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01-07-2019, 09:04 AM
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Posted By aeajr

Dacron doesn't stretch like mono. I would think...

Dacron doesn't stretch like mono. I would think 7-10 pounds would work. Those servos aren't all that strong.

The original Aerobird and Firebird used mono.

Maybe the rubberband you are using...
01-03-2019, 03:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,190
Posted By aeajr

Do you realize you responded to a discussion that...

Do you realize you responded to a discussion that has been dead for over 4 years?
12-31-2018, 10:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 699
Posted By aeajr

Have you tried stronger fisihing line? Dacron...

Have you tried stronger fisihing line? Dacron for example?
12-26-2018, 09:12 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 70,460
Posted By aeajr

Anyone have recommended source for hi-starts...

Anyone have recommended source for hi-starts these days?

I see https://www.aerofoam.com/highstart-bungees.html Still has top quality products for sale....
12-26-2018, 08:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,417
Posted By aeajr

Great news that it is flying well. Thanks for...

Great news that it is flying well. Thanks for the update.
10-03-2018, 06:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 10,328
Posted By aeajr

It used to be that a 4 channel standard radio was...

It used to be that a 4 channel standard radio was all you needed. But today 6 channel computerized radios are very inexpensive and are quite capable. They really represent the entry level radio...
10-03-2018, 06:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 13,427
Posted By aeajr

You epoxied your servos into your wood or...

You epoxied your servos into your wood or composite plane. Now the servo has gone bad. How do you get it out?

Heat!

A heat gun or a hair dryer is used to heat the servo and/or the surface it...
10-03-2018, 06:37 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 132,512
Posted By aeajr

If you have an intermittent problem and can't...

If you have an intermittent problem and can't track it down, shake the plane in your hands. Reach in and wiggle wires. Sometimes there is a loose connection or one that is about to fail. This...
10-03-2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,788
Posted By aeajr

It is always good to have someone with you when...

It is always good to have someone with you when you fly. They can spot trees and things that you may not have noticed because you are so focused on your plane. And, if you go down in the woods...
10-03-2018, 06:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,336
Posted By aeajr

Be sure to check glue joints. Sometimes they are...

Be sure to check glue joints. Sometimes they are not as careful as they should be. Check anything you can see.
10-03-2018, 06:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 258
Posted By aeajr

Sorry, but there is no expert Sal. This is a dead...

Sorry, but there is no expert Sal. This is a dead forum. Please post somewhere else.
08-19-2018, 02:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 901
Posted By aeajr

Do the balance procedure I suggested. 90%...

Do the balance procedure I suggested. 90% probability that is the issue.
08-18-2018, 08:01 PM
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Views: 901
Posted By aeajr

The only way to really measure the incidence of...

The only way to really measure the incidence of the h-stab to the wing is with an incidence meter. You can't eyeball it.
https://www.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXET66&P=7

But I would...
08-18-2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 901
Posted By aeajr

Talking My first impulse is that you are nose heavy. ...

My first impulse is that you are nose heavy. Many instruction sets and plans tend to lean toward being a little nose heavy as it is a safer position than tail heavy.

The effect is that, if you...
07-23-2018, 08:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 456
Posted By aeajr

I am mostly electric so can't advise on gas vs....

I am mostly electric so can't advise on gas vs. glow but a lot of .40 class planes are being converted to electric. I did a survey a while ago and it seemed anything under 10 pounds was going...
07-23-2018, 08:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 425
Posted By aeajr

Take it to a hardware store and ask them to match...

Take it to a hardware store and ask them to match it up.
06-12-2018, 07:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,417
Posted By aeajr

I would recommend including the spoilers if you...

I would recommend including the spoilers if you can. Adds a nice level of control, especially in strong thermals and for landing in tight spaces. You can put spoilers on the gear switch, a two...
06-02-2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,417
Posted By aeajr

The Spirit was my first sailplane. When I redid...

The Spirit was my first sailplane. When I redid it I made several modifications. If I can find the thread on here I will add the link.

Changed from full size standard servos to mini servos. Today...
05-21-2018, 09:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,117
Posted By aeajr

Cool I would recommend something like Hitec HS81, 82...

I would recommend something like Hitec HS81, 82 or 85s for the rudder and elevator. I have seen HS65s used for the rudder. If you are going to have servos in the spoilers they can be very light....
12-22-2017, 07:09 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 132,512
Posted By aeajr

Note that in 2017 I resigned my position as...

Note that in 2017 I resigned my position as moderator on RCU. As a result I will no longer be able to update the book. But I am happy to answer questions that come up to the best of my ability.
12-21-2017, 08:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 861
Posted By aeajr

First you might want to visit this discussion ...

First you might want to visit this discussion

how-select-your-first-radio
http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/electric-training-102/11303696-how-select-your-first-radio.html

cdubb1955 - You have...
09-19-2017, 09:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 229
Posted By aeajr

Cool Multi engine speed controls - fixed wing or copter - how do you control them?

My electric aircraft are all fixed wing single engine. I don't fly drones and I don't fly twin engine planes.

You can certainly connect two motors to the same ESC if it will handle the...
09-19-2017, 08:56 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 13,427
Posted By aeajr

Anyone have any tips on servos? Any new servos...

Anyone have any tips on servos? Any new servos that are especially good or bad?

How about high voltage servos? Traditionally servos run on 4.8 or 6V but many of the newer ones can run on higher...
06-07-2017, 09:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 10,328
Posted By aeajr

Many of today's new radios include some kind of...

Many of today's new radios include some kind of telemetry. While not necessary to fly your plane these features can be very helpful. If you are buying the radio for these features be sure you...
06-07-2017, 08:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,788
Posted By aeajr

With many RTFs now coming with some kind of...

With many RTFs now coming with some kind of flight stabilization make sure you understand what this is doing. It might be marked as beginner mode.

What happens differently when you turn it off? ...
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