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Forum: Delta & Flying Wings Today, 01:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 67
Posted By fhhuber
right

right
Forum: Delta & Flying Wings Today, 01:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 67
Posted By fhhuber
for a flying wing appx 15% to 20% of the total...

for a flying wing appx 15% to 20% of the total wing area needs to be ahead of CG the rest behind.

How it flies is more important than being exactly on the recommended CG, but for the test flight...
Forum: Beginners Yesterday, 04:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 141
Posted By fhhuber
Manufacturers' recommended CG is usually somewhat...

Manufacturers' recommended CG is usually somewhat on the nose-heavy side to enhance stability so anywhere in the indicated range should be fine (usually) for the initial flight.

There are a lot of...
Forum: Delta & Flying Wings 07-23-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 266
Posted By fhhuber
V out the slot the prop is in a bit more... and...

V out the slot the prop is in a bit more... and cut it even more forward. noise is generated by the prop being too close to the "sharp" edge.

Unless you like the noise... It doesn't hurt anything...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-23-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 4,062
Posted By fhhuber
Actually... from the description he COULD have...

Actually... from the description he COULD have been following the rules... Goggles and exceeding line of sight were not mentioned. And it said he stayed about 200 ft up.
Forum: Delta & Flying Wings 07-23-2014, 02:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 266
Posted By fhhuber
CG is really bad.

CG is really bad.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-23-2014, 02:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 281
Posted By fhhuber
I have been getting very good results from...

I have been getting very good results from SkyLiPo batteries sold at Nitroplanes.com.

Certainly there are other good choices. also... but price to performance these have been the best I have tried...
Forum: Foamies 07-23-2014, 01:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 160
Posted By fhhuber
Years ago I had the GP Fokker Dr1 60 inch size......

Years ago I had the GP Fokker Dr1 60 inch size... I flew it aggressively and it was so reliable (and was transported with wings on) so it didn't get a wings off inspection often.

One day it...
Forum: Delta & Flying Wings 07-23-2014, 12:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 266
Posted By fhhuber
Yep... video set private. Wings can be VERY...

Yep... video set private.

Wings can be VERY sensitive to CG and aft just a bit too much acn make them tuck and dive at speed. So first thing fix the CG.

Any flexibility in the construction...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-22-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 281
Posted By fhhuber
As soon as it puffs its capacity and ability to...

As soon as it puffs its capacity and ability to deliver current are reduced.

Sometimes you can get away with using a slightly puffed pack but its a potential fire hazard and you have to...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-22-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 91
Posted By fhhuber
It CAN be done... it means ensuring the pots in...

It CAN be done... it means ensuring the pots in the stick are of the correct value and doing some rewiring. Radio South (http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/radiosouthrc.com)could do it but it would...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-21-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 228
Posted By fhhuber
Time at full charge and storage temperature... ...

Time at full charge and storage temperature...

Longer time stored full charge is going to degrade the LiPo.... somewhat. How much depends on time and temperature.

Hotter will degrade the LiPo...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 07-21-2014, 04:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 254
Posted By fhhuber
No real testing... just anecdotal results. ...

No real testing... just anecdotal results.

Best life I have gotten has been from Sky LiPo Also best performance. 3 to 4 years service and in excess of 300 cycles per pack.
20C rated packs in...
Forum: Beginners 07-19-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 158
Posted By fhhuber
Generally if you get an acceptable flight time...

Generally if you get an acceptable flight time then you don't have to worry about C rating with 20C+ packs being about all you can find now.

20C = in theory you can deplete the pack in 3 minutes...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 07-19-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 281
Posted By fhhuber
I drive a nail through the pack and toss it in...

I drive a nail through the pack and toss it in the middle of a paved area... let it burn then dispose of the remains.

A really bad pack may not light up. If it hasn't burned after 1 hr with the...
Forum: Power Systems 07-19-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 91
Posted By fhhuber
Depends on the radio and ESC... Many ESCs no...

Depends on the radio and ESC...

Many ESCs no autodetect throttle range. Some you have to program to match yor radio's throttle range and others assume a normal range and you only have to program...
Forum: Video Parking lot 07-18-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 154
Posted By fhhuber
Reclassify experimental and install alternate...

Reclassify experimental and install alternate engines... They'd need to make mount adapters but modern engines would use less fuel and provide more power.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-18-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 92
Posted By fhhuber
Note... I do have that airplane. Flies well on...

Note... I do have that airplane. Flies well on 3S 3000 to 4S 4000. The flying wire rigging will pop in a hard pull... don't bother installing it.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-18-2014, 02:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 92
Posted By fhhuber
Any Tiger Moth.. correct CG is where the rear...

Any Tiger Moth.. correct CG is where the rear cabane (at the cockpit) struts meet the upper wing.

There's a little range forward from there... almost none aft of there.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-17-2014, 11:41 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 4,062
Posted By fhhuber
That is not a common hobby quad... the computer...

That is not a common hobby quad... the computer mapping and GPS system to automatically know where the thing is and to limit it from going where it shouldn't is an expensive upgrade, costing more...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-17-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 637
Posted By fhhuber
I was disappointed in AMA when they raised the...

I was disappointed in AMA when they raised the limit from 28 lbs... You have to have a VERY large model to get even that heavy.
Forum: Multi-Rotors 07-17-2014, 05:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 181
Posted By fhhuber
The FAA hasn't gotten involved in this one.......

The FAA hasn't gotten involved in this one.... yet. Since its inside the 30 days of the new NPRM, they'll probably not get involved.

They are using state and local laws regarding invasion of...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-17-2014, 02:21 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 637
Posted By fhhuber
LiPos when properly cared for tend to last more...

LiPos when properly cared for tend to last more than 3 years. My packs generally die from age, giving more than 300 cycles per pack.

Around 3 to 3 1/2 years they are losing ability to deliver...
Forum: Multi-Rotors 07-17-2014, 01:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 181
Posted By fhhuber
http://mainlinemedianews.com/articles/2014/07/16/r...

http://mainlinemedianews.com/articles/2014/07/16/region/doc53c693a78eb1b047985686.txt

Generally you should include a link to the news story...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-17-2014, 01:07 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 4,062
Posted By fhhuber
Can't even get to an "AMA Today" more recent than...

Can't even get to an "AMA Today" more recent than April 2014 by logging into the AMA website...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-16-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 89
Posted By fhhuber
Possible... yes... a bit expensive.

Possible... yes... a bit expensive.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-16-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 637
Posted By fhhuber
I have 105 watts of solar panels and 4 X 120 AH...

I have 105 watts of solar panels and 4 X 120 AH 14V batteries in my model trailer... I can continuously charge 2X 3S 2200 mah packs just from the solar cells as long as there is daylight.

Not...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-16-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 637
Posted By fhhuber
Electric becomes impractical about the time you...

Electric becomes impractical about the time you can't figure out how to get the model to the airfield.

Just like gas power or glow power.
Forum: Multi-Rotors 07-16-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 104
Posted By fhhuber
cute

cute
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-16-2014, 01:10 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 4,062
Posted By fhhuber
Nope... I haven't gotten a lot of the messages...

Nope... I haven't gotten a lot of the messages from AMA that I should have. Probably because I filed complaints about blatant Safety Code violations that involved EC members.
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