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08-10-2010, 05:15 PM
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Posted By alienx

Very nice plane!!

Very nice plane!!
06-13-2010, 01:28 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 14,872
Posted By alienx

Pretty crazy work as usual Paul! It reminds me of...

Pretty crazy work as usual Paul! It reminds me of Steve Austin.

Good talkin with you today.

Andy
11-10-2009, 02:27 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 19,680
Posted By alienx

I usually try to stay out of these subjective...

I usually try to stay out of these subjective discussion, but I can't see how anyone could call a 16 ounce plane underpowered at 125 watts. It will do big loops from level, pretty high hammerheads,...
11-10-2009, 02:04 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 19,680
Posted By alienx

Wow, this is an old thread. If you are talking...

Wow, this is an old thread. If you are talking about the motor in the plane, I use the 400XT in all my GWS planes (and a couple other!!).
11-02-2009, 02:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,823
Posted By alienx

Having finished a plane or two now I can give you...

Having finished a plane or two now I can give you my personal opinion, for what it's worth.

I used a Staples brand folding table (like the ones they set up in the cafeteria at school for events....
Replies: 6
Views: 1,521
Posted By alienx

Thanks guys. I actually gave a lot of thought to...

Thanks guys. I actually gave a lot of thought to the intermitent connection. The whole radio system went back to Horizon. When it comes back, we'll see if the problem still exists. Andd if so, start...
Forum: Power Systems
09-30-2009, 08:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,746
Posted By alienx

I think that is the moral of the story ...the...

I think that is the moral of the story ...the jury is out. No consensus. It's a shame to me. Can you imagine buying a car and having a 50/50 chance of the brakes working???:roll:

I am still...
Forum: Power Systems
09-30-2009, 06:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,746
Posted By alienx

Boy, I wish I would have found this thread before...

Boy, I wish I would have found this thread before starting similar one of my own.

http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=50433

I think my dad is having these problems now. He has a...
Replies: 6
Views: 1,521
Posted By alienx

Thanks! That sounds like it may be the issue. He...

Thanks! That sounds like it may be the issue. He is flying some odd batteries I got him a while back (2-3 years ago). Maybe they are sagging. I would guess he has three servos in the E-starter that...
Replies: 6
Views: 1,521
Posted By alienx

DX6 Help Please

I hope I am not asking obvious questions, but I need to get current on the DX6 and any true problems that may have or may still exist. I looked around the old threads but couldn't find much besides...
08-04-2009, 06:25 PM
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Views: 1,914
Posted By alienx

Nice! Boy, that plane can fly slow.

Nice! Boy, that plane can fly slow.
08-04-2009, 05:46 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,648
Posted By alienx

Videos

Here are a couple videos. The only two flights on the plane as a seaplane!!

The first video is mine. My brother caught all of it except the first takeoff. Some of it is a little shaky. He had to...
08-03-2009, 01:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,648
Posted By alienx

Still working on the video. Here's a couple pics...

Still working on the video. Here's a couple pics though. These are from the day before I flew it. I didn't have a battery charged so I just float and taxi tested it a bit. It worked out for the best...
07-27-2009, 11:19 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,648
Posted By alienx

She flew like a champ!!! I've got some pics and...

She flew like a champ!!! I've got some pics and video I'll post when I get home in a week. But I flew her last night. Worked about 400 times better than I imagined it would ...seriously! I did 4...
07-24-2009, 08:49 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,484
Posted By alienx

I have a wing and tail built if you want to...

I have a wing and tail built if you want to tag-team this one!!:)
07-24-2009, 07:00 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,484
Posted By alienx

Nice Tom! Looking forward to this project too!

Nice Tom! Looking forward to this project too!
07-16-2009, 01:23 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,648
Posted By alienx

Yea, I thought about what other motors I might...

Yea, I thought about what other motors I might have to put in it but I think I am stuck. I just don't have access to all my hobby stuff over in my storage shed. I swapped the props last night though....
07-15-2009, 06:09 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,648
Posted By alienx

OK, here are some rough numbers from the spring...

OK, here are some rough numbers from the spring loaded scale.

The plane used to weigh 17 oz and flew with 120 watts. The scale said it weighs 22.5 oz now, but it undervauled the stack of...
07-15-2009, 04:49 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,648
Posted By alienx

You are correct. But having looked over the plane...

You are correct. But having looked over the plane a little more critically last night, I don't think I am nose-heavy. If I put my fingers under that intended balance point before moving the floats,...
07-15-2009, 01:40 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,648
Posted By alienx

PS. Maybe I am going to have to get my logbook...

PS. Maybe I am going to have to get my logbook out tonight and see exactly what kind of power and weight I was at before the floats. I guess it could be a power issue.
07-15-2009, 01:38 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,648
Posted By alienx

OK, I took a good look last night and noticed a...

OK, I took a good look last night and noticed a couple things.

First, I noticed that the floats were too far aft. The step outside edge was almost 2" aft of the CG. So I moved them up. They are...
07-14-2009, 01:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,304
Posted By alienx

Thanks for all the replies. I am going to have to...

Thanks for all the replies. I am going to have to reread all of this to try to digest it. I am only reporting second-hand, so I don't have too many answers, but I hope to get a second flight report...
07-14-2009, 01:24 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,648
Posted By alienx

I'll check the balance again, but I think it is...

I'll check the balance again, but I think it is on the mark. The thing is that I can never say for sure. That is, if I put it on my fingers, I can get it to stay a little more or less tail up or down...
07-13-2009, 04:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,304
Posted By alienx

Thanks. I thought about the wing myself. Not as a...

Thanks. I thought about the wing myself. Not as a problem, but a means to fix the problem. The plane should be in balance. That is, they checked it.



"Shimming the motor won't help with...
07-13-2009, 03:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,304
Posted By alienx

Plane balancing help please

I am trying to work out a pitch issue with my dad over the phone. I gave him a Cub a while back and he finally got ready to fly it. It flew very well behaved in my mind when I had it, but the guy at...
07-12-2009, 08:49 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,648
Posted By alienx

Thanks guys. I didn't weight the float beacuse...

Thanks guys. I didn't weight the float beacuse the location wouldn't have been more than an inch or so in front of the cowl, and I didn't want all that ugly lead up there. I can always pull the...
07-12-2009, 01:36 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,648
Posted By alienx

OK, she flew!! It was a dry maiden but I didn't...

OK, she flew!! It was a dry maiden but I didn't have anyone at the field to shoot the video. But I have another set of issues now and need some advice.

The plane flew very nicely, even...
06-15-2009, 09:37 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,648
Posted By alienx

Yea, I guess I am going to have to take this...

Yea, I guess I am going to have to take this little experiment a little more seriously before I put it on the water. I think I am going to like it a lot (if it works!) and I am going to want to fly...
06-15-2009, 08:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,648
Posted By alienx

That's a nice looking Moth you made there (coming...

That's a nice looking Moth you made there (coming from a scale minded RC enthusiast!).

Looks like it flies nicely. Is that a saltwater puddle you flew from first? I am woried about the battery...
06-08-2009, 08:42 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 14,236
Posted By alienx

Looks great. My first kit (with tons of help from...

Looks great. My first kit (with tons of help from in here) was a Dumas Bearcat. It went together just like yours is. I may like to try one of these now too. Gonna be watching your build!!
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