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Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 08-10-2013, 09:31 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 7,709
Posted By slipstick
It's amazing how many people remember that early...

It's amazing how many people remember that early Spektrum gear had some problems but manage to forget that (even after all that extra examining and testing ;)) the first Futaba 2.4GHz effort had a...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-23-2013, 05:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 478
Posted By slipstick
The two aileron sockets are just connected in...

The two aileron sockets are just connected in parallel....like a built-in Y-lead. Each servo can go in either socket, there's no difference.

Steve
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 07-20-2013, 07:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 573
Posted By slipstick
Before you spend a lot of money on a new charger...

Before you spend a lot of money on a new charger the first thing I'd do is get yourself a cheap digital multimeter and check those voltages yourself. The "problem" could be as simple as the voltage...
Forum: Aerodynamics 07-10-2013, 09:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,486
Posted By slipstick
It's perfectly normal. I have a couple of simple...

It's perfectly normal. I have a couple of simple canards and both balance between the wing and foreplane. If you're worried about it just make a "scale" chuck glider out of foam/wood and try it ;).
...
Forum: Beginners 07-04-2013, 02:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 794
Posted By slipstick
EPP = Expanded Polypropylene. A foam that some...

EPP = Expanded Polypropylene. A foam that some planes are made of which just bounces back after a crash :).

Steve
Forum: Power Systems 12-25-2012, 09:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,903
Posted By slipstick
If the plane weighs 3.5lb then a 250 watt...

If the plane weighs 3.5lb then a 250 watt EFlite480 might be a bit feeble....unless you just want to putter gently around. Much better to use the 4240 with a decent 60A ESC.

BTW if you use an ESC...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 11-14-2012, 04:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,179
Posted By slipstick
And for reasonably small parts don't forget good...

And for reasonably small parts don't forget good old-fashioned carbon paper. It still works very well and you can still buy it (though I've got a stash from years ago that will probably see me out)...
Forum: Beginners 10-20-2012, 11:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 493
Posted By slipstick
Since the motor specification says "Battery:...

Since the motor specification says "Battery: 2~3S" (read as 2S to 3S) then yes it will run on the 2S battery you were suggesting.

Steve
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 09-18-2012, 01:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,488
Posted By slipstick
And note that the good parallel charging boards...

And note that the good parallel charging boards connect both the main and balance connectors of the packs so all packs end up fully balanced when charged. There are some cheaper boards about which...
Forum: Power Systems 08-14-2012, 09:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,015
Posted By slipstick
Hitecs don't usually need reversing (just Futaba)...

Hitecs don't usually need reversing (just Futaba) so if it's not that make sure you have the throttle AND THROTTLE TRIM set to low BEFORE you plug the plane's battery in. And note that you need to...
Forum: Aerodynamics 07-31-2012, 09:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,899
Posted By slipstick
I don't know Ed and I've never seen his videos...

I don't know Ed and I've never seen his videos but it sounds like you're talking about just bending a flat sheet to produce the cambered shape. If that's so then 10% is a bit much and if you're...
Forum: Beginners 07-14-2012, 09:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,308
Posted By slipstick
But you won't find many props with only 2" pitch...

But you won't find many props with only 2" pitch because at a typical 8-10,000 rpm that equates to a flat out flying speed of around 12-15mph...and most people (and planes) like to go faster than...
Forum: Power Systems 06-21-2012, 02:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 645
Posted By slipstick
That's what I usually do. Provided the "parallel...

That's what I usually do. Provided the "parallel adaptor" uses decent connectors and good thick wire suited to the current required it will be absolutely fine.

Steve
Forum: Beginners 04-30-2012, 09:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,574
Posted By slipstick
Good advice, but you need to find yourself a...

Good advice, but you need to find yourself a better spell checker. Preferably one that knows the correct spelling of grammar :).

Steve
Forum: Beginners 04-04-2012, 09:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 714
Posted By slipstick
The main reasons why people like WBPU is ease of...

The main reasons why people like WBPU is ease of cleanup, it's much easier to find these days and the relative lack of smell compared with either epoxy or oil-based varnishes.

