sexta-feira, 16 de agosto de 2013

FAA Testing Examines Bulk Shipment of Lithium Batteries - AIN Online

FAA Testing Examines Bulk Shipment of Lithium Batteries

The Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) hopes that testing the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration is conducting will identify a limit for the number of lithium batteries that can be safely transported by cargo aircraft. The pilots' organization contends that stricter International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) regulations that took effect on January 1 improve upon the safety of transporting lithium batteries in bulk but don't go far enough, including setting a limit on the numbers of batteries carried.

"Billions of lithium batteries are shipped every year as cargo" for use in consumer electronic devices, Mark Rogers, director of ALPA's dangerous goods program, told the association's recent safety forum in Washington, D.C.  "The danger comes from defective, damaged or improperly manufactured or improperly packaged batteries that may ignite in transportation…Until this [FAA] testing is complete and published, we feel that a conservative limit should be set and applied to all lithium battery shipments."

The FAA has conducted previous studies of lithium battery flammability and the risks associated with battery shipments on aircraft, publishing its findings in 2004, 2006 and 2010. In the latest round of testing at the William J. Hughes Technical Center near Atlantic City, N.J., the agency is evaluating methods of safely shipping large quantities of lithium batteries. It recently completed a series of tests to "characterize the hazards of bulk shipments" of both lithium and non-lithium batteries in the cargo compartment of a former FedEx Express Boeing 727. Each test involved 5,000 batteries.

The FAA said that new testing is under way to evaluate the effectiveness of Halon 1301, a liquefied compressed gas used as a fire-suppression agent, in a Class C lower cargo compartment. A Class C cargo compartment is one that cannot be readily reached by the crew, but which has a smoke-detection system and fire suppression that can be controlled from the cockpit. The testing is slated for completion by October 1.

In Fiscal Year 2014, which begins in October, the FAA will conduct more tests on the 727 to assess the effectiveness of fire-hardened cargo containers and fire containment covers for palletized shipments of both lithium ion and lithium metal batteries. It will also test a zoned water spray system in a Class E compartment on a DC-10 test fuselage. A Class E cargo compartment is one that has a separate approved smoke or fire detection system, and pilots have the means to shut off the airflow to or within the compartment. The testing will initially evaluate non-lithium battery cargo but may be extended to "large bulk shipments" of lithium batteries, the FAA said.

Rogers said the new ICAO regulations represent a "major advance in the safety of lithium battery transport," but still fall short of being a complete solution. The regulations "stop at the package level" by requiring dangerous goods labeling, inspections and prior notification of packages containing two or more batteries or eight cells per package, without limiting the overall quantity of batteries transported. They do not address the "unique hazard" of lithium metal batteries, which in a fire cannot be controlled by Halon and which have been banned since 2005 on passenger-carrying aircraft in U.S. The rules apply only to international cargo shipments, and have not yet been adopted by the U.S. Department of Transportation for domestic shipments.

August 12, 2013, 9:55 AM

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terça-feira, 6 de agosto de 2013


T-REX 800E PRO DFC is a high class helicopter, which is designed for 3D flight. It used CCPM server, with DFC rotor head, which can make the action faster and straighter. T-REX 800 even used composite materials on landing gear and vertical tail, made the   appearance unique and eye-catching.
Electronic equipment is perfect, with 850MX (490KV) motors and Castle EDGE HV 160 electronic transmission, full metal CNC processed brushless BL800H server, and BL850H rudder server. The metal case underscores the high quality, and the performance is best of the market. 
T-REX 800E PRO DFC is the top helicopter of Align series. The outstanding design, high quality and 3D flight spirit will definitely rock your heart.  

¡¿With DFC flybarless main rotor head and low G.C. design, which can effectively decrease flying windage and perform excellent 3D flight.  
¡¿850MX has same advantages as 800MX, like high efficiency, high torque and low power consumption. It’s designed for 3D acrobatic pilots, the main blade maintains in fixed speed.
¡¿The new swashplate guide slide is embed with resistant material, which can reduce friction between linkage ball and guide.¡¿The new CNC metal side and reinforced design can increase the structure and power. You will feel the power during force 3D flights. The reinforce side is red anodized as 850MX motor, bring out the high quality of T-REX 800E PRO. The reinforce part is available now, it can be used for T-REX 700E and T-REX 800E.¡¿With CNC M1 main helical gear and tail drive helical gear, the structure of gear is reinforced. Wear and tear can be controlled and decrease power loss.¡¿It used CCPM server, with DFC rotor head, which can make the action faster and straighter.¡¿The advance landing gear of composite materials, made the appearance unique and eye-catching. The landing gear can be used for T-REX 700E and T-REX 800E.
¡¿The vertical tail of composite materials has better quality and aerial recognition. 

