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Forum: ParkFlyers
01-22-2010, 01:33 PM
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Posted By wingspann

An old saying goes, "Any landing you walk away...

An old saying goes, "Any landing you walk away from is a good landing". However, any landing after which you can use the airplane again is a GREAT landing.

John
Forum: ParkFlyers
01-13-2010, 03:23 AM
Replies: 97
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Posted By wingspann

Yes, young Jedi, you are becoming one with the...

Yes, young Jedi, you are becoming one with the Force! Having viewed your video, I believe you have earned the right to be a little salty.

Keep up the good work!

O.B. (Old Boy) Juan Canopy :Q
Forum: ParkFlyers
07-23-2009, 01:24 PM
Replies: 97
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Posted By wingspann

Yes, a drill press is nice to have, but I use a...

Yes, a drill press is nice to have, but I use a hand reamer on my props. The tapered reamer is self-centering, so no worries about getting the hole lopsided. I always re-balance the prop after...
Forum: ParkFlyers
07-10-2009, 09:17 PM
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Posted By wingspann

Long as the dilithium crystals don't overheat the...

Long as the dilithium crystals don't overheat the warp drive, I hope to achieve warp 9. :silly: That's just to compensate for the couple of pounds of floats, FPV camera, etc. that I'll be adding to...
Forum: ParkFlyers
07-10-2009, 04:09 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 10,211
Posted By wingspann

If the fat battery made you keep power on it to...

If the fat battery made you keep power on it to keep the nose up, it was nose heavy. Just move the fat battery back in 1/4" increments until you hit the sweet spot. If you can't move the battery...
Forum: ParkFlyers
05-06-2009, 02:02 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 10,211
Posted By wingspann

The amount of power available to the airplane has...

The amount of power available to the airplane has no effect on the plane's performance unless youapply that power with your left thumb. Throttle management should handle your power issues just fine....
Forum: ParkFlyers
05-06-2009, 12:24 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 10,211
Posted By wingspann

You don't want to overprop that outrunner and...

You don't want to overprop that outrunner and burn it up. If Jeff's website recommended the 9050, that's as big as I'd go (unless you're changing to a 2s battery pack). Perhaps if you'll define what...
Forum: ParkFlyers
05-04-2009, 10:55 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 10,211
Posted By wingspann

No, you're supposed to throw your mother-in-law...

No, you're supposed to throw your mother-in-law OUT. You'll never get anywhere in the flying game if you can't memorize the rules correctly! :silly:

Virtually every plane flies better...
Forum: ParkFlyers
05-04-2009, 01:29 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 10,211
Posted By wingspann

You might try a power off hand tossed glide to...

You might try a power off hand tossed glide to see if you've induced another wing warp. Your hot weather may have caused skin shrinkage on one wing or the other. The squirrely handling in flight...
Forum: ParkFlyers
04-06-2009, 12:51 PM
Replies: 97
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Posted By wingspann

No flying here. It was warm enough, but WAY too...

No flying here. It was warm enough, but WAY too windy. Gusts to 40 are not conducive to flying anything. I've flown a Cessna 150 a few times in that kind of gusts, and that increases the pucker...
Forum: ParkFlyers
04-05-2009, 04:01 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 10,211
Posted By wingspann

Holy ZAP, Batman! Let's not go playing in the...

Holy ZAP, Batman! Let's not go playing in the power lines. The Cub's too young to die! Glad it survived the encounter. You're going to have to get a handle on that battery somehow.

John
Forum: ParkFlyers
03-15-2009, 04:03 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 10,211
Posted By wingspann

Sounds encouraging. So locking the battery down...

Sounds encouraging. So locking the battery down was the solution? Or did you find something else? Glad you got a couple of good flights on the new power system.

John
Forum: ParkFlyers
03-14-2009, 04:29 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 10,211
Posted By wingspann

How about gluing a small piece of that gummy...

How about gluing a small piece of that gummy rubber tool drawer liner stuff on the battery shelf, then tying it down with a zip tie? The rubber might give it enough friction to keep it from sliding...
Forum: ParkFlyers
03-07-2009, 04:21 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 10,211
Posted By wingspann

Any possibility the battery could come loose and...

Any possibility the battery could come loose and slide backward 1/2" or more? That sounds more like tailheavy than thrust angle, especially if you had some down/right in it already. The only other...
Forum: ParkFlyers
03-02-2009, 11:19 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 10,211
Posted By wingspann

Let me know how the Accucel 6 works out. I've...

Let me know how the Accucel 6 works out. I've been pleased with the performance of the charger I bought from Jeff. A little slow, maybe, compared to some of the high-dollar ones, but the price was...
Forum: ParkFlyers
03-02-2009, 01:12 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 10,211
Posted By wingspann

You can't get ahead in this world by letting...

