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04-24-2013, 11:57 AM
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Posted By jbenini

That's great, I appreciate you taking the time to...

That's great, I appreciate you taking the time to look! Let me know what you find, and thanks again! JB
04-24-2013, 02:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 672
Posted By jbenini

Looking for Jan. '74 RCM

Hi all, still waiting for the Whizard plans I ordered, sounds like they won't be here for a while. In the meantime, does anybody have a back issue of RCM, Jan. '74 that they want to sell? Or just...
04-22-2013, 12:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,072
Posted By jbenini

RCM plans for Whizard

OK, so I guess I'm not the only one who's waiting and waiting! I'll try calling again and see if anyone answers. in the meantime, does anyone know where I could get a set of plans for the RCM...
04-19-2013, 06:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,072
Posted By jbenini

RCM plan service - still in business?

Hi all, I ordered a set of Whizard plans from the RCM plan service, but that was back in March, no sign of any plans yet! I tried emailing and calling, but no one answers the phone or my emails....
Forum: Power Systems
05-10-2012, 02:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,421
Posted By jbenini

I wondered about that. Usually we make our own...

I wondered about that. Usually we make our own four bladed lift fans, lots of air flow with not a lot of pressure; we're using a 24" x 18 pitch on the craft my students and I just finished, but I'm...
Forum: Power Systems
05-09-2012, 09:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,421
Posted By jbenini

Right, I agree. Based on flying a real...

Right, I agree. Based on flying a real hovercraft, (personal sized) you either have a joystick or handlebars for control of the rudders, but either way the throttle for thrust is operated by your...
Forum: Power Systems
05-08-2012, 01:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,421
Posted By jbenini

Thank you both, OK things are getting clearer!...

Thank you both, OK things are getting clearer! So, if I want to run two motors and control them separately like on a real hovercraft, could I just plug in two ESC's and use one for each motor? I have...
Forum: Power Systems
05-05-2012, 06:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,421
Posted By jbenini

Thanks, that solves one problem! But I just...

Thanks, that solves one problem! But I just discovered another: I charged the battery to test the system, and everything works except the ESC! I tested the motor directly to the battery pack, runs...
Forum: Power Systems
05-05-2012, 04:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,421
Posted By jbenini

Speed control and reversing polarity on motor

Greetings all, I'm salvaging the brushed motor, prop, and radio of a GWS Beaver to build a hovercraft for indoor use. I've been building full-sized hovers since 2002, but this is my first time...
Forum: Beginners
04-12-2012, 02:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,324
Posted By jbenini

OK, thanks for all the input guys! I bought a GWS...

OK, thanks for all the input guys! I bought a GWS transmitter that matches the reciever and servos I have. I got batteries today to put together a battery pack. So my next question is: does anybody...
Forum: Beginners
03-06-2012, 10:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,324
Posted By jbenini

Wow, I really didn't mean to open up a can of...

Wow, I really didn't mean to open up a can of worms! I've been thinking, it might be better to forget about that Futaba tx and focus on finding a Tx that works with the system I have. I tried to call...
Forum: Beginners
03-04-2012, 02:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,324
Posted By jbenini

Futaba Tx questions

I should have explained better: I've been out of the hobby since 1977, but the equipments is not from the '70's, it's newer than that. It's just that the Tx and Rx are different brands, different...
Forum: Beginners
03-03-2012, 10:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,324
Posted By jbenini

Futaba Tx question

OK, it looks good, reasonable price , looks like I'll still need to buy a battery pack, wonder if the GWS servos and speed controller will work with it? Maybe I should call the company and ask! I...
Forum: Beginners
03-03-2012, 02:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,324
Posted By jbenini

OK, so here's my next dumb question: if I'm going...

OK, so here's my next dumb question: if I'm going to replace the Tx I have with one compatible with the reciever, what do you suggest? I'll need 3 channels, 4 would be fine too, but I'm not sure what...
Forum: Beginners
03-03-2012, 01:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,324
Posted By jbenini

Futaba Tx question

Greetings all, I'm starting to get back into the hobby after leaving in 1977. The plan is to do some scale electric experimentation with model hovercrafts (I'm a high school teacher and I build full...
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