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Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat Yesterday, 02:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 262
Posted By kyleservicetech
On the other hand, my wife had a triple heart...

On the other hand, my wife had a triple heart bypass some 15 years ago. While in intensive care recovery, she had a male nurse who had the looks of a movie star. That male nurse spent the next 12...
Forum: 3D Flying 09-14-2014, 02:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 160
Posted By kyleservicetech
+1 on those APC-E props. I've got a lot of them,...

+1 on those APC-E props. I've got a lot of them, from 7-6 to 19X12's.

Only bad thing about them, is think of them as rotating razor blades. A wood prop can hurt you. An APC-E 19X12 Wide blade...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 09-14-2014, 02:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 262
Posted By kyleservicetech
Yeah I had both appendix (7 years old) and...

Yeah
I had both appendix (7 years old) and stones (five years ago) Those stones were :censor: :censor: :censor:

When they passed, could not believe how tiny they were!!
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 09-12-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 25,384
Posted By kyleservicetech
I am by no stretch of imagination an expert on...

I am by no stretch of imagination an expert on radio frequency, especially at 2.4 Ghz. I did build a microwave receiver from scratch some years ago, and that taught me that what appears to be a...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 09-12-2014, 12:08 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 25,384
Posted By kyleservicetech
I have to go with Andy's response on this. ...

I have to go with Andy's response on this.

Before retiring, we often ran across our equipment, back for repair that had been modified by our customers. We were under direct orders from our...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-10-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 288
Posted By kyleservicetech
I've got both an expensive scroll saw, and a 10...

I've got both an expensive scroll saw, and a 10 inch wheel band saw. The band saw gets about 99% of the cutting in my workshop. The only time the scroll saw comes out is when I need to cut inside...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-09-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 314
Posted By kyleservicetech
The main risk of pushing your batteries to hard...

The main risk of pushing your batteries to hard is the resulting internal heat rise of your battery pack. Go much above an internal temperature of 140 degrees F, and your battery life can be...
Forum: Humor 09-09-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 92
Posted By kyleservicetech
On Getting Old!

Another year has passed
And we're all a little older.
Last summer felt hotter
And winter seems much colder.

There was a time not long ago
When life was quite a blast.
Now I fully understand...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-09-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,161
Posted By kyleservicetech
For those wattflyer readers that have had this...

For those wattflyer readers that have had this problem, check out this free program.

http://www.faststone.org/ (Faststone image viewer 5.1 is the proper download)

This program is very...
Forum: Power Systems 09-08-2014, 01:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 269
Posted By kyleservicetech
IMHO, Chellie nailed it with the above power...

IMHO, Chellie nailed it with the above power system.

I just ran the numbers through www.motocalc.com, and got the following results from motocalc.

I don't know the wing area of your model, so...
Forum: Power Systems 09-07-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 269
Posted By kyleservicetech
You might. Check out one of those computer...

You might. Check out one of those computer programs such as www.motocalc.com to help with your power selection.

Motocalc has an opinions feature that provides a guide on how a particular power...
Forum: Power Systems 09-06-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 269
Posted By kyleservicetech
16 pounds, 93 inches? A good number to start...

16 pounds, 93 inches? A good number to start with is 100 watts per pound. That comes to around 1600 to 2000 watts. For a twin that's 1000 watts per motor.

As for me, with a model with a lot of...
Forum: Maxamps discussion 09-05-2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 139
Posted By kyleservicetech
Yeah Elsewhere in wattflyer, maxamps Bragg's...

Yeah

Elsewhere in wattflyer, maxamps Bragg's about the 150C rating. That is 1200 Amps. The supplied #12 wire MELTS at 300 Amps. :mad:

I have a lot of experience with high currents of 1000...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 09-03-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 203
Posted By kyleservicetech
Contact Resistance Checks

Just ran a contact resistance check on these two connectors.

As expected, the Maxx products contact resistance was 1/4 that of the "No Name" contact. The Maxx unit measured 1.4 milli-ohms, versus...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 09-03-2014, 12:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 203
Posted By kyleservicetech
Nope, it wasn't me on the bullet connector. ...

Nope, it wasn't me on the bullet connector.

