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Fuegodeth 08-10-2005 05:34 PM

Site looks great. No slimers in here :)

uglyplane 08-12-2005 10:38 PM


Originally Posted by Reformed Nitroaddict
I just wanted to post and say hello. Changed my SN from Nitroaddict to "Reformed Nitroaddict" since this is an electric forum, and I am now up to four E-flight planes.

Great job Marc, look forward to visiting this site!

Hey RN, I just moved from RR in April, who is this? Bill Nale

3D52 08-13-2005 03:32 AM

I think this will be a good place to hang out.:)

Steve

Jason T 08-13-2005 03:56 AM

John, Diver Don, Steve,

Welcome to Wattflyer! :)

Jason

jonjoe25 08-30-2005 01:25 AM

Hi Guys
I would like to know if anyone out there has converted any Guillows kits to electric? I'm thinking about the p51, p47, p38, etc.

Thanks, John

BadTroll413 09-15-2005 11:24 PM

Im kinda curious....these are planes.....so why dont they develop a joy stick and thrust lever? it seems it would he easier to deal with that instead of one OR TWO JOYSTICKS.....buttons would be EASIER TO USE? And possibly more realistic and fun?

Duster52 09-15-2005 11:45 PM


Originally Posted by BadTroll413
Im kinda curious....these are planes.....so why dont they develop a joy stick and thrust lever? it seems it would he easier to deal with that instead of one OR TWO JOYSTICKS.....buttons would be EASIER TO USE? And possibly more realistic and fun?

Some three channel tx's have a lever for the throttle. However, when you go to four channel and use ailerons, rudder, elevator and throttle you have only so many hands! In america most use the left hand joystick for rudder and throttle and right hand stick for ailerons and elevator. It's easier. Buttons don't give you variable control. Just ON and OFF. On tx's with 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 or more channels you will see some of them are buttons, on and off switches, and even knotched knobs with several fixed settings.
:)

Mike Parsons 09-15-2005 11:49 PM

One word....Precision. :)

Red Scholefield 09-16-2005 12:20 AM


Originally Posted by BadTroll413
Im kinda curious....these are planes.....so why dont they develop a joy stick and thrust lever? it seems it would he easier to deal with that instead of one OR TWO JOYSTICKS.....buttons would be EASIER TO USE? And possibly more realistic and fun?

First, try flying radio control. Then you will have an answer to your question. The sytem we fly with has been developed over the last half century. Even had $$$$$$$$ spent by NASA to determine which was the best system. :cool:

KenK 09-18-2005 07:38 PM

Great Job here!!!!
 
I have been flying RC since the late 50's when radios were not very good. Remember escapements anyone??? Lot of U-control also.
Always managed to loose a few. I usually built 3 models during the winter (Duco Cement..slow) Usually crashed one the first day.
I have a few gas RC & U-control in the basement that I fly once a year but.....This electric RC has really got me hooked again. I have 2 flying & 1 I am working on now.
Looks lite this site will help me with this sport!!!
KenK

Mike Parsons 09-19-2005 02:08 AM

Welcome aboard KenK. There is plenty of knowledge and experience from staff and members floating around in the forums that are eager to share. Enjoy your stay here and thank you for contributing! :)

BadTroll413 09-20-2005 11:04 PM

Interesting......but still strange. From what I have read here it seems it is a more complex and bulky system. The technology it would take to develop it might also be cost prohibitive. Which makes sense. Take for example warplanes.....seems to be a popular catagory.....all you do with an r/c plane they accomplish with an entirely different system. I can see why NASA came up with this system also.....a relatively small hand held system is more apealing. However NASA also has its issues.

This has just been an idea a couple of us have been fooling with for a few years.

As for flying an R/C plane. I have. With a protype joy stick and separate throttle system. It worked well considering the time we put into it. But as I said...it takes up some space. We set it up in the bed of a pick up.

Self taught. Teaching my son. Build our own planes and so on. Just looking for input, thoughts, suggestions, comments, nit picks and so on. This seems like a great board for information and ideas...what to trust and what to beware of.......such as the battery thing from the UK.

watt_the?! 09-25-2005 02:28 AM

last year we developed a windows joystick interface to a Tx and used it to race cars...but it has 6 channels...

the problem seems to be history and transportability...you might need a card table with you at the field.

Tore Loodin 09-28-2005 02:33 PM

To the electro purists
 
:pHello el-friends!
Since more than 50 years I have been in combat with all sorts of engines, both methanol and diesel dito. What a relief to find motors which at once started without need for myself to take a nitro pill! I usually fly oldtimers and bought an ARF one named Coronet 400 of Chech origin. Glad to find this forum for electro purists!
Tore from Sweden

Duster52 10-02-2005 04:17 AM


Originally Posted by BadTroll413
Im kinda curious....these are planes.....so why dont they develop a joy stick and thrust lever? it seems it would he easier to deal with that instead of one OR TWO JOYSTICKS.....buttons would be EASIER TO USE? And possibly more realistic and fun?

