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    If you Google "Electronics Projects for R/C" you...

    If you Google "Electronics Projects for R/C" you will find a number of electronic switches you can build yourself.
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    Not true Dan, no problem in connecting any of the...

    Not true Dan, no problem in connecting any of the above mentioned batteries in parallel for discharging. The current will be self adjusting (i.e. remain safe) as the weaker batteries will just be...
  3. Thread: gut feeling

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    Check the specs for maximum voltage, they say a...

    Check the specs for maximum voltage, they say a voltage of 3.6 to 8.4 volts is acceptable. However, make sure your servos can take the higher voltage, most of them will not handle more than a 5...
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    You should NEVER charage NiMh or NiCad cells in...

    You should NEVER charage NiMh or NiCad cells in parallel as that is a recipe for disaster. You must either charge each cell separately or in series. LiPo, LiFe and Pb cells can be safely charged...
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    I do not understand your questions. The 850...

    I do not understand your questions. The 850 normally comes with a 4 cell battery installed along with a charger for it. If you are talking about the plugs on the receiver, they are the standard...
  6. Thread: tactic tt 850

    by Rodney
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    You just received an excellent gift. The TX850...

    You just received an excellent gift. The TX850 is a very good system, a wealth of features and easy to program. IMHO it is the best buy for an 8 channel system that you can get plus the receivers...
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    The lag between the two servos is less than 8...

    The lag between the two servos is less than 8 milliseconds worst case, you won't be able to visually detect it unless you have super man eyesight.
  8. Apparently you are talking about a 72MHz, 75MH...

    Apparently you are talking about a 72MHz, 75MH (ground system), 35MHz or 6 meter. If so, any plain insulated wire that is 32 to 37 inches long will work fine as the receiver antenna as most (if not...
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    Do yourself a favor and at least check out the...

    Do yourself a favor and at least check out the Tactic 850. IMHO, the best buy for your money right now and very reasonable price. Right now, at Tower Hobbies you can get one of about $150 if you...
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    KK does not dry, it cures; quite a difference. ...

    KK does not dry, it cures; quite a difference. since I do not have a good spray gun, I have always used a brush with no problems. It flows well and does not leave brush marks.
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    Yes, the Tactic is very reliable. In my opinion,...

    Yes, the Tactic is very reliable. In my opinion, it is by far the best buy for your money available today. Has many great features, is easy to program, wireless buddy box, relatively inexpensive. ...
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    One of the best (but not cheapest) is KlassKote;...

    One of the best (but not cheapest) is KlassKote; a two part epoxy paint. Incidentally, I believe it is made and sold in Canada
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    You do not state your location so that may make a...

    You do not state your location so that may make a difference. If in the USA you will find it hard to beat the Tactic TX850. You can get it and a receiver or two for well under 2
    $200 and it is...
  14. Amazing, where can one get the plans or purchase...

    Amazing, where can one get the plans or purchase it?
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    Absolutely, one of the most reliable brands. ...

    Absolutely, one of the most reliable brands. Incidentally it is SLT (secure link tecknology) not SLR. All the Tactic receivers are full range, just make sure (as you must on all brands) to mount...
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    Same as Dave, now use Solartex or Ceconite...

    Same as Dave, now use Solartex or Ceconite anytime I need a fabric covering. Solartex is so much easier to apply than Coverite, especially on compound surfaces. If you do not mind the extra work...
  17. Thread: Wing Jig

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    I did basically the same thing. I just used...

    I did basically the same thing. I just used common 2X4's for the end blocks with 1/4 in aluminum rods from the local hardware store for the rods. Just a 1X1/4 strip over the top of the rods screwed...
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    Another excellent choice (by far the best buy) is...

    Another excellent choice (by far the best buy) is the Tactic TX850. High quality, low price, 30 model memory, lots of bells and whistles, easy to program and inexpensive receivers. You will be...
  19. Thread: TTX850 Question

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    Yes, go to Model Management and highlight "Reset"...

    Yes, go to Model Management and highlight "Reset" then hit "Enter"
    Another neat trick you can use is, when you get that first plane set up, do the "copy routine" to the next one you want to use and...
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    If the servos are the typical medium priced ones,...

    If the servos are the typical medium priced ones, then you can get by with just about any 4 or 5 cell NiMh or NiCad battery. You could also use a 2 cell LiFe but realize that will require a proper...
  21. Thread: Epoxy Brands

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    Yes, the cure time is very often not realized by...

    Yes, the cure time is very often not realized by the average modeler. Even 5 minute epoxy takes several hours to reach full strength. What many do not realize is that the quoted time such as 5...
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    If you disconnect all the surfaces from the servo...

    If you disconnect all the surfaces from the servo (just have the servo arms on the servo but nothing connected to them) and the servo then always returns to neutral, you have a problem elsewhere (not...
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    This may be an old thread but the use of 30...

    This may be an old thread but the use of 30 minute or slower epoxy (no thinning with alcohol or ??) spread on and heated with a heat gun just to point where you see it suddenly thin out and get into...
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    JP, for the most part I agree with your post as I...

    JP, for the most part I agree with your post as I am an old NiCad user who recognizes many advantages NiCad has over NiMh. However, the recent advances in the manufacturing of of NiMh (such as the...
  25. Thread: 650 Question

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    For the slight increase in price, go with the...

    For the slight increase in price, go with the 850, well worth the extra few bucks. Yes, the Tactic's will take the futaba servo connectors without having to shave off the little side tab and will...
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