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01-08-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 1
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Posted By Capt Jim

AR9000 maximum voltage capability?

I have seen various ads for the Spektrum AR9000 receiver wherein the maximum voltage capability is stated as approximately 6 volts....and other ads saying it is approximately 9 volts.
Did Spektrum...
08-29-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,279
Posted By Capt Jim

Sorry, but I have never seen the Airfield T-28,...

Sorry, but I have never seen the Airfield T-28, so I can't answer your specific question. Most of these ARF's are either the same, or quite similar. I would suggest that you take a good look at the...
Forum: The Clubhouse
07-02-2014, 03:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 868
Posted By Capt Jim

Lesson: cartwheel crash on take-off....here's why.

I had installed a brand new Hobby King Orange receiver in my brand new plane, and had about 10 very fine flights on it.
But the receiver had a bad habit of losing the bind just about every time I...
07-01-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,279
Posted By Capt Jim

ESC cooling in the FMS T-28 Trojan...an easy fix.

The FMS line of planes offers many bells and whistles, fully installed, at a very attractive price.....but like most things in life...it isn't a totally perfect scenario.
The one issue I had was...
06-29-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 688
Posted By Capt Jim

I have been ordering from MotionRc.com and I want...

I have been ordering from MotionRc.com and I want to put in my very positive vote in for them. They provide fast efficient service...both before and after the sale. Their products are top quality...
06-29-2014, 03:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 527
Posted By Capt Jim

Oh how cool is that!!! A simple keystroke and...

Oh how cool is that!!!
A simple keystroke and I've got it just like I wanted it. It is really wonderful to have a knowledgeable resource like you to learn from. Computers kinda baffle me...but I...
06-28-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 527
Posted By Capt Jim

Spektrum DX-9 Timer programming question.

I fly electric so it is quite important to know how much flying time I have left on my battery pack. My timer clock turns on when my throttle is moved above 10% and continues to run until I clear it...
Forum: The Clubhouse
06-20-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,721
Posted By Capt Jim

Hobby King, deceptive shipping fees and erroneous advertising.

I am appalled that no one seems to notice, or care, that Hobby King is playing a very shady money game on unsuspecting hobbyists. It is no doubt true that Hobby King posts some of the most...
Forum: RC Jets
12-04-2012, 12:08 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,839
Posted By Capt Jim

RE: Best Stable Jet Friendly Fields in Florida

I am not a turbine flyer, so I have no particular axe to grind,...however, for what it may be worth, I submit this true story in the interest of helping other pilots to share this story and further...
04-07-2011, 07:26 AM
Replies: 1,914
Views: 570,675
Posted By Capt Jim

RE: Photos Of Trailer Interior Layout, Please Post Yours Too!!

Thanks for the encouraging words Dave.
So I guess the tongue weight is OK as is...that is with the trailer empty.
The weight of any planes would of course be insignificant anywhere...
04-06-2011, 10:40 AM
Replies: 1,914
Views: 570,675
Posted By Capt Jim

RE: Photos Of Trailer Interior Layout, Please Post Yours Too!!

Hey Guys...I have been enjoying this thread quite a lot.....whew...it takes many evenings to read through all of it and I am not done yet either. I have a peculiar question to toss out regarding my...
10-27-2010, 06:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,015
Posted By Capt Jim

RE: Cheap price on World Models 3rd scale Cub ARF?

Long overdue update to this thread......After owning, and flying this World Models 3rd scale Cub for a good three years...I have found it to be an excellent flying, and very sturdy model....and it...
02-23-2010, 11:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,824
Posted By Capt Jim

RE: RT88 Retract servo failure

Hey Ricky...I can't tell you anything additional about the servos. We just went out and bought two more new ones and these seem to be working OK....so far. Good luck on your P-47. I had a Top...
02-17-2010, 06:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,587
Posted By Capt Jim

RE: Cant find any ten pound electric planes.

Hey guys...Thanks for all the good tips. Now let me just explain my situation a bit further. First of all..I am a skilled modeler and have built, and bashed, many a kit and ARF over a couple of...
02-17-2010, 03:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,587
Posted By Capt Jim

Cant find any ten pound electric planes.

The market seems to be flooded with small lightweight electric powered planes, but when you seek something larger...like a ten pound model....designed specifically for electric flight...there are...
02-14-2010, 10:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,177
Posted By Capt Jim

RE: I need halp programming my DX-7

Hey "Snuts"....Thank you very much for that flaps "recipe". I will print it out and save it for future use.
For the immediate problem, I redesigned one of the flap servo mounts so that I could...
02-13-2010, 04:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,177
Posted By Capt Jim

I need halp programming my DX-7

Here is my problem. I am trying to set up a pair of FLAPS on a plane that does not permit mounting each flap servo in such a way as to enable the use of a "Y" cable to the flap channel.
So....I...
02-03-2010, 04:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,824
Posted By Capt Jim

RE: RT88 Retract servo failure

It's been nearly two weeks since posting this issue, and not a word from JR or their support folks. I had expected some comments from them...certainly the typical offer to replace them with good...
02-02-2010, 02:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,336
Posted By Capt Jim

RE: How big deep cycle battery to charge 5amp lipos at the field?

This RCU is such a wonderful resource to have at our disposal. I have learned soooo very much just from this thread, thanks guys....it is all great info for me to work with. It is still looking...
01-30-2010, 05:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,336
Posted By Capt Jim

RE: How big deep cycle battery to charge 5amp lipos at the field?

wow, thanks for all these great tips. I was going to semi-permanently install a deep cycle battery in the back of my van, but I guess over time the charging activity will give me corrosion in my...
01-29-2010, 08:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,336
Posted By Capt Jim

RE: How big deep cycle battery to charge 5amp lipos at the field?

So you think there is a big voltage drop caused by the wiring from my battery...way up front...and the remote cigarette lighter...way in the back??? It sure is worth a try before I go out and spend...
01-29-2010, 08:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,336
Posted By Capt Jim

RE: How big deep cycle battery to charge 5amp lipos at the field?

Thanx for that tip....with my weak back...the deep cycle battery will be securely strapped in and never leave the back of my van.
Do you charge it in parallel with your vehicle battery?
01-29-2010, 05:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,336
Posted By Capt Jim

How big deep cycle battery to charge 5amp lipos at the field?

Our primitive field has no water, and more importantly NO electricity. I cannot charge my 5 amp, 5 cell, Lipos from my rear seat cigarette lighter socket running off the car battery because I get a...
01-22-2010, 12:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,824
Posted By Capt Jim

RE: RT88 Retract servo failure

The box the JR RT88 servo comes in gives specs for speed and torque at both 4.8 and 6 volts.
Wouldn't you agree that a reasonable person would take from that printed statement that 6 volts is OK...
01-22-2010, 07:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,824
Posted By Capt Jim

RT88 Retract servo failure

At the local hobby shop I have purchased a pair of JR RT88 retract servos for a new Hangar 9 P-51 -60 Mustang.
The servos of course were brand new in the box, and carefully installed as per...
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