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Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-14-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 387
Posted By kyleservicetech
IMHO, another good reason to buy new servos. ...

IMHO, another good reason to buy new servos.

The new 2.4 Ghz receivers demand a solid DC power source for reliable operation. I've checked my Spektrum receivers, they all drop out at 3.2 Volts...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-14-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 387
Posted By kyleservicetech
The newer radios such as most of the Spektrum...

The newer radios such as most of the Spektrum line shows a battery voltage indication in its LCD display. As for radio brands, over 90% of my club members are flying with Spektrum brand. Spektrum...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 12-14-2014, 12:08 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 695
Posted By kyleservicetech
Hi Chellie Nice job!!

Hi Chellie

Nice job!!
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-13-2014, 04:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 387
Posted By kyleservicetech
This is a giant scale model with a wing span of...

This is a giant scale model with a wing span of 92 inches and 1300 Square inches of Wing. The model will weigh around 10 pounds. With the modern brushless motors, it is very easy to match or exceed...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 12-11-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 367
Posted By kyleservicetech
That is excellent information. Perhaps you...

That is excellent information.

Perhaps you could consider creating a new thread and putting this information in it? Methinks a lot of RC flyers that use the Lithium type batteries would find it...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 12-11-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 695
Posted By kyleservicetech
Good luck! As a side point, I'm sure you're...

Good luck!

As a side point, I'm sure you're familiar with bending copper pipe back and forth, and it's tendency to work harden in the process. Bend that work hardened copper pipe, and the...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 12-11-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 367
Posted By kyleservicetech
Yup This is off topic :oops: :oops: A123...

Yup This is off topic :oops: :oops:

A123 cells equals Lithium Nano Phosphate chemistry. They also have a very flat discharge curve. On my giant scale 3000 Watt Big Stick, the 12S2P A123 pack...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 12-11-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 695
Posted By kyleservicetech
H'mmm 5/8 inch pipe? I just checked the OD...

H'mmm

5/8 inch pipe? I just checked the OD of several of my copper pipe valves. The copper pipe for them all measure 5/8 inch OD. My home was built in 1983. You might want to take a Harbor...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 12-11-2014, 04:30 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 367
Posted By kyleservicetech
That's the first time I've heard of vaporized...

That's the first time I've heard of vaporized electrolyte causing these LiPo batteries to puff up. If so, that would explain a lot of battery failures. Do you have any references? I'm curious.
...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 12-09-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 367
Posted By kyleservicetech
Yup That internal cell resistance is very...

Yup
That internal cell resistance is very definitely not linear with current levels. It will even vary with battery temperature. The only way to really determine internal resistance would be to...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 12-08-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 367
Posted By kyleservicetech
The most important value of your battery pack is...

The most important value of your battery pack is its voltage under the loads pulled by your power system.

Seems it's hard to find good typical values on this.

Take a look:...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 12-08-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 506
Posted By kyleservicetech
Yeah Be certain to do range testing on your...

Yeah
Be certain to do range testing on your receiver before risking it in a model. And, for me, I'd fly it in a cheap "disposable" model before putting it into your pride and joy.

There are a...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 12-08-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 367
Posted By kyleservicetech
What is the Mah rating of your cells? The higher...

What is the Mah rating of your cells? The higher the batteries amp hour capacity, generally, the lower the cells internal resistance.
Forum: Events, Shows and Fun Fly's - Electric Airplanes 12-01-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 174
Posted By kyleservicetech
Interesting old military planes video

Take a look at this video. Well worth your two minutes of time:
http://player.vimeo.com/video/93587997
Forum: General Electric Discussions 11-30-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,792
Posted By kyleservicetech
Yeah I've run across that same issue on my...

Yeah
I've run across that same issue on my giant scale models with four servos in the wings.

What I did was buy some multiple pin connectors to tie the wing servos to the fuse servos. It all...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 11-28-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 506
Posted By kyleservicetech
I think "binding" only comes with those 2.4 GHz...

I think "binding" only comes with those 2.4 GHz radio systems.:cool:
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 11-27-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 506
Posted By kyleservicetech
Binding consists of linking a specific...

