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04-27-2015, 02:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,439
Posted By vonveska

Actually yes, time is going very slow if you fly...

Actually yes, time is going very slow if you fly a competition (F5J, F3J) and you are 30 m high in 3 min .... :) and no lift around ...
10-14-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,572
Posted By vonveska

Flying on the slope

In good conditions I like flying on the slope. The owner allows the club members to use the slope for flying.
Slope flying (http://youtu.be/zo5S0Ga1G6Y)

zo5S0Ga1G6Y
10-13-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,207
Posted By vonveska

I placed an order to HK International warehouse...

I placed an order to HK International warehouse today at 9 a.m. Eastern Australia time. I got an email at 4 p.m that my parcel has been posted. I paid about $ 6 postage. It usually takes about 3...
09-14-2014, 03:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,689
Posted By vonveska

Thank you Steve, I always take more than one...

Thank you Steve,
I always take more than one model when going out flying, but still I can fly only one at a time :). With gliders, I usually get 30-45 min average time per flight. Just enough to...
09-14-2014, 12:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,689
Posted By vonveska

I have 5 scratch built airworthy models. It's...

I have 5 scratch built airworthy models. It's enough for me - I can fly only one plane at a time :).
06-02-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,362
Posted By vonveska

Love it or hate it - it's everyone's choice where...

Love it or hate it - it's everyone's choice where to shop. My experience with HK is very good - it's good value for the money. Just my opinion. I can't afford expensive stuff that I can't justify....
03-26-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,659
Posted By vonveska

I wanted to be a pilot once - I went to a local...

I wanted to be a pilot once - I went to a local airfield club but they laughed at me - I was only 13. They advised me to start with model planes - so I did - and stayed with them all my life - I am...
03-09-2014, 12:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,149
Posted By vonveska

I fly electric gliders, 2.2 - 2.6 m wingspan,...

I fly electric gliders, 2.2 - 2.6 m wingspan, using 2200 mAh, 25C batteries. Average motor time is 3 min, giving me about 8 climbs to 100 - 150 m. In calm conditions with minimum lift average flight...
02-17-2014, 02:07 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 24,406
Posted By vonveska

Exactly my experience. I have a good experience...

Exactly my experience. I have a good experience with YEP ESC and also Plush. The SK3 motors are as good as expensive brands. Some people complain about magnets coming off the rotor, but did not...
02-16-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 24,406
Posted By vonveska

I fly electric gliders 1.8 m to 2.6 m wingspan. I...

I fly electric gliders 1.8 m to 2.6 m wingspan. I have a mixture of servos - I found that the best reliable servos are Hitec 81. Never had a problem. The least reliable ones are HXT900 - I nearly...
02-16-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 15,073
Posted By vonveska

It's OK to look for a part of a plane in the...

It's OK to look for a part of a plane in the workshop - worse if the part is missing on the field 50 miles away - and is still in the workshop ...
01-05-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,019
Posted By vonveska

Overall, I think it was a good year. I built two...

Overall, I think it was a good year. I built two new planes and did not crash any beyond a repairable state. So I can say my flying (and landing) skills have improved. Most importantly I realized...
08-19-2013, 09:19 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 13,226
Posted By vonveska

From the initial post I'd say its motor down...

From the initial post I'd say its motor down thrust problem. The model climbs too steep and then it glides OK, so the angle of incidence and CG seem to be OK.
Just check if the motor has enough...
12-25-2012, 11:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,266
Posted By vonveska

Although I am a member of a club I love to fly...

Although I am a member of a club I love to fly here in the park. Not as much space as in the airfield, but nice setting and not many people here.
12-16-2012, 11:10 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 10,064
Posted By vonveska

I saw once this design of portable workbench -...

I saw once this design of portable workbench - the size can be made to suit the space and material to suit the pocket money. The upper panel is the main working area, debris and dust are collected...
12-04-2012, 06:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,210
Posted By vonveska

I think there is shelf life on epoxy products....

