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Forum: Beginners
08-09-2021, 06:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,712
Posted By gyrocptr

You may need 3 channels: rudder, elevator,...

You may need 3 channels: rudder, elevator, motor. Most stand-alone radio systems have at least 4-6 control channels, and will be easier to find.
Replies: 10
Views: 1,043
Posted By gyrocptr

[This has issue has appeared during the couple...

[This has issue has appeared during the couple months that the plane has been sitting due to some new flying restrictions. And i had none of these problems the last time i flew.]

This is a WAG....
Replies: 5
Views: 4,917
Posted By gyrocptr

Spektrum dx6e manual shows rudder-aileron mix...

Spektrum dx6e manual shows rudder-aileron mix pre-programmed.
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Posted By gyrocptr

...how to change the rudder to the right stick......

...how to change the rudder to the right stick...
Plug rudder servo into "aileron" channel of the receiver?
05-25-2020, 05:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,646
Posted By gyrocptr

Per the manual: "IN VOLTAGE ERR --The voltage of...

Per the manual: "IN VOLTAGE ERR --The voltage of the input power supply is below the minimum of 2V"
What are you using for the power supply to the charger? It may be faulty. Charger needs at least...
Replies: 11
Views: 17,000
Posted By gyrocptr

https://www.headsuphobby.com/Power-Up-12g-AS181MG-...

https://www.headsuphobby.com/Power-Up-12g-AS181MG-Analog-Metal-Gear-Sub-Micro-Servo_p_1894.html

Power Up 12g Metal Gear Servo Specifications:
Operating Voltage: 4.8~6.0V
Operating Speed (4.8V):...
04-29-2019, 06:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 865
Posted By gyrocptr

Wheel alignment? Heavy right wing?

Wheel alignment? Heavy right wing?
Forum: Power Systems
12-24-2018, 06:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,351
Posted By gyrocptr

What battery voltage are you using? LiPo? 2cell,...

What battery voltage are you using? LiPo? 2cell, 3cell?
Forum: Power Systems
08-09-2018, 04:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,457
Posted By gyrocptr

Another caution: Watt-meter only displays average...

Another caution: Watt-meter only displays average current. Displays peak amperage only at full throttle. If your setup draws 80A (average) before you reach full throttle you may be burning out the...
Forum: Power Systems
08-09-2018, 06:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,457
Posted By gyrocptr

CC 80A HV ESC, ....6S batteries, I was hoping to...

CC 80A HV ESC, ....6S batteries, I was hoping to use 2 of these in series, and then 'travel adjust' the throttle channel down to limit the max W's pulled with this same prop...

Careful here: If...
Forum: Power Systems
04-23-2017, 06:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,061
Posted By gyrocptr

185166 You can use isolation diodes. With NiCad...

185166
You can use isolation diodes. With NiCad and NiMh, you may need to add an extra cell to compensate for the voltage drop across the isolation diode.
Each diode should be rated for 1.5X peak...
12-20-2016, 08:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,480
Posted By gyrocptr

http://www.powerstream.com/LLLF.htm LiFe...

http://www.powerstream.com/LLLF.htm

LiFe cell has nominal voltage (3.2v) and max voltage (3.65v). Advertisers choose a voltage value that attempts to make their particular battery looker "better"....
Forum: Power Systems
09-04-2016, 06:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,523
Posted By gyrocptr

If you stall the motor (zero rpm, at any non-zero...

If you stall the motor (zero rpm, at any non-zero throttle setting) the motor pulls an immediate current-surge that can exceed the ampere-capacity of the ESC. This can burn out some or all of the...
08-29-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,470
Posted By gyrocptr

The poly-film used to cover garments returned...

The poly-film used to cover garments returned from the dry cleaners.
Forum: Foamies
06-25-2015, 12:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,905
Posted By gyrocptr

No holes. just printing on the poly-facing. ...

No holes. just printing on the poly-facing.
http://lowes.ugc.bazaarvoice.com/0534/1160824/photo.jpg
...
Forum: Foamies
05-22-2015, 11:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,905
Posted By gyrocptr

Lowes; but it's green. Pactiv R1 Faced...

