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Forum: Aerial Photography 10-14-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 482
Posted By vonveska
Flying on the slope

In good conditions I like flying on the slope. The owner allows the club members to use the slope for flying.
Slope flying (http://youtu.be/zo5S0Ga1G6Y)

zo5S0Ga1G6Y
Forum: General Electric Discussions 10-13-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 973
Posted By vonveska
I placed an order to HK International warehouse...

I placed an order to HK International warehouse today at 9 a.m. Eastern Australia time. I got an email at 4 p.m that my parcel has been posted. I paid about $ 6 postage. It usually takes about 3...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-14-2014, 03:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 933
Posted By vonveska
Thank you Steve, I always take more than one...

Thank you Steve,
I always take more than one model when going out flying, but still I can fly only one at a time :). With gliders, I usually get 30-45 min average time per flight. Just enough to...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-14-2014, 12:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 933
Posted By vonveska
I have 5 scratch built airworthy models. It's...

I have 5 scratch built airworthy models. It's enough for me - I can fly only one plane at a time :).
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-02-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,463
Posted By vonveska
Love it or hate it - it's everyone's choice where...

Love it or hate it - it's everyone's choice where to shop. My experience with HK is very good - it's good value for the money. Just my opinion. I can't afford expensive stuff that I can't justify....
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-26-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,544
Posted By vonveska
I wanted to be a pilot once - I went to a local...

I wanted to be a pilot once - I went to a local airfield club but they laughed at me - I was only 13. They advised me to start with model planes - so I did - and stayed with them all my life - I am...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-09-2014, 12:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,424
Posted By vonveska
I fly electric gliders, 2.2 - 2.6 m wingspan,...

I fly electric gliders, 2.2 - 2.6 m wingspan, using 2200 mAh, 25C batteries. Average motor time is 3 min, giving me about 8 climbs to 100 - 150 m. In calm conditions with minimum lift average flight...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-17-2014, 02:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,815
Posted By vonveska
Exactly my experience. I have a good experience...

Exactly my experience. I have a good experience with YEP ESC and also Plush. The SK3 motors are as good as expensive brands. Some people complain about magnets coming off the rotor, but did not...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-16-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,815
Posted By vonveska
I fly electric gliders 1.8 m to 2.6 m wingspan. I...

I fly electric gliders 1.8 m to 2.6 m wingspan. I have a mixture of servos - I found that the best reliable servos are Hitec 81. Never had a problem. The least reliable ones are HXT900 - I nearly...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-16-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,419
Posted By vonveska
It's OK to look for a part of a plane in the...

It's OK to look for a part of a plane in the workshop - worse if the part is missing on the field 50 miles away - and is still in the workshop ...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-05-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,746
Posted By vonveska
Overall, I think it was a good year. I built two...

Overall, I think it was a good year. I built two new planes and did not crash any beyond a repairable state. So I can say my flying (and landing) skills have improved. Most importantly I realized...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 08-19-2013, 09:19 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,854
Posted By vonveska
From the initial post I'd say its motor down...

From the initial post I'd say its motor down thrust problem. The model climbs too steep and then it glides OK, so the angle of incidence and CG seem to be OK.
Just check if the motor has enough...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-25-2012, 11:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,920
Posted By vonveska
Although I am a member of a club I love to fly...

Although I am a member of a club I love to fly here in the park. Not as much space as in the airfield, but nice setting and not many people here.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-16-2012, 11:10 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,870
Posted By vonveska
I saw once this design of portable workbench -...

I saw once this design of portable workbench - the size can be made to suit the space and material to suit the pocket money. The upper panel is the main working area, debris and dust are collected...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-04-2012, 06:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 647
Posted By vonveska
I think there is shelf life on epoxy products....

I think there is shelf life on epoxy products. From my experience epoxy older then one year tends to heat up when mixed and hardens quickly, resulting in brittle joints. I use few years old...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-02-2012, 02:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,286
Posted By vonveska
Last time I flew a model airplane in winter - it...

