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08-09-2015, 04:51 PM
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Posted By sparky1963

new in 2013 ?? !

I'm amazed by the 2013 date on these posts. I saw this helicopter for the first time, in June 2015 and assumed it was brand new, because I'd never seen any mention of it, anywhere.
I was at a model...
07-04-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,916
Posted By sparky1963

In gas engined models, a dedicated receiver...

In gas engined models, a dedicated receiver battery provides the correct voltage and adequate current, for receiver and servos.
With an electric model, having a BEC (Battery Eliminator Circuit)...
07-03-2014, 12:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,916
Posted By sparky1963

My Parkzone Spitfire MkIX uses those retracts....

My Parkzone Spitfire MkIX uses those retracts. Each one has a standard servo plug and connects to the receiver, using a Y cable.
The voltage they receive, will be the same as for any other servo,...
Replies: 11
Views: 2,382
Posted By sparky1963

Don't beat yourself up - the same thing happened...

Don't beat yourself up - the same thing happened to me (and apparently, xmech2k).

First time it happened, I'd forgotten to bring the Tx in from the garden. I eventually found it out there, soaking...
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Views: 2,382
Posted By sparky1963

If that happens, check your switches... Two...

If that happens, check your switches... Two switches (when in '1' position) will cause beeping & prevent your DX6i from turning on:-
First, the "Gear/F mode" switch (top-left) - this will show 'F...
05-02-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 9,369
Posted By sparky1963

You pretty much nailed it.... The r/c...

You pretty much nailed it....
The r/c simulator is all about easy stick time, with no consequences. Great for teaching control reflexes, which only practice can improve.
The sim provides an array...
04-29-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 9,369
Posted By sparky1963

Mine updated ok from v4 without any problems...

Mine updated ok from v4 without any problems (last update was to 'p') - everything works fine with USB dongle and DX6i.
I did lose my customised planes, like someone else mentioned - but can...
04-28-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,585
Posted By sparky1963

All of my small lipo's are knackered. (The tiny...

All of my small lipo's are knackered. (The tiny ones, from micro Parkzone/E-flite models, which rarely get flown because of UK weather).
I used to recharge them after every flight, before putting...
05-18-2013, 10:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,153
Posted By sparky1963

Instead of adapting one, why not buy one...

Instead of adapting one, why not buy one purpose-built ?
There's cheap rtf helis which already feature an onboard camera, for less than 40:...
05-07-2013, 01:39 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 15,356
Posted By sparky1963

Hi Paul Here's a link to the manual, at Al's...

Hi Paul
Here's a link to the manual, at Al's Hobbies:
http://alshobbies.com/info/manuals/skymaster-instructions.pdf

That is for the brushless version, same as mine. The brushed (Mixmaster)...
05-02-2013, 10:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,325
Posted By sparky1963

Hi wittpilot There's some handy information...

Hi wittpilot

There's some handy information about the variety of AR6400 modules, here:
http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=58814&page=2 towards bottom of page. (Is probably a bit out...
04-23-2013, 10:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,909
Posted By sparky1963

I've never tried removing Beast landing gear...

I've never tried removing Beast landing gear (until now) but it is very easy to do. The gear wire just pulls out of a slot, underneath.
Replacing it is more tricky - need to slide wire back into...
04-20-2013, 02:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,909
Posted By sparky1963

I have mine setup for Low rates: 75% throw, 20%...

I have mine setup for Low rates: 75% throw, 20% expo. High rates: 100% throw, 35% expo.
Despite reports of it being a handful, I find it the easiest and most fun to fly, of all my micro aircraft.
...
09-01-2012, 01:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,168
Posted By sparky1963

There are several transmitter 'mode' setups....

There are several transmitter 'mode' setups. These dictate assignment of controls, for each stick.
Mode1 has elevator/rudder on left stick, ailerons/throttle on right.
Mode2 has throttle/rudder on...
Forum: Beginners
08-05-2012, 12:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,741
Posted By sparky1963

Going back to 'how much power is in a...

Going back to 'how much power is in a battery?'...

Remembering that watts = volts x amps...
Your new battery can supply 1250mA x 30 = 37.5A, so 7.4 volts x 37.5 amps = 277.5 watts.
Your...
Forum: Beginners
08-05-2012, 12:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,741
Posted By sparky1963

To answer your original formula question: Watts =...

