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10-25-2013, 09:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,591
Posted By Tarasdad

Send me all your slimers for...err...safe...

Send me all your slimers for...err...safe keeping. Yeah, that's it. That'll force you to go all electric! :D
Forum: UAV / FPV
10-21-2013, 09:34 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 31,897
Posted By Tarasdad

Remember though, AC 97-51 is an Advisory...

Remember though, AC 97-51 is an Advisory Circular. It is a suggested guideline, not an enforceable regulation. That is subject to change with the sUAS rules, and if it does it won't be for the...
Forum: UAV / FPV
10-20-2013, 08:17 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 31,897
Posted By Tarasdad

According to the FAA all RC aircraft are drones....

According to the FAA all RC aircraft are drones. All. Not just FPV. ALL.
Forum: Power Systems
10-20-2013, 08:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 857
Posted By Tarasdad

Did you let the magic smoke out? Letting the...

Did you let the magic smoke out? Letting the magic smoke out is bad. Really bad.
Forum: UAV / FPV
10-20-2013, 06:32 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 31,897
Posted By Tarasdad

The FAA has jurisdiction over ALL navigable...

The FAA has jurisdiction over ALL navigable airspace in the US, from ground/sea level to FL600 (60,000 feet above MSL). ALL flight activity within that airspace is technically under their direct...
10-19-2013, 07:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,893
Posted By Tarasdad

Try sending an email to...

Try sending an email to [email protected] and see if they can provide the plans.
Forum: UAV / FPV
10-18-2013, 07:06 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 31,897
Posted By Tarasdad

Idiots like these are why the entire model...

Idiots like these are why the entire model aviation community are very likely going to be extremely unhappy when the FAA finally publishes the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPR) regarding sUAS...
Replies: 23
Views: 7,987
Posted By Tarasdad

Think "orange"...

Think "orange"...
Replies: 23
Views: 7,987
Posted By Tarasdad

I love my Optic 6 2.4, just wish there were less...

I love my Optic 6 2.4, just wish there were less expensive receivers for it. I've been wanting to upgrade to the new Aurora 9x but hesitate because of the same issue. To be honest I've been looking...
10-15-2013, 06:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,461
Posted By Tarasdad

There are two things my dad regretted selling for...

There are two things my dad regretted selling for most of his life, his 1948 Indian Super Chief and his early-50's Les Paul Custom Deluxe.
10-14-2013, 03:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,551
Posted By Tarasdad

Pacer Formula 560 it what I use as well. Despite...

Pacer Formula 560 it what I use as well. Despite what the LHS guy said it isn't the same as Elmer's, not even close. An alternative is very careful use of thin CA, wicked under the edge of the canopy...
Forum: WWI Era
10-12-2013, 11:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,905
Posted By Tarasdad

Still mulling things over on this one. Modifying...

Still mulling things over on this one. Modifying the structure for e-power is going to be a challenge. There's no firewall to mount to, just a phenolic plate to mount an IC engine to. I'd have to...
10-08-2013, 02:55 AM
Replies: 3,019
Views: 553,804
Posted By Tarasdad

This is actually my second one. I built the first...

This is actually my second one. I built the first in 1991 or 1992. That one had my Saito 80 in it. This one is modified to use individual aileron servos and has beefed up landing gear mounts. I was...
10-07-2013, 03:43 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 29,221
Posted By Tarasdad

All my LiPo batteries live inside LiPo bags when...

All my LiPo batteries live inside LiPo bags when they're not in a plane or my Stampede. Even when they're in another container they're in their bags. A matter of better safe than sorry. I do try to...
10-07-2013, 03:22 AM
Replies: 3,019
Views: 553,804
Posted By Tarasdad

Mark, I have a set of Aeromaster plans sitting...

Mark, I have a set of Aeromaster plans sitting behind me right now! Also have plans for the Sportmaster and Trainermaster as well. All use the same basic fuselage - talk about making the best of a...
10-07-2013, 12:26 AM
Replies: 3,019
Views: 553,804
Posted By Tarasdad

Saito FA-91s 4-stroke, one of two I was given by...

