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08-23-2009, 10:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,861
Posted By proffcharlie

Yea its dumb. After all, those car companies...

Yea its dumb. After all, those car companies around the world spending all that money on GP, Indy, Stock Cars, Pro Stocks and the like are NEVER going to use Anti Lock brakes, Electronic Fuel...
08-23-2009, 10:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,452
Posted By proffcharlie

I went to Harbor Freight and bought 3 of their...

I went to Harbor Freight and bought 3 of their "Cargo Bars". They cost about $6 sometimes less if on sale. I place one at the rear area of the bed about 2 inches above the floor. Put the plane in the...
07-30-2009, 06:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 15,667
Posted By proffcharlie

In the past I have gone to my MS Flight X program...

In the past I have gone to my MS Flight X program and take a "Screen Shot" of the instrument panel of a given airplane, then put it in either MS Paint or PhotoShop and then reduce it or skew it as...
06-07-2009, 08:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,024
Posted By proffcharlie

Well I got a chance to fly the pink lady about a...

Well I got a chance to fly the pink lady about a month ago. When you work rotating shifts and have a spouse recovering from cancer you just don't get much time for flying. Anyway, I was surprised at...
05-03-2009, 12:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,437
Posted By proffcharlie

Thanks for the reply Matt. The idea you suggested...

Thanks for the reply Matt. The idea you suggested is what I tried but for some reason the charger is indicating peak level being reached after only 40 to 50 minutes the it appears to go into trickle...
04-29-2009, 03:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,437
Posted By proffcharlie

Need Answers on Hyperion Charger

I have the EOS 0610i NET and need to do a first time charge on a HydriMax NiMH transmitter pack. HydriMax label says to charge @ 150 mAh for 16 to 20 hrs on first charge. From then on the standard...
04-20-2009, 05:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,307
Posted By proffcharlie

JANichols, I will mention this only because I...

JANichols,
I will mention this only because I am not greatly experenced with the Spektrum radios. I remember about two months ago I saw a notice of a recall of certain Spektrum radios to correct a...
04-04-2009, 12:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,928
Posted By proffcharlie

Thanks for the advice on these projects. Maybe I...

Thanks for the advice on these projects. Maybe I should clear up a few things. I don't intend to build the planes as per the original plans and with all of the wood in the kits. The T-6 kit was still...
02-19-2009, 08:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,688
Posted By proffcharlie

Go to NASA's web site and download their airfoil...

Go to NASA's web site and download their airfoil simulator program. I think it is called Foil Sim. With this program you can load the profile coordinates and then run a simulated wind tunnel to see...
02-19-2009, 08:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,024
Posted By proffcharlie

Well, it's as finished as it's going to get till...

Well, it's as finished as it's going to get till I get a chance to do the maiden flight. If all goes well on the first couple of flights, I'll strip it down to the base airframe and do some painting...
02-17-2009, 06:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,607
Posted By proffcharlie

Stick 40, After seeing the pics I'll stick with...

Stick 40,
After seeing the pics I'll stick with my first suggestion. I'll add that you're looking for an in-runner motor with a Kv of 3000 or so and with 20 oz weight you will need around 220 watts...
02-16-2009, 05:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,103
Posted By proffcharlie

Yep, yaw will be a problem if the original shape...

Yep, yaw will be a problem if the original shape is used. A rocket in the vacuum of space can use thrusters to handle yaw. Within the atmosphere either verticle fins (easiest) or serious thrust...
02-16-2009, 04:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,607
Posted By proffcharlie

Well with out pics, I'm going to assume the...

Well with out pics, I'm going to assume the airframe is more suited for an in-runner brushless than an out-runner. I would suggest something like the E-flite Park 400 in-runner and look for a Kv...
02-11-2009, 07:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,024
Posted By proffcharlie

Hey Lipo, Never be afraid to ask questions....

Hey Lipo,
Never be afraid to ask questions. First I again want to point out that this is not my own design. It is however modified from it's originators' plan. The original was published in Model...
02-09-2009, 10:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,024
Posted By proffcharlie

Pink Foam Hellcat

Well, for now it is in Chellie's favorite color! This one is based on a design by Dave Robelen that was highlighted in MAN and available as a freebe download. His called for Elev. & Rudder with GWS...
02-08-2009, 02:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,928
Posted By proffcharlie

Have you done these?

