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03-11-2010, 12:59 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 136,840
Posted By mikeyv

Oh how wise thou are. Oh how I did crash and...

Oh how wise thou are. Oh how I did crash and spend on repairs because of not heeding this piece of flying lore.
03-11-2010, 12:53 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 136,840
Posted By mikeyv

Full power? Well it depends. If things are...

Full power? Well it depends. If things are amiss full power will make it happen faster. Wham is quicker and more inetense with full power. But if I just took the controls from someone who's about...
03-10-2010, 06:18 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 136,840
Posted By mikeyv

When I crash like that I find that my transmitter...

When I crash like that I find that my transmitter was setup for the wrong plane. Reversing the controls will cause instant crashes. Normal flying has you jam the controls to try to advert the...
05-11-2009, 08:45 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 136,840
Posted By mikeyv

Teach them Cubs to fly!

I was involved in Cub Scouts for a few years and might have some tips. I think you just need to keep it age appropriate. When they get into Boy Scouts they can get more involved in RC. You can do the...
Forum: Beginners
04-15-2009, 06:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,995
Posted By mikeyv

I am glad you found your plane. I have since...

I am glad you found your plane. I have since inherited a lost plane. It apprently had been lost by someone and a friend found it in their backyard. We put an ad in the local paper but no one...
Forum: Beginners
09-07-2007, 10:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,917
Posted By mikeyv

I think you will really like the rudder mod. It...

I think you will really like the rudder mod. It sure gave me a great level of control that I did not have before. The response is just tremendous compared to the original rudder.

Good luck on...
Forum: Beginners
09-04-2007, 07:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,198
Posted By mikeyv

I want to add to your list of lessons: The...

I want to add to your list of lessons:

The phrase "one last flight" usually precipitates trouble. I think back to how many times one of us has said this phrase and then to have problems on the...
08-27-2007, 06:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,788
Posted By mikeyv

What a great bunch of replies. Thanks to...

What a great bunch of replies. Thanks to everyone that has helped me decide what to do with the puffed lipo. I must say I am somewhat drawn to the finality of a burned pack. I donít think I will...
Forum: Beginners
08-26-2007, 05:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,068
Posted By mikeyv

I was also surprised to see a E* with a 3s lipo....

I was also surprised to see a E* with a 3s lipo. I did not think you could buy it this way especially with a stock motor.

Anyhow I was out flying today and got a thought. I fly multiple planes...
Forum: Beginners
08-24-2007, 07:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,068
Posted By mikeyv

Now easy there rcracer0, the Easystar is one of...

Now easy there rcracer0, the Easystar is one of the best flyers made. It sounds like you are having a great problem with COG. I use 4 AA batteries packed tight in the nose to get enough COG for...
Forum: Beginners
08-22-2007, 03:17 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 11,986
Posted By mikeyv

Been there, said worse *+%$, ordered an Easy...

Been there, said worse *+%$, ordered an Easy Glider from tower on day 3 of search, then a friend found my plane on the fifth day of searching. Yeah let that soak in that you are the one that lost...
Forum: Beginners
08-13-2007, 08:15 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 11,986
Posted By mikeyv

I logged many hours on the sims and it helped. ...

I logged many hours on the sims and it helped. But when I flew in the real world I lost the confidence in the sim's ability to get me ready for actual flights. It did teach me left or right on the...
Forum: Beginners
08-13-2007, 07:15 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 11,986
Posted By mikeyv

Wow you are right on track to be a great pilot....

Wow you are right on track to be a great pilot. My ES fuselage has been broken in half at least three times. The canopy has not gone back on since the first week I owned it (crunched fuselage). By...
08-10-2007, 08:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,788
Posted By mikeyv

Puffed my first lipo the other day

I have a lipo that I have puffed. See picture. It is a Thunder Power 2S 1350ma and it was connected to a Thunder Power TP425 charger. I left it on the charger all night by accident but I have done...
Forum: Beginners
07-31-2007, 02:04 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,160
Posted By mikeyv

Great job on getting the ES off the ground. I...

Great job on getting the ES off the ground. I used FMS before I flew the first time with my ES. The simulator did not include my little construction problems and eventually my busted and then...
07-31-2007, 12:39 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 136,840
Posted By mikeyv

Yes and boy is it good! I have put together a...