Last time I flew a model airplane in winter - it was many decades ago in Northern hemisphere. We used to keep a competition every year in February, free flight gliders, rubber power, motor power. I...
Forum: Crash and Safety Forum 11-29-2012, 02:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,704
Posted By vonveska
I see you are more flexible than me (and tougher...

I see you are more flexible than me (and tougher at the same time); my hat off to your persistence with model building even if your eyesight is probably worse than mine. I can still enjoy cutting,...
Forum: Crash and Safety Forum 11-28-2012, 10:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,704
Posted By vonveska
Wow maxflyer, very well said, you have seen all...

Wow maxflyer,
very well said, you have seen all the changes in the environment and in the technology in the past decades that we have had to adapt to and still we have to keep moving forward. The...
Forum: Crash and Safety Forum 11-27-2012, 10:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,704
Posted By vonveska
FlyWheel, everything is downsizing here,...

FlyWheel,
everything is downsizing here, houses, cars, airfields, pocket money :) ... There are bigger airfields out there, but far away, not really worth it to go morning or evening flying for a...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 11-25-2012, 02:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,159
Posted By vonveska
I do not have Jeti transmitters, but I have Jeti...

I do not have Jeti transmitters, but I have Jeti Duplex 2.4 module (in JR radio) plus Jeti receivers and Jeti ESC and all products are perfect quality. Never had a problem with Jeti products.
Forum: Crash and Safety Forum 11-24-2012, 11:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,704
Posted By vonveska
dahawk, I haven't seen the movie (yet), but I...

dahawk,
I haven't seen the movie (yet), but I got your message. It's the way we look at things, isn't it? I know I have to be more positive - I started building a new plane already - very similar to...
Forum: Crash and Safety Forum 11-24-2012, 12:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,704
Posted By vonveska
FlyWheel, thanks for your encouraging words. My...

FlyWheel,
thanks for your encouraging words. My problem is not the rebuild (I started already - a new fiberglass fuselage is being cured now), the problem is my mind - I am scared to fly in that...
Forum: ParkFlyers 11-22-2012, 10:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,765
Posted By vonveska
An interesting project. Congratulations on what...

An interesting project. Congratulations on what you have achieved so far - and it's only beginning. Please keep us informed.
Forum: Crash and Safety Forum 11-22-2012, 11:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,704
Posted By vonveska
kyleservicetech, I agree that spoilers would...

kyleservicetech,
I agree that spoilers would help to get the plane down - my plane did not have them ... I used butterfly (or crow) but the plane was not going down - the thermals was so strong -...
Forum: Crash and Safety Forum 11-22-2012, 03:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,704
Posted By vonveska
Thanks Don, I know I will come back, and sure I...

Thanks Don, I know I will come back, and sure I will be more careful. Lesson learned.
Forum: Crash and Safety Forum 11-22-2012, 01:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,704
Posted By vonveska
I crashed - what's next?

I love thermal soaring. I love flying high - few days ago strong thermals brought my plane quickly too high and i had difficulties to bring it down. I was fighting with the plane and i knew that time...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-19-2012, 12:48 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,151
Posted By vonveska
Launching the plane is the reason for a neck...

Launching the plane is the reason for a neck strap (or a tray). I am right handed and fly mode 1. So with the model in right hand I use left hand to open the throttle on the right hand stick and at...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-15-2012, 11:44 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,151
Posted By vonveska
+1. This is better than a strap, just it seems...

+1.
This is better than a strap, just it seems to me that the board is too big and the switches (butterfly) and sliders are hard to operate. I'm going to make the board just the size of the Tx.
I...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-13-2012, 01:46 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,578
Posted By vonveska
I think that hobby shops are just surviving,...

I think that hobby shops are just surviving, despite of markup -the expenses to run the shop and taxes are really high. Better off are dealers who are selling from home (no rent and many times no...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-05-2012, 12:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,084
Posted By vonveska
Good news - I've been flying today! The ground...

Good news - I've been flying today! The ground was very muddy with pools of water, but the air was wonderful. Feeling much better :).
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