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Forum: Aerodynamics
06-05-2017, 04:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,335
Posted By TCrafty

All great information here. And one of the things...

All great information here. And one of the things that makes this hobby so great is the diversity of planes and those that fly 'em!

That said, you can go to about any field and see similar planes...
Forum: Beginners
05-29-2017, 10:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,577
Posted By TCrafty

Also, Dihedral was mentioned. That's where the...

Also, Dihedral was mentioned. That's where the outside tips of the wing (furthest away from the fuselage) are higher than the area where it meets the fuse. This helps with stability and helps the...
Forum: Beginners
05-29-2017, 10:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,577
Posted By TCrafty

This thread has SO much potential, and as someone...

This thread has SO much potential, and as someone said earlier, if those who need it will heed it. Now, that said, there are as many different "styles" and techniques when flying as there are folks...
Forum: 3D Flying!
05-20-2017, 01:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,137
Posted By TCrafty

Ernie, Had it out today and put some laps of...

Ernie,

Had it out today and put some laps of the field on her. With the battery moved back, it flies pretty good. To add, I also needed to put some more weight (lead) on the tail. I put about 1.5...
Forum: Beginners
05-17-2017, 08:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,183
Posted By TCrafty

Some great information in this thread. I...

Some great information in this thread.

I sort of agree with both views. There NEEDs to be some level of commitment to try and keep the plane safe (as well as people!). But, how many would fall...
Forum: Beginners
05-13-2017, 02:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,183
Posted By TCrafty

In checking his other posts, he's asking about...

In checking his other posts, he's asking about these same two planes. The OP is either legitimately asking about these two planes, or he's a scammer that recently got into R/C airplanes! LOL!
Forum: Beginners
05-11-2017, 05:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 637
Posted By TCrafty

I'm sure you'll do fine Buzz. It's like riding a...

I'm sure you'll do fine Buzz. It's like riding a bike. Although it seemed like I was used to a coaster brake bike before and now they gave me a 15-speed!

Honestly, what took the most getting used...
Forum: Beginners
05-11-2017, 04:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 637
Posted By TCrafty

Thanks guys! Yesterday was an equally good...

Thanks guys!

Yesterday was an equally good day. I took my Kadet Sr. AND the Stick out to the field and got a few flights on both of them. Getting back into the hobby, I noticed how dusty my thumbs...
Forum: Beginners
05-11-2017, 04:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,183
Posted By TCrafty

THIS could make for a great sticky topic!!!!

That was my first thought as I read through this new thread.

Not to take anything away from the O.P.'s post, but what if there was a thread that listed ALL of the properties that make for a great...
05-09-2017, 05:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 442
Posted By TCrafty

Apologies, I'm running both 4 and 5 cell NiMH...

Apologies, I'm running both 4 and 5 cell NiMH batteries. I'm just getting back into the hobby and I've used a Hangar 9 DVT in the past. Problem is, my DVT is reading low. With a fully-charged...
Forum: 3D Flying!
05-08-2017, 07:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,137
Posted By TCrafty

Got a flight report. Took the Ultra Stick to...

Got a flight report.

Took the Ultra Stick to the field today and got in a flight. It became obvious that I could have taken more off of the front of the plane as when you lowered the throttle, the...
05-07-2017, 07:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 442
Posted By TCrafty

What Voltage Meter Are You All Using?

As the title suggests, just a quick question of what voltage meter you all are using to check your batteries before flight?

What do you have? And, how do you like it/what do you like about it? ...
Forum: Sport Flying
05-01-2017, 05:51 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 31,473
Posted By TCrafty

New to sticks!<br /><br />Well, I just started...

New to sticks!<br /><br />Well, I just started getting back into flying and I stopped over to a friend's house after flying because he had an engine for me. Well, before I left, he says, "can you...
Forum: 3D Flying!
04-26-2017, 06:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,137
Posted By TCrafty

It LIVES !!!!!!!

I fired the ol girl up tonight. Until now, I had no idea how the engine was going to run. I had seen it run years ago, but the guy I got it from reminded me that they could only get it to run with...
Forum: 3D Flying!
04-23-2017, 11:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,137
Posted By TCrafty

Not sure why, but the previews are upside down...

Not sure why, but the previews are upside down but the images show right-side up. :confused:

Anyways, Here you can see how much I trimmed from the front.
Forum: 3D Flying!
04-23-2017, 11:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,137
Posted By TCrafty

Getting closer to finishing the fuse. I...

Getting closer to finishing the fuse.

I decided to shorten the fuse from the front for several reasons. The fuse already had T-nuts behind it and the new ones would have interfered with what was...
Forum: 3D Flying!
04-16-2017, 05:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,137
Posted By TCrafty

I wanted to check the CG before I covered the...

I wanted to check the CG before I covered the fuse since I may have needed to shorten the front of the plane with the larger engine.

I checked it with the engine installed and with the battery...
Forum: 3D Flying!
04-13-2017, 01:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,137
Posted By TCrafty

Got a little further on the plane. Decided...

Got a little further on the plane.

Decided to combine the newer scheme with the older colors. The layout is much more like the 30cc Ultra Stick. I just liked it better. I still need to add the...
Forum: 3D Flying!
04-12-2017, 03:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,137
Posted By TCrafty

Thanks Kmeyers! I did a little covering...

Thanks Kmeyers!


I did a little covering tonight. It's coming together. Although I don't have any crazy ideas of flying it this weekend. LOL! Once I get the wing re-skinned, then I'll take a...
Forum: 3D Flying!
04-12-2017, 06:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,137
Posted By TCrafty

I think I've got a set of working ailerons now. ...

I think I've got a set of working ailerons now.

The way the original ailerons/flaps were configured, the ailerons were way out at the end of the wing (out of the prop's flow of air) and both...
Forum: 3D Flying!
04-09-2017, 02:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,137
Posted By TCrafty

The SLICK STICK! (AKA, 3D for FREE) =)

Okay, just got back into flying recently and during a trip to the field, one of the guys mentioned that he had a .91 OS Surpass engine that he wasn't using. He also offered me a .40 sized Ultra Stick...
Forum: Beginners
04-09-2017, 08:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 637
Posted By TCrafty

Thought about it. LOL!

Thought about it. LOL!
Forum: Beginners
04-09-2017, 08:39 AM
Forum: Beginners
04-08-2017, 05:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 637
Posted By TCrafty

But wait !!!! There's more !!!!!!!

So, I get home and can't wait to show my wife and kids and there, on the table are three tickets for SUN 'N FUN Fly-in at the Lakeland airport !!!!!! Someone donated them to us so I could take the...
Forum: Beginners
04-08-2017, 05:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 637
Posted By TCrafty

Re-Beginning, Starting Over or Like I've Never Left?

Well, I've had a few years away from anything R/C airplane related but finally got the urge to get back into it. Had a great day today too!


I've been pestering the guys at the local fly field...
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