Our next educational workshop on all electric RC topics will occur on Monday, Nov. 26, 2018.
Time: 6:30pm sharp.
Free Food: Pizza and pop will be served.
Location: Room #1, Burnaby Lake Park West Complex, 3677 Kensington Ave., Burnaby (off Joe Sakic Way, where some of our previous AGMs and swap meets have been held). .
Instructor: Russ T.
Russ T is a long time member of Burnaby Lake Flyers, an RC heli instructor, and former full scale flying instructor. He's able to help members with a lot of different issues, but unable to spend enough one-one time to help everyone.
To multiply the number of members he can help, the club will rent a room with a big whiteboard for an educational event. There will be no agenda; just a show of hands to choose a subset of the topics below to cover with insightful explanations and diagrams.
Possible topics (in no particular order):
Center of Gravity flight testing/adjustment explained.
Motor down and side thrust flight testing.
Landing and hold-off technique.
Transmitter mixing: Why and how to make your plane easier to handle. (E.g. throttle to elevator, throttle to rudder, flap to elevator, aileron to rudder.)
Transmitter (many) buddy box modes.
Receiver antenna placement.
Know your ESC, and whether it can be reset in flight after low voltage, hi current, or hi temp cut-off.
Battery eliminator circuits (BECs).
Understand general wiring using diagram with motor battery, BEC (or rx battery), receiver, ESC, motor. E.g. ESC/BEC combo to receiver connection has power running one way on two wires, and throttle running other way on third wire.
Battery maintenance, storage (fridge?), and measurement.
Assessing a prop for enough power (using wattmeter).
Heli set-up, techniques, flying, and training.
Stability augmentation controllers (e.g. aircraft AS3X vs. safe, heli flybarless controllers).
Glider set up. And why not to use flaperons if you have only outboard ailerons (causes (wash-in wing twist) and stall).
Stalls, spins. And why constant chord wings are less susceptible to wing drop/spin.
Advantages and disadvantages of tricycle landing gear.
Purpose of transmitter expo settings, vs. dual rates. Suggested settings.
Servo arm setup (especially flap considerations), servo testers.
Aircraft colouring for visibility.
Others as suggested by attendees, etc.
Please reply if you would be interested in attending such an educational event some evening. Watch for an announcement on this forum thread.
Cheers, Russ T.