and you can bring that out onto the field with you when you are competing right?Preferably a torque meter, but if not you can make a hook out of some stiff wire and attach it to something like a 3-inch C clamp and clamp that onto a table or the bleachers.
what type of winder are you using? 1:?I have a feeling I might be winding wrong. I can only really get 90 winds into .090 TSS. Maybe I'm winding too quickly or moving in too quickly.
Also, with regards to dewinds, how many are typical? And if I had to dewind, say, 5 times, and I wanted 90 winds, would I have to wind 95 times, then dewind 5?
Sorry, it's a 15:1 winder.
And I'm storing my rubber in a plastic baggie with a bit of lube in it in a pretty cool, dry, and dim place. I suspect knicks or maybe torque is to blame, since I usually get quite a few flights before a motor breaks. I'm working on my torque meter as well.
Thanks. It's because i'm doing helicopter, but if i post in the helicopter thread i wont get as nearly as good as answer as i would get here (and the principles for both events are the same). I also help the Div B school in my area but pretty much everything i ask is for myself.Yes, you can bring your winding apparatus into the testing area (I saw one at States last year). They don't have to provide a table to attach it to (though they did at States last year), but most if not all areas are gyms with bleachers. And just out of curiosity, if you're in Division C, why are you so active on the Wright Stuff forum? Do you do things with flight outside of SciOly?
Try googling armor all origional formula.What is the Armor all Lube called
This brings up a point i was going to bring up soon anyway. The storage of rubber. High temperature, sunlight, and ozone degrade rubber. Would putting rubber in a freezer be a good way of storing it? How long after aquiring the rubber does it begin to degrade if left in a cool, dry place but not a freezer?Another important factor is the quality of the rubber itself. How has your rubber been stored (high temperature, sunlight, and ozone (from electric motors most commonly) are NOT your rubbers friend)? Is it fresh (rubber changes over time)? How cut to width (are there nicks in the edge?)?
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