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Forum: Foamies
07-25-2009, 01:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 13,097
Posted By creyes123

Thumbs up foamboard!

I'm a big fan of foamboard. I always remove the paper backing first.

The model in my latest book, RCadvisor's ModiFly, was built with foamboard. You can't beat the price!:ws:

My latest idea is...
07-23-2009, 03:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,741
Posted By creyes123

info links to podcasts and online newsletter

I was also just interviewed by The Crash Cast (http://www.thecrashcast.com/). I really like how that one turned out, too. Ken Myers, editor of the Ampeer, devoted almost the entire current issue to...
07-22-2009, 11:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,741
Posted By creyes123

Talking Thanks!

Thank you. I'm getting a lot of compliments on this book, too.
07-22-2009, 11:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,741
Posted By creyes123

Thumbs up new book: RCadvisor's ModiFly

How does an original model airplane design get created?

I've always wanted to read a book that answered that question. A book that takes me by the hand and shows me how it's really done. One that...
06-06-2009, 03:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,235
Posted By creyes123

Check the schedule here: ...

Check the schedule here:

http://www.arcconline.com/schedule.html

The Heli Meet is in late September. That's a big event.


Carlos Reyes
Author of RCadvisor's Model Airplane Design Made Easy
06-06-2009, 03:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,235
Posted By creyes123

We are having our annual fun fly contest at the...

We are having our annual fun fly contest at the end of July. You might be able to make it to that one. Electric airplanes are welcome to enter.

Carlos Reyes
Author of RCadvisor's Model Airplane...
06-04-2009, 10:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,235
Posted By creyes123

Post Scale Meet Albuquerque June 27 and 28

The Albuquerque R/C Club (ARCC) is proud to announce our annual Scale Meet. Flying model aircraft from World War I to the present.


$25 pilot landing fee (AMA membership required)

...
03-04-2009, 10:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 921
Posted By creyes123

RCadvisor Book and Calculator Deals

My new book, RCadvisor's Model Airplane Design Made Easy, has wonderful reviews over at Amazon. It's usually on their bestseller lists. Amazon is discounting the book down to just $17.95 and it's...
01-30-2009, 10:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,935
Posted By creyes123

Yes, It's an Adobe PDF file compatible with Adobe...

Yes, It's an Adobe PDF file compatible with Adobe Acrobat 7 or higher. Maybe try downloading it to your computer first?


Carlos Reyes
www.RCadvisor.com (http://www.rcadvisor.com/)
Brainy...
01-30-2009, 10:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,935
Posted By creyes123

Talking thanks

Yes, it's been about ten years since a book like this was published.

There's a PDF preview of the book that contains the table of contents and much more:

...
01-30-2009, 09:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,935
Posted By creyes123

Post new book: RCadvisor's Model Airplane Design Made Easy

Hello. I just wanted to get the word out that the book I've been working on these past few months is finally done. I'm autographing and throwing in free shipping for books ordered before March 1st...
Forum: Power Systems
09-22-2008, 08:09 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 22,125
Posted By creyes123

Adding to the brew... I went back and...

Adding to the brew...

I went back and changed the new chart to display propeller blade angle of attack and power required by airspeed. Attached is a screen shot of a generic 12x12 gas propeller at...
Forum: Power Systems
09-20-2008, 10:08 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 22,125
Posted By creyes123

Good question. There can only be one answer - the...

Good question. There can only be one answer - the FAA. They regulate everything related to full-size aircraft in the United States. A quick search in the FAA website revealed this:

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Forum: Power Systems
09-20-2008, 08:44 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 22,125
Posted By creyes123

It's standard practice to measure the propeller...

It's standard practice to measure the propeller blade angle (or pitch) at a specific position, such as 70% or 75% of the radius.

You are getting your terminology mixed up. I think you meant to say...
Forum: Power Systems
09-20-2008, 05:26 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 22,125
Posted By creyes123

Thanks. It's been a lot of work. Chevalier's...

Thanks. It's been a lot of work.

