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Forum: General Electric Discussions Today, 01:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 561
Posted By kyleservicetech
Yup, our club has an AMA charter and is...

Yup, our club has an AMA charter and is incorporated.

But what about the guy that flies in a local park and doesn't have the FAA registration.

Will there be a problem with his home owners...
Forum: General Electric Discussions Yesterday, 04:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 561
Posted By kyleservicetech
Our club requires that anyone flying an RC model...

Our club requires that anyone flying an RC model have an FAA registration number. That number is entered into our club's Access memberships database. Without that number, the person is not allowed...
Forum: Vintage and old timer models 02-03-2016, 11:25 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 24,368
Posted By kyleservicetech
You would have loved that Heath Kit color TV. I...

You would have loved that Heath Kit color TV. I built mine up in 31 Hours, and it worked perfectly the first time it was plugged in.
Forum: Vintage and old timer models 02-03-2016, 11:03 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 24,368
Posted By kyleservicetech
I think a lot of the HeathKit problems were due...

I think a lot of the HeathKit problems were due to people building them up that were not very good at soldering stuff. :D

If my fading memory is correct, those servo problems were the result of...
Forum: Vintage and old timer models 02-03-2016, 07:49 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 24,368
Posted By kyleservicetech
Ah, the Heathkit RC system. They were known as...

Ah, the Heathkit RC system. They were known as "Heathquits", and for good reason.

Compare that to my MicroAvionics radio, where the average number of flights before something failed was around...
Forum: Vintage and old timer models 02-03-2016, 07:42 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 24,368
Posted By kyleservicetech
Wow, this is an old thread! As posted...

Wow, this is an old thread!

As posted previously in this thread, my first radio was a ControlAir 27 Mhz radio system that I converted to operate a Rand Galloping Ghost Rand servo. That was in...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-03-2016, 03:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 184
Posted By kyleservicetech
Here is a video I've posted several years ago on...

Here is a video I've posted several years ago on my 82 inch wingspan Giant Big Stick. The Canon SX20IS camera has been zoomed out to as much as 30X during the flight. And, it's obvious trying to...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-02-2016, 07:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 184
Posted By kyleservicetech
Good point. My Canon camera has a manual focus...

Good point. My Canon camera has a manual focus option. On auto focus, as soon as the model goes out of the field of view, the camera auto focus starts hunting.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-02-2016, 06:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 184
Posted By kyleservicetech
Having shot a lot of videos of RC models in...

Having shot a lot of videos of RC models in flight with my Canon SX20IS camera IMHO, a cellphone won't work well. All you will get is a tiny speck moving around in the sky.

My camera has up to...
Forum: Multi-Rotors 02-01-2016, 03:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 341
Posted By kyleservicetech
Yeah Last year, one of my club members had...

Yeah

Last year, one of my club members had one of those things lose radio control, and it went in. Pretty much total loss. The mfg refused to do anything. It wasn't a cheap model either.
...
Forum: Electronic Builders Workshop 01-29-2016, 07:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 203
Posted By kyleservicetech
Yeah I read the OP twice before my posting, and...

Yeah
I read the OP twice before my posting, and deducted he was discussing receiver power.

You're probably right:)
Forum: Electronic Builders Workshop 01-29-2016, 06:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 203
Posted By kyleservicetech
Out of curiosity, what size model airplanes are...

Out of curiosity, what size model airplanes are you flying? What receiver power would be suitable for a 200 Watt Foamie is a lot different from a $$$$ 3000 Watt giant scale electric powered model. ...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 01-29-2016, 03:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 356
Posted By kyleservicetech
Ah ha That explains that. Thanks :D

Ah ha

That explains that. Thanks :D
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 01-29-2016, 03:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 356
Posted By kyleservicetech
How does Spektrum handle a 20 channel receiver???...

How does Spektrum handle a 20 channel receiver???

https://www.spektrumrc.com/Air/Receivers.aspx
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-27-2016, 11:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 363
Posted By kyleservicetech
That reminds me of the story I read many years...

