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10-27-2012, 04:00 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 191,399
Posted By Fast Guy

My Great Planes ElectroStik on Floats. Great...

My Great Planes ElectroStik on Floats. Great little flyer.:)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxyKZ77X0sE
01-10-2012, 03:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,649
Posted By Fast Guy

I found that with a little practice I could hand...

I found that with a little practice I could hand launch and get my hand in my TX mitt quick enough to gain control. A couple close calls the first few times though.:concern:
01-10-2012, 03:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,649
Posted By Fast Guy

Thanks dahawk. I'm finding that as I get older...

Thanks dahawk. I'm finding that as I get older (57) my hands just can't take the cold as well as they used to and gloves in my area just can't keep my hands warm enough. Our average temps for this...
01-10-2012, 12:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,649
Posted By Fast Guy

I made a TX Mitt/Radio bag with stiff sides so it...

I made a TX Mitt/Radio bag with stiff sides so it holds its shape and your hands are very unrestricted inside. Other than adding a little weight it feels like flying in the summer. Fly down to...
10-29-2011, 03:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,244
Posted By Fast Guy

No, just short tubes (3in.) where the Pull/Pull...

No, just short tubes (3in.) where the Pull/Pull cables exit the fuselage to prevent wear.
10-29-2011, 02:50 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 52,824
Posted By Fast Guy

I used most of a 25ft. roll.

I used most of a 25ft. roll.
10-09-2011, 03:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,863
Posted By Fast Guy

In the past I built several A123 packs also. I...

In the past I built several A123 packs also. I used 7-pin Balance taps for wiring A123 packs in 2S to 6S configurations-25cm long wire to add balance taps to the A123s. I have Hyperion chargers so...
10-08-2011, 02:54 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 191,399
Posted By Fast Guy

I built this little Herr Engineering Piper J3 Cub...

I built this little Herr Engineering Piper J3 Cub (35") kit last winter and finally got it on floats. Great little plane that's a very smooth flyer. Removed most of the dihedral and added ailerons to...
09-26-2011, 12:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,216
Posted By Fast Guy

If you have a Castle Ice ESC it has a onboard...

If you have a Castle Ice ESC it has a onboard data logger that will tell you the amp draw, rpm, voltage and much more. You need Castle Link to get the data.
09-21-2011, 12:05 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 52,824
Posted By Fast Guy

Using the one supplied with the kit also. Seems...

Using the one supplied with the kit also. Seems very rugged and has worked very well for a few years as SunDevilPilot posted above.
02-26-2011, 12:52 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 11,302
Posted By Fast Guy

New battery with 1 puffed cell = defective. New...

New battery with 1 puffed cell = defective. New battery with all cells puffed = overworked. Check out the Gens Ace batteries at Hobbypartz. I have 10 ranging from 2s 1550 to 6s 4000. They are great....
Forum: Beginners
02-01-2011, 12:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,136
Posted By Fast Guy

When I started to fly I crashed a lot but it was...

When I started to fly I crashed a lot but it was on a flight sim. After a few winter months of sim practice I flew my brand new balsa Hobbico Electristar just like I had flowen before. That was 5...
01-23-2011, 02:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,858
Posted By Fast Guy

I wanted an electric Cub so I built a Sig 1/5...

I wanted an electric Cub so I built a Sig 1/5 scale J3 because it had a functional door/window that could be used as a battery hatch. Other than that converting to electric is fairly straight...
11-18-2010, 04:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,772
Posted By Fast Guy

Thanks, I'm fortunate to live on a lake. This is...

Thanks, I'm fortunate to live on a lake. This is one of the reasons I got into float flying. It is my only way of flying often without traveling 60km to the field. Makes a good runway when it’s...
11-14-2010, 09:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,772
Posted By Fast Guy

Thanks's Brad, happy you enjoyed the ride.

Thanks's Brad, happy you enjoyed the ride.
10-31-2010, 02:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,772
Posted By Fast Guy

I used the GoPro for the footage shot off the...

I used the GoPro for the footage shot off the floats and out the front windshield. The footage shot out the side with the wing strut in view was taken with a Sony Webbie. With the GoPro because of...
10-31-2010, 01:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,772
Posted By Fast Guy

Thanks for comming along for the ride.;)

Thanks for comming along for the ride.;)
10-31-2010, 12:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,772
Posted By Fast Guy

Float Plane Video

Just completed a video of my Sig 1/5 scale J3 Cub. On board GoPro Hero HD and Sony Webbie HD. Enjoy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bu5GgK7EbgU
10-21-2010, 12:10 PM
Replies: 393
Views: 146,014
Posted By Fast Guy

If your ESC has the firmware it shipped with...

If your ESC has the firmware it shipped with (firmware 1.55 or 1.56) then upgrading to the latest (3.20 or higher) should fix the "WONK".;)
10-21-2010, 12:33 AM
Replies: 393
Views: 146,014
Posted By Fast Guy

Running the latest firmware?

Running the latest firmware?
08-04-2010, 03:42 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 70,085
Posted By Fast Guy

Thanks, easy plane to fly, makes you look like a...

Thanks, easy plane to fly, makes you look like a better pilot than you are.:D
08-04-2010, 12:39 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 70,085
Posted By Fast Guy

Another good one. ...

Another good one.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJF_t2XUkdI
07-03-2010, 04:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,244
Posted By Fast Guy

I built the same plane two winters ago. Powered...

I built the same plane two winters ago. Powered it with a RimFire .80 50-55-500 outrunner, Phoenix 80a ESC, Xoar 15x8 prop and a Hyperion CX 5000 25c battery. Pulling 45a at full throttle making 1100...
06-30-2010, 12:50 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 52,824
Posted By Fast Guy

On the Sig 1/5 scale most use the working door.

On the Sig 1/5 scale most use the working door.
05-26-2010, 12:11 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 52,824
Posted By Fast Guy

Nice vid SunDevilPilot. Seems like you have some...

Nice vid SunDevilPilot. Seems like you have some decent power from watching the videos. Cylinders look cool in the vid also. You have built yourself a Cub to be proud of. Chech out my You Tube...
05-23-2010, 06:25 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 52,824
Posted By Fast Guy

SunDevilPilot, good to hear you are still...

SunDevilPilot, good to hear you are still spending some time with your Cub. I just got some new Hyperion G3 CX 3300 6s 25c Lipos for my Cub and without changing anything but the battery my power...
05-19-2010, 12:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,444
Posted By Fast Guy

I have a Sig 1/5 scale (84in wingspan) with a...

I have a Sig 1/5 scale (84in wingspan) with a Rimfire 80-50-55-500kv motor, CC Phoenix 80a ESC, turning a Xoar 16x6 prop. Doing fairly energetic flying, steep climbs, loops, rolls and several touch...
05-18-2010, 12:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,952
Posted By Fast Guy

Now if radio manufacturers could take the...

Now if radio manufacturers could take the throttle-activated timer to the next level where you entered the max amp draw of your power system and the capacity of your battery. Then the radio could...
05-18-2010, 03:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,952
Posted By Fast Guy

Futaba 7C 7-Channel 2.4GHz

Futaba 7C 7-Channel 2.4GHz
05-18-2010, 12:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,952
Posted By Fast Guy

I use the timer on my radio. I have the timer set...

I use the timer on my radio. I have the timer set so as soon as the throttle is advanced the timer starts. This way I never forget the timer. If I throttle back to zero during a flight the timer...
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