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Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-18-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 301
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Yes, LVC = Low Voltage Cuttoff. All LiPo...

Yes, LVC = Low Voltage Cuttoff. All LiPo compatible ESC's will have this and it can usually be adjusted to suit your preferences, typically it comes in around 3.0 - 3.2V

A few options for...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-18-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 220
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
It's got one, just a very big one....

It's got one, just a very big one....
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-18-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 301
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
You can easily protect against over discharge of...

You can easily protect against over discharge of the smaller battery by first using a timer and if you need a backup protection attach a low voltage alarm (or battery yet telemetry) to the smaller...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-17-2015, 10:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 301
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Actually C values don't matter too much, just...

Actually C values don't matter too much, just limit to the discharge rate to that of the lowest C rating battery.

As for different mAh... yes, should be ok providing you don't over discharge the...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 03-13-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 565
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
2.4GHz doesn't complicate things, it makes things...

2.4GHz doesn't complicate things, it makes things simpler. If you get a transmitter with model memories (almost all 6 channel and up Tx's will have) then you just store each plane in the transmitters...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-09-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 142,386
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
I just ordered a Hobbyking Invictus pylon racer,...

I just ordered a Hobbyking Invictus pylon racer, expecting delivery today:
http://cdn.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/catalog/38075.jpg
This is something a bit different for me so looking forward to...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-22-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 955
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Yes but that power supply is sold to suit the old...

Yes but that power supply is sold to suit the old Accucel, which requires a centre pin positive power supply. So unless HK have screwed up extraordinarily badly, it's a centre positive supply. But as...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-22-2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 955
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
You can easily find out the polarity without a...

You can easily find out the polarity without a multimeter. The power supply will be wired 'centre pin positive' so suit the 'old' Accucel charger (the power supply should have a little diagram...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-21-2015, 09:49 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 955
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Yes, there should be two wires in there....

Yes, there should be two wires in there. Occasionally there might be a third feedback wire but if so it just connects to the positive wire where it solders to the connector.

I'd just remove the...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-12-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 955
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
The ballance plug (the white one) will fit...

The ballance plug (the white one) will fit directly but on any decent charger you also need to connect the main power plug. As thare are a multitude of different battery power connectors you will...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-11-2015, 10:15 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 955
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
No, it's lower voltage but more watts than most...

No, it's lower voltage but more watts than most laptop chargers.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-11-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 955
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Just to confuse you more... For the budget you...

Just to confuse you more... For the budget you have to play with, personally i'd not get any of those chargers.

I'd get one of these:...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-11-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 955
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Actually in my opinion that seems a little over...

Actually in my opinion that seems a little over priced for what it is. It will do what you need right now but if you are thinking about moving on the bigger models or even just getting more batteries...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 02-03-2015, 06:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 194
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
In series the voltage adds together but...

In series the voltage adds together but everything else stays the same. So your pack will be 6s (22.2V) 3200mAh 30C.

If you connected in parallel the mAh capacity would add and everything else...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-11-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 329
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Nigel, I think what Fhhuber is saying is...

Nigel,

I think what Fhhuber is saying is that some ESC's 'expect' a throttle signal that moves in one direction while others 'expect' the opposite signal.

You are quite right that different...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-11-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 329
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Mike, Actually it's MUCH easier now than it...

Mike,

Actually it's MUCH easier now than it was in the old days. Back before servo reversing on the Tx, if you couldn't reverse control direction using linkages you had to either buy separate left...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-11-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 329
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
+1... The fact that the servos were responding to...

+1... The fact that the servos were responding to the Tx (albeit in the opposite direction to desired) proves beyond doubt that the receiver is compatible.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-11-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 329
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
I'm not saying that you are wrong, but in the...

I'm not saying that you are wrong, but in the years I've been flying and the many ESC's I've come accross I've yet to find one that needed throttle reversing when using JR/Spektrum.

Possibly 'back...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-10-2015, 11:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 329
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Chellie, he said that he has a DX6i, which does...

Chellie, he said that he has a DX6i, which does have servo reversing.

Mike,
Almost all ESC's will work off a Spektrum Tx without reversing the throttle so go into the DX6i programming and check...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-10-2015, 11:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 329
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Yes, something simple....Just reverse the servo...

Yes, something simple....Just reverse the servo direction in the Tx programming.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-02-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 539
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
I think many of the buyers probably suspected...

I think many of the buyers probably suspected that it might be a scam but went for it anyway on the off chance that it might just be genuine, but in the knowledge that if it wasn't legit eBay buyer...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 12-08-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 645
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Hard to say exactly without knowing the size...

Hard to say exactly without knowing the size (mAh) of the battery. Internal resistance is inversely proportional to battery size (i.e. double the battery size gives half the resistance and visa...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 12-02-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,713
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
SJ, They say it's always darkest before the...

SJ,
They say it's always darkest before the dawn. I'm not one for prayers but I really do wish you a whole lot better year in the year to come than you have suffered this past 12 months, keep your...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 11-28-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 703
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
I'm not sure a microwave is a good idea. It would...

I'm not sure a microwave is a good idea. It would make it more difficult to keep an eye on the battery, and in any case a microwave oven though it might contain a fire to some extent isnt really...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 11-16-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 567
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
You need to go into System Settings > Aircraft...

You need to go into System Settings > Aircraft Type
This brings up the wing type menu and set is according to how you have your ailerons and flaps controlled (single servo, dial servos on separate...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 11-10-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 792
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
If all you want is to parallel charge a few 3s...

If all you want is to parallel charge a few 3s 2200mAh then the Turnigy Reaktor 300W will meet all your needs and then some plus give you $80 change.

The Reaktor is a made under licence version...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 10-05-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 571
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Yep, this is 100% perfectly normal. Rechargeable...

Yep, this is 100% perfectly normal. Rechargeable NiMh batteries don't have as high voltage as standard single use types, they are rated at 1.2v nominal but start a little higher....
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 09-27-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 799
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: 1,057
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 09-18-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 302
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.
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