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Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-04-2016, 07:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 569
Posted By E-Challenged
It may not be "manly" to use aileron/rudder mix...

It may not be "manly" to use aileron/rudder mix but it works well on my Sig 1/6 Cub Dynam WACO bipe and other scale models for relaxed flying. I have it on a switch and can switch it off for slips...
Forum: Seaplanes E-Powered 06-04-2016, 07:11 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 73,506
Posted By E-Challenged
I'm still fascinated with Seabees but haven't...

I'm still fascinated with Seabees but haven't started a build yet. Looks like Bill G has never flown his beauty and it may be hanging from a ceiling somewhere. If I ever do build this design, I...
Forum: Scale E-Powered Aircraft 06-04-2016, 06:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,444
Posted By E-Challenged
Manzano Laser Works has a short kit for a smaller...

Manzano Laser Works has a short kit for a smaller Pat Tritle Ford Tri-Motor. There is a build thread on E-Zone Scale Kits and Scratch Build forum.
Forum: Beginners 06-04-2016, 06:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,696
Posted By E-Challenged
Join AMAand join a good club with qualified...

Join AMAand join a good club with qualified instructor, they may have a club trainer on a buddy box. Get advice on good trainer to buy after you have soloed successfully. It is tempting to go small...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-04-2016, 06:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 552
Posted By E-Challenged
After reading about problems getting Detrum 40...

After reading about problems getting Detrum 40 amp speed controls programmed for normal throttle action and other problems and not being able to verify type of BEC circuit , I used a Cobra speed...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-04-2016, 05:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 612
Posted By E-Challenged
I finally have 3-position switch-controlled...

I finally have 3-position switch-controlled trimmable flaps with slowed servo action using my Hite Aurora 9 system. My system/manual is not intuitve and it has taken contacts with Hitec support and...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-13-2016, 10:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 590
Posted By E-Challenged
Flap to Elevator Mix

I use flaps on my Tritle Stinson Reliant, but I compensate for ballooning tendency with slight manual down elevator inputs. The Reliant's tendency to balloon/go nose-up varies a lot with airspeed...
Forum: Scale E-Powered Aircraft 01-19-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 12,676
Posted By E-Challenged
I gotta get started on the Barnstormer before the...

I gotta get started on the Barnstormer before the old instruction sheet and plans become more yellowed and hard to read. Actually it is called a Fleet Model 2 and used a Kinner K-5 engine, built...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-19-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 994
Posted By E-Challenged
I'm still trying to learn how to set up...

I'm still trying to learn how to set up 3-position flaps on a switch with adjustable throws and slowed servo movement with adjustable down elevator offsets using my $%&* Aurora 9 system. I'm...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 11-01-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,670
Posted By E-Challenged
I'm kinda conservative/unwilling to spend large...

I'm kinda conservative/unwilling to spend large amounts on my scale model projects, also very limited for storage space in my home and room in my Subaru Forester for transport for more than a couple...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 10-20-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 5,258
Views: 565,887
Posted By E-Challenged
I visit Wattflyer Scale Electric forum every so...

I visit Wattflyer Scale Electric forum every so often and post what I think may interest others but am surprised how few new posts I see. I think that those of you who prefer to hang out on Wattflyer...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-20-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,281
Posted By E-Challenged
Don't understand the need for extreme accuracy in...

Don't understand the need for extreme accuracy in formers, etc. and all the expense and effort to get it. Those who already are already producing CAD designed and laser-cut kits are not selling many...
Forum: Scale E-Powered Aircraft 10-20-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,667
Posted By E-Challenged
You probably wouldn't want to pay price of a...

You probably wouldn't want to pay price of a perfect kit, even if there was one. To get away from starved horse look, you need to inlay balsa sheet and do a lot of sanding and filling to look like...
Forum: Scale E-Powered Aircraft 10-19-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 18,348
Posted By E-Challenged
Successful Re-Maiden Non-event at Fairview...

Successful Re-Maiden

Non-event at Fairview Park field, Costa Mesa. Model took off needing some up-trim and settled into very stable easy flying. Landed on mains smoothly without flaps. On later...
Forum: Maxamps discussion 09-04-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,293
Posted By E-Challenged
Cost of Maxamps Lipoly Packs

Does Maxamps plan to offer "sport" lipo packs at much lower cost in the future?
I am in search of 4S 4500mah 30C packs that come with cells matched at 3.85 volts, have, and keep low cell resistance...
Forum: Scale E-Powered Aircraft 08-29-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,994
Posted By E-Challenged
Repaired model good as new, had a number of nice...

