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Forum: Power Systems
10-20-2008, 01:35 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 48,154
Posted By marchino61

I am confused. I would say Hobbycity's freight...

I am confused. I would say Hobbycity's freight prices are incredibly cheap for a real express service.

I pay more for non-expedited freight from the other side of Australia than I do for Hobbycity...
10-17-2008, 12:29 PM
Replies: 742
Views: 99,958
Posted By marchino61

Sorry , but it does not happen "a lot". I send...

Sorry , but it does not happen "a lot". I send the part via International Post and they lose maybe one letter in 100,000.

Funny how it most often happens when it is to the other party's advantage...
10-16-2008, 06:24 PM
Replies: 742
Views: 99,958
Posted By marchino61

You are right. Normally I would have done....

You are right.

Normally I would have done. But I have seen so many glowing posts here about Horizon's great service, how they replace parts without even having the defective ones returned, that I...
10-16-2008, 12:05 PM
Replies: 742
Views: 99,958
Posted By marchino61

Unforrtunately that is not my experience. I had...

Unforrtunately that is not my experience. I had the dead ESC in my T-28 that so many have complained of. I called Horizon on 11th June and they told me to send the dead ESC back for replacement.

I...
Forum: ParkFlyers
09-23-2008, 10:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,464
Posted By marchino61

Need computer radio!

I have one. I have only flown it a couple of times so far.

It certainly will fly very slow, but obviously it is sensitive to wind, being so light. It is pretty strong, though not sure it is quite...
09-16-2008, 09:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,690
Posted By marchino61

If you are talking about the B8080 charger, just...

If you are talking about the B8080 charger, just look at my post directly above yours. There are potentiometers inside the box which control the charge voltage.
Replies: 37
Views: 11,317
Posted By marchino61

ParkBEC

That ParkBEC looks like a good product. I especially like the fact you can install it without modifications.

However, at 1.25A, it is only rated slightly higher than the built in BEC.

Maybe a...
Replies: 37
Views: 11,317
Posted By marchino61

Standalone BEC

How about just buying a discrete BEC?

This one will do the job

http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=4319&Product_Name=TURNIGY_3A_UBEC_w/_Noise_Reduction

And...
09-05-2008, 06:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,563
Posted By marchino61

Yes, it is a very good deal.

Yes, it is a very good deal.
09-01-2008, 08:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,821
Posted By marchino61

I have had this problem using the Hobbycity...

I have had this problem using the Hobbycity connectors.
http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=4085
The problem is that the horn is thicker than the gap allowed for on...
Forum: Beginners
08-20-2008, 12:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,215
Posted By marchino61

This is the one I did not like (I presume this is...

This is the one I did not like (I presume this is the one people are complaining about):
http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=4508

This is the better one:...
Forum: Beginners
08-20-2008, 11:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,215
Posted By marchino61

I found that the blue prop saver from HC is much...

I found that the blue prop saver from HC is much stronger than the soft unpainted alloy one.

It is more expensive, but I found it was worth it.
Forum: Beginners
08-20-2008, 10:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,629
Posted By marchino61

I have used this Rx in a Super Cub. The...

I have used this Rx in a Super Cub.

The range is effectively unlimited - if you can see it, you can control it.

Just make sure you keep the antenna away from any metal objects that could...
08-18-2008, 12:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,503
Posted By marchino61

There are some items on Hobbycity, like some...

There are some items on Hobbycity, like some Zippy batteries and the Eagle Tree products, which rarely have positive stock levels - when new stock arrives it is all used to fulfil back orders.

So...
08-18-2008, 09:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,455
Posted By marchino61

There is a way

If you have a drill press, you can drill the hole out larger and then use an adapter (many props with larger holes come with sets of these adapters) to reduce the hole back to the correct size.
...
08-18-2008, 09:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,503
Posted By marchino61

Careful on Backorders - Can lose PayPal protection

I made an order at HobbyCity in June which was delivered a couple of weeks ago. This did not worry me too much - I was expecting to have to wait.

