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Old Sep 19, 2006, 09:02 PM
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Further to Mikes question, I have one which first flew last year (see previous thread). The original power setup was a Hacker B40-18L, Hacker 48amp controller, 8S1P of some old Polyquest 2600 cells and Mini fan.

This setup was similar to Stumax's original and flew okay but I was looking for more (speed). I then changed to a DS30 fan and bought some better quality Polyquest 2600 cells. This setup lasted one flight, I overcooked the cells, one was puffed and must have been close to catching fire.

Then I changed to Hyperion LVX2500 cells, still in 8S1P configuration with the Hacker. This lasted one flight as the motor gave up in a cloud of smoke. I not sure what really happened but it's now really tight to turn so something mechanical has let go inside.

By this stage I was about ready to give up as this model was consuming too much hardware. I had a Typhoon 2W-20 ready to go into another model and I thought I'd give it a go. I teamed this with so Hyperion CL2100 cells in 4S2P configuration and it works!! The model now flys the best ever, the power setup is much lighter than my first and with only slighlty reduced duration. I really like these CL2100 cells, they are good reliable performers.

Anyway, that's my story. Now maybe I might paint the thing.......

Rod
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