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10-08-2011, 01:40 PM
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Posted By Insomniac

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48ndYkh3AEA ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48ndYkh3AEA

This guy seems to do good honest reviews... I was going to buy one of these a while back though never got around to it. From my research, the F-16 is one...
06-13-2011, 07:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 994
Posted By Insomniac

If your transmitter is one of the older FM ones...

If your transmitter is one of the older FM ones (long telescopic antenna), you won't be able to pair it with a new reciever unless that reciever is on the same frequency and channel. If it's on the...
06-07-2011, 01:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,691
Posted By Insomniac

Yes, but remember that it is still accelerating...

Yes, but remember that it is still accelerating the prop with each pulse, against the momentum of the prop. Much like how the amps peak the instant that a prop is started, each of these pulses is...
Forum: Beginners
06-05-2011, 01:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 10,613
Posted By Insomniac

Good choice. Feel free to open a new thread to...

Good choice. Feel free to open a new thread to ask questions about the build, people will be happy to help you set it up correctly.
Forum: Beginners
06-05-2011, 05:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 10,613
Posted By Insomniac

But you can, of course, buy the jet now. Put it...

But you can, of course, buy the jet now. Put it together, set it up, make it look nice... But you will have no chance of flying it as a first plane. The bixler does look like a great trainer, and...
03-04-2011, 02:22 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 18,457
Posted By Insomniac

Contrary to what Chellie said... Nose heavy...

Contrary to what Chellie said... Nose heavy planes actually generally attempt to climb under power. The reason is that with a nose heavy plane, trimmed for level flight at cruising speed... You have...
Forum: Beginners
03-04-2011, 02:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,916
Posted By Insomniac

Yeah, programming cards are brilliant. I mean,...

Yeah, programming cards are brilliant. I mean, programming with the beeps is quite easy, but a lapse in concentration can make you mess up and have to start over. I love my Turnigy card, and that...
03-04-2011, 08:07 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 18,457
Posted By Insomniac

Con224, I think you're thinking of a different...

Con224, I think you're thinking of a different plane.... This one only has a 20.5 inch wingspan... I can't imagine using two 9 inch props on it!
Forum: Beginners
03-04-2011, 07:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,916
Posted By Insomniac

Well, I can't speak for that ESC in particular,...

Well, I can't speak for that ESC in particular, you generally turn the model on with the throttle stick at max, to enter programming mode on most ESCs. Then you've gotta listen to the number of beeps...
03-02-2011, 07:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,175
Posted By Insomniac

Yeah, some tend to lack longevity. It's a lottery...

Yeah, some tend to lack longevity. It's a lottery really. Case in point is my recent experience with some HobbyKing LiPos...

The first ones I ever ordered were a pair of 3S, 1300mah 20C Zippy...
03-01-2011, 06:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,175
Posted By Insomniac

Well, that's sure nice to know. I have a few of...

Well, that's sure nice to know. I have a few of the matched Turnigy's, and so far they're holding up pretty well. Perhaps this is why!
Forum: Beginners
02-06-2011, 06:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,881
Posted By Insomniac

You can get a little increase in actual...

You can get a little increase in actual performance with a higher mah pack simply because the max allowable discharge (which is a result of the internal resistance of the pack), is a function of the...
01-25-2011, 10:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,908
Posted By Insomniac

They're probably a rebranded version of one of...

They're probably a rebranded version of one of the other brands of LSD cell... AFAIK there are only a few companies actually producing them... I believe Kodak, RayoVac, Sanyo, GP and a few others,...
01-23-2011, 12:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,709
Posted By Insomniac

Looks very interesting. I'm curious as to how the...

Looks very interesting. I'm curious as to how the stationary quad-copter props will affect the flight when flying forward. Keep us updated!
Forum: Beginners
01-12-2011, 02:05 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 20,194
Posted By Insomniac

Argh, we've been had. I applaud your efforts Mr...

Argh, we've been had. I applaud your efforts Mr Troll.

