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Forum: Beginners
06-18-2021, 09:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 759
Posted By jester_s1

The Sig Seniorita is a smaller and cheaper...

The Sig Seniorita is a smaller and cheaper option. Plenty of those have been built for electric power, so there are more than enough threads and tutorials out there for what changes need to be made.
06-14-2021, 01:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 876
Posted By jester_s1

Hydro Junkie is right- posting the same thread in...

Hydro Junkie is right- posting the same thread in multiple forums is against the forum rules.
Childish bickering deleted.
Threads merged.
Move on.
Forum: Beginners
06-10-2021, 09:56 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,233
Posted By jester_s1

I'm glad to hear it went well. Now that you have...

I'm glad to hear it went well. Now that you have basic trims done, turn down your throws. A trainer shouldn't be twitchy. You'll find as you turn down your throws the plane flies smoother and becomes...
06-03-2021, 07:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 549
Posted By jester_s1

This is very basic, but the tank lines could be...

This is very basic, but the tank lines could be the issue. A small tear in the clunk line where it joins the stopper can create a situation where the engine runs well in a normal G position but...
Forum: Beginners
06-01-2021, 07:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 242
Posted By jester_s1

Does this happen the same way flying in either...

Does this happen the same way flying in either direction? The reason I ask is that lots of beginning pilots take a while to really get leveling their wings right. If you can see the bottom of the...
Forum: Beginners
06-01-2021, 07:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 608
Posted By jester_s1

The question on my mind is why do you want to do...

The question on my mind is why do you want to do this? The plane was designed for the engine to be in its place, so why mess with it? A change in engine location that drastic will also probably cause...
05-28-2021, 07:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 746
Posted By jester_s1

You shouldn't prop for 80 amps if you have an 80...

You shouldn't prop for 80 amps if you have an 80 amp ESC. Shoot for 60-65 max. On 6s, that will give you just under 1500 watts at full charge and around 1200 depleted depending the quality of your...
05-27-2021, 07:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 687
Posted By jester_s1

I guess it depends on how much you plan to use...

I guess it depends on how much you plan to use it. I buy cheap Harbor Freight tools when I know I'll only reach for them once or twice a year. I had a junky rotary tool once. The bit holder is what...
05-27-2021, 07:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 549
Posted By jester_s1

Assuming you have checked the tune and the engine...

Assuming you have checked the tune and the engine is not too rich or lean....

How old is the fuel? In the US, they put ethanol in most of our gas, which means it only takes about 2 weeks to absorb...
05-27-2021, 07:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 746
Posted By jester_s1

80 amp ESC is recommended, but the best prop will...

80 amp ESC is recommended, but the best prop will be determined by the plane and what kind of performance you're looking for. A scale plane that you want long flights on will need a very different...
05-26-2021, 11:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 574
Posted By jester_s1

FWIW, we're flying the same maneuvers as the late...

FWIW, we're flying the same maneuvers as the late 70's with basically the same rulebook, so the planes that competed well then are still well-suited now. Kaos, Dirty Birdy, Intruder, Curare,...
Forum: Beginners
05-26-2021, 11:44 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,233
Posted By jester_s1

The impression that crashes happen a lot is part...

The impression that crashes happen a lot is part of the social media "highlight reel" effect. Out of thousands of hours of flight that gets recorded on smartphone cameras, there might be 3-4 crashes...
Forum: Beginners
05-25-2021, 08:15 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,233
Posted By jester_s1

FWIW, club membership is the best investment you...

FWIW, club membership is the best investment you can make as a new pilot. The instruction alone will save you at least one airplane, so it will pay for itself that way. Then add in having a proper...
05-20-2021, 05:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 695
Posted By jester_s1

How do the threads look on the bolt? If they are...

How do the threads look on the bolt? If they are worn, that can cause a pull out too.
Forum: Beginners
05-19-2021, 08:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,233
Posted By jester_s1

As long as it range checks ok the radio will be...

As long as it range checks ok the radio will be fine for now. I agree with others though; if you're genuinely interested in this hobby, invest in a good radio. The way you can customize the feel of...
Forum: Beginners
05-19-2021, 08:27 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,233
Posted By jester_s1

You don't get much for $258. It's probably worth...

You don't get much for $258. It's probably worth what you paid and will probably fly fine when trimmed properly and flown from an appropriate runway.
05-18-2021, 07:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 695
Posted By jester_s1

I've never heard of a nylon bolt vibrating loose....

I've never heard of a nylon bolt vibrating loose. That's the whole point of using them.
I'd be concerned that it actually pulled out of worn threads. It's practically impossible for it to have...
Forum: Beginners
05-17-2021, 07:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,233
Posted By jester_s1

My wife and I worked out a "fun budget" about 15...

My wife and I worked out a "fun budget" about 15 years ago when we started actually having enough money to have a fun budget. It has grown with our income, but always follows bills and saving goals....
Forum: Beginners
05-14-2021, 08:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,233
Posted By jester_s1

The other advice I'll give is to look at how this...

The other advice I'll give is to look at how this can really fit into your life. Getting the wife's ok is only part of it, as the ladies in our lives are often the sensible ones who focus on the most...
Forum: Beginners
05-13-2021, 06:00 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,233
Posted By jester_s1

You done already messed up! You gotta get the...

You done already messed up! You gotta get the wife's support to be able to do this long term. I find that the occasional workshop project for her and flowers puts her in the mood to be ok with my...
Forum: Aerodynamics
05-13-2021, 05:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 902
Posted By jester_s1

Wow man. Punctuation is a really valuable thing....

Wow man. Punctuation is a really valuable thing. Look into it.
I think you want to know about what dihedral does and what flying 3 channel vs 4 channel planes is like.
Dihedral does 2 things: 1....
Forum: Beginners
05-11-2021, 03:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 374
Posted By jester_s1

We'd need more context to know what the author...

We'd need more context to know what the author was talking about there.
To further complicate matters, Horsepower is a deceptive figure. Max HP is often made at an RPM that you'd never actually see...
Forum: Beginners
05-11-2021, 03:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 338
Posted By jester_s1

You'll probably get more help in the kit building...

You'll probably get more help in the kit building forum. This is the beginner forum, which is mostly about learning the basics of flying.
Forum: Beginners
05-01-2021, 07:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 531
Posted By jester_s1

Normally fuselage length is tip of the spinner to...

Normally fuselage length is tip of the spinner to the back of the rudder.
Forum: RC Fuels
04-30-2021, 05:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,382
Posted By jester_s1

dirkadeese- Do you mean avgas like 100LL? A gas...

dirkadeese- Do you mean avgas like 100LL? A gas engine for RC use will run with it, but they don't have the compression to take advantage of the high octane. You can't use gasoline in a glow engine...
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