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Forum: Batteries & Chargers 07-01-2017, 01:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,457
Posted By kyleservicetech
Lets put some real number in here. An 2500...

Lets put some real number in here.

An 2500 Mah A123 cell weighs exactly 0.074 Kg. At 3.3 Volts per cell times 2.5 Amp Hours per cell, that is 8.25 Watt Hours per cell. Divide by the weight, you...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 06-29-2017, 02:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,457
Posted By kyleservicetech
Those A123's are about 35% more weight per...

Those A123's are about 35% more weight per horsepower hour than a LiPo. But, on the other hand, virtually zero fire hazard, no storage issues, very long life. They can be topped off after the day's...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 05-08-2017, 09:21 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,322
Posted By kyleservicetech
Rephrased :D

Rephrased :D
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 08-30-2016, 05:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,214
Posted By kyleservicetech
Don't forget that 120/240 wiring may be inside...

Don't forget that 120/240 wiring may be inside conduit with no air circulation. Moving air makes a Huge difference in temperature rise of copper wire.

A while back, I ran a temperature rise test...
Forum: Sport Planes (Formerly I/C & Gas Conversion) 06-02-2016, 01:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,088
Posted By kyleservicetech
[QUOTE=birdDog;995844]She's all fixed up and...

[QUOTE=birdDog;995844]She's all fixed up and performs well. Actually found the servo was a bit dodgy. I'm actually thinking that was the culprit. It would move ok but at certain points it would...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 05-02-2016, 01:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,177
Posted By kyleservicetech
Yeah, that FMA USB adapter really is one...

Yeah, that FMA USB adapter really is one investment that will quickly pay for itself. First, it allows full easier customization of your various battery charging configurations.

For example, my...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-16-2016, 12:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,644
Posted By kyleservicetech
Our club bylaws do not allow general flying of...

Our club bylaws do not allow general flying of ANY rotor craft, except in special occasions, such as using a Quad with FPV to find a downed model in the 8 foot high corn field.

One of the...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-08-2016, 03:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,877
Posted By kyleservicetech
What is your zip code? The AMA has a list of...

What is your zip code?

The AMA has a list of the RC clubs in the USA, searchable by zipcode. Many RC clubs in the USA are looking for new younger members.

50% of my club members are retired!
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 01-21-2016, 08:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,143
Posted By kyleservicetech
My PC is a HP Pavilion, about two years old. The...

My PC is a HP Pavilion, about two years old. The DVD tray does have the proper indentation for the little CD's. Didn't work. My wifes PC is an All-In-One unit where the DVD drive is vertical....
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 01-21-2016, 05:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,143
Posted By kyleservicetech
LOL I have a "real" Windows desktop PC. It...

LOL

I have a "real" Windows desktop PC. It will not recognise those little CD's. Had to use my wife's Dell PC to save the files to a USB drive.
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 01-02-2016, 07:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,600
Posted By kyleservicetech
Good advice :cool: Buy the best charger you...

Good advice :cool:

Buy the best charger you can afford for charging these LiPo battery packs. As for me, I've got a pair of Cellpro PL8 chargers. The design of these chargers checks the voltage...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-18-2015, 03:01 AM
Replies: 2,873
Views: 350,796
Posted By kyleservicetech
Giant Scale Edge 50 cc from Peak Models

A little bit of posting between web sites :oops:

Take a look:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2563126
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 08-25-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,544
Posted By kyleservicetech
[QUOTE=sticks;979799]so your discharge cycle is...

[QUOTE=sticks;979799]so your discharge cycle is 3.6 to 3.0 V per cell?

How close to the cells get to rated capacity?
[Quote]

As previously posted, the A123 "A" cells come in at around 2100...
Forum: Foamies 06-17-2015, 02:49 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,037
Posted By kyleservicetech
Not Free, But

Here is what I use. Quite powerful, can do just about anything needed.

http://www.cyberlink.com/downloads/trials/powerdirector-ultra/download_en_US.html

At $79.00 for a download.
Forum: UAV / FPV 05-16-2015, 01:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,006
Posted By kyleservicetech
Before retiring, I've traveled to Wyoming. There...

