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Posted By Bald Paul

Oh, please.... Yes, some equipment made in...

Oh, please....
Yes, some equipment made in China, like the brand name equipment, is good. But, I'm referring to the 'clones' or even the counterfeit equipment that comes from there.

A buddy of...
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Posted By Bald Paul

Perhaps someone should update page 10 of the...

Perhaps someone should update page 10 of the manual???? :-)

(Don't worry, Andy, I'm still getting a Spektrum. I'll have to change the Rx in my RCM Trainer - know who I am now?)
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Posted By Bald Paul

I've sent a message to the AMA asking for...

I've sent a message to the AMA asking for clarification. I know any Rx with telemetry capability must be FCC certified.

To be honest, I'm not really crazy about the cheap Chinese stuff anyway. I...
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Posted By Bald Paul

Attached is from the DX6 user manual I read...

Attached is from the DX6 user manual I read online.
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Posted By Bald Paul

Well, I think I've decided on the Spektrum DX6...

Well, I think I've decided on the Spektrum DX6 (the newest DSMX). Even though I doubt I'll ever need more than the 15 model memory of the Futaba, I like the 20 character model name ability on the...
Forum: Foamies
05-06-2017, 01:13 PM
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Posted By Bald Paul

Club is having a fly in today. Of course, winds...

Club is having a fly in today. Of course, winds are blowing at a steady 15 MPH, gusts to 30.

I generally won't put a plane up anytime I have to tie it down on the ground to keep it from blowing...
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Posted By Bald Paul

Are you flying at an AMA club? If so, be aware...

Are you flying at an AMA club? If so, be aware that the Lemon / Orange receivers are not FCC certified, and therefore, AMA will not cover damages or injuries caused by any aircraft using them. Some...
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Posted By Bald Paul

Interesting. Do the issues manifest themselves...

Interesting. Do the issues manifest themselves when people stretch the limits on the ESC/BEC as far as number of servos used? I always allow a 150% rule when choosing an ESC. If I'm using 4 servos, I...
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Posted By Bald Paul

I've read that the Lemon / Orange receivers are...

I've read that the Lemon / Orange receivers are not FCC certified, and the AMA won't cover you if you crash while using them. Some clubs are already banning their use over the liability issue.
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Posted By Bald Paul

I feel the same way at times with my Futaba. It...

I feel the same way at times with my Futaba. It seems like everyone else at the club field is using Spectrum.

The 6ch receivers (Futaba FHSS and Spectrum) are all around the same price point....
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Posted By Bald Paul

New radio wanted - Futaba or Spectrum?

I know asking Futaba vs. Spectrum is a lot like Nikon vs. Canon, or Ford vs. Chevy, but....

My old Futaba 6ch FASST system, while still fine for use, lacks some of the features the newer radios...
04-26-2017, 06:00 PM
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Posted By Bald Paul

Maiden flight report

I was able to get to the flying field today. Perfect day, with very little wind.

Plane has plenty of power with the Heads Up RC recommended motor, battery, ESC, and prop. I only had to add in a...
Forum: Power Systems
04-23-2017, 02:50 PM
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Posted By Bald Paul

Read this: ...

Read this:

http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=73348
04-22-2017, 12:27 AM
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Posted By Bald Paul

RCM Advanced Trainer II

Just finished up this project. The "RCM Advanced Trainer II" is closely based on the plans available from Outerzone. Originally designed for a .46 glow engine, my version has been modified for...
04-21-2017, 10:11 PM
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Posted By Bald Paul

Nothing fancy with the covering job, but you...

Nothing fancy with the covering job, but you won't see another like it at the flying field! 57 1/2" wingspan.

EDIT: battery placement in the area normally reserved for the fuel tank resulted in a...
Forum: Humor
04-21-2017, 02:50 PM
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Posted By Bald Paul

You should really give the plane a name - how...

