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Forum: Beginners
03-07-2017, 08:31 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 29,493
Posted By Rockin Robbins

Thumbs up on the Corona MG's too. Put a pair on...

Thumbs up on the Corona MG's too. Put a pair on my flying wing and they've been flawless.
Forum: Beginners
03-03-2017, 01:26 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 29,493
Posted By Rockin Robbins

That's something I forgot to mention. I've found...

That's something I forgot to mention. I've found the eFlite servos to be very bad. I'm using Hobby King's cheap $2.00 HK15178 servos and they're markedly better than the eFlites. Get yourself some 9...
Forum: Beginners
03-01-2017, 10:23 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 29,493
Posted By Rockin Robbins

Good. I wish you great success. Be sure to check...

Good. I wish you great success. Be sure to check out Paul Naton's Radian modifications if you want an ultimate Radian. Many love 'em stock but Paul Naton is just driven to get every last hidden asset...
Forum: Beginners
03-01-2017, 02:22 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 29,493
Posted By Rockin Robbins

I see we can't have a conversation. You...

I see we can't have a conversation.

You don't agree that some planes are not suitable for hand launch glide tests? Where did I say the Radian is not suitable? Why do you have to make stuff up to...
Forum: Beginners
02-25-2017, 05:18 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 29,493
Posted By Rockin Robbins

Never had an ESC problem in spite of the fact...

Never had an ESC problem in spite of the fact that when my motor was on it was usually full or nearly full throttle. There is NO cooling for ESC or motor, so running longer than 30 seconds or a...
Forum: Beginners
02-21-2017, 01:19 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 29,493
Posted By Rockin Robbins

Vulcaneer, the Radian is not designed to fly...

Vulcaneer, the Radian is not designed to fly around under power. The motor is a launch device, meant to haul your Radian to soaring altitude as quickly as it can and then be shut off. The Radian is...
Forum: Beginners
01-16-2013, 06:11 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 29,493
Posted By Rockin Robbins

Or it could be a job for the trusty old Dremel...

Or it could be a job for the trusty old Dremel cutoff wheel.
Forum: Beginners
01-09-2013, 02:15 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 29,493
Posted By Rockin Robbins

No harm done. There's nothing wrong with the...

No harm done. There's nothing wrong with the Parkzone battery, it's just too expensive and the C rating is abyssmal. But it will work fine and you'll never know the difference until you get a...
Forum: Beginners
01-07-2013, 03:46 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 29,493
Posted By Rockin Robbins

@#$%^*#$%@, Martha, I killed it! Just when it was...

@#$%^*#$%@, Martha, I killed it! Just when it was getting good....

While the thread rots, might as well post a video of a demented Australian(?) kid who thinks the Radian is a 3D design and...
Forum: Beginners
01-05-2013, 06:38 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 29,493
Posted By Rockin Robbins

While it is possible to treat those thumbscrews...

While it is possible to treat those thumbscrews real nice and get away with them, I think eventually just about everyone overtorques the things and breaks them. There are lots of alternatives but I'm...
Forum: Beginners
01-05-2013, 02:20 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 29,493
Posted By Rockin Robbins

First of all, Paul Naton is the acknowledged...

First of all, Paul Naton is the acknowledged expert on making the Radian fly better. And remember clearly what I said above: his better is your uncontrollable.

The Radian was designed the way it...
Forum: Beginners
01-04-2013, 09:53 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 29,493
Posted By Rockin Robbins

Resist the temptation to use rare earth magnets...

Resist the temptation to use rare earth magnets on the horizontal stab. They are too heavy way back there and bother your CG enough to cost you adding some weight up front. When you're ready to move...
Forum: Beginners
01-04-2013, 01:24 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 29,493
Posted By Rockin Robbins

The Radian is a 3-channel plane which makes no...

The Radian is a 3-channel plane which makes no apologies to 4-channel planes in the flying bag of tricks department. Would you believe the plane is capable of rolling circles while executing...
Forum: Beginners
01-03-2013, 08:07 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 29,493
Posted By Rockin Robbins

You'll learn to fly the climb by airspeed. Pick...

You'll learn to fly the climb by airspeed. Pick your throttle setting du jour. Take half throttle for early flights. Launch level and pull up smoothly into the climb with your elevator. You'll need...
Forum: Beginners
01-03-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 29,493
Posted By Rockin Robbins

A little bit of aerodynamic theory to pass the...

A little bit of aerodynamic theory to pass the time.

Your plane has an aerodynamic center, the center of pressure for all the surfaces of the plane in the pitch axis in this case. And it has a...
Forum: Beginners
01-03-2013, 01:51 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 29,493
Posted By Rockin Robbins

Now THAT's not a brain fart. I think it's what...

Now THAT's not a brain fart. I think it's what happened but we have to figure out why.

As far as pilot error goes, the "stall" (which is no stall at all with the CG at 63mm or less, the elevator...
Forum: Beginners
01-03-2013, 04:21 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 29,493
Posted By Rockin Robbins

You've read that's the Radian's tendency? I've...

You've read that's the Radian's tendency? I've never heard, read, experienced or imagined any such thing. When you cut throttle and push to level the plane sits there like it was glued to the sky! It...
Forum: Beginners
01-02-2013, 11:25 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 29,493
Posted By Rockin Robbins

Now the 63mm from the leading edge of the wing at...

Now the 63mm from the leading edge of the wing at the root is a decent starting point but even that is too far forward for optimized flight. I'd put it there to learn the habits of the plane, anyway,...
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