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11-01-2018, 09:59 PM
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I downloaded the Sterling Mambo graphic logos and...

I downloaded the Sterling Mambo graphic logos and had Callie Graphics create the proper size logos to fit the wing. Callie is a lady who can make up almost any graphic you might need for a scale or...
11-01-2018, 02:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,321
Posted By E-Challenged

Sterling Mambo 48" Electric Powered

I flew a full size Sterling Mambo with single channel rudder only system with rubber wound escapement and .23 glow power back in the 60's and had limited success with it, enough to become nostalgic...
01-19-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 26,677
Posted By E-Challenged

I gotta get started on the Barnstormer before the...

I gotta get started on the Barnstormer before the old instruction sheet and plans become more yellowed and hard to read. Actually it is called a Fleet Model 2 and used a Kinner K-5 engine, built...
01-19-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,130
Posted By E-Challenged

I'm still trying to learn how to set up...

I'm still trying to learn how to set up 3-position flaps on a switch with adjustable throws and slowed servo movement with adjustable down elevator offsets using my $%&* Aurora 9 system. I'm...
01-31-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,423
Posted By E-Challenged

PS: I'm only getting about 5 minutes duration on...

PS: I'm only getting about 5 minutes duration on the two 2200mah 3S lipos in series but power is sufficient for easy loops. Old geared AF motor is pulling 30 amps at WOT starting at 24.8 volts and...
10-02-2013, 06:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,284
Posted By E-Challenged

1943 Video on Building and Testing of J-3 Cubs

27 Minutes long but very interesting, you will appreciate those old yellow airplanes.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6q1VKsTeKQ
05-03-2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 11,810
Posted By E-Challenged

Don't buy cheap RC stuff and risk crashing. Some...

Don't buy cheap RC stuff and risk crashing. Some brands and models of 2.4GHz receivers are more sensitive to dips in supply voltage and go into reset(brownout) where others don't. Read up on...
09-16-2012, 05:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 14,539
Posted By E-Challenged

Nice Beave Bill. Just read over your last posts...

Nice Beave Bill. Just read over your last posts about your Seabee. I've been thinking that carving a foam Seabee fuselage would probably yield a lighter more scale-like flyer than a built-up version....
08-19-2012, 09:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 10,851
Posted By E-Challenged

Some Ideas for Dummy Cub Engine

I have an old Sig 1/6 Cub electric conversion project that I'll be resuming shortly. Made dummy engine cylinders and "shadow boxes" inset in the cowl for cylinders to mount to. Shrouds are made of...
08-19-2012, 08:47 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 29,869
Posted By E-Challenged

I finished repairs some months ago, haven't...

I finished repairs some months ago, haven't gotten up gumption to re-maiden it yet. Not exactly good as new but close enough.
03-03-2012, 05:45 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 47,039
Posted By E-Challenged

If I were a young beginner, wanting to dabble in...

If I were a young beginner, wanting to dabble in the hobby a little, I would not want to bother with AMA and club membership, dues and rules. Most of us silverbacks started alone in a vacant field...
Forum: Beginners
02-05-2012, 08:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,684
Posted By E-Challenged

I tried down-elevator offset mix with flaps on my...

I tried down-elevator offset mix with flaps on my PZ Reliant. Too many variables, i.e. air speed, headwinds, flap angles, crosswinds.I do better with manual elevator stick and/or elevator trim. (I...
08-11-2011, 07:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 893
Posted By E-Challenged

Going Back to Thunder Power

I have had a rash of Asian assembled 2200mah and 1300mah high-C rated packs puff up after 4-6 months of gentle usage and balance charging. I ordered three 2100 3S 25 C and two 1300 3S 25 C packs...
08-07-2011, 06:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,442
Posted By E-Challenged

Find somebody who is actively flying brushless...

Find somebody who is actively flying brushless motors and have him test your motor if you can't wait for a speed control, etc. It's a good idea to check operation as soon as you buy motors, etc so...
04-16-2011, 05:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,258
Posted By E-Challenged

My own experience with short-nosed large radial...

My own experience with short-nosed large radial engined models including the Gee Bee Model E and P-26 Peashooter is that you need enough power to spin a large prop that can overcome prop-blanking and...
09-24-2010, 07:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,573
Posted By E-Challenged

Max, Watt Flyer and other forum groups...

Max,

Watt Flyer and other forum groups have a few user members that seem to have tunnel vision and are looking for a place to hang out with others having the same vision of the hobby. Many seem...
04-03-2010, 03:43 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 55,622
Posted By E-Challenged

DE Aerotrol and Ace Pulse Commander

Sent for a DE Aerotrol "short" kit of parts about 1955 to build a "CW" transmitter and one gas tube receiver with "sensitive relay" to operate an "escapement". Fabrcated a case for XMTR from...
08-07-2009, 07:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,808
Posted By E-Challenged

Try to build and equip as light weight as...

Try to build and equip as light weight as possible, especially tail structure. Consider covering with Monocoat chrome iron on scrubbed with green Scotchbrite to simulate aluminium skin. ( Chrome...
08-04-2009, 05:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,808
Posted By E-Challenged

Berkeley had a 48" w/s Ercoupe, it was designed...

Berkeley had a 48" w/s Ercoupe, it was designed as a fairly heavy .15 glow powered R/C model. Berkeley plans, alone, do not include patterns for all parts. You see Berkeley plans offered on Ebay...
06-11-2009, 06:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 33,287
Posted By E-Challenged

Dummy Jugs, Etc

Started model 30 years ago, lost interest. Continued last year making, mounting AF 25 geared motor, making dummy engine, instrument panel and latching side door, home remodel intervened. About to...
04-03-2009, 04:44 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,172
Posted By E-Challenged

You can probably add talcum powder to the WBPU to...

You can probably add talcum powder to the WBPU to get the equivalent of sanding sealer. Use the unscented form of talcum unless you want your model to smell like a baby. It's been some time since...
04-03-2009, 04:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,772
Posted By E-Challenged

I just bought a Cell Pro 10S from FMA Direct....

I just bought a Cell Pro 10S from FMA Direct. Note that it is limited to just Lipo and A123 chemistries. I wanted a charger that had dual outputs like my Hobbico Elite, plus built-in balancing...
07-04-2008, 01:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,048
Posted By E-Challenged

If you'd like to try mild aerobatics the MM...

If you'd like to try mild aerobatics the MM Switchback Sport is easy to build and fly, has some dihedral for stability. When you get good, you can build and install the "3D" fully symmetrical wing...
06-25-2008, 04:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,854
Posted By E-Challenged

Pat Tritle Designs

Pat's designs are purposely designed for lightness. If built as-designed with recommended power, battery systems and covering material, they can take off and be flown scale-like in confined spaces ,...
04-23-2008, 02:22 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 13,661
Posted By E-Challenged

The Pat Tritle short kit for the Dauntless is...

The Pat Tritle short kit for the Dauntless is designed for small inexpensive and light electric power systems. You can order the short kit on his website, Google "Pat's Custom Models". It's not...
02-28-2008, 04:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,837
Posted By E-Challenged

Bipe Advice

Follow kit directions about motor thrust angles and control surface throws. Make sure top wing is set up at proper angles on the cabanes. Now warps allowed.
Avoid tail heaviness during the build and...
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