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Forum: Vintage and old timer models Today, 05:50 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By fhhuber
http://www.bphobbies.com/view.asp?id=V450327&pid=D...

http://www.bphobbies.com/view.asp?id=V450327&pid=D1748437

I'd go with this one... and use a folding prop on 2 cells 2000 to 2500 mah LiPo. that could take it up like a helicopter then fold for...
Forum: Warbird Electrics 03-26-2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 108
Posted By fhhuber
Shelf life of LiPos varies with quality and how...

Shelf life of LiPos varies with quality and how you store it.

Maximum shelf life is at 36 to 38 F (about 2 to 4 C.... proper temp for keeping milk in the fridge) and 3.7 to 3.8 v/cell

Voltage...
Forum: Warbird Electrics 03-26-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 108
Posted By fhhuber
Sounds like an appropriate battery. Yes your...

Sounds like an appropriate battery.

Yes your connector is a Deans or one of the "T connector" clones of the Deans.
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 03-23-2015, 01:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 229
Posted By fhhuber
Instead of buying 6S 5000, buy 2 X 3S 5000> And...

Instead of buying 6S 5000, buy 2 X 3S 5000> And get the Hobby King Quatro at appx $100. Then you can charge 4 X 3S 5000 at 5 amp each. (might be a better choice in this class of charger now... mine...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 03-20-2015, 09:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 261
Posted By fhhuber
Buy a Gentle Lady sailplane ARF. Add thin...

Buy a Gentle Lady sailplane ARF.

Add thin film solar panels for 12 volts and hopefully above 2 amps.

Adapt for a brushless motor in the nose. (not the motor you picked....)

Mission complete.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-20-2015, 05:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 217
Posted By fhhuber
Velcro straps. The common theme is...Velcro....

Velcro straps.

The common theme is...Velcro.

Make sure that you can shake the aircraft well and the battery stays in place.

Don't get carried away and break the airplane...

Shake it...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-18-2015, 02:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 286
Posted By fhhuber
I commonly use 3X 4S 5000 in series for 12S or 4X...

I commonly use 3X 4S 5000 in series for 12S or 4X 3S in series for 12S. The advantage is the 5S and higher packs tend to have the center cell die from inability to cool.

The 4X 3S sets survive...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-17-2015, 10:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 286
Posted By fhhuber
DO NOT mix mah rating in series. its asking to...

DO NOT mix mah rating in series. its asking to pull the smaller cells down and ruin them.

You can mix mah in parallel or voltage in series.

3S 3000 mah + 3S 2000 mah in parallel = 3S 5000 mah....
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-11-2015, 11:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 181
Posted By fhhuber
Depends on the transmitter. Some will save and...

Depends on the transmitter. Some will save and some you have to start over programming everything.

Newer radios are more likely to save data to FLASH memory... older are more likely to save to a...
Forum: Humor 03-05-2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 187
Posted By fhhuber
Food delivery

Lunch is delivered in the new self propelled easy-open can.

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(edit added tags to make the picture show up ttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yeaztQK9If0 and I think I broke the link....)
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-28-2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 714
Posted By fhhuber
Basic CG rule should apply... start at 30% MAC ...

Basic CG rule should apply... start at 30% MAC

That would be about 1/3 of the way from LE to TE at the root the way that wing tapers.
Forum: Warbird Electrics 02-24-2015, 10:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 327
Posted By fhhuber
A few ways to deal with this... One is a reverse...

A few ways to deal with this... One is a reverse direction servo. or put each flap on its own channel and correct it in computer mix.

The mechanical solutions can be annoying or might look bad.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-22-2015, 04:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 332
Posted By fhhuber
The contacts will be fine. Same pins on even the...

The contacts will be fine. Same pins on even the high power buss RX made for 2 batteries with EC3 (i changed mine to deans) to supply RX and servo power.

Potential issue is the switch harness or...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-22-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 933
Posted By fhhuber
Actually... there are some wired center...

Actually... there are some wired center negative... so its best to check.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-14-2015, 06:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 286
Posted By fhhuber
Generally no.. if the slot is the correct size...

Generally no.. if the slot is the correct size and using very thin CA.

