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08-10-2020, 10:08 PM
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Posted By AirmanAirhead

Thanks for the ideas I will check it out.

Thanks for the ideas I will check it out.
08-10-2020, 06:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,668
Posted By AirmanAirhead

Lost signal twice, same plane, same location

I've been flying for years and I've read about this, but never experienced it until today and two weeks ago.

Here's the facts.

DX7 radio 2.4 Ghz
Spektrum RX
Model about 50 yards away.
Same...
08-03-2020, 09:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,683
Posted By AirmanAirhead

Thanks I will add more details a bit later. It...

Thanks I will add more details a bit later. It is not a "slow fly" prop. I will pull the cowling off and check out the motor, as well as send you a pic of my trusty 300 Extra, a bit battle weary,...
08-03-2020, 07:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,683
Posted By AirmanAirhead

replacement for 10.5x9 prop

I have an old foamy, 300 Extra, and I'm trying to find a replacement prop. It came with a 10.5x9 and it appears those are no longer produced. What would be a good alternative?
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Views: 1,674
Posted By AirmanAirhead

UPDATE: Sorry guys. It's been too long since...

UPDATE: Sorry guys. It's been too long since I've flown, over 6 years. I finally got my old DX7 to work correctly, and once I did I was able to check out how I had my planes set up. How I got the...
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Views: 1,674
Posted By AirmanAirhead

Moving rudder to right stick Dx6e

7 years ago before I took my break from RC... I think I would have known this but I have forgotten. Here's the deal.

1. I'm using a borrowed DX6e
2. setting up a dual aileron plane
3. using...
Forum: Foamies
07-04-2020, 05:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,618
Posted By AirmanAirhead

Thanks Nigel, good and simple idea. You prodded...

Thanks Nigel, good and simple idea. You prodded me just enough to go on a search. Found a simple balsa wood plan with solid plywood sides, top and bottom, I'm going to build it out of depron and see...
Forum: Foamies
07-03-2020, 07:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,618
Posted By AirmanAirhead

Building a foamy around a wing

I have an existing airfoil foam wing, 33" wide by 6" I had it mounted on a foam fuselage that measure 25" a Cub high wing. The fuselage is beat up, and I want to build a new one. I can use the exact...
Replies: 6
Views: 1,836
Posted By AirmanAirhead

Thanks Wildflyyer. That helps me feel more...

Thanks Wildflyyer. That helps me feel more confident to pursue them regarding this matter.
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Views: 1,836
Posted By AirmanAirhead

Don, in double checking, I'm wrong, it indeed...

Don, in double checking, I'm wrong, it indeed does it on all model selections. This issue came out of the blue. Do you have any experience of Horizon Hobby's track record in repairing their radios? I...
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Views: 1,836
Posted By AirmanAirhead

Update: I have discovered that this "battery...

Update: I have discovered that this "battery drain issue" happens only when one specific models is selected??? Not on the other models that are saved. I just cleared the data on that model slot...
Replies: 6
Views: 1,836
Posted By AirmanAirhead

DX7 immediate battery drain

This evening I was binding a RX to my Dx7 and in the midst of the process, the battery gauge on the TX started draining right before my eyes. I mean plummeting. Years ago I converted over to enloop...
Forum: Beginners
06-24-2020, 07:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,888
Posted By AirmanAirhead

SUCCESS! Between Solentlife and quorneng I found...

SUCCESS! Between Solentlife and quorneng I found the issue. After trying everything all over again, I looked more closely at the servos. Indeed, one was 180 out. How that happened I'm not sure. ...
Forum: Beginners
06-23-2020, 05:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,888
Posted By AirmanAirhead

Well I'm still stuck. Here's the update. I now...

Well I'm still stuck. Here's the update. I now have rudder and elevators working just fine. My problem is still with the ailerons. No matter what I try they act in unison with each other. I have...
Forum: Beginners
06-23-2020, 02:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,888
Posted By AirmanAirhead

Thanks for the replies. Though I have not tried...

Thanks for the replies. Though I have not tried either solution yet, but will this evening. I think you have both helped me understand what happened.
1. Either the setting got changed years...
Forum: Beginners
06-22-2020, 04:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,888
Posted By AirmanAirhead

I'm using DX7 first gen. Like I said, the thing...

