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Posted By CrashGaalaas

RE: 7C glitched and crashed my plane

I lost three planes to the exact same symptoms you report. When I finally reproduced it on the ground, it turned out to be an intermittent connection of the signal wire to the servo. When the...
Forum: Glow Engines
05-08-2010, 07:17 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By CrashGaalaas


I get 11000 rpm with an 11x5 prop. Using CoolPower 10%.
02-20-2009, 10:35 PM
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Posted By CrashGaalaas

RE: applying koverall with WBPU

I went ahead with the PolyC and got the the Koverall on one wing panel so far. This is my first try with any covering other than Monokote or Ultracote. So far I am impressed with how well it went...
02-19-2009, 08:38 AM
Replies: 52
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Posted By CrashGaalaas

RE: applying koverall with WBPU

Ok, I'm ready to give this a try.

Have the Koverall which I still plan to use. Only question I have is:

Polyurethane vs Polycryllic

Use one or the other or both?
01-01-2009, 07:05 PM
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Posted By CrashGaalaas

RE: E-Flite Mini Pulse XT Owner's Club

What are you using for skis? Or, where did you get your skis?
We have plenty of snow in Minnesota and I am ready to go flying.
11-26-2008, 11:57 AM
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Posted By CrashGaalaas


The ad caught my eye too. I'll be watching this thread for reports.
10-30-2007, 01:11 PM
Replies: 41
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Posted By CrashGaalaas

RE: FMA Cellpro 4S Lipo Charger (call for all users)

When I first got my CellPro 4s, I noticed that all my batteries were noticibly out of balance.
After the first charge, they have remained well balanced ever since.

I liked it so much that I...
10-01-2007, 07:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,760
Posted By CrashGaalaas

RE: Best Rechargeable AA batteries?

I had been very happy with Energizer aa NiMH batteries for years...
Until I bought a bunch of their latest 2500 mAh cells

The 2500mAh cell completely self discharge in about 3 weeks

09-08-2007, 01:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,174
Posted By CrashGaalaas

RE: Help on E-Flight Brio 10

I bought the combo with the 480 and just had maiden flight today.
Using an 11x7 prop it has unlimited vertical.

Originally I thought I would get a Power 10 and use the 480 on my Mini...
Forum: Glow Engines
07-30-2007, 09:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,676
Posted By CrashGaalaas

RE: OS 46AX Plug Performance

And here is yet another OS Engines Link just to let the left hand know what the left hand is doing.

Within the page is a link How to choose the Right Glow Plug.

This pages makes the...
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Posted By CrashGaalaas

RE: Micro FM Receivers on 50 MHz?

I think we are running low on options.
I keep an eye out for Futaba 148's that are 1.1 oz but not park flyer size.

Guess we may have to succumb and buy into 2.4gHz after all.

Forum: Glow Engines
06-06-2007, 03:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,266
Posted By CrashGaalaas

RE: OS FS .48S question

I have the older Hangar 9 80" wingspan cub with OS 48FS.
Great combination, fly most of the time just below half throttle.

It is a nice engine, I get 10500 rpm with an APC 11X5 prop.
06-04-2007, 12:28 PM
Replies: 42
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Posted By CrashGaalaas

RE: Kinko's , Uugghhh!

You might want to check both axes. I have found some copiers that are dead on in one dimension but off by a few % in the other.
Thus, the drawn square is a good test.
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Posted By CrashGaalaas

RE: 2.4 GHz vs 72 MHz - Free space loss

As far as bandwith goes, we are moving from 1 MHz of spectrum at 72 MHz to 80 MHz of spectrum at 2.4 GHz.
Using spread spectrum techniques is a proven way to make good use of this wide spectrum as...
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Posted By CrashGaalaas

RE: Single Conversion & Dual Conversion

Who requires us to put the IF on 455KHz?

Selectivity can be obtained at other frequencies, even at 10.7 MHz if desired.
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Posted By CrashGaalaas

RE: Single Conversion & Dual Conversion

I totally agree that comparing SC to DC is totally dependent on the design of each, and in what conditions they are used.
Do we really have to be confined to a 455KHz IF?

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Posted By CrashGaalaas

RE: Single Conversion & Dual Conversion

I just read the torrypinesgulls site. If what they say is correct, I have to change my entire concept of how our RC signals are really modulated.

Does anyone else agree with this?
Forum: Kit Building
03-05-2007, 08:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,369
Posted By CrashGaalaas

RE: This Snow is Something Extra

I am at the same place as you are, waiting to cover my SSE.
But then I've been there since a year ago.
Maybe you'll inspire me to get going on mine again.
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Posted By CrashGaalaas

RE: Can Futaba FASST and Spektrum systems peacefully coexist?

Bax is right about part 15 devices having to live with the interference.
A legitimate ham transmitter can raise total havoc with a neighbors VCR or TV but it remains the responsibility of that VCR...
Forum: Kit Building
02-03-2007, 04:50 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By CrashGaalaas

RE: Weight Gain with Polycylic and FG

Thanks for the numbers, I am anxious to try FG and Polycrylic sometime.

Here are some monokote numbers in ounces from a Great Planes G-202 59 inch wingspan plane.

Forum: Q-500 Racing
01-11-2007, 04:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 814
Posted By CrashGaalaas

RE: Weight gain of glass/paint vs plastic coating

Yes, I loved the Giles but it only lasted 9 flights due to dumb thumbs.
Have another one still in the box, will get around to it some day.

I have been doing more painting lately and am anxious...
Forum: Q-500 Racing
01-10-2007, 01:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 814
Posted By CrashGaalaas

RE: Weight gain of glass/paint vs plastic coating

Here is some data I saved once when I covered a plane with Monokote.
The plane is Great Planes 46 size G-202
59" Wing Span 617 sq in wing area 55" Length

So you can...
Forum: Kit Building
09-15-2006, 09:46 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 20,541
Posted By CrashGaalaas

RE: GP .46 Giles---Misc Stuff

Or, I have the kit new in the box.

Will part with but need a good offer.
Forum: ARF or RTF
09-14-2006, 08:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 738
Posted By CrashGaalaas

RE: Seagull Edge 540: Any good?

So did you ever pick up the used Edge 540? If so, what engine did you use?

I just got a used Edge 540, have a Saito 91 that I could put in it. But am wondering if I should spring for a new...
09-01-2006, 09:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 814
Posted By CrashGaalaas

RE: Paint on Ultracote Light?

I tried a test of Top Flite LustreKote on Ultracoat Lite Transparent.
Works great, sanded with 400 grit sand paper first.

LusterKote is Acrylic Lacquer.

It left a bit of an edge where I...
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