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Forum: Gas Engines
08-20-2016, 04:42 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,295
Posted By SkidMan

Due to the closure of the local field that...

Due to the closure of the local field that allowed fuel aircraft, I had some gas that was well over a year old.

Keep in mind that it was ethanol free and mixed with Stihl Ultra HP, but it still...
05-07-2016, 04:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,434
Posted By SkidMan

I think you are still in good shape. A guy put...

I think you are still in good shape. A guy put together a DX8 to the newer Airware transmitter conversion program. I used it to convert my DX8 files to my DX9 and it worked without a single glitch...
05-04-2016, 10:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,645
Posted By SkidMan

Like you already wrote, I use a heat gun or iron...

Like you already wrote, I use a heat gun or iron to loosen the adhesive and pull carefully. Sometimes, especially on very worn Monocote, some adhesive and color will sometimes pull off the sheet....
04-16-2016, 07:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,208
Posted By SkidMan

Link to the formatting program. This program can...

Link to the formatting program. This program can be helpful in other SD Card situations as well.
https://www.sdcard.org/downloads/formatter_4/...
Replies: 6
Views: 555
Posted By SkidMan

Rodney - I am plugging the servo directly into...

Rodney - I am plugging the servo directly into the different receivers and the tester.
Replies: 6
Views: 555
Posted By SkidMan

Mongo - I replaced the connector without any...

Mongo - I replaced the connector without any improvement

Truckracer - I used the same batteries on the servo tester and the receivers, both LiPo and LiFe. It would be interesting to check the...
Replies: 6
Views: 555
Posted By SkidMan

Weird servo problem

This is the case of a JR DS285MG HV servo working with a Turnigy servo tester and not with several Spektrum receivers.

It is installed as an aileron servo in a DLG glider and had been working...
Forum: FPV Equipment
02-01-2016, 06:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,114
Posted By SkidMan

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...
Forum: FPV Equipment
02-01-2016, 06:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,114
Posted By SkidMan

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.
Forum: Drones Talk
02-01-2016, 12:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 530
Posted By SkidMan

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:...
Forum: FPV Equipment
01-31-2016, 10:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,114
Posted By SkidMan

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...
01-15-2016, 07:45 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,789
Posted By SkidMan

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...
01-06-2016, 01:09 PM
Replies: 742
Views: 32,566
Posted By SkidMan

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...
12-22-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,019
Posted By SkidMan

400' is lower than most people think.

400' is lower than most people think.
Forum: RC Jets
11-21-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 870
Posted By SkidMan

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...
11-20-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,182
Posted By SkidMan

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.
Replies: 258
Views: 16,888
Posted By SkidMan

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.
Replies: 258
Views: 16,888
Posted By SkidMan

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
10-03-2015, 06:37 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,346
Posted By SkidMan

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...
Replies: 180
Views: 15,175
Posted By SkidMan

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

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

Paul
Replies: 180
Views: 15,175
Posted By SkidMan

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...
Replies: 180
Views: 15,175
Posted By SkidMan

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...
Replies: 180
Views: 15,175
Posted By SkidMan

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...
Replies: 180
Views: 15,175
Posted By SkidMan

I'll bet you don't get brown outs either :-)

I'll bet you don't get brown outs either :-)
Replies: 180
Views: 15,175
Posted By SkidMan

For me too. Here are my thoughts on...

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...
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