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Old May 17, 2011, 10:31 AM
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People that take the mick out of dumb questions want to think back to the time they were asking dumb questions .
RC Flyer43, Hog Pen,

Thank you for your post. I appreciate what you are trying to do. I too think it is odd to find such sarcastic, belittling and disrespectful comments towards people asking for help about a "hobby".

The responders as BBoice points out are volunteers, not paid, so... if the questions bothers you... don't respond! I guess it is a sign of our times. People are irritated with everything nowadays and need somewhere to vent.

These people have found a safe place to make themselves feel taller by pointing out how desparately low someone else is for not understanding what they do! They are saying, "Look at me.. I know so much more than you.. I'm smarter, better, know all about search engines and battery chargers and you.. you know nothing..hmmph"

Commical isn't it. If you don't like the TV Station you are watching you have evey right to change the channel. If you don't like the question asked. Don't answer it, but don't try to assume that anyone who ask a question is game to be your personal punching bag, so that you can point out how much better you are and boost your own ego.

What I think would be better served here is a forum for the overly experienced sarcastic super ego chaps, specifically designed to allow them to kick the hell out of each other for any and all gaffs, and mistakes of anykind.

On this site I've seen people berated for punctuation and grammar, not to mention, just for being new and lacking knowledge.

I think they should just hang out on their own forum, kick each others a... and leave everyone else alone..
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Old May 17, 2011, 11:05 AM
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I think it would send a broader message if someone posted the "noob" question(s), and nobody responded....forcing the :noob" to search. I do agree that our society view of expediency has morphed into that of a newborn...where gratification must be immediate, and obtained with minimal effort. I see it daily in the middle school classroom in which a teach. It irritates me...and others. But, we are on a public forum, and members of a hobby community, so perhaps it is best to help when we can, and remain silent when we wish not to.
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Old May 17, 2011, 12:04 PM
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Sometimes I think the anonymity of internet allows a persons true character to come out and it is not always a good thing unfortunately.
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Old May 17, 2011, 01:01 PM
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I think it would send a broader message if someone posted the "noob" question(s), and nobody responded....forcing the :noob" to search. I do agree that our society view of expediency has morphed into that of a newborn...where gratification must be immediate, and obtained with minimal effort. I see it daily in the middle school classroom in which a teach. It irritates me...and others. But, we are on a public forum, and members of a hobby community, so perhaps it is best to help when we can, and remain silent when we wish not to.
Or are you just becaused now people have the opportunity to build twice the knowledge base in 1/4 the time it took you simply because there are friendly people willing to answer question?

How much information do I have to read to find a specific answer to a specific question? And how many questions will I have as a newb? I could spend a year reading, searching, looking for info and never touch the sticks...OR with the help of many of the folks on these forums, local fly folks, searching, reading, etc; I could be spending more time flying and less time stuck behind a book or computer screen scratching my head.

The point is, and not only in this hobby, that the available information today far out weighs what it was 10, 20, & 30 years ago. The learning process has to adapt to that much larger information base. Not only is there more information in general, but technology is changing at an extremely rapid pace so there is always something new to learn.

So for all the newbs out there, or old hands learning something new...Fire away with the questions. I don't care if I answered it 100 times for others, I'll do it again if I happen to have the answer...And I also don't care if it took me 20hrs to find the answer and now you are getting it in 5 min. I just consider that continuous improvement.
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Old May 17, 2011, 04:27 PM
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Or are you just becaused now people have the opportunity to build twice the knowledge base in 1/4 the time it took you simply because there are friendly people willing to answer question?

In short, no. I just started in the hobby about 6 months ago...still in the beginning part of the learning curve.


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How much information do I have to read to find a specific answer to a specific question? And how many questions will I have as a newb? I could spend a year reading, searching, looking for info and never touch the sticks...OR with the help of many of the folks on these forums, local fly folks, searching, reading, etc; I could be spending more time flying and less time stuck behind a book or computer screen scratching my head.

Totally agree, and somewhat of a truncated version of my original post..well put. (1st page, 5th post)


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The point is, and not only in this hobby, that the available information today far out weighs what it was 10, 20, & 30 years ago. The learning process has to adapt to that much larger information base. Not only is there more information in general, but technology is changing at an extremely rapid pace so there is always something new to learn.

