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07-18-2008, 03:09 PM
Replies: 16
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Posted By Mike_Taylor

Here are some micro electric R/C models for your...

Here are some micro electric R/C models for your consideration...

Wing spans are from 10" (Skyray) to 18" (Albatros), Mr. Mulligan and the Baby Ace are 17", the trio of foamies are 14", and the...
06-02-2008, 03:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,074
Posted By Mike_Taylor

OK, I'll go next... Since we are including plans...

OK, I'll go next... Since we are including plans and kit built models, here are a few of mine, two of which are built from Walt Mooney peanut plans from the 70's, one from a DPCModels (now...
04-27-2008, 05:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,392
Posted By Mike_Taylor

The best tiling program I have run across is...

The best tiling program I have run across is IsiPlot, from Stefan Durante, the guy who does Profili (the best airfoil plotter/analyzer). It allows you to scale and tile any drawing, either raster...
04-26-2008, 10:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,228
Posted By Mike_Taylor

About 75 unstarted kits, from peanuts to 3 meter...

About 75 unstarted kits, from peanuts to 3 meter sailplanes. There may be a few more; I didn't want to dig too deep. Then there are the 2 boxes of balsa and 3 or 4 boxes of foam to go with the 2...
04-26-2008, 09:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,044
Posted By Mike_Taylor

John Worth reports on them in this month's RC...

John Worth reports on them in this month's RC Micro World Online Magazine.

http://www.cloud9rc.com/index.asp

He calls the performance - fast and smooth. Sign up and read the article for both...
03-25-2008, 04:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 21,315
Posted By Mike_Taylor

The 5 gram BL motors (I use Mighty Midgets - the...

The 5 gram BL motors (I use Mighty Midgets - the original 5 gram BL motors) are great. They pack incredible power into a tiny package.

I am a light weight snob and have a prejudice towards Falcon...
03-22-2008, 04:04 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 65,573
Posted By Mike_Taylor

Change the batteries in the charger. What you are...

Change the batteries in the charger. What you are seeing is a low battery warning. Make sure they are all in the correct way round and seated correctly ;) All the ones I have got have had good, fresh...
03-14-2008, 02:45 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 65,573
Posted By Mike_Taylor

It is a great model. I do not agree that wide...

It is a great model. I do not agree that wide open spaces are the problem. I fly out of my yard, over orchards and lots of open space. My 'loss of signal' only occurs beyond 250' range near one...
03-01-2008, 09:34 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 65,573
Posted By Mike_Taylor

That is quite incorrect. There are many sources...

That is quite incorrect. There are many sources of the plane and components with the 'ParkZone' branding available in the U.S. Most dealers have the spare parts in stock.
Forum: WWI Era
02-19-2008, 05:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,808
Posted By Mike_Taylor

I'm with Ron - Balsa is great for models. If you...

I'm with Ron - Balsa is great for models. If you agree, Dave Cowell's Aero-werkes (http://www.aerowerkes.com/) has beautifully laser-cut WWI models. Most are ~18" WS with some larger ones as well....
02-08-2008, 04:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,084
Posted By Mike_Taylor

I have the Red Lion, the SuperMarine and the...

I have the Red Lion, the SuperMarine and the Gee-Bee 'Z'. The Gee-Bee has all the structure built, aileron servos mounted, radio tray made, and is ready to cover.

I was going to do the Red Lion...
02-07-2008, 02:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,438
Posted By Mike_Taylor

As Terry says, the Falcons are the way to go if...

As Terry says, the Falcons are the way to go if you want the smallest and the best servos. I am still flying some of the pre-production prototypes from 3 or 4 years ago. What makes the Falcons...
01-24-2008, 05:55 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 65,573
Posted By Mike_Taylor

No, it cannot. The TX for the model(s) are only...

No, it cannot. The TX for the model(s) are only about $40 though...
01-22-2008, 04:01 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 65,573
Posted By Mike_Taylor

Sunfn, SOunds like you picked up one of...

Sunfn,

SOunds like you picked up one of your buddie's X by mistake. The beeping is it trying to find its own TX signal. You can re-bind it (center the sticks, push the left stick straight down/in...
01-12-2008, 04:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,053
Posted By Mike_Taylor

The HF Lightning, as the high wing is called, was...

