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04-04-2018, 06:01 PM
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Posted By Walt Thyng

Thanks Dave that just what I needed to know. My...

Thanks Dave that just what I needed to know. My BEC will be driving a RX and 4 standard SX. When I test the set-up I'll give the SX a workout and then check the JST for heat.
04-04-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,907
Posted By Walt Thyng

JST connector amp rating

How many amps can a JST connector carry? Can I use one to install a 5 amp max external BEC?
TIA????
Forum: Power Systems
06-01-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,132
Posted By Walt Thyng

Re-wiring LiPos

I guess I haven't run into those "hard soldered" or "fuse soldered" cells. A lot of guys in my club fly 5,6,7,8,10 cell packs. When they lose a cell or two, the packs come to me (I'm the club...
Forum: Power Systems
04-14-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,431
Posted By Walt Thyng

I had a HV Castle ESC on 10 cells w/ a cut down...

I had a HV Castle ESC on 10 cells w/ a cut down 18/10 prop. The brake was on and "twaing" is a perfect description of the noise it made when I engaged the brake. Used to scare the H--- out of the...
Forum: Power Systems
09-05-2013, 01:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,969
Posted By Walt Thyng

Yeah, I've had that happen with a couple of...

Yeah, I've had that happen with a couple of Silver Series 60 esc's. Worked fine when I shut them down; dead when I powered them up.
Walt
Forum: Power Systems
09-04-2013, 03:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,969
Posted By Walt Thyng

I read this thread quickly and did not see any...

I read this thread quickly and did not see any mention of the transmitter. If you are using a Futaba ratio you have to reverse the throttle channel. Most esc's today have a built in safe that will...
09-01-2013, 04:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,844
Posted By Walt Thyng

Nigel, if there's no solder on what's left of the...

Nigel, if there's no solder on what's left of the tab punch several holes thru it and then put a used tab with solder on both sides. I saved a very expensive TP pack using this technique.
Walt
08-31-2013, 02:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,844
Posted By Walt Thyng

A trick I use for soldering to Lipos is to...

A trick I use for soldering to Lipos is to harvest the tabs from dead cells. When I run into one I can't solder I make a "sandwich" with a harvested tab, put the heat to it and voila! a solid solder...
08-13-2013, 12:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,064
Posted By Walt Thyng

Mine look very much like yours, except they are...

Mine look very much like yours, except they are not geared. Nothing at all like the first pair.
Walt
08-12-2013, 08:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,064
Posted By Walt Thyng

Sorry, I don't have the package and there are no...

Sorry, I don't have the package and there are no numbers on the crimping tool. I've been using it on 35 and 45 amp Anderson (Power Pole) connectors and it works great.
Walt
08-10-2013, 02:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,064
Posted By Walt Thyng

I've been using the $14.95 Radio Shack crimper...

I've been using the $14.95 Radio Shack crimper with complete success.
Walt
Forum: Power Systems
08-08-2013, 02:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,589
Posted By Walt Thyng

Most of the problems I've seen with Deans...

Most of the problems I've seen with Deans connectors in 20 years of flying electric are caused by too much heat. Usually associated with poor soldering technique. I use a 30 watt iron and follow...
Forum: Power Systems
06-22-2013, 11:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 979
Posted By Walt Thyng

Latch Magnets from junk motors

I recently fried a motor. Being a Yankee I salvaged as many parts as I could. I was about to dispose of the can (it was an out-runner) when it grabbed my allen wrench with considerable force. ...
06-22-2013, 11:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,367
Posted By Walt Thyng

I regularly harvest the tabs from dead LiPos. I...

I regularly harvest the tabs from dead LiPos. I then use them to solder up new packs.

If you have a situation where the tab on the cell has no solder on it try this: perforate the tab on the...
Forum: Power Systems
04-20-2013, 04:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,002
Posted By Walt Thyng

Check the data base on Drive Calc. It may be in...

