Search found 145 matches

by Peter Allen
03 Dec 2014, 01:29
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Florida clubs sailing IOMs?
Replies: 3
Views: 3073

Re: Florida clubs sailing IOMs?

Yup theres a tough bunch that sail at Sable Pines 1/2 hour North of Ft Lauderdale.Go on the USA forum and find them,if not contact me and i'll give you a cell #.
by Peter Allen
20 Sep 2012, 23:52
Forum: General IOM
Topic: What batteries are people using?
Replies: 36
Views: 14353

Re: What batteries are people using?

I use a 850mah and sail from 2.30-5pm most of the time they wind up at 3.85v per cell which is perfect storage voltage,so i need not even put them back on the charger for a storage charge .I like the lead in the bottom of the boat. :D
by Peter Allen
18 Aug 2012, 13:10
Forum: General IOM
Topic: What batteries are people using?
Replies: 36
Views: 14353

Re: What batteries are people using?

HK usually states two weights on the spec sheet one is shipping weight.Deans micros will work fine but some say it's easy to short the batt with the exposed pins so be aware of that.
by Peter Allen
20 Jul 2012, 15:48
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Data transmission from the boat
Replies: 41
Views: 16784

Re: Data transmission from the boat

Barry, what is the status on this,i'm heading to the USA nats and it's a matter of turming it on or off,i like to race in the water not in the protest room.I know what my batts do irreguardless.Thanks Peter
by Peter Allen
20 Jul 2012, 02:57
Forum: General IOM
Topic: What batteries are people using?
Replies: 36
Views: 14353

Re: What batteries are people using?

I use LiPo's most volts for the least weight,i did'nt doubt you when you posted the weight but i'm suprized they are as light as a 850mah lipo.Capasity affects weight in all the different chemistries we use.Peter
by Peter Allen
19 Jul 2012, 00:40
Forum: General IOM
Topic: What batteries are people using?
Replies: 36
Views: 14353

Re: What batteries are people using?

Yea i'm scratching my head also,when i look up lipos on HK a Turnigy 20C 1000mah is 62g and the 20C 1600 mah are 97g,LiFe's are supposed to weigh a bit more but Dave said he's weighed them 49g-76g both lighter.
by Peter Allen
18 Jul 2012, 16:03
Forum: General IOM
Topic: What batteries are people using?
Replies: 36
Views: 14353

Re: What batteries are people using?

Very good i'm suprized,my 850mah lipos weigh 45g.What charger are you using do you have a balance charger for the LiFe chemistry?
by Peter Allen
16 Jul 2012, 18:23
Forum: General IOM
Topic: What batteries are people using?
Replies: 36
Views: 14353

Re: What batteries are people using?

Nothing wrong with endloop low self discharge batts probably the best brand in NiMh,just that 5 cells are 6v and nowhere near the 9v spec an RMG can take so 6 cell pack is better 7.2v,i feel better having a 125g extra in lead in the bottom of the boat 45g-170g ,while the RMG winch on a 2s lipo and 5...
by Peter Allen
12 Jul 2012, 19:11
Forum: General IOM
Topic: What batteries are people using?
Replies: 36
Views: 14353

Re: What batteries are people using?

I did ask the question and yes the aircraft guys are using them directly to power the Rx and servos with no problems.
by Peter Allen
09 Jul 2012, 13:38
Forum: General IOM
Topic: What batteries are people using?
Replies: 36
Views: 14353

Re: What batteries are people using?

One thing of concern is the 6.6 voltage is nominal these batts will come off the charger fully charged at about 7.2 volts and quickly drop a bit,they are a bit different in having a very flat discharge curve meaning they they will drop from full charge voltage and run at that voltage the whole way t...
by Peter Allen
09 Jul 2012, 12:53
Forum: General IOM
Topic: What batteries are people using?
Replies: 36
Views: 14353

Re: What batteries are people using?

That's a good choise not quite as much volts as a lipo 6.6 opposed to 7.4, but a more docile chemistry with fast charging capability,however i doubt thier claim that this battery weighs 68 grams a 2s 1600mah lipo is around 97g and LiFe's are a bit heavier so i would expect them to weigh 110-115g nea...
by Peter Allen
15 Apr 2012, 14:05
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Brushless winch
Replies: 12
Views: 9606

Re: Brushless winch

I think the RMG spec is correct at 6.1 revolutions per sec at least the EF model.Per minute would be slower than the Hi tec drum.
by Peter Allen
15 Apr 2012, 05:43
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Brushless winch
Replies: 12
Views: 9606

Re: Brushless winch

An RMG is repedtively accurate in it's trim position i like that if i want to crack i prefer to do it on the joystick and not guess where i am,when i'm in i know where i am lol.
Speed you are not clear by any means on this equasion,feel free to call me RABBIT.
by Peter Allen
14 Apr 2012, 15:44
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Brushless winch
Replies: 12
Views: 9606

Re: Brushless winch

Another question gentlemen 6,1 n-min. I cannot relate to this speed spec,what is the drum size and what is the comparable real time speed to lets say a RMG 280EF on a 32mm drum???
by Peter Allen
14 Apr 2012, 15:08
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Brushless winch
Replies: 12
Views: 9606

Re: Brushless winch

Thank you for clearing that up.Now as Anders has said we need one to be tested against the other winches on the market.I only have experience with RMG and have never even sailed a boat with an arm winch,as i tend to travel to regattas i always think in my mind the Hi Tec arm to be too easy to burn o...
by Peter Allen
12 Apr 2012, 16:08
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Brushless winch
Replies: 12
Views: 9606

