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11-14-2016, 04:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,763
Posted By Tepid Pilot

Altitude Hobbies sells ZTW ESC's stateside and...

Altitude Hobbies sells ZTW ESC's stateside and has links to the manuals in English:

Gecko Series: http://www.altitudehobbies.com/ztw_gecko_manual.pdf

Mantis Series: ...
Forum: Humor
10-08-2016, 11:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,504
Posted By Tepid Pilot

Earth Shoes, son. It's your future. TP

Earth Shoes, son. It's your future.

TP
08-16-2016, 03:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,722
Posted By Tepid Pilot

Not sure, but it's either the dog or the pony. ...

Not sure, but it's either the dog or the pony.

TP
08-08-2016, 05:18 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 12,645
Posted By Tepid Pilot

Unless you can at least get the bat on a Noah...

Unless you can at least get the bat on a Noah Syndergaard fastball, even just a foul tip, you're in for a rude awakening. But good luck anyway. :)

TP
Forum: ParkFlyers
07-25-2016, 12:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,370
Posted By Tepid Pilot

Hey Hayofstacks - Sorry about your bird. Were...

Hey Hayofstacks - Sorry about your bird. Were you able to repair it? I've re-done a few busted off firewalls, but it took much more violent arrivals to do the damage than the gentle one that broke...
Forum: ParkFlyers
07-24-2016, 12:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,370
Posted By Tepid Pilot

Top Flite Mini Contender Defect

I maidened my Mini Contender the other day, bounced the first landing near the runway edge. Not feeling familiar enough to power up and go around while dodging signs and posts at the edge of my...
10-05-2015, 11:56 PM
Replies: 3,019
Views: 554,668
Posted By Tepid Pilot

Finished the EQT laser cut short kit from Hangar...

Finished the EQT laser cut short kit from Hangar Cats. Patterned after the 36" wing span Q-Tee by Lee Renaud that some folks call "The Original Park Flyer." The Airtronics kit was my first ever RC...
Forum: ParkFlyers
09-29-2015, 10:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,152
Posted By Tepid Pilot

"The Original Park Flyer"

Many folks call the 36" span Q-Tee, by Lee Renaud, the original park flyer. It appeared as a plan in the late, great Radio Control Modeler magazine in 1976 and shortly thereafter Airtronics...
08-20-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,187
Posted By Tepid Pilot

I miss him already. Although I know Azarr only...

I miss him already. Although I know Azarr only through his splendid Air Flair model kits and e-mail I will always remember and appreciate his completely honest no b-s communications.

"May flights...
08-07-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,991
Posted By Tepid Pilot

It's been fifteen years so the best I can do is...

It's been fifteen years so the best I can do is since accordion man extraordinaire, Sam Falcon, was on stage it must have been one of the Tejano tunes we rehearsed specifically for the event. Sam...
08-07-2015, 01:01 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,991
Posted By Tepid Pilot

Playing the bass guitar for our variety band at a...

Playing the bass guitar for our variety band at a "concert" prior to the July 4th fireworks exhibition at NAS Kingsville in Y2K.

TP
AMA 59376
Forum: Multi-Rotors
07-23-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,807
Posted By Tepid Pilot

This kid, Austin Haughwout of Clinton...

This kid, Austin Haughwout of Clinton Connecticut, is a loose cannon, IMO, and his father is an enabler.
...
07-13-2015, 08:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,218
Posted By Tepid Pilot

Too funny! The little exchange in this topic is...

Too funny! The little exchange in this topic is like a polite lesson in super civil communications etiquette.

For "The Dark Side" no place in my experience has even come close to the usenet...
Forum: Beginners
07-09-2015, 09:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,922
Posted By Tepid Pilot

Sorry to have to point this out, but you could...

Sorry to have to point this out, but you could have easily researched this on the Horizon website prior to ordering the DX6 lipo.

TP
AMA 59376
Forum: Beginners
07-08-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,201
Posted By Tepid Pilot

Are those servos even still available? It's been...

