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Thread: FrSky Neuron ESC
22/07/2019 16:22:29

All working.

All it required was BLHeli 32 to read from the ESC do nothing except write it back to the ESC

Telemetry sensors then discovered...

So if your new out of the box Neuron does not show the sensors give it a boot up the USB

Cheers

Charlie

22/07/2019 11:09:27

Hi

Yes motor connected and ran it briefly, seems to control the speed OK

So running from a Lipo as per diagram no centre pin on the sport on this item.

The brake is on. I am wondering if the Auto Telemetry is set to off...

I have just sent for a DYS V2USB Linker. Maybe that will shed some light on the thing.

Cheers

21/07/2019 15:44:27

Hi Mike

I have just purchased a Neuron ESC. Looks like a nice item.

Obbviously, to change config I will need to use BlHeli software.

However, just connectiing it to a RX. I cannot seem to find any sensors.

I have updated my Taranis and Horus to 2.2.4 but can not discover any sensors.

Testing with the same cables a std lipo sensor works OK

Am I missing something?

Cheers

Charlie

Thread: Seagull E-Pioneer
16/07/2019 20:58:28

Hi Paul

Sorry, missed this...

11x7

I have just (yesterday) passed my A test using the Pioneer, and great trainer.

30/05/2019 20:09:43

Yep I am with Andy, no need for a cover, Velcro on battery and two Velcro straps. Keeps the ESC nice and cool.

I pass the connectors through the bulkhead so I can connect the battery via the top hatch. Makes it safer as the model is both upright and constrained.

I use the 4 max setup with 3S battery more than enough power.

Charlie

27/05/2019 20:19:12

I have an e-Pioneer

It has no side thrust issues. So no need to add anything

Flies very well and is sooooooo much better than my foamy trainer

Thread: New Model Servo/Trim setup
17/05/2019 22:01:15

Understood,

I will wait until I have installed the Rx and bound it to the Tx

Cheers

17/05/2019 21:51:41

Hi Percy

Hmm I think its just I can not put it into wordssmiley

I agree I can setup with the TX and centre it with trim, but I have not got that far yet (no RX fitted).

Just confused with the servo tester difference of what is centre.....

What will the TX see as centre?

Not much point in spending time aligning if it changes when the TX is in control, that's all

Cheers

Charlie

17/05/2019 21:51:40

Hi Percy

Hmm I think its just I can not put it into wordssmiley

I agree I can setup with the TX and centre it with trim, but I have not got that far yet (no RX fitted).

Just confused with the servo tester difference of what is centre.....

What will the TX see as centre?

Not much point in spending time aligning if it changes when the TX is in control, that's all

Cheers

Charlie

17/05/2019 21:23:47

Hi All,

Just setting up a new build trainer, Seagull e Pioneer

Using a servo tester I can see the standard max travel in each direction 800 - 2200

which gives a theoretical centre of 1500?

However, my tester also stops at say (arbitrary value) 1479 prior to going to 1500.

Am I right in thinking

a. This is the actual servo centre (each being different)?

b. I should use this value to align the control surfaces (ruler) to centre adjust the arms?

c. Is this the way to set the initial trim?

Cheers

Charlie

Thread: Suitable caption?
12/05/2019 19:00:32

Note to self.. Don't stand on the strip😇

Thread: CAA registration consulation
26/04/2019 16:44:56

Typical, I have just started with this hobby and under club instruction to obtain the BFMA A test. which I need to fly un supervised at model club fields.

I can just see me having passed this test, having a couple of weeks to enjoy flying only to be grounded by this new legislation. As a member of the so called BFMA I would have thought they would have been in dialogue with the CAA and would have informed its members prior to finding out via Facebook...... and this forum.

However if they where not involved in these new changes it beggars the question what do they do with the membership fees!

Dont get me wrong I don't have any issues with registering and being a proven safe or able pilot. I just won't do it twice

Thread: Lipo and FrSky SPort Telemetry
03/03/2019 19:57:07

Many thanks Attilio and Pete

I will adjust accordingly.

last thing I need at the moment is to think about battery failures.

There is enough to keep me occupied trying to fly the thing....

cheers

Charlie

03/03/2019 17:55:51

Thanks everyone.

I have now configured my Open TX to display the cell voltages with an alert if the lowest gets below 3.3v for more than 3 seconds, as a final let's get down now.

i have also set a display of remaining mAh that has a 20% reserve. With an alert at 10% remaining.

With your input this should give me plenty of time to do a circuit and land with a good 20% left in the Battery.

I will also set a timer for 10 mins.

Thanks again for all the info, I really get a lot out of this forum

cheers

charlie

02/03/2019 09:29:57

Hi Frank,

Excellent suggestion, thank you.

Charlie

01/03/2019 19:03:55

Hi All,

Hi This is my first post as a newbe.

Quick intro, I've joined a local club and have an instructor. Just had my second outing to the field. I have a FMS Kingfisher as my trainer with 11.1v 2200mAH 3 cell batteries. The first flight we flew 10mins and had 45% left in the battery. Weather was nice about 15c at ground level. So it was suggested to set the timer for 14mins for the second flight. This worked OK.

Given this I added a current and voltage sensor to the aircraft. Which work well.

So to the issue. I set an alarm at 11.30v and after about 2 mins flying it went off ! today the Weather was colder 10c but with a 12mph wind chill (felt cold)

Result we came in and it ended the training...

A few tests at the pits indicated the motor draws max 26A the cells ended at 3.79 3.80 3.81

I checked the logs at home and the starting voltage was 12.53v when it hit 11.30v it recovered back to 11.80v soon after and then gradually went down to a low of 10.80v and back to 11.40v before we landed.

So the Question, I clearly have not set the alert correctly. Should it be less 40% and should I have a long delay before the alert sounds?

PS. The GPS module takes ages to lock can it be powered separately?

Cheers

Charlie

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