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Forum: Batteries & Chargers 05-18-2015, 10:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 709
Posted By nidly
For your normal folks , there's not much...

For your normal folks , there's not much regulation during the discharge. There is self regulation during the charge. That is to say that is entirely possible for the user to overheat a pack during...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 05-17-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 709
Posted By nidly
I guess I get in a hurry. My packs get hotter...

I guess I get in a hurry. My packs get hotter during a charge than they do during flight. Probably because I charge much faster than I use them. I use temp to establish my own max rates for all my...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 05-16-2015, 01:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 709
Posted By nidly
Warmest recorded charges for last season were...

Warmest recorded charges for last season were 118,105,100,111,100,100,100,106,108,116110,106,115,115,104,122,114,111,113,107,107,101,110

with a start temp around 70 or 100
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 05-16-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 709
Posted By nidly
Good point about some lvc's. We shall never try...

Good point about some lvc's. We shall never try to rely on them for any reason other than an insurance policy. Many of my packs are artificially inflated in voltage due to the fast charge thus...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 05-15-2015, 10:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 709
Posted By nidly
sure, compare a 120 deg F pack to a 70 deg F...

sure, compare a 120 deg F pack to a 70 deg F pack. I may even have a few graphs I could overlay.
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 05-15-2015, 12:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 709
Posted By nidly
Maybe I should give the opposing side for...

Maybe I should give the opposing side for clarification. :D

Yes, absolutely there will be a much larger voltage loss (when the pack cools down and the draw is heavy) In otherwords flying...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 04-18-2015, 02:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 709
Posted By nidly
Lipos no. none. But you have to wait for any...

Lipos no. none. But you have to wait for any voltage springback or temp recovery. If the temp doesn't go down then neither does the voltage.
Forum: Beginners 03-13-2015, 10:55 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 39,173
Posted By nidly
Agreed , a trade-off between travel and power and...

Agreed , a trade-off between travel and power and speed? right?
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 12-26-2014, 11:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,603
Posted By nidly
I must be missing all the fun. I never discharge...

I must be missing all the fun. I never discharge batts , plus my hair is still wet. :eek:
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 07-21-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 951
Posted By nidly
Hanging single cells on the swingset to discharge...

Hanging single cells on the swingset to discharge before tossing them into trash.
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 07-21-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,024
Posted By nidly
Im soon going back to amish ways. Hitch the pack...

Im soon going back to amish ways. Hitch the pack to the hitching post and walk away from it with confidence. Most times we have plenty if time to kill , but some times we get in a hurry. It's great...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 04-15-2014, 11:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,363
Posted By nidly
Used to be the most common (connection break)...

Used to be the most common (connection break) error was to forget to hook up the main lead.
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 11-26-2013, 11:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,107
Posted By nidly
I charge mine as fast as they can and use...

I charge mine as fast as they can and use immediately. Then they set until next time. Only if something strange happened or the pack is suspect of being weak, out of balance or overdischarged will I...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 09-23-2013, 10:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,132
Posted By nidly
http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/batteries-chargers...

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/batteries-chargers-84/9108084-balance-tap-pics-descriptions.html
Forum: Airplanes - Electric For Sale & WTB 02-26-2013, 12:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 457
Posted By nidly
No, I don't. see pm.

No, I don't. see pm.
Forum: Airplanes - Electric For Sale & WTB 02-26-2013, 11:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 497
Posted By nidly
I have one that is either new or like new in box...

I have one that is either new or like new in box for $19 plus shipping. I "think" I can get it shipped for $5.05
Forum: Airplanes - Electric For Sale & WTB 02-26-2013, 11:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 457
Posted By nidly
I've got plenty of the ARF ones. Some minor...

I've got plenty of the ARF ones. Some minor hangar rash on some of the parts. I'm not sure what you need , but I can sell you any parts for around half of Tower. The best deal is going to be the...
Forum: Power Systems 02-14-2013, 12:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,983
Posted By nidly
They were the turnigy ultra light wood. The cheap...

They were the turnigy ultra light wood. The cheap ones that are backordered.
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 02-13-2013, 11:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,525
Posted By nidly
I'm confused every time I try something new with...

I'm confused every time I try something new with the stock firmware. It always brings up two more questions than get answered.
Forum: Power Systems 02-13-2013, 11:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,983
Posted By nidly
I bought a bunch of the wood electric props and...

I bought a bunch of the wood electric props and while they were even lighter than plastic ones I wasn't impressed with them for two reasons.

Some of the holes weren't drilled on center and they...
Forum: Beginners 02-13-2013, 11:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,020
Posted By nidly
4 flights on mine , nice going. I almost tried a...

4 flights on mine , nice going. I almost tried a dead stik landing today and I think it will be very easy. My landings seem to be coming in too high , chopping the throttle and then setting it down...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 02-13-2013, 12:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,525
Posted By nidly
Do I understand this properly that the rudder...

Do I understand this properly that the rudder channel (4) can't be reversed direction?

I've had to reverse probably half of my planes and is always the same simple way in the reverse menu.
...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-10-2013, 01:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,085
Posted By nidly
Lot's of folks don't like the way the Tritons...

Lot's of folks don't like the way the Tritons (2EQ) will "charge forever" after the pack is full. Since you have the original you'll get along just fine with either the EQ or the 2EQ. You've told us...
Forum: Beginners 02-09-2013, 09:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,020
Posted By nidly
This is almost my favorite plane to fly. It makes...

This is almost my favorite plane to fly. It makes me look "good" (until I land) For some reason it is one of my hardest to get the landing right. It's definately a keeper and worth the cost. Mine's...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-27-2013, 01:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,019
Posted By nidly
If you want grass and it stays wet then perhaps a...

If you want grass and it stays wet then perhaps a "raised" runway would be nice and still easy to maintain with mowers. All the lower parts are gonna be mushy of course because the high part will run...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-24-2013, 11:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 586
Posted By nidly
Titen the screw that holds the spring as a drag.

Titen the screw that holds the spring as a drag.
Forum: Power Systems 01-15-2013, 11:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,374
Posted By nidly
I looked into that and one would have to remount...

I looked into that and one would have to remount the nuts. It was more work than I wanted to do. If the factory holes weren't there it would be a piece of cake.
Forum: Power Systems 01-14-2013, 10:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,687
Posted By nidly
It IS just a prop calc , not a motor calc. I...

It IS just a prop calc , not a motor calc. I don't think we need a calc for choosing esc do we?
Forum: Power Systems 01-14-2013, 10:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,687
Posted By nidly
I'm not into motor calcs too much , but I recall...

I'm not into motor calcs too much , but I recall using about 2.5-3 watts per gram. 79x2.5= 200 watts is probably ok, maybe 250 at max?
Forum: Power Systems 01-14-2013, 03:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,687
Posted By nidly
Your choice (and my prop) would be a perfect...

Your choice (and my prop) would be a perfect combo for my type of flying because I'm not real aggressive. Surely nothing is overkill except the weight of your plane. :p>

I think the battery...
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