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08-08-2012, 06:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,115
Posted By cliffh

You could get any length 2mm screw and just cut...

You could get any length 2mm screw and just cut it down to length. Scew a nut on first if you have one to "clean" the threads when unscrewed.


Cliff
Forum: Beginners
08-03-2012, 03:57 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 11,225
Posted By cliffh

Something to keep in mind: R/C flying is a bit...

Something to keep in mind: R/C flying is a bit more complicated than it looks when you are watching experienced fliers. Beginners WILL crash.

Swallow your pride for a few weeks. Buy something...
08-01-2012, 07:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,073
Posted By cliffh

store Life batteries charged?

Just starting to use LiFe batteries for my receivers. Does it matter if they are stored fully charged, partially charged? I always place my lipo's on storage charge during the week. What about the...
Forum: Beginners
05-29-2012, 08:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,759
Posted By cliffh

As others have said, brushless motors last...

As others have said, brushless motors last longer. What they didn't say is that all there is to wear out is the bearings and they are easy to replace.

Now crashing can damage anything from the...
Forum: Beginners
05-01-2012, 02:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,070
Posted By cliffh

Some foams can absorb a LOT of water also. Even...

Some foams can absorb a LOT of water also. Even if you dry your airplane, it may still have gained some weight.

Try putting a couple drops of water on the underside of your plane and see if any...
Forum: Foamies
04-23-2012, 12:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,498
Posted By cliffh

I built mine completely stock. Found the...

I built mine completely stock. Found the elevator and pushrods were just fine.

HOWEVER, if you plan to fly off grass, you will likely find the nose landing gear is not very strong at all. A...
Forum: Power Systems
04-10-2012, 06:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 15,902
Posted By cliffh

Okay there Swanj, I guess I had overestimated...

Okay there Swanj, I guess I had overestimated your "newbie" staus:p>

The starting CG should be about 1/3 back fron the leading edge at the "point" of the wing, or the root. Like all planes,...
Forum: Power Systems
04-10-2012, 04:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 15,902
Posted By cliffh

Hello, and welcome to R/C flying. 1) You...

Hello, and welcome to R/C flying.

1) You NEED the final weight to determine what motor you will need.

2) You NEED experience BEFORE you fly ANY airplane that will go 90mph:eek:

Is this a...
Forum: ParkFlyers
04-02-2012, 06:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,053
Posted By cliffh

Yes it does, lots of great information. They are...

Yes it does, lots of great information. They are also a very respected dealer...good folks to do business with.

Cliff
Forum: ParkFlyers
04-02-2012, 02:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,053
Posted By cliffh

The only Ace Simple series airplane I built was...

The only Ace Simple series airplane I built was the Simple 400. I used the recommended brushed motor for many flights, then wanted to upgrade. I installed an Emax CF2812 1600Kv...
03-30-2012, 03:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,113
Posted By cliffh

Sorry to hear about your damage. So, now that...

Sorry to hear about your damage. So, now that the damage is done though, how to prevent it from happening again.

I'll bet you used plastic anchors in the cement block. I've found that they ofen...
03-12-2012, 08:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,513
Posted By cliffh

That is a very creative use of "trash". It is...

That is a very creative use of "trash". It is always difficult for me to line things up like that.

Cliff
Forum: Power Systems
03-08-2012, 03:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,066
Posted By cliffh

I'm not sure I understand your complete question....

I'm not sure I understand your complete question. As far as I know, yes, you can fly with the bind plug installed, but you will need to "bind" each flight.

Why would you want to do that?
...
Forum: Power Systems
03-08-2012, 03:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,774
Posted By cliffh

The BEST motor is the motor that does what you...

The BEST motor is the motor that does what you want it to, when you want it to.

Price, color, appearance, and manufacturer don't matter.

Cliff
03-08-2012, 03:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,104
Posted By cliffh

Are you talking about the same receiver? Are you...

Are you talking about the same receiver? Are you saying that the receiver works with one esc, but the same receiver does not work with the second esc? If so, you most likely just have a bad esc. ...
Forum: Power Systems
03-06-2012, 02:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,774
Posted By cliffh

"Best" anything is always a tricky question to...

