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Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 01-26-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 194
Posted By hayofstacks
My favorite thing to do is crosswind and down...

My favorite thing to do is crosswind and down wind landings.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rc-quKkx3XE&feature=youtube_gdata_player

This was my 3rd plane after about 3 months of flying.
Forum: Foamies 01-25-2015, 08:52 PM
Replies: 6,021
Views: 379,842
Posted By hayofstacks
Thanks piper. I got two flights on it, no real...

Thanks piper. I got two flights on it, no real surprises, and a good overall flyer. Its kinda weird to fly something so small, feels like a real plane at times and like a toy the rest of the time.
...
Forum: Foamies 01-25-2015, 03:42 AM
Replies: 6,021
Views: 379,842
Posted By hayofstacks
Flew for a bit right as it got dark. Had my dad...

Flew for a bit right as it got dark. Had my dad get his plane in the air, it required a minor rudder repair and servo swap. Only had two charged batteries, so only one flight each.

I also bought a...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-17-2015, 04:34 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 632
Posted By hayofstacks
I swapped between a 800kv and 1100kv motor on a...

I swapped between a 800kv and 1100kv motor on a few planes. They all flew about the same time and had the same thrust (450 sized motors).

When i was flying easy doing touch and goes and low...
Forum: Combat 01-17-2015, 04:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 504
Posted By hayofstacks
Go to the dollar store, buy 5-10 streamers. Tape...

Go to the dollar store, buy 5-10 streamers. Tape one to your tail, the entire length, then take it to the flying field. In 10 minutes, everyone else would do the same. Person with the longest...
Forum: UAV / FPV 01-15-2015, 04:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 157
Posted By hayofstacks
Where do you fly at? Just curious. I live at...

Where do you fly at? Just curious. I live at 4500ft and I've always wanted to get floats and take my slow stick camping with me in a summer.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-12-2015, 05:13 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 632
Posted By hayofstacks
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__19028__...

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__19028__Turnigy_G46_Brushless_Outrunner_420kv_46_Glow_.html

Read the reviews here. Several people say they had 7+lb models. One guy said 700 some odd...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-12-2015, 05:05 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 632
Posted By hayofstacks
6lbs. under 100 watts a pound is for easy...

6lbs.

under 100 watts a pound is for easy slow scale like flying.

150 watts a pound will do most aerobatic maneuvers.

200 watts a pound should hover and be capable of pulling out vertically....
Forum: Foamies 01-12-2015, 01:47 AM
Replies: 6,021
Views: 379,842
Posted By hayofstacks
Flew for the first time this year. I moved...

Flew for the first time this year.

I moved three months ago, can't find the box with my batteries and charger. I finally got around to buying new stuff, put it to use. Threw my new slow stick...
Forum: ParkFlyers 01-08-2015, 06:06 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 9,581
Posted By hayofstacks
Get a 10x3.8 slow fly prop. That gives you a...

Get a 10x3.8 slow fly prop. That gives you a pitch speed of around 25mph. You could also try throwing on a 9x4.7 or a 9x5 prop. There are lots of options to tame it down without swapping out battery...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-07-2015, 05:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 285
Posted By hayofstacks
I use heads up a ton. I look for the proper prop...

I use heads up a ton. I look for the proper prop size and thrust mainly. At 200 grams, that's about 7 ounces. Id see how tail/ nose heavy the plane is with intended battery, add lead until you come...
Forum: Beginners 01-06-2015, 05:38 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 850
Posted By hayofstacks
I really liked my alpha 450 sport. Uses 9...

I really liked my alpha 450 sport.

Uses 9 gram servos, 1800-2200 3 cells and a 450 motor. Anyone with extra parts or a crashed model should have something laying around that will fly it. I used to...
Forum: ParkFlyers 01-02-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 9,581
Posted By hayofstacks
Also of your worried about bending shafts, a 4mm...

Also of your worried about bending shafts, a 4mm shaft with the collet style prop adapter will handle all the abuse you can throw at it practically. I like to run apc props, but with a apc prop, the...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-02-2015, 05:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 464
Posted By hayofstacks
How many amps is the motor? Planning on running...

How many amps is the motor? Planning on running parallel or series? What type of connectors do you already have?
Forum: ParkFlyers 01-02-2015, 05:40 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 9,581
Posted By hayofstacks
Best part of the slow stick, it will fly on...

