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05-07-2019, 05:32 AM
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Posted By pilotpete2

EC5 seems to be the choice for the jump starters....

EC5 seems to be the choice for the jump starters. Since the output on the unit is male, the EC5 provides better protection against shorts than the male XT connectors.
Pete
04-17-2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 193
Posted By pilotpete2

Hi Max, I use the 45A housings. I stock the...

Hi Max,
I use the 45A housings. I stock the three sizes of contacts to cover all the wire sizes I use. Some folks are critical of the size, but I've never run into a problem with the size. Heck,...
04-17-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 193
Posted By pilotpete2

Your best bet is to standardize on one connector...

Your best bet is to standardize on one connector style. Personally, I don't use hobby grade connectors on my batteries. I immediately cut off the supplied connectors and crimp on APP connectors. I...
04-11-2019, 04:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 94
Posted By pilotpete2

No problem to simply reverse the wires in the...

No problem to simply reverse the wires in the connector. You're not likely to find a replacement transmitter battery with the old style Airtronics servo connector. Why Airtronics used them on those...
Replies: 2
Views: 129
Posted By pilotpete2

Try to find one with the square trainer...

Try to find one with the square trainer connector, same as your 9C has, There are tons of them out there that are hard to give away, much less get 5 bucks for:p
It will easiest to find the cable...
Replies: 10
Views: 532
Posted By pilotpete2

I can vouch for the performance of the FrSky...

I can vouch for the performance of the FrSky fasst compatibles. The 7 channel is a workhorse and unlike the Futaba R617, if you have an 8 channel or greater fasst transmitter with Multimode, the...
Replies: 5
Views: 273
Posted By pilotpete2

Hemikiller, you're the man!!! I always got...

Hemikiller, you're the man!!!
I always got these from Ernst products through Tower, but Tower doesn't carry Ernst anymore it seems. Thanks for the link, I'll put a couple on my next Tower order!...
Replies: 3
Views: 231
Posted By pilotpete2

Here's a very cost effective way to move up to...

Here's a very cost effective way to move up to 2.4gHz.
https://alofthobbies.com/frsky-dft-futaba-transmitter-telemetry-module.html...
Replies: 2
Views: 190
Posted By pilotpete2

I'm assuming these esc's have built in bec's. If...

I'm assuming these esc's have built in bec's. If so, you need to disable the internal bec by removing the red/positive wire from each servo lead from the esc's.
Also, do you have any idea of how...
Replies: 3
Views: 298
Posted By pilotpete2

The HS-81 is a very solid performer. A good...

The HS-81 is a very solid performer.
A good alternative would be an Emax in that size.
https://alofthobbies.com/emax-es-3104.html
I've had very good luck with Emax servos in the smaller sizes....
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Views: 184
Posted By pilotpete2

For openers, those are mini servos and physically...

For openers, those are mini servos and physically smaller than the servo cutouts in the Ultimate Bipe.
You really want more than torque than those provide for a plane that size, especially if your...
Replies: 13
Views: 498
Posted By pilotpete2

Your DX7 can bind to a DSM or DSM2 receiver....

Your DX7 can bind to a DSM or DSM2 receiver. You're good to go!
Only the original DX6 was pre DSM2.
Also, your DX7 can still be upgraded to DSMX AFAIK, but you would lost the old DSM protocol for...
Replies: 13
Views: 498
Posted By pilotpete2

I don't understand why you think your DX7 is not...

I don't understand why you think your DX7 is not usable?
I know the info says you need a DSMX transmitter, but to the best of my knowledge all DSMX receivers are backwards compatible with DSM2. I...
Replies: 14
Views: 1,138
Posted By pilotpete2

No problem using your existing analog servos with...

No problem using your existing analog servos with FrSky receivers. 😊
The receivers by default use the lower refresh rate that is compatible with analog servos.

FrSky receivers, unlike most other...
11-21-2018, 05:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 558
Posted By pilotpete2

A123 cells also have an advantage in that they...

A123 cells also have an advantage in that they can be left sitting without much concern over charge level, unlike a high C rated lipo.
Pete
11-20-2018, 07:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 558
Posted By pilotpete2

Shortening the power cord by mounting the battery...

Shortening the power cord by mounting the battery to the starter also helps by reducing voltage drop.<br />I mounted a battery box to an old H9 starter and fitted a 25500 mAh 4S A123 pack, spins a...
Forum: Gas Engines
11-10-2018, 08:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 547
Posted By pilotpete2

The benchmark prop for the 15cc gassers is 14-6....

The benchmark prop for the 15cc gassers is 14-6. My Evolution 15cc is a bit stronger than a Saito .91, both running the same 14-6. I would think a 15cc would fly the Senior Telemaster nicely.
Pete
11-02-2018, 11:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 378
Posted By pilotpete2

Very high likelihood that these batteries were...

Very high likelihood that these batteries were equipped with the 4mm HXT connectors. These split gendered connectors allow two batteries to be connected together, unfortunately this results in the...
Replies: 2
Views: 227
Posted By pilotpete2

The Futaba TM10 will not fit in, or work in a 9C!...

The Futaba TM10 will not fit in, or work in a 9C!
A used TH7 or TM8 is one possibility, or you could get the FrSky module....
Replies: 14
Views: 581
Posted By pilotpete2

If you are trying to bind an R6008 to your 7C it...

If you are trying to bind an R6008 to your 7C it isn't gonna work. The R6008 requires Fasst Multimode, which your radio doesn't provide.
Pete
10-08-2018, 02:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 332
Posted By pilotpete2

I bet these are the connectors in question! ...

I bet these are the connectors in question!
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/hxt-4mm-gold-connector-w-pre-installed-bullets-10pcs-set.html
These connectors are split gender. When you plug one configured...
Replies: 27
Views: 1,018
Posted By pilotpete2

This past weekend, our club held its annual Air...

This past weekend, our club held its annual Air Show. The only crashes were a couple of takeoff "incidents" and deadsticks:p
All radio brands were represented and all on 2.4gHz. Very heavy on...
08-06-2018, 05:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 852
Posted By pilotpete2

Ditch the ignition battery and get a Tech Aero...

Ditch the ignition battery and get a Tech Aero ibec. You can run LiFe and set the TA to provide the best voltage for the ignition module.
Pete
Replies: 7
Views: 256
Posted By pilotpete2

My vote goes to post #2! Either a bad (high...

My vote goes to post #2!
Either a bad (high internal resistance cell) battery, or a bad servo.
In your other post, you said you were using a 2000mAh 5 cell Nimh pack. A dubious choice for a 1/4...
07-20-2018, 11:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 379
Posted By pilotpete2

The next time the condition occurs, go to the...

The next time the condition occurs, go to the servo monitor screen in the transmitter, and see if the problem is originating in the transmitter, or not. This will isolate the problem to either the...
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