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07-14-2018, 05:16 PM
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Posted By yorkiepap

Hi Allan, Since Ma Nature has really been...

Hi Allan,
Since Ma Nature has really been fickle here in SW PA with crazy conditions & poor flying weather, home/shop projects, & family issues, my flying has been quite limited, although now...
06-01-2018, 01:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,607
Posted By yorkiepap

Hey UBH, I haven't been able to schedule time...

Hey UBH,
I haven't been able to schedule time to put the VQ Dornier together yet. Looks like it's going to be a winter project. I've had the Taft Dornier for 4yrs now & I love it along with my...
Replies: 11
Views: 2,635
Posted By yorkiepap

I still fly 72Mhz on several of my older...

I still fly 72Mhz on several of my older planes/gliders as the connection & range is rock solid as always. We have several members of our club that also fly on 72 & we are very observant on channel...
Forum: Night Flying
05-29-2018, 11:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,940
Posted By yorkiepap

When the night flying bug bit me, I picked up the...

When the night flying bug bit me, I picked up the HK Night Walrus that was on sale. Flies & glides great, & w/2200mah batts, I get 15-17min w/lights OFF, & 12-15min w/lights ON. Those times are mixed...
05-29-2018, 11:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,322
Posted By yorkiepap

Hi Allan, For me, since last year, FPV has...

Hi Allan,
For me, since last year, FPV has really hooked me hard. I fly all EP as it suits my flying at home & on the great 55 acre farm adjoining my property. I also belong to a great local club...
04-25-2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 3,019
Views: 489,553
Posted By yorkiepap

Just got the Durafly Slow Poke yesterday. Nice...

Just got the Durafly Slow Poke yesterday. Nice size, PNP, good power, & definitely a candidate to setup FPV w/pan in the open cockpit. I got it for a bargain as I had $21+ in my Rewards Points & free...
04-04-2018, 01:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,607
Posted By yorkiepap

VQ Models Dornier Do-27 Kit....

I just got this kit on the HK March Warehouse Sale for a really great bargain, so I bought (2) as the 2nd one will be my "just-in-case" backup. Since I have the Taft Hobby 1600mm EP PNP in foam, I...
Replies: 31
Views: 4,560
Posted By yorkiepap

A shame that corporate/management corruption...

A shame that corporate/management corruption caused JR's demise. I'm a JR diehard & will continue to use my JR10X's, Galaxy Computer8's, & Century VII's as they have stood the test of time with...
03-16-2018, 07:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,202
Posted By yorkiepap

Glider FPV is easy....

Over the winter while servicing all my planes/gliders, I found my interest in FPV could easily be incorporated into some of my gliders. Since FPV components have entered the realm of micro,...
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Posted By yorkiepap

Hey Dave, Yes, having a test station is a good...

Hey Dave,
Yes, having a test station is a good idea for checking components & flight parameters. I recently installed some FPV on one of my gliders & used my test station to get the programming on...
Forum: UAV / FPV
03-08-2018, 05:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,295
Posted By yorkiepap

Hey W-O, My initial test flight with this...

Hey W-O,
My initial test flight with this setup on one of my balsa planes was excellent all the way to 600m(200mw setting). My home location is quite high & visibility is unlimited with no...
Forum: UAV / FPV
03-06-2018, 05:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,295
Posted By yorkiepap

Hey W-O, I just got started in FPV after a...

Hey W-O,
I just got started in FPV after a year & a half doing homework/research. I'm setting up a couple gliders to wean into FPV since gliders have a good flight nature & are nice sized. My 1st...
02-27-2018, 05:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,033
Posted By yorkiepap

Several fliers have this Cub that flies well,...

Several fliers have this Cub that flies well, nice-looking, & nice size. This PNP version is a good buy. Good luck...

Denny

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Replies: 33
Views: 2,245
Posted By yorkiepap

I use (2) JR10X's & switched to LiFe batteries...

I use (2) JR10X's & switched to LiFe batteries when the NiMh orig. battery cassettes finally died. I simply removed the small charging boards, wired in a new connector to fit the LiFe plugs. I even...
Replies: 1
Views: 1,062
Posted By yorkiepap

Hey Rich, Almost sounds like a servo going...

Hey Rich,
Almost sounds like a servo going bad. If all the other control surfaces operate with no glitch, I would suspect the servo since your Tx & Rx are close(<10'). Inside a metal building would...
Forum: Beginners
03-04-2017, 05:32 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 23,345
Posted By yorkiepap

Hey V, +1 with RR's suggestion for using the...

Hey V,
+1 with RR's suggestion for using the Turnigy Plush ESC's. I use the Plush ESC's in ALL my planes from 30A to 100A....rock solid. In addition, I use the Turnigy ESC Programming Cards that...
Forum: Beginners
03-02-2017, 06:24 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 23,345
Posted By yorkiepap

Hey V, I hope I wasn't confusing you with my...

