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Forum: Humor
02-26-2021, 09:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 116
Posted By Wildflyer

You could teach Electricity, it has energy. Or...

You could teach Electricity, it has energy.
Or Nuclear energy, I hear it is pretty hot.
02-25-2021, 04:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 508
Posted By Wildflyer

Here is a tip on Lipo's, I learned. hook up a...

Here is a tip on Lipo's, I learned.
hook up a wattmeter to monitor the battery voltage and current
1st you will see the unloaded voltage just off the charger.
2nd put a little load on the system...
02-25-2021, 04:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 200
Posted By Wildflyer

Isn't Gold CA for foam? I rarely use the foam CA...

Isn't Gold CA for foam? I rarely use the foam CA because it is expensive.
If you are gluing balsa or other woods you can use a good carpenters glue like Titebond.
Titebond won't stick to wax paper...
Forum: Humor
02-21-2021, 07:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 152
Posted By Wildflyer

I had a kid on one of my jobs that had graduated...

I had a kid on one of my jobs that had graduated collage with a degree in English Literature.
I asked if he wanted to become a school teacher, he said no, he wanted to become a brick mason.
02-11-2021, 06:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 212
Posted By Wildflyer

I would not go below 3v as an absolute minimum...

I would not go below 3v as an absolute minimum and don't go below 3.3volts in general practice. My buzzer goes off at 3.5 volts on some of my planes, but sometimes I get a quick buzz on a heavy draw,...
02-11-2021, 06:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 430
Posted By Wildflyer

I built a special cabinet

Being a cabinet builder has it 's benefits. I built a special cabinet in my model room.
Part of it was designed for storage, The smaller drawers are 6 1/4" wide and 50" long for the rare choice...
02-06-2021, 07:30 PM
Replies: 33,061
Views: 1,810,507
Posted By Wildflyer

Humongous Gigantic

Humongous

Gigantic
02-06-2021, 07:25 PM
Replies: 2,493
Views: 44,649
Posted By Wildflyer

Pump Fuel

Pump

Fuel
02-06-2021, 07:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 437
Posted By Wildflyer

When I solder a new connector on a battery. I...

When I solder a new connector on a battery. I only do one side at a time.
Get one wire out of the way, maybe tape it to the side of the battery, then solder the other wire and install the heat...
02-06-2021, 07:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 250
Posted By Wildflyer

Absolutely beautiful.

Absolutely beautiful.
02-05-2021, 06:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 437
Posted By Wildflyer

As Bill says you will get many answers. I like...

As Bill says you will get many answers.
I like XT60's for most of my planes, and many batteries already come with them.
XT30 on little stuff, XT 90's on a couple of big ones.
JST on tiny ones
02-02-2021, 06:14 PM
Replies: 33,061
Views: 1,810,507
Posted By Wildflyer

Cord Classic

Cord

Classic
01-30-2021, 05:56 AM
Replies: 33,061
Views: 1,810,507
Posted By Wildflyer

Acquit Innocent

Acquit

Innocent
01-30-2021, 05:49 AM
Replies: 2,493
Views: 44,649
Posted By Wildflyer

Rearwin Speedster

Rearwin

Speedster
Forum: Power Systems
01-23-2021, 07:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 480
Posted By Wildflyer

I would try calling Spektrum support and let them...

I would try calling Spektrum support and let them listen by phone to the sounds.
They should be able to explain what is happening.
Sorry but the customer service is real hard to get through to...
01-06-2021, 09:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 924
Posted By Wildflyer

I would think a low KV motor could work. Sort...

I would think a low KV motor could work.
Sort of like the brushless motors they put on skateboards
01-04-2021, 11:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 858
Posted By Wildflyer

Using your best figures, 6lbs and 260sq" would...

Using your best figures, 6lbs and 260sq" would be 53oz/sq' or 3.33333lbs per sq ft.
That's really high for a model, hope it works.

The ESC does not need the red wire to function properly. it...
01-03-2021, 07:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 858
Posted By Wildflyer

All of those ideas are possible. EDFs are power...

All of those ideas are possible. EDFs are power hungry things and 2 of them are twice as bad.
Your ESCs will cut power the the fans but save some for the servos and a little booster punch if you...
01-01-2021, 08:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 876
Posted By Wildflyer

If you have Real Flight 3.5, I think it was...

If you have Real Flight 3.5, I think it was designed for a much older operating system and you new laptop would have Windows 10
I have Real Flight 6.5 and it will not run on my Windows 10 system.
...
Forum: Beginners
12-24-2020, 08:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 875
Posted By Wildflyer

Only problem that I know of , is that some of the...

Only problem that I know of , is that some of the planes that come with certain Spektrum receivers have the "ideal" programming built in and not adjustable. They may have changed that in some of the...
12-24-2020, 08:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 492
Posted By Wildflyer

Did not expect that, Nigel Merry Christmas to...

Did not expect that, Nigel
Merry Christmas to you and all my Wattflyer friends.
12-20-2020, 10:51 PM
Replies: 33,061
Views: 1,810,507
Posted By Wildflyer

Advil Aleve

Advil
Aleve
12-18-2020, 07:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,073
Posted By Wildflyer

I hardened the trailing edge for wing bolt by...

I hardened the trailing edge for wing bolt by poking a bunch pf holes with a pin from the under side and then soaking the area with thin CA, worked well. A cross block can be glued inside the...
12-17-2020, 06:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 949
Posted By Wildflyer

Just look through pictures of real sailplanes,...

Just look through pictures of real sailplanes, find what you want, and contact Callie Graphics. You can send her the picture.
She does an amazing job, everyone is happy with her. She can make vinyl...
11-29-2020, 08:55 PM
Replies: 33,061
Views: 1,810,507
Posted By Wildflyer

steaks Treager

steaks
Treager
11-26-2020, 05:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,146
Posted By Wildflyer

Solentlife has a 40 watt that he has used for a...

Solentlife has a 40 watt that he has used for a long time.
I have seen a 40 watt that claimed to gut 8mm balsa, the thicker and harder wood the slower the cut.

I have a friend that has a big 90...
Forum: Beginners
11-18-2020, 09:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,311
Posted By Wildflyer

Are they recommending one of the new Spektrum NX...

Are they recommending one of the new Spektrum NX series?
11-18-2020, 09:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,903
Posted By Wildflyer

In the early 90's I built a 24' x 26' garage in...

In the early 90's I built a 24' x 26' garage in my backyard with a G- door to the alley. I first sheeted it with 1/2 cdx ply then put 7/16 OSB siding on top of that with no window on first floor, it...
11-17-2020, 08:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,903
Posted By Wildflyer

I haven't had that much floor space since I left...

I haven't had that much floor space since I left my parent's home. We had a 40' x 50' clear span building.
If I win the lottery, maybe I could get a shop like that.
11-08-2020, 07:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,908
Posted By Wildflyer

Looks very cool. Can you define a different rib...

Looks very cool.
Can you define a different rib airfoil at the tip compared to the root?
I have seen some planes use a different airfoil at the tip to reduce tip stall.
Compufoil will allow this...
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