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02-12-2017, 02:13 PM
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Posted By Al_M

A plastic bag works also. Try hardware stores.

A plastic bag works also. Try hardware stores.
12-14-2016, 01:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,527
Posted By Al_M

Y harnesses with a reverser built into one leg...

Y harnesses with a reverser built into one leg are also available.
07-13-2016, 08:09 PM
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Views: 796
Posted By Al_M

Be glad you don't have a pool and neighbors who...

Be glad you don't have a pool and neighbors who give them bread. The wildlife authorities suggested that it would be best for the ducks if I shot the neighbor.
02-04-2016, 08:20 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 46,637
Posted By Al_M

I had a Citizen-Ship FL transmitter and a PR...

I had a Citizen-Ship FL transmitter and a PR receiver with a Babcock Mk I escapement in a Dmeco Live Wire Champion powered by a K&B .15.
01-04-2016, 01:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 745
Posted By Al_M

Instead of buying weights, you should buy a box...

Instead of buying weights, you should buy a box of assorted holes that you can install in the other end of the plane. Add lightness.
09-28-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,597
Posted By Al_M

Just feed in some down elevator as needed. That...

Just feed in some down elevator as needed. That is what that stick is for. You only use it that way for brief periods.
09-27-2015, 12:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,597
Posted By Al_M

You will find that landings without a landing...

You will find that landings without a landing gear are much smoother.
Forum: Power Systems
07-17-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,487
Posted By Al_M

You might also look at Astro Flight.

You might also look at Astro Flight.
04-02-2015, 02:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,085
Posted By Al_M

All of these programs are intended to be an...

All of these programs are intended to be an estimate. Not an oath signed in blood. They all have their place.
04-02-2015, 01:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,085
Posted By Al_M

I have always gotten that closely match my tests...

I have always gotten that closely match my tests from Electricalc.
Forum: Beginners
03-05-2015, 01:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,924
Posted By Al_M

I now have them on the top of low wing planes...

I now have them on the top of low wing planes even with a landing gear. The wheels usually throw water and wet grass clippings into the push rod hole if on the bottom. I mount the servo inside the...
Replies: 21
Views: 1,603
Posted By Al_M

You are correct. You need a scope to do this.

You are correct. You need a scope to do this.
02-16-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,708
Posted By Al_M

It was easier before 2.4.

It was easier before 2.4.
02-15-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,601
Posted By Al_M

Mine never ripped out but they broke at the hinge...

Mine never ripped out but they broke at the hinge line and it was in a glider.
02-11-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,601
Posted By Al_M

I returned to sewn hinges.

I returned to sewn hinges.
01-27-2015, 02:08 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,154
Posted By Al_M

There might be a good explanation. He might have...

There might be a good explanation. He might have been living on Pluto for a decade or two.
01-15-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,057
Posted By Al_M

use it.

use it.
12-13-2014, 01:13 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,068
Posted By Al_M

Wouldn't it be safest to rely on good luck?

Wouldn't it be safest to rely on good luck?
Forum: Beginners
12-13-2014, 01:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,178
Posted By Al_M

The only trouble with that if you are very...

The only trouble with that if you are very unlucky the stability can be degraded due to the longer nose. It hasn't happened to me yet.
Forum: Beginners
12-12-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,178
Posted By Al_M

A lighter motor can wind up weighing more because...

A lighter motor can wind up weighing more because added weight to maintain the cg is usually placed aft of the motor. The resulting weight of the motor and weight would be greater.
10-22-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,054
Posted By Al_M

You should be able to get one from Astro.

You should be able to get one from Astro.
09-29-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 557
Views: 91,184
Posted By Al_M

My CHrysalis handles three A123 2300mah cells(8.9...

My CHrysalis handles three A123 2300mah cells(8.9 oz) fine.
07-15-2014, 01:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,615
Posted By Al_M

It is never gone. You will always have to be...

It is never gone. You will always have to be careful and never stop the exercises.
03-28-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 20,495
Posted By Al_M

Use a non-folder. Now you won't have to worry...

Use a non-folder. Now you won't have to worry about it getting caught on the leading edge of the wing on start up.
Forum: Aerodynamics
02-26-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 14,167
Posted By Al_M

I try to use sewn hinges whenever possible. I...

I try to use sewn hinges whenever possible. I would attach pictures, but it has been a while since I was able to upload pictures. I won't try again on this forum. It works ok on RCG.
12-22-2013, 01:27 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 12,551
Posted By Al_M

Purpose is to make sure the spoiler closes when...

Purpose is to make sure the spoiler closes when commanded baring a servo failure. Loads on the servo from a spoiler are trivial with all schemes that I have seen and are never an issue.
12-18-2013, 08:42 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 12,551
Posted By Al_M

This is how I did my spoilers. I use HS45's.

This is how I did my spoilers. I use HS45's.
11-23-2013, 05:25 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 12,551
Posted By Al_M

Weight is most important in glide on in calm...

Weight is most important in glide on in calm conditions. Those conditions seldom exist in these parts and some weight is desirable. I don't obsess about it.
11-23-2013, 01:51 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 12,551
Posted By Al_M

Mine gets up very fast with 200 watts. I use a...

Mine gets up very fast with 200 watts. I use a 13-8 Aeronaut prop, three A123M1 cells and a MPJET 28/20-7 motor. It comes in at a porky 48.6 ounces for 66 watts/pound and 9.68 ounces /sq foot wing...
10-14-2013, 01:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,546
Posted By Al_M

I often wonder about Aleene's Tacky Glue sold at...

I often wonder about Aleene's Tacky Glue sold at craft stores. It looks and smells a lot like canopy glue. I haven't tried it yet.
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