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01-06-2021, 09:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 381
Posted By Wildflyer

I would think a low KV motor could work. Sort...

I would think a low KV motor could work.
Sort of like the brushless motors they put on skateboards
01-04-2021, 11:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 496
Posted By Wildflyer

Using your best figures, 6lbs and 260sq" would...

Using your best figures, 6lbs and 260sq" would be 53oz/sq' or 3.33333lbs per sq ft.
That's really high for a model, hope it works.

The ESC does not need the red wire to function properly. it...
01-03-2021, 07:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 496
Posted By Wildflyer

All of those ideas are possible. EDFs are power...

All of those ideas are possible. EDFs are power hungry things and 2 of them are twice as bad.
Your ESCs will cut power the the fans but save some for the servos and a little booster punch if you...
01-01-2021, 08:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 404
Posted By Wildflyer

If you have Real Flight 3.5, I think it was...

If you have Real Flight 3.5, I think it was designed for a much older operating system and you new laptop would have Windows 10
I have Real Flight 6.5 and it will not run on my Windows 10 system.
...
Forum: Beginners
12-24-2020, 08:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 497
Posted By Wildflyer

Only problem that I know of , is that some of the...

Only problem that I know of , is that some of the planes that come with certain Spektrum receivers have the "ideal" programming built in and not adjustable. They may have changed that in some of the...
12-24-2020, 08:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 301
Posted By Wildflyer

Did not expect that, Nigel Merry Christmas to...

Did not expect that, Nigel
Merry Christmas to you and all my Wattflyer friends.
12-20-2020, 10:51 PM
Replies: 32,831
Views: 1,803,309
Posted By Wildflyer

Advil Aleve

Advil
Aleve
12-18-2020, 07:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 769
Posted By Wildflyer

I hardened the trailing edge for wing bolt by...

I hardened the trailing edge for wing bolt by poking a bunch pf holes with a pin from the under side and then soaking the area with thin CA, worked well. A cross block can be glued inside the...
12-17-2020, 06:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 590
Posted By Wildflyer

Just look through pictures of real sailplanes,...

Just look through pictures of real sailplanes, find what you want, and contact Callie Graphics. You can send her the picture.
She does an amazing job, everyone is happy with her. She can make vinyl...
11-29-2020, 08:55 PM
Replies: 32,831
Views: 1,803,309
Posted By Wildflyer

steaks Treager

steaks
Treager
11-26-2020, 05:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 827
Posted By Wildflyer

Solentlife has a 40 watt that he has used for a...

Solentlife has a 40 watt that he has used for a long time.
I have seen a 40 watt that claimed to gut 8mm balsa, the thicker and harder wood the slower the cut.

I have a friend that has a big 90...
Forum: Beginners
11-18-2020, 09:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 953
Posted By Wildflyer

Are they recommending one of the new Spektrum NX...

Are they recommending one of the new Spektrum NX series?
11-18-2020, 09:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,399
Posted By Wildflyer

In the early 90's I built a 24' x 26' garage in...

In the early 90's I built a 24' x 26' garage in my backyard with a G- door to the alley. I first sheeted it with 1/2 cdx ply then put 7/16 OSB siding on top of that with no window on first floor, it...
11-17-2020, 08:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,399
Posted By Wildflyer

I haven't had that much floor space since I left...

I haven't had that much floor space since I left my parent's home. We had a 40' x 50' clear span building.
If I win the lottery, maybe I could get a shop like that.
11-08-2020, 07:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,415
Posted By Wildflyer

Looks very cool. Can you define a different rib...

Looks very cool.
Can you define a different rib airfoil at the tip compared to the root?
I have seen some planes use a different airfoil at the tip to reduce tip stall.
Compufoil will allow this...
Forum: FMA Direct
11-01-2020, 05:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 10,909
Posted By Wildflyer

Loan posts reported.

Loan posts reported.
10-25-2020, 07:19 PM
Replies: 32,831
Views: 1,803,309
Posted By Wildflyer

Demented Insane

Demented

Insane
10-25-2020, 07:18 PM
Replies: 2,344
Views: 41,856
Posted By Wildflyer

Switches Gauges

Switches

Gauges
10-23-2020, 01:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 693
Posted By Wildflyer

Looks like it is just bent wire fixed gear. Would...

Looks like it is just bent wire fixed gear. Would not be real hard to bend your own if you can, or find someone with a music wire bender.
Forum: 3D Printing
10-15-2020, 06:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 668
Posted By Wildflyer

Sounds like there should be a device that could...

Sounds like there should be a device that could melt down bad parts and produce filament.
10-15-2020, 06:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,294
Posted By Wildflyer

Nobler 2.0 I doubt you would want to call...

Nobler 2.0

I doubt you would want to call it; Nobler 2020
10-08-2020, 08:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,909
Posted By Wildflyer

Since you shouldn't leave a Lipo plugged into an...

Since you shouldn't leave a Lipo plugged into an ESC for long term waiting or storage, always unplug it.
I have seen a rare ESC with a switch on the receiver lead, but very uncommon today.
Some...
10-07-2020, 07:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,378
Posted By Wildflyer

But they still run off of receiver / servo...

But they still run off of receiver / servo voltage.
I try to run my retract planes off of a good solid 6 volt battery. Or a big UBEC, not the BEC found in the speed controls.

I had a cheap UBEC...
10-07-2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,378
Posted By Wildflyer

May not be putting out enough current to work...

May not be putting out enough current to work properly.
My tester has built in AAA batteries, but they can not handle retracts, I use a larger plug in batter then.
09-29-2020, 06:38 PM
Replies: 32,831
Views: 1,803,309
Posted By Wildflyer

play dead

play

dead
09-29-2020, 06:37 PM
Replies: 2,344
Views: 41,856
Posted By Wildflyer

Linkage Servo

Linkage

Servo
Replies: 14
Views: 2,122
Posted By Wildflyer

Sometimes it doesn't take much to make a radio do...

Sometimes it doesn't take much to make a radio do strange things.
In 1972 I built a Heathkit 8ch RC radio system, I had my FCC 2nd class license by then so I knew what I was doing.
The radio...
09-23-2020, 05:59 PM
Replies: 32,831
Views: 1,803,309
Posted By Wildflyer

Fantastic Four

Fantastic

Four
09-23-2020, 05:58 PM
Replies: 2,344
Views: 41,856
Posted By Wildflyer

Props Spinners

Props

Spinners
Replies: 14
Views: 2,122
Posted By Wildflyer

Hope they take care of you. Hard enough flying...

Hope they take care of you.
Hard enough flying these things even with a good radio, but a bad one makes it terrible.
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