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Forum: Foamies
08-20-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 46,736
Posted By colby45

I agree with Ray. I think the tail is more than...

I agree with Ray. I think the tail is more than sufficient size for proper control. My elevators are cut from the existing foam on the tail and it's very responsive. CG could be the issue.
Forum: Foamies
08-19-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 46,736
Posted By colby45

I haven't found the tail to be of insufficient...

I haven't found the tail to be of insufficient size to maintain control authority. I actual trimmed a good amount of the tail surface. My CG is farther forward than the stock glider CG, however so it...
Forum: Foamies
08-18-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 46,736
Posted By colby45

I didn't know it was adjustable. It seemed to me...

I didn't know it was adjustable. It seemed to me it slides into the proper notch on the fuselage without much room for adjustment without some modification. But I will have to look into that for my...
Forum: Foamies
08-18-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 46,736
Posted By colby45

Ah yes. Wing twist (aerodynamic or geometric) is...

Ah yes. Wing twist (aerodynamic or geometric) is used on many modern day aircraft to prevent wing tip stall at low speeds. If the root stalls first, roll control is maintained by keeping the flow...
Forum: Foamies
08-17-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 46,736
Posted By colby45

Ray, Yeah I think I have an 18 amp ESC so I...

Ray,

Yeah I think I have an 18 amp ESC so I might swap for that and thrown on a 1300 mAh 3S battery.

As far as slow flight characteristics, I haven't changed the incidence angle of the tail or...
Forum: Foamies
08-17-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 46,736
Posted By colby45

Alright I finished my first Titan conversion and...

Alright I finished my first Titan conversion and flew it today. Results were incredibly well. After a good toss, it flew well. It was responsive and fast. Although I think it could benefit from a set...
08-07-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,049
Posted By colby45

Well it seems to me like a great way to...

Well it seems to me like a great way to strengthen the beer cooler foam that the Phase 3 F-16 is made of. But I agree it seems to be a technique that needs practice...
08-05-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,049
Posted By colby45

I was wondering about that. I always hear people...

I was wondering about that. I always hear people talk about "glassing" airframes, which I assume means adding a fiberglass shell to the exterior, but how exactly do you go about doing that?
Forum: Foamies
08-05-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 46,736
Posted By colby45

I know this is an old thread, but I was hoping to...

I know this is an old thread, but I was hoping to resurrect it! I just picked up a few Titans from my local Target and I've got a bunch of spare parts lying around so I'm going to throw together a...
Forum: Beginners
08-04-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,766
Posted By colby45

Well before you jump into something like a twin,...

Well before you jump into something like a twin, which represents a whole new set of challenges, I would recommend at least some sort of low-wing trainer.

The flight characteristics of high-wing...
Forum: Beginners
08-04-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,766
Posted By colby45

I also started with the HZ SuperCub LP as my...

I also started with the HZ SuperCub LP as my first plane. I modded it for a brushless power system and ailerons when I got bored with the stock power system. I moved on to a PZ T-28 after that. I...
08-04-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,049
Posted By colby45

Yeah it seems like a 64mm setup is as small as...

Yeah it seems like a 64mm setup is as small as most people go. I'm not sure why it's listed as 55mm on the Hobby People website.

In any case, I think I've decided to go with the Freewing F9F since...
07-29-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,049
Posted By colby45

No more receiver ready kits from Airshow RC...

No more receiver ready kits from Airshow RC unfortunately so I'm back to square one.

I think they're have been a few versions of the F-16 because the Hobby People website says the stock fan setup...
07-29-2014, 12:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,049
Posted By colby45

Great! Thank you! I sent him an email because I...

Great! Thank you! I sent him an email because I will be all over that if he has some in stock. Otherwise I'll shoot for a decent 55mm fan. Thanks again.
07-28-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,049
Posted By colby45

Phase 3 F-16 Power System Recommendationa

Hello All,

I'm new to the EDF scene and I'm interested in diving into my first build but I'm a little unsure how to start.

I have been flying a Parkzone Habu for about a month now that a...
09-25-2012, 10:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 706
Posted By colby45

Upgrading Again...

