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Forum: General Electric Discussions Today, 02:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 90
Posted By flydiver
As with many RTF planes the ESC setting in this...

As with many RTF planes the ESC setting in this one isn't very good especially if set at 74%.
At 74% and a full battery LVC is 9.3v. If you start with a lower voltage > bad news.

[Programmable...
Forum: General Electric Discussions Today, 01:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 90
Posted By flydiver
All the above info is great. IMO major PLANE...

All the above info is great.
IMO major PLANE manufacturers like Horizone & eflite tend to sell overpriced and underperforming lipos.

That said, as a new pilot you possibly contributed to it's...
Forum: General Electric Discussions Yesterday, 10:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 205
Posted By flydiver
I've gone from being fussy about exact storage...

I've gone from being fussy about exact storage charge to being just fine with about anything between 3.6-3.9 for batteries used routinely. For long term I shoot for 3.8'ish.
Kept in a cool...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 07-21-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 226
Posted By flydiver
The Nanos seem to be all over the map. I think...

The Nanos seem to be all over the map. I think the cells must come from different places....something. Some seem to do OK, others are just plain bad cells no matter how they are measured.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-21-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 205
Posted By flydiver
Do a bit more digging and you'll find a bunch of...

Do a bit more digging and you'll find a bunch of folks that have left batteries fully charged over the winter > and they are shot. Generally the higher the performance (C-rating, whatever THAT is...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-21-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 205
Posted By flydiver
I would offer that some pretty reputable...

I would offer that some pretty reputable companies are quite capable of disseminating some pretty lousy information at times, as are a huge number of people in forums.

If you see a statement that...
Forum: Indoor & Micro Electric Planes 07-13-2014, 01:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 329
Posted By flydiver
Elevon/delta, 3-ch, 4-ch > mostly it depends on...

Elevon/delta, 3-ch, 4-ch > mostly it depends on THE plane. Any of those categories can be easy or very difficult.
Forum: Indoor & Micro Electric Planes 07-12-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 329
Posted By flydiver
RTFM, page 12 manual. ...

RTFM, page 12 manual. (http://www.spektrumrc.com/ProdInfo/Files/SPMR4400-Manual.pdf)

If you NEED it to be programmable beyond basics, you likely will have serious trouble flying it.
...
Forum: Indoor & Micro Electric Planes 07-10-2014, 11:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 329
Posted By flydiver
If you have a local Club your best bet is a buddy...

If you have a local Club your best bet is a buddy box session with their trainer and an instructor, assuming such is available.

You didn't indicate you've been 'advised' about your experience.
Forum: Indoor & Micro Electric Planes 07-10-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 329
Posted By flydiver
Head's Up doesn't ship to Australia, though...

Head's Up doesn't ship to Australia, though otherwise they are a great site. It is still excellent for getting motor/RX/battery/ESC info and combos that work. Jeff does excellent work.

The slow...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 06-19-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 450
Posted By flydiver
If you have an RC community using the 'local...

If you have an RC community using the 'local standard' your buddies use can be helpful. If not, then most programming on most TX is pretty arcane when you start out. You have to learn a whole new...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-19-2014, 04:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 457
Posted By flydiver
Once it's a ways away all underside surfaces are...

Once it's a ways away all underside surfaces are 'shadowed and look black'. In close....doesn't matter quite as much. What you want is dramatic differences between the top and bottom. Red becomes...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 06-18-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 450
Posted By flydiver
DX6i - 10 model memory. Tactic - 20 Model...

DX6i - 10 model memory.
Tactic - 20 Model memory
You run out of them way quicker than you think.
Spectrum has a HUGE user base and LOTS of support.
Tactic, not so much. You are a bit more on...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-16-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 336
Posted By flydiver
Well, I've got my problems but I was responding...

Well, I've got my problems but I was responding to his concerns about the LG retracts in the T-28, and also being interested in a glider.

The response was brief. Apparently not too clear?
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-16-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 336
Posted By flydiver
Landing gear is often the weakest point on many...

