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  • About capn chaos
    Not sure where to start...Not your quintessential RC guy..just happen to love building and flying...
    annapolis, md
    RC (fixed wing), sailing (a wing in the water, a wing in the wind,) surfing
    Yacht surveyor and appraiser
    Favorite Pet(s)
    siberian husky-Tess
    no pack-lone wolf


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  • Last Activity: 07-25-2010 10:36 PM
  • Join Date: 02-25-2009
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  1. Stevephoon
    02-13-2010 05:19 PM
    Yes, it's still SLabuta! I thought I should switch to something that was not my real name, just in case.
  2. capn chaos
    01-10-2010 04:31 AM
    Thanks, I have been surprised at the strenght to weight ratio of this Ryan build... I knew the ply/balsa/ply would add some strength but had no idea how much. A larger build would have the same 1/64" wingskin but the core balsa would go up to 1/8" which would only marginally increase the "per square ft" weight of the main structure. HURC 35 42 will give 60ozs of thrust and I think that motor weighs about 3.7 ozs and needs a 3200 +/- 3s to feed it. Just "random" thoughts and have one more project to finish before I can get serious about it but seems feasible.
    I'll post some updates on the Ryan tomorrow. You must be covering by now.
  3. Sky Sharkster
    01-10-2010 04:17 AM
    Hi Bob,
    Well, that sounds like a big project! I'd have to agree that the weight goes up considerably with the size, I never figured it was cubed, but you could be right. My 1/2 sized Astro Hog only weighs 17-1/2 ounces and the twiced-size (71" w.s.) weighed nearly four pounds. But that was in the day of 2 ounce servos and glow motors, fuel, etc.
    I'm guessing you could make the twice-sized at 40-44 ounces with careful wood selection and construction.
    A lot depends on battery weight, too. Most of the other weights are fixed, size "X" servos weigh a certain amount, receivers, and so on. You might try to find the lightest motor once you determine the watts needed, there is some leeway there. AXI's are quite heavy with double ball-bearings and stout construction, Chinese outies less so.
    Is the wing are cubed also with a double sizing? If so the wing loading should be OK.
    Just some rambling thoughts, hope it helps!
    Good Luck,
  4. gramps2361
    01-10-2010 03:43 AM
    Capn I forgot about this thread I asked when you need a ubec. I just had to look it up myself doing a 3D plane w/4 servos amp hungry ones at that HXT 9grams. Any way alot of good info in it from some good people. Maybe you can use it for future reference I forget stuff so quick if I don't keep doing it had to look and see what goes where on the RX.
  5. riverrat
    01-08-2010 04:05 PM
    No! I am on the East Coast, between Savannah & Brunswich, Ga. On the Pine Harbor reach of the Sapelo River @ Shell Point Hammock. Sleepy place here now with the fuel prices, & foreign imports being what they are. I know you see this also!! Thanks for adding me to your friends link!!!
    Have a good one!
  6. capn chaos
    12-27-2009 08:58 PM
    I'm sure its pretty nice down there today. Not so bad here in Annapolis either, 52 degrees and most of the snow is gone. YOu had a tough trip I'm sure and likely the worst part was the first 30 miles out of DC area. Takes me about 6 1/2 -7 hours if I drive like an idiot.
    I'll rattle your cage when I'm headed down in that direction to see where a good field might be. No sod farms that I can remember but a lot of sand just south and east of Cayce.
    You have a happy new year.
  7. Voyager2lcats
    12-27-2009 08:36 PM
    Hey capn, just saying "hi" in response to you. I just got back from visiting for Christmas in Fairfax, Virginia (tired). Weather is beautiful today in Columbia (yes, I have been to Cayce) (smile). I can't remember when I was last in Annapolis (I think I was in single digits for years old!). And another thing we have in common-; I do most of my shopping there. Take care! Bob
  8. capn chaos
    12-27-2009 04:55 AM
    Ditto on that. Other than one Exceed RC electric motor, everything is from Jeff, ok except a couple of "other batteries....
    See ya round WF..
    CC clear
    12-27-2009 04:50 AM
    Hi :) I told Jeff that i like to keep him Busy, It helps to keeps him out of trouble and from Stealing Hub caps :) I am glad i found Heads up rc when i was starting out, Jeff has a lot of information on his web pages that really helped me a great deal, Take care and Have fun, Chellie
    12-27-2009 04:41 AM
    How did you escape my friends List ? :) Take care and have fun, Chellie


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