Go Back  RCU Forums > Search Forums
Reload this Page >

Search Results

Notices
 
Search: Posts Made By: bkdavy
Showing results 1 to 25 of 500
Search took 0.69 seconds.
Forum: The Clubhouse
12-17-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 12,356
Posted By bkdavy

I am amazed at the level of vitriol being leveled...

I am amazed at the level of vitriol being leveled at the AMA over the FAA's decision. If you take the time to read the entire rule and the preamble discussing the comments (yes, all 200+ pages), I...
Forum: IMAC
09-15-2013, 06:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,661
Posted By bkdavy

We had a basic only event earlier this year where...

We had a basic only event earlier this year where we were probably getting in excess of 25mph gusts. We flew. Everybody has the same handicap.

Brad
09-08-2013, 04:25 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 10,275
Posted By bkdavy

While I agree that you were 100 percent correct...

While I agree that you were 100 percent correct in asking him not to perform this specific maneuver, it is not clear how that message was delivered. If you were angry in your delivery, that might...
Forum: IMAC
05-07-2013, 08:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,661
Posted By bkdavy

RE: First contest

I've never met a first timer at a competition that wasn't feeling embarassed or even angry with themselves at the end of the first contest, yours truly included. You come to your first competition...
Forum: IMAC
04-14-2013, 03:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,794
Posted By bkdavy

RE: Sportsman

How hard is it to say 45 degree upline, 1/2 roll centered?

Seriously, I hear people trying to come up with names for simple maneuvers and confusing themselves. Sportsman #4 is a great example....
Forum: IMAC
04-13-2013, 03:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,794
Posted By bkdavy

RE: Sportsman

#4 is just a 45 up line. Nothing fancy. Half roll on the upline and then push to exit.
Forum: Beginners
02-17-2013, 04:03 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,039
Posted By bkdavy

RE: Trimsolvent. NEVER AGAIN!!!!!

FWIW, a P100 cartridge, by definition, is effective for PARTICULATE airborne (dusts). It is 99.97% effecient, hence the "100" designation. For organic solvents, you need an organic vapor cartridge...
Forum: IMAC
12-05-2012, 08:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,009
Posted By bkdavy

RE: Seervo Arm Advice

I have the Pilot 30% Yak, and it also came with those arms (G-10). They are sturdy, but I eventually removed them from the elevator servos because they frankly made the control surface throws much...
Forum: Beginners
11-15-2012, 07:20 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,517
Posted By bkdavy

RE: Balancing a Trainer

I like to find the location in the fuselage where I'm going to put the weights, make a clay model of the weights, then make a plaster cast from the clay. Melt the lead with a ladle and soldering...
08-13-2012, 09:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 27,862
Posted By bkdavy

RE: fuel proof spray paints?

I was trying to paint a cowl a few years ago, and tried all the over the counter spray paints. Nothing worked. All started to peel and soften within a few days of flight. Finally I just painted it...
06-08-2012, 02:22 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,056
Posted By bkdavy

RE: What are the pitfalls using LIFE batteries??

I don't know if the cheaper chargers have changed, but there was a video last year that showed the difference between the Cell-pro and the other chargers. As long as the battery is healthy, it...
06-06-2012, 01:34 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,056
Posted By bkdavy

RE: What are the pitfalls using LIFE batteries??

I'm getting my information directly from the A123Systems website. http://info.a123systems.com/a123racing/ is a link to the following quote:

Effective January 24th 2011, A123 Systems’...
06-06-2012, 02:28 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,056
Posted By bkdavy

RE: What are the pitfalls using LIFE batteries??

I've been using A123s in my 30% IMAC plane for three years. The pack still has nearly 100 percent capacity. The concerns about the discharge curve in my plane are not significant. My plane draws...
Forum: Beginners
05-31-2012, 02:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,321
Posted By bkdavy

RE: A new rogue pilot with questions

95db at 25 feet is EASY for nearly any stock glow .46 with the stock muffler and a good prop. I have a DLE-55 gasser with a KS cannister that meets that. Heck, most .40 class glow motors can beat...
05-30-2012, 10:59 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,820
Posted By bkdavy

RE: Should the AMA consider changing FPV Ops 550.pdf

The only change I would make to the FPV guidelines would be removal of the weight/speed requirement. If the plane is operated IAW all other AMA rules, on a buddy box, within VLOS, the weight and...
Forum: IMAC
04-17-2012, 06:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,272
Posted By bkdavy

RE: A New Event January 2013 any interest?

Your best bet would be to contact Tim Attaway, the Southwest Regional Director for IMAC. He can be reached at [email protected]

Brad
04-02-2012, 04:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,690
Posted By bkdavy

RE: yak 54 seagull help 63

The aerodynamic center of lift is a constant based on the airfoils. It does not move. If you put the center of gravity of the plane coincident with that point, the plane is neutrally balanced. If...
04-01-2012, 04:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,690
Posted By bkdavy

RE: yak 54 seagull help 63

If the tank is forward of the CG, then check it empty.

A friend of mine had one. The correct CG, which Seagull Models has been told many times but refuses to change in their instructions,...
Forum: Beginners
04-01-2012, 04:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,944
Posted By bkdavy

RE: Have questions on thunder tiger pro 46 need help new with gas motors

light white smoke with entrained oil is normal for glow engines. If you're seeing droplets, your engine is probably tuned very rich. Do a search on tuning here on RC universe or any other search...
Forum: Beginners
03-23-2012, 09:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,749
Posted By bkdavy

RE: new speed brake idea ... what do u guys think ?

Aerodynamically, it can work, although if you use as much of the wing as depicted on the drawing, you'll probably just stall, spin and crash. Most of our models will slow down very well without...
Forum: Beginners
03-23-2012, 02:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,710
Posted By bkdavy

RE: Decal paper for printer

Anything printed with an inkjet printer should be coated with a clear laquer spray before you apply it to your plane. Otherwise the first time you go to clean it, its going to run. I've tried...
03-18-2012, 03:38 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,744
Posted By bkdavy

RE: How did you spend Sat. 03-17-12?

Spent the morning working on a Club DLG project, then went flying. After breaking a prop, trip to the hobby shop, then back to mow the field for the first time this year. The evening was spent...
03-09-2012, 03:27 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,360
Posted By bkdavy

RE: TT 46 Pro maximum 8500RPM

You probably don't need to replace the connecting rod or wrist pin if they look clean, no cracks or dings. Piston liner, piston, and bearings should be all it takes. The wrist pin doesn't rotate...
03-08-2012, 03:32 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,360
Posted By bkdavy

RE: TT 46 Pro maximum 8500RPM

Go to http://www.tiger.com.tw/product/9141.html and download the pdf version of the manual. It has the exploded view of the engine and the carb, part numbers, and everything else you'll need.

...
03-07-2012, 03:24 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,360
Posted By bkdavy

RE: TT 46 Pro maximum 8500RPM

You probably have a lot of varnish built up on the wrist pin that's preventing the connecting rod from moving back far enough. Put the piston and crank at bottom dead center to see if you are...
Showing results 1 to 25 of 500
 


 
Forum Jump

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.