I think too many view it as a desire to fly model planes, is what I was hearing from most now with kids or grandkids awaiting some desire to follow in footsteps, I guess I never viewd that way.? I have always tried to buy a gift good or bad that makes a memmory that 12 months later they remember it, This grampbro does not take orders for gifts. My daughter now 27 still remembers the slot car track she got for Cmas age 10.
Horizon Hobbies does not recommend any rc related toy under the age of 12,
My training is One instruction
Let the throttle stick go, and No buddy BOX
At age 3 they get a Blade Scout with a rubber band equipped on throttle stick and given one instruction. Let the stick go before you hit some thing.Grandma actually does more training than me making sure it is available when babysitting.He goes up/down for hours on end
Next up is Yellow Blade heli now 2 working sticks, rubber band on throttle same drill let it go before you hit something.
Next is a Blade quad, same drill rubberband on throttle, They really start connecting motor skills with nothing to refference, Tanner would fly a quad in a small long hallway so fast I was amazed how fast he grasped both sticks.
I'd like to see the 100 transmitter test be executed one at a time out of range of the TEST model where the collision avoidance feature of the 100 upon activation is void of the TEST model TX, Then they be brought onsite of TEST model. The turning on of the 100 in such close proximity of the TEST model where the Collison avoidance feature is active, is not indicative of what happens at large venues and multiple flightlines across large expanses and proves nothing.
It is long understood that 2.4G transmitter protocol of Collision avoidance prior to transmission of ALL brand TX, was the ONLY interferrence protection Spektrum has had since its inception. The MIHIA test proved 2 years ago there was no guidded active protection. The receiver just shuts down and returns on as if nothing happened and not part of the lost frame data aquisition or LED flashing.
Posted by c/f |
Feb 01, 2011 @ 10:50 PM | 5,215 Views
To me this all dovetails into my theory the battery is the HP, the prop is the load, and the motor is nothing more than a gearbox between the two to convert battery electrons to rotory motion required by the air screw.
Very tough to do with liquid fuel as your "gearbox" selection is so limited by design.
Posted by c/f |
Dec 25, 2010 @ 09:08 AM | 5,537 Views
Heres some more theory of mine a bit unconventional but gets you the best thrust to weight ratio and litest wing loading.
My formulas are "in air" proven versus moto calc effiency winners, I use the battery as the weakest link as its the easiest to upsize or swap out for longer flight times. IT also is the only item that is evolving rapidly each year and improves your models performance futher given this info.
Consider that "THE BATTERY " isthe power NOT THE MOTOR.
Consider that it takes 10grams of battery weight to net 25 watts usable power.
Consider that a motor is a means to an end to get the energy/Horsepower out the of the battery into a a usable format ie spinning a propeller, thus is nothing more than an empty gearbox in which you input these " gears" A;watts capable in grams of motor weight, B;prop size needed for desired flight application, C;desired cell count/kv to keep rpms/watts/amps in check with goal.
Consider that watts capable is gram weight of motor. www.gobrushless.com will get you up to 400w on 33 gram motors.
Using cell count and KV you will find the right motor combo to hit your target of wanting to put X number of watts into X prop @ X speed of model.
So target a prop and the watts you want to put into it. and go reverse engineer shopping from there. Once finding a motor, this is where the calcs come into play to show thrust and amps to check out if battery is capable.
Keep in mind my formula 10g of battery nets 25Watts usable power, this makes cell count kv irrelavant. you interchange the cell count and KV to get targeted watts into the prop of choice.
Posted by c/f |
Oct 17, 2010 @ 10:25 PM | 5,728 Views
Intresting Castle design info from Patrick himself:
Hmmm, so you are just showing that you have no idea what you are talking about at all. The chip we use is Silicon Labs C8051 core chip, which have ideal peripherals for motor control. I worked with Cygnal, the company that designed the chip, to ensure that they had all the correct peripherals on the chip for motor control early when they first started the company.
To compare to other CPUs being used:
Jeti and most other brands use the Atmel Mega 8, which is a 16 MIPS processor. The C8051F367 (used on the ICE controllers) is 50 MIPS, over three times faster.
The C8051F367 has superior analog on-chip, (better A/Ds, better comparator offset voltage, better flexible PWM generation, better analog multiplexers, lower analog noise in the analog sections.... etc...) lower interrupt latency, lower power consumption per MIP, etc.
Also, you talk about quality of components - - WE USE ONLY THE BEST COMPONENTS AVAILABLE. PERIOD. The processors are by Silicon Laboratories, FETs on the ICE series are made by Infineon or On Semiconductor, the drivers by Intersil or International Rectifier, capacitors by Panasonic or Rubycon, etc.etc. etc. All the parts we use are made by American, Japanese, or German companies, and are the finest quality parts available. We are also THE ONLY ESC manufacturer that uses 1% and .5% resistors throughout the design -- you spout off about our "tolerances" being poor - -when in FACT our...Continue Reading