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07-06-2011, 03:12 PM
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Posted By av8djc

Good start! You'll enjoy the T28. "BUT... I know...

Good start! You'll enjoy the T28. "BUT... I know I will have the bug for something bigger/heavier within a few weeks." I knew you would feel this way when I suggested it but you'll probably never...
07-04-2011, 03:37 PM
Replies: 24
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Posted By av8djc

A Parkzone T28 comes to mind. It is a foamy but...

A Parkzone T28 comes to mind. It is a foamy but it is a favorite of many, one of those they just plain got all of it right! It will do nice clean aerobatics so that even the real experienced fliers...
Forum: WWI Era
04-19-2011, 01:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,035
Posted By av8djc

Brad Have you started the paint job yet?...

Brad
Have you started the paint job yet? Normally the first coat or two on Dacron is thinned Nitrate dope. It will really bond to the Dacron and give a good start for the latex. Hope I'm not too...
04-16-2011, 02:52 PM
Replies: 393
Views: 141,966
Posted By av8djc

That's a sweet setup. I'm using the same on a...

That's a sweet setup. I'm using the same on a converted Astro Hog but with a 4s and the 15x8 prop. With a 5s I use a 14x7 or a 13x8. I prefer the 4s setup, lighter and good thrust. The 5s is faster...
Forum: WWI Era
04-15-2011, 12:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,035
Posted By av8djc

Brad Well that sounds pretty neat! Thanks...

Brad

Well that sounds pretty neat! Thanks for the education.

Dave
Forum: Power Systems
04-14-2011, 01:18 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 17,633
Posted By av8djc

They're pretty proud of that version, $349 vs...

They're pretty proud of that version, $349 vs $209 for the old version. Sure it is better but costs 60% more?

Dave
Forum: WWI Era
04-14-2011, 01:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,035
Posted By av8djc

Servo Bus? Is that battery going to power the...

Servo Bus? Is that battery going to power the servos direct then signal wires only to the receiver? I've often wondered about doing that but had not heard of it being done before. What are all of the...
04-12-2011, 01:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 961
Posted By av8djc

I agree on the A123's. Two of them direct works...

I agree on the A123's. Two of them direct works great. I just did this in my Extreme Flight 70" Extra running two leads off the battery through two switches in parallel as a bit of a safety item...
Forum: Power Systems
04-11-2011, 03:20 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 17,633
Posted By av8djc

Hey Bum, glad to hear it. I didn't see this...

Hey Bum, glad to hear it. I didn't see this thread until just now but I would have advised the same as Mike in Post 32. Glad you got there. Now just find an airframe worthy of that Hacker :D:D
04-03-2011, 10:10 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 38,354
Posted By av8djc

Hi Gramps! Is "this guy" rchobbyexperts...

Hi Gramps! Is "this guy" rchobbyexperts (http://myworld.ebay.com/rchobbyexperts/?_trksid=p4340.l2559) that you referenced in your previous post #158?

Dave
04-03-2011, 09:07 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 38,354
Posted By av8djc

Hi Stuart. I came to the same conclusion as you...

Hi Stuart. I came to the same conclusion as you except I needed an HV ESC for over 7 cell batteries. For the HV the options are few and they're all expensive. The extra to go to a Castle was not much...
04-02-2011, 11:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 11,351
Posted By av8djc

Like I said I'm away from home until Tuesday but...

Like I said I'm away from home until Tuesday but if memory serves me I'm running a 15x6 on 4s but I'll check and report back
04-01-2011, 05:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 11,351
Posted By av8djc

I had the same thing happen. With it out of...

I had the same thing happen. With it out of position I applied some green locktite bearing retainer both outside and inside then pushed it back in place. I then wiped off any excesive "glue". At that...
04-01-2011, 12:52 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 38,354
Posted By av8djc

There is nothing wrong with that 5055. If the...

There is nothing wrong with that 5055. If the prop hub is too thin you need to add another washer or two under the nut. If you screwed up the threads when it bottomed out you can add a few washers to...
03-23-2011, 07:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,803
Posted By av8djc

Lipo's are stored at about half capacity, or...

