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Forum: ParkFlyers 07-01-2013, 03:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,131
Posted By CNY_Dave
I've had a contaminated (damp) feedback resistor...

I've had a contaminated (damp) feedback resistor on the servo do this. Would not really do it on the ground, but as soon as some aerodynamic forces were on the rudder it would wag. Pushing sideways...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 02-06-2013, 05:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,354
Posted By CNY_Dave
I won one in a 'post and get a chance to win'...

I won one in a 'post and get a chance to win' contest, have used it a few times, it's a decent bit of kit.

I think the most useful item on there is how it provides the shell/case of deans and...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-24-2013, 01:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 719
Posted By CNY_Dave
Just remember, altitude is your friend, get into...

Just remember, altitude is your friend, get into trouble, cut the power and just don't go straight down.

It is also a little harder to tell orientation when far off compared to the champ.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-24-2013, 12:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 719
Posted By CNY_Dave
They are not that sensitive, I'd still say fly on...

They are not that sensitive, I'd still say fly on low-rates first.

Since they are not sensitive, that also means you end up feeding in a lot of aileron to correct, and you may be prone to...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-23-2013, 03:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 719
Posted By CNY_Dave
Champ -> umT28 is a good progression. ...

Champ -> umT28 is a good progression.

Advice:
- check the center of gravity! a little too far forwards is much better than a tiny bit too far rearward
- make sure the control surfaces are...
Forum: Foamies 01-10-2013, 07:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,733
Posted By CNY_Dave
There's a lot of 'geometry' going on, and it...

There's a lot of 'geometry' going on, and it varies depending on what angle the plane is at when landing/taking-off, and what will work better for a skid vs a wheel (I had a wheel), and if you are in...
Forum: Foamies 01-10-2013, 06:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,733
Posted By CNY_Dave
Some draggers like toe-in, some like toe-out,...

Some draggers like toe-in, some like toe-out, some like neither.

Tried all 3 on my bipe off pavement, out worked much better.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 11-09-2012, 04:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 826
Posted By CNY_Dave
Could be DuBro. If you google RC micro...

Could be DuBro.

If you google

RC micro clevis

you'll get lots of similar parts.
Forum: Power Systems 11-07-2012, 01:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,051
Posted By CNY_Dave
The motor will be OK after it dries if the...

The motor will be OK after it dries if the bearings aren't rusting up.

The ESC likely needs to have any covering removed so it can be completely dried.
Any water in the ESC will cause it to...
Forum: Airplanes - Electric For Sale & WTB 10-11-2012, 06:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 21,332
Posted By CNY_Dave
He mentioned he also sells on RC Universe in a...

He mentioned he also sells on RC Universe in a different sale post...
Forum: Power Systems 09-26-2012, 03:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,868
Posted By CNY_Dave
How severely stripped are they? Could it be...

How severely stripped are they?

Could it be the hex key that is stripped?

When drilling out these things, one trick is to use a left-handed drill bit smaller than the screw, often once part of...
Forum: Power Systems 09-26-2012, 01:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,868
Posted By CNY_Dave
The allen key will actually be better with the...

The allen key will actually be better with the ball cut off.
Forum: Power Systems 09-25-2012, 11:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,868
Posted By CNY_Dave
I hate to say it, but step 1 is to go ahead and...

I hate to say it, but step 1 is to go ahead and ruin the allen key, the ball-ends are crap at high-torque situations.

I cut the ball off, make sure the end is as square as I can make it (and the...
Forum: Crash and Safety Forum 06-04-2012, 06:42 PM
Replies: 1,818
Views: 164,857
Posted By CNY_Dave
If you get electronics wet, usually rinsing with...

If you get electronics wet, usually rinsing with distilled water (just in case) then drying thoroughly will make all well- if you haven't powered it up wet and let out any magic smoke.

An ESC, I'd...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 05-25-2012, 03:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,576
Posted By CNY_Dave
The aluminum solder is made for soldering...

The aluminum solder is made for soldering aluminum but is made of zinc, so look for zinc solder.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-13-2012, 10:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 387
Posted By CNY_Dave
Whichever connection you will make last.

