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Forum: Multi-Rotors
02-10-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,586
Posted By Netdewt

But... Warthox does 20A ESC per motor, max. ...

But... Warthox does 20A ESC per motor, max.

Maybe I should consider some of his components - perhaps frame, ESCs, and motors?

Are people having good luck with the Turnigy 9X and/or 9XR radios?
Forum: Multi-Rotors
02-09-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,586
Posted By Netdewt

HobbyKing Q450 build, battery question

I have an electric plane, and I was thinking of diving into something hoverable. I really like the DIY-ability of the quadrotor, so here's what I was thinking:



Does this sound viable? I found...
Forum: Beginners
02-01-2011, 11:34 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,470
Posted By Netdewt

I'm looking for additional batteries that have...

I'm looking for additional batteries that have the JST-XH plug. I currently have a Hyperion 3S 25C 1300 mah, weighs 103g.

Something like this? Or is there something better?
...
Forum: Beginners
02-01-2011, 06:26 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,470
Posted By Netdewt

Good idea. I did one at a time for simplicity...

Good idea. I did one at a time for simplicity sake. I had a hard enough time getting this done as is. I think it went okay though. The one part I am not happy with is the wingtips... not sure what to...
Forum: Beginners
01-31-2011, 06:55 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,470
Posted By Netdewt

I bought a heat gun at the hardware store and was...

I bought a heat gun at the hardware store and was worried that it would be too hot, but it's just perfect on the "LOW" setting!
Forum: Beginners
01-27-2011, 04:13 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,470
Posted By Netdewt

Okay, I can answer my own question. Definitely...

Okay, I can answer my own question. Definitely not.
Forum: Beginners
01-26-2011, 04:18 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,470
Posted By Netdewt

It was recommended by someone, so I got it. ...

It was recommended by someone, so I got it.

I don't have a heat gun. The directions from Stevens say that a heat gun is optional. Will a blow dryer work?
Forum: Beginners
01-26-2011, 01:49 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,470
Posted By Netdewt

Okay, back at it. Having some trouble with the...

Okay, back at it. Having some trouble with the covering. The recommended tack temp is 175-195, and the recommended shrink temp is 230-250. This stuff won't tack until I am at least up towards 250....
12-01-2010, 05:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,985
Posted By Netdewt

Sounds good, I'll just get an adapter. At this...

Sounds good, I'll just get an adapter. At this point I'm just expecting to discover more and more parts that I need to get flying.



Oh geez, this is scaring me. What does crashed battery mean?...
11-29-2010, 04:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,985
Posted By Netdewt

Would it make sense to just change the plug? I...

Would it make sense to just change the plug? I can solder. I don't necessarily plan on buying more of these. crxmanpat sent it with the motor and ESC I bought from him.
11-29-2010, 06:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,985
Posted By Netdewt

Here is the battery information: Hyperion ...

Here is the battery information:

Hyperion
CX G3 LiPo power Pack
25C 1300mAh
3S/11.1V

Pictures of the connectors below. Thank you again!
11-29-2010, 04:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,985
Posted By Netdewt

new guy LiPo and charger question

I have a Battman B6-80W charger (seems basically the same as the iMax). The battery I have is a 3S LiPo. I'd just start messing with it but I'm really nervous about these batteries.

On the charger...
11-29-2010, 04:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 29,090
Posted By Netdewt

I got this charger based on the good reviews....

I got this charger based on the good reviews. Still trying to figure it out though. I've never had a charger this complicated before.
Forum: Beginners
09-11-2010, 03:52 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,470
Posted By Netdewt

I'd definitely prefer a power brick to ripping a...

I'd definitely prefer a power brick to ripping a power supply out of a desktop, although I have two of those that are super old and just lying around. The laptop brick I have is 24V 1.88A. I looked...
Forum: Beginners
09-11-2010, 07:12 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,470
Posted By Netdewt

I need a 5A 12V power supply. Any idea where I...

I need a 5A 12V power supply. Any idea where I can get that? I tried calling a local electronics supply place, but they said 5A is not a standard thing. Otherwise I have to order from OKHOBBY again...
Forum: Beginners
09-03-2010, 06:11 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,470
Posted By Netdewt

Dangit: Can I just get one at Radio Shack...

