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Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros Today, 08:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 78
Posted By kyleservicetech
Yeah, as others have indicated in this thread,...

Yeah, as others have indicated in this thread, you can not mix transmitter and receivers between brands. It's like trying to mix English and Spanish. Both are communication types, but they don't...
Forum: General Electric Discussions Today, 05:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 175
Posted By kyleservicetech
Agreed on that. If you're playing with...

Agreed on that.

If you're playing with different prop sizes, or different batteries, a wattmeter is in my humble opinion (IMHO!) absolutely mandatory. If the wattmeter saves burning up just one...
Forum: General Electric Discussions Today, 05:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 175
Posted By kyleservicetech
Very good points. One of those computer...

Very good points.

One of those computer programs such as www.motocalc.com will help in the selection of your battery. Problem with motocalc though, it's only as accurate as the specifications on...
Forum: General Electric Discussions Today, 06:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 175
Posted By kyleservicetech
Out of curiosity, has anyone ever taken a hand...

Out of curiosity, has anyone ever taken a hand full of batteries from a given supplier with the same mah rating, and different "C" ratings, and determined how much better the higher "C" rated...
Forum: General Electric Discussions Today, 05:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 175
Posted By kyleservicetech
Oops, you left a zero off :eek: :D Maximum...

Oops, you left a zero off :eek: :D

Maximum current equals (mah/1000)xC

Good point on the motor and prop specs. Just changing the prop by several sizes can have a drastic effect on the...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft Today, 05:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,500
Posted By kyleservicetech
Yeah I've got a metal lathe. Whenever wing...

Yeah
I've got a metal lathe. Whenever wing bolts are required, I just turn down a piece of aluminum bar stock, to make it look like a blind nut. The center is tapped with 1/4 - 20 threads. Then,...
Forum: General Electric Discussions Today, 05:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 175
Posted By kyleservicetech
Yeah, here you go on that batteries 150C claim. ...

Yeah, here you go on that batteries 150C claim.

http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=67250&highlight=150c

IMHO, that 150C rating isn't worth the paper its written on. I'm sure it...
Forum: General Electric Discussions Today, 05:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 175
Posted By kyleservicetech
Thanks! This old geezer has had some 50...

Thanks!

This old geezer has had some 50 years experience in this electric stuff, so some of it does sink in after awhile. :D :D
Forum: General Electric Discussions Today, 05:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 175
Posted By kyleservicetech
That "C" term is a general term that describes...

That "C" term is a general term that describes just how fast your battery can be discharged. The same thing applies to how fast you can recharge your battery.

If the battery mfg is honest in...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft Today, 01:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,500
Posted By kyleservicetech
Some of the lumber yards have square hardwood in...

Some of the lumber yards have square hardwood in three foot long lengths. They go up to 5/8 or 3/4 inch thick. This stuff can easily be threaded and will do the job.

Just make certain to sand...
Forum: Power Systems Yesterday, 10:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 256
Posted By kyleservicetech
FYI I've got two Hacker A60's. One is the...

FYI
I've got two Hacker A60's. One is the A60-16M, the other is the A60-5S. Both are running at 60-65 Amps at full power on the ground, and both are running perhaps 10 degrees F above ambient...
Forum: Warbird Electrics 04-17-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 142
Posted By kyleservicetech
I've also got one Hyperion motor that is running...

I've also got one Hyperion motor that is running at about 500 Watts. Nice quality type motor. Same quality as my similar sized, much more expensive Hacker A40-10L. Hyperion does make much larger...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-17-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 408
Posted By kyleservicetech
FYI the $$$$ Cellpro Powerlab 8 charger has a...

FYI the $$$$ Cellpro Powerlab 8 charger has a discharge to storage voltage mode that can be adjusted from 10 milliamps to 10 Amps, with a 100 Watt limit. Or, 1344 Watt limit, if you use the '8...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-17-2014, 01:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 408
Posted By kyleservicetech
FYI, the various Cellpro chargers, such as my...

FYI, the various Cellpro chargers, such as my Cellpro Powerlab 8 units do balance charge, either up to exactly 3.8 Volts per cell on a discharged battery, or down to exactly 3.8 volts per cell on a...
Forum: UAV / FPV 04-17-2014, 12:56 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 5,503
Posted By kyleservicetech
I agree on that. Back in the mid 1980's a...

I agree on that.

