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Forum: Beginners
06-28-2017, 04:22 PM
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Posted By AEAJR

Thanks for your kind words. Glad I could help. ...

Thanks for your kind words. Glad I could help.

Best of luck with your project.
Forum: Beginners
06-28-2017, 05:41 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 179,177
Posted By AEAJR

Cool You are working with all the right elements. ...

You are working with all the right elements.

Note that your 3S pack would be 11.1V not 7.4V.

You mention specs say 10 am continuous? Not sure what you are referring to.

Battery and ESC
...
Forum: Beginners
06-12-2017, 07:00 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 179,177
Posted By AEAJR

you may have overloaded it. When that happens...

you may have overloaded it. When that happens they overheat and will shut down. Like ESC they ahve amperage ratings. In some cases as the voltage of the battery goes up the amperage rating of...
Forum: Beginners
02-15-2016, 05:34 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 179,177
Posted By AEAJR

Anyone have a good reference resource for flight...

Anyone have a good reference resource for flight stabilization systems? I don't use them but they are becoming so common I would like to have something in the discussion on the topic.
Forum: Beginners
01-24-2015, 05:28 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 179,177
Posted By AEAJR

I just updated the chapter on BECs to bring it up...

I just updated the chapter on BECs to bring it up to date.
Forum: Beginners
10-20-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 179,177
Posted By AEAJR

Always good advice: Put brain in gear before...

Always good advice: Put brain in gear before putting body in motion.

Hope your injuries heal fully.
Forum: Beginners
10-17-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 179,177
Posted By AEAJR

While I enjoy researching and writing the...

While I enjoy researching and writing the articles in this book I also like to share other resources I find that may be helpful in your understanding of electric powered flight.

Here is a good...
Forum: Beginners
06-07-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 179,177
Posted By AEAJR

This book has extended beyond the strict focus of...

This book has extended beyond the strict focus of electric power system and
electric powered flight. Here, again, I will add an article/chapter that will be
helpful to the electric pilot but is...
Forum: Beginners
04-09-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 179,177
Posted By AEAJR

I have posted updates to some of the articles. I...

I have posted updates to some of the articles. I do that from time to time to keep them current.
Forum: Beginners
08-12-2013, 03:26 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 179,177
Posted By AEAJR

What Goes on Which Stick? by Ed Anderson ...

What Goes on Which Stick?
by Ed Anderson
aeajr on the forums

If you are flying an RTF electric plane, your radio and servos are already set-up for you.
However if you are setting up an ARF...
Forum: Beginners
05-07-2013, 03:24 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 179,177
Posted By AEAJR

Originally I was not going to include this in the...

Originally I was not going to include this in the book so it was posted as a separate thread. But since many pilots are entering RC flying with RTF electrics I have decided to include this as part of...
Forum: Beginners
05-03-2013, 09:25 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 179,177
Posted By AEAJR

Cool Thanks George. :)

Thanks George. :)
Forum: Beginners
05-02-2013, 08:13 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 179,177
Posted By AEAJR

Cool Glad to be of help. Feel free to ask questions. ...

Glad to be of help. Feel free to ask questions. Your questions will add to the knowledge base of the book.
Forum: Beginners
01-31-2013, 05:53 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 179,177
Posted By AEAJR

Drummaker, All good points. If you can get...

Drummaker,

All good points. If you can get all the battery and MFG of motors to follow your recommendations we would be all very pleased., but that is not the way of the world.

If you can...
Forum: Beginners
01-18-2013, 01:16 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 179,177
Posted By AEAJR

Cool You need a motor - see chapter ( post number) 3,...

You need a motor - see chapter ( post number) 3, 23 and 43

Electronic speed control/ESC - See chapter (post) 5

and a battery - see chapters 10 and 11

We don't pick parts for people here....
Forum: Beginners
12-05-2012, 10:33 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 179,177
Posted By AEAJR

Damned if I know. Give it a try and let us...

