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Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-14-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,880
Posted By flydiver
Great. Sometimes it's useful to be full of...

Great. Sometimes it's useful to be full of ancient info. :D

There are a number of improvements on the current Cub (better TX, lipo battery) but the basic plane is exactly the same. Should you get...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-09-2014, 02:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,880
Posted By flydiver
If you have ANY old PC motherboard, hard drive,...

If you have ANY old PC motherboard, hard drive, many add-in cards, etc, they almost all use jumpers that are the same.

Once you are looking for more performance this plane is completely capable...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-09-2014, 01:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,880
Posted By flydiver
Good video! Old SC, right? Are you using...

Good video!
Old SC, right? Are you using lipos or NiMh? The older-large 10x8 prop and THAT generation of transmitter (TX) strongly suggest NiMh era.
Take a look at this picture. ...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-08-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,880
Posted By flydiver
It is NORMAL for the motor to point slightly down...

It is NORMAL for the motor to point slightly down and to the right to counter motor torque, so don't get freaked about that. Breaking the gearbox, bending the shaft, breaking the firewall, stripping...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-08-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,880
Posted By flydiver
!. Do you have ACT (old) or SAFE (new)? That's...

!. Do you have ACT (old) or SAFE (new)? That's important.
ACT > disconnect, it's trash.
SAFE > Is good, use it.

It's either mechanical or electrical. Since it runs the probability is...
Forum: Power Systems 09-05-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 126
Posted By flydiver
I had a 10 year old unit JES18. The only...

I had a 10 year old unit JES18. The only programming was brake on - off.
It did not have a set screw.
I seriously doubt you could do more with it.
It won't know a lipo from a brick so unless...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 08-24-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 235
Posted By flydiver
People seem to get very very concerned if a...

People seem to get very very concerned if a battery doesn't balance out at 0.0x or the like.
1. It's likely the actual electronics to measure it aren't THAT accurate.
2. That amount of...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-11-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 214
Posted By flydiver
That's assuming it is the motor shaft. Maybe the...

That's assuming it is the motor shaft. Maybe the gearbox shaft? Never seen the workings of that setup.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-11-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 214
Posted By flydiver
2 wires = Brushed motor. It will be very...

2 wires = Brushed motor.
It will be very difficult to straighten the shaft properly, but you have little to lose by trying.
Good chance it's attached to a gearbox in which case it may be easier to...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 08-11-2014, 02:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 221
Posted By flydiver
OK, not available for warranty. How do they...

OK, not available for warranty.
How do they WORK?
(IMO that voltage discrepency is not necessarily a big deal as long as they work OK, are not puffed, come down no more than warm, and have never...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-11-2014, 01:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 214
Posted By flydiver
Brushed motor? 2 wires going to the motor, or 3?

Brushed motor? 2 wires going to the motor, or 3?
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 08-11-2014, 01:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 221
Posted By flydiver
A shorter way to say that is 'what is the battery...

A shorter way to say that is 'what is the battery history'?
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 08-10-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 221
Posted By flydiver
Red DVM probe on the red wire, black on the...

Red DVM probe on the red wire, black on the adjacent wire. Usually there is a small exposed opening on the back of the tap you can use.
Then move both over one space so now the red is where the...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 08-10-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 221
Posted By flydiver
You need to validate that the charger readout is...

You need to validate that the charger readout is OK with a DVM. If you have one of those little field cell checkers they aren't that accurate either.

Measure 1&2, 2&3, 3&4 wires at the balance...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 08-10-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 221
Posted By flydiver
You are measuring them how?

You are measuring them how?
Forum: Beginners 08-04-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 417
Posted By flydiver
Just about ALL RC planes struggle in this...

Just about ALL RC planes struggle in this area.....:(
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-02-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 715
Posted By flydiver
The saltwater remedy continues to be circulated....

The saltwater remedy continues to be circulated. I think it's probably attractive because the people with the puff problem: 1) usually have no idea what caused it 2) probably have minimal knowledge...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-02-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 715
Posted By flydiver
All your advice except the saltwater bath is...

All your advice except the saltwater bath is excellent. That is old, outdated info and not appropriate. It eats off the wires potentially leaving the cells with power and still dangerous.
...
Forum: Beginners 07-30-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 271
Posted By flydiver
Be easy with the paint, especially the back. Guys...

Be easy with the paint, especially the back. Guys that do a total paint job are often surprised to find out they screwed up the center of gravity and now need more repairs after the post-fix flight.
Forum: Beginners 07-29-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 271
Posted By flydiver
Peel back the 'wings' around the prop and...

Peel back the 'wings' around the prop and unscrew. That's it. Some are glued. OK to use force.
Small strips of well placed packing or strapping tape will work better and be WAY faster than JB Weld....
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-27-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 167
Posted By flydiver
If you crashed it badly enough to need...

If you crashed it badly enough to need replacement and have that kind of space requirement you probably would be well off to just get a replacement until you have your flying chops down better.
Forum: Power Systems 07-25-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 465
Posted By flydiver
There are HUGE differences in props. An 8" slow...

There are HUGE differences in props. An 8" slow fly (fat) may draw more power than a 10" skinny prop.
But, in general, amp draw goes down with prop size.
Too small, harmless to the motor, but it...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-24-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 715
Posted By flydiver
Good catch, I literally read that...

Good catch, I literally read that wrong.....:oops:
I thought the guy was asking if it was OK to have a DISCHARGED (say, post flight) cell at 3.7-3.73. Discharging in use will often leave cells...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-23-2014, 11:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 715
Posted By flydiver
No problem.

No problem.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-23-2014, 02:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 715
Posted By flydiver
As with many RTF planes the ESC setting in this...

As with many RTF planes the ESC setting in this one isn't very good especially if set at 74%.
At 74% and a full battery LVC is 9.3v. If you start with a lower voltage > bad news.

[Programmable...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-23-2014, 01:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 715
Posted By flydiver
All the above info is great. IMO major PLANE...

All the above info is great.
IMO major PLANE manufacturers like Horizone & eflite tend to sell overpriced and underperforming lipos.

That said, as a new pilot you possibly contributed to it's...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-22-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 314
Posted By flydiver
I've gone from being fussy about exact storage...

I've gone from being fussy about exact storage charge to being just fine with about anything between 3.6-3.9 for batteries used routinely. For long term I shoot for 3.8'ish.
Kept in a cool...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 07-21-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 428
Posted By flydiver
The Nanos seem to be all over the map. I think...

The Nanos seem to be all over the map. I think the cells must come from different places....something. Some seem to do OK, others are just plain bad cells no matter how they are measured.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-21-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 314
Posted By flydiver
Do a bit more digging and you'll find a bunch of...

Do a bit more digging and you'll find a bunch of folks that have left batteries fully charged over the winter > and they are shot. Generally the higher the performance (C-rating, whatever THAT is...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-21-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 314
Posted By flydiver
I would offer that some pretty reputable...

I would offer that some pretty reputable companies are quite capable of disseminating some pretty lousy information at times, as are a huge number of people in forums.

If you see a statement that...
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