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Forum: General Electric Discussions Today, 03:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 410
Posted By fhhuber
I don't come on here to watch people flame...

I don't come on here to watch people flame perfectly good equipment DUE TO THEIR OWN ERRORS.
Forum: General Electric Discussions Yesterday, 10:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 76
Posted By fhhuber
http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3...

http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=31368

First STICKY in beginners...
Forum: General Electric Discussions Yesterday, 08:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 410
Posted By fhhuber
Spektrum "browns out" at appx 3.85 v. (Highest...

Spektrum "browns out" at appx 3.85 v. (Highest voltage measured when I forced a brown-out in testing)

Others mostly drop out below 2.75 v. They hide the bad power better. That doesn't mean the...
Forum: General Electric Discussions Yesterday, 02:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 171
Posted By fhhuber
Balance the prop(s). You pretty well can't...

Balance the prop(s). You pretty well can't isolate the camera from vibrations so you need to try to reduce or eliminate the vibration source.
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 08-30-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 298
Posted By fhhuber
definitely depends on the charger and a bad idea...

definitely depends on the charger and a bad idea to leave the pack plugged in
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-29-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 41,847
Posted By fhhuber
Also binding can be messed up by being too close...

Also binding can be messed up by being too close to your computer's WiFi hub or a computer with 2.4 ghz wireless keyboard/mouse/etc...

Just be in a different room from that stuff.
Forum: Power Systems 08-29-2015, 05:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 197
Posted By fhhuber
Foam squeezing the ESC might cause overheating,...

Foam squeezing the ESC might cause overheating, but should not cause the symptoms you describe. The ESC is a circuit board with very solid IC chips on it. Physically damaging it requires a LOT of...
Forum: Power Systems 08-29-2015, 01:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 197
Posted By fhhuber
Reverse polarity would result in smoke... not the...

Reverse polarity would result in smoke... not the servo moving out of normal travel range

The servo moving says that wasn't it.
Forum: Power Systems 08-29-2015, 12:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 197
Posted By fhhuber
Not familiar enough with the AS3X to say what is...

Not familiar enough with the AS3X to say what is going on...

The loud click when the rudder went hard over might have been the servo gears stripping.
When something drives the servo past its...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 08-28-2015, 11:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 193
Posted By fhhuber
Motionrc.com has a really nice AC/DC charger for...

Motionrc.com has a really nice AC/DC charger for $60
Similar to the Turnigy AC6, but higher output (probably relabel of the updated version of the same charger)
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 08-28-2015, 10:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 193
Posted By fhhuber
BTW... I have seen a few NiCds explode from...

BTW... I have seen a few NiCds explode from accidental improper charging... Never seen a LiPo burn without purposefully being punctured to burn it.

When NiCd explodes its like a small grenade,...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 08-28-2015, 10:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 193
Posted By fhhuber
Its a question of what will happen first: ...

Its a question of what will happen first:

Battery can explode.
Blow the fuse or trip the circuit breaker
Burn down the house.

Could do all at once.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-28-2015, 09:29 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 41,847
Posted By fhhuber
Spektrum bind plug after binding: Remove...

Spektrum bind plug after binding:

Remove power from the RX before turning off the TX.

There are variations on what to do about the bind plug... some you pull it before removing power from the...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 08-28-2015, 09:14 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 32,279
Posted By fhhuber
Actually depends a bit on the plane and the power...

Actually depends a bit on the plane and the power of the High-Start.

A light plane with just a little wind and a good High-Start can do fine with the 45 up angle and let go.

A heavier model...
Forum: Power Systems 08-28-2015, 08:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 256
Posted By fhhuber
8S would be more typical of a 1.20 glow...

8S would be more typical of a 1.20 glow conversion... lots of power for a .60 class and HEAVY doing 2X4S 4000
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-28-2015, 07:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 166
Posted By fhhuber
It would probably fly with the motor you have......

It would probably fly with the motor you have... but you may not like it. Recommended motors are calling for 9X6 to 10X4 props.

You may be pulling close to the same amps as the recommended, but...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 08-27-2015, 07:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 268
Posted By fhhuber
Going to full = the "kill" is reversed for the...

Going to full = the "kill" is reversed for the ESC (*which will be common for Futaba TX with most brands of ESC) There should be a way to reverse the effect of the switch.
Forum: Vintage and old timer models 08-27-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 166
Posted By fhhuber
You need to check the battery temp a few times...

You need to check the battery temp a few times during one flight.
A LiPo gets hot much faster as you get nearer to hitting LVC. It might be running very cool 80% of the charge and then heat...
Forum: Beginners 08-26-2015, 09:27 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 42,964
Posted By fhhuber
Save a lot of time and trouble... especially for...

Save a lot of time and trouble... especially for your first model:

http://graysonhobby.com/dynam-piper-j3-cub-pnp.html

Pick your radio... Note the radio might last you 10+ years if selected...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-26-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 313
Posted By fhhuber
They unfold almost instantly and hitting the wing...

They unfold almost instantly and hitting the wing shouldn't be an issue.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-26-2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 313
Posted By fhhuber
Photo... go advanced and then there's an attach...

Photo... go advanced and then there's an attach photo link.

The folder sill extend the dead-stick glide by reducing drag. they are generally more expensive than equivalent standard props.

If...
Forum: Power Systems 08-23-2015, 11:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 140
Posted By fhhuber
Each added connection is an added potential...

Each added connection is an added potential failure point and added resistance, so its a better idea to make up a single extension per wire instead of piecing together multiple extensions.
...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-23-2015, 04:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 162
Posted By fhhuber
Foamie... you can carve some foam out to make...

Foamie... you can carve some foam out to make room.

Battery location is more important than where the ESC and RX end up due to CG of the model. Find where you need to put the items and carve out...
Forum: Beginners 08-23-2015, 04:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 261
Posted By fhhuber
Try the programming sequence for the ESC to reset...

Try the programming sequence for the ESC to reset throttle range.

Its also possible there's a bad connector or solder joint somewhere between motor and battery.
Bad connectors between ESC and...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-23-2015, 01:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 116
Posted By fhhuber
You can experiment with props and probably find...

You can experiment with props and probably find something that gives better performance in a 2 blade which is also more durable.

When going from 4 to 2 you can expect to be able to add pitch...
Forum: Humor 08-23-2015, 01:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 205
Posted By fhhuber
First name "Soomting"?

First name "Soomting"?
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-22-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 640
Posted By fhhuber
Select only ESCs that require you to cycle the...

Select only ESCs that require you to cycle the throttle stick from low to high back to low before arming.

there really is no practical answer for installing a switch in the model for what you want.
Forum: Beginners 08-22-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 189
Posted By fhhuber
Not sure which connector that has. The most...

Not sure which connector that has.

The most problematic I have seen commonly installed (and should be cut out and replaced immediately) is the "Tamaiya" (white plastic with dull greyish metal pins...
Forum: Company Discussions 08-21-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 558
Posted By fhhuber
I have the same issue in reverse when ordering...

I have the same issue in reverse when ordering from AMR or other Canadian companies... Seems that crossing the US/Canada border is the most expensive in the world.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-20-2015, 06:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 640
Posted By fhhuber
Many table saws are 1/2 or 3/4 HP.... 1000 watts...

Many table saws are 1/2 or 3/4 HP.... 1000 watts is about 1.3 HP.

We EXPECT the table saw to rip through 2X4's.
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