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Forum: Batteries & Chargers 04-27-2012, 09:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,641
Posted By constantCrash
Agree, buy FMA cellpro and actually trust your...

Agree, buy FMA cellpro and actually trust your charger.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-23-2012, 09:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 978
Posted By constantCrash
Dereck, I don't think anybody is shipping...

Dereck,

I don't think anybody is shipping NiCad anymore, but they are using NiMh which still has some advantages over lipo for transmitters:

1) Low Self Discharge NiMh (Sanyo Eneloops,...
Forum: Foamies 03-23-2012, 04:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 990
Posted By constantCrash
This site is on the up and up. They are just...

This site is on the up and up. They are just coming on line now with their product.

I've been following this development since the beginning. These guys contacted and XPS manufacture here in the...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 03-23-2012, 04:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 829
Posted By constantCrash
Original DX7 is an older 72mhz JR radio with a...

Original DX7 is an older 72mhz JR radio with a spektrum module added to it. uses JR programming which in my own opinion is more difficult, and doesn't balance right because it is a conversion of a...
Forum: Foamies 03-21-2012, 09:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,711
Posted By constantCrash
The 2 in 1 unit for the newer DSM super cub is...

The 2 in 1 unit for the newer DSM super cub is really just an AR600 de-gloved and stuffed into a little back box with the existing ACT and brushed ESC. The rudder is by default connected to the AIL...
Forum: Foamies 03-21-2012, 05:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,711
Posted By constantCrash
You should just be able to stop using the...

You should just be able to stop using the existing battery port, plug the new ESC into the Throttle port on the super cub's black box, and hook up the motor to the and battery to the new ESC.

The...
Forum: 3D Flying 03-14-2012, 08:04 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,121
Posted By constantCrash
Been watching the other thread. I'm still...

Been watching the other thread. I'm still hesitant to order one because I fear breakage in international shipping. But if it comes to the USA warehouse I will order it straight away.

I'm working...
Forum: 3D Flying 03-12-2012, 03:30 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,681
Posted By constantCrash
MS build update.

Started working on mine Saturday:

Battery: Flightmax 4000 4s (big and heavy but a standard battery for me.)

Motor: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idproduct=18165...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-08-2012, 05:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 772
Posted By constantCrash
I don't think you need to poke it. I would...

I don't think you need to poke it. I would discharge the two remaining cells individually through the balance tap. These batteries don't actually contain any nasty compounds. Unlike NiCad/NiMh. ...
Forum: 3D Flying 03-08-2012, 03:51 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,681
Posted By constantCrash
ain't no oil on electric planes. I'd build the...

ain't no oil on electric planes. I'd build the hinges as desinged. that's not the weak area.

I'll be starting on my MS as soon as i'm done with my current Sbach 300 shock flyer build. I'll...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 02-22-2012, 05:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,649
Posted By constantCrash
It has to be bound with the receiver otherwise it...

It has to be bound with the receiver otherwise it will interfere with it. But it does not require a receiver to have a data port on it. I've used mine with AR6200's just fine.

Every time you...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 02-20-2012, 09:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 419
Posted By constantCrash
I don't look at the telemetry when I'm flying. ...

I don't look at the telemetry when I'm flying. I've got a couple of warnings set for Low motor voltage, and low receiver voltage and high temp. then I fly and look at the min and maxes when I land.
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 02-14-2012, 06:57 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,772
Posted By constantCrash
I purchased a deep cycle battery, but before I...

I purchased a deep cycle battery, but before I did I was looking into building my own generator.

A used 5.5 horse 4cycle lawn mower motor spinning a belt to run a car Alternator. This gives ~14...
Forum: 3D Flying 02-07-2012, 04:56 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,681
Posted By constantCrash
Well sweet. I've pushed almost 900 watts through...

Well sweet. I've pushed almost 900 watts through my e-flite power 25 but E-flite's are good high quality motors:

5/31/2010 11:23:26 5/31/2010 T-34 Flightmax 4000 2 4:15:00 "17.9wh
58.57amp...
Forum: 3D Flying 02-07-2012, 04:35 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,681
Posted By constantCrash
NJ You swapped your motor? What prop are you...