Saito FA-91s 4-stroke, one of two I was given by someone leaving the hobby last year. Both in need of some TLC but when someone gives you two $325 engines for free you can't complain! Have this one...
10-06-2013, 09:19 PM
Replies: 3,019
Views: 553,804
Posted By Tarasdad

My latest, a Carl Goldberg Super Chipmunk. Still...

My latest, a Carl Goldberg Super Chipmunk. Still need to get covering and a few other things to finish it. And yes, that's a slimer up front.
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10-05-2013, 03:26 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 29,221
Posted By Tarasdad

My primary use would be for transmitter and...

My primary use would be for transmitter and receiver packs. Only need would be a good voltage regulator. Otherwise I'm fine using LiPo for flight packs.
Forum: 3D Flying
10-05-2013, 02:07 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 14,806
Posted By Tarasdad

Hmm...I just might have to add one of these to my...

Hmm...I just might have to add one of these to my wish list.

Seems that Dynam has really upped their game with some of their recent releases. This one seems to be a home run from what I've been...
10-05-2013, 01:41 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 29,221
Posted By Tarasdad

I just wish LiFe (A123) packs weren't so darned...

I just wish LiFe (A123) packs weren't so darned expensive.
10-04-2013, 10:59 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 29,221
Posted By Tarasdad

I have a .50-cal ammo can I plan to use for...

I have a .50-cal ammo can I plan to use for storing LiPo batteries. Before it gets used it will be modified by drilling multiple vent holes to allow outgassing, something the one in that video...
10-04-2013, 10:44 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 29,221
Posted By Tarasdad

LiPo storage bags are usually multiple layers of...

LiPo storage bags are usually multiple layers of woven fiberglass or other fire retardant materials. They are designed to contain a LiPo fire and (hopefully) keep it from spreading. You'll still get...
10-03-2013, 10:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,929
Posted By Tarasdad

Man, they just don't build them that pretty any...

Man, they just don't build them that pretty any more, do they? :$
10-03-2013, 09:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,567
Posted By Tarasdad

Hmm...if moisture sets off Gorilla Glue...then it...

Hmm...if moisture sets off Gorilla Glue...then it should remain liquid forever here where I live.,,
10-03-2013, 08:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,401
Posted By Tarasdad

Here's another I'm looking at, the RocHobby F-16...

Here's another I'm looking at, the RocHobby F-16 (http://www.motionrc.com/rochobby-f-16-falcon-64mm-edf-jet-pnp/) from Motion RC (http://www.motionrc.com/). I like the way this one is built - you can...
10-03-2013, 05:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,401
Posted By Tarasdad

The Freewing F9F from Value Hobby is one I've...

The Freewing F9F from Value Hobby is one I've been looking at. Just so happens that the Panther is very high on my list of sexiest jets ever made. I also happen to have a pair of 2200mAh 3S LiPo...
Forum: Beginners
10-03-2013, 02:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,314
Posted By Tarasdad

Better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick...

Better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick - and you can most assuredly take my word on that! BTDT, have the scars to prove it.

Seriously, though, flaperons are a good option for adding a...
10-03-2013, 12:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,115
Posted By Tarasdad

I recommend reading Flying Fortress: The...

I recommend reading Flying Fortress: The Illustrated History of the B-17s and the Men Who Flew Them by Edward Jablonsky. There are photos and stories that show just how tough the Forts - and their...
10-02-2013, 11:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,098
Posted By Tarasdad

SEFF would be fun, but it's a 31 hour drive from...

SEFF would be fun, but it's a 31 hour drive from here. That's a lot of gas, even for our 2012 Civic!

I just found my "if I could only have one gift for Christmas, my Birthday, Father's Day and our...
10-02-2013, 11:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,401
Posted By Tarasdad

Question What's a good first EDF?

I've been wanting to get an EDF jet for a while now but have always hesitated because I just don't know what to get. I do know that "bigger is better" where stability and visibility are concerned,...
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