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03-06-2009, 10:34 AM
Replies: 279
Views: 110,919
Posted By Chris F

That's a beautiful finish on the Saro TG263 Bill....

That's a beautiful finish on the Saro TG263 Bill. What a great looking model!
02-26-2009, 09:30 AM
Replies: 279
Views: 110,919
Posted By Chris F

Looks great Bill. Glad to see you're back on the...

Looks great Bill. Glad to see you're back on the job.
12-22-2007, 12:16 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,113
Posted By Chris F

Hi Peter, I believe Jasmine is referring to...

Hi Peter,

I believe Jasmine is referring to the magazine product reviewers, not the customer reviews on the HC website. By the way I agree with you Jasmine.
12-21-2007, 10:04 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,113
Posted By Chris F

The customer reviews are rewarded with up to a 5%...

The customer reviews are rewarded with up to a 5% discount on your next purchase so it's up to you if you want to believe what you read. On the other hand I can't imagine people are going to give 5...
10-23-2007, 08:47 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 25,278
Posted By Chris F

Here's mine! It's got to be the cheapest moulded...

Here's mine! It's got to be the cheapest moulded hotliner available in Australia with a cheap power setup from United Hobby/Hobby City. I have been hanging out for a hotliner for nearly two years...
Forum: Beginners
10-14-2007, 09:35 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 23,219
Posted By Chris F

Hi velojet, Whatever does it for you. I'm...

Hi velojet,

Whatever does it for you. I'm sure some people will prefer your guide, others will prefer Ed's and some will like mine. Personally I like more information, but that's just me. Ed and...
Forum: Beginners
09-28-2007, 11:46 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 23,219
Posted By Chris F

Ed, It took you ten days but you already...

Ed,

It took you ten days but you already had the knowledge to write your informative guide. Velojet has to learn what is in our guides first before he can write his own which will take a lot...
Forum: Beginners
09-25-2007, 10:31 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 23,219
Posted By Chris F

Start understanding how to choose a power system...

Start understanding how to choose a power system for:

A model with a brushed motor that will be replaced with a brushless one.

An ARF model with no motor.

A scratch built model.
...
Forum: Beginners
09-25-2007, 09:11 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 23,219
Posted By Chris F

Actually I wrote my guide for anyone who like...

Actually I wrote my guide for anyone who like myself had no idea where to start and wanted to find all the information in one place. The reason I had "woefully underpowered" systems was because I...
Forum: Beginners
09-24-2007, 10:16 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 23,219
Posted By Chris F

Hi Velojet, Because I was in your situation...

Hi Velojet,

Because I was in your situation not that long ago, I do understand to some degree what the reader wants. Unfortunately my guide won't appeal to all readers, that's why there is more...
Forum: Beginners
09-24-2007, 12:22 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 23,219
Posted By Chris F

Velojet, To be honest I don't have a clue...

Velojet,

To be honest I don't have a clue what you want. I think you want answers without understanding them.

When you say things like


Volts, Amps and Watts are the basis to everything...
Forum: Beginners
09-24-2007, 08:23 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 23,219
Posted By Chris F

There isn't that much for the answers to get...

There isn't that much for the answers to get buried in! The fact that people have collected the information and put it all in the one place isn't enough? What about Ed's and John Reid's guides? Are...
Forum: Beginners
09-23-2007, 10:41 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 23,219
Posted By Chris F

How do you feel about doing the cookbook and...

How do you feel about doing the cookbook and troubleshooting guide UncleBob? I think it is a good idea. Maybe if you make a start with some sort of template and we can all work on it together.
Forum: Beginners
09-23-2007, 09:12 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 23,219
Posted By Chris F

Thanks Paul, That is as close as anyone is...

Thanks Paul,

That is as close as anyone is going to get to answering velojet's questions. I think most of us would agree that if velojet takes a bit of time to learn the basics he won't have to...
Forum: Beginners
09-23-2007, 01:27 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 23,219
Posted By Chris F

Velojet, Try the guide by John Reid in...

Velojet,

Try the guide by John Reid in hilbillies post #114. Maybe that will be easier for you to understand as it lacks a lot of the extra information in my guide.

