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Forum: Marketplace
02-11-2019, 05:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 135
Posted By firstplaceaviator

I'll take it. I can send a money order tomorrow....

I'll take it. I can send a money order tomorrow. Let me know how much shipped to 44203. Thank you!
Forum: Marketplace
02-11-2019, 05:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 803
Posted By firstplaceaviator

I'll give you account numbers, social security...

I'll give you account numbers, social security numbers and first born child! I will sends $15,000.00. after shipping, you can refund what's left. Ships to Scambia Ohio, F4U PleASe!
Forum: The Clubhouse
10-12-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 894
Views: 98,269
Posted By firstplaceaviator

Attention Flying Machine Fanatics! I am...

Attention Flying Machine Fanatics!

I am considering purchasing 6 short kits, 6 sets of plans and possibly even the rest of the sticks and sheeting to make complete kits, minus hardware. If there...
02-13-2010, 10:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,252
Posted By firstplaceaviator

RE: Brushless Can't Decide Which Way To Turn

Shorted windings will cause the problem too. All it takes is for the varnish on the wire to get nicked, which can happen very easily during assembly, when the motor is jarred, or from debris in the...
12-21-2009, 02:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,423
Posted By firstplaceaviator

RE: Balsa USA Smoothie

Wow Don! That is the prettiest Smoothie I have ever seen. [sm=cool.gif]
12-21-2009, 12:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,423
Posted By firstplaceaviator

RE: Balsa USA Smoothie

The R/C Smoothie is nothing like the old control line model. The only thing they have in common is the name. Both fly very well! I built the Balsa USA version in the early 90's, and I've built a...
12-17-2009, 11:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,233
Posted By firstplaceaviator

RE: How to Remove Water Transfer Decals from Foam

Stick masking tape directly on the decal and pull it off. It works great as long as you didn't use any additional adhesive on the decals
12-17-2009, 07:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,393
Posted By firstplaceaviator

RE: Help what is this?

Replied to your PM ohnoucdat. Sorry I couldn't be of more help. But, PM GRCourtney and maybe he can help you more.
Doug
12-17-2009, 09:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,393
Posted By firstplaceaviator

RE: Help what is this?

Definitely a Dirty Birdi 40. If memory serves me correctly, the Bridi kit went out of production in the early 1990's. But, Global manufactured it for a while after that.

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12-16-2009, 03:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 698
Posted By firstplaceaviator

RE: Painting foam

In the crafts section of Walmart they have little bottles of latex paints that stick to foam pretty well without damaging the foam. Otherwise, I would use Parma Faskolor paint. But, it's much more...
12-10-2009, 01:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,687
Posted By firstplaceaviator

RE: prop measurement

Considering that the pitch is more coarse at the root of most props than it is at the tip, accurately measuring the pitch would be very difficult. But, the question has peaked my curiosity. Anyone...
12-09-2009, 06:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,493
Posted By firstplaceaviator

RE: Zip ties on fuel lines?

Unless you are running a pumped engine, there is no need to zip tie your fuel lines. I had a YS develop enough pressure to blow the fuel lines off of the fuel tank. After securing them with Zip ties,...
12-08-2009, 03:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,376
Posted By firstplaceaviator

RE: Matching ESC with motor size

Hi Zeker,
In order to match the motor size to ESC, you need to know the watt rating of the motor. There was a good discussion on this topic here. There are several links in that thread which...
12-06-2009, 12:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 703
Posted By firstplaceaviator

RE: Name that plane!

That's why I'm here! [8D]
12-06-2009, 11:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 703
Posted By firstplaceaviator

RE: Name that plane!

Looks like a semi-scale model of Frank Ryder's Cyclone.

http://www.wolfpitts.com/cyclone1.jpg
12-02-2009, 04:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,613
Posted By firstplaceaviator

RE: What Biplane is this?

Dimensions would help determine what kit, if any that it came from. Sterling and Royal both produced them, along with several lesser known mfgr's.
12-02-2009, 03:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,613
Posted By firstplaceaviator

RE: What Biplane is this?

Definitely a Waco cabin bipe. An SRE maybe?
12-01-2009, 01:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,624
Posted By firstplaceaviator

RE: Electric Airplanes for Dummies

Amperage is the amount of electrons flowing out of the battery. Voltage is the amount of push behind those electrons. With the 6S set up, you are likely to have a cooler running system and quicker...
12-01-2009, 12:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,624
Posted By firstplaceaviator

RE: Electric Airplanes for Dummies

Caught it and corrected it, at the exact same moment you posted. ;) Thanks Huck!
12-01-2009, 09:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,624
Posted By firstplaceaviator

RE: Electric Airplanes for Dummies

Okay, cool plane [8D] It weighs about 5.5 Lbs. For sport aerobatics and mild 3D you will want about 825 Watts. For unlimited 3D, 1100 watts.



With those packs wired in series (6S) You will...
11-30-2009, 06:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,624
Posted By firstplaceaviator

RE: Electric Airplanes for Dummies

Thanks Ro! [8D]

TIA, are you getting this?
11-30-2009, 03:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,624
Posted By firstplaceaviator

RE: Electric Airplanes for Dummies

[X(] Now you're getting serious!:)



And, that is the most difficult part of learning about electric power systems. Trial and error, disappointments and sometimes exceeded expectations. For...
11-30-2009, 02:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,624
Posted By firstplaceaviator

RE: Electric Airplanes for Dummies

Most manufacturers are starting to recommend power systems for their airplanes. But, no, there is no one page that will cover everything.



When using Lipo's, each cell is 3.7 volts. When...
10-16-2009, 03:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 559
Posted By firstplaceaviator

RE: General question about prop pitch and diameter.

The best way to determine whether the props will work, is to install the prop, put a Watt meter in between the battery and speed control, and advance throttle making sure that you are not exceeding...
09-18-2009, 02:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 694
Posted By firstplaceaviator

RE: Do You Guys Think This Is Real???

Actually, the Giles uses push pull tubes, not cables. ;)
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