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Forum: ParkFlyers
09-14-2011, 05:52 PM
Replies: 55
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Posted By Kmot

It was recovered for me by a super nice club...

It was recovered for me by a super nice club member. Thanks Billy! :D
Forum: ParkFlyers
09-06-2011, 07:08 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 14,716
Posted By Kmot

Lost my plane out in the sticks at Sepulveda...

Lost my plane out in the sticks at Sepulveda Basin this morning. :(

Lost power after about 4 minutes and down she went.

I could not locate it.
Forum: ParkFlyers
09-04-2011, 03:12 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 14,716
Posted By Kmot

I just updated my FW400 to a brushless system. I...

I just updated my FW400 to a brushless system. I bought an Exceed 400 size motor from Hobbypartz. It has a KV of 3700. The brushed motor I just removed had a KV of far, far less. :p>

It should...
Forum: ParkFlyers
03-23-2009, 11:52 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 14,716
Posted By Kmot

Thank you, cc! :) I have painted it full...

Thank you, cc! :)

I have painted it full glossy white already. Now I need to try to find a match for the blue, and do the trim scheme.

The fiberglass has really strengthened this cowling up....
Forum: ParkFlyers
03-21-2009, 09:26 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 14,716
Posted By Kmot

I should have taken a picture of the cowling with...

I should have taken a picture of the cowling with the cracks and stuff in it but I didn't. Anyway, here is a pic of it as it stands now with some coats of primer on it after patching, sanding,...
Forum: ParkFlyers
03-19-2009, 03:52 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 14,716
Posted By Kmot

"Can't see the forest for the trees" :red: ...

"Can't see the forest for the trees" :red:

So, I was carefully trimming the excess fiberglass away from the edges of the intake opening. After it was pretty much finished, I was looking at it...
Forum: ParkFlyers
03-18-2009, 09:26 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 14,716
Posted By Kmot

Update:

I flew the Fun World this morning at a local park. That means taking off from the baseball diamond, and landing in the same. Because the grass field is rough and clumpy, and no way can this bird roll...
Forum: ParkFlyers
03-07-2009, 08:07 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 14,716
Posted By Kmot

constanCrash: Thank you for asking about my...

constanCrash: Thank you for asking about my airplane.

I flew her again today. I got three flights completed on the one battery, a 2200mAh 15C 3S. I estimate total time running the motor between...
Forum: ParkFlyers
02-27-2009, 11:22 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 14,716
Posted By Kmot

Well, between having been sick for three weeks...

Well, between having been sick for three weeks with a very bad cold/flu, then a thumb injury, and then rain, and then very high winds, I have not flown it again since last January.

But thank you...
Forum: ParkFlyers
01-30-2009, 03:03 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 14,716
Posted By Kmot

I received a replacement Speed 400 motor today...

I received a replacement Speed 400 motor today from Airborne Models company. Although I will probably keep the current motor in the plane, I now have a spare backup motor. And I wanted to let...
Forum: ParkFlyers
01-29-2009, 04:41 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 14,716
Posted By Kmot

Thanks! :)

Thanks! :)
Forum: ParkFlyers
01-28-2009, 07:27 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 14,716
Posted By Kmot

My battery just finished re-charging. The...

My battery just finished re-charging.

The 2200mAh 3S li-po took 743mAh after 10 minutes of flight. :)
Forum: ParkFlyers
01-28-2009, 07:25 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 14,716
Posted By Kmot

Re-Maiden A Complete Success!!

:ws:

I flew the Fun World EP again this morning, on the replacement motor I had installed. I flew it at my main airfield, Sepulveda Basin, instead of a park. This is the motor that had the lowest...
Forum: ParkFlyers
01-26-2009, 12:44 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 14,716
Posted By Kmot

You're welcome! :D Wow, going for $40 again...

You're welcome! :D

Wow, going for $40 again you can't beat that deal!!
Forum: ParkFlyers
01-24-2009, 01:41 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 14,716
Posted By Kmot

Thanks Crash. From the RCG thread: I...

