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Forum: General Electric Discussions Today, 03:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 262
Posted By kyleservicetech
FYI My two Cellpro Powerlab 8 chargers put the...

FYI
My two Cellpro Powerlab 8 chargers put the individual LiPo cells in a LiPo battery within 0.01 VDC while doing both the storage routine, and while doing the charging routine. That said, it...
Forum: General Electric Discussions Today, 03:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 260
Posted By kyleservicetech
Suppo 7035-8, that is a really good price on a...

Suppo 7035-8, that is a really good price on a motor of this size. That almost makes a 4KW power system affordable! :D

Do you have RPM's on those two props?
...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 07-23-2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,279
Posted By kyleservicetech
Yeah I've ordered some of those contacts from...

Yeah
I've ordered some of those contacts from Mouser and similar places. They all carry the thinner 0.025 inch thick contacts, even though they have the same exact mfg part number. I use them only...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 07-23-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 253
Posted By kyleservicetech
A123 2300 Mah 26650 cells are still being made,...

A123 2300 Mah 26650 cells are still being made, and are readily available. I've been buying mine from www.voltmanbatteries.com. These cells come with spot welded tabs that are readily soldered. ...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-23-2014, 01:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 262
Posted By kyleservicetech
One thing that seems to come up is flying those...

One thing that seems to come up is flying those LiPo batteries until the ESC LVC (Low Voltage Cutoff) kicks in. Hopefully, those LVC's kick in before the voltage on the individual LiPo cells drops...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 07-23-2014, 01:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 253
Posted By kyleservicetech
I just did some checking on those A123's. Each...

I just did some checking on those A123's. Each cell is good for about 2.3 Ampere Hours, with a 3 Volt DC output. That is 6.9 Watt Hours. At 2.5 Ounces per cell, that comes out to 97 Watt Hours Per...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 07-23-2014, 01:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 246
Posted By kyleservicetech
Yup I've got three old engines from my glow...

Yup
I've got three old engines from my glow powered models of the mid 1960's. One is an OS58, second is an Enya 09, third is a Cox 049.

I last ran that OS58 engine some 10 years ago, it ran OK,...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-23-2014, 12:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 226
Posted By kyleservicetech
Yup The "Storage Mode" on my Cellpro Powerlab 8...

Yup
The "Storage Mode" on my Cellpro Powerlab 8 chargers either charges each cell UP to 3.80 Volts DC if it's discharged, or it discharges DOWN to 3.80 Volts DC if its charged.

Probably the same...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-22-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 230
Posted By kyleservicetech
Something else I've found with my Spektrum DX8...

Something else I've found with my Spektrum DX8 transmitter. That involves the throttle kill switch mix. When programming in the throttle kill switch function (I use the Gear Switch), make certain...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 07-21-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 253
Posted By kyleservicetech
[QUOTE=dereckbc;953688]25 C intially at start to...

[QUOTE=dereckbc;953688]25 C intially at start to weed out the failures like PZ and Turnigy. Then 30C to see Peuket effect, and 1C for rated mah capacity. FWIW going from 1C up to 30C showed less than...
Forum: Beginners 07-21-2014, 03:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 233
Posted By kyleservicetech
Question, do those brass fittings have a groove...

Question, do those brass fittings have a groove for the snap ring to lock on to?

If so, that would really be secure.

As for me, I do not trust those nylon type rings to secure the unit to the...
Forum: Beginners 07-21-2014, 03:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 233
Posted By kyleservicetech
H'mm It might just be my club, but I've seen a...

H'mm
It might just be my club, but I've seen a half dozen crashes with those type connectors that use the nylon plastic ring over the past few years. The crash failure was when those screws came...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 07-21-2014, 03:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 253
Posted By kyleservicetech
Yeah There is one battery Mfg with a claim of...

Yeah
There is one battery Mfg with a claim of 150 C on their battery packs. That is 1200 Amps, on a pack with #12 wire on its lead outs. That #12 wire will melt at about 350 Amps. Before...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 07-21-2014, 03:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 253
Posted By kyleservicetech
Out of curiosity, what current levels were you...