Lipo's are stored at about half capacity, or around 3.8v per cell because if let sit for even a few days with a full charge the internal resistance goes up and that's what kills LiPo's.

I'm...
03-23-2011, 02:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,803
Posted By av8djc

I have one of the LiPo's I've been using in one...

I have one of the LiPo's I've been using in one of my 8UAFs and like it but I like the LiFe better. It has a kinder (lower) voltage and is safer than the LoPo. I replaced the LiPo in my second radio...
03-21-2011, 03:58 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 38,354
Posted By av8djc

Stuart I've been lurking here with interest...

Stuart
I've been lurking here with interest since I've had a Hog Bipe. Sorry to hear of your problems. I sold my Hog Bipe with the Saito 91 since I've gone all electric. (I decided not to convert...
03-16-2011, 01:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,770
Posted By av8djc

Fishing pole blanks??

Fishing pole blanks??
03-16-2011, 01:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,828
Posted By av8djc

Man I got this thread all wrong...I thought it...

Man I got this thread all wrong...I thought it would help me figure out where to clock the prop when installing. After so many years in glow every time I put a prop on instinct tells me to find the...
03-16-2011, 01:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,576
Posted By av8djc

I think it's false economy and as has been...

I think it's false economy and as has been mentioned brings some new risk into flying a valuable plane. That email hit me as "hey we've got some real junky batteries here but they're real cheap". Not...
03-11-2011, 01:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,545
Posted By av8djc

Thought for a while I was going to be lead dog...

Thought for a while I was going to be lead dog but alas... 494 puts me second I guess. Same story number was shortened when I got my CD but have been a member since 1972
Forum: Power Systems
03-03-2011, 11:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,279
Posted By av8djc

Jim McIlvaine. welcome to Wattflyer! Nice to have...

Jim McIlvaine. welcome to Wattflyer! Nice to have your input.


"I figure I will be able to recharge about ten 5 amp flying batteries. Our flying batteries are usually ready to be recharged at...
03-03-2011, 10:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 958
Posted By av8djc

Hey Bill when you can no longer go out then go...

Hey Bill when you can no longer go out then go up. right? :D Nice lot of planes you have there, at least what we can see. I think you need a few more and maybe another shed or barn. Ha Ha
02-21-2011, 04:04 PM
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Posted By av8djc

The Plane: 15 yr old highly bashed Kadet Sr....

The Plane: 15 yr old highly bashed Kadet Sr. towplane
The Motor: Turnigy C6364-280
The Prop: Zinger 18x10
The Batteries: Two 5s 5000ma (10s)
The ESC: CC Phoenix 85HV

Plane had about three...
02-13-2011, 01:43 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 38,354
Posted By av8djc

If you're mounting it as pictured you're covering...

If you're mounting it as pictured you're covering the heat sink with the mount. So I'm figuring you'll flip it and have the heat sink up in which case I wouldn't worry about the exposed circuit...
02-13-2011, 12:46 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 38,354
Posted By av8djc

Lookin' good now :)

Lookin' good now :)
02-13-2011, 12:42 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,953
Posted By av8djc

The long battery leads to the ESC's has over time...

The long battery leads to the ESC's has over time messed up the esc?
Forum: Power Systems
02-11-2011, 02:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,192
Posted By av8djc

HELP Battery system for airframe Extra 300 70"

I have an Extreme Flight 70" Extra 300 all programmed up and the balance is good for battery positioning. I just need to settle on how to power the flight system. I bought a 2s A123 2200ma receiver...
02-03-2011, 12:14 AM
Replies: 393
Views: 141,966
Posted By av8djc

Thanks GG "So now you need to worry about the...

Thanks GG
"So now you need to worry about the firewall ripping loose from the rest of the plane on the static run ups. LOL!"

There is always the weakest point, link in chain etc. That's how...
02-02-2011, 02:41 PM
Replies: 393
Views: 141,966
Posted By av8djc

Stuart The photo in my post#301 shows the...

Stuart

The photo in my post#301 shows the firewall hole which is almost three times the area of the cowl holes (good general rule of thumb) then on the bottom of the fuselage behind the wing was a...
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