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Forum: Beginners
12-25-2011, 12:31 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 29,238
Posted By prof_fate

What size? BIgger means more weight and that...

What size?

BIgger means more weight and that translates to harder, um, landings.

I have a hobbyzone champ, a wee little thing that weighs 1.5 oz ready to fly - I guess if you power dove into...
Replies: 6
Views: 6,336
Posted By prof_fate

Not all nimh are the same - there are differing...

Not all nimh are the same - there are differing capacities just like lipos.

Most nimh will lost as stated, 10-15% a month or more, especially as they age. I've seen batts go essentially dead in as...
Forum: Foamies
12-15-2011, 04:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,777
Posted By prof_fate

Hot glue works but yeah, it can tear out foam...

Hot glue works but yeah, it can tear out foam when you remove it. In theory you can add heat and it will soften but not sure how to do that (soldering iron wrapped in tin foil maybe?)

I changed...
12-14-2011, 10:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,137
Posted By prof_fate

Self recovering isn't what I mean when I say...

Self recovering isn't what I mean when I say stable- pattern planes are super stable - they have to be to do what they do. Perhaps predictible is a better word.

Responsive and twitchy are not the...
12-14-2011, 05:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,137
Posted By prof_fate

Too many choices! LOL I felt that way about...

Too many choices! LOL

I felt that way about getting a T28...it's "the" plane everyone recomends as a low wing/warbird/aileron trainer - but which one? Parkzone, nitroplanes, 800 or 1400mm, or do...
12-14-2011, 01:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,137
Posted By prof_fate

What aileron problems? I researched that plane...

What aileron problems?
I researched that plane pretty throuroughly and didn't hear of any. The only issue was the stock prop wasn't putting out enough thrust.

BTW, the AT pitts is also sold by...
Forum: Humor
12-13-2011, 09:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,468
Posted By prof_fate

I only have to answer yes to 3? OHoh...I said yes...

I only have to answer yes to 3? OHoh...I said yes to 6...I don't have planes hanging from the celiling (keep the boxed for the most part - clean and safe that way. I figure I'll hang those I'm done...
Forum: Beginners
12-12-2011, 10:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,785
Posted By prof_fate

You need to learn many things to the point you...

You need to learn many things to the point you can do them without thinking about it - just react.

Get a champ and on windless days go fly - it's cheap, easy to fly and hard to break as it weighs...
12-12-2011, 08:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,137
Posted By prof_fate

Don't know about that Pitts, but this one...

Don't know about that Pitts, but this one http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbycity/store/__14881__Hobby_King_Pitts_Special_Plug_n_Fly_4_Aileron_version_USA_Warehouse_.html is the art tech one and gets...
12-11-2011, 09:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,447
Posted By prof_fate

Just got back from flying and no, it's never all...

Just got back from flying and no, it's never all that simple...

the bought plane, on a DX6i w/ expo, flew fine. I could use a bit more control throw on the rudder I think for slower speed flight -...
12-11-2011, 08:38 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 51,558
Posted By prof_fate

I believe I am in an area that is classified as...

I believe I am in an area that is classified as Class G airspace.

Class G

Class G airspace includes all airspace not otherwise classified as controlled below flight level...
12-11-2011, 08:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,447
Posted By prof_fate

What he should have said is more like this then ...

What he should have said is more like this then

The C.G. is found by dividing the total balance moment (in inch-pounds) by the total weight (in lb.) and is expressed in inches forward (-) or aft...
Forum: Beginners
12-11-2011, 07:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,178
Posted By prof_fate

I'm open to suggestions on 'best radio' but soooo...

I'm open to suggestions on 'best radio' but soooo much of that is opinion based - the old ford vs chevy thing.
I"m a photographer and when folks ask for advice in forums the answer is almost always...
12-11-2011, 07:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,447
Posted By prof_fate

Length divided by weight will not give you CG or...

Length divided by weight will not give you CG or anything else for that matter.

My car is 17 feet long and weighs 3400 lbs...a cessna is is 38 feet long and weights 1900 lbs...

Feet / weight...
12-11-2011, 06:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,447
Posted By prof_fate

There is an error in there someplace... 30...

There is an error in there someplace...

