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Forum: The Clubhouse
01-07-2020, 01:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,789
Posted By ticedoff8

7500 - Hijacking in progress. The EPA didn't...

7500 - Hijacking in progress.
The EPA didn't shut any "nitromethane" plants down. It was a cost to profit ratio that dried up the nitromethane manufacturing.
Low demand + High Cost of Manufacturing...
Forum: The Clubhouse
01-07-2020, 11:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 553
Posted By ticedoff8

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcuniverse.com-vb...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcuniverse.com-vbulletin/250x258/naval_flag_tug_bbf4499a8d1a13219d455cff84ed054a783ebb4c.gif
This is the "I require a Tug" flag.

BTW: Look at this site for 1 to...
Forum: The Clubhouse
01-07-2020, 10:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,789
Posted By ticedoff8

Electric is the way to go if you are getting back...

Electric is the way to go if you are getting back in. The evolution away from internal combustion is normal. With the lithium batteries, brushless motors and speed controllers, IC engines are...
Forum: The Clubhouse
01-07-2020, 09:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 198
Posted By ticedoff8

If you have a smartphone (aka: iPhone or...

If you have a smartphone (aka: iPhone or Android), there are a couple of tachometer apps that all seem to cost around $5.
I use one for my heli and it should work for fixed wing too.
It is an audio...
12-22-2019, 11:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 190
Posted By ticedoff8

Are you going to use the gear train that comes...

Are you going to use the gear train that comes with the kit? Or, use a bigger motor to directly drive the screw?
If you have the running hardware kit #2350, it contains all the parts necessary to...
12-13-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 284
Posted By ticedoff8

A 4S LiPo's output is 16.8v fully charged (4.2v...

A 4S LiPo's output is 16.8v fully charged (4.2v per cell) - is that too high for an ignition system (I thought they maxed out around 14v)? If the ignition system isn't compatible with 16+ volts, look...
Replies: 6
Views: 525
Posted By ticedoff8

You are getting better traction on this same...

You are getting better traction on this same question you posted on HF:
https://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=848513
11-25-2019, 05:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 157
Posted By ticedoff8

According to this, you can ...

According to this, you can
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showpost.php?p=23552418&postcount=8
10-31-2019, 03:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,013
Posted By ticedoff8

The bad news is that swelling indicates you...

The bad news is that swelling indicates you charging them too quickly and/or pulling more current out than they are designed for.
The C-rating labeled on the pack is pure and unadulterated BS....
Replies: 0
Views: 371
Posted By ticedoff8

MSH Electronics - New Firmware & Windows, Android, iOS APP’s 3.2.060

As usual new Software and new Firmware notifications will be automatic, and system will prompt user to update once powered unit is connected to a Windows PC or Android devices or iOS devices with...
10-30-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 690
Posted By ticedoff8

The PDF I attached documents the pin-out for the...

The PDF I attached documents the pin-out for the barrel plug needed to plug into the transmitter.
But, it does not document the size (diameter) - that may be trial and error until he finds one.
10-29-2019, 11:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 690
Posted By ticedoff8

Yes, they are pretty old. They are also DSM2 only...

Yes, they are pretty old. They are also DSM2 only and not compatible with DSMX.

I switched my old DX7 to a 2S 2200mAh LiPo shortly after I got it. I still have it.
I charge it externally on a...
10-29-2019, 10:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,013
Posted By ticedoff8

It depends. Some brand's ESC with built-in BEC...

It depends.
Some brand's ESC with built-in BEC are pretty robust and built to protect themselves in the event of a motor failure.
Some - less so.

The problem crops up when one of the output...
10-23-2019, 05:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,013
Posted By ticedoff8

What you are describing is a problem with the ESC...

What you are describing is a problem with the ESC - not a LiPo battery problem.
It would be more accurate for someone to say "That's why I don't mess with brushless motors" than to be afraid of LiPo...
10-14-2019, 08:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 682
Posted By ticedoff8

I am sure you already have the manual for the...

I am sure you already have the manual for the iCharger 306b, but I copied pages 11 and 18 (attached, just in case)
It appears you cannot do a regenerative discharge at high current (page 11) based...
10-11-2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 14,476
Posted By ticedoff8

Wow. This has go to be some kind of record. 9...

Wow. This has go to be some kind of record.
9 years and 7 months.
"Walking Dead"
10-11-2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,049
Posted By ticedoff8

Wikipedia: ...

Wikipedia:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lithium_iron_phosphate_battery
Pros: They may not catch on fire after a crash or while over charging (less risk of thermal run away).
Cons: Lower voltage,...
10-08-2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,049
Posted By ticedoff8

I don't have an answer, but I am curious. Just...

I don't have an answer, but I am curious. Just asking, but what is the use-case?
Google searching for LiFePo finds LiFePO 4 and LFP batteries. The specs on these batteries don't look great for RC...
Replies: 8
Views: 728
Posted By ticedoff8

Since I got back into the hobby 10 years ago,...

Since I got back into the hobby 10 years ago, I've only had Spektrum radios and I've never used a Hitec radio. So, I can't compare them.
Personally, I'd recommend the Spektrum radios to anyone that...
09-27-2019, 05:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,535
Posted By ticedoff8

The MMC TI22000 is a commercial drone battery and...

The MMC TI22000 is a commercial drone battery and not a hobby battery. It requires as specific charger that matches the battery.
Replies: 7
Views: 862
Posted By ticedoff8

I am from the US, and I never saw anyone 40MHz...

I am from the US, and I never saw anyone 40MHz (that I know of) for aircraft. I think they were limited to ground models (boats, cars - etc).
If the models have more sentimental value than the...
Replies: 10
Views: 1,270
Posted By ticedoff8

That is the odd comment - it seems it wasn't a...

That is the odd comment - it seems it wasn't a LOS or restart
Replies: 10
Views: 1,270
Posted By ticedoff8

I don't fly fixed wing - only helicopters - but I...

I don't fly fixed wing - only helicopters - but I have been flying Spektrum for the last 10 years
All my flybarless controllers will drop the throttle to 0% in the event of LOS or receiver restart....
08-28-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,091
Posted By ticedoff8

Out of curiosity: Why are you making a jet...

Out of curiosity: Why are you making a jet powered car? I guess it depends on the point of the exercise, but jet engines are inefficient at low airspeeds (like a car). I would think a car would...
08-28-2019, 09:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,136
Posted By ticedoff8

You bought an industrial drone battery (MMC...

You bought an industrial drone battery (MMC TI22000). This is a site for hobbyists. The videos and suggestions you get are mostly going to be related to hobbyist use for hobby grade LiPo batteries....
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