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The "silver" wire is also copper. Each strand is...

The "silver" wire is also copper. Each strand is very finely tinned, so no problem!
Pete
10-27-2019, 05:56 AM
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Posted By pilotpete2

Page 16 of the manual covers dual elevator setup...

Page 16 of the manual covers dual elevator setup on the TX660. Channel 2 & 6 are what Tactic assignes for dual elevators, just reverse the channel that's going the wrong way. Taking a look at the...
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Posted By pilotpete2

If you mean the Horus X12s, this would be just...

If you mean the Horus X12s, this would be just the ticket....
09-25-2019, 04:25 AM
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Posted By pilotpete2

You mean computer radio users beware!:o This is...

You mean computer radio users beware!:o
This is a gotcha on just about every brand. The old basic 6 channel Futaba's with the small screen were really bad in that regard. It was easy to accidently...
09-11-2019, 07:35 PM
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Posted By pilotpete2

Sub C is the better choice. To go with a 5 cell...

Sub C is the better choice. To go with a 5 cell AA pack, you'd have to have one custom made, or make one yourself, since stock AA packs are series, not parallel
Pete
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Posted By pilotpete2

Look specifically for a 2S lipo that is designed...

Look specifically for a 2S lipo that is designed for Tx or Rx use. A Tx lipo should have a very low C rating to avoid puffing when left fully charged for long periods of time.
a lipo that comes with...
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Posted By pilotpete2

Your JR XG14 uses JR's DMSS protocol. The Blade...

Your JR XG14 uses JR's DMSS protocol. The Blade products from Horizon require DSM2 or DSMX.
No way to use them together.
Pete
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Posted By pilotpete2

What ESC's and how many cells? With the Slow...

What ESC's and how many cells?
With the Slow Ride setup for 3D, the large throws and surfaces are going to result in higher current draw, even without any aerodynamics loads.
If the ESC's have...
05-07-2019, 05:32 AM
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Posted By pilotpete2

EC5 seems to be the choice for the jump starters....

EC5 seems to be the choice for the jump starters. Since the output on the unit is male, the EC5 provides better protection against shorts than the male XT connectors.
Pete
04-17-2019, 02:49 PM
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Posted By pilotpete2

Hi Max, I use the 45A housings. I stock the...

Hi Max,
I use the 45A housings. I stock the three sizes of contacts to cover all the wire sizes I use. Some folks are critical of the size, but I've never run into a problem with the size. Heck,...
04-17-2019, 11:01 AM
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Posted By pilotpete2

Your best bet is to standardize on one connector...

Your best bet is to standardize on one connector style. Personally, I don't use hobby grade connectors on my batteries. I immediately cut off the supplied connectors and crimp on APP connectors. I...
04-11-2019, 04:14 AM
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Posted By pilotpete2

No problem to simply reverse the wires in the...

No problem to simply reverse the wires in the connector. You're not likely to find a replacement transmitter battery with the old style Airtronics servo connector. Why Airtronics used them on those...
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Posted By pilotpete2

Try to find one with the square trainer...

Try to find one with the square trainer connector, same as your 9C has, There are tons of them out there that are hard to give away, much less get 5 bucks for:p
It will easiest to find the cable...
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Posted By pilotpete2

I can vouch for the performance of the FrSky...

I can vouch for the performance of the FrSky fasst compatibles. The 7 channel is a workhorse and unlike the Futaba R617, if you have an 8 channel or greater fasst transmitter with Multimode, the...
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Posted By pilotpete2

Hemikiller, you're the man!!! I always got...

Hemikiller, you're the man!!!
I always got these from Ernst products through Tower, but Tower doesn't carry Ernst anymore it seems. Thanks for the link, I'll put a couple on my next Tower order!...
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Posted By pilotpete2

Here's a very cost effective way to move up to...

Here's a very cost effective way to move up to 2.4gHz.
https://alofthobbies.com/frsky-dft-futaba-transmitter-telemetry-module.html...
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Posted By pilotpete2

I'm assuming these esc's have built in bec's. If...

I'm assuming these esc's have built in bec's. If so, you need to disable the internal bec by removing the red/positive wire from each servo lead from the esc's.
Also, do you have any idea of how...
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Posted By pilotpete2

The HS-81 is a very solid performer. A good...

The HS-81 is a very solid performer.
A good alternative would be an Emax in that size.
https://alofthobbies.com/emax-es-3104.html
I've had very good luck with Emax servos in the smaller sizes....
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Posted By pilotpete2

For openers, those are mini servos and physically...

For openers, those are mini servos and physically smaller than the servo cutouts in the Ultimate Bipe.
You really want more than torque than those provide for a plane that size, especially if your...
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Posted By pilotpete2

Your DX7 can bind to a DSM or DSM2 receiver....

Your DX7 can bind to a DSM or DSM2 receiver. You're good to go!
Only the original DX6 was pre DSM2.
Also, your DX7 can still be upgraded to DSMX AFAIK, but you would lost the old DSM protocol for...
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Posted By pilotpete2

I don't understand why you think your DX7 is not...

I don't understand why you think your DX7 is not usable?
I know the info says you need a DSMX transmitter, but to the best of my knowledge all DSMX receivers are backwards compatible with DSM2. I...
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Posted By pilotpete2

No problem using your existing analog servos with...

No problem using your existing analog servos with FrSky receivers. 😊
The receivers by default use the lower refresh rate that is compatible with analog servos.

FrSky receivers, unlike most other...
11-21-2018, 05:56 AM
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Posted By pilotpete2

A123 cells also have an advantage in that they...

A123 cells also have an advantage in that they can be left sitting without much concern over charge level, unlike a high C rated lipo.
Pete
11-20-2018, 07:08 AM
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Views: 738
Posted By pilotpete2

Shortening the power cord by mounting the battery...

Shortening the power cord by mounting the battery to the starter also helps by reducing voltage drop.<br />I mounted a battery box to an old H9 starter and fitted a 25500 mAh 4S A123 pack, spins a...
Forum: Gas Engines
11-10-2018, 08:47 AM
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Views: 945
Posted By pilotpete2

The benchmark prop for the 15cc gassers is 14-6....

The benchmark prop for the 15cc gassers is 14-6. My Evolution 15cc is a bit stronger than a Saito .91, both running the same 14-6. I would think a 15cc would fly the Senior Telemaster nicely.
Pete
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