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08-24-2009, 08:51 PM
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Posted By mpotter187

Thanks, I plan to do that eventually providing I...

Thanks, I plan to do that eventually providing I can find good legal places to fly from near the landmark.

I got one cool idea, where I can launch over a near by river which would be...
08-24-2009, 02:41 AM
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Posted By mpotter187

Thanks Bill, that's my favorite part too. It...

Thanks Bill, that's my favorite part too. It almost looks like I am going to hit the trees, I cringed a bit the first time I watched the video.
08-24-2009, 01:16 AM
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Posted By mpotter187

First successful Aerial video even tickled the clouds

I finially got a successful aerial video with my flycamone v2 on a Slow Stick. This was my third attempt first one was on a Tiger Moth 400 with the prop in the way, second one the camera didn't...
08-10-2009, 01:32 PM
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Posted By mpotter187

No problem, I would take your stuff to the hobby...

No problem, I would take your stuff to the hobby shop and show them what it is doing with the new and old battery, since clearly it is at fault.

They should replace the battery for you without...
08-09-2009, 09:33 PM
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Posted By mpotter187

Have you checked the battery with a volt meter?...

Have you checked the battery with a volt meter? First thing I would do is check for low voltage on the pack, that could very easily cause it to go crazy, or maybe a short in the pack that would give...
08-01-2009, 01:51 PM
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Posted By mpotter187

Yes they did get the bragging rights for now, but...

Yes they did get the bragging rights for now, but it will hopefully open some doors for better technology.

The owners of the plane and manufacturers of the components likely did allot of r&d to...
07-26-2009, 01:31 AM
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Posted By mpotter187

Got back up in the air today

Between crashing my two planes, my crazy work schedule and going out of town I haven't flown in a month.

Since my other two planes both built from kits were unflyable. I wanted something that was...
07-03-2009, 04:30 PM
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Posted By mpotter187

I know it works that way for everything lol. ...

I know it works that way for everything lol.

I should have about 80-100 watts per pound when all is said and done Should be more then enough, especially since I this is going to be a plane for...
07-02-2009, 02:49 AM
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Posted By mpotter187

I believe those are close to the ones I have now...

I believe those are close to the ones I have now from Headsup rc. I will test fit a extra one I have before I place my order for the rest of the stuff I need. I need to order servos anyways since I...
06-23-2009, 01:54 AM
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Posted By mpotter187

What wing servos is everyone using?

I am in the process of building up a Mountain Models regular wing J3 cub. What servos are you using for the ailerons in the wing? I see they recommend GWS Pico or naro servos, I was thinking of...
Forum: Power Systems
05-25-2009, 05:00 PM
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Posted By mpotter187

No problem glad to help out. Also for checking...

No problem glad to help out. Also for checking on your capacity allot of LIPO balance chargers will tell you the voltages and amount of mah the pack used. Using a timer and that will allow you to...
Forum: Power Systems
05-24-2009, 01:25 PM
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Posted By mpotter187

Per the instructions they recommend a 5S 3200 20C...

Per the instructions they recommend a 5S 3200 20C LIPO (they recommend a 3S 3200 and 2s 3200 in series to fly the plane.) Instructions are here http://manuals.hobbico.com/hca/hcaa09-manual.pdf ...
05-20-2009, 05:35 PM
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Posted By mpotter187

Built up this Stevens Aero G400-X (Laser cut kit...

Built up this Stevens Aero G400-X (Laser cut kit covered in Red, White and Yellow Solite) Took a little longer then I planned but I wanted to take my time and it was also the first time doing a...
Forum: ParkFlyers
05-17-2009, 02:48 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 18,228
Posted By mpotter187

My G400X (Stella)

Finished up my G400X Sat morning and thankfully the wind calmed down towards dusk, so I could maiden it. Plane flew great it only needed a few clicks of up elevator and a little bit of rudder to...
05-14-2009, 11:30 PM
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Posted By mpotter187

Got the pull setup today works well, wasn't as...

