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Forum: Beginners 09-03-2017, 06:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,352
Posted By Charlie P.
Put the opto kill just before the engine ignition...

Put the opto kill just before the engine ignition module.
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 03-26-2017, 06:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 901
Posted By Charlie P.
I use the read-out on my Tx and for my flight...

I use the read-out on my Tx and for my flight packs I use one of these.
...
Forum: Beginners 03-26-2017, 06:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 448
Posted By Charlie P.
I have several with flying wires (all over 80"...

I have several with flying wires (all over 80" wingspan) but my smaller models that needed stiffening I used carbon fiber or bamboo struts on the underside of the horizontal stabilizer. MUCH easier.
Forum: Beginners 11-01-2016, 05:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 712
Posted By Charlie P.
If you can't get by with shimming it underneath...

If you can't get by with shimming it underneath with a piece of Monokote it will just have to do.
Forum: Beginners 08-11-2016, 04:46 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 15,468
Posted By Charlie P.
If I had to fly my models like commercial airline...

If I had to fly my models like commercial airline pilots must their aircraft I would have taken up something more exciting like golf many years ago. Zzzzzzzz.

Does an Airbus A320 have a nice...
Forum: Beginners 08-09-2016, 05:18 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 15,468
Posted By Charlie P.
We're not flying real aircraft. We're flying...

We're not flying real aircraft. We're flying models with lighter wing loading in the same atmosphere, so we get away with murder compared to "real" aircraft. He wanted to tighten a turn.

I...
Forum: Beginners 08-08-2016, 05:25 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 15,468
Posted By Charlie P.
Whoa! Old thread. First response was the...

Whoa! Old thread. First response was the correct one. ("Zero")

For your Rascal (69? I've seen 72" & 110") rudder mix keeps the nose level but would not tighten a turn. Bank it steeper with...
Forum: Park Flyers & Backyard Flyers 07-06-2016, 06:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,204
Posted By Charlie P.
I would say "no". It will be difficult to repair...

I would say "no". It will be difficult to repair (itty teeny 1.5mm screws on the wings and struts instead of nylon wing bolts) and is a great sport model but not very forgiving of mistakes. Good...
Forum: Beginners 06-20-2016, 05:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,001
Posted By Charlie P.
Futaba S148 servos are still available and do use...

Futaba S148 servos are still available and do use either 4.8v or 6v.

http://www.futabarc.com/servos/analog.html
Forum: AMA Discussions 06-07-2016, 08:24 PM
Replies: 5,254
Views: 176,264
Posted By Charlie P.
Yep. 10 minutes of the inside of a woman's...

Yep. 10 minutes of the inside of a woman's shirt. The pilot was following her because he was able to track the drone. BUT he was far enough away he did not SEE or his spotter SEE she had picked...
Forum: AMA Discussions 06-06-2016, 05:24 PM
Replies: 5,254
Views: 176,264
Posted By Charlie P.
Lose/lose here. How far away from the drone...

Lose/lose here.

How far away from the drone was he when he lost control? He might have taken something out if not crazy lady & dog.

Obviously he was out of control and a long distance away. ...
Forum: Beginners 06-01-2016, 06:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 696
Posted By Charlie P.
West System and System Three are heads and...

West System and System Three are heads and shoulders above Devcon or relabeled hobby chain brands (Tower Hobbies, etc).

But the cure times are hours rather than minutes. No such thing as a free...
Forum: Seaplanes 05-27-2016, 05:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 693
Posted By Charlie P.
If you want an excellent first floatplane without...

If you want an excellent first floatplane without huge investment I'd suggest the Durafly Tundra. I am very impressed with mine. It's a fair sport flyer and a very capable float plane.

It's...
Forum: Seaplanes 05-24-2016, 05:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 693
Posted By Charlie P.
By the time I get to 80" I am courting gasoline...

By the time I get to 80" I am courting gasoline and not glow fuel.

Do you want scale, sport-scale, sport or just something that lands on water?

If I were building from plans for an 80"...
Forum: Beginners 05-20-2016, 07:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,050
Posted By Charlie P.
Disagree. The RCM 40 will outfly the LT-40 in...

Disagree. The RCM 40 will outfly the LT-40 in every caregory. But it is no longer available as an ARF and you have to build from plans.

http://www.outerzone.co.uk/plan_details.asp?ID=5306
Forum: Park Flyers & Backyard Flyers 05-17-2016, 05:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,204
Posted By Charlie P.
I just got mine and hope to get it out (on...

I just got mine and hope to get it out (on floats) this weekend. Has promise from what I see so far.
Forum: Electric General Discussion 04-29-2016, 05:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 984
Posted By Charlie P.
Nicely done video. I just [back]ordered one....

Nicely done video.

I just [back]ordered one. Looks pretty interesting. Come with floats - and the videos make it look like a natural on water.

Hopefully I'll find out soon. Takes the...
Forum: ARF or RTF 03-17-2016, 06:19 PM
Replies: 3,041
Views: 318,036
Posted By Charlie P.
I do this with some positive horizontal tail...

I do this with some positive horizontal tail incedence in anything I build or assemble. Nothing more disappointing than a model that flies squatted.
Forum: Sport Flying 02-29-2016, 06:51 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 19,338
Posted By Charlie P.
But now we learn it is the drone owners who have...

But now we learn it is the drone owners who have destroyed the hobby by bringing the FAA in to regulate us.
Forum: AMA Discussions 02-17-2016, 07:26 PM
Replies: 5,254
Views: 176,264
Posted By Charlie P.
AMA doesn't require registration. It's the FAA. ...

AMA doesn't require registration. It's the FAA.

And in the eyes of the FAA there is no distinction between drones, helicopters, fixed wing, multi-engine, etc. You are registering you. They...
Forum: AMA Discussions 01-28-2016, 08:18 PM
Replies: 5,254
Views: 176,264
Posted By Charlie P.
I don't think they accept Monopoly money for the...

I don't think they accept Monopoly money for the $25,000 fine.

And if you don't pay it's probably not LEGO prison thet you spend time in.
Forum: AMA Discussions 01-13-2016, 09:18 AM
Replies: 5,254
Views: 176,264
Posted By Charlie P.
I broke down and registered. To register there...

I broke down and registered. To register there are a group of statements and you have to click the "I agree" radio box to proceed.

Happily the first item is "I agree to fly under 400 ft". Rather...
Forum: ARF or RTF 01-04-2016, 08:00 AM
Replies: 3,041
Views: 318,036
Posted By Charlie P.
I pull the pins, wax them with a hard paste wax,...

I pull the pins, wax them with a hard paste wax, then put them back in and epoxy the hinges. That way even if some epoxy wicks into the hinge joint the pin is still "lubricated" and will easily move...
Forum: AMA Discussions 12-30-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 5,254
Views: 176,264
Posted By Charlie P.
Yes - he is unsafe in overflying roads, vehicles,...

Yes - he is unsafe in overflying roads, vehicles, homes & structures, people in general.

Obviously not an AMA member or he would have agreed not to do those things.
Forum: Questions and Answers 12-30-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,174
Posted By Charlie P.
Yes sir. I'm old school enough that I try...

Yes sir.

I'm old school enough that I try not to use sub trims when installing the linkages. I still remember before computer transmitters when there were no model memories, so if you had more...
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