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Posted by Sideslip | Jan 07, 2020 @ 08:26 PM | 4,457 Views
One of my down sides of RC for me is that I really enjoy the social side of flying with a group of guys that I've known for years. We talk about everything under the sun, but mostly RC stuff. I've been know to leave my Tx turned on until the alarm reminds me to shut it off. So it would not be a great leap for me to forget to change a Rx battery. Don't have to worry about that with my trusty Talon 90 on the job.

With larger planes I run a large enough lipo or a pair of lipos so that I get at least 4 to 5 flights without concern. My experience shows that I could probably get at least 6 flights if I wanted to push it.

But just so you don't think I'm totally without skills I'm posting a few photos of what do when setting up servos on a plane. But who knows I might be making a mess of that as well. Below are photos of the digital testing equipment that I use when setting up a plane. You can see in the photo of the V/amp tester that it only shows 7.72V. That's probably partially due to the fact that when those photos were taken I was using a 6S lipo that is at storage charge. Quite frankly I don't know if that has much effect on the volts and amps delivered in a test like this or not.

Basically I set up my RC Logger meters on each aileron and on the elevator. I first, without the flight battery plugged in raise the aileron to what feels like max travel without forcing it. That's shown in the high deflection photo. Then I set the max throw for that servo to deliver a few...Continue Reading
Posted by Sideslip | Oct 30, 2016 @ 07:37 PM | 8,467 Views
MXS Cowl with 3.25" blue spinner set in place to check for size. Color is not a perfect match but could be used. Spinner was purchased from Taildragger RC.