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Forum: Beginners
01-18-2012, 07:03 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 34,104
Posted By MaxAdventure

Pretty sure I'm accused of straying off track,...

Pretty sure I'm accused of straying off track, I'll PM you my experience with 4lb + electric so I don't dilute the thread any more.
Forum: Beginners
01-12-2012, 09:07 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 34,104
Posted By MaxAdventure

blu-baby is an awesome design. Simple and...

blu-baby is an awesome design. Simple and effective. Very similar to my 'ideal design' I did.

If you're 'having too much fun', you will probably want to look for better equipment. If you are...
Forum: Beginners
01-12-2012, 07:50 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 34,104
Posted By MaxAdventure

That's exactly my point, thank you! This thread...

That's exactly my point, thank you!
This thread and some specific posts eluded to a 'works out of the box' package, I wanted to temper all the unsupported #1 votes for the cub with the type of...
Forum: Beginners
01-12-2012, 06:20 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 34,104
Posted By MaxAdventure

Rokin' Robbins, I do like what you write, well...

Rokin' Robbins, I do like what you write, well done! Also, thanks for the link on the Albatross, I didn't realize that was available - looks great. I didn't see how complete it was or was not...
Forum: Beginners
01-12-2012, 06:09 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 34,104
Posted By MaxAdventure

for all the votes on supercub - try searching for...

for all the votes on supercub - try searching for 'supercub problem', I've read so many issues with the motor system and/or electronics, do you really want to start with problems on a first plane, or...
04-06-2011, 05:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,601
Posted By MaxAdventure

Sure, I'm with you now. Messing with stuff for...

Sure, I'm with you now. Messing with stuff for fun. You just started out asking about antenna length which implied no previous experience. Good luck in finding the right length - make sure you have...
04-06-2011, 04:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,149
Posted By MaxAdventure

I'd suggest starting with what you have to get...

I'd suggest starting with what you have to get the feel of things. There are transmit power limitations by law, more channels don't really matter if you only have one unit working at a time. From...
Forum: Beginners
04-05-2011, 03:47 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 28,383
Posted By MaxAdventure

The tub looks great! They are good for all kinds...

The tub looks great! They are good for all kinds of use when not full of water - or even if they are full if you like water plants. (I picture an indoor pond with a few lotus (Nelumbo nucifera)...
Forum: Beginners
04-03-2011, 12:07 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 28,383
Posted By MaxAdventure

I had forgotten you chose the Boeshield - this of...

I had forgotten you chose the Boeshield - this of course coats to waterproof the electronics. The cleaner I mentioned may or may not help, I just thought it may minimize additional shorts once the...
Forum: Beginners
03-29-2011, 05:57 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 28,383
Posted By MaxAdventure

water

Like Chellie said, corrosionX or BoeShield or epoxy or similar electronic protection for submersion. Also, be sure to use distilled water. Mains water will be conductive. Pure distilled water...
Forum: Beginners
02-17-2011, 08:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 11,906
Posted By MaxAdventure

So here's a thought (after what I'd say were some...

So here's a thought (after what I'd say were some pretty fantastic responses in general on coordinated turns) try not thinking about 'getting a coordinated turn right' or getting X maneuver right,...
Forum: Beginners
02-17-2011, 06:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,064
Posted By MaxAdventure

Not wasting money: I think it depends on...

Not wasting money:

I think it depends on what your goals are. As kenchiroalpha points out if you like messing with the 'big box store' type planes they can be a kick. (I've really enjoyed my Estes...
02-17-2011, 12:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,264
Posted By MaxAdventure

play with numbers here:...

play with numbers here: http://personal.osi.hu/fuzesisz/strc_eng/index.htm
Forum: Beginners
02-08-2011, 10:46 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 28,383
Posted By MaxAdventure

Brilliant! I wish you the best for success! Wish...

Brilliant! I wish you the best for success! Wish I could be there for the initial trials, I would guess it will be quite exiting for you. Don't forget the video!
11-30-2010, 05:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,283
Posted By MaxAdventure

It does look like a Corbin Ace:...

It does look like a Corbin Ace: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=334500

You could look for a similar sized Pietenpol for power reference, there are several commercial kits available...
Forum: Beginners
11-24-2010, 08:16 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 28,383
Posted By MaxAdventure

Yes, I just linked to something close as a...

