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07-20-2010, 12:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,652
Posted By Sky Sharkster

Glass Air?

Hello Tigermoth,
I have the powered version of the Glassair glider. The only structure inside the fuselage (on the electric version) is a battery tray that goes under the wing at the bottom of the...
07-15-2010, 12:25 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 36,065
Posted By Sky Sharkster

Almost Done!

Hello Old Tin Man,
The Slipso is pretty much finished, but family obligations and work have kept me from any building for the last several weeks. I just about have time to get on Wattflyer!
Next I...
07-14-2010, 12:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,788
Posted By Sky Sharkster

Max Efficiency?

Hello Eclipse, Welcome to Wattflyer!
One of the highest-efficiency motors made is the Hacker brand from Germany. Although they now make outrunners, for your application I would suggest you look at...
Forum: Foamies
07-09-2010, 06:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,535
Posted By Sky Sharkster

Built For Speed?

Hello Numbthumbs,
I don't know of a plan source, but my guess for a design would be something along the lines of the "Pitts Special", "Steen Aero" or "Smith Miniplane" might be the way to go. They...
Forum: Power Systems
07-09-2010, 04:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 12,627
Posted By Sky Sharkster

Another Choice?

Hello Mumblinaviator,
To get back to your original question, I was also looking for an inexpensive inrunner with (about) 2000Kv recently. I needed to fit a small-diameter motor into a pylon racer....
07-08-2010, 11:31 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 33,725
Posted By Sky Sharkster

Great Job!

Hey Steve,
Fine job on the build! Hope it flies well.
07-08-2010, 02:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,387
Posted By Sky Sharkster

Bright Idea!

Hi Andrew,
I think it's a good idea, night flying sounds like fun!.
07-06-2010, 01:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,827
Posted By Sky Sharkster


Hello Mclarkson,
Thermals are everywhere.
The first thing to remember is that they're generated by a heat differential. The sun shines down on land, and darker patches get warmer than the lighter...
07-05-2010, 01:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 13,875
Posted By Sky Sharkster

Another Review

Hello Old Tin Man,
Well, I don't know whether GP made any changes yet, but here's a product review on E-Zone from Jon R. Barnes, of (apparently) the stock Rifle....
07-05-2010, 04:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,477
Posted By Sky Sharkster

Maybe More?

Glen, I found a couple more links that may help. First, a listing of R/C clubs in Canada. They may have links to R/C suppliers....
07-05-2010, 04:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,477
Posted By Sky Sharkster


Hi Glen,
I don't much about your geography but this company has two locations, Edmonton, Alberta and Stratford. They seem to have a good stock of electric supplies;...
07-04-2010, 06:02 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 19,209
Posted By Sky Sharkster

My $.02

Hi Saddlebum,
Some pretty good advice so far. I believe bright yellow (or white) on top and a solid dark bottom will be highly visible.
Florescent colors are fine on sunny days, but can disappear...
07-04-2010, 02:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,743
Posted By Sky Sharkster

Yep, Same Stuff!

Hello Rattlecat,
Yes, I believe Towerkote is re-packaged EconoKote. Same weight, packaging, covering temperature ("Foam Safe") and mostly, same colors.
Here's a post from the "Covering Weights"...
Forum: Beginners
07-03-2010, 03:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,837
Posted By Sky Sharkster

Electric Trainer?

Hello Glen B, Welcome to Wattflyer!

Depends upon what you're looking for. A RTF (Ready to Fly) model like the Cub comes pretty much complete.
There are also ARF's (Almost Ready to Fly), the main...
07-03-2010, 03:39 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 147,715
Posted By Sky Sharkster


Thanks to Eye4wings and Mikempp; I've added Traplet to the "Plans" link and RadicalRC to the "Kits"
07-02-2010, 06:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 11,179
Posted By Sky Sharkster

Posts Edited

Note to Kik and Gohmer, I've removed the two most recent posts. Will contact you both by PM.
In the meantime, this thread is closed.
07-01-2010, 12:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,350
Posted By Sky Sharkster

Welcome Back!

