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Forum: Beginners 11-18-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 420
Posted By Rockin Robbins
You have to realize that ecalc is strictly a...

You have to realize that ecalc is strictly a theoretical calculator. It's all a mathematical analog of a physical process and it uses manufacturer published (fictional:D:D) specs. MotoCalc and Drive...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 11-01-2014, 03:39 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,961
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Love it Joe! I'm a firm believer that people...

Love it Joe! I'm a firm believer that people don't learn to build today because nobody teaches them. You're teaching them and the thread will remain as a guide for those who would like to try an easy...
Forum: Beginners 10-30-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 28,029
Posted By Rockin Robbins
That's still a bit curious because it should have...

That's still a bit curious because it should have said 20Wh. It's unusual to have the Wh rating provided on a pack label.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 10-17-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 345
Posted By Rockin Robbins
But Drive Calculator (http://www.drivecalc.de/)...

But Drive Calculator (http://www.drivecalc.de/) is not a similar program. It is based on actual testing continuously submitted by users of the program and signed by the testers. Spurrious results...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-17-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 800
Posted By Rockin Robbins
It's okay Roadking. When a company prices their...

It's okay Roadking. When a company prices their product too high it leaves room for competitors to undercut them and put them out of the market. There's nothing about any glue that can't be imitated....
Forum: Beginners 10-11-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 21,509
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Hey Joe! You know before the Parkzone T-28 there...

Hey Joe! You know before the Parkzone T-28 there was a plane that similarly would do everything and with stability and style and that was the Top Flight Contender. I suspect that it flies better than...
Forum: Beginners 10-10-2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 478
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Also we think that ailerons turn the plane....

Also we think that ailerons turn the plane. That's wrong. If your plane is flying level the ailerons will bank the plane and it will dive. Only the application of elevator picks the nose up and the...
Forum: Beginners 10-10-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 21,509
Posted By Rockin Robbins
If building is fading away it's because builders...

If building is fading away it's because builders aren't teaching others how to build! That's why it's great to see Road King say "Iam picking out a trainer to build with some new builders here soon...
Forum: Beginners 10-10-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 21,509
Posted By Rockin Robbins
I don't have a problem with GB's starting a...

I don't have a problem with GB's starting a thread and treating it as his own. If more people made a thread or adopted a thread and kept it active, Wattflyer wouldn't have to beg people to contribute...
Forum: Beginners 10-10-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 857
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Contrary to popular belief, in Florida as far...

Contrary to popular belief, in Florida as far south as Daytona Beach/DeLand/Orlando it gets cold. We probably have 7 days every winter where the temp gets into the 30s and usually a couple days where...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-09-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 800
Posted By Rockin Robbins
I've used it and it's wonderful! A really neat...

I've used it and it's wonderful! A really neat wrinkle with this stuff is that it can be used as a contact cement or as a conventional glue. It's flexible and strong--good for a wide variety of other...
Forum: Beginners 10-06-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 314
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Crashtesthobby.com...

Crashtesthobby.com (http://www.crashtesthobby.com/small-planes-up-to-50-span.html) (link to the Albatross component information page) has pointers on appropriate stuff to buy for it. It should fly...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 10-06-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 864
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Very nicely done and a difficult project.

Very nicely done and a difficult project.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-30-2014, 11:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 244
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Whatever happens you'll have to design the plane...

Whatever happens you'll have to design the plane around the prop. So it's 7" in diameter. Any idea what the pitch is? That will tell you what it's going to take to spin the thing. It will also tell...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-23-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 746
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Snidley Whiplash for the win! Here I was,...

Snidley Whiplash for the win!

Here I was, minding my own business and feeling proud of my Crashtesthobby.com Grim Reaper repair and I had to run into THIS! Talk about taking all the wind from my...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-16-2014, 02:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 245
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Wow! I was doing a variation of that inverted...

Wow! I was doing a variation of that inverted flat spin with my Vapor. I'll have to get it going again and try climbing with it. I was doing it at low power or power off. Looks awesome on the profile...
Forum: Beginners 09-13-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 450
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Never thought of that and I have such a rubbish...

Never thought of that and I have such a rubbish battery pack! Thanks Nigel.
Forum: Beginners 09-13-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 450
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Foam-Tac is amazing stuff. With EPP foam I use...

Foam-Tac is amazing stuff. With EPP foam I use hot glue and Foam-Tac. On other foam it's 5 minute epoxy. It's tempting to use Gorilla Glue White but I've had bad experience with it.

It is not at...
Forum: Beginners 09-13-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 21,509
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Thanks GB. Most don't post humbling flights but...

Thanks GB. Most don't post humbling flights but there's a lot to be learned. There's nothing you did that every one of us won't do if we aren't forewarned, because in the human being, the eyes are...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-09-2014, 03:28 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,692
Posted By Rockin Robbins
For better or worse times change. Existing...

For better or worse times change. Existing paradigm businesses change or die. The Internet isn't killing hobby shops, hobby shops are.

In other businesses, at first the companies complained about...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-04-2014, 04:14 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,692
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Well, flying is a skilled activity/hobby! And...

Well, flying is a skilled activity/hobby! And flying shows no sign of decline. People only built to begin with because it was a necessary path to flying. But times have changed with great-flying RTF...
Forum: Foamies 08-29-2014, 12:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 484
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Ditto! That would make it a great idea to...

Ditto! That would make it a great idea to purchase an extra wing. What did you do to make the center section there? This is really cool!
Forum: Delta & Flying Wings 08-29-2014, 12:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,938
Posted By Rockin Robbins
And I applaud their example. Apparently you're...

And I applaud their example. Apparently you're not a good fit for this group.
Forum: Beginners 08-28-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,413
Posted By Rockin Robbins
http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa293/RockinRob...

http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa293/RockinRobbins13/smileys/Holy_Necro_Batman_zps36cc9c9f.jpg
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-26-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 456
Posted By Rockin Robbins
I generally find the off-brand motors to be good...

I generally find the off-brand motors to be good motors that are rated optimistically enough that if you run 'em by the numbers you make lots of smoke. It's important to find out what your motor's...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-26-2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 456
Posted By Rockin Robbins
So far as I know, there is no such chart of...

So far as I know, there is no such chart of equivalence. However, you can compare the power ratings in watts and the Kv rating to come out ballpark close, which is all a chart could do anyway.

So...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-25-2014, 11:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 960
Posted By Rockin Robbins
And let's hope they don't devolve that direction....

And let's hope they don't devolve that direction. NASA is finally set up as a customer, with the companies hiring the astronauts, running the launch facilities, owning all the hardware, which they...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-25-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 960
Posted By Rockin Robbins
I understand. No having fun. Understandable rule....

I understand. No having fun. Understandable rule. Make fun of those having fun. Even more understandable. Excuse me for being inappropriate.

There's a big difference between Spacex and Boeing....
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-23-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 519
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Did anybody tell you you had a bad day?

Did anybody tell you you had a bad day?
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-23-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 960
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Did you watch the video of the unveiling of the...

Did you watch the video of the unveiling of the Dragon 2 spacecraft? The wow just went back into the space programs. Yes, we need to invade Cuba. First, send in McDonalds, Walmart, Target, an Amazon...
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