Personally I'd use...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 03-29-2012, 09:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,820
Posted By slipstick
Simple answer....no not really. The stock...

Simple answer....no not really. The stock chargers aren't great but they work.

If you move on and up to bigger models you'll need a better charger but by then the cost of a charger will only be a...
Forum: Beginners 03-20-2012, 10:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 467
Posted By slipstick
NiCd charged using NiMH charge parameters - no...

NiCd charged using NiMH charge parameters - no problem except it might not be quite as full as possible. It's the other way round that can sometimes cause problems.

Steve
Forum: Beginners 02-13-2012, 06:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 661
Posted By slipstick
Direction of rotation is not known to the ESC...

Direction of rotation is not known to the ESC because it depends on in what order you have connected the 3 leads (motor phases). But quite a few (though not all) ESCs have the ability to reverse it...
Forum: Beginners 02-13-2012, 01:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 661
Posted By slipstick
Sounds like "going a little crazy and beeping"...

Sounds like "going a little crazy and beeping" was the ESCs going into program mode and you've ended up with them in some setting that isn't what you want.

Unfortunately without knowing what ESCs...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-21-2012, 06:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,570
Posted By slipstick
As I said earlier but obviously didn't explain...

As I said earlier but obviously didn't explain well enough for you to understand, it doesn't work like that. With the same motor and same prop the 3S battery will be trying to turn the prop a lot...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-21-2012, 01:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,570
Posted By slipstick
The motor always ATTEMPTS to turn at a speed of...

The motor always ATTEMPTS to turn at a speed of Kv x Volts...it never actually makes it because of losses. The bigger the prop and/or higher the current the more the losses and the lower the actual...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 01-21-2012, 12:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 487
Posted By slipstick
O.K. so that's the AM version not FM. All...

O.K. so that's the AM version not FM.

All black leads to the outside edge of the receiver and the speed controller (ESC) in "3". BTW since the power comes from the ESC if the receiver/servos do...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-19-2012, 06:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,034
Posted By slipstick
You really can't calculate it. The angles are...

You really can't calculate it. The angles are normally arrived at by the original designer doing some testing.

If the plans/instructions you're working from don't give any hint then something...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-23-2011, 09:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,790
Posted By slipstick
What type and size of plane are you looking for ?...

What type and size of plane are you looking for ? Are you willing to BUY plans or are you only looking for free ones ?

Steve
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-22-2011, 09:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 707
Posted By slipstick
So you can let your imagination run free and...

So you can let your imagination run free and no-one can say you've got it wrong ;).

Steve
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 11-28-2011, 02:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 48,578
Posted By slipstick
Wherever you read that was wrong. The mAh is the...

Wherever you read that was wrong. The mAh is the charge in the battery. The total energy in the battery is given by mAh X voltage (energy is measured in Watt.hours not Ampere.hours). 2 batteries in...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 11-26-2011, 07:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 595
Posted By slipstick
Yes...except you don't need the programmable...

Yes...except you don't need the programmable mixing you just switch on Dual Aile in WingTailMix (see P43-45 in your manual).

Steve
Forum: General Electric Discussions 11-16-2011, 12:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,010
Posted By slipstick
Well it still wants to be 11.1V (3S) and at least...

Well it still wants to be 11.1V (3S) and at least 20C but you can increase the capacity (mAh). Electrically you can go as big as you like but you'll need to check for yourself what will physically...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 11-11-2011, 10:03 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,128
Posted By slipstick
All of those will work but Gorilla would be my...

All of those will work but Gorilla would be my preference. But in fact I mainly use UHU Por or aliphatic wood glue for sticking foam myself.

BTW I've always found the pink XPS foam to be slightly...
Forum: Beginners 10-19-2011, 06:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 789
Posted By slipstick
Note what you said..."same SIZE of motor" not...

Note what you said..."same SIZE of motor" not exact same motor.

I could probably find you a brushless motor the same SIZE as your original one that would give the same power at higher or lower...
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