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12-10-2014, 03:39 AM
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Posted By mred

Yes, they were both standard rotation. It's a...

Yes, they were both standard rotation. It's a little hard to get a glow engine to run the other way. I guess I could have sent it back to K&B and ask them to change one, but I never felt that was...
12-09-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,050
Posted By mred

That is one beautiful plane you have there. I...

That is one beautiful plane you have there. I have not flown one electric yet, but I have flown it on glow with 2 K&B 40's and a 9X7 prop. That's the rear exhaust model, not the regular engine. It...
Forum: Beginners
12-09-2014, 04:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 906
Posted By mred

If you really want to paint your fuselage, then...

If you really want to paint your fuselage, then you REALLY need to seal it some how. One of the best ways I have seen is to put 3 coats of clear dope on it thinned to 50/50 and sand between coats....
Forum: Beginners
12-09-2014, 04:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,561
Posted By mred

That's a 2M glider you have there and that speed...

That's a 2M glider you have there and that speed 600 motor is a boat anchor. I know, I had one. If you want a GOOD but cheap brushless motor then I would suggest a KD A20-22L from Hobby King. That is...
12-09-2014, 03:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,287
Posted By mred

200 to 250 watts will be plenty for that plane....

200 to 250 watts will be plenty for that plane. Now if you want a sky rocket, then you could go 300 to 400, but then you are talking about getting nose heavy and that brings on other problems. That's...
12-06-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,287
Posted By mred

Are you sure it is not the 48" EP version?? I...

Are you sure it is not the 48" EP version?? I have a couple of them and enjoy flying them, but I didn't put the stock motor in them. Mine is the OLD speed 600 version that I converted to brushless...
01-07-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 11,245
Posted By mred

It's looking good, but I do think you are making...

It's looking good, but I do think you are making some extra work for yourself by filling it like that right now. I do it a little different, but I guess it all comes out the same in the end.
12-17-2013, 09:42 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 11,245
Posted By mred

You have to remember that most wings are fat...

You have to remember that most wings are fat enough to put a servo in there that is rather large. The Chrysalis is a really slim wing and that servo JUST fits in there resting on the bottom. There...
12-17-2013, 04:43 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 11,245
Posted By mred

This is my setup for the Chrysalis. I used a BMS...

This is my setup for the Chrysalis. I used a BMS 306MAX servo which is rather small, but has 22oz of torque and has held up fantastic. I have since covered the bottom of the spoiler, but it is not...
12-16-2013, 01:18 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 18,352
Posted By mred

You could, but that 480 is a little on the large...

You could, but that 480 is a little on the large size. It will also be impossible to get out without tearing something up. I would get the smallest 150A to 200W or so motor and mount in on the front...
12-16-2013, 01:05 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 11,245
Posted By mred

That's the way I did mine. If you need a picture,...

That's the way I did mine. If you need a picture, I can put a couple on here for you to look at. Don't know if it will help, but you never know.
12-15-2013, 10:10 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 11,245
Posted By mred

Sorry about that, I did miss that. I still don't...

Sorry about that, I did miss that. I still don't see what the problems are. I used a 2-56 connector with a kwik link on each end. I think they come with the kit if I remember right. I do remember I...
12-14-2013, 03:15 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 11,245
Posted By mred

What's your problem with the linkage? I used the...

What's your problem with the linkage? I used the kit supplied linkage and it worked great. Just had to be a little careful putting the solder on the ends of the wires. I used the V tail, so it was...
11-27-2013, 04:21 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 11,245
Posted By mred

I am either going to get a new glider and mod the...

I am either going to get a new glider and mod the heck out of it just for kicks, or just get a fuselage kit and make the nose longer. I think 1.5 to 1.75 inches should do it if you have a lite motor...
11-25-2013, 04:26 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 11,245
Posted By mred

Try and get it under 40oz and it will fly...

