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General Discussion / Re: Servos - how they work
« Last post by ganguy on December 06, 2017, 09:27:39 AM »
Yes, the HXT kits are peanuts, and after a try or two, easy to fix the 900's. I still haven't figured out how to open the 500's.
It's always the second gear from the top so I have quite a collection of the others. Sometimes I change the whole set, others, I just change the #2.
But as yet, I haven't found any kits for the other brands, especially Turnigy metal gear. Any ideas?
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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: 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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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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General Discussion / Re: RIP Gord
« Last post by cicopo on November 26, 2017, 09:58:42 AM »
I'm sorry to read this sad news. I don't think I met him but read a lot of his messages at RC Canada & always found them informative & friendly.

Larry
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General Discussion / Re: RIP Gord
« Last post by gt48 on November 26, 2017, 08:18:24 AM »
Whenever Gord would pull up to the field I would smile inside and maybe stay a little longer than I planned. If he was there when I pulled up I would think "I hope Gord is staying for awhile".
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General Discussion / Re: RIP Gord
« Last post by Deerslayer on November 25, 2017, 09:01:21 AM »
Here are a few pictures I dug up from recent years. I may have more from long ago, I hope, and will post them.

Others are strongly encouraged to post their pictures!

At this sad time, we have to remember and fondly recall what he got from his hobby. Don't be afraid to laugh.  He got a great deal of pleasure from bringing smiles to others' faces - some of his flying contraptions sure did!
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