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04-30-2012, 12:12 PM
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Posted By Swift427

Spektrum Ultra Micro Singing Servo Noise

Do all three of these ultra micro servos emit the same similar constant intermittent noise?

Wondering if the 1.7g & 2.3g linear long throws are quieter than the SMP6832 or vica versa


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04-17-2012, 11:10 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 71,661
Posted By Swift427

RE: Good First Planes

Agree that your recommendation is a perfect fit for your background, but not by a long shot for your average youthful parkflyer that's just getting into electrics. Besides, it's always best for a...
04-17-2012, 10:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,010
Posted By Swift427

RE: Gens Ace 4 cell 2200 25c

How's it doing now? My guess is that you're just as pleased with it's performance now as when you posted.

Right-On. Your Gens Ace 25C rating is at or very close to its continuous discharge...
02-26-2012, 07:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,501
Posted By Swift427

RE: Recommended Charge Rates LiPO

A 20C-25C continuous discharge rating for your 3300mAh pack would be 3.3amps x 20C = 66 amps or 3.3 x 25C = 82amps. Most/all 25C packs (even more so those rated at 40C-50C) aren't really intended to...
Forum: Beginners
01-24-2012, 09:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 826
Posted By Swift427

RE: motors, and ESC's, and batteries... OH MY!

Most local hobby stores that are into electric airplanes often stock a wide variety of different planes most of which are carried by HobbyZone or can be ordered by them. If your LHS doesn't have what...
01-24-2012, 09:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 432
Posted By Swift427

RE: battery questions

Why would you want to use a more expensive, heavier, higher voltage lipo that probably won't even fit without modifying battery compartment and burn out the ESC/power plant. Try another quality 2S...
01-24-2012, 09:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 823
Posted By Swift427

RE: new to electrics, charger questions

Why did you buy the iMax B6 without doing some due diligence before purchase? I take it you are possibly having some problem with it or you wouldn't have posted. So out with it ... what's your...
01-18-2012, 05:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,058
Posted By Swift427

RE: Will This Work (Big Newb Here!)

Being that you are just getting started your relatively inexpensive lipo charger probably doesn’t have digital readouts that can monitor each cell of a 3S pack during charging. I'd recommend you...
01-18-2012, 09:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 650
Posted By Swift427

RE: Best charging solution with current setup?

Hi TakeshiSkunk & Deca (also, read your identical post and thread replies at HeliFreak),


http://www.commonsenserc.com/index.php?cPath=32_39
Scroll down page to 21st item to see picture of...
01-17-2012, 05:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 912
Posted By Swift427

RE: Lipo storage

1.8 amps and 2.2 amps (or 1C) is the generally accepted norm. The more important factor is the storage voltage, not the rate at which they are charged.
08-13-2011, 10:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 856
Posted By Swift427

RE: SuperCub B/less Conversion ... WHY ???

Methinks there is always an exception. What about an aspiring electric parkflyer that rents a room or lives out of his/her car, and only has enough room for just one plane.

The steerable nose...
08-13-2011, 10:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 799
Posted By Swift427

RE: SuperCup B/less Conversion ... WHY ?

The steerable nose wheel (second choice) was an inside joke for those more advanced and elite flyers that may think the following HZ conversion is only practical for those SuperCub owners that don't...
08-13-2011, 08:13 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,969
Posted By Swift427

RE: Good (or bad) flying habits or set-up?

Another consideration of guver’s "New habit (probably a bad one)" is that with just the right amount of a slow breeze it’s possible for the FlyLite to almost stay in one place while airborne....
08-12-2011, 02:32 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,969
Posted By Swift427

RE: Good (or bad) flying habits or set-up?

Assume you are using the Spektrum DX 5i or something comparable for this 3 channel slow flyer.

So what do you figure is the total cost to get it airborne and what's your third plane? Hope I'm...
Forum: Beginners
08-12-2011, 02:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 648
Posted By Swift427

RE: not having problems just want more info.

noticed your mention of 4.8v battery on Gasoline forum with your 'at wit's end' thread. My 2 cents thinks your NiMH has seen better days so it may not even want to hold a 6 volt charge. Thus the...
08-12-2011, 10:41 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,969
Posted By Swift427

RE: Good (or bad) flying habits or set-up?

This looks to be one easy going assembly project priced right for at a beginning parkflyer.

What are your items … brand motor(gear reduction?), prop, esc, servos, what mods, etc.
What’s...
08-10-2011, 03:23 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,969
Posted By Swift427

RE: Good (or bad) flying habits or set-up?

Shouldn't it be ... "not to use any more than 1000 mah" of your 1200mAh pack or 84% of its rated capacity. Ditto, perhaps the hardest thing for parkflyers is mastering landings and minimizing bad...
08-10-2011, 02:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 893
Posted By Swift427

RE: Newbee Propeller question?

To amplify on what jdetray has said, the best prop efficiency is also dependant on the right combination of motor efficiency with battery efficiency relative to the planes aerodynamics and flying...
08-10-2011, 06:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 799
Posted By Swift427

RE: SuperCup B/less Conversion ... WHY ?

Was hoping by now at least one well-honed parkflyer might have offered the following advice ...

... A conversion from 3 channel to 4 channel with ailerons and even a steerable nose wheel is a...
08-10-2011, 06:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 856
Posted By Swift427

RE: SuperCub B/less Conversion ... WHY ???

Was expecting and hoping that at least someone as perceptive as opjose would have at least offered the following ...

... A conversion from 3 channel to 4 channel with ailerons and even a...
08-06-2011, 11:00 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,969
Posted By Swift427

RE: Good (or bad) flying habits or set-up?

An excellent parkflyer beginner choice ... will take some licks, but soon flying again with minimal repair expense.

I like what I see about this slow flyer that doesn’t look like a Slo-V with...
08-04-2011, 05:00 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,969
Posted By Swift427

RE: Good (or bad) flying habits or set-up?

Don't follow your thinking as the FlyLite by Great Planes doesn't have ailerons, just rudder and elevator (and of course throttle). It sounds like you are suggesting that he might have been better to...
08-04-2011, 04:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 822
Posted By Swift427

RE: Parkzone F4u and Power 15

AGREE!

Going from an 1800mAh to a 2000mAh when converting from the 480 960Kv outrunner to a Power 15 that can consume up to 575 watts when using a larger prop will drastically reduce your flying...
08-04-2011, 11:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 856
Posted By Swift427

RE: SuperCub B/less Conversion ... WHY ???

I suppose some could arque about whether the stock SC brushed gear driven prop is rotating CW or CCW. OR whether both the DSM & LP are wired the same OR one is wired CW and the other CCW. OR whether...
08-04-2011, 11:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 856
Posted By Swift427

RE: SuperCub B/less Conversion ... WHY ???

What U think about this?

Converting a stock SuperCub LP brushed 480 gear driven setup to b/less direct drive outrunner makes about as much sense as ... converting a SuperCub LP brushed 480 gear...
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