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02-09-2006 06:04 AM  12 years agoPost 1
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Was my heli trying to tell me it was to cold??

I was outside making some adjustments and after a few minutes, all controls started getting more sluglish by the minute, I thought 'are my figers that cold already'....decided to change packs, even though still had 6 min or more on the first one. After I changed the pack, I still observed the servos moving really slow, all the servos were..and they had a funny sound, like they were running on minimal power. My first thought was, perhaps the li poly batteries do this below a certain temp....I was on the verge of getting rid of my tail wag..then the lil Trex acted like it was half alseep, drunk on some good stuff, then I noticed the servos were all sluggish....wondering if the temp was my problem??

Michael

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02-09-2006 06:20 AM  12 years agoPost 2
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I've been inside a warm room for just 15 min....now servos are snappy again..
This is making me wondering what temps I can operate my li poly's in??

Michael

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02-09-2006 08:57 AM  12 years agoPost 3
Rob_T

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I've noticed major loss of head speed and much more bogging flying in the cold, but hadn't noticed the servos slowing down. It's possible the linkages were getting stiff so the servos had to push harder (which does slow them down).

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02-09-2006 09:07 AM  12 years agoPost 4
OICU812

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It is the links getting tight on the balls. I fly and have flown in -10 allready. Just keep the lipos warm until you need em everything will be fine.

...Once upon a time there were Nitros, flybars and frequency pins...

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02-09-2006 02:15 PM  12 years agoPost 5
lakespinner2

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Is there a good way to keep the batteries warm at the field (with no power available) over a several hour period ?

I've tried putting an oven toasted brick in the bottom of a cooler, wrapped in towels, to gently keep the batteries warm but for some reason moisture forms on the inside walls of my plastic cooler and I don't want the batts damp. It does hold the gentle heat for a few hours but there has to be a better way. Anyone have any good tricks ?

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02-09-2006 02:54 PM  12 years agoPost 6
Gary Hoorn

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I have kept them in my pocket at times. If it is really cold I have to retreat to the car and run the heater
Gary

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02-10-2006 12:13 AM  12 years agoPost 7
Dr.Ben

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Tight ball links play a MAJOR role in this this. The Align links shrink A LOT in cold weather.

Ben Minor

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02-10-2006 01:33 AM  12 years agoPost 8
Ozydego

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Keep them lipos in your jeans pockets... they like it all toasty and warm... Did that sound rednecky??

But Honey, I can't live with just stock.....

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02-10-2006 01:38 AM  12 years agoPost 9
nojohnny101

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hey
i heard someguy placing a towel over his car battery after he drove to where he flies...and then just set the batteries on your car battery (with a towel seperating the two)

just an idea

never tried it myself

Thanks
~Will~

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02-10-2006 01:48 AM  12 years agoPost 10
JoeHeli

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Hey Michael.
How did the advice go in regards to your tail from John?
CrazyJoe

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02-10-2006 10:56 PM  12 years agoPost 11
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Advice from ready heli
Crazy joe,

I get less wag when DS is off, still have testing to do.

Thanks,

Michael

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02-11-2006 01:11 AM  12 years agoPost 12
Ozydego

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DS with a digital servo may cause wag because the servo is getting a lot more commands a second that it can understand and send out. If you had a little wag, it may be amplified. I had to set the delay even with the DS digital combo to get rid of my pirouette wag. I also had to lower my gain about 10%, but I don't see that as a bad thing...

But Honey, I can't live with just stock.....

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