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    Is there something in particular that you need to...

    Is there something in particular that you need to know?
    4 button B6 chargers are all quite similar in setup.
    Your Lipo
    3 cells in series 5600mah 2C charge rate would be 11.2A Maximum Charged...
  2. A couple of possibilities...

    A couple of possibilities
    http://www.atlantahobby.com/Store/pc/viewPrd.asp?idproduct=14229&idcategory=252
    http://www.imaxrc.com/B6AC-PRO.html
    And a plethora of other similar chargers from cheap to...
  3. Thread: cell numbers

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    That's a very general question in need of some...

    That's a very general question in need of some further details.
    First, if you are talking about the RX & Servo voltage, SBEC's can be used.
    Motor power is another issue. The current involved makes...
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    The DX6i has AA pen-cells. The battery clips...

    The DX6i has AA pen-cells. The battery clips have been known to need re-springing every so often.
    I tried using re- chargeable cells, and went back to conventional cells.

    It also may be that the...
  5. The smallest practical charger for lipos is one...

    The smallest practical charger for lipos is one of the ubiquitous 4 button 50W chargers.
  6. New fuel, new fuel lines, new glow plug. New...

    New fuel, new fuel lines, new glow plug.
    New batteries, as the old ones are likely to have less capacity, even though they charge.
    I'd likely remove the glow plug, spray some lubricant into the...
  7. How about the pots on the TX ? Might they be...

    How about the pots on the TX ? Might they be dirty, or have a wire off?
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    The Below should be of help! ...

    The Below should be of help!

    http://www.jst-mfg.com/product/detail_e.php?series=115
    http://www.digikey.com/catalog/en/partgroup/pa-series/8402
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    "Only two power leads to receiver, all power...

    "Only two power leads to receiver, all power (positive + leads) to servo via the pictured bus".
    That is obviously not going to work! (Unless you saw the buss in half!)
    Besides, it's a bit heavy for...
  10. I'd use a more complex TX. That said elevon...

    I'd use a more complex TX. That said elevon mixing will be the basic starting point.
    It's sometimes useful to use two servos instead of the ESC's to determine how the
    TX is actually working in...
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    Servo and ESC input control signals are...

    Servo and ESC input control signals are standardized, so you should not have an issue with different RX & TX's
    Two brushless motors and one speed control will generally not work.
    The speed control...
  12. A multiple cell Lipo is a bunch of similar cells...

    A multiple cell Lipo is a bunch of similar cells serially charged, normally using charge leads and a balance connector.
    The cell matching seems not to be as close as it was a few years ago,...
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    Mac is an FAA licensed pilot. I'm sure that the...

    Mac is an FAA licensed pilot. I'm sure that the desire to do the Demo was a factor.
    Was the pilot a full scale multi engine pilot? No Idea, but I've seen some spectacular
    accidents caused by...
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    Expanding out a takeoff video frame, The ailerons...

    Expanding out a takeoff video frame, The ailerons and the rudder look like they are close to full right deflection, and significant up elevator is applied.
    It also looks like the X1 may be dragging...
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    I'd call Horizon Hobby and ask them. If the Cub...

    I'd call Horizon Hobby and ask them. If the Cub is fairly new, they might warranty the motor.
    They are usually quite good about such things.
    That aside, if I had to use something else, since the...
  16. The parallel charging concern has to do with the...

    The parallel charging concern has to do with the battery capacity, and the similarity between the cells.
    To start with, the batteries should be approximately at the same state of charge when you...
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    R. C. Kline "One flight and re-charged them" ...

    R. C. Kline
    "One flight and re-charged them" Bought October 2013

    Likely Problem - They were stored fully charged, not at storage voltage.
    No Lipo source I'm aware of would warranty under...
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    Soft start can be a blessing or a bane. It seems...

    Soft start can be a blessing or a bane.
    It seems that some motors need more power than others to start properly.
    Mine seem to be happiest with a soft start.
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    Of the ones you looked at, what was your favorite?

    Of the ones you looked at, what was your favorite?
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    Switches and slide switches in general - - -...

    Switches and slide switches in general - - -
    Different contact metals are used for different voltages and currents.
    The low voltages used to power RX's and servos call for a low voltage switch, not...
  21. What drove the FAA ? Adverse Publicity...

    What drove the FAA ?
    Adverse Publicity
    Bureaucratic goals - (Control, Control, Control)

    "Your toy balloon floated within 5 miles of an airport. You failed to get permission from the airport...
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    The problem you have is typical of the low end...

    The problem you have is typical of the low end came in the box chargers. Some sort of battery checker, such as a DVM or more specialized tester
    is needed to check the battery when you suspect...
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    Electronic Speed Controls often have two...

    Electronic Speed Controls often have two capacitors at the end with the leads.
    If it's a speed control, you will have three leads at one end, that go to a motor.
    A 3 lead cable with a servo style...
  24. General Comment Due to various circumstances, I...

    General Comment
    Due to various circumstances, I have accumulated several 4S3300 lipos over about four years, and used them during this time. In addition, I also have several 6S4400 and 6S5000 lipos....
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    ESC's generally have a 3 pin servo style...

    ESC's generally have a 3 pin servo style connector, a power connector, and motor leads.
    Having said that, the servo connector may be used to connect both a throttle control line from the RX,
    and RX...
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