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Forum: Beginners 01-19-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 797
Posted By Heli Jim
cg stnds for center of gravity. It is where the...

cg stnds for center of gravity.
It is where the plane should balance with all the gear (radio, batteries) in it.

If it's out of balance, it won't fly right.
Forum: Beginners 01-04-2014, 04:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 473
Posted By Heli Jim
Hi Frank. Glad to have you on board. ...

Hi Frank.

Glad to have you on board. You'll find us to be
a friendly and helpful group of people.
Forum: Beginners - Helis 11-24-2013, 10:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 521
Posted By Heli Jim
Sounds like tail rotor blades aren't balanced to...

Sounds like tail rotor blades aren't balanced to me.
It could be a bent tail rotor shaft too. Alwo check the
feathering shaft on the main rotor.
Forum: Beginners 07-14-2013, 02:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 359
Posted By Heli Jim
Isn't that fun to be able to fly close by? I fly...

Isn't that fun to be able to fly close by? I fly little
helicopters and I can just run out in front of my house
and have a flight or two when ever the wind is low.

I much prefer that to packing...
Forum: ParkFlyers 07-01-2013, 02:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 873
Posted By Heli Jim
Is anything on the tail, elevators, rudder, stab,...

Is anything on the tail, elevators, rudder, stab, verticle fin, loose? or coming loose?
Forum: Micro Sized Electric Helicopters 01-18-2013, 10:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 568
Posted By Heli Jim
I would check to see if ANYTHING is binding at...

I would check to see if ANYTHING is binding at all.

If you've upgraded most of your parts, something must be causing it.,

My 120sr is stock but I still get a little TBE when I just hover. It...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-03-2013, 09:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 444
Posted By Heli Jim
Don't lube it---all the lube does is attract dirt...

Don't lube it---all the lube does is attract dirt and dust and that will untimately
slow things up. worse.

Get the right size wire or install a bigger tube..
Forum: Radio Equipment For Sale & WTB 12-20-2012, 10:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 975
Posted By Heli Jim
Servos are hooked up to the receiver. The...

Servos are hooked up to the receiver. The transmitter sends a signal to the receiver, and the receiver tells the servo to move. The servos are connected to the flight surfaces (rudder, elevator,...
Forum: Radio Equipment For Sale & WTB 12-20-2012, 06:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 975
Posted By Heli Jim
You can buy radios many different ways. ...

You can buy radios many different ways.

Complete radios are transmitter, plus receiver maybe a battery pack, and servos.
You can buy just the transmitters or just the receivers, or just the...
Forum: E-Flite Helicopters 06-16-2012, 10:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 998
Posted By Heli Jim
Well, just a guess here, but when a heli is in a...

Well, just a guess here, but when a heli is in a stable hover, it's not really straight and level
due to the side thrust of the tail rotor. You are really leaning (as seen from behind) a bit to...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 06-04-2012, 06:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 863
Posted By Heli Jim
try swapping servos in those two positions and...

try swapping servos in those two positions and see if the problem remains.
That would eliminate the servos from the mix, but I suspect servo more than
receiver or TX
Forum: E-Flite Helicopters 04-23-2012, 11:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,210
Posted By Heli Jim
It's pretty new but it sure looks interesting. ...

It's pretty new but it sure looks interesting.

It appears to be as stable as a co-ax I'd like to try one
and if it is, I might just spring for one.
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 10-28-2011, 06:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,688
Posted By Heli Jim
The chart is a really good rule of thumb to use. ...

The chart is a really good rule of thumb to use.

The important thing to remember is you will damage the battery pack
if you take it down below 3 volts (per cell) so going down to only 3.7 volts...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 10-27-2011, 07:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 654
Posted By Heli Jim
You will need an adapter board but they are not...

You will need an adapter board but they are not too expensive.
I have one of these chargers and I have an adapter for Eflite batteries,
and also a board for thunderpower batteries. It will...
Forum: General RC E-Heli Talk 08-23-2011, 10:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,312
Posted By Heli Jim
dumo01 said it! Good idea. also make sure...

dumo01 said it! Good idea.

also make sure nothing is binding to slow down one
of the rotors.
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 07-23-2011, 09:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,386
Posted By Heli Jim
Unless you have an ESC that you can SET the LVC...

