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Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 03-01-2016, 12:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 413
Posted By Flysfloats
Minima 4 ch Receiver Antenna

Here we go again! One of my Minima 4 ch receivers has lost it's short antenna!!! What do you suggest?

1. Range check and if ok, use it?
2. Replace antenna, and if so, what with?
3. Throw it...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 02-29-2016, 01:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 527
Posted By Flysfloats
It bound with blue light. Still not sure why it...

It bound with blue light. Still not sure why it decided to bind this time. Only changes I made were to wire in a switch between the battery(a receiver batt) and the receiver. No ESC in this set up...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 02-24-2016, 12:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 527
Posted By Flysfloats
Minima 4 ch Receiver Binding Issue

For some reason I am having trouble getting a Minima 4 ch rcvr to bind to my Aurora 9. I have used these rcvrs before with no problem but now I am stuck. While performing the normal binding...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 09-25-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,270
Posted By Flysfloats
Panther: Thanks for the investigation effort. I...

Panther: Thanks for the investigation effort. I think I am ok for now. I have the one loaner prop/adapter that survived the crash and I should have a new one from Canada any day now. Since I am...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 09-24-2015, 11:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,270
Posted By Flysfloats
Panther, thank you for the suggestion, BUT, I...

Panther, thank you for the suggestion, BUT, I believe it is only available thru the International Warehouse and I do my best to only order thru the USA West Warehouse if at all possible.
...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 09-24-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,270
Posted By Flysfloats
Yesterday I finally got my Ninja ready for a run...

Yesterday I finally got my Ninja ready for a run up to test the heat shrink tubing to increase the diameter of the motor shaft. As Panther implied, this did not go as I had hoped. With only partial...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-22-2015, 05:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 540
Posted By Flysfloats
Aurora 9 and Hobby King BEC Issue

Today I finished the conversion of an older glider to a e-powered glider. I was putting the finishing touches on my receiver, esc, and motor finalization. Problems have cropped up and I am at a...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 09-22-2015, 04:42 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 632
Posted By Flysfloats
E-Flite BAE Hawk Fan Blades

Today was my initial attempt at flying this DF jet. I got it onto the runway and started my takeoff run, about 10 feet into the takeoff I head something and cut the throttle. I then advanced the...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 09-19-2015, 03:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,270
Posted By Flysfloats
I called Hobby Express and was told that they...

I called Hobby Express and was told that they have no folding props or accessories in stock and do not know when they will receive more product. Seems like a good website.

I looked, again, at the...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 09-18-2015, 12:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,270
Posted By Flysfloats
Source for Folding Prop and Spinner

I am wanting to add a 2486 1100 kv motor to my old Sig Ninja glider. This motor has a 3.17 mm shaft and I am having trouble finding a set of prop blades, a spinner, AND a "collet" that fits this...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-28-2015, 03:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 905
Posted By Flysfloats
I ended up writing to Ron Marston, the man that...

I ended up writing to Ron Marston, the man that developed the Pterodactyl and who I bought my kit from. He suggested that I use a 6" diameter prop, not an 8", but I was using a 7"!!! He also didn't...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-27-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 905
Posted By Flysfloats
Nigel, I feel like an idiot. I must have been...

Nigel, I feel like an idiot. I must have been tired when I wrote about the receiver and inability to program it. I know that it is the ESC that you program, a brain fart on my part. My ESC is a...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-27-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 905
Posted By Flysfloats
There is just more and more info about this...

There is just more and more info about this problem. So far I have repaired my broken motor mount and have ordered 2 Prop Savers.

The Minima 4 ch micro receiver I currently have in this plane...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-26-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 905
Posted By Flysfloats
Thumbs up Wow, you guys are a bunch of help, thanks!! :)...

Wow, you guys are a bunch of help, thanks!! :) So, if I understand what you are saying, is I should set the "brake" feature with a folding prop. If this is true it would seem all I would have to...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-26-2015, 07:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 905
Posted By Flysfloats
quorneng: Great reply from you, several items I...

quorneng: Great reply from you, several items I have not thought of. Yes, the plane is a wing mounted twin motors. The prop is only an inch or less from the leading edge so damage to the wing is a...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-26-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 905
Posted By Flysfloats
Thank you for the reply. The Pterodactyl is not...