I am wondering if any of you have done conversions on either or both of these planes. First is the House of Balsa T-6 Texan 44' wing. The second is the Lanier Stinger 10.
I'm currently reviewing...
01-29-2009, 07:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,822
Posted By proffcharlie

That version looks a lot like the GWS Bf 109. The...

That version looks a lot like the GWS Bf 109. The few GWS 109 that I have seen flown I think use the TP 2409-18 with a 9x6 APC prop. Seems the plane likes higher speeds and the 2408-21 really does...
Forum: Power Systems
01-29-2009, 07:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,403
Posted By proffcharlie

cliffh, I think you're confusing servo reversing...

cliffh, I think you're confusing servo reversing function with Futaba /HiTech negative shift pulse width. I have 3 different Futabas connected to Venom, Eflite, and Dynam ESCs and have not had to...
Forum: 3D Flying
01-28-2009, 08:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,812
Posted By proffcharlie

Another factor involved is the way the air flows...

Another factor involved is the way the air flows over the wing. Don't rememberall the ins and outs but one type say a tapered wing will tip stall better than a rectangular wing and ae elipticle wing...
01-28-2009, 08:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,651
Posted By proffcharlie

None from me. What scale are you going after?

None from me. What scale are you going after?
01-28-2009, 07:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,651
Posted By proffcharlie

The wing type is Undercamber. Most WW I planes...

The wing type is Undercamber. Most WW I planes used that type of wing for the high lift factor it provides. It is not good however for aerobatic and inverted flight. You could also use Curved Plate...
Forum: Power Systems
01-28-2009, 07:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,403
Posted By proffcharlie

Also make sure the throttle is not reversed on...

Also make sure the throttle is not reversed on the transmitter. Most transmitters now days can reverse servo direction and if this is active the ESC will be getting a wide open position when the...
Forum: Power Systems
01-25-2009, 03:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,006
Posted By proffcharlie

Ok, I'm using the V35L/1125Kv Outrunner Motor....

Ok, I'm using the V35L/1125Kv Outrunner Motor. Test Spec are as follows:
Using a 3 cell LiPo @ 11.405 no-load voltage and an APC 12x6E prop. Venom 60/80 ESC and a Medusa Watt/Amp Meter.
Watts =...
Forum: Power Systems
01-24-2009, 08:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,006
Posted By proffcharlie

I'm running a V35 but can not remember if it is...

I'm running a V35 but can not remember if it is the L or XL. I'll check the numbers when I get home and leave a post on Sat (1/24/09) night with motor number and specs. I'm using this motor on a 47...
01-14-2009, 08:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,257
Posted By proffcharlie

I think Chellie has your answer. Usually wing...

I think Chellie has your answer. Usually wing incidence would show up at all motor settings. Motor thrust angle usually is at higher rpm because of the power needed to overcome the wing angle. If I...
01-14-2009, 08:34 AM
Replies: 725
Views: 119,417
Posted By proffcharlie

Don't let the others shake you up girl. You're...

Don't let the others shake you up girl. You're doing great! You build faster and smarter than a lot of people I know. Larry has some outstanding ideas and methods. The only suggestion I have is go...
01-10-2009, 03:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,206
Posted By proffcharlie

How about Air Bowling. Toy bowling pins are set...

How about Air Bowling. Toy bowling pins are set on runway in standard tri pattern. The plastic ball is tied to a 10 foot string and the airplane at the pilots prefered point (landing gear, tailwheel,...
01-10-2009, 03:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,206
Posted By proffcharlie

In regard to the Climb & Glide, "At 30 seconds,...

In regard to the Climb & Glide, "At 30 seconds, the engine is stopped. Throttle is advanced to prove dead engine." Wouldn't that reqire some kind of modification to most radios used. On electrics...
01-10-2009, 02:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,494
Posted By proffcharlie

Dooh! where did you get my picture? I don't...

Dooh! where did you get my picture? I don't understand why you're calling me Homer. And who shaved my hair? I think this Joule feller might be making it with my wife. If he is he better start paying...
01-10-2009, 02:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,401
Posted By proffcharlie

Thanks Tommy, I'm looking for availability of the...

Thanks Tommy, I'm looking for availability of the alum. landing gear strut, the wheel pants and the cowl. My Yak is the Red/Black version. That makes a difference on the cowl and maybe the wheel...
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