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Forum: Beginners
Yesterday, 03:34 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By jester_s1

My club hosts the SAE heavy lift contest in Fort...

My club hosts the SAE heavy lift contest in Fort Worth every other year. I'm volunteering again this year. I was on the crash recovery team last time and probably will be again this year. I see some...
02-17-2020, 08:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 229
Posted By jester_s1

I'd say the bottom line is that if the OP knows...

I'd say the bottom line is that if the OP knows enough to design and build an RC plane that can successfully fly for 10 hours, he also knows enough about basic gas engines to make a good choice....
Forum: Beginners
02-17-2020, 08:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 64
Posted By jester_s1

I would think so. Does the manual address the...

I would think so. Does the manual address the throttle spring?
Does the right stick by chance have a throttle type gimbal? A lot of non-US pilots fly mode 1, which puts the throttle on the right...
Forum: Beginners
02-17-2020, 04:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 221
Posted By jester_s1

To the OP: What grade are you in? And what is the...

To the OP: What grade are you in? And what is the actual situation? Is this going to be for a grade, or is it an enriching project as part of an after school club?
I ask because I'm a middle school...
Forum: Beginners
02-14-2020, 12:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 221
Posted By jester_s1

Start with something that has been proven to fly...

Start with something that has been proven to fly well. A Sig Kadet Senior is a good choice. Then you can move into more experimental designs.
Forum: Beginners
02-07-2020, 08:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 144
Posted By jester_s1

Why not one of the .40-.46 replacement motors?...

Why not one of the .40-.46 replacement motors? That would give you equivalent power and shouldn't make it too heavy. The Rimfire .46 would do fine and wouldn't be stressed with any reasonable prop...
Forum: Beginners
02-07-2020, 05:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 144
Posted By jester_s1

What engine was it originally designed for? Most...

What engine was it originally designed for? Most manufacturers sell a glow equivalent that makes the conversion simple.
02-03-2020, 11:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 251
Posted By jester_s1

If the covering is that old, it's time to strip...

If the covering is that old, it's time to strip it off and redo it. Monokote is a temporary covering anyway.
Replies: 5
Views: 280
Posted By jester_s1

There are plenty of minis on the market that can...

There are plenty of minis on the market that can fly .40-.60 size planes just fine. The trend has been towards getting smaller for years.
01-16-2020, 07:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 260
Posted By jester_s1

What does the manual say the steel rod is for? Is...

What does the manual say the steel rod is for? Is the battery you are using within the recommended range?
01-16-2020, 07:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 317
Posted By jester_s1

To just make a U bend all you need is a bolt the...

To just make a U bend all you need is a bolt the diameter that you want the bend to be and some pliers. Bending 1/8 music wire isn't much of a challenge.
As for wire types, a lot of that depends on...
01-16-2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 666
Posted By jester_s1

In your position, I'd buy a single brushless...

In your position, I'd buy a single brushless motor and ESC and a watt meter. Test different size props, 2 and 3 blade at the same wattage. You'll have to tweak the throttle and use your watt meter to...
01-14-2020, 04:45 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 5,305
Posted By jester_s1

Hey guys, this was a civilized conversation for a...

Hey guys, this was a civilized conversation for a long time. I generally find it's better to address personal stuff or sensitive matters via PM instead of in the forums.
Would you all mind keeping...
01-10-2020, 08:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 543
Posted By jester_s1

All it really requires is cutting them out of the...

All it really requires is cutting them out of the wing, adding leading and trailing edges that can accept hinges (requires removing the right amount of wood), then hinging and building a servo mount....
01-10-2020, 07:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 224
Posted By jester_s1

Has this radio and receiver worked properly in a...

Has this radio and receiver worked properly in a different plane before? If not, I'd try hooking them up to other servos to see what they do. If the problem persists, send them to Spektrum to be...
01-06-2020, 07:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 410
Posted By jester_s1

Is there anything special to know about wire...

Is there anything special to know about wire choice and heat? Thick wire vs. thin, go slower/faster?
01-06-2020, 02:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 410
Posted By jester_s1

I'm doing sheeted foam wings, so a feather edge...

I'm doing sheeted foam wings, so a feather edge will yield a 1/8 inch thick TE when it's sheeted. I guess keeping 1/16 or so wouldn't be so bad, as I could sand the sheeting down a little to thin it.
01-06-2020, 02:29 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 5,305
Posted By jester_s1

35% of revenue spent on personnel is not so...

35% of revenue spent on personnel is not so strange for a non-profit like the AMA. And I disagree that the salaries should be capped at the national average. It takes some real skill to run a...
01-06-2020, 04:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 410
Posted By jester_s1

Getting a feather trailing edge on foam cores

I want to cut my own cores for a future SPA project. In my last build, the factory made cores where left with a flat TE that required adding a balsa TE and ailerons. I guess they did that because...
Forum: Beginners
01-01-2020, 08:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 516
Posted By jester_s1

Sticks should be ugly. It's your beater plane,...

Sticks should be ugly. It's your beater plane, meant to be flown until it falls apart. They don't even look right to me until there are a couple of patches on them.
12-31-2019, 06:33 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 5,305
Posted By jester_s1

If I am reading the bolded type below correctly,...

If I am reading the bolded type below correctly, this isn't nearly as bad as some are making it sound. Exempt flying sites, ie, AMA fields (for practical purposes) wouldn't require remote ID....
Forum: Beginners
12-31-2019, 06:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 516
Posted By jester_s1

The reason for the crosses is that the Fokker...

The reason for the crosses is that the Fokker Eindecker fighters were a loose inspiration for the design. A butt ugly real plane that flew pretty well led to a butt ugly model plane that flies...
12-26-2019, 07:39 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,587
Posted By jester_s1

Can someone explain why the FAA can't just scan...

Can someone explain why the FAA can't just scan the ID numbers that our 2.4ghz signals all have? Granted that's from the transmitter instead of the drone, but it would serve the purpose just fine if...
Forum: Beginners
12-26-2019, 07:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 497
Posted By jester_s1

I agree, an intermediate plane between those...

I agree, an intermediate plane between those would be a good idea. The venerable old Ugly Stick can't be beaten for a second airplane. Build it as a taildragger so you'll learn how to handle one with...
Forum: Beginners
12-25-2019, 09:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 497
Posted By jester_s1

Great Planes and Sig both have a .40 size Cub...

Great Planes and Sig both have a .40 size Cub kit, which is right where you are looking to be. I have a Hangar 9 Cub ARF that I fabric covered and added ailerons to. It flies great with a Saito .72....
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