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04-11-2013, 02:44 PM
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Posted By cheshireflyer

Very pleased with FRSKY

[QUOTE=AEAJR;854920]I thought I would bring this to Wattflyer and see what the experience is among those in the electric community.

If you use a FrSky module in your radio, tell us about your...
Forum: Power Systems
11-07-2011, 09:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,069
Posted By cheshireflyer

I have seen this before. It may be that you need...

I have seen this before. It may be that you need to setup the esc to get the "timing " right.
Some esc's have a hard or soft setting. If you don't get it right you get the sort of problems you...
10-25-2011, 09:12 AM
Replies: 2,155
Views: 351,334
Posted By cheshireflyer

I recon that larger prop over cooked the esc and...

I recon that larger prop over cooked the esc and it cut off long enough to crash. Was the radio gear still working when you tested after the crash.
Bes investment ever is a power meter. You can try...
Forum: Beginners
10-19-2011, 09:49 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 20,892
Posted By cheshireflyer

Dead right can't add anything to that.

Dead right can't add anything to that.
Forum: Beginners
10-18-2011, 03:46 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 20,892
Posted By cheshireflyer

Remember being a kid playing cops and robbers...

Remember being a kid playing cops and robbers using your hand as a gun. Thimb vertical - index finger horizontal as the barrel.
Hols your hand like that at the side of the plane pointing to either...
Forum: Beginners
10-18-2011, 03:41 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 20,892
Posted By cheshireflyer

Hi Dave I did a lot of homework on this and...

Hi Dave

I did a lot of homework on this and it came out like this.

One receiver with antenna pointing frome nose to tail.
One receiver with antenna pointing from botom to top of fuselage. (...
10-18-2011, 01:13 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 41,192
Posted By cheshireflyer

It was fun though

To us ita really modern stuff of course. A couple of lights and taking a complete model home was rare but a feeling never forgotten to this day.
Same went for control line models and free flight.
...
10-18-2011, 01:07 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 41,192
Posted By cheshireflyer

First radio was

Mcgregor Codamac single channel TX and relay receiver.
This had a stick which gave the correct number of commands for full left or full right rudder. Other sets had a push button to send pulses....
10-18-2011, 12:42 PM
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Posted By cheshireflyer

profile picture question

Hope I am not too far off topic here.

I have a profile picture but it does not display in my postings.
What do I do to sort this

Pete
Forum: Beginners
10-18-2011, 12:14 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 20,892
Posted By cheshireflyer

I think sometimes we are brain washed by what we...

I think sometimes we are brain washed by what we read here and also by makers flashy adverts and so on.

So far so good with the cheap Orange receivers for me. I think the main point is to take...
Forum: Beginners
10-11-2011, 09:36 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 20,892
Posted By cheshireflyer

Range with Orange

[QUOTE=slipstick;828168]I've been flying a mix of Spektrum and Orange Rxs for about as long as they've been available and I've never had any problems with either of them. Lucky aren't we ;) ?

Hi...
Forum: Power Systems
10-09-2011, 06:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,069
Posted By cheshireflyer

Motor cut problem sorted

Hi

I found the problem. The aerial was not making a good enough connection to the threaded socket on my TX. I made sure that enough thread was showing through and now I have no problems at all...
Replies: 5
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Posted By cheshireflyer

Range problem sorted

I feel stupid now !

It turns out that the aerial was not connecting correctly. It was not screwing down far enough and the centre pine was barely contacting. I now have loads of range and flew...
Replies: 5
Views: 3,619
Posted By cheshireflyer

I have both antena brought outside the fuselage....

I have both antena brought outside the fuselage. One extends horizontal towards the nose the other on the opposite side extends vertically.
I thought this was the optimum setup.
It all goes to...
Forum: Power Systems
09-27-2011, 12:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,069
Posted By cheshireflyer

Hi again Steve. I shall use a seperate RX...

Hi again Steve.

I shall use a seperate RX battery as there is plenty of room in there and I can remove some lead. I am right in saying that I just need to remove the positive plug from the esc...
Replies: 5
Views: 3,619
Posted By cheshireflyer

Range problem with Frsky hack module

Hi

Last weekend I installed a hack module in my Futaba 6EXA. That was very straight forward. RX bound straight away but range check gives only 20 paces against the 30 paces stated in the...
Forum: Power Systems
09-27-2011, 09:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,069
Posted By cheshireflyer

[QUOTE=cheshireflyer;835789]Reading was about...

