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Oct 12, 2012, 11:43 AM
LiPo-Sucker & Airframe EMT
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You need to be checking your volts with one of these.....
I did a quick search for that - which looks interesting - but didn't see a retail seller.

Have you found a source?

Dave

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Oct 12, 2012, 11:45 AM
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I believe HobbyKing has those. I got a couple of combo voltage testers and LV alarms from them for a whopping $2.99 each.
Oct 12, 2012, 11:56 AM
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Originally Posted by pugsam
I did a quick search for that - which looks interesting - but didn't see a retail seller.

Have you found a source?

Dave

Search on ebay for a lipo alarm.
Oct 12, 2012, 04:11 PM
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Originally Posted by jack3auer
sorry to hear about your crash count.

I thought i'd mention, that if possible try and charge your battery using another car or some other means. this is because for some reason, my own car (1 year old) will not full charge the battery even after hours of charging. But I believe that there is not enough current from my cars outlet, or it is connecting to the battery properly.


I have charged it for over 2 hours and the LED is still blinking (according to the battery section of this forum, it can be because the charger has gone into an infinite balancing state and it should be charged anyway and ok to fly on). however that is not the case. because when i have gotten to the field, the LVC came on after 2-3 minutes, which sounds exactly like what happened to you.

This happened to me twice, though it was close by and i could hear the noise, so i was able to land safely.

Now i am charging in my wifes car and after 1 hour, the LED is solid and my flight times have been between 15-20 minutes (50-75% throttle).

i give it 100% throttle every minute or two and observe the rate of climb, when i notice this is greatly reduced, i bring the aircraft closer to me so that i can listen for the LVC and land as appropriate.

so try a different car or charger, your stratos should climb well with no elevator input at full charge and 100% throttle straight from launch, if it is not, the batteries may not be charged fully.
Hi Jack

Thanks for your posting...maybe it would be possible and I also know the LVC..but I have cuts with stock and turnigy lipos- turnigy lipos are o.k. charged that with a good charger.
Also possible would be OCP..known from the GeeBee with motor cut after seconds when the battery is fresh charged (sometimes, not all models).
I checked my TX batteries and they are o.k---after that, I' m not willing to figure out other things- this is not my job.
Now, the Stratos is back in his box and will ship to my seller- hope Horizon will replace it soon.
Oct 12, 2012, 04:15 PM
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Did you call the Horizon customer service, Count?
Oct 12, 2012, 07:15 PM
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Just finished two more successful flights tonight! It was so calm out, couldnt wait to get home from work. What a blast, this thing flies itself once you get it trimmed in. I love bringing it down for landings. So I took off and landed on the road a lot. It's also my 5 year olds favorite part. No crashes yet.
Oct 12, 2012, 07:22 PM
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Way to go, lplumb...

Just been too dang windy here in north Texas... going on 3 weeks since my first two maiden flights - been having withdrawals.

Glad you're enjoying your Stratos.
Oct 12, 2012, 07:51 PM
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I have a Chap and the FS I think I'm ready for a four channel. I have been practicing on a sim on my iPad. I think my next plane will be the Apprentice I wish it was avail without a radio.
Oct 12, 2012, 07:53 PM
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I have a Chap and the FS I think I'm ready for a four channel. I have been practicing on a sim on my iPad. I think my next plane will be the Apprentice I wish it was avail without a radio.
The Apprentice appears to be a great plane!

And it IS available as a BNF (without TX).
Oct 12, 2012, 08:17 PM
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The Apprentice appears to be a great plane!

And it IS available as a BNF (without TX).
Really! Thanks. I meant to say Champ, Darn Auto correct.
Oct 12, 2012, 08:21 PM
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Really! Thanks. I meant to say Champ, Darn Auto correct.
Let us know when you get your Apprentice... and get some videos of your first flights with her.

... Lennie
Oct 12, 2012, 08:25 PM
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Originally Posted by .quietguy
The Apprentice appears to be a great plane!

And it IS available as a BNF (without TX).
I don't see it listed as a BNF? It was offered as a PNP what is that? I don't think it's avail without a radio now.
Oct 12, 2012, 08:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Iplumb
I don't see it listed as a BNF? It was offered as a PNP what is that? I don't think it's avail without a radio now.
PNP: Plug-N-PlayŽ, just add your favorite transmitter, receiver, battery and charger.


Sorry... it's not "bind 'n fly"... but it is sold without the TX, RX.

$229
Oct 12, 2012, 09:16 PM
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ok I give up


What is LVC that everyone keeps talking about?
Don
Oct 13, 2012, 12:41 AM
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Low voltage cutoff


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