NJ You swapped your motor? What prop are you running on it now? that NTM is just about the same as my E-flite power 25 (that everybody on the other site gave me crap for suggesting ;-) ) 800...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 02-06-2012, 10:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,745
Posted By constantCrash
what was your drain rate? These aren't high...

what was your drain rate? These aren't high performance cells, What are you planning on using them in?
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 02-03-2012, 05:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,421
Posted By constantCrash
Futaba has a bad service record for me. Two guys...

Futaba has a bad service record for me. Two guys at my club have less than 1 year old TC7's that have had their right stick (aileron /elevator) fail. Futaba's response to them was "$60.00 labor and...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 02-03-2012, 05:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,444
Posted By constantCrash
When it comes to Transmitter and battery charger,...

When it comes to Transmitter and battery charger, Buy from reputable companies. I buy Spektrum and FMA direct respectively. They are your lifeline to the plane and safetynet to your house.
...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 01-31-2012, 05:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,313
Posted By constantCrash
5" is a 127mm fan. that's without any form of...

5" is a 127mm fan. that's without any form of cowl to re-direct the air out the back. you'd have to have a BIG plane to fit that fan in. That is unless you mounted it horizontally wich would...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-30-2012, 09:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,624
Posted By constantCrash
I'd also like to know if it was being charged...

I'd also like to know if it was being charged through balance connectors, or via the power wires only.
Forum: Batteries and Chargers Forsale/WTB 01-27-2012, 02:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,457
Posted By constantCrash
If you only need to charge Lipo / a123 then ...

If you only need to charge Lipo / a123 then

For an extra $20.00 the cellpro 4s line is a much better charger.
...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-13-2012, 07:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 618
Posted By constantCrash
Analog according to HK.

Analog according to HK.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-13-2012, 05:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 586
Posted By constantCrash
That's one problem with USPS. I've had a package...

That's one problem with USPS. I've had a package damaged but left on my front door step. Since they consider that "delivered" it is not possible to reject the shipment. Avoid hobbyking around...
Forum: Beginners 01-04-2012, 05:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,175
Posted By constantCrash
It's ford vs chevy. I would stick to a big name...

It's ford vs chevy. I would stick to a big name though, Spektrum, Futaba, Hitech/Multiplex. Spektrum is the most common simply because they were first.
Forum: Foamies 01-03-2012, 10:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,585
Posted By constantCrash
Some insperation for you: ...

Some insperation for you:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1420943

It came out heavy, with bad balance. Extend the nose a bit and widen the body.
Forum: Power Systems 12-29-2011, 07:01 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 46,633
Posted By constantCrash
Using a Futaba radio? If so reverse your...

Using a Futaba radio? If so reverse your throttle channel. Sounds like your ESC is going into programming mode (which is done by having the throttle high when plugged in)

Take the prop off...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-28-2011, 03:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 602
Posted By constantCrash
you would need 4 separate channels with elevon...

you would need 4 separate channels with elevon mix + canarderon mix (i just made up a word)

elevon both sides go up when you pull back on the stick. canard both sides need to go DOWN when you...
Forum: Power Systems 11-30-2011, 07:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,195
Posted By constantCrash
EC3's are by far the easiest soldered connector...

EC3's are by far the easiest soldered connector to assemble. the solder on the bullets OUTSIDE the connector, and then they snap into the connector from the back. you do each bullet separately so...
Forum: Power Systems 11-28-2011, 09:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,195
Posted By constantCrash
I have experience un-soldering them ;-) I've...

I have experience un-soldering them ;-) I've replace a handful now with EC3's If i didn't already have a massive stock of EC3's both in use and in bags I would instead change my ESC's over to...
Forum: Company Discussions 11-17-2011, 10:03 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,407
Posted By constantCrash
Bull, it get's approved at the washington...

Bull, it get's approved at the washington warehouse.

If you have valid complaints say them, but don't spread lies and FUD.

Hobby king has it's problems, but it has been a major contributor...
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