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Forum: General Electric Discussions 10-18-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 113
Posted By fhhuber
Snap ring pliers or a mini gear puller. The...

Snap ring pliers or a mini gear puller.

The snap ring pliers type that open the jaws as you close the handles. (they make both ways for insied aind outside snap rings)

You can make the puller...
Forum: Heads UP RC discussion 10-18-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 253
Posted By fhhuber
UPS = Ultimate Package Smashers USPS = Use...

UPS = Ultimate Package Smashers

USPS = Use Sparingly Package Smashed

You just can't win
Forum: Humor 10-17-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 377
Posted By fhhuber
1. How do you put a giraffe into a...

1. How do you put a giraffe into a refrigerator?

You chop him up into steaks and stack them. (beside the bacon)

2. How do you put an elephant into a refrigerator?...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 10-17-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 111
Posted By fhhuber
2S LiPo in the original can work OK, but the LVC...

2S LiPo in the original can work OK, but the LVC is not capable of being set properly for the LiPo.

This dates from before LiPo was common. The ESC didn't expect you to have them. IT WILL NOT...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 10-15-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 252
Posted By fhhuber
You can find a close match and work from there. ...

You can find a close match and work from there.

The calc programs are really just estimates as there will be differences even between supposedly identical combinations.

There is no real...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-15-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 592
Posted By fhhuber
Caution at launch... high mounted EDF will want...

Caution at launch... high mounted EDF will want to force the nose down until you have built up airspeed. (and even at speed if thrust line is wrong)

Full throttle hand launch is a bad idea.
Forum: Power Systems 10-14-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 366
Posted By fhhuber
First thing and easiest to compare about motors...

First thing and easiest to compare about motors is weight... if the weight isn't even close then its not in the same power class.

Power-Up 250 is appx 1/3 the weight of the Supertiger .10... if...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 10-13-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 154
Posted By fhhuber
I'll never get in... because I never video...

I'll never get in... because I never video flights.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 10-13-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 154
Posted By fhhuber
Cheapish model that will break 110 mph straight...

Cheapish model that will break 110 mph straight out of the box... Dynam Me-262.

100 mph isn't really hard any more.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 10-13-2014, 04:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 430
Posted By fhhuber
Ritt dye won't hurt the pots. Closest thing to...

Ritt dye won't hurt the pots. Closest thing to harmful stuff in it is salt. It can act as a laxative though.

https://www.ritstudio.com/safety
Forum: General Electric Discussions 10-11-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 430
Posted By fhhuber
The boiling procedure works for certain nylon...

The boiling procedure works for certain nylon blends and you could add Ritt dye to color the props.

The nylon blends that benefited most from boiling were known to become brittle with age and...
Forum: Beginners 10-08-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 392
Posted By fhhuber
Clear plastic garbage bag... Keeps wind (and...

Clear plastic garbage bag... Keeps wind (and rain...) off your hands and TX. Cheap and easy.
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 10-08-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 132
Posted By fhhuber
Varies from plane to plane... I find common...

Varies from plane to plane...

I find common high wing trainers with mechanical differential ailerons might be very pleasant to fly with no expo or other computer mixing.

The original version...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 10-08-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 276
Posted By fhhuber
If the motor could handle the added voltage...

If the motor could handle the added voltage...
Forum: Warbird Electrics 10-08-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 670
Posted By fhhuber
Axi 4120/18 is a decent .60-.75 replacement. ...

Axi 4120/18 is a decent .60-.75 replacement. 4130 series recommended for .90.
Look these up for some specs to compare when choosing the motor.

***********

The main reason to go with more...
Forum: Warbird Electrics 10-08-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 88
Posted By fhhuber
Common issue with retracts and rough fields is...

Common issue with retracts and rough fields is ripping them out of the wing. HOW you do the beef up matters.

You also need to do something to absorb the impacts rather than just transferring to...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 10-08-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 222
Posted By fhhuber
Styro cups (available in a wide assortment of...

Styro cups (available in a wide assortment of sizes) tend to have a very good taper for the cone after the EDF.

Caution about the cups that have a step in the taper... you don't want that step in...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 10-08-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 236
Posted By fhhuber
China doesn't care about trademarks or patents......

China doesn't care about trademarks or patents... they copy anything.

Almost as bad as the USSR used to be... they were known to have copied a US bomber right down to the bullet holes.
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 10-08-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 222
Posted By fhhuber
EDF can go right up front.. no problem there.......

EDF can go right up front.. no problem there.... except its more vulnerable to damage.
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 10-08-2014, 05:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 236
Posted By fhhuber
The label in the photo is correct for real...

The label in the photo is correct for real Spektrum.

Hard to say more than that.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 10-08-2014, 04:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 276
Posted By fhhuber
The lower kV motor will generally be rated the...

The lower kV motor will generally be rated the same or lower watts. Smaller dia wire to get more turns means it won't handle as high a peak current. (But cooling might be the limiting factor)
...
Forum: Beginners 10-08-2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 285
Posted By fhhuber
Years ago... there was a guy with a 2 ch...

Years ago... there was a guy with a 2 ch rudder-throttle plane that could do quite the aerobatic routine. Loops, snap-rolls. cuban-8's and even brief knife edge.

Its all in how you set the model...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 10-08-2014, 04:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 222
Posted By fhhuber
Intake tube generally should be kept short, but...

Intake tube generally should be kept short, but the shape of the lip is more important than the tube length.

Near constant tube dia into the fan after the inlet ring which acts like a velocity...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 10-07-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 277
Posted By fhhuber
Basic rule is 50% more watts/lb than what is...

Basic rule is 50% more watts/lb than what is needed for the same performance with a good pusher prop setup.

Because of this, to hit the same weight, we generally accept shorter flight time with...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 10-06-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 277
Posted By fhhuber
Simple thrust measuring devices work fine for EDF...

Simple thrust measuring devices work fine for EDF just as with the prop planes... but an EDF is a strange beast. Most will "stall" the fan if there's low/no airspeed at high throttle.

There's...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 10-06-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 153
Posted By fhhuber
Apply tape to the wires appx 1 inch from the plug...

Apply tape to the wires appx 1 inch from the plug so you won't get them out of order.

Look at the sides of the balance plug and one side you'll see the sides of the "pins". Slide a pin or tiny...
Forum: Power Systems 10-03-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 280
Posted By fhhuber
To make the throttle cut work... use another mix,...

To make the throttle cut work... use another mix, and "waste" a channel.

(Always remove props when experimenting with throttle mixes)

Assign the spare channel to the switch used for throttle...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 10-02-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 135
Posted By fhhuber
Most of the multi-chemistry hobby chargers can...

Most of the multi-chemistry hobby chargers can deal with 12 v (10 cell) NiCd/NiMh... Just check the specs and settings for your charger.

Don't hook up NiMh (or LiPo) to a charging system intended...
Forum: Brushless Motor Construction 10-02-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 383
Posted By fhhuber
Then again... kit building is more expensive than...

Then again... kit building is more expensive than buying an ARF... but we still do it.

It can be interesting to do a home rewind.
Forum: Brushless Motor Construction 10-02-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 383
Posted By fhhuber
Its really all about paying attention to details...

Its really all about paying attention to details and packing as much copper as you can fit into the the stator.
Air is wasted space. More copper = more power.
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