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Forum: Beginners
01-18-2020, 07:17 PM
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Views: 735
Posted By AEAJR

Cool What RTF, Receiver Ready, ARF or kit electric do you recommend to beginners?

It has been a long time since I was a beginner and my interest has turned largely to electric gliders where I am also an instructor. But with the FAA imposing tighter and tighter altitude...
01-18-2020, 07:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,429
Posted By AEAJR

How is your plane Doing. I use ecalc prop...

How is your plane Doing.

I use ecalc prop calculator to model my power system combinations and I find the final results match the prediction very well.
01-18-2020, 07:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 898
Posted By AEAJR

Do you know how to balance the model? If so,...

Do you know how to balance the model? If so, place the battery pack, or an equivalent weight in the battery compartment. Now try each set of rods and see how the balance looks.
09-02-2019, 08:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,358
Posted By AEAJR

Never got into helis. I have a couple of indoor...

Never got into helis. I have a couple of indoor 3.5 channel micros but that is it.
09-02-2019, 08:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,112
Posted By AEAJR

It is unfortunate, but that's the competitive...

It is unfortunate, but that's the competitive world of business.
09-02-2019, 08:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,420
Posted By AEAJR

Sounds like a nice plane. I imagine you could...

Sounds like a nice plane. I imagine you could add retracts if you wanted to.
Forum: Foamies
08-25-2019, 10:59 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 9,210
Posted By AEAJR

Fix it and continue to fly it. Work on...

Fix it and continue to fly it.

Work on moving that CG around.
07-27-2019, 04:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 10,247
Posted By AEAJR

Mountain models has kits under 250 grams flying...

Mountain models has kits under 250 grams flying weight. For example, this one.
http://www.mountainmodels.com/product_info.php?products_id=705

I believe Steve's has kits under that weight too....
07-27-2019, 03:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 7,180
Posted By AEAJR

Just keep the drone under 1/2 pound and you have...

Just keep the drone under 1/2 pound and you have no problems.
Forum: Foamies
05-20-2019, 03:21 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 9,210
Posted By AEAJR

Build it light but make a provision for adding...

Build it light but make a provision for adding ballast for those days when the wind is stronger and the lift is strong.
Forum: Foamies
05-20-2019, 12:24 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 9,210
Posted By AEAJR

I have done a LOT of slope soaring. Weight is...

I have done a LOT of slope soaring. Weight is often not a big issue for slope gliders. All depends on the height of the hill and how strong the wind might be. I have seen slope gliders made out of...
04-22-2019, 05:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,755
Posted By AEAJR

Selling is done in the for sale section of...

Selling is done in the for sale section of Wattflyer. I am going to move this thread.
03-22-2019, 02:20 PM
Replies: 5,465
Views: 909,772
Posted By AEAJR

Jools, Welcome. Nice to see another glider...

Jools,

Welcome. Nice to see another glider guider on the forum.
02-17-2019, 12:55 PM
Replies: 5,465
Views: 909,772
Posted By AEAJR

juanroestel, Welcome to Wattflyer!

juanroestel,

Welcome to Wattflyer!
02-16-2019, 04:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 770
Posted By AEAJR

Have you tried the AMA plans service? ...

Have you tried the AMA plans service?
https://www.modelaircraft.org/ama-plan-service
02-15-2019, 08:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 770
Posted By AEAJR

Were you successful in finding the plans you...

Were you successful in finding the plans you wanted? How is he build coming Post some photos.
02-15-2019, 08:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 524
Posted By AEAJR

Have you had success with the balancing? Are...

Have you had success with the balancing?

Are you using some kind of a ballancer device to help you?
02-15-2019, 08:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,186
Posted By AEAJR

Spring is on the way!

Spring is on the way!
02-15-2019, 08:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,152
Posted By AEAJR

Wattflyer has been a great place to learn and to...

Wattflyer has been a great place to learn and to share. Other than the rare troll, this is a very friendly community. Glad to be a member!
02-15-2019, 01:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 666
Posted By AEAJR

I am going to move this to the EDF forum for more...

I am going to move this to the EDF forum for more exposure to the guys who focus on this.
Forum: Foamies
02-15-2019, 01:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 684
Posted By AEAJR

Very nice. That must take some time.

Very nice. That must take some time.
01-25-2019, 03:31 PM
Replies: 5,465
Views: 909,772
Posted By AEAJR

Jesmond, Welcome to Wattflyer. Feel free...

Jesmond,

Welcome to Wattflyer. Feel free to star a new discussion for any questions you have.
01-24-2019, 10:02 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 64,342
Posted By AEAJR

Cool First, read the first post as it has a full set...

First, read the first post as it has a full set of instructions for launching with a bungee/hi-start. Step by step.

having the tow hook behind the CG is dangerous. I would not start with it there....
Forum: Beginners
01-04-2019, 04:47 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 127,357
Posted By AEAJR

Has everyone gone to digital servos or are analog...

Has everyone gone to digital servos or are analog servos still popular? I have used digital servos in my competition sailplanes for years but most of my parkflyers still use analog servos.
Forum: Beginners
12-15-2018, 06:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,217
Posted By AEAJR

Cool Ruffguts, How did your conversation turn out?

Ruffguts,

How did your conversation turn out?
Forum: Beginners
12-15-2018, 06:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,227
Posted By AEAJR

Cool aquavit, How are you getting along? Having...

aquavit,

How are you getting along? Having success?
Forum: Power Systems
11-22-2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,212
Posted By AEAJR

quorneng, I don't know that motor. To what...

quorneng,

I don't know that motor. To what reviews do you refer. Can you provide a link?

Let's run the numbers.

Says max continuous current is 30 amps 30 X 11 V = 330 W ( close to the...
Forum: Power Systems
11-22-2018, 04:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,212
Posted By AEAJR

I moved this to Power Systems as it seems a...

I moved this to Power Systems as it seems a better match for the question.
Forum: Power Systems
11-22-2018, 04:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,212
Posted By AEAJR

Be sure to read this free on-line book. ...

Be sure to read this free on-line book.

EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT ELECTRIC POWERED FLIGHT
www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=31368

If you are going to scratch build your own...
Forum: Beginners
11-09-2018, 11:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,227
Posted By AEAJR

Talking 10 Cell NiCd is 12V. You can replace that with a...

10 Cell NiCd is 12V. You can replace that with a 3 Cell lipo. Probably something around 3000 mAH would be appropriate size. 30C or better would be my recommendation.

The motor should take that...
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