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03-23-2016, 11:12 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By PilotDane

Maybe a hybrid approach would be best. A two...

Maybe a hybrid approach would be best. A two cell LiFe pack and either replace or cut down the prop.
03-23-2016, 02:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,167
Posted By PilotDane

Changing Battery Voltage/Type in Boat?

I have a small RC cargo ship that I run on my koi pond. It's way overpowered. So much so that it will get up on a plane and most of the time at scale speeds the throttle is controlled using the...
03-19-2016, 01:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,407
Posted By PilotDane

I'm sorry I forgot to post back with an update. ...

I'm sorry I forgot to post back with an update. A couple weeks after starting this thread I did get the Radian. Though they are both similar they are very different fliers.

The Gentle Lady...
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Views: 1,353
Posted By PilotDane

Spektrum Telemetry Variometer?

Can anyone offer some guidance about the rate of climb/descent function of the Spektrum variometer. Unfortunately the manual covers installation and binding but doesn't mention it's various features,...
03-11-2016, 10:16 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By PilotDane

The Sport Cub S and UMX Radian are probably the...

The Sport Cub S and UMX Radian are probably the easiest of the tiny planes to fly provided there is little to no wind. The Sport Cub S would make a good first plane or first aileron airplane and can...
02-24-2016, 01:20 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,398
Posted By PilotDane

I'm relatively new to the hobby. When I started...

I'm relatively new to the hobby. When I started I had no spare parts and live in the middle of nowhere so anything I needed would have to be ordered. So... I would order extra props, clevices and...
02-19-2016, 10:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,566
Posted By PilotDane

I love the last video. I've gotten a bit of love...

I love the last video. I've gotten a bit of love for flying my Cub on really windy days. Hovering (not 3D) and doing vertical landings and takeoffs like you were. I must admit that I've not had...
02-14-2016, 12:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,466
Posted By PilotDane

Similar but different the Eflite UMX P-47 does...

Similar but different the Eflite UMX P-47 does not come with a battery hatch/door. I had just gotten a smoke detector and it's clear clamshell packaging had a curved section that perfectly matched...
02-12-2016, 12:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,788
Posted By PilotDane

So was the only upgrade the battery? It looks...

So was the only upgrade the battery? It looks like the stock prop and I assume you're running the stock board and battery.
Forum: Beginners
02-05-2016, 02:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,096
Posted By PilotDane

On Z-foam I've used regular spray paint though...

On Z-foam I've used regular spray paint though most often I use water based acrylic as it's available in more colors. Sometimes both types will fish eye or orange peal so I apply a few light coats...
Forum: Beginners
02-04-2016, 07:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,819
Posted By PilotDane

I upload my pictures to Photobucket but there are...

I upload my pictures to Photobucket but there are others like imgur, flickr, shutterfly... Then once they are stored on a photo hosting site you can cut and past the .img code into your forum posts....
Forum: Beginners
02-04-2016, 06:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,096
Posted By PilotDane

Foam is foam but not all foam is the same. Some...

Foam is foam but not all foam is the same. Some types need foam safe glues while others like Z foam/EPO can tolerate almost any glue or paint. The type of plane also makes a difference as too how...
02-04-2016, 06:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,346
Posted By PilotDane

The Carbon Cub is my favorite UMX mainly because...

The Carbon Cub is my favorite UMX mainly because of its versatility. Yes, it's expensive and it is quite a different thing from the blue Sport Cub S even though they are nearly identical in size. ...
Forum: Beginners
02-03-2016, 06:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,096
Posted By PilotDane

It might help to know what airplane you are...

It might help to know what airplane you are trying to repair. It sounds like you have a high wing.
01-25-2016, 04:19 PM
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Views: 503,515
Posted By PilotDane

I learned on a Sport Cub S but really found it...

I learned on a Sport Cub S but really found it lacking power for floats and to handle windier days so... I got it's souped up brother the Carbon Cub SS. And like much of the eastern half of the...
11-06-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,407
Posted By PilotDane

I agree. You can never have too many toys. ...

I agree. You can never have too many toys.

I'm having so much fun flying the Gentle Lady I'm thinking the Radian would be too similar for a second sailplane. I'm wondering if I should go for...
11-06-2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,407
Posted By PilotDane

Gentle Lady and Radian???

I am relatively new to the hobby and have always loved sailplanes. A couple weeks ago I picked up a old Cox Gentle Lady set up with a brushless folding prop for self launching... and I love it. It...
Forum: Power Systems
10-14-2015, 12:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,454
Posted By PilotDane

Thank you for the replies. I'll see if I can...

Thank you for the replies. I'll see if I can coax it back into line with a little heat. Otherwise it might be good to attach a stick and turn it into a childs hand helicopter.
Forum: Power Systems
10-13-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,454
Posted By PilotDane

Propeller Tracking?

How important is propeller blade tracking? I just received a Tower Hobbies F6F Hellcat and the three blade prop that came with it has one blade that is about 1/4" out at the tip. I don't know if...
10-13-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 3,019
Views: 503,515
Posted By PilotDane

LeadChucker I'm glad you stopped climbing before...

LeadChucker I'm glad you stopped climbing before you got to the moon!
10-10-2015, 08:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,597
Posted By PilotDane

I will offer a few words of caution if...

I will offer a few words of caution if considering the Android app. Before purchasing the cable go to the Google Play store via you phone and try downloading the app. It is not compatible with many...
10-10-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,597
Posted By PilotDane

I know it's a different plane but I put a AR636...

I know it's a different plane but I put a AR636 in my Tower Hobbies Corsair (http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXBCKB). I called Horizon tech support and basically they said every...
10-10-2015, 12:48 AM
Replies: 3,019
Views: 503,515
Posted By PilotDane

Nice looking plane and I'm jealous. I wish I had...

Nice looking plane and I'm jealous. I wish I had a runway for retracts on a plane that size.
Forum: ParkFlyers
10-09-2015, 07:37 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 14,541
Posted By PilotDane

Like the Two Brothers review and many others my...

Like the Two Brothers review and many others my CG came out aft. Cutting foam allowed me to slide the battery forward but even with a 2200mah I was at the back of the range. As very much a beginner...
Forum: Beginners
10-04-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,267
Posted By PilotDane

I'm curious if you find one how will the Tx be...

I'm curious if you find one how will the Tx be connected? Would you need to get a dongle to create a USB port?
09-27-2015, 08:27 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 19,766
Posted By PilotDane

How long can I expect these little brushed motors...

How long can I expect these little brushed motors to last? I have a complete spare plane but not an individual spare motor and wondering how routine motor replacement might be.

At first I wasn't...
09-17-2015, 12:34 AM
Replies: 3,019
Views: 503,515
Posted By PilotDane

I posted in the indoor & micro section but now...

I posted in the indoor & micro section but now that I'm not so micro I guess it's fitting to post here. In case nobody can guess... the red one is my new toy.
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09-12-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,912
Posted By PilotDane

If you still like the plane I'd suggest getting...

If you still like the plane I'd suggest getting another one and use your current remains as a source of spare parts.
09-11-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 19,766
Posted By PilotDane

I wish I had the budget to get the entire family...

I wish I had the budget to get the entire family together for a photo.

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I think I'm still a few weeks away from flying big red. I ordered the plane, tx, batteries... from all over so it's...
Forum: Beginners
09-11-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,068
Posted By PilotDane

I flew one battery before work this morning and I...

I flew one battery before work this morning and I agree that it's more annoying than it's worth. I had to press quite firmly on the stick so I only felt comfortable doing it while the plane was on...
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