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08-21-2007, 06:47 PM
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Posted By savydad

Cool Well I'm in

"something radio control related" hehe
07-22-2007, 04:22 AM
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Views: 1,121
Posted By savydad

WTB watt meter of any type needed asap

Finally too the plunge and got a b/l and lipo setup and want to try a few prop setups out. Anyone with a watt meter looking to get rid of, I'd prefer under $40 shipped. Got a bad response from the...
01-17-2006, 02:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,342
Posted By savydad

Was deep into racing stadium trucks in my teens,...

Was deep into racing stadium trucks in my teens, then laid back for a while. I really have more surface equipment than air though...4 pan cars, 3 stadium trucks and an emaxx. Guess which one I mess...
01-17-2006, 02:45 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,880
Posted By savydad

Gotta add mine to this list...SAVY...for my...

Gotta add mine to this list...SAVY...for my oldest daughter, and well DAD you get. I've had this as my original email since I first got online 7-8 years ago, and use it whenever I signup somewhere...
12-29-2005, 10:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,357
Posted By savydad

It will work OK for 22ga or smaller wire, that's...

It will work OK for 22ga or smaller wire, that's the only thing I've been able to do with it. If you are new at soldering, forget about it...it barely melts solder on a small piece of wire. Waste...
Forum: 3D Flying
12-29-2005, 10:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,617
Posted By savydad

I agree, for $50 most "kit" manufacturers are...

I agree, for $50 most "kit" manufacturers are only cutting the foam out for you...only one step in the many to building one of these. IMHO, skip the payment and cut it yourself. I haven't seen an...
12-16-2005, 10:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,738
Posted By savydad

Yes, and there are reported failures from using 4...

Yes, and there are reported failures from using 4 servos on the stock esc, with only 7 cells...and failures with 3 servos on 8 cells. The bec of the stocker isn't intended for any overpowering, and...
Forum: Power Systems
12-14-2005, 09:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,115
Posted By savydad

Basically, you can get by with 1:2 thrust to...

Basically, you can get by with 1:2 thrust to weight, for normal/partially aerobatic planes. The only real significance is if you want to hover or have unlimited vertical performance, then 1:1 or...
12-14-2005, 02:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,738
Posted By savydad

You can still have fun with your ssep, try a few...

You can still have fun with your ssep, try a few of the mods I and others have done. For ROG in grass use a tailwheel bracket for a .40 size plane, and tie into the rudder...then get some 2 1/2" or...
Forum: Power Systems
12-14-2005, 02:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,090
Posted By savydad

The guys on rcg have been searching for a direct...

The guys on rcg have been searching for a direct replacement for the endo for quite some time. Seems there are no other buggy motors out there that have the same comm/brush combo which is much...
12-13-2005, 08:16 PM
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Views: 343,588
Posted By savydad

If you do ask, you might get a few involved after...

If you do ask, you might get a few involved after they retrieve it for you...my church loves when I bring my planes to their lot. I always get a crowd if it's not too cold, and I've considered...
Forum: Power Systems
12-13-2005, 08:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,039
Posted By savydad

yes, and I'm not sure what your app is, but if...

yes, and I'm not sure what your app is, but if for sailplane or plane of any sort, the weight of the mechanical speed controller is gonna be WAY over what an esc will be. If it's just a ground...
Forum: Power Systems
12-11-2005, 03:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,659
Posted By savydad

Never had one catch fire, but I've learned the...

Never had one catch fire, but I've learned the hard way a couple times that ALL batteries or energy storage devices should be handled and respected with care. This goes for the big capacitors used...
12-10-2005, 09:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,400
Posted By savydad

Yes, from what I've read, this is the reason that...

Yes, from what I've read, this is the reason that the sensitivity peak detection is different on nimh, they tend to keep climbing and climbing til bam...unless the peak detect circuitry is setup for...
12-10-2005, 05:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,646
Posted By savydad

OTOH, if ULTIMATE lightweight is what you want, a...

