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Forum: Batteries & Chargers 05-23-2015, 11:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,380
Posted By kyleservicetech
Another Option

Another option would be one of those hot water heater elements. They are designed to run IN WATER to cool them. At 1500 Watts, and 120 VAC, their resistance will be around 9.5 Ohms. With your 40...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 05-23-2015, 11:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,380
Posted By kyleservicetech
Multiple Power Resistors

Yeah, it would be best to use multiple resistors for this function. At 40 Volts DC, and at 120 Watts for a power resistor, R = E^2/P which breaks down to a resistor of around 12 Ohms.
...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 05-22-2015, 06:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 502
Posted By kyleservicetech
Receiver in the Wing

That 72 Mhz antenna is actually tuned to 72 Mhz when fully extended. Coiling the antenna might work, but you absolutely have to check its "Tuning" after doing so. Checking tuning requires...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-21-2015, 02:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 261
Posted By kyleservicetech
Castle Creations 10 Amp uBEC

I've got that CC 10 Amp uBEC on all of my models, including two giant scale units. One of them has seven Hitec 645MG servos, that pulls a measured 14 Amps peak current while spinning the transmitter...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-21-2015, 02:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 504
Posted By kyleservicetech
Hot Epoxy

For those that need to "Un-Epoxy" something, hit it with a heat gun, and peel it off with a dull knife. Same for yellow (Titebond) glue.

And, do it outdoors! The fumes are likely not a good...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-20-2015, 03:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 504
Posted By kyleservicetech
Just curious, hot melt glue don't work either?

Just curious, hot melt glue don't work either?
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-18-2015, 05:00 AM
Replies: 2,199
Views: 150,697
Posted By kyleservicetech
Redwing MXSR model

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$400 with servos, motor and ESC ???? Do you rob banks on the side??? :D

I paid $399 plus shipping for my MSXR, and that was only for the bare model.

Don't know if they've fixed it yet,...
Forum: UAV / FPV 05-16-2015, 01:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 530
Posted By kyleservicetech
Before retiring, I've traveled to Wyoming. There...

Before retiring, I've traveled to Wyoming. There areas in Wyoming where there is NOTHING!
Like 40 miles East of Casper.
Location, location, location.
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 05-13-2015, 04:51 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 58,481
Posted By kyleservicetech
We've got almost all Spektrum radio systems in...

We've got almost all Spektrum radio systems in our club, and no one has had issues where the Spektrum radio lost binding while in flight. In fact, if the transmitter does not properly connect to the...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 05-12-2015, 05:47 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 58,481
Posted By kyleservicetech
Out of curiosity, what brand radio? And did it...

Out of curiosity, what brand radio? And did it have a remote receiver?

Back in the mid 1980's I was a very small part of a local group that raced cross country with giant 14 - 16 foot wingspan...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 05-12-2015, 05:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 202
Posted By kyleservicetech
Solar Panel Power.

Some 15 years ago, at a near by electric fun fly, our local electric company provided a mobile solar powered system with a half dozen big substation class deep cycle batteries on a trailer. There...
Forum: Sport Planes (Formerly I/C & Gas Conversion) 05-12-2015, 05:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 363
Posted By kyleservicetech
Hobbico Twinstar Reverse Pitch Prop

Update on the Hobbico Twinstar:

That model now has around 40 flights on it, and it has been a very good performer. No, it isn't as acrobatic as my other models, due to the smaller sized aileron,...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-12-2015, 05:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 758
Posted By kyleservicetech
Best Windy Model?

I've got models ranging from a tiny 15 inch wingspan Bipe to a Giant scale Big Stick. From my perspective, the model in my inventory that handles the wind the best is my TwinStar, with a pair of...
Forum: Foamies 05-12-2015, 01:46 AM
Replies: 6,237
Views: 403,215
Posted By kyleservicetech
LOL On the other hand, SE Wisconsin has...

LOL

On the other hand, SE Wisconsin has water. :D :D

At any rate, no matter where you live, there is always something to complain about. Hurricanes, floods, earth quakes, tornados, snow, cold...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 05-11-2015, 11:44 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 58,481
Posted By kyleservicetech
Oh crap! Out of curiosity, is your ESC BEC a...

