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07-22-2017, 01:02 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By flypaper 2

Only the spring is backwards.;)

Only the spring is backwards.;)
Forum: Foamies
06-24-2017, 03:21 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 62,081
Posted By flypaper 2

Here's my second Flyman. First one got lost in...

Here's my second Flyman. First one got lost in the bush a couple of yrs ago. Maybe he's still walking out.:oops: Just built another and putting some the test flights on him. Very easy flier actually....
03-26-2017, 02:11 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,784
Posted By flypaper 2

When places like HK were getting popular I told...

When places like HK were getting popular I told the guys at the local hobby shop that the writing was on the wall. I told them in a nice way, as they are friends of mine. So they looked into it and...
02-23-2017, 07:00 PM
Replies: 3,019
Views: 454,115
Posted By flypaper 2

My last was scratchbuild. I wanted a 3D plane ,...

My last was scratchbuild. I wanted a 3D plane , as light as possible and maneuverable as possible with very large control surfaces for maneuverability at very low speed. Also the most wing area in...
02-01-2017, 01:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 690
Posted By flypaper 2

At any rate I would stick a couple of washers...

At any rate I would stick a couple of washers under the right side of the motor mount just to see the difference in flight. The washers I use are about .030 thou. thick , or 1/32 in.
Look down...
01-07-2017, 02:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,357
Posted By flypaper 2

Why not use the flaps switch. Even if you are...

Why not use the flaps switch. Even if you are using flaps, you would want them to work in co-ordination with the flaps/
Forum: 3D Flying
12-12-2016, 12:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,881
Posted By flypaper 2

Looking good Nigel. A lot nicer finish than my...

Looking good Nigel. A lot nicer finish than my beater.:oops::D
12-11-2016, 04:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,697
Posted By flypaper 2

I had trouble keeping the profile planes batts...

I had trouble keeping the profile planes batts warm while flying. Otherwise you have very short flight times. These are made from bubble wrap, scotch taped together, with Velcro to hold the flap shut...
Forum: 3D Flying
12-11-2016, 02:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,881
Posted By flypaper 2

I designed this plane intentionally for very slow...

I designed this plane intentionally for very slow 3D flying. I wanted the most area in a small package so I can easily fit it in my van without taking the wings off. Came out to 30 in. span. Had to...
12-10-2016, 01:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,354
Posted By flypaper 2

Hi Dereck. I added to your other thread but I...

Hi Dereck. I added to your other thread but I think I should have done it here.:oops:
I should bring it over here but , being a computer klutz, have no idea how to do it. :confused:
Maybe you...
12-10-2016, 01:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,556
Posted By flypaper 2

I made this one about 3 yrs ago using the Orange...

I made this one about 3 yrs ago using the Orange T6 trans. Which is a reliable radio and not expensive for an experiment that may or may not work. Could be done with pretty well any reliable radio. I...
Forum: Aerodynamics
06-26-2016, 07:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 22,104
Posted By flypaper 2

Booster tabs.

To find the magic spot, I move in one hole at a time with the pushrod to the horn on the tab. When you hit the spot the ail response goes up drastically. The airspeed shouldn't make much difference...
Forum: Aerodynamics
06-26-2016, 05:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 22,104
Posted By flypaper 2

Booster tabs.

4 yrs later I'm still using these booster tabs on many planes including the 48 in. Sbach and the Visionair. Big boost in performance on these 3D planes with lots of ail throw with the little HK ,...
06-16-2016, 02:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,014
Posted By flypaper 2

When the timer times out at 2 hrs, hit the start...

When the timer times out at 2 hrs, hit the start button again.
06-16-2016, 01:54 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 12,547
Posted By flypaper 2

Another fix for using the smaller servos is to...

Another fix for using the smaller servos is to use booster tabs on the elevons. I experimented and did a lot of research on them and they do work well.
Takes about75% of the load off the servos. I...
06-16-2016, 01:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,545
Posted By flypaper 2

What about borrowing a glow starter from a fellow...

