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Forum: RCU RSS Feed
09-13-2007, 04:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 10,749
Posted By michael b

Upgraded "Old" E-streak:

I am flying an old e-streak upgraded with an AXI 282012 brushless outrunner, Li-po 3s 2100mAh, ESC SS-45 and a 11x8 prop. It goes like scat straight up and glides for ever. A great hop-up.:D
04-09-2007, 08:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 32,824
Posted By michael b

Thumbs up acromaster and arrows:

Great minds and all that rot! I've decided to strengthen the cowling similarly by using bamboo shish-kabob skewers longitudinally through the nose foam. Should stop the torsional twist of the nose....
Forum: Power Systems
04-05-2007, 08:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,991
Posted By michael b

Let it all hang out!

Sure, if the leads are long enough just tape it to the fuselage or canopy so it is secure and fly it. I have cut a hole in the cowling in the propwash and filled the hole with the ESC in other planes...
Forum: Power Systems
04-05-2007, 04:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,991
Posted By michael b

hot esc:

ESCs vary in their tolerance to heat BUT too hot to touch is tooooo hot! I had an ESC get so hot that the plastic sleeve melted but it continued to run but only at full speed or full off. I still use...
Forum: Power Systems
04-03-2007, 04:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,991
Posted By michael b

sparker:

The sparking that you get may be nothing more than an electrical discharge across the gap as the connectors make contact. As far as the system closing down, try this non-tech check to see if the Esc...
04-01-2007, 11:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 32,824
Posted By michael b

Smile AcroMaster maiden:

Just flew my new AM for the first time the other day, hand launched on a gusty day. I'm new to 3d capable planes. It was scary until I had it a couple of accidents high and all trimmed out but what a...
04-01-2007, 11:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,849
Posted By michael b

Anderson power pole connectors:

In Canada I get them from Great hobbies in PEI. Otherwise Allied or West Mountain Radio in the States. Regardless of where you get them check out the WMR site for the informative on-line "manual" for...
04-01-2007, 03:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,849
Posted By michael b

Thumbs up crimper:

You have to pay for quality, we complain when we think we've paid too much or complain when the cheap purchased item falls apart. West Mountain Radio sells the crimper I use for powerpole/Dean's...
Forum: Power Systems
03-30-2007, 02:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,977
Posted By michael b

Lightbulb Li-po saver:

Hi Matt, the opto-coupler that controls the discharge can handle up to 20 cells NiCd. Left to its own it will discharge the li-pos down to NiCd levels which is too low for li-pos. I considered the...
Forum: Power Systems
03-30-2007, 01:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,977
Posted By michael b

blue light:

Hi Steve, I contacted Chris at Heliproz and that gadget doesn't meter the power from the batteries but only turns on a blue led, not much good from the ground. Thanks anyway.
Forum: Power Systems
03-28-2007, 03:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,977
Posted By michael b

Lvs32:

Thanks Steve for the great lead. I have contacted Heliproz to find out if the LVS32 actually shuts the LiPos down or just glows green in which case it won't do what I want! I'll post the results here.
Forum: Power Systems
03-28-2007, 04:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,977
Posted By michael b

Question esc for 6 cell li-po:

I want to convert a large plane that currently gets it's power from 16 cell NiCd, to Li-Po. I have some 3s li-po packs that I figure would drive the Astro 25 brushed motor if I put 2 packs in Series....
03-21-2007, 10:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,240
Posted By michael b

Question teeny Spitfire ailerons:

I am at the point of hooking up the ailerons on a 29" Guillows Spitfire and am thinking about using torsion rods, bamboo spits, that will pass from the outer wings through the ribs to a servo in the...
03-21-2007, 10:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,849
Posted By michael b

Wink Tinning:

Twist the loose end wires together on each wire. Stick the bare wires into some flux. Heat up the soldering iron and use fine sandpaper on the hot end to clean it off well. Must be clean to work! Put...
Forum: Beginners
03-21-2007, 09:56 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 18,066
Posted By michael b