Oh crap!

Out of curiosity, is your ESC BEC a linear or switch mode type?

Would not think you had a range problem, since any quality 2.4 Ghz radio system has a range of several miles. If you...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 05-11-2015, 02:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 202
Posted By kyleservicetech
Floor Tiles

Something I've got on top of my workbench is a half dozen one foot square ceramic floor tiles. Just find the absolute cheapest, flat tiles in the store.

And, just lay them on top of your...
Forum: Beginners 05-11-2015, 02:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 235
Posted By kyleservicetech
That happened to one of my models a few years...

That happened to one of my models a few years back. It was the "Revolver" model. One of the ailerons came completely out of the wing during flight, and was dangling by the servo pushrod.

It was...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 05-11-2015, 02:46 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 58,481
Posted By kyleservicetech
Bird of Time

Yeah, that BOT is a classic sailplane if there ever was one.

Be sure to post your progress and info on the first flights. We're all interested. :cool:
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 05-07-2015, 02:07 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 889
Posted By kyleservicetech
Yeah I suspect I'm far older than the OP....

Yeah

I suspect I'm far older than the OP. :oops: Also in the same boat of loosing friends my age of well over 70. Some of whom are family.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-03-2015, 12:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 435
Posted By kyleservicetech
Attached are screen shots on my Spekie DX9 for...

Attached are screen shots on my Spekie DX9 for dual rates, expo, sub trim and servo travel adjustments. Similar screens exist for differential, throttle kill, timer with voice responses, and a lot...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-02-2015, 10:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 435
Posted By kyleservicetech
Spekie DX8 Setup

Nice thing about the Spekie DX8 and DX9. Both have individual "Sub Trim" for all servos to allow zeroing in on exact neutral position. And, both have individual travel adjustments for each and...
Forum: Beginners 04-30-2015, 01:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 661
Posted By kyleservicetech
Yes, that is the elevator trim adjustment. ...

Yes, that is the elevator trim adjustment. However, it is used to fine trim out your model after it's in the air.

The process would be to set the elevator trim to center position, then go to the...
Forum: Beginners 04-28-2015, 09:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 661
Posted By kyleservicetech
Yikes, sure sounds like a tail heavy model.

Yikes, sure sounds like a tail heavy model.
Forum: Power Systems 04-27-2015, 02:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 183
Posted By kyleservicetech
The value of the capacitors are not critical. I...

The value of the capacitors are not critical. I used 0.1 uF 50 Volt DC disk ceramic capacitors on my old Astroflight brush type motors.

Note that they should be disc ceramic. Don't use other...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-27-2015, 02:10 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 519
Posted By kyleservicetech
Uh Oh! Question. How close to the receiver...

Uh Oh!

Question. How close to the receiver was your transmitter when you tried binding?

At a minimum, you should have 10 feet between the two only during binding. Any closer, and the Spektrum...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-26-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 519
Posted By kyleservicetech
Yup. Spektrum does have a backward issue. BUT...

Yup. Spektrum does have a backward issue. BUT its with one of their very first receivers. Not certain it might be a DSM backyard type. Spekie does list incompatibility with that receiver in their...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-25-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 519
Posted By kyleservicetech
Something Else?

Makes me wonder about the possibility of something else being involved. Take a look at my posting in RCGroups.

Take a look:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2363310

And, what...
Forum: SEFF 2015 04-25-2015, 02:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 316
Posted By kyleservicetech
For the wattflyer readers that would like a FREE...

For the wattflyer readers that would like a FREE photo resizer program, and a whole lot more stuff, this one is pretty good. It allows cropping, drawing, adjusting colors, brightness and so on.

...
Forum: Multi-Rotors 04-24-2015, 05:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 215
Posted By kyleservicetech
Check out: Www.rtlfasteners.com

Check out:

Www.rtlfasteners.com
Forum: Foamies 04-23-2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,834
Posted By kyleservicetech
FYI This thread is ten years old!

FYI
This thread is ten years old!
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