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Old May 10, 2011, 06:05 PM
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Old May 10, 2011, 11:19 PM
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Where is a good place to buy some bright leds? i got abunch capacitors. What should I power them off of? plane battery? Rx 5v? or seperat bat?
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Old May 11, 2011, 06:22 PM
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Where is a good place to buy some bright LEDs? i got a bunch capacitors. What should I power them off of? plane battery? Rx 5v? or separate bat?
Try www.lazertoyz.com.

The prices are good, the LED systems are better, and the service is tops.

I doubt you will need the capacitors for their LEDs.
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Old May 11, 2011, 06:43 PM
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Where is a good place to buy some bright leds? i got abunch capacitors. What should I power them off of? plane battery? Rx 5v? or seperat bat?
If you are doing enough for night, I prefer to power them from a seperate battery. Many you get are for 12V (3S). You can power by the flightpack but your taking chances your not gonna have a problem. Of course, if it's at night and you loose your LED battery, it's going to crash anyway hugh?
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Old May 11, 2011, 07:48 PM
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The LED's from Hobbypartz are pretty good. Powered by 2 or 3s. If you want for night flying. http://www.hobbypartz.com/ledlights.html

if you want scale lighting I have this and it awesome http://cgi.ebay.com/GT-Power-flight-...item3f0912d66c
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Old May 12, 2011, 12:11 AM
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oops. i dont have capacitors, they are resistors. anyway... if it get a kit like that one above, can i sodder on more LED's?
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Old May 12, 2011, 10:47 AM
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Sure, you could solder on more LEDS.. Whatever lead you attached it to it will have that programmed feature... You can't attached standard LEDS to the LED strips from hobbypartz, but you can attach more strips easily
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Old May 17, 2011, 10:52 PM
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are you guys going by the CG whats in the manual of 80 mm back from leading edge of wing? i put a 2200 mah sky-lipo in mine and it seams nose heavy, you guys suffering same?
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Old May 17, 2011, 11:14 PM
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I sit at 64mm from the leading edge. I also have the nose heavy issue, I just pushed battery as far back as possible and switched out the stock nose cone and prop for much lighter ones.
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Old May 18, 2011, 04:16 AM
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I sit at 64mm from the leading edge. I also have the nose heavy issue, I just pushed battery as far back as possible and switched out the stock nose cone and prop for much lighter ones.
CG on mine is at about 65mm or even less. Still a tad too nose heavy due to a much larger motor and bulkier prop that I am using. For a while I was considering implanting a 9g steel ball into the base of the tail part for better balance (this would bring back CG to 65-68mm), but the plane flies nicely without it, so idea is dropped for the time being.
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Old May 18, 2011, 07:12 AM
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Airfield is saying the CG is 80 mm from leading edge, then why are you guys setting it less?
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Old May 18, 2011, 05:01 PM
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Because it doesn't fly at 80mm from the leading edge without major trim.
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Old May 19, 2011, 11:51 AM
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Does CA work on this foam or should I use epoxy?
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Old May 19, 2011, 02:35 PM
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Does CA work on this foam or should I use epoxy?
make sure its foam safe CA
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Old May 19, 2011, 07:45 PM
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flew mine for the first time today,not a bad plane but so under powered. going to put a 2 blade prop to get some more speed out of her,dont like that you have to fly with 3 quarter to full throttle to keep it stable
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