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Forum: Foamies 02-09-2016, 02:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 191
Posted By Stevephoon
The latest DX6 can do telemetry. ...

The latest DX6 can do telemetry.
http://spektrumrc.com/Products/Default.aspx?ProdId=SPM6700

If you have the above version of the DX6, then either a TM1000 or TM1100 should work. But I do not...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-09-2016, 02:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,186
Posted By Stevephoon
More Fuselage Work.... Added 1/4 x 3/32...

More Fuselage Work....

Added 1/4 x 3/32 strips to the side of the fuse.
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1467/24812437921_10f720b598.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/DNAekP)

Then created the turtle deck...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-07-2016, 02:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 986
Posted By Stevephoon
Paul, your Tiger flies great, I really liked...

Paul, your Tiger flies great, I really liked the running commentary. How about a final summary.... Weight, power level, flying impressions, things you'd do differently.....

Great Job,
...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-31-2016, 04:21 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,718
Posted By Stevephoon
Looks great Mark! You always seem to get great...

Looks great Mark! You always seem to get great flight pictures and video. Keep them coming!

But... Where's the Pilot? I love your other ones!

Steve
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-30-2016, 07:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,186
Posted By Stevephoon
Slow work on tail...

This is the part that always makes me slow down to a crawl, but now done! Mounting the wing and tail feathers is always a challenge for me. With this build the top of the fuselage is the zero mark...
Forum: Support & Suggestions 01-22-2016, 06:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 266
Posted By Stevephoon
Thanks Don, I brought this up not just...

Thanks Don,

I brought this up not just because it was annoyng me, but because another user abandoned his build thread here because of these issues. (and the picture limitations and no auto...
Forum: Support & Suggestions 01-22-2016, 12:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 266
Posted By Stevephoon
Some items on WattFlyer that could still use some work.

Don and all...

There are still a couple things on WattFlyer that just don't seem to work right for me. Nothing is actually preventing me from posting what I want to, but a few things are annoying...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-22-2016, 12:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,186
Posted By Stevephoon
Starting on the fuselage

I'm planning on a few modifications for the fuselage. Like the wings, the sheeting will be1/16 instead of 3/32. I'm adding some holes in the rear sides of the fuselage to try and make it a little...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-17-2016, 09:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,186
Posted By Stevephoon
Tail Feathers

The kit comes with solid balsa tail feathers made from 1/4 in balsa. Big and heavy. I thought I'd try some built up ones and I kind of like how they turned out.

Here's what I did. I made...
Forum: Beginners 01-16-2016, 03:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 511
Posted By Stevephoon
The field rules are usually posted at the site,...

The field rules are usually posted at the site, assuming it's an AMA club field. As reference, here's an old copy of my clubs. (This is what is on our web site, but it's a little out of date.)

UFO...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 01-15-2016, 06:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 169
Posted By Stevephoon
You can move the servo arm to get the uneven...

You can move the servo arm to get the uneven movement as well. Here's an example:

http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=131420&d=1278457260

This gives more up than down...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-15-2016, 02:04 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,718
Posted By Stevephoon
Mark, This is looking really good. I am...

Mark,

This is looking really good. I am liking your lighting implementation a lot! I need to try some lighting too some day. Any idea what the total current draw is for all of those lights?
...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-13-2016, 04:27 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,718
Posted By Stevephoon
Very Cool! Adding lights to a plane is on my...

Very Cool! Adding lights to a plane is on my todo list. What's the plan for providing power while flying? I always thought just plugging into the balance lead would be a good way to go.

Steve
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-12-2016, 04:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,186
Posted By Stevephoon
Wing almost complete

Me, epoxy and fiberglass is not a good combination. :concern: It was one of those times where the initial apply was OK, but things just got worse as I tried to work the epoxy more into the glass. ...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-11-2016, 06:39 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,718
Posted By Stevephoon
Wow Mark, you are going fast! The SA kits always...

Wow Mark, you are going fast! The SA kits always go pretty fast anyway, but gooooooooo.

I love my SA kits, but as you say they are now getting rather expensive. It also seems that you buy a lot...
Forum: Beginners 01-10-2016, 04:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,349
Posted By Stevephoon
HeadsUpHobby has them. ...

