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09-19-2017, 04:16 PM
Replies: 33
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Posted By raming

My CorrosionX experience

I too have had great experiences using CorrosionX on 10 or so All-Electric RC Planes and QuadCopters over the last year. I started using this after trashing virtually all the electronics of a Powered...
07-10-2017, 05:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,242
Posted By raming

VoltSagger Alternative

One of the recent issues of Model Aviation Magazine has a good article on checking for Voltage Sag and references a "Volt Magic" Radio Control System Monitor which is available for purchase. This...
03-19-2017, 06:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,888
Posted By raming

Beware of Loctite on Plastics!

I religiously use Loctite on Linkages, provided that they all all metal construction. I put Loctite on the Steering Arm Set Screw on my PZ T28 and the Plastic Base that the set screw went into...
02-14-2017, 04:03 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 47,412
Posted By raming

Thanks ... apology not needed!:D:p>;) ...

Thanks ... apology not needed!:D:p>;)

Effectively communicating such complicated stuff is always a challenge!

To my surprise, all of my experience to date with the SAFE receiver shows that in...
02-14-2017, 12:33 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 47,412
Posted By raming

SAFE is not boring!

The thread on another Forum titled "Eflite SAFE RX in another plane" has a list of over 200 planes that flew well with the Safe Receiver upgrade including at least 2 'Beavers" and many 3D Models.
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02-13-2017, 07:53 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 47,412
Posted By raming

Another GyroStabilized Option without Programming

There is also a very big user base that uses the APPRENTICE SAFE Receiver in other planes. This receiver is factory programmed (and not user adjustable) and apparently the GYRO Parameters are very...
01-12-2017, 02:49 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 47,412
Posted By raming

Priority Setting

From this link you can get my thoughts on what the "priority Setting" does:

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You can find my P51 AR636 Settings summary through this link: ...
12-30-2016, 01:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,520
Posted By raming

BEC rating for Servo Loads and Operating Temperatures

The biggest unknowns for each Plane, in my experience, are:

1. Planes that require the user to custom match ESC/BEC, Battery and Servo's can be risky unless thorough verification of Temperatures,...
11-29-2016, 03:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,320
Posted By raming

150mAHr 1 Cell Micro Batteries

I use these 1Cell 'Micro' Batteries for indoor helicopters and UltraMicro planes and have had several that died. The main reason for the LiPO failures, in my experience, is deep-discharging the...
11-14-2016, 01:11 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 47,412
Posted By raming

Flying without AR636 FM settings for 3D Hummer

I had an opportunity to Maiden a club member's new Hummer which was configured virtually the same as mine. The only major difference was that his Receiver was not Gyro Stabilized.

The first flight...
11-13-2016, 01:36 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 47,412
Posted By raming

True SAFE mode

Actually, I agree! Thank you for your advice.

My track record with custom programmed AR636 planes has not been excellent: Had a catastrophic crash due to an Aileron Failure due to oscillation and...
11-12-2016, 07:58 PM
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Views: 47,412
Posted By raming

AR636 FM settings for 3D Hummer

This thread is quite useful to me since I have five models that use the Horizon 'stabilized' receivers; P51, SportCubS, Apprentice, T28, EStik, . Four have the SAFE version of the receiver and allows...
10-17-2016, 09:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,828
Posted By raming

Hummer Build and Update

I have now flown my new bird for a total of 8 4-min flights without incident. Both outings were quite windy (12-30mph S winds) and I had no misshaps!

My build configuration could be improved (wrt...
10-16-2016, 02:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,828
Posted By raming

My thanks to Nigel for the setup advice as well. ...

My thanks to Nigel for the setup advice as well.
I received my Hummer kit last week and took it up for five 4-min flights today in 12mph winds gusting to 20.

What a plane! Only needed a bit of...
Forum: Beginners
10-11-2016, 10:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,915
Posted By raming

Super Cub Takeoff issues

I think Item c) in Nigel's post is most likely with a CUB. I had a 1/5th Scale Robbe J-3 Piper Cub which I electrified. This plane had an 83inch wingspan and weighed about 120 ounces and produced...
06-28-2016, 10:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,441
Posted By raming

Wet Electronics experience

I have had several experiences with crashes in both fresh and salt water.

