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https://www.headsuphobby.com/Power-Up-12g-AS181MG-...

https://www.headsuphobby.com/Power-Up-12g-AS181MG-Analog-Metal-Gear-Sub-Micro-Servo_p_1894.html

Power Up 12g Metal Gear Servo Specifications:
Operating Voltage: 4.8~6.0V
Operating Speed (4.8V):...
04-29-2019, 05:12 AM
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Views: 420
Posted By gyrocptr

Wheel alignment? Heavy right wing?

Wheel alignment? Heavy right wing?
Forum: Power Systems
12-24-2018, 05:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,067
Posted By gyrocptr

What battery voltage are you using? LiPo? 2cell,...

What battery voltage are you using? LiPo? 2cell, 3cell?
Forum: Power Systems
08-09-2018, 03:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 828
Posted By gyrocptr

Another caution: Watt-meter only displays average...

Another caution: Watt-meter only displays average current. Displays peak amperage only at full throttle. If your setup draws 80A (average) before you reach full throttle you may be burning out the...
Forum: Power Systems
08-09-2018, 05:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 828
Posted By gyrocptr

CC 80A HV ESC, ....6S batteries, I was hoping to...

CC 80A HV ESC, ....6S batteries, I was hoping to use 2 of these in series, and then 'travel adjust' the throttle channel down to limit the max W's pulled with this same prop...

Careful here: If...
Forum: Power Systems
04-23-2017, 05:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 796
Posted By gyrocptr

185166 You can use isolation diodes. With NiCad...

185166
You can use isolation diodes. With NiCad and NiMh, you may need to add an extra cell to compensate for the voltage drop across the isolation diode.
Each diode should be rated for 1.5X peak...
12-20-2016, 07:25 PM
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Posted By gyrocptr

http://www.powerstream.com/LLLF.htm LiFe...

http://www.powerstream.com/LLLF.htm

LiFe cell has nominal voltage (3.2v) and max voltage (3.65v). Advertisers choose a voltage value that attempts to make their particular battery looker "better"....
Forum: Power Systems
09-04-2016, 05:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,240
Posted By gyrocptr

If you stall the motor (zero rpm, at any non-zero...

If you stall the motor (zero rpm, at any non-zero throttle setting) the motor pulls an immediate current-surge that can exceed the ampere-capacity of the ESC. This can burn out some or all of the...
08-29-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,159
Posted By gyrocptr

The poly-film used to cover garments returned...

The poly-film used to cover garments returned from the dry cleaners.
Forum: Foamies
06-24-2015, 11:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,729
Posted By gyrocptr

No holes. just printing on the poly-facing. ...

No holes. just printing on the poly-facing.
http://lowes.ugc.bazaarvoice.com/0534/1160824/photo.jpg
...
Forum: Foamies
05-22-2015, 10:40 PM
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Views: 2,729
Posted By gyrocptr

Lowes; but it's green. Pactiv R1 Faced...

Lowes; but it's green.
Pactiv R1 Faced Polystyrene Foam Board Insulation (Common: 0.25-in x 4-ft x 50-ft; Actual: 0.25-in x 4-ft x 50-ft)
Item #: 304092 | Model #: 304092.0
Forum: Power Systems
12-16-2014, 03:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,065
Posted By gyrocptr

The max wattage of the 24g motor is approx. 72...

The max wattage of the 24g motor is approx. 72 watts (3W/g) -- rough approx. of the ability of the motor-mass to dissipate heat. At 7.5A and 11.1V =>over 83W. That's probably why the motor is hot....
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Views: 1,984
Posted By gyrocptr

Crimping tool, and proper alignment/positioning...

Crimping tool, and proper alignment/positioning of wire and connector-piece in the tool are critical.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Vptd2n5p5-I
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Views: 10,215
Posted By gyrocptr

FWIW: I believe that "throttle cut" is one of the...

FWIW: I believe that "throttle cut" is one of the pre-programmed mixes in the Turnigy 9XR Tx.
12-19-2012, 05:36 PM
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Views: 2,818
Posted By gyrocptr

Put it in a bath of hot water for a few minutes,...

