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04-06-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,062
Posted By MyronW

My Archer transmogrified into a T-28. It was...

My Archer transmogrified into a T-28. It was getting embarrassing to take the poor beat-up thing to the airfield, and the cost of the parts to build a new airframe was about equal, so I moved...
04-06-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,197
Posted By MyronW

Thumbs up YouTube link fixed

Apparently the URL format of YouTube links changed since the OP. However, using the WRAP YouTube button doesn't work; I had to post it as a link.

Thanks for letting me know!
Forum: ParkFlyers
12-09-2013, 03:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,867
Posted By MyronW

Talking Not your daddy's Archer!

I took the 3S Archer out today, and I was very pleased with the performance. Balancing the airplane required 3/4 oz. of lead on the tail, and the CG was spot-on. A few clicks of right aileron and...
Forum: 3D Flying
12-08-2013, 07:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,267
Posted By MyronW

Umm... the motor failed because I nosed it in...

Umm... the motor failed because I nosed it in trying to avoid a barbed-wire fence while landing. The impact knocked the magnets loose, among other things.

The root cause was my failure to reset...
Forum: 3D Flying
12-08-2013, 08:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,267
Posted By MyronW

Use a T-28 motor mount to fit a Hacker motor in your Visionaire

My Visionaire developed a case of the wobblies where the ailerons would flutter at medium throttle. I suspected that the motor shaft was bent, so I pulled it out and checked it on a surface plate....
Forum: ParkFlyers
11-28-2013, 05:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,867
Posted By MyronW

Well, after my Archer had an unfortunately close...

Well, after my Archer had an unfortunately close encounter with Mother Earth, the issue of power suddenly became moot.:<:

I've now put her all back together, and since the motor was trashed, I've...
11-25-2013, 03:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,480
Posted By MyronW

I could sure use one right now. I'm trying to...

I could sure use one right now. I'm trying to adapt a motor mount, and if I had access to a 3D printer, I would have been out flying today instead of making one out of plywood and epoxy. (It came out...
11-02-2013, 06:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,197
Posted By MyronW

ParkZone Archer crash from pilot's point of view

I took my Archer out at lunchtime for a quick flight to try out my new keychain cam. Winds were 8 - 10 mph, with gusts to 13 or so.
The flight was good until I flew in front of an electric...
10-19-2013, 09:37 AM
Replies: 2,155
Views: 375,994
Posted By MyronW

Okay, folks, here is the onboard video from my...

Okay, folks, here is the onboard video from my poor Archer. Enjoy![popcorn]

http://youtu.be/le-FywiSbfI
10-18-2013, 10:56 PM
Replies: 2,155
Views: 375,994
Posted By MyronW

My Parkzone Archer is back in the ICU hangar. I...

My Parkzone Archer is back in the ICU hangar. I bound it to my brand-new DX8, set the trims, and promptly cartwheeled it to the right on takeoff. Twice. No damage, but I was puzzled about the...
Forum: ParkFlyers
10-09-2013, 04:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,867
Posted By MyronW

I think I was spared the shame of a blown ESC...

I think I was spared the shame of a blown ESC because I just flew the one pack. If the wind had stayed calm, I would have kept going until the magic smoke came out. All of my other flights have been...
Forum: ParkFlyers
10-09-2013, 08:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,867
Posted By MyronW

I haven't forgotten about checking the wattage. I...

I haven't forgotten about checking the wattage. I bought a wattmeter, but I had shoulder surgery last week and I'm still very limited in arm motion. Flying, soldering, and using hand tools are all...
Forum: ParkFlyers
09-29-2013, 05:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,867
Posted By MyronW

Good tip about the wattage. The 370 BL is rated...

Good tip about the wattage. The 370 BL is rated at 120 watts, 2S or 3S, but the ESC is only 10A. I'll check it out before I put another pack through!

As far as coming in hot, I'm sure that the CG...
Forum: ParkFlyers
09-29-2013, 06:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,867
Posted By MyronW

Talking ParkZone Piper Archer w/3S battery

So I was thinking, hmm, the 1300mAh 2S batteries have the same footprint as the 1300mAh 3S batteries from my Glasair, so I bet I can get one in there.

I still had the wrecked canopy from the...
Forum: 3D Flying
05-16-2013, 01:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,099
Posted By MyronW

A couple of our club members got together and did...

A couple of our club members got together and did a spoof video about the ParkZone Extra 300. Tongue-in-cheek, I assure you!

The Malevolent Machine (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HX1TPBfAmNM) ...
Forum: Beginners
05-16-2013, 12:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,653
Posted By MyronW

Chuck, When do you fly? I work on Loker Ave in...

Chuck,
When do you fly? I work on Loker Ave in Carlsbad, but I live in Valley Center. I've been flying Wednesday evenings in Carlsbad with the North County Flying Circus, which has been very...
Forum: Beginners
03-05-2013, 12:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,653
Posted By MyronW

This lesson has been seared into my brain! I can...

This lesson has been seared into my brain! I can list several causes that contributed to my mishap:

Inexperience - 1st flight with any airplane
Impatience - I gotta fly right now!
Flying...
Forum: Beginners
03-01-2013, 11:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,653
Posted By MyronW

I inflicted major damage on my first flight- I...

I inflicted major damage on my first flight- I lost it in the sun and nosed it in under power. Broke the nose off at the firewall, broke the prop, cracked the wing and broke the spar, shattered the...
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