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Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 02-18-2014, 11:21 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,393
Posted By gyrocptr
FWIW: I believe that "throttle cut" is one of the...

FWIW: I believe that "throttle cut" is one of the pre-programmed mixes in the Turnigy 9XR Tx.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-19-2012, 05:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,041
Posted By gyrocptr
Put it in a bath of hot water for a few minutes,...

Put it in a bath of hot water for a few minutes, and it will usually de-crystallize.
Forum: Sport Planes (Formerly I/C & Gas Conversion) 12-04-2012, 09:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 457
Posted By gyrocptr
Strongly suggest landing gear. If nothing else,...

Strongly suggest landing gear. If nothing else, to protect the prop and motor shaft.
Here's an example:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWVGXXFS2C4

Another example:...
Forum: Beginners 11-21-2012, 08:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 890
Posted By gyrocptr
Sometimes it helps to arrange the wheels with...

Sometimes it helps to arrange the wheels with "toe out".
See attachment, page 3....
Forum: WWI Era 09-05-2012, 09:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,548
Posted By gyrocptr
Article from EAA may be of interest. Starting at...

Article from EAA may be of interest. Starting at page 3.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-26-2012, 11:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 555
Posted By gyrocptr
?? this seems to describe a sudden drop in height?

?? this seems to describe a sudden drop in height?
Forum: Beginners 06-23-2012, 05:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 725
Posted By gyrocptr
If you're able to figure out/adapt the mounting...

If you're able to figure out/adapt the mounting with your stick-mount;
Suggest:
Power Up 400 SloFly
Fire Power 400 SloFly; (from HeadsUp RC)

To match size and weight => "400" class brushless...
Forum: Beginners 06-22-2012, 05:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 725
Posted By gyrocptr
2409-12T; 2409-14T; or 2409-18T ? What type of...

2409-12T; 2409-14T; or 2409-18T ?
What type of battery would you like to use? 2S (2 cells in series) lipo, 3S lipo; Nimh--number of cells, or .....?
Forum: Beginners 05-14-2012, 09:36 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,216
Posted By gyrocptr
FWIW: When upright, move the rudder stick in the...

FWIW: When upright, move the rudder stick in the direction of the desired movement for the end of the plane that is farther away from you.
When inverted, move the rudder stick in the direction of...
Forum: Power Systems 05-05-2012, 04:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,482
Posted By gyrocptr
This will work fine. Some specialty brushed...

This will work fine. Some specialty brushed motors are "timed" to run "better" in one direction (e.g. race car motors), but I doubt that yours is one. Even if it is, it'll still work OK.


No....
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-18-2012, 04:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,670
Posted By gyrocptr
It's an "E/Z connector". Need to make sure that...

It's an "E/Z connector". Need to make sure that the nylon washer is fully "snapped" in place.
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/WTI0095P?FVSEARCH=mini+pushrod&search=Go

My 2 cents: First...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 04-12-2012, 08:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 971
Posted By gyrocptr
Could be that the Equinox is balancing/equalizing...

Could be that the Equinox is balancing/equalizing the cells. A deep discharge of the battery can easily put the cells out of balance.
The individual status lights on the Equinox should give you an...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 04-10-2012, 04:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 971
Posted By gyrocptr
If you can find someone who has a FMA CellPro...

If you can find someone who has a FMA CellPro charger: http://www.usastore.revolectrix.com/Products_2/Cellpro-Chargers_2

These chargers have a "recovery mode" which may be able to address your...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 04-07-2012, 04:51 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 45,214
Posted By gyrocptr
Example shown in this video. ...

Example shown in this video.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgs7pvqG-3A

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgs7pvqG-3A
Forum: Power Systems 03-04-2012, 04:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,537
Posted By gyrocptr
Perhaps check the male bullet connectors to make...

Perhaps check the male bullet connectors to make sure the little slotted "cage" piece is free to rotate around the main body of the connector. Sometimes excess soldering-flux can flow into this area,...
Forum: Power Systems 03-04-2012, 04:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,537
Posted By gyrocptr
"Brake" function in the ESC may be engaged....

