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    So let me get this straight - I ask around to see...

    So let me get this straight - I ask around to see if I'm overlooking a solution simpler than my first guess, you respond that my guess is already simple enough, I explain why it isn't (my time has...
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    Well given that I'd have to go dig out some power...

    Well given that I'd have to go dig out some power resistors and clear space to set things up, and if I do it wrong I could blow up the battery, plus I don't really know what results to expect (I can...
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    Syma LiPo management

    Recently I bought a used Syma X5c with many spares/etc on eBay. I got it flying - briefly, anyway - and for the $15 I paid, I wasn't even expecting that much!

    I've got about a dozen batteries...
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    Update - I found a video from Syma itself where...

    Update - I found a video from Syma itself where the process shown just involved yanking the propeller off, which I finally managed to do, and long story short I got it flying for a while. Now to...
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    I'm a bit late with this but why not just get an...

    I'm a bit late with this but why not just get an inexpensive 3-stage SLA charger? I got one of these recently and it works quite well on my 12v/7ah batteries: http://ebay.com.au/itm/401721562109 (I...
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    Good to know. I'm gonna check a local RC hobby...

    Good to know. I'm gonna check a local RC hobby shop tomorrow to see if they have any, rather than waiting for mail order. But it looks like I may have a spare already - the seller included a broken...
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    ...seriously? It's called the "small hexagon"??...

    ...seriously? It's called the "small hexagon"??

    Wow. And thanks!
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    What is this bit called?

    I bought a used Syma X5C with a bunch of spare parts on eBay recently. The seller specified that it had one bad motor, and several spares he just didn't feel like installing.

    It does indeed come...
  9. [/COLOR] Well no, because there's way more...

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    Well no, because there's way more people in the world and if we still built consumer goods like they did in the 30s most of them would still be living in yurts or lean-tos... a hundred...
  10. Yeah, I went to one of the local Technology...

    Yeah, I went to one of the local Technology Markets swap meets a couple months ago and it was barely there - even a couple years ago, they were thriving. I guess too many people have discovered...
  11. It's a lot harder to make the economic case these...

    It's a lot harder to make the economic case these days. I knew a guy in high school who ended up putting himself through college buying vandalized luxury cars and refurbishing them. Back then you...
  12. I'd be interested in an answer to this as well. ...

    I'd be interested in an answer to this as well. I bet we all have junk boxes - or drawers - or rooms - of good stuff that rarely or ever finds a home.

    It's the mixed blessing of mass production...
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    Support for charging while using data transfer on...

    Support for charging while using data transfer on Android phones is inconsistent - some will do it if a certain resistance is present across two of the pins, others won't no matter what, etc. I...
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