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Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 05-23-2015, 05:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 479
Posted By flydiver
Antenna length

R/C Antenna Experiments
Does Rx Antenna Length Really Matter? (http://www.rc-cam.com/ant_exp.htm)

FWIW, I have a Weasel slope plane, full length 72" antenna is...
Forum: Beginners 05-05-2015, 02:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 445
Posted By flydiver
Just remember, it IS a lithium. Forget to turn...

Just remember, it IS a lithium. Forget to turn your TX off and it's probably ruined...mine was.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-26-2015, 07:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 291
Posted By flydiver
Hobby King specs......'nuff' said.

Hobby King specs......'nuff' said.
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 04-20-2015, 09:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 232
Posted By flydiver
Best to put some quality oil on these before you...

Best to put some quality oil on these before you even run them. Often the factory lube is poor. Once they get noisy they have worn some and subsequent oiling is not as effective. Best lube I've found...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 04-20-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 232
Posted By flydiver
Chellie generally has good advice but that one is...

Chellie generally has good advice but that one is not. ;)
The fan is small and cheap with a sleeve bearing. It'll just get worse until it freezes up, then you won't hear it anymore. :concern:
...
Forum: Beginners 04-11-2015, 11:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 416
Posted By flydiver
Actually may be easier and more useful to ditch...

Actually may be easier and more useful to ditch the motor and start over with brushless, cheaper in the end, really. Certainly less hassle. You'll never use that brushless ESC again. Heads Up can...
Forum: Beginners 01-29-2015, 01:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 906
Posted By flydiver
Well, both. A really good charger would have...

Well, both.
A really good charger would have the power to balance them.
A decent battery with an "OK" charge would not exhibit this issue.

ALL lipos deteriorate over time. HOW they...
Forum: Beginners 01-27-2015, 03:10 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 906
Posted By flydiver
Do they WORK to your flight requirements? If so,...

Do they WORK to your flight requirements? If so, use 'em until they don't. Plus or minus a couple 10's isn't that big a deal.
Forum: Foamies 12-29-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 804
Posted By flydiver
Come on, don't twist my words. :silly: I'm not...

Come on, don't twist my words. :silly: I'm not referring to major components.
There's a bunch of RTF planes parts that are either difficult or expensive to replace. Manufacturers do this...
Forum: Foamies 12-29-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 804
Posted By flydiver
People, the weakest link in the Cub package is...

People, the weakest link in the Cub package is the ESC+RX combo. It's known to fry or be DOA just by looking at it. It was originally designed for 7-cell NiMh and though they now have the RX...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-28-2014, 03:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 458
Posted By flydiver
Try this with your [Mystery]. It just may need to...

Try this with your [Mystery]. It just may need to be calibrated.

Throttle range setting: (Throttle range should be set each time when using a new transmitter).
Make sure the throttle trim is...
Forum: Beginners 11-29-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 468
Posted By flydiver
Nigel's suggestions are spot on. Also, be...

Nigel's suggestions are spot on.

Also, be aware that flying a SIM, can be addictive for some, and boring as hell for others. I think they are quite uesful to LEARN, and PRACTICE, but I find...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 11-29-2014, 03:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 458
Posted By flydiver
Ha Ha. You are on your own.

Ha Ha. You are on your own.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 11-29-2014, 03:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 458
Posted By flydiver
There you go. May as well get this over with....

There you go.
May as well get this over with. Get a wattmeter (http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=311574). You'll be needing it. If you don't and you continue you'll ask questions, and...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 11-29-2014, 01:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 458
Posted By flydiver
Huh? What do you mean by stock setup? OLD setup?...

Huh? What do you mean by stock setup? OLD setup? New setup?
Did you try it with the new ESC?

What prop will you be using? Props are CRITICAL! Props define what the motor will pull.

Note- My...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 11-29-2014, 12:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 458
Posted By flydiver
What different batteries? 2 original PZ 1300? Not...

