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    And the fight over which is best just goes on and...

    And the fight over which is best just goes on and on!
  2. It's very frustrating to have RX connector fit...

    It's very frustrating to have RX connector fit problems when things are already installed!
    I ended up checking for the problem with all the electronics out of the model, doing any shaving/filing...
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    One of the things I usually do is use a double...

    One of the things I usually do is use a double pole slide switch, and wire the contacts in parallel.
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    UPS Packages left at wrong door, not visible from...

    UPS Packages left at wrong door, not visible from inside house. No notice, doorbell ring, etc. Damaged packages and contents. Late delivery(days). Delivery as late as 9PM.
    FedX Local delivery truck...
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    Depending on the servo size, that may be enough!...

    Depending on the servo size, that may be enough! If not, you can use two, and split the servos between them.
    (red servo wires are divided between, black wires are common. The servo signal (white or...
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    Long ago, good Balsa was hard to find. Seems that...

    Long ago, good Balsa was hard to find. Seems that it and cork were being used as insulation for LNG tanker ships. One "super" tanker could almost use up the years crop of cork.
    Balsa of decent...
  7. Thread: employment

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    Sadly there are not a few federal employees that...

    Sadly there are not a few federal employees that behave the same!
  8. Thread: employment

    by chuckk2
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    In 2005 I quit the rat race and retired at 60....

    In 2005 I quit the rat race and retired at 60. Was lucky enough to have money in the bank and market, got ssdi approved, and then finally VA comp for A.O. problems.
    Rather not have the problems,...
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    That's quite true of a classic analog regulator....

    That's quite true of a classic analog regulator. The switching regulators are much more efficient, although there will always be losses.
    Actually, the 72mhz era is fairly late in the scheme of...
  10. Thread: best type

    by chuckk2
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    Panasonic is a mfr, not a battery type. Of the...

    Panasonic is a mfr, not a battery type.
    Of the commonly available batteries, Lipos have more capacity for the same size and weight than
    others. If they didn't we would be using other types for...
  11. Thread: best type

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    What is the battery for? Each type has it's...

    What is the battery for?
    Each type has it's pluses and minuses.
    Lipos have higher storage capacity for the weight.
    But, they are a bit picky as to handling, storage, charging, and so forth.
  12. The DX-8 and DX-9 seem to be good TX's The DX-8's...

    The DX-8 and DX-9 seem to be good TX's The DX-8's I have were supplied new with lipos that have twice the capacity of the DX-9's batteries.
  13. Thread: Futaba 9CAP

    by chuckk2
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    The 2.4ghz module set is too pricey! If you were...

    The 2.4ghz module set is too pricey!
    If you were closer, I'd be happy to sell you a used 9C with a synthesized 72 tx module, and an RX to go with it!
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    Real Flight Does, if anyone!

    Real Flight Does, if anyone!
  15. 8S or 6S is only part of things! Lets use a...

    8S or 6S is only part of things!
    Lets use a 6S5000mah Lipo as an example
    1C 5A, 2C 10A Charge current
    Using 4.0V per cell (Typically, the charger will be in CV & balance mode about here, so the...
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    Older connector pins can become a bit loose with...

    Older connector pins can become a bit loose with wear. That can be compounded by crud buildup, resulting in a higher than normal resistance connection.
    The cure is usually to replace the pins and...
  17. Thread: battery wiring

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    Since #10 wire is heavier, the question must...

    Since #10 wire is heavier, the question must concern insulation temperature.
    You did not indicate the actual current or battery size/capacity so I'd have no idea concerning
    the actual temperature...
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    "clean the old slots" Break, cut or grind the...

    "clean the old slots" Break, cut or grind the plastic fuse body and remove. The general idea is eventually to remove one fuse pin at a time.
    Solder wick works better if you get rosin flux, thin it...
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    The HH E-Flite electric retracts can draw fairly...

    The HH E-Flite electric retracts can draw fairly high current. We tested several sets not long after they came out. With typical 4 and 5 cell NMIH packs, the current draw may be high enough to...
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    I'd look around for a good used Spectrum DX 6i !

    I'd look around for a good used Spectrum DX 6i !
  21. I'd make a guess that the lower voltage charger...

    I'd make a guess that the lower voltage charger was intended for one cell less than the higher one.
    But, here is the problem - - -
    Is the labeled voltage a no load voltage, or a voltage under some...
  22. Thread: Balancing

    by chuckk2
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    Here is the problem. The plane flies with the...

    Here is the problem.
    The plane flies with the Battery. If the instructions have a balance point for glow or gas, it's without fuel.
    Then, the question becomes how much would a full fuel tank weigh,...
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    Are you setting up for a helicopter or airplane?...

    Are you setting up for a helicopter or airplane?
    What control, switch or knob on the TX do you want to use for the Aux channel?
    Are you talking about a gyro on/off function or a gain function?
    If...
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    The Lipo is a relatively small capacity battery....

    The Lipo is a relatively small capacity battery. Any of the "decent" 50w 4 button chargers should work for such a small capacity Lipo..
    The reason for the discharge function is to bring a battery to...
  25. Thread: Charger

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    Not that I know of. High current chargers are out...

    Not that I know of. High current chargers are out there, but usually have one or two ports, and you can charge lipo's in parallel with a suitable adapter.
    (FMA's MPA is an example of a relatively...
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