Yes and boy is it good! I have put together a couple of the fuselages with and without the soup. The soup sure made it pop out and it was easier to keep the fuselage straight when it was finally...
Forum: Beginners
06-26-2007, 09:16 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 11,986
Posted By mikeyv

I fly way above the buildings too. But I am in...

I fly way above the buildings too. But I am in the country and mostly I have to deal with trees. Unfortunately I lost line of sight with my plane once and the plane flew on it's own course after that...
Forum: Beginners
06-26-2007, 08:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,842
Posted By mikeyv

I started on an Easystar with Elapor foam. With...

I started on an Easystar with Elapor foam. With a good bowl of elapor soup, some CA, and an activator I have rebuilt most everything at one time or another. My brother has a SuperCub and it broke...
Forum: Beginners
06-26-2007, 08:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,486
Posted By mikeyv

I have used 4 AA batteries as ballast, way up in...

I have used 4 AA batteries as ballast, way up in the front of the nose on my Star. Not sure of the exact weight of this. But it seems to be about the best for my COG and flying characteristics. I use...
Forum: Beginners
06-26-2007, 08:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,486
Posted By mikeyv

Nice looking designs from the computer. Too bad...

Nice looking designs from the computer. Too bad you have hit the reality of trying it for real. I have thought about painting my Star but I am happy it just flys. I use some packing tape that...
Forum: Beginners
06-26-2007, 07:45 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 11,986
Posted By mikeyv

All spaces are large enough if you gain enough...

All spaces are large enough if you gain enough altitude. It's only when you fly at low altitudes that you are encumbered by earthbound obstacles. I have learned this lesson the hard way. Now I...
06-26-2007, 07:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,212
Posted By mikeyv

My brother got a PZ Spitflyer a couple of months...

My brother got a PZ Spitflyer a couple of months ago. He has smashed it a few times and has rebuilt quite a bit of the front end. The battery housing has taken quite a beating. He finally ripped his...
Forum: Beginners
05-23-2007, 08:36 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,542
Posted By mikeyv

Well I think you kinda deserved to lose that...

Well I think you kinda deserved to lose that plane. You knew it was having problems and still you had to fly it way the heck up there. This is how I got myself into trouble a couple of times. ...
Forum: Beginners
05-22-2007, 08:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,995
Posted By mikeyv

Thanks for all the good words

If it wasn't for some of the posts here I think i would of really given up. I think the plane sniffing dog would be great. Maybe a bit of beef in the plane would help here.

I went to my LHS and...
Forum: Beginners
05-19-2007, 05:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,995
Posted By mikeyv

A quick epilog

A quick Epilog

About two hours before we found the lost plane the UPS truck showed up. He asked if Mike was here and handed me a big long box that had my new plane in it. This was really exciting...
Forum: Beginners
05-19-2007, 05:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,995
Posted By mikeyv

Talking Good News! The lost plane has been found!!

The search had expanded quite a bit from the original area and I had given up for the time being. But due to the diligence of Fletcher he gets the credit for finding the lost plane. He just happened...
Forum: Beginners
05-18-2007, 12:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,995
Posted By mikeyv

These have been some of my thougths as well. I...

These have been some of my thougths as well. I keep playing back in my head all the stick actions and what I could see at the moment. The death spiral makes the most sense. But I have had multiple...
Forum: Beginners
05-18-2007, 12:43 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,995
Posted By mikeyv

Well maybe not quite 500 feet downwind. I...

Well maybe not quite 500 feet downwind. I measured and it was 325 feet downwind from me. The wind was maybe a knot, could of been less. It was a beautiful time to fly.

I have posted this in...
Forum: Beginners
05-17-2007, 06:37 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,995
Posted By mikeyv

Here are the details of where it all went wrong

Here are some more details and pictures of where it went wrong. After six months of flying my nerves are getting better for flying. But when panic sets in all reasoning can jump out the window. I...
Forum: Beginners
05-16-2007, 12:22 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,995
Posted By mikeyv

Still no plane

I have spent quite a few more hours searching but still no luck.:sad: Thanks to all the great replies here, I appreciate it. I have run all the scenarios thru my mind on how it could of came down. I...
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