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Forum: General Electric Discussions Today, 02:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 151
Posted By fhhuber
one maker's version of the number designation for...

one maker's version of the number designation for the motor size can fit inside the same number designation from a different maker....

there is no standardization about the motor designations...
Forum: General Electric Discussions Yesterday, 04:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 378
Posted By fhhuber
While the signal strength is weakest with the...

While the signal strength is weakest with the antenna pointed straight at the plane.... you should still get over 1/2 mile. Its not a cone of silence.
Forum: Beginners Yesterday, 09:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 176
Posted By fhhuber
If you are dependent on the SAFE RX system as...

If you are dependent on the SAFE RX system as your only help when flying.... When in trouble kill power and hold the panic button until the plane lands.

With the thing is almost immediately in...
Forum: General Electric Discussions Yesterday, 09:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 378
Posted By fhhuber
Backward compatibility would only be an issue if...

Backward compatibility would only be an issue if they are ceasing to support DSM2 with the newer TX.

That is a possibility, but I haven't heard of it. There's too many DSM2 RXs in use and i don't...
Forum: General Electric Discussions Yesterday, 08:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 378
Posted By fhhuber
Transmitting Mode for Spektrum's newer TXs... you...

Transmitting Mode for Spektrum's newer TXs... you can allow DSMX or force DSM2. DSM2 will work with DSM2 or DSMX compatible RXs.

If you force DSM2 you prevent the system from trying to use the...
Forum: Beginners Yesterday, 04:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 176
Posted By fhhuber
Trim can be off by an amount invisible to the...

Trim can be off by an amount invisible to the naked eye and make the aircraft extremely difficult to control.

Expected "full range" for 2.4 ghz is in excess of 1 mile (you won't be able to see...
Forum: Beginners Yesterday, 03:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 238
Posted By fhhuber
I just had a servo that was unable to move due to...

I just had a servo that was unable to move due to stuck linkage melt its case... That's a lot of current and would have overloaded any BEC.

Too bad I hadn't noted the stuck servo while I was...
Forum: Beginners Yesterday, 02:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 172
Posted By fhhuber
Most stuff can survive extended time in the...

Most stuff can survive extended time in the tree... but the battery will be ruined when the cells go below 3.2v each. I had a plane lost in the woods for over 9 months. When the aircraft was found...
Forum: Beginners Yesterday, 02:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 176
Posted By fhhuber
Sounds like bad trim over-ridden by SAFE in the...

Sounds like bad trim over-ridden by SAFE in the panic mode but not properly compensated for at any other time.

Range issue might actually be the way the aircraft was responding due to airspeed. ...
Forum: Sport Planes (Formerly I/C & Gas Conversion) Yesterday, 01:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 79
Posted By fhhuber
Ship that one back for a replacement

Ship that one back for a replacement
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-25-2015, 11:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 323
Posted By fhhuber
Brake going on suddenly from high power (slapping...

Brake going on suddenly from high power (slapping the stick from full to 0) can cause the prop nut to unscrew.

The prop will give less drag stopped than windmilling, but sometimes you want the...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-25-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 378
Posted By fhhuber
Intermittent TX might be an issue... I...

Intermittent TX might be an issue...

I don't know if Orange has an RX flash code for temporary loss of detecting the TX. That's easy to test for... remove prop... turn on normally and ensure...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-25-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 323
Posted By fhhuber
Programming differs with ESC maker. Some put...

Programming differs with ESC maker. Some put brake as first option, some put timing and some put LVC first. (and there could be more as there are more options)

Usually brake is off by default.
...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-25-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 378
Posted By fhhuber
You can leave the TX on between flights and take...

You can leave the TX on between flights and take any amount of time between removing power from the RX and powering it back up and the RX can still give the "I lost power" flash code. That code...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-24-2015, 10:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 445
Posted By fhhuber
If you are having trouble flying what you've got?...

If you are having trouble flying what you've got?

not even the panic button will help.
Forum: Foamies 04-24-2015, 10:32 PM
Replies: 6,221
Views: 397,845
Posted By fhhuber
Was heavy overcast Wed, with occasional light...

Was heavy overcast Wed, with occasional light sprinkles... but still got in some flying and helped out a beginner. Winds were very light.

Sometimes a day that looks bad can be a good day for...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-24-2015, 10:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 445
Posted By fhhuber
LOL :Q[popcorn] **************** ...

LOL :Q[popcorn]


****************

Training yourself to be dependent on the panic button is misusing the tool. You'll be in real trouble when you don't have that button.
Forum: iTrader talk 04-24-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 213
Posted By fhhuber
Bookmarked... don't need screws now but looks...

Bookmarked... don't need screws now but looks like it may be a good source.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-24-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 323
Posted By fhhuber
And... some ESCs (Electrifly for sure) you DO NOT...

And... some ESCs (Electrifly for sure) you DO NOT reverse the throttle channel of Futaba radio. Because they expect the Futaba default. There have been others but I don't have a list.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-24-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 323
Posted By fhhuber
Caution: Remove the prop until you figure it out...

Caution: Remove the prop until you figure it out and then rebind with throttle at 0
Forum: Multi-Rotors 04-24-2015, 05:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 147
Posted By fhhuber
Any decent hobby shop can get them... Fastenal...

Any decent hobby shop can get them...
Fastenal will make you buy 100 of each size you want.....
Microfasteners.com (not sure of their minimums) will have sizes that you never knew existed down...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-24-2015, 05:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 323
Posted By fhhuber
I've got one ESC that I had to move the low...

I've got one ESC that I had to move the low endpoint to 150% in order to arm... prop doesn't turn until stick is centered. Something's wrong with its auto range detection. Hasn't been annoying...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 04-24-2015, 02:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 806
Posted By fhhuber
Stock chargers that come with E-Flite RTF deals...

Stock chargers that come with E-Flite RTF deals aren't awful... but its easy to get a better charger.
Forum: Multi-Rotors 04-24-2015, 02:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 147
Posted By fhhuber
Motor numbers are indicating size and winding. ...

Motor numbers are indicating size and winding. Unfortunately not all makers use the same dimension though.

Many use the total size of the motor and 2212 would mean the main casing is 22 mm dia...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 04-24-2015, 12:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 379
Posted By fhhuber
He needs a pile of them so he can light a fire...

He needs a pile of them so he can light a fire and cure the glue.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-24-2015, 12:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 323
Posted By fhhuber
Beep codes from the ESC continue? That could...

Beep codes from the ESC continue? That could mean throttle reverse or inadequate throttle range.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-24-2015, 12:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,012
Posted By fhhuber
3S... 3 cells in series. To increase flight...

3S... 3 cells in series.

To increase flight time increase the mah capacity.

Note that there is a diminishing return playing that game. More capacity = more weight and at some point adding more...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 04-23-2015, 09:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 379
Posted By fhhuber
Advantage of wood is.... cost. Even though...

Advantage of wood is.... cost.

Even though the frame is a very minor portion of the cost of the RTF craft... its still an advantage.
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 04-23-2015, 07:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 379
Posted By fhhuber
There are all sorts of sizes of tricopters and...

There are all sorts of sizes of tricopters and quadcopters...

Just by yours recommending a 3300 mah 3S battery the size SHOULD be sufficient to carry a gopro on a gimbal. Many quadcopters using...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 04-23-2015, 04:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 379
Posted By fhhuber
Actually... 50C is only needed for some EXTREME...

Actually... 50C is only needed for some EXTREME power demands. That 50C rating says you can pull enough power to fully discharge the battery in 1.2 minutes (a little under 1 min, 15 seconds) Just...
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