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Forum: 3D Flying
07-02-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 11,148
Posted By Romans5.8

FOUR wives for a 300cfx!? What a deal! ...

FOUR wives for a 300cfx!? What a deal! :eek::eek:

:D:D:D
07-02-2015, 07:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,330
Posted By Romans5.8

You can't convey tone over the internet. I...

You can't convey tone over the internet. I wasn't reacting at all.

My point on mentioning the club was that I am pretty "invested" in each flying day since I drive almost 30 minutes to the field,...
07-02-2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,330
Posted By Romans5.8

To each their own. Including the range check it...

To each their own. Including the range check it takes me 5 minutes. I fly at a club and I've seen enough guys have some weird issue that could've been diagnosed on the ground. Usually they result...
07-02-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,330
Posted By Romans5.8

Check check check! I do a range check,...

Check check check!

I do a range check, control surface direction check, and quasi-deflection check (I eyeball it to see that my deflections are what I expect) at the field each time I fly.
07-02-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 897
Posted By Romans5.8

Actually, the one I have looks identical to the...

Actually, the one I have looks identical to the Hyperion one. Bought it from Amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CXNBXXA?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00

Maybe I...
07-02-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,459
Posted By Romans5.8

There were other ways to start an engine! At...

There were other ways to start an engine! At least between WWI and WWII and in the early days of WWII. I've always been amazed at some of the contraptions. "Shotgun" starters (A large shotgun...
07-01-2015, 09:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 897
Posted By Romans5.8

LiPo Checker and Charger don't agree with one another

I have one of those handheld lipo checkers, where you plug the balancing leads in and run through the cells.

Problem is, it doesn't agree with my charger. It's only off by a few tenths though, is...
07-01-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,433
Posted By Romans5.8

Yes, I am aware! This wasn't a case of it being...

Yes, I am aware! This wasn't a case of it being adjusted down. There was a glob of caulk underneath the bracket, pushing it way down. It was not settled where it was supposed to be. As I said, it...
06-30-2015, 10:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,433
Posted By Romans5.8

Okay so a quick update. The issue has been...

Okay so a quick update. The issue has been solved, kind of.

There was no bend in the wires for the aileron but that wasn't the issue anyway, they were straight in neutral trim; but the plane was...
06-29-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,941
Posted By Romans5.8

Well, most "drones" and model aircraft wouldn't...

Well, most "drones" and model aircraft wouldn't do much more than scuff the aluminum of a commercial airliner. These things pop birds all the time, and provided there aren't too many at one time,...
06-26-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,168
Posted By Romans5.8

In addition to depth of charge, lead acid...

In addition to depth of charge, lead acid batteries shouldn't live below 12.4v any longer than they have to. Below 12.4v an internal corrosion process takes place. Slowly but surely killing the...
Forum: Beginners
06-22-2015, 11:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,387
Posted By Romans5.8

Sorry, I didn't communicate well. I was simply...

Sorry, I didn't communicate well. I was simply reflecting that I was discouraged when I was in your shoes. But really, really glad I took the initiative to drive out there. It was only meant to...
Forum: Beginners
06-22-2015, 11:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,387
Posted By Romans5.8

+1 So my current club has a website. Looks...

+1

So my current club has a website. Looks spiffy. It even has a message board! Do you know my original post from several years ago asking for info still, to this day, has no answers? And it's...
Forum: Beginners
06-22-2015, 08:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,387
Posted By Romans5.8

Good luck!

Good luck!
Forum: Beginners
06-22-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,387
Posted By Romans5.8

I thought the same thing; nothing around. No...

I thought the same thing; nothing around. No hobby shops, why would there be clubs?

Turns out there are three. Within 25 minutes. In the middle of huge corn fields.

A cursory glance of the...
Forum: Beginners
06-21-2015, 03:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,387
Posted By Romans5.8

Why not join a good club in your area that will...

Why not join a good club in your area that will have the room to fly them, and sharpen skills to be able to fly those big wooden birds?

Wish I was closer; I'd buy 'em from ya!
Replies: 37
Views: 5,683
Posted By Romans5.8

Sure! Just throwing it out there; but is the...

Sure!

Just throwing it out there; but is the issue less about frequency and more about the difference between a complex computer radio and a simple 4/5/6 channel non-computer radio? Sometime you...
Replies: 37
Views: 5,683
Posted By Romans5.8

Can I ask, just out of curiosity; why OP isn't...

Can I ask, just out of curiosity; why OP isn't interested in 2.4GHz? Again, just curious.
06-12-2015, 10:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,138
Posted By Romans5.8

Thanks guys! So if I went with the 48"...

Thanks guys!

So if I went with the 48" Vanquish (I looked at the 2M version but, honestly, the more and more I think about it the more I think I don't want a model with huge and super expensive...
06-12-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,138
Posted By Romans5.8

Thanks guys! How do their motors and ESC's stack...

Thanks guys! How do their motors and ESC's stack up? Is it worth it to go with their "power package" or better to source a motor and ESC from another brand?

When not flying 3D (which I am not...
06-12-2015, 03:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,138
Posted By Romans5.8

Thanks! The one on the top looks really cool. ...

Thanks! The one on the top looks really cool. And I'm not as much into 3D as fast sport/pattern flying. But I would like something bigger than the one up top. Most of the guys at my club fly big...
06-12-2015, 02:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,138
Posted By Romans5.8

Help me pick my next plane!

So I'm ready for something new (I'm always ready for something new) but something more exciting than another foamy (those are also exciting). I'm looking for a fast, sporty balsa ARF. I'm not...
06-10-2015, 11:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,480
Posted By Romans5.8

I keep mine in a storage bag in my basement. The...

I keep mine in a storage bag in my basement. The basement is several degrees cooler than the rest of the house; and is unfinished. So it's just a big cold concrete space. Has the additional...
06-10-2015, 11:30 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 17,519
Posted By Romans5.8

Now whose gonna be the first one to hook one of...

Now whose gonna be the first one to hook one of these up to the back of an E-Flite park flyer and tow it up? :P
Forum: Beginners
06-10-2015, 01:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,651
Posted By Romans5.8

Good for you for sticking with it and moving...

Good for you for sticking with it and moving forward. At our club I've seen so many start, have a frustrating experience; and even with lots of help; just totally fade from the hobby. Before you've...
Forum: Beginners
06-08-2015, 05:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,529
Posted By Romans5.8

Okay real quick; I don't want to get into brand...

Okay real quick; I don't want to get into brand debates; but since you're returning you might not be aware of other brands; so I just want to 'throw it out there' that it may be worth looking at...
Forum: Beginners
06-08-2015, 05:25 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 52,380
Posted By Romans5.8

Beginners have some great options out there now. ...

Beginners have some great options out there now. I started with a good old second-hand FM radio and a .40 sized trainer. Which was a good way to start. It taught be about repairing balsa models,...
06-06-2015, 05:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,433
Posted By Romans5.8

So, the issue with a tweaked wire is this; the...

So, the issue with a tweaked wire is this; the ailerons appear perfectly straight. Obviously, before the maiden; along with range testing and checking to make sure all control surfaces went in the...
Forum: Beginners
06-06-2015, 05:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,018
Posted By Romans5.8

Okay. Currently, everything I've got (that...

Okay.

Currently, everything I've got (that I'm currently flying) has Spektrum receivers. I didn't see anything in the manual about a failsafe. Can someone point me in the right direction while I...
06-04-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,433
Posted By Romans5.8

Thanks guys, I'll look. No hard landings yet but...

Thanks guys, I'll look. No hard landings yet but regardless, it's done this since I took it out of the box.
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