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Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-13-2011, 07:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 544
Posted By Insomniac
If your transmitter is one of the older FM ones...

If your transmitter is one of the older FM ones (long telescopic antenna), you won't be able to pair it with a new reciever unless that reciever is on the same frequency and channel. If it's on the...
Forum: Power Systems 12-22-2010, 11:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,858
Posted By Insomniac
That motor looks the same as the one I had on a...

That motor looks the same as the one I had on a Nutball running an 8x4 prop, and it was quite a bit larger than your plane, and a ROCKET! Not so much that it was quick, just that it could go vertical...
Forum: Beginners 10-28-2010, 05:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,332
Posted By Insomniac
Actually, sticking your finger in an electric...

Actually, sticking your finger in an electric model's prop is much worse than sticking it in a similarly sized gas prop's path... Electric props tend to be thinner and sharper, and electric motors...
Forum: Beginners 10-20-2010, 10:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,515
Posted By Insomniac
Speaking of Mountain Models, why has no-one...

Speaking of Mountain Models, why has no-one suggested that he start with a foam kit as a trainer, such as the Magpie Sport?...
Forum: Foamies 10-09-2010, 02:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,449
Posted By Insomniac
Haha wow, seems like quite the ordeal! The...

Haha wow, seems like quite the ordeal!

The closest thing that's happened to me, was when dad flew our old Electrafun XP trainer a little too far downwind in a small park, and the wind took it......
Forum: Beginners 10-08-2010, 01:47 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 11,294
Posted By Insomniac
For this project I'd have to say that brushed is...

For this project I'd have to say that brushed is the way to go.

Also, I can't see 2.4ghz working too well. That reciever I linked (the 2.4ghz) one is actually very small, even more so if you take...
Forum: Beginners 09-20-2010, 03:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 613
Posted By Insomniac
Lipos can hold a charge for a long time, but...

Lipos can hold a charge for a long time, but people have reported that storing them fully charged for extended periods (more than a week or two) has caused damage to the pack... When LiPos are sold,...
Forum: Beginners 09-18-2010, 02:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 904
Posted By Insomniac
Music wire is what you need... try a hobby shop,...

Music wire is what you need... try a hobby shop, they usually have it. It's springy rather than soft like a coathanger.
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 09-13-2010, 08:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,609
Posted By Insomniac
The cells are in series, so the amps are going to...

The cells are in series, so the amps are going to be the same for each cell... you tell it to charge at 2.2 amps, and each cell will be charging at 2.2 amps. You don't add the amperage up, it's all...
Forum: Beginners 08-20-2010, 02:47 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,682
Posted By Insomniac
With the rudder 'reversal' problem... there is no...

With the rudder 'reversal' problem... there is no problem there at all. If you plug the servo lead into the reciever 'backwards', then the servo will simply not work. The three servo wires are...
Forum: Beginners 08-14-2010, 03:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,408
Posted By Insomniac
Just to clarify what Chellie said, it is...

Just to clarify what Chellie said, it is providing a 5V power source, which is capable of handling up to 2 Amps of current draw. The actual current draw will be whatever your particular setup draws...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 08-02-2010, 10:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 846
Posted By Insomniac
You're really looking at the wrong type of...

You're really looking at the wrong type of battery. These ones look like they're designed for use in RC cars. While you may get one that works, you're still looking way too large... Remeber, I said...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-01-2010, 03:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,485
Posted By Insomniac
Hold up a moment... what do you mean by 'inline' ...

Hold up a moment... what do you mean by 'inline'

It sounds like you mean that you've got your ESC, which has a three-wire servo cable going to what you think is a BEC, which continues on to the...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-01-2010, 02:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,485
Posted By Insomniac
That's a good point. Unless you're absolutely...

That's a good point. Unless you're absolutely sure that you'll never use the ESC's built in BEC, by all means just remove the wire from the plug. Same result, but reversable.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-31-2010, 03:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,485
Posted By Insomniac
That is correct. I'll try and explain what's...

That is correct. I'll try and explain what's going on so you understand it a bit better.