[QUOTE=cheshireflyer;835789]Reading was about 9-10 Amps so well in range. I was off out to test again but rain stops play.
I ran it up in my worshop trying to repeat the motor cut but it just won't....
Forum: Power Systems
09-25-2011, 02:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,069
Posted By cheshireflyer

Reading was about 9-10 Amps so well in range. I...

Reading was about 9-10 Amps so well in range. I was off out to test again but rain stops play.
I ran it up in my worshop trying to repeat the motor cut but it just won't.
Just watching the Grand...
Replies: 1
Views: 2,882
Posted By cheshireflyer

Take a look here ...

Take a look here
www.rcmf.co.uk/4um/index.php?page=111 (http://www.rcmf.co.uk/4um/index.php?page=111)

Pete
Forum: Power Systems
09-25-2011, 05:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,069
Posted By cheshireflyer

Well I put it on the watt meter before I re-...

Well I put it on the watt meter before I re- charged the lipo.
Volts were 7.8. I ran the motor at full power for ages and the lipo never went under 7 v. I just could not recreate the fault. I am now...
Forum: Power Systems
09-24-2011, 06:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,069
Posted By cheshireflyer

Thanks Steve. I said I have the same setup in a...

Thanks Steve.
I said I have the same setup in a TwinStar.........I just thought, I use different lipos in that I use the same one for the easy*

I am never sure what makes a lipo swell. I never...
Forum: Power Systems
09-24-2011, 05:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 14,707
Posted By cheshireflyer

Hi I tried this but forgot that each "wire"...

Hi

I tried this but forgot that each "wire" is made up from the ends of enameled wire from each winding. You have to scrape each strand of wire in each of the 3 wires otherwise as has been said...
Forum: Power Systems
09-24-2011, 05:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,069
Posted By cheshireflyer

Motor cutting out

Hi

I just returned from a first flight of my Frsky system. I converted my old 6exa using the Frsky hack module. No problems doing this and everything works as it should (I think).
As a test bed...
09-23-2011, 03:55 PM
Replies: 5,460
Views: 857,662
Posted By cheshireflyer

Get some in

Like driving a car, what you are looking for is automatic reaction just like when a child runs out into the road. No time to think - reaction cuts in. It is the same with this hobby you will suddenly...
09-23-2011, 03:44 PM
Replies: 5,460
Views: 857,662
Posted By cheshireflyer

[QUOTE=SARG5;833155]Les.---- Take a hard look at...

[QUOTE=SARG5;833155]Les.---- Take a hard look at the Multiplex EasyStar another is the
Sky Surfer. These two planes are great trainers.
Find a local RC club. DO NOT TRY TO LEARN ON YOUR...
Forum: Beginners
09-04-2011, 06:40 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 20,892
Posted By cheshireflyer

I bought a DSMX system a few weeks ago. Today I...

I bought a DSMX system a few weeks ago. Today I tried it out with an orange receiver in a 45" model and flew further out than I would do on most occasions. Result - perfect control . I am not sure I...
06-25-2011, 06:56 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 576
Posted By cheshireflyer

Club needs new members S. Cheshire England

Hi

There are a group of us, only about six guys, who rent a field in S. Cheshire near Nantwich.We are looking for a couple or so more modellers to join us.
We fly on Sunday afternoon. We fly all...
06-25-2011, 06:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 44,981
Posted By cheshireflyer

Hi I flew free flight for many years. Trmming...

Hi
I flew free flight for many years. Trmming is the main skill involved. You just can't bypass it.
Always make sure the C.G. is correct before going to the field and remember this is just a...
06-25-2011, 06:15 AM
Replies: 1,317
Views: 147,566
Posted By cheshireflyer

Near Crewe Cheshire - England

Near Crewe Cheshire - England
06-09-2010, 02:08 PM
Replies: 2,155
Views: 351,334
Posted By cheshireflyer

Yes it never happened to me beore over many years...

Yes it never happened to me beore over many years of boat modelling.
I feel stupid as I was trained in radio and TV so should have been one person to be checking things like this.
If I had been on...
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