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Old Feb 19, 2007, 09:15 AM
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What does "tip stall" mean?
It's when the outermost tip of a wing stalls, and the rest of the wing doesn't. Many wings have different stall speeds at different positions on the wing. I know we generally think of the wing as a single lift-producing apparatus, but it's not so. Some wings have up-turned tips or different amounts of washout.

The point is, you can get into a position, usually during a turn or at low speeds, where the one tip of the wing is not moving fast enough to produce lift. When that happens, the plane will roll uncontrollably toward the tip that is stalled, and it can be a very dangerous situation. Tip stalls are frequently followed by death spirals.
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Old Feb 21, 2007, 02:54 AM
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It's when the outermost tip of a wing stalls, and the rest of the wing doesn't. Many wings have different stall speeds at different positions on the wing. I know we generally think of the wing as a single lift-producing apparatus, but it's not so. Some wings have up-turned tips or different amounts of washout.

The point is, you can get into a position, usually during a turn or at low speeds, where the one tip of the wing is not moving fast enough to produce lift. When that happens, the plane will roll uncontrollably toward the tip that is stalled, and it can be a very dangerous situation. Tip stalls are frequently followed by death spirals.
Thanks. I have seen that happen, but now I know the name.
Old Feb 21, 2007, 12:58 PM
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Old Feb 21, 2007, 05:27 PM
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I keep seeing the term "prop speed." Is this the same as RPM?
No answers to this one yet?
Old Feb 24, 2007, 06:35 PM
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here's another one


What does dihedral mean?
Old Feb 25, 2007, 10:06 AM
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What does dihedral mean?
The amount of "V" angle in a plane's wing.

Trainers generally have high wings and significant dihedral. This keeps the center of mass below the center of lift, which makes the plane relatively stable and docile.
Old Mar 17, 2007, 08:01 PM
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Mstore: Dihedral is formed in the wings to give the aircraft better roll stability.

Can someone tell me more about this buddy box system?? It sounds like something I definitely need to check out! Is it something most LHSs have in stock?
Old Mar 17, 2007, 08:20 PM
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Can someone tell me more about this buddy box system?? It sounds like something I definitely need to check out! Is it something most LHSs have in stock?
The buddy box system allows an instructor and student to hold separate transmitters. The student TX has control only when the instructor holds down the trainer switch. When the student has trouble, the instructor releases the switch and takes over. No LHS around here stocks them.

If you have one Futaba TX already, or Two Futaba TXs :
Buddy Box or Trainer Cord for Futaba

At some point Futaba changed from a round to a square connector. Verify before ordering.

If you have 2 Hitec TXs:
Trainer Cord for Hitec

For 2 JR TXs:
Trainer Cord for JR
Old Mar 17, 2007, 08:37 PM
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If you have one Futaba TX already, or Two Futaba TXs :
Buddy Box or Trainer Cord for Futaba

At some point Futaba changed from a round to a square connector. Verify before ordering.

If you have 2 Hitec TXs:
Trainer Cord for Hitec

For 2 JR TXs:
Trainer Cord for JR
All that I own currently is what came straight out of my HobbyZone RTF Super Cub kit. However, I can pass all this information on to my boyfriend and he can probably take it from there. I think this would be perfect, since this is my first time flying, and he is very experienced with RCs. Thank you!!
Old Apr 02, 2007, 06:44 PM
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Hi,

I am up tu but a easystar RTF kit that includes a hitec 3CH tx RX

What about the system compatibilities?

Can I use a Futaba TX and a hitec rx?

What about the servos?


Thx,

Armando
Old Apr 02, 2007, 08:08 PM
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Hi,

I am up tu but a easystar RTF kit that includes a hitec 3CH tx RX

What about the system compatibilities?

Can I use a Futaba TX and a hitec rx?

What about the servos?


Thx,

Armando
An RTF Easy Star comes with the receiver, ESC and servos already installed in the plane. It comes with a Hitec transmitter. Nothing for you to select or install.
Old Apr 18, 2007, 09:41 AM
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Old May 07, 2007, 07:01 PM
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ok, another one that I keep seeing and cant figure out

CG

(stupid planes, im completly clueless as of now, but I do realize this may shape into a VERY expensive hobby)
Old May 21, 2007, 10:26 AM
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How about the different prefixes to the brushed motors?
IPS (indoor power systems)
LPS?
EDF?
I know I am missing some....
Old May 21, 2007, 10:43 AM
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ok, another one that I keep seeing and cant figure out

CG

(stupid planes, im completly clueless as of now, but I do realize this may shape into a VERY expensive hobby)
CG - Center of Gravity

This hobby is expensive, but it is VERY fun!


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