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04-27-2012, 09:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,900
Posted By Elfwreck

Hey now, Good question. To my mind it's not...

Hey now,
Good question. To my mind it's not about how many tricks you can do or how fast you can make a model fly.
I know plenty of beginners who can pull off all kinds of fancy stunts and a few...
03-25-2012, 05:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,177
Posted By Elfwreck

Hey now, I'm a bit behind on this so bear with...

Hey now,
I'm a bit behind on this so bear with me.
I've never had any trouble with a bungee launch. No whirling dervish (whatever that is) no line hang ups, nothing.
But I do set the hook as...
03-23-2012, 01:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,177
Posted By Elfwreck

Hey now, Well yeah. Landing other than take off...

Hey now,
Well yeah. Landing other than take off and landing are nothing but drag. Worst case are bare wire and open wheels. Even adding spats and a fairing to the leg would help but cleanest of all...
03-22-2012, 06:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,177
Posted By Elfwreck

Hey now, Just adding retracts as you noticed...

Hey now,
Just adding retracts as you noticed adds about ten percent to the effiency of the airframe. A pretty good increase if you ask me. And that's without bothering to seal them in at all. Now if...
03-04-2012, 03:55 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 40,855
Posted By Elfwreck

Hey now, Some clubs and members can be very...

Hey now,
Some clubs and members can be very cool, some can be real basty nastards and some just don't care. Sadly it's the rude a d predjudiced folks that are the loudest and most likely to hang...
03-03-2012, 07:52 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 40,855
Posted By Elfwreck

Hey now, That's exactly why I think clubs are...

Hey now,
That's exactly why I think clubs are great places for kids if they can get to them. Along with flight skills and the aplication of scientific thoery they can get a fine education in the...
03-03-2012, 07:16 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 40,855
Posted By Elfwreck

Hey now, Ok I'll play too. I've been building...

Hey now,
Ok I'll play too. I've been building and flying models since I was fourcyears old, about fourty years now. I've been in clubs, gone solo and rennage too.
My experience has been wide and...
02-29-2012, 06:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,109
Posted By Elfwreck

Hey now, More airflow over the esc is always...

Hey now,
More airflow over the esc is always better. However cloying up the ducting, either intend or eflux is very bad. You need the ducting to be smooth and clear for it to work properly.
I've...
02-29-2012, 02:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,109
Posted By Elfwreck

Hey now, In the edf crowd it's comon to run no...

Hey now,
In the edf crowd it's comon to run no more than thirty seconds maximum of face serious melt down. Mostly we try hard to keep it to ten seconds or less.
Make sure everything is balanced...
02-25-2012, 07:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,363
Posted By Elfwreck

Hey now, The nacelles aren't packed well. Every...

Hey now,
The nacelles aren't packed well. Every set I've seen including mine are cracked at least a little. No wonder they're back ordered. Otherwise a nice enough looking model. Mine hits the lake...
06-07-2011, 12:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,827
Posted By Elfwreck

Hey now, All that's true. Also as I understand...

Hey now,
All that's true. Also as I understand it limiting your ESC by not going to full throttle doesn't exactly help. Basically the controler is either switched on or off. When on it passes full...
05-31-2011, 04:26 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 19,600
Posted By Elfwreck

Hey now, Yet more minor points. I'm not...

Hey now,
Yet more minor points.
I'm not trying to educate our friend here he's not the type to accept any information that doesn't fit in his reality tunnel. I'm posting to hip the others. Those...
05-30-2011, 09:50 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 19,600
Posted By Elfwreck

Hey now, And a few more minor points. First...

Hey now,
And a few more minor points.
First off on the whole "c" rating thing, dude is wording things funny. As most have pointed out and dude has unknowingly backed up the "c" rating remains the...
05-30-2011, 01:28 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 19,600
Posted By Elfwreck

Hey now, I don't think it's a trolling game and...

Hey now,
I don't think it's a trolling game and I doubt anybody is intentionaly lying here. I do believe there've been some assumetions made that are a bit off though. Comparing two "tens" from one...
05-30-2011, 08:08 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 19,600
Posted By Elfwreck

Hey now, A few minor bits from my perspective; ...

Hey now,
A few minor bits from my perspective;
I've run multi motor banks before. Both outrunners on a comon shaft and inrunners sharing a gear box. In both cases I did it because back then huge...
05-29-2011, 02:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,686
Posted By Elfwreck

Hey now, I think you may be confused here. The...

