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Forum: General Electric Discussions 10-16-2014, 03:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 254
Posted By kyleservicetech
As fhhuber and Chellie indicate Buy a...

As fhhuber and Chellie indicate

Buy a wattmeter!
Buy a wattmeter!
Buy a wattmeter!
Buy a wattmeter!

If I'm not clear, again, buy a wattmeter :D

Putting a different prop on a glow engine...
Forum: Brushless Motor Construction 10-02-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 384
Posted By kyleservicetech
I've wound and rewound a whole bunch of motors,...

I've wound and rewound a whole bunch of motors, brush and brush less types. IMHO, its just not worth it, what with the low cost of motors now days.

Plus you need magnet wire. I did!:D

Check...
Forum: Power Systems 09-29-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 264
Posted By kyleservicetech
Check the DX6 LCD menu for a "Throttle Kill"...

Check the DX6 LCD menu for a "Throttle Kill" function. I think the DX6 and DX8 have some of the same features. If your throttle kill for IC shuts off the engine, that would be the same thing.
...
Forum: Power Systems 09-28-2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 264
Posted By kyleservicetech
Yup I've got the Hacker A60-5S motor, with a...

Yup

I've got the Hacker A60-5S motor, with a 10S2P A123 pack, similar to an 8S 4400 Mah LiPo pack. FYI, these 60 class Hacker motors use an 8 mm hardened steel propeller shaft, with 8 mm threads...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 09-25-2014, 03:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,220
Posted By kyleservicetech
There are a LOT of good radios out there on 2.4...

There are a LOT of good radios out there on 2.4 Ghz radios, and they can have very reasonable prices.

One good brand is the Spektrum line. Their DX6i unit is a good entry radio. Spektrum has a...
Forum: Power Systems 09-22-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 202
Posted By kyleservicetech
ESC uBEC's can all be used at the same time. ...

ESC uBEC's can all be used at the same time. BUT, they must be isolated from each other. A simple Shottky diode in the ESC red wire leading to the receiver will do the trick.

I can provide a...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-19-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 384
Posted By kyleservicetech
FYI, just be aware that some small kids have...

FYI, just be aware that some small kids have swallowed those tiny magnets. Two of them can result in emergency surgery:eek:
Forum: Electronic Builders Workshop 09-19-2014, 05:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 236
Posted By kyleservicetech
Yeah Those KV numbers and associated maximum...

Yeah
Those KV numbers and associated maximum current/max voltage/max watts values specified by the mfg sometimes are not even close to the real world. Makes me think that those numbers are provided...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-17-2014, 01:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 170
Posted By kyleservicetech
That Visionaire is a very good model. Several of...

That Visionaire is a very good model. Several of my club members have this model, and also have giant scale models with 50 cc gassers and larger power systems up front. Seems those same club...
Forum: 3D Flying 09-14-2014, 02:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 439
Posted By kyleservicetech
+1 on those APC-E props. I've got a lot of them,...

+1 on those APC-E props. I've got a lot of them, from 7-6 to 19X12's.

Only bad thing about them, is think of them as rotating razor blades. A wood prop can hurt you. An APC-E 19X12 Wide blade...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-10-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 501
Posted By kyleservicetech
I've got both an expensive scroll saw, and a 10...

I've got both an expensive scroll saw, and a 10 inch wheel band saw. The band saw gets about 99% of the cutting in my workshop. The only time the scroll saw comes out is when I need to cut inside...
Forum: Power Systems 09-08-2014, 01:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 438
Posted By kyleservicetech
IMHO, Chellie nailed it with the above power...

IMHO, Chellie nailed it with the above power system.

I just ran the numbers through www.motocalc.com, and got the following results from motocalc.

I don't know the wing area of your model, so...
Forum: Airplanes - Electric For Sale & WTB 09-02-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 227
Posted By kyleservicetech
Yup I've got one of those Giant Big Stick...

Yup
I've got one of those Giant Big Stick models, powered by a Hacker A60-16M motor, 19X12 APC-E prop, and 12S2P A123's.

That model has some 400 flights on it, and is a really easy to fly model. ...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 09-02-2014, 01:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 227
Posted By kyleservicetech
For the aviation Buffs!

This is well worth a look :cool:

http://home.comcast.net/~bzee1a/Edwards09/Edwards09.html
Forum: Humor 08-22-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 354
Posted By kyleservicetech
Surgeons!

