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04-28-2010, 10:20 PM
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Posted By clockworks

Glad the new batteries are working for you -...

Glad the new batteries are working for you - LoongMax are the business!

Finally took my MX2 out this evening. First time I've properly flown anything this big and heavy. Flying was fine, and my...
Forum: Beginners
04-24-2010, 06:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,310
Posted By clockworks

I've done exactly the same thing (binding a...

I've done exactly the same thing (binding a Cessna Tx to an Edge 540) and had the same problem.

The problem was that the plane and Tx were too close together! Try again, with the plane on one side...
04-24-2010, 06:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,278
Posted By clockworks

Robotbirds are selling the LoongMax Tipple 3s...

Robotbirds are selling the LoongMax Tipple 3s 2300 for 17.60.
04-22-2010, 01:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,221
Posted By clockworks

How long are you running the motor for when you...

How long are you running the motor for when you are testing it? 30 seconds max is what most people recommend, or you can burn something up.

Now that you've ruled out the connectors, it's got to be...
04-19-2010, 11:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,221
Posted By clockworks

I noticed in your earlier post, you said you used...

I noticed in your earlier post, you said you used Tamiya connectors. I think that's your problem. Those connectors are only just capable of handling the current draw of a stock Tamiya 540 car motor,...
04-14-2010, 11:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,221
Posted By clockworks

Been trying slope soaring myself. We've been...

Been trying slope soaring myself. We've been having a lot of easterly winds recently, and there's no decent east-facing slopes round here.
04-14-2010, 09:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,221
Posted By clockworks

Same problem here - too many planes to fly...

Same problem here - too many planes to fly everything regularly, plus 5 types of pack.

I now make a point of only choosing new planes that'll fly on packs that I already own.

Have you tried...
04-14-2010, 04:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,221
Posted By clockworks

I got mine from servoshop.co.uk. There's...

I got mine from servoshop.co.uk.


There's no need to cycle LiPo packs, just don't store them for long periods fully-charged. I use a Battery Doctor to take the packs down to 3.8v per cell, but...
04-14-2010, 02:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,221
Posted By clockworks

24.7A still seems a bit low - maybe your battery...

24.7A still seems a bit low - maybe your battery voltage is dropping under load? 270 watts at 24.7A equals 10.9V. That's OK, but on the low side for a fresh pack. I try and prop my planes so that the...
04-14-2010, 10:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,221
Posted By clockworks

Only 20 amps? What batteries are you using? ...

Only 20 amps? What batteries are you using?

With the stock 12x6 prop, and some decent 3s packs, mine was pulling 32 amps. I guess you must be running on 2s, or some very weak 3s?
04-12-2010, 01:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,221
Posted By clockworks

I've only just got mine, so I's only had 2...

I've only just got mine, so I's only had 2 flights so far.

Before I flew it, I measured the current draw with a wattmeter. It was pulling 32 amps, which I figured was a bit marginal, so I replaced...
Forum: ParkFlyers
03-31-2010, 03:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,270
Posted By clockworks

Make sure that you aren't pointing the Tx antenna...

Make sure that you aren't pointing the Tx antenna directly at the plane. It's best to keep the antenna folded across the top of the Tx at 45 or 90 degrees, not sticking straight up.

I've got a...
Replies: 8
Views: 1,306
Posted By clockworks

You can use the PCB from a broken servo to...

You can use the PCB from a broken servo to operate a 5v relay. Just disconnect the wires from the servo motor and connect them to the relay coil.
12-05-2009, 09:28 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 20,931
Posted By clockworks

We're going to St. Agnes, Cornwall, tomorrow -...

We're going to St. Agnes, Cornwall, tomorrow - one of the best soaring sites in the UK. 300' slope with a large, flat, landing area behind the cliff top. The parking lot is at the top of the slope,...
12-05-2009, 05:34 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 20,931
Posted By clockworks

I've recently started slope soaring, along with a...

I've recently started slope soaring, along with a couple of other park filers. We got fed up with being grounded when it gets too windy for powered flight.
The most experienced pilot in our group...
Replies: 2
Views: 1,227
Posted By clockworks

Absolutely - same here with using a European...

