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Forum: Electric Pattern Aircraft 08-30-2017, 10:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,130
Posted By nonstoprc
Jim, Same as you, although I still keep some...

Jim,

Same as you, although I still keep some of this adaptor boards around and use them a), when the adaptor cables are broken (happened during a contest), and b), when charging some old TP packs...
Forum: Electric Pattern Aircraft 08-26-2017, 03:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,130
Posted By nonstoprc
Zeeb, We are on the same page on the...

Zeeb,

We are on the same page on the charging method. Thank you.
Forum: Electric Pattern Aircraft 08-26-2017, 10:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,130
Posted By nonstoprc
jraycut, I have been charging my 10s packs...

jraycut,

I have been charging my 10s packs the same way as you do. No problem. Do not feel you need to worry about the alignment of pos and neg wires. As long as you can read the voltage of each...
Forum: Electric Pattern Aircraft 06-21-2017, 04:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 850
Posted By nonstoprc
I wonder if you should test the ESC which reports...

I wonder if you should test the ESC which reports the temperature and shuts down the motor correctly on ground test on the plane that you have issue with originally. It could be that the ESC in...
Forum: Electric Pattern Aircraft 03-05-2017, 07:36 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 21,020
Posted By nonstoprc
Some of Neu F3a motors have straight gears, so it...

Some of Neu F3a motors have straight gears, so it is mainly the gear noise to suppress. The newer version utilizes helical gears and the gear noice almost does not exist.

The Hyde soft mount...
Forum: Electric Pattern Aircraft 03-05-2017, 07:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,801
Posted By nonstoprc
I have been using latches like latches like F3A...

I have been using latches like latches like F3A Unlimited Deluxe ones on my planes for years. Very secure and no failure so far.

The other two anchor points on the canopy are either 1mm carbon...
Forum: Electric Pattern Aircraft 03-01-2017, 01:19 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 21,020
Posted By nonstoprc
1/16" is the distance I have been using with soft...

1/16" is the distance I have been using with soft mount for Neu motors. 1mm is less safe.

Soft-mounting can reduce the noise level, supposedly.
Forum: Electric Pattern Aircraft 03-01-2017, 12:52 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 21,020
Posted By nonstoprc
If the motor is soft-mounted, I believe you may...

If the motor is soft-mounted, I believe you may need a gap bigger than 1mm (such as 1/16 inch) to prevent the possible rubbing of backplate to the node ring.
Forum: Electric Pattern Aircraft 02-28-2017, 06:18 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 21,020
Posted By nonstoprc
It may be a good idea to add a piece of carbon...

It may be a good idea to add a piece of carbon fiber plate (0.75mm) of the size of the motor on the back of the firewall (like the front one). This can help prevent the washers being pushed into the...
Forum: Electric Pattern Aircraft 02-23-2017, 09:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 658
Posted By nonstoprc
Just wonder if high voltage from the power pack...

Just wonder if high voltage from the power pack is optically isolated from the low voltage at the receiver side.

I probably hesitate to use it otherwise, since all the time each pattern flight is...
Forum: Electric Pattern Aircraft 02-16-2017, 08:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,377
Posted By nonstoprc
A spare motor or ESC probably is a must to stay...

A spare motor or ESC probably is a must to stay in this hobby.
Forum: Electric Pattern Aircraft 02-02-2017, 09:35 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 21,020
Posted By nonstoprc
You may need to measure the distance from each...

You may need to measure the distance from each tip of the stab tube to that of the wing tube of the same side. If equal, then the problem is with that particular stab and could be fixed by sanding...
Forum: Electric Pattern Aircraft 01-26-2017, 09:04 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,774
Posted By nonstoprc
I have been using FMA's 10s charger (a...

I have been using FMA's 10s charger (a predecessor model of 10xp) for over 7 years with great success. The DC power to each 10s charger is a 350w AC-2-DC converter. Three of such converters run in...
Forum: Electric Pattern Aircraft 01-26-2017, 08:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,774
Posted By nonstoprc
Repeated.

Repeated.
Forum: Electric Pattern Aircraft 01-17-2017, 08:31 AM
Replies: 732
Views: 133,063
Posted By nonstoprc
I have used the cardboard template approach...

I have used the cardboard template approach myself and it worked great.

I do need to make sure the templates for top film pieces are sized about 2-3mm larger on all sides.
Forum: Electric Pattern Aircraft 01-05-2017, 07:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,456
Posted By nonstoprc
Thanks for sharing the video! It is very...

Thanks for sharing the video! It is very educational.

It looks like charging/discharging at a slow rate (1C shown in the video, ~7min into the presentation), when the temperature is high, allows...
Forum: Electric Pattern Aircraft 11-05-2016, 03:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 518
Posted By nonstoprc
1512 is about 1/4" shorter, about 1oz lighter and...

1512 is about 1/4" shorter, about 1oz lighter and noticeably more powerful. For my applications with Hyde soft mount, I can pretty much swap in 1512 and swap out 1513.

I love 1512.
Forum: Electric Pattern Aircraft 08-12-2016, 07:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,955
Posted By nonstoprc
I found that I can achieve a perfect landing by...

I found that I can achieve a perfect landing by pulling pack the throttle stick to the low end (about 1000rpm) during the final landing approach.

You may need to set the low end timing to the ESC...
Forum: Electric Pattern Aircraft 07-06-2016, 06:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,867
Posted By nonstoprc
I agree and it may also be practical to just use...

I agree and it may also be practical to just use a more aggressive throttle curve after one minute or so into the flight (see my post in this thread), without a compensating device.
Forum: Electric Pattern Aircraft 07-01-2016, 11:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,867
Posted By nonstoprc
Without a compensating device, you may also...

Without a compensating device, you may also consider select a more aggressive throttle curve at some time into the flight.

From this discharge curve for 5000mah...
Forum: Electric Pattern Aircraft 06-22-2016, 06:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,258
Posted By nonstoprc
Personally, I would take the 14MZ on loan to...

Personally, I would take the 14MZ on loan to minimize any risks and get the contest going.
Forum: Electric Pattern Aircraft 06-20-2016, 04:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,894
Posted By nonstoprc
n233w, I agree that storing the lipo packs...

n233w,

I agree that storing the lipo packs off the house or garage is the good idea. But during summer months in Southern states, the outside temperature could can reach from 90 to 100, which may...
Forum: Electric Pattern Aircraft 06-19-2016, 05:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,894
Posted By nonstoprc
Sounds like storing our packs into lipo safety...

Sounds like storing our packs into lipo safety bags should be a reasonably good solution.

Check this test video out. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oNQdSUJi68. Pretty hilarious :-).
Forum: Electric Pattern Aircraft 06-19-2016, 12:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,076
Posted By nonstoprc
g_mkoch and Earl and all, Thanks for sharing...

g_mkoch and Earl and all,

Thanks for sharing the experience.

I found that increasing the timing from 4 degree to 8 for my 1513 Neu motor can eliminate the commutation error. However, the...
Forum: Electric Pattern Aircraft 06-17-2016, 05:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,894
Posted By nonstoprc
Flying time is also a good indicator of whether a...

Flying time is also a good indicator of whether a pack is near its service life. For example, if the ESC gives a soft slow-down during a flight for no other reasons, it usually means the voltage is...
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