Believe me velojet, I have...
Forum: Beginners
09-23-2007, 09:43 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 23,219
Posted By Chris F

velojet, Sorry my guide doesn't answer your...

velojet,

Sorry my guide doesn't answer your questions, but I'm afraid you will need to know a lot of the information in it to understand how find the answers to your questions. There is a...
Forum: Beginners
09-23-2007, 07:37 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 23,219
Posted By Chris F

Hilbilly, No worries here :). Messages can...

Hilbilly,

No worries here :). Messages can easily get mixed on these type of forums. I really like John Reid's guide too. It lacks a lot of information but I think that's the good thing about it....
Forum: Beginners
09-23-2007, 03:18 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 23,219
Posted By Chris F

Hi hilbilly, Did someone state that "THIS...

Hi hilbilly,

Did someone state that "THIS is THE singular place to learn all there is to ever know about electric airplane setup"? That would be a silly thing to say :eek:.

Although this sort...
09-13-2007, 07:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,418
Posted By Chris F

Jason, I agree. I was suggesting the Tiger...

Jason,

I agree. I was suggesting the Tiger as an option for Jim along with the Ion. Jim said he was after a hotliner for some fun. As a hotliner the Tiger must be hard to beat for the price. Mine...
09-11-2007, 11:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,418
Posted By Chris F

How about this?

Hey Jim and Jason,

What about the Tiger from Hobby Lobby? Apparently they are on sale sometimes for $215. The Tiger is reported to be capable of 38-40 laps with a full on power system and it is...
Forum: Beginners
09-11-2007, 07:16 AM
Forum: Beginners
09-11-2007, 07:13 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 23,219
Posted By Chris F

Hi Don, You can call me Chris ;-). A 6...

Hi Don,

You can call me Chris ;-). A 6 cylinder motor bike ::o. Can you lift it up again if it falls over :ws:.
Forum: Beginners
09-10-2007, 09:19 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 23,219
Posted By Chris F

Watt the?!, By all means. If you want to...

Watt the?!,

By all means. If you want to write something I'll put it in the guide and credit your work.

I plan to add more about lipo storage voltage and break-in, esc timing etc.

I'll...
Forum: Beginners
09-10-2007, 10:22 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 23,219
Posted By Chris F

If you spin a weight on a string the centrifugal...

If you spin a weight on a string the centrifugal force increases its weight. I used to feel it when I flew aeroplanes and astronauts feel it in a centrifuge. My weight was being forced towards the...
Forum: Beginners
09-10-2007, 07:12 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 23,219
Posted By Chris F

Don't worry UncleBob, I deleted the...

Don't worry UncleBob,

I deleted the speed/power sentence and it all seems to make sense still, and I have removed the centrifugal force bit from the inrunner section so you hopefully don't need...
Forum: Beginners
09-10-2007, 06:33 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 23,219
Posted By Chris F

UncleBob, I left work early so I would get...

UncleBob,

I left work early so I would get home before my wife to do this and avoid a flogging :red:. I have changed everything except the power and speed bit. If you can't help me with a better...
Forum: Beginners
09-09-2007, 10:19 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 23,219
Posted By Chris F

UncleBob, Just when I think everyone is...

UncleBob,

Just when I think everyone is happy it would seem you hadn't read past the section on outrunners yet ;-). I understand that some of my explanations may not be correct, so it would be...
Forum: Beginners
09-09-2007, 03:01 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 23,219
Posted By Chris F

Ok it's done. Here is a link ...

Ok it's done.

Here is a link
http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?p=268766#post268766

I thought I had taken all the references to that website out but I have cut and pasted this...
Forum: Beginners
09-09-2007, 02:57 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 127,637
Posted By Chris F

Choosing an electric power system for your model

This guide was started by me but is being added to by members of various forums. If you have an addition for this guide send me a PM and I will make any necessary changes or additions. Any input to...
Forum: Beginners
09-08-2007, 11:21 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 23,219
Posted By Chris F

No worries Ed. It does go to show that people...

No worries Ed. It does go to show that people (including me) don't check all the links.

I honestly think that your guide should go first though as I believe it is a bit more user friendly than...
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