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11-13-2018, 05:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,557
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer

Looks like some bad vibrations going on, most...

Looks like some bad vibrations going on, most likely something bent or blades out of balance. Just need a thorough check over and a few bits changed most likely.
08-16-2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,242
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer

AS3X has been available on many Horizon planes...

AS3X has been available on many Horizon planes receivers for years now so I'd have expected that if it has the extent of problem you imply then we would have heard more about it by now. It's...
08-02-2018, 01:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,052
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer

Nice - at this scale if it were me I'd forgo the...

Nice - at this scale if it were me I'd forgo the landing gear, save weight and make it hand launch. Unless you have a bowling green or paved surface retracts at this size often end up more trouble...
Forum: Power Systems
07-10-2018, 08:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 559
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer

Thanks for confirming, it sounds like a faulty...

Thanks for confirming, it sounds like a faulty watt meter as it’s not reading Amps
Forum: Power Systems
07-10-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 559
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer

Maybe a stupid question.. You did actually power...

Maybe a stupid question.. You did actually power up and run the motor with a prop on to give some load?

Obviously if the motor was sitting idle it wouldn't draw any current thus would not record...
07-03-2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 410
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer

Schools really need to teach critical thinking so...

Schools really need to teach critical thinking so people can tell true from false. When you see this sort of clap trap just ask yourself:


Is there any hard evidence to support it?
Does the...
07-03-2018, 10:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,025
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer

Yeah, if someone you never heard of made a...

Yeah, if someone you never heard of made a Youtube video then it must be true:rolleyes:

Most often the simplest explanation turns out to be true, i.e. the correct explanation is almost always the...
06-27-2018, 09:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 734
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer

I'm a bit confused as to what you are trying to...

I'm a bit confused as to what you are trying to do here Nigel.

Bear in mind that the battery 'charger' for the Soloshot is built into the battery unit itself. The mobile phone 'charger' that you...
06-12-2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,666
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer

There are a few aerobatic 3D drones use prop...

There are a few aerobatic 3D drones use prop reversing to create reverse thrust. This is done in the ESC, not by swapping any wires.

At least for smaller motors this seems to work without any...
06-04-2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 3,019
Views: 448,614
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer

As usual my newest ‘planes’ are helicopters....

As usual my newest ‘planes’ are helicopters. Here’s my two new ones:
06-04-2018, 12:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,911
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer

As several other have already mentioned, I think...

As several other have already mentioned, I think battery technology has been one of the key developments in recent times but it's still the area that has some way to go.
Replies: 11
Views: 1,990
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer

I still have an Futaba FF7 FM Tx and receivers...

I still have an Futaba FF7 FM Tx and receivers gathering dust in a cupboard. I'm 100% sure that i'll never use it again, maybe I'll stick it on eBay or give it away.

It would probably still work...
05-29-2018, 12:57 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,500
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer

Nice! My father had one many years ago and built...

Nice! My father had one many years ago and built it to the point that the woodwork was complete, then he got distracted and it sat unfinished for ages. At that time i was more interested in girls...
Forum: Beginners
05-15-2018, 04:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 876
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer

I know it's not what you want to hear but...

I know it's not what you want to hear but honestly, there is no happy ending to a story that begins with 'so i decided to learn to fly RC with an F16 Falcon'.

The shop that your friend got the F16...
05-08-2018, 12:06 PM
04-27-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 895
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer

Sorry to hear this Nigel. I love my dogs too and...

Sorry to hear this Nigel. I love my dogs too and know just how hard it is when their time comes.
03-28-2018, 06:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,644
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer

I dont think anyone mentioned a telemetry sensor?...

I dont think anyone mentioned a telemetry sensor? A wattmeter is a device that you connect between the battery and the ESC and it displays real time current and records peak values. You use them for...
03-27-2018, 09:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,644
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer

I'd have thought you would be looking at around...

I'd have thought you would be looking at around 30A max for that motor. Something like an APCe 9x5 should be in the right ballpark.
Replies: 31
Views: 3,679
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer

I guess for those with a large investment in JR...

I guess for those with a large investment in JR hardware it's pretty important to know if they will be able to buy receivers and spares in the future.

Personally i got interested because i was...
03-27-2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,644
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer

Too much prop for that motor on 4S The motor...

Too much prop for that motor on 4S

The motor would be ok on 4S but only with a smaller prop. it's hard to advise in more detail because there are no details of the motor given on the web site...
Replies: 31
Views: 3,679
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer

First I've got to say that i don't have any...

First I've got to say that i don't have any 'inside knowledge' but the demise of JR has peeked my interest, so I've been keeping a close eye on any news that comes up, and there have been a couple of...
02-27-2018, 10:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,011
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer

I'm in the UK so i got my supplies from a local...

I'm in the UK so i got my supplies from a local specialist www.dipthis.co.uk But there are lots of supplier, there is tons of product for dipping on ebay for instance.

I was really surprised how...
02-27-2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,011
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer

Nigel, yes i had to completely 'gut' the...

Nigel, yes i had to completely 'gut' the transmitter. The process involves dunking the parts in a tank of water so you wouldn't want to leave anything electronic installed. The actual dipping process...
02-27-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,011
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer

Anyone tried Hydro-Dipping'?

So the weather has been terrible here and I've been bored so i got to thinking i might try my hand at Hydro-dipping. My trusty Spektrum DX18 was the first thing that came to hand, so here's the end...
02-19-2018, 07:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 28,921
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer

No, the review is 9 years old and this heli is...

No, the review is 9 years old and this heli is long since out of production.
02-19-2018, 07:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,049
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer

Actually blade do still make 400/450 and slightly...

Actually blade do still make 400/450 and slightly larger helis, but they have changed the naming convention to reflect the length of the rotor blades rather than the rather meaningless '400/450'...
02-11-2018, 10:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 706
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer

Ideally if pairing two batteries (series or...

Ideally if pairing two batteries (series or parallel) you would use batteries of the same C rating. Having said that for moderate or low demand applications it will be ok to use different C ratings....
Forum: UAV / FPV
01-14-2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,129
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer

It should by now be blatantly obvious to even the...

It should by now be blatantly obvious to even the most dim witted that if a terrorist/nutcase wants to do harm to people then there are many far more effective and far more easily accessible methods...
01-13-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,454
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer

That's a lot of lumber!

That's a lot of lumber!
01-13-2018, 09:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 506
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer

My understanding is that Tower Hobbies is part of...

My understanding is that Tower Hobbies is part of Hobbico, it's just Hobbico's retail arm. So they are very much part of this bankruptcy. That doesnt necessarily mean they will close because the...
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