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Forum: Beginners 06-21-2014, 01:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,906
Posted By Beemerider
One of our club members just bought the new DX6....

One of our club members just bought the new DX6. Makes me almost want to throw rocks at my DX7s.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-09-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 641
Posted By Beemerider
Read up a couple of responses. I gave the model...

Read up a couple of responses. I gave the model manufacturer. And I've read every post I can find on this model. All that I've read (from owners) said they had to add a lot of weight. I wouldn't have...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-09-2014, 03:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 641
Posted By Beemerider
Thanks for all the good suggestions. This the...

Thanks for all the good suggestions. This the first chance I've had to respond due to a busy schedule today. The model is a Seagull 2000 (ARF) from Seagull Models. It was an end-of-year closeout from...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-08-2014, 03:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 641
Posted By Beemerider
Yeah I've moved everything as far forward as I...

Yeah I've moved everything as far forward as I can. I read on another thread on this model (Seagull 2000) that everyone has to add a lot of weight to the nose. I'm just trying to keep it as light as...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-08-2014, 03:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 641
Posted By Beemerider
Adding weight to the nose

This may have a simple answer but my brain doesn't work quite as well as it once did so I thought I'd ask.

I have a new 2m sailplane (powered). To balance properly a considerable amount of weight...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-24-2014, 02:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 884
Posted By Beemerider
I had originally thought you only needed to...

I had originally thought you only needed to connect the balance plug while balance charging. I appreciate you pointing that out to me. I will do that going forward now.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-22-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 884
Posted By Beemerider
I generally only balance charge when at home...

I generally only balance charge when at home since in longer charge time is not an issue. At the field I do a standard charge.

Thanks for the additional info!
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-22-2014, 04:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 884
Posted By Beemerider
I have a question for you lipo guru's. I use a...

I have a question for you lipo guru's. I use a balancing charger but I only balance charge when my battery watt meter says the cells are unbalanced. Otherwise I always charge them at 1C.

So bottom...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 02-20-2014, 02:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 533
Posted By Beemerider
I hadn't seen those. I had looked at the MVVS...

I hadn't seen those. I had looked at the MVVS motors. As with nearly every other product HobbyKing has seemingly copied those motors. I decided to try one. I mounted it in the nose of my plane this...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 02-19-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 533
Posted By Beemerider
Motor mounting and cooling

I'm preparing to mount an inrunner in a new sailplane. The plane is a Seagull 2000 and the motor is a Turnigy Gliderdrive motor:

http://www.horizonhobby.com/products/SEA130
...
Forum: Micro Sized Electric Helicopters 02-17-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 338
Posted By Beemerider
Model King Coaxial Heli

I picked up this little coaxial heli for one of my grandsons (I have three) and being the good grandpa that I am I knew I just had to check the machine out for quality and proper operation prior to...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-28-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 369
Posted By Beemerider
Or you could make sure your plane is fully...

Or you could make sure your plane is fully charged (might even want to up the battery size a bit) and be sure to get a good window seat and try to keep your model in sight. :roll:
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-11-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,743
Posted By Beemerider
I too have bought a supply of heat shrink from...

I too have bought a supply of heat shrink from HF. They sell a pack that has I think 6 different sizes up to 1" and each is 36" long. I believe it was around $5-$7 as I recall. Another good source is...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-01-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 226
Posted By Beemerider
Seagull 2000.....and btw--Happy New Year!

I've not been around much this past year (if any at all) due to some personal issues and actually spending most of my time on my m/c. I was off the bike for 3 years due to an illness and now I guess...
Forum: Electronic Builders Workshop 08-27-2013, 05:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,297
Posted By Beemerider
I completely agree. More circuit board and...

I completely agree. More circuit board and component damage is done by using too light an iron or gun. You need a good 100 watt iron or gun with a clean, broadsided or flat tip. Weller makes some...
Forum: Electronic Builders Workshop 08-27-2013, 06:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,297
Posted By Beemerider
Weller is good stuff. All my irons and guns are...

Weller is good stuff. All my irons and guns are Weller. I've got irons from 12 watts up to 250 watt. And 2 guns 100/140 watt. I've got an off brand temp controlled iron that works really well for...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-27-2013, 04:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,103
Posted By Beemerider
I really can't imagine an application for a "high...

I really can't imagine an application for a "high resistance" electrical bond (?)
Like someone has often said "learn how to solder"!

Like you Denny I built several Heathkits many years ago....
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-27-2013, 02:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,230
Posted By Beemerider
Interesting! I've been reading stuff about this...

Interesting! I've been reading stuff about this from time to time. Concerning the cost of these printers and supplies.....where do they start?

Any recommendations on what to look at and where if...
Forum: Aerial Photography 08-06-2013, 04:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 736
Posted By Beemerider
Many folks use the Bixler that HobbyKing sells....

Many folks use the Bixler that HobbyKing sells. It makes a good AP platform as the plane is a pusher design so no prop in the video to worry with. It's also well within your price limit.

...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-05-2013, 06:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 487
Posted By Beemerider
I've used (and still do) the #16 cam and I mount...

I've used (and still do) the #16 cam and I mount using a small piece of velcro on various places on the plane. I've put it on my 2m sailplane and my Slo Stick. It's so light you can just about mount...
Forum: Radio Equipment For Sale & WTB 07-03-2013, 02:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,188
Posted By Beemerider
I live in Staunton, probably 2.5-3 hours from...

I live in Staunton, probably 2.5-3 hours from you. I'm kinda sorta retired so I'm around all the time.

email is wayne.bowyer@gmail.com
Forum: Radio Equipment For Sale & WTB 07-03-2013, 02:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,188
Posted By Beemerider
Yes I still have it. What part of Virginia?

Yes I still have it. What part of Virginia?
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-27-2013, 10:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 811
Posted By Beemerider
I don't believe I've ever seen a 300' tree! They...

I don't believe I've ever seen a 300' tree! They must grow 'em big where you live. :)
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-25-2013, 02:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 811
Posted By Beemerider
When you say loss of signal--no response at...

When you say loss of signal--no response at all...throttle and control surfaces? Or just partially--no rudder for example. I have a Champ I bought for my grandson and we experienced difficulty with...
Forum: Aerial Photography 06-18-2013, 02:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,573
Posted By Beemerider
Looks great! Is that the wide angle lens?

Looks great! Is that the wide angle lens?
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-17-2013, 06:06 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,726
Posted By Beemerider
I believe you're right but a strong magnetic...

I believe you're right but a strong magnetic field will interfere with the receiver circuitry as well as and maybe more so the servos within a model.

I think the radio signal is reaching the...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-17-2013, 02:53 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,726
Posted By Beemerider
I know from my history of being a ham, and then...

I know from my history of being a ham, and then working in the tower business that the higher you go in frequency the more line of sight it becomes and depending on the frequency used different...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-17-2013, 04:24 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,726
Posted By Beemerider
Don't give anyone any ideas!:concern: I...

Don't give anyone any ideas!:concern:

I don't think it would be all that difficult for someone with some radio/electronics expertise. I can't imagine it being done though. I haven't heard much...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-17-2013, 02:56 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,726
Posted By Beemerider
I didn't know that. I knew that digital...

I didn't know that. I knew that digital transmitters were lower compared to FM but I've not looked into the actual power levels. What are the two power levels and who uses what? I've got a Spektrum...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-17-2013, 01:40 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,726
Posted By Beemerider
You've got it. That much power will overshadow...

You've got it. That much power will overshadow any R/C receiver (and servos) no matter how well designed the rx is. When I worked in the commercial radio and broadcast industry many many dollars were...
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