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04-21-2009, 04:25 AM
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Posted By michael7810

Thanks for the info. I'm on hold for a while...

Thanks for the info. I'm on hold for a while 'cause my DX-7 lockup yesterday and caused my nitro chipmunk to fly in uncontrolled circles for 30 seconds then plow into the field at full throttle. ...
04-19-2009, 08:36 PM
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Posted By michael7810

Hi- I'm just building my first funjet and have a...

Hi- I'm just building my first funjet and have a couple questions. The instruction call for more up elevator than down and more down aileron than up. I could probabaly figure out how to program my...
Forum: Power Systems
01-24-2009, 01:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,941
Posted By michael7810

thanks Charlie. I'm looking for a pusher motor...

thanks Charlie. I'm looking for a pusher motor for a 3.5 lb F-16 and read that the V35XL is similar to the Scorpion 3026-8. I'll look for your post later...
01-24-2009, 03:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,649
Posted By michael7810

does it come with any charger cables? I'm not...

does it come with any charger cables? I'm not familiar with this charger but I assume it takes 4 sets of adapters to charge 4 batteries.
thanks,
Mike
Forum: Power Systems
01-19-2009, 08:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,941
Posted By michael7810

How are Venom Outrunners? I'm trying but can't...

How are Venom Outrunners? I'm trying but can't find performance data on the V35XL
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Views: 2,320
Posted By michael7810

Hmmm! Now that I think about it I was using an...

Hmmm! Now that I think about it I was using an 1800/20C when it went down. I suppose low battery could have been the problem but I've flown it many times with an 1800 and no problems. It seemed to...
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Views: 2,320
Posted By michael7810

I can't remember exactly but the max amps is ...

I can't remember exactly but the max amps is somewhere around 35. I fly at 1/2 throttle most of the time. I even takeoff with 1/2 throttle. The only time I use full throttle is to enter a loop...
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Views: 2,320
Posted By michael7810

Rabbitcreekok: The latest crash was a eFlight...

Rabbitcreekok: The latest crash was a eFlight P-38:
2 Park 450
2 eFlight 25A ESCs (I disconnected the BEC on 1 ESC)
3 Heads-up RC 9 gram servos
Hobby King 3S1P 2200 25C
The crash occured about...
Replies: 8
Views: 2,320
Posted By michael7810

I think I have a TX/RX problem

I'm looking for some advice on the best way to protect against signal loss with a Spektrum system. I've had 3 planes just fall out of the sky over the past 4 month for no obvious reason. All were...
11-06-2008, 07:05 PM
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Posted By michael7810

Thanks for the ideas. The F-4 is cool but bigger...

Thanks for the ideas. The F-4 is cool but bigger (and faster) than what I'm looking for plus I have a similar F-16 already. I'll give the P-51 a try.
Hey Windy City: can you answer a couple...
11-05-2008, 02:55 PM
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Posted By michael7810

Have 6mm depron and 100watt motor; need plans

I'm looking for ideas/plans for a scratch build. Preferably a small warbird or pylon racer type. I have a 100watt BL motor; 3S-500ma lipo and some 5 gram servos. Thanks for the help.
10-15-2008, 05:50 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 11,038
Posted By michael7810

Since the warranty on this thing is only good "at...

Since the warranty on this thing is only good "at the time of purchase" I felt there was no downside to messing with the eFlight charger. I opened it up and added a jst connector to the battery...
10-13-2008, 07:27 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 11,038
Posted By michael7810

Great idea on charging with an AC charger. My...

Great idea on charging with an AC charger. My charger will charge at .3A. Does anyone know where I can get a connector that will connect to the battery?
10-07-2008, 08:56 PM
Replies: 532
Views: 46,285
Posted By michael7810

I had one that flew for 3 minutes before...

I had one that flew for 3 minutes before spiraling into the desert. Be careful not to let the speed drop too much. On my maiden flight I was flying at half throttle trying to set the trims and it...
Forum: Foamies
09-23-2008, 04:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,140
Posted By michael7810

What do you use to cover styrofoam?

