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03-30-2015, 04:51 AM
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Posted By FlyWheel

Build Review [popcorn] The build thread starts here:...

[popcorn] The build thread starts here: http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=75580 :D
03-25-2015, 03:14 PM
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Posted By FlyWheel

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=82...

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=82502&page=7&pp=20&highlight=skimmer+flaps#post4044841

Flaps increase lift, Reflex decreases it, does reflex have any affect on ground effect (the...
03-25-2015, 05:55 AM
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Posted By FlyWheel

OK, I'll take your recommendation under...

OK, I'll take your recommendation under advisement. If necessary I can change camber/reflex to camber/flaps or reflex/spoileron (without the "ron", obviously) simply by changing the control rod...
03-25-2015, 03:20 AM
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Posted By FlyWheel

Exclamation :eek: 25%? Really? On these wings that would be...

:eek: 25%? Really? On these wings that would be an average width of almost 2 inches. I've never seen full span control surfaces that big on anything other than a 3D plane....
03-25-2015, 01:12 AM
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Posted By FlyWheel

I think AJEAR invented RC sailplanes! :D Actually...

I think AJEAR invented RC sailplanes! :D Actually I did consult Ed, and his reply came with the disclaimer that he is not an aeronautical engineer. All the research I did came up with nothing for...
03-24-2015, 04:33 AM
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Posted By FlyWheel

Exclamation Before I forget

Stuart, I noticed on your build you used the 1" TE stock that came with the kit for your full strip ailerons, How did this work out in practice? I'm thinking of doing something similar, not for...
03-24-2015, 01:45 AM
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Posted By FlyWheel

Stopped at the hobby shop today, got most of what...

Stopped at the hobby shop today, got most of what I needed. they don't carry AeroNaut anymore, and actually had very few folding props period, just small ones. So I ordered a air of 11x6 from...
03-17-2015, 01:21 AM
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Posted By FlyWheel

LOL, I too have a BOT "in the wings" But I'm...

LOL, I too have a BOT "in the wings" But I'm putting off building her until I feel my skills are up to par for such a beautiful bird. :$

Please be sure to post your build thread!
03-16-2015, 04:24 AM
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Posted By FlyWheel

Most of the Skimmer threads I've read do mention...

Most of the Skimmer threads I've read do mention a washout for that very reason: lessening the chance of tip stall, which I hear this (these actually, the 400 has the same recommendations) plane is...
03-16-2015, 03:15 AM
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Posted By FlyWheel

I'm not sure it was from (or in) your build...

I'm not sure it was from (or in) your build thread. I'm sure I'll find it.
03-16-2015, 12:16 AM
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Posted By FlyWheel

Aliphatic (TiteBond II). I like having more than...

Aliphatic (TiteBond II). I like having more than 10 seconds to measure, measure again, test fit, re-measure and final fit just to be sure before the glue dries/cures. :D

The fixture I saw have...
03-15-2015, 02:04 AM
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Posted By FlyWheel

My ESC came in yesterday (along with the...

My ESC came in yesterday (along with the 'missing' Berg 7P :) ). So all I need now is a folding prop and other miscellaneous bits of hardware. I spent much of the day cleaning out the shop and...
03-13-2015, 10:55 PM
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Posted By FlyWheel

My HS stocks AeroNaut blades, so that's the brand...

My HS stocks AeroNaut blades, so that's the brand I would get, They're a trusted name. And I never buy anything from Hobby King...I've heard that even some of the name brands they carry are actually...
03-13-2015, 07:05 PM
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Posted By FlyWheel

And MotoCalc knows it's a glider, that is one of...

And MotoCalc knows it's a glider, that is one of the first parameters I plug into it.

Looking at the PDF it just occurred to me that all the data given assume either an APC-E (electric) or APC-SF...
03-13-2015, 06:34 PM
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Posted By FlyWheel

:rolleyes: Well then again I ask this question:...

:rolleyes: Well then again I ask this question: IS there a motor selection software that's more accurate/dependabe than MotoCalc (or at least more up to date)? Especially when dealing with e-gliders...
03-13-2015, 03:46 AM
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Posted By FlyWheel

OK, I ran those through and for a 10 X 6 and I...