Whichever connection you will make last.
Forum: ParkFlyers 02-06-2012, 06:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,970
Posted By CNY_Dave
The DX5e does not have expo or adjustable throws....

The DX5e does not have expo or adjustable throws.

The dual-rate switch is good for limiting throws to about 70%.

Dave
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-27-2012, 12:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,113
Posted By CNY_Dave
A receiver not receiving from a TX has far less...

A receiver not receiving from a TX has far less predictability than one that is... is much riskier with FM than 2.4GHz, but it's a good habit to turn on the TX first.

When using a TX with memory,...
Forum: Foamies 12-19-2011, 01:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,589
Posted By CNY_Dave
Butterknife heated over a candle.

Butterknife heated over a candle.
Forum: Beginners 12-06-2011, 12:29 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,998
Posted By CNY_Dave
http://www.youtube.com/user/CNY1RC#p/u/8/gVhP42a_Z...

http://www.youtube.com/user/CNY1RC#p/u/8/gVhP42a_ZuE

http://www.youtube.com/user/CNY1RC#p/u/8/gVhP42a_ZuE
Forum: UAV / FPV 11-30-2011, 06:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,412
Posted By CNY_Dave
Looked like me flying this morning. My...

Looked like me flying this morning.

My takeoff roll was spectacularly short, and could not even taxi crosswind or downwind.

The video looks odd (like an RC plane) because it's a long shot with...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 11-08-2011, 05:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,186
Posted By CNY_Dave
I was just trying to delineate the two options...

I was just trying to delineate the two options (AMA sanctioned, and not) because it changes the landscape on what you can use so drastically, I'm not one of those folks who recoil in shock and horror...
Forum: Beginners 10-20-2011, 09:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,587
Posted By CNY_Dave
Now that you have mentioned dead-stick landings,...

Now that you have mentioned dead-stick landings, they are valuable practice and a lot of fun.

Practice on a runway about 20-50 feet in the air before trying it for real.


Dave
Forum: Beginners 10-19-2011, 03:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,587
Posted By CNY_Dave
Weather like that I like to come in steep and...

Weather like that I like to come in steep and fast with little or no power, essentially diving through the turbulent stuff, then level out in the clear air, add power if need be or just about...
Forum: Beginners 10-18-2011, 09:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,587
Posted By CNY_Dave
Also, depending on the plane, a flare might just...

Also, depending on the plane, a flare might just not be the way to land it. Something light and floaty with tricycle gear is much harder to flare and land, flying it parallel to the ground and...
Forum: Beginners 10-12-2011, 03:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,102
Posted By CNY_Dave
Does the ESC have a built-in BEC? What you...

Does the ESC have a built-in BEC?

What you are describing does sound like a built-in low-voltage cutoff. Is the ESC set up/programmed for the correct voltage? If it is set for, say, 4S and you...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-19-2011, 06:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,418
Posted By CNY_Dave
Almost.... ...

Almost....

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/834/lusabuild.jpg/http://img834.imageshack.us/img834/200/lusabuild.jpg

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1488457
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-10-2011, 12:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,418
Posted By CNY_Dave
40w/lb to fly something reasonably...

40w/lb to fly something reasonably conventional... and who needs to climb above launch altitude?

But yeah, it wouldn't be able to do much.

Hobbyzone champ has a wing area of 71 sq in, so that's...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-09-2011, 11:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,418
Posted By CNY_Dave
Hmmmm... 30268-10 (MPT3.6-150) ...

Hmmmm...

30268-10 (MPT3.6-150)

Operating Voltage: 3.6 V
Operating Current: 100 mA
Typical Voc: 4.8 V
Typical Isc: 120 mA
Total Size: 74mm x 150mm (2.9 x 5.9 inches)
Aperature Size:...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-09-2011, 11:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,418
Posted By CNY_Dave
I think the limiting factor is even tiny LiPo...

I think the limiting factor is even tiny LiPo cells have sufficient capacity that it would take a large array to be equivalent.

I would guess there would be a size/weight with a large wing and or...
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