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03-09-2020, 10:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,357
Posted By dabigboy

I toyed with rockets back in the 1990s, I was a...

I toyed with rockets back in the 1990s, I was a kid/teen. They were fun. My awesome wife put up wit me reminiscing about my first rocket, a Century UFO Invader, and she actually managed to piece...
03-07-2020, 09:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,056
Posted By dabigboy

"Thin walled" socket for crank nut and fan?

Hi ya'll, I have a little project that involves the fan from an X-Cell Fury and a prop adapter. The prop adapter goes from a 6mm electric motor shaft to a (fairly standard, I thought) 5/16-24 shaft...
03-03-2020, 12:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 757
Posted By dabigboy

Just a quick folllow-up.....I finally GPS'd this...

Just a quick folllow-up.....I finally GPS'd this thing, getting 37mph. Yeowza! And I keep breaking things....I'm impressed with how far these mods have taken this car, but I really feel I'm pushing...
03-03-2020, 12:05 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 5,845
Posted By dabigboy

Ya know, I think Franklin is trollin' us. :) But...

Ya know, I think Franklin is trollin' us. :) But I do very much appreciate his viewpoint on the FRIA/AMA issue (and his detailed, professional comment to the FAA). Let's face it, the AMA would most...
03-02-2020, 11:20 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 5,845
Posted By dabigboy

Just to be clear....park flyers are not...

Just to be clear....park flyers are not freeloaders. There is no "free ride". Where do you get the idea that members of the public utilizing a public space are getting a "free ride"? Parks are paid...
02-23-2020, 10:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 757
Posted By dabigboy

Motor is a 4800kv 4 pole, 35A ESC, by GoolRC...

Motor is a 4800kv 4 pole, 35A ESC, by GoolRC (cheap Asian brand sold through Amazon, but seems to be good stuff). I went with a 20t pinion, stock spur gear.

The motor came with a dinky 2S 25A ESC....
02-20-2020, 07:26 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 5,845
Posted By dabigboy

AMA letter to FAA, have you READ IT?

I've been mulling over the language of the remote ID NPRM and the supporting documents on the FAA's website. Tonight was the first time I actually read the letter AMA sent to the FAA back in Nov...
02-20-2020, 06:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 757
Posted By dabigboy

Latrax Rally on 3S, it's kinda wild

No replies to my previous post on the hotrod Latrax, maybe no one is messing with these anymore. For anyone interested, I got my custom build switched over to a better ESC and 3S lipo. With the other...
02-12-2020, 11:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 752
Posted By dabigboy

Sorry, you can't have an "open and documented...

Sorry, you can't have an "open and documented transmission protocol" that also "cannot be modified by the user".

It's like these government types live in a fantasy world. They are demanding two...
02-04-2020, 09:24 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 543
Posted By dabigboy

Hotord Latrax Rally, and a mystery

Hi all,

I used to fly RC planes/helis but got out of it a few years ago, then a buddy convinced me to join him for a bash session at a local indoor carpet track. One thing led to another, and I...
10-05-2017, 07:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 496
Posted By dabigboy

Just a quick follow-up.....I fixed this by...

Just a quick follow-up.....I fixed this by ditching the Arduino's native servo library and just rolling my own signal timings to the servo. It ended up being very simple.

There is obviously...
09-24-2017, 09:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 496
Posted By dabigboy

Odd one: retract sequencer on FreeWingRC Mig-21

Hi all,

I have a somewhat unusual dilemma. I'm working on a friend's FreeWing Mig-21. This is not to be a flying model, he's going to use it as a display piece for a museum exhibit (he has the...
04-12-2016, 11:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,882
Posted By dabigboy

Just some thoughts from a guy who's in love with...

Just some thoughts from a guy who's in love with flying and has been flying RC and full-scale since a youth:

General aviation is already being regulated into oblivion. For all the hoopla over the...
01-11-2016, 12:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,108
Posted By dabigboy

Finally got a Sig Citabria

Well I have been wanting one of these for a while now. As it happens, one of my customers is an older gentlemen who spent years in the hobby. He built a Citabria, but by the time he finished it, was...
06-07-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 860
Posted By dabigboy

Redcat (Art-Tech) P-51 is 2 for 3 on crashes.........

After 20+ years of glow-powered balsa models and a small foray into electric, I decided to go against my aversion to cheap Chinese foamies, and traded an old glider I wasn't flying for a...
06-07-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,038
Posted By dabigboy

Disclaimer: the biggest scale RC model I've flown...

Disclaimer: the biggest scale RC model I've flown is my 40-size GP Cub. :)

Just a thought....in the full-scale Decathlon, I was taught (and discovered firsthand....) that for a wheels-landing, you...
Forum: Kit Building
04-15-2015, 11:23 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,005
Posted By dabigboy

Glad to see the OP got a solution. Just thought...

Glad to see the OP got a solution. Just thought I'd throw in my $0.02 for anyone else facing this issue and not wanting to switch coverings for whatever reason.

Monokote can ABSOLUTELY make this...
Forum: RC Tanks
03-18-2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,675
Posted By dabigboy

Here's one I enjoyed back in the day: ...

Here's one I enjoyed back in the day:

http://www.totalsims.com/

They have three sims: Warbirds (WWII aerial combat), Dawn of Aces (WWI), and Armored Assault (WWII tank combat). I was thinking...
Forum: The Clubhouse
02-08-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,067
Posted By dabigboy

Awesome, thanks so much for posting this. As it...

Awesome, thanks so much for posting this. As it happens, I just sold a trainer to a friend who has been out of the hobby for a few years...we will need a place to fly that doesn't involve...
Forum: Sport Flying
08-18-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,645
Posted By dabigboy

I can see the weight argument. The fuselage has a...

I can see the weight argument. The fuselage has a lot of built-up structure, plus the tail feathers are solid balsa. This all results in a tail-heavy model, I had to add a lot of nose weight. Still,...
Forum: Sport Flying
08-09-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,645
Posted By dabigboy

If I waited for 11mph winds in Oklahoma, I would...

If I waited for 11mph winds in Oklahoma, I would never fly. :)

I got my flight review yesterday, and the pre-written refresher questionnaire/test had some example scenarios, and asked if you...
Forum: Kit Building
07-06-2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 628
Posted By dabigboy

Thanks guys, I'm really proud of this...

Thanks guys, I'm really proud of this rebuild/restoration so far. :) Yep, I would prefer to do tail feathers before attaching, but of course that's not really possible on a resto. I did remove the...
Forum: Beginners
07-04-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,700
Posted By dabigboy

Seems like you are making some progress....good!...

Seems like you are making some progress....good! Stick with the Cub if you can, they are pure joy to fly once you get the hang of it. I am in the process of restoring my old GP Cub .40 right now as a...
Forum: Kit Building
07-02-2014, 12:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 628
Posted By dabigboy

My first "Cub tail"

Well I didn't actually think this would work, but I had to give it a try....I have been using Monokote for years, but never tackled a lot of complex curves (other than some curved wingtips, which I...
Forum: Sport Flying
06-16-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,645
Posted By dabigboy

Finally had a chance to fly the plane again this...

Finally had a chance to fly the plane again this weekend. It was SUPER windy (27mph gusting to 36) so it was hard to really evaluate the changes, but the plane was definitely better mannered with the...
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