HeadsUpHobby has them.

http://www.headsuphobby.com/GWS-Slow-Stick-ARF-Red-No-Power-System-GWS103.htm

They also sell a complete package as well. Good store. I have used them a lot for my...
Forum: Power Systems 01-09-2016, 03:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 364
Posted By Stevephoon
Some of the guys at my club have switched to...

Some of the guys at my club have switched to this motor (or one of the other KV versions of it) because it comes with a stick mount for smaller planes.

...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-07-2016, 02:42 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,705
Posted By Stevephoon
I just voiced my comment (civilly) on the...

I just voiced my comment (civilly) on the regulations.gov site. There were only 3099 comments as of yesterday. I think we need more to voice their opinion!

Steve
Forum: Aerial Photography 01-04-2016, 04:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,980
Posted By Stevephoon
All of your videos are fantastic! We just do not...

All of your videos are fantastic! We just do not have the history here in the U.S. that you do. How long does it actually take you to create one of your videos? Both shooting time and editing time....
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-04-2016, 04:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,186
Posted By Stevephoon
Hi Paul, Yep, the 80 grit stuff makes a lot...

Hi Paul,

Yep, the 80 grit stuff makes a lot of dust fast!. I actually used the planer a lot more for the right leading edge. A lot less dust that time. I was a little too aggressive and sanded...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-03-2016, 04:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,186
Posted By Stevephoon
Now there are two!

Finished off the right wing half today. This thing is big! The wing span is large enough that I will not be able to glue the wings together on my workbench... Not enough room. I'll probably just...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-30-2015, 11:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,186
Posted By Stevephoon
Welcome Aboard John, The 900 watt limit is...

Welcome Aboard John,

The 900 watt limit is the absolute max according to specs of the components I have. I'd feel better around the 750 mark, and I'm looking for a spirited sport flyer.... More...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-29-2015, 02:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,186
Posted By Stevephoon
First Wing Half Complete

Added the maple landing gear block and then added the bottom sheeting. Next it was time to make a mess... I started with a small hobby planer and hacked away at the leading edge. Switched to 80...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-27-2015, 03:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,186
Posted By Stevephoon
More wing work

Slowly plugging along. Nothing surprising, this is a old school traditional type build. I'm using Titebond as much as possible, so it's a slow go. Each picture represents about a day of very part...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-21-2015, 05:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,186
Posted By Stevephoon
Off to a roaring start (?)

In true SlowJohn form, my progress so far is cutting one stick and cutting holes in 4 ribs! Not bad for a weeks worth! I've cleaned off my work bench as well, so now some work can finally begin....
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-12-2015, 02:28 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,356
Posted By Stevephoon
One more thing I just noticed. When you are...

One more thing I just noticed. When you are creating a new post and attaching pictures via the "Manage Attachments" button. After selecting the photos and uploading them, they are displayed full...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-12-2015, 02:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,186
Posted By Stevephoon
Pee-Tee Specs and Info

This is my first glow to electric conversion. So I’m looking for suggestions on getting this to be a nice flying plane.

Here’s some of the details from the plans of the Pee-Tee
63 in wing...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-12-2015, 02:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,186
Posted By Stevephoon
Build Review Pee Tee by Nor-Cal Aero – A “Fun Scale” PT-19 Kit - Build and Electric Conversion

Now that flying season is behind me, I think it’s time to build something again.

How I ended up with this kit is a bit of a story…. I bought a Lanier Stinger 10 kit early last year from someone...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-11-2015, 03:32 AM
Replies: 502
Views: 45,063
Posted By Stevephoon
Waking up a dead thread!

Hello all, I thought I should wake up an old thread that has a lot of cool background information on WattFlyer members.

Let me give an update on me...

Hello, my name is Steve and I have an...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-10-2015, 03:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 986
Posted By Stevephoon
Paul, nice subject! The Tiger 60 is one of the...

Paul, nice subject! The Tiger 60 is one of the best loved sport fliers at my club. It's a "kitty-cat" in the air. Easy to fly, land, takeoff... But dial up the rates and speed and it will do a...
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