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Forum: Batteries & Chargers Today, 02:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 331
Posted By kyleservicetech
Brings back old memories of my dads farm back in...

Brings back old memories of my dads farm back in the 1950's. We had an old John Deer "B' Put Put tractor that you grabbed the flywheel to start. Danged thing would not fire. So I had my neighbor...
Forum: General Electric Discussions Yesterday, 11:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 308
Posted By kyleservicetech
Ouch!!! LOLOLOLOLOL

Ouch!!!

LOLOLOLOLOL
Forum: Batteries & Chargers Yesterday, 11:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 331
Posted By kyleservicetech
Those high voltage power linemen will tell you...

Those high voltage power linemen will tell you for the common man, the most dangerous voltage is the 120 VAC outlet in your home. Those guys that work on high voltage equipment live, are very well...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers Yesterday, 07:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 331
Posted By kyleservicetech
Hi Nigel Yeah, any high powered battery can...

Hi Nigel
Yeah, any high powered battery can cause serious damage if shorted out. Reminds me of one of the Engineers I worked with some 50 years ago, that shorted out a car battery with the metal...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets Yesterday, 07:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 166
Posted By kyleservicetech
Members of my club tried simple bunge launches...

Members of my club tried simple bunge launches with mixed results, generally screwing the model into the ground.

One club member built up a PVC ramp unit with a foot operated release. That thing...
Forum: General Electric Discussions Yesterday, 02:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 575
Posted By kyleservicetech
Yeah, 3 AM at the White House. One very good way...

Yeah, 3 AM at the White House. One very good way to get a visit from the security force.

Stupid is as stupid does. Or something like that.
Forum: Batteries & Chargers Yesterday, 02:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 331
Posted By kyleservicetech
A 4S 2300 Mah A123 battery pack has slightly more...

A 4S 2300 Mah A123 battery pack has slightly more voltage at full load than a 3S LiPo battery pack.

However, these A123's weigh in at 2.6 Ounces per cell, for a total weight of 10.4 Ounces for a...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-25-2015, 03:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 408
Posted By kyleservicetech
Yes it is. I bought it from a machinist at work,...

Yes it is. I bought it from a machinist at work, best $100 I ever spent.

You can still buy parts for it. Sears Craftsman actually lists parts for it, but they are gosh darned expensive.

The...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-23-2015, 02:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 408
Posted By kyleservicetech
Picked up a Craftsman metal lathe some 15 years...

Picked up a Craftsman metal lathe some 15 years ago for $100. This lathe can swing a 12 inch diameter item over the lathe bed. The lathe has worked out very well, and gotten a lot of use. But, it...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-22-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 408
Posted By kyleservicetech
Yeah A reamer is "Self Centering" versus a...

Yeah
A reamer is "Self Centering" versus a drill bit that can and will get off center. Which is why it's wise to drill through the prop multiple times with slight increases in bit size.

Reminds...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-22-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 408
Posted By kyleservicetech
Perhaps a reamer in your drill press? :D ...

Perhaps a reamer in your drill press? :D

I've used those step drills which work really well.

Got all available sizes from Harbor Freight.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-22-2015, 06:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 408
Posted By kyleservicetech
Add to that, one of those desktop drill presses...

Add to that, one of those desktop drill presses is far better than a hand held drill.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-21-2015, 10:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 408
Posted By kyleservicetech
Grizzly also has metric drill bits. Here is...

Grizzly also has metric drill bits. Here is their "quality" bits versus another Grizzly set for $14 or so.

http://www.grizzly.com/products/Metric-Drill-Bit-Set-TiN-Coated-25-pc-/T26516
...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-21-2015, 10:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 203
Posted By kyleservicetech
Hacker makes "Different Winds" for the same motor...

Hacker makes "Different Winds" for the same motor frame, allowing the user to select one that best matches his needs and battery pack Mah size. Hacker used to be sold through Arizona, whose web site...
Forum: Beginners 01-21-2015, 09:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 119
Posted By kyleservicetech
I had a Revolver model several years ago. This...

