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Old Jan 19, 2013, 11:10 PM
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Well I flew the 71" again today. It is very addictive to fly and I really enjoy it. The Hacker A60-6xs is just GUTLESS at 8000 ft though. Im running 6s 5300 65c. Ive tried about every prop combo I can except a 21x11 which aeromodel suggested and Ill try soon. Im wondering if anyone is running 8s or 12s on this plane that can compare it to 6s for me. I like to abuse my aiframes and fling em around a bit. With this setup I can barely get a full snap roll out of it unless its on a downline. Pop tops are non-existant. Im sure some of you cheaters (ahem) I mean low altitude guys get lots of power from the hacker, but up here I need more Scotty! (sorry steve for the hacker blasphemy).
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Old Jan 19, 2013, 11:16 PM
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Well I flew the 71" again today. It is very addictive to fly and I really enjoy it. The Hacker A60-6xs is just GUTLESS at 8000 ft though. Im running 6s 5300 65c. Ive tried about every prop combo I can except a 21x11 which aeromodel suggested and Ill try soon. Im wondering if anyone is running 8s or 12s on this plane that can compare it to 6s for me. I like to abuse my aiframes and fling em around a bit. With this setup I can barely get a full snap roll out of it unless its on a downline. Pop tops are non-existant. Im sure some of you cheaters (ahem) I mean low altitude guys get lots of power from the hacker, but up here I need more Scotty! (sorry steve for the hacker blasphemy).
i think closer to sea level people are running 8s on it with an 18x8, whatever that ends up meaning for you at high altitude
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Old Jan 19, 2013, 11:17 PM
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Inverted...How many charges?
what do you mean?
on the marine or how many charges do I do at the field?
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Old Jan 19, 2013, 11:22 PM
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what do you mean?
on the marine or how many charges do I do at the field?
I see your charging 6s 2500-3300 two at a time... How many charges are you getting out of one deep cycle batt charge?
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Old Jan 19, 2013, 11:24 PM
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Well I flew the 71" again today. It is very addictive to fly and I really enjoy it. The Hacker A60-6xs is just GUTLESS at 8000 ft though. Im running 6s 5300 65c. Ive tried about every prop combo I can except a 21x11 which aeromodel suggested and Ill try soon. Im wondering if anyone is running 8s or 12s on this plane that can compare it to 6s for me. I like to abuse my aiframes and fling em around a bit. With this setup I can barely get a full snap roll out of it unless its on a downline. Pop tops are non-existant. Im sure some of you cheaters (ahem) I mean low altitude guys get lots of power from the hacker, but up here I need more Scotty! (sorry steve for the hacker blasphemy).
No problem, if it isn't working for you, it isn't...but as some guys like a larger prop on the motor at sea level, I would really bet that an even larger prop is going to work better at 8000 feet....

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Old Jan 19, 2013, 11:31 PM
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i wonder if I could run a 4s 4000 mah and a 4s 3850 mah to get 8s? They are both 65c gens ace.
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Old Jan 19, 2013, 11:40 PM
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Well I flew the 71" again today. It is very addictive to fly and I really enjoy it. The Hacker A60-6xs is just GUTLESS at 8000 ft though. Im running 6s 5300 65c. Ive tried about every prop combo I can except a 21x11 which aeromodel suggested and Ill try soon. Im wondering if anyone is running 8s or 12s on this plane that can compare it to 6s for me. I like to abuse my aiframes and fling em around a bit. With this setup I can barely get a full snap roll out of it unless its on a downline. Pop tops are non-existant. Im sure some of you cheaters (ahem) I mean low altitude guys get lots of power from the hacker, but up here I need more Scotty! (sorry steve for the hacker blasphemy).
I run 12S on my 4330-216 and the power is on a whole different level then partner with his 4325-380 on 6s. To get the same power I get with my 12s setup a 6s would peak at about 140 amps. To be fair... the 4325 is smaller and not capable of the power of the 4330, but even with the 4330 I wouldn't dare put any ware close to 140 amps through it. My power system settles in at about 2800 watts which is still over 125 amps for a 6s setup.
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Old Jan 19, 2013, 11:41 PM
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I see your charging 6s 2500-3300 two at a time... How many charges are you getting out of one deep cycle batt charge?
still in the testing stages, but the most I have done so far in one day was 8 2500 6s, 4 2200 4s and 8 2200 3s , when I got home the battery was at 60%.

I figure I can buy two 5300mah glacier batteries for my 74 edge and fly 6-8 flights per day without stressing the deep cycle..........that is the plan.

For those of you with larger diesel trucks (two batteries) and tow hitches, my friend just made a plug that connects to his trailer connect and he can charge off of that no problem, but I have a small pickup and I only drive a few miles to my field and don't want to risk a dead battery on the way home
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Old Jan 19, 2013, 11:49 PM
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I have to keep my batts warm in the winter... So my truck runs off and on throughout the day flying. I wired in a 6 gauge charging wires into the cab that I could hook my two chargers up to. Just have to make sure you don't let charger go for longer then a few minutes without engine running. The highest I have tried on the setup is 15 amp 6s charge and works great. For the summer I got a quiet 4 stroke 2KW to run the PSs. However, most the time I bring the batts to the field charged and only have to do a few charges to make it it through the day.
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Old Jan 20, 2013, 12:36 AM
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Yes I tuned the engine. I never even flew it. I was running the first tank of fuel on the ground. Engine is running great. Instantly right when I flip the plane over it dies instantly!
check all your ignition wires closely, especially if any of those wires move when you turn it over.
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Old Jan 20, 2013, 12:53 AM
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still in the testing stages, but the most I have done so far in one day was 8 2500 6s, 4 2200 4s and 8 2200 3s , when I got home the battery was at 60%.

I figure I can buy two 5300mah glacier batteries for my 74 edge and fly 6-8 flights per day without stressing the deep cycle..........that is the plan.

For those of you with larger diesel trucks (two batteries) and tow hitches, my friend just made a plug that connects to his trailer connect and he can charge off of that no problem, but I have a small pickup and I only drive a few miles to my field and don't want to risk a dead battery on the way home
what do you use to recharge the deep cycle after a day's outing?
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Old Jan 20, 2013, 12:57 AM
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That is a thought!

I have all the wires pretty tighty, but I will take a look and see if that plays into anything. I have a question about charging a 6 Cell Glacier Pack 5300MaH. What is the max amp that I can charge one of them at? (That is healthy for the battery.)
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Old Jan 20, 2013, 01:08 AM
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I have all the wires pretty tighty, but I will take a look and see if that plays into anything. I have a question about charging a 6 Cell Glacier Pack 5300MaH. What is the max amp that I can charge one of them at? (That is healthy for the battery.)
They are rated a 5C, so 5.3Ah X 5C = 26.5A. Even though they are rated at 5C the most I put my batts through is 3C, but lots of 5C charging going on.
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Old Jan 20, 2013, 01:13 AM
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That is good to know! I got this new Dynamite Passport Duo Charger and at 1C on this 6Cell Battery I can charge it in about 35 Min. If I charge it at 3C will I be able to charge 3x Quicker? (Sorry for the questions I just am still learning about this stuff.
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They are rated a 5C, so 5.3Ah X 5C = 26.5A. Even though they are rated at 5C the most I put my batts through is 3C, but lots of 5C charging going on.
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Old Jan 20, 2013, 01:18 AM
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That is good to know! I got this new Dynamite Passport Duo Charger and at 1C on this 6Cell Battery I can charge it in about 35 Min. If I charge it at 3C will I be able to charge 3x Quicker? (Sorry for the questions I just am still learning about this stuff.
Yes... 3 times faster.
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