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04-03-2021, 07:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 656
Posted By 049flyer

I charge at C/10 or 1/10th of the capacity for 12...

I charge at C/10 or 1/10th of the capacity for 12 hours or so, and discharge at C/2 or 1/2 the capacity. I discard the battery if I can’t obtain at least 80% of it’s rated capacity. Sometimes it...
02-28-2021, 01:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 944
Posted By 049flyer

I am not a professional photographer so take what...

I am not a professional photographer so take what I say with a healthy dose of caution.

Few amateur photographers consider the light source when snapping a photo, but the source, direction and...
02-20-2021, 05:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 944
Posted By 049flyer

I have used a gray card in film photography to...

I have used a gray card in film photography to normalize exposure settings, usually with a manual camera or an automatic camera in manual mode.

Depending on what part of the frame your light...
01-07-2021, 10:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,034
Posted By 049flyer

I cut the foam cores out of blue insulation foam,...

I cut the foam cores out of blue insulation foam, covered the blue foam with red tissue applied with watered down white glue, then covered that with doculam to fuel proof it. Worked out very well, a...
01-07-2021, 06:20 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,034
Posted By 049flyer

The first flight of a hand launched flying wing...

The first flight of a hand launched flying wing is always exciting, you never know what it will do. I usually find a hill and try a “test toss” to see if I am close.

I’ve built several of these...
01-06-2021, 11:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 855
Posted By 049flyer

Obrien: The right brushless system with 3S...

Obrien:

The right brushless system with 3S lipo will substantially increase the performance of your car. However, it’s an expensive decision that must be carefully considered.

The motor, speed...
12-08-2020, 08:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,530
Posted By 049flyer

I use fuel line from here: Texas Timers...

I use fuel line from here: Texas Timers (http://texastimers.com/)

There fuel line is thin wall and very flexible, they have different sizes. The smaller sizes work great for 1/2A engines and the...
Forum: Beginners
10-21-2020, 09:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,259
Posted By 049flyer

If you decide to dump the .19 engines as Jester...

If you decide to dump the .19 engines as Jester mentioned, I will happily take them and the Norvel .061 too! Those are the sizes I prefer!
Forum: Aerodynamics
09-26-2020, 11:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,569
Posted By 049flyer

Flaps on a biplane are kind of like roll up...

Flaps on a biplane are kind of like roll up windows on a bicycle. Why?
Forum: Control Lines
08-09-2020, 05:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,343
Posted By 049flyer

That is sure to be a very fast combination! A...

That is sure to be a very fast combination! A Flite Streak with a 40 and a 9x7 prop would be a screamer for sure! Way too much for me!

As to line size, I agree that .018 x 60 ft would be about...
Forum: RC Fuels
07-30-2020, 04:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,325
Posted By 049flyer

Easy enough to order ingredients online to modify...

Easy enough to order ingredients online to modify a purchased gallon of fuel. Or you could mix your own fuel from scratch. Order oil and nitro online, find methanol locally.
...
Forum: Beginners
07-08-2020, 05:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,212
Posted By 049flyer

Wet grass is a killer of planes built with some...

Wet grass is a killer of planes built with some types of foam board. Unfortunately, it seems that the best foam board to use is the type most susceptible to moisture related problems.

Foam board...
06-24-2020, 05:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,231
Posted By 049flyer

I order Nitromethane online for about $50 per...

I order Nitromethane online for about $50 per gallon, it will last for quite awhile depending on the fuel you are making.

Castor oil can be had locally or online, I usually order it online though,...
06-23-2020, 08:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,231
Posted By 049flyer

Pretty easy and inexpensive to mix your own. ...

Pretty easy and inexpensive to mix your own.

Hop on over to this page and look around.

https://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/rc-fuels-161/
05-27-2020, 03:53 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,671
Posted By 049flyer

Spot On Hydro! Agree 100%.

Spot On Hydro! Agree 100%.
05-07-2020, 05:25 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,242
Posted By 049flyer

What do we expect? Muncie is a place in the...

What do we expect?

Muncie is a place in the middle of no where, far removed from accountability, and we have a membership where most have no interest in modeling beyond being able to fly “ready...
Forum: Control Lines
04-06-2020, 10:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,345
Posted By 049flyer

I buy whatever hobby fuel I can find and then add...

I buy whatever hobby fuel I can find and then add whatever is required to get to the fuel I need. For my 1/2a fuel I usually try to find RC car fuel with about 20 - 25% nitro, then add a little oil...
03-26-2020, 10:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,085
Posted By 049flyer

Until clubs decouple themselves from the AMA, the...

Until clubs decouple themselves from the AMA, the AMA will continue to provide "value" to the membership (access to a flying field). The AMA can afford to be poorly managed and financially...
Forum: The Clubhouse
12-26-2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,196
Posted By 049flyer

Depends on what areas of the hobby you like. ...

Depends on what areas of the hobby you like.

If you like building kits, glow engines, glow planes, gliders launched with high starts or winches, then yes things are going downhill fast. On the...
12-22-2019, 04:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,619
Posted By 049flyer

1QWK: Still looking for adapters? I used to...

1QWK:

Still looking for adapters? I used to own a hobby shop and I’m pretty sure I have a few to spare. Can’t remember what plug they take but I think we could make a deal we both would like. Send...
10-26-2019, 06:24 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,580
Posted By 049flyer

Concerning the kids; Aren’t parents...

Concerning the kids;
Aren’t parents responsible for what they allow their kids to do, or in this case to attend. If a bunch of adults choose to do something “dangerous” they should be able to...
10-23-2019, 05:16 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,580
Posted By 049flyer

I agree with Astrohog! I see a complete lack of...

I agree with Astrohog! I see a complete lack of the “victim mentality” that is so common on this side of the Atlantic. I would happily attend this event and have a great time doing so.
Forum: Aerodynamics
10-12-2019, 04:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,528
Posted By 049flyer

Down thrust can can really improve the flight...

Down thrust can can really improve the flight handling of high wing flat bottom trainer type aircraft. I added what I thought was too much to a Top Flite Schoolmaster which was a small trainer type...
Forum: Kit Building
10-03-2019, 07:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,672
Posted By 049flyer

I find the original Titebond is easier to sand, ...

I find the original Titebond is easier to sand, I wouldn’t use it for a plane flown off of water but otherwise it works great for my building.
Forum: Kit Building
10-02-2019, 04:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,672
Posted By 049flyer

I have been building for over 40 years and I...

I have been building for over 40 years and I rarely use CA glue, in fact it always goes bad in the bottle long before I use it up. When I do use it, I find that the thin is more useful than thick or...
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