I had a Revolver model several years ago. This is the model I got my 100 MPH award with. Very fine model, handles well.

What put this model in, was when one of the ailerons pulled completely...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-21-2015, 06:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 203
Posted By kyleservicetech
Check out the Hacker A60 line, at $215, notably...

Check out the Hacker A60 line, at $215, notably less pricey than the AXI motor.

My two Hacker A60's have an 8 mm threaded shaft, like a glow engine, rather than a bolt on prop adaptor. The Hacker...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-20-2015, 03:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 588
Posted By kyleservicetech
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-20-2015, 03:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 108
Posted By kyleservicetech
Yeah There are magnetic forces between the...

Yeah
There are magnetic forces between the copper windings and the stator they are wound on. Which is why these windings are varnished in place on the better motors. Without that varnish, those...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-20-2015, 02:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 588
Posted By kyleservicetech
Congrats! :D :D Those larger electric models...

Congrats! :D :D Those larger electric models usually really fly well.

Can you post which motor and prop you used on your model?
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-19-2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 336
Posted By kyleservicetech
This is where those programs like...

This is where those programs like www.motocalc.com can be of benefit. This program allows you to select a range of propellers on one motor and battery pack.

The program will provide "Opinions" on...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-19-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 336
Posted By kyleservicetech
Yup, from posting #12 above. "As for the...

Yup, from posting #12 above.

"As for the 800KV motor vs 400 KV for the same motor physical size, the 800 KV motor is going to turn at roughly twice the RPM when pulling the same watts.

That...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-19-2015, 07:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 214
Posted By kyleservicetech
FYI, I've checked several club members 30 cc DLE...

FYI, I've checked several club members 30 cc DLE gasser RPM's with appropriate propellers. They work out around 2500 Watts.

APC Propellers has their site up and running again, where they show...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-19-2015, 04:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 336
Posted By kyleservicetech
You're welcome FYI, every one of us started...

You're welcome

FYI, every one of us started out as a newbie with this electric stuff one time or another. :D :D
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-19-2015, 04:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 214
Posted By kyleservicetech
Giant Electric Models

We'd need more info to provide accurate information on your conversion. IMHO, any gasoline/glow powered model can be converted to electric power. Electric power has become that good now days.
...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-19-2015, 01:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 108
Posted By kyleservicetech
I've seen better, and I've seen worse. If the...

I've seen better, and I've seen worse. If the motor performs to your satisfaction, guess all is OK. :D :D
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-19-2015, 01:38 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 816
Posted By kyleservicetech
Ouch So sad, and very scarey. Best of luck...

Ouch

So sad, and very scarey. Best of luck in getting back to where you were down the road.

Our neighbor did a lot of automotive work in his garage. Several years ago, something ignited in...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-19-2015, 01:35 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 816
Posted By kyleservicetech
There are a lot of videos on the internet on LiPo...

There are a lot of videos on the internet on LiPo battery failures. Some of them were initiated by someone wanting to make a video of it. I did see one 10S big LiPo battery go up in flames inside a...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-19-2015, 01:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 336
Posted By kyleservicetech
Hi Eddy Thanks! As for the 800KV motor vs...

Hi Eddy
Thanks!

As for the 800KV motor vs 400 KV for the same motor physical size, the 800 KV motor is going to turn at roughly twice the RPM when pulling the same watts.

That said, if you...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-18-2015, 06:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 459
Posted By kyleservicetech
You can directly parallel connect dual LiFe or...

You can directly parallel connect dual LiFe or dual A123 receiver batteries. I've never ever seen one of these batteries short out. About the only way to damage them is to leave the receiver switch...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-18-2015, 06:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 336
Posted By kyleservicetech
Don't need motocalc

With your 4000 Mah battery pack, that is 4.0 Ampere Hour battery pack. Which converts to 4 Amp Hours times 60 minutes per hour, or 240 Ampere minutes.

At 30 Amps full throttle for the entire...
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