I still don't understand your question and statement. A little "trolling here", badtroll413? What would be easier than "one OR TWO JOYSTICKS"? You just suggested "one" joystick in your statement. As I said, you have only two hands. With throttle, rudder, ailerons and elevator, how would you suggest operating the rudder while working the throttle with one hand and the other two control surfaces with the other hand? You would have to use your feet. A little complicated and bulky setup, don't you think? The whole idea is to be able to carry the controls in your hands. I think you know that.

berryulson 10-09-2005 01:56 PM

Great site! Has a friendly feel to it. Not too large or impersonal. I'm still a lone park flyer and can't imagine what the last year and a half would've been like w/o good internet forums. Thanks for startin' her up.

admin 10-09-2005 04:01 PM


Originally Posted by berryulson
Great site! Has a friendly feel to it. Not too large or impersonal. I'm still a lone park flyer and can't imagine what the last year and a half would've been like w/o good internet forums. Thanks for startin' her up.

Thanks for the compliments. I'm very happy to hear you are finding wattflyer useful and friendly too. That is the mission here.

BadTroll413 10-12-2005 11:57 PM

Trolling......I like that. :D You are right. I didnt make it clear in the first post. And yes it would be bulky, the one we built was and used 2 sticks.

The system we....mainly he built was based on the same type of joysticks used by video gamers. One stick was a fighter joystick with 4 way hat switch and trigger, finger, and thumb buttons. The second "stick" was oblong with a couple of 3 position switches and a thumb dial and button. It also rotated to activate rudder movements. by setting switches you could select what ever functioned he programed into them. Trim, gear up/down, camera select and on/off, release, eject, and in the case of one plane fire paint balls or pellets.

It was bulky. we mounted each side on the arms of a chair and sat in the back of a pick up. I know the idea is smaller is better...and I agree. However sometimes it fun to build something out of the ordinary. It worked pretty well for what it was and was alot of fun. Personally I prefered it to the hand held radio but its not as fit and polished as whats on the market. But if we ever build another one with whats available today im sure he could improve it alot. The fun of experimentation.

Sorry for the lonf time between replies.

Duster52 10-13-2005 01:48 AM

Badtroll, it wasn't the idea of doing something different. I am the first to try doing thing different than what exists. It was your approach. You seemed to imply that what we have is junk that has not been researched and was a bad way to do RC. I just didn't agree!:D I mentioned troll because it appeared to be someone who knew what we have is good and was trying to stir up something.:D Happens all the time.:)

Red Scholefield 10-13-2005 01:30 PM

Apparantly what badtroll is describing is nothing more than the single stick transmitters that we used early in the days of proportional control. For some reason they have all but dissapeared in favor of two stick stystems. These things are usually driven by the competition flyers to who precision is the goal. Whether mode 1 or mode 2 is better is still being discussed.:rolleyes:

DIALED/CHUCK 10-13-2005 10:36 PM

First off,

Kudos.

Being a marketing dude by trade, I do not mind banner ads. If they pertain to what I am interested in on a various site, I am cool with the ads. After all, if advertising did not exist...I would need a real job. :)

Targeted advertising is good...sites that are driven by revenue are fine...competition is great...but tossing up a banner that has nothing to do with what I am looking at wastes advertiser money and confuses the environment. ...like I said, Im a marketing guy...and I get steemed when I see someones money being wasted.

Anyway...with the new format...I am 'In', as they say...

--C

toywizard 10-31-2005 02:28 AM

Hi all,.......Hi Red ! Its been awhile.
Just starting to get into Li-Po and brushless........been into everything else.....

Red, any words of wisdom for us newbe li-po fools?

Red Scholefield 10-31-2005 10:54 AM


Originally Posted by toywizard (Post 19269)
Hi all,.......Hi Red ! Its been awhile.
Just starting to get into Li-Po and brushless........been into everything else.....

Red, any words of wisdom for us newbe li-po fools?


Be careful. :) Read the instructions, and do not charge unatteneded.

J.Douglas 11-01-2005 07:03 PM

Hi all, I just registered here at Wattflyer.com great site. With over 40 E-planes flying I may have a small problem (but only with storage):D I see some of you from the other forums. Good to have a all E power forum. :o

Mike Parsons 11-01-2005 07:05 PM

Welcome aboard J.Douglas. Enjoy your stay :)


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