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05-25-2009, 07:40 PM
Replies: 75
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Posted By LectricPlane

What type of prop are you usung? I use APC and...

What type of prop are you usung?
I use APC and Master Airscrew, The APC props tend to snap a lot easier than the MAS props. . .
04-23-2009, 11:05 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 45,937
Posted By LectricPlane

This looks cool! Love the oldtimer pics 38. ...

This looks cool! Love the oldtimer pics 38.
Subscribed.
04-23-2009, 10:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,177
Posted By LectricPlane

LOL. I built one almost exactly like that in the...

LOL. I built one almost exactly like that in the early 90s from scratch plans in an old 1970s RCME mag. Also never flew it.
If I remember correctly there was an interesting lack of conncetedness...
04-23-2009, 09:32 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,514
Posted By LectricPlane

Thanks for the replies guys. I have had my...

Thanks for the replies guys.

I have had my eye on one of those eagletree loggers for a while.. Just can't make myself hit the buy button. They look so neat.

I realy hope the draw is dropping by...
04-21-2009, 10:22 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,514
Posted By LectricPlane

8x4 Master Airscrew Electric Prop Unwind

Hi

Been a while. I am still loving this plane.

I am running a MAS 8x4prop on this now and have made a camera pod (Because I can and this is my only plane at the mo).

I recently took delivery...
Forum: Beginners
03-16-2009, 01:42 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 14,400
Posted By LectricPlane

RCBlonde At a guess I'd say you are making the...

RCBlonde
At a guess I'd say you are making the landing approch too slow. Keep it fast enough to feel like a powered approach (or use 1/3 power) and then bleed the speed off at 0.5m off the ground as...
03-13-2009, 10:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,498
Posted By LectricPlane

Thanks for the reply ltbidrawn I am still...

Thanks for the reply ltbidrawn

I am still deciding, but I would like to go dual servo and experiment with flaperons.
I have a couple of Hitec HS82MG spare (Metal gear ±17g). Other than that I...
03-13-2009, 02:49 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 11,239
Posted By LectricPlane

I moved to the UK about 5 years ago. I missed...

I moved to the UK about 5 years ago.
I missed two things, My model planes and a good round at the firing range.

With the advances in electric RC I'v now sorted out the planes bit and had...
03-13-2009, 02:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,498
Posted By LectricPlane

What Servos For Ailerons? - PZ Spitfire

Hi

I am trying to decide what the best servos would be to replace the single aileron servo on my Parkzone Spitfire with a dual servo system mounted in the wing. Any suggestions?

I have upgraded...
Forum: Power Systems
03-12-2009, 08:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,804
Posted By LectricPlane

lots of good info here: ...

lots of good info here:
http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=27019
03-12-2009, 11:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,241
Posted By LectricPlane

Interesting discussion. I have the Spitfire and...

Interesting discussion.
I have the Spitfire and have been keeping an eye out for a next plane.
I am currently deliberating between another park flyer aerobatic type or an electric sport glider....
03-10-2009, 02:02 PM
Replies: 525
Views: 79,476
Posted By LectricPlane

The reciever will not be a problem for current...

The reciever will not be a problem for current draw.
It's the servos you need to watch out for. With 3A BEC I'd say you are quite safe unless you are using some unusually large digital servos for...
03-09-2009, 07:25 PM
Replies: 733
Views: 186,938
Posted By LectricPlane

I have to get myself a tripod & do that for my...

I have to get myself a tripod & do that for my Spitfire!
Would love to know how fast it actually goes with the BL.
03-09-2009, 05:38 PM
Replies: 525
Views: 79,476
Posted By LectricPlane

PilotBRS With an 8x5 you are close or over 40A,...

PilotBRS
With an 8x5 you are close or over 40A, I think.
I draw 36A peak with a 8x4 on a 1450Kv motor...
03-08-2009, 07:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,514
Posted By LectricPlane

In short. No. Not mine anyway. Nice...

In short.
No.
Not mine anyway.

Nice leaf effect paint job. What did you use as a base coat over the plastic covering?
03-08-2009, 12:16 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,514
Posted By LectricPlane

Hey Driggs Welcome. Mine was a bit out...

Hey Driggs
Welcome.

