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08-18-2020, 01:36 PM
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Posted By jb48

Thanks for your replies. I have now to decide if...

Thanks for your replies. I have now to decide if I live with it as is or if I contact the supplier for an exchange. Anyway it will not send it back these days since I'll badly need the charger next...
08-17-2020, 01:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,404
Posted By jb48

mAh counter problem on my Imax B6 charger

After many years of flawless use my imax b6 shorted to dead when unnoticed input wires frayed and charger falled to floor when connected. Time came for a new charger balancer and the dual power imax...
08-02-2020, 01:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,588
Posted By jb48

No landing gear flight, 9 oz weight saving

BOF 60 flying a little slower. BOF 60 very slow flying and landing - YouTube
08-01-2020, 11:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,125
Posted By jb48

It is exactly what I think Quorneng; the long and...

It is exactly what I think Quorneng; the long and wide cockpit would help a lot to do that.
08-01-2020, 01:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,125
Posted By jb48

I am not sure to understand your question. Of...

I am not sure to understand your question. Of course the added lead weight was added to help balancing the plane's designed cg at 33-34%. I removed it just to weight it and put it back for correct...
07-31-2020, 06:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,125
Posted By jb48

First thing I did when I got this bird was to...

First thing I did when I got this bird was to remove lead ballast and old 4 x AA power pack and weight them: lead ballast was 193 gr / 6.8 oz; power pack was 92 gr / 3.25 oz; plus I removed a 2 oz /...
07-31-2020, 06:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,588
Posted By jb48

Here is my very first video (second flight) of my...

Here is my very first video (second flight) of my BOF 60 in a soccer field: https://youtu.be/t6DkaKqU4A0
07-31-2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,125
Posted By jb48

Post Solentlife and Panther, thanks for your...

Solentlife and Panther, thanks for your observations. The wings are very rigid and super smooth: no dent, no crease, no defect. I weighted them on an electronic postal scale: left wing is 290 gr,...
07-30-2020, 06:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,125
Posted By jb48

Solentlife, after maybe one hour of fiddling, I...

Solentlife, after maybe one hour of fiddling, I succeeded to upload the video on Youtube at https://youtu.be/hgWv_I2tjPI
07-30-2020, 01:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,125
Posted By jb48

I also think that the flawless fiberglass...

I also think that the flawless fiberglass fuselage cannot comes from a kit. Also, the wings appear to be balsa full covered wood under the Monokote style skin: perfectly smooth and impossible to see...
07-29-2020, 06:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,125
Posted By jb48

Solentlife, I agree with you that the overall...

Solentlife, I agree with you that the overall shape of both sailplane are very similar. Now, is (was) there a rc plane kit and/or arf maker for the S-H S Cirrus?
07-29-2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,125
Posted By jb48

Solentlife, thanks for your observations and old...

Solentlife, thanks for your observations and old film which reminds me the flying style of my beloved Gentle Lady: mainly the small delay between rudder input and reaction! Per Abuelo suggestion, I...
07-29-2020, 01:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,125
Posted By jb48

Having no aileron makes me perplex too! But after...

Having no aileron makes me perplex too! But after viewing many many videos from John Woodfield slope flying his numerous big sailplanes, most of them without ailerons and/or flaps, I am not so sure....
07-28-2020, 01:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,125
Posted By jb48

I need help to identify a T-tail fiberglass sailplanene

Last week I received a gift from a friend who himself received it from the widow of a rc flyer: a big (at least for me) pure sailplane. He gave it to me after years of sitting in an attic. Since he...
07-26-2020, 09:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,588
Posted By jb48

In search of very slow flying...BOF 60

Hello foamies flyers friends. Since about a year, I am in search of the Graal (for me) of rc planes: very slow flying. Since I am as much a builder than a flyer, I spent most of the last year...
02-03-2009, 01:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,884
Posted By jb48

I do vegetable gardening every summer, which is...

I do vegetable gardening every summer, which is sometime short here. Bio gardening is a very zen occupation and I love it. My wife spends about 3 hours a day in her flowers. I never put vegetable...
11-28-2008, 02:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,666
Posted By jb48

I have been flying my super cub (not the best in...

I have been flying my super cub (not the best in any wind conditions) and a tower hobbies 40 trainer nitro for a little bit. I am going to go all electric.

It may seem unbelievable, but the...
Forum: Beginners
10-09-2008, 02:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,264
Posted By jb48

Most obvious cause is sloppy control rod linkage...

Most obvious cause is sloppy control rod linkage to rudder horn and/or rudder servo arm.
10-02-2008, 01:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,605
Posted By jb48

Sorry to not being able to answer your question,...

Sorry to not being able to answer your question, since I too would like to know about such an adapter.
09-25-2008, 03:40 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 33,794
Posted By jb48

Big deception with my Estar Storch

My deception with my Estar Storch just equals my building enthousiasm. I took almost all last winter carefully building from the Estar kit, which impressed me a lot. My finished Storch looked so...
09-17-2008, 01:53 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 52,101
Posted By jb48

Very nice job on that motor mount!

Very nice job on that motor mount!
08-31-2008, 02:18 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 36,519
Posted By jb48

Thanks Ron. I`ll reconsider what you said about...

Thanks Ron. I`ll reconsider what you said about the arrow tube slight weight saving behind the cg. I also wonder if lightening holes in tail surfaces would be a good move?
Next time I test fly my...
08-31-2008, 02:09 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 36,519
Posted By jb48

Scratchbuilt QF-2

Here iare a few pictures of my QF-2
08-30-2008, 09:16 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 36,519
Posted By jb48

Thanks for your answer Ron. I agree with you...

Thanks for your answer Ron. I agree with you about the weight saving from a lighter battery pack and Microlite. For the 8 mm (5/8) carbon tube I used, for 22 inches its weight is 16.23 grams. I...
08-29-2008, 01:20 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 36,519
Posted By jb48

Real world flying weight of the QF-2?

Yesterday night, I just completed the building of my QF-2, entirely from scratch (sorry no picture at this time). I made my very best to keep weight as low as possible, following the plan sheet and...
08-17-2008, 06:15 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 36,519
Posted By jb48

Hi Ron. I have 2 questions for you and/or other...

Hi Ron. I have 2 questions for you and/or other QF-2 kit builder(s). Since I am building a QF-2 entirely from scratch and since it will be my very first experience with discus launching glider, I...
Forum: Power Systems
08-16-2008, 12:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,799
Posted By jb48

Beware; from ESC to battery it is plus to plus,...

Beware; from ESC to battery it is plus to plus, minus to minus! To reverse the motor rotation you can swap plus and minus position on the motor poles, not elsewhere! You can glue the original white...
Forum: Power Systems
08-15-2008, 12:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,799
Posted By jb48

Mimick a one-blade prop by wrapping a short piece...

Mimick a one-blade prop by wrapping a short piece of masking tape around the shaft; tape the motor on the edge of a table or lightly hold it in a vice; have a single cell battery (D, C, AA that...
08-14-2008, 01:00 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 36,519
Posted By jb48

Thanks for the quick answer Ron. I`ll transmit...

Thanks for the quick answer Ron. I`ll transmit your comments to my friend who, I think, will make a new fuselage...a one evening proposal for him.
For myself, the building of my own QF-2 is going...
08-14-2008, 02:31 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 36,519
Posted By jb48

3 inch short carbon fuselage?

A friend of mine and me are scratchbuilding each one a QF-2. My friend made a mistake and glued the carbon tube through the second bay from rear, which means that the tail is now about 3 inch nearer...
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