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Forum: Electric General Discussion 08-21-2017, 09:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 128
Posted By Walt Thyng
Cool Gens Ace 90A esc

What do I do with the small guage red wire on the input side of this esc?
TIA
Walt
Forum: Golden Age, Vintage & Antique RC 09-21-2013, 04:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,213
Posted By Walt Thyng
Last time I talked to Woodstock they were being...

Last time I talked to Woodstock they were being killed by the Farmers' Market which made weekend business nearly impossible. He was looking to move outside the city limits, but hadn't found a...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 07-30-2013, 04:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 514
Posted By Walt Thyng
RE: 3's & 500 watts

First off 3S = 4.2 X 3 which yields 12.6 volts. The next question is what is the discharge "C" of the pack. 500 watts would require amp amp draw of approximately 40. This is not an unreasonable...
Forum: Seaplanes 07-30-2013, 02:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 346
Posted By Walt Thyng
RE: I'm Back, and ready to build a new plane.

Welcome to the IBS club (I've Been Screwed). The changes in the hobby in the last five years approach monumental. Biggest is the switch to 2.4 technology, but 72 mhz still works fine. I only...
Forum: Electric General Discussion 07-30-2013, 05:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 396
Posted By Walt Thyng
RE: Twin Otter batteries

Duration is a function of amp draw; if you want more duration either install packs with a higher MAH rating or reduce amp draw (as you do when reducing throttle). Going to a 4S pack of the same mah...
Forum: Futaba Radios Direct support forum 07-21-2013, 12:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 436
Posted By Walt Thyng
RE: T8FGsuper and Sullivan Skywriter smoke

I don't quite understand your problem. Let me get o my shop and make sure my memory is okay as my first post was entirely from memory.
Forum: Futaba Radios Direct support forum 07-21-2013, 03:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 436
Posted By Walt Thyng
RE: T8FGsuper and Sullivan Skywriter smoke

This about the same as elevator compensation in a powered glider. Open Program Mixes 1-6. Make your throttle channel the Master and Aux 1 the slave. You'll have to play with the percentage of...
Forum: Electric General Discussion 07-19-2013, 07:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 372
Posted By Walt Thyng
RE: Major RC Universe upgrade planned for Monday - This should be COOL!

Don't have much confidence in the upgrade when they can't get the date right!
Forum: Tips & Techniques 07-17-2013, 07:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 562
Posted By Walt Thyng
RE: bad lipo

With a little care, caution and common sense it is not hard to pull a bad cell out and reconfigure a pack. There was a very recent thread either here or on Wattflyer on ways to do this. But DO NOT...
Replies: 3
Views: 1,022
Posted By Walt Thyng
RE: On/Off Switch for ESC

Maxx Products (MPI) offers an ESC switch.
Walt
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 07-14-2013, 06:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 638
Posted By Walt Thyng
RE: I ruined my Lipo

I've heard of people using Brian's method, but there's one other tool needed - a fire extinguisher with the safety pin pulled (-:
Walt
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 07-14-2013, 04:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 638
Posted By Walt Thyng
RE: I ruined my Lipo

A separate rx battery wouldn't have made any difference. The ESC draws power as long as it's connected to the battery. Anything that puts a draw on the Lipo will kill it (and this one IS dead) over...
Forum: Electric General Discussion 07-09-2013, 06:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 398
Posted By Walt Thyng
RE: Servo dilemma

I have nearly a dozen 225BB servos. Absolutely no problems.
Walt
Forum: Electric General Discussion 07-08-2013, 03:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 327
Posted By Walt Thyng
RE: Newbie questions re power...

The advice above is sound. I own several E-Flite/Hangar9 birds. The less expensive recommendation is ALWAYS under-powered. I'd go with the P-32. You'll be a lot happier.

As a newbie save...
Forum: Electric Pattern Aircraft 06-30-2013, 07:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 770
Posted By Walt Thyng
RE: E-flight Power 90 question

If there's one thing I've learned with electrics it's that Murphy's Law is squared!
Forum: Electric Pattern Aircraft 06-30-2013, 08:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 770
Posted By Walt Thyng
RE: E-flight Power 90 question

The problem with just tapping the magnet back in place is that it might move again and has the potential to destroy the motor.

I run several E-flite motors and find them generally pretty good...
Forum: Electric Pattern Aircraft 06-29-2013, 11:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 770
Posted By Walt Thyng
RE: E-flight Power 90 question

I'd pull the motor apart and reposition the magnet, then smear the whole can with J&B weld. work it into the slots and then wipe the magnet surfaces clean. I routinely do this with Turnigy motors as...
Forum: Electric General Discussion 06-15-2013, 07:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 547
Posted By Walt Thyng
RE: speed controls

Head room on an ESC will NOT cause a motor to burn up! Lack of airflow is what's doing it. Also the air exit next to be at least twice the area of the inlet.

Sadly, I burned up a motor this...
Forum: Electric General Discussion 06-08-2013, 04:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 376
Posted By Walt Thyng
RE: Where have all the Chinese airplanes gone??

Remember last year's floods?
Walt
Replies: 2
Views: 636
Posted By Walt Thyng
RE: O.S OMA-5025-375+OCA-1100HV+OCP-1 Help to set!

Hi Aerofede 91,
I am not familiar with the power system you have, but you can get the answer to a lot of your questions by downloading "Drivecalc" a free, online program for predicting performance....
Forum: Electric General Discussion 06-01-2013, 06:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 438
Posted By Walt Thyng
RE: Where to get Stand offs ????

I use hardware store nylon spacers. They come in at least two wall thicknesses and several lengths.
Walt
Forum: Electric General Discussion 05-30-2013, 06:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 343
Posted By Walt Thyng
RE: Please help me with my gearbox problems!

What brand ESC? If you don't have a manual (usually just a leaflet type thingy) you should be able to get one through product support.
Walt
Forum: Electric General Discussion 05-30-2013, 10:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 343
Posted By Walt Thyng
RE: Please help me with my gearbox problems!

What happened in those "30 seconds"? If you had a prop strike, the gear is gone as they are junk!

If the gears are stripping at start up , try setting your ESC to soft start.

IF ALL ELSE...
Replies: 5
Views: 1,531
Posted By Walt Thyng
RE: ESC damage

Cooling is critical for al three EP system components : motor, ESC and battery. Yes, excess heat can kill an ESC, but most CC ESCs have thermal overtemp protection. They shut down until they cool...
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