Absolutely - same here with using a European 35MHz air radio for surface - that's why I'm not going to use my current Futaba 7C plane Tx for my crawler. Whatever I use, it'll be 2.4GHz. This band is...
Replies: 2
Views: 1,227
Posted By clockworks

Air radio for surface use?

I need a 4ch Tx for my new rock crawler (a kind of extreme monster truck for those who don't know). The choice of 4 channel surface radios is extremely limited - I only know of one, the Futaba 4PK....
05-20-2009, 05:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,405
Posted By clockworks

I'm using a 170W PSU from a slimline desktop PC....

I'm using a 170W PSU from a slimline desktop PC. It had 2 "strings" of cables to power the HDDs and optical drives, so I just twisted together those 2 yellow and black wires.

Gives me enough power...
05-20-2009, 09:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,405
Posted By clockworks

Be very careful if you decide to open up the PSU...

Be very careful if you decide to open up the PSU case to modify it. Make sure that the caps are discharged - no power for a couple of days, or connect the PSU to a computer and pull the AC plug from...
05-18-2009, 09:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,405
Posted By clockworks

Modifying a PC power supply is easy. If it's the...

Modifying a PC power supply is easy. If it's the "ATX" type or newer (soft power switch, rather than a mains switch on a separate harness), all you need to do is join the green wire to one of the...
05-13-2009, 07:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,166
Posted By clockworks

I've used CA (superglue) to repair delaminated CF...

I've used CA (superglue) to repair delaminated CF chassis on 1/10 RC cars. Works fine. Where a small piece was missing, I built the area up with JB Weld.
Forum: Beginners
05-12-2009, 08:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,130
Posted By clockworks

Sounds like you've got the same problem I had - I...

Sounds like you've got the same problem I had - I was trying to fly a plane like I'd drive an RC car. I couldn't get my head around what the controls did, so I kept on crashing.
Eventually...
05-08-2009, 07:59 PM
Replies: 892
Views: 43,863
Posted By clockworks

While I'm not a lover of these tiny city cars,...

While I'm not a lover of these tiny city cars, the Smart ForTwo is surprisingly good at protecting it's occupants. Take a look at the Euro NCAP ratings - the Smart gets a 4* rating, while some...
Forum: Beginners
05-08-2009, 06:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,307
Posted By clockworks

All the brushless ESCs that I've seen on the...

All the brushless ESCs that I've seen on the market now include LVC. On most, it's adjustable for cell voltage, and also "hard" or "soft" cutoff. Soft cutoff drops the motor power, but you still have...
Forum: Beginners
05-08-2009, 09:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,307
Posted By clockworks

Welcome to Wattflyer A lot of people...

Welcome to Wattflyer

A lot of people recommend the Super Cub, although I've not tried one myself. Seems to be a good place to start if you're not sure if you'll stick with flying, or you're unsure...
05-07-2009, 08:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,292
Posted By clockworks

If you are taking the servos from a 72" nitro...

If you are taking the servos from a 72" nitro trainer, the chances are they'll be fine in a heavyweight 72" electric trainer, although that's a pretty big plane for electric flight. Most of the...
05-07-2009, 03:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,292
Posted By clockworks

The servos you need are determined by the size...

The servos you need are determined by the size and weight of the plane, plus the type of plane.
The bigger the plane, the more servo power you need to move the control surfaces. Same applies for 3D...
05-03-2009, 08:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 14,999
Posted By clockworks

One last thing to try - give it a "kick" by using...

One last thing to try - give it a "kick" by using the NiMH charge program at 2 amps for a couple of minutes - you've nothing to loose, but watch it doesn't puff. Do it outdoors.
05-03-2009, 02:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 14,999
Posted By clockworks

Ok. Try using a different charge program,...

Ok.
Try using a different charge program, without the balance lead connected. Turn the current (mAH) setting down, to be safe.
Some people have had success using the NiCad/NiMH charge program for a...
05-03-2009, 02:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 14,999
Posted By clockworks

I've got a similar charger. IIRC, the "low...

I've got a similar charger. IIRC, the "low voltage " warning message refers to the input voltage from the power supply, not the the output voltage to the battery that you are charging.

What power...
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