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Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-26-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 408
Posted By fhhuber
While the signal strength is weakest with the...

While the signal strength is weakest with the antenna pointed straight at the plane.... you should still get over 1/2 mile. Its not a cone of silence.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-26-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 408
Posted By fhhuber
Backward compatibility would only be an issue if...

Backward compatibility would only be an issue if they are ceasing to support DSM2 with the newer TX.

That is a possibility, but I haven't heard of it. There's too many DSM2 RXs in use and i don't...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-26-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 408
Posted By fhhuber
Transmitting Mode for Spektrum's newer TXs... you...

Transmitting Mode for Spektrum's newer TXs... you can allow DSMX or force DSM2. DSM2 will work with DSM2 or DSMX compatible RXs.

If you force DSM2 you prevent the system from trying to use the...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-25-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 408
Posted By fhhuber
Intermittent TX might be an issue... I...

Intermittent TX might be an issue...

I don't know if Orange has an RX flash code for temporary loss of detecting the TX. That's easy to test for... remove prop... turn on normally and ensure...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-25-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 408
Posted By fhhuber
You can leave the TX on between flights and take...

You can leave the TX on between flights and take any amount of time between removing power from the RX and powering it back up and the RX can still give the "I lost power" flash code. That code...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 04-19-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 119
Posted By fhhuber
You can use a Y harness for dual servos operating...

You can use a Y harness for dual servos operating ailerons, flaps or elevator. (or anything else)

To get one aileron to go up while the other goes down you adjust the geometry of the control...
Forum: Beginners 04-18-2015, 02:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 276
Posted By fhhuber
Yes, overly sensitive gyros/stabilizers can wag...

Yes, overly sensitive gyros/stabilizers can wag the controls very fast.

But that would probably mean he played with the settings.
Forum: Beginners 04-18-2015, 12:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 276
Posted By fhhuber
All sorts of flutter causes... #1 loose...

All sorts of flutter causes...

#1 loose control linkages.
Poor hinges
Servo gear slop
Airflow through the hinge line. (probably not your issue)
Flexing of the control surface and/or fixed...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-17-2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 188
Posted By fhhuber
You can affect the way the aircraft responds a...

You can affect the way the aircraft responds a surprising amount by changing props. Using the correct prop for the airplane and motor is very important for getting the best result.

Manufacturers...
Forum: Delta & Flying Wings 04-15-2015, 02:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 210
Posted By fhhuber
Depends on what you want to do... They can fly...

Depends on what you want to do... They can fly with 0 or more than 45 per side. Typical is close to 15 deg. 45 tends to end up being a delta.

Sweep tends to act somewhat like having dihedral...
Forum: Sport Planes (Formerly I/C & Gas Conversion) 04-14-2015, 03:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 145
Posted By fhhuber
Should be very close to the glow version full...

Should be very close to the glow version full fuel weight.

So many ways to alter the weight of the Sr that there's no real predicting final weight. Change covering and you can change by several...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-04-2015, 05:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 167
Posted By fhhuber
Springtime means annual inspections

Lots of planes to check out here.

Finding all kinds of stuff to work on. Loose motor mounting screws: failed ancient servo extensions, bad hinges...

And of course load checking the batteries...
Forum: Scale E-Powered Aircraft 04-04-2015, 04:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 246
Posted By fhhuber
Motor should be a good match. Way more power...

Motor should be a good match. Way more power than the glow you are replacing.

Wattmeter test the prop... just doesn't sound right to me.

And I expect you might have ground clearance issues.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-29-2015, 05:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 370
Posted By fhhuber
It used to be common for these large models to...

It used to be common for these large models to use 2 RXs with 72 mhz. Not so common with the much more reliable 2.4ghz systems.

Also the splitting to 2 RXs split the servo loads to 2 batteries...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-29-2015, 04:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 370
Posted By fhhuber
I've heard of the Snapper before... never...

I've heard of the Snapper before... never actually seen one. supposed to be 88 inch span and might be similar to a low wing Stick by AMR...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-29-2015, 12:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 370
Posted By fhhuber
Inadequate power servos start out needing more...

