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Forum: General Electric Discussions Yesterday, 04:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 107
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: Warbird Electrics 04-14-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 156
Posted By kyleservicetech
H'mmm With a 65 inch wingspan, 8 pound...

H'mmm
With a 65 inch wingspan, 8 pound airplane, you'd be running about 1000 to 1500 watts or so up front. And if the power systems include LiPo batteries, keeping air circulation for the...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 04-09-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 226
Posted By kyleservicetech
I sit here and watch those guys play for awhile,...

I sit here and watch those guys play for awhile, and can't comprehend how they keep all of those notes in their head.

Many years ago, my wife and I had the opportunity to see Liberace in concert...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-24-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,650
Posted By kyleservicetech
Nope Nope Nope You found the flap...

Nope Nope Nope

You found the flap programming ability for the DX8 first. I just went back and updated my posting. (And just now, gave credit to the proper person :oops:)
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-15-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 317
Posted By kyleservicetech
I've also got this motor, looks to be a very...

I've also got this motor, looks to be a very decent motor at a very good price. Have not flown it yet, not with all the snow we got this winter....
Forum: 3D Flying 03-10-2014, 03:34 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,524
Posted By kyleservicetech
Ah, No. These electric motors are very...

Ah, No.

These electric motors are very susceptible to voltage input versus power output. This is why an electric motor can have very different performance on a new LiPo that puts out 3.6 Volts...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-04-2014, 03:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 348
Posted By kyleservicetech
Man, that really sounds like you had a 5 volt...

Man, that really sounds like you had a 5 volt linear voltage regulator in your ESC overheat and shut down. This kills receiver and servo operation. And, after the regulator cooled off, it started...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-04-2014, 03:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 348
Posted By kyleservicetech
The signal radiated from those 2.4 Ghz...

The signal radiated from those 2.4 Ghz transmitters is "Strongest" perpendicular to the antenna orientation, and weakest off the "Tip" of the antenna.

So, you might see only 50% range if you point...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 02-20-2014, 02:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 310
Posted By kyleservicetech
Another option. It looks like these motors have...

Another option. It looks like these motors have an external rotating bell though. For sailplane use, that can be an issue with close quarters in these type models.
...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-10-2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 653
Posted By kyleservicetech
It's all a matter of "Voltage Drops". If you...

It's all a matter of "Voltage Drops". If you have two different power supplies, directly tied together, if one shorts out, it takes the other one with it. Not a good idea to ever directly parallel...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-10-2014, 03:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 653
Posted By kyleservicetech
Hi Larry Should you want to try different...

Hi Larry
Should you want to try different connectors for the next time you do this, check out these connectors from www.digikey.com used in the thread listed below.

They are available in...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 02-07-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 326
Posted By kyleservicetech
Good point. I just tested the aileron servo...

Good point.

I just tested the aileron servo connector of that old airplane. Its contact resistance showed up as 0.0041 Ohms, IMHO pretty good after over a decade.

One thing of note, that...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 02-07-2014, 12:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 326
Posted By kyleservicetech
Servo Connector Duty Cycle Quick Tests

I've got to give full credit to "Rags" in this thread for raising a question on the servo connector life span issue, per below.
http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=73138

The question...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-05-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 653
Posted By kyleservicetech
Yup Got that on all of my giant scale models. ...

Yup
Got that on all of my giant scale models. Take a look:

Giant Scale Power System:
Battery Backup System
http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=63794...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-01-2014, 01:14 AM
Replies: 4,961
Views: 423,191
Posted By kyleservicetech
If you need to "shrink" down the file size of...

If you need to "shrink" down the file size of your JPG photo, one good program is http://www.faststone.org/. Nice thing about it, it's free. And, it has a lot of other capabilities. I've been...
Forum: Sport Planes (Formerly I/C & Gas Conversion) 01-27-2014, 01:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 296
Posted By kyleservicetech
Take a look for those 8-32 threaded rods,...

Take a look for those 8-32 threaded rods, commonly available in your local hardware stores. Be sure to locktite the nuts on both ends.

