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05-09-2019, 02:40 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,495
Posted By Abuelo

Try http://airfoiltools.com/plotter/index

Try http://airfoiltools.com/plotter/index
Forum: Beginners
04-07-2019, 11:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 550
Posted By Abuelo

Forget the switch. Remove the LIPO and...

Forget the switch.

Remove the LIPO and charge it in a fireproof location and store it where it cannot short out or otherwise fail and start a fire. You don 't want to charge or store it in the...
04-03-2019, 06:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 372
Posted By Abuelo

I'm assuming your setup is from eBay, where there...

I'm assuming your setup is from eBay, where there are several motors/esc/prop combos sold for replacement use in quadcopters. The motors are silver/gold and are sold from India and China, and some...
Forum: Aerodynamics
02-20-2019, 08:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 872
Posted By Abuelo

Thanks.

Thanks.
Forum: Aerodynamics
02-15-2019, 04:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 872
Posted By Abuelo

Thanks, Nigel. I found there are a couple...

Thanks, Nigel.

I found there are a couple sailplanes with forward swept wings but they were thus designed to get the main spar out of the cabin area. Forward sweep may work best in high speed...
Forum: Aerodynamics
02-15-2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 872
Posted By Abuelo

Dihedral effect on swept wing

A buddy built a powered glider type plane with forward swept wings and had some stability and turning issues with it. We got most of these sorted but still have a question we don't know then answer...
02-13-2019, 02:09 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,599
Posted By Abuelo

Thumbs up Watching, and subscribed.

Watching, and subscribed.
02-05-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,599
Posted By Abuelo

Subscribed.

Subscribed.
01-31-2019, 05:23 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 40,548
Posted By Abuelo

The very first was a ControlAire Mule transmitter...

The very first was a ControlAire Mule transmitter and ControlAire 5 receiver. Recall having to solder in the components to the transmitter circuit board and having it work the first time.

I had...
12-30-2018, 02:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,651
Posted By Abuelo

Galloping Ghost

Thanks for the update. I also have the Tobe GG actuator and I'm debating on either the Half Tone by Dave Platt or the RCM 1/2A Basic Trainer by Dick Tichenor. Both would have been .049 powered and...
12-14-2018, 02:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 286
Posted By Abuelo

Leave the C/G alone and mount the floats so the...

Leave the C/G alone and mount the floats so the step is 1/2" behind the C/G. Adjust the C/G only if you have to, after test flights.
12-12-2018, 02:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,078
Posted By Abuelo

Nope, not Miguel. I'm the guy who flew the...

Nope, not Miguel.

I'm the guy who flew the .049 balsa pulse rudder jobbies at MCC in the 1970s. Got out of the hobby when MCC closed the field and was wrapped up in career and kids until about...
12-12-2018, 02:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,078
Posted By Abuelo

1/4" Balsa

Joe, I've got two sheets of 1/4" balsa. If you want them, come get them.

4x36
66 gr 2 1/4 oz Bud Nosen

4 x 30.25 (end cut off for a project long forgotten)
47 gr 1 5/8...
09-29-2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 392
Posted By Abuelo

This might help: ...

This might help:

https://www.drivereasy.com/knowledge/mouse-pointer-disappears-on-windows-10-solved/
09-18-2018, 08:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,277
Posted By Abuelo

Amen, bro.

Amen, bro.
Forum: Foamies
09-10-2018, 07:45 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,115
Posted By Abuelo

Congratulations on your successful first flights,...

Congratulations on your successful first flights, and doing so with your own design. That is a tough combination and you succeeded.

Please keep us posted as you progress with your flying,...
Forum: 3D Flying
09-01-2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,436
Posted By Abuelo

Based on your replies I'd say it is.

Based on your replies I'd say it is.
Forum: Foamies
08-29-2018, 08:36 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,115
Posted By Abuelo

No offense taken, and I realize that materials in...

No offense taken, and I realize that materials in one area aren't available everywhere. The foam sheets you are using, which appear excellent for their various purposes, are not commonly used here...
Forum: Foamies
08-29-2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,115
Posted By Abuelo

For comparison, here are three wings I built that...

For comparison, here are three wings I built that have flown and remain in flyable condition. As emphasized, you have to watch the weights.

The Old Fogey wing is Dollar Tree foam board, measures...
Forum: Foamies
08-28-2018, 02:48 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,115
Posted By Abuelo

Any progress to report?

Any progress to report?
Forum: Foamies
08-22-2018, 03:14 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,115
Posted By Abuelo

Is that masking tape over the bullet connectors? ...

Is that masking tape over the bullet connectors? Definite no-no, use electrical tape or shrink tubing.

I'd skip the paper-mache as it just adds weight without strength. Appearance is a non issue...
Forum: Foamies
08-18-2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,115
Posted By Abuelo

Aaindthu, have you made any decisions and...

Aaindthu, have you made any decisions and subsequent progress? What have you decided on for your trainer plane, and on learning to fly?

Please keep us posted. The community here cares.

Abuelo
Forum: Foamies
08-12-2018, 06:36 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,115
Posted By Abuelo

Excellent advice, as usual.

Excellent advice, as usual.
Forum: Foamies
08-11-2018, 04:49 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,115
Posted By Abuelo

Found this info on his motor on the web: ...

Found this info on his motor on the web:

iPower Motor iBM2212Q 1000KV Brushless Motor for RC Multirotor

iPower Q-series brushless motors are designed specifically for use in multi rotor...
Forum: Foamies
08-11-2018, 04:33 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,115
Posted By Abuelo

I applaud your efforts here, to design, build,...

I applaud your efforts here, to design, build, then learn to fly all on your own. That's tough to do.

You might consider a slightly different approach, building one of the established and...
07-22-2018, 05:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 533
Posted By Abuelo

Clean living paid off again. ;-)

Clean living paid off again. ;-)
07-13-2018, 07:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 700
Posted By Abuelo

Have a supply of tautening nitrate dope from...

Have a supply of tautening nitrate dope from Aircraft Spruce. Works great.

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/pages/cs/certifiedcoatings_dopes/dopesthinnrsolvents.php
Forum: WWI Era
04-19-2018, 01:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 11,228
Posted By Abuelo

Ok, Keep me posted on your progress and then...

Ok,

Keep me posted on your progress and then final product.

Bill
Forum: WWI Era
04-19-2018, 02:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 11,228
Posted By Abuelo

Personally, I wouldn't strip the paint if you...

Personally, I wouldn't strip the paint if you intend to replace the silk. Too much expense, time and effort.

If the covering is in bad shape, which is not obvious for your photo btw, I'd find a...
Forum: WWI Era
04-17-2018, 04:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 11,228
Posted By Abuelo

Assuming the silk was applied with nitrate dope,...

Assuming the silk was applied with nitrate dope, the process is easy and not overly time consuming.

Purchase some acetone (preferred) or lacquer thinner and a small (13mm or a bit larger) paint...
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