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Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros Yesterday, 07:43 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,339
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Indeed, it would be a boring world if we all had...

Indeed, it would be a boring world if we all had the same (humble) opinions:D FWIW, opinions aside, the fact is that flying DSMX i can buy an excellent 6 channel micro receiver for $9.95, a 10...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros Yesterday, 11:56 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,339
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Ahhh.. I assumed when talking about the Orange Rx...

Ahhh.. I assumed when talking about the Orange Rx that you were using the one with the built in DSM2 compatible receiver, so concluded that you must have been using a DSM2/DSMX module in your Tx. I...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 09-29-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,339
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Yes, I'm pretty sure that you are correct, they...

Yes, I'm pretty sure that you are correct, they are all rate mode (Orange, Lemon, AS3X etc.. all the same)
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 09-29-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,339
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
I'd highly recommend the lemon Rx receiver with...

I'd highly recommend the lemon Rx receiver with stabiliser. It has a few significant advantages over the Oranger version:


7 channels rather than 6
DSMX rather than DSM2 (but DSM2 backward...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 09-29-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 354
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
I assume that the need for low profile is because...

I assume that the need for low profile is because the two servos sit directly opposite each other in the fuselage?

That's a pain. On the EF models that are intended to have the rudder servo in...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 09-28-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 354
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Sounds like you do have a severe case there...

Sounds like you do have a severe case there Nigel, you are probably right to bin them.

Those older Bluebirds were rally bad for fluttering. I put some on my Precision Aerobatics Ultimate AMR a...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 09-28-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 354
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
A smaller velcro patch reduces the friction...

A smaller velcro patch reduces the friction effect, it usually only take a pea size piece, maybe even smaller. It does compress a little after fitting anyway, so the friction eases off.. and 1mm...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 09-28-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 354
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Don't right off all digitals because those...

Don't right off all digitals because those Bluebirds flutter, first it can be easily fixed and second not all digitals do it by any stretch. Some develop it when they get warn but most never do it at...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 09-27-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 354
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
FWIW.. the older type Bluebird digitals like the...

FWIW.. the older type Bluebird digitals like the ones you have werent great to be honest, but the new coreless ones are really excellent, some of the best I've tried. They are vary fast and positive...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 09-27-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 354
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
If you feel the need to swap servos fine, but a...

If you feel the need to swap servos fine, but a couple of patches of velcro in my experience totally solves the problem for all time and you are still left with the positive centering advantage that...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 09-27-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 354
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Did you try the Velcro trick Nigel? Works every...

Did you try the Velcro trick Nigel? Works every time for me. You might have to add velcro to both balance horns on the elevator but often just one is enough.

FWIW the worst servos i had for this...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 09-27-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 354
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
This is very common on digital servos on 3D...

This is very common on digital servos on 3D models with large control surfaces, elevators are usually the worst. It gets worse when the servos get a little older and develop some play in the gears....
Forum: Vintage and old timer models 09-25-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 212
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
have you tried calibrating the throttle range on...

have you tried calibrating the throttle range on the ESC?

This should be covered in the ESC manual but if you dont have a manual the usual process that works on many ESC's is:


Take prop off...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-25-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 195
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Losing control just after take off is often...

Losing control just after take off is often because you don't have enough flying speed, so the wing stalls and the controls don't respond. Did you perhaps lift the plane off a little slower than...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-25-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 291
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Mounts see a lot of stress not only due to out of...

Mounts see a lot of stress not only due to out of balance forces but due to gyroscopic reactions when the plane changes direction fast. It's not uncommon to rip motor mounts out of 3D models when...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 09-24-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 238
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Better quality modern alkaline batteries have a...

Better quality modern alkaline batteries have a shelf life of 15 years. IMHO these water activated batteries are solving a 'shelf life problem' that simply doesnt exist.

You would probably have...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 09-24-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 238
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
So what's supposed to be the advantage over...

So what's supposed to be the advantage over normal disposable batteries such as standard alkaline batteries that contain their own electrolyte so cut out the 'soak in water' step:confused:

Note...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 09-23-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 397
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Accepted, if we are comparing to flat plates. ...

Accepted, if we are comparing to flat plates.

The KF can perform better than a flat plate because they at least have a rounded nose. My previous comment was made with a comparison between the KF...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 09-22-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 397
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Hmmm.. my pet subject:rolleyes: Turbulators...

Hmmm.. my pet subject:rolleyes: Turbulators certainly have merit, but not so the KF airfoils. The only real advantage of the KF is that they are easy and quick to build out of foam. Aerodynamically...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 09-22-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 397
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
The Wrights don't get the credit they deserve...

The Wrights don't get the credit they deserve sometimes. Far from just stretching fabric over a frame and seeing what shape they ended up with, they actually did painstaking wind tunnel research to...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 09-22-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 397
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
So he wasn't really very knowledgeable at all...

So he wasn't really very knowledgeable at all then, at least not on the subject of aerodynamics anyway!

It is incredible that people can still be convinced that flat wings cant fly despite the...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 09-22-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 397
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
A stalled wing still re-directs air and the air...

A stalled wing still re-directs air and the air still flows over the wing, the only difference is that the flow is no longer closely attached to the top wing surface. When this attachment breaks down...
Forum: Foamies 09-20-2014, 11:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 192
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Presumably the build instructions give a...

Presumably the build instructions give a suggested balance point?.. if so i'd just balance it there unless you have reason to think the instructions are wrong. than fine tune as suggested above by...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-20-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 167
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Yeah, unless you are pulling sky high current...

Yeah, unless you are pulling sky high current through the wires it's not going to make any significant difference.
I personally prefer to solder on the correct connector, more to keep the...
Forum: 3D Flying 09-18-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 367
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
3D aerobatic models always run large props...

3D aerobatic models always run large props because they need good low down thrust. Most of mine come in with a prop size around 0.28 x wingspan, give or take.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-18-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 146
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
The low rates out of the manual should be fine,...

The low rates out of the manual should be fine, just use some exponential too to soften the response a little.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-17-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 146
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Providing you are proficient and confident with...

Providing you are proficient and confident with the trainer then I think you would be fine with a Visonaire. Just make sure that the control throws are set very low and these 3D models are general...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-16-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 198
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
That's true, but the mixing menu is the same and...

That's true, but the mixing menu is the same and it has the same mix 'offset' function that the OP was referring too... So in terms of how to program a mix it is comparable.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-16-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 198
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
The DX6 mixing programming works the same as all...

The DX6 mixing programming works the same as all of the other 'new generation' Spektrum Tx's.. so if you find an artical for (say) a DX8, DX9 or DX18 you will find it's the same.

The offset...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 09-16-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 397
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Yep, that's true, all helis i've seen have some...

Yep, that's true, all helis i've seen have some form of traditional airfoil blade, and drag is very much a concern in heli blades as it is in fixed wing.
This shouldn't detract from the...
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