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Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros Yesterday, 03:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 193
Posted By Turbojoe
The last servo failure I had was on a helicopter...

The last servo failure I had was on a helicopter because I forgot to switch the gyro from digital to analog when I was trying to use an analog servo. Promptly cooked it! Other than that one I...
Forum: General Electric Discussions Yesterday, 03:47 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 619
Posted By Turbojoe
Several years back my favorite plane was torn in...

Several years back my favorite plane was torn in half by an idiot taking off ACROSS the flight line. :eek: I rebuilt it and she still flys fine. Still hate that idiot though......

OK now, you 3D...
Forum: Special Interest Aircraft Yesterday, 03:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 564
Posted By Turbojoe
Bummer. Hope you get it sorted soon. Could C.G....

Bummer. Hope you get it sorted soon. Could C.G. maybe be hyper critical on this type of bird? I have an Andy Lennon book around here somewhere and I thought there was something in there on...
Forum: Humor 12-19-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 147
Posted By Turbojoe
Good one! ROFLMAO!!! :Q :Q Joe

Good one! ROFLMAO!!! :Q :Q

Joe
Forum: Special Interest Aircraft 12-18-2014, 01:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 564
Posted By Turbojoe
I've always been fascinated by these birds but...

I've always been fascinated by these birds but never got one. I'm going to watch this thread. Great job so far. Looks like it's all going to come down to a little tweaking to get it to be a nice...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-14-2014, 11:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 463
Posted By Turbojoe
"Success" at last! Well the first try I screwed...

"Success" at last! Well the first try I screwed up royally. It sagged MUCH faster than I expected and was at least 5 inches before I yanked it out of the oven and tried a pull. Miserable failure....
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 12-14-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 769
Posted By Turbojoe
For me, checking and kinda/sorta understanding...

For me, checking and kinda/sorta understanding the importance of IR has already helped me see that 4 brand new packs are essentially junk. They can't even deliver 10C even though they are rated 30C...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-14-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 463
Posted By Turbojoe
Thanks Don. That's another issue uncovered. I...

Thanks Don. That's another issue uncovered. I remember I was letting it sag at least twice that much. I had it raised close to 6" using ovenware so no chance of the plastic hitting the grills though....
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-14-2014, 03:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 463
Posted By Turbojoe
No oven temp recommendations? I'm hoping to make...

No oven temp recommendations? I'm hoping to make an effort to pull a cowl tomorrow and don't remember what temp I used last time. It was obviously wrong as evidenced by my miserable failure. :oops:
...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-14-2014, 01:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 463
Posted By Turbojoe
Yep, I had one of them when I was a kid in the...

Yep, I had one of them when I was a kid in the 60's. Bought one for my son on ebay at least 20 years ago. Got a killer deal and a HUGE selection of sheets and molds. Both of us burned the crap out of...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-13-2014, 11:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 463
Posted By Turbojoe
OK, so I'm just too lazy right now to read all...

OK, so I'm just too lazy right now to read all through the thread again. Once more, what temp to set my electric oven to when using an 8x8 sheet of PETG? I've either got to make this cowl soon or...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 12-12-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 769
Posted By Turbojoe
So sad but so true! I work on a major college...

So sad but so true! I work on a major college campus. These kids can't think their way out of a wet paper bag. We're all doomed I tell ya. :eek: It scares the crap out of me that these kids will...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 12-12-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 769
Posted By Turbojoe
Check out the tester I just got. LINK...

Check out the tester I just got. LINK (http://www.progressiverc.com/esr-meter.html). Operation couldn't be easier. The tester is powered by the battery itself. A plug with two male pins is used to...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 12-12-2014, 03:22 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 769
Posted By Turbojoe
OK. Here goes: 4 Gens Ace packs received...

OK. Here goes:

4 Gens Ace packs received 12/9/14. 2 cycles at 2C charge/discharge (I just can't wait for 1C on so many packs)

3S 800 20C pack #1
IR
1= 8.84
2= 8.72
3= 9.00
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 12-12-2014, 01:57 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 769
Posted By Turbojoe
I'm doing some charge and IR/RI tests right now...

