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07-04-2020, 06:36 AM
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Posted By Virgil Kee

As3x - thread final?

I don't see any future for this thread, thanks to solentlife back on 05/28/2020. I started this thread thinking that AS3X was the advertising catch phrase for flight stabilization, period. Solentlife...
05-27-2020, 11:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,741
Posted By Virgil Kee

Question New Failure of AS3X

I have a Volantex 761-1 (CHEAP!!!!), but have had great success with it and with stabilization. Currently, there's a NEW problem: The TX has three degrees of assist (None; Some; and Full). With no...
03-03-2019, 06:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,741
Posted By Virgil Kee

Question AS3X = a Hoax?

Thanks for your responses to my post so far. For the most part, you seem satisfied with this stabilization feature, at least on Horizon models. I had a ParkZone UM P-51 AS3X which lost its stab'n...
08-16-2018, 06:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,741
Posted By Virgil Kee

AS3X = a scam?

I've had really bad experience with so-called stabilization function on several models. Some do not work even when new, while others LOSE this capability after some good flight history!

Any help?...
Forum: Power Systems
07-24-2018, 06:40 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 438
Posted By Virgil Kee

Virgil Kee

I have several ultra micros that have gradually lost thrust. Batteries are charged, connectors are clean and bright, but the models simply "fade away".

Can the brick (RX & esc) simply get old?
...
04-16-2017, 09:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,767
Posted By Virgil Kee

MIcro Albatros Motor

Thanks for your replies, PIZZANO & PANTHER. I ran them all down w/o any "find".

The connectorless ones are still around, but, I CANNOT solder! I've tried a lot; read and reread tutorials on...
04-14-2017, 06:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,767
Posted By Virgil Kee

Micro Albatros Motor

I've had six Flyzone micro Albatros models. Love 'em! I currently am looking for five replacement motors. I backordered five of them back in JUNE, 2016! The importer has none, about 37 e-sites...
11-29-2016, 11:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,626
Posted By Virgil Kee

Motor "pulsing" in UM P-51

I'm one of those who keep the lipo's fully charged in order to fly outdoors right away when the wind is down (usually the last daylight hour). With these batteries, I find that if I only tax them at...
11-29-2016, 11:15 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 65,474
Posted By Virgil Kee

Largest Batt. for the Micro Cessna

The 180 mAh is probably the largest batt. possible. The 200's and up are too big physically, and possibly too heavy.

Virg.
Forum: Foamies
02-10-2016, 07:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,274
Posted By Virgil Kee

Wing attachment - Nicesky F-4U Corsair

I have a Nicesky F-4U Corsair (discontinued = almost no parts available). The wing is attached by a bolt. There wasn't one in the carton. I assume there should be a nylon one available in hardware...
12-28-2015, 05:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,260
Posted By Virgil Kee

Motor Mystery Ultra Micro

FoxProGT, you asked: How is it that the battery was the problem if you tested it on another micro?

It seems that the only micro (of my 10) that has had the problem is the P-51.
I guess that some...
Forum: Power Systems
09-28-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,323
Posted By Virgil Kee

Electrics' Problem

Sorry Guys, I've gone back to this project in fits and starts when other projects permit, AND while awaiting delivery of replacements. I can still "see" ESC's and Rx's from web pages. ...... I must...
Forum: Power Systems
09-27-2015, 01:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,323
Posted By Virgil Kee

Electrics' Problem

Back to the FMS J-3 saga: I have reordered and swapped out both the Rx and the ESC. The whole system is still inop. When I connect the 7.4V battery, all I get is a quick twitch of the Rudder and...
Forum: Power Systems
09-05-2015, 06:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,323
Posted By Virgil Kee

Electric's Problem

Thanks again to all who have responded to my thread. After considering your suggestions and reflecting on my experience, I decided to replace the suspect Tx. I ordered the same one: the Spectrum...
Forum: Power Systems
08-29-2015, 05:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,323
Posted By Virgil Kee

Thanks for the feedback so far, guys. That's why...

Thanks for the feedback so far, guys. That's why I like these forums.