You can't get ahead in this world by letting menial homeowner stuff get in the way of important things like flying! The house will be there forever, but good flying days are few and far between....
Forum: ParkFlyers
03-01-2009, 10:41 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 10,211
Posted By wingspann

Lookin' great! Hope the first flight went well...

Lookin' great! Hope the first flight went well (assuming you didn't twist the wings off on takeoff). It should do unlimited vertical, accelerating out of sight in a couple of seconds. I bet the...
Forum: ParkFlyers
02-26-2009, 12:15 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 10,211
Posted By wingspann

Boy, they didn't leave you much room for that,...

Boy, they didn't leave you much room for that, did they? Guess you could always strap it on the bottom like a baggage bin.

John
Forum: ParkFlyers
02-26-2009, 04:20 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 10,211
Posted By wingspann

Lookin' good so far! Is the battery going to fit...

Lookin' good so far! Is the battery going to fit in the compartment under the receiver, or are you going to have to rearrange everything to get the battery up front? Or is the weight of the new...
Forum: ParkFlyers
02-23-2009, 06:33 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 10,211
Posted By wingspann

I want one! I want one! Daddy, can I have one...

I want one! I want one! Daddy, can I have one too?

I have ammo boxes, but my sandblaster leaves a lot to be desired. :red:

John
Forum: ParkFlyers
02-23-2009, 01:00 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 10,211
Posted By wingspann

With 6' of wings and another motor like the one...

With 6' of wings and another motor like the one you're putting on the Cub, it just might fly! Hope you put some sort of clear finish on it to keep the rust at bay. The nose art and insignia will sure...
Forum: ParkFlyers
02-23-2009, 04:13 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 10,211
Posted By wingspann

Go ahead and charge it until the green light goes...

Go ahead and charge it until the green light goes out, then remove it from the charger immediately and check the balance. Mine always show 4.16 to 4.17v per cell when fully charged.

Not sure I'll...
Forum: ParkFlyers
02-19-2009, 03:35 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 10,211
Posted By wingspann

Wow! Was that satellite debris streaking across...

Wow! Was that satellite debris streaking across the sky? No, just Cheech's Cub in low Earth orbit! ::o

That motor could probably take your Cub into orbit pulling 2 more Cubs just like it in...
Forum: ParkFlyers
02-15-2009, 10:58 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 10,211
Posted By wingspann

Sorry to hear today didn't go as well as it might...

Sorry to hear today didn't go as well as it might have. I don't know how the tailwheel could fail to work. Mine works great, even on less than smooth surfaces. My Decathlon will ROG with the best of...
Forum: ParkFlyers
02-14-2009, 12:29 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 10,211
Posted By wingspann

Hey, that looks nice! Be aware, though, that it's...

Hey, that looks nice! Be aware, though, that it's going to be quite a handful to fly compared to the Cub. The low wing symetrical airfoil is not going to be as stable or forgiving. Watch your turns...
Forum: ParkFlyers
02-12-2009, 01:34 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 10,211
Posted By wingspann

Great! Your new toys will be there in a couple of...

Great! Your new toys will be there in a couple of days, and then you can start all over again getting your CG right. :ws: You'll probably have to snuggle the battery right up behind the motor...
Forum: ParkFlyers
02-05-2009, 01:11 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 10,211
Posted By wingspann

Jeff at HeadsUp RC is great! He ships faster than...

Jeff at HeadsUp RC is great! He ships faster than anyone else I've dealt with, and his $2 shipping can't be beat either. He also will bend over backwards to be sure you're happy with what you buy...
Forum: ParkFlyers
02-04-2009, 07:06 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 10,211
Posted By wingspann

This motor ...

This motor
http://www.headsuprc.com/servlet/the-1408/2408-dsh-21-Outrunner-Brushless-Electric/Detail

with this ESC
http://www.headsuprc.com/servlet/the-1413/POWER-UP--20A/Detail

and this...
Forum: ParkFlyers
11-02-2008, 03:21 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 10,211
Posted By wingspann

Go brushless, young man; go brushless! If you put...

Go brushless, young man; go brushless! If you put a LiPo and brushless motor in that J-3 it will climb like a homesick angel.

My Decathlon has virtually unlimited vertical performance after the...
Forum: ParkFlyers
10-31-2008, 02:02 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 10,211
Posted By wingspann

Sorry for the delay... been busy on the campaign...

Sorry for the delay... been busy on the campaign trail.

Yep, the servo tray coming loose would tend to put a crimp in your control surface performance. Now that it's loose could you rearrange...
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