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Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-16-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 418
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Many older design chargers wont do automatic...

Many older design chargers wont do automatic storage charging/discharging, and it looks like yours is one of those.

The precise storage voltage is not critical, as long as they are not fully...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 04-13-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 117
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
You can usually calibrate the ESC to the Tx by...

You can usually calibrate the ESC to the Tx by (with model powered off but Tx turned on) putting the throttle stick in the full throttle position. Then power on the model, you should get a beep at...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 04-06-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 202
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Big Sparks!

Today i was hooking up one of my 6s batteries to the charger only half concentrating on what i was doing and I must have accidentally bridged between the + and - bullet connectors with the male...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-02-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 498
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Chellie, It's not April the 1st anymore.......

Chellie,

It's not April the 1st anymore.... I dont think it's a good idea leading a newbie to believe that flying a 3D aerobatic, or even more so, a high performance pylon racer model would be...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-27-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 316
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Wow.. 18s:eek: I didnt know an ESC was even...

Wow.. 18s:eek:

I didnt know an ESC was even available that would handle 18s

You gotta be a bit careful at those sorts of voltages as you are getting up to a level where electric shock starts to...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 03-23-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 291
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
It's not only difference but just as important,...

It's not only difference but just as important, the actual value. For a heli, and for this size of battery (2200mAh), if any of the cells are over 12mOhm then the packs probably should be retired as...
Forum: 3D Flying 03-08-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 637
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
PS.. check out these videos too:...

PS.. check out these videos too: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=904349
Forum: 3D Flying 03-08-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 637
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Everything is all about practice but knife edge...

Everything is all about practice but knife edge is generally easier than prop hanging.

Getting the rudder movement direction correct is also obviously of key importance if you don't want to...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 03-08-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 333
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
2800W power supply for $20

With chargers getting ever more power hungry finding a suitable AC to DC power supply to feed then can be a big challenge, and works out very expensive if you opt for the proprietary solutions on...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 03-06-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,226
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Derek is a certified genius, and a master...

Derek is a certified genius, and a master craftsman too, great that you managed to work out a solution. Steve Glass is in the same mould, another master craftsman and a great innovator.

You...
Forum: Beginners 03-05-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 318
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Nope, Going by the specs, it wont work. The 30A...

Nope,
Going by the specs, it wont work. The 30A ESC out of the Albatros is for 3 cell to 6 cell batteries. The Warhawk on the other hand flies on a 2 cell battery, so unless the published specs are...
Forum: Scale E-Powered Aircraft 03-02-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 679
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
On the assumption that the controls are working...

On the assumption that the controls are working in the right direction (right aileron stick makes the right aileron go up, and vice-versa) 90% of the time this sort of problem would be caused by...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-22-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 379
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Nice work!

Nice work!
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 02-17-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 10,880
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
No Chellie, it's been over four years since the...

No Chellie, it's been over four years since the project started: http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=52194

maybe I'm just impatient but i gave up on ever seeing anything built years...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 01-25-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 246
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Just reverse the direction of the roll gyro gain...

Just reverse the direction of the roll gyro gain by turning the gain adjuster to the opposite side of centre That's a normal part of setting up a gyro.
Forum: Special Interest Aircraft 01-16-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,585
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
The motor is intended to slide sideways, this...

The motor is intended to slide sideways, this helps keep the flexible drive shaft straighter when you tilt the head, so don't shim it. I did slightly adjust the grub screw to remove some of the bow...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-15-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 1,715
Views: 85,887
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
The wing breaks into three parts, so not hard to...

The wing breaks into three parts, so not hard to transport.
Forum: Special Interest Aircraft 01-15-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,585
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
I've not messed with the pitch angles. Seems to...

I've not messed with the pitch angles. Seems to work pretty well as it is so i never felt the need to. It would be interesting to see how having a more free flapping and pivoting hinge on the blades...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 01-14-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,206
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
One of the better decisions in my life was not to...

One of the better decisions in my life was not to start smoking.

Good luck to those trying to quit, stay strong.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-06-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 16,777
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
AEAJR, The usual guidance would be to use...

AEAJR,

The usual guidance would be to use the default 'Auto timing' setting unless you have reason to change it.

If tweaking, as a general rule lower timing causes the motor to run cooler but...
Forum: Warbird Electrics 01-05-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 11,499
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
The model is specifically designed to take...

The model is specifically designed to take E-Flite 12-25 size 90 degree retracts: http://www.e-fliterc.com/Products/Default.aspx?ProdID=EFLG200

So I'm sure these will fit perfectly and work fine....
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-05-2014, 12:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 670
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
I think you have way, wayyy too much battery and...

I think you have way, wayyy too much battery and motor for a model of that size.

The 4-40 was intended for a 40-52 glow motor. The Power 60 is a 60 size (1700W) electric.. so far too big and...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-04-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 953
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
You will be fine with the Edge. if you are ok...

You will be fine with the Edge. if you are ok with the likes of a PZ T-28 then the Edge wont be any trouble, just set the throws low and use ample exponential.
It's honestly one of the easiest...
Forum: Warbird Electrics 12-30-2013, 01:44 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 11,499
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Silver parts are also lights, they go on the...

Silver parts are also lights, they go on the leading edge recess, just inboard of the roundels.
Forum: Warbird Electrics 12-29-2013, 07:53 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 11,499
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Yep, the coloured and clear parts are the nav...

Yep, the coloured and clear parts are the nav lights. I can see the recesses in the wing tips that they should fit in right there in your photo.
Forum: 3D Flying 12-27-2013, 12:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 292
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Dont worry about how they look, you soon get used...

Dont worry about how they look, you soon get used to the shape and anyway, you cant see the blades when the motor's running;)

The APCe 14x7e pulls less amps than the Xoar, but the Xoar makes a...
Forum: 3D Flying 12-26-2013, 11:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 292
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
The full name is 'Thin Electric' but the...

The full name is 'Thin Electric' but the shorthand code is simply suffix 'e'. So the 14x7e should be the same prop as the 14x7thin.
Forum: 3D Flying 12-26-2013, 11:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 292
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
I've got three planes right here using a 14x7...

I've got three planes right here using a 14x7 Xoar with 50mm spinners. You may have to open up to slots for the blades but otherwise no problem. I use the Dubro type spinner with the alloy backplate,...
Forum: 3D Flying 12-26-2013, 11:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 292
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
14x7 sounds just right for a 750kv motor of that...

14x7 sounds just right for a 750kv motor of that size on 4s. That's by default set up on several 48-52" 3D planes.

Master Airscrew props are good only for stirring paint. Use an APC 'thin...
Forum: Foamies 12-26-2013, 08:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,012
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Bob, Climbing excessively under power is...

Bob,

Climbing excessively under power is actually usually a sign of nose heaviness, not tail heaviness. A trully tail heavy plane will dive when you increase power. I know this may appear...
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