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Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 11-08-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,535
Posted By paxskipper
thanks to all that have contributed to this...

thanks to all that have contributed to this discussion.

I have about a dozen flights on the BOT and think I have the CG close. I'll take a few more flights and shift the battery back a little...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 10-30-2015, 10:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 327
Posted By paxskipper
Unhappy Hacker Motor Problem

All

I have a Hacker B20 18L with a 4:1 gearbox and I have managed to bend the prop shaft.

I'm looking for repair suggestions: Replace the shaft; replace the gear box.

I guess I'd...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 10-19-2015, 12:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,535
Posted By paxskipper
Question OK, Yea but - if the plane is trimmed for hands...

OK, Yea but - if the plane is trimmed for hands off in level flight at a relatively slow glider speed, then when put into a dive it will pickup speed and increase lift because of the higher speed. ...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 10-07-2015, 05:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,535
Posted By paxskipper
In thinking about this it does seem to make...

In thinking about this it does seem to make sense. When trimmed for level flight at some speed the elevator balances the lift to keep the plane level. Increasing the speed in the dive will amplify...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 10-07-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,535
Posted By paxskipper
Thanks for the info. I'll try the dive-test...

Thanks for the info.

I'll try the dive-test next time out.
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 10-07-2015, 12:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,535
Posted By paxskipper
Smile Bird Of Time Conversion - CG Question

I have converted an ARF BOT to electric and have finally got a good re-maiden flight in. My first attempt had way too much rudder, it now flies much better with less rudder throw.

I am...
Forum: Scale E-Powered Aircraft 08-18-2015, 04:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,118
Posted By paxskipper
Thumbs up Finally Finished

I have completed and now need to wait for a good day to maiden it. :<:
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-11-2015, 09:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,159
Posted By paxskipper
I did not know that the quad copter controllers...

I did not know that the quad copter controllers could be configured to support your configuration.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-10-2015, 09:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,159
Posted By paxskipper
What control module are you using?

What control module are you using?
Forum: Scale E-Powered Aircraft 10-05-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,118
Posted By paxskipper
Talking GP RV 4 Conversion

Hello All

I'm looking at doing a GP RV 4 build. The kit is the 54" wingspan 40 size kit (1/5 scale).

My plan is to use an e-Flight Power 46 and a 4 cell battery. I think this will be...
Forum: Night Flying 10-05-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 793
Posted By paxskipper
Build Review Electrical Connectors For Wing

Hello All,

I am going to be starting on a new build and want to put lights in the wing. There will be two LEDs on each wing tip, thus in addition to the flap and aileron connections there will...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-31-2014, 01:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,624
Posted By paxskipper
Add Blue Jay to the list: ...

Add Blue Jay to the list:
http://bridiairplanes.com/crew/index.htm
I'm just finishing a Dirty Birdi - nice kit.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-31-2014, 01:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 840
Posted By paxskipper
I cut my hinge slots before I cover. I also use...

I cut my hinge slots before I cover. I also use the flat hinges and epoxy them in place.

Take care
Forum: Beginners 03-27-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,451
Posted By paxskipper
Thanks for reminding me about this; I have...

Thanks for reminding me about this; I have visited this site myself many times.:)
Forum: Beginners 03-27-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,451
Posted By paxskipper
Thumbs up New RC Flyer Tidbits – Part 9 - Some Useful Internet Links

This is the last part in this series of posts. I do hope that these have proved to be useful for new RC flyers.
Here are some internet links that have interesting information related to building...
Forum: Beginners 03-26-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,451
Posted By paxskipper
Thanks

Thanks
Forum: Beginners 03-26-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,451
Posted By paxskipper
New RC Flyer Tidbits – Part 8 - Servos – Hook Up and Set Up

Servo Mounting and Running Extensions

When building your plane from scratch, as opposed to assembling an ARF, you need to think about the servos from two perspectives. First is the mounting...
Forum: Beginners 03-25-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,451
Posted By paxskipper
New RC Flyer Tidbits – Part 7 - Building You Plane

What Type Of Kit

There are basically two types of kits you can get; one where all of the parts are pre-cut and there are significant and clear assembly instructions. The other type is more of a...
Forum: Beginners 03-25-2014, 01:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,451
Posted By paxskipper
Thumbs up New RC Flyer Tidbits – Part 6 – Flying Quick Points

Here are a number of short hints that you may find helpful.:rolleyes:
Close One Eye

There will come a time when you are flying and you will realize that you are just about to fly right through...
Forum: Beginners 03-24-2014, 04:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,451
Posted By paxskipper
Nice reference.

Nice reference.
Forum: Beginners 03-23-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,451
Posted By paxskipper
Wink New RC Flyer Tidbits – Part 5 - Flying Your Plane

First Flights

You will most likely take a first flight with an instructor. He / she may takeoff and then let you fly. You will be nervous. You no longer have a “reset button” and must take...
Forum: Beginners 03-23-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,451
Posted By paxskipper
Thanks for the references. The last part has a...

Thanks for the references. The last part has a set of links, no duplicates as far as I can see.

I'll include these as well. I have the whole set of topics as a single file that I intend to...
Forum: Beginners 03-23-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,451
Posted By paxskipper
Talking New RC Flyer Tidbits – Part 4 - Flight Simulator

Practice With Different Plane Types

Try flying with different types of planes: high-wing trainers, sport planes, bi-planes, 3D planes or speedsters if they are available on your simulator. These...
Forum: Beginners 03-22-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,451
Posted By paxskipper
I guess I was thinking about larger planes, your...

I guess I was thinking about larger planes, your comment is well taken for the smaller planes.:concern:
Forum: Beginners 03-22-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,451
Posted By paxskipper
Smile New RC Flyer Tidbits – Part 3 - Flight Simulator

Get A Flight Simulator

There are a number of flight simulators available; some are free and some are not. Typically the free ones will require you to be more tech-savvy then those that you pay...
Forum: Beginners 03-22-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,451
Posted By paxskipper
Exclamation New RC Flyer Tidbits –Part 2 – First Plane

Your First Plane

Some clubs have trainer planes that are loaned to new flyers. If not, one of your first questions is what type of plane should I get. Is my opinion that as a brand new flyer it...
Forum: Beginners 03-21-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,451
Posted By paxskipper
Sorry, I guess I should have said that they...

Sorry, I guess I should have said that they "charter" clubs.
Thanks for the correction.
Forum: Beginners 03-21-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,451
Posted By paxskipper
Talking New RC Flyer Tidbits – Part 1 - Intro

These items are based on articles I have read, practices I have observed or simply my own experiences. Feel free to pass these on to your friends.
I have been flying radio control planes for a...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-02-2013, 08:41 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 10,207
Posted By paxskipper
Thumbs up Maiden Flight

Well first flight happened this morning:eek:. Got it trimmed out pretty well. Only managed a single flight today, but I'm planning on trying again tomorrow.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-02-2013, 02:29 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 10,207
Posted By paxskipper
Maiden did not happen today, but it looks like it...

Maiden did not happen today, but it looks like it will be Tuesday morning.
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