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12-04-2012, 10:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,817
Posted By patternwannabee

RE: Dirty Birdy

Thanks for the detailed explanation, Sprinkler T. I would have thought the jig would need more than just clamps to hold it securely to the wing, but if you've done it successfully, then I'll have to...
12-04-2012, 09:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,172
Posted By patternwannabee

RE: To Model Airplanes News Collectors

Hi Guille,

I'm happy you found the article useful. I also thought this design to be very cool.
Without having purchased the plan itself, I traced the magazine scan in a Cad program. I'm...
12-03-2012, 08:19 AM
12-03-2012, 08:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,172
Posted By patternwannabee

RE: To Model Airplanes News Collectors

I don't have MAN from 1992, but I have some scanned articles. Are you referring to the Elliptic-40 by Alex Bouknight?
12-02-2012, 11:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,817
Posted By patternwannabee

RE: Dirty Birdy

Sprinkler,

I like your Router Jig. Never occured to me to make a big one to do both LG block and servo hatch cutouts. And they're reversible so you can do the other wing as well.

How do you...
08-14-2011, 09:02 PM
Replies: 808
Views: 123,416
Posted By patternwannabee

RE: My Wood & Foam Bridi UFO Build

Hi Ralph,

I haven’t been on RCU for a few years now, and after revisiting this site, came upon your build thread. Congratulations for such an impeccable build! I, myself have started a foam...
08-19-2009, 04:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,777
Posted By patternwannabee

RE: Vacuum pump

Combatpig,

I got my Airtrol F 4200-x10-b85 vacuum switch from a local dealer for $21 probably 8 yrs ago.

This switch is adjustable from 0.5" - 10" hg.
Deadband is fixed at about 1" hg.
...
08-04-2009, 08:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,777
Posted By patternwannabee

RE: Vacuum pump

Try a one-way valve between your vacuum pump and reservoir. That way leaks from the pump are isolated from the rest of your reservoir and bag.


You can find these in the aquarium section of...
01-01-2009, 01:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,155
Posted By patternwannabee

RE: looking for someone who can print modelcad plans

Hi Jim,

The quickest solution for you is BKDavy's.

Google CutePDF, download and install the software. This is a print driver.
Once installed, when you choose Print from any program, the...
11-10-2008, 09:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,676
Posted By patternwannabee

RE: Starting a 4-stroke engine

I, too, am partial to electric starters. Especially on the first start of the day when engines can be particularly balky.
However, there are times when getting to a starter is inconvenient, such as...
09-14-2008, 04:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,735
Posted By patternwannabee

RE: Anyone build a Rutan Q2/Q200?

Hi Red,

Thanks for pointing out the difference.

I've always been interested in the Quickie. I purchased the 1/4 scale plans from RCM, but never built it because it looked kinda "boxy". Then...
07-04-2008, 10:59 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,599
Posted By patternwannabee

RE: eyeball help

Hi Dave,

I can't help but think that there's some resistance in your aileron servo setup.

I'm reminded why I'll no longer use the center aileron servo setup. So much that needs to be...
07-01-2008, 10:07 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,599
Posted By patternwannabee

RE: eyeball help

Hi Dave,

Sorry, I've been out of town last week.

Did you go with the "classic" single servo in the center of the wing installation or one servo per wing half?

If classic, how is the...
06-17-2008, 06:30 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,599
Posted By patternwannabee

RE: eyeball help

Dave,

I'm afraid I can't remember the throws I used for my first Eyeball (this was built per the 1969 Man Plans).

In the version I have now, I have elongated the fuse, and increased the...
06-17-2008, 06:15 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,599
Posted By patternwannabee

RE: eyeball help

Hi Dave,

My Eyeball rolls much faster.

You're not trying to roll at slow speed are you?

I can't tell from the picture, but you could also try to seal the aileron hinges if you haven't...
05-07-2008, 01:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 875
Posted By patternwannabee

RE: Dual aileron servos

Careful with that 3 position switch.

I inadvertently left the ailerons in the "up" or spoileron position on takeoff.

The plane got up to speed, but just wouldn't take off. As I neared the...
05-04-2008, 01:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,731
Posted By patternwannabee

RE: Unusual interference

Hi GWheeler,

Last stab.... Have you tried replacing all your servos and extensions?

Wouldn't hurt to substitute the battery as well.

Not fun, but it seems you've eliminated everything...
05-02-2008, 02:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,731
Posted By patternwannabee

RE: Unusual interference

Have you eliminated the Transmitter as a possible source of your problems?

In other words, have you tried another transmitter on a frequency and RX that you know works?
04-26-2008, 04:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,676
Posted By patternwannabee

RE: Wall charger to trickle charger

I'll second the TME Auto Trickle Adapter suggested by Danh4, but even better is their

TME ChargeMinder for only 5 bucks more.

You can select different charge times up to 16 hrs before going...
04-26-2008, 03:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 815
Posted By patternwannabee

RE: charging NMH on trition

Is your max charge set to 1000 mah?

While you're at it, verify your time limit is also off.

What's the rate you're using for charge?
04-09-2008, 09:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,371
Posted By patternwannabee

RE: Wal Wart Voltage Question

RCNut,

Thanks for the info.

I rechecked my readings with a cheap analog multimeter... trouble is, it was so cheap I'm not sure I trust these figures at all.

However, all the readings...
04-08-2008, 11:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,371
Posted By patternwannabee

RE: Wal Wart Voltage Question

nikg,

To be sure, measure your current as you charge. You'll have to hook up your ammeter in series.

I've found that numerous chargers/AC adapters do not deliver their rated specs. I'm...
04-05-2008, 04:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 21,186
Posted By patternwannabee

RE: Kinkos CAD printing.

Skinny Bob,

Try CutePDF instead. The CutePDF Writer is freeware.

This produces a PDF directly from your CAD program (or any program for that matter), and now you can use any print shop, not...
03-30-2008, 04:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,574
Posted By patternwannabee

RE: What is this Plane?

JohnFTexas,

According to RCM Plans, the UFO's length is ~ 59-1/2"

The wing planform is also different. The UFO's leading edge AND trailing edge sweep back.

Perhaps it's a kitbashed UFO...
03-12-2008, 12:43 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 419
Posted By patternwannabee

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