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Forum: Beginners 03-27-2015, 01:32 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 58,597
Posted By kyleservicetech
Which motor are you considering? FYI, that motor...

Which motor are you considering? FYI, that motor weighs 304 grams, which translates to 10.7 Ounces. Reasonable power levels for these brushless motors is pulling around 100 Watts per ounce of...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-25-2015, 01:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 500
Posted By kyleservicetech
Good grief. I've been involved in model...

Good grief.

I've been involved in model flying since the 1960's, and have been using those iron on coverings since the mid 1980's.

And NONE of my covering jobs are anywhere close to how your...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 03-23-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 232
Posted By kyleservicetech
I'd suggest the Cellpro PL6, a quality charger...

I'd suggest the Cellpro PL6, a quality charger that will serve you well. (I've got two PL8's)

Also get their USB dongle that allows using the PL6 to do battery cycling, testing and a
Lot more. ...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 03-23-2015, 04:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 232
Posted By kyleservicetech
Looks like that SkyRC charger is rated at only 50...

Looks like that SkyRC charger is rated at only 50 Watts, OK for the smaller packs perhaps 3S or smaller.
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 03-22-2015, 06:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 232
Posted By kyleservicetech
Hi Chellie Never used that 109 charger to...

Hi Chellie

Never used that 109 charger to charge a LiPo battery. Was afraid to without having balancing capabilities. The Cellpro charger monitor the cell count through the balance connector, so...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 03-22-2015, 06:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 232
Posted By kyleservicetech
Hi Chellie Yeah, those Blinky A123 chargers...

Hi Chellie
Yeah, those Blinky A123 chargers don't work on A123's. Personal experience, and damaged battery packs. I left one of my Blinkies on a 6S2P A123 battery pack for some 6 hours. And after...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 03-22-2015, 06:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 232
Posted By kyleservicetech
I had one of those Astroflight Blinky balancers...

I had one of those Astroflight Blinky balancers that was set up for my A123 battery packs years ago. It did a LOUSY job of balancing the 6S2P packs, and eventually blew out one pair of A123's due to...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 03-22-2015, 06:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 145
Posted By kyleservicetech
Double Checking Ri on your batteries

It isn't to hard to calculate the exact internal resistance of your battery pack. All it takes is a wattmeter, motor, prop and the battery in question.

Power up the motor, and increase power to...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 03-22-2015, 04:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 899
Posted By kyleservicetech
I also looked for Kipor. They do sell them in...

I also looked for Kipor. They do sell them in the upper midwest USA. But the nearest place that has them is a hundred miles from my home.
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 03-21-2015, 09:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 232
Posted By kyleservicetech
The Cellpro Powerlab chargers determine the...

The Cellpro Powerlab chargers determine the proper cell count by simply checking what cells are active on the balance connector. If for some reason the balance connector voltage on each cell don't...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 03-21-2015, 08:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 232
Posted By kyleservicetech
This is quite a bit more $$$$, but it is a top of...

This is quite a bit more $$$$, but it is a top of the line charger. If you also buy the USB dongle, you can program it to match your variety of battery packs.

I've got 15 charge routines in my...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 03-21-2015, 08:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 899
Posted By kyleservicetech
A123 cells

These A123's put out around 2.8 Volts at 25 Amps. A quality LiPo is about one volt more per cell. I'm running my 6S2P packs at a max current of 75 Amps. They only get slightly warm.

On the...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 03-21-2015, 05:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 232
Posted By kyleservicetech
I've got one

Yeah, I've got one of those chargers.

Now days, that charger might not be safe to use for charging Lipo battery packs because it doesn't have balancing capabilities.

With LiPo battery packs...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-21-2015, 05:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 126
Posted By kyleservicetech
Both!

These electric power systems are quite sensitive to propeller size and battery cell count. What would appear to be a minor change in prop diameter, or battery cell count can make a very significant...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-21-2015, 05:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 221
Posted By kyleservicetech
Ah ha! I go back to flying control line in...

Ah ha!

