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Forum: Beginners
04-16-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,706
Posted By Mivins

Slow Stick by Chellie

If you search old threads you can find Chellie (super contributor), she had a very instructive and informative plan that really shows the technique for working with the Dollar Tree foam. It was some...
09-23-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,733
Posted By Mivins

Nigel: I'm kinda waiting to see how it comes...

Nigel: I'm kinda waiting to see how it comes out. I recently used plain copier paper that I just tacked the edges down with about the same mixture, then allowed to dry overnight. Then I sprayed it...
05-14-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,613
Posted By Mivins

Mark: That's a very neat video. I was...

Mark: That's a very neat video. I was particularly impressed with the pilots careful attention to his surroundings. Does his head move with the swing of the steering system or is it a seperate...
Forum: ParkFlyers
05-12-2014, 12:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,540
Posted By Mivins

I built one very much like this one of Chellie's,...

I built one very much like this one of Chellie's, they're very inexpensive and fly nicely. You can modify and make them into about anything you want. I added half ribs to the bottom of my existing...
05-11-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,812
Posted By Mivins

Carpetbagger: I concur with Chellie, a little...

Carpetbagger: I concur with Chellie, a little epoxy drops will do a lot to keep not so much your motor from flying off the plane, but rather pointed in the proper direction. On my scratch built mini...
Replies: 102
Views: 12,977
Posted By Mivins

Nigel: I've had the use of these orange RX 3 x...

Nigel: I've had the use of these orange RX 3 x stabilizers in three different planes now and I think they're great! You will be able to stay ahead of the rollover and they do try an maintain the...
04-13-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,611
Posted By Mivins

I do believe that every time I order from Hobby...

I do believe that every time I order from Hobby King, the credit card statement shows payment to Hextronix. It must be a main part of their structure. My 2c worth. MI
04-01-2014, 02:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,118
Posted By Mivins

Congrads: Good job~Okay, what is next? And have...

Congrads: Good job~Okay, what is next? And have you been flying that it can't get away plane again? Marty
03-30-2014, 02:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,291
Posted By Mivins

Here are some of the worst drivers in the world,...

Here are some of the worst drivers in the world, all in one massive scary way tooooo long dash cam video compilation.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itMdLTd1l4E&feature=em-subs_digest-vrecs...
03-24-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,811
Posted By Mivins

Chellie: That's the second time I've accidently...

Chellie: That's the second time I've accidently doubled answered a post, I notice that one was unfinished, and the other the final product, how is this happening? Any thoughts?
03-24-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,811
Posted By Mivins

Chellie: Find a dentist that flys RC and offer to...

Chellie: Find a dentist that flys RC and offer to build a plane for him for a crown. There's one out there somewhere who doesn't have time to build a really neat plane, and you tell him you got your...
03-24-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,811
Posted By Mivins

Chellie: Find a dentist that flys RC and offer to...

Chellie: Find a dentist that flys RC and offer to build a plane for him for a crown. There's one out there somewhere who doesn't have time to build a really neat plane, and you tell him you got your...
03-24-2014, 01:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 12,780
Posted By Mivins

Motor advice

Swaps: Advice is really cheap, but thanks are very appreciated. I think unless you build a lead sled you will be happy with the performance of the ST 3007. I have stuck my big slow stick in the dirt...
03-15-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 12,780
Posted By Mivins

large stick

I tend to agree with Fhuber, the foam is more than just a little lighter, it is incredibly strong after its bent, and probably 1/5 the weight, depending on the thickness. I would consider using...
03-15-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 12,780
Posted By Mivins

4 foot slow stick

Swaps: I don't want to bore you to death, but thought I'd send you some more details on the Foam Stick. I've flown mine to death and back and its one of my favorite planes. I recently built a new...
03-15-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 12,780
Posted By Mivins

Large Slow Stick

Hey Swaps: You are in luck, check out Chellie's Slow Stick build from 2010. I built one over a year ago kinda like it, and my 6 year old grand daughter drives it around in the sky. Mine will fly til...
03-13-2014, 02:04 AM
Replies: 512
Views: 84,167
Posted By Mivins

Smile Hoka Hey Arrival

Here's my 07 Flhtp and self at the finish line in the first Hoka Hey Race (2010) Key West Florida to Homer, Alaska 8734 miles in 11 days 4-1/2 hours. Averaged 37.2 mph. Tired and alive.:roll:
03-09-2014, 12:21 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 12,186
Posted By Mivins

That's one stealthy looking plane, can see how it...

