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Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros Yesterday, 09:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 43
Posted By kyleservicetech
Servo Connector Information

A number of my club members are flying gas or glow powered models. And, more than a few of them have had "I Ain't Got It" crashes over the past year or two.

One of my club members asked me to run...
Forum: General Electric Discussions Yesterday, 08:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 202
Posted By kyleservicetech
Yeah Does anyone have any info on a giant scale...

Yeah
Does anyone have any info on a giant scale tail dragger model with about 80 inch wingspan, 1200 square inches or so, designed as a twin power system?

This would be powered by a pair of...
Forum: General Electric Discussions Yesterday, 08:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 202
Posted By kyleservicetech
Nice thing about those overweight, oversized,...

Nice thing about those overweight, oversized, undervoltaged A123 cells. I just top them off at the field after a days flying and put them in my truck.

Next time the weather is decent, whether it...
Forum: General Electric Discussions Yesterday, 03:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 202
Posted By kyleservicetech
Lets see: 1. Viper . . . 600 Watts 2. Twist...

Lets see:
1. Viper . . . 600 Watts
2. Twist . . . 700 Watts
3. Scratch Built 150% Electrostreak 1200 Watts
4. Showtime 50 1200 Watts
5. Kantana 1200 Watts
6. Giant Scale Big Stick 3000...
Forum: Humor 08-31-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 75
Posted By kyleservicetech
OOOOPS!

http://www.angelfire.com/ak2/intelligencerreport/hammer.html
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 08-27-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 371
Posted By kyleservicetech
Geeze Wonder why those Mfg's do that? The...

Geeze
Wonder why those Mfg's do that?

The place I worked started with "Form 1" on their substation controls, went to Form 2, Form 3 Form 3A all the way up to the current Form 6. That over a...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-27-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,362
Posted By kyleservicetech
RC Club in SE Wisconsin, USA

Question:
Are we allowed to put RC clubs in this thread?

If so, our Racine Radio Control Club has 6 or 8 instructors that help newcomers learn how to fly these Radio Control models. In the past...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 08-27-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 371
Posted By kyleservicetech
The current Spektrum DX6 transmitter looks to be...

The current Spektrum DX6 transmitter looks to be an update from the DX6i, what with it's 250 model memory, and added $70 price tag.

DX6i...
Forum: Humor 08-27-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 129
Posted By kyleservicetech
Another (ugh) blonde joke

I pulled into the crowded parking lot at the local shopping center and rolled down the car windows
to make sure my Labrador Retriever Pup had fresh air.

She was stretched full-out on the back...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 08-27-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 371
Posted By kyleservicetech
??? Receiver???

??? Receiver???
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 08-27-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 371
Posted By kyleservicetech
Add me to the list of guys suggesting the...

Add me to the list of guys suggesting the Spektrum DX6i transmitter. A number of people I know are using it, and all are quite satisfied with it's performance. This comes with a receiver. If you...
Forum: Humor 08-27-2014, 01:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 153
Posted By kyleservicetech
LOLOLOL!

LOLOLOL!
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-27-2014, 01:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 264
Posted By kyleservicetech
Yup Motocalc is a very good computer program...

Yup
Motocalc is a very good computer program that, unfortunately is only as accurate as the specifications provided to it by the motor mfg's.

If the major specs provided by the motor mfg are...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-26-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 255
Posted By kyleservicetech
H'mmm I'd contact Horizon Hobbies, and talk...

H'mmm

I'd contact Horizon Hobbies, and talk with their tech department.

I believe those settings would be stored in the DX6i flash memory, and should not be affected by a low battery voltage.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-26-2014, 12:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 264
Posted By kyleservicetech
There are a number of very good brushless motors...

There are a number of very good brushless motors out there, mixed in with some motors that seem to use old chewing gum to glue in the magnets. :eek:

These motors have a few characteristics to be...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-25-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 88
Posted By kyleservicetech
Yeah, that's why I've standardized on Spektrum...

