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10-31-2011, 09:40 PM
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Posted By MS_in_NY

Hi, thanks for checking out the thread. Don't go...

Hi, thanks for checking out the thread. Don't go by how long I've had this on the bench. I'm the king of procrastination and quite a few 'life issues' have interrupted the flow of this build. A foot...
10-29-2011, 05:44 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,797
Posted By MS_in_NY

The wing is where the 'short kit' of this build...

The wing is where the 'short kit' of this build is really evident. Leading and trailing edges and spars must be provided by the builder. And they're a little more work than just cutting stock to...
10-18-2011, 07:39 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,797
Posted By MS_in_NY

Cool. I really don't have anyplace (aside from a...

Cool. I really don't have anyplace (aside from a really expensive local club) I could get away with the noise of a flying chainsaw. :) My club field is electric only and they even frown on the...
10-18-2011, 05:04 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,797
Posted By MS_in_NY

Hey Mark, been a while. All's well with you I...

Hey Mark, been a while. All's well with you I hope?

Yeah, the soldering was done with an old Weller gun I've had forever. The model is Weller D550 240/325 watts. The rings are regular automotive...
10-18-2011, 03:57 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,797
Posted By MS_in_NY

Wow, a year and a day. Time flys even when you're...

Wow, a year and a day. Time flys even when you're not having fun.

A couple weeks ago I got tired of waiting for this thing to finish itself. I'm afraid the detailed step
by step pictorial build...
10-03-2011, 04:41 PM
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Posted By MS_in_NY

Maybe this is just a case of semantics but... ...

Maybe this is just a case of semantics but...

As I understand it there is a best L/D speed AND a minimum sink speed. They are not the same thing.

From a given height 'minimum sink' speed...
03-19-2011, 09:47 PM
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Posted By MS_in_NY

Nah, I was thinkin' a new PNP Radian ($170) which...

Nah, I was thinkin' a new PNP Radian ($170) which still needs a RX and battery. So I guess really $122 is about 70-80 bucks shy of a new one. And of course nothing's been mentioned about shipping...
03-19-2011, 08:55 PM
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Posted By MS_in_NY

It's only another 40 bucks or so for a brand new...

It's only another 40 bucks or so for a brand new one?

........Mike
03-02-2011, 09:22 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 53,442
Posted By MS_in_NY

Uhh, when I said 'free stuff' I was referring to...

Uhh, when I said 'free stuff' I was referring to Horizon's rather generous customer service policy of replacing defective and damaged products practically no questions asked. They have apparently...
03-01-2011, 10:48 AM
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Views: 21,080
Posted By MS_in_NY

'Liar liar, pants on fire' isn't really as...

'Liar liar, pants on fire' isn't really as effective a rebuttal as it might seem.

I think the OP is voicing a legitimate concern. Perhaps with a bit more hyperbole and antagonistic rhetoric than...
02-18-2011, 09:57 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 53,442
Posted By MS_in_NY

I have a Pro and would not say the motor is...

I have a Pro and would not say the motor is "sub-standard". I quite like it actually. It's true the stock prop does not give the Pro the same climbing ability of the original Radian. I found mine to...
02-18-2011, 09:55 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 53,442
Posted By MS_in_NY

The 10x8 prop 'most' Pro owners are using is the...

The 10x8 prop 'most' Pro owners are using is the Graupner. It fits the stock spinner AFTER you drill out the pin hole. I 'think' the stock spinner pins are 3mm and the holes in the Graupner blades...
01-31-2011, 09:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 970
Posted By MS_in_NY

Not sure if they have the exact things you're...

Not sure if they have the exact things you're looking for but you might check out this place...

http://www.micromark.com/Default.aspx

........Mike
12-20-2010, 12:14 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 53,442
Posted By MS_in_NY

I would agree that the notion Horizon is...

I would agree that the notion Horizon is deliberately trying to rob their customers (if that's what "ROBBIES" implies) is silly. I've never seen a company more willing to hand out 'free' stuff just...
12-15-2010, 08:18 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 53,442
Posted By MS_in_NY

Mine has motor X. It pulls about 12-13 amps on...

