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Old Dec 19, 2010, 02:14 PM
DX5e fatal flaw- PM me!!!!
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Since a 1 cell, "by definition", can't be balanced, the red connector must be an alternate. If you do cut it off, be careful not to short the leads (i.e., don't use metal wire cutters or an Xacto to cut both wires at one time..DUH) -- or your battery will quickly expire!

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Ooooh! Oooooh! Oooooh! Mr. Cotter! Mr. Cottaaaaire!

What is it, Horshack?

A single cell *can't* be balanced, or is it *always* balanced?


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Old Dec 19, 2010, 05:22 PM
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Ooooh! Oooooh! Oooooh! Mr. Cotter! Mr. Cottaaaaire! ...

A single cell *can't* be balanced, or is it *always* balanced?

Horshack
You're unbalanced, Horshack. And that's Mr. Kotter to you...and as Vinnie says, "Up your nose with a rubber hose!"

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Old Dec 19, 2010, 06:09 PM
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LMAO...that's why I started using painter's tape...because the clear tape snatched all my paint off!
Yeah, I tape my batteries in too. But in the area your paint was removed, I first put down squares of packing tape. So now I stick tape to tape to retain the batteries...paint still yellow.

Still, the clear tape sticks too well to the battery. Maybe I'll try your blue tape instead.
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Old Dec 19, 2010, 07:25 PM
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Yeah, I tape my batteries in too. But in the area your paint was removed, I first put down squares of packing tape. So now I stick tape to tape to retain the batteries...paint still yellow.

Still, the clear tape sticks too well to the battery. Maybe I'll try your blue tape instead.
lol...blue tape is good...my 3 year old crashed my Champ...yes, I handed him the controls...and the tape held...it lods all day. I usually put on new tape before I go flying the next day...but I have used it over and over.
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Old Dec 19, 2010, 11:02 PM
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Video: HZ Champ w/Solo Pro Motor/043/Hyp 180 - vertical, aerobatics, outside loop

The P-51 motor I put in the Champ started to die at the indoor-fly last night. Not even an hour of time on the thing, and I even broke it in easy on the 5030. So.....I just swapped it for the SP motor I got from RC. After a couple of flights, brought it back inside to check the RPM @ room temp. As usual, a freshly-charged Hyp 180 cell was used for the test, and natural light was used to prevent erroneous tach readings.

HZ Champ: SP motor/GWS 5043/Hyp 180

30 sec: 6700 RPM

60 sec: 6480 RPM

Flight conditions:

Alt: 910' AMSL
Temp: +16 F
Wind: 0-2 MPH

The flight below used 90 mAh, or 50% of the charge.

Performance demo: HobbyZone Champ w/SP motor/GWS 5043/Hyp 180 - vertical, aerobatics, outside loop! (6 min 50 sec)


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Old Dec 19, 2010, 11:11 PM
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Champ and trees...you're a wild-man! So...northern trees don't suck Champs in?
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Old Dec 20, 2010, 12:40 AM
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808 keychain cam

I know this really isn't the right forum, but I do know some of you guys have this cam.

My question is, are any of you into r/c boating? And have mounted the 808 cam to a r/c boat? If so, do you have a video?

thanks
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Old Dec 20, 2010, 11:06 AM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zDoLATXsKQ
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Old Dec 20, 2010, 02:01 PM
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As I understand it, these motors don't have carbon brushes- just a little sprig of metal.

Dave
Yep. Looks like a cat whisker.
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Old Dec 20, 2010, 07:54 PM
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Well kudos to Horizon again, they've never left me down. Just got an email that they are going to send me a new tx.

Off to see if I can unsolder this one and correct it's problem.


Here's my finished one. Look Ma no tape. OK no tape holding it together.
And just for S&G's my Top Flite Corsair Reno Racer I finished yesterday.
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Old Dec 20, 2010, 08:53 PM
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That Corsair is HHHAAAWWWTTT!!!
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Old Dec 20, 2010, 11:05 PM
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SENTRY, ok, cool boat video. Now how did you keep water off the cam? Or does it really not get that wet being up front? I have never really payed any attention to the wetness of my boat. thanks
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Old Dec 21, 2010, 12:26 AM
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Not my video - just test it man. A lot of your questions are things that you can just try and see.
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Old Dec 21, 2010, 12:43 AM
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My first on-board attempt

http://s457.photobucket.com/albums/q...boardRETKE.mp4
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Old Dec 21, 2010, 12:59 AM
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Make sure you got some good batts in the Tx - it seemed to cut out a few times. Also don't point the Tx directly at the plane. Looks like it's coming along for you!!! Pretty kool!!
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