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Forum: FMA Direct
11-21-2016, 07:07 PM
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Views: 4,001
Posted By stanger89

Cellpro battery (JST PA) adapter for Powerlab 8

Hey, I recently got a new Powerlab 8 and MPA board, and overall it's been working great. As winter comes I'm looking to get things ready for storage, so I'm looking to manage some of my older...
07-24-2016, 05:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 13,583
Posted By stanger89

Well, I mashed my Extra last week, so I ordered a...

Well, I mashed my Extra last week, so I ordered a new fuse from sig (the wings survived pretty well. I've been looking at things I should do differently this time since I'm building it specifically...
06-02-2016, 02:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 13,583
Posted By stanger89

Oh, the airplane wasn't the problem with the...

Oh, the airplane wasn't the problem with the landing, it's just I'm rusty. I haven't flown much in a long time so I'm out of practice nailing landings right where I want them.

Glad to hear all's...
06-01-2016, 07:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 13,583
Posted By stanger89

Glad yours isn't too damaged. I'm happy to...

Glad yours isn't too damaged.

I'm happy to say my maiden went much smoother. Flies pretty perfect, almost no trim needed. Though I think I'll have to try a 13x10 to see if I have a bit more...
05-11-2016, 08:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 13,583
Posted By stanger89

Looks good. I plan to finally get mine in the...

Looks good. I plan to finally get mine in the air this year.
05-10-2016, 11:01 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,755
Posted By stanger89

I figured I'd get a few responses from that, but...

I figured I'd get a few responses from that, but :eek:



Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying to buy 10C batteries, what I'm saying my first rough estimate for capacity I'll want in my aircraft,...
05-10-2016, 08:50 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,755
Posted By stanger89

Been a while since I posted here, but the talk of...

Been a while since I posted here, but the talk of C ratings reminded me of something...


Consider flight time. Packs are rated in (mili) Amp-hours (Amps * hours), that means theoretically a 1C...
08-05-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,880
Posted By stanger89

It's been a while since I've posted here but here...

It's been a while since I've posted here but here goes:

If you go back to the days of brushed motors, it's pretty easy to understand. Brushed ESCs are basically voltage controllers, really old...
02-01-2012, 03:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,456
Posted By stanger89

Source for an A26 Invader kit? precisioncutkits? kitcutters?

So forgive the new thread for this, but I've been searching here and elsewhere for quite a while and have not been finding relevant information.

Long story short (or maybe long ;)), I've been...
08-05-2011, 01:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,857
Posted By stanger89

But the beast is a 2S aircraft, so you'd need a Y...

But the beast is a 2S aircraft, so you'd need a Y adapter to hook two 1s Hyperion's to it.
08-04-2011, 03:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,857
Posted By stanger89

So I just got mine, and it looks really cool. ...

So I just got mine, and it looks really cool. Haven't had a chance to do more than taxi it around the living room a bit. One thing I know is I'm going to want some more batteries, so I'm curious...
Forum: Power Systems
09-09-2007, 10:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,975
Posted By stanger89

How much current is your power system...

How much current is your power system (motor/prop) drawing, and what's the current rating on the ESC?

Or if you don't have that, what motor/prop/esc are you running?
09-03-2007, 11:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,485
Posted By stanger89

The same thing happened with the Ridgid 24V and...

The same thing happened with the Ridgid 24V and Milwaukee 28V Li-on lines.

Two words for you: "Wrong market". Despite what they might want to you to think, HD/Lowes/et all don't serve the...
08-14-2007, 12:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,896
Posted By stanger89

FMA Direct has 4800mAh Cellpro Revolution packs ...

FMA Direct has 4800mAh Cellpro Revolution packs
PolyRC makes 4350 and 5000mAh packs
ThunderPower Extremes go to 5000mAh

I'm sure there are others
Forum: Power Systems
08-05-2007, 05:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,569
Posted By stanger89

Not really, many things interact. First...

Not really, many things interact.

First though, Pitch Speed is what determines top speed. You want to go fast, you need a high pitch speed. But how do you get it? Well Pitch Speed is Pitch x...
Forum: Power Systems
07-20-2007, 01:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,119
Posted By stanger89

Though that might be fun to watch :D

Though that might be fun to watch :D
Forum: Power Systems
07-19-2007, 11:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,119
Posted By stanger89

Direct. I say "almost" because if I hold it in...

