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    From a technical standpoint, dual antenna (if...

    From a technical standpoint, dual antenna (if properly installed) does have an advantage over the single antenna. Reason, if the two antenna are mounted so that the active portion (that last 28 to...
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    Depends on the particular radio. A properly...

    Depends on the particular radio. A properly designed 27MHz will have excellent range, well past your visual range. Range is more often limited by the receiver, not the transmitter.
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    Yes they are water proof. Back before brushless...

    Yes they are water proof. Back before brushless motors were readily available, most RC electrics had no other choice. It was always recommended to run the motor under water to break in the brushes...
  4. Thread: Servo Help

    by Rodney
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    Most probably you have the push rods binding when...

    Most probably you have the push rods binding when they move to the farthest positions. If, with nothing connected to the servo, the servos move properly, it has to be caused by binding of the push...
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    One can emphasize to much how important to locate...

    One can emphasize to much how important to locate a local club and visit them before making any expenditures. Very often, a club will have a trainer or two that they will help you, via a buddy box...
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    The amount of expo depends on many things. ...

    The amount of expo depends on many things. First, which aircraft as there can be a big difference in how each feels best with expo. Now with the 650 you can set two different rates and try in...
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    Your tests simply show that the internal...

    Your tests simply show that the internal impedance of the cells is not matched. One cell definitely has a higher internal resistance.
  8. Thread: TX charging

    by Rodney
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    If you are using the slow charger that came with...

    If you are using the slow charger that came with your transmitter (usually about a 0.1C charger) just charge over night the day before you fly. By doing this 14 to 16 hour charge, you do not hurt...
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    We also found that a chain link fence could cause...

    We also found that a chain link fence could cause problems on 72 MHz and 6 Meters. As long as the transmitter was close to the fence, no problem, but if you stood a few feet away from the fence,...
  10. Thread: Soldering tips

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    I have to disagree that to much heat is a great...

    I have to disagree that to much heat is a great problem. I've seem more poor solder joints on electronics due to to low a heat from the iron. With low heat and a small tip, you ruin to much...
  11. This is probably a Nixx type battery. If so, use...

    This is probably a Nixx type battery. If so, use a voltmeter to determine the positive lead and negative lead (probably only two of the three pins are connected to the battery). Now just us a Nixx...
  12. Yes it will, you will love the 850 as it is even...

    Yes it will, you will love the 850 as it is even better than the 650 in options, model memory, display etc. plus the wireless buddy box system will be a pleasure as you can use the 850 with the 650...
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    Yes there was a Giant Airomaster, I bought and...

    Yes there was a Giant Airomaster, I bought and built one. A great flying plane. I have the plans somewhere but am not able to search for them right now. I put a large Quadra (72cc if I remember...
  14. Thread: 3 Bladed Props

    by Rodney
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    If you are flying electric, you most probably...

    If you are flying electric, you most probably have a watt meter. Easy to prove the results, just measure current and power with each of the different props. Results will be readily seen.
  15. Thread: 3 Bladed Props

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    Yep, that seems to work for me, what jetmech said...

    Yep, that seems to work for me, what jetmech said will suck more power from the battery than the two blader would so is not advisable unless you can provide the increased current.
  16. The better receivers have AVC (automatic volume...

    The better receivers have AVC (automatic volume control sometimes labled as AGC -automatic gain control) designed into the unit. Some of the less expensive receivers may not have a good design for...
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    All the transmitters that I have had (Futaba,...

    All the transmitters that I have had (Futaba, Hitec, Airtronics ++ others ) have the voltage to the rf section regulated and the power output was constant as long as the battery voltage exceeded the...
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    Since your model flew away at half throttle, it...

    Since your model flew away at half throttle, it does not seem that you had fail safe set or (if you lost rf signal) your throttle would have gone to low. It is highly doubtful that the problem was...
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    If you want one of the best fuel proof finishes,...

    If you want one of the best fuel proof finishes, try KlassKote. It is a two part epoxy paint that goes on well with brush or gun, very durable, the only problem is that it is not cheap. Covers...
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    What you say is technically impossible. There is...

    What you say is technically impossible. There is only one CG location on any object, regardless of it's position. The CG does not move when you balance inverted versus upright, it always stays in...
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    If you do not have to do any channel reversing it...

    If you do not have to do any channel reversing it should work right away. However, after you set up the throw amounts and any dual rate or expo then I'd rebind just to make sure the fail safe is...
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    I had a problem with one of the slide switches...

    I had a problem with one of the slide switches and sent it back. It was fixed and returned very quickly at no charge.
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    I have used those red outer, yellow inner tube on...

    I have used those red outer, yellow inner tube on many a 40 to 60 size plane with no problems with temperature causing problems. All parts will change dimensions to some extent with temperature...
  24. Thread: fly then charge

    by Rodney
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    Best to have the battery at full charge prior to...

    Best to have the battery at full charge prior to any flight.
  25. That is a tough decision. I have been in the...

    That is a tough decision. I have been in the business where soldering is quite important; all types from micro PC to large electronic assemblies and I do not believe there is any one best station. ...
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