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Jun 18, 2012, 09:07 PM
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It was a bit windy this morning. There is a water taxi that runs back and forth across the river right next to where I was flying. The plane was drifting towarss them anyways so they agreed to take me out on the next crossing and retrieve it. If it wasn't for them, I'd be screwed. The plane would probably have drifted down to manhattan!!
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Jun 18, 2012, 09:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Maddmax
It was a bit windy this morning. There is a water taxi that runs back and forth across the river right next to where I was flying. The plane was drifting towarss them anyways so they agreed to take me out on the next crossing and retrieve it. If it wasn't for them, I'd be screwed. The plane would probably have drifted down to manhattan!!
Shoot. If it got down there you could have walk across with the water being so polluted.
Jun 18, 2012, 09:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Limited flyer
And also if your car/truck/ van is big enough, just glue them.
Plus what he said
And plus,plus, he's right, learn on the first, then build to fly with the second,{not build to crash}
Dud, you didn't say if you have ever flown an Rc plane. Tell us that and we can help you get started by directing you to the proper threads

Dj
Jun 18, 2012, 09:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Limited flyer
And also if your car/truck/ van is big enough, just glue them.
Plus what he said
And plus,plus, he's right, learn on the first, then build to fly with the second,{not build to crash}

Dud, you didn't say if you have ever flown an Rc plane. Tell us that and we can help you get started by directing you to the proper threads

Dj
Jun 18, 2012, 09:54 PM
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Accuracy vs price


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I use one of these, but only because I already had it in the tool arsenal. Works good on plastic but you have to take your time. It is tapered so you have to work up to your size slowly because one side will be a tad bigger than the other. If you have a Harbor Freight in your town your golden. My store is about 3 miles away from me.

http://www.harborfreight.com/t-handle-reamer-66936.html

Ron
I think almost everyone would prefer accuracy, though. The two reamers in Post # 15907 are vastly superior to any tapered reamer which can never be accurate.
AJ
Jun 18, 2012, 09:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Sculptor
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Originally Posted by Limited flyer
And also if your car/truck/ van is big enough, just glue them.
Plus what he said
And plus,plus, he's right, learn on the first, then build to fly with the second,{not build to crash}

Dud, you didn't say if you have ever flown an Rc plane. Tell us that and we can help you get started by directing you to the proper threads

Dj
This is the forum i post the most on,better get your facts staight before you continue on with this line of questioning.
Last edited by Limited flyer; Jun 19, 2012 at 01:10 AM.
Jun 18, 2012, 10:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Maddmax
It was a bit windy this morning. There is a water taxi that runs back and forth across the river right next to where I was flying. The plane was drifting towarss them anyways so they agreed to take me out on the next crossing and retrieve it. If it wasn't for them, I'd be screwed. The plane would probably have drifted down to manhattan!!
I hope you tipped them well.
AJ
Jun 18, 2012, 10:07 PM
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Case of beer!!!
Jun 18, 2012, 10:08 PM
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Does anyone have or tried mounting their batteries below the main wing? If so, what are the flight characteristics and do you have any problems with the battery in that location. Getting ready to build my next plane and am considering that location for batts.
Jun 19, 2012, 12:34 AM
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Ya'd make a mess out of the air flow the wing is supposed to get.
To much drag, and ya best be sure to compensate for the other side,I am sure there is a whole slew of other things i can't think of right now.
Jun 19, 2012, 02:52 AM
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Can anyone help me with the best place to mount a spectrum reciver in a bixler ? I keep loosing signal with in inside but can't understand why. Even at close range it's dropping out
Jun 19, 2012, 06:23 AM
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Can anyone help me with the best place to mount a spectrum reciver in a bixler ? I keep loosing signal with in inside but can't understand why. Even at close range it's dropping out
What transmitter? Some are limited range park flyer only but even those should not loose contact at close range.

I would think it is a receiver issue as you shouldn't loose signal as far as you can see. Make sure it passes the range test before flying it! You may have to send it in to Horizon Hobby for repairs.

Try binding to with another transmitter and/or bind the transmitter to another receiver for diagnosis. Could be either one.
Jun 19, 2012, 06:42 AM
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What I meant was has anyone put the battery INSIDE the airplane below the wing????
Jun 19, 2012, 07:15 AM
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What I meant was has anyone put the battery INSIDE the airplane below the wing????
Sure I have. Why? For correct C.O.G. with my camera gear on the nose.
Just makes it a little difficult to install the battery and retrieve and locking it in with Velcro strap etc.
Jun 19, 2012, 07:31 AM
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So you cut a compartment below the wing for the battery? How does it fly??


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