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General Discussion / Servos - how they work
« Last post by Deerslayer on December 06, 2017, 06:34:27 AM »
Here is an excellent and easy to understand video that shows what goes on inside that tiny electronics package in every servo. There are other videos that depict the mechanical actions. Sometime, grab an old servo and pull it apart to see for yourself. I have repaired many servos, as most likely cause of problems is gear damage due to binding or otherwise overstressing the system; for most servos, from the cheap Hextronic ones through to the most expensive, you can buy the gear train and spend a few minutes to restore one to new (sometimes better than new!) condition.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tsrAP8EgcbQ&feature=youtu.be
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Upcoming Events at KRCM and elsewhere / 2018 Upcoming Events - KRCM and Zone
« Last post by Deerslayer on December 06, 2017, 06:25:32 AM »
The attached document was prepared by the Zone Director and Club Presidents.
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Buy, Sell, Trade or Give Away / Re: NEW PRICE! - Airbrush system complete
« Last post by ganguy on December 02, 2017, 12:03:48 PM »
Hey everyone - note the new price! $170
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Buy, Sell, Trade or Give Away / Re: Electric Foamies and gear for sale
« Last post by Deerslayer on December 02, 2017, 09:15:40 AM »
Gary;
Any idea what the Parkzone foamie is?
Why are you up so early.
Note that my airbrush ad now has a price on it, somehow I missed that.Is there any way to contact the people that viewed the ad?

Reg
Parkzone foamie - I don't know what it is, suggest you  call him.
I am always up early - somtimes 0400, more often 0500, occasionally sleep in until 0530! (In my working days, I struggled to get up by 0700, scramble around and get in to work by 0730 - what a life!)
There is no way to tell who has read something. I suggest that you put a Reply in to announce the price.
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Upcoming Events at KRCM and elsewhere / IMPORTANT REMINDER RE: INDOOR FLYING
« Last post by Wilf on December 02, 2017, 08:04:27 AM »
If we are to continue indoor flying, we need YOUR support and participation. Come and hone your flying skills over the winter by flying were it is always CALM, SUNNY, WARM & DRY. Come out and enjoy the comradery of like minded flyers.  All yu need is your MAAC membership card to enjoy this great flying.



This Sunday, December 3rd , there will be indoor flying from 11am to 1pm at the Westbrook dome.  The cost is $20 and we will be set up at the far field #4.  We can enter through the airlock on the side of the building at 10:50am, and anyone showing up after that can enter through the main doors at the front of the building.
We are still offering a SEASON MEMBERSHIP for $120 ($60 for Juniors)!  This works out to a savings of $20 for the year and it will help us to get a head start on payments to the facility.  Listed below you will find all of the dates for the season and the flying schedule.
Hope to see you this Sunday,
Mike
All on # Field 4
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Buy, Sell, Trade or Give Away / Re: Electric Foamies and gear for sale
« Last post by ganguy on December 02, 2017, 07:38:20 AM »
Gary;
Any idea what the Parkzone foamie is?
Why are you up so early.
Note that my airbrush ad now has a price on it, somehow I missed that.Is there any way to contact the people that viewed the ad?

Reg
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Buy, Sell, Trade or Give Away / Electric Foamies and gear for sale
« Last post by Deerslayer on December 02, 2017, 05:02:47 AM »
Hi Gary,

Would you please look after posting this for Jim?

Thanks,

Rolly

 

From: Jim Lancastle

Sent: Wednesday, November 29, 2017 5:06 PM

To: Rolly

Subject:
Jim Lancastle is leaving the hobby and has some good stuff for sale.

PARK ZONE FOAMIE, 80" WS, RUDDER AND ELEVATOR, SPEED CONTROL AND CUTOFF, MATCHING RADIO, NEVER FLOWN

 

FLYZONE CALYPSO FOAMIE, 72" WS, RUDD, ELEV, AILER, SPEED CONTROL AND CUTOFF, MATCHING RADIO, LITTLE FLYING TIME, NEVER CRASHED

 

ELECTRIFLY SPECTRA, 80" WS, RUDD, ELEV, BALSA CONST, CONVERTED TO GLIDER WITH HI START, MATCHING RADIO, GOOD CONDITION, NO CRASHES

 

RADIOS ... SPECTRUM 5 CH, TACTIC 4 CH, FUTABA 4CH FM

 

LI-PO'S .. 4 1300 Mah ... AA'S FOR RADIOS

 

INTELLIGENT DIGITAL BALANCED CHARGER FOR ALL BATTERY TYPES

 

$200.00 FOR EVERYTHING

 

JIM LANCASTLE   613-389-8874 or email  jim.lancastle0@gmail.com

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FPV at KRCM / Wilfs Simple Pan/Tilt System
« Last post by Deerslayer on November 28, 2017, 07:48:05 AM »
Wilf has taken a slightly different approach. Here is his very neat Pan/Tilt system, as mounted on his new Sky Mule (attached pictures).

Some of the differences between his and mine:

I use standard Turnigy 5g servos hot glued onto the camera platform. At least at this time, my system uses a base which can be Velcroed onto whatever plane I want. This is the most compact and adaptable arrangement I could come up with.

Wilf uses Turnigy 180 degree sweep servos, one being mounted into the camera platform for Pan while the other is mounted into the base, to Tilt the camera platform itself. The Pan servo may be useful for gazing around to extreme angles. Tilt would likely never require much movement but, hey, he had these servos itching to be put to use, so ...! His system is slightly less compact than mine in some ways. He solidly mounts most of the servo into a cut-out in the plane, so it is less versatile, i.e., more effort to change to a different plane. However, he gets a more solid mount and his Tilt mechanism, I think, works out to be better than mine.

The other difference is that Wilf's system has actually been flown, while mine is still "ridin' the pine" as the hockey players say.   :(

A long time ago, Flypaper gave me a couple of little solid state gyros from helicopters. I plane to set one in between the receiver and one of the two axes, probably Tilt to start with. My Fun Cub is one of my test vehicles and I will probably try my Pan/Tilt system on it first.
I already use 7 channels of the DX9, so that leaves me with 2 for this camera system. No stabilizer for the plane, so having one or both of my camera system's axes stabilized may be worthwhile.

Wilf also has a couple of these little gyros kicking around, so he will probably beat me to trying this out, too!
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Buy, Sell, Trade or Give Away / NEW PRICE! - Airbrush system complete
« Last post by ganguy on November 26, 2017, 12:04:17 PM »
This is a high-grade airbrush system in excellent condition, used less than ten times on small jobs with acrylics. Airbrushes and accessories have been kept clean. Manuals and instructions sheets for the compressor and Iwata airbrush are included, not shown in photos here.
The set consists of:
     1  Paasche DA300R compressor with regulator and moisture trap
     1  IWAN4500 - Neo Gravity Iwa  Airbrush with 2 cups
     1  IWABT010 - Airbrush Hose 10' Iwa
     1  Power Set airbrush and accessories, hose, 2 cups and lids
     1  tube of Superlube airbrush lubricant
     1 4oz bottle of Testors Universal Acrylic cleaner

BUY IT NOW FOR $190.00!  This set is worth $335 new. I don't need it as I am getting out of painting planes..
Will deliver in Kingston area at my convenience, or it is available for pickup in Gananoque.
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