Damned if I know. Give it a try and let us know in a year how it worked for you.
Forum: Beginners
12-04-2012, 11:09 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 179,177
Posted By AEAJR

I don't think the radio needs of an electric...

I don't think the radio needs of an electric pilot are all that different from a glow pilot, but it is still the key piece of equipment.

How to select your first radio....
Forum: Beginners
12-03-2012, 05:02 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 179,177
Posted By AEAJR

LET'S TALK ABOUT SERVOS Servos are not...

LET'S TALK ABOUT SERVOS

Servos are not unique to electric flight so I have not included an article here, but if you have servo questions I started another resource thread on servos that can be...
Forum: Beginners
11-18-2012, 05:10 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 179,177
Posted By AEAJR

No prob. Love to talk glider, just not here. As...

No prob. Love to talk glider, just not here. As this is intended to be a resource thread on the topic I try to keep it close to the topic most of the time.
Forum: Beginners
11-18-2012, 12:21 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 179,177
Posted By AEAJR

OK folks, let's get back on topic. This thread...

OK folks, let's get back on topic. This thread is about electric powered flight. Motors, ESCs, batteries and the like. I will even stretch it to servos and receivers.

Let's take discussions...
Forum: Beginners
11-17-2012, 07:02 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 179,177
Posted By AEAJR

If you use tape top and bottom it holds quite...

If you use tape top and bottom it holds quite well, but I normally use clear packing tape.
Forum: Beginners
11-17-2012, 05:14 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 179,177
Posted By AEAJR

Matched servos should move in the sames way and...

Matched servos should move in the sames way and while they may have slight variation it will probably not be enough to be a problem for spoilers. What will be harder will be to get the linkages...
Forum: Beginners
07-21-2012, 03:19 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 179,177
Posted By AEAJR

Me? If I was having any more fun I would be...

Me? If I was having any more fun I would be breaking the law. :D

The funny thing is that most of the planes I fly don't even have motors. I fly gliders and electric launched gliders most of...
Forum: Beginners
07-20-2012, 01:22 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 179,177
Posted By AEAJR

Glad you found this e-book helpful. We...

Glad you found this e-book helpful.

We look forward to your posts and your photos of the tools you build.
Forum: Beginners
07-10-2012, 10:12 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 179,177
Posted By AEAJR

Yes, that link went bad but I managed to find...

Yes, that link went bad but I managed to find another path to the document.
http://theampeer.org/everything-e-power.pdf

Note that that document is static as of 2009 and does not contain any of...
Forum: Beginners
03-23-2012, 01:50 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 179,177
Posted By AEAJR

Cool My friend, you are making this much harder on...

My friend, you are making this much harder on yourself than it needs to be. This thread is an on-line reference book. It has has the information you need if you will just take the time to read it....
Forum: Beginners
03-22-2012, 06:00 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 179,177
Posted By AEAJR

The three wires that go from the ESC Black...

The three wires that go from the ESC

Black or darkest wire - common or ground (same thing)

Red - middle wire - hot or power - this is what powers the receiver and servos from the BEC
...
Forum: Beginners
03-22-2012, 04:34 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 179,177
Posted By AEAJR

The ESC plugs into the throttle port so the radio...

The ESC plugs into the throttle port so the radio can control the speed of the motor throught the ESC. those control signals are sent to the throttle slot in the receiver.
Forum: Beginners
01-17-2012, 02:40 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 179,177
Posted By AEAJR

SETTING GOALS Before you can select...

SETTING GOALS



Before you can select a power system you should set a goal for what you want from the power system and the aircraft.


If this is a pylon racer, then you need speed. I...
Forum: Beginners
06-21-2011, 12:22 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 179,177
Posted By AEAJR

Cool There is a free program called WebOCalc ...

There is a free program called WebOCalc
http://flbeagle.rchomepage.com/

It is not nearly as comprehensive as the programs we have been discussing but I use it often. IT is fine for some "what...
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