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Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-28-2015, 03:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 319
Posted By Flysfloats
I ended up writing to Ron Marston, the man that...

I ended up writing to Ron Marston, the man that developed the Pterodactyl and who I bought my kit from. He suggested that I use a 6" diameter prop, not an 8", but I was using a 7"!!! He also didn't...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-27-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 319
Posted By Flysfloats
Nigel, I feel like an idiot. I must have been...

Nigel, I feel like an idiot. I must have been tired when I wrote about the receiver and inability to program it. I know that it is the ESC that you program, a brain fart on my part. My ESC is a...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-27-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 319
Posted By Flysfloats
There is just more and more info about this...

There is just more and more info about this problem. So far I have repaired my broken motor mount and have ordered 2 Prop Savers.

The Minima 4 ch micro receiver I currently have in this plane...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-26-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 319
Posted By Flysfloats
Thumbs up Wow, you guys are a bunch of help, thanks!! :)...

Wow, you guys are a bunch of help, thanks!! :) So, if I understand what you are saying, is I should set the "brake" feature with a folding prop. If this is true it would seem all I would have to...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-26-2015, 07:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 319
Posted By Flysfloats
quorneng: Great reply from you, several items I...

quorneng: Great reply from you, several items I have not thought of. Yes, the plane is a wing mounted twin motors. The prop is only an inch or less from the leading edge so damage to the wing is a...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-26-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 319
Posted By Flysfloats
Thank you for the reply. The Pterodactyl is not...

Thank you for the reply. The Pterodactyl is not foam it is constructed out of balsa wood and is very much on the fragile side. This is one reason the head gets broken off quite easily.

I, too,...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-26-2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 319
Posted By Flysfloats
Prop Saver vs Folding Prop

Yesterday I made the best landing ever with my Marston Pterodactyl and ripped one motor out of the wing!!!! Since this plane does not have landing gear this is a continual hazard when landing.

I...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 03-10-2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 343
Posted By Flysfloats
Thank you for the comments. Sounds like it would...

Thank you for the comments. Sounds like it would be worth the effort to build and install an EDF power system. I am in Baja for another couple of weeks and when I get home I will start the...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 03-08-2015, 11:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 343
Posted By Flysfloats
Regal Eagle

I have had a Bob Parkinson Regal Eagle kit for longer than I can remember. It was designed for the old glow ducted fan engines.

Since I am pretty much out of glow flying I was considering...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-01-2015, 12:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 493
Posted By Flysfloats
Thank you all for the quick reply. Yes, the...

Thank you all for the quick reply. Yes, the transmitter and receiver I gave my friend is a72 mhz system. It was our intent to give my friend a taste of this hobby at the lowest entry price,...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-31-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 493
Posted By Flysfloats
Problem with Motor & Controls Pulsing

No good deed goes unpunished!!!! I recently got a friend of mine down here in Baja interested in r/c flying as a hobby. We ordered a Hobby King arf, a BFG 1600 electric powered sailplane. When it...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 10-08-2014, 01:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 472
Posted By Flysfloats
Accucell 8 150 Charger

I have been using this charger for some time now and have had good results. Yesterday while trying to charge a couple of batteries I lost my backlighting! No idea what happened but all I know for...
Forum: Power Systems 08-27-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 489
Posted By Flysfloats
Order placed with Headsup. Thanks for the...

Order placed with Headsup. Thanks for the suggestions. FF
Forum: Power Systems 08-27-2014, 04:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 489
Posted By Flysfloats
Wildflyer: Hobby King was my first choice but...

Wildflyer: Hobby King was my first choice but they only have 2 props from the USA warehouse and no hubs. I hate to order from the International Warehouse so that is why I am asking for suggestions. ...
Forum: Power Systems 08-27-2014, 04:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 489
Posted By Flysfloats
Folding Prop Source

I have decided to try putting a folding prop on my Noob Tube and probably my almost completed Photon. I tried my local r/c shop but they had only had one selection for a Radon. They said they could...
Forum: Power Systems 08-07-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 400
Posted By Flysfloats
You are correct, I use UBEC/BEC and ESC to...

