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08-15-2014, 06:55 PM
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Posted By wilinfla

I am sorry for your loss, I know how hard it can...

I am sorry for your loss, I know how hard it can be to lose someone as important as your dad.You are certainly doing him proud with this build, I love the metal work. Thanks for the updates, it is...
08-14-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 626
Posted By wilinfla

I think too big depends on the budget. I recently...

I think too big depends on the budget. I recently finished a Lanier Husky with a 106 inch wing span. I fly it with an E-Flite 160 ($160), Castle ESC ($230) 5s battery ($68), 4s battery ($60). I get...
08-14-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 10,610
Posted By wilinfla

Matthew, Great project! I was given a...

Matthew,

Great project! I was given a Jack Stafford B-24 kit that had been partially built, and then stored for 20 years. I am going to make it more of a fun scale with fixed gear. It will be...
03-02-2013, 06:04 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 9,396
Posted By wilinfla

RE: Perry Swap Meet

I picked up a Kadet Senior ARF and a Hangar 9 P40 ARF that were both NIB as well as a small electric Beaver that is RTF for good prices. It was a good day!
02-28-2013, 01:13 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 9,396
Posted By wilinfla

RE: Perry Swap Meet

I am looking forward to it. This will be my first year attending since I moved only 3 hours away it's way to close to pass up! I hope to pick up some electric stuff or a plane or 2 to convert to...
08-30-2012, 01:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 939
Posted By wilinfla

RE: Servo size?

Thanks for all the advice, I bought a 5 cell 6V 2000Mah pack today from the LHS. He didn't have a charger for it so I will have to order an appropriate charger. Then I will start to buy all of the...
08-29-2012, 09:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 939
Posted By wilinfla

RE: Servo size?

Thanks for all the advice. I will check out the 6 volt RX battery, that sounds like the least expensive way to go and probably the easiest way as well. I will be flying this plane in a sport manner...
08-29-2012, 08:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 939
Posted By wilinfla

RE: Servo size?

I was planning on buying a new RX battery if I don't use a BEC. It sounds like the BEC may not be a good idea so maybe a battery upgrade is the way to go. Will a standard Futaba RX handle the 6...
Forum: ARF or RTF
08-29-2012, 04:51 PM
Replies: 8,151
Views: 704,808
Posted By wilinfla

RE: Larger Revolver

I just got my Revolver today, this thread is going go take me a long time to read tough! I plan to electrify the Revolver as my first electric plane. I am impressed so far with the plane and I am...
08-29-2012, 03:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 939
Posted By wilinfla

RE: Servo size?

Thanks for the prompt replies! I am going to use electric power with this plane, it will be my first electric. I am assuming I will be using an ESC with a BEC. Will that supply me with an increase in...
08-29-2012, 02:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 939
Posted By wilinfla

Servo size?

I just purchased a Great Planes Revolver 70. The intsructions call for a servo with 50oz of torque. I have a bunch of Futaba S3004 servos and they have 44.3oz of torque at 4.8 volts. Are these close...
08-26-2012, 05:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,847
Posted By wilinfla

RE: Goldberg Cub Conversion

Thanks for the suggestions, I appreciate it. I may decide to buy an ARF ready for electric power for my first attempt at electrics to make the transition easier.
07-29-2012, 01:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,847
Posted By wilinfla

Goldberg Cub Conversion

I have a Goldberg Cub that I want to get started building and convert to electric. I did a search and it seemd like a lot of the information was old for this model. Can anyone give me recommendations...
Forum: Kit Building
11-15-2008, 06:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 579
Posted By wilinfla

RE: C.G. for Goldberg Cub

The book with mine shows the control movements as: elevator 3/4" up and down, rudder 1" left and right, ailerons 3/8" up and 1/4" down. The CG is shown only as on the main spar of the wing. I hope...
Forum: Kit Building
11-14-2008, 07:37 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 12,284
Posted By wilinfla

RE: Astro Hog Pics.

These are some photo's of a Hog I built a couple of years ago. The color scheme was very visible.

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10-08-2008, 09:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,578
Posted By wilinfla

RE: C-130 Fans

Good video, I saw it for the first time in 1979 while I was attendind Avionics school. I spent almost 30 years flying as a C-130 Navigator. They are a great plane, never let me down and always...
05-22-2008, 07:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,432
Posted By wilinfla

RE: Cooling Needs SIG Kadet Sr ARF

Great job on your Kadet. I have one in the shop that I want to convert to electric instead of using gas like my last one. They do like to stay in the air on landing, with the gas engine you really...
08-07-2007, 08:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 599
Posted By wilinfla

RE: CP Pro twitching

Thank you for the information, I will swap the servos and see what happens. That seems to be the easiest thing to try first. Thanks again for the help.

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08-06-2007, 10:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 599
Posted By wilinfla

CP Pro twitching

I am having an issue with my CP Pro that I was wondering if someone may know why. The best way I can describe it is a twitch. When you are in a hover and move the cyclic to the right it seems to...
07-02-2007, 07:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 831
Posted By wilinfla

RE: Back into Heli's

Pearl,

Thank you for the links. I think I will definitely order the tail rotor mod immeadiately and maybe wait just a little bit on the aluminum head modification. The help is appreciated.

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07-01-2007, 02:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 831
Posted By wilinfla

RE: Back into Heli's

Corey,

Thanks for the response, can you tell me where you purchased the dual tail rotor motors? I have been reading some about it and it seems like a good idea. I am still at the hovering stage,...
06-30-2007, 08:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 441
Posted By wilinfla

Long term engine storage

I know there are threads on this already, but I have a couple of specific questions. I have a few engines that I want to store for 1 to 5 years. They are both 2 and 4 stroke, any difference in...
06-30-2007, 02:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 831
Posted By wilinfla

RE: Back into Heli's

Thanks for the replies, it's not that bad. I figured it was normal, just have to get used to it. I want to put a heading hold gyro on it eventually anyway. I'm having too much fun with it right now...
06-30-2007, 01:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 831
Posted By wilinfla

Back into Heli's

I purchased a CP Pro last week and I am very impressed. I haven't flown a helicopter since the mid 80's, that was a Heli-Boy 30 size. I never got past the hovering stage with that before I sold it,...
Forum: ARF or RTF
04-22-2007, 11:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 875
Posted By wilinfla

RE: New Kadet Senior almost ready

TCrafty,

Nice plane, I'm glad to hear that others have used larger engines on the Kadet. I am looking forward to it's performance with the .91 4 stroke on it. I really enjoyed my last one, I...
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