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07-04-2012, 02:00 AM
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Posted By JimH Ca

Wow that was strange. I hope my message got...

Wow that was strange. I hope my message got through to you ok.

Jim
07-01-2012, 02:21 AM
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Posted By JimH Ca

Wow Road King 97! That would be a fantastic...

Wow Road King 97! That would be a fantastic build! I will sure look into this. When I was in about 8th grade I took a drafting class and found the plans for a free flight biplane in an RC modelers...
07-01-2012, 02:13 AM
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Posted By JimH Ca

It's a plane again!

Only have a few details left to touch up and I think I can officially call it a plane again!161025
06-30-2012, 10:31 PM
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Posted By JimH Ca

I have to order a couple of parts form Hobby...

I have to order a couple of parts form Hobby Lobby but if they can get the parts here this week then I could have her back in the air by next weekend. I still need to repair the wing but I can fly it...
06-29-2012, 11:06 PM
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Posted By JimH Ca

Things are shaping up. I got a lot of work done...

Things are shaping up. I got a lot of work done today. She is starting to look like a plane again.:D
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06-29-2012, 06:14 PM
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Posted By JimH Ca

Yeah I have a very nice wood shop here at the...

Yeah I have a very nice wood shop here at the house and have built a lot of cabinets, grandfather clocks and the like so I have a lot of practice making joints. Here is my plan. The side of the...
06-29-2012, 02:05 AM
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Posted By JimH Ca

Thanks guys for all the help...

Yeah the Mini Tele is a light plane and "Rcers" is right, no need to beef anything up because it's always going to break when it crashes. I am going to make repairs using the recommended materials...
06-28-2012, 10:01 PM
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Posted By JimH Ca

Yeah I remember the crashing part very...

Yeah I remember the crashing part very well.:roll: I think I spent more time repairing planes then I did building them. I have taken the skin off and I have a good idea of what I need fix. You are...
06-28-2012, 07:48 PM
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Posted By JimH Ca

Yeah I thought from the beginning that the front...

Yeah I thought from the beginning that the front of the fuselage was kind of flimsy. I think I will get some plywood and build it stronger. I can make new ribs for the wing and have it back together...
06-28-2012, 05:21 PM
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Posted By JimH Ca

Second outing not so good...

:sad: Well it was bound to happen sooner or later I guess. After a very successful first round last week I decided to place the aileron wing on my Mini Tele and take it out for the second round this...
06-23-2012, 11:23 PM
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Posted By JimH Ca

Next time I will take my wife and maybe she can...

Next time I will take my wife and maybe she can get some photos of it in the air. That would be more impressive than just sitting on the ground.:D
06-23-2012, 11:20 PM
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Posted By JimH Ca

What I did notice was that when I had the breeze...

What I did notice was that when I had the breeze at the back of the plain and tried to turn left back into it the plane didn't seem to want to respond. I took a look at my rudder yesterday and...
06-22-2012, 04:46 AM
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Posted By JimH Ca

Yeah, I thought these tires looked kind of small...

Yeah, I thought these tires looked kind of small when I put them on. I went to the LHS today but they didn't have any larger ones in stock. I seen that GWS has the larger 51 mm foam wheels so ordered...
06-21-2012, 09:59 PM
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Posted By JimH Ca

First Flight

Well I finally got my Mini Telemaster airborne. I took it out this morning and got it off the ground. I did a little trimming and had to fight a light breeze but she flew great! The only thing that...
06-15-2012, 10:25 PM
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Posted By JimH Ca

I got my props today and here are the results. ...

I got my props today and here are the results.

On the GWS 9x5 I got 16.37Ap, 177.3Wp, thrust was 29 oz measured vertically.

I think I measured the thrust right:
(Total weight under power...
06-12-2012, 05:04 AM
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Posted By JimH Ca

Thanks rcers...

I just ordered 2 each of the props you recommended. Now I can't wait to get them so I can see the difference in the amp draw lol.
06-12-2012, 04:55 AM
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Posted By JimH Ca

Yeah I have heard that and don't run any static...

Yeah I have heard that and don't run any static tests for more than 20 or 30 seconds. I know things can heat up fast because the winding side of the motor tends to get hot fairly quick.

Thanks...
06-12-2012, 04:43 AM
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Posted By JimH Ca

Thanks for the advise... I will get these props...

Thanks for the advise... I will get these props ordered tonight.
06-12-2012, 04:22 AM
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Posted By JimH Ca

Just ran another check on the motor

I just ran another check on the motor and this is what I got from my Watts Up meter.
Ap 22.04
Vm 10.73
Wp 238.2
Ah .054
Wh 0.5

At about 3/4 of the stick it runs right around 16A but even at...
06-12-2012, 04:11 AM
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Posted By JimH Ca

this is the email I got from Heads Up RC

A good motor for your Mini Telemaster would be our Firepower 400 Sport (http://www.headsuprc.com/servlet/the-1425/2800-series-motor-1.9/Detail). It would be compatible with your prop and ESC, but you...
06-12-2012, 04:07 AM
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Posted By JimH Ca

An eariler thread sugested I contact Heads Up RC...

An eariler thread sugested I contact Heads Up RC and give them my plane specs so they could set me up with the proper motor for my Mini Telemaster. Heads Up recomended that I get the Firepower 400...
06-12-2012, 03:18 AM
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Posted By JimH Ca

Control throw adjustments

After a quick run of the fuselage (no wing attached) down the road the other day I think I'm going to scale the control throws on my radio back to about 50%. I learned quickly that it takes very...
06-11-2012, 06:43 AM
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Posted By JimH Ca

Yeah I was thinking I might cover the area around...

Yeah I was thinking I might cover the area around the battery just to ad a little padding but like I said I'm not going to do a lot of fancy flying with this plane so I can't imagine needing anything...
06-11-2012, 06:38 AM
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Posted By JimH Ca

Yeah I did cover the wood with CA before I placed...

Yeah I did cover the wood with CA before I placed the velcro on the wall. I remember always covering the wood with epoxy years back just to harden the balsa because it's so soft it will rip any...
06-09-2012, 08:25 PM
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Posted By JimH Ca

Please take a look at this and advise me as to...

Please take a look at this and advise me as to any potential problems you may see with securing my battery and electronics in the fuselage.

I placed one adhesive backed Velcro square on the back...
06-09-2012, 05:51 PM
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Posted By JimH Ca

Oh, and a final picture of her all ready to fly. ...

Oh, and a final picture of her all ready to fly.
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06-09-2012, 05:42 PM
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Posted By JimH Ca

well, I wont be able to take her out on her...

well, I wont be able to take her out on her maiden flight because the winds here are up around 13 MPH today. I was so ready to get her in the air. Oh well, there is always next weekend.
06-05-2012, 06:36 PM
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Posted By JimH Ca

Well the aileron wing is finished. This worked...

Well the aileron wing is finished. This worked out great because by just reversing the color scheme I was was able to use the opposite cutouts of film from the original wing I covered and I didn't...
Forum: Beginners
06-03-2012, 05:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,592
Posted By JimH Ca

Thanks so much guys. This is some great...

Thanks so much guys. This is some great information. I don't know why I didn't consider Helli's in this equation. It makes sense that some of the functions are specifically for flying something...
Forum: Beginners
06-02-2012, 10:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,592
Posted By JimH Ca

ESC functions, please explain

Could someone please explain the following settings for an ESC. Maybe if I understood what their purpose was then I would better understand what I need to set them at. I have a eRC program card and a...
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