Check the data base on Drive Calc. It may be in there.
Walt
Forum: Power Systems
04-15-2013, 02:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,905
Posted By Walt Thyng

Before the e-power knowledge base became what it...

Before the e-power knowledge base became what it is today and before the advent of "E" specific props we had to test and measure the performance of every prop. I never did check for pitch accuracy,...
Forum: Power Systems
07-25-2012, 04:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,558
Posted By Walt Thyng

Joe, I can answer a couple of your questions as...

Joe,
I can answer a couple of your questions as I've used several Aveox motors. I'm still flying a 1010 2Y on an Astro 4/1 planetary gearbox (MPI has equivalent for less money). You are correct...
Forum: Power Systems
07-24-2012, 03:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,140
Posted By Walt Thyng

Why not just replace the shaft. You can get one...

Why not just replace the shaft. You can get one from MPI for a couple of bucks and it's about a 5 minute job to swap it out.
Walt
Forum: Power Systems
07-10-2012, 06:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,128
Posted By Walt Thyng

I learned my lesson the hard ($$$$$) way. I...

I learned my lesson the hard ($$$$$) way. I stick to Castle Creations controllers for quality, reliability, durability and, when needed, service.
Walt
Forum: Power Systems
06-30-2012, 04:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,300
Posted By Walt Thyng

newbie questions

the 8 - 14 numbers refer to the pulse width (PW) at which the ESC is working. Most use either the factory default setting or 8. Going to a higher number gives more precise ESC response, but uses...
Forum: Power Systems
03-15-2012, 05:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 687
Posted By Walt Thyng

E-flite P25

Anyone else breaking shafts on these? I've broken two with relatively light prop strikes. Been flying electric since '92 and NEVER broken a shaft before (bent more than a few, though).
Walt????
Forum: Power Systems
02-19-2012, 04:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,701
Posted By Walt Thyng

suggest you go to the Hacker site for info. I'm...

suggest you go to the Hacker site for info. I'm not familiar with Hacker, but most quality motors can handle an extra cell. You may have to adjust prop diameter or pitch to keep the amps under...
02-14-2012, 12:10 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 19,873
Posted By Walt Thyng

I found out a while back that deep discharge...

I found out a while back that deep discharge Marine batteries are intended for very low amp draw. They really do not like high amps. As much as I dislike generators, they are the way to go unless...
Forum: Power Systems
01-16-2012, 01:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 980
Posted By Walt Thyng

Why do you need a new esc in order to go to 2.4? ...

Why do you need a new esc in order to go to 2.4? As long as the rx plug fits, frequency shouldn't make any difference.
Walt
Forum: Power Systems
10-15-2011, 03:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,138
Posted By Walt Thyng

I believe both Hobby Lobby and Maxx Products...

I believe both Hobby Lobby and Maxx Products carry 8m adaptors.
Walt
Forum: Power Systems
07-30-2011, 04:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,038
Posted By Walt Thyng

Yeah, that's my plan as soon as I get time. All...

Yeah, that's my plan as soon as I get time. All my other ESCs are in planes.
WT
Forum: Power Systems
07-29-2011, 11:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,038
Posted By Walt Thyng

Yeah, I checked every setting that could affect...

Yeah, I checked every setting that could affect the throttle. Nuttin'. )-:
Forum: Power Systems
07-29-2011, 10:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,038
Posted By Walt Thyng

Question SS 60 esc

Just had my second Silver Series 60 esc die for no known reason. It worked perfectly last use (about 6wks ago). Today it refuses to arm. In spite of not having changed anything, I went over all my...
Forum: Power Systems
07-26-2011, 06:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,587
Posted By Walt Thyng

Could be low voltage cut off or thermal shutdown....

Could be low voltage cut off or thermal shutdown.
Walt
05-29-2011, 11:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,468
Posted By Walt Thyng

You are always bound by the lowest parameter. In...

You are always bound by the lowest parameter. In a parallel pack of differing capacities (mah) you will be limited by the lowest capacity pack.
Walt
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