Dangit:


Can I just get one at Radio Shack or something? Here's the Specs page:

http://www.okhobby.com/product.php?id_product=1040
Forum: Beginners
08-23-2010, 08:51 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,470
Posted By Netdewt

I have collected nearly all of my running gear....

I have collected nearly all of my running gear. Berg 4L on order at LHS. Battman charger coming in the mail very soon.

The batteries in my radio were untouched for several years. They still hold...
Forum: Beginners
08-18-2010, 02:28 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,470
Posted By Netdewt

Cool, I think I'll try to make one out of an old...

Cool, I think I'll try to make one out of an old white t-shirt tonight. I was going to try using the iron to shrink first. Heat gun would be just another expense. I suppose I could get it mostly done...
Forum: Beginners
08-17-2010, 05:36 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,470
Posted By Netdewt

Here are a couple pics of the build so far. I'm...

Here are a couple pics of the build so far. I'm having a lot of fun with this part... maybe I'll have to crash on purpose so I can build another one.

What is the sock material like? t-shirt?...
Forum: Beginners
08-17-2010, 05:47 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,470
Posted By Netdewt

Sounds good, do I apply the trim film on top of...

Sounds good, do I apply the trim film on top of the rest of the covering, or am I supposed to splice it in?

I got darkish red and I was going to do some white stripes for visibility on the wings...
Forum: Beginners
08-17-2010, 04:20 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,470
Posted By Netdewt

Okay, I hope I'm not making my plane too heavy. I...

Okay, I hope I'm not making my plane too heavy. I just ordered what they said on the website:

"To Complete the Kit: 1 Roll of AeroFILM– we recommend one roll of AeroTRIM for adding color to your...
Forum: Beginners
08-17-2010, 04:10 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,470
Posted By Netdewt

Hey that's a good idea. I have all kinds of...

Hey that's a good idea. I have all kinds of acrylic paint. The compound I have is premixed, but it can always go a little wetter.

I'm using the film from Stevens - AeroFILM.
Forum: Beginners
08-16-2010, 11:33 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,470
Posted By Netdewt

Still trying to find an IR thermometer for a...

Still trying to find an IR thermometer for a decent price... most of them are over $40.

I might try doing control surfaces with covering. Someone on the forum recommended that elsewhere.

Will...
Forum: Beginners
08-13-2010, 08:10 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,470
Posted By Netdewt

I haven't done the actual covering yet, but I got...

I haven't done the actual covering yet, but I got all of the major sanding done and did a quick test on the covering.
Forum: Beginners
08-13-2010, 02:14 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,470
Posted By Netdewt

I tried a baby sock on scrap and it worked pretty...

I tried a baby sock on scrap and it worked pretty well. I'll get a real one when I run to the hobby store. I still need an IR thermometer; I wonder if the baby sock insulates too well. I turned the...
Forum: Beginners
08-12-2010, 05:13 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,470
Posted By Netdewt

Can I use an actual sock, or do I need to get a...

Can I use an actual sock, or do I need to get a special iron sock?

Thanks to crxmanpat, I'll be getting a 400XT, 3S battery, Thunderbird 18A, servos, and eFlite mount.
Forum: Beginners
08-12-2010, 03:08 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,470
Posted By Netdewt

Okay, I'll stick with the e-Flite style and...

Okay, I'll stick with the e-Flite style and devise a way to make the engine area look nice-ish.

I'm going to cover tonight or tomorrow. Any tips or write-ups I should look at? Does spackling...
Forum: Beginners
08-11-2010, 06:24 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,470
Posted By Netdewt

I'm being a little vain, but I like this style...

I'm being a little vain, but I like this style motor and mount. Can any motor mount on this style of stick mount, or just certain ones?

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3617/3320803405_c7ff9e231e.jpg
Forum: Beginners
08-10-2010, 06:46 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,470
Posted By Netdewt

Right, I was just thinking maybe rubber band...

Right, I was just thinking maybe rubber band mounting would be an asset in a crash.

I got the wing together, so next is covering and the running gear. And take care of these CA glue fingers...
...
Forum: Beginners
08-09-2010, 07:00 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,470
Posted By Netdewt

I got the fuselage together tonight. Pretty easy...

I got the fuselage together tonight. Pretty easy to build! It's sort of like one of those 3D jigsaw puzzles.

One question that came up in the directions is that rubber band mounting the motor is...
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