Direct. I say "almost" because if I hold it in my hand, point it strait up and give it WOT, it will very slowly sink. I'm comfortable letting go of it for a moment in that config, and I think...
Forum: Power Systems
07-19-2007, 06:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,119
Posted By stanger89

FWIW, I've got a Mega 16/15/4 in a Sig Wonder on...

FWIW, I've got a Mega 16/15/4 in a Sig Wonder on 2S with a 7x5 prop and it will almost hover the 28oz plane.
Forum: Power Systems
07-19-2007, 06:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,374
Posted By stanger89

You probably could, in fact I think I've done it...

You probably could, in fact I think I've done it (unintentionally), that said, I wouldn't. I'd go to the next size up ESC. It's piece of mind if nothing else, plus it gives you a bit more...
Forum: Power Systems
07-18-2007, 06:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,374
Posted By stanger89

First get a watt meter, beg, borrow, steal, buy...

First get a watt meter, beg, borrow, steal, buy one, whatever it takes (well not stealing of course ;)). It sounds like you were pulling more current than your ESC could handle, the only way to...
Forum: Power Systems
07-17-2007, 11:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 10,799
Posted By stanger89

In order to achieve level flight, you need to do...

In order to achieve level flight, you need to do one thing, get the plane going faster than it's Stall Speed, the speed at which the wing produces less lift than the weight of the plane.

In order...
Forum: Power Systems
07-17-2007, 11:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,955
Posted By stanger89

It's roughly based on the size of the motor,...

It's roughly based on the size of the motor, well, actually it's basically exactly based on the dimentions of the motor. "Speed 400" typically means a cheap, brushed motor. Note that there are "400...
Forum: Power Systems
07-17-2007, 01:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,955
Posted By stanger89

It depends, and that's the issue, there's not a...

It depends, and that's the issue, there's not a single answer that will cover even most situations. You can burn up any component in the system (battery, ESC, motor) under a given set of conditions....
Forum: Power Systems
07-16-2007, 06:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,955
Posted By stanger89

In addition to all the comments above, there's...

In addition to all the comments above, there's one thing that's not been mentioned yet: Pitch Speed.

Two things are required to fly a plane, Thrust and Pitch Speed. Thrust will accellerate (or...
Forum: Power Systems
07-15-2007, 09:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,640
Posted By stanger89

I didn't see it mentioned yet, but Castle...

I didn't see it mentioned yet, but Castle Creation's ESCs have a USB programmer that plugs into your PC and let you program the ESC via a simple GUI.
07-14-2007, 07:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,512
Posted By stanger89

Yeah, I was actually quite surprised at the low...

Yeah, I was actually quite surprised at the low prices of the CP Revolution packs when I started looking for batteries this spring. It was a pleasant surprise when I found that the 4S 3200...
Forum: Power Systems
07-14-2007, 05:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,161
Posted By stanger89

The Phoenix 125 has BEC, but only supports up to...

The Phoenix 125 has BEC, but only supports up to 3S (12.6V) with it. So basically even if you use and ESC with BEC, you probably won't be able to use the BEC because you'll be running too high a...
Forum: Power Systems
07-13-2007, 07:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,161
Posted By stanger89

If you're receiver is running off a battery pack,...

If you're receiver is running off a battery pack, the ESC will not need BEC. BEC provides power to the Receiver and Servos, but you've got separate power sources for those already.

Also, most...
07-12-2007, 04:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,331
Posted By stanger89

Yeah, I was leaning toward something like the...

Yeah, I was leaning toward something like the JR331 Micro, same torque as my standard JRs but just a bit over 1/3 the weight. The Sub-micros are attractive though at 1/5 the weight. But the...
07-11-2007, 02:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,331
Posted By stanger89

Bringing back a dormant thread, I finally swapped...

Bringing back a dormant thread, I finally swapped out my NiCDs for LiPos (2s 3200 Kokam SHDs). And well, I have a small problem, I can't get it balanced.

To rewind a bit, I swapped out the...
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