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Forum: Questions and Answers 11-21-2017, 05:22 AM
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Posted By speedracerntrixie
That's a good piece to the puzzle. All models...

That's a good piece to the puzzle. All models were electric and all of them I beleive to have the RX and servos powered via BEC. Have you verified the BEC voltage coming out of any of the speed...
Forum: Questions and Answers 11-19-2017, 04:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 553
Posted By speedracerntrixie
I wouldn't be too worried. Initially when...

I wouldn't be too worried. Initially when Spektrum came out I think HH made a couple serious mistakes. The first was to promote the system as impervious to interference, the second thing was to equip...
Forum: RC Pattern Flying 11-19-2017, 04:19 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 9,194
Posted By speedracerntrixie
Thanks, I keep telling myself that getting it...

Thanks, I keep telling myself that getting it perfect now will pay off later. The fuselage sides are being blocked out with a 24" T bar so I was expecting every little flaw to show. One of the most...
Forum: RC Pattern Flying 11-19-2017, 12:50 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 9,194
Posted By speedracerntrixie
Ok, call me a liar........I got bored and broke...

Ok, call me a liar........I got bored and broke out the sanding blocks. One thing for sure, guide coat does not lie. Still some low spots that need to be filled. Looks worse then what it really does....
Forum: Questions and Answers 11-19-2017, 07:37 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 553
Posted By speedracerntrixie
Greg, with much respect. I grew up on Pylon...

Greg, with much respect. I grew up on Pylon racing with guys like Jim Kelly, Jeff Carpenter, Paul Benezra etc. so as an avid pylon guy in the '80s I saw your name and accomplishments published often...
Forum: RC Pattern Flying 11-19-2017, 07:17 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 9,194
Posted By speedracerntrixie
It was style 7781 which is an 8.8 oz cloth which...

It was style 7781 which is an 8.8 oz cloth which would have been a good weight for mold making but it also has a very tight weave which makes it wet out poorly. When doing multiple layers, it's...
Forum: Questions and Answers 11-18-2017, 07:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 553
Posted By speedracerntrixie
We were at the Pyramid twice that tour. Memphis...

We were at the Pyramid twice that tour. Memphis became one of my favorite cities. To this day I tell people that if they get the chance they have to see the steam boat museum on mud island.

Its...
Forum: RC Pattern Flying 11-18-2017, 11:41 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 9,194
Posted By speedracerntrixie
The second coat of primer was sprayed on the fuse...

The second coat of primer was sprayed on the fuse plug and I added a guide coat of red this time. With Thanksgiving coming up it will have to sit until next Saturday. It is better as this really...
Forum: RC Pattern Flying 11-18-2017, 10:50 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 9,194
Posted By speedracerntrixie
You are correct about that. I like the look of my...

You are correct about that. I like the look of my Hydeaway but after a few contests flying against the more modern designs it became very obvious that I was at too much of a dis advantage. The newer...
Forum: Questions and Answers 11-18-2017, 09:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 553
Posted By speedracerntrixie
LOL actually went and saw them about a year ago....

LOL actually went and saw them about a year ago. Still solid performers.
Forum: Questions and Answers 11-18-2017, 08:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 553
Posted By speedracerntrixie
It was the summer of 2000, it is a blimp made in...

It was the summer of 2000, it is a blimp made in the shape of a fly. It's 28" long and 14' tall including the legs. Power was Astro colbalt 40 motors with gear reduction spinning 11x8 props on 12...
Forum: Questions and Answers 11-18-2017, 07:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 553
Posted By speedracerntrixie
Yes, HVAC plays hell with indoor models....

Yes, HVAC plays hell with indoor models. Especially when I was flying this one. JR 72mhz rig, never any signal issues. Important when flying over a crowd of 40,000.
Forum: Questions and Answers 11-17-2017, 01:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 553
Posted By speedracerntrixie
Too bad, we could have at least tried to sort...

Too bad, we could have at least tried to sort this out. Lots of guys using Spektrum gear with no issues. I got one of the first DX 7 radios when they came out and used it for a good 5 years without...
Forum: Giant Scale Aircraft - General 11-16-2017, 04:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 72
Posted By speedracerntrixie
I would say you are fine. When I was setting up...

I would say you are fine. When I was setting up an airplane once with 8411 servos (3) and a matchbox, the best I could get was .3 amp. It worked just fine.
Forum: RC Gliders, Sailplanes and Slope Soaring 11-13-2017, 04:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 162
Posted By speedracerntrixie
Look for a combination that will deliver 350-400...

Look for a combination that will deliver 350-400 watts.
Forum: Questions and Answers 11-13-2017, 02:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 553
Posted By speedracerntrixie
Sorry for your loss but if it has happened with 5...

Sorry for your loss but if it has happened with 5 different airplanes I would be inclined to think there is a common thread with your installs. Basically when it goes in for service, they will...
Forum: RC Pattern Flying 11-12-2017, 05:45 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 9,194
Posted By speedracerntrixie
I have a feeling it will be locked away in my...

I have a feeling it will be locked away in my hobby room while you are here. LOL. I do realize you are just teasing, I would do the same to you and we both know it.
Forum: RC Pattern Flying 11-12-2017, 01:54 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 9,194
Posted By speedracerntrixie
I find it amusing that you give me advise on my "...

I find it amusing that you give me advise on my " ugly " airplane. LOL. I know it's not your type of airplane.
Forum: RC Pattern Flying 11-12-2017, 10:22 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 9,194
Posted By speedracerntrixie
First coat of primer sprayed, How can anyone call...

First coat of primer sprayed, How can anyone call this airplane ugly? Of course all the flaws are showing now, mostly fabric weave and pin holes. Will have to mix up a paste of epoxy and...
Forum: RC Pattern Flying 11-11-2017, 05:45 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 9,194
Posted By speedracerntrixie
One other thing I plan to do tomorrow is a sample...

One other thing I plan to do tomorrow is a sample lay up. I brought out an old Dalotel cowl mold and when I prime the Divergent plug I will pre prime the mold. When the primer tacks up I will do a...
Forum: Tips & Techniques 11-11-2017, 05:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 422
Posted By speedracerntrixie
True however fiberglass parts can be made from...

True however fiberglass parts can be made from either using Epoxy or Polyester resins as the substrate. It's not the fabric that he has issues with but the epoxy resin chemical makeup. Usually people...
Forum: RC Pattern Flying 11-11-2017, 04:37 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 9,194
Posted By speedracerntrixie
New update and a new name........<br /><br />The...

New update and a new name........<br /><br />The fuse and wheel pant plug is ready for primer which will happen tomorrow. I have the fuse in the living room on the stand I fabricated. I tried to...
Forum: Composites Fabrication And Repair 11-11-2017, 03:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 90
Posted By speedracerntrixie
If it were me, I would switch to an epoxy primer...

If it were me, I would switch to an epoxy primer or ar very least a urethane catalized primer. A couple reasons for this. First to avoid any chance of styrene mitigation but the epoxy primer will...
Forum: Composites Fabrication And Repair 11-11-2017, 02:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 90
Posted By speedracerntrixie
Agreed, I too recommend going with all epoxy...

Agreed, I too recommend going with all epoxy products. In fact I am at the same stage of a project as you. I have a wood plug all glassed and sanded smooth and ready for primer. I agree that one of...
Forum: Tips & Techniques 11-09-2017, 05:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 422
Posted By speedracerntrixie
I think that may be a bit overkill. I personally...

I think that may be a bit overkill. I personally use just a dust mask but I also do my fiberglass sanding outside. IMO doing your layup indoors subjects you to more harmful vapors then what the dust...
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