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There are a number of "RCs" - airplanes,...

There are a number of "RCs" - airplanes, helicopters. boats power and sail, submarines, and now those *&^%(& "drones". You will get find more guys with your truck interest who are able to help you if...
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I don't have schematics for every Kraft...

I don't have schematics for every Kraft transmitter made, but the ones I do have all show the meter actually reading RF, as opposed to others that read the battery voltage. The 2.4 GHz module might...
Forum: Beginners 01-18-2017, 04:11 PM
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Posted By EloyM
Solder will magnetize??????????????????

Solder will magnetize??????????????????
Forum: Beginners 12-20-2016, 04:16 PM
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Posted By EloyM
To begin with, few engines hold a perfectly...

To begin with, few engines hold a perfectly steady RPM. There is always some variation, small but there. Digital tachs respond to this variation, and some probably add a bit of their. In all cases...
Forum: Golden Age, Vintage & Antique RC 12-18-2016, 08:17 PM
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Posted By EloyM
Real modelers don't fly ARF's. foamies, or (*&^$#...

Real modelers don't fly ARF's. foamies, or (*&^$# drones. They build and fly Kaos'es. or one of Joe Bridi's many designs.
Good/sad news guys. Joe is still with us, somewhat older but only...
Forum: Tips & Techniques 12-05-2016, 05:59 PM
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Posted By EloyM
If you file a flat spot on the axle at the place...

If you file a flat spot on the axle at the place the collar's screw hits, use a good quality screw and a hardened Allen wrench, the wheel collar will not come loose.
Forum: Beginners 11-07-2016, 08:23 PM
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Posted By EloyM
Took a while, but finally, valid correct...

Took a while, but finally, valid correct information showed up - from one "Tom Crump". To revive a rechargeable battery, you simply apply a voltage higher than the battery's. Even if both packs have...
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Posted By EloyM
First radio: Mac 5 ground based transmitter, gas...

First radio: Mac 5 ground based transmitter, gas tube receiver, all homemade. Forget the brand - commercial escapement, probably Babcock. Plane was Mac's Robot, from
Air Trails magazine.
HARLEY...
Forum: The Clubhouse 09-26-2016, 04:13 PM
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Posted By EloyM
The most successful Fun-Fly ever was the Tropical...

The most successful Fun-Fly ever was the Tropical Fun-Fly in San Jose, Costa Rica. It took place 20 years, back in the days when we could travel with airplanes and electronics. It earned sponsorship...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 08-08-2016, 09:59 PM
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Posted By EloyM
FenderBean - My information is correct. What you...

FenderBean - My information is correct. What you are seeing is the effect of the "controller", which may be a voltage regulator or a current regulator or a combination. Had you mentioned that in your...
Forum: The Clubhouse 08-06-2016, 10:25 PM
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Posted By EloyM
You think 50 years in The hobby is old? Think...

You think 50 years in The hobby is old? Think again - my AMA number, original issue is: MCMVC!
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Posted By EloyM
Jason, I have a friend in Guatemala that only has...

Jason, I have a friend in Guatemala that only has one hand, though in this case, the right one. He is an excellent flyer, with a Mode Two two stick transmitter, elevator and aileron on the right...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 08-06-2016, 03:52 PM
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Posted By EloyM
Clarification! Mah (Milli-Ampere/Hours)is the...

Clarification! Mah (Milli-Ampere/Hours)is the measure of the capacity of a battery. The amount of current flowing in a circuit - like your lights, is measured in mA (Milli-Amperes)
Lowering...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 07-29-2016, 02:42 PM
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Posted By EloyM
DDVCs

Well?
Forum: Golden Age, Vintage & Antique RC 07-13-2016, 07:05 PM
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Posted By EloyM
The first RC airplane I saw was flown with a...

The first RC airplane I saw was flown with a Citizenship 465 MHz system in early 1953. The second RC airplane I saw (later 1953) was my Macs Robot, flown with a ground based 5 watt transmitter and...
Forum: Golden Age, Vintage & Antique RC 07-13-2016, 02:26 PM
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Posted By EloyM
Send them to Jay and let him worry about it! ...

Send them to Jay and let him worry about it!
Even if they are new, they are still old (90s or so) and it may be that age has caused some component drifting and the cut-off voltage has changed....
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 07-01-2016, 05:08 PM
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Posted By EloyM
Wayne, it sounds like your DDVCs have different...

Wayne, it sounds like your DDVCs have different problems, but without some basic tests it is impossible to pinpoint them. If the microprocessors are gone, consider them totally gone. The displays...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 06-29-2016, 07:55 PM
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Posted By EloyM
I am an R/C tech with experience with Ace...

I am an R/C tech with experience with Ace products, and may be able to resuscitate your DDVC. I have an schematic for it, as well as for most Ace items.
However, there is no guarantee. The DDVC...
Forum: Golden Age, Vintage & Antique RC 05-22-2016, 11:28 AM
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Posted By EloyM
I have some of the meters used by Kraft, exactly...

I have some of the meters used by Kraft, exactly like the pictures. If interested contact me direct: EloyM@twc.com. Thanks
Forum: The Clubhouse 03-15-2016, 02:48 PM
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Posted By EloyM
One of the many spelling/grammar errors common...

One of the many spelling/grammar errors common here.
The worst thing is that there are many foreigners knowing and using perfect English - they must laugh at or ridicule us.
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 03-10-2016, 10:51 PM
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Posted By EloyM
First! - Is the battery you speak of four cell -...

First! - Is the battery you speak of four cell - the Digipace I is calibrated for such and will not work normally with a five cell pack.
Second, are you sure the battery being tested in good. A...
Forum: AMA Discussions 12-25-2015, 04:34 PM
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Posted By EloyM
The Rose Parade is almost here - has to be a...

The Rose Parade is almost here - has to be a tempting target for the &*^%# toy drone'rs. Will one of them cause rose petals to fall over the crowd??
Forum: Tips & Techniques 12-13-2015, 12:48 PM
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Posted By EloyM
The quality at Harbor Freight, for the asking...

The quality at Harbor Freight, for the asking price can be acceptable, but keep in mind that if you ever need service or a 29 cent repair pair, it will probably not be available.
Forum: AMA Discussions 12-10-2015, 07:32 PM
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Posted By EloyM
VF84sluggo - re Model Aviation magazine. Did you...

VF84sluggo - re Model Aviation magazine. Did you see the latest issue with the picture of our AMA president in his Santa hat and holding a *&^%$ "drone"!.
I mentioned it somewhere else - I...
Forum: AMA Discussions 12-04-2015, 12:15 PM
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Posted By EloyM
RCMIKET! - The more we meet, the more I find how...

RCMIKET! - The more we meet, the more I find how much we have in common. To begin with, I too am a Texan, from Mathis, nearby to Corpus Christi. Like you , I have been involved with a LHS, as team...
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