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Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft Today, 02:15 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,453
Posted By Wildflyer
Tried the EDF on 4 cells, and apparently it was...

Tried the EDF on 4 cells, and apparently it was not dynamically balanced. It was screaming and all of a sudden the fan started to vibrate, and in an instant it had blown all 5 blades out the back of...
Forum: Humor Yesterday, 06:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 139
Posted By Wildflyer
Some classics

Here are just a few of the stupid things people do with cars.

Make a Google search for overloaded cars.
Forum: Humor Yesterday, 01:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 139
Posted By Wildflyer
I sat in a parking lot of a home improvement...

I sat in a parking lot of a home improvement store, I worked at from 73-78.
As I was eating lunch, this heavy set guy starts loading some stuff on top of his car. He put several things up there, I...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-28-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,453
Posted By Wildflyer
My XB-70 Valkyrie Bomber

I was recently given a kit of the XB-70.
The all molded foam kit was made by Nicesky Model Aircraft Co. Ltd
I have no idea how old it is at this time.

It uses one 71 mm EDF with a 2750 KV motor...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-27-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 150
Posted By Wildflyer
Looks good I've spent 15 years leaning...

Looks good

I've spent 15 years leaning AutoCAD, so far I can use about 20% of it.

I might try your design someday.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-22-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 100
Posted By Wildflyer
We call this; Single stick control It used...

We call this; Single stick control

It used to be relatively common in the 70's and 80's then it seemed to start fading out.
My dad had single stick only while I had both, and in fact still have...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 07-21-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 133
Posted By Wildflyer
Thanks Denny, that is cool, I hope to see it...

Thanks Denny, that is cool, I hope to see it someday.

I used to live on one of the highest hills in Tacoma WA, my yard was about 20' above the street, and my personal flagpole was 28' tall. You...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-21-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 235
Posted By Wildflyer
Nigel is right, that is the best thing to do to...

Nigel is right, that is the best thing to do to protect the life of our Lipo's

We end up with a lot of money invested in them, so it is wise to protect them. It is sort of a down side to electric,...
Forum: Humor 07-13-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 218
Posted By Wildflyer
That's not a bad idea

That's not a bad idea
Forum: Foamies 07-13-2014, 02:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 248
Posted By Wildflyer
I see your props are turning outward at the top...

I see your props are turning outward at the top of the blades, and the pictures of the HK Cri Cri are turning inwards at the top.

I know it seems like this shouldn't make much difference, but the...
Forum: ParkFlyers 07-12-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 278
Posted By Wildflyer
I just completed an Airfoilz 540NX I used Tower...

I just completed an Airfoilz 540NX
I used Tower Pro 90mg servos.

I do not like to drill out the servo arms

I grind the mushroomed part of the pin in a solder type metal link. Break out the...
Forum: Foamies 07-12-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 248
Posted By Wildflyer
I would like to have it but I have too many...

I would like to have it but I have too many planes.

But I would love to show up at our electric ONLY field with the Cri Cri. From a short distance I am sure someone would jump all over me about...
Forum: Company Discussions 07-05-2014, 02:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 284
Posted By Wildflyer
Sorry to hear you are had trouble with HK, I have...

Sorry to hear you are had trouble with HK, I have placed 46 orders, with only one problem. I bought 2 very tiny 4 ch Rx's, but 1 little plastic bag was empty, the Rx had never been inside it. There...
Forum: Foamies 07-01-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 272
Posted By Wildflyer
From solentlife There is another way - but...

From solentlife
There is another way - but needs care ...

With a full form wing - you take a long masonry drill ....

Try that one with a hot wire.
A long time ago, when many people were...
Forum: Foamies 06-29-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 272
Posted By Wildflyer
I am guessing you are going to use LED lights, as...

I am guessing you are going to use LED lights, as anything else does not work nearly as well.

Wing tip lights would require very little current, allowing you to use the smallest wire you can find....
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 06-28-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 320
Posted By Wildflyer
As a carpenter for about 50 years, I have had...

As a carpenter for about 50 years, I have had more sciatica than I care to remember.
One time I somehow severely pinched both sciatic nerves at the same time, when I had a muscle spasm while turning...
Forum: Humor 06-27-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 359
Posted By Wildflyer
She got off easy, the post office basically stole...