Thank you for the reply. The Pterodactyl is not foam it is constructed out of balsa wood and is very much on the fragile side. This is one reason the head gets broken off quite easily.

I, too,...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-26-2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 905
Posted By Flysfloats
Prop Saver vs Folding Prop

Yesterday I made the best landing ever with my Marston Pterodactyl and ripped one motor out of the wing!!!! Since this plane does not have landing gear this is a continual hazard when landing.

I...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 03-10-2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 706
Posted By Flysfloats
Thank you for the comments. Sounds like it would...

Thank you for the comments. Sounds like it would be worth the effort to build and install an EDF power system. I am in Baja for another couple of weeks and when I get home I will start the...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 03-08-2015, 11:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 706
Posted By Flysfloats
Regal Eagle

I have had a Bob Parkinson Regal Eagle kit for longer than I can remember. It was designed for the old glow ducted fan engines.

Since I am pretty much out of glow flying I was considering...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-01-2015, 12:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,061
Posted By Flysfloats
Thank you all for the quick reply. Yes, the...

Thank you all for the quick reply. Yes, the transmitter and receiver I gave my friend is a72 mhz system. It was our intent to give my friend a taste of this hobby at the lowest entry price,...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-31-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,061
Posted By Flysfloats
Problem with Motor & Controls Pulsing

No good deed goes unpunished!!!! I recently got a friend of mine down here in Baja interested in r/c flying as a hobby. We ordered a Hobby King arf, a BFG 1600 electric powered sailplane. When it...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 10-08-2014, 01:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 745
Posted By Flysfloats
Accucell 8 150 Charger

I have been using this charger for some time now and have had good results. Yesterday while trying to charge a couple of batteries I lost my backlighting! No idea what happened but all I know for...
Forum: Power Systems 08-27-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 686
Posted By Flysfloats
Order placed with Headsup. Thanks for the...

Order placed with Headsup. Thanks for the suggestions. FF
Forum: Power Systems 08-27-2014, 04:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 686
Posted By Flysfloats
Wildflyer: Hobby King was my first choice but...

Wildflyer: Hobby King was my first choice but they only have 2 props from the USA warehouse and no hubs. I hate to order from the International Warehouse so that is why I am asking for suggestions. ...
Forum: Power Systems 08-27-2014, 04:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 686
Posted By Flysfloats
Folding Prop Source

I have decided to try putting a folding prop on my Noob Tube and probably my almost completed Photon. I tried my local r/c shop but they had only had one selection for a Radon. They said they could...
Forum: Power Systems 08-07-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 631
Posted By Flysfloats
You are correct, I use UBEC/BEC and ESC to...

You are correct, I use UBEC/BEC and ESC to describe the same unit and realize that the BEC portion of the ESC allows one battery to supply power to motor and servos(I think).

And as far as lights...
Forum: Power Systems 08-07-2014, 02:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 631
Posted By Flysfloats
HK UBEC Motor Brake Programming

I have had my maiden flight with an Experimental Airlines Noob Tube. Everything worked fine except for my landing. I bent the motor mount by having the windmilling prop catch the grass and flip the...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-05-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 677
Posted By Flysfloats
Grass Landings w/o Wheels

I have several planes that are hand launched and both of them give me problems as I land on grass. One, Experimental Airlines Noob Tube, caught a prop blade and bent the motor mount. The other, a...
Forum: Power Systems 07-11-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,370
Posted By Flysfloats
Guys, thank you for you help on this. I think I...

Guys, thank you for you help on this. I think I have a handle on the ESC/SBEC issue, pretty much what I knew but my terminology was poor. This is really a puzzling situation.


I removed the...
Forum: Power Systems 07-09-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,370
Posted By Flysfloats
ARGHHH! It is this kind of information that...

ARGHHH! It is this kind of information that causes me to drink!!! ESC, SBEC, UBEC, and so on and so forth. All I know is that I need a speed controller that utilizes the battery that provides...
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