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10-03-2012, 03:12 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 18,550
Posted By sylvie369

RE: Piper Cub Sailplane

See that wet ring on the table?I assumed that after he emptied the two glasses that went upside-down under the wings, he just plain forgot to fill the two on the horizontal stabilizer.

I love...
09-13-2012, 05:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,079
Posted By sylvie369

RE: Motor question for RC glider

I'm an L2, so I mostly fly Iand J motors, but it's great fun to burn some BP once in a while, and two- and three-stage BP rockets are particularly fun. You should give it a shot.
09-10-2012, 04:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,079
Posted By sylvie369

RE: Motor question for RC glider

Respectfully:

That's not quite correct. A -0 engine (D12-0, B6-0, etc.)does not contain an ejection charge. This is confirmed by the manufacturer here:
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08-03-2012, 10:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,472
Posted By sylvie369

RE: ol newbie

I think you'll find there's almost no activity on this forum. For questions/comments/help re. rocketry I suggest The Rocketry Forum instead.

www.rocketryforum.com//index.php...
Forum: Beginners
07-19-2012, 06:51 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,433
Posted By sylvie369

RE: Transmitter use

Perhaps it should be restated as "buy a computer radio, at least" (rather than something that sounds a lot like "spend as much money as you possibly can"). I'm pretty sure I'd be happy for quite a...
Forum: Beginners
07-18-2012, 07:44 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,433
Posted By sylvie369

RE: Transmitter use

As a newbie last year Ibought a non-computer 5-channel radio. I'm mostly flying sailplanes, so the fact that it's only 5 channels doesn't really bother me, but I do wish I'd bought a computer radio. ...
07-06-2012, 05:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 18,029
Posted By sylvie369

RE: Apache DLG - Mods

Curious: I've never flown an R/C plane with ailerons. I assume that a large part of learning to fly 4Ch is learning to coordinate rudder and bank in turns, just like in full scale flight (except...
07-06-2012, 07:25 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,759
Posted By sylvie369

RE: wondering about fling

I flew my Fling this morning in really good conditions, off the mini Hi-Start (which I have shortened considerably to keep the plane within the bounds of both my field and my vision). Great fun. I...
Forum: Beginners
06-25-2012, 07:08 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 12,523
Posted By sylvie369

RE: How to handle the guys with flawed plans?

How about "I'll bet they're prettier than yours will be if you try to fly it"?
06-22-2012, 06:53 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,759
Posted By sylvie369

RE: wondering about fling

I think you'll be very glad that you did. I'm quite sure I would have seriously damaged or destroyed my 2MRiser if I'd flown it before learning on the Fling. I started by tossing the Fling down a...
Forum: Beginners
06-22-2012, 06:47 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 12,523
Posted By sylvie369

RE: How to handle the guys with flawed plans?

I'm a newbie myself in R/C, but I've been building and flying rockets and helping others learn to do so for a couple of decades now, and I've seen the same kind of thing: people who want to do the...
06-22-2012, 04:21 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,759
Posted By sylvie369

RE: wondering about fling

Hmm. Mine is under the wing, running from the front of the chord back. I do have a small amount of nose weight as well - a small bolt and a nut on it, in the very nose. My receiver is also up in the...
06-21-2012, 04:35 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,759
Posted By sylvie369

RE: wondering about fling

I imagine the day will come when I replace the lines, and I'll keep your recommendation in mind.

I'm too new to flying these things to have a good grip on where the good fields are, but I'm...
06-20-2012, 07:27 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,759
Posted By sylvie369

RE: wondering about fling

I've managed to get a lot of flying out of mine, and I'm very pleased with it. I_hated_ tying those pull-pull lines, and it took me a lot of tries to get them reasonably tight, but she flies great....
Forum: Beginners
06-18-2012, 05:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,803
Posted By sylvie369

RE: What kind of transmitter is good for beginner airplanes?

Agreed. Like many others, I spent less than I should have on my first radio. It's a perfectly decent radio and has worked flawlessly, but I now realize that I should have spent another $100 and...
06-12-2012, 07:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,497
Posted By sylvie369

RE: Daytime Strobe to Signal Lift

That mode looks pretty straightforward - PWMvoltage output. You could run it into a comparator like what you see here (http://www.technologystudent.com/elec1/opamp3.htm)to activate the strobe (you...
Forum: Beginners
06-11-2012, 09:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,002
Posted By sylvie369

RE: New T28 Trojan.. well replacement

I wish I had an excuse like that, but I don't. Mine was on a standard tail sailplane, one I flew a couple of hundred flights on last summer. Just a plain old rookie mistake, one that I hope I never...
Forum: Beginners
06-10-2012, 03:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,002
Posted By sylvie369

RE: New T28 Trojan.. well replacement

Ilearned this lesson the semi-hard way (no damage, thank goodness, but major heart attacks) on my first flight of the year, with the elevators reversed. Fortunately it's really easy to fly that way...
Forum: Beginners
06-05-2012, 05:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,746
Posted By sylvie369

RE: New to planes!

Just a couple of days ago I stopped at a field where I saw a club flying, and asked a few questions, and got more good answers than in a week of forum browsing. Ithink once they realize you're not...
06-03-2012, 03:05 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 46,745
Posted By sylvie369

RE: Sailplane Wing Design Round II

Ah, I've crashed enough rockets to be quite confident that if you're attaching parts properly, the joints will be stronger than the material itself. I'd be very surprised if you could break a rib off...
06-02-2012, 03:19 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 46,745
Posted By sylvie369

RE: Sailplane Wing Design Round II

Newbie question: It looks like essentially all of the work to strengthen the wing is aimed at the spar. Under normal flight loads (that is, when not crashing into things), is it fair to say that's...
05-29-2012, 07:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,370
Posted By sylvie369

RE: Astron Falcon wing airfoil

I put mine up on a B once. By pure dumb luck I managed to see it as it glided near the rising sun, and I was able to recover it a good half-mile away from the launch pad. Never again. Great flier.
05-29-2012, 12:41 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 46,745
Posted By sylvie369

RE: Sailplane Wing Design Round II

I'm sorry - and amazed - to hear this. If it's any consolation, this is even more great education for us newbies.

Looking forward to the new build thread.
Forum: Beginners
05-17-2012, 06:33 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,714
Posted By sylvie369

RE: Spectrum receivers

At least a few of their product descriptions include this:

"<span lang="EN-US" style="font-family: Arial; color: black; font-size: 9pt;">***we are not able to tell this is a real spektrum rx, or...
05-16-2012, 11:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,167
Posted By sylvie369

RE: Good gliders

The Bird of Time is still available from Tower Hobbies, both in kit and ARF form. The Sig Riser is still available from Sig - I just built my second one.
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