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Old 09-04-2012, 05:04 PM   #1
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Default Tutorials, Builds and some Help threads...

Tutorial threads, Help threads and possibly Build threads need a place to be "designed" where only the original poster can post in the thread or at least can delete other posts to keep the thread clean.

Possibly it might be done similar to the :For Sale" threads where the OP has the ability to CLOSE the thread. This might be a very helpful way to do it.

I recently posted in a thread originally started by Murocflyer about photo uploading and posting. Problem was that there were too many off topic (guilty myself! LOL!) posts and comments as well as spam inserted into the thread for it to be considered for sticky status.

If there were a way for the OP to "clean" up the thead and then "LOCK" it so no one else could post to it then it might save the Mods (Don - ) some trouble.

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Old 09-04-2012, 05:49 PM   #2
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I agree with that. Most threads turn into chat, probably fun for those chatting but detrimental to the value of the thread in the long run. Most threads of that sort are semi-worthless after the first 10 pages to anyone else. Newbies take one look at a thread going 500 PAGES and ask the same dumb question been asked hundreds of times before, rather than wade though it.

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Old 09-04-2012, 06:11 PM   #3
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If all the "help" or information of the thread could be placed in the first few posts then it would be a lot better.

I had thoughts of re-doing the photo post but would not know WHERE to put it. I can make it so that the first 5 posts are mine - I think. I have tried this before and was beaten to the post - by another - once! I thought I was being quick but the other person must have wanted to post in all "new" threads as soon as possible and got one in before I could make five posts!! LOL!!

I learned. First you need to post 5 times - just one word posts - RESERVED. And as quickly as possible too!! LOL!! Then you can "EDIT" those posts to show what you want later.

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Old 09-05-2012, 12:26 AM   #4
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I hate to limit threads because a new or old site member might have a legitimate question among the chatter. We deliberately soft delete posts because of issues in the past where members questioned moderators about the legitimate deletion of a post. Currently we can reinstate a soft deletion if there is an issue or disagreement. Unfortunately spam gets caught up in that too!

You folks asked us to reduce the post count so new members could start new threads which we did, now the spammers can attack in any forum, I have no idea why they pick certain threads... Fortunately members use the report post button aggressively so we can delete them.

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Is there a book with charts that will tell what motor, ESC, Battery should be used for a certain size of airplane and then cross reference the motor to the glow size. Plus what Prop to use for that size of motor?
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Drycrypto, mainly has to do with plane weight, flying speed, and prop clearance. Check out www.headuprc.com . Jeff has a lot of informations as well as recommending setups for planes. There are faq's here, but unfortinately, the chinease have made supply so erradic that is hard to even find the same motor from the same supplier sometimes. They change faster then seasons on some sites. So a library of motors is realetively useless.

Electric also has a bit of a learning curve, but the best way to learn is to get your feet wet. Post a new thread for your model, esitmated flying weight, prop clearance,ect, and we would be more then willing to help you out, and point you in the right direction.
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Is there a book with charts that will tell what motor, ESC, Battery should be used for a certain size of airplane and then cross reference the motor to the glow size. Plus what Prop to use for that size of motor?
There are a number of computer spreadsheets that will help in this process. One I like to use is www.motocalc.com, free for 30 days, then $39. Only problem with it is when some of those real cheap motors are checked out with motocalc. Some of those cheap motors have specifications that are not even close to their real values.

As for me, I kind of stay away from any motor mfg that does not publish their motor's winding resistance. This is an important value for motor quality, and it is easily measured by the mfg.

Take a look:
http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=50740

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