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  • in reply to: Wobbly Rudder Repair #10880
    Luv2Sail
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    Chuck from Dragon Sailing NA posted a possible manufacturer fix on Facebook, February 12th. I guess we’ll have to wait and see if it happens and/or gets posted here too. Unfortunate that this forum appears to be idle or dead. There’s a lot of good information, resources and tips that are easy to find here, unlike FB. Respectfully submitted.

    in reply to: reciever battery #10596
    Luv2Sail
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    Update:
    I researched more and purchased rechargeable lithium batteries. The constant 1.5V x 4AA = 6.0V used in both Tx and Rx has worked well. This solved the sporadic servo issues, for example. This is based on 3+ months of testing.
    Use a more generic term and get the best rated batteries you feel comfortable buying.

    in reply to: Wobbly Rudder Repair #10595
    Luv2Sail
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    I noticed my wobbly rudder after a few months of sailing. It’s most visible during downwind runs in puffs. On land, I measured the distance. The bottom of my rudder deflects 10mm to port and to starboard or 20mm of total wobble. I’d like to see this fixed. However, is a fix or the problem consistent with manufacturing and the class one-design specs?
    For these reasons, I’m not inclined to invest time trying to repair a wobbly rudder. It seems unnecessary for a RTR one-design boat? I submit we need input from our manufacturing and class leaders. Don’t shoot the messenger, plz. Thank you!

    in reply to: AA LiFe vs LiPo? (For 1.5V) batteries #10594
    Luv2Sail
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    I researched more and purchased rechargeable lithium batteries. The constant 1.5V x 4AA = 6.0V used in both Tx and Rx has worked well. This solved the sporadic servo issues, for example. This is based on 3+ months of testing.
    Use a more generic term and get the best rated batteries you feel comfortable buying.

    in reply to: reciever battery #8334
    Luv2Sail
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    I have a new post about rechargeable batteries. Any issues with LiPo AA batteries (e.g., overheating, quick failure rates, exposure to wet conditions, etc)? Sure would appreciate your experience and thoughts… your post is two years ago. Thanks!

    in reply to: AA LiFe vs LiPo? (For 1.5V) batteries #8333
    Luv2Sail
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    Interesting… sounds like 1.2V for the transmitter and 1.5V for the receiver? RE: I started with 1.2V in both until I read another post here and double checked the DF95 and FS-i6 manuals. 1.5V (4*AA) is spec in FS-i6. I’m experimenting with new Alkaline 1.5V (non-rechargeable), which won’t last for long. <lol>
    What’s nice is a new boat provides new learning opportunities! I’d appreciate any further thoughts about rechargeable batteries whether 1.2V (NiMh) or 1.5V… whatever battery composition you have. Many thanks!

    in reply to: Reciever not working… #8229
    Luv2Sail
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    This is a design oversight I discovered on a recently purchased DF95. One contact on my battery holder was defective. I had spares from EMS. I made a new one and used the Futaba Male Connectors. These have a small flange and connect to the Female Connector one direction only. Maybe this could be addressed in future design updates? HTHS.

    in reply to: Transmitter Error Message #8228
    Luv2Sail
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    The percentage goes up when the boat is further from you. It provides feedback when the boat might be getting out of range for control. At 500 feet approximately, I had a percentage of +/- 60 percent. 15 percent would be relatively close by. HTHS.

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