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03-31-2017, 08:38 PM
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Posted By maxflyer

That 109 tailwheel must be pretty weighty with...

That 109 tailwheel must be pretty weighty with both a standard servo and a retract unit, plus the tailwheel itself. And the F8F is known to be a bit tail heavy without using a big LIPO or adding nose...
11-29-2016, 11:44 PM
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Views: 2,257
Posted By maxflyer

Smaller LIPOs - Mostly New

This is a batch of LIPOs for smaller models. Most have never been used. Perhaps five have seen limited use and have been properly charged and stored. None of these batteries are puffed or damaged....
Forum: Foamies
11-12-2016, 11:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,182
Posted By maxflyer

It's a hobby. And the FAA won't be asking to...

It's a hobby.

And the FAA won't be asking to see your paperwork.

If it works out this could occupy you for the unforeseen future. Maybe you'll start your own business.

Creativity and...
Forum: ParkFlyers
10-16-2016, 05:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,674
Posted By maxflyer

This Timber incident is proof there's a serious...

This Timber incident is proof there's a serious RC flyer in there somewhere. Crashing is a prerequisite for becoming a member. Crashing is perhaps the most effective way of learning lessons and...
Forum: ParkFlyers
10-15-2016, 11:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,674
Posted By maxflyer

Thank you. The diminution of my vision is...

Thank you. The diminution of my vision is strictly age-related. I am probably more fit than 95% of men my age, but that is of little help if you have "dime-store Genes." Things fail and there is...
Forum: Free Items
10-14-2016, 10:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 5,219
Posted By maxflyer

Two Flyable Airframes - for pickup

Need some hangar space. I have two very good airframes for pickup in the Santa Fe NM area.

One is a 3CH Miss2 old-timer style with an extended nose for use of an outrunner motor. The other is a...
Forum: ParkFlyers
10-14-2016, 09:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,674
Posted By maxflyer

I am too vision challenged now to enjoy chasing...

I am too vision challenged now to enjoy chasing thermals. If a plane gets 150 yds away I can't tell the bottom from the top. I do spend some time on other forums however, uselessly trying to promote...
Forum: ParkFlyers
10-12-2016, 04:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,674
Posted By maxflyer

My hat is off to you sir. You have sucked the...

My hat is off to you sir. You have sucked the discussion into the realm of art. And I agree - each to his own. As a professional artist I rarely encounter a conscious "art-bent" in the hobby of model...
Forum: ParkFlyers
10-10-2016, 04:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,674
Posted By maxflyer

I'm always amazed at the weighty and complex...

I'm always amazed at the weighty and complex systems people seem to need for this aircraft. If one has reasonable landing skills and hasn't packed on weight so as to up the landing loads, simple...
10-10-2016, 04:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,365
Posted By maxflyer

It seems the government's response to bonehead...

It seems the government's response to bonehead drone flyers is going to be - "think of someplace crowded and restrict it." Hmm. That's going to get to be a mighty long list.
Forum: Beginners
08-30-2016, 05:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,418
Posted By maxflyer

I agree about the Cub. Here is a picture of one...

I agree about the Cub. Here is a picture of one of my very successful early scratchbuilt trainers. Plenty of wing area, with squared off tips. The large middle section is easy to build in one piece....
08-22-2016, 01:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,611
Posted By maxflyer

Now that I think about it Nigel (I'm not really...

Now that I think about it Nigel (I'm not really thinking about it as I do it) your description is more correct. And as you say - these are the models which would tend to spiral in without a bit of...
08-21-2016, 11:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,611
Posted By maxflyer

As a private pilot it goes against everything I...

As a private pilot it goes against everything I was taught but, I learned that keeping my stall-prone models a bit flat in turns helps prevent stalls, which often times comes from lack of ability to...
08-03-2016, 02:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,636
Posted By maxflyer

I realize I am at a bit of risk, but I have a lot...

I realize I am at a bit of risk, but I have a lot of faith in my expensive PL8 charger, which has been worth every penny, and commonly leave it unattended in my studio for short periods. I would be...
06-28-2016, 09:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,051
Posted By maxflyer

OMG! I think I went to lunch and left my brain...