Hello Bugjam, Welcome back!
Yes, there's been some developements over the past couple of years. Some may qualify as trends that existed when you left and have become more popular since. Others are...
06-30-2010, 01:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 854
Posted By Sky Sharkster

Where's The Hawk?

Hello Marco, Welcome to Wattflyer!
Eye4wings has good advice, either a local club, hobby shop or your National modeling organization may have some ideas.
"Google" is probably the easiest way to...
06-30-2010, 11:43 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 33,725
Posted By Sky Sharkster

Looks Good!

Hi Steve,
Nice job on the canopy and cockpit, did you mask off the canopy? Nice straight lines on the frame. The "chromium" green looks good in the cockpit, too.
The smaller pilot appears perfect...
06-29-2010, 02:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,743
Posted By Sky Sharkster

Me, Too!

Hi C.C.,
I made the same mistake, bought the dark metallic gray, sort of a gunmetal color.
And it was in a roll, not a flat sheet like most press-on trims. Thought it was OK for covering. Wouldn't...
06-28-2010, 01:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,505
Posted By Sky Sharkster


Hello Nuclear,
Yes, the F.A.I. events are interesting, they usually have a strict set of rules regarding size, weight, wing area and loading. So, it may appear the models are very similar, but there...
06-28-2010, 02:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,505
Posted By Sky Sharkster

2 Meter Hotliner?

Hello Nuclear,
I don't believe you're going to find a true Hotliner or perhaps even a "Warmliner" in the 2 meter span. Here's why;
Notice the two model design rules....
06-28-2010, 12:27 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 25,869
Posted By Sky Sharkster

Two Beauties!

Hi Stephen,
Thanks for posting the photos, you have a couple of great-looking models!
There must be some big slope lift in your area!
Good Flying and hope to see photos of the Hurricane when it's...
Forum: ParkFlyers
06-27-2010, 01:25 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 93,682
Posted By Sky Sharkster

Slipso 400 Pylon Racer

Here's my nearly-finished Slipso 400 pylon racer from Mountain Models.
I had to put it aside to begin work on the Wattflyer Warbird contest entry, but will try to finish it soon. Finish is Minwax...
Replies: 6
Views: 2,138
Posted By Sky Sharkster

Xtra RX Crystals

Hello Dick,
Good advice from everyone. It's always best to stick to the same brand, shift and conversion of Rx and crystals.
If you haven't ordered the crystal yet, I suggest ordering two or three...
Forum: Beginners
06-26-2010, 11:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,052
Posted By Sky Sharkster

Proper Prop?

Hello Psk1873, Welcome to Wattflyer!
From the ad photo, it looks like a pretty conventional prop adapter;
But, depending upon the...
06-26-2010, 08:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,060
Posted By Sky Sharkster

High Kv?

Hello Jason22, Welcome to Wattflyer!
Sorry to say, but that motor has a Kv that is much too high to swing a useable prop ungeared. It is made for a gear reduction drive, in other words the optimum...
06-26-2010, 08:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,282
Posted By Sky Sharkster

T-Pins, Pin Clamps, Scalpel Blades From Tailspin Aviation

Hello To All Builders!
I just received an order from Tailspin Aviation;
And wanted to show a few items. I ordered more pin clamps, T-pins, a scalpel...
06-22-2010, 12:42 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 33,725
Posted By Sky Sharkster

Big or Little?

Hi Steve,
I agree that the ideal pilot's height is somewhere between the two busts.
But I checked a few sites for photos of the canopy and pilot head relationship. From what I can see, most heads...
06-21-2010, 12:54 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 24,397
Posted By Sky Sharkster

Coulda' Had An ARF!

Well, here I am chopping balsa and all this time there were TWO ARFs of the Tony! Who knew?
Just kidding, it's a build contest and I'm still working on the kit. But there are a couple of ARF's of...
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