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Forum: Batteries & Chargers 10-05-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 341
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Yep, this is 100% perfectly normal. Rechargeable...

Yep, this is 100% perfectly normal. Rechargeable NiMh batteries don't have as high voltage as standard single use types, they are rated at 1.2v nominal but start a little higher....
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 09-27-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 439
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
This is very common on digital servos on 3D...

This is very common on digital servos on 3D models with large control surfaces, elevators are usually the worst. It gets worse when the servos get a little older and develop some play in the gears....
Forum: Vintage and old timer models 09-25-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 366
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
have you tried calibrating the throttle range on...

have you tried calibrating the throttle range on the ESC?

This should be covered in the ESC manual but if you dont have a manual the usual process that works on many ESC's is:


Take prop off...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-18-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 174
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
The low rates out of the manual should be fine,...

The low rates out of the manual should be fine, just use some exponential too to soften the response a little.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-17-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 174
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Providing you are proficient and confident with...

Providing you are proficient and confident with the trainer then I think you would be fine with a Visonaire. Just make sure that the control throws are set very low and these 3D models are general...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-16-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,932
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
If you can it's best to keep the wires between...

If you can it's best to keep the wires between battery and ESC to original length, or as short as possible. This means that if there is a large distance between the motor and the battery it's better...
Forum: 3D Flying 09-14-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 459
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Xoar PGN 'woodies' are my favourite props for...

Xoar PGN 'woodies' are my favourite props for aerobatics and 3D. Efficiency wise they are about on par with APC but they are much lighter. Only downside is as mentioned already, they are easy to...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 09-14-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 640
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Lemon Rx 7 channel DSMX receiver + stabiliser

I picked up one of these Lemon-Rx 7 channel receivers with satellite and flight stabiliser on impulse recently, at $26 including a satellite it was a real bargain:...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-13-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,932
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
You should be able to use 4" props, just use a...

You should be able to use 4" props, just use a quite high KV motor to spin them fast. And you don't need 1:1 thrust:weight ratio... As you correctly pointed out, this is a scale model, the ability to...
Forum: Sport Planes (Formerly I/C & Gas Conversion) 09-04-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 551
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Reflexing the elevons 'up' will add some drag but...

Reflexing the elevons 'up' will add some drag but it will also reduce the wing's maximum coefficient of lift. So while it increases descent rate it also increases stall speed. IMHO this is the last...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-02-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 420
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Bear in mind that the batteries will have a...

Bear in mind that the batteries will have a higher burst rating, probably 30c for bursts.

Try full throttle and see what numbers you get. If you want to reduce amps you can always prop down a...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 08-24-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 240
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
You top them up to fully charged before flying....

You top them up to fully charged before flying. Just put them on a normal charge program.
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 08-18-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 274
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Mikie, ok, if you were keeping the negative...

Mikie,
ok, if you were keeping the negative probe from your multimeter fixed on the black wire and moving the positive probe from wire to wire away from black you should have got (approx) 3.8, 7.6,...
Forum: Foamies 08-18-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 275
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
In theory those specs should be giving plenty of...

In theory those specs should be giving plenty of power. I'd also suggest putting a wattmeter on it to see what's going on. It could be that it's just a case of the battery being tired and not holding...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 08-12-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 469
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
+1 For your small batteries that's all...

+1

For your small batteries that's all that's really required. A cinder block bunker is also fine of course but vast overkill IMHO. They are toy airplane batteries, not unexploded bombs;)
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 08-10-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 198
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
For charging small batteries like those you will...

For charging small batteries like those you will be fine.

The problems with charging off a car battery are that the voltage is relatively low, so you need to pull high amps, plus if you draw down...
Forum: Foamies 07-29-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 347
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
As noted above, the problem of juddering is...

As noted above, the problem of juddering is usually due to a bad solder joint or other bad connection on one of the three bullets between ESC and motor. Occasionally it can be due to a faulty ESC or...
Forum: Beginners 07-09-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,862
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
The manual seem reasonably clear. Is there...

The manual seem reasonably clear. Is there anything in the instructions that you are having problems following?


Move Rx dip switch #1 to the 'On' position (switch #2 stays in off position)
...
Forum: Beginners - Helis 07-08-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 717
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Here's a review of the V911 Pro.. It seems like...

Here's a review of the V911 Pro.. It seems like it's an updated version which replaces the 'old' V911 and fixes some of it's weaknesses: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2006437
Forum: Beginners 07-04-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,184
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Good luck, but I'm sure you wont need it. ...

Good luck, but I'm sure you wont need it.

Honestly the buddy box overkill with the Apprentice. SAFE makes it impossible to get badly out of shape, and if you do get into a flap all you do is...
Forum: Beginners 07-02-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,184
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Welcome to this great hobby, Good move...

Welcome to this great hobby,

Good move getting the Apprentice. I recommended the same model to a new flyer recently and two weeks ago he turned up with one at the field. I set it up for him, took...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 06-28-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 464
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Not really, the lower c rate battery would only...

Not really, the lower c rate battery would only last longer if you actually used less power while flying. The power you use isn't usually controlled by the maximum that the battery can deliver but by...
Forum: Beginners 06-28-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 941
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
As the others have said, your P47 is a great...

As the others have said, your P47 is a great effort for a first try but it has multiple issues that will stop it from flying properly. The size of the tail surfaces need to be much larger for...
Forum: Support & Suggestions 06-21-2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 749
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Each to his own, these are just opinions, you...

Each to his own, these are just opinions, you dont have to agree. However i'd add that if a poster has some information to contribute they can join a active thread or create a thread of their own....
Forum: Power Systems 06-17-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 313
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
+1 on above advice. Often the problem is caused...

+1 on above advice. Often the problem is caused by a bad connection at one of the bullets between motor and ESC, either a dirty connector or bad solder joint.

Silver solder is only used for...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 06-06-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 831
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
A fully charged LiPo is 4.2v per cell, so 12.6v...

A fully charged LiPo is 4.2v per cell, so 12.6v for a 3s battery.
However it's normal for the voltage to fall back slightly from 4.2v after the charge completes, so you might only measure around...
Forum: Beginners 06-04-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,752
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
I also tend to stick with genuine Spektrum on my...

I also tend to stick with genuine Spektrum on my big value stuff out of caution. Truth is though that those cheapo receivers from Orange and Lemon do appear to be just as reliable as the real thing....
Forum: Crash and Safety Forum 06-02-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 1,818
Views: 162,444
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Sorry about your bad luck Hawk. At least you have...

Sorry about your bad luck Hawk. At least you have got a season's worth of crashes over in one weekend and can now look forward to the rest of the year trouble free... Fingers crossed!
Forum: Delta & Flying Wings 05-22-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,399
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
The 'someone' was perfectly correct. Horsepower...

The 'someone' was perfectly correct. Horsepower and Watts are just two different units of measure for power, rather like miles and killometers are units of measure for distance.

1 horsepower is...
Forum: Multi-Rotors 05-15-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 458
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
+1 Usually some tweaking of these variables is...

+1 Usually some tweaking of these variables is required to get your multi rotor flying properly. I'd be surprised if you couldn't tune out the oscillation.

I'd also be concerned that your motors...
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