Try and get it under 40oz and it will fly fantastic. You cannot believe how nice this thing flies under 40oz. I saw a very large change when I took out some of the weight. I have my CG a ways back of...
11-25-2013, 03:20 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 11,245
Posted By mred

If you are talking about being off from the...

If you are talking about being off from the plans, then forget it. The plans being paper change size with temp and humidity changes. Go by the notches in the trailing edge and forget about being...
11-25-2013, 03:13 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 11,245
Posted By mred

Since I didn't extend the nose on my first one, I...

Since I didn't extend the nose on my first one, I needed the weight in the nose to make the CG right. I have a 200W motor and a 2200Mah battery and it came out to 38.5oz ready to fly. I also use a...
11-21-2013, 03:53 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 11,245
Posted By mred

I soaked my dowel in hot water for a few minuets...

I soaked my dowel in hot water for a few minuets and that made putting it on ever so much easier. I have heard of people putting it on dry, but that just seems the hard way to me. Once it is soaked...
11-20-2013, 07:04 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 11,245
Posted By mred

That would be a bit of over kill for something...

That would be a bit of over kill for something like this. That is a 400W motor and I am using a 200W and that is plenty of power to make a great climb. If you are looking for a rocket, it would be a...
11-20-2013, 06:48 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 11,245
Posted By mred

I have used LiPos for quite some time and have...

I have used LiPos for quite some time and have never had a issue with one. Fires are a thing of the past IF you use you head for something other then to put a hat on. Get a good charger like Cellpro ...
11-20-2013, 02:27 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 11,245
Posted By mred

I think about 1.5 to 1.75 is about right for the...

I think about 1.5 to 1.75 is about right for the brushless conversion. It should also give you a little extra room to move the battery around in it. I would be interested in seeing how close you ...
11-17-2013, 03:05 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 11,245
Posted By mred

I love mine, except for that short nose. It's not...

I love mine, except for that short nose. It's not short for the speed 600 motor, but it is for a brushless motor. I have been thinking of ordering a normal glider fuselage kit and making the nose...
11-17-2013, 01:50 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,863
Posted By mred

I know I am a little late getting into this...

I know I am a little late getting into this discussion, but I hope someone will get a little good out of this. Decalage in a V tail is easy to measure if you stop and think about it. First of all, if...
11-16-2013, 04:47 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 11,245
Posted By mred

Sorry to hear about the loss of the first one....

Sorry to hear about the loss of the first one. How is the building coming on the second one? Are you about finished yet? How are the plans different the the first one? I bought mine awhile back, so I...
11-16-2013, 04:27 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 18,352
Posted By mred

That's a great kit, but pay close attention to...

That's a great kit, but pay close attention to the photos and instructions. It's an easy kit to build, but you can make some minor mistakes if not careful. As for the motor, I use a 200W motor in...
10-27-2013, 11:00 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 118,701
Posted By mred

Torque on a sail plane is not that important and...

Torque on a sail plane is not that important and I have built them with none in there, but down thrust is. You have a high lift wing and it will want to lift on you and if you do not put some down...
09-06-2013, 03:22 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 34,062
Posted By mred

I put a slight "V" bend in mine with just enough...

I put a slight "V" bend in mine with just enough bend to help hold it in place and mine has never come out in flight. It doesn't take very much, so go easy on the bending. I bent my front one since...
09-05-2013, 02:15 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 34,062
Posted By mred

I like to get my controls tight as I can get them...

I like to get my controls tight as I can get them with no slop. You can put tape on the rods to get that slop out or any number of ways to do it. I don't like my controls moving in any direction...
06-14-2013, 04:38 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 214,712
Posted By mred

Steve, You also need to worry about the...

Steve,

You also need to worry about the voltage of the ESC in addition to the motor. Either one could burn out, but the ESC is more important then the motor is. It will take more voltage for...
03-20-2013, 06:17 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 118,701
Posted By mred

OK, I think Larry and I have hashed this out to...

OK, I think Larry and I have hashed this out to the point that I think we both had a slight misunderstanding of what the other was trying to say. This may be in part because I sometimes take things...
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