Radio control nuts

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by RC Pilot, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. DakarNick

    DakarNick Swabee

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    Saget, you're the best! Quad should be here tomorrow, KK board early next week.

    Can't wait! Thanks for the help!

    Nice snow machines, O2TAC. I bought some floats for my E-Flite UMX Carbon Cub but of course, after I did, the weather decided to warm up and the snow melted.
  2. Saget

    Saget Not quite a full house

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    No problem, but don't thank me until you get it flying!!! Seriously though, I struggled with the P-Gain vs. I-Gain for a long time, not knowing which did what. The breakthrough for me was learning that you should set the I-Gains to zero first and concentrate on P-Gain to get a good hover. I'm sure there's a better explanation, but it seems that P-Gain works for hover, and I-Gain has more of an effect on forward flight.

    Oh, and make sure those props are balanced.
  3. Saget

    Saget Not quite a full house

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    Sounds like a really cool project, but we're going to need to see some pictures to really help. :deal

    Seems like a 16" prop would be as good a place to start as any. Probably no more than 6-8" pitch or you'll just bog down the motor. And idea what RPM it runs?

    And is there some special reason to go with a 3 blade prop? No reason not to, just that there are lots more sizes available with 2-bladers.
  4. dirt hokie

    dirt hokie Been here awhile

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    No reason for the 16in other then trying to keep the height down and scale size close, the idea is that if it works well to build a real 1 or 2seat version. I will try to put up a pic, but to get a good idea check out the "the wig page". I am building a lippsich style one. It seems most people start from a plane background and not a marine back ground. The result is craft that can't take the punishment of rough seas and have too narrow a pop orating range as far as wave height goes.
    I am approching from a speed boat mind set, In that it should survive high speed wave impacts.......
  5. DakarNick

    DakarNick Swabee

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    Saw this on rcgroups.com. Just like the title says. I think this will be my next build after my quad.

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  6. Saget

    Saget Not quite a full house

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    That's cool... I want to build one just for the aerobatics!
  7. RC Pilot

    RC Pilot Shut up and fly!

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    From this morning
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  8. Saget

    Saget Not quite a full house

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    That looks like fun. How well do those floats on the Cub work in the snow? Can you steer it on the ground at all?
  9. RC Pilot

    RC Pilot Shut up and fly!

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    When the wind was calm, it steered rather well. I do not know if this will be the case in heavy snow. This snow was light and fluffy. When the wind picked up, steering as much less responsive.

    What really surprised me was how little effect the pontoons had in flight.

    The best part is you can go from floats to wheels in about 1 minute.
  10. tommyg

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    By chance is this conway michigan?
  11. RC Pilot

    RC Pilot Shut up and fly!

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    Nope, Delaware.
  12. JanB

    JanB Been here awhile

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    I like those Multirotors... maybe I will try my hands on those in the future.
    For my wooden-glider-project I just picked up a Graupner Mx-12-Radio from ebay for 130 Euros. And as my knowledge of RC-Equipment is still from the 80ies, where I steered my Tamiya-Buggies around, I am completetly blown away by what you can do with this things. Crazy Menus, Expo, Mixing... 3 differnt Flight-Phases... and the best thing by far is Telemetry with voice output... INSANE! :D

    And it looks nice, which is a bonus:

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    Meanwhile I am still tinkering with the glider... its coming together slowly, but nicely.

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    Another RC-glider-pilot pointed out, that I should put some airbrakes on it. Well... I dont know anything about those. So just by looking at other gliders I can get an idea... But there must be a way to calculatet the size or position of airbrakes? I dont want to just slap them on and see.
  13. FPGT72

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    I was actually shocked how much I like the glider....I have a Radion, so nothing fancy but it does work real well.

    It is just relaxing to sit out there and just let it fly.....I am also amazed that (I) can find thermals....it went to the point where it was just a dot in the sky and I was real nervous on losing it.

    It is a good plane for an intro to gliders....makes me want to try something a little more deticated.
  14. DakarNick

    DakarNick Swabee

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    Here is my Hover Things FPV Quad! Made for FPV and videoing. I have my Go Pro on there now. Not very well protected but it shoots pretty nice video as it sits.

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  15. Saget

    Saget Not quite a full house

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    Well, let's see it!! :ddog
  16. RC Pilot

    RC Pilot Shut up and fly!

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    What Glider is it?

  17. JanB

    JanB Been here awhile

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    It´s a Blue Phoenix from a swedish company called hobbytrae (http://www.hobbytra.se/). Apparently this model has been in the market for 25 years. After about 15 hours of building (not calculating the hours of drying glue) it starts to look like a plane:

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    I bought it as a start into the world of wooden model-planes after I made my first steps with a Hobbyking Bixler, which had my GoPro strapped to its nose::D Fun!

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  18. Monday

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    This is my son loading up the bomber. You can fit 200 nerf darts in it....but trust me, you don't want to pick up 200 nerf darts. Easily my favorite plane I've ever flown, people love this plane. I can't post videos from work, but you can see this one and my FPV stuff in action on youtube under "David Andrews".
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    I also have a tri-copter on 5.8ghz for FPV flying and that takes flying to a new level. I really enjoy messing with people with that one.
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  19. DakarNick

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    :wink:

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  20. Saget

    Saget Not quite a full house

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    Lookin' good!!! Nice job! :clap