She got off easy, the post office basically stole $48 from me.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-27-2014, 01:14 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,430
Posted By Wildflyer
Can you believe this, I finally built this plane....

Can you believe this, I finally built this plane.
It was on the shelf for 4 1/2 years.
Flys fantastic.
The rolls look to be about 3'-4' for a complete 360, almost makes you dizzy watching it....
Forum: Power Systems 06-25-2014, 12:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 200
Posted By Wildflyer
I hope this comes out in english, ...

I hope this comes out in english,

http://www.bungymania.com/imageshome/includes3/motorperf1.php?id=72

This BungyMania seems to be a good source of info.

EDIT
Now I see I have exactly the...
Forum: Power Systems 06-17-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 179
Posted By Wildflyer
True silver solder requires way too much heat for...

True silver solder requires way too much heat for electrical work, It is usually a structural solder. I used it to solder my strut and final shaft bearing tube together on my 40 hydro.

I just use...
Forum: Power Systems 06-16-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 179
Posted By Wildflyer
Check all connections to be certain they are...

Check all connections to be certain they are tight, especially between the ESC and motor.

Check your bullet connectors if you are using the ones from Castle. A friend of mine had 6mm Castle...
Forum: Brushless Motor Construction 06-13-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,337
Posted By Wildflyer
I have to a new blade for my wet saw, as I have...

I have to a new blade for my wet saw, as I have totally worn the current one out.

Maybe today I can get there, then we will know.

Thanks for the tips about sealing the magnets, I would not...
Forum: Multi-Rotors 06-11-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 333
Posted By Wildflyer
Many of these quads are very heavy on the ground,...

Many of these quads are very heavy on the ground, but seem to fly great.

You say you have powerful 900 kv motors, but we don't know the wattage.
Look up a quad calculator online and plug in your...
Forum: Brushless Motor Construction 06-10-2014, 02:27 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,337
Posted By Wildflyer
Thanks Denny Almost any dust can ignite, even...

Thanks Denny
Almost any dust can ignite, even steel powder, if it can oxidize it can burn, and of course fumes from any combustion, are poisonous.

My diamond wet saw just seemed like a good...
Forum: Brushless Motor Construction 06-09-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,337
Posted By Wildflyer
I figure after 62 years of woodworking (started...

I figure after 62 years of woodworking (started when I was 4 yo) and 40 years of being a carpenter, I have at least inhaled an 8'- 4"x 4".

Somehow it seems I got rid of it, a little at a time,...
Forum: Brushless Motor Construction 06-08-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,337
Posted By Wildflyer
Thanks again Ron I know I have to rewind my...

Thanks again Ron
I know I have to rewind my power 52, I will unwind it carefully to determine the winding pattern the used, and compare that to others.

I would only replace some of the magnets if...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-08-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 289
Posted By Wildflyer
I put an 800 watt 2700 kv motor in a Stryker,...

I put an 800 watt 2700 kv motor in a Stryker, with a HK 3 axis stabilizer receiver.
First flight I came out of a turn with the wings in an aileron flutter, so fast I thought the wing might break....
Forum: Brushless Motor Construction 06-08-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,337
Posted By Wildflyer
Thanks Ron, I had contacted them, and they...

Thanks Ron,
I had contacted them, and they tried very hard but could not come up with the right size of magnets. The head guy even contacted me in the middle of a business trip in China, I thought...
Forum: Brushless Motor Construction 06-07-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,337
Posted By Wildflyer
Just touch it. I don't think so Denny,...

Just touch it.

I don't think so Denny, that's why I have an infrared thermometer.
I am going to get a contact probe type soon.

I haven't played with these motors for a while. I hope to get...
Forum: Brushless Motor Construction 06-07-2014, 04:34 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,337
Posted By Wildflyer
Thank you, I did a Google search and found them...

Thank you, I did a Google search and found them at---- https://www.hkcm.de/app.contact.php?language=en&osCsid=ceecdb9cd6eb85bfbad336c9ec6aef08

I will measure my magnets again, and contact them.
...
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