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01-29-2004, 04:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 464
Posted By SnowOwl

RE: discharge question

Memory is a problem with Nickel-Cadmium(NiCad)batteries. Nickel Metal Hydride(NiMH) batteries don't suffer from it. You don't really have to discharge NIMH's at all.
NiMH cells need to be charged...
01-28-2004, 12:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 954
Posted By SnowOwl

RE: Post your Foamie plans Here

Some stuff from an alternate universe

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=192663
07-14-2003, 12:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,557
Posted By SnowOwl

I keep crashing! Need advice.

Another little thing to learn. and that is, if the plane is headed toward the ground, up elevator might not be your friend. If the plane is making a gentle turn and you pull a little up elevator it...
06-24-2003, 01:37 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,557
Posted By SnowOwl

I keep crashing! Need advice.

These little fighters are probably a little hot for the ideal trainer, but at least they didn't take you two years to build and cost $1500, so you can put them up there and learn the hard way with...
06-24-2003, 12:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,557
Posted By SnowOwl

I keep crashing! Need advice.

People tell you to use a high wing rudder-elevator plane to train on because they recover from a turn by themself. A low wing aileron plane needs you to give opposite aileron to recover to level...
06-10-2003, 11:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,984
Posted By SnowOwl

Home-made, from scratch

When you were asking about tanks, I said something about soldering a clunk weight. Be sure you are using lead-free solder. Model airplane fuel dissolves lead, and then the lead ruins the element in...
06-10-2003, 01:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,984
Posted By SnowOwl

Home-made, from scratch

You probably have good enough math skills to figure wing loadings out, but here's a link with folmulae and a wing loading calculator.

http://dickjacobs.com/wingload.html#formula

The weights of...
06-07-2003, 07:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,010
Posted By SnowOwl

foamie

Try these links for more information about building with foam.

http://www.foamfly.com/

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=118487

Also, If you like scale airplanes, put...
06-04-2003, 01:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,010
Posted By SnowOwl

foamie

Try this link for a hot wire tutorial. Click on "Construction"

http://www.rcflightunlimited.com/index.asp
06-02-2003, 01:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,984
Posted By SnowOwl

Home-made, from scratch

I have an extremely dusty MRC series 774 4 channel Transmitter,
which since it's pre 1991 AM is illegal to use, but it has sticks, and a case and a battery box. If you want it, send me your zip code...
06-01-2003, 01:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,984
Posted By SnowOwl

Home-made, from scratch

I really like reading about this project. It sounds like you're beginning to worry about the weight. The important thing is wing loading. Figure out what the hardware is going to weigh as close as...
06-01-2003, 01:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,984
Posted By SnowOwl

Home-made, from scratch

OOps! Wrong Link! Here's the tank.

http://www.rcuniverse.com/attachment.php?s=&postid=681007

Incidentally, the only reason to use standard servos is if you already have them. Anything you can...
06-01-2003, 01:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,984
Posted By SnowOwl

Home-made, from scratch

Here's a link to an almost free tank using a 35mm FUJI film cannister. I dont think you need to cut down a clunk from some other tank, though. Just take a piece of the brass [email protected]/4" long and wrap...
05-28-2003, 07:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,825
Posted By SnowOwl

Newbie Alert

The Black Widow has two bypass ports, essentially the TeeDee cylinder, for more power than the Baby Bee. The Texaco engine is set up to use a larger propellor, usually a 7-3, turning a little slower....
05-28-2003, 03:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 385
Posted By SnowOwl

Ag Cat Motor Options

There are unlimited choices. It's a little big for a geared 280.
Keeping this real simple, if you look at the motor, gearbox, esc, etc. for the Hobby Lobby Super Cub, I think it'll put you in the...
05-28-2003, 12:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,825
Posted By SnowOwl

Newbie Alert

I was in the LHS today and looked over the Guillows SBD Kit. Apparently the control surfaces are moveable, so that's one thing you won't have to figure out.
Good looking kit!
Forum: ARF or RTF
05-27-2003, 01:15 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,763
Posted By SnowOwl

Best & Worst ARF brands

To JBFlier, Post #6

I don't know if this works, I just saw it when I was reading something else.

"ET GLUE
Tony Cincotta of Saturn Hobbies of Australia like most of us found that the new super...
05-26-2003, 08:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,825
Posted By SnowOwl

Newbie Alert

I tried putting "Battery Pack" in the search window and got nothing. This will send you to Radical RC. The 110 flat is what you're looking for. At $9.50 + @2.00 for the connector it should be...
05-26-2003, 07:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,825
Posted By SnowOwl

Newbie Alert

Bipeflyer is right about the displacement classes for engine size. 1/2A is the size of the familiar Cox reed valve engines that came in most of their ready to fly airplanes. Incidentally, a Cox reed...
Replies: 6
Views: 747
Posted By SnowOwl

radio switches snapping off!!!???

Somebody must have had the problem before, because this guy has a solution.

http://www.flymodels.co.uk/technique/switches.htm
Replies: 1
Views: 356
Posted By SnowOwl

Seperate Channel or Mixer

If you can mix it at the TX, the mathematics say it's more reliable. Things that aren't there can't go wrong.
Replies: 72
Views: 5,418
Posted By SnowOwl

boost range of TX

To Ikaros
(post # 44)

...About transmitters:

...cascade couple one or more extra receiver-transmitter set ups. It could be done using an interface between the receiver and transmitter,...
Replies: 20
Views: 1,443
Posted By SnowOwl

is it possible to add more channels to the futaba 4vf?

Very nice! Maybe some day it'll fit in the budget.

Anyway, back to the original topic. I e-mailed the guy in the link, and he thinks it is only a switch channel. he doesn't think it can be made...
Replies: 20
Views: 1,443
Posted By SnowOwl

is it possible to add more channels to the futaba 4vf?

What happened? "Oh Fudge!" was just the first line of my post! Oh,well...
I finally managed to read through all those rules, and it's pretty clear a certified tecnician can adjust or repair a...
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