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02-22-2012, 06:40 AM
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Posted By rahtware

Having flown high desert my guess is that the...

Having flown high desert my guess is that the 5mph was in the horizontal plane... Vertical air movement was probably closer to 6o mph! lol
02-16-2012, 03:55 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 33,396
Posted By rahtware

I think you can get by with the guts from a...

I think you can get by with the guts from a champ, if you already have a Spectrum transmitter you can pick up one of these... http://www.wholesaletrains.com/Detailair.asp?ID=200841116. The fuse has...
03-03-2010, 05:34 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 33,396
Posted By rahtware

Guys Found this thread, thought it might be...

Guys

Found this thread, thought it might be of interest as it is builders discussing how to mod Guillow's kits.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=960089
03-01-2010, 05:51 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 33,396
Posted By rahtware

I just got back in town... It looks like a very...

I just got back in town... It looks like a very thin wire is wrapped around the straw.
02-24-2010, 05:32 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 33,396
Posted By rahtware

Check out a Berg. Rated at 4g, but in the real...

Check out a Berg. Rated at 4g, but in the real world (with xtal) it comes in at 5g on my scale... and they are only $30.

I don't know if you can still get them, but I had good results with the...
02-17-2010, 10:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 22,084
Posted By rahtware

Here is a pic with my charging station set up. ...

Here is a pic with my charging station set up. In the pic I am only using the SM DC6, but have my venerable Multiplex out for comparison. The Mplx charger replaced 3 others including a Great Planes...
02-17-2010, 10:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 22,084
Posted By rahtware

Duh... I didn't remember seeing the post by jjw...

Duh... I didn't remember seeing the post by jjw which answers my question.

Been playing with my new SUPERMATE DC6 (their capitals) today. Charged a couple of liPos, a 2200mah 3s1p and a 640mah...
02-16-2010, 09:52 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 22,084
Posted By rahtware

The charger arrived today. Was it really only 4...

The charger arrived today. Was it really only 4 days?

Did a quick run through the menus and tried to balance a pack, but ended up with an error screen. After going back through the manual I...
02-12-2010, 05:53 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 33,396
Posted By rahtware

Great build! I converted a couple of the giant...

Great build! I converted a couple of the giant (54"WS) Comet kits (T craft and Cub) back in the 90s with about the same results... Fun to build, hard to fly.

My experience with Blue Arrow servos...
02-12-2010, 04:23 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 22,084
Posted By rahtware

OK, I'm convinced. I was trying real hard...

OK, I'm convinced.

I was trying real hard to spend the $20-off-on-a-$50-order code Tower E-mailed me, but the thought of spending $59 (after discount) on another Multiplex LN-5014 was bugging me....
10-19-2009, 06:57 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 36,251
Posted By rahtware

You are probably right. I didn't have a ruler so...

You are probably right. I didn't have a ruler so couldn't find the CG, but a bit nose heavy is the way to go in a wind anyway. And it did OK except the landing was a bit hotter than with the 120...
10-19-2009, 03:19 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 36,251
Posted By rahtware

Hey all I picked one up on Tuesday and have over...

Hey all I picked one up on Tuesday and have over ten flights on it... And it is still in one piece! I set the low rates at 70% and expo at 25%. All I can say is that I LOVE this plane! Not for...
10-13-2009, 09:40 PM
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Views: 36,251
Posted By rahtware

Haven't flown one yet, but I feel it is way too...

Haven't flown one yet, but I feel it is way too small to be the best aileron trainer for most pilots... But, you seem to be doing great so I may be wrong. Will be able to tell better after I pick...
05-12-2009, 09:17 AM
Replies: 557
Views: 74,653
Posted By rahtware

MK Check through the threads for more up to...

MK

Check through the threads for more up to date info, but my own experience is that any faster than a BP-21 CDRom outrunner can push it (around 45-50) took a lot of the fun out of the plane for...
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Views: 1,490
Posted By rahtware

Thanks Guys for the responses. I have to...

Thanks Guys for the responses.

I have to add that I too have a couple of flawless 3.6s. I think that maybe the 2.5 just might be pushing the edge of what can actualy be mass-produced.