"Best" anything is always a tricky question to answer. You did set criteria, so my answer is just a little off maybe.

For one thing, longevity. If the motor is operated within its limits, the...
Forum: Power Systems
03-03-2012, 04:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,710
Posted By cliffh

I was thinking that it probably wasn't his motor...

I was thinking that it probably wasn't his motor either, but I have seen a motor that worked fine unloaded (no prop), but with the sight imbalance of a prop added, a poor solder joint in the motor...
Forum: Power Systems
03-02-2012, 07:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,710
Posted By cliffh

I've used many of the cheap esc's and Turnigy...

I've used many of the cheap esc's and Turnigy motors. I've had very good luck with them.

Since you have already replaced the motor and esc, why not give your questionalbe esc a quick test with...
Forum: Power Systems
03-02-2012, 05:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,710
Posted By cliffh

Yep, go to the HobbyKing website and read the...

Yep, go to the HobbyKing website and read the description. It should also be on the esc label. Some esc's are rated for up to 6 or 7 cell lipos, some are not. For example:
...
Forum: Power Systems
03-02-2012, 05:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,710
Posted By cliffh

A wattmeter could certainly help here. The motor...

A wattmeter could certainly help here. The motor and ESC should not, obviously, get warm with a very short run.

Is your ESC rated for a 5 cell lipo? Some are not. Your motor could just be...
Forum: Power Systems
03-02-2012, 04:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,710
Posted By cliffh

Well, you have certainly come up with a NEW...

Well, you have certainly come up with a NEW problem. I have never heard of that one!

So the motor is still hard to turn AFTER you throttle down, but becomes free again after you disconnect the...
03-02-2012, 04:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,521
Posted By cliffh

You are correct that 1C for your battery is 1.3...

You are correct that 1C for your battery is 1.3 amps. For setting your charger at 1C, simply use the battery rating in AMPS. Battery voltage or number of cells does not figure into the C rating...
02-29-2012, 03:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,815
Posted By cliffh

Talking Whew, glad to hear that. 38 ounces was pretty...

Whew, glad to hear that. 38 ounces was pretty porky. I really enjoy flying the Transport. Looks very realistic in flight.

I'm thinking about pulling the wheels off mine though to add to the...
02-27-2012, 08:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,815
Posted By cliffh

Yikes! 28oz! Well, you certainly have enough...

Yikes! 28oz! Well, you certainly have enough power to fly.

Mine is completely stock, 4 brushed motors, 64 watts total, 16.8oz AUW.

With your weight being almost double mine...all bets are...
Forum: Foamies
02-23-2012, 08:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,906
Posted By cliffh

rcers is correct in my opinion also. Cliff

rcers is correct in my opinion also.

Cliff
02-23-2012, 05:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,119
Posted By cliffh

Geez, okay, planefixr got a raw deal. That...

Geez, okay, planefixr got a raw deal. That happens with any company once in a while. I can see why he is upset.

Here are a couple of my experiences though: Once they shorted me an item. They...
Forum: Power Systems
02-23-2012, 04:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,865
Posted By cliffh

Actually, it doesn't make any difference if you...

Actually, it doesn't make any difference if you hook up the negative or positive first. All your esc knows is that the circuit was completed...it doesn't know which was plugged in first.

The only...
02-22-2012, 05:14 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 19,098
Posted By cliffh

I'm sure there are a lot of folks out there, just...

I'm sure there are a lot of folks out there, just like me, watching your build. We will be cheering you on during your maiden flight. Your build looks very good.

Good luck!

Cliff
Forum: Power Systems
02-18-2012, 10:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,032
Posted By cliffh

If your setup is requiring 54 amps at WOT, yes,...

If your setup is requiring 54 amps at WOT, yes, your esc is sending 54 amp pulses to the motor.

The esc is a very high speed switch that also happens to apply the pulses at precisely the proper...
Forum: Power Systems
02-18-2012, 01:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,032
Posted By cliffh

All very true, but keep in mind that the AMPS the...

All very true, but keep in mind that the AMPS the motor sees never changes. The esc is really just a high speed switch. The amps the motor sees during any one "one cycle" never changes with throttle...
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