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08-09-2022, 01:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,189
Posted By jester_s1

I'm late to the conversation, but here's my take....

I'm late to the conversation, but here's my take.
Your twisted fuselage has nothing to do with your ground handling problem. At takeoff, there is so little force being generated by that part of the...
Forum: Beginners
07-15-2022, 10:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 674
Posted By jester_s1

I've use regular copy paper before for a gasket...

I've use regular copy paper before for a gasket with no problems. Also the gasket maker in a tube works.
07-12-2022, 01:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 815
Posted By jester_s1

How tp wrap leading edge

I'm building a carbon skinned foam wing for a UAV. I've done balsa skin before, but not carbon. The wing has a fairly sharp LE, so I'm wondering how builders normally get the carbon to wrap around...
Forum: Beginners
05-30-2022, 06:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,021
Posted By jester_s1

I'd like to summarize the answer. Others have...

I'd like to summarize the answer. Others have given great details.

Votts, measured at the motor, determine RPM. Nothing else matters for this.

Amp draw is determined by load.. The motor will...
Forum: Beginners
05-10-2022, 11:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,971
Posted By jester_s1

Agreed on aileron differential. Having more up...

Agreed on aileron differential. Having more up than down can make the plane neutral or even have proverse yaw, making the trainer a lot easier to fly for beginner pilots. For the life of me, I can't...
Forum: Beginners
04-12-2022, 08:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 838
Posted By jester_s1

Yes, a puff of fuel coming out as you transition...

Yes, a puff of fuel coming out as you transition to WOT is definitely a sign of being too rich. Normally, if the idle is too lean the engine will just die when you advance the throttle.
Usually,...
Forum: Beginners
04-01-2022, 10:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,111
Posted By jester_s1

Any version of the Kaos is a great build. The...

Any version of the Kaos is a great build. The fuselage has a straight top, so it can be completely built upside down on the jig. The tail is all flat plates, so shaping and alignment are easy....
Forum: Beginners
02-17-2022, 11:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 706
Posted By jester_s1

I understood snart in all of that. I guess that's...

I understood snart in all of that. I guess that's better than a snit.
Forum: Beginners
02-09-2022, 12:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,111
Posted By jester_s1

At this point, pick a plane that interests you...

At this point, pick a plane that interests you and go for it. You're farther along in building experience than I was when I built a Tiporare, which is definitely not recommended as a beginner...
02-09-2022, 12:09 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,656
Posted By jester_s1

I have always assumed that even in the lower...

I have always assumed that even in the lower levels the equipment race would be on. It's good to know that cheaper planes can be competitive.
I think pattern would see some better participation if...
02-09-2022, 08:49 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,656
Posted By jester_s1

I've been flying SPA for the past few years and...

I've been flying SPA for the past few years and have just taken a passing interest in F3A and IMAC. For me, it's the size and cost of the planes. I'm not up for dropping $3-4k on a competitive...
01-31-2022, 07:40 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,656
Posted By jester_s1

F3A appears to be at the "change or die" stage in...

F3A appears to be at the "change or die" stage in its lifespan. Most organizations don't change for fear of losing the few dedicated people they still have, so they die a slow death.
I used to shoot...
01-26-2022, 11:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,622
Posted By jester_s1

4 inch wheels should be plenty unless you're...

4 inch wheels should be plenty unless you're flying off of a pretty rough runway. Of course, if that's the case you probably shouldn't use retracts at all.
Forum: Beginners
01-11-2022, 06:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,272
Posted By jester_s1

Agreed on the advice above not to go off treating...

Agreed on the advice above not to go off treating that Pegasus like a weed eater engine. It's probably just glued up by hardened castor, maybe with bad bearings too. It sounds like you got a nice...
12-10-2021, 11:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,737
Posted By jester_s1

The best solution I've ever found for plastic...

The best solution I've ever found for plastic spinners is to buy a roll of open mesh plumbers sandcloth. Open mesh drywall sanding sheets work too. It's rough on both sides and really tough. You cut...
12-10-2021, 11:36 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 21,717
Posted By jester_s1

It's simply the result of chasing performance...

It's simply the result of chasing performance with aesthetics being a secondary concern. I think a lot of comparisons of F3A planes to Formula 1 race cars are valid including appearance. F1 cars are...
Forum: The Clubhouse
12-10-2021, 11:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,738
Posted By jester_s1

It doesn't surprise me at all that Eureka is slow...

It doesn't surprise me at all that Eureka is slow right now. It's a small operation, and between supply difficulties and the increased orders of the Christmas season, it's only natural to expect...
Forum: Beginners
12-02-2021, 06:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,057
Posted By jester_s1

Use this calculator to figure out where your CG...

Use this calculator to figure out where your CG should be.

https://fwcg.3dzone.dk/
Forum: Beginners
11-30-2021, 11:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 14,923
Posted By jester_s1

With some reservations, I agree with Jaka. Given...

With some reservations, I agree with Jaka. Given the small scale of our models and the tendency for designers to make changes to get the flight characteristics they want for competition, the...
11-18-2021, 09:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,692
Posted By jester_s1

I agree, new radios are a great value. Yes, I...

I agree, new radios are a great value. Yes, I know that the analog 72mhz 4 channel radios still work now as well as they ever did. However, features like end point adjustments, exponential, model...
Forum: Beginners
11-12-2021, 11:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 841
Posted By jester_s1

The FCC requirement you're talking about is the...

The FCC requirement you're talking about is the approval for the radio design that makes it legal to use in the US. If you buy your radio from a reputable vendor, that's going to be a given....
11-12-2021, 11:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 707
Posted By jester_s1

I'll bet you this brand new member is about to...

I'll bet you this brand new member is about to post about a product that does just that from the company that's paying him to join here and start threads about solder mats.
11-12-2021, 11:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,533
Posted By jester_s1

A bucket of plain water works too. It will...

A bucket of plain water works too. It will discharge the pack and dissipate any heat. There's no need to add salt, as pretty much any municipal water has enough minerals in it to make it slightly...
Forum: Beginners
11-08-2021, 11:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 988
Posted By jester_s1

You're probably leaking air. Replace all the o...

You're probably leaking air. Replace all the o rings and make a new gasket for the backplate with form a gasket. Then go back to factory settings and see what you've got.
Install a new glow plug if...
Forum: Beginners
11-08-2021, 11:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,236
Posted By jester_s1

i disagree about slow and stable as possible....

i disagree about slow and stable as possible. I've flown slow flyer type planes that were challenging to fly. When the plane's top speed is only double the speed of the wind you're flying it in,...
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