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    Old School ZMR 250 Flyer. Have one ESC that continues to power after disarm, bad vid

    So, I have some old cheap makefire* 20A ESCs, all I can afford right now being between jobs. I got some replacement motors from HK due to issues with some others. Now I have one ESC that continues to spin the motor even after disarm. This is what I think is causing my video to be terrible. I...
  2. Aretaic

    Propping Up for Floats?

    So I'm setting up the FT Simple Cub with a set of floats, I'm curious if the 8045 slow flyer prop is still alright with the extra drag (both in the water and the air) and additional weight. I've been using the B power packs, with the 20A ESC and Emax 2213-935KV, Hyperion 3s 1100Mah batteries...
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    Computer Power Supply Question - 12V rail full amps

    So I will be converting a generic 600W desktop PSU to a power supply for charging LiPos. I have tested it powers on by pulling the green wire to ground and the yellow wires (12V rail) is providing 12V output. The PSU I've got is rated at 25A on the 12V rail, which is 300W. 1. I want to use a...
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    FT Explorer with a Bixler 2 Stock Motor

    Hi there, I had a Turnigy Park 450 in my previous Explorer and it had plenty of power. Now I've built my second Explorer and I wonder if it can fly with a 1300 kv Bixler 2 stock motor? As this motor is not very powerfull I will not put any FPV equipment. Thank you all
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    FT Mini Arrow efficiency build

    WOW!! Totally blown away with some of these Arrow designs and just the forum community in general. I now have another question to ask. I have decided on my second plane, and would like to get a general idea for what to shop around for. I'd really enjoy an Arrow with some zip but also efficiency...
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    Two minis, one power pack

    My 9 year old (nearly 10) daughter is showing an interest in these planes, and I could use something a bit slower for casual flights in the tiny field behind our office. My Spear is just too fast for my skillset in such tight quarters at the moment. So, I'm thinking about putting together a...
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    Help - wiring power

    Hey guys so came across a compact easy ground station https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2wnS1T5haY made myself one the only thing i added was lipo battery checker inline that has a momentary switch wired to it (only display voltage when i press the button). after using it for sometime thought it...
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    X4R and Taranis Binds only over USB

    Just got my first quad set up and am having some issues binding up the X4r and the Taranis. When I have the Kiss FC plugged in via USB, I am able to bind to the X4R. After I have everything calibrated, unplug the USB and plug a LiPo in to the PDB, the X4R doesn't seem to be powered. Any...
  9. J

    power setup for my Versa blunt

    Hi! I'm Jack, Long term areal videographer at JJDrones (http://www.JJdrones.co.uk) I have recently purchased a VersaWing Blunt nose, I have covered it in duct tape (Mad it super heavy) and it's dead weight (frame +servos's only) is 800G Aprox. I am looking for a motor and esc that are capable...
  10. J

    Naze32 Rev6 Power Problem

    Hi guys I am currently doing my first Naze 32 build, I have connected the Receiver, Esc's and OSD and everything is working. But for some reason today, when trying to connect to cleanflight with a usb cable there is now a problem. The blue light comes on but is very dim and does not connect...
  11. J

    BEC for naze 32

    I bought: 1quanum falcon quad frame 1 afro 12a esc !!! Oops! 4 multistar motors 1 orange rx 4channel with 6channel ppm and a naze32. My1st quad... I realized my mistake and went to the local hobby shop and bought 4 hitec 12a multi rotor esc WITHOUT bec. My second mistake/oversight. Short of...
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    electrohub, bendy props or tuning issue?

    Hi everyone. I've got a electrohub and so far it's been great. However recently It's been dipping on the front right motor when under high power. When I slam the throttle, it's almost like it wants to roll over until I back off. I'm not sure weather it's always done this, because I've only just...
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    Powering a FPV camera from the AUX of a distribution board?

    I am new to using FPV and I would like to know if there is a way to step down the aux output of a power distribution board to be able to power a small fpv camera here are the exact parts I am using if that helps: Camera : Spektrum VA1100 Ultra Micro FPV Camera Requires : 3.3-4.3v to...
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    What is the difference?

    So what is so different between a motor for a plane and a quadcopter? For example a 1000kv motor for a plane vs a 1000kv motor for a quadcopter. Also it would be very helpful if you can recommend me 4 good motors for a quadcopter. Around 1000kv preferably not below 1000. Also Is a 4s battery...
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    Powering the Skyline 32 on Electrohub

    Hello, Thank you everyone who helped with my motor direction and the Naze 32. We ultimately over soldered things and so purchased a Skyline 32 board. We are using the FT Electrohub in a Dragonfly configuration. I have a Graupner TX and RX. So... I have plugged the wires from my RX making...
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    Bixler 2 Power System Recommendations?

    Hey alright so I have a Bixler 2. Total weight with GoPro, battery, ESC, and servos (without motor) is about 31oz. I was wondering what motor/prop combination I should use. I already have an E-Flite Park 480 and a Suppo Motor from Grayson Hobby (link...
  17. jaskoller

    FT Guinea Pig Wiring Battery

    Currently building the FT Guinea. I'm curious what other people have done on the power/wiring. Has anyone run separate batteries for each ESC? If so, how did you do that? I have some ideas, but wanted to see what the community does. I'm assuming most people just run one battery. Please let...
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    I'm giving her all she's got Captain!/Problem with weight, balance or something else?

    Hi there! I built a flamewheel using real DJI parts and an "E300 Tuned Propulsion System" (full specs below) and it flew OK, but has been under powered; it was at around 70% throttle to hover but never any issues with maneuverability, recovery etc. I am using a 2200 3s 20-30c lipo. But I am...
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    Graupner GR-24 12ch receiver

    Hi guys, I am running the MZ-24 and GR-24 Hott system in a big scale scratch build balsa P-38. With a multitude of servos, multiple on same channels via Y-leads, and 3 power-hungry electric retracts, am I in danger of overloading the receiver? It seems like a lot of amp draw thru that little...
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    Can't get Punjet to fly. What am I doing wrong?

    I purchased the standard (recommended) Punjet setup from FT - the Power Pack A (Minis) and I cannot get it to fly. I am using the Loong-Max 800mAh 3s 20c Lipo Battery sold on FT, and the setup together doesn't produce enough thrust to fly. Also, I built according to instructions, and had to...