I'm doing some charge and IR/RI tests right now on the 4 new Gens ace packs I just got. Would you like me to post the numbers or would that just pollute the thread? I have 4 other new packs from...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 12-11-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 769
Posted By Turbojoe
But it's nice to know you're taking the best...

But it's nice to know you're taking the best packs BEFORE you head to the field. Plus, I just love doing things like this. Maybe I do have a little geek in me. ;) :D

Joe
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 12-11-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 769
Posted By Turbojoe
There has been a LOT of discussion on this...

There has been a LOT of discussion on this subject lately. Thanks for condensing it all in one place. Concise instructions for getting consistent I.R. readings are much appreciated. I have been using...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 12-10-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 203
Posted By Turbojoe
I too have that same discharge end voltage...

I too have that same discharge end voltage question as I have 10 new batteries that I'm starting a log on and I want to use consistent test methods.

Your high voltage packs seem to be throwing a...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 12-10-2014, 02:32 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 373
Posted By Turbojoe
What would you use for a discharge cutoff voltage...

What would you use for a discharge cutoff voltage during the "break in" cycles? 4 New Gens Ace packs showed up today. I'll charge them all at 1C tonight to get I.R. numbers from my CellPro 10S. Then...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 12-09-2014, 02:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 220
Posted By Turbojoe
I can't recall the last time I pulled the 4S2P...

I can't recall the last time I pulled the 4S2P A123 pack out of the motorcycle to test. I put balance taps on each 4S pack when I built them. When the I.R. tester gets here maybe I'll do a full on...
Forum: Foamies 12-09-2014, 01:46 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 587
Posted By Turbojoe
I didn't get any candy with mine! :mad: That's...

I didn't get any candy with mine! :mad: That's what I get for buying it from Hobby King.

Joe
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 12-09-2014, 01:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 220
Posted By Turbojoe
Holy crap! All this math is making my head hurt!...

Holy crap! All this math is making my head hurt! That's why I buy test equipment to do it for me. :D

Joe
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 12-09-2014, 12:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 220
Posted By Turbojoe
Between the Wattmeter and Eagle Tree I should be...

Between the Wattmeter and Eagle Tree I should be able to contribute. I also ordered this ESR/I.R. tester last night. LINK (http://www.progressiverc.com/esr-meter.html). There's a huge thread on it at...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-08-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 463
Posted By Turbojoe
Yeah, I was thinking that the entire time I was...

Yeah, I was thinking that the entire time I was drilling. ;) I may switch to using plaster of paris anyway as I lost my source of the free "pour stone" as we've always called it.

Joe
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-07-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 463
Posted By Turbojoe
I just ran some 3/32" holes through all three...

I just ran some 3/32" holes through all three depressions. I have to grind teeth in some piano wire and chuck it in the drill as my masonry bits weren't long enough. I made the plugs from a leveling...
Forum: Foamies 12-07-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 5,803
Views: 371,986
Posted By Turbojoe
Absolutely gorgeous today. 72 degrees, blue skies...

Absolutely gorgeous today. 72 degrees, blue skies and only a hint of a breeze. Perfect flying weather. Only problem is I let my daughter use my car today. :(

Joe
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-07-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 463
Posted By Turbojoe
I did that in my post above. It worked well on...

I did that in my post above. It worked well on the canopy I did.


Joe
Forum: Foamies 12-07-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 587
Posted By Turbojoe
I saw somewhere that a guy made a mount to hang...

I saw somewhere that a guy made a mount to hang his Mobius on his glasses. I took one of those fake credit cards you always get in the mail and hit it with a heat gun to form it around my sunglasses....
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-07-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 576
Posted By Turbojoe
Agreed with JPF above in that the cockpit would...

Agreed with JPF above in that the cockpit would never be practical. More of an expensive curiosity that would be fun for a short while. I'd still love to fly one of my planes in a seat with stick and...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-07-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 463
Posted By Turbojoe
Good info guys. Thanks! As far as the "webbing"...

Good info guys. Thanks! As far as the "webbing" it's as you described with it's long vertical creases. I don't plan to do any more than once in a blue moon pulls so I won't be building anything more...
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