RE: BJ Craft Monolog 110 for 2012
Any pictures of batteries size and placement ? I am using 10s packs side by side but I do not think they will fit. Is it critical which way packs mount ? Should they be mounted with cells vertical or horizontal, does it matter ? Maybe long packs would be better. How many MAH did you use to fly it ? Thanks Steve
Posted on: 7/10/2012 8:31 AM by Author "ironman597"
in the forum "RC Pattern Flying"
RE: Lost a plane today
I feel for your pain especially after buying the 2.4 system. I got in this hobby 4 yrs ago and we had Futaba 2.4 systems and used 4.8V packs nicad and nimh. After 1 year looked at Spektrum DX6 system and bought as it binds with Bind N Fly models. We had 4 cases where we lost the signal and luckily did not crash the plane. All aspects were checked, batteries good, etc. Just an issue with Spektrum. 2 other club members had same issue at different times with same radio systems. I sold the Spektrum systems and have Futaba and Airtronics now. The Airtronics system is by far the best 2.4 value I have found. I still use mostly 4.8 packs and have never had an issue with Airtronics or Futaba. This is my experience in this hobby. Not here to stir up trouble, but Spektrum has or had issues and did not make it known before selling and has not done a good job of admitting it and moving on. Good luck
Posted on: 4/23/2012 10:55 AM by Author "ironman597"
in the forum "JR Radio & Spektrum Radios"
RE: Anybody interested in a NEW YS shortstroke? New, as in produced this year...
I know Paul has a list of people looking for these from last year. I am in for 2 of these motors. The same I had on Pauls list. If they make the 100 how do I make sure I get 2. My Aurora 60 and the Aurora 60 I am building from scratch both need them. Steve
Posted on: 2/15/2012 6:30 PM by Author "ironman597"
in the forum "Classic RC Pattern Flying"
RE: Too big of prop?
Just my 2 cents here but the biggest item everyone is overlooking is power. I am not a boat builder but fly model airplanes glow and electric. H.P. is everything. The motor is capable of X number of watts - Watts divided by volts = amps. So if the motor is capable of 260 watts then a 14.4 battery / into 260 equals 18.05 amps. Measure the amp draw thru the esc on the load side to verify amps. If motor is overloaded then reduce prop size to get to correct amps. This may require buying several props with different diameters and pitchs. With airplanes we can reduce amp draw by dropping pitch and keeping diameter gives more thrust. Reducing diameter and keeping pitch gives more speed. Also make sure to check amp draw with propeller in water loaded condition. Again I do not know boats but even if motor is small with right pitch and diameter the boat will move. It may not be fast but it will move. We do this to slow down airplanes for a more scale speed and action. Hope this helps. Several watt meters and amp clamps are available. Even Radio Shack has a cheap DC amp meter that justs clamps around the wire. I use a Fluke meter with DC amp Clamp. Also a watts up meter works well also. Good luck on this motor and boat. Keep going in the hobby. Misery loves company . LOL
Posted on: 12/7/2011 3:32 PM by Author "ironman597"
in the forum "Speed - Electric"
RE: History of Senior Telemaster
This is amazing history I would like to ask if I can put in our Clubs newsletter? Me and my 11 year old son both have senior telemasters and they fly great . I love this plane. Thanks for the history to all. Steve Chicagoland Radio Control Modelers
Posted on: 2/13/2011 8:08 PM by Author "ironman597"
in the forum "Golden Age, Vintage & Antique RC"