What about borrowing a glow starter from a fellow flier and wind the prop up on the ground to see if you have servo control.
I have flung the batt out a time or two and never had control even when...
06-08-2016, 03:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,328
Posted By flypaper 2

That's right about the wind. On a calm day, you...

That's right about the wind. On a calm day, you wouldn't know it was there.
06-08-2016, 01:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,328
Posted By flypaper 2

Not Dereck here but a little on my own experience...

Not Dereck here but a little on my own experience with these.
You may not need expo, as the gyro system in use, acts like expo is being used.
Make sure the surfaces are mechanically trimmed...
06-05-2016, 10:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,147
Posted By flypaper 2

Excellent generator. Had mine for about the last...

Excellent generator. Had mine for about the last 5 yrs. Used for winter flying too.
Forum: 3D Flying
06-05-2016, 04:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,610
Posted By flypaper 2

Back in the mid 90s, before electric took hold,...

Back in the mid 90s, before electric took hold, there were some aerobatic planes called stick planes. Very light glow planes. They had the flaperons with the rule of thumb having the ailerons...
04-03-2016, 06:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,600
Posted By flypaper 2

Here's my old Byron Cristen Eagle foamy that I...

Here's my old Byron Cristen Eagle foamy that I converted with a Turnigy 6364 motor running on two 5000, 5 cell lipos. I found the system weighs about the same weight as the Quadra 42. In fact I had...
Forum: Foamies
03-07-2016, 06:28 PM
Replies: 4,516
Views: 831,381
Posted By flypaper 2

Yeah, Crashalot. Good reason not to come...

Yeah, Crashalot.
Good reason not to come back. Same with my TV. I go to another channel.
Forum: Foamies
02-07-2016, 03:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,227
Posted By flypaper 2

For hotglue hinges,I use the low heat setting on...

For hotglue hinges,I use the low heat setting on the gun. It will put a much thinner bridge across the surfaces.
Was out flying yesterday when it was 35 F. I can't handle the cold like I used to....
01-09-2016, 02:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,292
Posted By flypaper 2

I have the Beast, Pitts, Habu and P3 Revolution....

I have the Beast, Pitts, Habu and P3 Revolution. They are all excellent fliers, each with their own characteristics, but the P3 Revolution is my favorite.:D
It's almost as fast as the Habu and...
12-29-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,948
Posted By flypaper 2

RC is alive and well in Cuba. For many yrs. we...

RC is alive and well in Cuba. For many yrs. we have been sending RC goodies to the modelers there. The local hobby shop here has a box where we put the obsolete radio goodies, 72. trans and rcvrs,...
12-19-2015, 08:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,146
Posted By flypaper 2

I normally use hotglue hinges, but on the smaller...

I normally use hotglue hinges, but on the smaller ones I use double sided Scotch Tape. The same way that we used to use the cloth hinges where they're glued to the bottom of one surface, through the...
Forum: Foamies
12-13-2015, 09:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,119
Posted By flypaper 2

I'm afraid it's the other way around. You need to...

I'm afraid it's the other way around. You need to shave down the rear of the wing saddle. Probably an old age brain phart.:D I'm in the middle of building another one I had in the garage for all...
12-05-2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,445
Posted By flypaper 2

A little late but another method I've used is to...

A little late but another method I've used is to slide the prop on the shaft and drill a 1/16 hole right through the prop and 1/8 in. into the aluminum prop hub on the motor. Now stick a piece of...
Forum: 3D Flying
11-21-2015, 09:26 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 17,450
Posted By flypaper 2

Did the same thing here today, doing what I...

Did the same thing here today, doing what I shouldn't have been:confused:
Just cracked the firewall plies. Hot glued it back together but not as tight as before, giving it more right thrust than...
10-25-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,539
Posted By flypaper 2

I use subtrim for that fine tuning part too.

I use subtrim for that fine tuning part too.
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