Before retiring, I've traveled to Wyoming. There areas in Wyoming where there is NOTHING!
Like 40 miles East of Casper.
Location, location, location.
Forum: Beginners 04-30-2015, 01:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,129
Posted By kyleservicetech
Yes, that is the elevator trim adjustment. ...

Yes, that is the elevator trim adjustment. However, it is used to fine trim out your model after it's in the air.

The process would be to set the elevator trim to center position, then go to the...
Forum: Beginners 04-28-2015, 09:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,129
Posted By kyleservicetech
Yikes, sure sounds like a tail heavy model.

Yikes, sure sounds like a tail heavy model.
Forum: Power Systems 04-27-2015, 02:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 698
Posted By kyleservicetech
The value of the capacitors are not critical. I...

The value of the capacitors are not critical. I used 0.1 uF 50 Volt DC disk ceramic capacitors on my old Astroflight brush type motors.

Note that they should be disc ceramic. Don't use other...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-26-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,518
Posted By kyleservicetech
Yup. Spektrum does have a backward issue. BUT...

Yup. Spektrum does have a backward issue. BUT its with one of their very first receivers. Not certain it might be a DSM backyard type. Spekie does list incompatibility with that receiver in their...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-25-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,518
Posted By kyleservicetech
Something Else?

Makes me wonder about the possibility of something else being involved. Take a look at my posting in RCGroups.

Take a look:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2363310

And, what...
Forum: SEFF 2015 04-25-2015, 02:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,704
Posted By kyleservicetech
For the wattflyer readers that would like a FREE...

For the wattflyer readers that would like a FREE photo resizer program, and a whole lot more stuff, this one is pretty good. It allows cropping, drawing, adjusting colors, brightness and so on.

...
Forum: Humor 04-09-2015, 01:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 903
Posted By kyleservicetech
Young Kids

A group of 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders, accompanied by two female
teachers, went on a field trip to the local racetrack, (Churchill Downs)
to learn about thoroughbred horses and the supporting...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 03-21-2015, 05:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,726
Posted By kyleservicetech
I've got one

Yeah, I've got one of those chargers.

Now days, that charger might not be safe to use for charging Lipo battery packs because it doesn't have balancing capabilities.

With LiPo battery packs...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-20-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,011
Posted By kyleservicetech
Before you put Velcro on balsa sheeting put a...

Before you put Velcro on balsa sheeting put a thin layer is yellow glue on the balsa.

Let the glue dry overnight then stick on the Velcro. Now that Velcro will hold much better.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-18-2015, 05:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,225
Posted By kyleservicetech
You might be OK. There is only a 10% variation...

You might be OK. There is only a 10% variation in cell capacity between the 5000 and 5500 Mah packs. You might have a greater variation between two 5500 Mah packs that are different ages.

Just...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 03-16-2015, 02:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,383
Posted By kyleservicetech
DX6 Transmitter

Your DX6 transmitter will handle just about any model you'd want to buy in the future.

As to the size of the model being flown, I've got a DX9 transmitter flying my Bipe. That tiny 15 inch...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 03-15-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,383
Posted By kyleservicetech
Two cell LiPo

Lets see. You have a two cell LiPo battery, a Turnigy Linear voltage regulator, and a pretty small airplane.

Your ESC's BEC should power the receiver/servos in your model just fine. :D Note...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 03-13-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,383
Posted By kyleservicetech
Spektrum DX6 System

Check out the Spektrum DX6 system (Not the DX6i). This goes for $209, including one receiver. A number of club members have this unit, it works very well. The club I belong to is 95% Spektrum...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 02-17-2015, 03:59 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,376
Posted By kyleservicetech
Typing error? That would be MV (millivolts)...

Typing error? That would be MV (millivolts) rather than ma.:D
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 02-17-2015, 12:51 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,376
Posted By kyleservicetech
Cool What meter needed

What you would need with a 500 Amp shunt is a digital volt meter with a 200 MilliVolt range. That would allow the voltmeter's 0.1 Millivolt resolution to read to one Amp resolution.

Even this HF...
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