Re: Brushless winch

Anders,what is your opinion of the circuit board being exposed,in one way it will be easy to change wires or spray it for self maintanence,but in most cases 90% of IOM's leak small or great amounts of water very few are totally dry.Peter
by Peter Allen
24 Mar 2012, 12:10
Forum: Marketplace
Topic: For sale Italico
Replies: 1
Views: 3235

Re: For sale Italico

Sold
by Peter Allen
04 Mar 2012, 14:02
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Data transmission from the boat
Replies: 41
Views: 16784

Re: Data transmission from the boat

Sorry John i misunderstood you,i agree my feeling is to keep telemetry out of the class except for batt voltage as this would seem to be a default feature of present radios and the ones who are going to implement it.It cannot improve your skill or boatspeed but it's handy to have especially for the ...
by Peter Allen
02 Mar 2012, 10:24
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Data transmission from the boat
Replies: 41
Views: 16784

Re: Data transmission from the boat

We need to say function is restricted to two controls,winch and rudder.Quote John it's possible you can't buy one of those in the very near future,batt telemetry is already available by default on radios that are considerd entry level by the industry therefore everybody is going to do it to compete....
by Peter Allen
01 Mar 2012, 13:25
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Data transmission from the boat
Replies: 41
Views: 16784

Re: Data transmission from the boat

So where is this idea of automated telemetry coming from?anyone have a link as i have certainly not read of it's inpending release by any manufacturer or futhermore of it's existance in a testing format.I would agree that all the major brands are going to impliment telemetry in order to compete with...
by Peter Allen
25 Feb 2012, 02:37
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Data transmission from the boat
Replies: 41
Views: 16784

Re: Data transmission from the boat

Simple just buy a radio that meets class rules several options available. :D
by Peter Allen
24 Feb 2012, 14:34
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Data transmission from the boat
Replies: 41
Views: 16784

Re: Data transmission from the boat

Lester what you have described is the full use of telemetry and i agree it should not be allowed the rules are already in place.However recieving batt voltage is not quite in the same pot ,it's just useful information for LiPo users and has no bearing on boatspeed,nevertheless it's also illegal.Ther...
by Peter Allen
24 Feb 2012, 00:04
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Data transmission from the boat
Replies: 41
Views: 16784

Re: Data transmission from the boat

As i had an optic i already had an Rx,having sold that Tx the Aurora was $279 so it was not an expensive upgrade in my personal switch cost was not an issue,but what a step up with what the radio can do.I see no reason to ban radios if they comply with class rules as it's usually the guy behind the ...
by Peter Allen
23 Feb 2012, 19:22
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Data transmission from the boat
Replies: 41
Views: 16784

Re: Data transmission from the boat

Actually come to think of it unknown to me at the time the Optic 6 that i used at the worlds would be consider'd illegal as it comes stock with a Optima Rx,that Rx is transmitting batt voltage just that the Tx is not capable of reciving or displaying it,only now with the Minima can it be tecnically ...
by Peter Allen
23 Feb 2012, 18:33
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Data transmission from the boat
Replies: 41
Views: 16784

Re: Data transmission from the boat

Well while you guys thrash this one out,i am using a HiTec Aurora 9 radio which is telementry capable and gives batt voltage on the screen without the need for sensors provided you are using the Optima 6,7 or 9 Rx, you get the main pack voltage if plugged into the SPC port or if not you see the 5v f...
by Peter Allen
16 Nov 2011, 14:20
Forum: Marketplace
Topic: For sale Italico
Replies: 1
Views: 3235

For sale Italico

SailsEtc Italico hull red 2 rigs rudder servo,this boat is in good condition and can sail with anything in moderate to light conditions,No1 rig is sleeved so can ship in one box excellent beginner club boat.$800 USD+SHIPPING.
stilettocruises@yahoo.com
by Peter Allen
12 Jul 2011, 16:40
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Single Panel Molded Sails
Replies: 90
Views: 41992

Re: Single Panel Molded Sails

Ted,i hear what you're saying but i don't know what you're thinking.I simply hate using Pet film sails,you need to mount them on an operating table and handle them for life with kid gloves,PX-15 is far better in that department and come to think of it you can't mould shape because it has arimid fibe...
by Peter Allen
23 Jun 2011, 18:36
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Single Panel Molded Sails
Replies: 90
Views: 41992

Re: Single Panel Molded Sails

The question of moulded sails to me is moot.I respect the decision made at the worlds by the measurement team and had no problem racing CRO or ISR thier sails were the same area as mine,the problem was not moulded sails it was faster sailors!!! The only problem i see as Brad brought up is some pante...
by Peter Allen
17 Jun 2011, 17:44
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Single Panel Molded Sails
Replies: 90
Views: 41992

Re: Single Panel Molded Sails

Can't be illegal,they all passed event measurement,there was talk that they would exceed the limit if pressed flat with the built in camber, but a seamed sail also carries camber so the same result would apply if pressed flat.
by Peter Allen
19 May 2011, 16:24
Forum: General IOM
Topic: What batteries are people using?
Replies: 36
Views: 14353

Re: What batteries are people using?

Bruce are you reffering to LiPo's 12.6v is normal end voltage after charging ,where Barry is refering to Nimh,i have charged over the years using hi quality delta peak chargers to cheap wall warts and never seen 12+v out of a NiMh pack best i've seen is 11.6 or so,if Barry says so it must be so.In a...