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Apr 11, 2012, 05:28 AM
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Originally Posted by ajbaker
Prof100 gave you some excellent suggestions, IMO. I would just add that you could use double-sided scotch (cello?) tape to make it a bit easier to separate the fuselage if you ever need to do that.
AJ
Cool, not a bad idea at tall, thanks.

If/when I get another bixler (or that style plane) I'll be sure to do that.
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Apr 11, 2012, 09:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Flypoppa
Hey AJ I wish you had edited that vid. My iPad screen went black and I thought that the iPad had gone legs up. Blo*dy frightened me.
Nice landings.
<grin>. I did edit it. It started out to be 12 mins long. I think we all pretty much agree that a video should be around 3 minutes or less to avoid boredom. Even at that, I had too many "speck" shots which I do not like. But, thanks for the props on landings.
AJ
Apr 11, 2012, 12:45 PM
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Originally Posted by ajbaker
I took it out because is was such a great day for flying.
AJ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRkM8DyQSfM
Thought i was blacking out for a sec,in your past vids i have never seen your cam darken like that, good landings and rolls thogh.
Apr 11, 2012, 06:24 PM
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Upload the video again.


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Originally Posted by Limited flyer
Thought i was blacking out for a sec,in your past vids i have never seen your cam darken like that, good landings and rolls thogh.
You are the 2nd person to mention this. So, I watched it through the link that I posted. Utube definitely hosed my video. So, I re-uploaded it and hopefully it is OK now. Thanks for the heads-up and props for the landings. Please accept my apologies for any panic that I caused (I'll take the blame because I should have checked the entire video AFTER the upload).
AJ

Sky Surfer_4-9-12.mov (3 min 14 sec)
Apr 11, 2012, 06:36 PM
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The Optimal engine for the Sky Surfer - OT but only 1 post


Any suggestions on how to mount this?
AJ
CIMG3464.MOV (3 min 0 sec)
Apr 11, 2012, 07:39 PM
Why so serious?
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Originally Posted by ajbaker
Any suggestions on how to mount this?
AJ
Duct tape.

Sounds like Bill's Rambler.,
Apr 11, 2012, 07:41 PM
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Originally Posted by ajbaker
Any suggestions on how to mount this?
AJ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDa87tWzInM
GWS 10mm stick mount.

Aeronca
Apr 11, 2012, 07:52 PM
wottree
I wouldn't use hot glue that's for sure.
Apr 11, 2012, 08:20 PM
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Originally Posted by ajbaker
Any suggestions on how to mount this?
AJ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDa87tWzInM
Wow an external combustion steam engine for an RC plane. Brilliant!!

I guess you can put it inside the belly of an X8 Beast with a long drive shaft between the fly wheel and the prop in the rear.

Of course the foam may start to soften a bit.

Nice video AJ
Apr 11, 2012, 08:32 PM
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Originally Posted by ajbaker
Any suggestions on how to mount this?
AJ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDa87tWzInM
Nope, but what about this engine?

(This motor is on the opposite side of my block :P)
Apr 11, 2012, 09:03 PM
Limited flyer
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Any suggestions on how to mount this?
AJ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDa87tWzInM
Gonna have trouble keeping that lit in the air.{That is of course if you can get it mounted and can find CG}
Apr 11, 2012, 11:05 PM
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Originally Posted by ajbaker
Any suggestions on how to mount this?
AJ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDa87tWzInM
Why am I not surprised?
Apr 11, 2012, 11:26 PM
ICrashRCs
What's the KV?

Prop size?
Apr 11, 2012, 11:45 PM
I need a bigger shed..
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What ESC would be a good match?
Apr 11, 2012, 11:54 PM
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ESC for that large electric motor? or a steam engine? (which wouldn't use an ESC, and a steam engine wouldn't be rated in KV... :P)


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