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Forum: Beginners 10-29-2014, 02:49 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 27,691
Posted By AEAJR
The quote you posted above referenced some of my...

The quote you posted above referenced some of my earlier articles. These were later combined into a book which can be found on Wattflyer.

Everything You Wanted to Know About Electric Flight...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 10-26-2014, 02:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 355
Posted By AEAJR
Cool Coming up with creative ways to get things done...

Coming up with creative ways to get things done can be a fun part of the hobby too.
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 10-26-2014, 02:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,189
Posted By AEAJR
Cool Sounds like a good solution.

Sounds like a good solution.
Forum: Beginners 10-25-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 218
Posted By AEAJR
Important flying skills STAYING UP WIND ...

Important flying skills

STAYING UP WIND
http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/vbglossar.php?do=showentry&id=23
Forum: General Electric Discussions 10-25-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 355
Posted By AEAJR
Cool kyleservicetech You and I and others have...

kyleservicetech

You and I and others have discussed this across several thread on different but related topics. The relevance here is whether you can use these high draw chargers off your car, if...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 10-25-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 31,493
Posted By AEAJR
Cool Unfortunate. :( This will help. :) ...

Unfortunate. :( This will help. :)

HOW TO FIX WARPS, DENTS, TWISTS OR UNCRUNCH FOAM PARTS

http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=66805...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 10-25-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,189
Posted By AEAJR
True, if you can't park near the pits that is an...

True, if you can't park near the pits that is an issue. Then dragging a generator with you makes a lot of sense.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 10-25-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,155
Posted By AEAJR
For what it is worth, I have used my Ford Taurus...

For what it is worth, I have used my Ford Taurus as a emergency power source during power outages to support a sump pump, some lights and other things. I have connected a 1000 watt power inverter...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 10-25-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,189
Posted By AEAJR
My friend, you do whatever works for you. I was...

My friend, you do whatever works for you. I was just asking a question.

I would not think you would need to run the car for 5 hours. I would think you just run it while you are charging unless...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 10-24-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,155
Posted By AEAJR
Cool You are correct, but the clutch that engages and...

You are correct, but the clutch that engages and releases the AC compressor is electric.

I believe the alternator on my Taurus and my Escape are rated at 120 amps.

I did research on this...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 10-24-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,155
Posted By AEAJR
Auto Alternator...

Auto Alternator...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 10-24-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,155
Posted By AEAJR
CHARGING big battery packs. I have seen a...

CHARGING big battery packs.

I have seen a variety of posts about using utility power for charging these big packs. Certainly that makes sense. Some have said that if you want to fly giant scale...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 10-24-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 355
Posted By AEAJR
Cool Wouldn't it be easier to just leave the car...

Wouldn't it be easier to just leave the car running and run the chargers from the car battery with the car's alternator running? Most car alternators are rated in excess of 120 amps. Even at idle I...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 10-24-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,189
Posted By AEAJR
OK, I am going to ask the dumb question. ...

OK, I am going to ask the dumb question.

I don't fly giant scale so I don't deal with the big chargers and big packs you guys use. My biggest battery pack is a 3S 2500 mah pack that I used in...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 10-23-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 355
Posted By AEAJR
Cool I did not know that. Can you provide a...

I did not know that.

Can you provide a link? I looked at the Revolectrix and Hobbyking sites and don't see a listing for high voltage lipos.

Thanks.
Forum: Beginners 10-23-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 38,160
Posted By AEAJR
I was recently reminded of the frustration a new...

I was recently reminded of the frustration a new pilot feels when he has put his plane in the woods and can't find it. My friend has been looking for several weeks. I have spend some hours out there...
Forum: Beginners 10-23-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 206
Posted By AEAJR
Welcome to Wattflyer. We are here to help you. ...

Welcome to Wattflyer. We are here to help you. ;)
Forum: Beginners 10-23-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 274
Posted By AEAJR
I ran a survey across several forums asking at...

I ran a survey across several forums asking at what point electric power became impractical.

About 1/3 said never - electric all the way.

About 1/2 seemed to feel around 30 CC gas was the...
Forum: Beginners 10-23-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 274
Posted By AEAJR
It is always best to provide a link to the plane...

It is always best to provide a link to the plane you are discussing so we can be sure we are answering correctly. Is this your plane?
http://www.sigmfg.com/indextext/sigrc48.html


Here is an...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 10-23-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 355
Posted By AEAJR
Why would you want to seriously overcharge your...

Why would you want to seriously overcharge your lipos? I don't understand the benefit. I would expect it to cut at 4.2V per cell.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 10-23-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 873
Posted By AEAJR
I have been using a Jump Start pack hanging off...

I have been using a Jump Start pack hanging off the side of my workbench for years as a power supply for my chargers. I have a Cellpro 4S and a Triton charger for charging NiMh and Lipo packs.

My...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 10-21-2014, 05:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 700
Posted By AEAJR
It will be muffled inside but you can still hear...

It will be muffled inside but you can still hear it for quite a way. So if you can't find a good spot to make the hole, put the beeper in anyway. So 300 feet gets reduced to 150 feet. That is...
Forum: Beginners 10-20-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 68,393
Posted By AEAJR
Always good advice: Put brain in gear before...

Always good advice: Put brain in gear before putting body in motion.

Hope your injuries heal fully.
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 10-19-2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 700
Posted By AEAJR
Cool You asked about experience with the Pathfinder...

You asked about experience with the Pathfinder LMA. I don't think I have exactly the same LMA that you have but have used one that looks and operates in a very similar fashion.

I read the...
Forum: Beginners 10-17-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 464
Posted By AEAJR
Take one of those hand warmer heat packs and put...

Take one of those hand warmer heat packs and put it in your shirt pocket, right over your heart. It warms the body which warms the blood and the heart distributes that heat to the rest of the body....
Forum: Beginners 10-17-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 68,393
Posted By AEAJR
While I enjoy researching and writing the...

While I enjoy researching and writing the articles in this book I also like to share other resources I find that may be helpful in your understanding of electric powered flight.

Here is a good...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 10-10-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 133
Posted By AEAJR
Do you still need help? In order for us to...

Do you still need help?

In order for us to answer your question we would need a link to specs on that motor. The Manufacturer should provide recommendations on what prop to use based on what...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 10-10-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 123
Posted By AEAJR
Maybe if the subject was Seahawks airport in Cape...

Maybe if the subject was Seahawks airport in Cape Coral you would have a better chance of getting a response.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 10-10-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 192
Posted By AEAJR
Did you get a solution to your problem?

Did you get a solution to your problem?
Forum: Beginners 10-10-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 512
Posted By AEAJR
The folks in the Heli form might be more...

The folks in the Heli form might be more interested than the airplane forum.
http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=23
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