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Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-30-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 156
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, 09:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 532
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, 01:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 194
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, 07:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 304
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, 03:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 304
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, 03:08 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 17,807
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, 02:28 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,313
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, 03:14 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,313
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 08-28-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 309
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 08-28-2014, 11:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,484
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, 03:51 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,963
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, 01:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 353
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 08-25-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 353
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, 10:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 796
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, 03:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 796
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, 09:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 425
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, 09:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 796
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...
Forum: Foamies 08-23-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 232
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Looks nice, cheap to build, cheap to repair, fun...

Looks nice, cheap to build, cheap to repair, fun to fly. I like it!
Forum: Beginners 08-23-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 978
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Would love to hear how you're doing with your...

Would love to hear how you're doing with your plane! Fixing planes is part of the hobby. You'll actually learn to enjoy it.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-23-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 214
Posted By Rockin Robbins
If you're going to explore 3D you deserve to do...

If you're going to explore 3D you deserve to do it without fear. Your best way in is an EPP profile 3D plane. Chellie is your expert there and you can get in for way less than the Parkzone route.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-23-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 796
Posted By Rockin Robbins
That will be just fine. Spacex, in spite of...

That will be just fine. Spacex, in spite of political sniping, is redoing our launch capability to be what it should have been in the first place. After all we launched the same antiquated space...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-23-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 468
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Completed an order yesterday through the US...

Completed an order yesterday through the US Warehouse. No problems at all--the site works exactly as it should.

I use Firefox or Chrome, NEVER Internet Exploder. I watch what extensions I'm using,...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-22-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 355
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Nice! MS Flight Simulator was the last haven of...

Nice! MS Flight Simulator was the last haven of great quality PC controllers. Now it's gone and I wonder what happens next?
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-22-2014, 01:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 355
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Apparently (I'm connecting some dots here) the...

Apparently (I'm connecting some dots here) the pattern guys who were the solid core of single stick users discovered that knife edge was very difficult with a single stick. The solution was just to...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 08-21-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 496
Posted By Rockin Robbins
And the decalage on the HOB 2x4 and 2x6 gliders...

And the decalage on the HOB 2x4 and 2x6 gliders was extreme. They had no penetration at all and when I owned one I wasn't knowledgeable enough to fix it. As designed they were absolute pigs to fly....
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 08-21-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 343
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Larry, if that won't fly slowly enough then I'm...

Larry, if that won't fly slowly enough then I'm afraid it'll be necessary to build something based on some indoor free flight gliders. That could be fun!
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-20-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 941
Posted By Rockin Robbins
And HOW!

And HOW!
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-20-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 355
Posted By Rockin Robbins
You've got a point there about throttle and...

You've got a point there about throttle and rudder on the same stick. Back in the stone age, Kraft used to sell a single stick radio that the hotshot pattern guys all swore by. Some have even updated...
Forum: Beginners 08-20-2014, 04:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 638
Posted By Rockin Robbins
See, that's where we get in trouble. You regard...

See, that's where we get in trouble. You regard quality as having to do with crispness of molding (left side of the pond spelling:D), surface finish and parts fit. But take the Assassin for instance....
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-20-2014, 04:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 355
Posted By Rockin Robbins
Well, if you're thinking like I'm thinking you...

Well, if you're thinking like I'm thinking you are about building a cockpit to fly from with rudder pedals, joystick or yoke and throttle, that could be pretty exciting. I wonder if the much quicker...
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