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Forum: The Clubhouse
12-14-2012, 11:12 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,822
Posted By Mike in DC

RE: What should happen in a case like this And how do you go about forcing the Issue.

If mid-airs were that difficult, we wouldn't have so much fun flying combat. Still, I agree that this incident really does sound like an accident. When we fly combat, we fly planes that are pretty...
11-13-2012, 01:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,479
Posted By Mike in DC

RE: Lipos and Ohms law

Well, I didn't think it would be simple, but I did think the 12 volts in the battery would be taken into account some how.
11-09-2012, 12:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,479
Posted By Mike in DC

Lipos and Ohms law

Someone good at Ohm's law solve this for me...

Suppose I have a 3S lipo 5,000 mah battery, each cell at 4.0 volts, for a total of 12 volts. I want to charge it at 5 amps (1C). What voltage...
Forum: The Clubhouse
10-03-2012, 01:19 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 9,629
Posted By Mike in DC

RE: The times, they are a changin! Say it ain't so Joe?

Listen to yourselves, guys! You are totally insulting a whole generation of potential pilots. You don't like them. You think they are soft. You think your generation was so much better than them...
Forum: The Clubhouse
10-03-2012, 11:41 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,233
Posted By Mike in DC

RE: I was shopping at my LHS

When you say "the internet", do you mean something like Tower Hobbies, or something like HobbyKing? The problem isn't really retail vs Tower. Tower prices aren't that low, and their shipping is...
Forum: The Clubhouse
10-01-2012, 11:50 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,233
Posted By Mike in DC

RE: I was shopping at my LHS

What I find interesting is that the Internet stores are also facing the same kind of pressure. For example, I buy my appliance parts online. This was a case where local stores were really focused...
Forum: The Clubhouse
09-10-2012, 01:39 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 11,586
Posted By Mike in DC

RE: TOWER HOBBIES SUCKS

I've ordered from Tower for years, and I agree their packing is their Achilles heel. At least they've stopped using a single layer of that brown tape, the thinnest packing tape you can buy. I once...
05-22-2012, 09:10 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,105
Posted By Mike in DC

RE: NEW SPAD GLUES?

It's not new, but I've always use the Loctite CA primer for coroplast: http://www.amazon.com/Loctite-LOC-18396-Bottle-Cyanoacrylate-Adhesive/dp/B001OBQ8VO

But I also clamp for 24 hours. In my...
10-31-2011, 07:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 529
Posted By Mike in DC

family memberships

I renewed my own membership, then added my son as a family member. AMA web site happily took my money. My card came in the mail immediately, nothing for my son. How does the family membership work?...
09-12-2011, 12:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,963
Posted By Mike in DC

RE: Kombat Armadillo

Don't change the CG from the manufacturer's recommendation. My one thought is maybe you don't have enough elevator deflection. I am teaching some folks with a similar plane (as far as weight), the...
Forum: The Clubhouse
09-01-2011, 09:32 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,405
Posted By Mike in DC

RE: Hobby King Shipping Is Broken

The problem is that it's not just "a few dollars". If it were, nobody would be buying from the Chinese sellers. Heck, I'd even pay double for locally available stuff, but a lot of the Chinese stuff...
Forum: The Clubhouse
08-25-2011, 09:21 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,405
Posted By Mike in DC

07-14-2011, 10:54 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,608
Posted By Mike in DC

RE: Local hobby shop want to teach at our field

I don't see a mystery. It sounds like the AMA agreed that the Introductory Pilot description fit this situation better than the "commercial instruction" description. Since the guy wasn't charging for...
07-07-2011, 12:15 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,608
Posted By Mike in DC

RE: Local hobby shop want to teach at our field

If we were talking about a traditional 5 pound .46 engine glow-fuel trainer, I'd agree absolutely. But I think a "good beginner" might be OK (safe) for the plane we're talking about. Given the shop...
07-06-2011, 10:33 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,608
Posted By Mike in DC

RE: Local hobby shop want to teach at our field

I think the official line is that the trainees have to be AMA members. If they join the AMA, then it would be up to your club rules as to whether the trainees have to be club members. If you get past...
07-06-2011, 07:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,126
Posted By Mike in DC

RE: Futaba 2.4 Rx antenna positioning

Bax, I understand the concept, it's just that I don't think any Futaba documentation that I've seen insists on it, and as I mentioned, the manual for the 7C transmitter shows an installation in which...
07-05-2011, 07:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,126
Posted By Mike in DC

RE: Futaba 2.4 Rx antenna positioning

This is the first I've heard of the "same (geometric) plane" requirement. In fact, page 17 of the 7C manual shows an installation where the antennas are not in the same plane.
Forum: The Clubhouse
06-24-2011, 08:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,129
Posted By Mike in DC

RE: Are small electric foamies becoming a problem at your field ?

Interesting problem, Ed. I also belong to a quite large club (200+ members), but I've never seen this kind of problem. I don't think I've ever seen 10 people wanting to fly at the same time ever. NM...
Forum: The Clubhouse
06-01-2011, 11:12 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,293
Posted By Mike in DC

RE: MY RCU Pet Peeve

Yes it is! Non-jerkish behavior is to ignore the threads you don't want to contribute to, and let other non-burned-out people answer.

In my experience, it's extremely rare for two people to ask...
Forum: The Clubhouse
03-26-2011, 01:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 508
Posted By Mike in DC

RE: Tufflight still around?

Looks like the web site was just down. Whew!
Forum: The Clubhouse
03-25-2011, 01:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 508
Posted By Mike in DC

Tufflight still around?

Their web site seems to have disappeared.
10-21-2010, 06:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,726
Posted By Mike in DC

RE: AirCore 40 Trainer Instructions

Yes indeed. This thread has been wonderfully nostalgic for me. When I first learned to fly, I built a balsa plane. The first hard landing, not even close to a crash, the tail broke off. I decided the...
10-08-2010, 01:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,913
Posted By Mike in DC

RE: Shooting at r/c planes? ATS Gnat.

I think a PBF with a .25 would work exactly as well as the model shown, no?
Forum: Seaplanes
10-07-2010, 04:06 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 20,466
Posted By Mike in DC

RE: Please help me do the unthinkable ...

This is how the ESC is supposed to work. When the battery discharges to a certain point, the ESC cuts power to the motor. The reason for this is to make sure there is always enough power to the...
10-06-2010, 03:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,913
Posted By Mike in DC

RE: Shooting at r/c planes? ATS Gnat.

Very cool! There's a bit of information at their web site: http://www.gnatshoot.co.uk/

They describe the explosive pods you can see in the video.

They claim the plane can fly up to 120 mph,...
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