Yeah, that's why I've standardized on Spektrum radios, and Castle Creations ESC's and BEC's. The CC stuff does require a USB dongle to work with a computer, but when you buy one of the higher...
Forum: Beginners 08-25-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 205
Posted By kyleservicetech
I've not heard the Olympic II name in quite...

I've not heard the Olympic II name in quite awhile. That was a very popular Rudder/Elevator/Spoiler sailplane years ago, and is likely still a very good model for conversion to electric power.
...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 08-25-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 173
Posted By kyleservicetech
Yikes Glad to see you're back home and safe. ...

Yikes
Glad to see you're back home and safe.

In this day and age, that doesn't always happen.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-25-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 606
Posted By kyleservicetech
Which posting has issues?

Which posting has issues?
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-25-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 606
Posted By kyleservicetech
Way off topic In in another posting in...

Way off topic

In in another posting in wattflyer, I put together a "G" meter that measures vibration levels. That thing measures acceleration some 20,000 times a second, and stores the maximum...
Forum: Power Systems 08-25-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 199
Posted By kyleservicetech
I'm assuming you've ruled out the obvious, that...

I'm assuming you've ruled out the obvious, that being a poor connection in one or more of the motor leads between the motor and ESC?

Might be at some RPM, those wires are vibrating, and with...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-25-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 606
Posted By kyleservicetech
Ditto here, but for a retired guy, every day is...

Ditto here, but for a retired guy, every day is safe and non-stressful! Only problem is, my giant scale models, running near 3000 watts are not really quiet. :oops: And the 6.5 Hp Harbor Freight...
Forum: Beginners 08-25-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 205
Posted By kyleservicetech
What is the wingspan and wing area of your model,...

What is the wingspan and wing area of your model, or the make and model mfg?

The original Nicad batteries were kind of OK for electric power, years ago. The newer Nickel Hydride batteries got rid...
Forum: Beginners 08-25-2014, 12:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 205
Posted By kyleservicetech
If you are looking for a reasonable priced...

If you are looking for a reasonable priced digital scale, I've got this one. It's pretty accurate:
http://www.harborfreight.com/digital-scale-95364.html

Also have this one for weights under 1000...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-24-2014, 02:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 335
Posted By kyleservicetech
Agreed: Last year, we had a senior citizen,...

Agreed:

Last year, we had a senior citizen, well into his 70's go into the underbrush several thousand feet North of our field to retrieve a model. Some of that underbrush is over your head. ...
Forum: Beginners 08-24-2014, 02:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 527
Posted By kyleservicetech
Yup The best radio/servos/motor/esc/battery...

Yup
The best radio/servos/motor/esc/battery packs are the ones you see the most of at your own local cub :D :D

One good reason to belong to a club. :cool:
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 08-23-2014, 12:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 290
Posted By kyleservicetech
FYI My Viking models had a 10 foot wingspan,...

FYI
My Viking models had a 10 foot wingspan, about 1500 square inches, 120 ounces total weight. The Astro geared 40 motor put out about 600 Watts or so into the folding 13X8 prop. This combo...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 08-22-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 290
Posted By kyleservicetech
Naw This is a very nice, floater type of...

Naw
This is a very nice, floater type of sailplane that is able to stay up in the lightest of thermals.

As with these giant sailplanes, don't even think about trying to build it without spoilers....
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 08-22-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 290
Posted By kyleservicetech
Wow, Sailaire Sailplane, that brings back a lot...

Wow, Sailaire Sailplane, that brings back a lot of good memories, watching fellow club members fly them back in the mid 1980's. Closest I came to one is a pair of Craftaire Viking sailplanes, with a...
Forum: Humor 08-22-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 171
Posted By kyleservicetech
Surgeons!

Five surgeons from big cities are discussing who makes the best patients to operate on.

The first surgeon, from New York, says, 'I like to see accountants. On my operating table because when you...
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