Discussion in 'Storebought Planes' started by homey666, Sep 7, 2018.
So what`s with the little red paratrooper?
I see you went with a dessert camo theme.
The little paratrooper was one of 6 I tried dropping out of my Guinea Pig. Fail!.lol
Oh no. I love the idea of dropping parachutes I still have a load I bought off eBay and never dropped them. I shall have to build a baby bomber as my big transport was a failure.
In fact, come to think of it I have a small transport in the attic
I have so many projects on the go at the moment, it will have to wait.
Bwahahaha @ sponge worthy, classic episode.
The paint will go with my acid washed jeans.
Not sure about the sponge part but the bottom looks awesome.
I'm not a fan of planes with the props out front. I really prefer mid-mount whenever possible or tail mount motors. Every plane with a nose mounted motor I've flown has ended with a prop strike on landing. It's me for certain but I just have never been able to master a nose mount prop plane for same reason.
Nope, Mid-Mount or rear mount for me.
I like tractor layout, but I fly in a field that has long grass most of the year and just have to take spare props.
May be if you fitted a folding prop you might have a little more success
Ya I tried that too and broke a few of those as well. I don't know what it is with a front prop but they really love to hit the ground when I fly them...
I don`t want to sound like a clever dick, but have you tried flaring out just before landing?:
Mind you having said that I do fly pretty slow lightweight planes.
Oh yeah, you have to turn the throttle off before it touches down
I've tried that and I always manage to find some way to have it nose over, cartwheel, etc and break the prop. I just don't like it...
How about programming the esc with the brake function, when the throttle is off the prop stops spinning. There's a good chance the prop won't end up vertical and break.
Yup, tried that too.
Just to sum up my life in a single sentence:
"I do all my own stunts ...just never intentionally"
If there's a way that the front prop can hit something when I land, it will find it every time. It doesn't seem to matter what I try. There used to be a thread here on prop strikes and I tried everything in it.
It's not my radio, it's not the plane, it's all me for whatever reason and no-one's ever been able to figure it out.
So, to make my life simpler and before I actually ended up bending or break a prop shaft, I stopped using them. Mid mount or rear mount for me and no problem.