OK, I ran those through and for a 10 X 6 and I got:


An 11 X 6 gave me this:


So it appears that the 11 X 6 will give me my best results with this motor. Not as fast as the 10 X 6, but better...
03-12-2015, 03:38 AM
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Posted By FlyWheel

Not all the parts, Some are still "in the mail"...

Not all the parts, Some are still "in the mail" others are in the hobby shop waiting for me to get my hands on them. I just know everything I will NEED at this point.

This plane is already...
03-11-2015, 05:09 PM
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Posted By FlyWheel

Smile Got a reply from Hobby Wireless!

It looks like I'm going to get my second receiver after all! :)
03-11-2015, 01:51 PM
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Posted By FlyWheel

Thumbs up Thanks for y'alls help!

I finally decided on the Hyperion HP-Zs2213-22. It's not as powerful as even the lowest Axi I had posted, but it should certainly be good enough for the coolliner E-glider I'm planning to build. It's...
03-10-2015, 11:39 PM
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Posted By FlyWheel

Unhappy OK, I hope you're right, and that there are...

OK, I hope you're right, and that there are instructions on how to do this included with the motor, because the "Hype" is starting to look the better choice. I could use the threaded adaptor if I...
03-10-2015, 02:20 AM
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Posted By FlyWheel

Folding prop, definitely! Thanks for the model...

Folding prop, definitely! Thanks for the model numbers. I wasn't berating Hyperion, I just want to keep all options open. 200 watts total comes out at about 73 W/lb. (Assuming the heavier 44oz. AUW),...
03-09-2015, 11:48 PM
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Posted By FlyWheel

Which ZS 2213?? I told MotoCalc to restrict it's...

Which ZS 2213?? I told MotoCalc to restrict it's search to Hyperion motors and use a 11x6 prop and it didn't exactly give me a rave review...



I'd stlll like to look at that Hacker. [popcorn]
03-09-2015, 11:30 PM
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Posted By FlyWheel

I guess I should have placed the basic specs up...

I guess I should have placed the basic specs up rather than leave them buried in the MotoCalc readout.:oops:

Skimmer
Speed 600 powered sailplane
Wingspan: 70"
Wing Area: 532sq. in.
Length: 40"...
03-09-2015, 03:29 AM
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Posted By FlyWheel

Yeah, I have gotten a few responses like that. I...

Yeah, I have gotten a few responses like that. I think the 1st one on the list will meet my demands best. It's also the lightest. I'm still not really sure whether I should be going by the watts in...
03-08-2015, 01:34 AM
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Posted By FlyWheel

OK, I used the servo calculator rcers gave me,...

OK, I used the servo calculator rcers gave me, and plugged in the largest possible sizes of the control surface and greatly exaggerated estimates of how far it will move and at what aircraft speed...
03-06-2015, 11:55 PM
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Posted By FlyWheel

Thanks Mike. I'll check that out then go shopping...

Thanks Mike. I'll check that out then go shopping for servos. And thanks Toby for a 'place to start'.

EDIT: I just remembered, I'm 87.3% sure have two HiTec HS-35's, They were scheduled for...
03-06-2015, 12:45 AM
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Views: 8,803
Posted By FlyWheel

Another question:

Is there a table or a formula for calculating the servo torque required for a particular control surface? I need to figure out what size mech's I'm going to need for the feathers on this bird.
03-05-2015, 02:22 AM
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Posted By FlyWheel

Lightbulb While I was waiting....

I thought, although the motor and prop aren't yet set in concrete, and the ESC will depend on that choice I do know what receiver I plan to use in this bird. So I did a Google on Berg RXs and...
03-04-2015, 06:28 PM
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Posted By FlyWheel

The Final Five

Thanks Toby. I eagerly await your info. Anybody else, please speak up...http://msn.mess.be/data/thumbnails/39/puppy_eyes.png

I got my plethora narrowed down to five. Well, four actually, as the...
03-03-2015, 10:56 PM
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Views: 8,803
Posted By FlyWheel

Angry Does anyone here know what the weight of a...

Does anyone here know what the weight of a completed 600 Skimmer is, without the motor, esc and battery pack? I would like to be able to plug in something better than a guess so I can refine my...
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