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Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-13-2015, 03:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 208
Posted By flydiver
I think that caution has merit but is too...

I think that caution has merit but is too absolute. Damn near everyone I know moves the servo arm manually......slowly, but with persistence. It'll move and not break if you do it gently.... and...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-13-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 208
Posted By flydiver
I find the HS-81 and the HS-55 both have weak...

I find the HS-81 and the HS-55 both have weak gears and are prone to the jitters. Not the best servos in that brand.
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 07-26-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 609
Posted By flydiver
Good to hear you are doing OK with the Gens Ace....

Good to hear you are doing OK with the Gens Ace. A few years back they had a fine reputation....so I bought a pair. They came puffed, new out of the box. Contacted them with pictures, a couple email...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 07-26-2015, 04:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 609
Posted By flydiver
A year ago. Seems rather a long time to be...

A year ago. Seems rather a long time to be responsible for a lipo in someone else's hands for that long. Newbies here are quite capable of ruining a lipo in a few days or weeks. There's really no...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 07-10-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 327
Posted By flydiver
+1 on what pmullen said. If you don't have a...

+1 on what pmullen said. If you don't have a charger that allows you to do capacity diagnostics on your batteries you should get one.

How well any Lithium battery holds up after a complete...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 05-23-2015, 05:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,008
Posted By flydiver
Antenna length

R/C Antenna Experiments
Does Rx Antenna Length Really Matter? (http://www.rc-cam.com/ant_exp.htm)

FWIW, I have a Weasel slope plane, full length 72" antenna is...
Forum: Beginners 05-05-2015, 02:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 694
Posted By flydiver
Just remember, it IS a lithium. Forget to turn...

Just remember, it IS a lithium. Forget to turn your TX off and it's probably ruined...mine was.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-26-2015, 07:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 367
Posted By flydiver
Hobby King specs......'nuff' said.

Hobby King specs......'nuff' said.
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 04-20-2015, 09:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 576
Posted By flydiver
Best to put some quality oil on these before you...

Best to put some quality oil on these before you even run them. Often the factory lube is poor. Once they get noisy they have worn some and subsequent oiling is not as effective. Best lube I've found...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 04-20-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 576
Posted By flydiver
Chellie generally has good advice but that one is...

Chellie generally has good advice but that one is not. ;)
The fan is small and cheap with a sleeve bearing. It'll just get worse until it freezes up, then you won't hear it anymore. :concern:
...
Forum: Beginners 04-11-2015, 11:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 510
Posted By flydiver
Actually may be easier and more useful to ditch...

Actually may be easier and more useful to ditch the motor and start over with brushless, cheaper in the end, really. Certainly less hassle. You'll never use that brushless ESC again. Heads Up can...
Forum: Beginners 01-29-2015, 01:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,017
Posted By flydiver
Well, both. A really good charger would have...

Well, both.
A really good charger would have the power to balance them.
A decent battery with an "OK" charge would not exhibit this issue.

ALL lipos deteriorate over time. HOW they...
Forum: Beginners 01-27-2015, 03:10 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,017
Posted By flydiver
Do they WORK to your flight requirements? If so,...

Do they WORK to your flight requirements? If so, use 'em until they don't. Plus or minus a couple 10's isn't that big a deal.
Forum: Foamies 12-29-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,117
Posted By flydiver
Come on, don't twist my words. :silly: I'm not...

Come on, don't twist my words. :silly: I'm not referring to major components.
There's a bunch of RTF planes parts that are either difficult or expensive to replace. Manufacturers do this...
Forum: Foamies 12-29-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,117
Posted By flydiver
People, the weakest link in the Cub package is...

People, the weakest link in the Cub package is the ESC+RX combo. It's known to fry or be DOA just by looking at it. It was originally designed for 7-cell NiMh and though they now have the RX...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-28-2014, 03:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 519
Posted By flydiver
Try this with your [Mystery]. It just may need to...

Try this with your [Mystery]. It just may need to be calibrated.

Throttle range setting: (Throttle range should be set each time when using a new transmitter).
Make sure the throttle trim is...
Forum: Beginners 11-29-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 521
Posted By flydiver
Nigel's suggestions are spot on. Also, be...

Nigel's suggestions are spot on.

Also, be aware that flying a SIM, can be addictive for some, and boring as hell for others. I think they are quite uesful to LEARN, and PRACTICE, but I find...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 11-29-2014, 03:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 519
Posted By flydiver
Ha Ha. You are on your own.

Ha Ha. You are on your own.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 11-29-2014, 03:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 519
Posted By flydiver
There you go. May as well get this over with....

There you go.
May as well get this over with. Get a wattmeter (http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=311574). You'll be needing it. If you don't and you continue you'll ask questions, and...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 11-29-2014, 01:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 519
Posted By flydiver
Huh? What do you mean by stock setup? OLD setup?...

Huh? What do you mean by stock setup? OLD setup? New setup?
Did you try it with the new ESC?

What prop will you be using? Props are CRITICAL! Props define what the motor will pull.

Note- My...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 11-29-2014, 12:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 519
Posted By flydiver
What different batteries? 2 original PZ 1300? Not...

What different batteries? 2 original PZ 1300? Not very good, especially if old and beat up. New fliers often wreck a few lipos before they figure them out.

What is the new motor/prop....exact...
Forum: Brushless Motor Construction 10-14-2014, 02:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 801
Posted By flydiver
INRUNNER > the shaft is generally...

INRUNNER > the shaft is generally fused/glued/permanently-attached to the rotating magnets. Chances are you are out of luck for shaft replacement.

Here's how you open them:
Motor Shaft...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 10-08-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 363
Posted By flydiver
Try it and find out. It's a personal thing and...

Try it and find out. It's a personal thing and very much depends on the plane and the pilot skill. Start low and work up.
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 10-07-2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 727
Posted By flydiver
Those are not power cells, they are consumer...

Those are not power cells, they are consumer grade high capacity. They have a high internal resistance and don't take well to 1C (or higher) charging. You are not doing them any favors.
Unless...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 10-06-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 727
Posted By flydiver
I have one of those that was given to me (not RS...

I have one of those that was given to me (not RS though). Yep, it's a No-No. :( Bad idea. OK for very slow NiXX charging though.

Some folks have usee the NiZn for RX batteries. Works OK as...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 10-05-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 727
Posted By flydiver
I strongly suspect you don't want to be puting...

I strongly suspect you don't want to be puting NiZn in a TX. The 1.6v is nominal and they get more like 1.8-1.9v on full charge. :concern: My experience is they hold it better than old non-LSD NiMh...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 10-05-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 727
Posted By flydiver
What exactly ARE the batteries-brand and size? ...

What exactly ARE the batteries-brand and size?
Same with the charger. There are literally hundreds of each.
Chances are what you are seeing is fine.

FWIW it is absolutely normal for...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 10-02-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 523
Posted By flydiver
Nor I. But I do charge everything on metal...

Nor I.
But I do charge everything on metal ceramic tile surfaces with a smoke alarm 3' away. I also don't 'hover and watch', but I don't leave home or go to bed with anything charging.

FWIW...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 10-01-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 523
Posted By flydiver
"I have heard" ..... on the net, from a guy, at...

"I have heard" ..... on the net, from a guy, at the bar....is a clear indication that you haven't done any homework to figure out what is actually going on. So you ask some more guys.....now you've...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 09-23-2014, 02:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 493
Posted By flydiver
Lots of answers....:p> NiMH / NiCAD FAQ...

Lots of answers....:p>

NiMH / NiCAD FAQ Battery Support Questions & Answers (http://www.hangtimes.com/rcbattery_faq.html)
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