|Mar 20, 2014, 09:30 AM|
United States, MI, Cheboygan
Joined Jul 2010
Well had a little mishap yesterday, Took the ASW out, I had second thoughts because of weather, cloudy, kinda windy etc. Had trouble seeing her so i stayed a little low. After 10 minutes i'm going on my down wind for landing approach, SHE IS GONE!! Can't see her, oh boy pucker factor. cut throttle, tried to make a slight turn to left, still don't see her! when i did see it she was coming in steep about 4' off the ground. I pulled up and stalled it, broke the canopy and vertical fin. could of been a lot worst, it is ready to go again but no canopy. going to fly her that way for now. Thats a tuff fuselage! I had sun glasses on, clip on thought it would be better in the gloomish sky, bad mistake. I figure about 8 seconds of no sight, it is a scale glider so when flying away from you there is not much surface area to see to begin with anyway, lesson learned!
|Mar 20, 2014, 02:07 PM|
With the 9X6 it pulls 33A. Didn't look at the watts, just concerned about the draw now.
Rudder and elevator linkage and wiring all hooked up. Need to trim off the push rods a
bit. Wings are done. Get it all together and check the balance. Got the slots for the wing
wires done, check how that works out. Did some cooling slots under the wing and for
the antennas to come out the sides. Going to do a opening in the front above the
Got it together, with two 3s 3200's in the nose the balance is dead on at 100mm.
AUW is 5.18lbs.
The two batteries weigh 17.55oz. , 497g.
How I did my wires.
Doesn't leave a lot of room for dancing.
|Mar 25, 2014, 11:58 AM|
I put the aileron covers on to protect them on landing.
We are done, this is what we did to a few things, differently than some.
Air inlet in nose:
Air outlet and slots for wing wires:
Danger, Danger Will Robinson!!
Rec in cavity under wing. No need for a lot of extensions this way.
ESC and Ubec
Two 3s 3200mah: Perfect fit, canopy holds them in place.
Strips on wing for better visibility, and it covers all the wires.
|Mar 25, 2014, 12:24 PM|
Lookin real good. Just as crafty as me, and I like the danger warning sign. Holes for servo wires is great too.
|Mar 25, 2014, 12:57 PM|
And, remove one screw, two nuts, the prop, and it all goes back in the box with the
original packing material. Ready for safe transport to the field. Less than five minutes
to get it ready, while two batteries are charging and the BS is flying. Boots required.
3/32 Allen and small pair of pliers are in the box. The allen is also for the prop nut.
|Mar 28, 2014, 12:08 AM|
Whewwwww! Egads I FINALLY finished this thread. I started on Monday and just now (Thursday night at 10:00 PM) read the last post.
First...gosh...a HUGE thanks to ALL of you folks. You have saved us (me and a college buddy) UNTOLD amounts of headache.
Our SSS should be delivered to Dayton, WA any day now.
Our planned mods:
1. Replace ESC with this: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...arehouse_.html
Rely on its 3A to hopefully power all 6 servos (including 2 more micro servos for gimbal).
IF NOT: add following external SBEC:
2. SBEC: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...arehouse_.html
3. First try to pop out servos and re-fasten if necessary. Replace as needed with:
4. Build with existing pushrods but replace if necessary (and move servos to tail).
5. Carbon Fiber 60" spar replacement.
6. Try both 8x6 and 9x6 APC style E props:
7. Use stock 3600mah LIPO recommended by Banana Hobby:
BUT - I ordered TWO, so maybe put them in parallel (or series or whatever we're supposed to do...will look that up).
8. Use Turnigy 9X (with er9X open source firmware) to program it all.
9. Reinforce wing saddle with fiber tape.
10. Possibly kill all hinges and replace with REAL hinges.
11. Move elevator pushrod up over horizontal stab so that it PULL's to go up.
12. Check and re-check the ESC and all servos and pushrods before every flight to make sure nothing is near failure.
Add Mobius and all FPV gear once we've figured out how she behaves.
We have some beautiful country to share with you (Dayton, WA and Tri-Cities, WA) so we'll hope to report back soon!
Again...many thanks from Kevin (me!) and Dave (Dayton).
|Mar 28, 2014, 12:38 AM|
Parallel is same voltage but twice the mah
Series is twice the voltage but same mah
3s 3300 parallel times two would be 3s 6600mah and that's what you want.
|Mar 28, 2014, 10:19 AM|
Excellent! There was a website devoted to showing you how to wire stuff in series/parallel and I was going to make sure I reviewed that. Coolio! Now I not only have a bunch of mah but the added weight in the nose like I most likely need.
Ah...there it is:
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