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Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-03-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 443
Posted By Larry3215
Im not sure I agree with that Nigel. I like some...

Im not sure I agree with that Nigel. I like some aspects of the er9x version better but OpenTx seems to be winning the popular vote as far as user base.

I suspect its going to be like the old VCR...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-03-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 443
Posted By Larry3215
Yup, thats the main downside to OpenTx. The PC...

Yup, thats the main downside to OpenTx. The PC program goes a long ways towards a good user interface, but its still a big learning curve.

Thats why the old style radios will stay around for a...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-03-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 443
Posted By Larry3215
The hi dollar radios are already moving in that...

The hi dollar radios are already moving in that direction - but they still have a long way to go to catch up. Im talking the $1000 plus radios. The Taranis is about $200 :)
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-03-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 443
Posted By Larry3215
I've been using a Futaba 9C and 9C Super for many...

I've been using a Futaba 9C and 9C Super for many many years and have always loved it.

I picked up a Taranis about 8 months ago and it is amazing. There is no comparing these new OpenTx based...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 05-03-2015, 02:31 AM
Replies: 550
Views: 39,099
Posted By Larry3215
FishHawk - hows your build going?

FishHawk - hows your build going?
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 05-03-2015, 02:25 AM
Replies: 550
Views: 39,099
Posted By Larry3215
Nicely done Steve! I love those Google Earth...

Nicely done Steve! I love those Google Earth plots :)
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-01-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 556
Posted By Larry3215
+100000

+100000
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-20-2015, 05:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 514
Posted By Larry3215
Assuming the OP is doing the testing correctly,...

Assuming the OP is doing the testing correctly, the only things that make sense to me are either a defective wattmeter or the motor is shorting out when it gets warm or binding when it gets warm -...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-20-2015, 05:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 514
Posted By Larry3215
Its a sailplane with a very light power system...

Its a sailplane with a very light power system designed for short runs only - 30C 850 mahr pack and it was maxed out :)
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-20-2015, 04:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 514
Posted By Larry3215
What do you mean the same results? Exactly...

What do you mean the same results?

Exactly how did you do the test and what were the results?
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-19-2015, 10:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 514
Posted By Larry3215
Here is a log of one of my sailplanes with a...

Here is a log of one of my sailplanes with a short full throttle motor run of about 30 seconds with a fully charged battery.

The voltage is the red line and amps are green.

Note that the...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-19-2015, 10:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 514
Posted By Larry3215
(sorry - I was thinking propeller slip) True...

(sorry - I was thinking propeller slip)

True - if your actual rpm is way under the theoretical rpm, then your motor is running very inefficiently and will be getting pretty hot.

You can't go...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-19-2015, 10:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 514
Posted By Larry3215
http://www.castlecreations.com/products/phoenix-ed...

http://www.castlecreations.com/products/phoenix-edge-hv.html

You can download the manual there.

You will need a Castle Link to download the data logs from the controller. You will also need...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-19-2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 514
Posted By Larry3215
Denny is correct. As voltage drops, current...

Denny is correct. As voltage drops, current should go down, not up. If you had a connector or motor wiring increasing resistance/getting hot, once again that will drop voltage and current would also...
Forum: Warbird Electrics 04-15-2015, 12:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 318
Posted By Larry3215
The closest Ive ever come is by mixing two paints...

The closest Ive ever come is by mixing two paints that dont like to mix. I used a brown acrylic with an off white enamel on my ME262.

Depending on how well you mix them, you can control the...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 04-14-2015, 11:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 231
Posted By Larry3215
Movement isnt that much of a problem unless you...

Movement isnt that much of a problem unless you have really sloppy joiners.

Most sailplane guys use the multiplex connectors. I use them for the join between the center and tip panels as well as...
Forum: Multi-Rotors 04-14-2015, 11:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 294
Posted By Larry3215
The DJI thing would not stop the idiot I saw on...

The DJI thing would not stop the idiot I saw on the news. This was in some residential neighborhood no where near an airport or other area DJI has as off limits.

I dont think anyone has come up...
Forum: Multi-Rotors 04-14-2015, 03:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 294
Posted By Larry3215
Excellent news! Thats what we need here. A...

Excellent news! Thats what we need here.

A couple of weeks ago an idiot was hovering his drone about 100 feet DIRECTLY ABOVE a news helicopter doing traffic reports. They followed the quad until...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-13-2015, 01:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 329
Posted By Larry3215
Congrats on the new job and flying buddies!

Congrats on the new job and flying buddies!
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-11-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 560
Posted By Larry3215
Kidding aside, a really fun and different "twin"...

Kidding aside, a really fun and different "twin" is the Jinx. Wingerons are cool. Can you say 'insane roll rate' three times fast? :)

Here is my variation on that theme.

By the way, I think the...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-11-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 560
Posted By Larry3215
How many motors do you have? Nine maybe :D

How many motors do you have? Nine maybe :D
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 04-11-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 218
Posted By Larry3215
Sorry Nigel, but flat turns are exactly the wrong...

Sorry Nigel, but flat turns are exactly the wrong thing to do when thermaling. Actually, thats pretty much the wrong thing to do any time except when doing a side slip :)

Trying to flatten out the...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-31-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 505
Posted By Larry3215
Some of my odd ball birds that helped me come to...

Some of my odd ball birds that helped me come to the conclusions above :)

These are all either low aspect ratio wings or large side area fuses or some of both.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-31-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 505
Posted By Larry3215
Oh - and at least I didnt suggest you switch to...

Oh - and at least I didnt suggest you switch to digital servos to "cure" the problem ;) :D :D
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-31-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 505
Posted By Larry3215
Nigel, Ive played around quite a bit with models...

Nigel, Ive played around quite a bit with models similar to this design - models with a relatively LARGE fuselage side area and very low aspect ratio "wings".

They can have some very odd flying...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-30-2015, 04:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 613
Posted By Larry3215
Very interesting concept! probably not very...

Very interesting concept! probably not very efficient, but EDF isnt known for efficiency anyway.

What controller are you using?
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 03-30-2015, 04:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 420
Posted By Larry3215
I'm not saying anything ;)

I'm not saying anything ;)
Forum: 3D Flying 03-30-2015, 03:57 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 8,366
Posted By Larry3215
Congrats!!

Congrats!!
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-26-2015, 02:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 264
Posted By Larry3215
I would start with very short run times on the...

I would start with very short run times on the bench and then test temps. Increase run time in short steps.

When Fhhubber said its ok with adequate cooling he was very serious, but he left out the...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-26-2015, 02:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 672
Posted By Larry3215
hehehe multiple witnesses and multiple...

hehehe multiple witnesses and multiple conflicting stories. Sounds like a typical crash investigation :)
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