Landing gear is often the weakest point on many RC planes. For an RTF with retracts I'd be pretty cautious about the viability also.

Take a look at the Parkzone Radian. It's a standout glider.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-16-2014, 03:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 336
Posted By flydiver
Ah...re-read the first post. Cub is there. But,...

Ah...re-read the first post. Cub is there. But, he's got the T-28 to move on. So, it's certainly possible if he wants to go that route.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-16-2014, 01:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 336
Posted By flydiver
Cub? Where? He's got a T-28 with ailerons and...

Cub? Where? He's got a T-28 with ailerons and flaps.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-15-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 336
Posted By flydiver
Yes, they are a whole new language, mostly with...

Yes, they are a whole new language, mostly with manuals that initially (sometimes later also) seem to be written by sadists on bad drugs, likely old out of work DOS-manual writers.
They tell you...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-15-2014, 04:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 336
Posted By flydiver
The plane is irrelevant. You might try in the...

The plane is irrelevant. You might try in the TX-RX forums. You are simply trying to get some control surfaces to move in a desired way with a specific TX/RX combo.
Unfortunately just about every...
Forum: Beginners 06-10-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 348
Posted By flydiver
+1 on THAT! The only thing I'd take out in that...

+1 on THAT! The only thing I'd take out in that kind of wind is a sloper, and...it would still be a handful. That's a LOT of wind.
Forum: Beginners 06-10-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 348
Posted By flydiver
Beginners mostly should not venture out in more...

Beginners mostly should not venture out in more than 5mph, esp. with a beginner type plane. Those tend to be slow, draggy, and lots of surface area the wind affects. The GL would be worse than some....
Forum: Power Systems 06-03-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 321
Posted By flydiver
Naw, a lot of non-standard, poorly made props and...

Naw, a lot of non-standard, poorly made props and adapters.
I guess I implied there was a standard......not sure that's even true.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-07-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 507
Posted By flydiver
Agree fully with that sentiment. In this case...

Agree fully with that sentiment. In this case some of the work has been done. The issues about modding the Cub have spawned a separate forum and a 1000+ pages of chatter.
I collected this data for...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-07-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 507
Posted By flydiver
If you want to mod it....mod it. If you...

If you want to mod it....mod it.

If you just want floats and fly it, put on the 10x8 prop but DO NOT exceed 15-30 seconds of full power or risk ESC burn out and attendant loss of control > crash....
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-07-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 507
Posted By flydiver
Some of the 'power' thing is silly. The Cub has...

Some of the 'power' thing is silly. The Cub has been around a loooooong time with EXACTLY the same motor, AND it used to fly off floats using a 7-cell NiMh battery (heavier with less power)
Now,...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 04-06-2014, 12:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 264
Posted By flydiver
Yep. You can charge them cold but if you get a...

Yep.
You can charge them cold but if you get a full charge into them while still cold they could over volt as they warm up. Might be ugly.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-17-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 411
Posted By flydiver
Since it charges slowly anyway I've found no...

Since it charges slowly anyway I've found no problem at running it at 1.5-2C.
When doing 2S x 2 it handles them independently. I generally do charge similar size batteries in pairs but they are...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-17-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 411
Posted By flydiver
It will work fine as long as the balance taps...

It will work fine as long as the balance taps fit, they should.
That charger does not charge as fast as the specs indicate (about 30%) slower, and it does not charge up to 4.2v/cell, more like...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-08-2014, 01:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 263
Posted By flydiver
I only have one of those. You need to push the...

I only have one of those. You need to push the button...right?
Nope, MASH that POS button. See if that works. What do you have to lose?
Lousy button, really really lousy. At least mine is.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-22-2014, 12:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 859
Posted By flydiver
Metal tool box, the smaller hand carry type. I've...

Metal tool box, the smaller hand carry type. I've got an older Craftsman that would likely contain something like that but would be a nuisance to carry around.
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