I want to beef up my eFlight P38 made of styrofoam. The booms are very thin and break easily plus I broke the wing at the boom/wing joint during a taxi test mishap. The plane is very brittle. I've...
08-29-2008, 09:11 PM
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Posted By michael7810

Need help soldering motor wires

I soldered the wrong connectors on my new motor and had to cut them off. In trying to solder the correct ends on I'm finding the copper wire is coated or something and the solder will not stick. ...
08-29-2008, 03:25 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 19,697
Posted By michael7810

You might want to look for a way to beef up the...

You might want to look for a way to beef up the MLG attachment slots. When mine had the hard landing both main gear became very loose in the plastic slots. They were free to rotate about 1/2 inch...
Replies: 11
Views: 4,075
Posted By michael7810

I have a DX7 with AR6000 on my float plane and...

I have a DX7 with AR6000 on my float plane and use flaperons. One thing I learned is to make sure you set all the flap settings to zero % for all three positions until you get the ailerons working...
08-26-2008, 02:44 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 19,697
Posted By michael7810

Yes, the batttery will have to handle the motor...

Yes, the batttery will have to handle the motor current times two. I forgot exactly what the total current draw was on mine but it was something around 35A using two Park 450s and 10x8 props. I...
08-25-2008, 08:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,082
Posted By michael7810

I charged the battery for 3 hours and it worked...

I charged the battery for 3 hours and it worked as advertised. I took about 15 min of video with no problems. I'll try it a few more times before claiming victory. thanks for the help
08-23-2008, 01:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,082
Posted By michael7810

I'll charge andf try it again this weekend and...

I'll charge andf try it again this weekend and report back
Thanks
08-23-2008, 12:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,082
Posted By michael7810

I'll try charging it for a half day. It has sat...

I'll try charging it for a half day. It has sat for a few months without a recharge but the charge indicator reads 99%
08-22-2008, 10:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,082
Posted By michael7810

Thanks- I'll give it a try

Thanks- I'll give it a try
08-22-2008, 10:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,841
Posted By michael7810

What's your favorite servo?

I've been using the cheap, <$10, no-name servos on small park flyers with no problems other than an occasional stripped gear after a crash. Now I'm getting into bigger, faster, more expensive planes...
08-22-2008, 01:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,508
Posted By michael7810

I don't know about your charger but mine cuts off...

I don't know about your charger but mine cuts off after 2 hours so I sometimes don't get a full charge at lower settings. I have 2 TP2100s and always charge them at 1A but then again I don't...
08-21-2008, 08:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,082
Posted By michael7810

FlyCam2 Wont Record in Flight

Twice I've tried to retrieve videos and there was nothing on the card. Each time I was able to record video OK sitting at my desk. I've only used it 4 times and it has never been in a crash. Any...
08-21-2008, 08:40 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 19,697
Posted By michael7810

I have (had) the E Flight P-38 and other than a...

I have (had) the E Flight P-38 and other than a couple manufacturing problems it was a great bird. When I saw the price for the motor/speed control combo I couldn't resist. Very easy to assemble...
Forum: Power Systems
08-18-2008, 09:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,008
Posted By michael7810

The way you described it is exactly how it worked...

The way you described it is exactly how it worked on my P-38. Throttle movement from 0 to 100% ran both motors at the same rpm. When the rudder stick is moved to one side or the other the motor rpm...
Forum: Power Systems
08-18-2008, 08:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,008
Posted By michael7810

Chellie Check out my post "E-Flight P-38...

Chellie
Check out my post "E-Flight P-38 Question" under Warbirds. There are links to setting up a computer Tx for differential thrust. I did it and it worked great on my P-38, up until one motor...
Replies: 7
Views: 2,737
Posted By michael7810

DX7 transmitter voltage

Does anyone know the minimum voltage recommended on the tx battery? I mean how low can you "safely" go before recharging? Is there some kind of warning; like a beep? The manual doesn't have this...
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