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05-04-2020, 07:47 PM
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Posted By Flysfloats

Thank you for the reply and you are correct in...

Thank you for the reply and you are correct in that the interest level is probably not so good. I was super excited to receive the link to the RCME site(new to me) but, sadly, the plane referenced...
05-04-2020, 03:54 AM
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Views: 1,829
Posted By Flysfloats

It appears that this thread doesn't have much...

It appears that this thread doesn't have much interest as shown by the lack of responses. I have taken everything out of the kit and have the work bench cleared, plans down, and now watching the...
04-13-2020, 07:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,829
Posted By Flysfloats

Possible NEW LIFE!!

I had even forgotten I had previously started this thread, goes to show you what being busy and aging can do, gulp! Anyway, with this "staying at home" for an undetermined period of time, I have...
10-26-2019, 10:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,304
Posted By Flysfloats

I have tried this and no success, BUT, I have a...

I have tried this and no success, BUT, I have a need for clarification please. Initially where do you have the throttle trim, all the way up or down? I tried both, no difference.
Your last...
10-26-2019, 03:15 AM
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Posted By Flysfloats

Very familiar with Corrosion X and ACF 50 and...

Very familiar with Corrosion X and ACF 50 and others. I owned a Cessna 185 for 8 yrs and half the year it was on floats in BC and the other half of the year on wheels in Baja, WONDERFUL times, best...
10-25-2019, 04:18 AM
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Views: 3,304
Posted By Flysfloats

Thanks for the suggestions. I will give them a...

Thanks for the suggestions. I will give them a try, probably tomorrow and see what happens.
10-23-2019, 09:43 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By Flysfloats

Turnigy AE-45A ESC Question

I tried to install this esc after another esc failed in my Fun Cub and have a problem. When I turn on my transmitter and then connect a battery to the esc I get a beep, beep, beep, slowly and...
12-15-2018, 04:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 728
Posted By Flysfloats

2 good replies, thank you guys. This helps me...

2 good replies, thank you guys. This helps me decide what I need to order. I can't fly glow engines as our "flying field" is at a City of Oak Harbor joint use soccer field and electric power is...
12-14-2018, 05:22 PM
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Views: 728
Posted By Flysfloats

Super Kaos 60

I have a few specific questions for my Great Planes Super Kaos 60 build. I have looked at several building logs on this and a different forum but still would like your recommendations on a few...
11-21-2016, 06:28 PM
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Posted By Flysfloats

Smile Hi, Ken: You are guaranteed at least 6...

Hi, Ken: You are guaranteed at least 6 flights!!!! That is the good news, my only suggestion is that you have an experienced pilot with you the first couple of flights, first to preflight your plane,...
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Posted By Flysfloats

Minima 4 ch Receiver Antenna

Here we go again! One of my Minima 4 ch receivers has lost it's short antenna!!! What do you suggest?

1. Range check and if ok, use it?
2. Replace antenna, and if so, what with?
3. Throw it...
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Views: 1,060
Posted By Flysfloats

It bound with blue light. Still not sure why it...

It bound with blue light. Still not sure why it decided to bind this time. Only changes I made were to wire in a switch between the battery(a receiver batt) and the receiver. No ESC in this set up...
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Views: 1,060
Posted By Flysfloats

Minima 4 ch Receiver Binding Issue

For some reason I am having trouble getting a Minima 4 ch rcvr to bind to my Aurora 9. I have used these rcvrs before with no problem but now I am stuck. While performing the normal binding...
09-25-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,708
Posted By Flysfloats

Panther: Thanks for the investigation effort. I...

Panther: Thanks for the investigation effort. I think I am ok for now. I have the one loaner prop/adapter that survived the crash and I should have a new one from Canada any day now. Since I am...
09-24-2015, 11:39 PM
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Views: 3,708
Posted By Flysfloats

Panther, thank you for the suggestion, BUT, I...

Panther, thank you for the suggestion, BUT, I believe it is only available thru the International Warehouse and I do my best to only order thru the USA West Warehouse if at all possible.
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09-24-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,708
Posted By Flysfloats

Yesterday I finally got my Ninja ready for a run...

