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Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-25-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 234
Posted By garyp1029
Comparing Motors

Since there seems to be many different ways of describing motors, is there a chart on the web which compares the various descriptions? For example, is the HeadsUp PowerUp 25 (which I happen to have)...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-23-2014, 01:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 318
Posted By garyp1029
Hobbyking

What is the secret trick in ordering from Hobbyking. I put in my phone number; it declares it invalid--I tried my house phone and two different cell phones with the same result. I order two...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-15-2014, 01:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 115
Posted By garyp1029
E-Flite UMX Battery Connector and Charging

Can batteries with the E-Flite UMX connector be charged on a "normal" charger (specifically an ICharger 106b) without using an adapter cable? Does parallel charging these batteries require a...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-14-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 138
Posted By garyp1029
HXT and Bullet Connectors

Are these the same? Given the same size (say 4mm) are they safely interchangeable? Thanks. Gary
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-12-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 208
Posted By garyp1029
Thanks sham. I mis-calculated; thinking a charge...

Thanks sham. I mis-calculated; thinking a charge rate of 0.05 A was 500 Mah. In reality it is 50 Mah. Gary
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-12-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 208
Posted By garyp1029
Lipo Battery Charging

I have a ICharger 106b and the minimum charge rage is 0.05 A. Question---Is it safe to charge Lipos which have less than 0.05 A? I am thinkin of Lipos in the 180 to 300 Mah range. Thanks. Gary
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-11-2014, 02:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 130
Posted By garyp1029
Artizan Prop Size

Parkzone recommends a 10.75 X 8 prop for its Artizan. What replacement would be best suited if one does not have that size? Thanks. Gary
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-06-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 206
Posted By garyp1029
Pizzano, that's exactly what I'm talking...

Pizzano, that's exactly what I'm talking about---using my mobile device to program an AR636. The only "mobile device" I have besides my Walmart Jitterbug cell phone is my 2009 Ford F150.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-06-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 206
Posted By garyp1029
AS3X

I admit it. I am an old guy (79) who has not developed much affinity for modern technology, especially when its price seems to vastly(?) outweigh its supposed advantages. Having been back in the RC...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-26-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 248
Posted By garyp1029
I notified HeadsUp of the problem. They made...

I notified HeadsUp of the problem. They made suggestions which I tried without success. After the ascending tones, there are NO beeps; no further sounds. They said return it, and I think I will...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-26-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 248
Posted By garyp1029
Hi xmech. Yes, I tried your...

Hi xmech. Yes, I tried your suggestion--Unplugged ESC from Rx; plugged battery into the ESC---result was there was no sound at all. I have checked all connections---ESC to Rx; ESC to motor---and...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-26-2014, 04:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 248
Posted By garyp1029
With the ESC connected to the battery and the...

With the ESC connected to the battery and the transmitter ON, the motor makes a continuous beeping sound---no movement, just the beeping. Is there a possibility that the ESC is defective????
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-26-2014, 03:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 248
Posted By garyp1029
I just connected the motor to the Apprentice's...

I just connected the motor to the Apprentice's old, stock 30A ESC, and when the battery was connected and the transmitter turned on-----the motor worked just fine. Using the new HURC ESC, all I get...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-26-2014, 02:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 248
Posted By garyp1029
I get the ascending tones, but nothing else. The...

I get the ascending tones, but nothing else. The control surfaces flutter and work, but not the throttle. With the battery connected and the transmitter on I get a continuous beeping which only...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-26-2014, 02:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 248
Posted By garyp1029
I am getting tones, ascending, then the...

I am getting tones, ascending, then the Apprentice's rudder and elevator work, but not the throttle. With the old (original) ESC I would then advance the throttle to maximum, bring it back to...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-26-2014, 01:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 248
Posted By garyp1029
Need ESC Help

I received and installed my new HURC 60 Amp ESC in my Apprentice today. It is connected to a PowerUp 25. In my haste (and since the Apprentice has an On-Off switch) I probably did not follow the...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-22-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 642
Posted By garyp1029
Battery Swelling

An E-Flite 3200 Mah battery used in my Apprentice swelled this AM after a short flight. The plane and battery are about 5 months old. It is puffy to the touch. Since this is my first experience...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-18-2014, 01:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 151
Posted By garyp1029
Dynam Tiger Moth CG

What is the recommended location of the center-of-gravity on the Dynam Tiger Moth? Measured from the front of the top wing OR the bottom wing? Thanks. Gary
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-15-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 179
Posted By garyp1029
Motor Mount Locktite

Maybe a dumb question, but . . . for the first time I am about to mount a new motor on a plane, so . . . should I use locktite on all screws??? Thanks. Gary
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-12-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 204
Posted By garyp1029
ESC Connectors

Having read several "everything you wanted to know" articles about ESCs, and looked at many vendor ads, I have a few very basic questions which remain unanswered---Do ESCs come with connectors? The...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-11-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 191
Posted By garyp1029
Apprentice Motor Replacement

Does anyone have a suggestion for a replacement motor for the Apprentice. It is apparently a size 15, 840 Kv. The mounting holes on the Apprentice motor mount are @ 18mm apart, 25mm diagonally. ...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-09-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 159
Posted By garyp1029
Thanks pizzano. Gary

Thanks pizzano. Gary
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-09-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 159
Posted By garyp1029
GWS Tiger Moth Battery Dimensions

Can anyone tell me the maximum dimensions---length, width, and height---of the battery compartment on the GWS Tiger Moth 400. I am particularly interested in the length of the compartment. Thanks. ...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-21-2014, 02:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 174
Posted By garyp1029
Dynam Waco Aileron/Rudder Mixing

I have never tried mixing on any plane and wonder if the Waco would benefit from aileron/rudder mixing. If so, what would be your suggestion as to the proper degree/amount of the mix? How about...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-21-2014, 02:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 242
Posted By garyp1029
Interesting. I tried to discharge my 3s 3300 at...

Interesting. I tried to discharge my 3s 3300 at 3A, and the discharge rate on my 106b automatically and instantly dropped to 1.2A. This happened on both the "discharge" and the "storage" functions....
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-20-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 242
Posted By garyp1029
Discharge Rate

I have a ICharger 106b which has both a discharge and a storage function. Is it safe to discharge at the same rate--3.3A?--that I use to charge my 3s 3300 mah batteries? Or should the discharge...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-19-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 121
Posted By garyp1029
Dynam Waco Ground Tracking

I have flown my Waco four times, and each time has been a nerve-wracking experience while getting it off the ground. My first tail-dragger, the Super Sportster rxr, was well behaved from the...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-11-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 213
Posted By garyp1029
I got the original phone number working and got...

I got the original phone number working and got through to Nitro. They told me to send the motor back for replacement. I took the motor off and found that the 4 screws holding the motor onto the X...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-11-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 213
Posted By garyp1029
Dynam Waco Motor Failure

This morning I flew my Dynam Waco (using the stock set-up 4s 2200 battery and 12/6 prop) for the first time (and it flew beautifully), but on the 3rd flight the motor began making a loud metallic...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-04-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 215
Posted By garyp1029
I thought that given the 3 Dynam biplanes there...

I thought that given the 3 Dynam biplanes there would have been a few people who had experimented with 3s batteries, something other than the recommended 4s 2200/2600.
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