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Posted by ronaldopn | Oct 29, 2016 @ 08:36 PM | 7,486 Views
Rewind of the EMP 6364 to 236kv. This motor will be installed on a Skyline Corvus 30cc which I will run on a 11S setup.
Motor was rewound using the half parallel dLRK winding scheme, using a single AWG19 wire.
This winding coupled with the replacement of the original multi strand by a single thick copper wire makes for an extremely powerful and efficient motor which runs much cooler.
Motor rewind thread here
A build log on the plane should follow soon.
Posted by ronaldopn | Oct 15, 2016 @ 11:59 AM | 6,803 Views
If you have a smart phone, check for an app which has a level bar. I use Carpenter on my IP5.
Here is a picture checking thrust angle after a major mod on the motor box of my Extra 330SC. First I place the phone on a surface of the plane which I know is at zero degrees of incidence in relation to the wings then I reset to zero degrees. Now I can transfer the phone to the motor and check thrust angle.
The same method can be used for throw gauges, just align the counterbalance and set elevator to zero. Now move to full deflection and check your max throws.
These devices are incredibly precise and easy to use and believe it or not you can even make/ receive calls.
Posted by ronaldopn | Oct 12, 2016 @ 04:18 PM | 6,679 Views
My first 60 size plane and my second build log on RCG. I have over 160 flights on this plane and learned a lot with it.
Really nice inexpensive bird to learn 3D on. Very stable at post stall maneuvers even when slightly nose heavy. Plane should fly precision very nice too.
Thread here

Skyline MXS-R 60" 31/May/ 2016 (6 min 32 sec)

Posted by ronaldopn | Oct 12, 2016 @ 11:11 AM | 6,394 Views
Build (assembly) log of one of my first 3D birds. Really nice and affordable plane to learn 3D on. Most of my building techniques are described there (use at your discretion ).
Thread here
Skyline Slick 540 50E harrier test with neutral CG (7 min 2 sec)

Posted by ronaldopn | Oct 12, 2016 @ 11:00 AM | 6,141 Views
If you buy top quality motors you'll probably never need this but If you are a cheap bastard like me this may help.
Seriously, I could buy top quality motors but I simply enjoy tinkering with my gear as I feel I get a much better understanding of how things work and I feel I'm much more prepared to do any troubleshooting or repairs if needed.
This is a step by step procedure on removing magnets, cleaning and re-glueing them with a mixture of thin CA + baking soda.
Thread here
Posted by ronaldopn | Oct 12, 2016 @ 10:54 AM | 5,922 Views
This may help you with your first rewind if you're crazy enough to try.
Warning: rewinding motors is extremely addictive and up to this date there is no known cure for it.
Thread here