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Forum: 3D Flying
05-30-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,352
Posted By pcm10xmode

Actually, you want a tail heavy CG. The further...

Actually, you want a tail heavy CG. The further back, the easiest it gets. Hovering vertically, CG doesn't matter. What is important is your entering and exit as well as escaping the maneuver if...
05-26-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,044
Posted By pcm10xmode

To answer your last 2 questions, to keep track of...

To answer your last 2 questions, to keep track of the airplane, it's just being focused and keeping up on what it is doing. Can everybody do this, I think not. I was fortunate not only to do this...
Forum: 3D Flying
05-26-2015, 08:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,840
Posted By pcm10xmode

First of all, can he do the 3D action on a...

First of all, can he do the 3D action on a simulator? If not, that is where he needs to start. It is senseless to waste a model(a store model or a built foamy) if he does not know how to handle the...
Forum: Foamies
05-16-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,922
Posted By pcm10xmode

Back in the 70's, my son used the Ugly Stick(60...

Back in the 70's, my son used the Ugly Stick(60 size) in a competition pattern meet. Not only did it do all the novice maneuvers gracefully, it took first place against all of those pattern planes...
Forum: 3D Flying
05-09-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,238
Posted By pcm10xmode

Hovering a Transport

Having a transport and too much time on my hands, decided to try hovering. Actually, all I am trying to do is show pilots that if you can control the 3 axis, it can hover.

So what I did is I...
04-29-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 697
Posted By pcm10xmode

Would be nice if they would post some videos of...

Would be nice if they would post some videos of the model in flight.
04-28-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,043
Posted By pcm10xmode

Nigel: You are right, you can rebuild, and it...

Nigel:
You are right, you can rebuild, and it should still perform. When I raced quickies, there was always a person who had only one plane and there would be crashes. Well, racers would actually...
04-21-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 992
Posted By pcm10xmode

The way it is done is that like a computer, it's...

The way it is done is that like a computer, it's a 0 or 1. You write a mix that has a zero and 1 choice. So it is either off or on and when it is on, in my case, as the throttle advances past 1/2,...
04-20-2015, 06:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 992
Posted By pcm10xmode

Morphing An Airplane (4 ways)

About 2 years ago, I wanted to design the first aft-forward swing wing airplane. Rather than re-invent the plane all over again, I asked Maybz(RCGroups) if I could modify his Tomcat since that is...
04-18-2015, 08:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,260
Posted By pcm10xmode

Could you explain in detail your TV setup in term...

Could you explain in detail your TV setup in term of servos, how and where they are located to give you the yaw, pitch and roll and did you use a board such as kk2?

Secondly, with the gap in the...
04-18-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 882
Posted By pcm10xmode

Actually, the combo of prop/motor is very...

Actually, the combo of prop/motor is very important. You will find over a period of time you will end up with a box/bag of props that will included brands and different materials. An important point...
04-11-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,392
Posted By pcm10xmode

Actually, it is unlimited on what you can...

Actually, it is unlimited on what you can experiment with. Also, by doing some research, it will help you decided what is possible and what is not. I just finished with leading edge variable...
04-07-2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 617
Posted By pcm10xmode

I agree that yes, in springtime you should check...

I agree that yes, in springtime you should check a model that has been sitting around.
But, in reality, you really should give a pre-flight check before you put your model together and a quick once...
03-25-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,582
Posted By pcm10xmode

Prop is about 2" from rudder. Will do a video...

Prop is about 2" from rudder. Will do a video after snow is gone. I use a 7" wide prop so Rpm's are down. It is so sensitive that I doubt that the max angle of deflection(guessing from rudder...
03-24-2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,017
Posted By pcm10xmode

VTOL continued

This is the total package. As time went by, have come up with some ways to loose some weight and simplify the process.

I have a different motor (more kv, same 3s), a 70 mm 4s in the wings to...
03-24-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,017
Posted By pcm10xmode

My VTOL Quest

After seeing Vaalleon split thrust vector system, it's now time I release my 4th attempt to simply the system for a VTOL.