Unless you have an ESC that you can SET the LVC limit, you
are really taking a chance with LiPo's. Most LVC's are at or pretty close
to 3.0 volts (per cell) and that is just plain stupid to go...
Forum: Beginners 07-21-2011, 01:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,657
Posted By Heli Jim
You could use a "Y" cable and then it would just...

You could use a "Y" cable and then it would just be one channel on the TX.

If you have the capability to mix things in your transmitter, then you would
plug one into aileron and the other into...
Forum: E-Flite Helicopters 04-02-2011, 01:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,218
Posted By Heli Jim
If the skids are the same as the CX-2, I know...

If the skids are the same as the CX-2, I know that Boomtown Hobbies sells
a replacement that is indestructable. I've had a set for 5 years and they are
still going strong.
Forum: E-Flite Helicopters 02-25-2011, 03:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,833
Posted By Heli Jim
then your gyro is set too sensative.

then your gyro is set too sensative.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-21-2011, 02:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 747
Posted By Heli Jim
You should always turn on the transmitter first. ...

You should always turn on the transmitter first. Then plug in the battery to the esc.
Your receiver would normally power up with the esc. When you are done, turn off/unplug the battery from the...
Forum: Micro Sized Electric Helicopters 02-17-2011, 08:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 856
Posted By Heli Jim
The 5th channel is the built in gyro

The 5th channel is the built in gyro
Forum: Beginners - Helis 01-26-2011, 09:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,459
Posted By Heli Jim
I would suggest a CX2 co-axiel It's a little...

I would suggest a CX2 co-axiel

It's a little bigger....can be flown outside if it's calm
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 01-14-2011, 10:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 832
Posted By Heli Jim
I think that the capacity just drops off a lot...

I think that the capacity just drops off a lot when they get cold.
I know that I can't fly my vapor for long in the winter. I keep my extra batteries
in my pocket till I put it in the plane and...
Forum: Beginners 12-16-2010, 02:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,548
Posted By Heli Jim
The slightly higher mAh rating is ok--it's like a...

The slightly higher mAh rating is ok--it's like a 12 oz fuel tank instead of a 10 oz. tank.
The 20 C instead of a 15C is fine too. No problems there.

The thing you have to be careful of is...
Forum: Beginners 11-11-2010, 08:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 823
Posted By Heli Jim
My guess would be the servo. Try hooking up...

My guess would be the servo.

Try hooking up a different servo to the receiver in that slot and see it the problem
is still there. If the other servo flutters, them the problem is in the...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 10-08-2010, 01:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,098
Posted By Heli Jim
You should leave the ESC lead in the motor...

You should leave the ESC lead in the motor plug-in on the receiver. The bind plug goes into
the BATT plug. then thrn on the RECEIVER first and then turn on the transmitter while holding the bind...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 09-13-2010, 02:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,470
Posted By Heli Jim
Unless the battery is specifically designed to...

Unless the battery is specifically designed to handle higher amps
you should not exceed 1C which in this case is 2.2 amps
Forum: Humor 08-25-2010, 07:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 725
Posted By Heli Jim
Smile Old people

THIS IS WHY WE LOVE OLD PEOPLE.


A farmer stopped by the local mechanics shop to have his truck fixed. They couldn't do it while he waited, so he said he didn't live far and would...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-13-2010, 12:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 607
Posted By Heli Jim
here's the link to the magazine if that helps ...

here's the link to the magazine if that helps

http://www.electricflyermagazine.com/
Forum: Humor 08-01-2010, 03:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,030
Posted By Heli Jim
Congrats Chellie! You do a great job! ...

Congrats Chellie!

You do a great job!

Of course, Charlie Brown once said "doing a good job is like
wetting your pants in a dark suit.......you get that warm feeling
but nobody ever...
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