That reminds me of the story I read many years ago, where a modeler had to store his glow powered model under their bed. It had a setup that allowed remote starting the engine by flipping a switch...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-27-2016, 07:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 363
Posted By kyleservicetech
Wing Rack

Here is my wing rack, made from one inch diameter PVC and a hand full of elbows and "T" units. It's anchored to the concrete wall with those concrete screws, with the holes drilled out with an...
Forum: Brushless Motor Construction 01-22-2016, 09:27 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 17,343
Posted By kyleservicetech
[QUOTE=fhhuber;988438] You are applying HIGH...

[QUOTE=fhhuber;988438] You are applying HIGH voltage to see if you can create a problem.


Exactly! Meggers have very limited use in our motor stuff.

FYI, before retiring, we used custom...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 01-21-2016, 09:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 325
Posted By kyleservicetech
My PC is a HP Pavilion, about two years old. The...

My PC is a HP Pavilion, about two years old. The DVD tray does have the proper indentation for the little CD's. Didn't work. My wifes PC is an All-In-One unit where the DVD drive is vertical....
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 01-21-2016, 06:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 325
Posted By kyleservicetech
LOL I have a "real" Windows desktop PC. It...

LOL

I have a "real" Windows desktop PC. It will not recognise those little CD's. Had to use my wife's Dell PC to save the files to a USB drive.
Forum: Beginners 01-20-2016, 01:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 390
Posted By kyleservicetech
What we've been doing with models in the corn...

What we've been doing with models in the corn field is to have the leader of the search party hold a long pole with a streamer on it high over the 7 foot high corn. The leader stays in touch with...
Forum: Beginners 01-19-2016, 11:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 390
Posted By kyleservicetech
Way off topic! {:>)

I think the farmer is planting beans this year. :censor: :censor:
Forum: Beginners 01-19-2016, 10:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 390
Posted By kyleservicetech
Around here, they planted the corn in a...

Around here, they planted the corn in a continuous row. I've helped a couple of guys find lost giant scale models in that stuff. (Including my Redwing MXSR when the aileron came out of the wing)...
Forum: Beginners 01-19-2016, 09:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 390
Posted By kyleservicetech
The club I belong to settled the heli issue...

The club I belong to settled the heli issue several years ago. Per our bylaws, no rotor type models are allowed, except for use in locating model airplanes lost in the 7 foot high cornfield...
Forum: Beginners 01-19-2016, 02:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 390
Posted By kyleservicetech
Same here at the club I belong to. I was also...

Same here at the club I belong to. I was also the first member to fly electric models when I joined the club in 2004. That was back in the days of $$$$ Astroflight brush motors and Nicad batteries....
Forum: Sport Planes (Formerly I/C & Gas Conversion) 01-16-2016, 07:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,370
Posted By kyleservicetech
Wow, Foamies have come a long ways from when they...

Wow, Foamies have come a long ways from when they were just something used to get into the air! :D :D

(Prime example is the CarbonZ Cub)
Forum: Beginners 01-16-2016, 12:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 288
Posted By kyleservicetech
I've corrected the posting. At any rate, I've...

I've corrected the posting. At any rate, I've initiated a high speed stall more than once by pulling way to much up elevator.
Forum: Beginners 01-15-2016, 10:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 288
Posted By kyleservicetech
Nope, simply pull a bit more of up elevator...

Nope, simply pull a bit more of up elevator during the turn. Just be careful not to pull to much up elevator. Depending on the model, and how sharp of a turn, it could snap roll on you. (On many...
Forum: Beginners 01-15-2016, 09:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 288
Posted By kyleservicetech
That all depends on the model, and how it's set...

That all depends on the model, and how it's set up. With a typical "Piper Cup" sort of model, they will climb with more power, and descend with less power. Piper Cup type of wings often have flat...
Forum: Sport Planes (Formerly I/C & Gas Conversion) 01-15-2016, 09:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,370
Posted By kyleservicetech
Back in the late 1990's, I built up a giant scale...

Back in the late 1990's, I built up a giant scale Piper Cub with a 120 inch wingspan. Power was an Astroflight Geared 90 brush type motor, with 38 sub C nicad cells and a 20X10 prop. Power was ...
Forum: Beginners 01-15-2016, 09:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 288
Posted By kyleservicetech
For anyone that has flown a giant scale Piper...

For anyone that has flown a giant scale Piper Cub, adverse yaw is very noticeable. That's where commanding a left turn with ailerons results in the fuselage turning to the right. It's the result of...
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