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10-06-2012, 02:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,951
Posted By wingspann

Cordless phones in the house also may be running...

Cordless phones in the house also may be running on 2.4gHz, so unplugging the routers may not solve all the RF problems.

The "This device may not cause harmful interference" clause may refer to...
09-10-2012, 11:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,171
Posted By wingspann

Yep! Jeff is a heckuva fine guy, providing great...

Yep! Jeff is a heckuva fine guy, providing great customer service. I've been buying there for about 5 years and NEVER been disappointed.
09-04-2012, 04:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,599
Posted By wingspann

For a large (95" wingspan) RTF you might look...

For a large (95" wingspan) RTF you might look into the Super Sky Surfer. I think it's at Banana Hobby. Anyway, I understand it's offered as RTF or ARF. The ARF version comes with motor, ESC and...
08-31-2012, 04:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,956
Posted By wingspann

This little motor puts out a lot of power for its...

This little motor puts out a lot of power for its size/weight and can utilize a variety of props:

http://www.headsuprc.com/servlet/the-1420/HURC-2712-dsh-12-Outrunner-Brushless/Detail

This...
08-31-2012, 12:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,956
Posted By wingspann

Before we get too carried away with what...

Before we get too carried away with what motor/ESC/battery you need, I think there may be another thing or two to consider. I noticed your join date is August 2012. Have you flown radio control...
06-26-2012, 07:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,809
Posted By wingspann

HeadsUp RC has replacement shafts for the 2410...

HeadsUp RC has replacement shafts for the 2410 series of motors.

http://www.headsuprc.com/servlet/the-2092/Replacement-Motor-Shaft-for/Detail

I think he also has bearings. A couple of...
04-26-2012, 01:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,984
Posted By wingspann

I dried out a keychain 808 video camera that got...

I dried out a keychain 808 video camera that got washed in my shirt pocket by dunking it in 91% alcohol, then hanging it to dry. Still works perfectly.
04-26-2012, 01:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,387
Posted By wingspann

I've never kept one long enough for it to need...

I've never kept one long enough for it to need sharpening. Lost 2 of them in the past 5 years.
11-08-2011, 10:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,326
Posted By wingspann

Nope, I didn't know all that stuff. I just knew...

Nope, I didn't know all that stuff. I just knew about the airplane, because one used to be based at Flyers' Field in Dallas back in 1957 when I first soloed. It was a funny-looking thing. Looked too...
11-08-2011, 02:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,326
Posted By wingspann

Shucks. I thought maybe you were in the middle of...

Shucks. I thought maybe you were in the middle of building one of these

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Funk_B

and planning to paint it blue.
06-12-2011, 03:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,383
Posted By wingspann

Once a tree tastes a plane, that tree will be a...

Once a tree tastes a plane, that tree will be a plane-eater forever. Only cure is a chainsaw followed by a nice hot fire. Hotdogs and marshmallows optional.

John
Forum: Beginners
03-23-2011, 07:59 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 36,558
Posted By wingspann

You're making great progress! Keep up the good...

You're making great progress! Keep up the good work. You'll be handling wind up to 10 mph in no time.

You can't enclose the ESC, it has to have air circulation to stay cool. Therefore I recommend...
Forum: Beginners
03-21-2011, 04:55 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 36,558
Posted By wingspann

When you stepped over the line into 2.4 gHz, you...

When you stepped over the line into 2.4 gHz, you got out of my sphere of knowledge. All I can say is, if it feels right to you, do it.

John
Forum: Beginners
03-19-2011, 08:59 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 36,558
Posted By wingspann

In answer to your question, I give you an...

In answer to your question, I give you an unequivocal "YES!" The ESC causes the motor to vibrate, producing the musical tones.



Do the other controls work? Elevator, rudder, ailerons all...
Forum: Beginners
03-19-2011, 05:27 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 36,558
Posted By wingspann

HA! Thanks, billbens! I'd noticed that too, but...

HA! Thanks, billbens! I'd noticed that too, but with me jumping on the lad about everything else I decided to cut him some slack. Together we'll get him educated!:D

John
Forum: Beginners
03-18-2011, 07:37 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 36,558
Posted By wingspann

Did you dip the receiver in alcohol too? If not,...

Did you dip the receiver in alcohol too? If not, it might be a good idea. Then blow dry both receiver and ESC before you put them back in the plane.