I first started off by going to NASA Langley video and ran across this...
03-24-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,582
Posted By pcm10xmode

Agree, if failure, would probably go into prop. ...

Agree, if failure, would probably go into prop.
I fly it quite often(precheck it) and have no issues with the hot glue holding it. When I do flybys, no fluttering is taking place when rudder is...
03-23-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,582
Posted By pcm10xmode

A Different Type of Rudder

I built the Stuntcat awhile back because it was a "different" plane and seemed to handle well with good stability in an elevon setup having endplates as rudders. As the winds build, best said, I...
03-23-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,534
Posted By pcm10xmode

I think it's doable if you following. Gliders...

I think it's doable if you following. Gliders need to be very light, so experimenting do the following:
1) using 2 EDF's(guess 30 to 50mm depending on weight) just hot glue under wing. Do no add...
03-22-2015, 02:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,391
Posted By pcm10xmode

Our first heli was a "Cricket". Was able to loop...

Our first heli was a "Cricket". Was able to loop and roll(actually barrel roll) it without gyros(since there wasn't any developed). Have Excell's and Competitor in the celler still. What was yours?
03-22-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,271
Posted By pcm10xmode

More like 190+mph. You release, do 10 laps(hope...

More like 190+mph. You release, do 10 laps(hope no cuts) all within 1:05. Midairs and crashes(into ground) are spectacular. It is like Nascar, push to get that extra speed and dealing with gusty...
03-21-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,391
Posted By pcm10xmode

Nigel: I have explored VTOL's for the past 5...

Nigel:
I have explored VTOL's for the past 5 years. The biggest problem without using the computer boards(KK2) is presently there are no gyros that are synced with motors. They are synced with...
03-21-2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,867
Posted By pcm10xmode

We all have "dumb thumbs" days. Be it a cheap...

We all have "dumb thumbs" days. Be it a cheap foamy to an expensive large plane, it happens. Even the FAA has to deal with it, it is strictly called pilot error. If you focus on that, it will...
03-18-2015, 08:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,378
Posted By pcm10xmode

I have been flying the 45 size with a 4stroke 90....

I have been flying the 45 size with a 4stroke 90. Wing is symmetrical and when set up properly, can do knife edges, rolling circles and hovering. It is my "goto" when I want to relax and fly. I at...
03-12-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,680
Posted By pcm10xmode

I enjoy testing something new and different. The...

I enjoy testing something new and different. The other reason I have it separated is to gather data on WIG's. Looking to see what happens since very little info is out on Ekranoplans and since my...
03-11-2015, 02:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,872
Posted By pcm10xmode

Since you are exploring combos of blades/motors,...

Since you are exploring combos of blades/motors, this is another way to test out static thrust. I used it to max out my 64mm edf's.

1) Take a battery and trim out ship so it hovers in cellar or...
03-10-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,680
Posted By pcm10xmode

With my setup, I can do a lot of testing quickly....

With my setup, I can do a lot of testing quickly. For instance, I use a slider to set the angle of deflection (mix to both servos) for the leading edges. I use a rotating pot to adjust the flap...
03-09-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,271
Posted By pcm10xmode

Here is a pic of a Formula 1 modified. Can't fly...

Here is a pic of a Formula 1 modified. Can't fly them,too noisy, would be dropped from club, since it is 145+ db.

Here is what is all about. Race last a little over 1 min.
...
03-09-2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,680
Posted By pcm10xmode

Here is a setup for the F-22 with VLEF and flaps....

Here is a setup for the F-22 with VLEF and flaps. I hacked off the ailerons, added a servo and lengthen the chord to make flaps. I will write a mix so as I lower the VLEF's, the flaps will come...
03-08-2015, 06:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,680
Posted By pcm10xmode

VLEF (con't)

This is a first flight with the VLEF's. It was windy and I was putting it thru the tests of "high alpha", rocking(was comfortable, it didn't nose over) and how it worked. Landings were nice and...
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