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Old Jul 18, 2012, 12:18 AM
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Next step, you have to get one of those parallel charging cable!
And were might i find one of these? I remember seeing a link quite some time ago, but seemed at the time they were not available at that time. Im sure i bookmarked it!
but i guess i never!

Got a link. Im surprised HK has made one yet!! lol
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Old Jul 18, 2012, 12:20 AM
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And were might i find one of these? I remember seeing a link quite some time ago, but seemed at the time they were not available at that time. Im sure i bookmarked it!
but i guess i never!

Got a link. Im surprised HK has made one yet!! lol
I like this one the best. 6 at once. http://www.progressiverc.com/paralle...beast-umx.html
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Old Jul 18, 2012, 12:28 AM
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Just finished adding heatsinks to the ESC FETs and the Voltage Regulator. ...
Did you cut the voltage regulator heat sink in half or did you stick the whole thing on there?
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Old Jul 18, 2012, 12:33 AM
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Well, out of all the things I thought would never land me in trouble, this hobby managed to :P First off, here in the Yukon, its usually only calm at night. Fortunately, it doesn't get dark in the summer! So I was up at about 11:30 pm showing my friend who is staying across the street my awesome new mig. Flying conditions were perfect, so I took it up and flew the thing around my neighborhood for a good 3 minutes. Some harmless, innocent fun. However, the next afternoon, a VERY angry neighbor showed up at my house and told us they were hearing a siren like noise "late" at night. I kinda laughed inside, their description suited the mig noise perfectly. But apparently it ruined their sleep for the night. They were so pissed I was surprised they didn't end up calling the police last night. Anyways. I have to stop flying at 10 they said. Well, that sucks, cause its pretty windy before then. And fields are pretty far away. I kinda want to wake up a 2 a.m. and fly circuits around their house, but I'll restrain myself
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Old Jul 18, 2012, 12:46 AM
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I like this one the best. 6 at once. http://www.progressiverc.com/paralle...beast-umx.html
thanks, bummer out of stock! I found the one i was referring too.
http://www.miniaviation.com/news.html
but seems there not available yet!
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Old Jul 18, 2012, 12:52 AM
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thanks, bummer out of stock! I found the one i was referring too.
http://www.miniaviation.com/news.html
but seems there not available yet!
Glenn at rc-connectors.com is a good guy and makes up parallel charge cables. Here's an 8 battery squid! http://www.rc-connectors.com/index.p...roducts_id=366
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Old Jul 18, 2012, 12:55 AM
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I like this one the best. 6 at once. http://www.progressiverc.com/paralle...beast-umx.html
I ordered this exact same one Easter as well as this for my 3s batts from them:

http://www.progressiverc.com/paralle...rge-cable.html

Of course I needed to get this along with the parallel charging cable:

http://www.progressiverc.com/paralle...e-adapter.html

But I think I remember you're all set for your 3s batts??
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Old Jul 18, 2012, 12:56 AM
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Glenn at rc-connectors.com is a good guy and makes up parallel charge cables. Here's an 8 battery squid! http://www.rc-connectors.com/index.p...roducts_id=366
WOW, an 8 parallel charger!! That looks nice!!
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Old Jul 18, 2012, 01:00 AM
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cool, to bad they weren't in stock. I found this one and just ordered it!
http://epbuddy.com/index.php?main_pa...roducts_id=348
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Old Jul 18, 2012, 01:01 AM
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Of course I needed to get this along with the parallel charging cable:

http://www.progressiverc.com/paralle...e-adapter.html

But I think I remember you're all set for your 3s batts??
I'm set for my larger 3 and 4S batts, but not for the UMX sized stuff. This looks great except I need the banana plugs to bring the charge power in too. I've been thinking of asking Glenn @ rc-connectors.com to make me up a 3S ThunderPower 6 battery charge squid. But at 5C charge it goes pretty fast and I have 3 chargers to work with.
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Old Jul 18, 2012, 02:57 AM
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Next battery same issues till I had the plane in my hand, Tx sitting on the bround. Re-linked instantly. 4 more flights, four more instant links, but always while holding the plane at chest level well ABOVE the Tx
Crickey this thread grows fast, I realise that I'm 2 pages late with this but here goes!

Are you holding the plane while plugging in the battery?
This is not good practice with an AS3X equipped plane, it needs to be kept still for at least 5 seconds after being powered up to let the gyros initialize.

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Old Jul 18, 2012, 06:42 AM
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Hey guys,

I'm seeing a foam safe CA repair trend developing once again.

CA is great in certain applications but it's so brittle.
Foam-Tac to the rescue.
It cures just flexible enough to be tough.
It's simple to apply to small cracks with a tooth pick.
You can use it like a contact cement for super fast field repairs.
Awesome stuff!
I totally second this motion!

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Old Jul 18, 2012, 06:57 AM
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Can you use those parallel charging cables with the stock eflight 2S charger? Or would a beefier charger be required?
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Old Jul 18, 2012, 07:24 AM
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The Eflite charger would work but it would be slow, also you would need the harness to have a UMX plug.

You know what, I might just do that myself! It would be crude and small but it would fit in my flight case a lot better than the CellPro. I could always charge the batteries with a propper charger at the end of the day to ballance and check them.

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Old Jul 18, 2012, 07:36 AM
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cool, to bad they weren't in stock. I found this one and just ordered it!
http://epbuddy.com/index.php?main_pa...roducts_id=348
Guys, thinking about getting this but have a quick questions. I have a 6s charger so is the max i can do is 3 packs at a time 3 x 2s = 6s. Any help would be appriciated!

Thanks!
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