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10-22-2009, 03:00 PM
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Posted By CaptainRandy

RE: Badius Owners Club (CONTINUED)

[quote]ORIGINAL: sxk122

well, don't know if any of the people from way back are still around afineman, agcat, loubud, captainrandy etc, but i was moving some things around in my garage and came...
07-17-2009, 08:31 AM
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Posted By CaptainRandy

RE: I could really use some help.

aeajr,

Using the buddy cord has allowed me to let my buddy get much closer to the ground and still be able to save his butt, without passing the TX back and forth.

In the beginning it was a...
07-15-2009, 09:02 AM
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Views: 2,967
Posted By CaptainRandy

RE: I could really use some help.

Phillip M,

Thanks for all the good advise. I was going to do that toss test with a little power, but I was chicken :) When I first toss a plane, I like to get it to three mistakes high as soon...
07-14-2009, 06:58 PM
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Posted By CaptainRandy

RE: I could really use some help.

da Rock,

I see what you mean, but I think I want to get her more nose heavy also to make her less sensitive to elevator movement. She was very twitchy with the slightest movement at all. I am...
07-14-2009, 02:20 PM
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Posted By CaptainRandy

RE: I could really use some help.

Second Maiden was much better. I added about two more oz of lead to the nose, and it was much better. She climbed out pretty well, and wasn't too bad to handle. I did notice that she was VERY touchy...
07-12-2009, 12:52 PM
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Posted By CaptainRandy

RE: I could really use some help.

Just got back from the maiden flight of the big sailplane. After all that figuring of the CG etc, it seems that it was way too tail heavy after all. I'm not sure how that could be with the plane...
07-12-2009, 09:40 AM
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Posted By CaptainRandy

RE: I could really use some help.

Evan,

Tower's price seems a bit pricey on that high start. I think I will have to find a surge tube supply.
07-12-2009, 08:51 AM
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Views: 2,967
Posted By CaptainRandy

RE: I could really use some help.

da Rock & Evan,

I see what you guys mean about the trees. The first trip I made out there, I thought this is going to be scary. I have watched a lot of slope video's, and even bought that DVD...
07-11-2009, 09:55 PM
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Views: 2,967
Posted By CaptainRandy

RE: I could really use some help.

da Rock,

Good info on the Lump. I guess I don't know a slope from a mountain top :)

Evan,

If you are ever heading to the Lump, shoot me an email and I will meet you there. I love to...
07-11-2009, 11:43 AM
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Views: 2,967
Posted By CaptainRandy

RE: I could really use some help.

da Rock,

Thanks so much for all your great explanations. I see that what I have been doing so far with my sailplanes have been a good starting point. Now to refine the performance with some...
07-11-2009, 08:56 AM
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Views: 2,967
Posted By CaptainRandy

RE: I could really use some help.

da Rock & AEAjr,

Thanks for that explanation. It helped me to understand this CG/neutral point. I got it that the NP never changes, as was obvious to me when I was using the CG calc program and...
07-10-2009, 09:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,967
Posted By CaptainRandy

RE: I could really use some help.

Hi Guys,

I had to use a CG calculator program to determine the CG of a sailplane that was given to me. It has a wingspan of 8'2" and has ailerons. I plugged in all the dimensions that the...
07-08-2009, 09:54 PM
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Views: 36,403
Posted By CaptainRandy

RE: Radian - a new e-glider from Parkzone

This is a good deal, and a great place to buy at lower cost. I have been buying from them for years.

I buy all my RX's, lipos. motors & esc's from them.

...
07-08-2009, 09:33 PM
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Views: 2,967
Posted By CaptainRandy

RE: I could really use some help.

Mike,

A buddy of mine is also very new at flying RC planes. In fact he has only flown one sailplane.

He just purchased the Radian sailplane to take with him to Colorado for the Summer. He...
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Views: 447
Posted By CaptainRandy

Technical question on motors ?

I have a question on the difference between these two motors

http://www.bphobbies.com/view.asp?id=V510387&pid=V935719

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07-07-2009, 02:25 PM
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Views: 514
Posted By CaptainRandy

What's the difference in motors?

I have a question on the difference between these two motors

http://www.bphobbies.com/view.asp?id=V510387&pid=V935719

http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idproduct=2128...
04-28-2009, 05:25 AM
Replies: 985
Views: 254,952
Posted By CaptainRandy

RE: Nitromodels PREDATOR RQ-1B

I don't think that would save servo gears, but good for adjustment.
04-18-2009, 08:19 PM
Replies: 985
Views: 254,952
Posted By CaptainRandy

RE: Nitromodels PREDATOR RQ-1B

My nose wheel steering works great too. I just have it tied to the aileron channel with a Y harness. Only takes a tad of steering to keep her straight, and taxing around at low speed is no problem...
03-20-2009, 11:38 AM
Replies: 985
Views: 254,952
Posted By CaptainRandy

RE: Nitromodels PREDATOR RQ-1B

A spy camera of course:D

First I need to get a few more flights under my belt.
03-20-2009, 10:36 AM
Replies: 985
Views: 254,952
Posted By CaptainRandy

RE: Nitromodels PREDATOR RQ-1B

Predator Maiden Flight by capt. Pappy

The Predator flew Great! I was very nervous, but I got her up to speed, and just hit a tad of up elevator and she jumped off the ground. Almost to much, but...
03-19-2009, 02:28 PM
Replies: 985
Views: 254,952
Posted By CaptainRandy

RE: Nitromodels PREDATOR RQ-1B

Did you try here?

http://www.nitroplanes.com/4eluavrqprra.html
03-09-2009, 05:21 AM
Replies: 985
Views: 254,952
Posted By CaptainRandy

RE: Nitromodels PREDATOR RQ-1B

Mr Winchell,

Congrats, and don't forget to post some pics of your Predator.

Chris,

Thanks for the info. I guess I just have to add a tiny bit of lead to achieve the cg that I am...
03-08-2009, 09:51 PM
Replies: 985
Views: 254,952
Posted By CaptainRandy

RE: Nitromodels PREDATOR RQ-1B

Hi pappajeff,

I haven't seen you on the thread in a while, and I had a question. I just finished up my Predator, and she weighs in at 39oz. I am using a motor similar to yours on the 1 inch...
03-05-2009, 08:06 PM
Replies: 985
Views: 254,952
Posted By CaptainRandy

RE: Nitromodels PREDATOR RQ-1B

Stephen,

Yes, in fact I was playing with it out in front of my house this evening, and it works great. I was just taxing around at all speeds, just below lift off speed. I'm sure it is going to...
02-28-2009, 06:37 PM
Replies: 985
Views: 254,952
Posted By CaptainRandy

RE: Nitromodels PREDATOR RQ-1B

Chris,

Here are the pix of the version 2 steering. It is going to be much better than version 1. Stronger servo, and wheel axis in line with shaft. I tested it out in the garage, and it seems...
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