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Forum: Batteries & Chargers 05-22-2015, 04:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 214
Posted By Wildflyer
The new XT30 only weighs 1.2 grams more than a...

The new XT30 only weighs 1.2 grams more than a JST. and will handle 30 amps easy, up to 16ga wire. Try getting 16ga in a JST ! Very easy to solder and you only need 3/8" pieces of heat shrink.

I...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 05-22-2015, 04:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 348
Posted By Wildflyer
I used to install a plastic tube in the plane,...

I used to install a plastic tube in the plane, close to the surface, and stuff the antenna down that. Just don't do it under a metallic covering, even metallic monokote. Could be in the body or wing.
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 05-20-2015, 12:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 205
Posted By Wildflyer
I had to change a 70 mm fan in a XB-70 kit, it...

I had to change a 70 mm fan in a XB-70 kit, it ran once in a test, then the next time it exploded. :eek:

I replaced it with a 70 mm 5 blade with motor unit from Hobbyking, it put out much more...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 05-18-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 269
Posted By Wildflyer
And a very pretty one also.:)

And a very pretty one also.:)
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 05-16-2015, 12:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 445
Posted By Wildflyer
I hate it when a plane bites it, but that is part...

I hate it when a plane bites it, but that is part of our hobby.

I planted a old Nitro pattern plane in a pond about 3' deep. The Supertigre motor was stuck int the mud, but because I had a large...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 05-11-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 198
Posted By Wildflyer
(It is rather difficult to stick pins in them...

(It is rather difficult to stick pins in them though. :D :D )

You just need a little tiny rotohammer :Q:Q
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 05-10-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 198
Posted By Wildflyer
I was a carpenter all my life and finished up...

I was a carpenter all my life and finished up building cabinets, so when it comes time for your work bench, you might like my idea.

I have a 36" deep work top, mounted on a 24" deep cabinet that...
Forum: Beginners 05-01-2015, 06:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 243
Posted By Wildflyer
I've bought propellers from Hobbyking and they...

I've bought propellers from Hobbyking and they were alright, although not as good as APCs or others but they're cheaper. Make sure you balance them carefully.
Forum: Support & Suggestions 04-26-2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 335
Posted By Wildflyer
It is coming up totally differently than it did a...

It is coming up totally differently than it did a few days ago. It seems to force you into a mobile version that maybe alright, but unfamiliar.

When I touched the view full site button towards the...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-26-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,015
Posted By Wildflyer
Nigel, you are a true hard core modeler, like me....

Nigel, you are a true hard core modeler, like me. I have rebuilt smashed planes that were given to me by someone that couldn't rebuild it. Comes in handy as I can't afford to buy this type of plane...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-26-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 284
Posted By Wildflyer
The HeadsUp motor is rated at 150 watts, while...

The HeadsUp motor is rated at 150 watts, while the Turnigy motor is rated 342 watts. It would take a bigger ESC to handle the difference.

The Turnigy may have larger wire to handle the current...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 04-06-2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 303
Posted By Wildflyer
It seems puffing just happens. 2 out of 3 of my...

It seems puffing just happens.
2 out of 3 of my expensive Hyperion packs puffed for unknown reasons,and they cost 3 times as much as the nano-tech's.

I get great performance from the nano-tech...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 04-05-2015, 11:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 303
Posted By Wildflyer
I'm not going to say they are superior, but...

I'm not going to say they are superior, but nano-tech batteries are the standard battery packs that I use and I am very happy with them
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-30-2015, 11:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 220
Posted By Wildflyer
I hate people that put insane prices on things. ...

I hate people that put insane prices on things.

I look for many different items on Ebay, not just RC, I have seen the same price gouging on woodworking tools and many other things. I have called...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 03-29-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 414
Posted By Wildflyer
If it was a delivered voltage problem, I wouldn't...

If it was a delivered voltage problem, I wouldn't blame the digital servos. Maybe your battery was going into a motorboating problem. If it was fully charged, I would like to see a oscilloscope trace...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-27-2015, 10:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 119
Posted By Wildflyer
Are Magnetic Induction servos more accurate?

I searched for the servos with the tightest deadband I could find for my 58" Extreme Flight Extra 300.

