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Forum: Humor 08-22-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 165
Posted By kyleservicetech
Surgeons!

Five surgeons from big cities are discussing who makes the best patients to operate on.

The first surgeon, from New York, says, 'I like to see accountants. On my operating table because when you...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 08-19-2014, 12:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 192
Posted By kyleservicetech
Your Turnigy Accucel 6 charger has a maximum...

Your Turnigy Accucel 6 charger has a maximum rating of 50 Watts. Since watts equals Volts times Amps, that will limit your maximum current output when using more series cells in your LiPo battery. ...
Forum: Foamies 08-18-2014, 02:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 129
Posted By kyleservicetech
Have you checked the watts input to your motor...

Have you checked the watts input to your motor with one of those wattmeters?

Your model is around 4 pounds, so good performance would be around 150 Watts per pound, or 600 Watts. Go above that,...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 08-15-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 903
Posted By kyleservicetech
If you have a "no name" ESC, I'd be a bit...

If you have a "no name" ESC, I'd be a bit concerned about its BEC (Battery Elimination Circuit) if you're using the internal BEC.

Those BEC's can be either the "Linear" type, or "Switch Mode"...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 08-14-2014, 03:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 327
Posted By kyleservicetech
I think a lot of those early LiPo fires were...

I think a lot of those early LiPo fires were caused when someone tried to charge them with the charger programmed to charge Nicad or Nih battery packs.

Or, they didn't do balancing during the...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-13-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 554
Posted By kyleservicetech
Yup If you properly set up your full range...

Yup
If you properly set up your full range receivers antenna's in your model, you might get a range of about two miles.

If you really screw up your receiver antenna's orientation, you might...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 08-12-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 327
Posted By kyleservicetech
Nice thing about those old grills. They are made...

Nice thing about those old grills. They are made to contain high temperature fires. :D :cool:

As far as LiPo fires go, the current balancing type LiPo chargers have really reduced the chances of...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-11-2014, 03:20 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 554
Posted By kyleservicetech
The process with the Spektrum "Model Match"...

The process with the Spektrum "Model Match" feature, is, you first name your model in your transmitters LCD display, like Adams#1. Then, read the manual, and "Bind" your airplane to model Adams#1.
...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-10-2014, 12:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 185
Posted By kyleservicetech
For future use, one of those digital micrometers...

For future use, one of those digital micrometers work well for this type of stuff.
http://www.harborfreight.com/4-inch-digital-caliper-47256.html

I've got two of the 6 inch units that measures...
Forum: 3D Flying 08-07-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,524
Posted By kyleservicetech
Just a quick note on that velcro stuff. I've...

Just a quick note on that velcro stuff.

I've had real bad luck with the adhesion between the velcro self sticking backing, and either plywood or balsa sheeting. Seems that stuff will really stick...
Forum: Power Systems 07-31-2014, 01:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 368
Posted By kyleservicetech
For what it's worth, the formula for input...

For what it's worth, the formula for input horsepower to a propeller is per below:

HP=P*D^4*RPM*3/1.4E17.

So if your prop has a pitch of 4, a diameter of 8 and an RPM of 9600, horsepower is:
...
Forum: Foamies 07-30-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 213
Posted By kyleservicetech
Might be a good idea to temporarily put a fuse in...

Might be a good idea to temporarily put a fuse in series with the battery the first time you fire up the new motor. Just in case. Proper fuse size is about 1/3 to 1/2 of the ESC amp rating. Be...
Forum: Foamies 07-29-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 213
Posted By kyleservicetech
H'mmm If you've got smoke from your motor, its...

H'mmm
If you've got smoke from your motor, its most likely fried. Give the motor the smell test. If it's burnt, that overheated winding varnish will let you know.

FYI, before using that ESC...
Forum: Power Systems 07-25-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 368
Posted By kyleservicetech
Putting a smaller prop on the motor will not hurt...

Putting a smaller prop on the motor will not hurt anything. On the other hand it will really reduce the power output. Maybe to the point where your airplane won't fly!:eek:
Forum: Humor 07-12-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 281
Posted By kyleservicetech
Creating a Computer Password!

Senior
trying to set a password

WINDOWS:
Please enter your new password.

USER:
cabbage

WINDOWS:
Forum: Humor 07-08-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 220
Posted By kyleservicetech
Another Wing suit flier

Be sure to watch til the end of the 30 second clip!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=MPl8V_21E-8
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 06-06-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 655
Posted By kyleservicetech
This thread is aimed at digital meters, but...

This thread is aimed at digital meters, but perhaps you might find some useful info here.

Digital Multimeters
http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=52821
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 05-27-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 811
Posted By kyleservicetech
For your $$$$ helicopter, IMHO, I'd put in a $$...

For your $$$$ helicopter, IMHO, I'd put in a $$ name brand radio in it. I've got the Spektrum DX8 with DSMX technology, that is pretty much bullet proof. In fact, I set up my giant scale Big Stick...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 05-27-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 23,233
Posted By kyleservicetech
IMHO, a very rough estimation on where to spend...

IMHO, a very rough estimation on where to spend your dollars in a model is 1/3 for the model, 1/3 for the radio system, 1/3 for the power system.

So, it would make little sense to spend $6.00 for...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-23-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 593
Posted By kyleservicetech
Check posting #4 of this thread. For $60 you can...

Check posting #4 of this thread. For $60 you can not make one as good for that number of $$$$.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-17-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 929
Posted By kyleservicetech
I've wondered? Did you ever have trouble with a...

I've wondered? Did you ever have trouble with a folding pusher prop, where one blade opened first, then the second blade shortly after?

That would put a violent out of balance load on the motor...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-10-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 911
Posted By kyleservicetech
I've got this unit. ...

I've got this unit.
http://www.mpja.com/Solder-Station-Processor-controlled/productinfo/19032%20TL/

It works very nicely, has a direct digital readout on the tip's temperature. Bad news, it's...
Forum: 3D Flying 05-07-2014, 03:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 829
Posted By kyleservicetech
Hi Chellie Now that's a nice looking foamie...

Hi Chellie
Now that's a nice looking foamie that doesn't look like a foamie!!


Good work :cool:
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-07-2014, 03:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 440
Posted By kyleservicetech
The Eflight Power 160 can be run up to perhaps...

The Eflight Power 160 can be run up to perhaps 2000 Watts, comparable to a DLE 30 cc gasser. The DLE 55 cc is good for about 3500 Watts or so.

Putting 2000 Watts on a 18 pound Piper should haul...
Forum: 3D Flying 05-05-2014, 02:12 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,524
Posted By kyleservicetech
Check out those EC5 connectors. On a fellow club...

Check out those EC5 connectors. On a fellow club members model we ran 170 Amps through them with no problem.

Also, Anderson Power Pole type connectors have a larger connector that will also...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-23-2014, 04:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 282
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: 424
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: 457
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: 4,365
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: 517
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....
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