Problem was, two items were missing in the...
08-15-2008, 07:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,355
Posted By marchino61

No...

No, this is not correct. I suspect there is something wrong with your measuring equipment....

....of course, mescaline can also have a very similar effect on batteries :D
Forum: Beginners
07-01-2008, 09:53 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,782
Posted By marchino61

Battery Location

The order of the mounts on the fuselage will depend on where you need to mount the battery to get the centre of gravity correct.

Since the battery is the heaviest component, its positioning is...
Replies: 50
Views: 5,037
Posted By marchino61

Swimmer To mechaincally adjust your trim,...

Swimmer

To mechaincally adjust your trim, you should be rotating the clevis at the other end of the control rather than the servo arm. Change the position of the servo arm only if you need a very...
Forum: Beginners
06-27-2008, 06:01 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,782
Posted By marchino61

My my, touchy aren't we? ;) I got the...

My my, touchy aren't we? ;)

I got the specification from the page where the motor is sold at HobbyCity:...
06-27-2008, 05:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,884
Posted By marchino61

That's what I thought too. With the battery in...

That's what I thought too. With the battery in that sideways position CG seemed to be correct, but it did not fly very well. I found the plane flew much better with the battery in the standard...
Forum: Beginners
06-27-2008, 03:03 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,782
Posted By marchino61

Whilst I respect your right to disagree, I feel...

Whilst I respect your right to disagree, I feel you have just proved my point. The spec of the motor:
For 2-3 Li-Poly Cells (7.2-12.6V)
31 mm diameter x 62 mm length
Maximum current: 13A
Weight:...
Forum: Beginners
06-26-2008, 07:31 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,782
Posted By marchino61

Power System

Running that motor with a 3S and a 10 x 4.7 prop is going to be too much for the Slow Stick - and possibly will burn out the motor and/or ESC as well.

I use the same combo with a 2S battery and...
Forum: Australia
06-25-2008, 03:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,338
Posted By marchino61

Hi Toddy, I just graduated from Super Cub to...

Hi Toddy, I just graduated from Super Cub to Trojan too....and I love it. I actually find it easier to fly than the Cub due to the greater power and the fact it responds to inputs to turn more...
Forum: Australia
06-25-2008, 02:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,338
Posted By marchino61

I now belong to WA Radio Soarers, an official...

I now belong to WA Radio Soarers, an official MAAA club in Yokine and I only fly there (Yokine Reserve). It is a public park but we have official permission to fly there and we benefit from 3rd party...
Forum: ParkFlyers
06-25-2008, 05:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,598
Posted By marchino61

How to Find Plane

I'd suggest you get something like the GWS Be-Found:
http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=4282&Product_Name=GWS_BE-Found

I have one. It attaches to the plane and...
06-25-2008, 03:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,884
Posted By marchino61

Be careful with those screws! I have had my T-28...

Be careful with those screws! I have had my T-28 one month, and have replaced the motor mount 3 times. Already two of the threads on the motor housing have stripped - and I didn't think I had...
06-25-2008, 12:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,461
Posted By marchino61

My Reply to Horizon

Dear Horizon

My point was that it is all TOO easy to inadvertently change model in flight, thus causing a lockout or crash.

Owners of the DX6 and DX7 tell me that these radios have a...
06-25-2008, 12:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,461
Posted By marchino61

Reply from Horizon Hobby

product support wrote:
> Thank you for your recent email.
>
> The way the DX6I programs does not allow for easy model switch while in
> flight. All programming should be done on the ground in...
Forum: Power Systems
06-24-2008, 12:31 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 48,154
Posted By marchino61

Chellie, are you sure about that? I measured the...

Chellie, are you sure about that? I measured the shaft with vernier calipers and found it just under 3mm, though it is hard to measure as it is threaded nearly all the way down.

The small...
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