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Forum: Massachusetts
09-16-2011, 08:09 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 20,167
Posted By Gnascher

I have flown there. It's a nice big field, and...

I have flown there. It's a nice big field, and you can often get a free area, even if there's sports going on in part of it. It's best when you can get it to yourself though. It's especially nice...
09-13-2011, 04:23 AM
Replies: 3,019
Views: 579,237
Posted By Gnascher

They've rigged up full-size airliners to truly be...

They've rigged up full-size airliners to truly be flown RC for crash testing. http://youtu.be/rlIo3TPXEBk

Fly-by-wire really isn't "remote" control, since the pilot is with the aircraft. He just...
Forum: Massachusetts
09-12-2011, 05:01 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 20,167
Posted By Gnascher

Hey there Rafanho. I live in Auburndale ......

Hey there Rafanho. I live in Auburndale ... pleased to meet you.

I saw some guys flying in the field at Burr elementary a while back ... were you one of them?
07-08-2011, 03:36 PM
Replies: 523
Views: 84,814
Posted By Gnascher

They're both fantastic retailers, and I don't...

They're both fantastic retailers, and I don't blame you for staying loyal to HURC.

Yes, higher KV means more RPM. You might need to play around with props to find the sweet spot, but that 8x4...
07-08-2011, 04:58 AM
Replies: 523
Views: 84,814
Posted By Gnascher

I have that motor too ... never installed it...

I have that motor too ... never installed it though. It's pretty much the same can, so the winding must be different.

BlackDog carries that one too, but both he and HURC are out of stock on that...
07-08-2011, 03:24 AM
Replies: 523
Views: 84,814
Posted By Gnascher

I think that motor might not be the best choice...

I think that motor might not be the best choice ... at 100% throttle on the recommended 7" prop, you'll be just getting about 1:1 power/weight ratio. 15 oz, is a pretty attainable weight if you're...
06-28-2011, 02:40 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 191,378
Posted By Gnascher

I've been thinking of getting one of these: ...

I've been thinking of getting one of these:
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXSAG3&P=0

Heard some good things about it.
05-24-2011, 06:18 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 18,575
Posted By Gnascher

Yeah, I'm still kickin'. Just not flying. I...

Yeah, I'm still kickin'. Just not flying. I miss it terribly, but hopefully I'll scrape together some time in the not-too-distant future.

What are you flying in the warehouse? Sounds like a ton...
05-24-2011, 02:46 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 18,575
Posted By Gnascher

It did, but I crashed it again when an aileron...

It did, but I crashed it again when an aileron control horn broke loose.

The plane is in repairable condition, but has been sitting on a shelf for a while now.

Unfortunately, for the past...
Forum: ParkFlyers
05-24-2011, 05:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,599
Posted By Gnascher

This is a VERY forgiving airframe from my...

This is a VERY forgiving airframe from my experience.

I set it right on the CG recommended in the manual and never gave it another thought.

Never ever had it feel twitchy. When it's dialed in,...
07-23-2009, 12:41 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,442
Posted By Gnascher

I think you are probably being a bit...

I think you are probably being a bit short-sighted here. Maybe you are right about the element Lithium.... But are we using the lithium in the most efficient manor? Are there compounds that may be...
07-21-2009, 01:35 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,442
Posted By Gnascher

In this case ... it looks like their batteries...

In this case ... it looks like their batteries are pretty compact. It looks like it's that black box on the boom behind the motor. I could envision a research expedition packing a few of those...
07-21-2009, 04:21 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,442
Posted By Gnascher

What comes to mind for me is the same thing that...

What comes to mind for me is the same thing that drives us hobbyists to e-power. Low maintenance, high torque, low weight, high reliability.

As for turbines ... now your getting into big money,...
07-21-2009, 04:16 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,442
Posted By Gnascher

Hmmm ... well assuming a full charged voltage of...

Hmmm ... well assuming a full charged voltage of 4.2V, that works out to like 17.6S.

Perhaps it's not his first flight, and his pack is partially discharged ... maybe it's like a 18S or something...
07-21-2009, 03:32 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,442
Posted By Gnascher

That'd be about 20S assuming they build the packs...

