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Old Mar 06, 2013, 12:33 PM
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Can you tell me how to do this. There is a button for selecting individual lines or paragraphs to quote. I've been quoting the whole damn thing when oftentimes I just want quote line and respond to that. And select it but I'm not getting that right either.

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I always simply hit the "quote" bottom, then edit out what I don't want with the "backspace" key; or paint the area I don't want included and just hit the "backspace" key once. Sorry I can't help with the video, I never uploaded one.

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Old Mar 06, 2013, 12:41 PM
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I just tried it again and it didn't work I'll look for some help files.

Can you tell me how to do this. There is a button for selecting individual lines or paragraphs to quote. I've been quoting the whole damn thing when oftentimes I just want quote line and respond to that. And select it but I'm not getting that right either.

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All you have to do is paste the youtube URL into your message and it will appear as a video in your message.

For smaller quoting, just delete the stuff you don't want. Just make sure you keep the (bracket)QUOTE...(/bracket) at the beginning and ending.
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Old Mar 06, 2013, 12:52 PM
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You cannot determine the best prop considering just the thrust: You can have big thrust with too high current drain and motor overload and this is not good.
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You did not read his post at all!! He is using a specific motor with specific props that are routinely recommended for that motor. In his case, it is absolutely not necessary to use a wattmeter or anything else because those props have been used 100's of times with that specific motor before with no problems. You might consider doing a minimum of reading and research before you criticize me.
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Old Mar 06, 2013, 06:00 PM
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All you have to do is paste the youtube URL into your message and it will appear as a video in your message.

For smaller quoting, just delete the stuff you don't want. Just make sure you keep the (bracket)QUOTE...(/bracket) at the beginning and ending.
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Thank you, I'll do just that, that is simple enough. I'm sure it's irritating when her about wanting to comment to just one thing in somebody's large contribution and then I quote the whole damn thing thank you this will fix that.

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Old Mar 07, 2013, 11:10 AM
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[QUOTE=Sculptor;24341050]I think I understand what y'all are trying to tell me. It amounts to don't land downwind, so I made this little film in the backyard showing what I'm up against. I used my new 808 #16 keychain camera]

I finally was able to make this little film, in it I'm trying to explain flying in and out of my backyard, flying out over the river and then coming back hope this isn't too confusing.

DJ...

DJ Wilkins sculptor Back yard landing problem (3 min 6 sec)
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Old Mar 07, 2013, 11:14 AM
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I think I understand what y'all are trying to tell me. It amounts to don't land downwind, so I made this little film in the backyard showing what I'm up against. I used my new 808 #16 keychain camera]

I finally was able to make this little film, in it I'm trying to explain flying in and out of my backyard, flying out over the river and then coming back hope this isn't too confusing.

DJ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWqxqsCc1I8

man thats a nice place to land actually... i know with practice you will even be able to catch your plane with your own hands since it really slows down a bit
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Old Mar 07, 2013, 11:15 AM
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Hey DJ!

It didn't look too windy to me! How much wind are we talking about? I would definitely want a seaplane if I lived there and maybe an RC boat as well
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Old Mar 07, 2013, 12:05 PM
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Hi DJ,
Clear out a couple of branches from that tree on the left (facing your house from the lake) and with just flaps you should be able to drop it right in there. Don't forget any headwind lets the plane land at a slower ground speed and with crow and flaps you may be able to land at almost zero ground speed. You should see my landing spot, crosswind over my shop into 40 yd landing strip with trees and a cliff to contend with.
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Old Mar 07, 2013, 12:18 PM
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You did not read his post at all!! He is using a specific motor with specific props that are routinely recommended for that motor. In his case, it is absolutely not necessary to use a wattmeter or anything else because those props have been used 100's of times with that specific motor before with no problems. You might consider doing a minimum of reading and research before you criticize me.
AJ
First of all, I wasn't criticizing anybody, I was just answering my opinion about this answer:
"The best way to determine the best prop is to run a thrust test on them. The more thrust, the more powerful the prop. Use a ~20lb. scale.
AJ"

This topic has 174 pages and I don't think that all the persons who comes here are perfect experts and have time to read everything.

If You answer to someone who's asking a suggestion for a prop, You cannot be sure that everybody knows that these props are "...specific props that are routinely recommended for that motor".

I saw the previous posts and I didn't find anything more than a suggestion's request for a motor and a prop.

So, don't be touchy...
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Old Mar 07, 2013, 12:26 PM
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I think I understand what y'all are trying to tell me. It amounts to don't land downwind, so I made this little film in the backyard showing what I'm up against. I used my new 808 #16 keychain camera]

I finally was able to make this little film, in it I'm trying to explain flying in and out of my backyard, flying out over the river and then coming back hope this isn't too confusing.

DJ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWqxqsCc1I8
Hey DJ!
Here are some thoughts

1. Great backyard!
2. Do you have a (real or RC) boat to save the plane in case of a lake landing?
3. Are you sure you want to fly over water? Especially with the #16 and all... (cost-wise)
4. Yes, landing towards the lake like I suggested earlier is not very easy... trees too tall to even see the plane and fly it to final approach. So, I guess you'll have to work with downwind landings when the wind is low..
5. I like the net idea. Maybe put something soft (old matress) under it, to catch the bouncing-off bixler on the ground.

OR, you could just use a more natural solution, just crash-land into the big fluffy tree... If you have tape-reinforced the plane it shouldn't sustain damage :P :P :P Did it twice involuntarily :P

Just kidding, I have no liability if you do this.


