|Feb 20, 2004, 09:16 PM|
United States, AZ, Scottsdale
Joined Dec 2003
Multiplex Easy Star RTF Help!
I just opened the box for the Easy Star. The instructions are un 97 different languages...however. I need some help here with basic set-up and charging the battery.
The battery is attached by Velcro all the way to the front. It looks as if they don't want you to take it out. So I guess I'll charge it inside the plane?
Can I connect the battery to to my Watt-Age Park Flyer charger instead of the enclosed 30 minute charger?
If so for how long? And what charger current adjustment?
Any other set-up tips would be appreciated!
|Feb 21, 2004, 10:01 PM|
Usually batteries are removed regularly - it would be unusual to charge the battery in the plane, but having said that, it's not a problem to do so - just inconvenient. I guess what I am saying is I'd look for a better system to secure the battery (such as a velcro loop over the battery, rather than velcro along the actual battery).
I don't know the battery you have, or charger, so it's hard to give advice. Usually nicads are able to charge at 2C - so a 1000 mah battery can charge at 2 Amps, a 600 mah at 1.2 amps etc. I tend to charge nimh's slower - say 1.5C.
If your watt-age charger is a peak detection charger it will be much better using this than a timed charger. The main thing is that the battery should be warm at the end of the charge - if not, it is probably not fully charged.
I hope this helps. They look like nice planes. Interested to hear how you get on.
|Feb 22, 2004, 12:49 PM|
there is the 'mother' of all threads over in the Foamies section specifically about the EasyStar, you may get some answers there ?
The original thread is here: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...92#post1840592
..and the MK2 version is here (original was too long):
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|Discussion||Multiplex Easy Star - HELP!!!||rampman||Foamies (Scratchbuilt)||4||Aug 09, 2006 12:29 AM|
|Wanted||NIB Multiplex Easy Star RTF for class fund raiser||thomer||Aircraft - Electric - Airplanes (FS/W)||57||May 25, 2006 12:57 PM|
|Help to assemble a multiplex easy star||rob24||Foamies (Kits)||10||Aug 31, 2005 02:45 PM|
|Question||Multiplex Easy Star RTF Help!||brucie1dog||Foamies (Kits)||2||Feb 27, 2004 02:07 AM|