Hey everybody,

I came to WattFlyer to get advice about a good second plane 6 months ago, and now I'm back again. Everyone recommended the Parkzone T-28 and I went and got one and it has been one...
05-03-2012, 04:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,174
Posted By colby45

Hey everybody! I finally got to maiden my T-28...

Hey everybody! I finally got to maiden my T-28 about 4 days ago and I have to say it was an awesome choice. I got it up in the air no problems and gained some altitude before experimenting with the...
02-25-2012, 05:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,174
Posted By colby45

Thanks again for everyone's suggestions! I went...

Thanks again for everyone's suggestions! I went ahead and got the PZ T-28. But I will definitely take all the other awesome suggestions into consideration when I'm in the market for warbirds in the...
02-16-2012, 05:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,174
Posted By colby45

Thanks for all the suggestions! Do you feel the...

Thanks for all the suggestions! Do you feel the the Durafly T-28 would still be a good choice for someone who is pretty new to low wing, scale aircraft? I love the looks and can't beat that price.
02-15-2012, 07:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,174
Posted By colby45

Thanks guys! I think I'll start with the T-28 and...

Thanks guys! I think I'll start with the T-28 and probably ending up buying the F4U and the F4F. Their two of my favorite planes. Thanks for your suggestions!
02-14-2012, 05:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,174
Posted By colby45

War bird for a new(ish) pilot?

Hi all,

I am fairly new to the world of r/c planes, but I've been flying a Hobbyzone SuperCub, and a few scratch foamies that I've made and I'm looking to get a new plane and I love the scale...
02-14-2012, 01:40 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,070
Posted By colby45

Parkzone T-28 Trojan or similar type

Hi all,

I'm looking forward a Parkzone T-28 Trojan or a similar type of plane. Doesn't have to be a Parkzone. New or gently used preferable but I'm open to any offers. I'm just looking for the...
08-03-2011, 08:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,832
Posted By colby45

Thanks for the suggestions! I think I'll do the...

Thanks for the suggestions! I think I'll do the grayson combo, as I don't think that it could ever weigh more than 26 or 27 ounces, even out of thick foam. That should get it in the air. I can't get...
08-03-2011, 07:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,832
Posted By colby45

32" Scratchbuilt F-22 Power Setup

Hi all,
I just finished building a 32" wingspan F-22 out of 1/2" BluCore Foam. Any suggestions on a Motor/ESC/Battery combo to put in it? I'm not sure what the weight is, my scale is broken. I think...
Forum: Foamies
08-01-2011, 09:57 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 46,736
Posted By colby45

Good looking design! I just finished a pusher of...

Good looking design! I just finished a pusher of my own today. It's raining so I have to wait to maiden it. I've got a 1700 kv, I guess what people call "Blue Wonder," 18 Amp ESC, 7x6 prop. I used a...
Forum: Foamies
08-01-2011, 12:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,316
Posted By colby45

I've been trying to get creative with the mixing...

I've been trying to get creative with the mixing actually, I've got a DX6i. I haven't quite got it perfected but I'm close, and I think that would solve my problem without any need for...
Forum: Foamies
08-01-2011, 12:42 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 46,736
Posted By colby45

Nice job with the tail! I did a similar design,...

Nice job with the tail! I did a similar design, mounting the EDF on the top. Made a great EDf trainer. Had the stock tail setup though. Very nicely done!
Forum: Foamies
07-31-2011, 07:11 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 46,736
Posted By colby45

Thanks Airman I'll definitely be careful with my...

Thanks Airman I'll definitely be careful with my cg. I agree, I like the motor hung off the rear. I just got a bunch of parts from Heads Up so I'm going to start construction on the pusher today.
Forum: Foamies
07-31-2011, 05:00 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 46,736
Posted By colby45

I like the gliding properties of the stock wings,...

I like the gliding properties of the stock wings, but it would be nice to have something more nimble. I think I'll probably leave one Titan with full length wings, and maybe build a pusher with...
Forum: Foamies
07-31-2011, 02:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,316
Posted By colby45

Okay thanks for the advice. I think I'll probably...

Okay thanks for the advice. I think I'll probably stick to foam, because I have it in abundance around the house. Would a wooden dowel do or should I switch to carbon fiber or something of that sort?
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