Angler-Hi, The LED on the Rx flashes, and there's a click at the same at the same instant. No, I very carefully made the...
Forum: Power Systems
08-29-2015, 12:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,323
Posted By Virgil Kee

Electrics Problem

I have an FMS 40.5" J3 Cub. I was doing final assembly when I found a broken solder joint on the Deans plug that the battery connects to. The system had worked O.K. except when the shaky connection...
08-23-2015, 05:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 669
Posted By Virgil Kee

Head Scratcher

I have an FMS J3 Cub V2 1030 mm. I can't place all the innards. The brushless ESC is in the forward bay (of the two), and the
RX is in the rear one. I can't install the recommended battery due...
02-09-2015, 11:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,020
Posted By Virgil Kee

Thanks to all who provided the reassuring...

Thanks to all who provided the reassuring information that my proposed setup should NOT give me any OVER-VOLTAGE grief. Your help was astonishingly swift (on the same calendar date!).

My original...
02-09-2015, 06:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,020
Posted By Virgil Kee

Question Brushless RX voltage limits?

I'm setting up a new FMS J3 V2 (40") Cub. I have all the following EXCEPT the RX.

Batt: ................................... 3S 11.1V,
ESC: ................................... 20A BL,
RX(?):...
09-07-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,260
Posted By Virgil Kee

Solution: My "Motor Mystery"

Just after posting my thread on my Parkzone P-51D and its motor problem, I found the answer on another thread: "Flyzone p51 esc problem?" by smallflyer. xmech2k's reply answered my question. My 1S...
09-07-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,677
Posted By Virgil Kee

Thrust angles - Flyzone Albatros

After working with ultra micros for a while, you can just eyeball the down and right thrust angles. Guide on another micro if you have one, or, try about 2 degrees down and a little less for right...
09-07-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,260
Posted By Virgil Kee

Motor Mystery - Ultra MIcro

I had a "hard landing" with my Parkzone P-51D (w/AS3X), dislodging the motor mount. I cut open a hatch to access the motor mount, and was able to reinstall it. All controls checked out O.K. UNTIL I...
Forum: WWI Era
08-28-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 79,730
Posted By Virgil Kee

Thrust Angles - UM Albatros

As you've already read, down and right thrust are a must on any ultra micro, (or any other model for that matter)!

You'll need to open the fuselage, of course, to access the motor/gear drive. ...
12-13-2013, 08:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,427
Posted By Virgil Kee

Squirrels and MANGE

<<There are no more squirrels in our area. Fish and wildlife dept say's it is mange that got 'em....but maybe it was nibbling on my plane tht is the real cause! You might be on to something!>>
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Forum: WWI Era
11-10-2013, 10:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,140
Posted By Virgil Kee

Micro Nieuport 17

How is the best way to access the innards of this plane? Mine is totaly new, but I would like to tweak the location of the motor mount, since the prop shaft is way off the center of the opening in...
11-01-2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,377
Posted By Virgil Kee

I think you got it right, Nigel. I can envision...

I think you got it right, Nigel. I can envision a brush (or brushes) at rest at a "dead spot" on the contact points (proper term?) A flip of the prop puts the brush at a "good spot", and off she...
10-25-2013, 08:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,377
Posted By Virgil Kee

Weird failure - Micro Albatros

The motor on my UM Albatros has problems: The rudder and elevator both work O.K., but the motor does not start. It WILL run if I flip the prop. (WW1 style, CONTACT!)

Even when it does run, it...
10-25-2013, 05:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 15,454
Posted By Virgil Kee

Spitfire Parts

The micro Spitfire parts are still available. Just send an e-mail to:

[email protected]
10-03-2013, 09:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 15,454
Posted By Virgil Kee

Micro Spitfire Mk IX BNF

After all the raves about this model, it's time to document an EXCEPTION:

My micro arrived without the battery hatch included. After two e-mails to Horizon Support, they finally understood what I...
Forum: Power Systems
07-31-2013, 07:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,133
Posted By Virgil Kee

Brushed ESC?

Although I am NOT Buddhist, thanks to this thread, I have succeed in attaining the Ultimate, Highest Level of Erudition (UHLE) in matters pertaining to brushed vs. brushless ESC's.

Those of you...
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