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Forum: Batteries & Chargers 06-23-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 250
Posted By kyleservicetech
Yeah I ran into that law several years ago...

Yeah
I ran into that law several years ago trying to charge 12S2P A123's in 15 minutes.

The Cellpro PL8 charger was pulling 40 amps out of the 120 Amp Hr battery. In three months that big lead...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-22-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 234
Posted By kyleservicetech
Setting consists of programming in proper servo...

Setting consists of programming in proper servo directions. Note that for up elevator you pull back on the right hand transmitter.:D:D

Yeah I've seen one or two folks get it backwards.

And...
Forum: Beginners 06-22-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 217
Posted By kyleservicetech
If this is your first RC model, be sure to find...

If this is your first RC model, be sure to find an experienced RC'r to do the first flights.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-22-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 234
Posted By kyleservicetech
And, do all of your setting up with the prop...

And, do all of your setting up with the prop REMOVED!:D
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-19-2015, 02:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 275
Posted By kyleservicetech
Methinks a saber saw, jig saw, or even a cooping...

Methinks a saber saw, jig saw, or even a cooping (bow type) saw with a very sharp blade would work out well.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-19-2015, 01:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 275
Posted By kyleservicetech
Been there, done that

I made a hand full of these years ago. They still get used every so often. And, you can make a bunch of them with a band saw, and some cheap pine boards and a dowel.
...
Forum: Foamies 06-17-2015, 02:49 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 668
Posted By kyleservicetech
Not Free, But

Here is what I use. Quite powerful, can do just about anything needed.

http://www.cyberlink.com/downloads/trials/powerdirector-ultra/download_en_US.html

At $79.00 for a download.
Forum: Scale E-Powered Aircraft 06-14-2015, 04:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 230
Posted By kyleservicetech
CG issues

What I've done on my scratch built electric conversions of glow type models, is before covering the model, temporarily install the radio system, run a dowel through the fuse sticking out through the...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 06-13-2015, 06:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 296
Posted By kyleservicetech
Really nice setup! (BTW, we've got a rich...

Really nice setup!

(BTW, we've got a rich SOB around two miles from here that has property taxes of $7000. Per Month. Yeah, it's a mansion with some 100 acres of land with it.)
Forum: Power Systems 06-13-2015, 06:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 334
Posted By kyleservicetech
Won't go back

One of my club members flies high dollar 35 pound wet turbine models. And, he's been using high dollar pneumatic retracts for years. And, had more than a few landings where the pneumatic retracts...
Forum: Beginners 06-08-2015, 02:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 292
Posted By kyleservicetech
Welcome to the senior citizens group!

Ah ha! I started flying models in 1964, and have been flying them ever since.

One thing you'll quickly find out, it's not hard to match the power of a glow engine with quality electric power...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-05-2015, 06:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 339
Posted By kyleservicetech
A note here. Are those powerlines that you flew...

A note here. Are those powerlines that you flew under? Or a cable system?

You really don't want to hit powerlines with your model. Especially higher voltage units like 14.4KV, or 24.9 KV. If...
Forum: Sport Planes (Formerly I/C & Gas Conversion) 06-03-2015, 06:23 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 240
Posted By kyleservicetech
Giant Scale Big Stick Backup Battery

Today was a good day with my giant Big Stick model.

Could have been a real disaster. :censor:

Take a look:

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2427598#post31791469
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-31-2015, 10:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 305
Posted By kyleservicetech
Recomendations for that model is a 70 sized 4S...

Recomendations for that model is a 70 sized 4S glow engine. Those are good for around 1100 watts or so. Doing the math on a 13-6 prop at 6000 RPM, you get only about 200 Watts.

A 7 pound bipe...
Forum: Beginners 05-31-2015, 09:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 822
Posted By kyleservicetech
I've got goth the Spekie DX8 and DX9...

I've got goth the Spekie DX8 and DX9 transmitters. And BOTH of them must be separated from the receiver by at least 10 feet during binding. If not they will not bind.