I go back to flying control line in 1963, and first RC in 1964. RC back then was pretty primitive, my models had something called "Galloping Ghost". If you have to ask what it was, you...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-21-2015, 05:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 221
Posted By kyleservicetech
Yeah Early on, I used Velcro to hold an 21 Cell...

Yeah
Early on, I used Velcro to hold an 21 Cell tight fitting Nicad battery pack in the front of a scratch built model. That :censor: sticky side of the Velcro came loose at the front of the model,...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-20-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 221
Posted By kyleservicetech
Before you put Velcro on balsa sheeting put a...

Before you put Velcro on balsa sheeting put a thin layer is yellow glue on the balsa.

Let the glue dry overnight then stick on the Velcro. Now that Velcro will hold much better.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-18-2015, 05:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 287
Posted By kyleservicetech
You might be OK. There is only a 10% variation...

You might be OK. There is only a 10% variation in cell capacity between the 5000 and 5500 Mah packs. You might have a greater variation between two 5500 Mah packs that are different ages.

Just...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-18-2015, 05:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 145
Posted By kyleservicetech
Jamming in servo plugs

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Accidental duplication of entry
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-18-2015, 05:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 145
Posted By kyleservicetech
Jamming in servo plugs

Yes, you can get the servo connectors backward in Spektrum receivers. It take a bit of force, but can be done. (Yeah, I've done it!)

If you've got a digital multimeter (Even the $4.00 Harbor...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 03-16-2015, 02:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 548
Posted By kyleservicetech
DX6 Transmitter

Your DX6 transmitter will handle just about any model you'd want to buy in the future.

As to the size of the model being flown, I've got a DX9 transmitter flying my Bipe. That tiny 15 inch...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 03-15-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 548
Posted By kyleservicetech
Two cell LiPo

Lets see. You have a two cell LiPo battery, a Turnigy Linear voltage regulator, and a pretty small airplane.

Your ESC's BEC should power the receiver/servos in your model just fine. :D Note...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 03-14-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 548
Posted By kyleservicetech
Voltage sag on Receiver?

The thing to be aware of in these 2.4 Ghz receivers, is they respond differently than the old 72 Mhz receivers when they are subjected to a voltage sag on the 5 Volt power input.

If your receiver...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 03-13-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 548
Posted By kyleservicetech
Spektrum DX6 System

Check out the Spektrum DX6 system (Not the DX6i). This goes for $209, including one receiver. A number of club members have this unit, it works very well. The club I belong to is 95% Spektrum...
Forum: Brushless Motor Construction 03-12-2015, 07:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 470
Posted By kyleservicetech
Of course you could always buy a Hacker A200 15...

Of course you could always buy a Hacker A200 15 KiloWatt motor on a giant scale model. Then put a smaller motor and prop windmilling to generate power to run the receiver/servos. :D :D

By the...
Forum: Humor 03-10-2015, 01:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 467
Posted By kyleservicetech
Or, for us old retired geezers!

Or, for us old retired geezers!
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-09-2015, 02:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 500
Posted By kyleservicetech
Hey I see a bottle of Titebond in your photos. ...

Hey
I see a bottle of Titebond in your photos. I've got a few bottles of CA, but for any model airplane construction, or repair, for me, Titebond is the adhesive of choice.

Tests I ran long ago...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-07-2015, 05:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 289
Posted By kyleservicetech
Linear/Switching types of BEC's

The quality uBEC's or switchmode BEC's can handle just about any receiver/servo system in their power range.

The BEC's that use a linear regulator are the type that can cause problems. These...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-07-2015, 02:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 289
Posted By kyleservicetech
Twin Star

I've also got one of those TwinStars with the Hyperion motors. Did have a failure with it though. One of the motor shafts broke off right in front of the bearing while in flight. IMHO, the spinner...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-07-2015, 01:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 228
Posted By kyleservicetech
Did you find and remove the broken tooth? ...

Did you find and remove the broken tooth? Nothing worse than one of those migrating into the good gears, and jambing everything up.
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