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Forum: Batteries & Chargers 08-24-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 121
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
You top them up to fully charged before flying....

You top them up to fully charged before flying. Just put them on a normal charge program.
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 08-18-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 149
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Mikie, ok, if you were keeping the negative...

Mikie,
ok, if you were keeping the negative probe from your multimeter fixed on the black wire and moving the positive probe from wire to wire away from black you should have got (approx) 3.8, 7.6,...
Forum: Foamies 08-18-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 140
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
In theory those specs should be giving plenty of...

In theory those specs should be giving plenty of power. I'd also suggest putting a wattmeter on it to see what's going on. It could be that it's just a case of the battery being tired and not holding...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 08-12-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 332
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
+1 For your small batteries that's all...

+1

For your small batteries that's all that's really required. A cinder block bunker is also fine of course but vast overkill IMHO. They are toy airplane batteries, not unexploded bombs;)
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 08-10-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 118
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
For charging small batteries like those you will...

For charging small batteries like those you will be fine.

The problems with charging off a car battery are that the voltage is relatively low, so you need to pull high amps, plus if you draw down...
Forum: Foamies 07-29-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 217
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
As noted above, the problem of juddering is...

As noted above, the problem of juddering is usually due to a bad solder joint or other bad connection on one of the three bullets between ESC and motor. Occasionally it can be due to a faulty ESC or...
Forum: Beginners 07-09-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,399
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
The manual seem reasonably clear. Is there...

The manual seem reasonably clear. Is there anything in the instructions that you are having problems following?


Move Rx dip switch #1 to the 'On' position (switch #2 stays in off position)
...
Forum: Beginners - Helis 07-08-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 446
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Here's a review of the V911 Pro.. It seems like...

Here's a review of the V911 Pro.. It seems like it's an updated version which replaces the 'old' V911 and fixes some of it's weaknesses: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2006437
Forum: Beginners 07-04-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 737
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Good luck, but I'm sure you wont need it. ...

Good luck, but I'm sure you wont need it.

Honestly the buddy box overkill with the Apprentice. SAFE makes it impossible to get badly out of shape, and if you do get into a flap all you do is...
Forum: Beginners 07-02-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 737
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Welcome to this great hobby, Good move...

Welcome to this great hobby,

Good move getting the Apprentice. I recommended the same model to a new flyer recently and two weeks ago he turned up with one at the field. I set it up for him, took...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 06-28-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 366
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Not really, the lower c rate battery would only...

Not really, the lower c rate battery would only last longer if you actually used less power while flying. The power you use isn't usually controlled by the maximum that the battery can deliver but by...
Forum: Beginners 06-28-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 805
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
As the others have said, your P47 is a great...

As the others have said, your P47 is a great effort for a first try but it has multiple issues that will stop it from flying properly. The size of the tail surfaces need to be much larger for...
Forum: Support & Suggestions 06-21-2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 585
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Each to his own, these are just opinions, you...

Each to his own, these are just opinions, you dont have to agree. However i'd add that if a poster has some information to contribute they can join a active thread or create a thread of their own....
Forum: Power Systems 06-17-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 230
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
+1 on above advice. Often the problem is caused...

+1 on above advice. Often the problem is caused by a bad connection at one of the bullets between motor and ESC, either a dirty connector or bad solder joint.

Silver solder is only used for...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 06-06-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 661
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
A fully charged LiPo is 4.2v per cell, so 12.6v...

A fully charged LiPo is 4.2v per cell, so 12.6v for a 3s battery.
However it's normal for the voltage to fall back slightly from 4.2v after the charge completes, so you might only measure around...
Forum: Beginners 06-04-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,252
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
I also tend to stick with genuine Spektrum on my...

I also tend to stick with genuine Spektrum on my big value stuff out of caution. Truth is though that those cheapo receivers from Orange and Lemon do appear to be just as reliable as the real thing....
Forum: Crash and Safety Forum 06-02-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 1,803
Views: 154,643
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Sorry about your bad luck Hawk. At least you have...

Sorry about your bad luck Hawk. At least you have got a season's worth of crashes over in one weekend and can now look forward to the rest of the year trouble free... Fingers crossed!
Forum: Delta & Flying Wings 05-22-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,844
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
The 'someone' was perfectly correct. Horsepower...

The 'someone' was perfectly correct. Horsepower and Watts are just two different units of measure for power, rather like miles and killometers are units of measure for distance.

1 horsepower is...
Forum: Multi-Rotors 05-15-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 316
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
+1 Usually some tweaking of these variables is...

+1 Usually some tweaking of these variables is required to get your multi rotor flying properly. I'd be surprised if you couldn't tune out the oscillation.

I'd also be concerned that your motors...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-10-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 918
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
I made my mind up too and went for the 90W...

I made my mind up too and went for the 90W Xytronic LF-3000. I ordered it from Germany as for some inexplicable reason it's 40% cheaper there than here in the UK.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-10-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 918
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Wow, that was quick!.. I hope it turns out to be...

Wow, that was quick!.. I hope it turns out to be as good as all the reviews say it is.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-10-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 918
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Funny thing that you bring this up today, I was...

Funny thing that you bring this up today, I was just looking at temperature controlled soldering stations. I have one already but I could do with something with a few more watts for heavy gauge wire...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-16-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 979
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Many older design chargers wont do automatic...

Many older design chargers wont do automatic storage charging/discharging, and it looks like yours is one of those.

The precise storage voltage is not critical, as long as they are not fully...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 04-13-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 332
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
You can usually calibrate the ESC to the Tx by...

You can usually calibrate the ESC to the Tx by (with model powered off but Tx turned on) putting the throttle stick in the full throttle position. Then power on the model, you should get a beep at...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 04-06-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 425
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Big Sparks!

Today i was hooking up one of my 6s batteries to the charger only half concentrating on what i was doing and I must have accidentally bridged between the + and - bullet connectors with the male...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-02-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 792
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Chellie, It's not April the 1st anymore.......

Chellie,

It's not April the 1st anymore.... I dont think it's a good idea leading a newbie to believe that flying a 3D aerobatic, or even more so, a high performance pylon racer model would be...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-27-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 488
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Wow.. 18s:eek: I didnt know an ESC was even...

Wow.. 18s:eek:

I didnt know an ESC was even available that would handle 18s

You gotta be a bit careful at those sorts of voltages as you are getting up to a level where electric shock starts to...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 03-23-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 484
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
It's not only difference but just as important,...

It's not only difference but just as important, the actual value. For a heli, and for this size of battery (2200mAh), if any of the cells are over 12mOhm then the packs probably should be retired as...
Forum: 3D Flying 03-08-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,184
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
PS.. check out these videos too:...

PS.. check out these videos too: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=904349
Forum: 3D Flying 03-08-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,184
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Everything is all about practice but knife edge...

Everything is all about practice but knife edge is generally easier than prop hanging.

Getting the rudder movement direction correct is also obviously of key importance if you don't want to...
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