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    RE: What does everybody do for a living??I'm...

    RE: What does everybody do for a living??I'm retired from the electronics/avionics industry, three kids more or less "on their own", and finally have the time and spare funds to get back into R/C.
  2. Once upon a time, the number of channels was...

    Once upon a time, the number of channels was hardware limited. These days, it's more of a price point consideration.
    I'd expect that the TX's channel capabilities get increased, even on the less...
  3. In the US, you'd likely go broke.

    In the US, you'd likely go broke.
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    Are Lipos safe? Yes, if they are treated and used...

    Are Lipos safe? Yes, if they are treated and used properly.
    Can they "go up in a cloud"? Yes.
    Just about any large capacity (Low IR, high current) battery can,
    be it a Lipo or even a "car...
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    All is solved! Anyway, the DX-9 Blue led on my...

    All is solved!
    Anyway, the DX-9 Blue led on my DX-9 goes out at a screen displayed voltage of 8.3.
    Since the display reading is not that precise, that might be anywhere from 8.2 to 8.4 in truth....
  6. Joy! I wonder what that's going to do to the...

    Joy!
    I wonder what that's going to do to the cost!
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    It will turn off. The real question is what the...

    It will turn off. The real question is what the fully charged voltage reading is. I suspect it's going to be about the same as a lipo.
    (8.3 to 8.4 on my DX-8s with the 4000mah lipos.)
    I placed a...
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    I can complain about features or lack thereof in...

    I can complain about features or lack thereof in virtually any windows version.
    Win 7 has it's areas of frustration, and Win 8.1 some all it's own.
    Third party software or even windows tweaks can...
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    That's what my DX-9 also shows at a 7.4v reading...

    That's what my DX-9 also shows at a 7.4v reading on the display. (1/2 battery bar)
  10. There are some interesting little problems in all...

    There are some interesting little problems in all of this
    A quad coptor has multiple motors. Does this mean that a qualifying license must carry the multi-engine rating?
    Motors are not "engines"....
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    Is the save data program an external program?
    The manual shows charging different types of batteries at the same time. Language to that is also present.
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    It's history!

    It's history!
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    What does the DX9 display show for battery...

    What does the DX9 display show for battery voltage when you turn on the DX-9?
    The reading is not especially precise, but will show an approximate voltage.
    The two DX 9's I have with fully...
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    The add I looked at shows that charger as AC/DC....

    The add I looked at shows that charger as AC/DC. (90W output on AC, more on DC)
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    Many of the 50W four button chargers are...

    Many of the 50W four button chargers are available in DC input only, or AC/DC input.
    It's a matter of price, and how you will be using the charger, as well as the convenience of one unit vs two....
  16. Thread: USB Charging

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    A 5v source is above the maximum 4.2v lipo...

    A 5v source is above the maximum 4.2v lipo voltage.
    I'd have to guess that there is something that limits the voltage actually
    applied to the battery. Assuming this, any adapter that can provide at...
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    Radio South has some parts.

    Radio South has some parts.
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    A prop "stalls" under certain conditions. ...

    A prop "stalls" under certain conditions. Perhaps this is related?
    Don't forget Scimitar shaped propeller blades used on some turbo props.
    You might also consider turbine blades in jet engines.
    ...
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    I'd try using a BEC instead of the extra battery.

    I'd try using a BEC instead of the extra battery.
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    If I were going to redo such a lantern, I'd...

    If I were going to redo such a lantern, I'd likely use an automotive high power LED replacement Bulb, and a 3S Lipo, or LIFE batteries. Since the LEDs use less power for more light, 3000mah or so...
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    When I ordered a DPL-8, I was fortunate enough to...

    When I ordered a DPL-8, I was fortunate enough to find and buy a pair of surplus TDK Lamda 1500s (18-28v adjustable, 24VDC normal at up to ~65A on 120/240VAC)
    One PS set to 28V is sufficient for my...
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    It might be easier to use the wireless trainer...

    It might be easier to use the wireless trainer function with the master outside.
    I certainly hope that the quad is visible from where you watch the TV.
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    The only plane I have that has problems with...

    The only plane I have that has problems with HI/Lo rates is a Parkzone Spitfire.
    At the recommended Lo settings I don't have enough up elevator to properly flare.
    About 70-75% is normal for a Lo...
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    Evidently there was not much of a market, so00--...

    Evidently there was not much of a market, so00-- The Lucky Jack is about the only choice, unless you can find them at a discount store that sells tackle.
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    What power supply should I get? That depends - -...

    What power supply should I get?
    That depends - - -
    How fast do you want to charge, and what charge rate is spec'd for the lipos.
    Assuming a 1c charge rate
    2x 2s8200 lipos
    8.4 v, 16.4A (1C) or...
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