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Forum: Beginners
08-29-2019, 06:16 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,589
Posted By Appowner

My opinion only but to me flying with Safe is...

My opinion only but to me flying with Safe is nothing more than letting someone else fly your model.

Like Jester said, "proper goal setting is the key."
Establish your goals and pursue them with...
Forum: Beginners
08-28-2019, 05:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,097
Posted By Appowner

A true pusher prop is no more or less efficient...

A true pusher prop is no more or less efficient than its tractor counter part. Assuming they are both mounted and used properly. Reversing or flipping a tractor does not make it a pusher in case...
Forum: Beginners
08-26-2019, 04:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,179
Posted By Appowner

First thing to understand is, nothing is set in...

First thing to understand is, nothing is set in stone. I can say A, B and C and someone can point out a situation where this would be wrong. I could point out a situation. But for a beginner we...
Forum: Beginners
08-26-2019, 03:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,097
Posted By Appowner

I don't remember who it was I talked to but at...

I don't remember who it was I talked to but at least one of the manufacturers will make a pusher in any size they make a tractor. I'm pretty sure was either Master Airscrew or Xoar and this is for...
08-21-2019, 03:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,526
Posted By Appowner

Well, I can tell you the AMA did NOT step up for...

Well, I can tell you the AMA did NOT step up for my club for a similar situation on an Army Fort some 25 years ago. So I have no doubt yours will effectively be thrown under the bus. My club is...
08-20-2019, 04:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,526
Posted By Appowner

Deja Vu from some 25 years ago. I'm not...

Deja Vu from some 25 years ago. I'm not surprised.

If you haven't already, you might ask them if they would provide you a list of acceptable equipment. With the understanding that the club would...
Forum: Beginners
08-15-2019, 06:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,406
Posted By Appowner

No! Trust me. I can make it wobble. :)

No! Trust me. I can make it wobble. :)
08-15-2019, 06:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,065
Posted By Appowner

Looks like a plastic prop intended for electric...

Looks like a plastic prop intended for electric on a 2 stroke nitro engine. Lots of marks/grass stain on the prop tips too indicating contact with same. Not good! Bet it's not balanced either.
08-14-2019, 04:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,741
Posted By Appowner

None that I'm aware of. At least none that would...

None that I'm aware of. At least none that would last any length of time.
Forum: Beginners
08-14-2019, 03:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,406
Posted By Appowner

Exactly! I've been told I'm good with my hands...

Exactly! I've been told I'm good with my hands but I can also make a three legged stool wobble!
Forum: Beginners
08-14-2019, 03:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,115
Posted By Appowner

The important thing is the balance. Make sure...

The important thing is the balance. Make sure your Center of Gravity is correct in the new one.
Forum: Beginners
08-13-2019, 06:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,421
Posted By Appowner

obrian135 - I hope you're getting some help. ...

obrian135 - I hope you're getting some help. However, I have seen people who simply do not get it when it comes to flying RC. Not saying you're one but I think you've already raised the...
Forum: Beginners
08-13-2019, 05:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,124
Posted By Appowner

4.1 HP at 8500 rpm is one thing. But what prop...

4.1 HP at 8500 rpm is one thing. But what prop was that with? I don't care what the HP is if it isn't swinging a prop that will move the airplane.
Forum: Beginners
08-13-2019, 05:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,983
Posted By Appowner

BTW, auto pilots are currently an FAA Bozo No!...

BTW, auto pilots are currently an FAA Bozo No! No! You could find yourself in a host of trouble if/when caught.

In addition your secret purpose, if commercial in any way quite likely would...
08-12-2019, 05:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,863
Posted By Appowner

Don't know if the throws are shown on the plans...

Don't know if the throws are shown on the plans but you can get them free by just downloading them here: Contender Plans (https://outerzone.co.uk/plan_details.asp?ID=3281)
08-12-2019, 05:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,654
Posted By Appowner

Just remember, FAA restricts you to 400 feet max...

Just remember, FAA restricts you to 400 feet max altitude without a written waiver. I realize being out in the country you figure "what's the harm?" But you can't predict where a full size might...
Forum: Beginners
08-07-2019, 05:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,406
Posted By Appowner

Define "a few weeks" please?

Define "a few weeks" please?
Forum: Beginners
08-07-2019, 05:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,406
Posted By Appowner

Or look at it another way. You head to the local...

Or look at it another way. You head to the local airport to START flying lessons. Now what bird are you going to strap your butt to for the first time? Cessna 152? P-51? Or that F-16 sitting on...
Forum: Beginners
08-03-2019, 06:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,406
Posted By Appowner

My first inclination is to say, no way! Don't...

My first inclination is to say, no way! Don't try it. However, I have seen others take on a scale project early in their experience and make it work. So I'll start by asking, what experience with...
Replies: 50
Views: 5,082
Posted By Appowner

Another thing to consider is the environment...

Another thing to consider is the environment around the flying field. Power lines in particular but also radio/cell towers and so on. Try to see if the plane was in the beam of one of these when...
07-24-2019, 06:35 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,313
Posted By Appowner

Yeah? Which one? Anritsu...

Yeah? Which one?

Anritsu (https://www.anritsu.com/en-US/test-measurement/devices-components/vector-network-analyzer)
07-24-2019, 06:31 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,313
Posted By Appowner

There is in your picture of the RX.

There is in your picture of the RX.
07-24-2019, 05:59 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,313
Posted By Appowner

What was the rule of thumb for coax? Bend radius...

What was the rule of thumb for coax? Bend radius at least 6 times the diameter of the cable?
07-24-2019, 05:58 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,313
Posted By Appowner

Note: Numbers may vary depending on specific...

Note: Numbers may vary depending on specific make/model of ILS. But the numbers used are from my personal experience. Sad that such a disclaimer is necessary to prevent trolling.

Instrument...
07-24-2019, 05:43 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,313
Posted By Appowner

So the antenna is essentially base loaded so it...

So the antenna is essentially base loaded so it presents a 1/4 wave electrically to the RX. While electrical length is the more important measurement, physical length does play into it and I would...
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