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Forum: Company Discussions 07-29-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 129
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
As NJSwede said.. I'm 99% sure that if you find...

As NJSwede said.. I'm 99% sure that if you find that the stuff you ordered is coming from the international warehouse it's because you ordered it from the international warehouse. Like mentioned,...
Forum: Foamies 07-29-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 117
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
As noted above, the problem of juddering is...

As noted above, the problem of juddering is usually due to a bad solder joint or other bad connection on one of the three bullets between ESC and motor. Occasionally it can be due to a faulty ESC or...
Forum: Company Discussions 07-28-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 129
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Are you sure the items you ordered were from the...

Are you sure the items you ordered were from the US warehouse? It's very easy to accidently order items from the international warehouse because it's all the same web site. Do you have a direct link...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 07-28-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 83
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Call me sceptical but it seems that a...

Call me sceptical but it seems that a revolutionary new battery technology being 'just around the corner' is announced every few months.. yet they never materialise.

Hopefully this one is...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-27-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 156
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
I'm sure the 'stally tips' was the same issue...

I'm sure the 'stally tips' was the same issue that lead to difficult spin recovery. Tip stall is why the cowl is banged up on mine, but the rest of the airframe is ok, though many years in storage in...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-27-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 156
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Nigel, Good work on the plans and parts sheet....

Nigel,
Good work on the plans and parts sheet. The remains of mine are still in mygarage. it's actually not in too bad condition but needs a cowl.

I have some photos of when it was first build...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-26-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 100
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
For plug orientation... If you plug it in and it...

For plug orientation... If you plug it in and it doesnt work turn it around. Plugging in backwards does no harm so trial and error is acceptable.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-25-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 315
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Yep, that's all perfectly normal and fine. The...

Yep, that's all perfectly normal and fine. The cells will always show a slight imbalance after use. If you slightly over-discharge the imbalance can be quite large but providing the charger gets them...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-25-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 315
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
I've been told by other Cellpro owners that by...

I've been told by other Cellpro owners that by default the cellpro chargers dont balance in storage-discharge mode (I'd have to check on storage charge mode), but the option can be user enabled in...
Forum: Beginners 07-24-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 179
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Yep, there is no 'optimal' CG position. The...

Yep, there is no 'optimal' CG position. The manufacturers recommendation is usually a safe starting point that will fly ok, but many like to fine tune their models to their own preference.
...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-24-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 315
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Actually contrary to previous comment, it's very...

Actually contrary to previous comment, it's very important to have cells balanced because if they are not an individual cell may become over charged or over-discharged. There may be some variation...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-23-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 315
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Opinions always vary depending on how risk averse...

Opinions always vary depending on how risk averse the individual. Personally if the swelling is very slight and the battery is performing well IMHO it's generally ok to use with caution, but make no...
Forum: Delta & Flying Wings 07-23-2014, 05:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 287
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Yep, CG too far back. Also possibly lack of...

Yep, CG too far back. Also possibly lack of directional stability due to having no vertical stabilisers. Moving the CG forward will help with directional stability too but if problems remain try...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-21-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 236
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
FWIW Over the years I've picked up a a number of...

FWIW Over the years I've picked up a a number of second hand models with LiPos included. In a few cases these LiPos had been left fully charged for 6 months or more by the original owner (one guy...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 07-21-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 273
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
We all have our views but on this I don't agree....

We all have our views but on this I don't agree. Personally I don't care what c number written on the wrapper. It's what I pay and how it performs (and how it lasts) that are all I care about.

If...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-21-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 236
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
+3.. just try to minimise the time they are fully...

+3.. just try to minimise the time they are fully charged as far as practical.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-21-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 148
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Could the gains be turned down?

Could the gains be turned down?
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 07-21-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 273
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
I'm not sure how old and what c rating your Nanos...

I'm not sure how old and what c rating your Nanos were? I've had poor results from older 25c Nanos, they performed poorly from new and went down hill quickly. On the other hand I've recently picked...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 07-20-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 722
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Wouldn't have been my personal choice, but I'm...

Wouldn't have been my personal choice, but I'm sure it will get the job done for you. My main gripe (other than the unnecessary stereo speakers making it huge) is that the balancing drain current is...
Forum: Beginners 07-20-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 174
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Actually the 2/3 rule is even worse when applied...

Actually the 2/3 rule is even worse when applied to small setups.

Take the example i added as an edit to my last post:

1000mAh battery, 30A motor - 2/3rd 'rule' says 20c battery.

In reality...
Forum: Beginners 07-20-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 174
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Nigen, Relating c rate directly to amp draw...

Nigen,

Relating c rate directly to amp draw makes no logical sense (i.e. 2/3 or motor amp rating). For planes that use large motors and capacity batteries this would force you into impossibly high...
Forum: Beginners - Helis 07-19-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 154
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
I find the bigger helis (500 and up) far easier...

I find the bigger helis (500 and up) far easier to fly than the smaller (450 and less) types. Big ones just give you a lot more time to react. Take it very slowly and you should be ok.
If you can...
Forum: Beginners 07-19-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 174
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Yes that should be fine. Bear in mind that just...

Yes that should be fine. Bear in mind that just because the motor is rated at 40A doesn't mean it will actually draw that many amps, and even if it did in static testing the motor will unload in...
Forum: General RC E-Heli Talk 07-19-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 308
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
yes, that's the usual way, the tail boom just...

yes, that's the usual way, the tail boom just slides back and forth to adjust tension. I've only got one belt drive heli but I've found it to be pretty much maintenance free so far, i give it a...
Forum: Video Parking lot 07-19-2014, 12:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 175
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
It's a different kettle of fish with the likes of...

It's a different kettle of fish with the likes of the Olympus. It's far harder to do a engine conversion with an advanced turbojet like the Olympus (which was beyond any other technology of it's day)...
Forum: Video Parking lot 07-18-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 175
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Yeah, it's a shame that no one can refurbish...

Yeah, it's a shame that no one can refurbish those old Olympus turbines. You would have thought that there would be engines with plenty of hours left in them in some of the other decommissioned...
Forum: General RC E-Heli Talk 07-18-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 308
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
You do need to measure pitch, guessing is no good...

You do need to measure pitch, guessing is no good at all. Helis are all about setup, get that wrong and they will be a handful regardless of how good you are at flying.

Personally I never used...
Forum: General RC E-Heli Talk 07-18-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 308
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
That actually sounds like a lot of damage, it...

That actually sounds like a lot of damage, it must have hit pretty hard.

I keep an open mind on HK products, some are junk, many are perfectly ok. Often when you buy elswhere you are getting the...
Forum: General RC E-Heli Talk 07-18-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 308
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Yeah, those pesky thumbs with a mind of their own...

Yeah, those pesky thumbs with a mind of their own are a real problem when flying helis;)

Like i said when you were looking at buying options, with a 450's dont give you a lot of thinking time,...
Forum: Beginners 07-17-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 166
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
You can straighten bent and crushed foam very...

You can straighten bent and crushed foam very easily by pouring hot water over it or applying a towel soaked in hot water. The water should be almost boiling.
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