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04-01-2011, 03:55 PM
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Posted By Rickochet

Nice job. I have had a Slow Poke 40 kit that I...

Nice job. I have had a Slow Poke 40 kit that I had hoped to build and convert to electric but haven't gotten around to it.
Forum: Foamies
03-02-2010, 03:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,090
Posted By Rickochet

Something I do when using tiled plans is to stick...

Something I do when using tiled plans is to stick them to the foam with Scotch "Restickable" Glue Sticks (Walmart). You stick the plans to the foam, cut directly over the plans and remove the plans...
12-18-2009, 01:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,519
Posted By Rickochet

With tx and rx powered on center the trims on the...

With tx and rx powered on center the trims on the rudder and elevator servos and see where your control surfaces are. It could be that you did not center your servos before connecting the pushrods...
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Views: 3,570
Posted By Rickochet

I think I recall for the non Aurora's you get a...

I think I recall for the non Aurora's you get a beep from the module but I could be wrong.
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Posted By Rickochet

New Hitec 2.4 Question - Telemetry For Electrics?

I am considering adding a 2.4 module to my Hitec Optic 6. I am looking at the Spektrum DM8 and the new Hitec Optima. I was leaning toward the Optima after reading that it has telemetry for onboard...
10-24-2009, 02:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,157
Posted By Rickochet

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10-17-2009, 03:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 10,239
Posted By Rickochet

I have a blinky for both lipo and A123. They...

I have a blinky for both lipo and A123. They work but they are very slow and it may take overnight to balance a pack. You can buy a new balance charger for about the cost of a blinky.
10-05-2009, 01:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,137
Posted By Rickochet

Actually the switch you want is next to the...

Actually the switch you want is next to the trainer switch. There are two switches on the top left of the TX. One is the Trainer switch which is in the back and one labeled "Ch 5". I use it to...
Forum: ParkFlyers
09-30-2009, 02:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,214
Posted By Rickochet

Some have placed the ESC on top of the fuselage...

Some have placed the ESC on top of the fuselage and run the wires up just aft of the canopy and directly back to the motor. This isn't the best looking method but it does minimize wire length and...
Replies: 19
Views: 11,680
Posted By Rickochet

Could it be that the batteries don't meet...

Could it be that the batteries don't meet industry standards? All of the rechargeables and AA alkalines I have used in the DX5e have fit just fine and I also use them in a Hitec and Futaba radios.
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Views: 11,680
Posted By Rickochet

I use the AA Nimh "precharged" 2000 mAh from...

I use the AA Nimh "precharged" 2000 mAh from Radio Shack and they fit fine. There is quite a bit of flexibility in the negative tab.

I would have thought that there was an industry standard...
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Views: 11,680
Posted By Rickochet

It is an extra channel for things like landing...

It is an extra channel for things like landing gear, flaps. I use it for taking snap shots with my camera. It will move one servo from one position to another then stops. Reverse the switch and it...
03-05-2009, 02:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 987
Posted By Rickochet

Or Trade Blade MCX BNF

Sold

I have a Blade MCX for sale. It is the BNF version (no transmitter). It is a great little flyer using my Spektrum 5e. Very stable and trims out easily. I have too many toys and it is just...
01-18-2009, 12:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,016
Posted By Rickochet

Nice video Chappy. I built one of these last...

Nice video Chappy. I built one of these last month. Newegg had a special of $19.87 with a $19.87 rebate on one so it only cost me $9 shipping. Mine had a built in switch and power light so all I...
01-18-2009, 11:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,516
Posted By Rickochet

http://scriptasylum.com/rc_speed/_lipo.html

http://scriptasylum.com/rc_speed/_lipo.html
Forum: Foamies
01-07-2009, 01:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 30,583
Posted By Rickochet

Here is my basic take on foam. I currently have...

Here is my basic take on foam. I currently have some original Dow Blucor 1/4" fan fold, some Dow 1/2" Duramate foam (8' x 4') both from Lowes and a 4' x 8' sheet of 2" thick pink Foamular 150 from...
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Views: 2,510
Posted By Rickochet

I just found out what the problem was with my...

I just found out what the problem was with my DX5e. The problem was that I did not realize it has a long tone when you get to each trim stop and a long tone when the trims are centered. I was just...
Replies: 19
Views: 11,680
Posted By Rickochet

Make sure all of your servo reverse switches are...

Make sure all of your servo reverse switches are in the "normal" position. Connect an esc with a motor without a prop. Try moving the throttle trim all of the way up. If throttle still doesn't work...
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Views: 2,510
Posted By Rickochet

A Question To Any Spektrum DX5e Owners

Would someone with a DX5e please check something for me? Turn on you Tx and count the "beeps" (clicks) the trims make from stop to stop. You will get a beep each time you click a trim button and get...
Replies: 20
Views: 2,157
Posted By Rickochet

Servo City has them if you are looking for a...

Servo City has them if you are looking for a source.

http://www.servocity.com/~servo/html/antennas.html
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Views: 2,157
Posted By Rickochet

I think I would get your antenna back to specs...

I think I would get your antenna back to specs before flying. They are a particular length for a reason.
Replies: 20
Views: 2,157
Posted By Rickochet

What Rodneh said. If it still is acting up send...

What Rodneh said. If it still is acting up send it to Hitec. I recently hooked up a new battery pack backwards in my Optic 6 and fried something. Hitec called me the next day after recieving it and...
Replies: 21
Views: 6,336
Posted By Rickochet

First, I don't know jack about radios or antennas...

First, I don't know jack about radios or antennas but from what I read there is some loss in range but for the majority of fliers it won't effect them. Only those fliers who get into some extreme...
Replies: 21
Views: 6,336
Posted By Rickochet

Let us know how it works Bill. Rick

Let us know how it works Bill.

Rick
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Views: 6,336
Posted By Rickochet

Bill, here is a link for the Rubber Ducky. I am...

Bill, here is a link for the Rubber Ducky. I am not sure if there are any threads on it here but do a search at RCG in the Radio forum and there is some info. I use Castle Creation Berg recievers...
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Views: 6,336
Posted By Rickochet

I remember us discussing the Radio Shack battery...

I remember us discussing the Radio Shack battery box for it. And it was the reversed polarity pig tail I put on my Radio Shack pack that croaked my Optic 6. :mad:

BTW I have a Smiley Rubber...
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Views: 6,336
Posted By Rickochet

He told me I fried a chip of some sort. Maybe an...

He told me I fried a chip of some sort. Maybe an IC chip? It might be on the invoice when I get the unit back. If it does I wll let you know.

Rick
Replies: 21
Views: 6,336
Posted By Rickochet

I agree. What I really found refreshing is the...

I agree. What I really found refreshing is the prompt service, super reasonable price and talking to a tech person that my old ears could understand.
Replies: 21
Views: 6,336
Posted By Rickochet

I sent it to Hitec and got a call from them the...

I sent it to Hitec and got a call from them the next day after they received it with a repair quote. They fixed it and had it on it's way UPS the next day for $29. Not free but I didn't expect it...
Replies: 21
Views: 6,336
Posted By Rickochet

No magic smoke, just magic smell :sad: And...

No magic smoke, just magic smell :sad:

And I agree that I probably need to send it in. I am still curious why it works if I pop the frequency module out and back in. :confused:
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