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Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-19-2015, 07:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 206
Posted By kyleservicetech
FYI, I've checked several club members 30 cc DLE...

FYI, I've checked several club members 30 cc DLE gasser RPM's with appropriate propellers. They work out around 2500 Watts.

APC Propellers has their site up and running again, where they show...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-19-2015, 04:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 206
Posted By kyleservicetech
Giant Electric Models

We'd need more info to provide accurate information on your conversion. IMHO, any gasoline/glow powered model can be converted to electric power. Electric power has become that good now days.
...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-18-2015, 06:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 454
Posted By kyleservicetech
You can directly parallel connect dual LiFe or...

You can directly parallel connect dual LiFe or dual A123 receiver batteries. I've never ever seen one of these batteries short out. About the only way to damage them is to leave the receiver switch...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-11-2015, 02:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 251
Posted By kyleservicetech
Good point. You ARE using a Spektrum...

Good point.

You ARE using a Spektrum receiver (or Spekie compatible) with your Spektrum DX6i ????

If not, it will positively NOT work.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-04-2015, 05:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 454
Posted By kyleservicetech
Here is what I use for heavy duty soldering. ...

Here is what I use for heavy duty soldering. This soldering iron is temperature regulated, and has a variety of different sized tips available.

SOLDERING IRON 100 W...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-04-2015, 04:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 454
Posted By kyleservicetech
Naw,I'd junk that old battery. If it reads 2.4...

Naw,I'd junk that old battery. If it reads 2.4 volts DC, the odds are it has a dead cell or two. Or, even if all cells read a half volt or so, the battery is still way past its useful lifespan.
...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-04-2015, 01:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 454
Posted By kyleservicetech
I'm using #12 wire for all the hookups on my...

I'm using #12 wire for all the hookups on my models. That includes the Giant Scale models that pull 80 Amps at full throttle. Seems a bit high for #12 wire, but this wire has silicon insulation,...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-03-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 454
Posted By kyleservicetech
Yeah, most of my club members that fly gas/glow...

Yeah, most of my club members that fly gas/glow and 2.4 Ghz radios have gone to either LiFe or A123 batteries for receiver power. And, NONE of them that have gone to the LiFe/A123 batteries have...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 12-29-2014, 12:33 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 814
Posted By kyleservicetech
Nope, no differerence what so ever. :cool:

Nope, no differerence what so ever. :cool:
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-14-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 575
Posted By kyleservicetech
IMHO, another good reason to buy new servos. ...

IMHO, another good reason to buy new servos.

The new 2.4 Ghz receivers demand a solid DC power source for reliable operation. I've checked my Spektrum receivers, they all drop out at 3.2 Volts...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-14-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 575
Posted By kyleservicetech
The newer radios such as most of the Spektrum...

The newer radios such as most of the Spektrum line shows a battery voltage indication in its LCD display. As for radio brands, over 90% of my club members are flying with Spektrum brand. Spektrum...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 12-14-2014, 12:08 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 926
Posted By kyleservicetech
Hi Chellie Nice job!!

Hi Chellie

Nice job!!
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-13-2014, 04:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 575
Posted By kyleservicetech
This is a giant scale model with a wing span of...

This is a giant scale model with a wing span of 92 inches and 1300 Square inches of Wing. The model will weigh around 10 pounds. With the modern brushless motors, it is very easy to match or exceed...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 12-11-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 468
Posted By kyleservicetech
That is excellent information. Perhaps you...

That is excellent information.

Perhaps you could consider creating a new thread and putting this information in it? Methinks a lot of RC flyers that use the Lithium type batteries would find it...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 12-11-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 926
Posted By kyleservicetech
Good luck! As a side point, I'm sure you're...

Good luck!

As a side point, I'm sure you're familiar with bending copper pipe back and forth, and it's tendency to work harden in the process. Bend that work hardened copper pipe, and the...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 12-11-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 468
Posted By kyleservicetech
Yup This is off topic :oops: :oops: A123...

Yup This is off topic :oops: :oops:

A123 cells equals Lithium Nano Phosphate chemistry. They also have a very flat discharge curve. On my giant scale 3000 Watt Big Stick, the 12S2P A123 pack...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 12-11-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 926
Posted By kyleservicetech
H'mmm 5/8 inch pipe? I just checked the OD...

H'mmm

5/8 inch pipe? I just checked the OD of several of my copper pipe valves. The copper pipe for them all measure 5/8 inch OD. My home was built in 1983. You might want to take a Harbor...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 12-11-2014, 04:30 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 468
Posted By kyleservicetech
That's the first time I've heard of vaporized...

That's the first time I've heard of vaporized electrolyte causing these LiPo batteries to puff up. If so, that would explain a lot of battery failures. Do you have any references? I'm curious.
...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 12-09-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 468
Posted By kyleservicetech
Yup That internal cell resistance is very...

Yup
That internal cell resistance is very definitely not linear with current levels. It will even vary with battery temperature. The only way to really determine internal resistance would be to...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 12-08-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 468
Posted By kyleservicetech
The most important value of your battery pack is...

The most important value of your battery pack is its voltage under the loads pulled by your power system.

Seems it's hard to find good typical values on this.

Take a look:...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 12-08-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 689
Posted By kyleservicetech
Yeah Be certain to do range testing on your...

Yeah
Be certain to do range testing on your receiver before risking it in a model. And, for me, I'd fly it in a cheap "disposable" model before putting it into your pride and joy.

There are a...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 12-08-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 468
Posted By kyleservicetech
What is the Mah rating of your cells? The higher...

What is the Mah rating of your cells? The higher the batteries amp hour capacity, generally, the lower the cells internal resistance.
Forum: Events, Shows and Fun Fly's - Electric Airplanes 12-01-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 210
Posted By kyleservicetech
Interesting old military planes video

Take a look at this video. Well worth your two minutes of time:
http://player.vimeo.com/video/93587997
Forum: General Electric Discussions 11-30-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,906
Posted By kyleservicetech
Yeah I've run across that same issue on my...

Yeah
I've run across that same issue on my giant scale models with four servos in the wings.

What I did was buy some multiple pin connectors to tie the wing servos to the fuse servos. It all...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 11-28-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 689
Posted By kyleservicetech
I think "binding" only comes with those 2.4 GHz...

I think "binding" only comes with those 2.4 GHz radio systems.:cool:
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 11-27-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 689
Posted By kyleservicetech
Binding consists of linking a specific...

Binding consists of linking a specific transmitter to a specific receiver. That process should be covered in the manual for your radio.
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 11-27-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 689
Posted By kyleservicetech
If my memory is correct that 140F is the max...

If my memory is correct that 140F is the max limit before damage to those LiPo batteries.
Forum: Beginners 11-13-2014, 02:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 531
Posted By kyleservicetech
Yup This is why you absolutely need to read...

Yup

This is why you absolutely need to read your Amps/Volts/Watts with a wattmeter after you've decided on a prop and battery pack for your motor.

There are a LOT of variables that programs...
Forum: Beginners 11-13-2014, 01:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 531
Posted By kyleservicetech
Which Turnigy G60 are you using? There are...

Which Turnigy G60 are you using?

There are three different G60's per motocalc: G60-300KV, -400KV, and -500KV.

I ran the G60-500, 6S LiPo, 14X8.5 prop through www.motocalc.com, and got 1430...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 11-12-2014, 03:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 377
Posted By kyleservicetech
Yeah If you're planning on measuring over 100...

Yeah
If you're planning on measuring over 100 Amps on a regular basis, IMHO, you're better off with a clamp on ammeter. Note that most clamp on meters are AC only, not useful for our DC battery...
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