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Forum: Aerodynamics
08-10-2013, 06:45 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 13,099
Posted By slipstick

You're right it's time I gave up trying to talk...

You're right it's time I gave up trying to talk about anything on here. It's now way too full of people who are determined to disprove any statement one makes if it's not perfectly qualified.

Steve
Replies: 132
Views: 26,529
Posted By slipstick

But isn't that exactly what I said ;)? You saw...

But isn't that exactly what I said ;)? You saw and remembered the Spektrum problems. You almost certainly saw but didn't remember the Futaba problems.

Not that it should matter since it was years...
Forum: Aerodynamics
08-10-2013, 02:16 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 13,099
Posted By slipstick

And to be fair that sort of behaviour is what...

And to be fair that sort of behaviour is what might be called "accurate scale behaviour". All the reports suggest that the original DH88, while very fast and very pretty, was also a bit of a pig to...
Replies: 132
Views: 26,529
Posted By slipstick

It's amazing how many people remember that early...

It's amazing how many people remember that early Spektrum gear had some problems but manage to forget that (even after all that extra examining and testing ;)) the first Futaba 2.4GHz effort had a...
08-08-2013, 06:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,610
Posted By slipstick

Chargers generally stay on the ground, they don't...

Chargers generally stay on the ground, they don't go in aircraft. We charge the batteries, put them in the planes and then go flying.

So can we start from the basics ? What exactly do you want to...
Forum: Power Systems
08-01-2013, 11:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,113
Posted By slipstick

That called "unloading" and a 10x6 prop will...

That called "unloading" and a 10x6 prop will almost certainly unload a little i.e. the current will reduce, but usually only slightly. It's impossible to tell how much. But if your motor is not hot...
Forum: Power Systems
07-30-2013, 11:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,789
Posted By slipstick

There are quite a few ESCs these days with...

There are quite a few ESCs these days with built-in SWITCHED BECs that could easily handle it so you actually have almost unlimited options ;).

I don't know enough about a Cularis to suggest a...
Forum: Power Systems
07-28-2013, 10:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,913
Posted By slipstick

Unfortunately the output from a brushless ESC...

Unfortunately the output from a brushless ESC does not have a + lead or a - lead. That's not how BL motors work.

So you're definitely buying something else...either a brushless motor to go with...
07-27-2013, 09:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,829
Posted By slipstick

That's very true Red, though these days hardly...

That's very true Red, though these days hardly anyone uses an actual switch, it's much more likely to be an arming plug/socket. I was just using "switch" as code for "a device which is used to break...
07-27-2013, 07:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,829
Posted By slipstick

Not if you put the switch between the battery...

Not if you put the switch between the battery connector and any other wiring....and if it's anywhere else you could potentially have a bypass in either side of the circuit :(.
07-27-2013, 09:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,829
Posted By slipstick

Some of us do sometimes because we know it makes...

Some of us do sometimes because we know it makes no difference. Breaking a circuit is just that. It doesn't matter where in the circuit you break it, if there's a break there's no current flow :).
...
07-23-2013, 06:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,275
Posted By slipstick

The two aileron sockets are just connected in...

The two aileron sockets are just connected in parallel....like a built-in Y-lead. Each servo can go in either socket, there's no difference.

Steve
07-20-2013, 08:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,506
Posted By slipstick

Before you spend a lot of money on a new charger...

Before you spend a lot of money on a new charger the first thing I'd do is get yourself a cheap digital multimeter and check those voltages yourself. The "problem" could be as simple as the voltage...
Forum: Aerodynamics
07-11-2013, 09:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,936
Posted By slipstick

Don't worry about all the people getting picky...

Don't worry about all the people getting picky about obscure definitions and full size fast jets with multiple computers controlling them. You aren't building one of them ;).

As I said earlier...
07-10-2013, 05:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,782
Posted By slipstick

Blimey I must live NOWHERE then. I've never seen...

Blimey I must live NOWHERE then. I've never seen a Traxxas connector round here anywhere ;).