Also, when quoting and editing the quoted text, be sure to leave the " [ QUOTE.... ] " and " [ / QUOTE ] " phrases untouched!
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Old Mar 07, 2013, 02:31 PM
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Too funny, I just came back from my first attempt at flying at the 360 bridge!

You're right, it is pretty tight! I would like to stand on the cliff face and fly but I haven't yet figured out how I'm going to land. Mount Bonnell is also calling me, but I still just have a couple of months of flying under my belt and I'd hate to crash in someone's backyard...

Sounds like you lived in Austin right in the sweet spot. You probably wouldn't recognize it now! Downtown has grown up quite a lot and the city is filling in. A neighbor friend of mine just moved to the big island a month ago, sounds great! Have you tried flying over any lava? Catching thermals off of the volcanos?

Cheers!
Justin
You're right. I probably wouldn't recognize Austin now. When I left, Austin ended before you got to Pflugerville. From what I've heard it doesn't stop until you get past Round Rock now. Eeks! Too big!

I haven't tried flying the Bixler over lava yet, hot or cold. There are landing issues on relatively fresh lava. Basically anything younger than about a hundred years is like the ground is covered in razor blades. I do a lot of aerial photography using a camera suspended from a kite line. I don't even let the kite or line touch the ground. You're guaranteed to have a tear or damaged fibers in the line if you do.

Hot lava... Hmmm... That I don't know. I think it would be a lot of fun to overfly the active flow at Kalapana. But I'm not sure if I'd get permission. I did get the go-ahead from County Civil Defense to fly a kite and camera over the flow, but only with the caveat that if it went down, the gear was a dead loss. No attempt at recovery at all. I might be able to get something similar for the Bixler, but I'm not a good enough pilot to risk it yet.

No new videos of slope soaring. Only two really REALLY dumb stories:

Last week I downloaded some new configuration software for my radio (a 6-channel 2.4GHz Chinese radio) and re-configured the switches to let me try dual rate and a mix I've been curious about. It was a little weird that things seemed reversed when I tried it in the simulator, but whatever. So I drove to the place I've been slope soaring, climbed the hill, turned things on and... Yeah. I pulled back on the stick and flew straight into the ground. Always do an end-to-end check on your gear BEFORE packing the car.

The next day I went back with a fully tested setup and had 10kt wind on the ground. Climbed the @#$! hill, and utterly failed to check the wind at the higher altitude before tossing my plane into the air. "Struggle" is a fair way to describe the flying experience. I finally landed the plane and packed it in. Then I checked wind. 15kt+ with almost 20kt gusts. >sigh< If it feels too fast, it's because it is.

So my plane is back together (I broke the tailplane on that last flight), and I'm ready to go again. But not over lava just yet...

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Old Mar 07, 2013, 03:05 PM
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DJ...Im on my way with my PBY Catalina....lol....Serious tho.....Is there no way you can fly low and slow(flaps) over the lake then when your over land...just cut the power...Try some "dry runs"..touch and go...Worth a try...
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Old Mar 07, 2013, 04:07 PM
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DJ...Im on my way with my PBY Catalina....lol....Serious tho.....Is there no way you can fly low and slow(flaps) over the lake then when your over land...just cut the power...Try some "dry runs"..touch and go...Worth a try...
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Bring it on down A-flyer I love those planes.

Next time I get to the flying field I'm gonna practice doing just what you said. Bring it down, turn on the downwind leg, drop the flaps and see if I can lay it down at my feet. I won't be able to do any touching go because the go would send it straight into the back of my house.

I've got three seaplanes but never flown them on water. About everything drowned in corrosion X (the lake is really a Bay in the Colusahatchee River and is brackish water. Gulf of Mexico is 20 min. by boat downstream).

I been practicing flying sky surfer in the Clearview flight simulator very low to the ground doing patterns 10 15 feet off the ground and then landing downwind in preparation for this backyard landing experience. I'll let you know how this all goes, I'll film it.

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Old Mar 07, 2013, 04:13 PM
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Bring it on down A-flyer I love those planes.

Next time I get to the flying field I'm gonna practice doing just what you said. Bring it down, turn on the downwind leg, drop the flaps and see if I can lay it down at my feet. I won't be able to do any touching go because the go would send it straight into the back of my house.

I've got three seaplanes but never flown them on water. About everything drowned in corrosion X (the lake is really a Bay in the Colusahatchee River and is brackish water. Gulf of Mexico is 20 min. by boat downstream).

I been practicing flying sky surfer in the Clearview flight simulator very low to the ground doing patterns 10 15 feet off the ground and then landing downwind in preparation for this backyard landing experience. I'll let you know how this all goes, I'll film it.

DJ
You'll git 'er done! It takes practice, practice, practice, but you can do it. I'm not big on downwind landings myself (nor great at them), but when the going gets tough, the tough get going!

Good luck!

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Old Mar 07, 2013, 04:18 PM
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First of all, I wasn't criticizing anybody, I was just answering my opinion about this answer:
"The best way to determine the best prop is to run a thrust test on them. The more thrust, the more powerful the prop. Use a ~20lb. scale.
AJ"

This topic has 174 pages and I don't think that all the persons who comes here are perfect experts and have time to read everything.
If you read nothing but his post about a specific motor and specific props for a very specific application that most of us have seen many times. That was all that necessary to realize that your post was just "in general" information and and amounted to nothing more than self serving boasting. But, it is still ok - just Don't quote me and then criticize. It is not nice. If you must, quote his post.
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