The HF Lightning, as the high wing is called, was the most mdded model when the RFFS was the state of the art radio. Conversions used a 2 gran RX/ESC, 2 x 1 (or 2) gram actuators, a 5 gram KP-00...
01-11-2008, 02:51 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 65,573
Posted By Mike_Taylor

Range should be much better than 50'. Just...

Range should be much better than 50'. Just guessing, but perhaps MinniSteve was pointing the antenna at the airplane? The antenna should be point up so the airplane sees the side of the antenna, not...
01-10-2008, 01:41 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 21,315
Posted By Mike_Taylor

Sub 5 ounce? Maybe, 1 ounce is less than 5...

Sub 5 ounce? Maybe, 1 ounce is less than 5 ounces, so maybe its good advice...

I fly a lot of peanut and up to mid-20" stuff R/C. For peanut sized stuff, the Minium RX/servo radio (from the...
01-09-2008, 11:06 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 65,573
Posted By Mike_Taylor

I usually tape the top. The opposite side needs...

I usually tape the top. The opposite side needs to be beveled to allow movement away from the hinge, and the groove would look worse on the top rather than the tape...
01-09-2008, 12:45 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 65,573
Posted By Mike_Taylor

Hi. I pop in and out; didn't see the query. Sorry...

Hi. I pop in and out; didn't see the query. Sorry if you feel cheated, gohmer...

The foam plate should work OK, but there are a bunch of other (free) sources and one has to be a decent size....
01-08-2008, 08:52 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 65,573
Posted By Mike_Taylor

Redbeard, yours should get posted in the Minium...

Redbeard, yours should get posted in the Minium conversions thread at RCG. This one is a cool mod as well (http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=798163), but I really like your twin.
01-08-2008, 04:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,812
Posted By Mike_Taylor

Yes, pull the throttle back to low position....

Yes, pull the throttle back to low position. Sometimes moving the stick from side to side is needed to 'wake up' the ESC. I'm am unclear on why this is needed or why it works, but sometimes there is...
01-07-2008, 01:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,812
Posted By Mike_Taylor

You may have to arm the ESC by pulling it all the...

You may have to arm the ESC by pulling it all the way back. Make sure your trims are set to low or it may not arm
01-06-2008, 12:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,357
Posted By Mike_Taylor

Well, reality takes a hand...

Well, reality takes a hand...
01-05-2008, 05:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,357
Posted By Mike_Taylor

I molded a fresh fuselage. It looks better than...

I molded a fresh fuselage. It looks better than the first one, is more durable, and I needed more weight forward. Weight is ~66 grams. I need to add a couple of pieces of skin, and it's time to fly.
01-03-2008, 06:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,357
Posted By Mike_Taylor

I skinned the wings. Once the glue dies, I will...

I skinned the wings. Once the glue dies, I will cut the controls free, hinge and hook them up. The fuselage skinning is about all that is left... Weight is still about 60 grams with all parts...
01-02-2008, 06:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,357
Posted By Mike_Taylor

Thanks for looking, Larry. Here are a...

Thanks for looking, Larry.

Here are a couple more progress shots. I'm on track for a 60 gram AUW, less if I'm careful, and should still have near 1:1 thrust:weight. The fan put out up to 50 grams...
01-01-2008, 06:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,357
Posted By Mike_Taylor

F-102 - part 2

After sticking the first one in a 100' pine tree, and not having it survive the drop when I cut the tree down, I have moved on. The second version has a full-on duct and a eral, built-up airfoil. I...
12-31-2007, 05:37 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 65,573
Posted By Mike_Taylor

I lost one to a thermal whiletesting the range...

I lost one to a thermal whiletesting the range (quite long range, where I live), and it had over 20 hours of air time when it went away. None of the batteries have gone bad. The motor's gearbox may...
12-19-2007, 03:34 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 65,573
Posted By Mike_Taylor

Oh, come now. With a name like 'Doc Electric' you...

Oh, come now. With a name like 'Doc Electric' you can't be stopped by a little soldering job ;)

3/64" HS is the right size, just be sure to use a heat shield ovet the foam before you heat gun it....
Forum: Foamies
12-13-2007, 11:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,163
Posted By Mike_Taylor

It depends on the design, but for tractor models,...

It depends on the design, but for tractor models, right thrust counteracts torque, and down thrust is usually a component as well...
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