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10-20-2006, 08:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,220
Posted By Jeremy Z

Wow that poll closed quickly. I've already...

Wow that poll closed quickly.

I've already got one, accurate to 1/10 oz., but it maxes out at 5 lbs. Good enough for all of my planes so far.
10-20-2006, 08:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,383
Posted By Jeremy Z

I guess I should go. I'm a bit scared to, as I...

I guess I should go. I'm a bit scared to, as I don't really have any disposable money at the moment, so paying the cover charge would not be worth it.

I'm thinking about going just to see the...
09-26-2006, 06:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,305
Posted By Jeremy Z

Well, after catching up for a bit, I'll have to...

Well, after catching up for a bit, I'll have to agree with Dick. No one doubts that inrunners are more efficient than outrunners, Elfwreck.

However, for a geared setup, outrunners are usually...
09-26-2006, 05:22 PM
Replies: 512
Views: 62,393
Posted By Jeremy Z

I bet you'll go brushless as soon as you burn up...

I bet you'll go brushless as soon as you burn up the stock motor with that 3S LiPo. :D (unless you went to a smaller/less pitchy prop so the load current will go down with the higher voltage...
08-18-2006, 12:11 AM
Replies: 512
Views: 62,393
Posted By Jeremy Z

:D If it makes you feel any better, the canopy...

:D If it makes you feel any better, the canopy flew off during one high speed pass. I lost it in some trees, and now I'm up the creek without a paddle. I either don't fly the plane for a while, or...
08-17-2006, 11:50 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,176
Posted By Jeremy Z

OK, my two cents

I have Deans, and I love them. They're small and efficient. I solder them with a hot 30 W iron with no troubles.

Rather than drill holes in them or glue sandpaper to them, try this:

Instead...
08-17-2006, 07:17 PM
Replies: 512
Views: 62,393
Posted By Jeremy Z

Will do Ribcracker. I'm always impressed by the...

Will do Ribcracker. I'm always impressed by the friendliness of people here. It is nice to be remembered personally from time to time. (which doesn't happen often on larger fora)
08-15-2006, 09:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,081
Posted By Jeremy Z

Thanks Gerald, it's good to know. :o I'm...

Thanks Gerald, it's good to know. :o

I'm kind of "phasey" with my hobbies. I'll go like mad for a few months, then get burned out, do something else, and come back later. Mechanical watch...
08-15-2006, 09:05 AM
Replies: 512
Views: 62,393
Posted By Jeremy Z

Wow, lots of good stuff going on! I've been...

Wow, lots of good stuff going on!

I've been kind of slowing down on the RC hobby, though I still do it occasionally. We just bought a trainer motorcycle for my wife to learn on, a 1994 Honda...
08-14-2006, 07:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,081
Posted By Jeremy Z

I have an original Formosa, so my experience...

I have an original Formosa, so my experience probably wouldn't help you much here.

The GWS glue for the fuselage is GREAT. For everything else, avoid it. Use it as contact cement.

The motor...
06-10-2006, 10:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,249
Posted By Jeremy Z

That's all the LiPo manufacturer's do, so I don't...

That's all the LiPo manufacturer's do, so I don't see why not. Lately, they're putting spacers between the cells and cutting cooling vents in the wrap, but that's it.

When you make the...
06-10-2006, 10:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,578
Posted By Jeremy Z

I just bought a few commonsenserc LiPos. I like...

I just bought a few commonsenserc LiPos. I like them, they're a great value.

If you go to www.allerc.com (http://www.allerc.com) and buy the connectors that go on the batteries, you just cut the...
06-10-2006, 10:12 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 10,245
Posted By Jeremy Z

I'm another one who doesn't care to convince...

I'm another one who doesn't care to convince anyone. If they're too stubborn & closed-minded to consider the advantages of electric, it's their loss.

I fly for about 40 minutes on a battery some...
Forum: Beginners
06-10-2006, 04:55 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,567
Posted By Jeremy Z

Belasarius, I think you're trying to do too much...

Belasarius, I think you're trying to do too much at once with $200.

I think the best way to start would be with FMS, the $25 controller. (get a Logitech brand, if at all possible, some of the...
06-09-2006, 09:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 31,861
Posted By Jeremy Z

I use the web-based one mentioned earlier. ...