You should really give the plane a name - how about "the Fledgling"?
04-21-2017, 02:47 PM
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Posted By Bald Paul

The new fuselage is complete. The task list is...

The new fuselage is complete. The task list is getting shorter. Sand the fuselage, cover the horizontal stab and elevator with white Ultracote, cover the fuselage with orange Ultracote, apply the...
04-21-2017, 02:34 PM
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Posted By Bald Paul

You can take my X-Acto knife when you pry it from...

You can take my X-Acto knife when you pry it from my cold, dead hands! But, better bring some debonder. Half the time it's stuck to my fingers with CA or Sig Bond. :D
04-20-2017, 04:40 PM
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Posted By Bald Paul

I'm sure Callie Graphics could produce those at a...

I'm sure Callie Graphics could produce those at a reasonable cost. They did my "No ARF" stickers. :-)
04-20-2017, 01:51 PM
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Posted By Bald Paul

I think a lot of topics have been just talked...

I think a lot of topics have been just talked out.

Other than the occasional review of the latest ARF, BNF, or RTF plane, there doesn't seem to be too much else to discuss. There are still the...
04-14-2017, 02:14 PM
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Posted By Bald Paul

I think the bolt on the top left can help you out...

I think the bolt on the top left can help you out with your wing issue. ;-)
04-12-2017, 04:25 PM
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Posted By Bald Paul

When building the fuselage, I discovered a few...

When building the fuselage, I discovered a few minor design issues (seems that always happens) that I was able to correct, and went back into the CAD program to update as needed. I left my sandwich...
Forum: Beginners
04-11-2017, 01:07 PM
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Posted By Bald Paul

You're welcome. It sounds like an ambitious first...

You're welcome. It sounds like an ambitious first build. I've designed a couple of planes (Snafuey bipe, and Snafuey II). Fairly simple designs, done in CAD. I had short kits laser cut, so assembly...
Forum: Beginners
04-11-2017, 12:18 PM
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Posted By Bald Paul

When I built my Midstar Twin, each motor called...

When I built my Midstar Twin, each motor called for a 3s 2200mah pack. Didn't have room for a 4400mah pack, so I used two 2200s in parallel. I used a parallel adapter plug from Heads Up RC (#D-611),...
04-10-2017, 12:50 PM
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Posted By Bald Paul

Boy, we've all felt that frustration! Drill dies,...

Boy, we've all felt that frustration! Drill dies, and the battery is "no longer available". If it is, that new, higher voltage, more powerful drill right next to it costs the same - or less.
04-07-2017, 02:12 PM
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Posted By Bald Paul

Wing and cabin structure are done. Flaps are...

Wing and cabin structure are done. Flaps are controlled by a singe servo, with slowing module. Linkage is from the servo wheel to two 90 deg bellcranks, and from the bellcranks to the flaps. Aileron...
Forum: Massachusetts
04-07-2017, 02:36 AM
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Posted By Bald Paul

It's a bit of a drive for me now. :-) Still...

It's a bit of a drive for me now. :-)

Still building, but it's been really windy here lately, although I did get in a recent flight. Almost lost the plane when a gust grabbed it, so I'm being a...
04-01-2017, 10:41 PM
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Posted By Bald Paul

Wing halves went together with ease. I designed a...

Wing halves went together with ease. I designed a notched LE and TE, and corresponding notches on the ribs (with breakaway build tabs) and it practically was self aligning. Both halves have been...
03-31-2017, 01:28 PM
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Posted By Bald Paul

The build has begun. Fuselage is first, along...

The build has begun. Fuselage is first, along with the center section of the wing, which is also the 'cabin' of the fuselage. So far, everything fits together as designed. This plane is large enough...
03-24-2017, 05:54 PM
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Posted By Bald Paul

Joe, I was unaware that MM made those kits. It...

Joe, I was unaware that MM made those kits. It looks like they reduce the wing area and dihedral on each as they get 'sportier'.

Do they all use the same airfoil, or do the airfoils differ?
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