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Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat Today, 05:05 AM
Replies: 25
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Posted By kyleservicetech
LOL Many years ago, I knew a guy by the name...

LOL

Many years ago, I knew a guy by the name of Richard Head. (Yup, really did!)
Forum: General Electric Discussions Today, 04:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 184
Posted By kyleservicetech
That's a nice looking model.

That's a nice looking model.
Forum: General Electric Discussions Today, 04:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 68
Posted By kyleservicetech
Checking your model, it's supposed to weigh in...

Checking your model, it's supposed to weigh in some 10 or 12 ounces. IMHO, you'd never notice another 1/2 ounce, unless you're doing 3D flying or something. Just double check the cg location on...
Forum: General Electric Discussions Today, 03:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 100
Posted By kyleservicetech
Yeah, as far as your charger goes, it doesn't...

Yeah, as far as your charger goes, it doesn't care if your battery is internally wired as "1P", "2P", or what ever. As long as only one balance cable is brought out for the entire battery pack.
...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft Today, 03:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 109
Posted By kyleservicetech
Harbor Freight has a decent infra-red...

Harbor Freight has a decent infra-red thermometer. Note that these units are not very accurate when aimed at "Shiny" metal surfaces. You need a dark surface, or at least a tan or slightly shaded...
Forum: General Electric Discussions Yesterday, 06:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 461
Posted By kyleservicetech
LOL Kind of like putting your key in the car...

LOL

Kind of like putting your key in the car ignition. No need to know how the fuel injection, ignition, computerized engine control, automatic tranny works.

Just start up and drive away.
...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros Yesterday, 06:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 229
Posted By kyleservicetech
Yup The Spektrum AR7000 receiver uses the...

Yup
The Spektrum AR7000 receiver uses the CRY6936 microwave transceiver chip for communications. The specs for this chip indicate that it is to be used on voltages between 2.4 VDC and 3.6 VDC.
...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros Yesterday, 02:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 229
Posted By kyleservicetech
Yeah I've read that article before. There are...

Yeah
I've read that article before. There are a lot of half-truths in it, along with stuff that simply doesn't apply to our RC models, such as that Freznal effect. Plus, perhaps a little BS. This...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros Yesterday, 12:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 229
Posted By kyleservicetech
If you have an interest in these radios, I put...

If you have an interest in these radios, I put together a PDF file a few years back on this subject. This file also has a few notes on those 2.4 Ghz radios, and what's involved with them.

How it...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros Yesterday, 12:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 229
Posted By kyleservicetech
IMHO, most of the problems noted with the 2.4 Ghz...

IMHO, most of the problems noted with the 2.4 Ghz radios was the use of inadequate receiver power supplies. It's just not a good idea to use a 2500 Mah four "AA" type Nih battery pack on these new...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros Yesterday, 12:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 229
Posted By kyleservicetech
Even the low cost Futaba 4YF has gone to 2.4 Ghz!...

Even the low cost Futaba 4YF has gone to 2.4 Ghz! That's the same price as the entry level Spektrum transmitter/receiver.
...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros Yesterday, 12:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 157
Posted By kyleservicetech
The only problem with one antenna, those 2.4 Ghz...

The only problem with one antenna, those 2.4 Ghz signals are line of sight. So, if something is in between your transmitter and one "legged" receiver antenna, like your motor, you might have a...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 04-21-2014, 11:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 229
Posted By kyleservicetech
Yeah I tried googling for brand new 72 Mhz...

Yeah
I tried googling for brand new 72 Mhz transmitters. Only place they showed up was in Ebay as used radios.

If 72 Mhz was so great, then how come so many conversion kits are available to...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-21-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 184
Posted By kyleservicetech
Just a note here. Putting different sized props...

Just a note here.
Putting different sized props on a glow or gasoline engine can either result in the engine running to fast, or running two slow, overheating the engine.

Putting to small of a...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-21-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 461
Posted By kyleservicetech
Yup, I also got signal levels of 100,000/1 with...

Yup, I also got signal levels of 100,000/1 with the test in my workshop.

