Here is a list of all the postings Andy48 has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Strange problem|
Nah! Seeing what happens down at the field, you're right it wouldn't happen with a glow or diesel. Usually they just don't run at all.
|Thread: Ebay sellers...|
Edited By Andy48 on 10/06/2020 16:02:42
|Thread: Lipo charging, an unforseen danger|
You have completely missed the point. The charger did not see the correct voltage so could not put a brake on the high voltage cell.
No. Nothing wrong with the charger. It was a connection problem in the balance lead, so the charger never saw the correct voltage.
This could happen to any make of charger.
Came across something really scary today. I have several chargers and was duly charging some batteries. Each charger has a monitor showing the individual cell voltage. One 5S battery was showing one cell a few tenths of a volt lower than the rest which was puzzling. Normally they are quite close, and I always balance charge them. It was OK last time I charged it.
I was with them in the workshop, and checked up on them 20 minutes later. This battery was now showing the same cell nearly a volt lower! I switched off the charger and checked the balance lead and its connections to the charger. When I switched on again, the other 4 cells showed 3.95 volts and this cell showed 4.22 volts. The charger had sensed the lower voltage from this cell and had duly tried to charge this one up first into line with the other cells. In reality it was overcharging one cell, and had I left them or not noticed it, it could have resulted in a fire.
Had it actually caught fire, I would never have been the wiser as to what happened.
As the safety warnings say, never leave lipos charging unattended, and I'd also add keep a regular check of each cell voltage as they charge.
Edited By Andy48 on 08/06/2020 17:57:12
|Thread: Control linkages|
Again not true with the FrSky systems.
Not strictly true these days. The FrSky systems can buddy with almost any make of transmitter with a buddy box output.
|Thread: Managing OpenTX for two transmitters|
That is exactly what the Radio Profiles is for.
|Thread: Electric or not?|
Heavier props put more strain on the bearings of electric motors. Personally I found IC props gave a worse performance size for size.
|Thread: Motor thrust alignment Junior 60|
If you want to keep your fingers do install a safety plug.
|Thread: FrSky Horus X10S Express LBT to OpenTX|
Nope. Dead easy. Install Companion on the computer first, and as Peter says you must use the right radio profile before installing on the Horus.
Not quite up to date, but fairly close: **LINK**
|Thread: Sopwith tail logo|
Microsoft Publisher will allow you to save a page as a Jpeg file.
|Thread: how well do you know transmitters|
That's because all the cost of the transmitter goes into the hardware. As it uses OpenTX, there is no cost involved for the software. Its a win-win for the user.
Number 3 is a Taranis X9D. If I didn't already know its printed on the circuit board.
Edited By Andy48 on 26/05/2020 21:49:06
|Thread: Sopwith tail logo|
Edited By Andy48 on 26/05/2020 13:36:49
or have a look here for a printed handbook: OpenTX handbook
Try the second section, Getting Started, you don't even need a transmitter to find out about it and get going.
Edited By Andy48 on 24/05/2020 12:42:36
OK, you've made your point that you don't like OpenTX though you've never used it, and clearly know very little about it. The rest of this waffle makes very little sense in the limited market of RC transmitters and the few manufacturers of that equipment that exist.
You have this completely the wrong way round. OpenTX is "open" because the source code is freely available and open to anyone to adapt and use for free.
No transmitter manufacturers "support" it, though several make use of it.
All modern transmitters are programmable. You might have to take up long distance running as a new hobby.
Personally I'd update the lot rather than buying extra modules to prop up an old system. Transmitters and receivers are as cheap as chips these days, smaller and better in many ways. If you lose one model because of the old system, then a new transmitter and receiver would have paid for itself.
Frankly I was glad to get rid of my Spektrum gear like many in our club. I lost 3 models in exactly the same circumstances due due to radio problems within a fortnight. Never had a problem since changing kit, and the only models that have not made it safely back to earth have been due to pilot error.
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