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Forum: 3D Flying
11-16-2008, 04:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,230
Posted By ekdenton

More surface area on the prop will slow air speed...

More surface area on the prop will slow air speed more than a regular electric plane prop. Like 3D was saying it will also draw more amps because of the larger surface area. On my minifuntana I run...
Forum: Power Systems
10-27-2008, 04:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,633
Posted By ekdenton

The LVC happens under a load, then when you...

The LVC happens under a load, then when you remove the load the volatage will be higher.

I have checked voltage on my 11.1v packs after running until the LVC shutts the prop off, and they will...
10-25-2008, 04:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,078
Posted By ekdenton

Sounds like your getting it flying pretty good....

Sounds like your getting it flying pretty good. Seems odd though that it doesn't act up when you invert though with the elevator like that


Foam planes are mostly all that I have been flying...
Forum: Power Systems
10-25-2008, 04:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,530
Posted By ekdenton

Since you already have them glued on, it is...

Since you already have them glued on, it is probably easier to adjust the travel for that paticular model with your transmitter if you have one that will allow you to do that such as the Spektrum...
10-25-2008, 12:46 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,470
Posted By ekdenton

I have one of the MF's but I got it at the old...

I have one of the MF's but I got it at the old price. I am not going to buy any at $160 there are better planes out there for less $$. I just ordered a 40" Edge from 3DHS for $130 and they will be...
10-25-2008, 12:28 AM
Replies: 892
Views: 43,063
Posted By ekdenton

with the price of the barrel of oil today I think...

with the price of the barrel of oil today I think the price per gallon of gas should be around $1.25 to $1.35. or at least it was last time the price of a barrel of oil was this low. What gives? Are...
10-25-2008, 12:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,078
Posted By ekdenton

I don't think You don't need any down thrust on a...

I don't think You don't need any down thrust on a plane with flat wing or planes with full symetrical wings. My Funtana 50 has no downthrust at all, only right thrust.
The downward thrust is to...
Forum: Power Systems
10-24-2008, 11:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,530
Posted By ekdenton

Hmm that motor says prop size is 9 x 4.7 to 10 x...

Hmm that motor says prop size is 9 x 4.7 to 10 x 4.7 but the prop that comes with the combo is 9 x 6. A pitch of 6 may take more power to spin than a 10 x 4.7 I am not sure. Have you got a wattmeter?...
Forum: Power Systems
10-21-2008, 10:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,438
Posted By ekdenton

Carefull that your ESC will handle the extra...

Carefull that your ESC will handle the extra current, I just smoked a 40amp ESC running at 40+or- amps, motor was rated at 40amps(right at the limit). Some brands of ESC's and motors will no doubt...
10-14-2008, 11:18 PM
Replies: 16,510
Views: 1,186,270
Posted By ekdenton

That is a good idea the structure that the...

That is a good idea the structure that the landing gear bolts to on the eflight mini looks pretty fragile, I added alot of medium CA all around that area and around the motor mount area, but I think...
10-14-2008, 05:13 PM
Replies: 16,510
Views: 1,186,270
Posted By ekdenton

Steve, nice flying on the video. Looks like both...

Steve, nice flying on the video. Looks like both our setups are running close to the same. Mine is turning a little faster but I am running a smaller 11 x 3.8 sf prop. I haven't tried it yet but I...
10-14-2008, 06:13 AM
Replies: 16,510
Views: 1,186,270
Posted By ekdenton

Looks good on the flying, looks like it has...

Looks good on the flying, looks like it has plenty of power with the 4s battery ;-) I hear you on the aging eyes I just turned 50. I have more of a depth problem and it is hard for me to tell if I am...
10-14-2008, 06:00 AM
Replies: 16,510
Views: 1,186,270
Posted By ekdenton

I am running a 3s 2200ma. the motor is drawing...

I am running a 3s 2200ma. the motor is drawing right at 40 amps and a little over 550watts. That is pretty good power to weight ratio on a 29oz flying weight plane. Actually mine is a little heavier...
10-14-2008, 05:40 AM
Replies: 16,510
Views: 1,186,270
Posted By ekdenton

nice one, I like the color I bet it is easy to...

nice one, I like the color I bet it is easy to see when it is overcast or low light conditions.
10-14-2008, 04:51 AM
Replies: 16,510
Views: 1,186,270
Posted By ekdenton

is that a 47"? I didn't know that there were any...

is that a 47"? I didn't know that there were any sizes between the mini an the funtana 50. That one looks nice also. How do you like it?

