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    How price sensitive are you? The stuff the other...

    How price sensitive are you? The stuff the other guy ordered is mainstream and will work fine.

    You can also get started a for a lot lower cost and figure out where to go from there.
    Fixed wing...
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    All good stuff. It will hit your budget hard,...

    All good stuff. It will hit your budget hard, especially when it doesn't include an aircraft.
  3. Dutch police train eagles to take down "drones"

    I would really hate to see an eagle cut up by a carbon fiber prop. Unless you know there is a specific impending danger I wouldn't risk an eagle.

    Article:...
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    Here are a couple questions that will help us to...

    Here are a couple questions that will help us to help you:


    Multi-rotor or fixed wing?
    What type of distances do you intend to fly?
    Do you have experience soldering?
    Do you already own a...
  5. Didn't the FAA rep at the recent meeting say...

    Didn't the FAA rep at the recent meeting say something about the guidelines being poorly worded? (I think I read something about that).

    Let's all agree that it was poorly worded, at best. They...
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    Just some thinking out loud. No I'm not making a...

    Just some thinking out loud. No I'm not making a legal argument.

    They could have worded the safety guidance you accept when registering as, "I will not fly higher than 400 feet," instead of "I...
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    400' is lower than most people think.

    400' is lower than most people think.
  8. Ball hex drivers are much nicer to use, due to...

    Ball hex drivers are much nicer to use, due to their ability to work from a variety of angles. They are, however, going to wear out or break sooner than a non-ball tip hex driver.

    The good news is...
  9. This the stuff? Minwax 41700 1 Pint High...

    This the stuff? Minwax 41700 1 Pint High Performance Wood Hardener


    http://www.amazon.com/Minwax-41700-Pint-Performance-Hardener/dp/B000BPINKS

    Says it cleans up with acetone.
  10. Thread: Spectrum

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    Whenever you have a cluster of failures that are...

    Whenever you have a cluster of failures that are way outside of the "normal" failure statistics, it is very probable that there are other factors involved.
  11. Thread: Spectrum

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    Link to Andy's post on the binding process:...

    Link to Andy's post on the binding process: http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/rc-radios-transmitters-receivers-servos-gyros-157/11621785-spectrum-5.html#post12110602
  12. It is a lot more helpful, if something must be...

    It is a lot more helpful, if something must be said publicly, to just state the facts of the transaction.

    for example:

    I'm having a problem with a transaction and cannot reach ________

    If...
  13. Sounds like an interesting article. I wish they...

    Sounds like an interesting article. I wish they would resurrect it.

    Paul
  14. I'm interested in these results but I want to...

    I'm interested in these results but I want to make sure that I understand them. Real world testing to failure is pretty rare.

    You took two servos, a JR 8411 and a Hitec 5944, mounted them, and I'm...
  15. Watt rating, not volts, is the real limiting...

    Watt rating, not volts, is the real limiting factor. However, that isn't very practical based upon the actual duty cycle of the servos. But you have to start somewhere, and since the manufacturers...
  16. Yes. But here's the interesting point, the servos...

    Yes. But here's the interesting point, the servos aren't doing a whole lot of moving when you power up the plane for the first flight of the day. Other than the weight of the control surfaces and any...
  17. I'll bet you don't get brown outs either :-)

    I'll bet you don't get brown outs either :-)
  18. For me too. Here are my thoughts on that....

    For me too.



    Here are my thoughts on that. Like you bring up, LiFePO4 packs will quickly drop to 6.6 volts. The chances are that the aircraft is still on the ground during that period with...
  19. John, I originally had the same concern. After...

    John, I originally had the same concern. After some research, and what Baracuda points out, I am very comfortable using A123 packs on servos that have a 6 volt rating. I think it is safe to say that...
  20. Personally, I don't use anything other than A123...

    Personally, I don't use anything other than A123 based battery packs for the radio, ignition system, and servos on gas powered planes. Like you they make a lot of sense.

    Companies like...
  21. Futaba seems to think this discussion applies to...

    I agree 100%[/QUOTE]

    Futaba seems to think this discussion applies to their receivers. They don't have magic circuitry or wizard firmware. It is a matter of physics.

    All receivers have a...
  22. I am with dirtybird on this. Here is a link...

    I am with dirtybird on this.

    Here is a link to A123's own website that rates the 2500mAh batteries as 70amp max discharge and perfectly happy at 20c continuous discharge rates - 50 amps!

    I'm...
  23. Spektrum receivers are perfectly fine with 2-cell...

    Spektrum receivers are perfectly fine with 2-cell LiPo's - As you found. The voltage rating of your servos is what you need to consider.
  24. Don't have a problem with the pass/fail nature of...

    Don't have a problem with the pass/fail nature of the test, I'm just considering a different conclusion based upon the data and the response you expect from Spektrum.
  25. Sigh ... By arguing from authority you make...

    Sigh ...

    By arguing from authority you make the question of your authority as much a part of the discussion as the electrical issues, and those are very large assertions of expertise, some of...
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