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Forum: Batteries & Chargers Today, 12:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 110
Posted By kyleservicetech
Those balancing type chargers have really reduced...

Those balancing type chargers have really reduced the hazards associated with those lipo batteries.
Forum: Batteries & Chargers Yesterday, 12:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 110
Posted By kyleservicetech
Not to mention the ability to put out more amps...

Not to mention the ability to put out more amps than the same weight of an nih pack. Been there, done that years ago.
Forum: Beginners 09-30-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 40,603
Posted By kyleservicetech
We've had two club members mix their fingers with...

We've had two club members mix their fingers with glow engine powered props in the past three years. One had a lot of damage to his hand. He did get much of the function back after several...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 09-30-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 110
Posted By kyleservicetech
How big is your model, and how much does it...

How big is your model, and how much does it weigh? (I'm assuming its a model, and not a radio transmitter!)

A123 has an 1100 Mah cell that can handle pretty high currents if needed. The weigh...
Forum: Power Systems 09-29-2014, 11:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 159
Posted By kyleservicetech
Price of Petro, Yikes! Attached are three...

Price of Petro, Yikes!

Attached are three photos of an Arming setup I used on a previous model. The connectors are the AMP type, Deans or similar can also be used.

The two thinner wires are...
Forum: Beginners 09-29-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 40,603
Posted By kyleservicetech
Yeah About the only way to "Kill" those A123's...

Yeah
About the only way to "Kill" those A123's is to accidentally run them dead by leaving the switch on. Yeah, I, along with several club members have done it.

The interesting thing, I've got...
Forum: Power Systems 09-29-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 159
Posted By kyleservicetech
Yeah, the UK prices. I was in London several...

Yeah, the UK prices. I was in London several times a few years back as a stop over from India. Was shocked at the price of petro in London back then. Right now, we're paying about $3.40 per...
Forum: Power Systems 09-29-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 159
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, 06:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 159
Posted By kyleservicetech
I saw a Eflight Power 160 fly yesterday in a...

I saw a Eflight Power 160 fly yesterday in a members 12 pound model. It flew quite well.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-29-2014, 03:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 376
Posted By kyleservicetech
Yikes, I'll be 73 years old in October. Back...

Yikes, I'll be 73 years old in October.

Back in the early days, my father had an old John Deer Put Put tractor we had to start by grabbing the flywheel. Got rid of that and went through a few...
Forum: Power Systems 09-28-2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 159
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: Batteries & Chargers 09-28-2014, 01:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 240
Posted By kyleservicetech
I've been using the Eneloop "AA" sized Nih cells...

I've been using the Eneloop "AA" sized Nih cells in my two Canon cameras now for several years. One Canon is the SX20IS. Eneloops have been around awhile, and they work very well.

One concern is...
Forum: Humor 09-26-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 73
Posted By kyleservicetech
Corporate Decisions!

All of the ten senior members of the Board of Directors of the company were called into the chairman's office one by one until only Bob, the junior member, was left sitting outside.

Finally it...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-26-2014, 12:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 196
Posted By kyleservicetech
How many cells do you have in your LiPo pack? If...

How many cells do you have in your LiPo pack? If it's three or more cells, take a look:

BEC Linear Current Rating
http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=63779

Don't know if this...
Forum: Aerial Photography 09-25-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 94
Posted By kyleservicetech
Another Video from Model Airplane

Below is a video taken from my Giant Big Stick model, wingspan 82 inches, weight 17 pounds, power is a Hacker A60-16M, 19X12 APC-E prop, and 12S2P A123 batteries.

It was windy on the day of...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 09-25-2014, 03:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,191
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: Humor 09-25-2014, 01:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 108
Posted By kyleservicetech
Medical study about longevity

A recent study has found that women who carry a little extra weight live longer than the men who mention it.... :D :D
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 09-24-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 240
Posted By kyleservicetech
Usefull????

If you have to remove a cap to add water, methinks that would allow the possibility for the battery to leak out, ruining the battery case on your $$$$ transmitter.

Those Alkaline batteries have...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 09-23-2014, 03:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 127
Posted By kyleservicetech
H'mmm How big of a model are you flying? IMHO,...

H'mmm
How big of a model are you flying? IMHO, those 4 cell "AA" style Nih batteries can be a bit marginal for larger model airplanes. Especially when running with a 2.4 Ghz radio system.

If...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 09-23-2014, 12:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 195
Posted By kyleservicetech
It goes without saying that when making your own...

It goes without saying that when making your own servo extension cables, be absolutely danged careful of polarity!!!!

A reversed battery plus/minus servo extension can do a lot of damage.

What...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 09-23-2014, 12:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 195
Posted By kyleservicetech
Yeah We learned this problem issue long ago at...

Yeah
We learned this problem issue long ago at work, where we were directly soldering lead wires to circuit boards. We were having those lead wires break off just during shipping inside a padded...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 09-22-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 195
Posted By kyleservicetech
One issue with crimping terminals, is the proper...

One issue with crimping terminals, is the proper crimping tool size must be used. To loose, and the wires can fall out. (We had that happen at work some years ago. I did a lot of field traveling...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 09-22-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 195
Posted By kyleservicetech
Hi Nigel Yikes, hope your #26 wire is only...

Hi Nigel

Yikes, hope your #26 wire is only used in smaller models! IMHO, once you get past perhaps 500 watts up front, only #22 servo wire should be used.

A few feet of #26 wire leading from...
Forum: Power Systems 09-22-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 165
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...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 09-22-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 401
Posted By kyleservicetech
Flat airfoils can't fly? Just look at the simple...

Flat airfoils can't fly? Just look at the simple folded up paper airplane we made as kids.
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 09-22-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 195
Posted By kyleservicetech
I've been making my own servo connectors and...

I've been making my own servo connectors and extensions for many years. If you're like me, a magnifying visor is absolutely mandatory. Along with that, a quality crimping tool is also mandatory.
...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-21-2014, 02:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 412
Posted By kyleservicetech
Yeah, LOL. :censor: I've also picked up an...

Yeah, LOL. :censor:

I've also picked up an old Craftsman metal lathe from the 1950's that can swing 12 inches diameter above the bed. It's been moved twice, first when I bought it, second when we...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-21-2014, 01:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 314
Posted By kyleservicetech
LOL Yup, for electronic stuff, ask your fifth...

LOL
Yup, for electronic stuff, ask your fifth grader! :oops:
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-21-2014, 01:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 412
Posted By kyleservicetech
Sears Craftsman Scroll Saw

I have an older Sears Scroll saw with a single speed motor. Nice thing about this unit, and similar types, is that both the bottom AND the top of the blade are driven directly by the motor. This...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-20-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 198
Posted By kyleservicetech
This isn't a GoPro camera by any stretch of the...

This isn't a GoPro camera by any stretch of the imagination, but it does a decent job, expecially for under $20, shipping included....
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