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Old Jul 05, 2011, 06:44 AM
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So Mike u like the banana hobby setup besides retracts. Im glad to hear because that price would def fit in my budget. I was just wondering because i get mixed reviews of BH. I hear their electronics aren't up to par and customer service isnt that reliable. Did u immediately change the retracts?
The stock retracts were swapped after about he 5th flight. I notice a lot of slop developing in the nose gear. So far everything else is holding up very well.
Mike
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Old Jul 06, 2011, 11:54 PM
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got a chance to fire up my twin 68 rclander dps fans on 4s. Here's what I got:


115amps
1650 watts
Temp of metal fan and housing stay at 121 F no more then that.
I was using the nano 40-90c 2 pack parrallel 4000mah each. It was the first run on those batteries.
But the 10G wires are pretty warm 150F
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Old Jul 07, 2011, 07:08 AM
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Figures as soon as I leave home for vacation the weather get a bunch better at home. Maybe it will hold up till I get back. I would like to get some more video of the A-10 now that's it's dialed in.
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Old Jul 08, 2011, 10:55 AM
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Any idea where the red and black wire goes? This for the retract.
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Old Jul 08, 2011, 12:18 PM
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Any idea where the red and black wire goes? This for the retract.
That 2 pin Black/Red pigtail lead is not used for anything....It's the same for all the other LX jets as well that have it....just leave it disconnected.
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Old Jul 08, 2011, 04:04 PM
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Ok thanks Brandon! I though that I had to give it some extra power. So it doesn't drain Rx power. Gladed I ask!
Thx
DANNY
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Old Jul 08, 2011, 04:17 PM
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Ok thanks Brandon! I though that I had to give it some extra power. So it doesn't drain Rx power. Gladed I ask!
Thx
DANNY
If you actually put a multi-meter across the black/red outputs of it you will see a momentary 5v or so (RX power) when the retracts are activated, for a second or so, then it's stops and turns off. kind of like the smoke activation module that came with the other LX Jets like the Mig-29 and the F-22


theoretically if you hooked a smoke pod to it and activated the retract channel it would set it off for smoke trail.....
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Old Jul 08, 2011, 05:59 PM
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Hello Brandon,

On the other A-10 thread you said the leading edge slat pieces got ripped off on take off ? I have not installed mine yet. What are they for ? Are they just for looks ? How did you glue them ? Do they mount flush to the wing ?

thanks.....

Scott
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Old Jul 08, 2011, 06:33 PM
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I left mine off altogether. The plastic just was way to flimsy. They are supposed to help with low speed stall characteristics. This thing doesn't need them slows down really nice.
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Old Jul 08, 2011, 07:20 PM
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Hello Brandon,

On the other A-10 thread you said the leading edge slat pieces got ripped off on take off ? I have not installed mine yet. What are they for ? Are they just for looks ? How did you glue them ? Do they mount flush to the wing ?

thanks.....

Scott
Mike is correct.....they are there for low speed stall prevention, and on this plane are not really needed...there for more scale appearance than anything else.

I had the glued on with foam safe CA....but apparently not enough...lol
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Old Jul 08, 2011, 11:38 PM
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Great thread. All A-10 and no BS. I'll post photos of my progress. I have the e-flight retracts (not installed yet) but I ordered some 514s just to compare the two. I'm still looking for struts and matching paint to touch up the fuse and wing.

Thanks Mike for starting this new thread.

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Old Jul 09, 2011, 05:43 AM
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Keep us posted as you progress. Lots of the guys are interested in the retract upgrades were doing.
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Old Jul 11, 2011, 09:56 AM
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E Flight retract upgrades. Made ply plates epoxied in place. Used the 26- 46 size. Probably overkill but they will not fail. So far anyway. I did have to rewire everything. No big deal.

Hey guys post your retract installs for others with intrust.

Mike
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Old Jul 11, 2011, 11:56 AM
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The stock retracts were swapped after about he 5th flight. I notice a lot of slop developing in the nose gear. So far everything else is holding up very well.
Mike
Hi Mike,

I'm about to make a purchase of the A10 but wanted to get all the right parts from the outset. Which EFlite retracts did you go for please?
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Old Jul 11, 2011, 12:47 PM
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Hi Mike,

I'm about to make a purchase of the A10 but wanted to get all the right parts from the outset. Which EFlite retracts did you go for please?
http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...ProdID=EFLG330

I went this route there are many others out there a bit cheaper and lighter. maybe some of the guys will chime in here with there selection. PM Brandon on what he did his turned out fantastic.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/member.php?u=254858

Mike
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