I am using a servo driver that reads out exactly how many micro seconds the pulse width is. I...
Forum: Warbird Electrics 03-27-2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 401
Posted By Wildflyer
#1-- You need the proper amount of power to fly...

#1-- You need the proper amount of power to fly the plane properly.

You need to work with the correct voltage for the motor and then try different props until the plane flys the way it should....
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-24-2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 308
Posted By Wildflyer
You could make a more durable system, by drilling...

You could make a more durable system, by drilling down through the fuselage and gluing a tube in the hole, then building the rudder with a extended post at the normal spar line. make some kind of cap...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-24-2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,304
Posted By Wildflyer
One of the guys in our club built a small repair...

One of the guys in our club built a small repair bench in the front pointed nose. he has cabinets on the upper walls with secure latches so they won't open while driving.

One set of tools stay in...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 03-23-2015, 06:58 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,718
Posted By Wildflyer
I'm not sure what G-force calculator you are...

I'm not sure what G-force calculator you are using, but mine showed;
speed---------800 mph ----- I just picked a supersonic speed
turn radius---2640 feet --- 1/2 mile
G-force-------16.2963

A...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 03-22-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 336
Posted By Wildflyer
I have 3 Astro 109 chargers mounted on a board...

I have 3 Astro 109 chargers mounted on a board and wired so I can plug in the whole group with 1 power wire.

Yes you do have to use a separate balancer, but they are very easy to get.
I have 4...
Forum: Video Parking lot 03-22-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 202
Posted By Wildflyer
Apparently you must go to YouTube directly to...

Apparently you must go to YouTube directly to watch this video.
The link says the owner has disabled the viewing on other websites.

It does look great Nigel, I am going to watch it on my smart...
Forum: Aerodynamics 03-21-2015, 04:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 650
Posted By Wildflyer
Sounds like a strange airfoil. Yet it looks like...

Sounds like a strange airfoil. Yet it looks like a real bird so it might work ok. but I would hate to build a wing with it.
http://airfoiltools.com/airfoil/details?airfoil=goe462-il
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 03-02-2015, 07:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 473
Posted By Wildflyer
The US West warehouse in may be somewhat in...

The US West warehouse in may be somewhat in chaos, they are going to move from Lakewood Washington down to somewhere close to Portland Oregon.
This may not be the cause of the shipping charges, I'm...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-27-2015, 04:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 822
Posted By Wildflyer
I have placed over 50 orders from Hobbyking,...

I have placed over 50 orders from Hobbyking, every kit I have received, has been in perfect condition. Some have had a lot of what I thought was unnecessary padding, the plane was EPP.

Some kit...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-25-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 344
Posted By Wildflyer
I could say a lot of why I don't like the Deans...

I could say a lot of why I don't like the Deans style of plugs including the Star plug. I will only bring up one point.

Think of this; that little spring tab pushes the two contacts together. IF...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-25-2015, 05:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 344
Posted By Wildflyer
I use only XT60's on my larger planes up to...

I use only XT60's on my larger planes up to around 60 amp and XT90's above that, and will install XT30's on the smaller ones as soon as i get some.

I have had Deans clones open the circuit when...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-24-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 2,199
Views: 150,148
Posted By Wildflyer
I'm working on kitchen cabinet doors right now...

I'm working on kitchen cabinet doors right now but I will fly it soon.

I'm not sure Matt, I think somewhere around 50, 20-25 are ready to fly, some are not covered yet, some need a little repair,...
Forum: Indoor & Micro Electric Planes 02-22-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 441
Posted By Wildflyer
Look up Bob Selman Designs, at----- ...

Look up Bob Selman Designs, at----- http://www.bsdmicrorc.com/
He has many planes made for that system.

The little seaplane is very cute, I my have to get that one some day.
Forum: Night Flying 02-20-2015, 08:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,022
Posted By Wildflyer
I have bought several 10 watt 12 Vdc LED's from a...

I have bought several 10 watt 12 Vdc LED's from a company on Ebay.

They are insanely bright. I touched one across a 3 cell Lipo, and my wife thought something had exploded in my hobby room, which...
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