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07-20-2010, 12:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,652
Posted By Sky Sharkster

Glass Air?

Hello Tigermoth,
I have the powered version of the Glassair glider. The only structure inside the fuselage (on the electric version) is a battery tray that goes under the wing at the bottom of the...
Forum: Foamies
07-09-2010, 06:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,535
Posted By Sky Sharkster

Built For Speed?

Hello Numbthumbs,
I don't know of a plan source, but my guess for a design would be something along the lines of the "Pitts Special", "Steen Aero" or "Smith Miniplane" might be the way to go. They...
07-06-2010, 01:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,826
Posted By Sky Sharkster

Thermals

Hello Mclarkson,
Thermals are everywhere.
The first thing to remember is that they're generated by a heat differential. The sun shines down on land, and darker patches get warmer than the lighter...
07-04-2010, 06:02 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 19,201
Posted By Sky Sharkster

My $.02

Hi Saddlebum,
Some pretty good advice so far. I believe bright yellow (or white) on top and a solid dark bottom will be highly visible.
Florescent colors are fine on sunny days, but can disappear...
06-28-2010, 01:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,504
Posted By Sky Sharkster

Choices?

Hello Nuclear,
Yes, the F.A.I. events are interesting, they usually have a strict set of rules regarding size, weight, wing area and loading. So, it may appear the models are very similar, but there...
06-28-2010, 02:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,504
Posted By Sky Sharkster

2 Meter Hotliner?

Hello Nuclear,
I don't believe you're going to find a true Hotliner or perhaps even a "Warmliner" in the 2 meter span. Here's why;
http://www.f5b.co.uk/?q=node/5
Notice the two model design rules....
06-21-2010, 03:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,504
Posted By Sky Sharkster

Warmliner?

Hello Nuclear,
"Hotliner" is a nickname for the F.A.I. class of F5b electric powered Sailplanes (or "Motor Glider").
This is a multi-task event, consisting of a "Distance" task, a short powered...
06-20-2010, 06:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,060
Posted By Sky Sharkster

Parts?

Hi Park,
It would be easier for me to name the parts I don't like. I don't find soldering fun, although I don't hate it; it's sort of a necessary job.
Working with metal parts like landing gear is...
06-12-2010, 11:12 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 24,393
Posted By Sky Sharkster

Who's Flying?

Thanks, John!
Haven't had time to do any work on the model this week, but I did get my order from Parkflyer Plastics. I wanted to look at 3 different sizes of pilot busts, the middle one looks...
Replies: 5
Views: 3,171
Posted By Sky Sharkster

Good Luck!

Hi Pattern14,
Glad to help, hope it works out for you. The first time I tried it, almost gave up in frustration. The spring placement is a small, tight and fussy job. But, I'm stubborn and luckily...
Replies: 5
Views: 3,171
Posted By Sky Sharkster

Modes?

Hello Pattern14,
Don't know if this is exactly the answer you're looking for, but I've changed two brands (Hitec + Airtronics) of Tx modes and here's what I did.
First off, I changed them because...
06-05-2010, 01:18 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 24,393
Posted By Sky Sharkster

Bottom Nose Hatch

Thanks, Tom!
Here's the bottom nose hatch. first I glued triangle stock into the corners between F-1 and F-1M, then F-1M to F-2.
Next, 2 laminations of 1/4" sheet stock, tacked to the fuselage...
06-03-2010, 03:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,755
Posted By Sky Sharkster

Two For One?

Hello Flyer_One,
I would just use one Rx at a time. My reasoning is;
If a Rx goes bad, you will crash, and it will be bad. Full loss of control, motor doesn't shut off (unless you have "Failsafe"...
05-30-2010, 02:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,377
Posted By Sky Sharkster

Safety Suggestions?

Hello All,
Thanks to Don Sims for adding "Safety" to the Crash forum. We all like to enjoy our hobby, and Safety, like insurance, isn't much fun to think or worry about. Until something bad happens....
Forum: Power Systems
05-29-2010, 01:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,672
Posted By Sky Sharkster

More Planes?