Lowes; but it's green.
Pactiv R1 Faced Polystyrene Foam Board Insulation (Common: 0.25-in x 4-ft x 50-ft; Actual: 0.25-in x 4-ft x 50-ft)
Item #: 304092 | Model #: 304092.0
Forum: Power Systems
12-16-2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,516
Posted By gyrocptr

The max wattage of the 24g motor is approx. 72...

The max wattage of the 24g motor is approx. 72 watts (3W/g) -- rough approx. of the ability of the motor-mass to dissipate heat. At 7.5A and 11.1V =>over 83W. That's probably why the motor is hot....
Replies: 15
Views: 2,321
Posted By gyrocptr

Crimping tool, and proper alignment/positioning...

Crimping tool, and proper alignment/positioning of wire and connector-piece in the tool are critical.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Vptd2n5p5-I
Replies: 72
Views: 12,042
Posted By gyrocptr

FWIW: I believe that "throttle cut" is one of the...

FWIW: I believe that "throttle cut" is one of the pre-programmed mixes in the Turnigy 9XR Tx.
12-19-2012, 06:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,233
Posted By gyrocptr

Put it in a bath of hot water for a few minutes,...

Put it in a bath of hot water for a few minutes, and it will usually de-crystallize.
12-04-2012, 10:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,323
Posted By gyrocptr

Strongly suggest landing gear. If nothing else,...

Strongly suggest landing gear. If nothing else, to protect the prop and motor shaft.
Here's an example:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWVGXXFS2C4

Another example:...
Forum: Beginners
11-21-2012, 09:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,162
Posted By gyrocptr

Sometimes it helps to arrange the wheels with...

Sometimes it helps to arrange the wheels with "toe out".
See attachment, page 3....
Forum: WWI Era
09-05-2012, 10:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 12,523
Posted By gyrocptr

Article from EAA may be of interest. Starting at...

Article from EAA may be of interest. Starting at page 3.
06-27-2012, 12:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,461
Posted By gyrocptr

?? this seems to describe a sudden drop in height?

?? this seems to describe a sudden drop in height?
Forum: Beginners
06-23-2012, 06:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,638
Posted By gyrocptr

If you're able to figure out/adapt the mounting...

If you're able to figure out/adapt the mounting with your stick-mount;
Suggest:
Power Up 400 SloFly
Fire Power 400 SloFly; (from HeadsUp RC)

To match size and weight => "400" class brushless...
Forum: Beginners
06-22-2012, 06:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,638
Posted By gyrocptr

2409-12T; 2409-14T; or 2409-18T ? What type of...

2409-12T; 2409-14T; or 2409-18T ?
What type of battery would you like to use? 2S (2 cells in series) lipo, 3S lipo; Nimh--number of cells, or .....?
Forum: Beginners
05-14-2012, 10:36 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 16,156
Posted By gyrocptr

FWIW: When upright, move the rudder stick in the...

FWIW: When upright, move the rudder stick in the direction of the desired movement for the end of the plane that is farther away from you.
When inverted, move the rudder stick in the direction of...
Forum: Power Systems
05-05-2012, 05:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,541
Posted By gyrocptr

This will work fine. Some specialty brushed...

This will work fine. Some specialty brushed motors are "timed" to run "better" in one direction (e.g. race car motors), but I doubt that yours is one. Even if it is, it'll still work OK.


No....
04-18-2012, 05:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,177
Posted By gyrocptr

It's an "E/Z connector". Need to make sure that...

It's an "E/Z connector". Need to make sure that the nylon washer is fully "snapped" in place.
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/WTI0095P?FVSEARCH=mini+pushrod&search=Go

My 2 cents: First...
04-12-2012, 09:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,033
Posted By gyrocptr

Could be that the Equinox is balancing/equalizing...

Could be that the Equinox is balancing/equalizing the cells. A deep discharge of the battery can easily put the cells out of balance.
The individual status lights on the Equinox should give you an...
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