Mine has motor X. It pulls about 12-13 amps on the stock prop after a few seconds of full throttle. I'm running 3S 1050 40C batteries for an AUW of 34.25 ozs. I've had it out one day so far. I like...
11-23-2010, 02:25 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 20,330
Posted By MS_in_NY

Ah yes, the best laid plans... I'm not...

Ah yes, the best laid plans...

I'm not gonna make it either. Too many distractions, not enough ambition, and way too much procrastination over the fiddly bits. Maybe by New Year... :)

Good...
11-18-2010, 12:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,019
Posted By MS_in_NY

Without checking any specs I'm gonna say not...

Without checking any specs I'm gonna say not likely.

You're gonna need 50 watts per pound to 'barely' get it off the ground. That's 300 watts for a 6 lb plane. That's 25-30 amps from a 3 cell...
11-10-2010, 10:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,454
Posted By MS_in_NY

Who said anything about "without resin"? The flat...

Who said anything about "without resin"? The flat strips must be bonded securely with epoxy to the wing surfaces. And yes, if the bond fails or the foam between the caps crushes and allows the top...
11-10-2010, 03:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,454
Posted By MS_in_NY

Let me clarify and be a little more accurate... ...

Let me clarify and be a little more accurate...

In truth either method creates an I beam structure however the single vertical strip places the carbon at the lowest stress area of the structure....
11-10-2010, 02:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,454
Posted By MS_in_NY

Bingo... The only reason an I beam has any...

Bingo...

The only reason an I beam has any strength at all is due to the two horizontal caps which restrain the top and bottom edges of the vertical section and prevent buckling of the top edge...
11-09-2010, 07:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,454
Posted By MS_in_NY

The strongest way to stiffen the wing would be to...

The strongest way to stiffen the wing would be to epoxy flat carbon strip to the top and bottom of the wing opposite each other as if they were spar caps. Just lay it flat on the surface of the wing....
10-23-2010, 06:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,614
Posted By MS_in_NY

Aside from the heating of body parts that can...

Aside from the heating of body parts that can result from exposure to very high power levels and certain frequencies there is no conclusive evidence that electromagnetic radiation poses any health...
10-19-2010, 03:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,787
Posted By MS_in_NY

Good choice. If you want a little preview check...

Good choice. If you want a little preview check out this thread on the Mountain Models J3 Cub. Aside from the slightly different cabin structure it's essentially the same kit as the L4.
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Forum: Beginners
10-16-2010, 09:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,057
Posted By MS_in_NY

That sounds like your e-z connectors are...

That sounds like your e-z connectors are slipping.

If you haven't done it yet replace the stock thumbscrew e-z connectors on both control horns with ones that use a screwdriver, or better a hex...
10-16-2010, 07:11 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,797
Posted By MS_in_NY

Fiberglassing the deck, cockpit floor, cheeks and cowl.

Fiberglassing is one of those jobs I usually put off as long as possible. This is totally me going "off book" as it were. There's no mention of fiberglass anywhere in the kit. I've got the glass and...
10-15-2010, 05:00 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,797
Posted By MS_in_NY

I think I should make these comments before too...

I think I should make these comments before too much time passes.

I made a couple bends. I think it might actually be better to bend smaller wire than the die is marked for. I used the .078 die...
10-14-2010, 11:29 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,797
Posted By MS_in_NY

Hey Mark, thanks. Heh heh, well I hope yer...

Hey Mark, thanks.

Heh heh, well I hope yer not holdin' yer breath. I'm starting to have serious doubts about being done by the T-day deadline. It will get finished and I'll keep the build thread...
10-14-2010, 11:08 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,797
Posted By MS_in_NY

Steve, That's what I thought too, but you...

Steve,

That's what I thought too, but you don't need two of the plastic base and lever. The center bending pivot is removable and slotted for just one size of wire. The machine comes with two...
10-14-2010, 10:07 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,797
Posted By MS_in_NY

A little more progress on the back half of the...

A little more progress on the back half of the fuse.

Glued the formers on the frames and installed the top stringers. They're supposed to be 1/16 x 1/8 balsa strip but I couldn't find any that...
Forum: ParkFlyers
10-07-2010, 08:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,793
Posted By MS_in_NY

Nothing should be overheating with the model just...

Nothing should be overheating with the model just sitting there powered up. Something is seriously wrong. You must have a short or a stuck servo that's drawing more current than the bec can handle.
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