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Old 12-09-2012, 06:28 AM   #1
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Hey Guys,
Name is Brad and i am from Australia,
New to the sport of RC Planes, after much research i decided to buy a Hobbyzone Super Cub and been loving it, been flying now for just over a month and feel my skills developing more and more with each flight,
I have spent many hours on Phoenix Flight Sim and it has helped, I can fly with confidence knowing i have spent time trying to perfect it on the Sim with and without wind over and over,
First thing i did was purchase 2 additional batteries to allow more Air time,
I have adjusted my Control Horns to the most advanced i can and adjusted my servo's where needed, responds a lot quicker now and can turn pretty sharp when needed,
I love flying and cant wait for my skills to get better and better, my next upgrade is going to be Ailerons on the Cub, and cant wait,
Anyways, buy for now and enjoy your flying, i look forward to reading advise, tips and any form of help i can,
I am hoping this wind will go away soon i need to fly..
Brad
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Old 12-09-2012, 06:36 AM   #2
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Hi Brad
Welcome aboard
Pleased to meet you
Take care
Yours Hank

"When wild the head-wind beat,Thy sovereign Will commanding, Bring them who dare to fly, To a safe landing."
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:00 AM   #3
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Welcome to the club! Great little plane, the SC!
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Old 12-09-2012, 12:46 PM   #4
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brad ...brad...brad... now you'v gone and done it!your hooked on the addiction of this awesome hobby.i can tell from your post this isn't going to go away any time soon.

welcome to wattflyer,great bunch of good ol hobby folk here.


so, whats your next plane? stu[fellow addict]

narrow is the place to land...wide is the space to crash....choose the narrow way!
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Old 12-09-2012, 12:53 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by bpj1980 View Post
... Anyways, buy for now and enjoy your flying, i look forward to reading advise, tips and any form of help i can ...
Very handy/instructive tools and calculators, wiring diagrams, demos:
The Script Asylum
-> RC calculations
-> electrical


E-flight 101 by RCG member Ken Myers, will at least save you a ruined LiPo (or worse!), a burnt motor and a fried ESC:
The Ampeer
-> Electric Power Basics

followed by
The Ampeer
-> Everything youw wanted to know about e-flight (Ed Anderson)
Table of Contents
  • Six Keys to Success for New Pilots
  • Important Note About Motor and Propeller Safety
  • The Mythical Best First Plane
  • The AMA Park Pilot Program
  • Things To Check On a Ready-To-Fly (RTF)
  • What You Need To Know About Receivers
  • What function goes on which stick?
  • Battery Basics
  • Amps Versus Volts Versus C
  • Lithium Battery Chargers
  • Balance chargers versus external balancers
  • Extending Flight Times While Maintaining Balance (proper CG)
  • Understanding the Electronic Speed Control (ESC)
  • he Low Voltage Cutoff Feature (LVC) Of Your ESC
  • The Role of the Battery Eliminator Circuit in Your ESC (BEC)
  • Sizing Power Systems for Electric Airplanes
  • Prop Versus Amps
  • Why Consider a Gearbox?
  • What Do the Kv Numbers On Motors Mean?
  • Who Needs a Wattmeter/Power Meter?



Bruce heeft nog veel meer nuttige filmpjes voor modelbouwers op zijn geweten, meer dan 100, niet alleen over accu's:

www.youtube.com/user/RCModelReviews/videos
Idem zijn site
www.rcmodelreviews.com


LiPo storage
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All about LiPo's
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LiPo charging, 4-button charger
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4-button charger, loading & saving data
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What't inside a 4-button charger
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ombouwen PC voedingen
DIY: using a PC power supply
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Switching charger to other batty type
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Accucel 6 charger
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Old 12-10-2012, 03:41 PM   #6
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Hi bpj1980 I have put a website together for folk just like you, you might find it useful http://rcplanes4beginners.co.uk/
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Old 12-11-2012, 12:16 AM   #7
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Hi biggles,

Great site you have created, some very interesting stuff!

Regards
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Hi biggles,

Great site you have created, some very interesting stuff!

Regards
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Thanks mate always nice to know your efforts are appriciated
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Hey guys, thank you all for your help and advice, been a long time since i was on here, couldn't remember my account/email.. but after much searching i found it,
Update on the Cub:
So i ended up doing the Aileron Mod around Christmas, loved it so much, had a blast, knife edging was so fun, learned a lot more and my skills developed, to the point of buying a new plane....
Stuart - I ended up going for the Parkzone VisionAire and am in love, awesome plane highly recommend it, so now i am onto the next stage in my RC journey and i am more addicted than before,
Ron Van Sommeren - WOW you sure have some fantastic info right there... i will be busy for weeks watching them if i havent already seen them on youtube, (countless hours spent researching and learning)
Biggles uk - I have seen this site and yes its very handy, by the way are you Karl? if so you seem to like my videos on youtube, lol
So again guys thank you for your help and advice and please have a laugh at my expense with the below video...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVj907TdYiA
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