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03-19-2012, 09:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,196
Posted By Buck Rogers

Yes, you are over estimating the amps but it's...

Yes, you are over estimating the amps but it's always a good idea not to run your ESC/motor on the limit anyway as some of the published ratings are a bit suspect. I don't think you should worry...
07-04-2011, 08:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,479
Posted By Buck Rogers

I always find I need a few clicks of down trim on...

I always find I need a few clicks of down trim on a hot day - I guess it must the the thermals causing a bit more lift. I do notice a drop in thrust though - my planes never seem to fly as fast on a...
05-07-2011, 06:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,777
Posted By Buck Rogers

I used regular CA on my Funjet and it turned out...

I used regular CA on my Funjet and it turned out fine. The manual said specifically to use regular CA and not foam-safe.

Not sure I'd use hot glue as it might melt the foam.
05-07-2011, 12:01 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 40,792
Posted By Buck Rogers

Ooh - looks good. I thought the DX8 was a bit...

Ooh - looks good. I thought the DX8 was a bit expensive for my liking but if the DX7s is a bit cheaper I might invest.
04-21-2011, 08:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 795
Posted By Buck Rogers

Yeah, I saw a documentary on Burt Rutan and the...

Yeah, I saw a documentary on Burt Rutan and the development of his spaceship 1 aircraft. They used some cleaver techniques to get into space on a very low budget but they were very lucky no-one was...
04-20-2011, 09:08 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 14,595
Posted By Buck Rogers

I did this on my DX6i - just mixed the flap...

I did this on my DX6i - just mixed the flap switch with the elevator and adjusted the flap position by the appropriate amount to get a couple of mm travel.

Dont forget to activate the trim...
04-19-2011, 04:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,038
Posted By Buck Rogers

There was a big debate about this on RC groups a...

There was a big debate about this on RC groups a while back - Downthrust means different things to different people it would appear and that's why I thought I'd clarify.
04-18-2011, 02:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,038
Posted By Buck Rogers

That's the strange thing - I've got 2 degrees...

That's the strange thing - I've got 2 degrees downthrust and he's always had 0 degrees downthrust. I guess the other guy's setup must have the cog further forward.

In fact - what is meant by...
04-18-2011, 10:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,038
Posted By Buck Rogers

A few Funjet Questions

I maidened my Funjet yesterday and everything seemed to go OK but it did raise a few questions.

On my setup I had to dial in a couple of degrees downthrust and the elevons ended up trimmed pretty...
04-05-2011, 06:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,204
Posted By Buck Rogers

I dont think it makes much difference - either...

I dont think it makes much difference - either way is good.
Forum: Beginners
04-05-2011, 06:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,008
Posted By Buck Rogers

Could be a loose connection - check your...

Could be a loose connection - check your connectors are soldered onto the wires from the ESC properly.
04-03-2011, 08:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,933
Posted By Buck Rogers

Shame you didn't post that earlier - I just...

Shame you didn't post that earlier - I just bought a Funjet last week and if I had seen the new Stryker I might have bought that instead.:(
04-03-2011, 12:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,088
Posted By Buck Rogers

I went with some HS81s in the end - got them at a...

I went with some HS81s in the end - got them at a good price and should be a good compromise I think.
Forum: Beginners
03-27-2011, 02:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,919
Posted By Buck Rogers

Not really - it might be worth searching the...

Not really - it might be worth searching the batteries and Chargers forum.
03-26-2011, 08:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,081
Posted By Buck Rogers

I think you might be right here. I observed...

I think you might be right here. I observed something similar myself - when the problem happens one of the cells occasionally shows 4.21V and maybe this is forcing the charge current too low to to...
Forum: Beginners
03-26-2011, 08:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,919
Posted By Buck Rogers

Yeah, a separate balancer should work ok. I'm...

Yeah, a separate balancer should work ok. I'm thinking about getting one myself because the built in balancer on my charger seems to be playing up a bit.

I balance my packs on every charge - it...
03-26-2011, 04:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,081
Posted By Buck Rogers

Yeah, I do look after my lipos - some of them are...

Yeah, I do look after my lipos - some of them are a few years old but they still seem to have good capacity and enough punch. Voltage drop under load is within reasonable limits and the cells stay...
Forum: Beginners
03-26-2011, 03:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,919
Posted By Buck Rogers

I hear Overlander batteries are pretty good -...

I hear Overlander batteries are pretty good - there are quite a few guys at my club using them and they seem to perform well.


I use 2200's in my katana and it handles the weight OK - I don't do...
03-26-2011, 03:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,088
Posted By Buck Rogers

Funjet Servos

I'm expecting my new Funjet to arrive in the post next week and I need to buy some other equipment for it. What would be the best servos to use? I have some HS-55s already - would these be up to...
03-26-2011, 03:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,081
Posted By Buck Rogers

Yeah, it could be the batteries I suppose. I did...

Yeah, it could be the batteries I suppose. I did charge a newer pack yesterday and it finished OK.
03-25-2011, 03:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,081
Posted By Buck Rogers

Help - Balance Charger Never Finishes

I seem to have a problem with my charger - I have one of these:
...
Forum: Beginners
03-23-2011, 07:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,919
Posted By Buck Rogers

Indeed, Overlander are still going but I've never...

Indeed, Overlander are still going but I've never tried their lipos. There are a few other shops around worth a look too.

Giant Cod are quite good for things like ESCs and Lipos - In particular...
Forum: Beginners
03-23-2011, 02:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,919
Posted By Buck Rogers

Hi, I can't comment on the motor but I do...

Hi,

I can't comment on the motor but I do have a few other tips. I find the landing gear arrangement on my katana to be extremely fragile. When landing on grass the gear rips itself out every...
03-22-2011, 07:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 677
Posted By Buck Rogers

Help me decide what to buy next

So my Phase 3 EF-16 is wearing out since I fly it so much. I've been thinking about putting in a new EDF unit and painting it (does anyone know how to remove the stickers) but that might take a...
03-18-2011, 09:00 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 48,363
Posted By Buck Rogers

Ah yes, the Mosquito, another fine aircraft. Its...

Ah yes, the Mosquito, another fine aircraft. Its a shame you done see too many models of that particular plane.
03-18-2011, 08:52 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 18,684
Posted By Buck Rogers

Surely you've got to include the Phase 3 EF-16. ...

Surely you've got to include the Phase 3 EF-16. I think most people who fly EDF must have had one at some point. I've nearly flown the wing off mine - it comes out every time I go down to the...
03-18-2011, 08:41 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 48,363
Posted By Buck Rogers

Ooh, tough question - so many to choose from. In...

Ooh, tough question - so many to choose from. In terms of my favourite to look at I can't really decide between the Spitfire and the P51.
Replies: 41
Views: 9,594
Posted By Buck Rogers

No doubt the new system will be an improvement...

No doubt the new system will be an improvement over DSM2 but I do think this is more about staying ahead of the Chinese and their cloned DSM2 receivers more than anything else.

To be honest...
01-21-2011, 05:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,150
Posted By Buck Rogers

I use Hobbywing UBECs too - so far they have been...

I use Hobbywing UBECs too - so far they have been trouble free - as far as I can tell they are the same as Turnigy (same ones rebranded maybe?).
01-08-2011, 01:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,347
Posted By Buck Rogers

Generally with brushless motors you have a choice...

Generally with brushless motors you have a choice on how to mount them. On some planes the motor is mounted aft of the firewall and the prop driven with the shaft that sticks out of the back and on...
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