Hey now,
I think you may be confused here. The "wax" he asked about isn't wax, "Minwax" is a brand name for a water based poly urathane um, paint. It's a clear finish sold as a floor varnish. A lot...
05-29-2011, 06:38 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,686
Posted By Elfwreck

Hey now, On it's own? No. It does nothing....

Hey now,
On it's own? No. It does nothing. Dude, it's paint that's all it is just paint.
Now if you got some 1/2 or 3/4 oz fiberglass cloth and painted it down with the minwax stuff you'd have...
05-29-2011, 06:32 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,686
Posted By Elfwreck

Hey now, I didn't start out with the plan to...

Hey now,
I didn't start out with the plan to own very old models. But I built this Olympic II and it flew so very well. I won a number of thermal contests with it. As the years passed I got to know...
05-28-2011, 04:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,686
Posted By Elfwreck

Hey now, Here's the deal. You have two planes,...

Hey now,
Here's the deal. You have two planes, same exact shape, same weight, same everything. One is typical foam construction and the other is typical balsa.
Brand new first day on the flight...
05-26-2011, 04:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,514
Posted By Elfwreck

Hey now, The only time I ever had trouble...

Hey now,
The only time I ever had trouble keeping a collet style adaptor on the shaft was when the prop hub was too thin and the nut ran out of threads. A washer usualy fixed that problem right up....
05-24-2011, 02:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,470
Posted By Elfwreck

Hey now, Um, er, uh (shame faced) experience...

Hey now,
Um, er, uh (shame faced) experience has shown that at least sometimes both units will fry and likely burn the entire model to ash. Not a mistake you want to make really but one heck of a...
05-23-2011, 07:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,470
Posted By Elfwreck

Hey now, Useless? I wouldn't say useless. But I...

Hey now,
Useless? I wouldn't say useless. But I firmly believe the tech has improved greatly since then. My models running four servos or less on three or fewer cells work just fine using Castle...
05-23-2011, 05:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,470
Posted By Elfwreck

Hey now, Back in the bad old days we used a...

Hey now,
Back in the bad old days we used a seperate bec unit with a buffer battery just in case. Never had a problem. I vaugely remember putting a diode in the line so the juice wouldn't go back...
05-21-2011, 04:41 PM
Replies: 3,019
Views: 555,297
Posted By Elfwreck

Hey now, Not sure if this counts as new, old,...

Hey now,
Not sure if this counts as new, old, or indifferent. I've been trying to clear out some of the stash. This time it's a Hyperion Hayate "Frank" in the "25" size. The bow has been sitting...
05-18-2011, 01:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,998
Posted By Elfwreck

Hey now, Who makes all the foamies? It depends....

Hey now,
Who makes all the foamies? It depends. Some of the name companies have design teams who actually go through the effort to design their models. Some even have enough of a name they have...
05-14-2011, 04:36 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,603
Posted By Elfwreck

Hey now, Interesting. Having bisected a pelican...

Hey now,
Interesting. Having bisected a pelican I can say that a model can in fact wreak havoc on a bird (poor bird). And knowing the laws some of them seem resly stupid. I can for example go out...
05-11-2011, 05:52 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,603
Posted By Elfwreck

Hey now, Mostly it's a judgement call by the...

Hey now,
Mostly it's a judgement call by the officer at the scene.
Flying the bowl at a local marina a couple of "women in comfortable shoes" freaked out over my sharing the air space with a...
05-11-2011, 01:48 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,603
Posted By Elfwreck

Hey now, First I need to say that chasi g...

Hey now,
First I need to say that chasi g birds, pretty much any bird is illegal. You can be fined, jailed, have your gear taken away and lose your flying field.
Especially raptors and migrating...
05-08-2011, 04:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,686
Posted By Elfwreck

Hey now, Foam survives poor landings better...

Hey now,
Foam survives poor landings better than wood but looks scuffed up quickly. Foam is faster to repair.
Wood lasts longer. Wood feels crisper in flight and generaly is stiffer too. Foam gets...
05-06-2011, 11:15 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,303
Posted By Elfwreck

hey now, I've been modeling for over fourty...

hey now,
I've been modeling for over fourty five years and in that time I've scraped knuckles, sliced fingers, and removed minor bits of fingertips on props on glow motors from .049 to 1.20 and...
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