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Old Jan 26, 2012, 11:25 AM
A trail of smoke is GOOD!
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I rarely have a glow engine go away. Most engines outlast numerous air frames.
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Old Jan 26, 2012, 11:35 AM
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Kerwin50 I am running this Tx Spektrum Dx7, Spektrum AR600, Spektrum 1100mAhr 4.8vNicd, 4- JR Nes537and 1 JR Nes527 servos. Checked battery this morring and it read 5.38v on expanded scale voltmeter. Range check OK. I have this set up in ugly stick and never had problem but when I changed to the twist I have nothing but trouble. I want to change battery to Life or 6v NiMH. I have a Something Extra that I run on AR7000 with Lipo7.4v with reglator, DS821. I want to set up the twist and Wildest Cat that I built the same way, but on 6v. My charger is a Triton Jr and will only go to 1.0A

AR600's do not operate well under 4.6v... and with the 5 listed servos you are most likely dropping voltage below that.. go to 6v
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Old Jan 26, 2012, 11:39 AM
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Well I have the twist glued back together and will replace the NiCd . I thank that is the problem too,will replace with NiMH 6v. If that works out then when I can I will get better servos. What would be good servos for a profile Wildest Cat don't know if I need to go with Ds821's or something else. I have 821's in Something Extra and Hitec HC-645's in 150 twist,don't want to add to much weight ,but want good gear in it.
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Old Jan 26, 2012, 11:58 AM
A trail of smoke is GOOD!
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The Chief of the Texas Hwy Patrol called me!
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Old Jan 26, 2012, 12:04 PM
A trail of smoke is GOOD!
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I HATE it when I am having chips and dip and I have dip left but just those crumbles in the chip bag. Kind of like when you run out of buns and there are two dogs left. You have to have 5 packages of dogs and 4 packages of buns to come out even. How the hell did that happen?!
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Old Jan 26, 2012, 12:06 PM
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The Chief of the Texas Hwy Patrol called me!
Ok, I'll ask...why did the Chief call you?

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I HATE it when I am having chips and dip and I have dip left but just those crumbles in the chip bag. Kind of like when you run out of buns and there are two dogs left. You have to have 5 packages of dogs and 4 packages of buns to come out even. How the hell did that happen?!
I have a solution for that...pour the chip crumbs into the dip container; get a spoon, mix it around, and enjoy.
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Old Jan 26, 2012, 12:17 PM
A trail of smoke is GOOD!
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Ok, I'll ask...why did the Chief call you?

He is my younger uncle. There was a tornado in Austin the other day and I wanted to see if they were all right. He was calling me back. I am the oldest grandson and he is the youngest child of my grandparents. I am a couple of years older than he is.


I have a solution for that...pour the chip crumbs into the dip container; get a spoon, mix it around, and enjoy.
I should have thought of that! I am really getting old and feeble minded.
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Old Jan 26, 2012, 12:55 PM
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I think my twist is jinxed. I have flown it three times and broke the fuselage three times. I think all my rx and battery are crapping out on me.
Sorry to hear that...stay on it.

Im thinkin brownout like David said.





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Well, I settled on an ASP .91 2-stroke. $77.70 shipped was too good to pass up. I think thats a good call!

I reckon I'm a TT-holic, too !!! I'll keep you posted
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During my annual, I've found cracks in the brass tank tubing. The stopper could stand to be replaced, as well. Is the tank compatible with a Sullivan or a Dubro tank stopper ???
IIRC pretty much no





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The Chief of the Texas Hwy Patrol called me!
What did he call ya




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I should have thought of that! I am really getting old and feeble minded.
I do that all the time, guess IM not as feeble as some around here

(sorry, couldnt resist that opening)
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Old Jan 26, 2012, 03:39 PM
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Anyone have a good source for quality RX batteries? Nimh 6v's? You have me freaking out with all this failure talk.
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Old Jan 26, 2012, 03:49 PM
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Anyone have a good source for quality RX batteries? Nimh 6v's? You have me freaking out with all this failure talk.
amainhobbies has 'em; towerhobbies has 'em; lots of people have 'em.

http://www.amainhobbies.com/advanced...attery&x=0&y=0

here is a direct link to one that is probably a good consideration:

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...er-Pack-IB1600
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Old Jan 26, 2012, 04:31 PM
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I've had my NiMh batteries charging in my TX's (all three) for over two years without using them......think they're still good? Boy, it embarrassing just thinking about that statement!
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Old Jan 26, 2012, 05:47 PM
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It seems that nimhs need to be cycled before using. I still use nicads but I'm still flying 72 mhz.
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Old Jan 26, 2012, 05:53 PM
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Anyone have a good source for quality RX batteries? Nimh 6v's? You have me freaking out with all this failure talk.
Here who Wayne and me have started using (good find Wayne )

http://www.all-battery.com/6v2000mah...ctor11106.aspx

Wayne has put the stress test on them and I believe he rates them at the "excellent" level.
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Old Jan 26, 2012, 05:56 PM
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It seems that nimhs need to be cycled before using. I still use nicads but I'm still flying 72 mhz.
Yeeeaaaaaaa.....72 gots nothin to do with it and you need to chunk those in the trash


Ahh..reread...I get it...your sooo old fashioned....still need to chuck em.

(Im still flying 72...just showed ya my new system I bought with 9 recievers)
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Old Jan 26, 2012, 05:56 PM
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Replacement tank.

So a Sullivan or Dubro stopper won't fit. I could buy a replacement H9 tank, but I'd still have the same lousy stopper. Does anyone know which aftermarket tanks fit a TT 60 ??? I'd prefer a metal and rubber stopper. The H9 nylon stopper stripped last year, and already has an oversize screw.
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