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by njswede : Nov 12, 2012 at 4:47 PM
Description Flying knife-edge (often abbreviated KE) means flying the plane with the wings in a vertical orientation. The wings do not generate any lift in the configuration, so the fuselage acts as a lifting surface. Generous amounts of rudder are usually needed to keep the plane from losing altitude....
by Joe's Dad : Nov 12, 2012 at 11:28 AM
I can tell you how to ship a 103" extra to Dubai if anyone is interested. Cause we did it a month ago. 8' long by 3 1/2' x 3 1/2' plywood box. FedX 2nd day air to Dubai was 5,000$.
by njswede : Nov 11, 2012 at 10:08 PM
[H=1]Description of the maneuver[/H]

A hover is performed by putting the plane at exactly 90 degrees angle of attack so that the nose points straight up. Just enough throttle is applied to keep the plane at a steady altitude. Good pilots will make the maneuver look easy, but since fixed-wing airframes are...
by wedoitall : Nov 11, 2012 at 8:19 PM
saw on another thread here a chart where they tested the speed of Tx's. on the results their were 2 different test 11ms(which is what they advertise) and 22ms. i ran across a guy that wants to sell me a used dx8. its a pretty decent deal but i just wanna make sure that its 11ms 2048 resolution. any helpl is...
by njswede : Nov 10, 2012 at 9:59 PM
[H=1]Description of the maneuver[/H] A harrier can be seen as the most basic post-stall 3D maneuver and simply means that the plane is flown with an angle of attack that is high enough to completely stall the main wings. The result is a very slow flight with the nose pointing 30-45 degrees upward. This is an...
by RoadGlide : Nov 9, 2012 at 6:24 PM

New to the group. I still crash a lot when trying 3D, not very good at 3D but want to be. Pretty decent at sport aerobatics.

The time change stinks (dark before I get home) so Santa NEEDS to bring me a winter build project. I presently have the following 3DHS planes, 47" SHP, 57" 330SC, and EPP Slick....
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by Steve_B : Nov 9, 2012 at 10:37 AM
There has been some heated discussion on the forum about what radio gear is the best and one thing that comes up a lot is 'latency'. So what is this latency thing? Technically in RC terms latency is the time taken between moving the stick on the Tx and the servo achieving the commanded position. The...
by G.P. : Nov 8, 2012 at 8:20 PM
Howdy Joe!

I remember your Dad saying (about a year ago) that you had never dumb thumbed a plane. With the way that you fly that is one amazing accomplishment!!! :thumbup: :clap: :pompom:

So have you dumb thumbed one yet? Not that I wish that on anyone, but it would make us RC mortals feel better! ;)...
by G.P. : Nov 8, 2012 at 5:42 PM
I have a Vmar Storch that flys like crap, and I think it's the slats. They definately aren't designed correctly, but I'm getting conflicting information on if leading edge slats even work when they are scaled down to RC size. If anybody has tried them on RC before, I would love your input!


by Luv3d : Nov 8, 2012 at 11:04 AM
I had the pleasure of getting one of these kits a few days ago, after eyeing it for almost a year! Since this is a new airframe to the 3DRCForums group, I thought I would document my experience in building it- from 'soup to nuts'.

Last evening I got to open the box and go through the contents- the kit is really...