Out of curiosity, what current levels were you placing on your battery packs for analysis? I've got the Western Mountain Analyzer that can load up to 100 Watts output. Western Mountain has...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 07-21-2014, 02:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 118
Posted By kyleservicetech
Big American Flag Pole in Wisconsin

Here is a video of the installation of the tallest American flag pole. It's worth watching.

http://mortenson.wistia.com/medias/tejnwpitig
Forum: Humor 07-20-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 133
Posted By kyleservicetech
Hope he does not put gasoline in it!

Hope he does not put gasoline in it!
Forum: Humor 07-20-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 133
Posted By kyleservicetech
Old guy and a vacuum cleaner

Here is an old joke about why old men should not operate a vacuum cleaner :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QxyBmO5D4iU
Forum: Beginners 07-20-2014, 02:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 156
Posted By kyleservicetech
For those who wonder what "C" represents, and how...

For those who wonder what "C" represents, and how to use it, take a look:

"C" and what it is
http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=65869
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-19-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 633
Posted By kyleservicetech
Yeah When you get into giant scale models, with...

Yeah
When you get into giant scale models, with wingspans over perhaps 110 inches, the power system is going to require motors such as the Hacker A100 and A200 series. Those motors are expensive,...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-17-2014, 04:41 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 633
Posted By kyleservicetech
Yeah It's pretty hard to beat the capabilities...

Yeah
It's pretty hard to beat the capabilities of a gasoline powered model, versus an electric model, especially with the higher powered units.

Seems that has all ready been shown with the...
Forum: Multi-Rotors 07-17-2014, 04:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 181
Posted By kyleservicetech
Yeah We can have 10,000 people flying FPV with...

Yeah
We can have 10,000 people flying FPV with absolutely zero issues, but the newsmedia will only write about the one person doing something stupid with them.

Bottom line, be careful out there,...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-17-2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 260
Posted By kyleservicetech
That would be my Giant Scale Big Stick, powered...

That would be my Giant Scale Big Stick, powered by a 12S2P A123 pack, and a Hacker A60-16M motor. It's running at 3100 watts max as recorded by its Castle Creations 80 Amp HV ESC.

The other model...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-17-2014, 02:03 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 633
Posted By kyleservicetech
Ah yes You are going to get a whole pile of...

Ah yes

You are going to get a whole pile of different comments on this subject. As for me, IMHO, the practical limit for electric power would be around 1200 - 1500 watts or so. With this power...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 07-15-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 453
Posted By kyleservicetech
Hi Nigel Yeah, I changed it to a few thousand...

Hi Nigel
Yeah, I changed it to a few thousand feet.

FYI, I've got a 65 inch wingspan model that I took up to 970 feet high last year with one of those "How High Is It?" gadgets. At that...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 07-15-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 453
Posted By kyleservicetech
Yeah I did some testing on the transmitter...

Yeah
I did some testing on the transmitter antenna orientation with a Spectrum Analyzer.
http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=72719

As expected, aiming your transmitter antenna at...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-15-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 138
Posted By kyleservicetech
Yeah A few years ago, I used a tiny drop of RED...

Yeah
A few years ago, I used a tiny drop of RED locktite on six of my Hitec 645MG (Metal Gear) screws that secure the servo arms.

Dumb Dumb Dumb!

I did get them out, but nearly had to buy new...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-15-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 138
Posted By kyleservicetech
Yeah use either blue loctite or nylon type lock...

Yeah use either blue loctite or nylon type lock nuts for motors. Anything else can come loose.

Voice of experience.
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 07-15-2014, 04:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 254
Posted By kyleservicetech
Those three models really look nice. I flew...

Those three models really look nice.

I flew a lot of different gliders or sailplanes back in the mid 1980's, up to a pair of Craftaire Viking polyhedral 10 foot wingspan models. After getting...
Forum: Beginners 07-15-2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 318
Posted By kyleservicetech
One thing about this sort of model for a...

One thing about this sort of model for a "Trainer". After a few instruction type flights, IMHO, most often the newbie will have the most problems during landing. With the Electrostik type of model,...
Forum: Beginners 07-14-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 318
Posted By kyleservicetech
Just saw this thread on the Apprentice. Take a...

Just saw this thread on the Apprentice. Take a look:
http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=74008
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