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Forum: Beginners
03-01-2007, 04:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,593
Posted By Duetto

The Parkzone battery packs are okay, but that...

The Parkzone battery packs are okay, but that charger has a tendency to overcook or undercharge.
02-22-2007, 11:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,915
Posted By Duetto

You can recharge it now if you wish, or let it be...

You can recharge it now if you wish, or let it be partially charged until you get your parts and can fly again. For storing longer than a couple of weeks you should not have it fully charged (can't...
02-16-2007, 09:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,019
Posted By Duetto

You are by no means deep discharging your truck...

You are by no means deep discharging your truck battery by running a puny RC battery charger from it. To charge one battery at most you are pulling 3-4 amps for an hour or so. The problem is that the...
Replies: 1
Views: 955
Posted By Duetto

Are you sure that this radio has ports as opposed...

Are you sure that this radio has ports as opposed to holes where ports could be installed? There is a modification discussed in this post on another forum and on the link referenced ....
Forum: Power Systems
02-15-2007, 03:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,431
Posted By Duetto

Spares are also a good idea while they are on...

Spares are also a good idea while they are on sale and you only have one shipping charge to pay. While you are at it get some sets of C gears as well. If you want a nice bit more power without going...
Forum: Power Systems
02-15-2007, 04:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,431
Posted By Duetto

The IPS motor shouldn't be run at much over 2...

The IPS motor shouldn't be run at much over 2 amps which is about what it will draw with a GWS 9X7 RS or 10x4.7 RS prop with A gearing. I'd guess that the F with the recommended prop will draw about...
02-15-2007, 04:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,019
Posted By Duetto

A car battery charger produces voltage with way...

A car battery charger produces voltage with way too much variabiltiy for most computer controled chargers to handle. On the other hand , it is likely to work as long as you also have a battery in the...
Forum: ParkFlyers
02-14-2007, 11:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,093
Posted By Duetto

There are frequently problems with both the tamya...

There are frequently problems with both the tamya connectors that parkzone uses at the charger and the cheap jst connectors used as battery connectors. My first guess would be that there is a loose...
Forum: RCU RSS Feed
02-13-2007, 11:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 6,044
Posted By Duetto

You can use an exacto knife to ream out the...

You can use an exacto knife to ream out the adapter rings that come with the APC SF props. It should not take too much to fit if you are using a reasonable sized prop adapter.
02-13-2007, 11:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,014
Posted By Duetto

I would suggest using Solarfilm. It is almost as...

I would suggest using Solarfilm. It is almost as easy to use as Solite, alot stronger with less tendency to sag and comes in alot more colors than Solite. The colors are alot more opaque and can be...
Forum: ParkFlyers
02-08-2007, 07:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,019
Posted By Duetto

A 2S lipo should work quite well. Power will be...

A 2S lipo should work quite well. Power will be slightly down initially compared to a 7 cell nimh, but should have a much flatter discharge curve and should feel like it has more power throughout the...
02-08-2007, 07:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,048
Posted By Duetto

Depends on how much you have to spend and whether...

Depends on how much you have to spend and whether you want to make a larger investment for future uses or go for a less expensive solution. On the less expensive end, I have used and liked this...
02-08-2007, 03:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,048
Posted By Duetto

Those are Tamya connectors and should be changed...

Those are Tamya connectors and should be changed on the plane and batteries regardless of whether they are responsible for this immediate problem. If you change them for the charger you will probably...
02-07-2007, 10:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,048
Posted By Duetto

The chargers from Parkzone and Hobbyzone are kind...

The chargers from Parkzone and Hobbyzone are kind of notorious for under charging or severly overcharging batteries and from the description that does sound like the problem.
1st check the...
Forum: Power Systems
02-05-2007, 06:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,265
Posted By Duetto

I doubt the problem is with your charger. Can you...

I doubt the problem is with your charger. Can you be a bit more precise as to what you mean by "reversing" a wire? Battery or motor wire(s)? Is this a brushed or brushless motor? What kind of battery...
Forum: ParkFlyers
02-05-2007, 05:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,417
Posted By Duetto

There are bearings in the gearbox but their...

