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Forum: General Electric Discussions Today, 04:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 69
Posted By dereckbc
OK I get the idea. How about a Endurance...

OK I get the idea.

How about a Endurance Rubber Band Powered aka Potential Energy RC Plane contest.

See who can build a Potential Energy airplane and stay in the air the longest period of...
Forum: General Electric Discussions Today, 02:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 69
Posted By dereckbc
Can you expand a bit. What contest about what? I...

Can you expand a bit. What contest about what? I know who they are and what they make.
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros Yesterday, 11:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 234
Posted By dereckbc
My two cents worth. Expo is the most useful...

My two cents worth.

Expo is the most useful followed by Dual Rates.

As mentioned Expo desensitizes the sticks. How much you put in depends on control surface size and the amount of Authority...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-07-2016, 04:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 430
Posted By dereckbc
Well you are only going to get one good scene if...

Well you are only going to get one good scene if you shoot video of yourself flying. A spectacular crash scene.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-06-2016, 07:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 190
Posted By dereckbc
I agree you really need to learn to fly with...

I agree you really need to learn to fly with conventional sticks with Pitch and Roll on the same stick. It is much easier and intuitive. Otherwise real planes would have rudder on the Yoke and...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-06-2016, 05:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 190
Posted By dereckbc
I have a DX6 and live in Sherman TX. I will be...

I have a DX6 and live in Sherman TX. I will be happy to meet you at our club field and will not cost you anything more than your gas and time. About a 60 to 75 minute drive from Forth Worth. From DFW...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 01-29-2016, 10:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 443
Posted By dereckbc
Just remember KISS.

Just remember KISS.
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 01-29-2016, 02:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 443
Posted By dereckbc
That is nice but WTF does one do with 20...

That is nice but WTF does one do with 20 channels? Even 8 to me is overkill.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-28-2016, 02:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 593
Posted By dereckbc
No Sir it is not. Check your PM and call.

No Sir it is not. Check your PM and call.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-28-2016, 02:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 593
Posted By dereckbc
Check your PM.

Check your PM.
Forum: Multi-Rotors 01-20-2016, 04:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 391
Posted By dereckbc
Sure, any USB charger will work or any USB port....

Sure, any USB charger will work or any USB port. Having said that not all USB ports are equal, nor are USB chargers created equal.

USB 1 and 2.0 specifications used two different power sources (5V...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 01-18-2016, 03:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 150
Posted By dereckbc
You cannot use a "Y" harness. You will need to...

You cannot use a "Y" harness. You will need to plug each aileron into a separate channel. I might have this reversed but using a Spektrum TX/RX Left Aileron plugs into ch2 (aileron channel) and Right...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 01-17-2016, 03:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 295
Posted By dereckbc
EV = Electric Vehicle like a car. You do...

EV = Electric Vehicle like a car.

You do not have a problem.
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 01-17-2016, 03:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 295
Posted By dereckbc
That is not a problem, your imagination.

That is not a problem, your imagination.
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 01-17-2016, 02:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 295
Posted By dereckbc
No not normal. Once lithium cells are balanced,...

No not normal. Once lithium cells are balanced, they stay in Balance. Only way to throw them out of balance is to have parasitic loads across the cells via balance plug. That can be a problem in...
Forum: 3D Flying 01-15-2016, 01:38 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 11,733
Posted By dereckbc
I don't know squat about heli's and quads, really...

I don't know squat about heli's and quads, really do not want to know either. However one of our senior members at the club, Ron Moore (we call him moron) is one heck of a good 3D pilot of both...
Forum: 3D Flying 01-14-2016, 10:31 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 11,733
Posted By dereckbc
Well yes but not like you may think. It...

Well yes but not like you may think.

It has 3 Flight Modes which I control with a 3-position switch on the Aux Channel. You can program any mode however you want.

Within all three modes you...
Forum: 3D Flying 01-14-2016, 08:01 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 11,733
Posted By dereckbc
Well I do not know chit about your two RX's as I...

Well I do not know chit about your two RX's as I have never even heard of them. But I do know what Sport and 3D modes are suppose to mean.

Sport is just Conventional Gyro flight stabilization...
Forum: 3D Flying 01-13-2016, 11:26 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 11,733
Posted By dereckbc
What RX do you have? I have mine pretty well...

What RX do you have? I have mine pretty well tuned in, but it is a Spektrum AR636. So unless yours is the same, not sure I can help.

What I can tell you is start slow and work your way up. Set...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 01-12-2016, 08:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 368
Posted By dereckbc
Green Mafia at its best.

Green Mafia at its best.
Forum: Beginners 01-12-2016, 01:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 477
Posted By dereckbc
Read this ...

Read this (http://rcadvisor.com/introduction-rc-airplane-foams)and it should help.

EPS/XPS is the stuff you find cheap ice chest and cups are made out of. Very stiff and rigid, but turns into...
Forum: Beginners 01-12-2016, 01:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 477
Posted By dereckbc
I have the two worst most expensive hobbies in...

I have the two worst most expensive hobbies in the world. My other is even more addicting, more expesnvie, more time consuming, and forces you to leave home for a week at a time with your GOLF...
Forum: Beginners 01-11-2016, 10:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 477
Posted By dereckbc
You are DOOMED. It is a HABIT like smoking and...

You are DOOMED. It is a HABIT like smoking and just as expensive. Your wifey will regret her decision when she discovers she is no longer your favorite toy to play and spend time with, and has to...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 01-11-2016, 08:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 593
Posted By dereckbc
That would be incorrect. HK N2200 3S 25C...

That would be incorrect.

HK N2200 3S 25C (http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__59132__Turnigy_nano_tech_2200mah_3S_25_50C_Lipo_Pack_AR_Warehouse_.html) weight = 187 grams

HK N2200 3S 35C...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 01-11-2016, 04:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 593
Posted By dereckbc
With respect to C Rate ignoring cost is for a...

With respect to C Rate ignoring cost is for a given capacity say 3S 3000 mah a 20 C battery is smaller and lighter than a 40C version. So you are giving up more than just money.
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 01-10-2016, 08:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 291
Posted By dereckbc
You are playing with fire. There are 5 things...

You are playing with fire. There are 5 things that can happen charging packs in parallel and 4 of them are BAD.
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 01-10-2016, 06:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 593
Posted By dereckbc
First mistake is quit using MAH to determine...

First mistake is quit using MAH to determine cost. Use $/WATT HOURS.

To determine Watt Hours = Voltage x Amp Hours.

So using your example

I've found a good deal on some Venom 6s 3200 for...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 01-10-2016, 06:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 599
Posted By dereckbc
Your LiPo hobby batteries are Pouch Cells of...

Your LiPo hobby batteries are Pouch Cells of Lithium Cobalt with a gel electrolyte. Very similar to what early laptops use and the original Telsa Roadster. They are the kind of cells that give...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 01-09-2016, 10:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 599
Posted By dereckbc
That is incorrect. True no 2 cells have the same...

That is incorrect. True no 2 cells have the same Ri, but the Amp Hours in/out are exactly the same in any series circuit. Lithium batteries unlike all others is not a chemical reaction, it is a ion...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 01-09-2016, 06:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 599
Posted By dereckbc
FWIW Lithium batteries do not drift much contrary...

FWIW Lithium batteries do not drift much contrary to what charge manufactures might tell you. Once Balanced properly at the Top or Bottom, lithium batteries do not become unbalanced anytime soon.
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