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Feb 03, 2010, 05:00 PM
The Low-wing Super Cub
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Originally Posted by bpin
how about a page on glues. GG,PU,foam safe ?
Check this thread or this one.
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Feb 25, 2010, 04:26 PM
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Reflex


Can anyone speak more on aileron "reflex" and how it is used on planes other than sailplanes?
Feb 25, 2010, 04:36 PM
Matt Mabry
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Well, I don't think its used much on planes other on sailplanes. I have tried it on my 3D planes to try to take some wing rock out of harriers but other than that I don't know why you would want it.
BTW reflex is when you program your ailerons to both point up a small degree. Its the reverse of flaperons where both ailerons point down a small degree.
Anyone else have more insight?

Matt M
Mar 15, 2010, 02:50 PM
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good
Mar 15, 2010, 04:21 PM
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That 4D is a little too unrealistic for me
Mar 15, 2010, 06:59 PM
Woodsy
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Originally Posted by Bombay
Can anyone speak more on aileron "reflex" and how it is used on planes other than sailplanes?
it can be used to trim out a plane when the wing incidence is NQR.
Here is an article on Reflex.

http://www.angelfire.com/on/dragonfl...reflexing.html
May 06, 2010, 02:03 AM
What goes up must come down
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AC=Alternate...not quite true


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Originally Posted by BD Flyer
DC = Direct Current (This type of charger receives it's power by plugging it into a seperate power supply such as a car battery, ect.)

AC = Alternate Current (This type of charger receives it's power by plugging it into a wall outlet.)

Fast charger = Usually charges batteries in increments of 15 minutes.

Balancer = Balances each cell in LiPo (Lithium Polymer) batteries to an equal number of volts.

Deans = A type of connector that is commonly used on batteries and ESC's.

Bananna plug = Another type of connector that is commonly used on DC chargers.
AC= alternating current. With DC current, electrons move from negative to positive in a straight line...hence the name direct current. Now with AC current, electrons move from 0 charge to + charge back to 0 charge then from 0 charge to -(negative) charge and back to 0 charge to complete one cycle. then the cycle starts over. example. your wall receptical has 120 volts ac coming to it. if you map the sign wave of the current it will go from 0 volts to 120volts positive charge back to 0 volts then to 120 volts negitive charge back to 0 volts. 0 volts being nutral
In the US it does this 60 times a second in Europe 50 times a second or 60Hz/50 Hz.



HTH
Jim
Hope this helps
May 14, 2010, 10:17 PM
flashy30
Could someone please post the hook up sequence of the battery and esc and rec and motor. What hooks up to what. Thanks
May 14, 2010, 11:29 PM
The Low-wing Super Cub
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Originally Posted by flashy30
Could someone please post the hook up sequence of the battery and esc and rec and motor. What hooks up to what. Thanks
Here ya go. One note regarding this drawing, it demonstrates the use of bullet connectors and that the 'male' connector is attached to the + battery terminal. I recommend reversing that setup by putting the female connector on the + connection, which allows it to be completely covered with shrink-wrap insulation. Protecting the + wire prevents accidental shorting contact with another object.
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Jun 01, 2010, 11:31 PM
duo
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oh,my god ~~
Jun 05, 2010, 01:14 AM
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How about the differences between plane types IE;
Parkflyer
Foamy
EP
3D
Micro
Small
40 size 50 size

I no, a few have been mentioned, but a complete list would be nice.
Jun 05, 2010, 07:42 AM
Matt Mabry
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Originally Posted by jazz53
How about the differences between plane types IE;
Parkflyer
Foamy
EP
3D
Micro
Small
40 size 50 size

I no, a few have been mentioned, but a complete list would be nice.

1. For Parkflyer read pfd. But generally a small(under 2lbs) electric airplane.
2. EP=Electric powered
3. An airplane made out of foam, either Depron(a light brittle foam) or EPP(a light spongy foam).
4. An airplane that is capable of flying 3D manuveres. 3D is defined as flying post stall, or flying using the prop as the main lifting force and not the wings.
5. Micro is smaller than small
6. Small is larger than micro
7. When you see a plane refered to 40 or 50 size (or any other number, .15, 20, etc.) it is referencing that planes nitro size motor. The manufacturer is giving modelers a reference point of how big the model is compared to a nitro powered plane.

Hope this helps a little

Matt
Jun 05, 2010, 07:46 AM
Matt Mabry
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Also...

ARF = Almost Ready to Fly
RR = Receiver Ready
EDF = Electric Ducted Fan
DLG = Discus Launch Glider
AUW = All Up Weight = weight a plane will fly at.

There are about a hundred more but I need some coffee first

Matt M
Jun 05, 2010, 08:48 AM
The Low-wing Super Cub
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Originally Posted by duo
oh,my god ~~
Jun 05, 2010, 10:19 AM
Matt Mabry
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Originally Posted by grubbyjeans
Got me? Perfectly reasonable question and answer.


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