There are bearings in the gearbox but their lubricant shouldn't freeze. There are only bushings in the motor and again their lubricant shouldn't freeze so I doubt the cold caused those to wear out....
Forum: ParkFlyers
02-03-2007, 06:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,372
Posted By Duetto

You could try an APC slow flyer 9x7.5 which would...

You could try an APC slow flyer 9x7.5 which would give you a higher pitch speed which is what generally is lacking when you lack power at higher air speeds. You will have to get a prop adapter to fit...
Forum: ParkFlyers
02-03-2007, 04:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,372
Posted By Duetto

An 10x7 or 10X8 from GWS or APC made for slow...

An 10x7 or 10X8 from GWS or APC made for slow flyers might be a more efficent prop for this plane. The smaller prop should not have damaged the motor since it probably drew less amps than the stock...
Forum: ParkFlyers
02-03-2007, 07:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,433
Posted By Duetto

The slo-V's 370 and some other company's brushed...

The slo-V's 370 and some other company's brushed motor that they call a 300 sized motor are likely to be the same diameter. Nomenclature for these motors is pretty confusing but most motors of this...
Forum: ParkFlyers
02-03-2007, 07:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,372
Posted By Duetto

In addition to possibly having less prop speed...

In addition to possibly having less prop speed because of the lower pitch (could be countered by the motor getting to spin faster), you probably also have less thrust because of the smaller diameter....
Forum: Beginners
02-02-2007, 11:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,372
Posted By Duetto

Depending on what radio gear you have already...

Depending on what radio gear you have already purchased (ie. if you got 3 or 4 servos and if the servos and receiver aren't too huge), and if you can afford a brushed ESC you might consider swapping...
02-02-2007, 06:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,172
Posted By Duetto

I assume you are refering to GWS EPS gear boxes....

I assume you are refering to GWS EPS gear boxes. Can you describe why you are having a hard time changing prop shafts? With perhaps the exception of the E clip on the back of the shaft which can be...
Forum: ParkFlyers
02-02-2007, 02:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 13,999
Posted By Duetto

It isn't that removing the dihedral is absolutely...

It isn't that removing the dihedral is absolutely necessary, or that it causes adverse yaw although it will increase it (the result of differences in drag from the aileron's effectively changing the...
Forum: ParkFlyers
02-01-2007, 10:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 13,999
Posted By Duetto

Still would be good to measure the low voltage...

Still would be good to measure the low voltage cut off to be sure. Also with lipos it is always better to not fly untill cut off since you get better battery life if you only discharge to 80% of...
Forum: ParkFlyers
02-01-2007, 06:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 13,999
Posted By Duetto

That should work, but a P51 receiver/ESC would...

That should work, but a P51 receiver/ESC would not be absolutely necessary. You could use the original receiver/ESC with a 2S lipo since I'd guess that like the parkzone receiver/ESCs the low voltage...
01-31-2007, 02:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,388
Posted By Duetto

Don't use monocote on that Cub. Way too heavy....

Don't use monocote on that Cub. Way too heavy. Use Solarfilm or Solite instead.
Replies: 3
Views: 1,515
Posted By Duetto

The JR6102 has programing screens to set aileron...

The JR6102 has programing screens to set aileron differential, aileron-rudder, flap/spoiler-elevator, elevator-flap mixes without using up any of the programable mixes. Flap deflection is not all or...
01-30-2007, 11:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,388
Posted By Duetto

I'll second the Mountain models or Stevensaero...

I'll second the Mountain models or Stevensaero suggestions. Both make great easy to build kits for excellent flying airplanes.
01-30-2007, 11:08 PM
Forum: Power Systems
12-13-2006, 04:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,824
Posted By Duetto

I measured the amp draw on one of my planes that...

I measured the amp draw on one of my planes that I have 4 s75 servos installed in. With receiver and ESC I measured 600mA resting and 900mA on the bench while moving all sticks. With the control...
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