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Old Jan 26, 2016, 12:37 PM
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...and several problems which plagued that size of airplane before (servo selection, form factor of power systems) have been solved in the interim.
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Old Jan 26, 2016, 12:47 PM
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...and several problems which plagued that size of airplane before (servo selection, form factor of power systems) have been solved in the interim.
What was wrong with the Hitec servos recommended for that plane? And, what's better about the more modern power systems?

Not trying to be argumentative. I really do want to know.
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Old Jan 26, 2016, 01:25 PM
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All we had to recommend at the intro of the 51" slick was analog servos from one company. So, lack of options. The power system selection was similarly scarce, and we ended up going with a fairly long, heavy outrunner. It broke X-mounts and firewalls and was generally a pain. To get that output now we can use a lighter, shorter motor.
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Old Jan 26, 2016, 01:33 PM
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All we had to recommend at the intro of the 51" slick was analog servos from one company. So, lack of options. The power system selection was similarly scarce, and we ended up going with a fairly long, heavy outrunner. It broke X-mounts and firewalls and was generally a pain. To get that output now we can use a lighter, shorter motor.
The Hitec 5085 is a great servo. But I guess that came out after the Slick's release.

Breaking X-mounts... yah... I guess we've all been through that. I got an aluminum one that seemed to hold together.
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Old Jan 29, 2016, 09:43 AM
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X-mount from Small Parts CNC and prop shaft coming from EF today. Now I just need some popsicle sticks and I'm back in business.
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Old Jan 29, 2016, 06:24 PM
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Starbucks coffee stirrers...

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Old Jan 29, 2016, 06:30 PM
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Yeah but then there would be no popsicles.
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Old Jan 29, 2016, 06:38 PM
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Venti bold with shots....grab the stir sticks and be up all night gluing them on!

Makes me think of beavis and butthead.....TP for my bungholio!!
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Old Jan 29, 2016, 06:39 PM
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True...but more people drink Starbucks coffee (not me as I don't drink coffee at all) than eat Popsicles in the winter...

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Old Jan 29, 2016, 06:44 PM
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Or, next time you drive by any craft store in the world, stop and get a lifetime supply of them:

http://www.michaels.com/creatology-w...FcRffgodPskN6Q

Or, next time you see a doctor, ask for a handful of tongue depressors.
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Old Jan 29, 2016, 06:47 PM
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Nah, Here's the lifetime supply: http://www.michaels.com/10094698.html
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Or, next time you drive by any craft store in the world, stop and get a lifetime supply of them:

http://www.michaels.com/creatology-w...FcRffgodPskN6Q

Or, next time you see a doctor, ask for a handful of tongue depressors.
Lifetime supply? You have not seen me fly!
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Old Jan 29, 2016, 06:56 PM
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I was in my local Barnes and Nobles, which has a Starbucks in it and grabbed a "large" handful, and walked up to the cashier and told here I used them for model airplane stuff and asked how she wanted for them, she said "no problem, help yourself anytime"...

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Old Jan 29, 2016, 06:57 PM
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Nah, Here's the lifetime supply: http://www.michaels.com/10094698.html
Nope... I have gone through a few of those boxes over the years...

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Yeah Starbucks doesn't mind. The "life time supply pack" lasted 6 months in my house. Creative kids don't seem to like the Starbucks stir sticks though.
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