OTOH, if ULTIMATE lightweight is what you want, a KAN180 or the sanyo N50AAA are 3 and 4g each, respectively. This could make a 4 cell pack under 1/2oz, if you want/need something that light. They...
12-10-2005, 04:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,646
Posted By savydad

http://www.battlepack.com/close%20out.asp First...

http://www.battlepack.com/close%20out.asp First cell top of page is an N cell, 500mah for .50 each. 3 of these would weigh roughly 1oz, and 4 would be just over 1.25oz (39.2g) plus connector/wiring...
12-10-2005, 04:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,021
Posted By savydad

Yes, and a 2/3a will do 20-30a solid, while a...

Yes, and a 2/3a will do 20-30a solid, while a 2000mah and up AA will not likely do 5a very well. There are AA's that are in the 16-1800 range but they are only said to be in the 10a range. Most...
12-10-2005, 04:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,400
Posted By savydad

closer to 12v for an 8 cell "peaked" and after...

closer to 12v for an 8 cell "peaked" and after resting a few minutes more around 11.5v . Most nickel cells rated at 1.2v will peak @1.45-1.55v depending on type of cell and how good they are. Off the...
12-08-2005, 01:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,454
Posted By savydad

Rod, It's in their sidebar next to their...

Rod, It's in their sidebar next to their post...rep.power with a little colored block.

This is a nice feature...will kinda help out the ones who aren't sure of advice being given and avoid...
12-08-2005, 01:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 36,456
Posted By savydad

The only thing I've seen is the smoke bomb type...

The only thing I've seen is the smoke bomb type thing that hobbylobby sells....although $5 a pop it's not that economical.

Todd
12-08-2005, 01:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,436
Posted By savydad

And honestly, who wants a 3 minute flight time? ...

And honestly, who wants a 3 minute flight time? Unless you are in a pylon race (are they even that short?) a 20c lipo is really not needed, IMHO. The only advantage I see is that they will hold...
12-08-2005, 01:04 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,228
Posted By savydad

Well, it really annoys me that the best, smallest...

Well, it really annoys me that the best, smallest shop in my area actually BEATS mailorder prices then I hear all the rants about how overhead is so high...if you're hobbytown, the overhead's still...
12-07-2005, 08:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,042
Posted By savydad

They can be had from the states for $35 shipped,...

They can be had from the states for $35 shipped, I wouldn't go much higher than that for the combo, as qban posted about other combos that are in the $70 range that would perform better.

Todd
Forum: Beginners
12-07-2005, 08:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,559
Posted By savydad

IPS is indoor power system, but they're used on...

IPS is indoor power system, but they're used on small (6oz-under) parkfliers too. They are ran under 2amps usually and the ones I've seen are kinda anemic unless very light.

The nicd you spec'd...
12-07-2005, 08:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,528
Posted By savydad

Yes, I agree with you on the price of the ctc, I...

Yes, I agree with you on the price of the ctc, I pm'd him to get pricing and almost choked when I saw what the cost was. I was expecting maybe $100 but I'll just wait til he gets kits going for it. ...
Forum: Power Systems
12-07-2005, 02:58 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,406
Posted By savydad

Ah, forgot they don't have the 2/3aa, the...

Ah, forgot they don't have the 2/3aa, the smallest is 2/3a. Cheapbatterypacks.com has the 2/3aa, and for the price I'd go with the 2/3a myself. battlepack is a hair cheaper on the IB and they are...
Forum: Beginners
12-07-2005, 02:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,559
Posted By savydad

Anything you put on a slow stick would work, but...

Anything you put on a slow stick would work, but most other planes like the lighter stuff. If it comes down to money, even a standard servo would do...but they're all close in price so spending $2...
12-07-2005, 02:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,528
Posted By savydad

I haven't flown any of these mentioned, but have...

I haven't flown any of these mentioned, but have my eye on the ctc from the carbon falcon maker...I like the bipe look and portability. I use my aeroace to take along with me when space is...
Forum: Power Systems
12-06-2005, 05:16 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,406
Posted By savydad

that's exactly how I like to fly, relaxing and...

that's exactly how I like to fly, relaxing and slowww. My 2 setups that I use the AAA's in will not allow me to go less than 1/2, but they are good enough for relaxing, slow flights. 2/3aa are...
Forum: Foamies
12-06-2005, 05:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,532
Posted By savydad

I've used it on several foamies, it's the only...

I've used it on several foamies, it's the only glue I use. I think I have the low temp, but not sure. I find that if I hold the tip right, melting the foam a bit in front of the glue, it makes the...
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