Put it in a bath of hot water for a few minutes, and it will usually de-crystallize.
12-04-2012, 09:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,084
Posted By gyrocptr

Strongly suggest landing gear. If nothing else,...

Strongly suggest landing gear. If nothing else, to protect the prop and motor shaft.
Here's an example:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWVGXXFS2C4

Another example:...
Forum: Beginners
11-21-2012, 08:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,002
Posted By gyrocptr

Sometimes it helps to arrange the wheels with...

Sometimes it helps to arrange the wheels with "toe out".
See attachment, page 3....
Forum: WWI Era
09-05-2012, 09:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,398
Posted By gyrocptr

Article from EAA may be of interest. Starting at...

Article from EAA may be of interest. Starting at page 3.
06-26-2012, 11:39 PM
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Views: 1,270
Posted By gyrocptr

?? this seems to describe a sudden drop in height?

?? this seems to describe a sudden drop in height?
Forum: Beginners
06-23-2012, 05:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,485
Posted By gyrocptr

If you're able to figure out/adapt the mounting...

If you're able to figure out/adapt the mounting with your stick-mount;
Suggest:
Power Up 400 SloFly
Fire Power 400 SloFly; (from HeadsUp RC)

To match size and weight => "400" class brushless...
Forum: Beginners
06-22-2012, 05:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,485
Posted By gyrocptr

2409-12T; 2409-14T; or 2409-18T ? What type of...

2409-12T; 2409-14T; or 2409-18T ?
What type of battery would you like to use? 2S (2 cells in series) lipo, 3S lipo; Nimh--number of cells, or .....?
Forum: Beginners
05-14-2012, 09:36 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 14,553
Posted By gyrocptr

FWIW: When upright, move the rudder stick in the...

FWIW: When upright, move the rudder stick in the direction of the desired movement for the end of the plane that is farther away from you.
When inverted, move the rudder stick in the direction of...
Forum: Power Systems
05-05-2012, 04:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,420
Posted By gyrocptr

This will work fine. Some specialty brushed...

This will work fine. Some specialty brushed motors are "timed" to run "better" in one direction (e.g. race car motors), but I doubt that yours is one. Even if it is, it'll still work OK.


No....
04-18-2012, 04:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,836
Posted By gyrocptr

It's an "E/Z connector". Need to make sure that...

It's an "E/Z connector". Need to make sure that the nylon washer is fully "snapped" in place.
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/WTI0095P?FVSEARCH=mini+pushrod&search=Go

My 2 cents: First...
04-12-2012, 08:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,865
Posted By gyrocptr

Could be that the Equinox is balancing/equalizing...

Could be that the Equinox is balancing/equalizing the cells. A deep discharge of the battery can easily put the cells out of balance.
The individual status lights on the Equinox should give you an...
04-10-2012, 04:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,865
Posted By gyrocptr

If you can find someone who has a FMA CellPro...

If you can find someone who has a FMA CellPro charger: http://www.usastore.revolectrix.com/Products_2/Cellpro-Chargers_2

These chargers have a "recovery mode" which may be able to address your...
04-07-2012, 04:51 PM
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Views: 117,902
Posted By gyrocptr

Example shown in this video. ...

Example shown in this video.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgs7pvqG-3A

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgs7pvqG-3A
Forum: Power Systems
03-04-2012, 04:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,594
Posted By gyrocptr

Perhaps check the male bullet connectors to make...

Perhaps check the male bullet connectors to make sure the little slotted "cage" piece is free to rotate around the main body of the connector. Sometimes excess soldering-flux can flow into this area,...
Forum: Power Systems
03-04-2012, 04:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,594
Posted By gyrocptr

"Brake" function in the ESC may be engaged....

"Brake" function in the ESC may be engaged. "Brake" function applies power to one set of the motor windings when throttle is moved to "off", to help stop/hold the prop.
Forum: Foamies
02-17-2012, 11:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,570
Posted By gyrocptr

A small bead is essential. My experience is that...

A small bead is essential. My experience is that a "heavy" bead will dissolve the foam.
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