"Brake" function in the ESC may be engaged. "Brake" function applies power to one set of the motor windings when throttle is moved to "off", to help stop/hold the prop.
Forum: Foamies 02-17-2012, 11:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 866
Posted By gyrocptr
A small bead is essential. My experience is that...

A small bead is essential. My experience is that a "heavy" bead will dissolve the foam.
Forum: Beginners - Helis 02-05-2012, 09:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 922
Posted By gyrocptr
Plastic washer is removeable/reusable. The metal...

Plastic washer is removeable/reusable. The metal washer is on forever, until you cut it off.
I find it easy to install with pliers. One jaw against the top of the EZ connector over the threaded...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 02-05-2012, 09:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,408
Posted By gyrocptr
The pins are fine. It's the thickness of the...

The pins are fine. It's the thickness of the plastic body.
In many of the compact receivers you may need to sand down the thickness of the plastic to allow the servo-connectors to fit side-by-side...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-05-2012, 09:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 568
Posted By gyrocptr
As you discovered, when bending hardened-wire of...

As you discovered, when bending hardened-wire of more than ~3/32-inch in diameter, you need to bend around a radius.

http://www.micromark.com/vise-mounted-wire-bender,7044.html

The KS bender...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-29-2012, 08:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 649
Posted By gyrocptr
Do you have a [19]68 [Ford Mustang]...

Do you have a [19]68 [Ford Mustang] fastback.....Bullit?
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-21-2012, 06:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,153
Posted By gyrocptr
The two situations => two different power levels....

The two situations => two different power levels.
With the 3S, the motor will be drawing/providing much more power.
To draw the "same power" with the 3S (as compared to the 2S), the propeller...
Forum: Aerodynamics 01-20-2012, 08:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,431
Posted By gyrocptr
Locating the wheel axle at the leading edge of...

Locating the wheel axle at the leading edge of the forward-wing usually works well. If the wheel axle is "just in front of the CG" you'll spend a lot of time retrieving your plane from nose-over...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-06-2012, 08:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,148
Posted By gyrocptr
... or you can attach a set of folding legs...

... or you can attach a set of folding legs directly to the hollow-core door.
Forum: Informal Clubs 01-04-2012, 09:12 PM
Replies: 2,909
Views: 152,582
Posted By gyrocptr
Mine flies great with a 2712-12 "blue wonder"...

Mine flies great with a 2712-12 "blue wonder" (1200kv, 24 gm) brushless motor (stick mounted), GWS 9x5 HD prop, 3S-700mah lipo. Very 3D capable (pilot has a bit to learn). As you discovered, the...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 11-28-2011, 06:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,299
Posted By gyrocptr
Similar to a technique used in the old days with...

Similar to a technique used in the old days with balsa framework. Back then the poly covering was Saran Wrap. Then the silk or nylon was applied over the film. The poly film reduced the amount of...
Forum: Power Systems 11-22-2011, 04:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,146
Posted By gyrocptr
Here's something you may want to consider: ...

Here's something you may want to consider:
600mAh, 20C => 12amps max current that can be delivered with a healthy, freshly charged pack.
If you want to provide the needed 13A, you'd need a larger...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-29-2011, 02:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 787
Posted By gyrocptr
Whatever you do, do NOT use a soldering "gun"...

Whatever you do, do NOT use a soldering "gun" near your servos or motors. The quick/high heat can make it easy to solder the heavy-duty connectors, but the large AC field will demagnetize your...
Forum: Power Systems 08-23-2011, 10:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,453
Posted By gyrocptr
As you have noted in your later post, 6 servos...

As you have noted in your later post, 6 servos with a linear BEC on a 3S lipo will overload/overheat the BEC -- 4 servos is marginal, 3 servos is safe.

A 28-30 motor with a 9x6 prop can draw...
Forum: Power Systems 08-23-2011, 09:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,453
Posted By gyrocptr
How many servos?

How many servos?
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