But it's good to see we're all in agreement. There definitely is a best connector. And we all agree...
Forum: Aerodynamics
07-10-2013, 10:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,936
Posted By slipstick

It's perfectly normal. I have a couple of simple...

It's perfectly normal. I have a couple of simple canards and both balance between the wing and foreplane. If you're worried about it just make a "scale" chuck glider out of foam/wood and try it ;).
...
07-07-2013, 10:00 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,782
Posted By slipstick

APPs are my battery connector of choice. I like...

APPs are my battery connector of choice. I like crimped joints even though I spent many years soldering things professionally. I've never found any way to solder a wire into a connector without the...
Replies: 16
Views: 7,765
Posted By slipstick

I sometimes wonder why someone who hasn't bought...

I sometimes wonder why someone who hasn't bought a particular TX and has no intention of ever buying that TX spends so much time investigating it. Surely it's not JUST so you can tell people what...
Forum: Beginners
07-04-2013, 03:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,761
Posted By slipstick

EPP = Expanded Polypropylene. A foam that some...

EPP = Expanded Polypropylene. A foam that some planes are made of which just bounces back after a crash :).

Steve
Replies: 16
Views: 7,765
Posted By slipstick

I've had exactly two RX failures since I started...

I've had exactly two RX failures since I started using Spektrum gear. One was an Orange RX , the other was a genuine Spektrum AR500. And I have more Orange RXs, so based on my stats they're more...
Replies: 16
Views: 7,765
Posted By slipstick

Unfortunately this is not my only expensive hobby...

Unfortunately this is not my only expensive hobby ;). And I'm still not using everything my DX6i has to offer so I've resisted the temptation so far....but I've been helping a club mate get the hang...
Replies: 16
Views: 7,765
Posted By slipstick

My guess is that the only reason why Spektrum now...

My guess is that the only reason why Spektrum now FINALLY have a reasonably low cost RX is precisely because all the other cheap compatible RXs exist. For years the cheapest available Spektrum RX...
06-24-2013, 06:48 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,468
Posted By slipstick

The guys have told you a lot about the minimum...

The guys have told you a lot about the minimum voltage the RX will accept but I think you're probably asking what voltage it is safe to let your "6V power pack" get down to. Unfortunately that...
06-20-2013, 10:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 10,057
Posted By slipstick

JST connectors are cheap. But you've hit on the...

JST connectors are cheap. But you've hit on the right question. The wire size is reasonable for that connector (JST connectors are rated by their manufacturer at 2 to 3A but commonly used up to about...
06-17-2013, 10:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,533
Posted By slipstick

Why the obsession with balsa ? Isn't something...

Why the obsession with balsa ? Isn't something like the best flying ARF in your chosen weight range more interesting, whatever material it's made from ?

Steve
Forum: Power Systems
06-16-2013, 06:16 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,017
Posted By slipstick

Well I did say I was being picky and I wasn't...

Well I did say I was being picky and I wasn't fibbing ;).

It's getting to a specified current which terminates the charge at which time it will have been at the same voltage for quite a while :)....
Forum: Power Systems
06-16-2013, 10:39 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,017
Posted By slipstick

Well no they don't :). They all use CC/CV...

Well no they don't :). They all use CC/CV charging which means they charge up to a known voltage in the CC (Constant Current) phase. But then more charge is added during the CV (Constant Voltage)...
Forum: Power Systems
06-10-2013, 12:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 743
Posted By slipstick

That seems like a pretty low power motor but you...

That seems like a pretty low power motor but you might have some luck running one of the various slow fly props (SF series). They're light weight and intended for relatively slow rotation speeds. But...
05-23-2013, 10:06 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 12,085
Posted By slipstick

Probably the main reason why many people don't...

Probably the main reason why many people don't take quite as much care of their foamies as we used to do with our laboriously built old woodies is that when one gets too tatty it only takes a couple...
05-14-2013, 12:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,092
Posted By slipstick

That's nice because after similar experimenting a...

That's nice because after similar experimenting a while ago I concluded that 0.5V was close enough for most purposes. In fact it doesn't even seem to matter if they're high charge rate batteries or...
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