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Forum: Beginners
09-03-2013, 07:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 9,862
Posted By Steve Steinbring

I have built a number of Frankenstein airplanes...

I have built a number of Frankenstein airplanes throughout the years the last one being a powered glider out of a hand me down fuselage, a wing kit, and power unit off a Radian. Its flies OK, but...
Forum: Beginners
08-30-2013, 01:22 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,761
Posted By Steve Steinbring

I think the wind chart is informative, however I...

I think the wind chart is informative, however I it must be clarified that the speeds are in meters per second. So here is some additional information to better use the chart information.

1 metre...
Forum: Beginners
08-27-2013, 11:57 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,761
Posted By Steve Steinbring

We fly in the wind down here in Florida a lot. ...

We fly in the wind down here in Florida a lot. My personal take on wind limitations is when I have trouble trying to taxi on or off the runway. With that said I have flown in worse conditions...
07-25-2013, 03:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 774
Posted By Steve Steinbring

RE: Engine mounts

Gary, good advice given! You might also use some nylock nuts when bolting down your engine avoids things getting loose.
Forum: Beginners
07-18-2013, 08:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,592
Posted By Steve Steinbring

RE: Car won't start, tried everything

You might want to try over at the "CAR" forums there are probably folks over there that can better assist you in getting your nitro car running properly.
Forum: Beginners
07-05-2013, 04:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 974
Posted By Steve Steinbring

RE: gear for pattern

Ditto on what Charlie said about the Tower Kaos 40 ARF a good flying airplane plenty of power with a .46 AX. I flew one in a Vintage Pattern contest placing second in my class. The World Models...
07-04-2013, 04:55 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 20,442
Posted By Steve Steinbring

RE: The Parkzone Radian Coalition ~TPRC~

I have the Radian, but have flown the Radian Pro several times owned by fellow club members. Both are good airplanes and with that said I prefer the Radian I feel it thermals better. I get great...
Forum: Beginners
07-01-2013, 11:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 517
Posted By Steve Steinbring

RE: Help finding airplane scale

Spoken like a true AF jock! :D
Forum: Beginners
06-19-2013, 11:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 998
Posted By Steve Steinbring

RE: Kadet Senior Control Rod and Hatch Question

Carbon arrow shafts will provide a light non-flex solution. Although they do flex under the compression of a bow being fired, in model application there will not be any noticable flex.
Forum: Beginners
06-04-2013, 01:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,858
Posted By Steve Steinbring

RE: taxiing a warbird and taking off

http://www.modelaviation.com/masteringtakeoffs
Forum: Beginners
06-04-2013, 09:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,858
Posted By Steve Steinbring

RE: taxiing a warbird and taking off

John,

Yes, that technique will certainly work, but not all fields readily allow race starts with people on the runway for takeoff we pretty much strictly fly from the pilot boxes. Since our...
Forum: Beginners
06-04-2013, 06:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,858
Posted By Steve Steinbring

RE: taxiing a warbird and taking off

Setting the landing gear a bit more forward will certainly help and high grass is always a problem at times.


All though the above is certainly a technique, it may lead to a takeoff stall if...
Forum: Beginners
05-29-2013, 12:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,523
Posted By Steve Steinbring

RE: For the New Arrivals and some others.

A lot of good discussion here:)

Personally I think the new computer radio gear is great it certainly has improved things in this hobby to a great extent.:D

I also feel that a lot is being...
Forum: Beginners
05-26-2013, 06:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 875
Posted By Steve Steinbring

RE: Elevator Radio Set Up

Years ago before there was servo reversing!

With a Y chord we simply turned one servo around in its installation that way it would effectively operate in the same direction as its twin on the...
Forum: Beginners
05-25-2013, 03:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 804
Posted By Steve Steinbring

RE: aileron design/hinging

John,

Boy does that Ringmaster bring back memories. :) I still have a Flight Streak around somewhere.


Steve
Forum: Beginners
05-24-2013, 03:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 804
Posted By Steve Steinbring

RE: aileron design/hinging

Chad it all depends upon the airplane.

Usually a torque tube setup uses one servo in its application to control the ailerons with the servo being centered in the wing needs an inset of the...
Forum: Beginners
05-19-2013, 07:22 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,851
Posted By Steve Steinbring

RE: Tip Stall

Thank you everyone for all the imput!!!! :D

This post to a great extent did exactly what I'd hoped it would accomplish which is to bring forth issues and principles related to stalls. From this...
Forum: Beginners
05-18-2013, 11:14 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,851
Posted By Steve Steinbring

RE: Tip Stall

Kurt,

There is a lift to drag ratio which is called L/D max the point where stall occurs. This can happen at any airspeed be it low A/S's or at a much more accelerated speed. To clarify this a...
Forum: Beginners
05-18-2013, 04:43 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,851
Posted By Steve Steinbring

Tip Stall

After reading a good many posts here about tip stall there appears to be some misunderstanding of what really occurs, or what is thought to occur in such a stall.

We all should know that there...
Forum: Beginners
04-21-2013, 11:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,196
Posted By Steve Steinbring

RE: Teaching a friend to fly on a super cub

The high work in instructing is the easy part for the most part the "3 awe shucks high" part.

IMO make sure the student has got that part down pat before going lower. Trying to move on to...
Forum: Beginners
04-16-2013, 11:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,807
Posted By Steve Steinbring

RE: radian pro as second plane

I have flown both the Radian and the Pro version, I prefer the Radian over the Pro. I find that the Radian is a pleasure to fly with flights limited to my neck fatigue on good thermal days:)

I...
Forum: Beginners
03-26-2013, 03:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 851
Posted By Steve Steinbring

RE: Science Olympiad

Not to be a lint picker CG but ...... 10,000 X 4 = 40,000:D
Forum: Beginners
03-08-2013, 01:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,159
Posted By Steve Steinbring

RE: Putting silk on for the first time.

A painted silk finish when done right looks great. The downside is removing it for recover, even more work.

I have an old kit Aeromaster that I'm chipping away at getting the old silk, dope,...
Forum: Beginners
03-03-2013, 04:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 834
Posted By Steve Steinbring

RE: Another Newbie

As a club instructor I find the simulator a tool with limitations, if used properly it can be very productive.

A simulator used improperly can be the cause of many bad habits that have to be...
Forum: Beginners
02-28-2013, 08:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 548
Posted By Steve Steinbring

RE: Newbie needs help please?

Glad it worked out! :)
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