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Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-23-2014, 02:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 247
Posted By dereckbc
Sounds like stock E-Flite battery. Do not buy any...

Sounds like stock E-Flite battery. Do not buy any more of them. Short story your battery is TOAST and in need of replacement. I have an Apprentice and I use three different batteries in them. These...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 07-23-2014, 01:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 252
Posted By dereckbc
Highest density I have is the Glacier 2200 mah...

Highest density I have is the Glacier 2200 mah (24.2 wh) weighs in at 185 grams, or 130 wh/Kg. I think what is throwing me is you are talking about cylindrical cells with a Steel casing? I think that...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-22-2014, 04:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 90
Posted By dereckbc
Joystick

Sure this has been asked before, but I am lazy tonight. I have an excellent 3-axis Joystick I use on my home PC, the kind where rudder is on the stick and you twist the stick for yaw. It is real...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-21-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 225
Posted By dereckbc
There is a good reason manufactures ship...

There is a good reason manufactures ship batteries at 3.8 vpc.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-21-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 132
Posted By dereckbc
Thanks guys, I think I found the problem....

Thanks guys, I think I found the problem. Operator error. The throttle has to be advanced to engage the gyros before testing. Doh!!!!!
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 07-21-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 252
Posted By dereckbc
Steve with all due respect comparing a 65C...

Steve with all due respect comparing a 65C battery to a 30C battery is comparing apples to oranges. Is it not fair if you buy a battery of say 2200 mah @ 30C you should expect to have at least those...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-21-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 132
Posted By dereckbc
Possible, but it is suppose to be tuned up from...

Possible, but it is suppose to be tuned up from the factory.
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 07-21-2014, 04:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 252
Posted By dereckbc
25 C intially at start to weed out the failures...

25 C intially at start to weed out the failures like PZ and Turnigy. Then 30C to see Peuket effect, and 1C for rated mah capacity. FWIW going from 1C up to 30C showed less than 10% capacity...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 07-21-2014, 01:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 252
Posted By dereckbc
LiPo Favorites & Test Results

Hey guys just curious what you think are the best LiPo batteries out there. I am still a beginner RC Pilot but I have a couple of perks to bring to the hobby. One which is kind of irrelevant is I am...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-20-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 132
Posted By dereckbc
Visionaire Gyro Questions and Problem

OK today took my new Visionaire out for several flights today. Went well I think. However I noticed something I did not expect. Part of pre-flight check is to power the plane up on level ground with...
Forum: Beginners 07-19-2014, 04:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 148
Posted By dereckbc
I have an Apprentice and have bent a few stabs...

I have an Apprentice and have bent a few stabs along the way. First use boiling water to straighten it out. However this will not do much for the crease line and it it will still be weak.

What I...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-12-2014, 03:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 134
Posted By dereckbc
Done it twice. First let me say make an ESC...

Done it twice. First let me say make an ESC upgrade to at least 40 amps with a 5 amp BEC. HH will not admit a problem with the stock controller but it is known to Brown Out during flight, and when...
Forum: Beginners 07-11-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 238
Posted By dereckbc
You are correct to some degree. In my experience...

You are correct to some degree. In my experience trying to land like a real plane, the plane does not tip stall, it just falls and drops like a brick. Now that I understand what is happening I will...
Forum: Beginners 07-11-2014, 02:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 238
Posted By dereckbc
I can only hope it stays in one piece that long....

I can only hope it stays in one piece that long. Already two props and one cowl.
Forum: Beginners 07-10-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 238
Posted By dereckbc
You can on planes that don't have something like...

You can on planes that don't have something like auto-pilot like the VA has. Pretty much exactly how I do it in a Cessna 172, set the airspeed to 70 knots with elevator and full flaps, and control...
Forum: Beginners 07-10-2014, 02:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 238
Posted By dereckbc
Visionaire Landing Help

Hey Visionaire owners need some tips and advice on landing.

I fly the plane just fine, but landing has me perplexed a little and I am pretty sure it has to to with the gyro RX in it. I did...
Forum: Beginners 07-10-2014, 02:41 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,040
Posted By dereckbc
Newbie I do not know if you are still monitoring...

Newbie I do not know if you are still monitoring this thread but I think I can help you because I was in your shoes a year ago with the same plane. Mine is now modified with a larger motor and prop,...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 07-09-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 314
Posted By dereckbc
You are right, you can use smaller wattage...

You are right, you can use smaller wattage panels, but Grid Tied Panels are half the cost of battery panels.

Those Harbor Fright 45 watt panel kits the box is worth more than the panels and...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-09-2014, 01:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 292
Posted By dereckbc
I have one and yes it is much easier to fly....

I have one and yes it is much easier to fly. There is another guy in my club with an Extra 300. Good 3D pilot. All he did was change the prop to I think was a 11 x 5.5. Slowed it down quite a bit and...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 07-09-2014, 01:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 314
Posted By dereckbc
What you are referring to is Peukerts Law which...

What you are referring to is Peukerts Law which is most pronounced in Flooded Lead Acid Batteries. It is mainly due to internal resistance losses in the battery. AGM batteries particularly pure lead...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-08-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 76
Posted By dereckbc
Phoenix RC Simulator for Extra 300

OK hope this is the right forum for the topic. If not please feel free to move it.

OK I have a Parkzone Extra 300 in real life that gives me fits flying and need some simulator practice. I have...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-08-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 292
Posted By dereckbc
What I am trying to do in this case is slow my...

What I am trying to do in this case is slow my Extra 300 down and lesson the torque roll down from the high pitch prop. Danf thing wants to roll hard left and takes a lot trim and fighting to keep it...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 07-08-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 314
Posted By dereckbc
SLI batteries, car starting batteries do not not...

SLI batteries, car starting batteries do not not react well to cycle service and will significantly shorten their life.

A better method is to buy a good AGM deep cycle battery, charge it up at...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-08-2014, 03:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 292
Posted By dereckbc
Read up what?

Read up what?
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-08-2014, 01:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 292
Posted By dereckbc
Well that was one of my questions is plane sizes....

Well that was one of my questions is plane sizes. It is a Parkzone Extra 300. So I think 300 is the size, but not really sure what that means. I suspect wing span or area?

I have that program is...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-08-2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 292
Posted By dereckbc
Motor and Plane Sizes

Can anyone direct me with a link that covers various plane sizes and motors? No need to cover scale as I get that.

Motors have me real confused like size 10, 15, 25 ect which I think mean...
Forum: Power Systems 07-06-2014, 02:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 135
Posted By dereckbc
Thanks for the info. I am familiar with Heads Up...

Thanks for the info. I am familiar with Heads Up RC and this is kind of the issue I have. On the program are a lot of motors, but not any for suppliers like Heads Up, or even popular ones like...
Forum: Power Systems 07-06-2014, 01:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 135
Posted By dereckbc
Watt Meter would be great if you had a box full...

Watt Meter would be great if you had a box full of props, batteries, and controllers laying around to find the best match, but I need to get in the Ball Park First.

Have not found any charts with...
Forum: Power Systems 07-05-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 135
Posted By dereckbc
Any Drive Calculator Guru's

Need some help trying to use the program with ESC's, Batteries, and Motors that are not in the data base.

Also want to find the best prop for a given Battery, ESC and Motor.
Forum: Beginners 07-05-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 505
Posted By dereckbc
Pretty sure it is right, it is a clear viscous...

Pretty sure it is right, it is a clear viscous liquid, expands like crazy into a white foam that easily cuts with a knife or razor knife when dried. But thanks for the concern.

I also have the...
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