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01-02-2006, 12:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,099
Posted By PaulBK

RE: Lanier Sukhoi

Andy, I have flown Chico's airplane several times. We fly at sea level, so the combination of 43lbs and a 150 the plane has plenty of power for vertical stuff. The Lanier kits do offer a lot of...
Forum: IMAC
12-30-2005, 05:49 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,974
Posted By PaulBK

RE: Basic

mike, i urge you to learn aresti so you are dependent on text narratives, which are unofficial and often confusing. that being said: here it is....being an old timer, I am going to write this as if...
12-26-2005, 07:16 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 8,262
Posted By PaulBK

RE: Why use 2 receiver for giant scale?

Jim, I was heavily involved in IMAC when a lot of what turned out to be nonsense was being touted as plane saving gospel - trust me...these connectors will easily handle well in excess of 5 amps and...
12-26-2005, 12:09 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 421
Posted By PaulBK

So Cal - Need a builder right NOW!!

I'm teacher by trade, so I have a few weeks to play. Provide professional building services to all you white collars types who have to go back to work and watch your Christmas toys collect dust. If...
12-25-2005, 09:19 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 8,262
Posted By PaulBK

RE: Why use 2 receiver for giant scale?

rc, i am sure you are aware that you can put a Y on any servo connection and use the port for both the servo and battery. 90" wing seems awful small to have these kinds of set-up issues.
12-25-2005, 07:49 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 8,262
Posted By PaulBK

RE: Why use 2 receiver for giant scale?

pete:

the way it was explained to me by "someone in the know" - and I am not talking the field expert, this is someone VERY close to center of JRs testing -was that the testing proved that there...
Forum: IMAC
12-22-2005, 03:03 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,974
Posted By PaulBK

RE: Basic

i'm too lazy to look at the exact language of the rules, but let's clarify the difference between rolls executed on a line, and rolls that are connected to a radiused figure. let's take a half cuban...
Forum: IMAC
12-22-2005, 02:39 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,779
Posted By PaulBK

RE: Equipment for Hangar 9 Extra 260

shawn, all the guys i know that have spent money and time lightening an aiframe - including me - have one thing in common - they'll never do it again. it really is more about bragging rights than...
Forum: IMAC
12-18-2005, 10:19 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,974
Posted By PaulBK

RE: Basic

Steve, not sure what you are looking at, but the K's are listed on the sequence on the IMAC site. K factors are computed using the FAI catalog and are unique for each figure - it's been that way for...
Forum: IMAC
12-18-2005, 02:48 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,974
Posted By PaulBK

RE: Basic

basic pilots..keep in mind that all figures are not weighted equally. K factors for a hammerhead with nothing on it is almost twice that of a loop...the loop is arguably harder yet has less impact...
Forum: ARF or RTF
12-18-2005, 02:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,288
Posted By PaulBK

RE: True cost of 1st class 1/4 aerobatic bird

Steve, I would be interested in hearing your sources...especially anything published, and whether it the article was authored by anyone with known voice...and testing that was done to prove the...
Forum: ARF or RTF
12-17-2005, 09:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,288
Posted By PaulBK

RE: True cost of 1st class 1/4 aerobatic bird

steve, it depends on what you call solid proof, and no i am not basing my points on hearsay, something I avoid..and more on that later. i am not sure what you are challenging, so let's go with what...
Forum: ARF or RTF
12-17-2005, 08:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,625
Posted By PaulBK

RE: How do you seal gaps on control surface and why?

without sealing the hinge line the deflection on the control surfaces is possibly assymetric - that is, that one side of the elevator may be more effective or the same with ailerons. the other...
Forum: ARF or RTF
12-17-2005, 07:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,288
Posted By PaulBK

RE: True cost of 1st class 1/4 aerobatic bird

re: PCM...save your money. pcm does not improve servo servo response, in fact, because it works in "steps" (early systems 528, later 1024, now futaba has 2048) some prefer ppm because it is purely...
12-11-2005, 08:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,871
Posted By PaulBK

RE: How much glue do you use when shheting foam cores??

agree with desertp on the spray on stuff...okay for little slope gliders, but tends to lift when it gets warm on bigger stuff, and that includes turtle decks. i have not used gor glue or pro bond...
Forum: IMAC
11-23-2005, 04:02 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,974
Posted By PaulBK

RE: Basic

hold on guys. ed has a wealth of experience, and even if that experienced is tainted, as you say, i don't see any reason why that should not be shared. i know ed gave a tremendous amount of his...
Forum: IMAC
11-23-2005, 01:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,731
Posted By PaulBK

RE: Proof of Scale??

f the dog is imac, the tail is a whole lot bigger than the dog - the number of pilots buying a specific model for competition is a tiny fraction of the total sales. so there are good reasons the...
Forum: RC Jets
11-15-2005, 11:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,964
Posted By PaulBK

RE: So Cal PRADO JET PILOTS!!!! Tired of DRIVING???

okay, let's take our seats children, so we can learn a thing or two.

the riverside rc club has an existing runway and they have lots of room. the field is rarely crowded and there ain't...
Forum: RC Jets
11-15-2005, 10:45 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,964
Posted By PaulBK

RE: So Cal PRADO JET PILOTS!!!! Tired of DRIVING???

do you guys have a short memory or what? your event CD lied to the participants about altitude, and knowingly chose to repeatedly have attendees violate the airsplace of a controlled airport. his...
Forum: RC Jets
11-15-2005, 09:56 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,964
Posted By PaulBK

RE: So Cal PRADO JET PILOTS!!!! Tired of DRIVING???

<<However, at this time it is only jets that are banned at Prado. >>

not true. the lease excludes by incorporation any aircraft that cannot meet the published noise limits. btw, a number of...
11-13-2005, 01:22 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,452
Posted By PaulBK

RE: Dave Patrick Extra/ Saito 220...

i think you need to give gas some serious consideration. when you think of the number of things that can go wrong with a big 4 cycle, the maintenance required, the fuel it is going to drink, the...
Forum: IMAC
11-13-2005, 12:08 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 9,989
Posted By PaulBK

RE: 2006 Sequences?

<<Simply reduce the box size for for lower classes AND design the maneuvers to "fit well" in this box.>>

Great idea, Dick, I would love to read how this could be done, especially the enforcement...
Forum: IMAC
11-13-2005, 12:05 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 9,989
Posted By PaulBK

RE: 2006 Sequences?

from what i have seen at recent contests, classes sp through unlimited are populated with 33% and larger aircraft. so the problem seems to be with basic, and the easiest answer is probably to...
Forum: IMAC
11-10-2005, 11:15 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 9,989
Posted By PaulBK

RE: 2006 Sequences?

c'mon anna......if your "reality" was correct, then all the cheering from others in the SW would have pilots running to contests. and that hasn't happened either. let's find a more plausible reason...
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