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02-15-2019, 04:32 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,256
Posted By drummaker

anyone still on here.... did you put servos on...

anyone still on here.... did you put servos on the back? I find it odd that the plane had 2 sets of servo mounts for elevator and rudder.

I mounted on the rear and wound up tail heavy... ...
Forum: Beginners
07-29-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 160,788
Posted By drummaker

Engaging the brain fully is not only a safety...

Engaging the brain fully is not only a safety thing in this hobby, It can save thousands of dollars.
10-21-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,444
Posted By drummaker

4 cell 2200 I have several I put a small...

4 cell 2200

I have several
I put a small servo in and actually created a buldge so to speak on the side so the battery doesn't touch it.. Sorry I forgot to mention this
09-17-2014, 02:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,527
Posted By drummaker

Sounds like a blast. I admit to overpowering...

Sounds like a blast. I admit to overpowering everything, even my eglider
09-16-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,527
Posted By drummaker

What a Great Hobby. Just with the 5 of us so far...

What a Great Hobby. Just with the 5 of us so far we actually have 5 different ways we like to fly. I am think Sham and I aren't so far apart as he the bush planes or sort of trainers. The...
09-16-2014, 01:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,527
Posted By drummaker

Watt kind of flying do you prefer?

I have been in this hobby for 2 years now and have dipped my toes into the waters of nearly every kind of RC airplane flying. I have learned to do nearly all the aerobatic maneuvers, and have a...
09-05-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,444
Posted By drummaker

They supplied 4 magnates. These looked like...

They supplied 4 magnates. These looked like brass

On the he front of the Canopy, you put a screw in it pointing down and then cut a slot on the fuselage to slide in from the back forward. That...
08-23-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,444
Posted By drummaker

Wow beautiful plane, and beautiful flying.....

Wow beautiful plane, and beautiful flying.. Thanks for sharing I gave this one a hard look.... I MAY LOOK AGAIN
08-23-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,444
Posted By drummaker

I trimmed the mount to fit the new servo (ALSO...

I trimmed the mount to fit the new servo (ALSO SHIMMED UP A LITTLE. I got the mount positioned correctly, marked the exact spot, then glued it down with epoxy

I then put double sided tape under...
08-15-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,444
Posted By drummaker

Hey Kyle.. Thanks for the info. As someone who...

Hey Kyle.. Thanks for the info. As someone who studied Electronics in the past (WAY PAST) I would like to interpret the info you provided using some research I have done and experience I have. Most...
08-14-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,444
Posted By drummaker

I will elaborate in case you don't understand...

I will elaborate in case you don't understand this.

wattage = voltage times current. so if you look at a motor which will run 600 watts on a 14.6 volt battery you will need 600/14.6 amps

this...
08-14-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,444
Posted By drummaker

NOt sure as I don't consider an ESC as a big...

NOt sure as I don't consider an ESC as a big deal. Don't get me wrong, I think it is amazing that we can build something like this so cheap, but bells and whistles are not important to me in this...
08-10-2014, 04:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,444
Posted By drummaker

News Flash

I am in love with the Elipsoid. This thing doesn't fly quite as slowly as the BOT but that is totally irrelevant. This Blider flies amazingly. The slightest thermal takes it up, and it glides...
08-10-2014, 04:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,444
Posted By drummaker

Dave: sorry I took so long getting back. I...

Dave:
sorry I took so long getting back. I have been on vacation.

The back servo is for the elevator. This typical of the more expensive gliders because accurate elevator control is critical...
08-01-2014, 04:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,444
Posted By drummaker

Yes clearly this must be the case. I really...

Yes clearly this must be the case. I really wonder about the diffference. I could have used full size servos and still been nearly a pound light. I am thinking the write up was from the...
08-01-2014, 02:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,444
Posted By drummaker

I used these turnigy metal gear servos ...

I used these turnigy metal gear servos
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=36916
I have found turigy stuff to be Very good quality. These servos Center perfectly...
07-26-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,444
Posted By drummaker

This plane is awesome. I will never miss the BOT...

This plane is awesome. I will never miss the BOT

Not the website calls for 68 oz flying weight. Mine weighed 52 oz which makes its loading 9.4 oz/sq ft

it will float but a 10 mile an hour...
07-21-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,444
Posted By drummaker

Very Cool!

Very Cool!
07-15-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,444
Posted By drummaker

not at all. It is just that the wood ones just...

not at all. It is just that the wood ones just fly so much sweeter
07-15-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,444
Posted By drummaker

Hi Everyone Thanks for your comments. I have...

Hi Everyone Thanks for your comments.

I have decided on this.
https://www.espritmodel.com/elipsoid-evo-28e-arf.aspx
I have had a bad year flying and have already destroyed 2 airplanes.
...
07-14-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,444
Posted By drummaker

Picking a glider

so My Bird of time bit the dust. A winch start guy was going to show me how to fly. He launched the BOT with a hard toss and a lot of up angle. Since the Bot had an upthrust issue, It tried to...
Forum: Power Systems
06-07-2014, 04:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,371
Posted By drummaker

I am thrilled that I posted this question. I...

I am thrilled that I posted this question. I have just recieved my tapered reamer, and am really excited about doing a little reaming
Forum: Power Systems
06-04-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,371
Posted By drummaker

Brilliant Nigel For some reason I was...

Brilliant Nigel

For some reason I was thinking about boaring a hole just the right size same diameter all the way through. As long as it is the right diameter somewhere, it aught to keep the prop...
Forum: Power Systems
06-03-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,371
Posted By drummaker

AND why can I not find a reamer for 3 and 4 mm...

AND why can I not find a reamer for 3 and 4 mm holes as well
Forum: Power Systems
06-03-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,371
Posted By drummaker

Dang Props

I have been doing this a couple of years now and have been very active in building, crashing, rebuilding etc.

There is something which disturbs me that maybe you people can help me out with.
...
04-07-2014, 02:50 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 16,040
Posted By drummaker

I hope so... Though I don't understand the...

I hope so... Though I don't understand the science.

I did notice that when I let the speed build gradually, when it is going fast enough I can keep the front down. Then start a more controlled...
04-06-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 16,040
Posted By drummaker

Maiden Flite

I finally took this plane out this afternoon There wer 10 mph winds. It flew beautifully. Like everyone else. I need some down thrust. It was all I could to to keep it from going vertical. I...
02-09-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 22,011
Posted By drummaker

Pink may well be the best. but I am NOT putting...

Pink may well be the best. but I am NOT putting it on My glider. :eek::rolleyes::rolleyes:
02-09-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 22,011
Posted By drummaker

Yep Thus the black tip and yellow tip very dark...

Yep Thus the black tip and yellow tip very dark average and very light average
02-09-2014, 12:16 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 22,011
Posted By drummaker

How about this one?

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I am hoping it covers all the bases without breaking things up too much
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