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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...
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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...
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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....
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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...
  5. Thread: bind N fly

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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...
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    RE: Simulator transition

    Turn up the wind and gusts as well. Much more realistic and more challenging.
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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! :) ;)
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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...
  9. Thread: working radar

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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...
  10. Thread: "flys scale"

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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. Thread: Motors

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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...
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    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?
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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?
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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...
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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"...
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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...
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    RE: Parallel LIPOS w/different MAH

    That's not how works. :)
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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.
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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...
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    Nice job, congrats!
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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...
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    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...
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    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...
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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.
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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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