So for all the newbs out there, or old hands learning something new...Fire away with the questions. I don't care if I answered it 100 times for others, I'll do it again if I happen to have the answer...And I also don't care if it took me 20hrs to find the answer and now you are getting it in 5 min. I just consider that continuous improvement.
Agreed...if a neat little short cut, or info can save someone else from 20 hours to figure it out...I too would share it in a heart beat!
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Old May 17, 2011, 10:10 PM
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Very nice thread, very interesting. The real reason I was drawn to this hobby was the friendliness and helpful people I meet. Only a few differ and i try not to let them alter my eagerness or willingness to learn.

I will say however, that I will try to find threads already written on the subject with more vigor then previously. Many times I have not found the search engine of much help. Sometimes, I just don't get the answer I need and have to ask again a little differently to make my question more clear.

It's not as though there is some premer of RC Modeling or encyclopedia of sorts that answers any and all questions.
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Old May 22, 2011, 06:24 PM
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Ok, that's it for the "which charger should I get" type threads for the last 2 months.
FINALLY - after years of different chargers, all which were "adequate" in many ways but always lacking in others, I finally discovered "charger nirvana" and "power supply nirvana"

If anyone is going to be in this for the long run, just bite the bullet, get it right from the beginning, save yourself time, save money, avoid frustration and you'll never regret using the best quality and achieving phenomenal, consistent results. If you outgrow this system, you're going to have a really great problem on your hands.

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Old May 22, 2011, 06:54 PM
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FINALLY - after years of different chargers, all which were "adequate" in many ways but always lacking in others, I finally discovered "charger nirvana" ....
Yep one of these days I will have one of those, but at the price of a plane or even two I will have to wait.
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Old May 24, 2011, 06:13 PM
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Yes that is one awesome charger and power supply. I will be looking to buy the exact same setup for my 6S batteries once I have enough money saved up. Where did you get those power supplies done up like that Buzz_Man?
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Old May 24, 2011, 09:43 PM
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I just edited this entire post. Will post again later, sorry for the inconvenience...
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Old May 25, 2011, 12:46 PM
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OK, I'm back to finish. This thread should be removed form Sticky status. It's useless at this point. I've read it a few times, not easy to do and keep your sanity. I found nothing useful for my questions (which I held because I didn't want to be referred to this thread) after looking through all of the links. The closest thing I saw to an actual answer to the posters question was an occasional yes I agree, or no don't buy that one.

The only thing being discussed in this thread is etiquette.

Sadly, now I am stuck with having a question that I'm certain will not be answered. The market place is full of chargers and it becomes overwhelming. Many do what they say, many do not. As with most of us, I am not rich and cannot afford or justify a $150 or greater charger to charge my Turnigy batteries, so the ones I am looking at must be cheaper.
Does anyone know of an AC/DC charger/discharger/balancer that costs under $90 that they can recommend from first hand use that I can charge my 2-6 cell Lipo's with?
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Old May 25, 2011, 02:55 PM
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OK, I'm back to finish. This thread should be removed form Sticky status. It's useless at this point. I've read it a few times, not easy to do and keep your sanity. I found nothing useful for my questions (which I held because I didn't want to be referred to this thread) after looking through all of the links. The closest thing I saw to an actual answer to the posters question was an occasional yes I agree, or no don't buy that one.

The only thing being discussed in this thread is etiquette.

Sadly, now I am stuck with having a question that I'm certain will not be answered. The market place is full of chargers and it becomes overwhelming. Many do what they say, many do not. As with most of us, I am not rich and cannot afford or justify a $150 or greater charger to charge my Turnigy batteries, so the ones I am looking at must be cheaper.
Does anyone know of an AC/DC charger/discharger/balancer that costs under $90 that they can recommend from first hand use that I can charge my 2-6 cell Lipo's with?
The Accucel-6 is about 30 bucks after shipping...multi chem, balances great, and so easy to use, even I can use it. It is designed with the noob in mind, with redundant safety features. Hobbyking has them...may as well pick up a few more batts, connectors, servos, etc., too...lol

Oops...I meant...TRY DOING A LITTLE RESEARCH FOR YOURSELF BLAH BLAH BLAH...

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ok, i'm back to finish. This thread should be removed form sticky status. It's useless at this point. I've read it a few times, not easy to do and keep your sanity.
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Old Jun 24, 2011, 04:54 AM
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Really like the way this one is looking. What do you all think? I have the Great Planes Lipoly 4 Charger currently.

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=16374
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Old Jun 25, 2011, 04:09 PM
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Hyperion EOS 1420iNET3

I am considering purchasing this charger and was wondering if anyone can give me any imput on it. also, does anyone know how it can be powered? Or better yet what size PS it needs?
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