As for the rest of us, I think it's high time we let this thread die peacefully...
Forum: Beginners
01-12-2011, 03:07 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 20,194
Posted By Insomniac

You're right, at 17, I am older than you... ...

You're right, at 17, I am older than you...

And you're also right in that I don't understand your mentality whatsoever.
01-12-2011, 02:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 10,084
Posted By Insomniac

I've got no clue. What you might want to do,...

I've got no clue. What you might want to do, (given the relatively low cost of cells), is perhaps buy one of each type you're considering... try them all, decide on one you like, and then buy more of...
Forum: Beginners
01-12-2011, 01:53 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 20,194
Posted By Insomniac

Yep, this is very unlikely to work. A friend of...

Yep, this is very unlikely to work. A friend of mine flies the Art-Tech Yak, which is his second plane and has had many flights without a single crash...

...However, said friend spent a lot of...
01-10-2011, 11:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 10,084
Posted By Insomniac

That looks fine. Battery selection really isn't...

That looks fine. Battery selection really isn't that tricky, and often finding the best cell is just trial and error.

The reason for mentioning C rather than actual amp draw, is that allowable...
01-10-2011, 11:36 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,459
Posted By Insomniac

While the basic idea of your post is fair (if you...

While the basic idea of your post is fair (if you don't know what you're talking about, don't give others advise on it!), as misinformation is just counterproductive, it's not fair to be calling...
01-10-2011, 11:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 10,601
Posted By Insomniac

You are a bit confused on the meaning of fixed...

You are a bit confused on the meaning of fixed pitch. The pitch of the blades in a fixed pitch helicopter does not change insofar as to create more or less lift overall. IE if you measured one blade...
Forum: Beginners
01-10-2011, 01:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,547
Posted By Insomniac

As I mentioned before however (and another poster...

As I mentioned before however (and another poster confirmed), some Chinese sellers are excellent with warantee... And simply send out a replacement without you needing to provide more than a couple...
Forum: Beginners
01-10-2011, 12:16 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 13,047
Posted By Insomniac

Bank the plane hard, then yank back on the stick....

Bank the plane hard, then yank back on the stick. ;)
01-09-2011, 05:45 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 43,445
Posted By Insomniac

But please, get some ground view of the plane....

But please, get some ground view of the plane. Stick your keychain camera on the brim of your hat or something, but we'd all love to see it from a different perspective.
01-08-2011, 11:32 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,172
Posted By Insomniac

When people talk about 'exploding' lipos, they...

When people talk about 'exploding' lipos, they are really just referring to an 'energetic fire'. The lack of a hard casing around our LiPos means that a true explosion of any form is next to...
01-08-2011, 02:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 10,084
Posted By Insomniac

Nothing will go pop provided you stick to the...

Nothing will go pop provided you stick to the same voltage/cell count. The 120 SR uses a 3.7V lipo (Single cell). Therefore ANY single cell lipo will be able to safely power it, provided it can...
01-08-2011, 02:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,720
Posted By Insomniac

Yes. All of the negative pins on your channel...

Yes. All of the negative pins on your channel sockets are wired to eachother, and the same goes for all the positive pins. Any channel will do the same job. The consensus is to use the 'batt' port...
Forum: Beginners
01-08-2011, 02:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,547
Posted By Insomniac

Yuck... I understand why they're careful about...

Yuck... I understand why they're careful about getting themselves ripped off, as they run within fairly tight profit margins... but still, you should, at the very least, be able to return it to the...
01-07-2011, 11:54 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,172
Posted By Insomniac

By 'attended', I think what most of us mean is to...

By 'attended', I think what most of us mean is to be within the general vicinity... If one of my batteries sets fire to the shed, I'd much rather be at home than down the street... Also, being at...
Forum: Beginners
01-07-2011, 11:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,547
Posted By Insomniac

Yeah, this is certainly HobbyKing's mistake. From...

Yeah, this is certainly HobbyKing's mistake. From what I've heard, it can be a bit tricky to get HobbyKing to take responsability for faulty merchandise...

Funnily enough, another Chinese company...
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