Repaired model good as new, had a number of nice flights, crashed again with major damage, cause unknown. A friend donated another 1/6 Scale Sig Cub built many years ago on lunch hours at Douglas....
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-29-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,729
Posted By E-Challenged
I don't know what I'd do without building and...

I don't know what I'd do without building and wrestling with electric powered scale models getting them to fly well. At age 75, the thrill of a sucessful maiden flight is almost the same as it was in...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-29-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,202
Posted By E-Challenged
Lipos, chargers and power supplies. The somewhat...

Lipos, chargers and power supplies. The somewhat more expensive Lipoly packs may have better quality controls and may give longer life with good performance than cheap ones which may be mismatched...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-29-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,330
Posted By E-Challenged
I think that buying a new Spektrum 2.4 Ghz set...

I think that buying a new Spektrum 2.4 Ghz set with a warranty is a good idea. The new DX-6 (6 channel) has all the latest features and will probably suit all of your needs. Since Spektrum is the...
Forum: Scale E-Powered Aircraft 06-02-2014, 03:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,994
Posted By E-Challenged
Crashed the Cub last week. Serious damage to nose...

Crashed the Cub last week. Serious damage to nose and cabin, minor damage to wing and stab. Cause of crash under investigation. Bent shaft on ancient Astroflight 25 brused geared motor. Kurt Massey,...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-02-2014, 03:31 AM
Replies: 398
Views: 37,394
Posted By E-Challenged
Built a number of tube type receivers in early...

Built a number of tube type receivers in early 60's with "sensitive" relays and rubber band escapements for single channel. Bent the case with bench vise and vice grips for my first Carrier Wave...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-02-2014, 03:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,772
Posted By E-Challenged
Kyle from WI, Good tip on keeping heat shrink...

Kyle from WI, Good tip on keeping heat shrink tubing from shrinking. I was born in Stevens Point. My family moved to Socal from Milwaukee in 1953. Went back to WI to attend Oshkosh Airventure in...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-28-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 10,098
Posted By E-Challenged
"Hitec" is for highly technically oriented...

"Hitec" is for highly technically oriented digital electronics engineers and others who don't really need manuals or detailed, clear instructions. Lots of nice features but binding procedure needs...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-24-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,772
Posted By E-Challenged
I was an aerospace soldering instructor many yar...

I was an aerospace soldering instructor many yar ago and wonder why occasional solderers would want to invest big bucks in a soldering station. A simple 37 watt iron with replaceable "chisel-type...
Forum: Scale E-Powered Aircraft 04-22-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,196
Posted By E-Challenged
My Experiences With Maxford Gee Bee E

As I assembled the kit I noticed that the model was not actually a Model "E" but a Model "Y" . The Y was a larger design with two cockpits, one covered over for racing. The Y had tubing type...
Forum: Scale E-Powered Aircraft 01-31-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,994
Posted By E-Challenged
PS: I'm only getting about 5 minutes duration on...

PS: I'm only getting about 5 minutes duration on the two 2200mah 3S lipos in series but power is sufficient for easy loops. Old geared AF motor is pulling 30 amps at WOT starting at 24.8 volts and...
Forum: Scale E-Powered Aircraft 01-10-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,994
Posted By E-Challenged
Successful maiden at Fairview Park field Thursday...

Successful maiden at Fairview Park field Thursday Jan 9!!!. Planned to do more taxi testing, you know how it goes, something pushed the throttle stick upward and it was flying so I went along with...
Forum: Scale E-Powered Aircraft 12-15-2013, 06:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,994
Posted By E-Challenged
Taxi Testing Completed-Nearly Ready for Maiden

Needed to add toe in to control veering to right or left at near takeoff speeds. Need to add expo and dual rates to Aurora 9 trannny. Geared, brushed, Astro 25 and old 211 speed control, and two...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-10-2013, 01:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,114
Posted By E-Challenged
I have used a servo arm to press on a...

I have used a servo arm to press on a micro-switch button. Have also used a single servo with a pushrod having egg-shaped cams that pressed on two or more micro switch buttons to turn different...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 12-10-2013, 01:39 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,220
Posted By E-Challenged
When somebody asks for help in "texteze" I won't...

When somebody asks for help in "texteze" I won't make an effort to reply. I will forgive people who don't know "then" from "than". Some of our best model designers are notorious for poor grammar,...
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