I'm using DX7 first gen. Like I said, the thing that throws me is that I have not changed anything in the model match set up from the last time I flew the plane. I've not changed anything else. I'm...
Forum: Beginners
06-22-2020, 07:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,888
Posted By AirmanAirhead

Aileron Set up confusion

Hi folks,

After six years plus of taking a break, I'm jumping back in to RC. Like many others that have taken such a break, I'm surprised at how much I forgot. I'm trying to set up a slow flyer (I...
Forum: ParkFlyers
12-31-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,903
Posted By AirmanAirhead

Great suggestions guys! I appreciate it, more...

Great suggestions guys! I appreciate it, more fun to ask than to do a search which I've done to some degree. But nothing like hearing the ideas from guys who actually have them! We will ponder...
Forum: ParkFlyers
12-31-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,903
Posted By AirmanAirhead

BiPlane Recommedations for a Buddy

Anyone have any suggestions for a Bi Plane with the following qualifications.
This is for a buddy of mine who has been flying park flyers for about a year or so. He's a quick learner and flying,...
08-23-2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,751
Posted By AirmanAirhead

Your story reminds me of a time when one of...

Your story reminds me of a time when one of flying buddies lost his plane in a swampy area. He was wading through it and looked up and saw a "V" ripple in the water moving towards him. He asked me...
07-10-2014, 04:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,452
Posted By AirmanAirhead

Not exactly what you described but the first one...

Not exactly what you described but the first one listed here is one approach

http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=30259

And this one a bit closer to your idea.
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05-29-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,381
Posted By AirmanAirhead

Nigel, Sounds like a great idea. I have not...

Nigel,

Sounds like a great idea. I have not tried that, but it reminds me of something Steve Schumate (Polaris Sea Plane, various foamy jets, etc. and real live Boeing Engineer) wrote once. ...
04-30-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,871
Posted By AirmanAirhead

The only thing I would add to the suggestions...

The only thing I would add to the suggestions already given, is try to solder with a consistent manner each time. With a good clean iron, it becomes easier to approach it exactly the same way each...
Forum: Beginners
04-22-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,993
Posted By AirmanAirhead

Thumbs up on the Super Cub suggestion. I've...

Thumbs up on the Super Cub suggestion. I've never had one... but I wish I had started with one after seeing so many others learn to fly with one. It really does make a difference, it's very...
Forum: Beginners
04-22-2014, 03:18 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,993
Posted By AirmanAirhead

Paul, you are not the first one to go through...

Paul, you are not the first one to go through such a trying time. The initial stages of RC are very frustrating. Your initial description of the flight bears that out. It's a little like "fishing"...
04-14-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,438
Posted By AirmanAirhead

Yeah, I'm not sure, but I think BiteDefender may...

Yeah, I'm not sure, but I think BiteDefender may be over sensitive. I just wanted to check with you guys and see what you thought. I see Don's stuff mentioned here and there, and my assumption is...
04-14-2014, 04:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,438
Posted By AirmanAirhead

Dons RC? Safe Site?

I'm interested in checking out Dons Rc site, but it comes up as an unsafe site on my virus program BiteDefender. I checked out the side using another web source and it came up as inconclusive...
Forum: Foamies
02-23-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 2,852
Views: 592,133
Posted By AirmanAirhead

Rescue Boat

Here's sadly a poor video of a Rescue Boat I made years ago. We've used it a number of times and it works great. We used a reversible brushed motor/speed control and mounted a prop up high. Not...
01-29-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,514
Posted By AirmanAirhead

Years ago I visited my buddy in AK and wanted to...

Years ago I visited my buddy in AK and wanted to take a plane with me too. I was pretty new and had a T-28 Parkzone Foamy. I built a wooden box that allow the fuse with the wing separated to fit...
Forum: Beginners
01-19-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,403
Posted By AirmanAirhead

First of all, welcome to Watt Flyer. You will...

First of all, welcome to Watt Flyer. You will get a lot of help here from folks that have been doing this for years and from those of us with even a bit less experience.

Though I don't know...
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