30 inches divided by 2 lbs won't give you an answer that means squat.
This also implies that a 30 inch plane will balance differently based on what it...
Forum: Beginners
12-11-2011, 06:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,178
Posted By prof_fate

Prolly one reason the brand name costs $169 or so...

Prolly one reason the brand name costs $169 or so and the flysky 'brand' costs $40 - all those free parts LOL

One would think making a better roller button and putting in every radio would be...
Forum: ParkFlyers
12-11-2011, 05:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,356
Posted By prof_fate

I'm becoming a student of the wind...when is it...

I'm becoming a student of the wind...when is it most likely to be calm, or not. So far it seems first thing in the morning is usually calm, but i'm not much of a morning person, that's when it's the...
12-10-2011, 08:05 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 11,926
Posted By prof_fate

Not sure what one considers a good deal or not......

Not sure what one considers a good deal or not...

champ, $89 with radio, batts, charger, everything. (local hobby shop)
UM t28, $69 after rebate, need a radio (see above, or dx6i, etc) (electric...
Forum: Beginners
12-10-2011, 07:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,178
Posted By prof_fate

Okay, this is a frustrating hobby...(it got windy...

Okay, this is a frustrating hobby...(it got windy which wasn't forecast and then the roller button on my dx6i broke...)

But I did get flying - went here...
12-10-2011, 07:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,447
Posted By prof_fate

OKay....why is this such a frustrating...

OKay....why is this such a frustrating hobby?????????

All morning it's been calm...now it's not...20mph winds and perhaps gusts above that. Screw it, I'm gonna give it ago - it's an EPP plane and...
12-10-2011, 06:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,447
Posted By prof_fate

The hobby folks that sold the RTF model sell a...

The hobby folks that sold the RTF model sell a lot of them and i flew it at the show and found it pretty hard to fly - it needed up ele to fly remotely level, adding power caused a severe climb (it's...
12-10-2011, 04:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,447
Posted By prof_fate

Cog and Balance Calculations

Bought a couple of foam glider conversions at a show last weekend, one ARF - add rx and go and the other as a kit.

I finished the kit today and went to balance it and wow, it was dead on.
The ARF...
12-10-2011, 02:23 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,343
Posted By prof_fate

Glad to hear of your success!

Glad to hear of your success!
Forum: ParkFlyers
12-10-2011, 02:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,356
Posted By prof_fate

It's hard to say who makes what unless you can...

It's hard to say who makes what unless you can put them next to eachother and compare.
The HK Pitts is the art tech pitts - many parts on the plane itself have art tech molded in. It has been sold...
Forum: Beginners
12-10-2011, 02:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,301
Posted By prof_fate

Set 1. brake off - for some uses you want a...

Set
1. brake off
- for some uses you want a brake, like on a powered glider where you shut the motor off and have a folding prop
2. lipo, if your using lipos
you don't want to run lipo's too low...
Forum: Power Systems
12-09-2011, 04:20 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,980
Posted By prof_fate

Such good info! I think I understand the C...

Such good info!

I think I understand the C rating now..and mah. Today anyway.
12-09-2011, 03:39 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 51,558
Posted By prof_fate

If you draw too much power through your ESC it...

If you draw too much power through your ESC it can cause it to shut down or reset, this will shut the power off to the RX if you're using your esc to supply the power to your rx. This is called a...
12-09-2011, 02:03 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 51,558
Posted By prof_fate

Being somewhat new to flying I've no way to...

Being somewhat new to flying I've no way to guesstimate how far away a plane is...can you even see them at 2000+ feet?

What do you rec for a radio/receiver? I was thinking of a Dx6i, spektrum 6100...
Forum: Power Systems
12-09-2011, 01:59 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,980
Posted By prof_fate

OK, Alex brings up a point I'd not thought...

OK, Alex brings up a point I'd not thought of...pulling power in excess of the C rating of the battery.

I know C rating is simple to understand, but I have a mental block on it for some reason.
...
Forum: Foamies
12-08-2011, 10:14 PM
Replies: 4,525
Views: 862,753
Posted By prof_fate

gorilla glue works well, epoxy and possibly ye...

gorilla glue works well, epoxy and possibly ye old plastic model glue like Testors (depends on the foam) and low temp hot glue.

Foam safe CA will work too, but it has to be foam safe.

My first...
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