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Forum: Foamies
02-11-2013, 10:42 PM
Replies: 7,352
Views: 731,367
Posted By Flywhat2

Winter Fog flying

Hey!! great account. hats off to you flying in winter cold!! "Starting up the old Farmall" sounds familiar. I finally had to sell my 1946 Cub which hauled alot of logs and plowed a lot of snow...
01-18-2013, 11:59 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 11,265
Posted By Flywhat2

No, just NiCd and NiMh. I'll try charging to...

No, just NiCd and NiMh. I'll try charging to like 6.5 v and try again on LiPo charger. Thanks for info, Fly
01-18-2013, 11:45 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 11,265
Posted By Flywhat2

Almost totally Discharged LiPo

Hi folks, I know this is an old thd but hope someone out ther will read this and advise me. I have a small 2S LiPo which has been discharged to under 3 V. No puffing or anything. LiPo charger shows...
Forum: Beginners
10-15-2012, 02:51 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 15,455
Posted By Flywhat2

Roadking and Chief Kenchiro, Hats off to both of...

Roadking and Chief Kenchiro, Hats off to both of you. You took this thd only sightly off course. I'm and 81 yr old noob to RC. Building balsa when younger. Doing foam now a bit hope to do more. ...
Forum: Foamies
10-04-2012, 01:58 PM
Replies: 4,525
Views: 863,828
Posted By Flywhat2

Butting in here

Ha! You guys are pikers. My whole shop looks like that. Yours isn't so bad, I can actually still see some of your mat!! I told my wife this AM " I really gotta clean up".. she fainted!! ...
08-27-2012, 03:41 PM
Replies: 5,477
Views: 926,472
Posted By Flywhat2

oldflyer 81 (thats a description not a handle)...

oldflyer 81 (thats a description not a handle) here, Welcome to Ukki in Finland. This a GREAT! forum. If you can't get help here, you won't get it.. period. To "Oldflyer 83" .. I'm only 81 and...
Forum: Beginners
08-13-2012, 01:52 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,048
Posted By Flywhat2

Failing DX5e ??

(Yiur tagline says, (somethinglike), "Ask me why your DX5e will fail and how to fixit." Soooo dave, how do i fix it (IFit does) fail?? Huh? huh? Thanks ahead of time.
Fly
Forum: Foamies
08-10-2012, 11:19 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 172,313
Posted By Flywhat2

Wing area wrong?`

Chellie, I know this is ancient hist, but i am going to build one of these. In one of the early posts you showed a foam board layout of wing at 2x24 inch pcs 10 inches chord. That would be 480 SQ"...
Forum: Beginners
06-18-2012, 04:27 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,918
Posted By Flywhat2

Dear Crashed, Let me add my 2cents and try to...

Dear Crashed,
Let me add my 2cents and try to put this RC learning thing in (MY) proper perspective.

I'm almost (2 weeks) 81 YO. Started RC flying last summer. Had practiced a LOT on FMS...
Forum: Beginners
06-11-2012, 02:23 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 79,847
Posted By Flywhat2

Recovery tips Where can I find piloting tips...

Recovery tips
Where can I find piloting tips for recovery when I get in trouble flying.. Like recover from an unintended spin or a stall at low altitude, etc. If not recovery to straight and level...
Replies: 8
Views: 3,789
Posted By Flywhat2

Throttle prob. solved. Found other threads that...

Throttle prob. solved. Found other threads that suggested re-bind. I tried that and solved the prob. Many thanks for the replies and suggestions.

Tomorrow I fly again!!

Fly
Replies: 8
Views: 3,789
Posted By Flywhat2

DX6i throttle Problem I have a GWS Slow Stick...

DX6i throttle Problem
I have a GWS Slow Stick which has been flying just fine controlled by a Spektrum DX6i xmittr. Today after a mild crash ( popped the wing bands, broke prop and broke vert stab)...
Forum: Beginners
03-27-2012, 01:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,157
Posted By Flywhat2

Kits to build, I have built several from Mountain...

Kits to build, I have built several from Mountain Models and Stevens Aero. They are very well designed and cut. The parts ALL FIT. Service is quick too. Bought replacement fuse for parkzone...
Forum: Foamies
03-23-2012, 03:11 PM
Replies: 7,352
Views: 731,367
Posted By Flywhat2

D'you believe this?!!

Finally gonna get a good year for flying? Been flying in NY too for 3 weeks now. Ever the pessimist, I figure it'll start snowing about Aug 10th.
Hope we get alot more of this, although it is dry....
Forum: Foamies
03-11-2012, 02:37 PM
Replies: 7,352
Views: 731,367
Posted By Flywhat2

Kite Flying Weather

Hey Crash and Gramps, yeah march was always my favorite time to fly kites.. I preferred planes, but March in NYS is usually windy so I learned to desigh and build box kites. Buillt some little ones...
Forum: Foamies
03-07-2012, 10:50 AM
Replies: 7,352
Views: 731,367
Posted By Flywhat2

Flying in NY

Jeez, Feeling for you guys in this years snow belt. yesterday was about 40 deg here and sunny, no wind so test flew my little Split Stick (see scratch built foamies). Testing after a mishap......
Forum: Foamies
02-24-2012, 03:09 PM
Replies: 4,525
Views: 863,828
Posted By Flywhat2

What, no wheels?

