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Forum: Beginners Yesterday, 08:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 170
Posted By flydiver
Be easy with the paint, especially the back. Guys...

Be easy with the paint, especially the back. Guys that do a total paint job are often surprised to find out they screwed up the center of gravity and now need more repairs after the post-fix flight.
Forum: Beginners 07-29-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 170
Posted By flydiver
Peel back the 'wings' around the prop and...

Peel back the 'wings' around the prop and unscrew. That's it. Some are glued. OK to use force.
Small strips of well placed packing or strapping tape will work better and be WAY faster than JB Weld....
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-27-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 108
Posted By flydiver
If you crashed it badly enough to need...

If you crashed it badly enough to need replacement and have that kind of space requirement you probably would be well off to just get a replacement until you have your flying chops down better.
Forum: Power Systems 07-25-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 171
Posted By flydiver
There are HUGE differences in props. An 8" slow...

There are HUGE differences in props. An 8" slow fly (fat) may draw more power than a 10" skinny prop.
But, in general, amp draw goes down with prop size.
Too small, harmless to the motor, but it...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-24-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 316
Posted By flydiver
Good catch, I literally read that...

Good catch, I literally read that wrong.....:oops:
I thought the guy was asking if it was OK to have a DISCHARGED (say, post flight) cell at 3.7-3.73. Discharging in use will often leave cells...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-23-2014, 11:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 316
Posted By flydiver
No problem.

No problem.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-23-2014, 02:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 316
Posted By flydiver
As with many RTF planes the ESC setting in this...

As with many RTF planes the ESC setting in this one isn't very good especially if set at 74%.
At 74% and a full battery LVC is 9.3v. If you start with a lower voltage > bad news.

[Programmable...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-23-2014, 01:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 316
Posted By flydiver
All the above info is great. IMO major PLANE...

All the above info is great.
IMO major PLANE manufacturers like Horizone & eflite tend to sell overpriced and underperforming lipos.

That said, as a new pilot you possibly contributed to it's...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-22-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 237
Posted By flydiver
I've gone from being fussy about exact storage...

I've gone from being fussy about exact storage charge to being just fine with about anything between 3.6-3.9 for batteries used routinely. For long term I shoot for 3.8'ish.
Kept in a cool...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 07-21-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 275
Posted By flydiver
The Nanos seem to be all over the map. I think...

The Nanos seem to be all over the map. I think the cells must come from different places....something. Some seem to do OK, others are just plain bad cells no matter how they are measured.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-21-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 237
Posted By flydiver
Do a bit more digging and you'll find a bunch of...

Do a bit more digging and you'll find a bunch of folks that have left batteries fully charged over the winter > and they are shot. Generally the higher the performance (C-rating, whatever THAT is...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-21-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 237
Posted By flydiver
I would offer that some pretty reputable...

I would offer that some pretty reputable companies are quite capable of disseminating some pretty lousy information at times, as are a huge number of people in forums.

If you see a statement that...
Forum: Indoor & Micro Electric Planes 07-13-2014, 01:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 505
Posted By flydiver
Elevon/delta, 3-ch, 4-ch > mostly it depends on...

Elevon/delta, 3-ch, 4-ch > mostly it depends on THE plane. Any of those categories can be easy or very difficult.
Forum: Indoor & Micro Electric Planes 07-12-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 505
Posted By flydiver
RTFM, page 12 manual. ...

RTFM, page 12 manual. (http://www.spektrumrc.com/ProdInfo/Files/SPMR4400-Manual.pdf)

If you NEED it to be programmable beyond basics, you likely will have serious trouble flying it.
...
Forum: Indoor & Micro Electric Planes 07-10-2014, 11:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 505
Posted By flydiver
If you have a local Club your best bet is a buddy...

If you have a local Club your best bet is a buddy box session with their trainer and an instructor, assuming such is available.

You didn't indicate you've been 'advised' about your experience.
Forum: Indoor & Micro Electric Planes 07-10-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 505
Posted By flydiver
Head's Up doesn't ship to Australia, though...

Head's Up doesn't ship to Australia, though otherwise they are a great site. It is still excellent for getting motor/RX/battery/ESC info and combos that work. Jeff does excellent work.

The slow...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 06-19-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 494
Posted By flydiver
If you have an RC community using the 'local...

If you have an RC community using the 'local standard' your buddies use can be helpful. If not, then most programming on most TX is pretty arcane when you start out. You have to learn a whole new...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-19-2014, 04:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 470
Posted By flydiver
Once it's a ways away all underside surfaces are...

Once it's a ways away all underside surfaces are 'shadowed and look black'. In close....doesn't matter quite as much. What you want is dramatic differences between the top and bottom. Red becomes...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 06-18-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 494
Posted By flydiver
DX6i - 10 model memory. Tactic - 20 Model...

DX6i - 10 model memory.
Tactic - 20 Model memory
You run out of them way quicker than you think.
Spectrum has a HUGE user base and LOTS of support.
Tactic, not so much. You are a bit more on...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-16-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 356
Posted By flydiver
Well, I've got my problems but I was responding...

Well, I've got my problems but I was responding to his concerns about the LG retracts in the T-28, and also being interested in a glider.

The response was brief. Apparently not too clear?
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-16-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 356
Posted By flydiver
Landing gear is often the weakest point on many...

Landing gear is often the weakest point on many RC planes. For an RTF with retracts I'd be pretty cautious about the viability also.

Take a look at the Parkzone Radian. It's a standout glider.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-16-2014, 03:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 356
Posted By flydiver
Ah...re-read the first post. Cub is there. But,...

Ah...re-read the first post. Cub is there. But, he's got the T-28 to move on. So, it's certainly possible if he wants to go that route.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-16-2014, 01:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 356
Posted By flydiver
Cub? Where? He's got a T-28 with ailerons and...

Cub? Where? He's got a T-28 with ailerons and flaps.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-15-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 356
Posted By flydiver
Yes, they are a whole new language, mostly with...

Yes, they are a whole new language, mostly with manuals that initially (sometimes later also) seem to be written by sadists on bad drugs, likely old out of work DOS-manual writers.
They tell you...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-15-2014, 04:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 356
Posted By flydiver
The plane is irrelevant. You might try in the...

The plane is irrelevant. You might try in the TX-RX forums. You are simply trying to get some control surfaces to move in a desired way with a specific TX/RX combo.
Unfortunately just about every...
Forum: Beginners 06-10-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 384
Posted By flydiver
+1 on THAT! The only thing I'd take out in that...

+1 on THAT! The only thing I'd take out in that kind of wind is a sloper, and...it would still be a handful. That's a LOT of wind.
Forum: Beginners 06-10-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 384
Posted By flydiver
Beginners mostly should not venture out in more...

Beginners mostly should not venture out in more than 5mph, esp. with a beginner type plane. Those tend to be slow, draggy, and lots of surface area the wind affects. The GL would be worse than some....
Forum: Power Systems 06-03-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 355
Posted By flydiver
Naw, a lot of non-standard, poorly made props and...

Naw, a lot of non-standard, poorly made props and adapters.
I guess I implied there was a standard......not sure that's even true.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-07-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 564
Posted By flydiver
Agree fully with that sentiment. In this case...

Agree fully with that sentiment. In this case some of the work has been done. The issues about modding the Cub have spawned a separate forum and a 1000+ pages of chatter.
I collected this data for...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-07-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 564
Posted By flydiver
If you want to mod it....mod it. If you...

If you want to mod it....mod it.

If you just want floats and fly it, put on the 10x8 prop but DO NOT exceed 15-30 seconds of full power or risk ESC burn out and attendant loss of control > crash....
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