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Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-22-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 89
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: 117
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: 224
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: 203
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: 225
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: 262
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: 225
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: 272
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: 254
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: 254
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: 309
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: 342
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: 6,405
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: 188
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: 167
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: 167
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: 2,288
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: 317
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: 2,288
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: 2,288
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: 2,288
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: 279
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: 2,288
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: 2,288
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: 2,288
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.
...
Forum: Power Systems 06-05-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 676
Posted By Wildflyer
I am going to set up a simple ball bearing center...

I am going to set up a simple ball bearing center slide for a drawer, with a piece of wood instead of the drawer, and a digital fishing scale on the other end, to read the pull. Fasten the base of...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 06-05-2014, 04:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 522
Posted By Wildflyer
Get a volt meter and check the voltage of your...

Get a volt meter and check the voltage of your cells and the total for the battery.

The conditioning mode may have discharged the batteries to a point below the programming for the charger.
...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 06-03-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 316
Posted By Wildflyer
Looks like a good design, I have a similar plane...

Looks like a good design, I have a similar plane I had forgotten about until I saw your idea. Now I will have to get it down from the garage attic. Thanks for reminding me.

Years ago, a friend of...
Forum: Foamies 06-02-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 383
Posted By Wildflyer
Yes you can use the parts you have, as long as...

Yes you can use the parts you have, as long as you build a compatible sized airplane.
There are 100's of plans online if you do some searching for foam airplane plans.

Your dragon may be more...
Forum: Humor 05-30-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 430
Posted By Wildflyer
Post # 3 would defiantly get my tractor started.

Post # 3 would defiantly get my tractor started.
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