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Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by RC Pilot, Apr 15, 2009.
I got three of those for 6 bucks and they work just fine.
Ya, sounds about right. If you don't have a balancer or a charger that will balance you should get one.
I setup Throttle Cut on every model and use it faithfully. Another advantage of a computer radio.
Yeah that works too but i've flipped that switch by accident before! It's a long one that seems to catch on shirts and stuff. Hahaaa
Basically I don't trust myself so that's why the TX sits by itself when I'm powering up.
Yep, the Apprentice is very easy on the batteries.
Yup....better safe than have scars like me.
x2. Btdt, not fun.
Modern Brushless speed controls typically will NOT arm themselves unless it senses the lowest throttle point on the transmitter. I don't know if the lower quality units from HK or the likes do that, so I typically buy Castle Creations or the likes, ones that I know won't arm unless the low throttle point is sensed.
Because of this arming feature, I either use the throttle cut or push the throttle stick to FULL throttle (sometimes a combination of both, to lock the throttle at full) before powering up the speed control- the ESC will power up, but will not arm itself for motor functions until it senses that low throttle point. Preflight protocols can prevent incidents from happening, and I practiced them until it turned into a habit. I can't even do anything else before powering up the model now, I HAVE to do a preflight.
The safest ESC I have is actually an older 45SS. It will not arm the motor unless the following is done. Turned on with throttle at lowest point, move throttle to full, wait for two beep and then return to lowest point.
and a friends Go Pro to film this
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I may just be lucky, but to date I've never had an un commanded startup of an electric motor. I do not use an idle cutoff or an arming switch. Again, I may just be lucky, but I make it a point to always carry my transmitter with my thumb over the throttle stick, holding it in the min throttle position. I dislike making things more complicated than they absolutely need to be. More steps are more steps to forget or skip.
And just for reference, I always carry my stryker in my van, and almost always get a couple flights in at the field. This method has worked for me for the last 7 or so years. Not saying it'll work for everyone, but......
Nice vid RCP....very stable platform
Thanks, it was a spur of the moment thing as a friend was using his Go Pro on his birds and asked if I wanted to put it on the Telemaster. I figured "why not" so we stuck a mount on the bottom and off we went.
Been flying R/C for about 25 years..planes, helis & jets...here's some float flying with a Go-Pro on an Ultra Stick...
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Just found what I want for Christmas...
Looks very similar to the real one I used to have, many years ago.
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It's back ordered at Horizon. Many of their best offerings are. They had E-Flight Apprentices for about a week. Now they are back ordered as well. I checked every day on the Apprentice, it showed up for sale and I bought one, a week later and they are sold out again. I would be diligent, snooze you lose.
And then they will discontinue it....like most of the best offerings from HH....but before they do that they will charge you $200 for a set of wheel pants.
I backordered one.
Just in case.
Last time I backordered something, it only took them about a year for me to get the 2.4ghz module for my 9303...
Who knows... I might get lucky...
I did some yard work yesterday!
Now that is perfect!
Does it also bend over and pick them up, you know, the hard part.