I just ran YOUR calculation with the different numbers of the signal levels found during testing outside in my driveway.
...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-21-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 461
Posted By kyleservicetech
Yeah, me to. If my fading memory is correct,...

Yeah, me to. If my fading memory is correct, doubling the watts output at the transmitter does NOT result in doubled range for the receiver.

Just googled it and found the answer. That reduction...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-21-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 461
Posted By kyleservicetech
I just checked the radiated output signal level...

I just checked the radiated output signal level of my Spektrum DX8 transmitter, both in full range, and in "Range Test" mode.

Equipment used, http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=72719...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 04-21-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 339
Posted By kyleservicetech
Just updated my DX8 to the latest firmware. ...

Just updated my DX8 to the latest firmware. After reading the manual, piece of cake. The DX8 LCD screen even warns you on the first flight of each model in memory to double check every command to...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-21-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 184
Posted By kyleservicetech
Hey, welcome to the electric model airplane...

Hey, welcome to the electric model airplane world. The performance of electric power since 92 has exploded in the past 22 years. Now, it's common to hear of someones electric motor pulling 50 Amps,...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 04-21-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 339
Posted By kyleservicetech
We got one or two guys in our club that might. ...

We got one or two guys in our club that might. Rumor has it one guy in our club took the bottom out of one of his chest of drawers for wood to repair a model.

(That guy has an expensive home!)
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 04-21-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 358
Posted By kyleservicetech
Hi Nigel No problem :D :D Look at Castle...

Hi Nigel
No problem :D :D

Look at Castle Creations ESC's. They used to say "Made in USA", until some lawyers found CC used imported parts like microcontrollers and the like.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-21-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 461
Posted By kyleservicetech
Wow, that is interesting. If true, this...

Wow, that is interesting.

If true, this thing will quickly show exactly what is going on.

http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=72719
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-21-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 461
Posted By kyleservicetech
For 2.4 Ghz, the actual distance your radio will...

For 2.4 Ghz, the actual distance your radio will work reliably during a "Range Test" of reduced transmitted power can easily be changed by altering the value of a resistor, or two. So, by a minor...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-21-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 461
Posted By kyleservicetech
My DX8 manual indicates the receiver should...

My DX8 manual indicates the receiver should operate reliably at 30 paces or 90 feet with the range test enabled. If I point the DX8 antenna directly at the model, the range test for reliable model...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 04-21-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 358
Posted By kyleservicetech
FYI, the company I worked for was the first...

FYI, the company I worked for was the first company in the world to design and build an oil filled high voltage circuit breaker that could automatically reclose after a temporary fault. We had two...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 04-21-2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 339
Posted By kyleservicetech
Yeah, we had our customers do that on the...

Yeah, we had our customers do that on the batteries in our circuit breaker controls. Then, they'd wonder why the same battery failed months later, causing our circuit breakers to fail to clear...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 04-21-2014, 04:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 358
Posted By kyleservicetech
LOL Around here, we have a company called...

LOL

Around here, we have a company called Harbor Freight. I bought one of their Predator 6.5 HP gas engines for my 80 Amp DC field power supply. It now has 155 hours of flawless running time on...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-21-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 339
Posted By kyleservicetech
As far as killing a battery, one of my club...

As far as killing a battery, one of my club members just flew his foamie jet with a 4 cell 2200 Mah battery in place of a 3 cell pack. He flew it to LVC. Each cell measured about 2.2 Volts DC.
...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 04-21-2014, 04:41 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 339
Posted By kyleservicetech
Out of curiosity, I just cut open a cheap "AAA"...

Out of curiosity, I just cut open a cheap "AAA" nih cell out of a defunct back yard LED light. It also had that neoprene pressure relief in it. Question is, just how accurate is that pressure...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 04-21-2014, 04:39 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 339
Posted By kyleservicetech
Agreed With enough power, you can blow up...

Agreed
With enough power, you can blow up anything. Case in point at the research complex division of the company I worked for, they had a short circuit lab that could generate a momentary peak of...
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