What different batteries? 2 original PZ 1300? Not very good, especially if old and beat up. New fliers often wreck a few lipos before they figure them out.

What is the new motor/prop....exact...
Forum: Brushless Motor Construction 10-14-2014, 02:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 389
Posted By flydiver
INRUNNER > the shaft is generally...

INRUNNER > the shaft is generally fused/glued/permanently-attached to the rotating magnets. Chances are you are out of luck for shaft replacement.

Here's how you open them:
Motor Shaft...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 10-08-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 313
Posted By flydiver
Try it and find out. It's a personal thing and...

Try it and find out. It's a personal thing and very much depends on the plane and the pilot skill. Start low and work up.
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 10-07-2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 638
Posted By flydiver
Those are not power cells, they are consumer...

Those are not power cells, they are consumer grade high capacity. They have a high internal resistance and don't take well to 1C (or higher) charging. You are not doing them any favors.
Unless...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 10-06-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 638
Posted By flydiver
I have one of those that was given to me (not RS...

I have one of those that was given to me (not RS though). Yep, it's a No-No. :( Bad idea. OK for very slow NiXX charging though.

Some folks have usee the NiZn for RX batteries. Works OK as...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 10-05-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 638
Posted By flydiver
I strongly suspect you don't want to be puting...

I strongly suspect you don't want to be puting NiZn in a TX. The 1.6v is nominal and they get more like 1.8-1.9v on full charge. :concern: My experience is they hold it better than old non-LSD NiMh...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 10-05-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 638
Posted By flydiver
What exactly ARE the batteries-brand and size? ...

What exactly ARE the batteries-brand and size?
Same with the charger. There are literally hundreds of each.
Chances are what you are seeing is fine.

FWIW it is absolutely normal for...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 10-02-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 444
Posted By flydiver
Nor I. But I do charge everything on metal...

Nor I.
But I do charge everything on metal ceramic tile surfaces with a smoke alarm 3' away. I also don't 'hover and watch', but I don't leave home or go to bed with anything charging.

FWIW...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 10-01-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 444
Posted By flydiver
"I have heard" ..... on the net, from a guy, at...

"I have heard" ..... on the net, from a guy, at the bar....is a clear indication that you haven't done any homework to figure out what is actually going on. So you ask some more guys.....now you've...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 09-23-2014, 02:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 388
Posted By flydiver
Lots of answers....:p> NiMH / NiCAD FAQ...

Lots of answers....:p>

NiMH / NiCAD FAQ Battery Support Questions & Answers (http://www.hangtimes.com/rcbattery_faq.html)
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-14-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,499
Posted By flydiver
Great. Sometimes it's useful to be full of...

Great. Sometimes it's useful to be full of ancient info. :D

There are a number of improvements on the current Cub (better TX, lipo battery) but the basic plane is exactly the same. Should you get...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-09-2014, 02:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,499
Posted By flydiver
If you have ANY old PC motherboard, hard drive,...

If you have ANY old PC motherboard, hard drive, many add-in cards, etc, they almost all use jumpers that are the same.

Once you are looking for more performance this plane is completely capable...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-09-2014, 01:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,499
Posted By flydiver
Good video! Old SC, right? Are you using...

Good video!
Old SC, right? Are you using lipos or NiMh? The older-large 10x8 prop and THAT generation of transmitter (TX) strongly suggest NiMh era.
Take a look at this picture. ...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-08-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,499
Posted By flydiver
It is NORMAL for the motor to point slightly down...

It is NORMAL for the motor to point slightly down and to the right to counter motor torque, so don't get freaked about that. Breaking the gearbox, bending the shaft, breaking the firewall, stripping...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-08-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,499
Posted By flydiver
!. Do you have ACT (old) or SAFE (new)? That's...

!. Do you have ACT (old) or SAFE (new)? That's important.
ACT > disconnect, it's trash.
SAFE > Is good, use it.

It's either mechanical or electrical. Since it runs the probability is...
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