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Forum: Batteries & Chargers 09-23-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By jeff4912
Thank you for taking the time to thoroughly...

Thank you for taking the time to thoroughly answer my questions, much appreciated.

Jeff
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 09-23-2014, 02:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 206
Posted By jeff4912
How to cycle new nimh battery....?

I have a new 2000mah 4.8v Nimh receiver battery for one of planes and want to know how to break it in on my icharger 206B.
What charge settings do I use? 0.2amps?
Does the charger know the voltage...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 08-21-2014, 12:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 394
Posted By jeff4912
Thank you all for your input, this is a very...

Thank you all for your input, this is a very helpful forum.
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 08-19-2014, 03:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 394
Posted By jeff4912
Kyle, Thanks for the detailed response..it...

Kyle,
Thanks for the detailed response..it actually all made sense to me!
I am going to get the iCharger 206B 300watt 20 amp charger.
That should work well I think. Should be able to charge upto...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 08-19-2014, 12:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 394
Posted By jeff4912
Accucel 6 charger and Paraboard..only 3.4amps output

I bought a paraboard from Buddyrc, nice product.

Hooked it up to my Turnigy Accucel 6 charger which says it has 6amp output.

Plugged 3 4S 3000Mah batteries into the Paraboard and...
Forum: Foamies 08-18-2014, 01:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 306
Posted By jeff4912
FMS Extra 300 needs more power...ideas?

Anyone have recommendation for boosting power on this plane?
Has a proprietary type prop shaft on it.
Current specs:
Length
1285mm / 50.6in
Flying Weight
1880g
Power System
3948-Kv760...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-11-2013, 10:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 428
Posted By jeff4912
I think you are right now I have listened more to...

I think you are right now I have listened more to the noise. When plane crashed, the battery flew forward and struck the back of the motor.

I bet it bent the bell and caused the magnets to rub.
...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-11-2013, 12:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 428
Posted By jeff4912
Engine vibration after crash...replaced prop shaft.

Had minor nose in with Multiplex Mentor and bent the prop shaft so I replaced it. Went out to do a run up test on the prop and at 1/2 throttle, I get a heavy vibration that shakes the whole plane. ...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-23-2013, 10:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 500
Posted By jeff4912
Thanks for the replies. Makes sense to me.

Thanks for the replies. Makes sense to me.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-23-2013, 06:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 500
Posted By jeff4912
Spektrum AR500 receiver connections..?

I am new to RC and am building an ARF right now and noticed that my Spektrum AR500 receiver has two aileron plugs.

Do I use both of them and how do you know which is left and right? Just test...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 07-19-2013, 01:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,573
Posted By jeff4912
Kyle, Thanks for the info. Why would...

Kyle,

Thanks for the info.

Why would they suggest a battery capable of delivering 70amps when my engine is rated only for 45amps?

Wouldn't this be wasted power that would be heating up...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 07-18-2013, 09:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,573
Posted By jeff4912
Turnigy 4000mAh 4S 20C Lipo Pack Would I be...

Turnigy 4000mAh 4S 20C Lipo Pack

Would I be correct to assume that this battery will output a continuous 80 amps since 4000mAhx20C=80amps?

Also says this battery can put out 10 second burst...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 07-18-2013, 07:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,573
Posted By jeff4912
I called back to Headsup Hobby and they revised...

I called back to Headsup Hobby and they revised the engine size to the EMAX GT2826/05.
He said what you said. Probably too big.
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 07-18-2013, 05:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,573
Posted By jeff4912
Sorry, the engine is the GT3526/05, not the 3520....

Sorry, the engine is the GT3526/05, not the 3520. Here's the prop test info:

Battery Size Propeller Size Thrust (oz.) Amps Watts
5-Cell 18.5v APC 10 x 5E 91 oz. 33 amps 680 watts...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 07-18-2013, 04:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,573
Posted By jeff4912
I am using the EMAX GT3520/05 out runner for my...

I am using the EMAX GT3520/05 out runner for my engine and the guys at Headsup Hobby said the best set up for this engine was to run a 4S battery.
Said the higher voltage would enable me to get up...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 07-18-2013, 05:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,573
Posted By jeff4912
Opinion on Turnigy battery Quality

I am thinking of getting this battery for my Mulitiplex Mentor.

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__15014__Turnigy_4000mAh_4S_30C_Lipo_Pack_USA_Warehouse_.html

Turnigy 4000mAh 4S 30C...
Forum: Power Systems 07-17-2013, 05:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,088
Posted By jeff4912
Thanks for all of your input everyone. Its alot...

Thanks for all of your input everyone. Its alot to digest.

Just when I think I have it all figured out, I find that propeller size has something to do with engine kv size and batteries etc..
Forum: Power Systems 07-17-2013, 01:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,088
Posted By jeff4912
I'm looking at the Turnigy SK3 3542 1000kv 45amps...

I'm looking at the Turnigy SK3 3542 1000kv 45amps 670 watts output for my motor. It's diameter is38mm, will that fit the Mentor?

Also looking at the 3300mah 4S 30C battery...good choice?
...
Forum: Power Systems 07-16-2013, 05:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,088
Posted By jeff4912
Engine for Multiplex Mentor..

I have bought a Multiplex Mentor (4.5lbs) and am being a little over whelmed by all the engine choices. I will have a 11x5.5e prop on this plane and think I want about a 500-600watt motor.
I also...
Forum: Power Systems 07-15-2013, 04:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,287
Posted By jeff4912
I see that the leads coming from your engine are...

I see that the leads coming from your engine are color coded and the esc's wires are not (but labeled a,b,c) , how do you know which esc wire goes to which engine wire?

Sorry for basic questions,...
Forum: Power Systems 07-15-2013, 03:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,287
Posted By jeff4912
Turnigy Plush 60amp ESC

Can this speed controllers BEC handle batteries higher than 3S without a separate UBEC for the receiver and servos?
Also, do you need to solder connectors to it, or are they already on it?
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-14-2013, 01:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 795
Posted By jeff4912
Multiplex Mentor setup.

Does anyone have a power set up for the Multiplex Mentor. I was thinking of putting a Power 25 out runner on it. Want it to have have ample power.
Any feelings between the E Flite and Turnigy...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-03-2013, 02:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 418
Posted By jeff4912
Thanks for the info you guys. Max, did the...

Thanks for the info you guys.

Max, did the 480 mount pretty straight forward on the Alpha if you remember?
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-02-2013, 03:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 418
Posted By jeff4912
Bigger Outrunner for Alpha 450??

I have a E-Flite Alpha 450 with a Park 450 Brushless Outrunner installed.

Wondering what more powerful outrunner would fit the engine mount.

Currently has a 25amp ESC but that could be...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-25-2013, 04:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,008
Posted By jeff4912
I think I probably had run down lipolies in it...

I think I probably had run down lipolies in it and misread the charger. The esc was probably getting a low voltage signal.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-25-2013, 03:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,008
Posted By jeff4912
Alpha has a Spektrum 5 channel receiver I think...

Alpha has a Spektrum 5 channel receiver I think AR500 if that sounds right. I am using the Spektrum DX5e radio that I got with my Phoenix flight simulator.
I have only been flying rc for about 3...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-25-2013, 02:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,008
Posted By jeff4912
Hobby Zone Champ flew off....

Went to the field today to fly my Alpha Sport 450, but first decided to fly my Champ since I had not flown it in a while. Hand launched it and it was flying nicely and then I would get intermittent...
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