What is the diameter of those 62 mm spacers? If they are...
Forum: Beginners 01-20-2014, 02:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 652
Posted By kyleservicetech
Absolutely look up a local flying club in your...

Absolutely look up a local flying club in your area. If you don't know of one, the American Modeling Association (AMA) has a list of most of the RC clubs in the USA. ...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-18-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,456
Posted By kyleservicetech
Yeah I ran this 4020-08 motor through motocalc....

Yeah
I ran this 4020-08 motor through motocalc. That claimed winding resistance of 0.0068 Ohms is pretty good, even beating out the same sized Hacker A40-8L motor by a few percent. Hopefully...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 01-14-2014, 05:12 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,134
Posted By kyleservicetech
That will work out very well. Added note. ...

That will work out very well.

Added note. When cutting out the bays for the spoilers, be sure to beef up the left and right ribs on each side of the spoiler with a piece of perhaps 3/16 balsa...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 01-11-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Posted By kyleservicetech
Yup And as for receiver power, these two cell...

Yup
And as for receiver power, these two cell LiFe's are a DIRECT drop in replacement for those 5 cell Nickel Hydride cells. Their voltage discharge curve is virtually identical, within a percent...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 01-11-2014, 02:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Posted By kyleservicetech
Hi This LiFe (Or the similar A123 cell)...

Hi
This LiFe (Or the similar A123 cell) chemistry is designed to be charged by the Constant Current/Constant Voltage (CCCV) charge system. Be sure to use the balancing system provided by your...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-11-2014, 01:50 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,423
Posted By kyleservicetech
Yeah I've got one of those 6.5 Hp Predator...

Yeah
I've got one of those 6.5 Hp Predator engines from Harbor Freight. It's got 150 hours running on it now, that $99 engine has been flawless.

Several club members were so impressed, they...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-09-2014, 03:54 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,423
Posted By kyleservicetech
Out of curiosity, checked out the HF store...

Out of curiosity, checked out the HF store locator.

Two in Birmingham, one in Montgomery, and one in Dothan, all in AL.

Man, their stores are all over the place.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-09-2014, 02:45 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,423
Posted By kyleservicetech
Yeah Check out Harbor Freight. They have rolls...

Yeah
Check out Harbor Freight. They have rolls of the stuff. I bought a roll of every size from their smallest to their largest. Plus some piece parts for servo sized wire and similar.

Didn't...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-06-2014, 03:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 684
Posted By kyleservicetech
Just ran your numbers through www.motocalc.com. ...

Just ran your numbers through www.motocalc.com. Motocalc indicates your setup should run well.

As for the numbers, Motocalc predicts following for the $89 E-Flite Motor, both based on a 5S 4000...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-05-2014, 02:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 684
Posted By kyleservicetech
Properly setup, these electric power systems can...

Properly setup, these electric power systems can easily match the power output and performance of a glow engine in the same model. Only, you've got shorter flying times. This model looks to weigh...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-02-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,456
Posted By kyleservicetech
Yeah Add me to the list of suggesting yellow...

Yeah
Add me to the list of suggesting yellow Titebond glue, rather than CA. It's easier to work with, much easier to sand, and from tests I ran several decades ago, after the Titebond has dried for...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-31-2013, 01:36 AM
Replies: 1,716
Views: 86,588
Posted By kyleservicetech
Give the AMA a shot, you might luck out. This...

Give the AMA a shot, you might luck out. This showed 7 clubs in Hawaii, but I don't know which island they were on.

http://www.modelaircraft.org/clubsearch.aspx
Forum: Beginners 12-27-2013, 01:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 416
Posted By kyleservicetech
This is a bit over your price range, but it is a...

This is a bit over your price range, but it is a very good model. It can fly slow, it can fly really high performance acrobatics, you name it. It does include a Spektrum receiver, all servos, and...
Forum: 3D Flying 12-27-2013, 12:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 303
Posted By kyleservicetech
Are you referring to the APC-E electric props? ...

Are you referring to the APC-E electric props? Or the APC Slow Flyer props?

There is a very big difference between the two. As for the APC-E props, they look just like a common glow prop, but...
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