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05-23-2018, 11:36 PM
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Posted By abborgogna

Need some help with "Bind and fly"

OK here is my problem, I purchased the BNF version of the Horizon Timber. I got it for park flying. I have and Orange DMS2 transmitter and Horizon said it was compatible with the BNF Timber. Well...
09-22-2017, 10:16 PM
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Views: 374
Posted By abborgogna

Has anybody out there build the RSM Yates Dragon?

Just curious if anybody else has built the electric Yates Dragon from RSM.
07-30-2017, 12:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,160
Posted By abborgogna

Again it's where you locate the CG 15% of Mean...

Again it's where you locate the CG 15% of Mean Aerodynamic Cord is a good place to start. That will make the wing nose heavy and give it stability, this is where the reflex comes in. The problem...
07-29-2017, 07:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,160
Posted By abborgogna

Mr. Quiet: The trick to taming a flying wing is...

Mr. Quiet:
The trick to taming a flying wing is where you locate the CG and the amount of reflex you need to level out the CG location. My experience with the Bill Evans Simitars taught me to start...
07-29-2017, 05:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,160
Posted By abborgogna

Toreador

The Toreador started out as a updated version of an old control line design from England. My friend Eric Rule asked me to do a test build of this new control line kit. I said yes, but I wanted to...
05-30-2017, 03:50 AM
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Views: 2,941
Posted By abborgogna

It makes no difference if the meeting expense...

It makes no difference if the meeting expense numbers are acurate or not, the question of using internet tools to hold a meeting four times a year still seems to me to make sense. I believe it is...
02-25-2017, 07:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,486
Posted By abborgogna

You know how they always say to check the control...

You know how they always say to check the control surfaces BEFORE you take off. In all honesty this is something I normally do. This morning I wiggled the surfaces but didn't pay to much attention...
02-06-2017, 05:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,486
Posted By abborgogna

Don it's more than a bit over powered, but the...

Don it's more than a bit over powered, but the new wing handles the power very well.
02-05-2017, 06:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,486
Posted By abborgogna

Slow Stick 2.0

I know a lot of you are familiar with the GWS Slow Stick, it's a great trainer and a well designed airplane. One of our club members started modifying his then a number of other members followed his...
Forum: Foamies
02-01-2017, 10:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 12,195
Posted By abborgogna

OK, I worked at Hobby People and ran into all the...

OK, I worked at Hobby People and ran into all the problems you are dealing with. I tried with no success, to get HP to fix the problems. Kind of explains why they are out of business.

1. Tug on...
01-17-2017, 10:10 PM
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Views: 5,517
Posted By abborgogna

Good news. Hope it continues to work for you.

Good news. Hope it continues to work for you.
01-10-2017, 09:59 PM
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Posted By abborgogna

By lost I meant as I started the first turn to...

By lost I meant as I started the first turn to land for the third flight of the day, a gentle right turn turned into a slow roll into the ground. Up to that point the plane behave perfectly and...
01-09-2017, 10:34 PM
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Posted By abborgogna

I just wish I had known about Brownout before I...

I just wish I had known about Brownout before I lost a scratch built giant Ugly Stik. When a flyer at the site said the failure looked like brownout, I had no idea what he was talking about. With...
12-27-2016, 12:38 AM
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Views: 6,548
Posted By abborgogna

That's amazing, I haven't seen a galloping ghost...

That's amazing, I haven't seen a galloping ghost system in over 50 years. I never built the Quaker, but the Minnie Mambo was finished and flown. I just may order one of the GG actuators just for...
11-15-2016, 02:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,714
Posted By abborgogna

We designed our own dual rate and snap roll...

We designed our own dual rate and snap roll functions and wired them into our basic four banger transmitters. We were fly Bill Evans Simitars flying wings which needed all the elevator you could get...
11-14-2016, 03:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,714
Posted By abborgogna

I was a Airtronics user back then, although my...

I was a Airtronics user back then, although my first radio was a used Futaba 4 channel, Airtronics gave you one left and three right. And I absolutely agree that these modern radios and light years...
11-14-2016, 01:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,714
Posted By abborgogna

Yes back in the day the manufacturers made left...

Yes back in the day the manufacturers made left and right hand servos, but if you remember you got ONE left handed and THREE right handed servos. God forbid the left handed servo was damaged in a...
11-13-2016, 07:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,714
Posted By abborgogna

Back in the old days before servo reversing we...

Back in the old days before servo reversing we would reverse the servos, I did many. You reverse the two wires to the motor and the two wires to the pot. This will reverse the motor direction. But...
09-14-2016, 03:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,504
Posted By abborgogna

Flew the Zazzy this morning, it was cold and...

Flew the Zazzy this morning, it was cold and drizzly but I was determined to get a flight in anyway. So much for "It never rains in Southern California". I must say the plane flies very well, if...
09-11-2016, 06:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,504
Posted By abborgogna

I am now mad as hell with this plane. If anybody...

I am now mad as hell with this plane. If anybody out there buys one you are in for a big surprise when you try to move the rudder with the servo. It won't move! Why you ask, because the mechanics...
09-10-2016, 07:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,504
Posted By abborgogna

Well the assembly is complete, except for the...

Well the assembly is complete, except for the prop and spinner. They say the plane can be assembled in 20 minutes. That's true if everything goes as planned, but we all know how often that happens....
09-10-2016, 04:16 AM
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Views: 1,504
Posted By abborgogna

Point him in my direction and I will gladly send...

Point him in my direction and I will gladly send him his hinges.
09-09-2016, 08:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,504
Posted By abborgogna

Hobby King Zazzy

Anybody out there assembled one of the new Hobby King Zazzy? I bought one about a month ago and finally got around to assembling it. I found in the box a package of pin hinges that look just like...
09-06-2016, 05:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,144
Posted By abborgogna

Now that's just plain cool Girl! We have a guy...

Now that's just plain cool Girl! We have a guy with a tug boat to go out and retrieve our "less that perfect landings". It's funny the guy with the tug boat didn't show up on Sunday and we had more...
09-05-2016, 04:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,144
Posted By abborgogna

Actually Glacier Girl the flights themselves were...

Actually Glacier Girl the flights themselves were near flawless. The normal trim adjustments and then fun. Thanks for your comment, and we shall see what we shall see. Had a good time today out at...
09-03-2016, 08:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,144
Posted By abborgogna

I think the design of the motor mount box is OK,...

I think the design of the motor mount box is OK, they just need to use the right glue and the right amount of glue. I was giving it some thought this morning and I really don't think mine came loose...
09-02-2016, 06:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,144
Posted By abborgogna

So here is how it went this morning. Took two...

So here is how it went this morning. Took two four cell 1800 mha batteries and put up two flights. The take off flying and landing were a piece of cake. It flies like the trainer it was designed...
08-31-2016, 04:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,144
Posted By abborgogna

Glacier Girl, no problem and I intend to do...

Glacier Girl, no problem and I intend to do exactly what you suggested. I will fly it gently and avoid over stressing the wings. I think it will be fine, I will find out day after tomorrow. I had...
08-30-2016, 08:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,144
Posted By abborgogna

As far as being a competent pilot, that's a very...

As far as being a competent pilot, that's a very subjective question. I have been flying model airplanes for 60 years, my first R/C plane was an Esquire with an Orbit single channel radio with a...
08-29-2016, 01:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,144
Posted By abborgogna

Finally finished the Maxford Jenny.

Yes it is done and it looks very good for an ARF. Getting this plane from the box to ready to fly has been a nightmare! The misfitting parts aside, the major headache centered on the fact that...
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