I...
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Views: 1,490
Posted By rahtware

blue arrow 2.5

Blue Arrow 2.5 gear train sticking.

I analogize if this has already been done, I ran about ten searches but did not find anything on this subject.

I ordered a couple of these, one works great,...
06-30-2008, 05:15 AM
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Views: 1,503
Posted By rahtware

A few things I remembered... The plane came in...

A few things I remembered...
The plane came in at 2+lbs! As hard as I tried, the 05 can motor and RC car battery pack (an 1100 mah) were just too heavy. Not to mention the "mini" servos I could...
06-28-2008, 03:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,503
Posted By rahtware

Oldest "electric kit" rekit photo!

In the name of Bob Bousher and all that is holly, I claim to have the oldest crash photo of a plane built from a kit that was designed specifically for E-Power!

Anyway, I found a "Kodak" instant...
02-22-2008, 12:00 AM
Replies: 321
Views: 50,931
Posted By rahtware

I think I posted this before, but here is my...

I think I posted this before, but here is my flying field showing my take off (and landing) pattern...

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02-21-2008, 06:44 AM
Replies: 321
Views: 50,931
Posted By rahtware

We are at 2000' in the north coastal range of CA...

We are at 2000' in the north coastal range of CA and get about 3 - 6 snow storm a year. It is rare for the road to be closed (4 mi into town) and even rarer for the snow to stick around for more...
02-21-2008, 05:18 AM
Replies: 321
Views: 50,931
Posted By rahtware

Hey man, What's all that white stuff???

Hey man, What's all that white stuff???
Forum: Beginners
02-20-2008, 09:53 PM
Replies: 431
Views: 52,650
Posted By rahtware

Man, I can't believe this thread is still...

Man, I can't believe this thread is still rambling on... And that some of the posters are still the same as early on...

Anyway I just wanted to say that I feel thankful to be one of those that...
10-09-2007, 03:51 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 38,683
Posted By rahtware

One other thing, before you throw, balance the...

One other thing, before you throw, balance the Stryker on the tips of two fingers in the dimples in the holes you grip the plane to launch it.

And, as said...SPEED is your friend! That being...
07-10-2007, 10:28 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 30,836
Posted By rahtware

DS said it all... And.... The material that you...

DS said it all... And.... The material that you used for your plane looks a bit thick... I built a delta that was supposed to be a great flyer, but I couldn't get (easily) the 2mm Depron that the...
07-04-2007, 07:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,747
Posted By rahtware

Not completely true as Plantraco has a small 3 ch...

Not completely true as Plantraco has a small 3 ch that adds a 2nd actuator for an elevator.

How things have changed... How about a $60 1/2 gram receiver that drives servos? And a $19 servo that...
06-29-2007, 10:37 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 67,869
Posted By rahtware

I put it off for a while... But the bug kept...

I put it off for a while... But the bug kept biting and one day early this month I stopped by the Santa Rosa CA HF, just to check things out... Can you believe that they had the $80 compressor on...
06-12-2007, 05:50 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,394
Posted By rahtware

Nose weight is one of many ways to fix the AHAA...

Nose weight is one of many ways to fix the AHAA porpoising problem. Some find that they can get by with throttle control during the first third of the flight...

The Zooming is usually caused by...
06-12-2007, 10:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,394
Posted By rahtware

I have no idea?? I think it comes down to...

I have no idea??

I think it comes down to how much you can afford and how bad you want to fly. I got my son and 10 year old nephew into aero aces last year and we had more fun/$ then any other...
06-07-2007, 01:45 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 576
Posted By rahtware

What is this?

Picked it up at harbor Freight today for $39. I tried to find a thread about it as I am having a trim problem. Any help in identifying it (common name) or information on a thread about it would be...
Forum: Beginners
05-02-2007, 09:37 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 15,077
Posted By rahtware

Mike in Denver I vote for the Stryker, But don't...

Mike in Denver I vote for the Stryker, But don't buy the RTF as the radio equipment is junk. You can put one together from parts for under $50 + glue, paint, and some double sided tape!

The...
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