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Forum: Power Systems
02-05-2021, 08:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,489
Posted By jb48

Updates to the esc problem: 1- I received an...

Updates to the esc problem:
1- I received an email from Horizon Hobby telling me to check carefully the Avian programming on Utube: I did it many times before writing to HH.
2- Just to be sure it...
Forum: Power Systems
02-01-2021, 03:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,489
Posted By jb48

I wrote to Horizon Hobby/Spektrum for the...

I wrote to Horizon Hobby/Spektrum for the problem. The day after sending the e-mail, I received a note saying that I will be answered soon. No answer yet (1 week later). We will see!
02-01-2021, 03:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,256
Posted By jb48

OK, Solentlife and Ron van Somme, I took maybe...

OK, Solentlife and Ron van Somme, I took maybe one hour to do the complete work for cg calculation. I used the Aircraft Center of Gravity Calculator from rcplanes.online/cg_calc, which seems more...
01-31-2021, 02:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,256
Posted By jb48

Thank you all for replying. One thing I cannot...

Thank you all for replying. One thing I cannot understand is that some cg calculator consider only the main wing while some others take every measurements of the whole plane into consideration?
01-30-2021, 09:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,256
Posted By jb48

Help needed for CG

Hi everyone. I am about to finish a new airplane of my own design. Since it's my first tapered wing, where the leading edge is straight and trailing edge tapers from root to tip. I would appreciate...
Forum: Power Systems
01-24-2021, 11:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,489
Posted By jb48

My transmitter is a Spektrum DX6e. I have the...

My transmitter is a Spektrum DX6e. I have the manual that comes with the esc. I will check for an external programming device or write to Spektrum Assistance. I don't want to try calling by phone...
Forum: Power Systems
01-23-2021, 03:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,489
Posted By jb48

Thanks firemanbill, but the instructions from...

Thanks firemanbill, but the instructions from Spektrum (Avian esc) clearly specify that the throttle must be in full position before connecting to the battery for initial calibration and also for...
Forum: Power Systems
01-23-2021, 01:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,489
Posted By jb48

Trouble with initial calibration of an Avian 60 amp esc

Hi everyone. It's the second day I desperately try to initializing my brand new Avian 60 amp esc. I followed all the instructions, double checking them. When I connect the battery to the esc,...
08-18-2020, 01:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,581
Posted By jb48

Thanks for your replies. I have now to decide if...

Thanks for your replies. I have now to decide if I live with it as is or if I contact the supplier for an exchange. Anyway it will not send it back these days since I'll badly need the charger next...
08-17-2020, 01:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,581
Posted By jb48

mAh counter problem on my Imax B6 charger

After many years of flawless use my imax b6 shorted to dead when unnoticed input wires frayed and charger falled to floor when connected. Time came for a new charger balancer and the dual power imax...
08-02-2020, 01:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,038
Posted By jb48

No landing gear flight, 9 oz weight saving

BOF 60 flying a little slower. BOF 60 very slow flying and landing - YouTube
08-01-2020, 11:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,956
Posted By jb48

It is exactly what I think Quorneng; the long and...

It is exactly what I think Quorneng; the long and wide cockpit would help a lot to do that.
08-01-2020, 01:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,956
Posted By jb48

I am not sure to understand your question. Of...

I am not sure to understand your question. Of course the added lead weight was added to help balancing the plane's designed cg at 33-34%. I removed it just to weight it and put it back for correct...
07-31-2020, 06:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,956
Posted By jb48

First thing I did when I got this bird was to...

First thing I did when I got this bird was to remove lead ballast and old 4 x AA power pack and weight them: lead ballast was 193 gr / 6.8 oz; power pack was 92 gr / 3.25 oz; plus I removed a 2 oz /...
07-31-2020, 06:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,038
Posted By jb48

Here is my very first video (second flight) of my...

Here is my very first video (second flight) of my BOF 60 in a soccer field: https://youtu.be/t6DkaKqU4A0
07-31-2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,956
Posted By jb48

Post Solentlife and Panther, thanks for your...

Solentlife and Panther, thanks for your observations. The wings are very rigid and super smooth: no dent, no crease, no defect. I weighted them on an electronic postal scale: left wing is 290 gr,...
07-30-2020, 06:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,956
Posted By jb48

Solentlife, after maybe one hour of fiddling, I...

Solentlife, after maybe one hour of fiddling, I succeeded to upload the video on Youtube at https://youtu.be/hgWv_I2tjPI
07-30-2020, 01:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,956
Posted By jb48

I also think that the flawless fiberglass...

I also think that the flawless fiberglass fuselage cannot comes from a kit. Also, the wings appear to be balsa full covered wood under the Monokote style skin: perfectly smooth and impossible to see...
07-29-2020, 06:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,956
Posted By jb48

Solentlife, I agree with you that the overall...

Solentlife, I agree with you that the overall shape of both sailplane are very similar. Now, is (was) there a rc plane kit and/or arf maker for the S-H S Cirrus?
07-29-2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,956
Posted By jb48

Solentlife, thanks for your observations and old...

Solentlife, thanks for your observations and old film which reminds me the flying style of my beloved Gentle Lady: mainly the small delay between rudder input and reaction! Per Abuelo suggestion, I...
07-29-2020, 01:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,956
Posted By jb48

Having no aileron makes me perplex too! But after...

Having no aileron makes me perplex too! But after viewing many many videos from John Woodfield slope flying his numerous big sailplanes, most of them without ailerons and/or flaps, I am not so sure....
07-28-2020, 01:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,956
Posted By jb48

I need help to identify a T-tail fiberglass sailplanene

Last week I received a gift from a friend who himself received it from the widow of a rc flyer: a big (at least for me) pure sailplane. He gave it to me after years of sitting in an attic. Since he...
07-26-2020, 09:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,038
Posted By jb48

In search of very slow flying...BOF 60

Hello foamies flyers friends. Since about a year, I am in search of the Graal (for me) of rc planes: very slow flying. Since I am as much a builder than a flyer, I spent most of the last year...
02-03-2009, 01:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,007
Posted By jb48

I do vegetable gardening every summer, which is...

I do vegetable gardening every summer, which is sometime short here. Bio gardening is a very zen occupation and I love it. My wife spends about 3 hours a day in her flowers. I never put vegetable...
11-28-2008, 02:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,496
Posted By jb48

I have been flying my super cub (not the best in...

I have been flying my super cub (not the best in any wind conditions) and a tower hobbies 40 trainer nitro for a little bit. I am going to go all electric.

It may seem unbelievable, but the...
Forum: Beginners
10-09-2008, 02:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,756
Posted By jb48

Most obvious cause is sloppy control rod linkage...

Most obvious cause is sloppy control rod linkage to rudder horn and/or rudder servo arm.
10-02-2008, 01:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,812
Posted By jb48

Sorry to not being able to answer your question,...

Sorry to not being able to answer your question, since I too would like to know about such an adapter.
09-25-2008, 03:40 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 35,634
Posted By jb48

Big deception with my Estar Storch

My deception with my Estar Storch just equals my building enthousiasm. I took almost all last winter carefully building from the Estar kit, which impressed me a lot. My finished Storch looked so...
09-17-2008, 01:53 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 55,901
Posted By jb48

Very nice job on that motor mount!

Very nice job on that motor mount!
08-31-2008, 02:18 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 39,103
Posted By jb48

Thanks Ron. I`ll reconsider what you said about...

Thanks Ron. I`ll reconsider what you said about the arrow tube slight weight saving behind the cg. I also wonder if lightening holes in tail surfaces would be a good move?
Next time I test fly my...
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