Looks like your using a spektrum radio also. I have the...
10-14-2008, 04:23 AM
Replies: 16,510
Views: 1,186,270
Posted By ekdenton

hi renegades, say who's minifuntana is in the...

hi renegades,
say who's minifuntana is in the photo below. Just wondered what motor it has. I just maidened mine today. I was totally blown away at how much power it had with my set up. I used a...
10-10-2008, 04:17 PM
Replies: 507
Views: 37,721
Posted By ekdenton

Pretty cat we have a rescue cat that looks pretty...

Pretty cat we have a rescue cat that looks pretty much identical except for the white socks. Even the orange markings are the same. We call ours Houdini becase she was the last one to be caught, very...
10-08-2008, 04:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,742
Posted By ekdenton

If you have a CAD program you should be able to...

If you have a CAD program you should be able to either import if it is .dxf or .dwg or simmilar drawing type file. If it is a image like jpeg, bmp or simmilar you can use the aquire image in the CAD...
Replies: 3
Views: 1,508
Posted By ekdenton

Thanks, I thought it would be fine but it's...

Thanks, I thought it would be fine but it's better to ask a dumb question before the crash than after. LOL
Replies: 3
Views: 1,508
Posted By ekdenton

spektrum 6100 question

Will the 6100 be fine for a minifuntana? Would that plane would be considered a parkflyer? 42" wingspan. I wasn't sure or not if I would need the full range reciever for that one or not seems like...
10-06-2008, 05:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,742
Posted By ekdenton

Nice looking design. What is the single...

Nice looking design.
What is the single triangular pc with the holes?
Forum: 3D Flying
09-30-2008, 04:13 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 11,584
Posted By ekdenton

Steve, I tried a Flatana and it was 3mm depron...

Steve,
I tried a Flatana and it was 3mm depron silkscreened. However I never flew it, I got so frustrated with the cheap hinge parts that all broke trying to install that I crushed the plane up and...
Forum: 3D Flying
09-25-2008, 05:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,102
Posted By ekdenton

I wouldn't mind trying both of those. I may be...

I wouldn't mind trying both of those. I may be tied up for a little while getting my Extra ready to go. I think the Extra they are sending me is the SR-R, it's the only Extra they are showing in...
Forum: 3D Flying
09-25-2008, 12:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,102
Posted By ekdenton

Hi 3D is the 3D fliyers group on this web site? ...

Hi 3D is the 3D fliyers group on this web site?

ED I like the shape of the Clik, it is starting to grow on me LOL!


To bad wind today here is 15-20MPH. Maybe tommorow.

Soon to be...
Forum: 3D Flying
09-24-2008, 10:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,260
Posted By ekdenton

Do you mean the D/R Expo? I think, starting...

Do you mean the D/R Expo?

I think, starting out I set mine on 25% low rates and 70% high.
That might be a starting point for you and you can adjust from there.

You could experiment and try...
Forum: 3D Flying
09-24-2008, 10:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,102
Posted By ekdenton

I couldn't see the bluecore at all, it was...

I couldn't see the bluecore at all, it was camoflouged in the blue sky's of NM. So I picked up what I thought was flourecent red but it was actually pink so I thought I would post a couple of photos...
Forum: 3D Flying
09-20-2008, 12:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,102
Posted By ekdenton

If I do 3mm depron version also and mill out some...

If I do 3mm depron version also and mill out some of the foam, I could cutt over half the weight of the 6mm + whatever the part I mill out weighs. For an indoor plane what kind of servos, motor, ESC...
Forum: 3D Flying
09-18-2008, 05:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,102
Posted By ekdenton

I noticed on the Nexus that you can see part of a...

I noticed on the Nexus that you can see part of a carbon rod under one wing, it looks like it goes from fuselage to the SFG's under the wing? I wonder if that is in addition to having a carbon rod...
Forum: 3D Flying
09-18-2008, 12:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,102
Posted By ekdenton

I ordered some depron of both sizes to make some...

I ordered some depron of both sizes to make some planes out of but I want to use the cheaper foam to experiment with until I know what I want to make for sure. May have to break out more carbon for a...
Forum: 3D Flying
09-17-2008, 05:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,102
Posted By ekdenton

Okay I have the updated version with extended...

Okay I have the updated version with extended leading edge on the wing and additional smaller SFG's on the ends of the wings. I have the tool path set up and ready to make some foam dust haha! I bet...
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