I have always been a huge proponent of "The Right Tool For The Right Job!"
But in circumstances you end up trying to improvise!
Case-in-point I was working on my new quadcopter, the brushless out runners were a bit sloppy on the shaft. I had a lot of play between the stator assembly and the out runner.
But anyways, the shaft needed to be pushed down into the out runner and I was trying to use my cheap hobby vice; but that caused so much pressure in the whole vise that when the shaft finally gave way... it moved too much causing too tight fitting against the retaining clip.
I thought "this might end up working anyways"
Ran the motors and they got WAY too hot (ran for about 5 minutes) and I just was not happy with my "work"
I went to harbor freight and picked up a 1/2 Arbor Press.
2 minutes after getting it home, the shaft was aligned correctly and EASILY!
Again, amazing what the right tool does for the job!
I have been on the lookout for my next airplane.. One that I can have fun, fly anywhere and just enjoy flying! I didnt want a fast plane or something that would take tons of time to build or cost a TON of money...
So I looked at nitroplanes and all the other usual suspects... but I kept coming back to one plane..
I am usually not a fan of foam only because well im a bit more old school..
Posted by ShoGinn |
May 08, 2011 @ 10:32 PM | 2,539 Views
So I have been in the R/C Aviation hobby now since 1989 (10 years old) and I have changed the way I have flown many times. Going from casual just for fun flying to 3d planes to what I do now.. Gliders...
I originally got hooked on sailplanes with DLG's but I figured if 1.5m is great then what about 3 meters! I loved competing in hand launch category… I purchased some second hand old school gliders a Mystery Ship (full house open glider) and a Sig Riser (RES 3meter) but none of them brought me the same thrill that DLG’s did. I thought it was because they were old and inefficient (excuses).
My flying skill is not anywhere near some others that I fly with but I enjoy flying, I have more fun on our indoor nights at the City Auditorium or flying with the Denver guys doing Hand Launch then anything. But I always want more!
After making a huge purchase for a 3 meter RES plane (AVA Pro) I have buyers regret because it disappointed me; not because the plane is poor the plane is spectacular, it signals lift like a plane should and lands slow and on point. But I feel like im going through the motions, it just sucks that a $1300 purchase doesn’t make me want to fly it.
My solution has been to always just sell what I don’t like and it works for me, but when will this cycle end? How has anyone in this hobby said “this is what I like and im sticking to it!”
Its hard to be honest to yourself in this hobby haha.. more planes more fun… I think not.
Posted by ShoGinn |
Dec 03, 2010 @ 06:04 PM | 3,473 Views
So I felt that a blog entry was a great way to explain my thoughts on the differences good and bad between the latest 2.4ghz radios.
These are all my opinions I am no way an engineer, nor am I perfect so anything that is negative could just be the fact that I have injected human error!
I have been flying R/C Planes in 1989 when I was 11 years old with my father. We never had tons of money to buy the best equipment, most of it was second hand. We had a great time flying airplanes we built and they always worked! We flew in a club called the Ventura County Comets from 1987-1991. During that time we flew on the slopes above Ventura and the clubs field at Casitas lake, I cannot remember a case when my father or I had an issue with a radio. When we moved from Ojai California to Albuquerque New Mexico in 1991, we went to a new club Albuquerque Road Runners and flew out at Maloof Model Airfield. Personally I flew out of there from 1991 until ~1994 (turned 15 and started doing car stuff real and R/C) and I remember the only time we had issues was when someone would turn on the same channel TX.
I was out of the hobby from 1995 until late 2008 so it was a long stint I was out. By this time I had joined the Military (USAF) and was living in Florida and was working crazy hours so flying at a club or a field by any means wasnt going to happen.
I picked up my first R/C ever with 2.4 which was a Blade CX2, I of course had no idea what I was getting into, #1 it was a...Continue Reading
Well, after a hard landing a wheel on my 51" AJ Slick gave out
So instead of replacing them with a stock wheel I decided to look at some options. The Kavan wheel has always been a popular wheel for the Giant Scale guys and seems to have been a hit in their smaller wheels to.
The research I did showed that the regular Kavan wheels (non deluxe) with the gray hubs were not as strong as the Deluxe wheels (chrome hub). Not only that the tread pattern was a bit different. The part number is KAV-0099 for the deluxe wheels.
The new Kavan's are a not much different in size but the hub is smaller in diameter.