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Forum: Batteries & Chargers 01-10-2015, 01:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 392
Posted By dereckbc
Simple throw them away and get a new ones. You...

Simple throw them away and get a new ones. You cannot work with Aluminum. That is why manufactures switched to prevent you from doing what you want to do.

Having said that you got nothing to...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 01-09-2015, 11:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 163
Posted By dereckbc
As I have said in another thread I have another...

As I have said in another thread I have another expensive hobby, EV's. I have built a couple of racing type golf carts.

Ev guys don't use C-Rates to compare batteries because as you have...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 01-09-2015, 11:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 163
Posted By dereckbc
No lower C rating would mean more Ri which means...

No lower C rating would mean more Ri which means more energy wasted as heat.
Forum: Beginners 01-09-2015, 02:33 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 850
Posted By dereckbc
Apprentice S 15E hands down the easiest to fly....

Apprentice S 15E hands down the easiest to fly. It is so good I did not use an Instructor although I do not advise doing that.

The Gyro receiver in Beginner mode makes it very hard to crash, and...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 01-04-2015, 09:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 210
Posted By dereckbc
That maybe the case, but when you do that CG...

That maybe the case, but when you do that CG becomes more difficult to manage, and will shift the CG higher in the fuselage which could make your plane want to roll or fly inverted. It is all about...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 01-04-2015, 08:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 210
Posted By dereckbc
Regardless of which battery chemistry, there is a...

Regardless of which battery chemistry, there is a direct relationship between capacity and weight/volume. Think of it like 1 liter of water is going to weigh 1 Kilogram or 1 gallon of water it is...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 01-02-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 589
Posted By dereckbc
Yep 50 mph, and i have the speed restricted via...

Yep 50 mph, and i have the speed restricted via the controller by limiting RPM @ 5000 rpm on a 7000 rpm motor. Yep it has seat belts and Scardy Cat Handles to hang onto. .

No Sir LiPo in excess of...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 01-02-2015, 04:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 589
Posted By dereckbc
Dennis, I have another expensive hobby, EV's....

Dennis, I have another expensive hobby, EV's. Nothing big or too fancy, even a little silly, racing golf cart. Well I could race it as not many golf carts can do what mine will like go 50 mph. May...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 12-26-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 589
Posted By dereckbc
My bad did not catch that part. :oops:

My bad did not catch that part. :oops:
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 12-26-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 589
Posted By dereckbc
Not saying that will not work, but safety comes...

Not saying that will not work, but safety comes to my mind. The nichrome wire made for that hair dryer is only rated for around 10 amps max. I would worry about the wire fusing and catching something...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 12-24-2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 589
Posted By dereckbc
The heating element in the hair drier is a...

The heating element in the hair drier is a RESISTOR. Problem is the resistor is designed for 120 volts. So if the wattage is, then Resistance is::

1500 watts R = 9.6 Ohms
1200 watts R = 12.0 Ohms...
Forum: Delta & Flying Wings 12-24-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 194
Posted By dereckbc
Interesting, I did not think you could still get...

Interesting, I did not think you could still get Estes Rocket engines. I built a ton of rockets as a kid.
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 12-24-2014, 01:22 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 500
Posted By dereckbc
Nah .22. Pelet gun unless hunting class wont...

Nah .22. Pelet gun unless hunting class wont penetrate. Nail gun works too.
Forum: 3D Flying 12-23-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 364
Posted By dereckbc
FWIW I am a 56 year ole dog, started flying two...

FWIW I am a 56 year ole dog, started flying two years ago and started 3D 6 months ago so here is my take

First maneuver to master in the Harrier. From there everything is easier as just about all...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-23-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 428
Posted By dereckbc
Would be nice if law was the only thing they are...

Would be nice if law was the only thing they are ignorant about.

True story.

Last year my wife's boss wanted to bring his 12 year old kid out and try his hands on an RC plane. I arranged to...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-21-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 428
Posted By dereckbc
AMA is a Non Profit Organization. That in no way...

AMA is a Non Profit Organization. That in no way means it cannot make a profit, it just means any profit goes into its programs like hiring lawyers and lobbyist to go to Washington to protect our...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-20-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 428
Posted By dereckbc
It Is Time

First I am not an officer/agent/rep of the AMA or any RC Club. I am just a member of AMA and my local club who loves and supports the hobby.

If is time to renew your AMA membership, and it is even...
Forum: Humor 12-17-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 295
Posted By dereckbc
Do they have young daughters?

Do they have young daughters?
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 12-14-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 942
Posted By dereckbc
I am new to RC, only about 2 years, but have had...

I am new to RC, only about 2 years, but have had a Brown Out accident in my Apprentice S. Not pretty. But what I have concluded at least for my situation and plane the manufacturer installed to light...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 12-14-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 942
Posted By dereckbc
Nigel the thread is offered as informational...

Nigel the thread is offered as informational because Ri affects many operational characteristics. If someone wants to log it fine, if not fine. It can be as simple writing the base reference on the...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 12-13-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 942
Posted By dereckbc
Yes. I was responding to using the ESC/motor for...

Yes. I was responding to using the ESC/motor for the load. Packs are series configured and like a chain the weakest link in the chain is the cell with the highest Ri.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-13-2014, 04:53 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 747
Posted By dereckbc
No problem here cheer up.

No problem here cheer up.
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 12-12-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 942
Posted By dereckbc
I know, I was just poking fun at you. Relax. Its...

I know, I was just poking fun at you. Relax. Its all good. :D

FWIW I really like military oriented museums, especially those devoted to WW-II aircraft and Battleships. I am a WW-II history buff....
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-12-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 747
Posted By dereckbc
No, do you have a guilty conscious? I was...

No, do you have a guilty conscious? I was speaking to the OP.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-12-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 747
Posted By dereckbc
Are club rules help prevent that from happening....

Are club rules help prevent that from happening. First a Race Track pattern must be observed. Slower planes fly low, fast planes fly high. No more than 4 planes in the air at once. Only exception is...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 12-12-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 942
Posted By dereckbc
When was the last time you heard a dead man say "...

When was the last time you heard a dead man say " I almost survived being shot to death" :eek:
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 12-12-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 942
Posted By dereckbc
Well if you know anything about military...

Well if you know anything about military explosives or demolition like armor piercing ordnance or steel beam cutters they use copper disc in shaped charges to cut through steal like a hot knife...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 12-12-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 942
Posted By dereckbc
Yeah but it was fun. No wife, no kids, no money,...

Yeah but it was fun. No wife, no kids, no money, no worries. Not retired yet, still working but not for much longer. At least I got rid of the kids and made them someone else problem. Anyone need a...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 12-12-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 942
Posted By dereckbc
Did the same thing in my youth years except I...

Did the same thing in my youth years except I used car headlights which was strictly for 12 volt battery systems when I was into Ham radios.
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 12-12-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 942
Posted By dereckbc
This is laughable when you know a 12 AWG copper...

This is laughable when you know a 12 AWG copper wire fusing current is 235 amps.

For those that do not know what Fusing Current means, it means the current at which point the wire melts and turns...
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