Too tight of a tight slot will inhibit wicking, but too loose and it won't bond the hinge to the wood. So while learning you...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-12-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 325
Posted By fhhuber
Can't go wrong with Hitec servos. I've had...

Can't go wrong with Hitec servos.

I've had issues with every one of the cheap off brands. A $3 servo that costs you an airplane wasn't really cheap.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-11-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 933
Posted By fhhuber
Thunder (Turnigy rebranded) AC-6...

Thunder (Turnigy rebranded) AC-6 (http://www.nitroplanes.com/thunder-ac6-charger-power.html)
or.
AC680 (http://www.nitroplanes.com/73p-ac680-accharger.html) costs a little more and a a little...
Forum: Warbird Electrics 02-10-2015, 02:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 327
Posted By fhhuber
Always stronger to glue it together and "bandage"...

Always stronger to glue it together and "bandage" the joint with fiberglass. There are a few models i have seen that do not require the wings to be permanently joined and I have gone ahead and done...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 02-03-2015, 02:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 431
Posted By fhhuber
Try this: With the cheater hole open,...

Try this:

With the cheater hole open, measure thrust while slowly advancing the throttle.

You will find a point where thrust drops off. That is max static thrust for your setup.

Now cover...
Forum: Power Systems 02-02-2015, 04:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 577
Posted By fhhuber
Low kv means turning a larger diameter prop at...

Low kv means turning a larger diameter prop at low rpm. A prop is more efficient at low rpm and large diameter means lots of pulling power.

The Kadet is a relatively slow flying aircraft making...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-31-2015, 04:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 586
Posted By fhhuber
Connect them at the connection between battery...

Connect them at the connection between battery and ESC.

Several ways to go about it. I like to make up a pass through connector for the BEC so you plug the BEC to the ESC then plug the battery to...
Forum: Indoor & Micro Electric Planes 01-30-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 297
Posted By fhhuber
Polks Tracker in Futaba mode should work fine...

Polks Tracker in Futaba mode should work fine with it. Standard Futaba trainer port with power passing.
Trainer compatible with any of the 72 mhz radios from when they came out and I have all the...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-30-2015, 04:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 586
Posted By fhhuber
Note that the issue is the potential amp draw...

Note that the issue is the potential amp draw under load... and the digital vs analog servos of similar torque and speed ratings will have similar max current demand. The digital will have somewhat...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 01-28-2015, 04:13 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 594
Posted By fhhuber
If Al Gore had been right about global warming......

If Al Gore had been right about global warming... (he won a Nobel Prize for it...)
Then much of Florida should be only viewable by a glass bottom boat now...
We are well past his predicted time...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 01-27-2015, 10:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 217
Posted By fhhuber
Probably if i had access to the radio I could...

Probably if i had access to the radio I could find how to do it... (if it can be done)

Polks said there was no way their radio could do CCPM (at all)... I had my Honeybee CP2 on it and an expert...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 01-27-2015, 01:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 217
Posted By fhhuber
Futaba has had this issue (other people knowing...

Futaba has had this issue (other people knowing more about how to program the radio than tech support does) since at least the days of the "Super 7" when you had to buy a 3rd party book about how to...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 01-24-2015, 06:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 187
Posted By fhhuber
(Yes... I'm covering stuff not applicable since...

(Yes... I'm covering stuff not applicable since you have the PCM radio, not 2.4 ghz, but this could help someone else too... I bet you are using the PCM RX)

Its going to have to do with the TX and...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-22-2015, 06:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 714
Posted By fhhuber
Canopy is a proper AT6 style vacuum formed that...

Canopy is a proper AT6 style vacuum formed that looks mass produced and the correct scale. That points to ARF/Kit or maybe a "short kit" (plans, some of the die cut/laser cut parts and vacuum...
Forum: Beginners 01-21-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 273
Posted By fhhuber
There's not a lot of difference in size/shape of...

There's not a lot of difference in size/shape of other brand motors in this class. You should EASILY be able to find an equal or slightly better motor from a different brand at lower cost.

I...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-21-2015, 01:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 714
Posted By fhhuber
The cowl of the AT-6 will be big and round... if...

The cowl of the AT-6 will be big and round... if you use the biggest motor that fits it will be extremely nose-heavy.

Yep... glue that little cub's wing back together and maybe some clear packing...
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