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There are a number of "RCs" - airplanes,...

There are a number of "RCs" - airplanes, helicopters. boats power and sail, submarines, and now those *&^%(& "drones". You will get find more guys with your truck interest who are able to help you if...
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Posted By EloyM

I don't have schematics for every Kraft...

I don't have schematics for every Kraft transmitter made, but the ones I do have all show the meter actually reading RF, as opposed to others that read the battery voltage. The 2.4 GHz module might...
Forum: Beginners
01-18-2017, 04:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,075
Posted By EloyM

Solder will magnetize??????????????????

Solder will magnetize??????????????????
Forum: Beginners
12-20-2016, 04:16 PM
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Views: 1,363
Posted By EloyM

To begin with, few engines hold a perfectly...

To begin with, few engines hold a perfectly steady RPM. There is always some variation, small but there. Digital tachs respond to this variation, and some probably add a bit of their. In all cases...
12-18-2016, 08:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,405
Posted By EloyM

Real modelers don't fly ARF's. foamies, or (*&^$#...

Real modelers don't fly ARF's. foamies, or (*&^$# drones. They build and fly Kaos'es. or one of Joe Bridi's many designs.
Good/sad news guys. Joe is still with us, somewhat older but only...
12-05-2016, 05:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,842
Posted By EloyM

If you file a flat spot on the axle at the place...

If you file a flat spot on the axle at the place the collar's screw hits, use a good quality screw and a hardened Allen wrench, the wheel collar will not come loose.
Forum: Beginners
11-07-2016, 08:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,647
Posted By EloyM

Took a while, but finally, valid correct...

Took a while, but finally, valid correct information showed up - from one "Tom Crump". To revive a rechargeable battery, you simply apply a voltage higher than the battery's. Even if both packs have...
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Posted By EloyM

First radio: Mac 5 ground based transmitter, gas...

First radio: Mac 5 ground based transmitter, gas tube receiver, all homemade. Forget the brand - commercial escapement, probably Babcock. Plane was Mac's Robot, from
Air Trails magazine.
HARLEY...
Forum: The Clubhouse
09-26-2016, 04:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 931
Posted By EloyM

The most successful Fun-Fly ever was the Tropical...

The most successful Fun-Fly ever was the Tropical Fun-Fly in San Jose, Costa Rica. It took place 20 years, back in the days when we could travel with airplanes and electronics. It earned sponsorship...
08-08-2016, 09:59 PM
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Views: 639
Posted By EloyM

FenderBean - My information is correct. What you...

FenderBean - My information is correct. What you are seeing is the effect of the "controller", which may be a voltage regulator or a current regulator or a combination. Had you mentioned that in your...
Forum: The Clubhouse
08-06-2016, 10:25 PM
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Posted By EloyM

You think 50 years in The hobby is old? Think...

You think 50 years in The hobby is old? Think again - my AMA number, original issue is: MCMVC!
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Posted By EloyM

Jason, I have a friend in Guatemala that only has...

Jason, I have a friend in Guatemala that only has one hand, though in this case, the right one. He is an excellent flyer, with a Mode Two two stick transmitter, elevator and aileron on the right...
08-06-2016, 03:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 639
Posted By EloyM

Clarification! Mah (Milli-Ampere/Hours)is the...

Clarification! Mah (Milli-Ampere/Hours)is the measure of the capacity of a battery. The amount of current flowing in a circuit - like your lights, is measured in mA (Milli-Amperes)
Lowering...
07-29-2016, 02:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 567
Posted By EloyM

DDVCs

Well?
07-13-2016, 07:05 PM
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Views: 1,490
Posted By EloyM

The first RC airplane I saw was flown with a...

The first RC airplane I saw was flown with a Citizenship 465 MHz system in early 1953. The second RC airplane I saw (later 1953) was my Macs Robot, flown with a ground based 5 watt transmitter and...
07-13-2016, 02:26 PM
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Views: 933
Posted By EloyM

Send them to Jay and let him worry about it! ...

Send them to Jay and let him worry about it!
Even if they are new, they are still old (90s or so) and it may be that age has caused some component drifting and the cut-off voltage has changed....
07-01-2016, 05:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 567
Posted By EloyM

Wayne, it sounds like your DDVCs have different...

Wayne, it sounds like your DDVCs have different problems, but without some basic tests it is impossible to pinpoint them. If the microprocessors are gone, consider them totally gone. The displays...
06-29-2016, 07:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 567
Posted By EloyM

I am an R/C tech with experience with Ace...

I am an R/C tech with experience with Ace products, and may be able to resuscitate your DDVC. I have an schematic for it, as well as for most Ace items.
However, there is no guarantee. The DDVC...
05-22-2016, 11:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,454
Posted By EloyM

I have some of the meters used by Kraft, exactly...

I have some of the meters used by Kraft, exactly like the pictures. If interested contact me direct: [email protected] Thanks
Forum: The Clubhouse
03-15-2016, 02:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,033
Posted By EloyM

One of the many spelling/grammar errors common...

One of the many spelling/grammar errors common here.
The worst thing is that there are many foreigners knowing and using perfect English - they must laugh at or ridicule us.
03-10-2016, 10:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,128
Posted By EloyM

First! - Is the battery you speak of four cell -...

First! - Is the battery you speak of four cell - the Digipace I is calibrated for such and will not work normally with a five cell pack.
Second, are you sure the battery being tested in good. A...
12-25-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,012
Posted By EloyM

The Rose Parade is almost here - has to be a...

The Rose Parade is almost here - has to be a tempting target for the &*^%# toy drone'rs. Will one of them cause rose petals to fall over the crowd??
12-13-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,100
Posted By EloyM

The quality at Harbor Freight, for the asking...

The quality at Harbor Freight, for the asking price can be acceptable, but keep in mind that if you ever need service or a 29 cent repair pair, it will probably not be available.
12-10-2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 8,535
Posted By EloyM

VF84sluggo - re Model Aviation magazine. Did you...

VF84sluggo - re Model Aviation magazine. Did you see the latest issue with the picture of our AMA president in his Santa hat and holding a *&^%$ "drone"!.
I mentioned it somewhere else - I...
12-04-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 904
Views: 35,127
Posted By EloyM

RCMIKET! - The more we meet, the more I find how...

RCMIKET! - The more we meet, the more I find how much we have in common. To begin with, I too am a Texan, from Mathis, nearby to Corpus Christi. Like you , I have been involved with a LHS, as team...
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