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Old Jul 25, 2012, 09:59 AM
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i was thinking of putting a small life battery on the motorbox, are you using a store bought pack or home made? also whats the capacity?
I purchased a Hangtime Hobbies 1100 mah pack & balance the cells every time I charge.
http://www.hangtimes.com/a123_packs.html

I flew my 58" Edge for three (six minute) flights and checked how much capacity it used. It ended up being 50 mah per flight. I figure I can fly eight or nine flights and charge. This leaves plenty reserve in the pack.

What is great about the A123 cells is that you can charge at 2 amps without hurting the cells. So if you need to charge at the field, it is a matter of minutes. Another advantage is that by using 6.6 volts, servos are a little quicker and stronger.

Ed
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Old Jul 25, 2012, 12:30 PM
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I purchased a Hangtime Hobbies 1100 mah pack & balance the cells every time I charge.
http://www.hangtimes.com/a123_packs.html

I flew my 58" Edge for three (six minute) flights and checked how much capacity it used. It ended up being 50 mah per flight. I figure I can fly eight or nine flights and charge. This leaves plenty reserve in the pack.

What is great about the A123 cells is that you can charge at 2 amps without hurting the cells. So if you need to charge at the field, it is a matter of minutes. Another advantage is that by using 6.6 volts, servos are a little quicker and stronger.

Ed
That would work great, I can get a balance wire extension and charge the pack while its in the plane since my powerlab 8 does node only charging, and I can use the extra nose weight to get my packs back.
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Old Jul 25, 2012, 12:49 PM
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welp, just broke down and used my point balance and july sale discount to snag up a red edge to replace my red 59 that I am selling. I hope the Edge will fit my needs alittle more than the slick. That being said, I now have a red 59 slick for sale that is in near perfect condition! PM me if interested Im thinking $250 LPU but maybe a little flexable.
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welp, just broke down and used my point balance and july sale discount to snag up a red edge to replace my red 59 that I am selling. I hope the Edge will fit my needs alittle more than the slick. That being said, I now have a red 59 slick for sale that is in near perfect condition! PM me if interested Im thinking $250 LPU but maybe a little flexable.
You are going to LOVE the edge!
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Old Jul 25, 2012, 02:01 PM
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welp, just broke down and used my point balance and july sale discount to snag up a red edge to replace my red 59 that I am selling. I hope the Edge will fit my needs alittle more than the slick. That being said, I now have a red 59 slick for sale that is in near perfect condition! PM me if interested Im thinking $250 LPU but maybe a little flexable.
congrats, you just bought the best plane in the world! im sure your gonna love it
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Old Jul 25, 2012, 02:13 PM
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welp, just broke down and used my point balance and july sale discount to snag up a red edge to replace my red 59 that I am selling. I hope the Edge will fit my needs alittle more than the slick. That being said, I now have a red 59 slick for sale that is in near perfect condition! PM me if interested Im thinking $250 LPU but maybe a little flexable.
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congrats, you just bought the best plane in the world! im sure your gonna love it
Looking forward to flying mine this weekend! It's been two weeks since I've flown it.
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Old Jul 25, 2012, 02:23 PM
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WOW shipping notice already! Never had 3DHS ship that fast! Ordered at 1150 CST, shipped at 1250 CST, very cool and im sure I'll love it, they sure look cool and I love my 48"
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WOW shipping notice already! Never had 3DHS ship that fast! Ordered at 1150 CST, shipped at 1250 CST, very cool and im sure I'll love it, they sure look cool and I love my 48"
way to go Donkey!!
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Old Jul 26, 2012, 12:18 PM
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i Just order 6s pack 3000mah 20c for my Edge what you think

rimfire 55
castle Ice 75
14x7 and 15x6 Prop
Hitec servos HS 225MG
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Old Jul 26, 2012, 12:20 PM
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i saw the Rimfire 55 on a EF eXTRA 60" FLYING HARD , AND WHEN THE TIME FINISH THE Motor was so Cool , you can put and leave your finger over the motor with out concern , i think its a really good motor option
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i Just order 6s pack 3000mah 20c for my Edge what you think

rimfire 55
castle Ice 75
14x7 and 15x6 Prop
Hitec servos HS 225MG
Rock and Roll!
One thing I think you might want to try is a slightly larger prop...15x7 or 15x8.
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Old Jul 26, 2012, 12:22 PM
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One thing I think you might want to try is a slightly larger prop...15x7 or 15x8.
do you think?
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One thing I think you might want to try is a slightly larger prop...15x7 or 15x8.
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do you think?
The 3DHS website specs a 14x7 or 15x7, not a 15x6. Others have reported good success with a 15x8.

Best thing to do is get in the air and try it out on various props until you find the one you like.
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Old Jul 28, 2012, 09:11 AM
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Old Jul 28, 2012, 11:25 AM
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Complete power system for a 58" Edge or 59" Slick available here

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...5#post22288715

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