First radio:

I still have the first radio I bought, a 6 channel JR with 3 model memory. The 6 channels let me control rudder, elevator, ailerons and throttle on the sticks and retracts and flaps on the toggle...
03-12-2007, 09:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 10,665
Posted By michael b

Thumbs up PBY by Guillows:

Hey Phil that looks great! I am just this moment finishing the the stick-work for a 28" ws spitfire by Guillows and trying to decide what power stuff to stick in it. Although it somewhat smaller than...
03-08-2007, 03:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,255
Posted By michael b

Thumbs up foam putty:

Right on! I have the tub of foam putty ready to cover the surgery scars and the wing will look like new.
03-07-2007, 06:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,255
Posted By michael b

Red face Test before you install:

Well I really blew it the other day. I'm just finishing the construction of a Multiplex Acromaster. I installed the servos in the wings, glued the tops and bottoms together after taping the...
03-07-2007, 06:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 10,665
Posted By michael b

Smile Guillows sticks:

I agree with the you, the dies that Guillows use must be left over from the '50s. Having said that it is my experience that some kits are better cut out than others. A flying buddy and I have decided...
03-07-2007, 01:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,200
Posted By michael b

Wink CA stopper:

I use ca from the plastic bottles with the long tapered plastic "spout" that comes with a long tapered plastic cap. I bought some straight pins from a sewing supply store with the coloured round...
Forum: Beginners
02-25-2007, 11:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,829
Posted By michael b

foam:

Yep, foam can end up looking ragged if not cut with a sharp edge. I use razors, the kind with the metal edge folded on one side. I buy them by the 100's. I buy Multiplex Elapor foam planes that have...
Forum: Beginners
02-15-2007, 03:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,829
Posted By michael b

cheap guy finally buys:

Hey, good stuff you bought! And you'll be in the air real soon. Makes me shudder when I see the low prices you're paying compared to what the same thingies cost me "north of the border". Stay high!!!
Forum: Power Systems
02-15-2007, 03:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,390
Posted By michael b

Wink unlocking the mystery:

I have frequently undone the crimp with a little tool I made by grinding down the slot bit from a jewellers screw. It wouldn't be a very interesting world if we all thought the same!
Forum: Power Systems
02-13-2007, 02:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,390
Posted By michael b

Wink right on:

We're on the same wave length N3CLI. No muss or fuss and a clean union!
02-10-2007, 11:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,997
Posted By michael b

Thumbs up team work:

Agreed, charge 'em separately and wear 'em down together, then you have a "team"! The balancing takes place when you charge them as =>2s.
Forum: Power Systems
02-10-2007, 01:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,390
Posted By michael b

Smile con talk:

Although the bullet type connectors are good for a peak amperage of 75 to 80 amps, I have found that the 13 gauge Sermos style has never corrupted in a high draw circuit. But, to each his own, thanks!
Forum: Beginners
02-10-2007, 12:55 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 18,066
Posted By michael b

Bec stuff:

Most ESCs come with BECs until you get into the very large amperage circuits. I have high amperage opto-couplers which serve the same metering function as an ESC but have no BEC built in. You can...
Forum: Beginners
02-10-2007, 12:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,829
Posted By michael b

undecided etc:

Escs: Ya you can get ESCs that are programmable or switchable and will work for most popular battery types and motors. The battery question is a no-brainer. Li-pos are here for a while and although...
Forum: Beginners
02-09-2007, 11:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,829
Posted By michael b

undecided:

Listen, I agree with you 'cause it's hard to know how to get started but you're doing the right stuff, research, check it all out and take your time. When buying the electrical RC stuff buystuff...
Forum: Beginners
02-09-2007, 11:10 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 18,066
Posted By michael b

BEC in plain english:

Ordinarily the motor and the receiver in your plane would both require a source of power, namely a battery for each. I have some larger planes which require a battery pack for the large motor and...
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