Got the pull setup today works well, wasn't as hard as I thought it would be. Thanks for suggestions the crimps went well, per the kit instructions I put a drop of thin CA in them as well so I doubt...
05-14-2009, 04:00 AM
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Posted By mpotter187

Thanks for the response, looks like some pliers...

Thanks for the response, looks like some pliers will do it. I went with a kit this time since its my first time setting one up so having a kit with everything I need is worth the extra cost to me. ...
05-13-2009, 02:18 AM
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Posted By mpotter187

Best way to crimp for pull-pull system

I am going to be setting up a pull-pull system for a rudder on a Stevens Aero G400X in the next few days, I am using the Dubro micro pull-pull system. I see the basic setup from the instructions,...
04-07-2009, 03:26 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By mpotter187

Good tip I might try that on some scrap balsa...

Good tip I might try that on some scrap balsa before I cut the slots, I will be making several practice slots before I do it on the real thing.

Agreed MM does make some good kits, I have built an,...
04-07-2009, 12:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,005
Posted By mpotter187

Thanks, I will cut them right after doing the...

Thanks, I will cut them right after doing the beveling. Looked at your other build thread looks nice, I am thinking of doing the Mountain Models Cub or L4 for my next build.
04-07-2009, 12:45 AM
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Posted By mpotter187

I would probably go with 12 inch extensions that...

I would probably go with 12 inch extensions that way you have plenty of extra slack for easily installing and removing the wing at the field. Not to mention the extra slack will give more options...
04-07-2009, 12:17 AM
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Posted By mpotter187

Cutting CA hinge slots before or after covering

I am doing my first kit with CA type hinges, After I sand and bevel the edges do I cut the slots for the CA hinges, or do I cover everything first then do the slots?

Seems like it would be...
04-01-2009, 10:54 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 142,394
Posted By mpotter187

Here is my freshly built Stevens Aero Shaft 400. ...

Here is my freshly built Stevens Aero Shaft 400. Powered by a 2409-18 motor and a Power up 1300 LIPO, and of course 4 9 gram servos all from Jeff. Electronics are rounded out by a Spektrum ar6100...
03-30-2009, 10:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,238
Posted By mpotter187

Great sounds like I should be good with my 3 Amp...

Great sounds like I should be good with my 3 Amp bec on my ESC then. All I am waiting on now is the camera.
03-30-2009, 02:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,238
Posted By mpotter187

Running video camera off dedicated BEC?

I am going to be setting up my Soar Stick with a video camera soon. The camera runs on AA batteries and at least from specs is going to be fairly heavy. Providing the camera can take 4.8-5V from...
03-26-2009, 03:11 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 27,428
Posted By mpotter187

Nice video good quality from the camera as well. ...

Nice video good quality from the camera as well. Can't wait to try out the ATC-2000 when it comes in.
03-25-2009, 10:21 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 27,428
Posted By mpotter187

Looks like a good candidate for aerial video, I...

Looks like a good candidate for aerial video, I just ordered one today got it on ebay for 78 bucks shipped including a 2gig SD card. Going to mount it on my Soar Stick and hopfully get some good...
03-24-2009, 01:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,083
Posted By mpotter187

Covering Iron stand

I am looking for a extra covering iron stand (the kind the shoe sits on) Mine seems to have disappeared.

I will gladly pay you a few bucks for your trouble if you have one you can ship me.
03-24-2009, 03:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 766
Posted By mpotter187

I would scout around the Loch Raven Reservoir...

I would scout around the Loch Raven Reservoir area, just from driving around there I have seen a few large open areas though I have never tried flying there. I would try using google earth to find...
Forum: ParkFlyers
03-17-2009, 03:29 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 18,228
Posted By mpotter187

Just maidened my Soar Stick today. Was a easy...

Just maidened my Soar Stick today. Was a easy build for me with only the wing needing framing and covering. I left the solid pieces uncovered since I was low on covering and didn't feel like...
02-08-2009, 04:21 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 142,394
Posted By mpotter187

EVA sport setup.

Here is my Setup for a Mountain Models EVA sport. Using a 410-12D Motor with 9x5 GWS prop, and 1300 Power Up Lipo and 9 gram servos from Jeff. Rest of the electronics are a Spektrum AR6100...
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