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Forum: Foamies
06-13-2011, 12:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,714
Posted By rocket_jim

Thanks Flypaper 2 for sharing that additional...

Thanks Flypaper 2 for sharing that additional photo. Looks Great!

It took me a while to get everything on hand to complete my Crazy Ball kit, but I eventually got it all together and flying. After...
Forum: Foamies
06-08-2011, 07:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,714
Posted By rocket_jim

Gord, if you have more photos, I'd love to see...

Gord, if you have more photos, I'd love to see them.

Curious how you made the prop ring?

I really like your canopy and artsy pilot! Looks great, and should help on orientation, too.

What...
Forum: Foamies
06-08-2011, 01:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,714
Posted By rocket_jim

My Crazy Ball flys!

It took me a long time (my problem, nothing wrong with the CB), but I finally got my Crazy Ball all together, tweaked, and flying. It's Great! So far I've flown it outdoors several times and indoors...
Forum: Foamies
04-06-2011, 05:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,714
Posted By rocket_jim

Got my CrazyBall mostly built. Now ready to...

Got my CrazyBall mostly built. Now ready to install the gear. But realized that my Blue Wonder motors are all 1700 KV and this needs a 1300 KV motor to swing a 10 inch prop. A smaller prop would be...
Forum: Foamies
03-24-2011, 12:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,714
Posted By rocket_jim

Here's my first-draft PufferFish! Jim

Here's my first-draft PufferFish!

Jim
Forum: Foamies
03-22-2011, 07:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,714
Posted By rocket_jim

The leading Pioneer in this build effort,...

The leading Pioneer in this build effort, Ferndale Air Force, made a minor technical error in his first build; it fliew weird, and he has since redone it and re-videoed it. The guy/company making the...
Forum: Foamies
03-21-2011, 03:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,714
Posted By rocket_jim

Tonight I weighed all the pieces I got in the EPP...

Tonight I weighed all the pieces I got in the EPP CrazyBall kit, except the decal sheet.

The total was 61.8 grams or 2.18 ounces.

I'll weigh it again after I assemble these pieces to see how...
Forum: Foamies
03-20-2011, 10:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,714
Posted By rocket_jim

Building and soon flying a CrazyBall

I recently ordered and received a CrazyBall kit in EPP from: http://www.crazyplanesrc.com/

Why? It's really new, really different, and it looked like a lot of fun to fly.

So far I've just...
10-03-2010, 09:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,510
Posted By rocket_jim

I have a nifty MKS Propo balancer/discharger from...

I have a nifty MKS Propo balancer/discharger from HobbyKing that would not work on 1S packs. So I took an old balancer lead from a dead 3S LiPo and wired it up to 3 replacement 1S connectors,...
09-28-2010, 12:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,056
Posted By rocket_jim

I'd like to buy them. How would you like the $$? ...

I'd like to buy them. How would you like the $$?

Email sent.

Jim
Forum: Power Systems
07-11-2010, 05:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,636
Posted By rocket_jim

+1 to what Larry said. Usually the linear BEC...

+1 to what Larry said. Usually the linear BEC generates most of the heat generated by the ESC in use.

Jim
Replies: 158
Views: 27,959
Posted By rocket_jim

I don't know if the HobbyKing ad had it in there...

I don't know if the HobbyKing ad had it in there earlier when you saw it, but now it says at the bottom:

Image shown is of original AR6100.
OrangeRx-6 has the same functionality as the AR6100 ...
Forum: Humor
04-12-2010, 06:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,034
Posted By rocket_jim

I looked up under Report This Post to see if...

I looked up under Report This Post to see if there was some cute reason for reporting that I could have "claimed" to have reported it under. No, I would not have actually reported it, just claimed to...
12-19-2009, 10:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,513
Posted By rocket_jim

Perhaps call me lazy, but I use narrow strips of...

Perhaps call me lazy, but I use narrow strips of Scotch Magic tape wrapped from the wing or tail film, around the carbon fibre, and onto the other side of the wing or tail.

