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12-30-2012, 08:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,776
Posted By pace_likethesalsa

Budget Coaxial cannot hover after crash

Santa brought me a nifty little 4 channel RTF helicopter, but my heli experience is pretty low, so I went out and grabbed a little indoor 3 channel coaxial to practice on.

Last night, I crashed...
12-20-2007, 08:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 11,111
Posted By pace_likethesalsa

Ah, thanks! So it's more common than I...

Ah, thanks! So it's more common than I thought... Might not be the best glider material though ;)

Appreciated!
12-20-2007, 07:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 11,111
Posted By pace_likethesalsa

Really, why not cardboard?

I understand foam's wonderful characteristics for cheap flight machines, but I am curious as to see why there isn't so much cardboard used in cheap R/C flight, like wings and stuff.

Foam is cheap,...
12-17-2007, 07:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,167
Posted By pace_likethesalsa

From what I understand, battery chargers do not...

From what I understand, battery chargers do not make good power supplies for LiPo chargers because they don't supply a stable enough current or voltage...

A good lipo charger will probably...
12-13-2007, 06:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,407
Posted By pace_likethesalsa

Very cool, but what I am really waiting for is...

Very cool, but what I am really waiting for is EEStor
Forum: RCU RSS Feed
12-13-2007, 09:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 15,282
Posted By pace_likethesalsa

I am just getting into this enough where I am...

I am just getting into this enough where I am buying decent equipment and planning on building a plane or two...


Do I need to go out and buy a watt meter when I have these nice DMMs sitting here...
12-13-2007, 08:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,310
Posted By pace_likethesalsa

Totally helps a ton! Thanks!

Totally helps a ton! Thanks!
Forum: Aerodynamics
12-13-2007, 08:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,673
Posted By pace_likethesalsa

Not bad, my "play-thing" background includes a...

Not bad, my "play-thing" background includes a lot of paintball, where all sorts of crap is custom milled on home work bench and becomes a massive revolution in the sport, so I fully believe this can...
12-13-2007, 07:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,310
Posted By pace_likethesalsa

As to the plane: Nothing, I need to keep my...

As to the plane: Nothing, I need to keep my CAD/3D modeling skills sharp, so I mess around. Some day I might make these out of foam, I do know what I am doing a little (thanks to some free flight...
12-13-2007, 07:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,310
Posted By pace_likethesalsa

EDF plane design question

If I have a fuselage, with ribs/skin, and want to use an EDF in it...

Is it better to drop the EDF in the ribs as is, or to create a smooth tube for the air? The smooth tube will offer more...
Forum: Beginners
12-10-2007, 08:36 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 9,065
Posted By pace_likethesalsa

My third flight, I forgot the #1 rule for...

My third flight, I forgot the #1 rule for beginner park flyers, when all else fails, let everything go and let the plane self-right. I took a turn too hard, and thinking "more power = nose up",...
12-07-2007, 05:28 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,250
Posted By pace_likethesalsa

CD Rom drives cheap

Just a heads up, goldmine-electric has some NOS CD Rom drive assemblies... $3.50, includes 2 motors and an IR laser diode. The 2 motors won't have any wear, being new, and if you're a fairly good...
01-18-2006, 07:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,568
Posted By pace_likethesalsa

oh good, thanks for that. anything on any...

oh good, thanks for that. anything on any cheaper kits (ie dragonfly)?
01-18-2006, 07:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,568
Posted By pace_likethesalsa

I have heard good things about the blade cp. I...

I have heard good things about the blade cp. I might actually get that since its so cheap.

How is it for beginners? How upgradable is it?
01-18-2006, 01:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,741
Posted By pace_likethesalsa

<agreement to what is already stated> ...

<agreement to what is already stated>

optional reading:

Brushes in a brushed motor carry the electric current from the wires to the commutator, a shaft that connects to the coils (and is part...
01-18-2006, 12:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,349
Posted By pace_likethesalsa

i want to get into pan cars but theres no carpet...

i want to get into pan cars but theres no carpet or oval tracks at all near me. theres an oval track over an hour and a half away, but its a smaller scale very snakey track made for mini-z cars and...
01-17-2006, 04:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,349
Posted By pace_likethesalsa

just ordered my assosciated rc18t. im pumped. ...

just ordered my assosciated rc18t. im pumped. cant wait to get it out on the dirt
01-15-2006, 04:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,349
Posted By pace_likethesalsa

anyone else here into surface stuff?

I have a kyosho car. GF got me a kyosho HOR (electric motorcycle in production since 1992 :eek:). I cant wait to build it, for those who dont know, the steering is actualyl controlled by the rider...
01-15-2006, 04:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,568
Posted By pace_likethesalsa

no you were plenty helpful, thanks. Are there...

no you were plenty helpful, thanks. Are there any good setups running a bit cheaper? Hows the dragonfly too? Im looking for a small heli.


I know its a lot, and a helicopter will be...
01-13-2006, 10:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,568
Posted By pace_likethesalsa

yeah awhile back i heard they ran about 800 to...

yeah awhile back i heard they ran about 800 to get in the air. That was nitro and slightly larger, but I see not much has changed pricewise.
01-13-2006, 08:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,568
Posted By pace_likethesalsa

thanks for the input. already good on the hex's,...

thanks for the input. already good on the hex's, thanks for the pointer on the threadlocker though. Whats up with helihobby? Im glad you told me, prob would have been where I got my stuff if the...
01-13-2006, 09:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,589
Posted By pace_likethesalsa

still for sale? looking to get a first heli, and...

still for sale? looking to get a first heli, and trexs came up. any pics? guaranteed all parts are in there (ie: didnt open a bag of screws, then lose interest)?
01-13-2006, 09:40 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 10,677
Posted By pace_likethesalsa

im gonna go with a big yes on this one, because...

im gonna go with a big yes on this one, because its not really changing anything to those who opt out (except maybe an unnoticeably slower server).

Just a question. Who does pay for wattflyer,...
01-13-2006, 09:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,751
Posted By pace_likethesalsa

What to do with my firebird ii?

So I have gone through 3 wings now, and am tired of always fixing it. It was fun to learn on, but its time to retire it. Should I hang it on a wall in remembrance? Or should I salvage the servo...
01-13-2006, 09:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,568
Posted By pace_likethesalsa

looking to possibly get a heli...

Tax rebate, birthday, and bonus check all come within the same month, so I may just take advantage of it and get a heli. Watt_the?! suggested a trex as a beginner heli awhile back, any other...
10-04-2005, 11:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,591
Posted By pace_likethesalsa

Please, post only one thread per topic, post it...

Please, post only one thread per topic, post it in the right forum, and dont spam the boards.

also, just so you know, its "NIB"- short for new in box.
10-04-2005, 09:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,625
Posted By pace_likethesalsa

Thanks! I need to first invest in a real plane...

Thanks! I need to first invest in a real plane and 4ch radio before getting the convenience stuff, but I will definitly look into it :)
10-04-2005, 08:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,625
Posted By pace_likethesalsa

how long to recharge batteries (undrained)

I have some nimh packs that I was going to use on friday, but could not due to circumstances out of my control. Thus they were charged Fri. evening, and havent been used. How long should I keep...
10-02-2005, 06:06 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 11,093
Posted By pace_likethesalsa

i laugh at just about everyting. this was mostly...

i laugh at just about everyting. this was mostly because the point was still vaild, I had just stated that I hate having to charge right before I fly, meaning planning. I am at the point where...
Forum: 3D Flying
10-02-2005, 06:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,965
Posted By pace_likethesalsa

i like, it looks nice. Have fun!

i like, it looks nice. Have fun!
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