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Forum: Beginners Yesterday, 09:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 380
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Actually it doesn't really matter if the plane is...

Actually it doesn't really matter if the plane is slightly off level, what's important is it's still during the initialisation.

I saw someone initialise with the model sitting upside down to prove...
Forum: Warbird Electrics Yesterday, 08:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 14,550
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Nigel, The maiden of the lank deserves dusting...

Nigel,
The maiden of the lank deserves dusting off your good camera!
Forum: Beginners Yesterday, 06:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 380
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
As i mentioned a few times, there is a very...

As i mentioned a few times, there is a very simple test that should identify if it's a battery problem:

Just hold the model down securely and run the motor up toward full power (assuming it runs...
Forum: General Electric Discussions Yesterday, 05:51 AM
Replies: 2,262
Views: 160,163
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
That's a shame, but you don't get off the hook...

That's a shame, but you don't get off the hook that easy;)
The Edge styled version (the one i have now) is available in both US warehouses:...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-29-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 2,262
Views: 160,163
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Hawk, They fly amazingly well, the...

Hawk,

They fly amazingly well, the 'floatiness' of a lightweight foamy but the structural stiffness of a balsa model. Don't even hesitate, buy one now, you wont regret it!
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-29-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 176
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
providing you do that, then fully close the...

providing you do that, then fully close the throttle at some point, then it will correctly auto calibrate.

The problem would come if you maybe took off at 3/4 power, the ESC would then see the 3/4...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-29-2015, 05:56 AM
Replies: 2,262
Views: 160,163
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
I just pushed the button on one of these EPP/wood...

I just pushed the button on one of these EPP/wood composite 3D jobs in the Hobbyking sale, too good a deal to miss:
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/catalog/52077.jpg

It will replace the...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 07-29-2015, 05:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 743
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Looking good! do you have a target weight? I'm...

Looking good! do you have a target weight? I'm guessing athet ultra low aspect ratio delta wing wont be very efficient so it might need a higher thrust/weight ratio than a more 'normal' looking plane.
Forum: Beginners 07-29-2015, 04:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 380
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Nigel, In post #5 he said that he charged...

Nigel,

In post #5 he said that he charged the battery before the take off attempt (the one where the motor failed)

A battery issue is easy to check for if Harley22 just does the test I advised...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-29-2015, 04:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 176
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Castle have two ways of setting throttle range,...

Castle have two ways of setting throttle range, 'Auto' and 'Fixed' endpoints. It's on Auto as standard but Auto is a pain, so you might want top to connect using the Castle Link to your PC and change...
Forum: Beginners 07-28-2015, 10:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 380
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
It could be a faulty battery then, it does happen...

It could be a faulty battery then, it does happen occasionally. You really need to check the voltage with a LiPo checker or a multimeter. A wattmeter is even better for checking battery performance...
Forum: Beginners 07-28-2015, 08:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 380
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
It would be worth checking the volts. If fully...

It would be worth checking the volts. If fully charged is should be very close to 12.6V.

Is the battery new? If it isn't new how old is it and has it been correctly stored (at storage charge,...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 07-28-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 289
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
I've had a DSM2 receiver loose bind a couple of...

I've had a DSM2 receiver loose bind a couple of times too. I'm not really sure what caused it, one day I powered up and it just didn't work. Re-binding fixed it. This was a genuine AR6100e (came with...
Forum: Beginners 07-28-2015, 08:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 380
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Of course a range check is never a bad idea, but...

Of course a range check is never a bad idea, but range /signal loss issues cant explain the symptoms in this case, at least not if the control surfaces are responding normally as the OP said they...
Forum: Beginners 07-28-2015, 07:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 380
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Is the battery fully charged? If the battery gets...

Is the battery fully charged? If the battery gets very low the motor will cut out, but the controls will still work. This cutting of the motor is normal and it's to protect against over-discharging...
Forum: Crash and Safety Forum 07-27-2015, 09:27 PM
Replies: 1,916
Views: 189,280
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Too slow and too low and no engine isn't a good...

Too slow and too low and no engine isn't a good combination, granted!

Good that the damage wasn't bad.


On the subject of crashes. I crashed someone else's Apprentice trainer last weekend. Guy...
Forum: Beginners 07-27-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 353
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
It's impossible to make hard and fast rules, but...

It's impossible to make hard and fast rules, but as a rough guide assume power in normal WOT flight will be at least 10% less than what you measure static with a 'fresh off the charger' battery.
...
Forum: Crash and Safety Forum 07-27-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 1,916
Views: 189,280
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
I thought you had got away with it, right up to...

I thought you had got away with it, right up to the point the elevator went up! Harrier landing with dead engine is a challenge!

Nice flying though. It's amazing what you can get away with on a...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-27-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 380
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Someone started a 150% scale version, they even...

Someone started a 150% scale version, they even sent me a copy of the laser cut parts so I could build my own. I never did find out if they got it built and sadly I've got lazy in my old age and cant...
Forum: 3D Flying 07-26-2015, 08:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 153
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Nice flying, i wish i had the skills. On a good...

Nice flying, i wish i had the skills. On a good day i can prop hang outdoors but don't think i'd have the control to hold it in a small space like that, not without bouncing off a few walls.

I...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-26-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 380
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
To some extent it depends on the amount of graft...

To some extent it depends on the amount of graft that you have put into the plans. A simple sheet foamy plan can probably be knocked together in a few hours. A fully detailed professional quality...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-26-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 380
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
I've occasionally stumbled accross some of my...

I've occasionally stumbled accross some of my plans being sold on eBay. If i can be bothered I usually report the listing and so far ebay have removed it when i have reported it. The stupid thing is...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-26-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 682
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Looked like it flew well once you got it in the...

Looked like it flew well once you got it in the air, nice work!
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 07-26-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 289
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
+1 on what fhhyber said. Turning the Rx off/on...

+1 on what fhhyber said. Turning the Rx off/on without doing the same to the Tx doesn't have any adverse effects other than to making the LED flash. It could not in any way contribute to a loss of...
Forum: Company Discussions 07-25-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 13,609
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
UK trading standards disagrees with you Nigel ...

UK trading standards disagrees with you Nigel


Even the seller can prove he posted the goods that does not fulfil his contract (if that contract included delivery) unless the goods are in fact...
Forum: Company Discussions 07-25-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 13,609
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
No Nigel not legally. If you don't receive your...

No Nigel not legally. If you don't receive your goods the law says the seller is responsible and has to replace or refund. The seller may then be able to claim back from the courier but that's not...
Forum: Company Discussions 07-25-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 13,609
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
The Customs people may have rejected the parcel...

The Customs people may have rejected the parcel for some reason. It's one of those awkward situations, it's certainly not your fault BirdDog, but probably no direct fault of Hobbyking's either.
...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 07-25-2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 289
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
The receivers you are using (Orange R620) are...

The receivers you are using (Orange R620) are DSM2 only, so they must be working in DSM2 regardless of what the Tx is set to (the Tx is backward compatible with DSM2). The receivers are not capable...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 07-24-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 289
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Yes, if the light was flashing AFTER THE CRASH...

Yes, if the light was flashing AFTER THE CRASH then that would point toward a brownout failure (inadequate power supply to receiver/servos).

However if you are just getting the flashing when you...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 07-24-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 289
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
It's normal. It's just a 'quirk' of DSM2 that...

It's normal. It's just a 'quirk' of DSM2 that happens when you power cycle the receiver without also power cycling the transmitter. It does not indicate any problem at all, you have simply 'fooled'...
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