Inadequate power servos start out needing more power to attempt to do the job... when stalled a single standard servo can demand over 2 amps. That can overheat BEC's or regulators or it can deplete...
Forum: Vintage and old timer models 03-28-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 386
Posted By fhhuber
http://www.bphobbies.com/view.asp?id=V450327&pid=D...

http://www.bphobbies.com/view.asp?id=V450327&pid=D1748437

I'd go with this one... and use a folding prop on 2 cells 2000 to 2500 mah LiPo. that could take it up like a helicopter then fold for...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-28-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 370
Posted By fhhuber
You don't base servos on stall speed load... you...

You don't base servos on stall speed load... you base them on max potential load which is sudden full deflection at maximum speed.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-28-2015, 06:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 370
Posted By fhhuber
The "engineer/bombardier" idea of a second radio...

The "engineer/bombardier" idea of a second radio operating optional accessories is fine. Been done many times. Usually for larger and more complex aircraft, but nothing wrong with the idea here.
...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-28-2015, 06:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 173
Posted By fhhuber
Actually a fully open face cowl can mean very bad...

Actually a fully open face cowl can mean very bad airflow over the motor.

You need 3X the exit area as inlet.

Then you have to direct the moving air where it will actually go over the motor.
...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-28-2015, 05:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 173
Posted By fhhuber
Its more a question of if you are providing...

Its more a question of if you are providing adequate cooling. The motor will be fine at rated power if it has adequate cooling air going over and through it.

Its actually difficult to predict if...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-28-2015, 04:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 370
Posted By fhhuber
When dealing with this large of an aircraft I use...

When dealing with this large of an aircraft I use separate batteries for the RX.

My 50CC stick is 22 lb.

I use one of the Power Safe RXs in the EDF model in my Avatar pic (overweight,...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-28-2015, 04:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 370
Posted By fhhuber
I'd use one of the "Power Safe" Spektrum RXs. ...

I'd use one of the "Power Safe" Spektrum RXs.
http://www.horizonhobby.com/helicopters/aircraft-receivers/ar9110-9-channel-dsmx-powersafe-receiver-spmar9110

Main reason is the servo load will...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-27-2015, 10:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 288
Posted By fhhuber
Actually you should know EXACTLY what will...

Actually you should know EXACTLY what will happen.

The RX will go directly to its failsafe settings.

That will be whatever the TX positions were at bind for the simpler Spektrum RXs
...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-27-2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 288
Posted By fhhuber
JR vs Futaba issue... JR considers low...

JR vs Futaba issue...

JR considers low throttle to be one end of the pulse width and Futaba uses the opposite end, thus the servo direction and throttle are REVERSED. Futaba servos vs JR operate...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-27-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 288
Posted By fhhuber
You need to go through the process to reset the...

You need to go through the process to reset the "failsafe" of your
RX. That is often the binding sequence.

Binding Spektrum RXs at minimum throttle stick position, then doing servo reverse on...
Forum: Warbird Electrics 03-26-2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 169
Posted By fhhuber
Shelf life of LiPos varies with quality and how...

Shelf life of LiPos varies with quality and how you store it.

Maximum shelf life is at 36 to 38 F (about 2 to 4 C.... proper temp for keeping milk in the fridge) and 3.7 to 3.8 v/cell

Voltage...
Forum: Warbird Electrics 03-26-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 169
Posted By fhhuber
Sounds like an appropriate battery. Yes your...

Sounds like an appropriate battery.

Yes your connector is a Deans or one of the "T connector" clones of the Deans.
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 03-23-2015, 01:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 292
Posted By fhhuber
Instead of buying 6S 5000, buy 2 X 3S 5000> And...

Instead of buying 6S 5000, buy 2 X 3S 5000> And get the Hobby King Quatro at appx $100. Then you can charge 4 X 3S 5000 at 5 amp each. (might be a better choice in this class of charger now... mine...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 03-20-2015, 09:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 398
Posted By fhhuber
Buy a Gentle Lady sailplane ARF. Add thin...

Buy a Gentle Lady sailplane ARF.

Add thin film solar panels for 12 volts and hopefully above 2 amps.

Adapt for a brushless motor in the nose. (not the motor you picked....)

Mission complete.
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