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Yesterday, 09:24 PM
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indeed! She has a 15 1/2 ft wingspan and...

indeed!

She has a 15 1/2 ft wingspan and only weighs in at 8.5 pounds.
01-24-2021, 11:08 PM
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Posted By firemanbill

Almost ready to fly!

Almost ready to fly!
01-24-2021, 07:44 PM
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Posted By firemanbill

Nice! I just retired back in September, Loving it...

Nice! I just retired back in September, Loving it so far.
Forum: Power Systems
01-24-2021, 03:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 119
Posted By firemanbill

Good luck! Hope it works out for you. It can be...

Good luck! Hope it works out for you. It can be very frustrating when things don't work like they should.
01-24-2021, 03:55 PM
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Posted By firemanbill

baseball infield, big empty parking lot dirt...

baseball infield, big empty parking lot dirt fields... there are options but wherever you fly outside an organized dedicated area make sure of two things. You have permission to fly there and it is a...
01-24-2021, 03:51 PM
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Posted By firemanbill

be careful, LOL. the building bug will bite you...

be careful, LOL. the building bug will bite you hard! I just started building myself a few years back and have fallen love with it! I started wit a small wood trainer and now I am just about to...
Forum: Power Systems
01-23-2021, 11:06 PM
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Views: 119
Posted By firemanbill

Ah, I misread your post at first sorry. As Ron...

Ah, I misread your post at first sorry. As Ron said those beeps are programming messages. It should have some sort of sheet that tells you what to do once in programming mode. If not make that call.
Forum: Power Systems
01-23-2021, 02:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 119
Posted By firemanbill

Not familiar with that brand but most ESC's...

Not familiar with that brand but most ESC's should be throttle down when plugging in. Throttle up usually puts them in programming mode which it sounds like what is happening.
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Posted By firemanbill

Horizon sells Tactic. I would send an email, or...

Horizon sells Tactic. I would send an email, or call their tech support.
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Views: 80
Posted By firemanbill

I run the Spektrum A5060 in my 4 meter Foxbat...

I run the Spektrum A5060 in my 4 meter Foxbat (my profile pic) which uses only 2 in the fuselage. Have had no issue at all with them in three years now.
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Posted By firemanbill

I got these KST-X10 and love them! Flat mount for...

I got these KST-X10 and love them! Flat mount for a thin wing if you need that style.
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01-19-2021, 09:18 PM
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Posted By firemanbill

Thanks. I spent a lot of time working on that!

Thanks. I spent a lot of time working on that!
01-19-2021, 05:32 PM
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Posted By firemanbill

Update to the Skylark, She is alive! Getting it...

Update to the Skylark, She is alive! Getting it all wired up and ever closer to flying. This one has been quite the challenge but very rewarding to see it all coming together.
01-18-2021, 05:29 AM
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Views: 247
Posted By firemanbill

I have 2 IYF night flyers's a TL50 unfinished and...

I have 2 IYF night flyers's a TL50 unfinished and the Demon carcass. lol They are nice flying birds for sure.

This was my Demon before it's demise.

https://youtu.be/moTaGoGLIAo
01-18-2021, 04:59 AM
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Views: 247
Posted By firemanbill

Good luck! I got 157 out of Ritewing Demon back...

Good luck! I got 157 out of Ritewing Demon back out 7-8 years ago. Still got the remnants of of after it caught fire mid flight once when the ESC exploded...

Had a devil of a time keeping up with...
01-14-2021, 04:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 264
Posted By firemanbill

Used them many times, well the later versions...

Used them many times, well the later versions anyway. The left side helps you plan and determine air speed, ground speed, altitude, fuel burn etc. the right side helped determine true north for...
01-14-2021, 04:27 AM
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Views: 298
Posted By firemanbill

We don't have any paved area to fly off of around...

We don't have any paved area to fly off of around here, and being a tourist town no empty streets. We are fortunate to have the field we do that sits atop the old landfill. If it were not for that it...
01-13-2021, 06:42 PM
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Views: 298
Posted By firemanbill

If you say so! We have powerlines and trees...

If you say so!

We have powerlines and trees at one end of our field that requires you to stay about 30ft off the deck right at the threshold of the runway then dive down and try to land it slow...
01-13-2021, 03:41 PM
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Views: 264
Posted By firemanbill

Early version of the E6B flight calculator

Early version of the E6B flight calculator
01-13-2021, 05:08 AM
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Views: 298
Posted By firemanbill

and I thought we had obstacle at our field! Nice...

and I thought we had obstacle at our field! Nice flight.
Forum: Beginners
01-11-2021, 05:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 281
Posted By firemanbill

Our stickies here and (cough, cough) RC Groups...

Our stickies here and (cough, cough) RC Groups are both good resources. Castle creations has a nice calculator for comparing motors. props and esc's. it is fun to play around with it looking for good...
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Views: 319
Posted By firemanbill

From what I understand the new NX model...

From what I understand the new NX model transmitter has the built in Smart Technology support for the Spektrum line of batteries and chargers. It has more functionality and features than the DX...
01-09-2021, 04:37 PM
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Views: 332
Posted By firemanbill

He sprinkled that with magic dust.

He sprinkled that with magic dust.
01-09-2021, 05:34 AM
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Views: 156
Posted By firemanbill

I have always been able to contact them, good...

I have always been able to contact them, good outfit.
01-08-2021, 04:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 590
Posted By firemanbill

I think anyone who has been using electrics for...

I think anyone who has been using electrics for any amount of time can relate! I have my fair share of "enlightening" moments. LOL
01-05-2021, 04:16 PM
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Views: 235
Posted By firemanbill

Pretty cool! keep it up!

Pretty cool! keep it up!
01-05-2021, 04:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 590
Posted By firemanbill

Fly it for a few minutes timing it with a...

Fly it for a few minutes timing it with a stopwatch or timer on your transmitter, land and check the battery, I never run mine below 30%. After a few flights you can get an idea of how long you can...
Forum: ParkFlyers
01-01-2021, 04:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 520
Posted By firemanbill

Tower and Horizon are pretty much one in the same...

Tower and Horizon are pretty much one in the same now. There are a lot of mom and pop type shops for kits if you are into building.
Forum: Beginners
12-31-2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 625
Posted By firemanbill

hey there and welcome aboard! Good luck with your...

hey there and welcome aboard! Good luck with your project. Looking forward to hearing more about it.
12-28-2020, 08:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,203
Posted By firemanbill

I have certainly considered a laser cutter. Now...

I have certainly considered a laser cutter. Now that I am retired that may be in my future
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