In salt water after less than 1 hour of immersion, I found that the ESC and Servos were fried. The Battery was OK. The...
Forum: Beginners
04-11-2016, 09:46 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,002
Posted By raming

I have also had intermittent "loss of control"...

I have also had intermittent "loss of control" problems with my Apprentice (and also with my Estik with Safe Receiver and my P51 with AS3X Receiver). Here are my findings:
1. Early April 2016: Estik...
Forum: Beginners
09-23-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,119
Posted By raming

I bought an Apprentice recently to train my 10yr...

I bought an Apprentice recently to train my 10yr old (He started flying with a Sport Cub S).

I have found that it is always worthwhile to check the actual Travel Distances of the Rudder, Elevator...
Forum: Beginners
07-30-2015, 09:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,733
Posted By raming

One more thing to watch out for on the...

One more thing to watch out for on the Apprentice:
Make sure that the Plane is sitting on the level field surface before turning on the Slide Switch on the Fuselage under the wing from "Off" to...
Forum: Beginners
07-30-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,733
Posted By raming

Apprentice Charger

Here is a picture of the Charger that comes with the Apprentice:

It charges only through the Balancing Plug of the battery and has an adjustable Charge Current Setting. It needs a 12 Battery...
07-21-2015, 01:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,606
Posted By raming

LiPO vs LiIon: Not Quite on the mark

:rolleyes:The lithipedia web site matches my reading of various other sites but your interpretation of the info needs improvement:

My 2 cents:
1. LiPO Pouch packs used for RC Powerplants are not...
07-01-2015, 11:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,508
Posted By raming

Another scientific assertion down the toilet!:)

Another scientific assertion down the toilet!:)
07-01-2015, 11:08 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 16,439
Posted By raming

Salt Water accidents

I fly a Clouds-Flyer (pusher prop glider) regularly off a beach in Port Aransas Texas. No problems after close to 50 flights.

Unfortunately, on the last flight, I flew into a fog bank and lost the...
06-30-2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,508
Posted By raming

CCW Engine Rotation

The rotation when looking at the front is CCW (left) when GlowPlug Model Engines were king (engines could only run in one direction). It seems that this convention was also carried on for the...
Forum: ParkFlyers
06-28-2015, 01:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,109
Posted By raming

Sport Cub S Update

My 10yr old and I had a blast flying in the park today with the Sport Cub S with 0-2mph winds. In the Beginner mode he happily flew the plane, avoided trees, landed, etc. In this mode the plane only...
Forum: ParkFlyers
06-27-2015, 03:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,109
Posted By raming

Slow Flying

Sorry for not being clear.

The Sport Cub S can fly at very low throttle and has a low stall speed. At full throttle it can provide enough power to do Acrobatics. Will it be as fast and nimble as...
Forum: ParkFlyers
06-27-2015, 02:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,109
Posted By raming

I have not flown the 3 planes head to head but...

I have not flown the 3 planes head to head but would rank them for Aerobatics and Speed as:

UM P51 with AS3X: Fastest, most nimble, very acrobatic. Good in light wind due to AS3X.
UM T28 w/o...
Forum: ParkFlyers
06-27-2015, 01:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,109
Posted By raming

10year old's 2nd flight of Sport Cub S

:)Here is the youtube link for a quick video of my 10year old's 2nd flight with the Sport Cub S in Beginner (SAFE) mode. Note the ease in short grass landing and takeoff.
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Forum: ParkFlyers
06-27-2015, 01:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,109
Posted By raming

Yes this is the plane, complete with transmitter....

Yes this is the plane, complete with transmitter. This version is on sale at Horizon Hobby. If you don't need a Transmitter there is a BNF version as well for less cost.

Also, both the UM T28 and...
Forum: ParkFlyers
06-26-2015, 10:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,109
Posted By raming

Pz um t28

The PZ UM T28 is my favorite UM plane for speed and acrobatics; especially in a small flying area. But without the SAFE/AS3X system it is difficult to fly with winds greater than about 5mph.

For...
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