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05-01-2010, 01:12 AM
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Posted By dghutt

Hey Ron - how's it coming? Are you in the air? ...

Hey Ron - how's it coming? Are you in the air? I'm starving for the next update.

Dave
02-26-2010, 03:24 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 33,017
Posted By dghutt

Hi Ron -- the nose shaping looks very symetrical:...

Hi Ron -- the nose shaping looks very symetrical: did you chuck the fuse on a lathe/drill and spin it to sand it down?

Dave
02-23-2010, 06:17 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 33,017
Posted By dghutt

Ron -- great build log. I wanted to post just to...

Ron -- great build log. I wanted to post just to let you know there are likely lots of subscribers watching your work with interest. Maybe one of these days I'll work up the nerve to start the...
08-26-2009, 03:27 PM
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Posted By dghutt

Superfly / Hyperflea changed, utterly...?

FYI, here's a post on RCGroups from Dr. Dave, posted yesterday:
Hello Folks,

As some of you may know already our foam mfg. Eperan has pulled out of the country. I bought almost everything they...
07-21-2009, 03:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,465
Posted By dghutt

Excellent -- thanks to all for the advice. I...

Excellent -- thanks to all for the advice. I bought the Mystery packs with my eyes open and my wallet mostly closed, and I'm comfortable confirming that I got what I paid for. I appreciate that...
07-21-2009, 03:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,465
Posted By dghutt

3S drops to 7.3v under load..?

I have a Mystery 3S 1500mah 25C pack that may be finished, but I'm hoping there's some black magic lipo fix someone can offer.

All three cells of the pack seem to charge fine on the balance...
04-23-2009, 04:36 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,507
Posted By dghutt

I've read that the amp draw goes down anywhere...

I've read that the amp draw goes down anywhere from 5-20% in-flight, depending on factors like the general plane shape and draggyness (technical term), prop used, pack age and quality and so-on. I...
04-18-2009, 06:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,002
Posted By dghutt

Here's my report. I got a new 1500mah, 25C...

Here's my report.

I got a new 1500mah, 25C 3S battery pack, the volts/amps gauge arrived, and I bought a couple of new 8x4 props. Here's what the gauge is telling me at full throttle:

8x6 prop...
04-01-2009, 05:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,002
Posted By dghutt

Hi Constant -- nope, was flying off snow in fact....

Hi Constant -- nope, was flying off snow in fact. No water around here for another month or so! I'm quite certain the electronics were dry and didn't short, at least this time.

In my...
04-01-2009, 03:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,002
Posted By dghutt

Flydiver - you've been very generous with your...

Flydiver - you've been very generous with your time, undertaking this analysis. Thanks much. Sounds like a quality 8X4 prop would improve the efficiency of my setup on 3S, and perhaps an upgraded...
03-30-2009, 09:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,002
Posted By dghutt

Wow -- thanks for the insight on the ESC...

Wow -- thanks for the insight on the ESC Flydiver. I had no idea. I try not to fly close to the LVC but I'll try to be even more cautious now.

I'll also look at the CellPro charger -- thanks...
03-30-2009, 07:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,002
Posted By dghutt

Thanks for that Crash-Out. I think you're right...

Thanks for that Crash-Out. I think you're right -- need to upgrade my charger as a starting point, then buy better packs. I'm also going to take Constant's advice on trying lighter prop-loads.
03-30-2009, 07:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,002
Posted By dghutt

Thanks very much for your replies. I'm...

Thanks very much for your replies.

I'm using the stock prop but there's a discrepancy between the Parkflyers site and the specs from Art-Tech (Parkflyers' supplier). Art-tech's site indicates...
03-30-2009, 06:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,002
Posted By dghutt

Hi FiremanBill -- I'm using the (very basic) 2-3...

Hi FiremanBill -- I'm using the (very basic) 2-3 cell balance charger that came with the plane: http://www.art-tech.cn/english/ArticleShow.asp?ArticleID=163

I still use 2S stock packs I bought...
03-30-2009, 06:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,002
Posted By dghutt

Puffed My 3S lipos - What Spec is Wrong

I'm a relative novice at electrics and hope someone can help here.