¡¿High strength and wearable material applied, reinforce the gear.¡¿Electronic equipment is perfect, with 850MX (490KV) motors and Castle EDGE HV 160 electronic transmission, full metal CNC processed brushless BL800H server, and BL850H rudder server.

¡¿The new swashplate guide slide is embed with resistant material, which can reduce friction between linkage ball and guide.

quinta-feira, 20 de junho de 2013

Novo JR 14 Canais

Every pilot is focus on JR PROPO XG14 since February 2013, which has 14 channels, by 2.4GHz DMSS transmit way, and X.BUS system. It’s really hard to ignore XG14.
In fact, JR PROPO defines XG14 as a middle level transmitter in -14series. The list price of XG14 is NT18000. It will be available in July 2013.
The XG14’s main outer case is same as XG8, but main panel is different from XG8. It seems like JR PRO is making product-diversity. The penal frame is white, and put on a X.BUS mark. By the way, a whole new receiver with X.BUS function – RG731BX- is on debut.
X.BUS’s basic working principle is just like S.BUS: control multiple channels by single wiring, which simplifies wiring complexity and control several servos simultaneously. Especially X.BUS is able to control 4 servos in individual channel. Thus it will be capable to control up to 56 servos under 14-channel radios.
The stick chassis of XG14 is aluminum alloy CNC processed, which is better than XG8. There are bearing supporting at each pivot, so the sticks could be pushed smoothly.

 The main plate is titanium plating processed.
 “XG14” mark of black and red.

 Left side and right side switches.

 The stick chassis of XG14 is aluminum alloy CNC processed, and there are bearing supporting at each pivot.
 Notice the X.BUS mark on the right side?
 The starting menu is same as XG8.

 The back side and sticks of both sides are same as XG8.
 The hand grip is same as XG12.
 “XG14” mark on back side.

 XG14 is equipped with 6.4V 1400mA battery.
 RG731BX, the whole new receiver with X.BUS function.
 XG14 transmitter with battery weighs 810g.

 The aluminum-alloy stick chassis from XG14 inside.

quarta-feira, 15 de maio de 2013

Mini FU-BAR V5.3.4 3-Axis Flybarless Helicopter Control System HOBBY KING

Looking for all of the performance and features found on big name flybarless controllers at a fraction of the cost? Look no further, the Mini FU-BAR has arrived!

Precision holding power, pirouette optimization, support for just about any swashplate type, and the ability to use DSM2 satellite receivers (eliminating the need for a main receiver), the Mini FU-BAR has it all! The only thing it doesn't have is the huge price-tag found on similar name brand models.

The Mini FU-BAR doesn't come in a fancy box or even include a user manual, but it's easy enough to find the info you need to setup and use. The PC software is widely available online and easy to use. A USB cable is included as well as gyro mounting pads and receiver connection leads.

Some will love it and some will hate it, but one thing is for sure...the Mini FU-BAR will provide the same performance that you find on FBL systems costing more than 4 times the price!

Save your hard earned money and build more helis with the Mini FU-BAR!

• Extremely lightweight - only 9.6g!
• Excellent performance
• Fully PC programmable
• Satellite receiver support

*Note: The Mini FU-BAR is designed for use with digital servos only.

Sensor: 3-axis MEMS Gyro
Dimensions: 37x25.5x14mm
Weight: 9.6g

USB cable
Gyro mounting pad
Receiver connection leads

sexta-feira, 4 de janeiro de 2013

Cuidado !!!!!

Ainda bem que foi só de raspão...

quinta-feira, 29 de novembro de 2012

Oooppss!!! blog errado

Tucunaré Barcelos / AM

Tanque Querosene Fab

sábado, 27 de outubro de 2012

14SG-Channel 2.4GHz Computer Radio System

The 14SG has it all. . . and more!
Futaba proudly introduces the 14SG, the only 14-channel system with revolutionary 2.4GHz FASSTest technology. It's also compatible with Futaba FASST and S-FHSS protocols, so you can fly with virtually any 2.4GHz air receiver Futaba produces.
The 14SG can transmit and receive telemetry data. Install Futaba telemetry sensors (sold separately) to monitor flight data, receive alerts while in flight and more. Heli pilots will prefer the 14SG's 3-axis gyro support — which makes the 14SG the perfect system for flybarless flight!
The innovations don't stop there. Turn the 14SG over, and you'll see the construction is as rock-solid as any other Futaba system. It's also very comfortable to use, thanks to rubber grips that help minimize flyer fatigue — an added bonus that pilots will appreciate.
The 14SG has so much to offer, we can't talk about everything here. To see everything that the 14SG can do, read on. . .