Thanks Crash. From the RCG thread:



I don't want to prop hang. I just want to fly around the park and do some stunts. Hopefully my 120 watts will do that.
Forum: ParkFlyers
01-23-2009, 10:27 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 14,716
Posted By Kmot

Thanks again CC! :)

Thanks again CC! :)
Forum: ParkFlyers
01-23-2009, 07:16 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 14,716
Posted By Kmot

Thanks for the reply CC! :) Yes, the other...

Thanks for the reply CC! :)

Yes, the other motor seems to handle the 3S without an issue. I have no idea what it came out of, as it was just in a box of other spare can motors I have collected...
Forum: ParkFlyers
01-23-2009, 06:13 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 14,716
Posted By Kmot

Some people I have talked to have told me the...

Some people I have talked to have told me the motor was not over volted on a 3S lipo. So I dunno.......
Forum: ParkFlyers
01-23-2009, 06:01 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 14,716
Posted By Kmot

Hello?

Hello?
Forum: ParkFlyers
01-22-2009, 08:58 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 14,716
Posted By Kmot

I found a replacement motor. It has a lower Kv...

I found a replacement motor. It has a lower Kv and I tested it on my 3S lipo and it runs cooler than the first motor did. After installing it I measured the amp draw with the prop on and it pulls a...
Forum: ParkFlyers
01-21-2009, 11:58 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 14,716
Posted By Kmot

I have some brushless motors and esc's on hand...

I have some brushless motors and esc's on hand already. But I am a stubborn old coot, and I will make this plane work properly on the brushed 400 setup before I do any upgrading. ;)
Forum: ParkFlyers
01-21-2009, 09:51 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 14,716
Posted By Kmot

Maiden Flight

The maiden flight was successful. She flew sweetly. :)

The plane is very stable, no bad habits at all. With the stock brushed 400 motor she has plenty of power to do a loop from horizontal...
Forum: ParkFlyers
01-20-2009, 10:09 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 14,716
Posted By Kmot

World Models specifications call for a flying...

World Models specifications call for a flying weight of 25.4 ounces. I just weighed mine and it is 25.8 ounces AUW. Pretty close to target.

I hope to maiden it tomorrow.
Forum: ParkFlyers
01-20-2009, 01:14 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 14,716
Posted By Kmot

I'll keep that in mind powerlines, thank you. :) ...

I'll keep that in mind powerlines, thank you. :)

My 7 year old grand daughter came by today and she liked the Fun World. :D
Forum: ParkFlyers
01-19-2009, 10:04 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 14,716
Posted By Kmot

I'm 99% finished now. I have even done some taxi...

I'm 99% finished now. I have even done some taxi tests in my backyard. :)

What I have left to do before I actually fly this plane is to take a trip to my lhs and buy a couple of collars to retain...
Forum: ParkFlyers
01-18-2009, 01:40 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 14,716
Posted By Kmot

Thank you, CC! :)

Thank you, CC! :)
Forum: ParkFlyers
01-18-2009, 12:56 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 14,716
Posted By Kmot

I ran into a little problem today when testing....

I ran into a little problem today when testing. The motor got hot. Way too hot. :<:

After looking at it, I realized there is no way for cooling air to get into the motor. The gearbox covered the...
Forum: ParkFlyers
01-17-2009, 05:07 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 14,716
Posted By Kmot

She is 95% finished. :) I decided to add...

She is 95% finished. :)

I decided to add two more sponsor stickers, Spektrum and Electrifly because my ESC is an Electrifly C-25 and my radio is a Spektrum DX6.

Astute observers will have...
Forum: ParkFlyers
01-16-2009, 11:31 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 14,716
Posted By Kmot

Thank you, Mike! :) I decided to take a...

Thank you, Mike! :)

I decided to take a break and upload some photos, since my head cold is bothering me.

Fortunately my Mystery 9G servos fit perfectly in the slots inside the fuselage. The...
Forum: ParkFlyers
01-16-2009, 06:46 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 14,716
Posted By Kmot

Here's where it stands so far. I should have...

Here's where it stands so far. I should have poste these last night but I was too tired. Anyway, I am hoping to get it finished today.
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