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Turnigy 1/16 BL Monster Beatle [sic]

Anyone try one of these "Monster Beatles" from Hobby King? They look pretty nice for the price. Main complaint in the reviews section is a weak spur gear. They seem to have a full line of parts for...
03-03-2011, 12:07 PM
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RE: Beginner Question-Battery Setup

If you're referring to the Tactic TTX440 radio system, then you just need to buy a four or five cell receiver battery pack, which will just plug into the "BAT" socket on your Tactic receiver.

If...
01-27-2011, 08:37 AM
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RE: Which Motor vs Which Motor

Unless you are using the exact power system (prop, motor, ESC, battery) spec'd by the manufacturer (for which the max current is known), you MUST get a watt meter (or ammeter) and check the current....
12-31-2010, 07:13 PM
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RE: DX5e settings reset

Welome to the forums! Glad this was helpful.

The DX5e is pretty basic, but it will get the job done. I got mine with an RTF Radian Sailplane, but quickly swapped it out for my DX6i. My DX5e is...
Forum: Beginners
12-08-2010, 07:47 AM
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RE: bind N fly

I disagree. BNFs are aimed at advanced pilots, since they assume you've already got a transmitter.

RTFs are aimed at beginners.

Hobby People is starting to come out with an Airtronics...
Forum: Beginners
11-03-2010, 01:03 PM
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Posted By -pkh-

RE: Simulator transition

Turn up the wind and gusts as well. Much more realistic and more challenging.
11-03-2010, 09:24 AM
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RE: 3rd line for refueling IDEA

That's exactly what I do. In fact the main reason I put the filter on the carb line is to give me a convenient location to access the fuel line for filling. The filtering is just a bonus for me! :) ;)
Forum: Beginners
11-03-2010, 09:14 AM
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RE: Simulator transition

Yeah, find an experienced pilot to buddy box with you on your initial flights. He can get your plane trimmed out for you, and you can learn the flight envelope of your plane (stall speeds, does it...
11-02-2010, 03:51 PM
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RE: working radar

Here you go, follow these directions. This will make the servo shaft spin clockwise, stop, or spin counter clockwise depending on the control input from that channel. That will let you switch the...
11-02-2010, 01:02 PM
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RE: RE:

When someone has an overweight and/or underpowered RC plane that can barely keep itself in the air, the guy that owns it will say it "flies scale" to make himself feel better! :) ;)
11-02-2010, 11:04 AM
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RE: Motors

Brushless motors and speed controllers are more efficient than brushed, you will get more power and/or runtime out of a given battery pack. There is also less maintenance with brushless motors, since...
11-02-2010, 10:53 AM
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Posted By -pkh-

RE: LED Lights wiring

How do you connect power now to your LEDs?

How do you switch your landing lights on now with the TX?
10-29-2010, 05:47 PM
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RE: Are standard receivers compatible with ESC?

Yeah, sounds like either a BEC problem, or perhaps you have an ESC with no BEC? Or a clipped BEC wire?
Forum: Beginners
10-29-2010, 02:45 PM
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RE: Preferred prop

Same here, APC for performance, Master Airscrew for durability.

If striking the prop on the ground is likely (if you're just learning, or if you're flying belly landed planes w/o gear), MAS...
Forum: Beginners
10-29-2010, 12:31 PM
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RE: Best 2.4G for $300.00 ???

BTW, I'll throw in another vote for the Spektrum DX6i or DX7. Spektrum has the largest selection of receivers, and a large selection of BNF planes (Bind and Fly). They have a couple micro "bricks"...
Forum: Beginners
10-29-2010, 12:12 PM
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RE: Best 2.4G for $300.00 ???

It's a version made for RC Rock Crawlers (4x4 trucks). Both sticks are self-centering. Here's a link to the Airtronics page for it:

Airtronics RDS8000 Crawler Version

I believe it's the...
10-28-2010, 11:09 AM
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RE: Parallel LIPOS w/different MAH

That's not how works. :)
10-28-2010, 10:49 AM
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RE: Parallel LIPOS w/different MAH

When the packs are in parallel they are at the same voltage, so one won't reduce voltage before the other.
10-22-2010, 11:15 AM
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RE: BEC Question / ESC question

I wouldn't bother trimming the low end like that, for exactly that reason. Just get used to the throttle response with the default endpoints/trim.

If you really want to mess with the throttle...
Forum: Beginners
10-21-2010, 03:11 PM
10-21-2010, 10:51 AM
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RE: BEC Question / ESC question

You can try that, it definitely won't hurt the ESC, but that may not work as you expect. Some ESCs adjust their gain to the max throttle input that it sees. If the ESC doesn't require you to move the...
10-20-2010, 03:57 PM
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Posted By -pkh-

RE: Prop adapter question

Depends on what you mean by "prop adapter".

There are prop adapters that slide onto the motor shaft, and are either the collet type, or have a set screw to clamp onto the shaft. With that type...
10-20-2010, 03:46 PM
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Posted By -pkh-

RE: any answers to finding lost airplanes?

Here's what I've done:

1) Install the Hobbico Air Alert beeper/monitor in your plane.
2) Make a note of where it goes down to help define your search area.
3) Bring your TX with you, wiggle...
10-20-2010, 02:01 PM
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RE: Just going to NiMh batteries. Any pointers?

For NiMH, I usually used A cell packs, not AA cell packs, since they have more capacity and higher current rating than AA's.
10-20-2010, 08:24 AM
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RE: The Offical Shockwave 26 thread!

Yep, it was my first RC boat. I've since made mine into a retrieval boat, in case my Nirvana sailboat or ProBoat Coast Guard Lifeboat have problems.
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