Oh, as a side note, if you disconnected the...
Forum: Beginners
03-18-2011, 05:26 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 36,558
Posted By wingspann

Glad to hear it's back to normal. ...

Glad to hear it's back to normal.



Well, it's phillipmorris's thread, so if he doesn't object I guess that's OK. However, you can start your very own Hawk Sky thread for stuff about that plane....
Forum: Beginners
03-18-2011, 03:28 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 36,558
Posted By wingspann

My guess would be there may still be some water...

My guess would be there may still be some water in the electronics somewhere. The motor will run underwater, so a little water inside the motor bell should not matter.



A few drops of alcohol...
Forum: Beginners
03-18-2011, 01:27 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 36,558
Posted By wingspann

Fantastic progress! You'll be flying in national...

Fantastic progress! You'll be flying in national competition any day now.

Anytime your plane gets wet (sometimes even heavy dew) disconnect the battery ASAP and get the water out of the ESC and...
Forum: Beginners
03-17-2011, 10:36 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 36,558
Posted By wingspann

Hey, that's progress! Don't knock it. You...

Hey, that's progress! Don't knock it. You probably need to find a larger, less obstructed area to learn to fly. Once you learn, then you can manage the obstructions a little easier.

One thing...
Forum: Beginners
03-16-2011, 06:10 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 36,558
Posted By wingspann

I didn't find anything either. Not sure whether...

I didn't find anything either. Not sure whether Dynam is compatible with Futaba or Spektrum. You might ask Dynam which of those is compatible (or not). I found some Dynam 2.4 gHz converters to be...
Forum: Beginners
03-16-2011, 05:23 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 36,558
Posted By wingspann

The Dynam 7 channel would work fine, you'd only...

The Dynam 7 channel would work fine, you'd only need 3 of the channels for the Cub. No big deal. Likely any receiver brand other than Spektrum or Futaba might work with the Dynam transmitter. Ask the...
Forum: Beginners
03-16-2011, 05:18 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 36,558
Posted By wingspann

Hooboy! What a mess! I don't know how anybody...

Hooboy! What a mess! I don't know how anybody could fly something like that! Time for the trash can for that transmitter for sure.



Nope, I think that one is from Mars. Even the unscrupulous...
Forum: Beginners
03-15-2011, 07:35 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 36,558
Posted By wingspann

Mode 1, perhaps? Which stick has the throttle...

Mode 1, perhaps? Which stick has the throttle function on it? The right one?



How about a married one?;) Mode 1 is what's used in most of the rest of the world, but we (USA) use mode 2.


...
Forum: Beginners
03-15-2011, 02:58 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 36,558
Posted By wingspann

Not familiar with that transmitter, but if it's...

Not familiar with that transmitter, but if it's 27 mHz the best solution for the radio may be the trash can. Does the right stick move right/left AND up/down? If so, it may be a simple matter of...
Forum: Beginners
03-14-2011, 08:00 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 36,558
Posted By wingspann

Beware, young Jedi! Do not allow yourself to be...

Beware, young Jedi! Do not allow yourself to be drawn to the Dark Side (fuel powered planes)! You have met Jedi Masters of the Dark Side, and they will try to ensnare you with their magical...
Forum: Beginners
03-08-2011, 04:39 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 36,558
Posted By wingspann

Remember we're talking AIRspeed here, which is...

Remember we're talking AIRspeed here, which is why it zooms along with the wind and slows or stops headed into the wind. The air relative to the airplane doesn't change, just the appearance of speed...
Forum: Beginners
03-08-2011, 03:18 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 36,558
Posted By wingspann

Sorry I forgot to address this in the proper...

Sorry I forgot to address this in the proper sequence.

"CAN NOT" can not be part of your flying vocabulary. You WILL remember to chop the throttle as soon as it appears the plane is destined to...
Forum: Beginners
03-08-2011, 03:04 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 36,558
Posted By wingspann

PNP usually means you'll have to plug in your own...

PNP usually means you'll have to plug in your own receiver. The BNF has a 2.4 gHz receiver in it, but you have to provide a compatible 2.4 gHz transmitter. The RTF varies from one manufacturer to the...
Forum: Beginners
03-07-2011, 02:48 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 36,558
Posted By wingspann

Here's a video that every noob should watch. I...

Here's a video that every noob should watch. I especially like the music with it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLUQj2_Va9s

John
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