Five surgeons from big cities are discussing who makes the best patients to operate on.

The first surgeon, from New York, says, 'I like to see accountants. On my operating table because when you...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 08-19-2014, 12:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 336
Posted By kyleservicetech
Your Turnigy Accucel 6 charger has a maximum...

Your Turnigy Accucel 6 charger has a maximum rating of 50 Watts. Since watts equals Volts times Amps, that will limit your maximum current output when using more series cells in your LiPo battery. ...
Forum: Foamies 08-18-2014, 02:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 248
Posted By kyleservicetech
Have you checked the watts input to your motor...

Have you checked the watts input to your motor with one of those wattmeters?

Your model is around 4 pounds, so good performance would be around 150 Watts per pound, or 600 Watts. Go above that,...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 08-15-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,324
Posted By kyleservicetech
If you have a "no name" ESC, I'd be a bit...

If you have a "no name" ESC, I'd be a bit concerned about its BEC (Battery Elimination Circuit) if you're using the internal BEC.

Those BEC's can be either the "Linear" type, or "Switch Mode"...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 08-14-2014, 03:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 457
Posted By kyleservicetech
I think a lot of those early LiPo fires were...

I think a lot of those early LiPo fires were caused when someone tried to charge them with the charger programmed to charge Nicad or Nih battery packs.

Or, they didn't do balancing during the...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-13-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 747
Posted By kyleservicetech
Yup If you properly set up your full range...

Yup
If you properly set up your full range receivers antenna's in your model, you might get a range of about two miles.

If you really screw up your receiver antenna's orientation, you might...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 08-12-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 457
Posted By kyleservicetech
Nice thing about those old grills. They are made...

Nice thing about those old grills. They are made to contain high temperature fires. :D :cool:

As far as LiPo fires go, the current balancing type LiPo chargers have really reduced the chances of...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-11-2014, 03:20 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 747
Posted By kyleservicetech
The process with the Spektrum "Model Match"...

The process with the Spektrum "Model Match" feature, is, you first name your model in your transmitters LCD display, like Adams#1. Then, read the manual, and "Bind" your airplane to model Adams#1.
...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-10-2014, 12:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 217
Posted By kyleservicetech
For future use, one of those digital micrometers...

For future use, one of those digital micrometers work well for this type of stuff.
http://www.harborfreight.com/4-inch-digital-caliper-47256.html

I've got two of the 6 inch units that measures...
Forum: 3D Flying 08-07-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,455
Posted By kyleservicetech
Just a quick note on that velcro stuff. I've...

Just a quick note on that velcro stuff.

I've had real bad luck with the adhesion between the velcro self sticking backing, and either plywood or balsa sheeting. Seems that stuff will really stick...
Forum: Power Systems 07-31-2014, 01:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 635
Posted By kyleservicetech
For what it's worth, the formula for input...

For what it's worth, the formula for input horsepower to a propeller is per below:

HP=P*D^4*RPM*3/1.4E17.

So if your prop has a pitch of 4, a diameter of 8 and an RPM of 9600, horsepower is:
...
Forum: Foamies 07-30-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 337
Posted By kyleservicetech
Might be a good idea to temporarily put a fuse in...

Might be a good idea to temporarily put a fuse in series with the battery the first time you fire up the new motor. Just in case. Proper fuse size is about 1/3 to 1/2 of the ESC amp rating. Be...
Forum: Foamies 07-29-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 337
Posted By kyleservicetech
H'mmm If you've got smoke from your motor, its...

H'mmm
If you've got smoke from your motor, its most likely fried. Give the motor the smell test. If it's burnt, that overheated winding varnish will let you know.

FYI, before using that ESC...
Forum: Power Systems 07-25-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 635
Posted By kyleservicetech
Putting a smaller prop on the motor will not hurt...

Putting a smaller prop on the motor will not hurt anything. On the other hand it will really reduce the power output. Maybe to the point where your airplane won't fly!:eek:
Forum: Humor 07-12-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 324
Posted By kyleservicetech
Creating a Computer Password!

Senior
trying to set a password

WINDOWS:
Please enter your new password.

USER:
cabbage

WINDOWS:
Forum: Humor 07-08-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 273
Posted By kyleservicetech
Another Wing suit flier

Be sure to watch til the end of the 30 second clip!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=MPl8V_21E-8
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