...

Just avoid the edges of the sky and you'll be golden!:tc:
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Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-19-2016, 06:10 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 805
Posted By Rockin Robbins
And that's the secret. Spin up time is not an...

And that's the secret. Spin up time is not an issue and you have full torque instantly. In the blastoff video I wafted across at minimum flying speed, pulled up and then hit the throttle. Electic...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-19-2016, 06:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 805
Posted By Rockin Robbins
You'll never have to worry about a Turnigy Plush....

You'll never have to worry about a Turnigy Plush. I generally give them at least 20% headroom. I've worked my Super Brain at its rated 40A with no problems whatever. But I generally think that giving...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-19-2016, 04:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 805
Posted By Rockin Robbins
My Slow Stick with Rhino 1350Mah 3S battery, 40A...

My Slow Stick with Rhino 1350Mah 3S battery, 40A Super Brain ESC, Turnigy 2217-20 motor and APC 11x4.7SF prop. It's just a bit overpowered.....
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I can hold the plane by the wingtip,...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-19-2016, 01:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 805
Posted By Rockin Robbins
I can tell you that I've run a Turnigy 2217-20...

I can tell you that I've run a Turnigy 2217-20 motor on my Slow Stick for three years and the $13.00 motor has been a 200W beast. It has a quality finish that impresses, tons of power, 20 minutes of...
Forum: Beginners 05-18-2016, 10:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,131
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Hey, threads do that. Gyro drift I thiink.... ...

Hey, threads do that. Gyro drift I thiink....

If this is an RTF Apprentice, checking the transmitter will tell you if it has safe.

In this corner! A DX5e transmitter and the channel 5 switch...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-22-2016, 07:00 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,409
Posted By Rockin Robbins
That's correct: there has never been a 400' legal...

That's correct: there has never been a 400' legal limit. The closest thing to a rule is the AMA Safety Code saying that we will confine our flying to under 400' when flying within 3 miles of an...
Forum: Beginners 04-20-2016, 08:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 498
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Heads Up RC not only gives you that information,...

Heads Up RC not only gives you that information, but they don't just relay manufacturer claims. The numbers you get from them are the result of actual testing done by Heads Up. That's going the extra...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-20-2016, 08:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 643
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Right now the FAA doesn't acknowledge the...

Right now the FAA doesn't acknowledge the existence of "free flight drones." To be a drone by their present definition they must have some mechanism to control them from the ground.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-20-2016, 08:18 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,409
Posted By Rockin Robbins
I'm still worried about the craziness that might...

I'm still worried about the craziness that might happen with our sailplanes flying over 400'. And, of course, the pattern guys doing the same. Being lumped in with the drones has opened us up to all...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-20-2016, 07:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 643
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Certainly they understand the difference between...

Certainly they understand the difference between model aircraft and drones! Drones are drones and model aircraft are drones. What could be simpler?:concern:

Now if the AMA could just learn the...
Forum: Beginners 04-16-2016, 07:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,708
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Well worth consideration is a plane that has half...

Well worth consideration is a plane that has half the minimum flying speed of a Champ, twice the top end of a Champ, self-corrects better than a Champ, handles wind better than any Bixler, is more...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-13-2016, 09:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 632
Posted By Rockin Robbins
I agree with receivers, servos and transmitters....

I agree with receivers, servos and transmitters. However, on motors the potential harm from running without airflow can be eliminated by just flying in such a way that return to launch is possible if...
Forum: Beginners 03-26-2016, 06:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,332
Posted By Rockin Robbins
And I moved from a Slow Stick to a UM T-28 with...

And I moved from a Slow Stick to a UM T-28 with no real problems at all. I didn't find any problems adjusting to 4-channel from 3-channel. I flew it over high grass at first and had a blast. Two...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-26-2016, 06:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,674
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Oh, that framework brings back memories! Looking...

Oh, that framework brings back memories! Looking good and I don't think you'll have any issues with the motor mount after hardening with the CA as fhhuber suggested.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-25-2016, 09:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,240
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Why, that's the PERFECT PLAN to get the...

Why, that's the PERFECT PLAN to get the government out of debt. They can raise income by fining federal agencies!
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Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-25-2016, 03:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,240
Posted By Rockin Robbins
And that's about the fairest assessment of the...

And that's about the fairest assessment of the situation that can be made. Great post.
Forum: Beginners 03-25-2016, 02:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,332
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Sounds to me like you're okay for the Trojan....

Sounds to me like you're okay for the Trojan. It's expected that you'll have some adjustments necessary both to a new plane and your flying procedures. I wouldn't panic about either one. Sounds like...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-25-2016, 02:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,674
Posted By Rockin Robbins
That looks exactly like a Guillows kit, but with...

That looks exactly like a Guillows kit, but with decent material! I loved building Guillows kits. Hated the wood.

You might think about learning to fly with another, more appropriate, learner...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-22-2016, 10:36 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,409
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Well, Sarge, that's about par for the course. I...

Well, Sarge, that's about par for the course. I didn't receive my $5.00 reimbursement and they won't answer any inquiries about it. Looks like responsibility is only expected of us.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-22-2016, 07:18 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,409
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Hey Sarg5, printing the registration is part of...

Hey Sarg5, printing the registration is part of the registration process itself. You print your registration when you're done with the process. The FAA doesn't send you anything. You should also have...
Forum: Beginners 03-22-2016, 02:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,069
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Okay so that's the major difference in...

Okay so that's the major difference in construction between this and the 1.9 meter version. That one has a molded plastic (ABS?) fuselage so the thin section behind the motor isn't a huge negative.
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Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-22-2016, 01:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,240
Posted By Rockin Robbins
The problem is that just as drones now include...

The problem is that just as drones now include everything we fly, restricting FPV systems to 500' would restrict US to radios only good for 500' (in other words the play radio that comes with an RTF...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-22-2016, 01:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,240
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Looks like now weather balloons have joined the...

Looks like now weather balloons have joined the definition of drones.
Forum: Beginners 03-19-2016, 05:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,069
Posted By Rockin Robbins
What kind of transmitter and receiver? ...

What kind of transmitter and receiver?

You're still in Champ RTF price territory. Actually Champ is cheaper, but Champ FPV, while possible would restrict your choices of equipment.

And...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 03-18-2016, 08:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,098
Posted By Rockin Robbins
I'm just worried that these "guidelines" are...

I'm just worried that these "guidelines" are written in the form of a contract. You can elect not to enforce the terms of a contract AND you can later decide to enforce them. That will stick in court...
Forum: Beginners 03-18-2016, 07:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,069
Posted By Rockin Robbins
And it's not cheap as chips. It's the same price...

And it's not cheap as chips. It's the same price as Bixler, EasyStar 2, Champ, several other planes. You can get a .40 sized Hanger 9 trainer for $30 more. All those planes have spare parts...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-13-2016, 08:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 480
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Sounds really sick to me. But RC is a fatal...

Sounds really sick to me. But RC is a fatal affliction with no known cure!
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-25-2016, 07:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,315
Posted By Rockin Robbins
I agree. Looks like the center section is...

I agree. Looks like the center section is virtually flat and the outside wing panels have little angle. Increasing both so you have about 5 dihedral with a bit more on the wingtips would make the...
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