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Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-16-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 408
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Many older design chargers wont do automatic...

Many older design chargers wont do automatic storage charging/discharging, and it looks like yours is one of those.

The precise storage voltage is not critical, as long as they are not fully...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-15-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 266
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Like Chellie, I'm not even sure what the question...

Like Chellie, I'm not even sure what the question is... what's he mean by 'reset it'?
Forum: Aircraft Reviews 04-14-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 154
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Yep, i also avoid smaller models with retracts...

Yep, i also avoid smaller models with retracts for the same reason, they generally don't stand up to rough grass field use.... Which is a real shame because the Butcher Bird would look even better...
Forum: Aircraft Reviews 04-14-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 154
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Wish granted: kxpJCggcAwQ Stukas are...

Wish granted:
kxpJCggcAwQ

Stukas are tricky beasts though, those sharply tapered wings result in tricky stall characteristics.
Forum: Aircraft Reviews 04-14-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 154
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
The Butcher Bird looks great, i like the way it...

The Butcher Bird looks great, i like the way it sits up on it's long main gear, just like the real one.

Is there a retract option for it?
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 04-14-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 131
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Yep, to drive those powerful chargers you need an...

Yep, to drive those powerful chargers you need an even bigger power supply. Just be careful to get one with both enough watts (charger watts plus 20%, minimum) but also one that delivers the correct...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 04-14-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 131
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
It looks pretty good if you want to charge small...

It looks pretty good if you want to charge small to medium size batteries (say 3-4s up to 3000mAh). If you were wanting to charge larger or higher cell count batteries then the 80W per channel limit...
Forum: Power Systems 04-13-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 236
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
It's easy to accidentally enable brake on many...

It's easy to accidentally enable brake on many ESC's because it's usually the first item in the programming. If you inadvertently power up with the throttle stick wide open thereby entering...
Forum: Company Discussions 04-13-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 112
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
My understanding is that hexTranic is a brand...

My understanding is that hexTranic is a brand name of Hobbyking similar to Turnigy or Durafly.

Here's a Hobbyking video for the 'Quanum' telemetry module that's shown on hexTronics front page....
Forum: General RC E-Heli Talk 04-13-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 77
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Yeah, they are great fun aren't they. I've been...

Yeah, they are great fun aren't they. I've been bitten big time by the heli bug.

Of course the big ones cost just as much to fix as they ever did, maybe more. But at least flybarless does make...
Forum: Power Systems 04-13-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 236
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Yeah, that's the only thing i can think of, they...

Yeah, that's the only thing i can think of, they might have the brake set on their ESC?
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 04-13-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 115
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
You can usually calibrate the ESC to the Tx by...

You can usually calibrate the ESC to the Tx by (with model powered off but Tx turned on) putting the throttle stick in the full throttle position. Then power on the model, you should get a beep at...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-12-2014, 12:01 AM
Replies: 1,715
Views: 85,722
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Yep, it's the KK2 I'm using in my multi rotor. I...

Yep, it's the KK2 I'm using in my multi rotor. I have a 'tweaked' firmware that turns off self levelling when you move the sticks, but turns it back on if you centre the sticks. The idea of this is...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-11-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 1,715
Views: 85,722
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
I'd argue with that having flown both. The design...

I'd argue with that having flown both. The design might be totally different but a multi rotor actually does fly quite like a CP heli, at least a CP heli in 'normal' flight mode where you don't have...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 04-11-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 450
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Yes, it's true. The best resource I've...

Yes, it's true.

The best resource I've found that talks with authority on the subject is here: http://batteryuniversity.com/learn/article/how_to_prolong_lithium_based_batteries
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-11-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 1,715
Views: 85,722
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Strange, I've found multi rotors so easy as to be...

Strange, I've found multi rotors so easy as to be verging on a bit boring sometimes. I guess it depends on the flight controller they have installed but most have 'auto level' which means if you take...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 04-10-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 450
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Are you sure the battery is a LiPo and not a...

Are you sure the battery is a LiPo and not a LiFe? LiFe batteries have lower voltage.

As noted above, if it's a 3s LiPo then it's basically already over-discharged at 9.9v and risking permanent...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-10-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 441
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
It depends on what you want to optimise. For...

It depends on what you want to optimise. For slope soarers there is usually plenty of lift but quite strong wind, so you need a glider with some weight so it can fly fast enough to penetrate into the...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-10-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 441
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
There are always options. In this case the option...

There are always options. In this case the option is obvious and simple.. Take the speaker out, it's pure dead weight anyway serving no practical purpose.

I'd argue that a noise isn't worth...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-10-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 104
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
I would handle as many batteries as you wanted...

I would handle as many batteries as you wanted but charging time increases. As mentioned in the other thread, LiPo batteries these days can almost always be charged at least at '2c' charge rate. At...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-10-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 104
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
The 'Starter 220W Combo' at progressive would be...

The 'Starter 220W Combo' at progressive would be fine for your needs. The only time that the 220W power supply could not meed the demands of the 250W charger would be if you were charging large 6s...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-09-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 193
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
They actually say '50W class' charger. The spec...

They actually say '50W class' charger. The spec very clearly says 58W peak output.
Forum: General RC E-Heli Talk 04-09-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 129
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
For many helis all you do is download the profile...

For many helis all you do is download the profile from the Horizon site, and install. Personally i prefer to program mine from scratch so i know how everything is set up, but even then the...
Forum: General RC E-Heli Talk 04-09-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 129
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Sorry to say this, and I know I probably keep...

Sorry to say this, and I know I probably keep banging on. Sometimes it is worth paying more for a system with intuitive easy to follow programming and that comes with proper fully detailed and easy...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-09-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 193
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Inefficiency doent come into it, the output watts...

Inefficiency doent come into it, the output watts is simply volts x amps at the output leads.

The efficiency losses occur in the internals of the charger between input and output (input power will...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-09-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 193
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Bear in mind that virtually all new LiPos will...

Bear in mind that virtually all new LiPos will have a safe recommended charge rate of at least 2c. So all the previous calcs, being based on 1c, are incorrect unless you want to deliberately charge...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-08-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 441
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
+1 on the comments about reducing weight at the...

+1 on the comments about reducing weight at the tail, you should exhaust all options on lightening up the tail end before contemplating adding significant weight in the nose.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-07-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 270
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
yes, these days it is relatively easy to 'bust' 6...

yes, these days it is relatively easy to 'bust' 6 channels, even with quite normal models.

For instance a WWII warbird with retracts and flaps:

Throttle, elevator, rudder, flaps and retract -...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 04-07-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 185
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
It seems simple to me i have to admit. Why...

It seems simple to me i have to admit.

Why not have the antenna permanently 'bent' at 90 degrees, or better, a single antenna in that orientation built into the Tx case? Why should an aerial with...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 04-07-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 185
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
I never have heard a sensible reason why they put...

I never have heard a sensible reason why they put movable hinges on these antenna. The hinge only adds two things, both bad:


The possibility to orientate antenna 'straight out' .
A physical...
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