Hi Bob and Paul,
Thanks for the advice guys, Bob, your package is in the mail. Paul, you build too fast! I can't keep up, it's not fair.
But two motors in the photo are destined for the Slipso +...
Forum: Power Systems
05-26-2010, 12:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 9,699
Posted By Sky Sharkster

Brushed vs Brushless?

Hello Flyer_One, Welcome to Wattflyer!
This is a question that comes up fairly often. Here's a good overview of the pros and cons of each type motor;...
05-26-2010, 02:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 975
Posted By Sky Sharkster

Brushless Thrush?

Hello Jason,
I did a bit of research and found the Thrush motor glider;
http://www.moormodels.co.uk/acatalog/info_5500264.html
If that's the model, it's a powered glider in the "between" size,...
05-12-2010, 03:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,034
Posted By Sky Sharkster

Nice Glider!

Hi Terry,
That's a good looking glider, hope you get it flying, whether powered or not!
The servos look like an easy fix. Just pull them out with all hardware, then chop out the tray. You might...
05-10-2010, 01:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,034
Posted By Sky Sharkster

Powered By EDF?

Hi Terry,
I don't believe the pylon-mounted EDF will work. One reason is the drag, as Max mentioned.
Another is weight distribution. Ideally, the motor and battery just replace the ballast. But a...
Replies: 59
Views: 4,572
Posted By Sky Sharkster

Enough!

I believe this thread has served its purpose of answering the original question in every possible way. Opinions are fine, but personal attacks and insults are not allowed.
This thread is closed.
Ron
Forum: Beginners
04-21-2010, 02:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,456
Posted By Sky Sharkster

Wire Bends

Hi Ken,
The first set Vax linked, the long-handled set, are the ones I have. They work great! I've used them on 1/32" and 1/16" music wire, no problem.
It's a lifetime investment, like all good...
Forum: Power Systems
04-19-2010, 01:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,043
Posted By Sky Sharkster

C.C. BEC in the UK?

Hello Lysander,
I don't know if this will solve your problem, but here's a few Castle Creations BEC vendors in the UK;...
04-18-2010, 05:51 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 36,057
Posted By Sky Sharkster

Calcs For Vixen Pylon Racer

Hello Brett, I guess we were posting at the same time!
Anyway, now that we have a weight range and know that we're looking for speed, not thrust (sort of) we can start with the basics.
Generally...
04-18-2010, 04:45 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 36,057
Posted By Sky Sharkster

Wing Covering

Here's the Japanese tissue flashes on the wing, and a second coat of Minwax on the tail.
Ron
04-16-2010, 02:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 766
Posted By Sky Sharkster

New Plan Source? Sort Of...

Hello all Scratch Builders,
Here's something I didn't realize until now; Dumas offers the plans and instruction sheet (separately) for most of their kits!...
04-11-2010, 05:32 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 36,057
Posted By Sky Sharkster

Clearing Off The Bench

I had a chance to mount the 2836-22 inrunner from HeadsupRC into the nose today. I only have socket-head 3mm bolts, so the spinner doesn't fit flush. I've since ordered bevel-head (countersunk) 3mm x...
04-11-2010, 05:03 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 31,626
Posted By Sky Sharkster

Widow Wing?

Hi Tom,
Good job so far, looks like it's coming along well.
Regarding the wing servos, I guess it depends on the amount of torque you need

I've had good luck with the HS-81's, although they're...
Forum: Beginners
04-09-2010, 06:23 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,612
Posted By Sky Sharkster

Extra Parts?

Hi Ken.
Yes, the clay is for balancing. Some GWS kits come with it, some don't. I think it depends on what kind of day the person packing the parts is having. My Zero came with clay and E-Starter...
04-08-2010, 03:00 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 36,057
Posted By Sky Sharkster

Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time!

Hi Huffy,
Well, I hope to go at or near 100 mph with the model and the motor I'm going to use, the inrunner.
It's the size that fits the plane, the right weight, diameter, it uses the batteries I...
04-07-2010, 03:59 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 36,057
Posted By Sky Sharkster

Inrunners

Hi Jimmy,
Well, on this plane you're exactly right! I remember you mentioned it earlier on the thread, I should have listened. I dropped that inrunner into the fuselage and it fit perfectly. Could...
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