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Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-22-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 230
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: 89
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: 138
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: 147
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: 134
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: 113
Posted By garyp1029
Thanks pizzano. Gary

Thanks pizzano. Gary
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-09-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 113
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: 143
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: 199
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: 199
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: 101
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: 169
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: 169
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: 174
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.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-30-2014, 12:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 174
Posted By garyp1029
Dynam Biplane Battery Survey

I am still thinking of trying a 3s 3200 mah battery in my Waco (yet to be finished). Since all three of Dynam's biplanes--Albatros, Waco, and Tiger Moth--have the same wingspan and recommend the...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-24-2014, 01:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 228
Posted By garyp1029
The inside diameter of the HXT female part of the...

The inside diameter of the HXT female part of the connector seems to be 5mm, BUT all the HXT connectors I can find are 3.5, 4, and 5.5mm. HOW does one determine the size of the connector? The one...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-24-2014, 12:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 228
Posted By garyp1029
From searching the internet, the connector seems...

From searching the internet, the connector seems to be an HXT male---the positive (red) is male and the negative (black) is female. The HXT line seems to come in various sizes and this one appears...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-23-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 228
Posted By garyp1029
Dynam Waco ESC to Battery Connector

Received my Waco yesterday. The ESC to battery connector is new to me. Can anyone tell me what it is and its size. The plastic housing is red; the positive is male, and the negative is female. ...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-23-2014, 01:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 538
Posted By garyp1029
Parallel Charging

I parallel charge my 3s 1600 amh batteries at the same time. Ditto, the 3s 3200 batteries. My question--Is it safe to parallel 3s batteries of DIFFERENT mah--for example, a 1600, a 2200, and a 3200...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-20-2014, 03:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 388
Posted By garyp1029
EC3 Connector and Wire Size

What size (gauge) wire is normally used with EC3 connectors? What size normally is used on 3s and 4s batteries? Thanks. Gary
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-19-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 418
Posted By garyp1029
Spektrum AR610 vs AR6210 Receivers

Both are 6 channel "full range", but the 6210 has "two receivers, internal and remote" for an extra $20. My question: Isn't the 6210 a case of a solution searching for a problem? Using it means...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-18-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 922
Posted By garyp1029
Thanks guys. I think there is no good reason NOT...

Thanks guys. I think there is no good reason NOT to try the Waco on my 3s 3200 mah batteries. For the first flight I'll take the plane to a very large, wide-open, flat area with no houses, people,...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-17-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 922
Posted By garyp1029
This would seem to solve that particular...

This would seem to solve that particular problem----replace the Waco 650KV with the Headsup RC PowerUp 15 Sport which produces 1000KV at 550 watts. This would give 11,100 RPMs compared to the...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-16-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 922
Posted By garyp1029
Here is a comparison of the Dynam Waco and...

Here is a comparison of the Dynam Waco and E-Flite Stearman.
-----------------------WEIGHT----WING LOAD--MOTOR----PROP---BATTERY
E-Flite Stearman 15e---3.5-3.8 lb---14.1 oz ft2---Power...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-15-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 922
Posted By garyp1029
Gentlemen, I thank you all. I flew my new...

Gentlemen, I thank you all. I flew my new Electrifly Super Sportster rxr for the first time yesterday--my first low-wing electric. With the spec 3s 1300 mah battery it had almost unlimited...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-14-2014, 11:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 922
Posted By garyp1029
fhhuber--I think I remember one of your posts...

fhhuber--I think I remember one of your posts saying you did not hook up the wing support wires on your Tiger Moth; that they were only for show, not structural support. If so, do you still feel...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-14-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 922
Posted By garyp1029
3s versus 4s Performance

The Dynam Waco calls for a 4s 2200 mah battery. Since I am only interested in scale performance, how much performance would I lose in that particular plane and motor by using a 3s battery rather...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-03-2014, 04:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 217
Posted By garyp1029
Dynam Waco vs Tiger Moth

A question for those who have flown both----How do the flying characteristics compare? Landing characteristics? Which one would be the better first biplane? Thanks. Gary
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-01-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 459
Posted By garyp1029
I made a mistake above--the battery is a Turnigy...

I made a mistake above--the battery is a Turnigy 1600, not a 1500. With the battery as far forward as possible, several checks show the plane needs almost exactly 1 1/2 ounce on the front of the...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-29-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 459
Posted By garyp1029
Yes, that is the plane. I am using 1500 20C...

Yes, that is the plane. I am using 1500 20C batteries and the plane seems SLIGHTLY tail heavy with the battery all the way forward, but the plane has yet to fly. I am new to electrics (the...
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