Back in the mid 1980's a fellow employee who had a pilots license, along with me and two other co-workers rented a full size airplane to fly out to the now defunct Ida Grove Iowa...
Forum: Power Systems 04-17-2014, 12:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 101
Posted By kyleservicetech
I think CC has a firmware update for this: There...

I think CC has a firmware update for this: There are some questions as to whether the problem has been resolved.
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1959809
...
Forum: UAV / FPV 04-16-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 5,503
Posted By kyleservicetech
Yeah I suspect if the rotors of a full scale...

Yeah
I suspect if the rotors of a full scale heli hit one of those UAV's it would not be good.

If the heli pilot is lucky, perhaps just expensive repairs to the heli's rotor blades.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-16-2014, 12:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 195
Posted By kyleservicetech
Adapters aren't really a problem. Unless when...

Adapters aren't really a problem. Unless when you've got several inside a model, and you run out of room for the wiring :D:D :D
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-15-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 195
Posted By kyleservicetech
If anyone is looking for a quality, temperature...

If anyone is looking for a quality, temperature regulated 100 Watt Soldering iron, this one fills the bill.
http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=59884...
Forum: Warbird Electrics 04-15-2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 142
Posted By kyleservicetech
Do you have the AXI motor all ready?? If...

Do you have the AXI motor all ready??

If not, IMHO, the Hacker A50-12S motor is a better motor, and costs some $15 less than the AXI 4130/16 motor.

I've got three of the A50's, running them on ...
Forum: Warbird Electrics 04-14-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 142
Posted By kyleservicetech
H'mmm With a 65 inch wingspan, 8 pound...

H'mmm
With a 65 inch wingspan, 8 pound airplane, you'd be running about 1000 to 1500 watts or so up front. And if the power systems include LiPo batteries, keeping air circulation for the...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 04-14-2014, 03:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 165
Posted By kyleservicetech
Yeah, my Spektrum DX8 transmitters battery...

Yeah, my Spektrum DX8 transmitters battery voltage reading is low by about a half volt DC. Surprising results, considering how accurate those A/D converters are in these microcontrollers.

At any...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 04-14-2014, 01:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 165
Posted By kyleservicetech
IMHO, there is nothing wrong with Nih batteries...

IMHO, there is nothing wrong with Nih batteries for transmitter use. That's what my DX7 and DX8's have. :cool:
Forum: Power Systems 04-13-2014, 03:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 256
Posted By kyleservicetech
I just checked the CC Website on the CC 85 Amp HV...

I just checked the CC Website on the CC 85 Amp HV ESC. That ESC does have an led that lights up only when the ESC is getting a full power command from the receiver and your transmitter. With the...
Forum: Power Systems 04-13-2014, 03:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 256
Posted By kyleservicetech
H'mmm A contact pulling 30 Amps, and (44 Volts...

H'mmm
A contact pulling 30 Amps, and (44 Volts DC on the battery, minus 30 Volts DC at the ESC input) for a 15 Volt loss over that contact will be heating up at 450 watts. Methinks it would get...
Forum: Power Systems 04-13-2014, 01:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 256
Posted By kyleservicetech
Just thought, if this is your first high powered...

Just thought, if this is your first high powered motor with over 2000 watts, be a little careful with that prop up front. Make danged certain your motor is properly mounted, and that the prop...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 04-12-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 165
Posted By kyleservicetech
Yup As previously indicated, just make certain...

Yup
As previously indicated, just make certain to "Top off" your LiFe battery on a regular basis. When these LiFe batteries are near totally discharged, their output voltage drops like a lead...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 04-12-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 451
Posted By kyleservicetech
You might want to check the LiFe batteries...

You might want to check the LiFe batteries balance connector with a voltmeter, to make certain the individual cell wiring matches what your Accucel - 6 charger expects. I've seen several LiFe...
Forum: Power Systems 04-12-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 256
Posted By kyleservicetech
Something is definitely wrong here. What voltage...

Something is definitely wrong here. What voltage is your pack putting out under load? It should be around 44 Volts DC. If your batteries are over the hill, it doesn't take much voltage drop to...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 04-12-2014, 03:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 165
Posted By kyleservicetech
H'mmm Lets see. A typical Nih 8 cell...

H'mmm
Lets see.

A typical Nih 8 cell battery pack will charge to 1.35 Volts per cell, times 8 cells or 10.8 volts, right off of the charger. While in use, that Nih battery will operate at about...
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