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Forum: Beginners
08-09-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,005
Posted By RayDF

Good info -- thanks!

Thank you very much for the excellent information. Now I'm much clearer as to what to look for and what brands to look for in my next airplane.
Forum: Beginners
08-08-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,005
Posted By RayDF

Which brand is "best"?

I wonder which brand(s) of RC airplanes in RTF / BNF / ARF format (foam) have the highest quality? In other modeling worlds, for example, there are brands that are regarded as having top quality,...
Forum: Beginners
07-20-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,304
Posted By RayDF

As I suspected -- thanks. It definitely is not...

As I suspected -- thanks. It definitely is not good to go against the manufacturer's recommendations, either above or below the mark. Got it!
Forum: Beginners
07-20-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,304
Posted By RayDF

Can I use a 3S battery in a 4S ESC?

I also have a doubt about the electrical limits of what can be done by using a battery DIFFERENT from what the airplane manufacturer recommends. The specific example is a HobbyKing Stearman P-17...
Forum: Beginners
07-15-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,304
Posted By RayDF

Thanks for the tip!

Hi Porcia83!

Wow -- that battery for just $13 looks to be a winner indeed and displaces any need for trying to use the heavier battery in the SE5. I can buy nearly four of these for the cost of...
Forum: Beginners
07-15-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,304
Posted By RayDF

Better to use the standard battery! :-)

fhhuber / quorneng:

Thanks for the advice! It looks like the best option is to use the standard 2200 mAh battery and avoid stressing the airframe (which should be particularly delicate in this...
Forum: Beginners
07-15-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,304
Posted By RayDF

Heavier battery than designed...?

I wonder what would happen, in general, if I do the following:

1. Install a battery that weighs 309 grams into an airplane designed for a 173 gram battery. (Everything else being electrically...
Forum: Beginners
07-10-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 17,335
Posted By RayDF

Good info -- thanks!

Thanks for the advice, which I will certainly apply... This forum rocks!
Forum: Beginners
07-10-2014, 12:35 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 17,335
Posted By RayDF

Thanks for the clarification

Now that you write it out like that is definitely clearer -- thanks! I will certainly try this tomorrow and see how it goes. It HAS to work somehow!
Forum: Beginners
07-09-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 17,335
Posted By RayDF

Apprentice S and the Spektrum DX6i

Without going into the discussion if SAFE mode is good for you or not, I wonder if anyone here has specific information (or can refer me to such information) of how to program the DX6i for full use...
Forum: Beginners
07-05-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,547
Posted By RayDF

Would Krylon "Fusion for Plastic" work?

Thanks! Do you think that the spray paint Krylon "Fusion for Plastic" (http://www.krylon.com/products/fusion-for-plastic/) should work well on the Apprentice's "Z-Foam"? If not, what other Krylon...
Forum: Beginners
07-04-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,547
Posted By RayDF

Acrylic paint good for E-flite "Z-Foam"?

I wonder if you think that acrylic paint (water-based) would be good for painting the Z-Foam used in the E-Flite Apprentice S 15e? I happen to have a tube of such paint from my wife's painting...
Forum: Aerodynamics
07-01-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 17,927
Posted By RayDF

So, how did it go?

Was the modification successful in flight?
Forum: Beginners
06-28-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 11,721
Posted By RayDF

Issue with the Apprentice charger

I thought to share an experience I just had with the Apprentice's included charger, in case someone else gets stumped by it. After a successful flight, I started to charge the battery in normal...
Forum: Beginners
06-26-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 11,721
Posted By RayDF

DX6 instead

Actually, my elder son convinced me that I was nuts in doing that and instead suggested to switch the DX6i for a full DX6, which I just ordered (the "Transmitter-Only" version should ship Jul/18.)
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Forum: Beginners
06-25-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 11,721
Posted By RayDF

Thanks, folks! Based on this, I'm in contact...

Thanks, folks! Based on this, I'm in contact with the supplier (Maniacs Hobby Complex) to arrange for an exchange down to the DX5e, which does work as intended. I know it's a lesser radio than the...
Forum: Beginners
06-25-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 11,721
Posted By RayDF

Newbie question about Apprentice S and Spektrum DX6i

I very recently bought an Apprentice S 15e with a Spektrum DX6i radio. I've flown it a couple of times (with an instructor) and I actually did my first landing the other day!

As noted, I bought...
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