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Forum: Beginners
07-18-2009, 07:09 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 105,600
Posted By soarr

Yes, you should try to face into the wind and...

Yes, you should try to face into the wind and keep your plane from drifting downwind. The problem is that if you get too far downwind, you may not have enough power to fly into the wind to get back....
05-29-2008, 07:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,018
Posted By soarr

That's a great price and the specs look good. ...

That's a great price and the specs look good. I'm going to have to try one.

Mike
05-27-2008, 10:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,018
Posted By soarr

Kahuna- I ended up getting an AXI 2212/34...

Kahuna-

I ended up getting an AXI 2212/34 and a Jeti 18A speed controller and the setup has good power to carry a 5-7 oz camera. You may want to consider an Atlas outrunner (hobbylobby carries...
Forum: Beginners
10-25-2005, 01:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,669
Posted By soarr

When I was learning to fly gliders, a club member...

When I was learning to fly gliders, a club member had me practice flat figure 8's, continuous flat left and right circles, and landing patterns. I fly at a relatively difficult field and that...
10-16-2005, 10:02 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 9,886
Posted By soarr

Hobbico Accu-Cycle

I really like my Hobbico Accu-Cycle. It charges Li-Po, NiMh, and NiCd cells and has 10 memories settings. You can customize each setting with the # of cells in your pack, capacity (mAh), charge...
Forum: Beginners
10-14-2005, 12:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,226
Posted By soarr

Sounds like a good deal to me. Go for it.

Sounds like a good deal to me. Go for it.
Forum: Beginners
10-13-2005, 11:58 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 105,600
Posted By soarr

Jeremy- [when I dial in some left rudder,...

Jeremy-

[when I dial in some left rudder, the plane will start to bank and turn left, but that when I let the stick return to center, the plane will still be turning left. Is that true?]
The...
Forum: ParkFlyers
10-13-2005, 08:43 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 12,372
Posted By soarr

Bob, Try AlleRC:...

Bob,
Try AlleRC: http://www.allerc.com/product_info.php?cPath=2_84&products_id=703

Mike
10-13-2005, 05:57 AM
Replies: 398
Views: 50,663
Posted By soarr

Ok, I started flying RC in July 2004. After...

Ok, I started flying RC in July 2004. After hopelessly crashing my Aerobird Challenger multiple times, I shelved it after 1 month of trying. I later found out that it was a transmitter problem -...
10-13-2005, 03:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,867
Posted By soarr

I think you meant: ...

I think you meant:

http://brantuas.com/ezcalc/dma1.asp
10-08-2005, 04:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,191
Posted By soarr

I have a Hitec HFS-04MG in a Slow Stick and in a...

I have a Hitec HFS-04MG in a Slow Stick and in a Cermark Newtimer and have had no problems flying them until they're almost specks in the sky. I can't comment on the new Rx from Mikrodesigns but I...
Forum: Beginners
10-02-2005, 10:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,724
Posted By soarr

Hi- If you find a flying club nearby, then you...

Hi-
If you find a flying club nearby, then you will most likely find someone who is willing to teach you for free. I joined a sailplane club in July and one of the club members brought a glider for...
10-01-2005, 10:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,018
Posted By soarr

Thanks for the info. I ordered the 400F and will...

Thanks for the info. I ordered the 400F and will report back on how it works on my setup.

M
09-28-2005, 08:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,018
Posted By soarr

Recommended motor for slow stick AP plane?

Hi Everyone-
I have a Slow Stick with a camera (similar to the blip cam) and an Axi 2208/34 motor, Jeti 08Plus ESC, and a 10 x 4.7 prop (loading is probably too high). It weighs about 21 oz with an...
Forum: Beginners
09-27-2005, 08:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,712
Posted By soarr

Steve, While I am relatively new to flying...

Steve,
While I am relatively new to flying (really got started in July), I can only comment on the Hitec Optic 6 with a Spectra Module that I have. In three months of flying (almost 3x per week for...
Forum: Power Systems
09-24-2005, 07:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,954
Posted By soarr

It's quite possible that you have a defective...

It's quite possible that you have a defective ESC. Can you get the problem to happen consistently?
09-23-2005, 08:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,162
Posted By soarr

Santa Clarita

My club flies sailplanes from a high school field and I am grateful to have something close to home (5 minutes). The challenges: houses and street light poles to the north; a hill leading to houses...
Forum: Power Systems
09-20-2005, 02:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,699
Posted By soarr

Matt- Thanks. I have a Watt Meter from...

Matt-
Thanks. I have a Watt Meter from Powerwerx.com and it does keep the peak amps, peak watts, total Amp-hours, total Watt-hours, and minimum volts on the battery side on screen until you...
Forum: Power Systems
09-18-2005, 12:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,038
Posted By soarr

I think I have the same type of meter. It...

I think I have the same type of meter. It records the maximum amps and the maximum watts during use. If you don't disconnect it from the battery, the readings will remain on the meter's screen. ...
Forum: Beginners
09-17-2005, 08:00 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 32,230
Posted By soarr

I installed an Axi 2208/34 brushless outrunner on...

I installed an Axi 2208/34 brushless outrunner on my SS after 2-3 weeks on the original 400 motor primarily to extend flight time. My flight times went from 10 minutes on a 9.6V 800 mAh NiMH to 30...
09-16-2005, 03:50 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 15,272
Posted By soarr

Can you hire a tree trimmer? they may have...

Can you hire a tree trimmer? they may have equipment long enough to reach. you may have to pay for the service but it might be cheaper than buying a new plane. Get it approved with the park first.
09-16-2005, 02:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,652
Posted By soarr

I wish I could get those prices here in Southern...

I wish I could get those prices here in Southern California.
09-15-2005, 08:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,652
Posted By soarr

We have the same rules in our city parks and,...

We have the same rules in our city parks and, unfortunately, I think I understand why they have them. They're protecting themselves against irresponsible people who think they can fly recklessly in...
Forum: Power Systems
09-13-2005, 08:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,699
Posted By soarr

Question Watt Meter in Flight?

Has anyone connected a Watt Meter to record actual power draw of a motor while in flight? I'm curious because I just tested my Axi 2208/34 and Jeti 08 Plus ESC (with both a 11.1V and 7.4V Lipo) and...
09-10-2005, 07:22 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,310
Posted By soarr

If I didn't know any better, I'd say you were...

If I didn't know any better, I'd say you were describing one of the two hobby stores in my city. I walked in one day with a list of 10 common parts I needed and not a single one was in stock. It's...
Forum: Beginners
09-10-2005, 02:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,707
Posted By soarr

Congratulations. I've found that I can reliably...

Congratulations. I've found that I can reliably check the wind forecast at http://www.wunderground.com. Just enter your zip and find the forecast for your area. Hopefully you'll have some...
Forum: Foamies
09-07-2005, 07:04 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,398
Posted By soarr

How do you shape the wing?

How do you shape the wing?
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