Mine was a bit out but not as much, about ½mm. I'd say check the battery area for cracks in the plastic & check the edges where the wing meets the fuse for unstuck tape,...
03-05-2009, 12:04 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,514
Posted By LectricPlane

Talking She MOVES

So here is a little 40s clip of todays lunchtime flight.

http://vimeo.com/3476830?pg=transcoded_embed&sec=3476830
She MOVES.

8x4 prop...

5:30min flight and put back 1750mA into the 2200mAh...
03-03-2009, 09:58 AM
Replies: 525
Views: 79,476
Posted By LectricPlane

Hi PilotBRS Looking good there. I am tempted...

Hi PilotBRS

Looking good there. I am tempted to do invasion stripes too.

I had the same issue when I upgraded mine,. Accquired a wattmeter and found the battery was letting me down (C...
Forum: Aerodynamics
03-01-2009, 01:16 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 25,629
Posted By LectricPlane

This truly is more simple than the explanations...

This truly is more simple than the explanations here. Some of which are sound I must admit.

Here goes my 2nd attempt:
Less experienced pilots try to slow the GROUND speed of the plane when flying...
Forum: Aerodynamics
02-28-2009, 08:51 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 25,629
Posted By LectricPlane

I've always felt turning out of the wind (ie...

I've always felt turning out of the wind (ie flying in the same direction as the wind and then turning 90 or 180º) was more stressfull. Especially with slow flying low wing load planes.

Simple...
Replies: 16
Views: 2,859
Posted By LectricPlane

Twmaster is on the right track. If you switch...

Twmaster is on the right track.
If you switch the radio on with either the "TH-Hold" or the "F-Mode" enabled (=1) it will not boot up. The labels are in red on these switches...
02-28-2009, 09:05 AM
Replies: 525
Views: 79,476
Posted By LectricPlane

PilotBRS You have spent a bit of cash on the...

PilotBRS

You have spent a bit of cash on the plane now and made it quite a bit faster. It would make sense to go to a beter radio, especially if you parkfly where anyone may pitch up and switch on...
02-27-2009, 07:24 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 16,701
Posted By LectricPlane

Let me know if you do, I'm in Surrey. ...

Let me know if you do, I'm in Surrey.
Roadtrip!:tc:
02-19-2009, 12:09 PM
Replies: 525
Views: 79,476
Posted By LectricPlane

Removing the parkzone spitfire spinner

Reasonably easy to remove, just squeeze the back half to deform it to an oval shape, behind the split line, and the front will pop off. You might have to use your nail or a small flat driver to...
02-09-2009, 04:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,514
Posted By LectricPlane

Survived the re-maiden!

Survived the first flight! 2½ minutes in a bit of 2much wind, but I couldn't wait any longer. Proof of life attached below.:tc:

The first launch ended in an emergency landing after torque roll (I...
01-27-2009, 10:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,514
Posted By LectricPlane

WattsUp

Solid info DH, as always.
I clipped the wings to increase the roll rate, had no torque roll issues with the stock setup, I'll be carefull on the first few launches with the BL.

I launch slightly...
01-25-2009, 10:53 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,514
Posted By LectricPlane

All Back together again

Here are some pics of all the pieces assembled.

Notice the two small screws below the exhasts, moved them there and glued the exhasts on permanently, they go into the side of the new ply...
01-25-2009, 09:00 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,514
Posted By LectricPlane

Hmm, Yes DH - That might have been easier, next...

Hmm, Yes DH - That might have been easier, next time. I have gone for a bit less down and right thrust - about 1º or so less.

I have it all back together now. Been measuring COG - balances out at...
01-21-2009, 11:05 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,514
Posted By LectricPlane

Build Review More buildtime, finally

Hey Pvt, thanks, you inspired me to do some more on this tonight.
I have my dx6i bound to a blade mcx heli and the spitfire... works great with both although it is a bit ott for the mcx, lol.

I...
01-11-2009, 11:36 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,514
Posted By LectricPlane

dghutt- Thanks, I have repaired my...

dghutt-
Thanks,

I have repaired my firewall a few times. As Gohmer said -Replacement is cheap and easy, I even have a spare... but hey why change it if you can fix it just as good.
I used a...
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