That's one stealthy looking plane, can see how it could become invisible in the right circumstances. I'd say you had a very good maiden, and a really great bounce launch! Those are hard to get back...
Forum: Power Systems
03-07-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,655
Posted By Mivins

25lbs of payload

You need to start supplying more information if you want useful advice. Do you intend to build a plane that has a specific airframe size, weight, length, or wingspan? Does the all up weight of the...
Forum: Power Systems
03-07-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,655
Posted By Mivins

I think he said airplane and not multirotor. I...

I think he said airplane and not multirotor. I suspect he may be engineering a plane for a competition to carry a specific cargo. I suggest a very efficient motor and esc combination and high...
03-04-2014, 01:46 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 47,125
Posted By Mivins

I like it a lot Nigel; think you have a really...

I like it a lot Nigel; think you have a really nice flying plane now. Any thoughts on the added stress to the edf motors with the added power. They sure sound good. Congradulations, Marty:tc:
Forum: Foamies
03-02-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,085
Posted By Mivins

Hey David: I've used foam board from Dollar Tree...

Hey David: I've used foam board from Dollar Tree and what I have been getting lately is Adams (brand) from R.L. Adams in Wyoming Mich. It appears to have a slightly wavey appearance but it is not...
Forum: Foamies
03-02-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,085
Posted By Mivins

Hey David: I've used foam board from Dollar Tree...

Hey David: I've used foam board from Dollar Tree and what I have been getting lately is Adams (brand) from R.L. Adams in Wyoming Mich. It appears to have a slightly wavey appearance but it is not...
03-01-2014, 02:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,157
Posted By Mivins

Final proof of craft airworthyness video!

Well, we got some decent weather, and the new runway was to be complete today, which wasn't. Nor was the weather that outstanding; however with the help of Cush a very noob RC aircraft observer and...
02-26-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 15,071
Posted By Mivins

You Know . . . . . . when

You know your old when you had to save a whole month's rent to buy one of these 173795radios so you could take your plane home in one piece from the flying field.::o
02-22-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 28,273
Posted By Mivins

You go girl! That thing is really fast! I'm...

You go girl! That thing is really fast! I'm sure I would have never been able to dance in circles that long without wobbling! Excellent plane good movie. Regards, Marty[popcorn]
Forum: WWI Era
02-21-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,665
Posted By Mivins

I just use the photo quality mode and print a...

I just use the photo quality mode and print a sample on paper to test the waters and quality then abort it to save ink, and print it on my decal media. They have different media for lasor printers...
Forum: WWI Era
02-21-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,665
Posted By Mivins

http://i1290.photobucket.com/albums/b524/mivins1/D...

http://i1290.photobucket.com/albums/b524/mivins1/DSC03728_zps6ae801d0.jpg

Griff I'm a cheap skate too! I think you'll find waterslide decal material on ebay for a really good price, They're...
Forum: Power Systems
02-20-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,544
Posted By Mivins

unhooked or broken motor lead?

The first thing I would check is if one of the three leads to the motor is open, loose, or if the wire from the winding in the motor is broken. I had this happen in a motor after a bad landing and...
02-16-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,157
Posted By Mivins

It Flys!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Budlight Flyer does indeedy fly. A bit of adjusting, and tweaking, no twerking, should make it a nicely responsive flyer. I just had to get it in the air today, despite the much higher than...
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