To answer your original formula question: Watts = volts x amps.

For your 2s motor, 7.4V x 5A = 37 watts. (42W is probably a short burst rating).
Ideally, you need around 100W per pound, for good...
08-03-2012, 02:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,435
Posted By sparky1963

The elevator pushrod is on the left side. There's...

The elevator pushrod is on the left side. There's a U shaped kink in wire, for adjustment. (see pic - red arrow)
http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/album.php?albumid=647&pictureid=3639

If you...
08-02-2012, 10:41 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 37,857
Posted By sparky1963

Had an email from HK this week, saying they've...

Had an email from HK this week, saying they've got 64 in stock.
Hopefully these will be updated version, since a lot of people had significant quality issues with the original batch.
Wings bent,...
08-02-2012, 10:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,435
Posted By sparky1963

Maybe your battery is too far back?... try...

Maybe your battery is too far back?... try checking CofG according to the manual.
Are you flying it without wheels? - the nosewheel is very light but without it, there's slightly less weight on the...
Forum: Beginners
07-03-2012, 12:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,390
Posted By sparky1963

I agree - just checked my own T-28 setup (on a...

I agree - just checked my own T-28 setup (on a DX6i) and there's nothing special:- 100% rates, no expo, all directions 'normal'.

@ dge: One thing I've found with the T-28, is the aircraft is...
07-03-2012, 12:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 14,579
Posted By sparky1963

I placed my order for a UM Spitfire, with an...

I placed my order for a UM Spitfire, with an online (UK) model shop, on 13th May. The web page didnt state 'pre-order', so I assumed it was in stock.
I quickly had a phonecall from the shop, saying...
Replies: 8
Views: 2,988
Posted By sparky1963

'Normal' mobile phone frequencies are nowhere...

'Normal' mobile phone frequencies are nowhere near 2.4GHz, (usually 900/1800MHz bands), so won't interfere with r/c.
WiFi-enabled phones are networked on 2.4GHz but I've never heard of any...
Replies: 12
Views: 2,914
Posted By sparky1963

There's no reason why you'd need 8 channels for a...

There's no reason why you'd need 8 channels for a normal helicopter, unless you have an exceptional scale model with extra functions.
A conventional heli normally needs 5 channels, so you'll be...
06-08-2012, 05:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,089
Posted By sparky1963

I do like a challenge - hehe... ask, and Google...

I do like a challenge - hehe... ask, and Google will provide:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3319801658/
06-08-2012, 01:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,089
Posted By sparky1963

Could deploy a towed advertising banner from the...

Could deploy a towed advertising banner from the rear. Would probably need same servo to release it, before landing.
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Views: 1,597
Posted By sparky1963

From initial description, it sounded like the...

From initial description, it sounded like the experience I had after a heli crash - I'd stripped a gear tooth off one servo, in a hard arrival.
I was going to ask which Tx you are using, because the...
06-08-2012, 01:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,089
Posted By sparky1963

I like OldFart's idea about the door. Could...

I like OldFart's idea about the door.
Could have a sub-micro servo inside the pilot figure, turning his head from side to side?
Maybe combine the two:- have pilot looking at the open door - flick...
05-28-2012, 03:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,683
Posted By sparky1963

Ooer... As an engineer of 30+ years, I can...

Ooer...
As an engineer of 30+ years, I can advocate the use of sensible precautions while soldering, to avoid inhalation of fumes (same goes when using cyano for glueing - that can be equally...
05-24-2012, 10:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,519
Posted By sparky1963

Hi Giacomo - welcome to WattFlyer. Nowadays,...

Hi Giacomo - welcome to WattFlyer.
Nowadays, there's a great range of small helicopters on offer. As you said, the choice can be confusing.

Generally speaking, 2-3 channel helis are little more...
05-20-2012, 08:47 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 37,857
Posted By sparky1963

Lancaster Bomber from HobbyKing

After seeing the new UM Parkzone Spitfire, I started project-planning a compatible-scaled foamy scratch-built Lancaster.
At same scale, it would work out around 48" span and quite expensive for...
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