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Member postings for Ian Rayne

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Thread: Bat Servo & Rx
23/07/2013 06:56:53

Hi Ive just built a 60 size Seagull Edge 540 and I would like to power my Optima 7 Rx and 6 digital servos seperatley which Ive never done before, This may be simple to a lot of you but I just dont want to damage anything buy the trial and error method.



Thread: optic 6 - hpp-22
14/07/2013 21:19:04

Hi Ian & Percy. You are correct if I connect the cable now nothing happens and Percy its at times like this I wished I lived in Europe were you can send things off for repair and get them back in a week, in SA we might have the best flying weather all year round but after market service does not exist, and as normal the tx is just out of warrantie although the hpp-22 is brand new it works fine on my Aurora9 & receivers so I'm sure they will just tell me it's the tx. It just makes me wish I had not tried to update the tx as it was working perfectly. Ian

13/07/2013 06:52:55

Hi all, I tried updating my optic6 with the hpp-22 interface and followed the on screen instructions, half way through a Pro9 message appeared on the radios screen and now nothing works on the radio. the only way I can get a response from the radio is by pressing all four buttons on the right and then the red light comes on with this Pro9 message with the leds at the back flashing, Thats it nothing I do will change this. I have been in contact with Mike at Hitec and he is stumped. Thanks Ian

Thread: Digital Copies
01/07/2013 21:43:35

How does one know when his digital subscriptions finished. I can't find it anywhere and can't remember when I paid for it last.


ian (SA)

Thread: Pitch Gauge ?
19/10/2012 18:46:08

Are there any articles which explains how to use a pitch gauge as I have bought one but have no idea how or what to do with it.



Thread: Trex 500 electrics
02/10/2012 19:14:56

Hi all, thanks for all the support and help with my first heli (trex500E pro) with a fly bar, I assembled it in 10 hrs on Sunday took it back to the shop today for inspection and help with the electrics and the sales men just found problem after problem with my assembly and has sent me home with a list of things for me to do on her, which I don't mind as it is the only way I will learn properly from the beginning even though I now have to strip and adjust and re lock tight half the heli and then take it back for another inspection, only once they are happy with it will they give her a test flight and start my lessons.


01/10/2012 23:34:43

Hi all, just got myself my first helli and it's my first electric flying machine. All my planes are nitro and the electrics are straight forward but this heli with an esc and gyro and optic7 receiver, I'm stumped have know idea how to connect everything and I don't want to damage anything. Has anyone got any simple instructions on what goes we're for me, or a good web sight.



Thread: No lift on Phoenix
01/10/2012 23:26:12

Thanks guys, I new it was easy to fix just me having a blond moment

30/09/2012 22:18:03

Hi all, I've been trying to fly helis on my simulator but on full throttle the helli does not lift, it works fine with the planes but not helis except for the very small ones, I use a Hitec Optic 6 sport on the sim. Can anyone assist it's must be something stupid I am doing.



Thread: OS 40 seized up in the air
28/08/2012 20:49:22

Check your Conrod, I had a brand new Magnum 52 motor seize on its 5 th flight and the Conrod had worn through it sleeve.


Thread: Damaged wing, Glue ?
27/08/2012 16:52:00

Thanks Mark

I did not want it to melt away under my nose because of my stupidity .


27/08/2012 16:12:36

I'm repairing a wing I slightly damaged this weekend and there is polystyrene under the balsa, is there a special glue you use to glue balsa onto polystyrene or will the normal two part epoxy work



Thread: Prop Chart ?
23/08/2012 22:13:18

I know I have seen a prop chart on this site somewhere, do you think I can find it ?

Thread: October 2012 issue feedback, commentary etc.
18/08/2012 23:20:14

You got me all excited, went to the app and the October issue is not online yet, that sucks

18/08/2012 23:16:15

And we here in SA will only see it in October, that's why I subscribe to the digital format

Thread: Fuel Proofing
18/08/2012 23:00:47

Has anyone got any good advice on fuel proofing , I've just made a new firewall for my Calmato and I now need to fuel proof it as the previous one split due to soaking up the excess fuel like a sponge ?



14/08/2012 22:24:14

Hi all, I'm in the market for a new 120 2 stroke engine, can anyone tell me what the difference is with the above manufacturers or are all the engines from the same factory but with different names and prices.



Thread: SC52 Peak Revs.
03/08/2012 21:57:51

Well said Lee, I thought straight away that this SC was to small but then I'm a newbie what do I know. I've just bought a Seagull Edge540 120 size and my min size engine I can use is a 120 but then again I have to take my altitude into consideration .

Thread: Cleaning a weather beaten engine.
25/07/2012 19:40:39

Am I being naive or are you seriously telling me to go to my wife and ask for her slow cooker so I can put some antifreeze in to clean my engines, she would kill me.


Thread: Which country is everyone from ?
24/07/2012 14:00:04

It looks like the majority of us all fly in rugby playing nations except for those kiwis they would not know what a rugby ball looks like ( he he)

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