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Forum: Kit Building
04-26-2002, 01:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,081
Posted By CptCrunch

Thrust angles.

Thanks, Joe. That sounds simple enough!
Forum: Kit Building
04-25-2002, 11:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,081
Posted By CptCrunch

Thrust Angles

I am building a Fantasy III from Art Hobby. It has a thin, circular fiberglass airframe. Plans call for the motor to be installed pointing 2 degrees down from horizontal and 2 degrees to the right of...
03-19-2002, 02:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 588
Posted By CptCrunch

Fantasy III

Hobby Lobby adverstised a blowout on certain Art Hobby planes yesterday and I picked up a Fantasy III electric glider.

Any one have one of these that can give me a heads up on what to expect?
...
03-18-2002, 02:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 833
Posted By CptCrunch

Aerospace Composites

http://www.acp-composites.com/
Forum: Beginners
03-07-2002, 08:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,322
Posted By CptCrunch

CA Problems

Well, I tried removing it myself and screwed up the lens. Don't try scratching it off with a plastic credit card. Leaves scratches--Duh!

Now the good news: I found out that the lens were covered...
Forum: Beginners
03-06-2002, 04:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,177
Posted By CptCrunch

Re: CptCrunch

Bob,

:rolleyes: The Avatar is what I aspire to, not a plane I own or that I'm anywhere near ready for.

Thanks for the explanation.

CptCrunch
Forum: Beginners
03-06-2002, 02:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,177
Posted By CptCrunch

Crow

What is Crow? (Besides being a big, black, noisy bird?)
03-05-2002, 02:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 760
Posted By CptCrunch

Electric Motor Gearbox

I'm looking for a reasonably priced but reliable in-line gearbox (2.5-3.5:1) for a 550 can motor. What suggestions do you have?

Captain Crunch
Forum: Beginners
03-04-2002, 10:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 756
Posted By CptCrunch

Servo Handling

Does it hurt an unpowered servo to turn the control horn manually. Can this strip the gears? Inquiring minds want to know.

Captain Crunch
Forum: Beginners
03-04-2002, 10:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 958
Posted By CptCrunch

Control Linkages

I've used clevises at both the servo and the control surface ends of my control linkages. I've noticed that many people use wire with z bends at either or both ends.

How do you all decide what to...
Forum: Beginners
02-28-2002, 07:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,322
Posted By CptCrunch

CA Problems

I've had a couple of CA incidents that I hope someone can help me remedy.

I hinged my tail feathers that were covered with transparent monocote but not yet installed. After anchoring the hinges...
01-30-2002, 01:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,398
Posted By CptCrunch

Almost embarrased to ask...

Greg,

No, I use the picture because it represents what I aspire to. I'm currently putting together a HOB 2X6 with a Master Airscrew 7.2 volt 500 series motor, 3.5 ratio gear box, CR 1700 X 7...
01-23-2002, 02:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,398
Posted By CptCrunch

Almost embarrased to ask...

What direction do electric motors turn when looking from the front of the aircraft? Someone recommended a car motor, Kyosho Magnetic Mayhem Reverse. Does this turn in the correct direction? Or...
01-21-2002, 11:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 706
Posted By CptCrunch

Built-In ESC?

I'm a beginner. When looking over different motors, I've noticed that Graupner has a line of electric motors built in. Is this a good idea? On one hand the price seems right, but it seems to me...
01-15-2002, 08:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 998
Posted By CptCrunch

Electric Beginner Questions

What's the difference between an ESC and a BEC?

What is a "brake" on a speed controller?

Do all Electric Aircraft Motors operate on the same voltage?

How does one size the BEC amps...
Forum: Beginners
01-10-2002, 09:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,214
Posted By CptCrunch

Thanks!

I appreciate all the people who took the time to respond to me question. I learned more than I thought I would.

Tom
01-04-2002, 03:05 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 991
Posted By CptCrunch

House of Balsa 2X6 Electric Power Pod.

I am about to start building the HOB 2X6 Glider equipped with a power pod. Anybody had any experience with his kit and conversion? Suggestions for motor/prop/battery setup?

Tom
The Crunch...
01-04-2002, 03:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,005
Posted By CptCrunch

Radio for Beginner

Patrick,

I just bought the HiTec Flash 5X as my first radio. It appears to be well built, and I can even understand the manual!

I spent about $185 at Hobby Lobby. Although it was probably...
01-04-2002, 02:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,778
Posted By CptCrunch

House of Balsa 2X6 Electric Conversion

I'm about to start building the HOB 2X6 Glider. The sell a Power Pod for this kit.

Has anyone built this kit with the electric motor pod? Any special building considerations, lessons-learned,...
01-01-2002, 07:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,165
Posted By CptCrunch

Highlander First Flight

I've just finished building and balancing my first glider--a MAD Highlander. I'm a newbie, so here are some beginner questions.

Assuming that I will launch this glider without an expert present,...
Forum: Beginners
01-01-2002, 07:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,214
Posted By CptCrunch

Re: Voltwatch!

That's it!! Thanks Maverick. For $11, it looks like a good investment.

Tom (CptCrunch)

:)
Forum: Beginners
01-01-2002, 05:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,214
Posted By CptCrunch

Battery Life Indicator

I noticed a tiny electronic device located in the receiver compartment of several experienced fliers that used a bar of green LEDs to indicate remaining battery life. It was a thin circuit board...
Forum: Beginners
12-24-2001, 05:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,263
Posted By CptCrunch

Trouble with the URL

I'm having problems with that URL. I get a german site saying that the page cannot be found.

Anybody else get this? :(
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