Likewise, if the film...
11-30-2009, 07:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,494
Posted By rocket_jim

I'd like it Parkzone Ultra-Micro...

I'd like it Parkzone Ultra-Micro P-51D BNF - $65

PM sent

Jim

plus: I have no idea your reluctance to ship the LiPo that it came with and has already been shipped all over...
Forum: Foamies
11-05-2009, 12:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 13,042
Posted By rocket_jim

You might look at your old foam and the new. I...

You might look at your old foam and the new. I think the old foam had plastic on both sides, and the new stuff has it on just one side. If so, that makes a terrific difference in the stiffness.

Jim
11-01-2009, 03:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,092
Posted By rocket_jim

Sorry, Chappy, I thought you were trying for...

Sorry, Chappy, I thought you were trying for different views during the simulation. They are mapped to F1, F2, etc. and some of them require multiple key presses to cycle thru them.

I clicked on...
10-31-2009, 10:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,092
Posted By rocket_jim

Try F1 thru F5, etc. Jim

Try F1 thru F5, etc.

Jim
10-08-2009, 12:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,174
Posted By rocket_jim

If you like to read, view photos, etc of...

If you like to read, view photos, etc of sailplanes on-line, try: http://www.rcsoaringdigest.com/

Jim
09-27-2009, 10:26 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 20,426
Posted By rocket_jim

I really tried, or was it that I was really trying!?

It took me a while to figure it out, but I've figured out that pylon racing seems to be something that a few people (out of the masses in R/C flying) mostly do, and they don't talk about it much or...
09-13-2009, 11:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,807
Posted By rocket_jim

Here in Huntsville, Alabama, we have several AMA...

Here in Huntsville, Alabama, we have several AMA clubs, a group of on-line Alabama Rocket City Renegades, the non-club, and 3 loosely organized indoor flying organizations. We have here a fabulous...
Forum: 3D Flying
09-12-2009, 04:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,251
Posted By rocket_jim

May I suggest the 32" EPPYak 55 available at:...

May I suggest the 32" EPPYak 55 available at: http://midwestfoamplanes.com/

He has info there on the suggested equipment for this plane, and links to a build thread, etc. He offers an accessory...
09-02-2009, 12:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,927
Posted By rocket_jim

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08-10-2009, 12:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 990
Posted By rocket_jim

That link did not work for me, but I looked...

That link did not work for me, but I looked around and think I found the stick and tissue R/C forum at: http://www.hippocketaeronautics.com/hpa_forum/index.php/board,89.0.html...
08-09-2009, 06:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,046
Posted By rocket_jim

I have one of these that I use at home and at the...

I have one of these that I use at home and at the field. For what it does, I highly recommend it.

It's pretty heavy. Beware when you go to ship it!

Jim
08-02-2009, 09:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,303
Posted By rocket_jim

Did the grass/weeds look something like this? ...

Did the grass/weeds look something like this?

Oh, you meant you did not take photos of the plane.... or was it your Dad and his expression that you did not shoot!? :-)

Jim
Forum: Foamies
07-07-2009, 07:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,648
Posted By rocket_jim

Sometimes a good clean kill is actually a...

Sometimes a good clean kill is actually a blessing. Other than the radio and power equipment destroyed, of course.

Jim
06-09-2009, 12:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,364
Posted By rocket_jim

I watched the video snippett, but I was unable to...

I watched the video snippett, but I was unable to tell much other than it looked like 4 planes fell out of the sky at slightly different times, going slightly different directions.

Can anyone tell...
06-01-2009, 12:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,418
Posted By rocket_jim

Working up to giant scale plane

I have been flying small electric foamys for several years, and I recently joined a Giant Scale Club since there seemed to be a lot of fun guys there having a lot of fun hanging out at the field,...
Forum: ParkFlyers
05-18-2009, 09:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,857
Posted By rocket_jim

My first unhelpful thought when I read this...

My first unhelpful thought when I read this thread title was to just put the battery in (like happened to me once) and just let it slide backwards and forward in flight until/unless/in case it finds...
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