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Forum: Multi-Rotors 05-15-2014, 01:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 345
Posted By zoomy
KK2 Quad unstable after prop size change

I have a Turnigy HAL frame and components I put together from HobbyKing. I followed a youtube recipe for the parts, and it flew impressively well from the word go. However, after numerous crashes,...
Forum: Seaplanes E-Powered 11-29-2013, 04:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,271
Posted By zoomy
OK, I'll bite... if not wood and cloth, then wood...

OK, I'll bite... if not wood and cloth, then wood and ???

Silkspan maybe?
Forum: Seaplanes E-Powered 11-29-2013, 04:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,271
Posted By zoomy
Looks messy. Also, it says "not intended for...

Looks messy. Also, it says "not intended for electronics"
Forum: Seaplanes E-Powered 11-29-2013, 01:19 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,271
Posted By zoomy
Nigel, great story, but the question is, why did...

Nigel, great story, but the question is, why did it get sluggish? And secondly, just to clear things up, were you flying a seaplane, or a landplane over the sea?

I hate to nitpick, but I imagine...
Forum: Seaplanes E-Powered 11-28-2013, 03:56 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,271
Posted By zoomy
My Icon A5 experience on Saltwater

I have about 20 flights flying off the ocean, but the last flight was a serious crash, due to aileron servo failure, due to salt water corrosion. View 2 flights here:

http://youtu.be/oHILaF2d8v4...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 11-25-2013, 10:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 498
Posted By zoomy
Spektrum DX6i loses its settings

I have a Spektrum DX6i has been changing settings for various models BY ITSELF! My main problem has been the timer, which resets from a DOWN setting to an UP setting. This is a serious problem, I...
Forum: Beginners - Helis 11-24-2013, 11:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 604
Posted By zoomy
I sold it long ago, and I am now a confirmed MCPX...

I sold it long ago, and I am now a confirmed MCPX fan! I also bought a MSRX which I thought would be boring, but it's actually a great, FAST little heli. Perfect if you don't have a need to fly...
Forum: Seaplanes E-Powered 11-21-2013, 10:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,936
Posted By zoomy
Corrosion update...

Fatal crash today... corrosion got two servo leads, they were rotten and pins broke during flight. So I guess I have to recant and say...

THEY WERE RIGHT!
Don't fly off salt water.

T.
Forum: Seaplanes E-Powered 11-21-2013, 04:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,936
Posted By zoomy
Yes, Mine had to be trimmed up quite a bit as...

Yes, Mine had to be trimmed up quite a bit as well, but I am running mine with a bigger battery, I am using 2650Mah lipo, which probably makes mine a tad nose heavy.
Forum: Seaplanes E-Powered 11-21-2013, 07:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,936
Posted By zoomy
My Icon A5 experience

This is my first RC plane, but I have been flying micro helis for some time. I also have a lot of time on Phoenix, and now I have this absolutely fantastic seaplane! I haven't crashed it yet, but...
Forum: Multi-Rotors 09-10-2013, 06:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,196
Posted By zoomy
UBEC hell - doesn't hook up.

I took heed of all the advice and bought a UBEC for my quad; but no joy in hooking it up. I connected the power in leads directly to the power input leads that connect to the battery, and measured...
Forum: Multi-Rotors 08-23-2013, 04:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,196
Posted By zoomy
OK the lightbulb is slowly coming on... My...

OK the lightbulb is slowly coming on...

My parkzone model, according to the PDF you sent me, already has a switch-mode BEC integrated in the ESC, so I shouldn't have to worry, correct?

As for...
Forum: Multi-Rotors 08-23-2013, 07:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,196
Posted By zoomy
according to this document, a UBEC is not...

according to this document, a UBEC is not necessary in my application, because I am not running any servos in this configuration.
...
Forum: Multi-Rotors 08-23-2013, 04:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,196
Posted By zoomy
Interestingly, the problem was not apparent on...

Interestingly, the problem was not apparent on today's flight. I'm a bit confused by UBEC's but will look into that as a solution.

Thanks.
Forum: Multi-Rotors 08-22-2013, 02:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,196
Posted By zoomy
Turnigy HAL homebuilt, one motor stalling

I bought this as a frame kit, then ordered all the parts piecemeal using this guy's recipe: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=950pDzTwFQc

To my immense surprise, the heli flew like a champ right from...
Forum: Beginners - Helis 08-22-2013, 01:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 604
Posted By zoomy
Blade 130x woes

This is my first 6 channel heli, and I'm so frustrated with it, it is now for sale. Despite proficiency on my simulator, I can't seem to stop stripping the gears on the tail rotor. My last crash...
Forum: Power Systems 08-16-2013, 06:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 954
Posted By zoomy
Here is the collection so far

Three months ago, I didn't have any of these. That's how bad the bug has bitten :)
Forum: Power Systems 08-15-2013, 11:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 954
Posted By zoomy
picture of airboat

Thanks everybody for the EXCELLENT advice and tips... My take-away from all of this is, don't buy the cheap ESC's and secondly, buy a Watt Meter. I already have a balance charger, and I will try the...
Forum: Power Systems 08-15-2013, 05:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 954
Posted By zoomy
here again is the picture: ...

here again is the picture:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/mpvue3r0duoya5v/airboat.JPG
Forum: Power Systems 08-15-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 954
Posted By zoomy
I give up. No idea how to post a picture on this...

I give up. No idea how to post a picture on this forum
Forum: Power Systems 08-15-2013, 05:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 954
Posted By zoomy
Try again! Here's a picture of my resurrected...

Try again! Here's a picture of my resurrected Radian Pro:

https://www.dropbox.com/lightbox/home
Forum: Power Systems 08-15-2013, 09:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 553
Posted By zoomy
How do I calculate flight time on my new Icon A5?

I just bought a new Icon A5 PNP with 960kv motor, and I also have a fresh homebuilt quadcopter with four 1200kv motors. I am using 4x 30w plush ESC's for the Quad, and one 30w eFlite ESC in the...
Forum: Power Systems 08-15-2013, 09:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 954
Posted By zoomy
airboat pic

https://www.dropbox.com/s/mpvue3r0duoya5v/airboat.JPG
Forum: Power Systems 08-15-2013, 09:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 954
Posted By zoomy
I notice that this parkzone plane uses the exact...

I notice that this parkzone plane uses the exact same prop, and also has identical motor and ESC specifications as my boat. Seems like the prop should be a match.
...
Forum: Power Systems 08-15-2013, 09:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 954
Posted By zoomy
The prop I am using is this one, recommended by...

The prop I am using is this one, recommended by the local hobby shop guy.

http://www.horizonhobby.com/products/PKZ1012#t1
Forum: Power Systems 08-15-2013, 08:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 954
Posted By zoomy
Homemade Airboat blows ESC immediately

I have a fatally crashed Radian Pro, so I salvaged all the parts and built an airboat using the Radian motor (960Kv). I had to purchase a new ESC (Hobbyking redbrick 30amp). I tested the craft for...
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