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Old Sep 05, 2011, 01:41 PM
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At our field the morning works well, but the evening is not recommended because there are a couple of bears in the patch of woods 500 feet away off to the left.
Griz? EEeek... I'm a little girl when it comes to griz... I backpack in black bear country, no prob... but I wouldn't be caught dead (haha) anywhere near a griz.
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Old Sep 05, 2011, 01:47 PM
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At our field the morning works well, but the evening is not recommended because there are a couple of bears in the patch of woods 500 feet away off to the left. They spend time in the hazelnut groves off to the right and the corn fields behind us. In the morning there are always a number of fliers so the they just ignore us. In the evening a flier would likely be alone and, while staring up at his plane, would not see a bear approaching.

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That's what spotters are for..... spotters with a 44mag.
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Old Sep 05, 2011, 01:54 PM
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That's what spotters are for..... spotters with a 44mag.
Yeah, man... right... something big. 22's are ridiculous against a bear. They just ricochet off their skull and piss 'em off unless you get a lucky shot.

I'm griz-phobic. Polar bear are even worse. To a griz, you're an enemy. To a polar bear, you're food.
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Old Sep 05, 2011, 04:11 PM
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,,,,corrected :-)
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Old Sep 05, 2011, 04:37 PM
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The Bixler and Hawk Sky

OK, in my builds of the Hawk Sky and The Bixler I have discovered a somewhat different approach to aileron connection. Each plane uses seperate servos for each of the ailerons, but the Hawk Sky has a double pin-set on one 3-wire connector for the ailerons where The Bixler uses a Y cable. Same result, just a different method of connection. Also, the motor wires are quite long on the Hawk Sky, especially when combining the lengths attached to the motor and the ones to which they connect coming out of the fuse. It makes for a challenge to hide them in the fuselage/motor pylon of the Hawk Sky.
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Old Sep 05, 2011, 06:36 PM
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Griz? EEeek... I'm a little girl when it comes to griz... I backpack in black bear country, no prob... but I wouldn't be caught dead (haha) anywhere near a griz.
Not griz, just black bear. The griz are further north. If they were griz I would never fly there!

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Old Sep 05, 2011, 06:55 PM
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If they were griz I would never fly there!

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Oh, good. I'm glad I'm not the only girlie girl around here.
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Old Sep 05, 2011, 07:24 PM
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Oh, good. I'm glad I'm not the only girlie girl around here.
I won't go back to the park I first tried 'cause I pissed off a couple of magpies...does that count, lol.
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Old Sep 05, 2011, 08:10 PM
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i won't go back to the park i first tried 'cause i pissed off a couple of magpies...does that count, lol.
Nevermore!!
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Old Sep 05, 2011, 08:25 PM
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oh, good. I'm glad i'm not the only girlie girl around here.
Discretion is the better part of valor.

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i won't go back to the park i first tried 'cause i pissed off a couple of magpies...does that count, lol.
Good enough! Ya gotta watch them darned magpies. And ravens too!

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Old Sep 05, 2011, 08:35 PM
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Hopefully he'll be back on his medication before making that report.
He is probably just real excited about his new planes and gets easily confused.
I get like that too.
That feeling goes away after a while...then you have to get another new plane.
And on and on and......

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Old Sep 05, 2011, 09:14 PM
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Speed controller issue

I got this speed controller months ago and just got around recently to testing it.
I know that the problem is with the controller and not the motor.
The question is...can this SC be used without causing the plane to crash at some point?
It only runs like that at very slow speed. It reacts normally at all other speeds.

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Old Sep 05, 2011, 09:40 PM
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I got this speed controller months ago and just got around recently to testing it.
I know that the problem is with the controller and not the motor.
The question is...can this SC be used without causing the plane to crash at some point?
It only runs like that at very slow speed. It reacts normally at all other speeds.

Jim
Try different timing

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Old Sep 05, 2011, 09:41 PM
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This is not necessarily true. Oxygen is just one possible element of oxygenation. There can be others. Just think of dynamite or solid rocket propellant. From what I see of these demonstrations, the LiPo batteries have their own internal oxygenation.

Ok...Dynamite explodes when detonated , but will burn just like wood...
Solid rockets liberate their own oxygen when burning
Lipo's dont have their own oxygen you can see that by watching the vids on you tube....nothing BURNS without oxygen

this is why some of the lipo's dont burn if the container is nearly sealed only allowing the inflamable gas to escape...chek out the second lipo in this vid

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Old Sep 06, 2011, 01:49 AM
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I shakes out between 60 and 65mm. I have to add that I have a 2836 inrunner in the nacelle and swapped the tail control rods to heavier Dubros, both of which add aft weight. I have found that a CG approaching 70mm or even further aft makes for some lousy pitch stability and is not suitable for a good flying model.

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Got it. It makes sense now. Thank you for your feedback.
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