In my last two outings I've killed two 3S 1500mah 20C lipo packs manufactured by "Top Speed Racing." I noticed the first after...
01-11-2009, 08:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,507
Posted By dghutt

HI Lectric: I'm following your mods with...

HI Lectric:

I'm following your mods with interest. The balsa stand-offs seem like a great solution. Wondering how you're planning to attach the ply firewall to the existing plastic airframe? ...
01-11-2009, 08:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,088
Posted By dghutt

My Spit arrived the same poor alignment. The...

My Spit arrived the same poor alignment. The last 4" of the fuse, vertical stab and all, are bent slightly to port with some creases in the skin suggesting it was bent in transit. Also virtually...
Forum: ParkFlyers
10-31-2008, 05:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,029
Posted By dghutt

Hi Chris -- I took out the circuitboard to...

Hi Chris --

I took out the circuitboard to which the servo wheels are attached by a couple of screws on the bottom of the pod. I then made "z"-bends in the ends of the rods and threaded the bends...
Forum: ParkFlyers
10-06-2008, 03:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,029
Posted By dghutt

Hi Marc -- 'Jackerbes' wrote on another...

Hi Marc --

'Jackerbes' wrote on another forum about switching to Lipo, among other serious mods he's made to his Sky Fly. He found that two 2s packs fit in the battery compartment perfectly and...
10-03-2008, 03:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 12,128
Posted By dghutt

Hi moodier -- The Hybrid-Air is the same plane. ...

Hi moodier -- The Hybrid-Air is the same plane.

Dave
07-14-2008, 05:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 12,128
Posted By dghutt

Hi Gary -- thanks for your reply. Didn't mean to...

Hi Gary -- thanks for your reply. Didn't mean to cast any aspersions at your FMS model of the plane; thanks for making it and your other great sims.

I now have a Coota but I've only flown it once...
05-21-2008, 06:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 12,128
Posted By dghutt

I played around with Gary Gunnerson's free FMS...

I played around with Gary Gunnerson's free FMS simulation of the Coota last night (http://gunnerson.homestead.com/files/fms_models.htm):

http://gunnerson.homestead.com/files/coota_150x150.jpg

...
04-24-2008, 07:03 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 15,547
Posted By dghutt

Wow -- a lot of people weren't happy with the Sky...

Wow -- a lot of people weren't happy with the Sky Fly. It's my only model and I've never tried anything else; seems OK to me! Is the consensus that it's not a good model all-round, or that it's bad...
04-22-2008, 03:08 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 28,885
Posted By dghutt

I don't think they're colour-coded: mine's blue...

I don't think they're colour-coded: mine's blue and records ~5 minutes of video.

My only experience is with the eDVR and in general I'm happy with it. The 128 MB memory is a bit limiting, and I...
04-22-2008, 03:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,651
Posted By dghutt

Here's my current arrangement, what I'll...

Here's my current arrangement, what I'll generously call a "mount system:"

http://users.eastlink.ca/%7Eleahdave/images/skyfly_cam_mount2.jpg
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04-21-2008, 06:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,651
Posted By dghutt

Right now my mount is wood with 1/8" foam against...

Right now my mount is wood with 1/8" foam against the cam. I'll post a picture this evening. Originally I wanted to avoid sticking a piece of velcro to the camera but it sounds like that might be...
04-21-2008, 02:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,651
Posted By dghutt

Hi Bill: Went starboard when I should have...

Hi Bill:

Went starboard when I should have gone port. Pure pilot error -- the video records my third rc flight ever, and I was (and still am) just getting the hang of it. Thank god for the snow...
04-21-2008, 02:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,651
Posted By dghutt

I think the waves go away at glide, but haven't...

I think the waves go away at glide, but haven't got enough footage yet to confirm for sure. I'm guessing its vibration based on nothing more than Google. Is this a known issue?

For example,...
04-20-2008, 11:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,651
Posted By dghutt

Isolation mount for eDVR 5in1 - ideas?

I'm looking for a good way to isolate the eDVR 5-in-1 from vibration.

I've been using an eDVR for aerial video with my Flyzone Sky Fly. I made a small wood mount shaped like an upside-down "T",...
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