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Forum: Batteries & Chargers 10-05-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 315
Posted By flydiver
What exactly ARE the batteries-brand and size? ...

What exactly ARE the batteries-brand and size?
Same with the charger. There are literally hundreds of each.
Chances are what you are seeing is fine.

FWIW it is absolutely normal for...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-09-2014, 01:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,999
Posted By flydiver
Good video! Old SC, right? Are you using...

Good video!
Old SC, right? Are you using lipos or NiMh? The older-large 10x8 prop and THAT generation of transmitter (TX) strongly suggest NiMh era.
Take a look at this picture. ...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-08-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,999
Posted By flydiver
It is NORMAL for the motor to point slightly down...

It is NORMAL for the motor to point slightly down and to the right to counter motor torque, so don't get freaked about that. Breaking the gearbox, bending the shaft, breaking the firewall, stripping...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-08-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,999
Posted By flydiver
!. Do you have ACT (old) or SAFE (new)? That's...

!. Do you have ACT (old) or SAFE (new)? That's important.
ACT > disconnect, it's trash.
SAFE > Is good, use it.

It's either mechanical or electrical. Since it runs the probability is...
Forum: Power Systems 11-04-2013, 03:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 374
Posted By flydiver
Approx rule of thumb: output is ~ 3W/gram of...

Approx rule of thumb: output is ~ 3W/gram of weight..maximum. That's not an absolute as some poor motors are notably under that and a few great ones a bit above. A good rewinder can take an OK motor...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 10-29-2013, 10:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 440
Posted By flydiver
The AC-6 can use this kind of PS: ...

The AC-6 can use this kind of PS:
http://www.headsuphobby.com/120v-AC-to-12v-DC-5-Amp-Power-Supply-E-295.htm

Size M Coaxial DC Power Plug (2-Pack)...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 10-22-2013, 05:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 444
Posted By flydiver
You have 2 leads, small wire balance, and large...

You have 2 leads, small wire balance, and large wire power/discharge. Both leads need to be connected.

Charger should be in [BALANCE Mode], and set appropriate for your battery size and cell...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 07-31-2013, 05:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 722
Posted By flydiver
Yes, those instructions suck, but that's typical...

Yes, those instructions suck, but that's typical for the lot of those type.

What batteries type are you charging? Yes, I know NiMH, but what do you DO with them? Power a motor, servos, RX, etc?...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 07-21-2013, 03:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 584
Posted By flydiver
If you are using one of those little 'field...

If you are using one of those little 'field battery checkers' I can guarantee you it's not very accurate. It's good enough for it's primary use, but precision is not it.
Forum: Foamies 07-14-2013, 01:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,460
Posted By flydiver
You think it's not bent. I'd give it 90% odds it...

You think it's not bent. I'd give it 90% odds it is. Likely has a 3mm shaft which is not very strong.
0.003" bent and it will start to show up.....but you can't see it. 0.10 and it'll be quite...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 06-10-2013, 08:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 570
Posted By flydiver
Cycle them occasionally. Unless you use the newer...

Cycle them occasionally. Unless you use the newer LSD variety they lose most of their charge in 3 months. If they go completely dead you can lose a cell and ruin the pack.
Frequently Asked...
Forum: ParkFlyers 06-04-2013, 04:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,119
Posted By flydiver
EVERYTHING has to match. You can use your old SC...

EVERYTHING has to match. You can use your old SC battery once converted. Buy some extras and expect to use them to learn on.

The Balance plug is known as a JST-XH, the most common one. There ARE...
Forum: ParkFlyers 06-03-2013, 11:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,119
Posted By flydiver
Yes, it's suitable AFTER you change either the...

Yes, it's suitable AFTER you change either the charger plug or the SC battery plug. The SC uses ONLY the balance plug to charge. Most chargers use the MAIN plug to charge and the balance plug is used...
Forum: ParkFlyers 06-03-2013, 04:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,119
Posted By flydiver
It's a tad larger than the one you have now. You...

It's a tad larger than the one you have now. You know how tight the battery box is.
I recommend new fliers not buy from eBay unless they KNOW what they are getting. There is more likely to be junk...
Forum: Beginners 05-03-2013, 02:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 856
Posted By flydiver
Watch both parts of this: Transmitter Dual...

Watch both parts of this:
Transmitter Dual Rate and Expo Theory, Part 1 of 2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9vWmRncdws)

Figuring out how to navigate is mostly spending time with the TX and...
Forum: ParkFlyers 04-16-2013, 06:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 647
Posted By flydiver
They fly pretty much the same and use the same...