Best part of the slow stick, it will fly on virtual any motor or combo. The fact that it uses a square tube for a fuse means you can move any component virtually anywhere.

I've ran a stock 400...
Forum: ParkFlyers 12-31-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 9,581
Posted By hayofstacks
Best way to fix the control horn pull through is...

Best way to fix the control horn pull through is a small piece of light ply glued with some foam safe ca. The stock control horns are also ridiculously flimsy and will cause flutter on even a stock...
Forum: ParkFlyers 12-28-2014, 04:23 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 9,581
Posted By hayofstacks
I tried to use the ones that come stock with the...

I tried to use the ones that come stock with the brushless slow stick, i couldn't get any motor movement at all. I bought a new esc that came with connectors and the motor worked fine after.

From...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-03-2014, 03:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 227
Posted By hayofstacks
If you can find cog and make occasional repairs,...

If you can find cog and make occasional repairs, you can scratch build, especially if you are using plans or basing it off another airframe.
Forum: Events, Shows and Fun Fly's - Electric Airplanes 11-26-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 292
Posted By hayofstacks
The pilot must really trust the modeler. I...

The pilot must really trust the modeler.

I just think how hard it must be to keep orientation and track the model properly to miss the full size. Imagine a radio failure when they are side by...
Forum: Power Systems 11-26-2014, 12:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 631
Posted By hayofstacks
http://www.headsuphobby.com/Power-Up-46-Sport-Outr...

http://www.headsuphobby.com/Power-Up-46-Sport-Outrunner-Brushless-Motor-F-586.htm

You need anything clone of this.

On 4 cells 128oz with a 15x8. Is 8lbs of thrust enough to 3d a 6lb plane?
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 11-23-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 425
Posted By hayofstacks
Heat it up with a heat gun to loosen up all the...

Heat it up with a heat gun to loosen up all the glue, tape it in place once removed, lay paper over the top and do a pencil rub. Then transfer everything onto a clean sheet for only a trace of the...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 11-21-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 425
Posted By hayofstacks
Next time you crunch it you won't need to do...

Next time you crunch it you won't need to do anything but click the go button. 30 seconds and done.
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 10-27-2014, 03:45 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,766
Posted By hayofstacks
X2. Its not the gusts that get ya on...

X2.

Its not the gusts that get ya on landing, its when the gusts go away and the plane drops.

The plane doesn't know or care what the wind is, unless its in relation to a fixed point on the...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-28-2014, 12:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 698
Posted By hayofstacks
Stock gws style mounts are absolute garbagex even...

Stock gws style mounts are absolute garbagex even the millenium rc one. I had one and it broke first prop strike with a gws prop. The eflight mount is smaller and stronger, but only good for 16x19mm...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 09-22-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 670
Posted By hayofstacks
Lift is redirected air. If no air is moving over...

Lift is redirected air. If no air is moving over the wing, then there cant be any lift. I wonder why all the 3d planes have large props and control surfaces...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 09-16-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 670
Posted By hayofstacks
Ive seen quite a few helicopters from the 1980's...

Ive seen quite a few helicopters from the 1980's with flat blades as well.

Wasn't all that long ago, I was getting told a propeller wouldnt work backwards because airfoil.
Forum: Beginners 09-09-2014, 02:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 498
Posted By hayofstacks
X2 on the t-28 its a good solid flyer. IF...

X2 on the t-28 its a good solid flyer.

IF you wanna go classic high wing trainer that you can just float into an easy landing, I loved my alpha 450 sport. It was a rocket with a solid 200+ watt...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-16-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,823
Posted By hayofstacks
Another thing that really, really hasent been...

Another thing that really, really hasent been brought up is weight to strength. We can build a solid block of plastic to virtually any dimension the printer is capeable of, and make it mostly hollow...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-16-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,823
Posted By hayofstacks
The problems associated with wing ribs made of...

The problems associated with wing ribs made of plastic really have some draw backs. The larger the peice is, the more likely it will warp. The more warp you have, the less consistancy and the more...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-15-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,823
Posted By hayofstacks
To build an actual wing rib, you would be limited...

To build an actual wing rib, you would be limited to only 9 or 10 inches unless you were to modify a reprap or use a different style of 3d printer to make it plausible. It would be easy to create a...
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