Chevalier's book talks about propeller unloading in section 4.5. He says that the propeller unloads when the airplane starts moving because the angle of attack...
Forum: Power Systems
09-20-2008, 01:15 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 22,125
Posted By creyes123

Howard Chevalier had it right in his book....

Howard Chevalier had it right in his book. Propeller thrust formulas are not supposed to have a separate propeller pitch term. You see, the thrust coefficient parameter is supposed to take into...
Forum: Power Systems
09-19-2008, 08:44 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 22,125
Posted By creyes123

Interesting thread. Airplane propellers have...

Interesting thread.

Airplane propellers have been studied for over 100 years now. Propeller theory is now quite extensive and sophisticated. The little propellers behave just like the big ones,...
08-08-2008, 06:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,198
Posted By creyes123

Post RCadvisor.com launches model airplane design contest

I've been so busy with RCadvisor's sudden growth, I haven't had time to post much for a couple of months now. The component database has grown to 5,000 and the membership has grown to 1,500, with 500...
06-30-2008, 06:20 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 119,596
Posted By creyes123

Talking RCadvisor.com - free advanced model airplane calculator

You don't seem to have a link to my calculator.

Carlos
RCadvisor.com (http://www.rcadvisor.com)
Forum: Power Systems
06-03-2008, 04:23 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,694
Posted By creyes123

Post RCadvisor: free online calculator

FREE Calculator SE

designs efficient electric power systems
teaches you using Tutorials and ToolTips
flies your model in a virtual wind tunnel
predicts airfoil performance
shows you the...
Forum: Power Systems
05-26-2008, 09:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,794
Posted By creyes123

Kv and watts

The best way to learn about Kv is to run some simulations with the same motor but different windings. Neu Motors (http://www.neumotors.com) comes to mind - they have great data that can be used for...
Forum: Power Systems
05-26-2008, 05:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,794
Posted By creyes123

Thumbs up my thoughts

What a great thread! Threads like this are normally full of misguided comments, but I made it to the end of this one cringe-free. My thoughts:



Important rule: use the biggest prop that will...
Forum: Power Systems
05-09-2008, 08:59 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 969
Posted By creyes123

Post RCadvisor.com has New Power System Optimizer and Online Tutorials

(RCadvisor.com (http://www.rcadvisor.com) is the free advanced calculator for model airplanes.)

Two highly anticipated new features were released this month.

Six new online tutorials cover...
Forum: Aerodynamics
04-24-2008, 04:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 12,699
Posted By creyes123

buy a Nickel

I'm only aware of two books that cover tailless aircraft in technical detail. For full size airplanes, the source is:

Tailless Aircraft
Karl Nickel
ISBN 0340614021

Long out of print, Amazon...
Forum: Power Systems
04-13-2008, 11:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 10,312
Posted By creyes123

thank you

Thank you!!!

(I'm not going to claim that it's always that accurate, but the calculations work very hard to get it right.)
Forum: Power Systems
04-13-2008, 10:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 10,312
Posted By creyes123

hard to disagree

You know, I think you have a point. I've been writing computer programs for 25 years and software usability still has a long way to go. If software in general were easy to use, computer programs...
Forum: Power Systems
04-13-2008, 10:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 10,312
Posted By creyes123

hit Enter, Luke

Sorry about that. My earlier post here got mangled and I didn't notice until later.

You have to hit the ENTER key after typing in the name for the new component. There's a new blog entry on the...
Forum: Power Systems
04-13-2008, 04:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 10,312
Posted By creyes123

hmmm

Something is not right. I've tested the calculator on Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera and Safari under both Linux and Windows (sorry, but I don't have easy access to OSX). I've never seen what you...
Forum: Power Systems
04-13-2008, 04:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 10,312
Posted By creyes123

don't feel bad

You're the second person to ask me how to add new stuff. In my book, that is a crisis situation! I just added a new blog entry to the website with an explanation.

Any other questions? Just let me...
Forum: Power Systems
04-13-2008, 04:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 10,312
Posted By creyes123

adding your own stuff

I forgot to answer your question.

To add your own stuff, just edit the name and press <enter>Enter. Yeah, I know, too easy. There is ToolTip help on the component names that explains this, but if...
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