I think there is shelf life on epoxy products. From my experience epoxy older then one year tends to heat up when mixed and hardens quickly, resulting in brittle joints. I use few years old...
12-02-2012, 02:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,223
Posted By vonveska

Last time I flew a model airplane in winter - it...

Last time I flew a model airplane in winter - it was many decades ago in Northern hemisphere. We used to keep a competition every year in February, free flight gliders, rubber power, motor power. I...
11-29-2012, 02:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,240
Posted By vonveska

I see you are more flexible than me (and tougher...

I see you are more flexible than me (and tougher at the same time); my hat off to your persistence with model building even if your eyesight is probably worse than mine. I can still enjoy cutting,...
11-28-2012, 10:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,240
Posted By vonveska

Wow maxflyer, very well said, you have seen all...

Wow maxflyer,
very well said, you have seen all the changes in the environment and in the technology in the past decades that we have had to adapt to and still we have to keep moving forward. The...
11-27-2012, 10:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,240
Posted By vonveska

FlyWheel, everything is downsizing here,...

FlyWheel,
everything is downsizing here, houses, cars, airfields, pocket money :) ... There are bigger airfields out there, but far away, not really worth it to go morning or evening flying for a...
Replies: 2
Views: 1,864
Posted By vonveska

I do not have Jeti transmitters, but I have Jeti...

I do not have Jeti transmitters, but I have Jeti Duplex 2.4 module (in JR radio) plus Jeti receivers and Jeti ESC and all products are perfect quality. Never had a problem with Jeti products.
11-24-2012, 11:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,240
Posted By vonveska

dahawk, I haven't seen the movie (yet), but I...

dahawk,
I haven't seen the movie (yet), but I got your message. It's the way we look at things, isn't it? I know I have to be more positive - I started building a new plane already - very similar to...
11-24-2012, 12:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,240
Posted By vonveska

FlyWheel, thanks for your encouraging words. My...

FlyWheel,
thanks for your encouraging words. My problem is not the rebuild (I started already - a new fiberglass fuselage is being cured now), the problem is my mind - I am scared to fly in that...
Forum: ParkFlyers
11-22-2012, 10:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,321
Posted By vonveska

An interesting project. Congratulations on what...

An interesting project. Congratulations on what you have achieved so far - and it's only beginning. Please keep us informed.
11-22-2012, 11:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,240
Posted By vonveska

kyleservicetech, I agree that spoilers would...

kyleservicetech,
I agree that spoilers would help to get the plane down - my plane did not have them ... I used butterfly (or crow) but the plane was not going down - the thermals was so strong -...
11-22-2012, 03:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,240
Posted By vonveska

Thanks Don, I know I will come back, and sure I...

Thanks Don, I know I will come back, and sure I will be more careful. Lesson learned.
11-22-2012, 01:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,240
Posted By vonveska

I crashed - what's next?

I love thermal soaring. I love flying high - few days ago strong thermals brought my plane quickly too high and i had difficulties to bring it down. I was fighting with the plane and i knew that time...
08-19-2012, 12:48 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 11,294
Posted By vonveska

Launching the plane is the reason for a neck...

Launching the plane is the reason for a neck strap (or a tray). I am right handed and fly mode 1. So with the model in right hand I use left hand to open the throttle on the right hand stick and at...
08-15-2012, 11:44 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 11,294
Posted By vonveska

+1. This is better than a strap, just it seems...

+1.
This is better than a strap, just it seems to me that the board is too big and the switches (butterfly) and sliders are hard to operate. I'm going to make the board just the size of the Tx.
I...
07-13-2012, 01:46 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 17,003
Posted By vonveska

I think that hobby shops are just surviving,...

I think that hobby shops are just surviving, despite of markup -the expenses to run the shop and taxes are really high. Better off are dealers who are selling from home (no rent and many times no...
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