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Forum: 3D Flying
03-14-2009, 08:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,964
Posted By BuzzardBait

i just used clear tape to seal the hinge gaps in...

i just used clear tape to seal the hinge gaps in the ailerons.. just put the aileron to the full down throw and run tape in the gap..

My zlin bit the dust in November... beautiful flat spin.....
Forum: ParkFlyers
11-30-2008, 07:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,399
Posted By BuzzardBait

Believe it or not.... i fly it as far away from...

Believe it or not.... i fly it as far away from me at night as i do in the day!!!!!....


AS for orientation problems... its not bad really.. it IS different that day flying, no doublt about...
Forum: ParkFlyers
11-28-2008, 06:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,399
Posted By BuzzardBait

Nightflying trojan

After seeing the article in model aviation about the giant scale extra that they lit up for night flying... I thought... man.. i bet i could do that with my trojan...........
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Forum: Power Systems
10-29-2008, 02:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,603
Posted By BuzzardBait

Turnigy SK motors

I'm going to do a 60 size conversion... either a Hangar 9 corsair or mustang.. over the winter.

I've been eyeballing the turnigy SK motors on Hobbycity.. specifically the 50-55 580KV model..
...
Forum: Power Systems
10-22-2008, 03:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 10,645
Posted By BuzzardBait

This is because most people only want to know a...

This is because most people only want to know a thrust to weight ratio for their specific application, rather than dealing with physics..


I'm no different...

When choosing a power...
Forum: ParkFlyers
07-24-2008, 10:00 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 34,327
Posted By BuzzardBait

my "parkflyer' fleet is currently: GP Fun...

my "parkflyer' fleet is currently:

GP Fun Force Zero
GP Fun Force Hellcat
GP Yardstick
Green Modles Gee Bee Y
Homebuilt FFF P-47
Precision Aerobatics Katana Md
Chineese No Name Zlin-EP...
Forum: ParkFlyers
07-22-2008, 09:54 PM
Replies: 723
Views: 65,932
Posted By BuzzardBait

Thats my club field wich is also the local air...

Thats my club field wich is also the local air port!!

The GM kit was excellent.... it builds very easily, balanced perfectly with the recomended setup, no wieght added.

the only problem i had...
Forum: ParkFlyers
07-22-2008, 03:58 AM
Replies: 723
Views: 65,932
Posted By BuzzardBait

I finally got my Gee Bee Y up inthe air.. ...

I finally got my Gee Bee Y up inthe air..

First flight was a white knuckle one, but i got 'er calmed down... flew her around a bit and got her back on the ground with a good landing..

Found...
07-10-2008, 01:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,820
Posted By BuzzardBait

I like those servos myself.... Used them on...

I like those servos myself.... Used them on several planes and most of them i ended up having to shim the hole. I think the only plane they fit perfectly in was the Reactor Bipe i built for a...
Forum: 3D Flying
07-09-2008, 04:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,189
Posted By BuzzardBait

I have the Katana MD with the Torque...

I have the Katana MD with the Torque 2818-900..... It hovers at about 1/2 to 5/8 throttle with an FMA 2200 mAh battery 12x6 prop, and punches out of hover like you kicked it in the butt!!

Thee...
Forum: 3D Flying
06-24-2008, 02:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,341
Posted By BuzzardBait

yes they need to be built.. (as in no, you don't...

yes they need to be built.. (as in no, you don't get a giant box witha fully assembled airplane inside!)

However.. the parts are already cut out for you, you need to asseble them and CA or Epoxy...
06-02-2008, 02:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,215
Posted By BuzzardBait

If your are talking about the heli “popping” up...

If your are talking about the heli “popping” up about a foot or so all of a sudden, this may be due to the brushed motor contacts. Motor gets hot and carbon dust builds up and causes arcing (or so...
Forum: 3D Flying
05-31-2008, 11:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,964
Posted By BuzzardBait

Well... After collecting dust for several...

Well... After collecting dust for several months... I finally dug this plane out of the rack and did some flying with it........

My opinion that its flimsily built.. but woth the 69 bucks hasn't...
05-22-2008, 05:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,136
Posted By BuzzardBait

No can of Worms.. the Corsair was the best :tc:. ...

No can of Worms.. the Corsair was the best :tc:. (just look at its production run which ended in 1952.... longest of any US piston engine fighter (p-51 ended in 1946...)

But they don't make a...
05-20-2008, 06:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,944
Posted By BuzzardBait

Does the Belt CP use the same head parts as the...

Does the Belt CP use the same head parts as the Blade CP????