FYI, I just checked some brand new Tower Hobbies TS6 Nano Servos, that use the same connector described above. Using my gram scale, it took only 0.9...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 09-03-2014, 12:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 203
Posted By kyleservicetech
Yeah Before retiring, the company I worked for...

Yeah
Before retiring, the company I worked for bought some 600 24 volt Nicad Batteries per month for our substation controls. That went on for 30 or 40 years.

Working in the Service department I...
Forum: Airplanes - Electric For Sale & WTB 09-02-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 155
Posted By kyleservicetech
Yup I've got one of those Giant Big Stick...

Yup
I've got one of those Giant Big Stick models, powered by a Hacker A60-16M motor, 19X12 APC-E prop, and 12S2P A123's.

That model has some 400 flights on it, and is a really easy to fly model. ...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 09-02-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 211
Posted By kyleservicetech
Yikes A giant scale Sailaire WITHOUT spoilers? ...

Yikes
A giant scale Sailaire WITHOUT spoilers? That must be a real SOB to land anywhere close to the pit area :eek:

For the other wattflyer readers, you just can't yank a giant Sailaire around...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-02-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 577
Posted By kyleservicetech
Yeah Little bit off topic, but, for those...

Yeah

Little bit off topic, but, for those also flying giant scale electric or gasoline/glow engine powered models, two of these 2300 Milliampere Hour A123 cells far outperform the "AA" sized 5...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 09-02-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 211
Posted By kyleservicetech
Hi Nigel If this is your first run at...

Hi Nigel

If this is your first run at spoilers, just a note. DO NOT hit the spoilers when the model is 10 feet off the ground! Your model might drop like a rock. (Don't ask)

What I did was,...
Forum: Castle Creations discussion 09-02-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 126
Posted By kyleservicetech
LOL Actually, updating the firmware for the...

LOL
Actually, updating the firmware for the Castle Creations ESC's could not be simpler. Just connect your CC USB dongle between the ESC and your computer, and do the upgrade by following the...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 09-02-2014, 04:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 161
Posted By kyleservicetech
Hijacking ???? Naw, I enjoyed watching them,...

Hijacking ????

Naw, I enjoyed watching them, thanks for the link!

(Makes me want to look for a giant scale P51 model, suitable for two of my Hacker A50 motors)
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 09-02-2014, 01:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 161
Posted By kyleservicetech
For the aviation Buffs!

This is well worth a look :cool:

http://home.comcast.net/~bzee1a/Edwards09/Edwards09.html
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 09-01-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 203
Posted By kyleservicetech
Servo Connector Information

A number of my club members are flying gas or glow powered models. And, more than a few of them have had "I Ain't Got It" crashes over the past year or two.

One of my club members asked me to run...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-01-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 577
Posted By kyleservicetech
Yeah Does anyone have any info on a giant scale...

Yeah
Does anyone have any info on a giant scale tail dragger model with about 80 inch wingspan, 1200 square inches or so, designed as a twin power system?

This would be powered by a pair of...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-01-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 577
Posted By kyleservicetech
Nice thing about those overweight, oversized,...

Nice thing about those overweight, oversized, undervoltaged A123 cells. I just top them off at the field after a days flying and put them in my truck.

Next time the weather is decent, whether it...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-01-2014, 03:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 577
Posted By kyleservicetech
Lets see: 1. Viper . . . 600 Watts 2. Twist...

Lets see:
1. Viper . . . 600 Watts
2. Twist . . . 700 Watts
3. Scratch Built 150% Electrostreak 1200 Watts
4. Showtime 50 1200 Watts
5. Kantana 1200 Watts
6. Giant Scale Big Stick 3000...
Forum: Humor 08-31-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 149
Posted By kyleservicetech
OOOOPS!

http://www.angelfire.com/ak2/intelligencerreport/hammer.html
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 08-27-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 432
Posted By kyleservicetech
Geeze Wonder why those Mfg's do that? The...

Geeze
Wonder why those Mfg's do that?

The place I worked started with "Form 1" on their substation controls, went to Form 2, Form 3 Form 3A all the way up to the current Form 6. That over a...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-27-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,572
Posted By kyleservicetech
RC Club in SE Wisconsin, USA

Question:
Are we allowed to put RC clubs in this thread?

If so, our Racine Radio Control Club has 6 or 8 instructors that help newcomers learn how to fly these Radio Control models. In the past...
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