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Forum: Foamies
04-28-2007, 05:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,633
Posted By loker

I guess if you don't have 1 to 1 ratio of motors...

I guess if you don't have 1 to 1 ratio of motors to speed controllers, then you would need to move stuff around. each of my motors has the perfect rated ESC for it, so I have them all soldered, and...
Forum: Foamies
04-26-2007, 03:44 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 16,979
Posted By loker

here's a tip for saving carbon fiber rods. ...

here's a tip for saving carbon fiber rods. instead of using any type of glue to hold the carbon fiber rod, just place tape in the spots that matter, that way when you retire the plane, you don't...
Forum: Foamies
04-26-2007, 03:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,633
Posted By loker

if you're trying to save grams, and you should,...

if you're trying to save grams, and you should, then solder wire directly to wire, forget the gold, adds weight. every gram counts, and with that in mind I got my shock flier down to 6.2 ounces with...
04-21-2007, 04:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,355
Posted By loker

the first incident was a no name motor ESC combo...

the first incident was a no name motor ESC combo I got in Toledo at the swap shop, which I can understand. then it happened with my more expensive phoenix 25 and a JR receiver and himax motor. oh...
Forum: Aerodynamics
04-20-2007, 02:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,307
Posted By loker

I probably should have mentioned this at the...

I probably should have mentioned this at the start, but this plane is a flat foam plane.

also, I checked the pitch tendency with no rudder, it isn't there, only when I apply rudder.

I...
Forum: Aerodynamics
04-20-2007, 03:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,307
Posted By loker

does the nose drift towards the ground and...

does the nose drift towards the ground and towards the belly, or does the drift to the belly just happen when you apply rudder?


good question, I don't know. I'll find out in the morning. I...
Forum: Aerodynamics
04-19-2007, 02:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,307
Posted By loker

I guess I should be more specific. my plane stays...

I guess I should be more specific. my plane stays level in regular and inverted flight, and during knife edge pulls toward the belly. I guess I want to find out what causes this pitch toward the...
04-19-2007, 03:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,355
Posted By loker

by polarity, do you mean plugging positive to...

by polarity, do you mean plugging positive to negative on accident? it has occured that I may have plugged the spped control BEC in backwards. is this what you mean?
Forum: Aerodynamics
04-19-2007, 03:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,307
Posted By loker

knife edge

does anyone know what is necessary in design to allow good knife edge with very little coupling? fuselage shape, center of gravity, distance from leading edge to nose, etc?
Forum: Foamies
04-19-2007, 03:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,483
Posted By loker

kinfe edge

does anybody know what makes a plane knife edge without pulling or pushing toward or away from the belly? I've built all these different foamies of my own design and none have straight knife edge....
04-18-2007, 03:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,096
Posted By loker

I was using a different battery, different speed...

I was using a different battery, different speed control, different receiver, different motor for each occurence, the only thing that both occurences had in common was the transmitter which couldn't...
04-18-2007, 03:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,355
Posted By loker

well based on responses, this shall remain a...

well based on responses, this shall remain a mystery, because it was 2 different motors, 2 different speed controls, 2 different receivers, and 2 different batteries. there is nothing in common...
04-17-2007, 02:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,096
Posted By loker

I was using all brushless. what's weird is ive...

I was using all brushless. what's weird is ive been doing this several years. I've useed the motor before, and the speeed control, and the receiver. I'm at a loss. how could the motor be shorted...
04-17-2007, 04:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,096
Posted By loker

fried speed controller, please help

hello, I just fried a spped controller as soon as a plugged in the battery as I usually do, then I tried it with another receiver, and different speed control, and different motor, and the speed...
04-17-2007, 04:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,355
Posted By loker

fried speed control, help please!

I just plugged my bettery in like normal to my brushless speed control, and the black wire for the speed control melted, then I tried another receiver and another speed controller, and a part of the...
04-15-2007, 08:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,696
Posted By loker

balancer necessity?

I was told by an Apogee salesman that balancers are a gimmick, that
Apogee packs come prebalanced and never need to be fixed, and that the companies who sell balancers like Thunder power put their...
04-15-2007, 08:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,126
Posted By loker

I also have this balancer, the manual with it is...

I also have this balancer, the manual with it is about the worst I've ever seen. the english wasn't even right. the red lights were blinking all over the place, in different orders. a lot more...
09-11-2006, 02:56 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 8,792
Posted By loker

someone asked if I Was joking. I was. I wanted...

someone asked if I Was joking. I was. I wanted to see what kind of response I Would get. sorry to test you.
09-10-2006, 05:11 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 8,792
Posted By loker

I guess no big deal after all. it wasn't even in...

I guess no big deal after all. it wasn't even in the paper, it just said in the police beat that 14 were arrested, 12 for minor in possession of alcohol, one for disorderly conduct, and one for...
09-10-2006, 03:33 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 8,792
Posted By loker

Warning (a fictitious story)

Note from the admin:
This story is fictitious and should not be taken seriously.


I MADE HuGE MISTAKE. FOR DOING THIS I GOT tackled by 10 police officers, followed by 5 large bomb squad...
09-09-2006, 05:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,731
Posted By loker

isn't that a different voltage than 3 AAA?...

isn't that a different voltage than 3 AAA? obviously it works, but I'm wondering why the increased voltage from the receiver is tolerable to the camera? just curious.
unfortunately my camera uses...
09-08-2006, 01:42 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 22,239
Posted By loker

that's pretty cool stuff, very fancy. how much...

that's pretty cool stuff, very fancy. how much does it cost? I'm thinking it's out of my price range.
09-06-2006, 08:32 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,549
Posted By loker

those flaps are a great idea, very fancy, which I...

those flaps are a great idea, very fancy, which I like, but here is a simpler way, and these allow you to come in real fast(like if there are tall objects around you and you need to come in steep),...
09-06-2006, 07:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 997
Posted By loker

yes, it's totally awesome, I recommend it to...

yes, it's totally awesome, I recommend it to anyone. the best time anyone can have ever, and man I have had some good times, but nothing beats this.
09-05-2006, 04:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 997
Posted By loker

video of me falling

I'm the one on the bottom, it's my first time.
http://media.putfile.com/free-fall-65
09-05-2006, 04:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,664
Posted By loker

site wide

maybe I'm wrong here, and ignore me if I am. Although we are all connected in interest by electric flight, there are soooo many different interests within this small niche, that a site wide contest...
09-05-2006, 03:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,733
Posted By loker

video

well thanx for your advice, but this way was the cheapest, I just pointed my camera at the TV(free), and changed it to wmv. on my computer. here's the link.
http://media.putfile.com/free-fall-65
08-31-2006, 07:39 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,391
Posted By loker

just want to help, so my advice, although you say...

just want to help, so my advice, although you say you want to learn the hard way, is don't do it. since you seem to be looking at bargain prices, I assume you're not rich, and although repairs can be...
08-31-2006, 07:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,131
Posted By loker

how many pics?

I've entered only one contest so far, so I don't know if we're allowed to enter more than one photo per contest, are we, or just one photo?
08-31-2006, 12:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,733
Posted By loker

my canon camera's movie mode puts out avi data...

my canon camera's movie mode puts out avi data type, and it seems wattflyer doesn't accept this, anyone have an idea what I can do about this?
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