Each servo port on your reciever has three pins, and these are for the common ground (negative), positive...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 07-28-2010, 02:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 613
Posted By Insomniac
For AA batteries, 500ma is a good place to start....

For AA batteries, 500ma is a good place to start. They shouldn't get too hot, but will still give a reliable termination signal to the charger.

I'm not sure if your smart charger will work with...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 06-20-2010, 12:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 749
Posted By Insomniac
Mah only refers to the capacity of the cell... it...

Mah only refers to the capacity of the cell... it is the amperage in milliamps that you would need to draw from the battery in order to deplete it in exactly one hour. So a 1500mah battery can supply...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 06-20-2010, 09:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 816
Posted By Insomniac
It'll probably be OK, so long as it was only...

It'll probably be OK, so long as it was only shorted for a very short time. Just check the cell voltages and make sure nothings puffy, and keep an eye on it for a the first few cycles.

Also, when...
Forum: Power Systems 06-19-2010, 03:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 876
Posted By Insomniac
Did you try tweaking the ESC's timing?

Did you try tweaking the ESC's timing?
Forum: General RC E-Heli Talk 05-27-2010, 01:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,408
Posted By Insomniac
Well, any damage to the blades can cause that...

Well, any damage to the blades can cause that blade to have different characteristics to the others, which can cause vibration or trim issues. So yes, that may well be a contributing factor to the...
Forum: General RC E-Heli Talk 05-27-2010, 11:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,408
Posted By Insomniac
Perhaps you could post a picture of the heli? I'm...

Perhaps you could post a picture of the heli? I'm having trouble finding any info specific to it.

In general though, many small helis have a couple of potentiometers which can be adjusted to trim...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-11-2010, 01:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,025
Posted By Insomniac
LED wiring for dummies (Mini how-to)

I happened to buy a whole bunch of cheap LEDs a few days ago and figured I'd use a couple of them as lighting on my scratchbuilt plane. After doing that I've decided to post a very, very basic little...
Forum: Beginners 03-25-2010, 05:51 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,312
Posted By Insomniac
I've had good luck ordering from...

I've had good luck ordering from www.hobbyking.com (http://www.hobbyking.com)

I've had about 6 orders from them without an issue, the shipping is usually quite fast and I've always recieved...
Forum: Beginners 12-26-2009, 03:36 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,270
Posted By Insomniac
Depends on how good you are on the sim, how...

Depends on how good you are on the sim, how willing you are to repair the plane after you crash it, and if you have an experienced pilot to help get it all trimmed out and flying nicely. It can be...
Forum: Aerial Photography 12-25-2009, 02:24 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 16,083
Posted By Insomniac
Well, there is no software or anything to change...

Well, there is no software or anything to change the date and time, only some instructions in a word document, and a specially named and formatted text file.
The instructions are as follows:
...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-15-2009, 03:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,046
Posted By Insomniac
There are only a couple of potential problems I...

There are only a couple of potential problems I see with the cold... the first is mechanical stress, from the slight expansion and contraction of the various parts of the circuit board as they heat...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 11-24-2009, 09:21 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 7,474
Posted By Insomniac
I forgot to mention that I well and truly fixed...

I forgot to mention that I well and truly fixed the pushrod before the first flight... whacked a length of 3mm carbon rod alongside it, and used heat shrink to secure them together. No flex...
Forum: Aerial Photography 11-15-2009, 09:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 983
Posted By Insomniac
If it shows as removable drive E, just click it...

If it shows as removable drive E, just click it and go through the folders inside (probably called somthing like 'DCIM') Look around and you should find them, after that it's simply a matter of...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 11-12-2009, 11:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,668
Posted By Insomniac
I bought one of these sets recently, and here's a...

I bought one of these sets recently, and here's a copy of a PM I sent a member who wanted to know if they were any good.

I bought the 6ch set which is programmable via computer, but doesn't have...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 10-08-2009, 11:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 780
Posted By Insomniac
Well, 0.15 over 0.55 is 3/11. That means 7.55...

Well, 0.15 over 0.55 is 3/11. That means 7.55 times 3/11 should equal the weight of your plane with the paper off, which is roughly 2.06oz. I think the math is right lol.
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