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Posted By jbeech

About RC servo motors

Without fail, every customer brings up the question of the motor within our servos, but all servos - any brand - use one of three types; a DC-motor, coreless, or a brushless. Few grok how they're...
Forum: Marketplace
08-18-2020, 12:12 PM
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Posted By jbeech

I'm interested. John 407-302-3361

I'm interested. John 407-302-3361
Forum: Marketplace
08-18-2020, 12:08 PM
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Posted By jbeech

I'm interested. John 407-302-3361

I'm interested. John 407-302-3361
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Posted By jbeech

Hi Craig, Servo manufacturer here . . . yes,...

Hi Craig,

Servo manufacturer here . . . yes, your servos should work fine. Doesn't address what's new regarding servos (digital, high voltage, more powerful, faster, etc.) but with respect to...
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Posted By jbeech

When receivers approached $200 a pop I decided to...

When receivers approached $200 a pop I decided to look around. While I've no personal experience with the Orange-brand, plenty of guys at my field use them in a lot of models besides cheapo foamies....
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Posted By jbeech

If you think there's 'any' chance of moving to...

If you think there's 'any' chance of moving to larger models, buy at least their DX-8. Not because you need more than 6 channels, but because you're going to want the features a DX-6 doesn't offer...
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Posted By jbeech

I've been using FrSky-brand 8-channel receivers...

I've been using FrSky-brand 8-channel receivers with my old Futaba 14MZ for quite a few years - some models cost thousands. Can't speak personally for Orange-brand Spektrum receivers but I've seen...
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Posted By jbeech

LiFe and A123 are NOT the same thing. 1. LiFe...

LiFe and A123 are NOT the same thing.
1. LiFe cells are built in a bag - just like LiPo
2. A123 are both a different chemistry (LiFePO4), 'and' they're built within a cylindrical metal shell like...
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Posted By jbeech

I must admit, a customer service rep arguing the...

I must admit, a customer service rep arguing the merits of material science while referencing pioneering and virgins had me snorting hot coffee from my nose! Then again, perhaps in the mind of a...
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Posted By jbeech

Servo manufacturer here. Old-ish thread addressed...

Servo manufacturer here. Old-ish thread addressed for serious discussion.

Actually, Ti (titanium) isn't as strong as people think 'and' it scratches easily (important because gears function by...
Forum: The Clubhouse
09-08-2017, 04:59 AM
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Posted By jbeech

ProModeler offline for Hurricane Irma

Folks,

Not long ago we were praying for our fellow citizens in and around Houston/Beaufort, TX and now it's our turn here in FL. As of today, ProModeler is offline as everybody stays home to prep...
07-29-2017, 04:13 AM
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Posted By jbeech

So you buy a used plane off Craig's List, you...

So you buy a used plane off Craig's List, you crash it (apparently because of a poor build since thread locker wasn't used on a bolt that subsequently failed because of the lack), and you have the...
01-07-2011, 07:37 PM
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Posted By jbeech

A brief 50-to-electric conversion how-to

I've created a how-to video on installing a converted P6 into a fiberglass (FRP) fuselage, which I picked up (the fuselage) second-hand a few months back. I hope you find it useful. Finally, this...
03-23-2009, 08:59 PM
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Posted By jbeech

RE: Lost my heli today :(

Sorry to hear what happened. if it helps, I'm runing a special on the Pantera 50 right now - 200 bucks and buy a second for 50% off.

Check it out here . . ....
03-23-2009, 08:51 PM
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Posted By jbeech

RE: Pantera 50 Heli Stimulus-What a Deal Buy one get one 1/2 price

Someone dropped me a note telling me about this discussion.

We've been in business since 1993, this is our second 50-class model helicopter. The Tiger 50 has been discontinued but I continue to...
12-21-2005, 03:49 PM
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Posted By jbeech

RE: Do you think it is better to start off with a Venture CP or Raptor.30

I'm John Beech and I own Audacity Models. My product is the Tiger 50. Regardless of which helicopter you get, I think you're in for the most fun you can possibly have - short of being horizontal...
12-01-2005, 09:28 AM
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Posted By jbeech

RE: Tiger .50 From Audacity Models

Some of these questions have been asked and answered before in other places. I'll copy as approporiate.

1. The scale bodies are manufactured by Funkey in the Orient. The nice thing about them...
11-26-2005, 10:56 PM
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Posted By jbeech

RE: Expert help required

Hi Matt,

Thanks for the response. The issue is this is a tail rotor blade on a hub with variable pitch, not any standard propellor which the programs have in their database, so I need empirical...
11-25-2005, 11:56 AM
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Posted By jbeech

RE: Need expert help for a variable pitch system

All this is lovely theory, I was hoping for an empirical answer from a willing participant since nothing beats seeing the actual power being consumed just by the tail rotor blades! Especially since...
11-25-2005, 11:26 AM
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Posted By jbeech

RE: Need expert help for a variable pitch system

Dave, I considered that, but I think I'm more likely to encounter the kind of help I want from an airplane type (I fly both, so this is not meant to cast aspersions on anybody's preference). Also,...
11-24-2005, 12:05 PM
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Posted By jbeech

Need expert help for a variable pitch system

We need someone to help in determining how much power a tail rotor subsystem on a model helicopter consumes when being driven to the extreme of pitch. The tail rotor system rotates on a 5 mm shaft. ...
11-24-2005, 12:03 PM
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Posted By jbeech

Expert help required

We need someone to help in determining how much power a tail rotor subsystem on a model helicopter consumes when being driven to the extreme of pitch. The tail rotor system rotates on a 5 mm shaft. ...
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