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Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-21-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 2,282
Views: 161,169
Posted By rcers
Indeed that is a beauty! :) They fly better...

Indeed that is a beauty! :) They fly better than the look too...

Mike
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 06-13-2015, 09:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 358
Posted By rcers
Yep it is horrible when the American Dream comes...

Yep it is horrible when the American Dream comes true and you do well, make a ton of money and buy cool stuff.

Horrible...

;)

Mike
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 06-13-2015, 09:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 358
Posted By rcers
I'm not sure I would brag - you guys tax the tax...

I'm not sure I would brag - you guys tax the tax up there.... I feel pretty good about our total tax liability here in the States, you guys really get socked IMHO.

Mike
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-03-2015, 10:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 941
Posted By rcers
They are way safer than that battery. But again...

They are way safer than that battery. But again dead short that car battery with a wrench - the energy stored in the battery will arc weld that dude. That does not mean the battery itself will...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-03-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 941
Posted By rcers
I understand the chemistries and that some are...

I understand the chemistries and that some are better, and safer than others. But they all store energy. Care while charging handling and using ALL batteries is needed.

Mike
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-03-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 941
Posted By rcers
ALL BATTERIES STORE ENERGY. That can be...

ALL BATTERIES STORE ENERGY. That can be converted. You are wrong, sorry! Laptops have used LiFe packs for some time. It is just simple science and physics. Stored energy. All batteries can...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 06-03-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,526
Posted By rcers
The newer models now use LiFe (a123's I believe)...

The newer models now use LiFe (a123's I believe) for the density and weight savings. They talked about the switch for several years but it took them longer than they thought.

Volt always used...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-03-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 941
Posted By rcers
All about energy storage my friend. ALL...

All about energy storage my friend. ALL batteries store energy. That energy can be changed to another state - including fire.

As you recall a123 and equivalent cells have caught fire - laptops...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-03-2015, 01:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 941
Posted By rcers
This is absolutely 100% INCORRECT. All battery...

This is absolutely 100% INCORRECT. All battery packs "store" significant amounts of energy. All of them can start a fire, or start on fire. Try this outside your house on the driveway. Dead short...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-29-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 965
Posted By rcers
Welcome. I too am a glow and glider convert...

Welcome. I too am a glow and glider convert (although I jumped quicker than you did... :) ) and love electric flight. I fly easily 20x more than I used too as I can fly small stuff at the local...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-26-2015, 11:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 474
Posted By rcers
Any hardware store here in the US (Lowes Home...

Any hardware store here in the US (Lowes Home Depot Ace etc) will have m3 screws. Metric screws are VERY easy to find, super common.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-17-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 2,282
Views: 161,169
Posted By rcers
What a deal man - you scored! :) Nice....

What a deal man - you scored! :) Nice....
Forum: Sport Planes (Formerly I/C & Gas Conversion) 05-13-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 565
Posted By rcers
I have flown many, MANY twins. In flight you...

I have flown many, MANY twins. In flight you can't ever tell the difference (counter-rotating or not). You can a bit in takeoff with P effect. But even that is lessened a great deal on twins as...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-13-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 927
Posted By rcers
You don't ever ballast an airplane in the nose -...

You don't ever ballast an airplane in the nose - not sure what forum you got that from but stay away from those who recommended that. They clearly don't know anything about airplanes.

In glider...
Forum: Beginners 05-08-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 761
Posted By rcers
Likely too much elevator throw and it is...

Likely too much elevator throw and it is snapping/stalling.

Mike
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-06-2015, 11:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 941
Posted By rcers
Correct and my ONLY battery fire came with a...

Correct and my ONLY battery fire came with a NiCad pack. The door popped off my TX, the 8 cell pack then dropped to the ground (concrete) then bounced over to the dry grass. The pack landed square...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-02-2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 361
Posted By rcers
If there is ANY question on operation of ANY TX...

If there is ANY question on operation of ANY TX it goes off to service. Horizon will check it out and may even do that all "free".

The transmitter has to be the most reliable trusted RC...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 04-23-2015, 10:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,188
Posted By rcers
Yes they will be fine - if you completely...

Yes they will be fine - if you completely discharge them they are fine for the environment anyway. These can actually be tossed in the garbage once completely discharged.

Mike
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-22-2015, 01:37 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,746
Posted By rcers
I put a discharge device in the nose of every...

I put a discharge device in the nose of every plane I fly. Works great has batteries to the right level in 4-7 minutes. Plus it puts a :) on my face.

Nice...

Mike
Forum: Beginners 04-16-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,533
Posted By rcers
Yes you do - glad you see that but just work at...

Yes you do - glad you see that but just work at it. Practice will get you there. :)
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 04-01-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,331
Posted By rcers
Indeed -- that is why i bought two. :)

Indeed -- that is why i bought two. :)
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 04-01-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,331
Posted By rcers
O well - too late... Horizon has beat you too...

O well - too late... Horizon has beat you too it...
...
Forum: Humor 03-24-2015, 02:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 523
Posted By rcers
My wife loved that one!

My wife loved that one!
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 03-24-2015, 02:47 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,331
Posted By rcers
Take the engine out of the plane. What is the...

Take the engine out of the plane. What is the current DS record? I think just north of 500mph.... :)
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-23-2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 463
Posted By rcers
First plane was a Cox plastic PT-19. Never ran...

First plane was a Cox plastic PT-19. Never ran or flew well (control line).

First RC plane was the wonderful Airtronics Q-Tee. Crashed in a million pieces on its first flight.

First...
Forum: 3D Flying 03-18-2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 9,403
Posted By rcers
On high power systems you need a watt meter not...

On high power systems you need a watt meter not math. They are essential, period.

ML
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-09-2015, 01:56 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,595
Posted By rcers
That will work just fine for you. Just...

That will work just fine for you.

Just remember while the HS-35's will be enough "torque" but sometimes those tiny gears strip easily. I personally would use the much cheaper HS-55's. :)
...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-06-2015, 12:52 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,595
Posted By rcers
Yes.... ...

Yes....

http://www.mnbigbirds.com/Servo%20Torque%20Caculator.htm

This bird will take next to nothing.... :)

You will find the values are low - but don't forget the servo gear size matters...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-03-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,595
Posted By rcers
Watching here as well still have my skimmer 400...

Watching here as well still have my skimmer 400 with its brushed s400 motor! It is my new radio test bed.
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 03-03-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 577
Posted By rcers
As long as the batteries are equal voltage and...

As long as the batteries are equal voltage and near equal discharge state you can parallel charge them.

Mike
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