Yesterday I finally got my Ninja ready for a run up to test the heat shrink tubing to increase the diameter of the motor shaft. As Panther implied, this did not go as I had hoped. With only partial...
09-22-2015, 05:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,156
Posted By Flysfloats

Aurora 9 and Hobby King BEC Issue

Today I finished the conversion of an older glider to a e-powered glider. I was putting the finishing touches on my receiver, esc, and motor finalization. Problems have cropped up and I am at a...
09-22-2015, 04:42 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,019
Posted By Flysfloats

E-Flite BAE Hawk Fan Blades

Today was my initial attempt at flying this DF jet. I got it onto the runway and started my takeoff run, about 10 feet into the takeoff I head something and cut the throttle. I then advanced the...
09-19-2015, 03:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,708
Posted By Flysfloats

I called Hobby Express and was told that they...

I called Hobby Express and was told that they have no folding props or accessories in stock and do not know when they will receive more product. Seems like a good website.

I looked, again, at the...
09-18-2015, 12:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,708
Posted By Flysfloats

Source for Folding Prop and Spinner

I am wanting to add a 2486 1100 kv motor to my old Sig Ninja glider. This motor has a 3.17 mm shaft and I am having trouble finding a set of prop blades, a spinner, AND a "collet" that fits this...
08-28-2015, 03:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,543
Posted By Flysfloats

I ended up writing to Ron Marston, the man that...

I ended up writing to Ron Marston, the man that developed the Pterodactyl and who I bought my kit from. He suggested that I use a 6" diameter prop, not an 8", but I was using a 7"!!! He also didn't...
08-27-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,543
Posted By Flysfloats

Nigel, I feel like an idiot. I must have been...

Nigel, I feel like an idiot. I must have been tired when I wrote about the receiver and inability to program it. I know that it is the ESC that you program, a brain fart on my part. My ESC is a...
08-27-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,543
Posted By Flysfloats

There is just more and more info about this...

There is just more and more info about this problem. So far I have repaired my broken motor mount and have ordered 2 Prop Savers.

The Minima 4 ch micro receiver I currently have in this plane...
08-26-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,543
Posted By Flysfloats

Thumbs up Wow, you guys are a bunch of help, thanks!! :)...

Wow, you guys are a bunch of help, thanks!! :) So, if I understand what you are saying, is I should set the "brake" feature with a folding prop. If this is true it would seem all I would have to...
08-26-2015, 07:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,543
Posted By Flysfloats

quorneng: Great reply from you, several items I...

quorneng: Great reply from you, several items I have not thought of. Yes, the plane is a wing mounted twin motors. The prop is only an inch or less from the leading edge so damage to the wing is a...
08-26-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,543
Posted By Flysfloats

Thank you for the reply. The Pterodactyl is not...

Thank you for the reply. The Pterodactyl is not foam it is constructed out of balsa wood and is very much on the fragile side. This is one reason the head gets broken off quite easily.

I, too,...
08-26-2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,543
Posted By Flysfloats

Prop Saver vs Folding Prop

Yesterday I made the best landing ever with my Marston Pterodactyl and ripped one motor out of the wing!!!! Since this plane does not have landing gear this is a continual hazard when landing.

I...
03-10-2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,829
Posted By Flysfloats

Thank you for the comments. Sounds like it would...

Thank you for the comments. Sounds like it would be worth the effort to build and install an EDF power system. I am in Baja for another couple of weeks and when I get home I will start the...
03-08-2015, 11:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,829
Posted By Flysfloats

Regal Eagle

I have had a Bob Parkinson Regal Eagle kit for longer than I can remember. It was designed for the old glow ducted fan engines.

Since I am pretty much out of glow flying I was considering...
01-01-2015, 12:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,023
Posted By Flysfloats

Thank you all for the quick reply. Yes, the...

Thank you all for the quick reply. Yes, the transmitter and receiver I gave my friend is a72 mhz system. It was our intent to give my friend a taste of this hobby at the lowest entry price,...
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