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Forum: Special Interest Aircraft 01-09-2015, 10:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 149
Posted By Wildflyer
Thumbs up A little beyond Estes Rocket motors

On a trip to Dallas TX. in Aug. 2013 I had to find every model shop I could.

This is what I found in a Remote Control Hobbies shop. :eek:
The shop is now unfortunately closed.

I will let the...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-04-2015, 09:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 464
Posted By Wildflyer
I hope to fly much more this summer, I had both...

I hope to fly much more this summer, I had both hip and knee replacement surgeries in 2014. If that proves true I will be definitely switching my aircraft packs to a two cell LiFe or A123. I haven't...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-03-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 464
Posted By Wildflyer
I fully agree with fhhuber, I use a separate...

I fully agree with fhhuber, I use a separate battery pack on any plane with enough power to carry it. Your senior Telemaster would not notice it.

I don't have any LiFe batteries yet so I use a 5...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 12-10-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 938
Posted By Wildflyer
Modern commercial and residential plumbing in...

Modern commercial and residential plumbing in many areas, is switching to a semi-new pipe called PEX. it is very good and available in 10' rigid and in rolls up to 100' long. Plus you can get it in...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 12-10-2014, 03:58 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 938
Posted By Wildflyer
The biggest problem to fixing copper pipes is the...

The biggest problem to fixing copper pipes is the water seeping back while you are trying to solder. It will drive you crazy. The slightest dripping is enough to stop even what is called a Turbo...
Forum: Pusher Park Jets 11-23-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 653
Posted By Wildflyer
Given that I saw no sign of steering commands...

Given that I saw no sign of steering commands during your glide tests. I am assuming you had no RC equipment installed, yet your design shows very good stability, for a strange shape with almost no...
Forum: Foamies 10-29-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 776
Posted By Wildflyer
HK's China warehouse lists the fake motor and the...

HK's China warehouse lists the fake motor and the electric motor, in the Durfly replacement parts for the Stik.

The motor just lists at $20.32 doesn't say the watts or ant spec's but it weighs 156...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-21-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 475
Posted By Wildflyer
Do not be afraid to call Horizon Hobby's support...

Do not be afraid to call Horizon Hobby's support number, I have found them very patient and helpful.

877-504-0233
Forum: Foamies 06-29-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 595
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: General Electric Discussions 06-27-2014, 02:14 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,079
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 06-17-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 456
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, 07:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 456
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: Foamies 06-02-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 756
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: Delta & Flying Wings 05-22-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,123
Posted By Wildflyer
With that receiver/stabilizer HK recommends to...

With that receiver/stabilizer HK recommends to set the switch to elevons and leave the transmitter in normal mode.

That is the way I have a 100 mph Stryker setup. It flys like it is on a tight...
Forum: Video Parking lot 02-04-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,010
Posted By Wildflyer
Huge planes, at LMA RAF Cosford RC show

Probably none of these planes are electric, but all of them will amaze you.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7-lUBm-Guw

LMA is the Large Model Association in England, and maybe a large part of...
Forum: Power Systems 02-03-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 765
Posted By Wildflyer
If we didn't say it before. Welcome to...

If we didn't say it before.

Welcome to Wattflyer, the friendliest electric forum on the web. IMHO
There are many things that need to be right to make a good electric plane, and we will help you...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 11-26-2013, 08:36 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,523
Posted By Wildflyer
KeninAZ, I would suggest opening the wing...

KeninAZ,

I would suggest opening the wing sheeting on the bottom, in the area between the fuselage sides. I cut my UL stick 40 that way to see my wing dowel mounting, then resealed it as I have no...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 11-20-2013, 05:28 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,523
Posted By Wildflyer
I wish you the best of luck, on your back...

I wish you the best of luck, on your back surgery.

Doctors can almost do miracles today, fantastically better than 42 years ago.
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 11-15-2013, 09:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 639
Posted By Wildflyer
Nicad batteries can be kept at full charge ready...

Nicad batteries can be kept at full charge ready to use, by keeping them on a trickle charge of about 5/100-6/100 of the mha rating of the battery pack. I keep my nicad transmitters hooked to a...
Forum: Indoor & Micro Electric Planes 11-10-2013, 07:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 662
Posted By Wildflyer
Take a look at -- WWW.bsdmicrorc.com ...

Take a look at -- WWW.bsdmicrorc.com

That is the website for Bob Selman designs

He has several very reasonably priced kits for micro sized RC.
I want the Micro Triton seaplane.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-20-2013, 12:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 570
Posted By Wildflyer
I have a Sig Kadet LT-25 with a motor very...

I have a Sig Kadet LT-25 with a motor very similar to a power 32, running a 12/6 prop.
It weighs 6 lbs ready to fly. I have it propped to a max output 850 watts, it could go to 1150.

That works...
Forum: Pusher Park Jets 09-08-2013, 07:35 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,583
Posted By Wildflyer
Wow, That is a cool start, how are you going...

Wow,
That is a cool start, how are you going to control wing tip flutter?

I like flying wings so I will be watching your progress.

I plan on doing one with an EDF.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-04-2013, 07:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,519
Posted By Wildflyer
I try to peel up a corner or seam very carefully,...

I try to peel up a corner or seam very carefully, use a knife to get under the film.

I use dental forceps to hold the film then use a heat gun to release the heat set adhesive. you can let the...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-12-2013, 09:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,054
Posted By Wildflyer
I have had nothing but flawless performance from...

I have had nothing but flawless performance from my HobbyKing motors. I know some people will talk them down, but I wonder if they have had real experience, or just talking.

I would not worry much...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-22-2013, 09:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,058
Posted By Wildflyer
info Do you need a large format copier or printer?

Like many of us, I save every RC aircraft plan, I can get my hands on.

Printing them out in a tile format is not much fun, it takes almost as long to tape the pieces of the plan together, as it...
Forum: Indoor & Micro Electric Planes 01-17-2013, 06:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 866
Posted By Wildflyer
The adhesive is some sort of calking. I would...

The adhesive is some sort of calking. I would pull it off the foam, then CAREFULLY cut or remove the stuff from the board. Don't damage any of the copper strips on the board.

I would use a latex...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-27-2012, 07:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 813
Posted By Wildflyer
I used to build in a back yard building. I have...

I used to build in a back yard building. I have not had any trouble covering in temps that forced me to wear a coat.

The temp required to adhere the film to the frame is far higher than any room...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 12-21-2012, 07:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,514
Posted By Wildflyer
Is this the correct type of Optic 6 ?? it looks...

Is this the correct type of Optic 6 ?? it looks like it has a module on back.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/150967725769?ssPageName=STRK:MESINDXX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1436.l2649
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 12-21-2012, 08:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,514
Posted By Wildflyer
I just looked on Ebay and found many Hitec optic...

I just looked on Ebay and found many Hitec optic 6 transmitters. check there, several are brand new.
Forum: Radio Equipment For Sale & WTB 12-21-2012, 08:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,141
Posted By Wildflyer
I wish to give you a huge thank you for your...

I wish to give you a huge thank you for your service and your sacrifice.

My older daughter was married to a Army Ranger for 4 years and is now engaged to an Army Sargent that just came back from...
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