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Forum: Power Systems
01-16-2022, 06:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 87
Posted By Wildflyer

It may be warning you that the battery voltage is...

It may be warning you that the battery voltage is low.

I have an ESC that goes into pulse mode (my name) when the voltage drops, I like that better than just stopping the motor and then you have...
Forum: Humor
01-15-2022, 08:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 62
Posted By Wildflyer

Yeah, it sure is Nigel. And sort of a stretch at...

Yeah, it sure is Nigel. And sort of a stretch at that.
Although I have met some people that would have thought that way.
Replies: 33
Views: 7,879
Posted By Wildflyer

Because extended operation with the antenna...

Because extended operation with the antenna collapsed is not good for the final amp in the transmitter circuit.
It is fine for a short time range test but not for several hours.
Forum: Humor
12-25-2021, 11:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 144
Posted By Wildflyer

Red face Watch where the glue drips

Yesterday, I was trying to glue a couple of blocks to the bottom of my work bench with medium CA glue.
The block slipped and some of the glue dripped off.
I quickly moved my head to keep it from...
Forum: Beginners
12-24-2021, 07:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 328
Posted By Wildflyer

I had one experience with overheating that was...

I had one experience with overheating that was enlightening. A small motor in a glider, ran only 30 seconds to reach altitude.
Testing with my hand didn't indicate any problems, a bit warm after 30...
Forum: Beginners
12-21-2021, 07:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 328
Posted By Wildflyer

I highly recommend getting a wattmeter and a temp...

I highly recommend getting a wattmeter and a temp gun, then you can test a motor set-up and know what it is doing.
I believe the important place to measure the temp is the motor windings, not the...
12-20-2021, 04:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 198
Posted By Wildflyer

I have used a similar formula for thrust angles,...

I have used a similar formula for thrust angles, if you want to be a little more accurate, rotate the engine 180 so that you use the same prop tip. Some props are not perfect.
Replies: 2
Views: 438
Posted By Wildflyer

I think both of those will work with Spektrum...

I think both of those will work with Spektrum transmitters like a DX6 or the others offered by Spektrum.
11-16-2021, 07:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,479
Posted By Wildflyer

You are going to need to know a LOT more about...

You are going to need to know a LOT more about your requirements for a motor than simply rpm.
11-01-2021, 06:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 253
Posted By Wildflyer

I have had a kicker bottle stick like yours, I...

I have had a kicker bottle stick like yours, I guess that's why I have at least 2 on the table while building.
I have used other spray bottles if they deliver a fine mist. I have even pryed the top...
10-12-2021, 07:04 PM
Replies: 3,377
Views: 59,880
Posted By Wildflyer

Threaded Clevis

Threaded

Clevis
10-02-2021, 05:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 613
Posted By Wildflyer

Full size is 37' or 444" wingspan I think yours...

Full size is 37' or 444" wingspan
I think yours is 64.6"
so your scale would be 1/6.8730, or pretty close to 1/7
09-18-2021, 08:44 PM
Replies: 34,098
Views: 1,894,681
Posted By Wildflyer

Ale IPA

Ale

IPA
09-18-2021, 08:43 PM
Replies: 3,377
Views: 59,880
Posted By Wildflyer

Nylon Glassfilled

Nylon

Glassfilled
09-01-2021, 07:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 946
Posted By Wildflyer

No, you can't just add wire to the battery side....

No, you can't just add wire to the battery side. It does all kinds of bad things to the ESC. Ron Van Sommeren has several posts about this. Try to look up his posts.
You can extend the motor side,...
09-01-2021, 07:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 925
Posted By Wildflyer

Good catch on the servo arm, many would have...

Good catch on the servo arm, many would have missed it.
Nice looking plane should be very visible in the air.
08-30-2021, 07:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 916
Posted By Wildflyer

Balsa deal of my life !!!

I was over in eastern Washington, about 350 miles from my home, at the end of last week. My daughter lives over there.
While we were leaving I stopped at a place called Woodworker's Network. I had...
Forum: Foamies
07-10-2021, 08:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,083
Posted By Wildflyer

RC Depron says the PDF is $19.99 I can see that...

RC Depron says the PDF is $19.99
I can see that the plane is a very complex structure and the PDF is probably worth the money.

Very cool, would look great painted like Superman or another flying...
06-17-2021, 05:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,447
Posted By Wildflyer

I am not leaving electric

I went to the AMA jamboree in Wenatchee WA. this past weekend, it was great.
Just before I left Sunday morning I thought I would donate to the cause and bought a couple of raffle tickets for $5...
Forum: Humor
06-11-2021, 07:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 573
Posted By Wildflyer

My dad wired the ignition spark box from a Ford...

My dad wired the ignition spark box from a Ford Model T to the springs of his brother Al's bed. I guess Al just put a sheet over the springs.
Then dad dripped some water on the sheet for...
Forum: Humor
06-10-2021, 07:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 600
Posted By Wildflyer

I have a friend that flys a real heli. I showed...

I have a friend that flys a real heli.
I showed him a video of a guy flying a 3D heli, doing all kinds of crazy things.
Mike watched wide-eyed, and then said; "NO! OH HELL NO! That would kill me."...
Forum: Humor
06-10-2021, 05:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 600
Posted By Wildflyer

Free Helicopter ride

Is anybody interested in a free ride in a helicopter flight for 4 people?

I'm still looking for 2 more people to join us.

We leave early Saturday (June 12th) from Greater Rochester Airport and...
Forum: Humor
06-06-2021, 06:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 609
Posted By Wildflyer

Don, I have learned to put my coffee down before...

Don, I have learned to put my coffee down before I start reading these jokes.
It really hurts to blow hot coffee out your nose. :red:
05-30-2021, 10:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 650
Posted By Wildflyer

If it was my plane I would cover it with Monokote...

If it was my plane I would cover it with Monokote and not worry about it.
Monokote can be a bit overpowering for lightweight flimsy structures like the old Gillows kits, but my Mini ultra Stik has a...
05-27-2021, 07:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,862
Posted By Wildflyer

WOW, I would love to have that much space. But I...

WOW, I would love to have that much space. But I have no way to add on or build another shop.
05-26-2021, 07:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,862
Posted By Wildflyer

I know the feeling Nigel, I have a 24-foot square...

I know the feeling Nigel, I have a 24-foot square wood-working shop,
I don't have enough space to even sit a chair down on the floor right now.
05-23-2021, 07:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,862
Posted By Wildflyer

I guess because my dad set up a table 62 years...

I guess because my dad set up a table 62 years ago and we used chairs, that just became my normal way of doing it.
For me, after many years of construction work, my back gets sore leaning of a table...
05-22-2021, 04:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,862
Posted By Wildflyer

Do you use an office chair?

Some people like to stand at their modeling table, and I guess the rest of us like to sit in a chair.
I have always used a chair. Now after having an office-type chair for 60 years of building I...
05-21-2021, 08:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 842
Posted By Wildflyer

There are thin wing servos about 1/2" thick, they...

There are thin wing servos about 1/2" thick, they mount sideways.
Another possible servo sideways is the Diamond D47 they are 5/16" thick, small but good servos, I have 2 in the back of a contest...
05-08-2021, 06:34 PM
Replies: 34,098
Views: 1,894,681
Posted By Wildflyer

Filet Salmon

Filet

Salmon
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