I use the web-based one mentioned earlier. There's a Multiplex-specific version of it too.

Most of the time, even if you don't have exactly the same components, you can pick something very...
06-09-2006, 09:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,281
Posted By Jeremy Z

First, remove the E-clip that goes around or...

First, remove the E-clip that goes around or through the motor shaft near the stationary part of the motor frame.

Then, you should be able to just pull the bell and motor shaft right off of the...
06-03-2006, 09:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,693
Posted By Jeremy Z

I think a review was just posted on that plane...

I think a review was just posted on that plane over at RCGroups.
05-25-2006, 01:36 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 83,049
Posted By Jeremy Z

Maybe you should reward its long-standing good...

Maybe you should reward its long-standing good service with brushless power the next time a speed 600 runs low on brushes? ;)
Forum: Power Systems
05-24-2006, 09:12 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 26,884
Posted By Jeremy Z

qban: It's a good thing you put the spinner in...

qban: It's a good thing you put the spinner in the front. I'd hate to see you spoil the aerodynamics of this slick bird! :D
05-24-2006, 03:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,633
Posted By Jeremy Z

You want a mid-thickness O-ring. Thick...

You want a mid-thickness O-ring.

Thick enough that it keeps the prop on, even if it's unbalanced. It can be pretty thick and still give a lot more flex than a collet or set screw prop adapter.
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05-23-2006, 08:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,480
Posted By Jeremy Z

Genius? I don't think so. :o I was an...

Genius? I don't think so. :o I was an electronics tech for 7 years, I finally finished school and I'm an engineer now.

90% of problems with modern electronics are caused by bad connections,...
05-22-2006, 09:44 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,288
Posted By Jeremy Z

A few people have done Multiplex TwinStar II...

A few people have done Multiplex TwinStar II conversions with Esskay 400XTs. You'll have to use a lightweight 3S LiPo and big props, but you'll be rewarded.

You might PM a guy named...
05-22-2006, 09:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,480
Posted By Jeremy Z

Yes, the first things to look for,...

Yes, the first things to look for, electronics-wise are bad connections. Solder connections can go bad over time. Tiny stress cracks, pinholes, etc.

What happens if you extend the antenna...
05-22-2006, 09:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,463
Posted By Jeremy Z

Jim, I don't know if you're getting the...

Jim,

I don't know if you're getting the gist of this, but we're basically asking you to do a little research instead of making us do it all. ;)

At the very least, if you're going to ask for...
05-22-2006, 09:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,814
Posted By Jeremy Z

Is 7x5E the prop that Ultrafly recommends? I...

Is 7x5E the prop that Ultrafly recommends? I think the D/13/32 is about a 3000 kv motor, right? Geared down 3:1, that is like a 1000 kv outrunner.

Did you look at Ultrafly's application chart...
05-21-2006, 02:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 13,369
Posted By Jeremy Z

danny, I think you're going to like the results...

danny, I think you're going to like the results once you do the work.

I was at my club field yesterday flying my brushless TwinStar II and my EasyStar. I was the only one there. None of the...
05-21-2006, 02:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,633
Posted By Jeremy Z

I don't think there's an RPM limit, but rather a...

I don't think there's an RPM limit, but rather a torque limit. Running up a large prop to max RPM quickly is what can mess things up.

I've discovered that prop savers work extremely well if you...
05-21-2006, 02:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,454
Posted By Jeremy Z

watt the, I like saving the files too. I...

watt the, I like saving the files too. I mentioned this before to Marc, but he said it's not feasible for now. I don't blame him, so I'm glad there are other options. I haven't tried them yet.
05-17-2006, 01:32 PM
Replies: 512
Views: 62,393
Posted By Jeremy Z

frvrngn, Did you see that MicroJets are on...

frvrngn,

Did you see that MicroJets are on sale again at Hobby-Lobby this week? $29.90 again, and they're in stock now.

Here's your shot at redemption, Buddy Boy! ;)
05-08-2006, 05:29 PM
Replies: 512
Views: 62,393
Posted By Jeremy Z

I have to fess up and admit that I had a...

I have to fess up and admit that I had a launching "incident" yesterday.

I launched it up at 45° and 1/4 throttle, just as before, but I applied full power too quickly; i.e., before I had my...
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