OMG! I think I went to lunch and left my brain behind. I have corrected myself. However...after that, I can never redeem myself. This method, of course, reflects the lack of true skill that I...
06-28-2016, 07:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,051
Posted By maxflyer

Another thing to note. When inverted you can...

Another thing to note. When inverted you can usually get away with gentle uncoordinated banks. To keep the airplane more flat and less likely to wind up in a steeper turn than you might be ready...
Forum: Power Systems
06-21-2016, 09:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,287
Posted By maxflyer

These are excellent viewpoints. It is true that...

These are excellent viewpoints. It is true that lowest normal throttle setting is [-100] and the throttle hold override is [-125] on my Taranis.

It has been a long time since I have bound a Rx,...
06-21-2016, 12:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 667
Posted By maxflyer

Try a Fun Cub. It's versatile, works with floats,...

Try a Fun Cub. It's versatile, works with floats, capable of many 3D maneuvers, but requires precise flying to achieve them. Great for shooting landings. Easily handles 10-12 MPH winds. Easily...
Forum: Power Systems
06-20-2016, 11:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,287
Posted By maxflyer

I think you hit it! I tested some more....

I think you hit it! I tested some more. Initialized with no throttle hold and waited forever for the programming signals to stop. They just kept cycling through, each time with what sounded like a...
Forum: Power Systems
06-20-2016, 08:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,287
Posted By maxflyer

No...I do the complete dance. It may be that I am...

No...I do the complete dance. It may be that I am not going to min-throttle at the correct audible cue. Without having memorized the audio cue sequence...I believe I go to throttle off after the...
Forum: Power Systems
06-20-2016, 07:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,287
Posted By maxflyer

ESC won't hold throttle setting

The 45A ESC in my Durafly P-40 will set the proper throttle range when initializing with stick at maximum. when the system is shut down and fired up again with my Taranis throttle hold active, and...
06-08-2016, 11:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,072
Posted By maxflyer

OK...I'll bite. But other than giving me forlorn...

OK...I'll bite. But other than giving me forlorn longings for my drug-addled days in the military during the war, and my lost youth and surfing days in So. Cal and LA in the sixties...I'm not sure...
06-08-2016, 06:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,072
Posted By maxflyer

It gets to a point after waiting for long periods...

It gets to a point after waiting for long periods where you realize That, if you are going to get any flight time at all, you are going to have to fly in conditions that offer more risk than you may...
06-07-2016, 09:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,072
Posted By maxflyer

Wx patterns here are now unpredictable. Wind has...

Wx patterns here are now unpredictable. Wind has been pretty unrelenting, and has offered very few low-risk mornings. I too have a couple of maidens awaiting better conditions - a Durafly P40 and an...
05-02-2016, 11:31 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,626
Posted By maxflyer

LOL! I was referring just to the wing type and...

LOL! I was referring just to the wing type and tip-stalling tendencies, but you make a good point. The 75 HP in that Cub wasn't about to twist me off the runway when I throttled up!
05-02-2016, 10:17 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,626
Posted By maxflyer

I had more mishaps with the J3 in the above video...

I had more mishaps with the J3 in the above video than any other plane I've flown so far. I have 40 hours of real Cub time and the last thing I expected was for a Cub model to exhibit such nasty...
05-01-2016, 08:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,661
Posted By maxflyer

Lest it fail, my PL8 is likely to be with me...

Lest it fail, my PL8 is likely to be with me forever (should be for what it costs). versatile, seemingly accurate, completely reliable, and gives a sense of confidence in avoiding LIPO catastrophes -...
04-30-2016, 09:44 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,626
Posted By maxflyer

Here's a clip that shows what happens when you...

Here's a clip that shows what happens when you lift off prematurely. This J3 has a smaller motor and battery than suggested, for weight reduction at my altitude, and thus doesn't have quite the...
04-26-2016, 06:31 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,172
Posted By maxflyer

Me thinks the gene pool has become disastrously...

Me thinks the gene pool has become disastrously diluted
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