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Forum: Aerodynamics Yesterday, 10:37 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,443
Posted By mclarkson
Wow. This thread is back from the dead with a...

Wow. This thread is back from the dead with a vengeance! :)
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-05-2015, 11:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 108
Posted By mclarkson
But if you can run smaller motors, ESCs,...

But if you can run smaller motors, ESCs, batteries, etc. and keep it down under, say, five pounds, you should be okay.

Two 3.5 - 4ounce 1000kV motors; twin 30A 1.2ounce ESCs; a 6.5 ounce 2700mAh...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-05-2015, 05:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 108
Posted By mclarkson
I have no real applicable experience. However ......

I have no real applicable experience. However ...

The AirWing P38 has a 63" wingspan...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-05-2015, 12:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 140
Posted By mclarkson
Again, I don't have any backup on any of my...

Again, I don't have any backup on any of my models but $200 is probably the maximum value of a plane in my hangar.

I've suffered from:

Servo failures
Batteries ejected
Props coming...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-04-2015, 10:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 140
Posted By mclarkson
I don't have any sort of backup in any of my...

I don't have any sort of backup in any of my planes. In five years of flying, that's never been a problem for me. (Knock wood.)

I mostly fly 'park flyers' worth $100 or so. I'd feel differently...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-04-2015, 10:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 139
Posted By mclarkson
That's a wild design for sure! :)

That's a wild design for sure! :)
Forum: Beginners 03-04-2015, 06:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 612
Posted By mclarkson
Congrats on your success. You'll love the new...

Congrats on your success. You'll love the new radio.

I've always used Spektrum and been really happy with the brand.
Forum: Foamies 03-03-2015, 04:51 AM
Replies: 6,135
Views: 386,599
Posted By mclarkson
I managed a (very rare) vacation to Florida last...

I managed a (very rare) vacation to Florida last year. I used FedEx to send my favorite flying wing to myself. :)
Forum: Foamies 03-02-2015, 10:31 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 8,213
Posted By mclarkson
Some really, really nice building skills there,...

Some really, really nice building skills there, sir.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-01-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,584
Posted By mclarkson
I have, in fact, more-or-less doubled the...

I have, in fact, more-or-less doubled the horizontal stabilizer.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-01-2015, 04:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 208
Posted By mclarkson
My first thoughts went back to these kind of...

My first thoughts went back to these kind of toys:

http://www.whatacharacter.com/t-z/y0510026.jpg

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/b4/82/c8/b482c8540c536218a80f5a2137e67b42.jpg
...
Forum: Foamies 03-01-2015, 04:40 AM
Replies: 6,135
Views: 386,599
Posted By mclarkson
It's cold, snowy and windy here. I finally...

It's cold, snowy and windy here. I finally snapped and treated myself to a short flight from my recently shoveled driveway, just to get in some stick time.
...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-01-2015, 04:35 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,584
Posted By mclarkson
I'm gonna give this plane one more chance to fly...

I'm gonna give this plane one more chance to fly well, then gut it for parts and move on.
Forum: Vintage and old timer models 02-25-2015, 03:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,228
Posted By mclarkson
Thanks.

Thanks.
Forum: Vintage and old timer models 02-24-2015, 06:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,228
Posted By mclarkson
Where did you find the Bloop 2 airfoil?

Where did you find the Bloop 2 airfoil?
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 02-22-2015, 11:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 103
Posted By mclarkson
Here's an exploded view of the model. You can see...

Here's an exploded view of the model. You can see the unusual assembly method.
...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 02-22-2015, 11:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 103
Posted By mclarkson
Building a model plane with my Granddaughter

I have a beautiful, 2-year-old granddaughter who visits me frequently. We were recently reading a book with a picture of a plane in it and I asked if we should build her a plane at some point....
Forum: Warbird Electrics 02-22-2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 649
Posted By mclarkson
That could scarcely have gone worse. Hand...

That could scarcely have gone worse. Hand launched. She immediately rolled completely upside and and went nose first into the ground.

Total flight time: 1.4 seconds.
...
Forum: Beginners 02-20-2015, 10:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 216
Posted By mclarkson
Yes. You cannot use the original prop adapter/hub...

Yes. You cannot use the original prop adapter/hub with anything other than the stock (2-piece plastic) prop.
Forum: Beginners 02-20-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 216
Posted By mclarkson
Agreed. However, I do like the look of wood. ...

Agreed. However, I do like the look of wood.

I'm gonna have to put a different prop on mine soon, as I busted the original on a bad landing. I'm leaning towards a Xoar 12x6...
Forum: ParkFlyers 02-18-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,426
Posted By mclarkson
I just noticed the recent activity on this...

I just noticed the recent activity on this thread, via the main page.
Forum: ParkFlyers 02-18-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,426
Posted By mclarkson
This thread has been dead for nearly four years....

This thread has been dead for nearly four years. I'm not sure you'll get an answer.
Forum: Warbird Electrics 02-17-2015, 05:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 649
Posted By mclarkson
The air scoop is notoriously easy to detach...

The air scoop is notoriously easy to detach during hand launching, so I’m trying something to hopefully help out. I’ve taken two short lengths of aluminum tubing and a short length of wing strut from...
Forum: Foamies 02-16-2015, 10:35 PM
Replies: 6,135
Views: 386,599
Posted By mclarkson
Sorry to hear about the crash, sir. But, man, -3?...

Sorry to hear about the crash, sir. But, man, -3? Brrrr!!!
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-14-2015, 09:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 222
Posted By mclarkson
I'll be interested to hear what everyone else's...

I'll be interested to hear what everyone else's experience is, whether it matters which cling wrap you use, etc.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-14-2015, 05:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 222
Posted By mclarkson
Foamie painting trick - using cling wrap

I don't know how widely known this might be, or how well it will work for others, but ... I was doing a rebuild of my Tower Hobbies P-51 (you'll find the thread here....
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-13-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 2,114
Views: 137,892
Posted By mclarkson
My newest isn't actually "new" - it's a Tower...

My newest isn't actually "new" - it's a Tower Hobbies P-51 that I've rebuilt into a racer. The rebuild thread is here, for anyone interested. (http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=75257)...
Forum: Warbird Electrics 02-13-2015, 04:54 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 649
Posted By mclarkson
Too late - it's chrome! :)

Too late - it's chrome! :)
Forum: Warbird Electrics 02-13-2015, 02:37 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 649
Posted By mclarkson
Meanwhile, back at the project, she's about ready...

Meanwhile, back at the project, she's about ready to fly. I went back and forth several times on the spinner: black? Or chrome?
...
Forum: Indoor & Micro Electric Planes 02-12-2015, 03:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 244
Posted By mclarkson
Truly stunning indoor Airbus A310

I'm not sure this is the right forum, but this plane is way too cool not to share with you guys. Amazing, scale speeds. At first I was convinced it was CGI or some such but eventually I figured it...
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