They fly pretty much the same and use the same electrical components. The Trojan probably takes off a bit easier, esp if you have a smooth runway. It may also be a bit easier on the eye in the air....
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-08-2013, 11:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,517
Posted By flydiver
The DX6i is very common and likely fine,...

The DX6i is very common and likely fine, certainly for now and possibly for a good while. Like any 'starter' 6-ch computer TX it has some shortcoming but you'll have way more for a good while. If you...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-22-2013, 11:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 942
Posted By flydiver
Something is not right or you are doing something...

Something is not right or you are doing something wrong. As indicated, details needed.

For most folks and ESC is not a repair item > replace.
They 'seem' simple enough but are actually pretty...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-28-2013, 09:38 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,865
Posted By flydiver
The only way to do that was to screw it on WITH...

The only way to do that was to screw it on WITH the prop. Somehow you have to do as Mark suggests. If not chop it off however necessary without destroying the shaft.

BTW, the stock prop is 7x3....
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-09-2013, 09:15 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,349
Posted By flydiver
I don't get it. Check the prices. China -...

I don't get it. Check the prices.
China - cheap and wait 3-4 weeks. ,maybe more.
HURC, 50 cents more, $2 unlimited FAST shipping for all your stuff combined, SERVICE, INFORMATION, and you can ask...
Forum: Beginners 01-07-2013, 05:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 835
Posted By flydiver
For the TP motors the 24=stator diameter,...

For the TP motors the 24=stator diameter, 10=stator length, 8=turns.
You have to know motors to realize that it's a delta termination to get the 890kv. Star termination of the same motor winding...
Forum: Beginners 12-29-2012, 04:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 872
Posted By flydiver
If it was the PZ Super Cub..Yes, you can use...

If it was the PZ Super Cub..Yes, you can use lipos. This used to be a very common conversion. The new version uses 3S lipo stock. Still uses the old motor. You'll need a 1300mA 3S (measure first) AND...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-21-2012, 06:07 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,941
Posted By flydiver
Fact: - the Radian came out with a defective...

Fact:
- the Radian came out with a defective prop. The RC community had to beat up on them for months before they came out with a new prop. They never admitted there was a problem, they just...
Forum: Beginners 07-23-2012, 04:22 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,855
Posted By flydiver
You should read this to start: Don't buy a...

You should read this to start:
Don't buy a standard radio! (http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4454)

After the base level it's quality of components, FEATURES, SUPPORT, and good old...
Forum: Beginners 07-14-2012, 04:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,350
Posted By flydiver
And look at the blade AREA. A slow fly 8x4.3...

And look at the blade AREA.
A slow fly 8x4.3 has a LOT more surface area than a skinny 'direct drive/thin electric' 8x4 so the fat blade will pull a LOT more amps on the same motor and prop....
Forum: Beginners 07-10-2012, 03:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,513
Posted By flydiver
Shortens the life of the bearings. Vibration gets...

Shortens the life of the bearings. Vibration gets bad enough it can ruin motor mounts and glue joints. You don't seem to care but it does rob power/efficiency also.

Just about ALL props in that...
Forum: Beginners 06-28-2012, 04:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,513
Posted By flydiver
They make those?!? Almost never seen a prop...

They make those?!?
Almost never seen a prop that didn't need at least a little balancing. How fussy a person is with that depends on the person and the application.

FWIW some of the cheap...
Forum: Beginners 06-19-2012, 03:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,371
Posted By flydiver
pmullen has some sound advice. If you DO...

pmullen has some sound advice.

If you DO get a mentor, with a buddy box system, then you can get a better plane and not trash it-at least initially. This opens up your options significantly. ...
Forum: Beginners 06-19-2012, 04:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,371
Posted By flydiver
Well....the plane isn't entirely junk but the...

Well....the plane isn't entirely junk but the electrics on the majority of trainers are pretty low end. Hobbyzone (Horizon) tends to use proprietary electronics in most of it's trainers making it...
Forum: Beginners 06-19-2012, 03:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,371
Posted By flydiver
Oh, you have the 'toy' one. Yep. The smaller...

Oh, you have the 'toy' one.
Yep. The smaller the plane, the more proprietary. At your stage a complete replacement would be pretty daunting unless you are VERY determined and do a LOT of digging. ...
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