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Old Nov 18, 2012, 11:03 PM
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On the subject of retracts, I am thinking about trying these out...

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dproduct=12883

with these struts:

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dproduct=11300

Anyone try that combo or something similar? I still need to figure out what to do for the nose retract, since I am not sure if the ones above have a steering mech...
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 02:03 PM
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Finally finished my 5 cell Habu 2 setup yesterday with the help of Gary over at effluxrc:

Velocity 2860 3700kv motor with heatsink
Skyworld Aluminum housing
WeMoTec Mini Fan Pro rotor
all dynamically balanced and ready to go with a CC Phoenix Ice 100, CC BEC, and a turnigy 5s 4000 40c pack. Should be a big difference from stock.
I will def order from him again
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 02:22 PM
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with the setup above, I got:
85 amps
1648 watts

from a Turnigy 5s 40C at only 19.3v. I just got the motor in and couldn't wait for a full charge. Can't wait to see what a full charge will do. Throttle management will definitely be key.
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 08:51 AM
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Fully Charged:
2089 watts
110A Peak

I think it will fly
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Old Nov 25, 2012, 08:03 PM
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fully charged:
2089 watts
110a peak

i think it will fly
vto?
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Old Nov 25, 2012, 09:17 PM
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I must report the Styrospray 1000 (liquid sheeting) failed on the wing and horizontal stab. I think it was due to the pot life being exceeded. It seems to work on the fuselage and vertical stab, but it wasted a lot of time prepping the surface and priming. The wing and horizontal stab just peeled off. Anyway, the vertical stab has a fresh coat of Acrylic Enamel Duplicolor white (not shown). The fuselage is ready for some more spot puttying (not shown).

CF reinforcement and hinging the surfaces
Meanwhile, the wing and horizontal stab were a bit to flexible to my liking so I added some 3 mm carbon fiber tube. All hinges were reworked by using 3M Extreme tape on the bottom and 3M storage tape (3650 series) on top.
The 3M storage tape is good enough for use on 160 mph RITEWINGS. Below are some pictures.
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Old Nov 25, 2012, 09:36 PM
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The Habu 2s at our field fly well right out of the box for the past month or so.
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Old Nov 25, 2012, 09:40 PM
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The Habu 2s at our field fly well right out of the box for the past month or so.
They should and they do. I am going to fly with double the power output in my Habu 2 so I want the flex to be less.
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Old Nov 25, 2012, 09:48 PM
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Proffessor, do you think your habu will do 160 ???? Just kidding.
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Old Nov 25, 2012, 09:57 PM
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Proffessor, do you think your habu will do 160 ???? Just kidding.
Not hardly. With 1600 watts it would do well reaching 110 mph.
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 12:30 AM
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vto?
I havent had a chance to rmaiden the new setup yet
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 12:46 AM
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I havent had a chance to rmaiden the new setup yet
Your setup sounds like a party.
Have fun and good luck.
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 12:51 AM
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I will post a video
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 10:00 PM
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Evercoat for flexible surfaces

I think I found the perfect surfacing agent for foam. It is like lacquer based automotive spotting putty but flexible and it works in a two part mixture like polyester (BONDO). Did I say it's flexible? That's what makes it perfect for coating foam surfaces. It mixes quickly but sets in 4-6 minutes. It sands easily using a DA or block sanding by hand. Great stuff. It comes in a bottle with tube of catalyst. The name is Poly Flex for spot filling and skim coating flexible surfaces. Price is high for quart but not in the world of automotive finishing.
Price is $31.
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 10:54 PM
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I've used Evercoat metal glaze for many years on FG fuse prep. It's especially good for smoothing fillets in tight to reach places. Much easier to sand than Bondo.
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