Good one Sarg, Reminds me of an exciting few minutes when I was in the Navy in Iceland in 1952. I was an AE2 in a Fleet Air Service Squadron. We had just recvd a new Grumman Albatross for air/sea...
Forum: Beginners
12-14-2011, 11:11 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,142
Posted By Flywhat2

Basic Alignment Question My GWS Slow Stick...

Basic Alignment Question

My GWS Slow Stick has a misaligned horz elevator. It tilts about 1-2 degrees off level compared to wing. What effect will this have on the flight characteristics of the...
Forum: Beginners
11-28-2011, 02:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,252
Posted By Flywhat2

Hi Ron, I am 80 1/2 yrs old and just last year...

Hi Ron,
I am 80 1/2 yrs old and just last year got into this RC stuff myself. I had messed with small gliders and free flight rubber motor planes when i was much younger, (much).

If you don't...
11-12-2011, 07:09 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 10,267
Posted By Flywhat2

Prop orientation

Having read most of this thread I see there is a prob remembering prop install direction. I had prob with this ONCE when still a newbie. Plane wouldn't even fly. Checked prop (WRONG direction). ...
Forum: Beginners
09-29-2011, 02:16 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 95,454
Posted By Flywhat2

Same experience

When I say same exp. I mean literally. Had mine up about 40 feet , near end of branch. Made a simple bow, 3/8 x 36" dowel as arrow weightd w/3/8 nut. Light line tied to strong nylon cord. Public...
09-24-2011, 08:20 PM
Replies: 5,477
Views: 926,472
Posted By Flywhat2

Fly Anything!!

Bobby73, Glad you're here!! Does 73 have any reference to your age? (Hope thats not too impolite!), I'm 80 myself and only been doing RC for just over two years. I tried on my own with a Graupner...
09-21-2011, 01:39 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 25,415
Posted By Flywhat2

Thanks for the lead

Many, many thanks for the lead on the Zomby. I will contact Klarish kits. I'm getting a bit long in tooth but I might have one more build in me. For "old times sake". Thanks again, Fly
09-19-2011, 11:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 25,415
Posted By Flywhat2

Looking for a Zombie- Anyone at all. Ever here of...

Looking for a Zombie- Anyone at all. Ever here of a free flight gas model called the "Zombie"? It was a kit, don't remember whose. WS about 36 inches, wing on a pylon, mine had a small Ohlsson and...
08-12-2011, 06:27 PM
Replies: 5,477
Views: 926,472
Posted By Flywhat2

I'm New 2

Hi Simon,
I'm pretty old (80 last June) and having a ball learning electric RC. I'm also new having started electric RC last fall.
So far I have destroyed two planes (Graupner Cub and Stevens Lil...
Forum: Beginners
07-25-2011, 05:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,059
Posted By Flywhat2

Hi Sidewinder, I'm 80 yrs old. I learned some...

Hi Sidewinder,
I'm 80 yrs old. I learned some on a trainer / buddy box last summer. Practiced ALL winter, almost every day on FMS with a DX5e controller, several models.

This spring I built a...
Forum: Foamies
07-14-2011, 02:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,399
Posted By Flywhat2

Next Plane

Hey Jas, I highly recommend this Split Stick IF you like building!! Its not hard to build and its inexpensive. I was just calculating replacement cost and arrived at about $70 max, excluding...
Forum: Foamies
07-09-2011, 09:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,399
Posted By Flywhat2

Wow!! Thanks Rockin' I had never seen "string...

Wow!! Thanks Rockin' I had never seen "string dihedral" before. It works but trying to use 3mm carbon was too much for me. I finally used a 1/4x1/8 (approx) piece of oak (hey, its what I had...
07-09-2011, 09:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,830
Posted By Flywhat2

Looking for inexpensive, slow fliers? Look at...

Looking for inexpensive, slow fliers? Look at this one. Very simple, easy to build and fix. Wings and tail feathers are 3 mm foam. 24"ws 17 " long. This is second wing on mine. Plans found in...
Forum: Foamies
07-07-2011, 03:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,399
Posted By Flywhat2

Latest Views

Here are latest pics with 800mah LiPo

WS - 24"
length -17.5"
AUW - 4.1 oz.
Motor - Power up 180 Sport 2300Kv, -.35 oz. HeadsUp RC
ESC - 10 A Power Up B230 - .3 oz. "
Servos (2) - TPSG50 -...
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