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Forum: Batteries & Chargers 04-10-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 466
Posted By Rodneh
You do not say how many cells but from the info...

You do not say how many cells but from the info you gave it must be a 3 cell unit. Now a LiPo should read 4.2 volts per cell or, in your case if a 3 cell, should read 12.6 volts fully charged. At...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-04-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 452
Posted By Rodneh
You measure by clamping around either the black...

You measure by clamping around either the black lead only or the red lead only on the wires between the ESC and the battery (only two leads there). You do not measure one of the leads between the...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-02-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 254
Posted By Rodneh
The ammonia works best as it actually softens the...

The ammonia works best as it actually softens the cell casing itself and lets it reform to the new position, then, when the ammonia dissipates it locks the wood into the new position just as if it...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 03-26-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 424
Posted By Rodneh
The title is somewhat misleading; LiPo's do not...

The title is somewhat misleading; LiPo's do not explode, they burn. Quite a difference between an explosion and a fire.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-19-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 341
Posted By Rodneh
What are you mixing the epoxy in? If it is a...

What are you mixing the epoxy in? If it is a waxed paper cup or anything with a wax coating, the epoxy will not cure properly in many cases. Just as a matter of information, all epoxy's, even 5...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 03-16-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 546
Posted By Rodneh
Just disconnect the red lead from the connector...

Just disconnect the red lead from the connector that goes from the ESC to the throttle port on the receiver. You can use a pick or pin or point of an Xacto knife to raise the little tab on the red...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 02-07-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 320
Posted By Rodneh
Where is the attachment?

Where is the attachment?
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-03-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,026
Posted By Rodneh
Started with rubber powered free flight in 1936,...

Started with rubber powered free flight in 1936, U control in the '40's and RC since the mid 50's.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-03-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 886
Posted By Rodneh
The flux (if it is not the acid type--usually a...

The flux (if it is not the acid type--usually a rosin flux for electronics) is not in itself bad, it is just that it collects most things that contact it and will build up a conductive/possibly...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-31-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 886
Posted By Rodneh
I think the wire gage is much to small using Tel...

I think the wire gage is much to small using Tel cable for servos drawing much power. When you parallel two or more digital servos and run any length of Tel wire, you will get a significant voltage...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-31-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 886
Posted By Rodneh
As long as you add some strain relief (like...

As long as you add some strain relief (like shrinktube or tape) around the soldered connection to minimize any bending at the stiffened joint, no problem. I have never had a solder joint fail when...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-30-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 886
Posted By Rodneh
Even better is to just cut the lead on the servo...

Even better is to just cut the lead on the servo in two and solder the needed length of wire in. No extra connectors required and much more reliable than extensions are. Extensions that do not get...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 01-26-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 277
Posted By Rodneh
Yes, okay, the power and ground pins are common...

Yes, okay, the power and ground pins are common on all the receiver connectors on most receivers. This lets you plug the power source into any unused channel.
Forum: Electronic Builders Workshop 12-11-2013, 06:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,053
Posted By Rodneh
+1 to Xmec2k, voltage is analogous to water...

+1 to Xmec2k, voltage is analogous to water pressure (how high above the outlet) regardless of the volume.
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 12-08-2013, 02:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,140
Posted By Rodneh
Good advice Nigel. It also helps if posters list...

Good advice Nigel. It also helps if posters list their location, at the very least, which country they live in. Some answers depend on location in order to be accurate.
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 11-12-2013, 09:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 461
Posted By Rodneh
I have not done any specific tests so do can not...

I have not done any specific tests so do can not guarantee this but; I think the Eneloops have a lower internal resistance than most of the other LSD (low self discharge) on the market. I find that...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 11-12-2013, 05:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 461
Posted By Rodneh
For transmitters it is hard to beat the Eneloops;...

For transmitters it is hard to beat the Eneloops; they hold a charge nearly as good as a LiPo, can be charged with most any of the NiCad/NiMh chargers, do not have to be removed from the transmitter...
Forum: 3D Flying 10-04-2013, 09:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,546
Posted By Rodneh
Made the first flight on my Smart today. First...

Made the first flight on my Smart today. First on on 3 cells (still have not received the 4 cells which are on order) and it flew very well. I have one major complaint on the model though. It is...
Forum: Electronic Builders Workshop 09-26-2013, 08:00 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,952
Posted By Rodneh
If your solder joint is getting so hot it is...

If your solder joint is getting so hot it is melting the solder and failing, you made a poor solder joint to begin with. Heat is a function of resistance times current so, to get that hot, the...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 09-26-2013, 03:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 528
Posted By Rodneh
I have found out that the Futaba and Tactic servo...

I have found out that the Futaba and Tactic servo arms are interchangeable on all but the smaller Tactics. Good info for me as I have scads of Futaba servo arms.
Forum: Electronic Builders Workshop 09-25-2013, 06:59 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,952
Posted By Rodneh
If you pick up a cheap pack of snap clothpins, it...

If you pick up a cheap pack of snap clothpins, it is easy to make many useful gadgets from them. They work well and are very inexpensive. Just use you nogin a bit and modify the tip shape and the...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 09-24-2013, 06:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 528
Posted By Rodneh
Tactic servo arms, will they mate with any of the more popular brand servos?

As most of us know, servo arms are not readily exchangeable, Futaba, Hitec, Airtronics, Jr are all NOT exchangeable. Who knows whether or not Tactic's arms will exchange with any of the brands?
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-12-2013, 03:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,894
Posted By Rodneh
If any one has built and flown this where is the...

If any one has built and flown this where is the CG located?
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-11-2013, 06:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 361
Posted By Rodneh
I do a range test for the first flight of the day...

I do a range test for the first flight of the day on each model I fly. So far, it has saved me two possible crashes. If I'm flying a big gasser, I do it with the engine running at both idle and...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 07-31-2013, 04:51 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,684
Posted By Rodneh
Just a floating feeling. I think that in about...

Just a floating feeling. I think that in about two more years Tactic will overtake Spectrum in number of units in use. They are an up and coming phenomenon that is very apt to take over as they...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-27-2013, 07:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 510
Posted By Rodneh
It is not practical to put the switch in between...

It is not practical to put the switch in between the battery and ESC as it would have to be a monster of a switch in order to handle the motor current.
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 07-21-2013, 07:08 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,684
Posted By Rodneh
I have several different brands: Futaba,...

I have several different brands: Futaba, Airtronics, FrSky, Spectrum and one Orange. All have been flawless. There is a difference in programming them, some more intuitive than others and some do...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 07-04-2013, 04:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 361
Posted By Rodneh
Fishhawk, you do not state your location. If in...

Fishhawk, you do not state your location. If in the USA your Futaba will be using negative shift so any receiver you get must work with negative shift. Airtronics and Jr are positive shift so their...
Forum: Beginners 06-28-2013, 10:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 832
Posted By Rodneh
#67 or #69,, #64 way to small.

#67 or #69,, #64 way to small.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-27-2013, 09:09 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,587
Posted By Rodneh
If you stall out any servo, the only limit to the...

If you stall out any servo, the only limit to the current that will be drawn is the wire resistance in the leads and the armature windings (only an ohm or two) so a stalled servo can very well draw...
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