HobbyKing.com New Products Flash Sale
Reply
Thread Tools
Old Apr 03, 2007, 08:36 PM
Registered User
reyn3545's Avatar
Alpharetta, GA
Joined Jun 2006
454 Posts
duly noted.
reyn3545 is offline Find More Posts by reyn3545
Reply With Quote
Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Old Apr 03, 2007, 08:46 PM
Chillin till SEFF
bildo baggins's Avatar
Warner Robins, GA
Joined Aug 2003
14,731 Posts
I have read several instances lately of folks doing extended ground/bench testing of motors. Running at WOT for a full 8 minutes etc. I'm not sure I understand what information is to be gained by doing so. Kinda like running a outboard out of the water. Not good.
bildo baggins is online now Find More Posts by bildo baggins
Reply With Quote
Old Apr 03, 2007, 10:09 PM
Registered User
reyn3545's Avatar
Alpharetta, GA
Joined Jun 2006
454 Posts
Confessions of a slimer flyer... I'm still learning (the hard way) about electrics... I like the ability to hit the field and be flying in about 2 minutes, and no clean-up at the end of the day... I hate the time it takes to charge, the expense of the electronics, and mostly the expense of the "school of hard knocks" learning curve. There certainly is a smarter way to learn this, but its obviously not the path I've chosen! I do appreciate the constructive criticism... with that and a good sense of humility, I might actually start liking electrics more. I did order a new 480 motor this evening, so I'm not done learning yet! I'll keep plugging at it, you guys keep me honest!
reyn3545 is offline Find More Posts by reyn3545
Reply With Quote
Old Apr 04, 2007, 12:54 AM
AMA 667982 KG7NKY
starcad's Avatar
Tucson, AZ, USA
Joined Sep 2000
2,023 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by RickC2009
You might want to check the prop for blance!
An unblance prop can cause things to loosen up!!
Rickc
Yup Rick I do that usually after around ten flight or so just to make sure I haven't tweaked anything during a landing and nose over. Actually haven't had any nose overs with this plane as it lands like a pussy cat. I think it was just normal flight wear and tear and the fact that I hadn't checked anything since around the fifth flight.
starcad is online now Find More Posts by starcad
Reply With Quote
Old Apr 04, 2007, 01:03 AM
AMA 667982 KG7NKY
starcad's Avatar
Tucson, AZ, USA
Joined Sep 2000
2,023 Posts
Reyn, sorry to here about your motor. I'm getting around 10 to 12 minutes and only putting back around 1600 into the 2100 polyquest 20c's. I have three of those and a TP2100 15c. I prefer the TP over the polyquest as it is lighter and my vertical is better. Both give me around the same run time on a 12X6E with a CC 45 and HS-55's. Three flights today after work as I had an early shift today and the temperature called for cutoffs and T-shirt. I'm around 53 flights now and still feel I haven't pushed the envelope on this plane.
starcad is online now Find More Posts by starcad
Reply With Quote
Old Apr 04, 2007, 10:14 AM
The sky is my playground.
Dora Nine's Avatar
United States, NH
Joined May 2005
7,752 Posts
Reyn, sorry about your mistake, these things happend. The devil is in the details.
Dora Nine is offline Find More Posts by Dora Nine
Reply With Quote
Old Apr 04, 2007, 05:56 PM
Registered User
mecevans's Avatar
United States, CA, Monterey
Joined Feb 2006
1,358 Posts
isnt it bad to let the motor run full throttle on the ground? my friend told me that it weakens the frame because its not unloaded like in the air
mecevans is offline Find More Posts by mecevans
Reply With Quote
Old Apr 04, 2007, 06:30 PM
Balsa to the Wall
Deep in the East Texas Piney Woods
Joined Dec 2001
4,603 Posts
Very bad. You should run the motor only long enough to get a watt/volt/amp reading. NEVER longer than 30 seconds.


Chuck
Chuck is offline Find More Posts by Chuck
Reply With Quote
Old Apr 04, 2007, 08:37 PM
Registered User
reyn3545's Avatar
Alpharetta, GA
Joined Jun 2006
454 Posts
I suspect many of you also have a few f-up stories to tell ... feel free to jump in at any time!
reyn3545 is offline Find More Posts by reyn3545
Reply With Quote
Old Apr 04, 2007, 09:30 PM
Registered User
mecevans's Avatar
United States, CA, Monterey
Joined Feb 2006
1,358 Posts
nope! ive been very lucky not to mess up anything
mecevans is offline Find More Posts by mecevans
Reply With Quote
Old Apr 04, 2007, 09:31 PM
Registered User
mecevans's Avatar
United States, CA, Monterey
Joined Feb 2006
1,358 Posts
o execpt the time i hit the ground!
mecevans is offline Find More Posts by mecevans
Reply With Quote
Old Apr 04, 2007, 10:34 PM
The sky is my playground.
Dora Nine's Avatar
United States, NH
Joined May 2005
7,752 Posts
I burnt out an ESC which cause the loss of a Mini Katana- I learned a few things that day.
Dora Nine is offline Find More Posts by Dora Nine
Reply With Quote
Old Apr 05, 2007, 09:27 AM
Registered User
reyn3545's Avatar
Alpharetta, GA
Joined Jun 2006
454 Posts
Sorry for your loss, but glad to see that there are other imperfect humans on this thread... I was just about to drop it.
reyn3545 is offline Find More Posts by reyn3545
Reply With Quote
Old Apr 05, 2007, 07:26 PM
...the wind usually blows
av8r's Avatar
Carbon Creek
Joined Jan 2004
1,564 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by reyn3545
Sorry for your loss, but glad to see that there are other imperfect humans on this thread... I was just about to drop it.
Fear not, we're all too human here, even if not always willing to admit it. Thanks for posting your mistake. You'll never know how many people you helped by doing that. If someone gives you a hard time about it, don't worry about it. Just think of the quiet majority who knows and appreciates where you're coming from.

Horizon's web site just says 12x6 prop. It doesn't say E or SF. That's the stuff you learn here from others' mistakes and successes. I know I've learned a lot in these forums and am always happy to give back.
av8r is offline Find More Posts by av8r
Reply With Quote
Old Apr 05, 2007, 07:51 PM
Registered User
reyn3545's Avatar
Alpharetta, GA
Joined Jun 2006
454 Posts
Thanks.. that's what these sites are all about, and that's why folks keep reading this stuff!
reyn3545 is offline Find More Posts by reyn3545
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Category Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New MINI E3D from Gary Wright - Build and Fly Harley Sport Planes 797 Sep 06, 2014 03:09 PM
Poll New Warbird offering from E-Flite Tommy D Electric Warbirds 35 Jun 05, 2006 11:46 AM
New Cessna 182 370 ARF from E-flite hlondono111 Electric Plane Talk 0 Oct 03, 2005 04:47 PM
Yippee! New Ultimate from E Flite!!! marshallcowboy Electric Plane Talk 0 Jul 18, 2005 11:14 PM