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  1. Thread: DX7 SD format

    by chuckk2
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    I'm not to surprised! The problems with the...

    I'm not to surprised!
    The problems with the DX-8 and 9 factory supplied SD cards likely
    caused the no card supplied with the DX-7 situation.
    With two DX-8s and two DX-9s, I had a 50% SD NG...
  2. Sometimes you get what you pay for, and at other...

    Sometimes you get what you pay for, and at other times you don't.
    I'd bet that the Q.C. and parts quality of the knock offs leave something to be desired.
    On the other hand early life failure is...
  3. Thread: glow fuel

    by chuckk2
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    Electric Power will be more and more popular as...

    Electric Power will be more and more popular as the battery weight/ energy ratio improves.
    Currently, like other clubs, we buy pallets of glow fuel. Since the club holds the annual SE
    model show...
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    Radio Shack might be convenient, but it's prices...

    Radio Shack might be convenient, but it's prices for things such as electronic components tend to be high.
    There are usually a fair number of hobby shops in any major city and general area, although...
  5. Thread: esc burns

    by chuckk2
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    Is the 11.1 lipo the same or higher voltage than...

    Is the 11.1 lipo the same or higher voltage than the original battery?
    Higher voltage usually means more current, and it sounds like the ESC is not designed for what you've done.
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    So what was the cure?

    So what was the cure?
  7. [QUOTE=kashif314;12059800]Hi Guys, Trust you...

    [QUOTE=kashif314;12059800]Hi Guys,

    Trust you ll be fine. I have a Traxxas Rustler VXL and I installed a 3 s 4000Mah Lipo Battery. Since I am new to this hobby and don't know much about Lipos so I...
  8. Click on the charge tab with advanced properties...

    Click on the charge tab with advanced properties checked. You should see an option to change the voltage.
    Remember that voltages are per cell. It sounds like you have selected a Lipo configuration...
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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!
  11. 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...
  16. Thread: employment

    by chuckk2
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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!
  17. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. Thread: best type

    by chuckk2
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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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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!
  24. 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...
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