You are correct, I use UBEC/BEC and ESC to describe the same unit and realize that the BEC portion of the ESC allows one battery to supply power to motor and servos(I think).

And as far as lights...
Forum: Power Systems 08-07-2014, 02:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 400
Posted By Flysfloats
HK UBEC Motor Brake Programming

I have had my maiden flight with an Experimental Airlines Noob Tube. Everything worked fine except for my landing. I bent the motor mount by having the windmilling prop catch the grass and flip the...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-05-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 468
Posted By Flysfloats
Grass Landings w/o Wheels

I have several planes that are hand launched and both of them give me problems as I land on grass. One, Experimental Airlines Noob Tube, caught a prop blade and bent the motor mount. The other, a...
Forum: Power Systems 07-11-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 728
Posted By Flysfloats
Guys, thank you for you help on this. I think I...

Guys, thank you for you help on this. I think I have a handle on the ESC/SBEC issue, pretty much what I knew but my terminology was poor. This is really a puzzling situation.


I removed the...
Forum: Power Systems 07-09-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 728
Posted By Flysfloats
ARGHHH! It is this kind of information that...

ARGHHH! It is this kind of information that causes me to drink!!! ESC, SBEC, UBEC, and so on and so forth. All I know is that I need a speed controller that utilizes the battery that provides...
Forum: Power Systems 07-09-2014, 12:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 728
Posted By Flysfloats
Thanks for the rapid reply. As you can tell I...

Thanks for the rapid reply. As you can tell I struggle a bit with the terminology of elect flight stuff. I will try and only order SBEC controllers. This is the largest plane I have on e-power and...
Forum: Power Systems 07-08-2014, 11:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 728
Posted By Flysfloats
Ok, I got my wife, who has much better hearing...

Ok, I got my wife, who has much better hearing than I do, come down and listen while I operated the throttle. It appears that you are correct in that the noise does come from the motor. You refer...
Forum: Power Systems 07-08-2014, 03:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 728
Posted By Flysfloats
SBEC Noise??

I have a problem that exceeds my level of experience so I am hoping for some help. Last year I installed a NTM 42-58 500kv motor and Turnigy Thrust 70A SBEC speed controller in my newly completed...
Forum: Power Systems 02-20-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 775
Posted By Flysfloats
Guys, thanks for the suggestions. I should be...

Guys, thanks for the suggestions. I should be able to try all of them this afternoon. I am in rural southern Baja enjoying the winter down here. I have limited parts/replacement gear down here but...
Forum: Power Systems 02-20-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 775
Posted By Flysfloats
Motor Noise Help

Yesterday while flying my Fun Cub around I heard an awful "screeching" coming from the plane!! I thought it might be the collet/prop loose on the motor shaft so I cut the throttle and landed.

I...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-03-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 643
Posted By Flysfloats
An update, I ordered about $23 worth of stuff...

An update, I ordered about $23 worth of stuff from Hobby King and it was shipped out of Hong Kong to my Post Office box here in southern Baja.

From the day the order was paid for until it...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-28-2012, 11:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 643
Posted By Flysfloats
I think you are right, don't order more than I...

I think you are right, don't order more than I can afford to not show up! Will be interesting to see. For example, we have had first class mail packaged up once per week and sent to either British...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-28-2012, 07:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 643
Posted By Flysfloats
Baja, Mexico

I was wondering if anybody had any experience having r/c parts shipped to Mexico, in particular, Baja?

I am spend the winters down here and usually I can find somebody that is traveling from...
Forum: Beginners 09-19-2012, 04:14 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,342
Posted By Flysfloats
Hobby Jumper: Can you give me link to "headsup"? ...

Hobby Jumper: Can you give me link to "headsup"? I, too, have had to replace motor shafts and today I slightly bent one, grrrr.

I was sort of pleased with my paint scheme, simple as it is but...
Forum: Foamies 07-30-2012, 05:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,256
Posted By Flysfloats
DEATH IN THE FAMILY! Well I took the foamie to my...

DEATH IN THE FAMILY! Well I took the foamie to my buddy's lake yesterday to show off but could not get the plane to accelerate to take off speed. All it did was push water and mush along. I decided...
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