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Old Jun 17, 2015, 10:59 PM
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Motor / ESC / Battery for Noob Tube

I am building a Noob Tube, 30" fuselage, 40" wingspan and thinking about 6" cord. what are some of your recommendations for Motor, ESC and Battery? Looking for a sport plane.

how would this combination be and would you change any of these below?

Motor: Turnigy 2830 Brushless Motor 1000kv
ESC: Turnigy Plush 30A ESC
Battery: ZIPPY Compact 1500mAh 3S 25C Lipo Pack
Prop: 9x6
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Old Jun 18, 2015, 02:08 AM
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I am building a Noob Tube, 30" fuselage, 40" wingspan and thinking about 6" cord. what are some of your recommendations for Motor, ESC and Battery? Looking for a sport plane.

how would this combination be and would you change any of these below?

Motor: Turnigy 2830 Brushless Motor 1000kv
ESC: Turnigy Plush 30A ESC
Battery: ZIPPY Compact 1500mAh 3S 25C Lipo Pack
Prop: 9x6
i would reduce the pitch of the prop i think
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Old Jun 18, 2015, 06:47 AM
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i would reduce the pitch of the prop i think
Would this setup be good for "pattern" style flying? been out of planes for a few years and electric is a whole new world.

if not a 10-6 prop, what would you recommend?
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Old Jun 20, 2015, 12:55 AM
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1m wingspan Synapse

Here's the little beast flying through things. Such fun.

Synapse proximity (2 min 49 sec)
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Old Jun 27, 2015, 02:39 PM
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Latest Synapse

Just posting a picture of my latest synapse build. I used all sign vinyl for covering material on this one. It's a bit heavier but makes a nice finish with no seam lines like tape. Unfortunately clipped my launch hand with the prop on the maiden flight. Will learn how to leading edge discus launch or do dead stick launches then throttle up from now on. Bottom of wing is black with red trim. Adding some vinyl wing graphics now.
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Old Jun 27, 2015, 09:52 PM
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That is a slick looking Synapse. Mine has dings and chunks missing all over.
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Looks great! I have a lot of vynil lying around, I had issues with it sticking and getting brittle because of the cold. Did you use a heat gun or iron for aplication?
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Looks great! I have a lot of vynil lying around, I had issues with it sticking and getting brittle because of the cold. Did you use a heat gun or iron for aplication?
I applied the vinyl to the dollar tree foam board before building the wing and fuselage. You have to with this technique as it adds structural integrity to the foam board. Without it when you bend the foam board it just wrinkles. The vinyl is Oracal 651 sign vinyl. A friend is in the sign business and he told me there are many different thickness/weights of vinyl. The 651 worked great. It is a trick to get it on evenly without wrinkling though. You peal about 1" of the backing off to get the application started and then gradually roll the backing off as you press down the vinyl. It just takes a little practice. Unfortunately if it sticks where you don't want it or wrinkles it cannot be pealed up and reapplied as it rips the paper off the foam board.
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Wheels

As I mentioned I cut my launch hand on the maiden flight of my new Synapse. I was able to launch it dead stick and then throttle up for several more flights but decided to add some wheels I had laying around. Here are some pics of the gear assembly I built. It may be a bit light weight for this airplane with small wheels and small wire but I'm hoping I can grease my landings (right.....) and it will hold up all right.
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