That'd be about 20S assuming they build the packs using the same 3.7V plates used for ours. They'd probably have many P as well to deliver the necessary current.
Forum: Beginners
07-20-2009, 09:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,906
Posted By Gnascher

It's always nice to hear that a new flyer went...

It's always nice to hear that a new flyer went home with their plane intact. Even if it never left the ground.

You can always come back another day when it's calmer.
07-20-2009, 09:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,442
Posted By Gnascher

Well, they don't carry 'em at tower hobbies ......

Well, they don't carry 'em at tower hobbies ... that's for sure.

I like how they made a nod to the RC aircraft industry for the technology used in this plane though.

They mentioned the motor...
07-20-2009, 09:32 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,442
Posted By Gnascher

20KW Outrunner - 40 minute flights

...oh, and you can ride in it. :)

http://www.wired.com/autopia/2009/07/new-electric-airplane
Forum: Beginners
07-17-2009, 07:14 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,335
Posted By Gnascher

The DX7 is a great radio, but if budget is an...

The DX7 is a great radio, but if budget is an issue the DX6i is also a fantastic radio and will keep you happy for a long time.

I personally have a DX6, and I'm pretty happy with that. The only...
Forum: Beginners
07-13-2009, 07:38 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,335
Posted By Gnascher

Yeah, I tried all sorts of stuff to fix mine. ...

Yeah, I tried all sorts of stuff to fix mine. The bottom line is that once that piece breaks off, it just doesn't leave enough material behind to work with. It really is the Achillies heel of this...
Forum: Beginners
07-13-2009, 07:04 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,335
Posted By Gnascher

I see they still haven't improved the design on...

I see they still haven't improved the design on that throttle slide. That happened to me as well. That was when I decided to ditch all of the stock electronics, and install 'standard' equipment.
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Forum: Foamies
07-12-2009, 02:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,412
Posted By Gnascher

You can make a control rod with CF similar to the...

You can make a control rod with CF similar to the way they used to make them with balsa sticks.

You simply use a small diameter CF rod cut just a little short of the distance from your servo to...
Forum: Free Items
07-08-2009, 09:27 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 10,201
Posted By Gnascher

I'll take two as well. Never pass up a deal...

I'll take two as well.

Never pass up a deal on building materials!
Forum: Beginners
07-06-2009, 02:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 14,151
Posted By Gnascher

In a brushed motor, the windings spin, and the...

In a brushed motor, the windings spin, and the magnets stay in one place. There's a set of carbon "brushes" that contact the commutator on the spinning armature delivering electricity to the...
Forum: Foamies
07-06-2009, 02:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,412
Posted By Gnascher

No. One of CF's great properties is it's ability...

No. One of CF's great properties is it's ability to hold its shape. You would not be able to get it to get it to be anything but straight.

Now ... you can flex CF, and then hold it into that...
Forum: Massachusetts
07-03-2009, 05:15 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 20,167
Posted By Gnascher

You: "No, Wistah" Salesman: "Oh, could you...

You: "No, Wistah"

Salesman: "Oh, could you spell that please?"

You: "w-o-r-c-e-s-t-e-r, just like it sounds!"

Salesman: " ... "
Forum: Massachusetts
07-03-2009, 04:00 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 20,167
Posted By Gnascher

Yup, it's one of the 13 villages of Newton...

Yup, it's one of the 13 villages of Newton (http://www.newtoncitizens.com/villages.shtml).

I'm located just a stone's throw from where the Pike crosses 95/128.

You're westawoostah I see. :)
...
Forum: Massachusetts
07-03-2009, 03:10 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 20,167
Posted By Gnascher

Auburndale, Ma

Auburndale, MA reporting in.

I've lived around the Boston/Metro-west area for about 16 years now.
Forum: Beginners
07-03-2009, 03:02 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,335
Posted By Gnascher

Make sure you do an extra-good range check. A...

Make sure you do an extra-good range check. A "repaired" transmitter is always suspect until proven good.
Forum: Beginners
07-03-2009, 02:58 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,335
Posted By Gnascher

Heh ... it took me a while before I'd even be...

Heh ... it took me a while before I'd even be willing to fly in front of my WIFE let alone in front of a girl I actually wanted to impress. (By the way ... don't let this episode make you think you...
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