Hey V,
I hope I wasn't confusing you with my launch technique. I don't apply any ELEV input on launch. I launch at 1/2- 2/3 THR with the ELEV stick at neutral. The Radian will start to climb...
Forum: Beginners
03-02-2017, 12:58 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 23,345
Posted By yorkiepap

[QUOTE=Vulcaneer;1004105] Some of your...

[QUOTE=Vulcaneer;1004105]

Some of your advice is very helpful. I will offer that when climbing out a sailplane to altitude, it is counterintuitive for me to need to apply copius amounts of down...
Forum: Beginners
02-21-2017, 12:59 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 23,345
Posted By yorkiepap

+100 RR.... The Radian is the easiest &...

+100 RR....
The Radian is the easiest & gentlest glider one can have. I've had mine up in the thermals for almost 2hrs continually. I did do quite a bit of reinforcing to the fuse & H/V Stabs that...
Forum: Power Systems
01-16-2017, 05:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,388
Posted By yorkiepap

Hey dereck, I use the Turnigy Plush ESC's...

Hey dereck,
I use the Turnigy Plush ESC's exclusively & never have any issues. I also have & use the Turnigy ESC Programming Card that makes setting up the ESC's a snap. I have installed Plush...
12-02-2016, 09:20 PM
Replies: 3,019
Views: 489,553
Posted By yorkiepap

Hey Hawk, The Night Walrus flies very well &...

Hey Hawk,
The Night Walrus flies very well & easy launch w/plenty of power & a superb low price for a PNP. It won't glide as good as my Radian, although in warm air w/light breezes, it will stay...
12-02-2016, 04:38 PM
Replies: 3,019
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Posted By yorkiepap

Haven't had a chance to post these earlier fall...

Haven't had a chance to post these earlier fall new planes in my hangar. The first is a VH balsa ElectroStik, 40sizeEP/58"w-s/80A ESC/12x6E APC. Flies superbly w/4S-4000mah batts..

The second...
Forum: Foamies
10-13-2016, 11:09 PM
Replies: 7,352
Views: 728,325
Posted By yorkiepap

Had a beautiful Oct day, Wed. 10/12 here in SW...

Had a beautiful Oct day, Wed. 10/12 here in SW PA, w/temps in the mid 70's, 0-7mph winds, & the county maintenance dept. had just finished grooming our club field when I arrived at 9:45am. It looked...
09-30-2016, 04:50 PM
Replies: 3,019
Views: 489,553
Posted By yorkiepap

Just finished getting together an ElevenHobby F8F...

Just finished getting together an ElevenHobby F8F Bearcat 1100mm w/s & the Durafly P-47 that's been sitting in my spare bedroom for a couple years. I'm planning to fly in our clubs' Warbird Pylon...
09-24-2016, 02:39 AM
Replies: 3,019
Views: 489,553
Posted By yorkiepap

Since I've gotten into larger EP's, I've added...

Since I've gotten into larger EP's, I've added several new balsa models to my hangar. This is the "Aviator" PNP from Value Hobby. It is very well built, comes with 4250/800kv motor, 80A ESC, std....
06-29-2016, 02:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,532
Posted By yorkiepap

I got these (2) balsa PNP's from Value Hobby....

I got these (2) balsa PNP's from Value Hobby. Both are quite nice & well made. I always do a complete evaluation after unboxing & then list any mods I feel may enhance the plane. Personally, I feel...
06-24-2016, 12:36 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 11,576
Posted By yorkiepap

With all the reports & pics of the twisted...

With all the reports & pics of the twisted fuselages on the XL posted on RCG, I'm glad I waited. We'll see if HH is going to address the issue.

Denny
05-14-2016, 11:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,540
Posted By yorkiepap

I've never trusted any of the Dynam ESC's after...

I've never trusted any of the Dynam ESC's after the first (3) died in short order. I simply replace them with my favorite Turnigy Plush ESC's & never look back. I usually step up with a replacement 5...
Forum: Beginners
05-07-2016, 12:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,743
Posted By yorkiepap

When I go to our club field, I go for the day &...

When I go to our club field, I go for the day & usually have 3 or 4 of my planes/gliders along with a lunch & thermos of coffee. I have my charger w/deep-cycle 12v battery & my field tool box for any...
04-10-2016, 01:26 AM
Replies: 3,019
Views: 489,553
Posted By yorkiepap

Just finished my Zeta Horton BV38 & ready for...

Just finished my Zeta Horton BV38 & ready for maiden. I did my usual mods after a total evaluation of improvements that would enhance the models' flight performance. Ready for maiden. For a pictorial...
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