Yes, I just linked to something close as a concept - not knowing exactly what your threshold target would be. It seemed a good way to isolate each unit so one failure would not chain reaction to...
Forum: Aerodynamics
11-06-2010, 03:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,489
Posted By MaxAdventure

There are many types of meters to monitor your...

There are many types of meters to monitor your watts, one of the cheaper ones is found here: http://hobbycity.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=6553
There's a thread on RCG on modifying...
Forum: Aerodynamics
11-05-2010, 02:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,489
Posted By MaxAdventure

For electric, if you can monitor the amps to be...

For electric, if you can monitor the amps to be sure you don't go over what the ESC and motor can handle, and what the battery can deliver you can try larger and larger props. I often read of people...
Forum: Beginners
10-31-2010, 04:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,476
Posted By MaxAdventure

Flydiver has some really good points. I would...

Flydiver has some really good points. I would add that if you stated what your longer term goals and interests may be, it would help steer you in a certain direction. If you want to expand to...
Forum: Beginners
10-31-2010, 04:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,565
Posted By MaxAdventure

To center a servo, you need to be sure your radio...

To center a servo, you need to be sure your radio trims are set to center. Newer computer radios typically have a sub trim in a menu as well. If you start with a new memory, or clear the memory...
10-23-2010, 09:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,712
Posted By MaxAdventure

While I saw a torque calculator on the above...

While I saw a torque calculator on the above link, it didn't work for me. This one however does:
http://www.mnbigbirds.com/Servo%20Torque%20Caculator.htm

When I calculated flap torque on my...
Forum: Beginners
10-07-2010, 10:41 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 28,383
Posted By MaxAdventure

I would think for proof of concept/prototype you...

I would think for proof of concept/prototype you would want cheap to save the budget for the one you build when you learn what not to do. - that to me translates to a brushed geared set of motors,...
Forum: Beginners
10-07-2010, 08:48 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 28,383
Posted By MaxAdventure

thinking more about it, it's common practice to...

thinking more about it, it's common practice to modify standard servos for 360 degree continuous rotation to use as a geared drive system. You may be able to do something like that and then you only...
Forum: Beginners
10-07-2010, 08:25 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 28,383
Posted By MaxAdventure

brushless motors are processor controlled, so you...

brushless motors are processor controlled, so you can't run them either in series or parallel because the controller relies on pulse timing for speed. Each motor requires it's own controller. They...
09-23-2010, 03:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,895
Posted By MaxAdventure

With these two sentences, "the" (demonstrative...

With these two sentences, "the" (demonstrative adjective) in the second sentence is referencing the last noun in the previous sentence; the lake.



Here is where a picture or simple diagram...
Forum: Beginners
09-09-2010, 11:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,571
Posted By MaxAdventure

never disobey the cardinal rule of RC: TX is...

never disobey the cardinal rule of RC:

TX is always the first one on, the last one off.
Flow = TX on -> RX on -> RX off -> TX off

If you have a separate motor battery:
Flow = TX on -> RX on...
Forum: Beginners
08-16-2010, 12:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,264
Posted By MaxAdventure

Great job on the balancer modification - I find...

Great job on the balancer modification - I find not being able to swing 360 takes a little more effort, but you can still balance fine by flipping the prop over as you work - your mod is very nice...
08-15-2010, 11:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,850
Posted By MaxAdventure

Actually Solidhit in 2007 was erroneous in that...

Actually Solidhit in 2007 was erroneous in that Futaba used to have pins reversed - they have always had the power lead in the center since the FM 'j' connector has been used. It was airtronics that...
08-10-2010, 07:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 21,746
Posted By MaxAdventure

is this the same plans from this build thread? ...

is this the same plans from this build thread?
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=401358&page=6

I love the DHC designs - I look forward to you posting your build on wattflyer!
08-10-2010, 03:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,080
Posted By MaxAdventure

WF is actually part of RCU - in some sense you...

WF is actually part of RCU - in some sense you are already there. (see links at the very top of WF) however, WF tends to be the most pleasant group.

I spent some time, subscribed to the forums I...
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