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Member postings for Failed Flyer

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Thread: Do I need a new charger
04/12/2019 10:50:42

After a long long break from flying I bought some 4S 2200 zippy compact from Hobbyking. Initial voltage was measured from 3 sources.

Simple lipo checker (voltage converted to capacity using internet voltage/capacity graphs)

Multimeter (using same graph)

Prolux multichecker includes capacity

First surprise all recorded 20%. Is this very low for a new battery?

Charged using a Sigma EQ 50 watt charger (circa 2009!) using 1C 2.2 amps. Initial voltage much higher than initial readings. Terminated when charger reached 4.0 volts. ( graph gave 80% capacity). However all three checkers gave 70%!!

Checked second battery, initially the same. This time fitted wattmeter between charger and battery. All voltage readings the same as the charger. but amps were 1,86. Any ideas why please?

I guess the answer is to buy a new charger. RCM&E December review of the Overlander RC-S65 looks to me my needs.

Would appreciate any comments on my saga.

Thread: My Lord- Ton van Munsteren
26/07/2019 19:26:04

Love the design. Do you have a design for the aileron wing you decided not to carry on with?

Thank you

Thread: David Boddington RM Trainer
15/03/2019 19:02:12

Thank you all for your help. I hope to get the plane into the air soon. It is 55 years since I built a Vernon Robot with single channel RC and a Alan Mercury Am 25 motor. How the hobby has changed .I am glad I had the courage to start again. I just hope I can achieve my A certificate at my senior years! Thanks again.

14/03/2019 18:48:17

On plan RM287 RM Trainer I can't find the ailerons, elevator and rudder settings. Looking at the Aerobat plan RM 285 the deflections for a beginner are ailerons 1/4in up. 3/16in down, elevator 3/8in each way, rudder 3/4in each way. Measuring from the RM Trainer plan would suggest ailerons 1/4in each way, elevator 3/8in each way and rudder 3/4in each way. I guess the actual dimensions were in the original build text. Can anybody confirm what they were intended to be for a beginner?...Thank you.

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