Binding consists of linking a specific transmitter to a specific receiver. That process should be covered in the manual for your radio.
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 11-27-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 506
Posted By kyleservicetech
If my memory is correct that 140F is the max...

If my memory is correct that 140F is the max limit before damage to those LiPo batteries.
Forum: Beginners 11-13-2014, 02:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 426
Posted By kyleservicetech
Yup This is why you absolutely need to read...

Yup

This is why you absolutely need to read your Amps/Volts/Watts with a wattmeter after you've decided on a prop and battery pack for your motor.

There are a LOT of variables that programs...
Forum: Beginners 11-13-2014, 01:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 426
Posted By kyleservicetech
Which Turnigy G60 are you using? There are...

Which Turnigy G60 are you using?

There are three different G60's per motocalc: G60-300KV, -400KV, and -500KV.

I ran the G60-500, 6S LiPo, 14X8.5 prop through www.motocalc.com, and got 1430...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 11-12-2014, 03:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 288
Posted By kyleservicetech
Yeah If you're planning on measuring over 100...

Yeah
If you're planning on measuring over 100 Amps on a regular basis, IMHO, you're better off with a clamp on ammeter. Note that most clamp on meters are AC only, not useful for our DC battery...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 11-11-2014, 04:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 383
Posted By kyleservicetech
The 10xP charger can only charge two packs if...

The 10xP charger can only charge two packs if they are identical in milliampere hours and cell count. This charger puts the two packs in series while charging. I've watched my club member do it. ...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 11-03-2014, 03:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 252
Posted By kyleservicetech
Put me in for using either those LiFe or A123...

Put me in for using either those LiFe or A123 cells for receiver power. Personally I like the A123's since they have a metal jacket, rather than a "Plastic Baggie" for encasing the stuff. For...
Forum: Foamies 10-27-2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 335
Posted By kyleservicetech
Foamie airplane plus Aircraft Carrier

Take a look at this video, especially the aircraft carrier! Some guys have way to much time on their hands.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJBzbdeexdA

FJBzbdeexdA
...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 10-16-2014, 04:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 350
Posted By kyleservicetech
As fhhuber and Chellie indicate Buy a...

As fhhuber and Chellie indicate

Buy a wattmeter!
Buy a wattmeter!
Buy a wattmeter!
Buy a wattmeter!

If I'm not clear, again, buy a wattmeter :D

Putting a different prop on a glow engine...
Forum: Brushless Motor Construction 10-02-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 513
Posted By kyleservicetech
I've wound and rewound a whole bunch of motors,...

I've wound and rewound a whole bunch of motors, brush and brush less types. IMHO, its just not worth it, what with the low cost of motors now days.

Plus you need magnet wire. I did!:D

Check...
Forum: Power Systems 09-29-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 587
Posted By kyleservicetech
Check the DX6 LCD menu for a "Throttle Kill"...

Check the DX6 LCD menu for a "Throttle Kill" function. I think the DX6 and DX8 have some of the same features. If your throttle kill for IC shuts off the engine, that would be the same thing.
...
Forum: Power Systems 09-29-2014, 12:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 587
Posted By kyleservicetech
Yup I've got the Hacker A60-5S motor, with a...

Yup

I've got the Hacker A60-5S motor, with a 10S2P A123 pack, similar to an 8S 4400 Mah LiPo pack. FYI, these 60 class Hacker motors use an 8 mm hardened steel propeller shaft, with 8 mm threads...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 09-25-2014, 04:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,312
Posted By kyleservicetech
There are a LOT of good radios out there on 2.4...

There are a LOT of good radios out there on 2.4 Ghz radios, and they can have very reasonable prices.

One good brand is the Spektrum line. Their DX6i unit is a good entry radio. Spektrum has a...
Forum: Power Systems 09-22-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 317
Posted By kyleservicetech
ESC uBEC's can all be used at the same time. ...

ESC uBEC's can all be used at the same time. BUT, they must be isolated from each other. A simple Shottky diode in the ESC red wire leading to the receiver will do the trick.

I can provide a...
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