Are those servos even still available? It's been four years. ;)

However, this is a good example of matching a servo to the task since a Slow Stick does not demand very much of a servo.

TP
AMA...
Forum: Beginners
07-06-2015, 11:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,340
Posted By Tepid Pilot

Read the manual. All the way through. Read it...

Read the manual. All the way through. Read it again, cover to cover. Then read it a third time.

Now you may be ready to perform these tests of which you speak. If not, read the manual again.
...
Forum: Beginners
06-27-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,041
Posted By Tepid Pilot

These remarks are meant to be constructive, not...

These remarks are meant to be constructive, not discouraging:

Would it still be fun if you were to harm someone or someone's property? You're still a rank beginner. Even expert fliers have...
06-27-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,363
Posted By Tepid Pilot

I have standardized on APC props because they are...

I have standardized on APC props because they are an excellent value. Best thrust per buck. The largest ones I use on electrics (so far) are 11" diameter, 12" on nitro.

I use a Top Flite...
06-27-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,271
Posted By Tepid Pilot

Don't count on it! :p> TP

Don't count on it! :p>

TP
06-25-2015, 10:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,513
Posted By Tepid Pilot

I like to do thorough "pre-flight" checks when I...

I like to do thorough "pre-flight" checks when I get home from a successful day of flying. That way I know I'm good to go next time out.

I always perform a range check each day with every...
06-22-2015, 10:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,112
Posted By Tepid Pilot

Just as you don't have to read each one. No...

Just as you don't have to read each one. No likee, no clickee.

Sorry I can't help you, Gandy, as I've no personal experience with the Micro Antic or any Proctor kits. Wildflyer seems to have...
Forum: ParkFlyers
06-21-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,142
Posted By Tepid Pilot

Big fat wheels, maybe, but certainly not those...

Big fat wheels, maybe, but certainly not those super skinny, super light Dubro Micro Sport wheels. Voice of experience here. Peformance on soccer field conditions improved radically with those...
Forum: ParkFlyers
06-20-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,142
Posted By Tepid Pilot

I hesitate to recommend a specific airplane,...

I hesitate to recommend a specific airplane, there are so many to choose from.

I do, however, suggest whatever plane you get you install a set of large diameter Dubro Micro Sport Wheels. The...
06-16-2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,443
Posted By Tepid Pilot

So, as long as we don't talk to asses we're in...

So, as long as we don't talk to asses we're in the clear, right? :rolleyes:

TP
Replies: 0
Views: 2,579
Posted By Tepid Pilot

Eagle A3 L Gyro from Motion RC Mini Test Report

My A3 L is installed in a 3D Hobby Shop 41" Edge 540 that I've been flying for about eight months.

Setup could not have been easier. I connected the "mod" (flight mode) of the gyro to channel 5...
Replies: 0
Views: 858
Posted By Tepid Pilot

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My A3 L is installed in a 3D Hobby Shop 41" Edge 540 that I've been flying for about eight months.

Setup could not have been easier. I connected the "mod" (flight mode) of the gyro to channel 5...
Replies: 37
Views: 6,116
Posted By Tepid Pilot

My HiTech Mini 6S 72mhz receivers were...

My HiTech Mini 6S 72mhz receivers were specifically provided with a "bobbin" to coil the antenna and shorten it. Never gave me a lick of trouble, even when specking out a 2m sailplane using it.
...
Forum: Beginners
05-08-2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,956
Posted By Tepid Pilot

There's your answer. Let us know how it works...

There's your answer. Let us know how it works out when you reduce the elevator throw.

TP
05-07-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,264
Posted By Tepid Pilot

Huh. Everything I know about trucking I learned...

Huh. Everything I know about trucking I learned from Dave Dudley (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHbGhEfnh2E). I thought what aged truckers prematurely was them little white pills that keep...
Replies: 5
Views: 1,508
Posted By Tepid Pilot

Forget "Elevon" with the Artizan, it is not...

Forget "Elevon" with the Artizan, it is not applicable for that airplane. I also do not recommend flaperons on an airplane with barn door ailerons, so forget "Flaperon." As per manual page 34 this...
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