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Forum: Aerodynamics
06-27-2013, 03:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,073
Posted By k-vette

Thanks for all the directions. I've never...

Thanks for all the directions. I've never glassed anything and am considering this as a possible learning experience.

Anyone have thoughts on increasing the chord? I'd like some slow floaty...
Forum: Aerodynamics
06-25-2013, 04:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,073
Posted By k-vette

Thanks Chellie. I saw the wing on towerhobbies,...

Thanks Chellie. I saw the wing on towerhobbies, but $75 seems way too steep for a wing. (Id rather buy a HK pnp jet or something for $69) I paid $30 for the plane and intend on selling the engine...
Forum: Aerodynamics
06-24-2013, 05:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,073
Posted By k-vette

need to build a trainer wing

I picked up a new hobbico superstar .40 trainer - but its missing the wing. I know its a 60" span and can guess the chord based on the fuse mounting.

Ill build in some dihedral, but will I need...
06-23-2013, 12:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,248
Posted By k-vette

Thanks! I have some 3s 1500's. When the time...

Thanks! I have some 3s 1500's. When the time comes, maybe ill try and fit them in the cp.

Is the v2 similar to swap parts? Or are there known upgrades/mods to fix the cp's issues?
06-22-2013, 09:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,248
Posted By k-vette

yard sale find - blade cx and cp

I've mostly been into planes, but my wife pointed out some helis at a yard sale and I couldnt resist. They wanted $50 for both.

The cp looks like it needs a small part or two. I'm not 100...
06-19-2013, 06:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 642
Posted By k-vette

He's going to look for the wing. As is, I bet I...

He's going to look for the wing. As is, I bet I can get it for $30.
06-19-2013, 06:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 642
Posted By k-vette

To buy or not to buy? Cheap, new, slimey...

A coworker brought in a hobbico superstar .40. Futaba receiver and servos already installed. Never flown, but missing the wings....

The OS .40 has obviously never been run. I got rid of my gas...
Forum: 3D Flying
06-04-2013, 10:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,184
Posted By k-vette

Link to the batteries in question: ...

Link to the batteries in question: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=9177

Perhaps I'll have to toss the 3d idea. After looking around I'm realizing they are...
Forum: 3D Flying
06-04-2013, 08:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,184
Posted By k-vette

plane for 4s 5000mah?

Here's an odd one... I'm looking for suggestions of a 3d plane suitable for a 4s 5000mah battery - on a budget.

I'm just getting back into the hobby and dont have much to spend. (Putting...
Replies: 9
Views: 9,083
Posted By k-vette

Thanks, it didn't occur to me that I might be...

Thanks, it didn't occur to me that I might be able to swap pins without cutting and soldering. I'll try that first!;)
Replies: 9
Views: 9,083
Posted By k-vette

Thanks, that's them. I may see if I have enough...

Thanks, that's them. I may see if I have enough dead servos to just clip off and solder some new connectors onto the airtronics. :)
Replies: 9
Views: 9,083
Posted By k-vette

old airtronics servos?

I picked up an old airplane (for free, WW1 fokker). And my budget to get it flying, or goal at least is zero, just to use parts I have.

Its got a speed 600 motor with belt drive, weight will be...
Forum: Power Systems
12-03-2011, 05:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,528
Posted By k-vette

Thanks for the tips. Washout looks good, I...

Thanks for the tips. Washout looks good, I really can't tell what the wood is like under the covering. I've always preferred a good taxi and takeoff when landing gear is on the plane. I never like...
Forum: Power Systems
12-03-2011, 05:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,528
Posted By k-vette

Thanks Helihead! That's it all right. I'm...

Thanks Helihead! That's it all right. I'm hoping that the 2s for weight savings will get the job done.

I'd like to see if I can get this one to fly with parts I already have, so converting to...
Forum: Power Systems
12-03-2011, 05:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,528
Posted By k-vette

Ok, took off the cowling, that helped! It's a...

Ok, took off the cowling, that helped! It's a Graupner Speed 600, 7.2 volts.

I test fit the 2s lipo, perfect fit! There's plenty of clearance for a bigger prop, but right now it has a 10x6.
...
Forum: Power Systems
12-02-2011, 09:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,528
Posted By k-vette

vintage e-power, what is it?

