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Dec 15, 2011, 09:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Fugitive_Bill
Those old electric models always used brushed motors, had the RED ESC arming button, 6x to 10x NiMh batteries and NEVER flew - or if they did it was for about 30 seconds!!
I had a nice flying NiCad plane of all things... not even NiMh. It flew for 10 minutes or so on a charge, just loafing around, though. It was called "The Professor" and it did have a geared brushed motor. But modern, brushless technology does not, in itself, preclude an arming button for any reason. They simply don't design one in.
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Dec 15, 2011, 09:59 PM
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Darwin's PushECat I bought in the late 1990s was my first electric and it pioneered the use of EPP foam. With 8 AA Nicads the plane would stay aloft for 20 minutes. That was long enough for me unless I was in a lawn chair.
Dec 15, 2011, 11:04 PM
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Uh, I mean like, who da hayull needs any kinda stoopid armin' switch? Not me!
Dec 15, 2011, 11:17 PM
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Jeee-zuss... SH... Oweee.

You know, the prop is so easy to remove on the SS I'd just do it. One screw, it's done. The Slick, on the other hand, requires a couple of screws for the spinner, careful removal, and then the bolt. Re-mounting it is just the reverse with the added spinner alignment task. But the instructions from 3DHS say to always take the prop off when indoors! Man, talk about being safe and being a pain!
Dec 16, 2011, 01:06 AM
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Consider too, needing to walk out onto the runway to retrieve your landed plane, & others are flying. You sure don't wanta be loitering around out there opening up & disconnecting, so there you are, scurrying off the runway with that live bomb.

As opposed to, walking up, pluck the connector, pick 'er up & walk off with the still-buttoned up plane, safe & secure. As was said, YMMV....but that's my takeaway.

I don't have anything fancy. But on both my planes, I just have the battery hookup (deans) on the outside of the fuselage. Last thing I do before launch is reach down and plug them together. First thing when it lands, is reach down and unplug. Not the prettiest thing, but for me it is functional. -- JOHN
Dec 16, 2011, 02:08 AM
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Removable tail surfaces


Enjoy

Put a second guiding carbon tube on the fuselage too (forgot to take the picture) to properly route the bolt
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Dec 16, 2011, 08:11 AM
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StarHopper
Looks like you got bit by a very large dog.

I don't mind everyone posting injuries from run away propellers. It helps remind me to be careful.

My concern is that a "Save the people" group might try to pass legislation that requires any RC operator to put on leather gloves, sleeves, hard hat, safety glasses, etc. just to keep them from hurting themselves. What fun would that be?
Dec 16, 2011, 09:45 AM
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StarHopper
Looks like you got bit by a very large dog.

I don't mind everyone posting injuries from run away propellers. It helps remind me to be careful.

My concern is that a "Save the people" group might try to pass legislation that requires any RC operator to put on leather gloves, sleeves, hard hat, safety glasses, etc. just to keep them from hurting themselves. What fun would that be?
Don't forget the condom. One can never be too careful!

Ted
Dec 16, 2011, 10:40 AM
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StarHopper
Looks like you got bit by a very large dog.

I don't mind everyone posting injuries from run away propellers. It helps remind me to be careful.

My concern is that a "Save the people" group might try to pass legislation that requires any RC operator to put on leather gloves, sleeves, hard hat, safety glasses, etc. just to keep them from hurting themselves. What fun would that be?
So you're saying, governmental involvement isn't always a good thing?


(And you don't wanna know what they did "for" the Indians!)
Dec 16, 2011, 01:58 PM
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Don't forget the condom. One can never be too careful!

Ted
Now do we wear this just over the head or the whole body?

SH you have to tell us what they did with the Indian, I mean the Cowboy is just one side of the story we have to have the full picture.

Seriously though how did you incur this level of injury with the prop from the Bixler, I just dont get it, were you trying to shave the hairs off your arm or what.
Dec 16, 2011, 02:04 PM
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On another matter, all you guys that have EZ*'s as well as SkyS's and/or Bixlers' would you say that the airframes and wing geometries of the two are very similar or the same, or are there distinct differences between them. From all the photo's and video's of the 2 planes that I have seen to date they look identical, am I correct in assuming this or not.
Dec 16, 2011, 02:14 PM
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If possible would love to see video of Bixler with MICRODAN.
I think this is the video that Prof100 was referring to. If you go to Utube and look up my videos, you will find the MicroDan used in several planes. (i.e.- Sky Surfer (2), Fun Cub, Easy Star, WildHawk). Basically, if you use this motor, it is almost impossible to want for more power. Vertical for as long as you want can be done at 2/3 throttle. Enjoy....
AJ
Sky Surfer - MicroDan & Landings-editted.mov (4 min 39 sec)
Dec 16, 2011, 03:25 PM
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Anti prop bites. A simple prevention way.
Well, THERE ya' go! Nice...
Dec 16, 2011, 05:17 PM
Why so serious?
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Originally Posted by ozair
On another matter, all you guys that have EZ*'s as well as SkyS's and/or Bixlers' would you say that the airframes and wing geometries of the two are very similar or the same, or are there distinct differences between them. From all the photo's and video's of the 2 planes that I have seen to date they look identical, am I correct in assuming this or not.
Geometries are very similar. The EZ has no ailerons and a smaller rudder that needs to be enlarged. The EZ's foam isn't as smooth as the SkyS but thicker and seems a bit softer. Never weighed either one but the EZ seems heavier.


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