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Forum: Beginners Yesterday, 07:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 101
Posted By fhhuber
Older LiPo syndrome... its just the first sign of...

Older LiPo syndrome... its just the first sign of age. They probably have a small increase in internal resistance if you test them.

You can delay this from coming up but can't prevent it. Next...
Forum: General Electric Discussions Yesterday, 04:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 344
Posted By fhhuber
The "widgets" who do stupid stuff like seeing how...

The "widgets" who do stupid stuff like seeing how close they can get to airliners with their quadcopters are hurting the hobby.
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets Yesterday, 07:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 89
Posted By fhhuber
(Yes... I'm covering stuff not applicable since...

(Yes... I'm covering stuff not applicable since you have the PCM radio, not 2.4 ghz, but this could help someone else too... I bet you are using the PCM RX)

Its going to have to do with the TX and...
Forum: Warbird Electrics Yesterday, 05:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 91
Posted By fhhuber
This will vary with scale... Robart is just...

This will vary with scale... Robart is just about the king of large scale retracts

I'm not seeing a lot of difference in the electric retracts from assorted brands for foamie models up to appx 3...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-23-2015, 09:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 433
Posted By fhhuber
lets not confuse the issue by bringing up facts.

lets not confuse the issue by bringing up facts.
Forum: Beginners 01-23-2015, 04:34 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 811
Posted By fhhuber
I've been having great result from the Dynam appx...

I've been having great result from the Dynam appx 1250mm (+/- a bit) series aircraft.

On my list to get, but not bought yet is their T-28...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-22-2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 433
Posted By fhhuber
Its all you're good for

Its all you're good for
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-22-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 357
Posted By fhhuber
Canopy is a proper AT6 style vacuum formed that...

Canopy is a proper AT6 style vacuum formed that looks mass produced and the correct scale. That points to ARF/Kit or maybe a "short kit" (plans, some of the die cut/laser cut parts and vacuum...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-22-2015, 07:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 339
Posted By fhhuber
I've had a few of those.... Had an e-power...

I've had a few of those....

Had an e-power plane go free flight about 8 years ago. It used a Tamaya plug on the battery (ancient 6 cell NiCd power) The plug failed (plastic was still connected...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-21-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 188
Posted By fhhuber
You can always get away with fewer cells, but you...

You can always get away with fewer cells, but you will be turning the prop slow and probably not be operating in the motor's best efficiency range. You simulate using less cells by applying partial...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-21-2015, 07:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 433
Posted By fhhuber
Pizzano... your post has 100% no purpose except...

Pizzano... your post has 100% no purpose except to troll.

My post was an explanation of why the mixing is done in a special mixer/gyro, not a TX.

First lack of user mixes to get the job done....
Forum: Beginners 01-21-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 114
Posted By fhhuber
There's not a lot of difference in size/shape of...

There's not a lot of difference in size/shape of other brand motors in this class. You should EASILY be able to find an equal or slightly better motor from a different brand at lower cost.

I...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-21-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 433
Posted By fhhuber
Quadrotors use a mixing/gyro board in the...

Quadrotors use a mixing/gyro board in the aircraft. If the mixing was done in the TX it would require a complex mix of Ail to Elev to rudder to throttle. The DX6 series TX couldn't do it and...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-21-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 357
Posted By fhhuber
The cowl of the AT-6 will be big and round... if...

The cowl of the AT-6 will be big and round... if you use the biggest motor that fits it will be extremely nose-heavy.

Yep... glue that little cub's wing back together and maybe some clear packing...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-21-2015, 04:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 188
Posted By fhhuber
bphobbies.com Cheetah brand (Wellguard) Good...

bphobbies.com Cheetah brand (Wellguard) Good motors at a decent price.

COMPARE WATTS

Some 5330's the 53 means motor outer dia and some it means stator dia.... I forgot which AXi uses....
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-21-2015, 03:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 277
Posted By fhhuber
The X mount can be remade from aluminum plate. ...

The X mount can be remade from aluminum plate. Use the old one as a drill guide to ensure the oles are right for the screws going into the motor. The ones going into the wood don't have to be as...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-21-2015, 03:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 188
Posted By fhhuber
Some people swear by them... some swear at them. ...

Some people swear by them... some swear at them.

I've had dismal results. Magnets installed with low temp hot melt glue for a start. Able to finish removing magnets at 120F.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-21-2015, 01:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 357
Posted By fhhuber
Definitely a Texan... Need to check...

Definitely a Texan...

Need to check something.

I have the remains of an unfinished kit (half the wood missing) someone gave me that might be the same one.

**********

Nope... mine is 54...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-20-2015, 04:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 206
Posted By fhhuber
Yes you can use any number of packs in series. I...

Yes you can use any number of packs in series. I commonly do 4 X 3S 5000 mah for 12S 5000 mah at a bit over 5000 watts.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-19-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 332
Posted By fhhuber
No.... you are looking for the most efficient use...

No.... you are looking for the most efficient use of the power for your model.

By selection of the best motor, ESC and prop for your airplane you can get better results with half the current (or...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-19-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 787
Posted By fhhuber
Water on class D fire is an attempt to cool it...

Water on class D fire is an attempt to cool it below the minimum temperature for combustion.

Doesn't work on some class D fires such as the magnesium flares which will burn many feet under water...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-19-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 206
Posted By fhhuber
Moving the motor forward means changing the yaw...

Moving the motor forward means changing the yaw stability of the aircraft. Sometimes this is minor and sometimes it means you need a bigger rudder and fin.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-19-2015, 07:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 332
Posted By fhhuber
Note: to pull the same watts with the 800kV and...

Note: to pull the same watts with the 800kV and 400kV... you must use different propellers. The one on the faster turning motor being considerably lower diameter and probably lower pitch.
...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-19-2015, 07:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 206
Posted By fhhuber
http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__56258__Turn...

http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__56258__Turnigy_RotoMax_1_60_Brushless_Outrunner_Motor_US_Warehouse_.html

Appx 20CC gas replacement (more power than modern 20CC which is more power than the...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-19-2015, 02:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 105
Posted By fhhuber
Could have packed in more copper... but then the...

Could have packed in more copper... but then the KV would be different
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 01-18-2015, 09:24 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 29,708
Posted By fhhuber
No module, no telemetry. The module is what...

No module, no telemetry. The module is what gathers the data and sends it back.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-18-2015, 09:22 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 787
Posted By fhhuber
LiPo is a class D fire... only way to put it out...

LiPo is a class D fire... only way to put it out is something that chemically breaks up the fire or cooling it enough (you cant cool it enough without breaking up the chemical reaction of combustion...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-18-2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 787
Posted By fhhuber
A terracotta pot with lid will do fine.... If the...

A terracotta pot with lid will do fine.... If the LiPo inside is the cause of the fire.

Tests published on youtube show it doesn't take a lot of protection to keep the LiPo from lighting something...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-18-2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 206
Posted By fhhuber
Yes, the smaller planes are lots more convenient....

Yes, the smaller planes are lots more convenient. The appx "40 to .60 size" (about 1.5 to 2 meter spans and 2 to 10 lbs typical) planes are big enough to handle moderate winds and small enough to be...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-18-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 206
Posted By fhhuber
$300 or so for a gasoline engine... or close to...

$300 or so for a gasoline engine... or close to the same for an electric motor + ESC + batteries...

Costs have gotten that good for e-power.
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