I've been busy working on a pilots license and haven't flown my RC planes in awhile. Yesterday my instructor gave me an RC plane, but its a bit before my time, so I'm not sure what to do with it. ...
Forum: Power Systems
11-30-2010, 09:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,257
Posted By k-vette

http://www.hobbywing.com/ENGLISH/ArticleShow.asp?A...

http://www.hobbywing.com/ENGLISH/ArticleShow.asp?ArticleID=424

This is the esc I'm using. The wire is not shown in the picture here either. You should however be able to see it. The main...
Forum: Power Systems
11-27-2010, 07:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,257
Posted By k-vette

Thanks, that does make sense, sounds a little...

Thanks, that does make sense, sounds a little scary though. :eek: Understandable since the esc is rated up to 10s.
Forum: Power Systems
11-26-2010, 07:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,257
Posted By k-vette

Extra ground lead?

I have a Hobbywing (Turnigy rebrand) high voltage esc. The ground lead for the battery has an extra small wire coming off of it. It has a small resistance, large watt resistor on it, as well as...
09-21-2010, 02:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,380
Posted By k-vette

I'm still a bit confused. The default planes are...

I'm still a bit confused. The default planes are in C:\Program Files\RC Desk Pilot\Data

As mentioned, I have no "aircraft" folder. I tried putting the folder with the extracted files into the...
09-21-2010, 02:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,535
Posted By k-vette

Nice! way to go chellie. That could be the...

Nice! way to go chellie. That could be the ticket. coincidentally, the prop adapter that bolts on this motor has a 10mm threaded shaft. If the threads are the same, everything will fit together,...
09-19-2010, 01:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,380
Posted By k-vette

Just a quick side note, how do you add planes to...

Just a quick side note, how do you add planes to RCDP? From what I read they need to be put into the program files, RCDP, then Airplanes folder.... There is no "airplane" folder. But i do see...
09-19-2010, 01:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,902
Posted By k-vette

Gave in and bought a sim cord. Flight sim works...

Gave in and bought a sim cord. Flight sim works good now, thanks.;)
09-18-2010, 08:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,535
Posted By k-vette

I guess I should've posted some more details...

I guess I should've posted some more details about the setup. It will be a friction drive, with a small wheel sitting on the back tire. I can't put the small wheel directly on the motor, the RPM...
09-17-2010, 03:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,535
Posted By k-vette

Mechanical issue.... solutions?

I'm doing a project for school, converting a bicycle to electric power. Brushless outrunner and lipos. :cool: So i've got the batteries now, (total of a 10Ah 8s) and the motor, Turnigy 63-64.
...
09-06-2010, 11:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,902
Posted By k-vette

Ok, anyone familiar with ppjoy or smartpropoplus?...

Ok, anyone familiar with ppjoy or smartpropoplus? I've got them installed, but getting it all to work is confusing.

Mainly, where do I configure joysticks in Windows 7? I can't figure out how...
Replies: 2
Views: 1,721
Posted By k-vette

Can I use a GWS tx as a buddy box with JR?

I've got a JR radio. I also have a GWS tx. (Same shift as the JR) Can I plug in the GWS and use it as a buddy box?

I just wanted to check before I plugged it in and try it. :eek:
Forum: Power Systems
09-04-2010, 06:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,245
Posted By k-vette

Thanks for all of the suggestions. I gave in and...

Thanks for all of the suggestions. I gave in and spent a little more than I intended, but better safe than sorry. I ended up getting a hobbywing (rebranded Turnigy) 80Amp HV esc. It's rated for...
Forum: Power Systems
08-31-2010, 07:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,245
Posted By k-vette

I wouldn't mind a larger esc, and would rather...

I wouldn't mind a larger esc, and would rather have one if the price is right. But I definitely don't want smoking.... The last thing I need is my project to start smoking during class. As a last...
Forum: Power Systems
08-31-2010, 06:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,245
Posted By k-vette

cheap esc that can handle 8S?

I have a project I'm working on that needs an esc that can handle 8s and at least 60 amps. This time its not an airplane... Actually an electric bike conversion for a school project. I plan on...
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