SMALL - espritmodel.com SMALL - Telemetry SMALL - Radio
Reply
Thread Tools
Old Sep 07, 2011, 12:52 PM
A trail of smoke is GOOD!
waynemia's Avatar
USA, TX, Springtown
Joined May 2008
7,226 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by kerwin50 View Post
Wayne what is your trade, I didn't think you were a bench tech.
I thought you were in management.
Mixed bag actually. Officially, sales and marketing right now. I studied electronics and have an ASET. I was in test set design for a number of years and an Extra class ham ticket. I still do testing for our equipment and do user interface design. I have a lot of software development experience, managing teams and design.

Kind of a local source for the RC Club for electronics stuff.
waynemia is offline Find More Posts by waynemia
Reply With Quote
Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Old Sep 07, 2011, 02:02 PM
Registered User
kerwin50's Avatar
winston mo
Joined Oct 2006
7,533 Posts
I kinda figured you were more than a bench tech.
kerwin50 is offline Find More Posts by kerwin50
Reply With Quote
Old Sep 07, 2011, 03:10 PM
A trail of smoke is GOOD!
waynemia's Avatar
USA, TX, Springtown
Joined May 2008
7,226 Posts
This is a lost video of my Extra in flight. Previous owner at the sticks.

chesney1.wmv (4 min 38 sec)
waynemia is offline Find More Posts by waynemia
Reply With Quote
Old Sep 07, 2011, 03:17 PM
A trail of smoke is GOOD!
waynemia's Avatar
USA, TX, Springtown
Joined May 2008
7,226 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by DaOldGuy View Post
I agree with you that the redundant power should be shared across all servos. I think most do it that way, this was just a new twist on it I had seen.

I looked at that HK Switch, the reviews are sort of brutal on it.
The tests on my bench have been OK. I have two of them. It has two inputs and two outputs you can connect in parallel. Two separate regulators inside and a heat sink. I would not hesitate to use it up to about 30cc.

I like more safety margin on 50cc and up. Sometimes the current can get high as well. I know one 50cc YAK with four aileron servos. I think that is silly but it does. So it has 8 servos if you use a manual choke. Make those 150oz/in or so digitals and you have some current draw under load.
waynemia is offline Find More Posts by waynemia
Reply With Quote
Old Sep 07, 2011, 03:18 PM
A trail of smoke is GOOD!
waynemia's Avatar
USA, TX, Springtown
Joined May 2008
7,226 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by kerwin50 View Post
I kinda figured you were more than a bench tech.
I want to be a rocket scientist if I grow up...
waynemia is offline Find More Posts by waynemia
Reply With Quote
Old Sep 07, 2011, 03:43 PM
BANG IT!!!
DaOldGuy's Avatar
United States, PA, Bellefonte
Joined Dec 2007
12,252 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by waynemia View Post
I want to be a rocket scientist if I grow up...
We want you to be one... That would ROCK!
DaOldGuy is offline Find More Posts by DaOldGuy
Reply With Quote
Old Sep 07, 2011, 04:03 PM
Montana Transplant
mt_flyer's Avatar
United States, OR, Klamath Falls
Joined Aug 2005
1,930 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by waynemia View Post
This is a lost video of my Extra in flight. Previous owner at the sticks.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKa9_el3FJQ
makes it look easy...
mt_flyer is offline Find More Posts by mt_flyer
Reply With Quote
Old Sep 07, 2011, 04:26 PM
A trail of smoke is GOOD!
waynemia's Avatar
USA, TX, Springtown
Joined May 2008
7,226 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by mt_flyer View Post
makes it look easy...
I forgot how nice that engine sounds and how strong it runs.
waynemia is offline Find More Posts by waynemia
Reply With Quote
Old Sep 07, 2011, 06:20 PM
BANG IT!!!
DaOldGuy's Avatar
United States, PA, Bellefonte
Joined Dec 2007
12,252 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by waynemia View Post
I forgot how nice that engine sounds and how strong it runs.
The Extra 260 is one of the best air frames I know of, I wish 3DHS would put on out.
DaOldGuy is offline Find More Posts by DaOldGuy
Reply With Quote
Old Sep 07, 2011, 06:35 PM
Registered User
kerwin50's Avatar
winston mo
Joined Oct 2006
7,533 Posts
Grow up, O NO Wayne thats a sin
kerwin50 is offline Find More Posts by kerwin50
Reply With Quote
Old Sep 07, 2011, 08:07 PM
A trail of smoke is GOOD!
waynemia's Avatar
USA, TX, Springtown
Joined May 2008
7,226 Posts
My poor YAK is supposed to go on Friday.

I am sad...

This was my first gas powered RC plane, I bought everything brand new. It has taught me a lot.

The last Easy Star goes tomorrow night.
waynemia is offline Find More Posts by waynemia
Last edited by waynemia; Sep 07, 2011 at 08:43 PM.
Reply With Quote
Old Sep 07, 2011, 08:41 PM
Do Da Dippidy
plowboy1966's Avatar
Joined Jun 2008
7,308 Posts
That Yak was tough too.
plowboy1966 is offline Find More Posts by plowboy1966
Reply With Quote
Old Sep 07, 2011, 08:43 PM
A trail of smoke is GOOD!
waynemia's Avatar
USA, TX, Springtown
Joined May 2008
7,226 Posts
Yes, it really was.

er, is.

Getting nibbles on the Extra.

If they both go, I will be shopping for a new 50cc to 85cc plane.

Probably an Aeroworks or Extreme Flight.
waynemia is offline Find More Posts by waynemia
Last edited by waynemia; Sep 07, 2011 at 09:54 PM.
Reply With Quote
Old Sep 07, 2011, 11:44 PM
Registered User
kerwin50's Avatar
winston mo
Joined Oct 2006
7,533 Posts
Wayne why are you getting rid of the Yak and the Extra only to get an 85 ccer?

Well guys I got my thin CA and got my surfaces and stablizers on the buckhuck all glued in.

With all the trouble we are having at our field I may have to retire the Green Machine.
At 1st we only had 1 rough memberthinking he's the voice for the club and giving the park board hell, now his buddy has joined in. Kerwin 49 had just repaired the damage from the 1 guy after the police were called and asked him to leave after he got belligerent with some soccer moms and the park board and now his buddy (the same guy that made fun of me for having to sit down to fly) has now joined in stirring the pot. These guys think because they have money they can do what ever they want.
And even though they were voted out of office they still want to run the show.
You know this is one of the reasons I quit working as an electronics engineer and went to raising dogs , I hate politics
kerwin50 is offline Find More Posts by kerwin50
Reply With Quote
Old Sep 08, 2011, 05:20 AM
BANG IT!!!
DaOldGuy's Avatar
United States, PA, Bellefonte
Joined Dec 2007
12,252 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by waynemia View Post
Yes, it really was.

er, is.

Getting nibbles on the Extra.

If they both go, I will be shopping for a new 50cc to 85cc plane.

Probably an Aeroworks or Extreme Flight.
*hint* Extreme Flight *hint*
DaOldGuy is offline Find More Posts by DaOldGuy
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Category Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Discussion New Club Thread - Northern Beaches Soaring Club Psionic001 Australia 13 Sep 11, 2014 07:45 AM
Help! Tower SUper Saver Club la528it Hot Online Deals 9 Jan 10, 2010 05:48 PM
Discussion San Francisco Model Yacht Club's multi-club Swap Meet craig_c Dock Talk 17 Oct 13, 2009 02:28 AM