I was thinkin aobut getting one, but, with the way i bend spindles and main shafts, i wanna make sure i can get the parts easily;)
Forum: 3D Flying
05-19-2008, 02:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,317
Posted By BuzzardBait

Last Year... I walked into my LHS and asked about...

Last Year... I walked into my LHS and asked about mixing in ailerons to help with rollout on KE....

Luke looked at me and said.. "don't bother... you gotta learn to FLY it sometime...."
...
Forum: 3D Flying
05-19-2008, 02:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,506
Posted By BuzzardBait

I’ve got a PA Katana MD in the box…… After...

I’ve got a PA Katana MD in the box……

After a bunch of 3D Foamies…. And one Balsa Profiler…
<O:p
Just looking at it in the box tells me its going to be better than all that came before it!!!!...
Forum: Power Systems
05-15-2008, 01:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,941
Posted By BuzzardBait

One more thing.. If you are using a...

One more thing..

If you are using a Spektrum receiver, its always wise to power your receiver off an external “switching” BEC or use a speed control with a Switching BEC built into it....
05-14-2008, 02:23 PM
Replies: 742
Views: 95,513
Posted By BuzzardBait

I'd been doing this in the air because I hate the...

I'd been doing this in the air because I hate the tendency for the plane to roll when rudder is applied.... (the 3-d planes have spoiled me on that!!!)

Being that i haven;t installed the flaps...
05-12-2008, 12:39 PM
Replies: 742
Views: 95,513
Posted By BuzzardBait

Tip Stalls

Well... after two tip stalls on the turn to final... I've decided to put flaps in my trojan...

Problem is not the plane... its the flying site i use... I like to land on the parking lot.... which...
Forum: ParkFlyers
05-09-2008, 02:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,396
Posted By BuzzardBait

I agree about the 65 for the rudder for rough...

I agree about the 65 for the rudder for rough fields.....

However... I LOVE futaba s3114's....14 bucks from tower and they are LIGHTINING fast!!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 1,460
Posted By BuzzardBait

DX6i shipped with Blade 400 Power Level

Hey...

This may be old news to some of you.. but i recenlty discovered that the power setting on the DX6i that is shipped with the E-flite Blade 400 is set to Euro, which is 50% of american...
Forum: ParkFlyers
05-05-2008, 06:00 PM
Replies: 723
Views: 65,932
Posted By BuzzardBait

Battery Location

I have the Green Models GeeBeeY and may buy the Hobbly Lobby version and put the green landing gear on it for a direst comparison..

I did eyeball the HL version very closely at Toledo....
...
Forum: 3D Flying
04-23-2008, 02:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,906
Posted By BuzzardBait

Waiting to hear the flight report... ...

Waiting to hear the flight report...

HOWEVER... I really wish i could talk you into putting the suggested futaba s3114's in there..... (cause thats what i'm gonna go with).. I have them in my...
04-22-2008, 01:11 AM
Replies: 742
Views: 95,513
Posted By BuzzardBait

Ummmmmmmm I hate to be the bearer of bad tidings...

Ummmmmmmm I hate to be the bearer of bad tidings there my man... But i'm using a cell pro 2100 that weighs exactly the SAME as the e-flight 1800 reccommended battery....... (at least the 1800 that...
04-21-2008, 09:53 PM
Replies: 742
Views: 95,513
Posted By BuzzardBait

Anybody else have to add some weight to the tail...

Anybody else have to add some weight to the tail to get it to balance???

I got it perfect at 2.5" at one inch out.. but had to add 3/4 ounce of lead to the tail to do it (bottom seam wasn;t...
04-17-2008, 01:42 PM
Replies: 742
Views: 95,513
Posted By BuzzardBait

there are a lot of threads on painting foam... ...

there are a lot of threads on painting foam... but i would guess that the pactra stuff you have there will eat the foam.

Like others, i;ve used krylon H20 with great results
04-14-2008, 08:15 PM
Replies: 742
Views: 95,513
Posted By BuzzardBait

Thanks.... Good to know... my economic stimulus...

Thanks.... Good to know... my economic stimulus check is going party to Eagle Tree for a GPS unit and an airspeed pitot tube!!!!! good to know the plane can carry the extra weight!!
04-14-2008, 06:56 PM
Replies: 742
Views: 95,513
Posted By BuzzardBait

Thanks Destroyer... So i take it 2200's are...

Thanks Destroyer...

So i take it 2200's are overkill???
04-14-2008, 01:28 PM
Replies: 742
Views: 95,513
Posted By BuzzardBait

CG?

Just orderd one of these from my LHS.... PNP version and an AR6200 for my Spektrum dx6i

I have just bought two other planes, a PA Katana MD and a Maxford GeeBee Y.... and then i realized.... from...
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