And, no I couldn't find...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 05-31-2015, 06:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 630
Posted By kyleservicetech
4C Charging

Nope don't have to. But, those A123's stay in the airplane, and charging in one hour, I'd only get one or two flights a day. Versus a half dozen or so.
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 05-31-2015, 03:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 630
Posted By kyleservicetech
You hit the nail on the head. Those modelers...

You hit the nail on the head.

Those modelers that are using a big deep cycle battery to recharge their 2200 mah 3 cell LiPos will get many years service out of a quality deep cycle battery.
...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 05-30-2015, 02:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 630
Posted By kyleservicetech
I found one site that indicated that these...

I found one site that indicated that these batteries are not to be used as deep cycle batteries. Dang.
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 05-29-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 630
Posted By kyleservicetech
Yeah I've been flying giant scale models with a...

Yeah
I've been flying giant scale models with a 12S2P A123 battery pack that is being charged at 30 Amps with a 6S4P charging configuration. That is pulling 55 Amps out of a 12 Volt 120 Ampere Hour...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 05-29-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 630
Posted By kyleservicetech
These batteries all are capable of delivering a...

These batteries all are capable of delivering a certain amount of energy to a load. We could have used horsepower hours, foot pounds, or any number of different calculations. As for foot pounds, if...
Forum: Foamies 05-28-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,460
Posted By kyleservicetech
I've used lead shot and epoxy for balancing on my...

I've used lead shot and epoxy for balancing on my models. Haven't had to use that in years with my acrobatic electric models though. Just carve out a home for it, mix it and pour it in. It will...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 05-23-2015, 11:28 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,803
Posted By kyleservicetech
Another Option

Another option would be one of those hot water heater elements. They are designed to run IN WATER to cool them. At 1500 Watts, and 120 VAC, their resistance will be around 9.5 Ohms. With your 40...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 05-23-2015, 11:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,803
Posted By kyleservicetech
Multiple Power Resistors

Yeah, it would be best to use multiple resistors for this function. At 40 Volts DC, and at 120 Watts for a power resistor, R = E^2/P which breaks down to a resistor of around 12 Ohms.
...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 05-22-2015, 06:29 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 798
Posted By kyleservicetech
Receiver in the Wing

That 72 Mhz antenna is actually tuned to 72 Mhz when fully extended. Coiling the antenna might work, but you absolutely have to check its "Tuning" after doing so. Checking tuning requires...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-21-2015, 02:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 315
Posted By kyleservicetech
Castle Creations 10 Amp uBEC

I've got that CC 10 Amp uBEC on all of my models, including two giant scale units. One of them has seven Hitec 645MG servos, that pulls a measured 14 Amps peak current while spinning the transmitter...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-21-2015, 02:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 594
Posted By kyleservicetech
Hot Epoxy

For those that need to "Un-Epoxy" something, hit it with a heat gun, and peel it off with a dull knife. Same for yellow (Titebond) glue.

And, do it outdoors! The fumes are likely not a good...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-20-2015, 03:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 594
Posted By kyleservicetech
Just curious, hot melt glue don't work either?

Just curious, hot melt glue don't work either?
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-18-2015, 05:00 AM
Replies: 2,224
Views: 155,096
Posted By kyleservicetech
Redwing MXSR model

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$400 with servos, motor and ESC ???? Do you rob banks on the side??? :D

I paid $399 plus shipping for my MSXR, and that was only for the bare model.

Don't know if they've fixed it yet,...
Forum: UAV / FPV 05-16-2015, 01:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 660
Posted By kyleservicetech
Before retiring, I've traveled to Wyoming. There...

Before retiring, I've traveled to Wyoming. There areas in Wyoming where there is NOTHING!
Like 40 miles East of Casper.
Location, location, location.
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 05-13-2015, 04:51 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 59,983
Posted By kyleservicetech
We've got almost all Spektrum radio systems in...

We've got almost all Spektrum radio systems in our club, and no one has had issues where the Spektrum radio lost binding while in flight. In fact, if the transmitter does not properly connect to the...
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