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Old Feb 10, 2013, 12:31 PM
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yup, geared. 5.2:1
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Old Feb 10, 2013, 05:34 PM
Sure it'll work
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yup, geared. 5.2:1
Ah! but of course
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Old Feb 10, 2013, 07:13 PM
Drinks Day Old Expired Milk
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Have not had a chance to fly at all much since the holidays....but i got out today and scared the out of myself
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 04:51 PM
Crashing into the sky!
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Decided my latest X-plane is going racing.

Going to set it up F5D legal, using an outrunner, to try and spur some others into actual racing here. We have a nitro FAI course & series that needs invading.


Will post up pics
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 05:04 PM
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Decided my latest X-plane is going racing.

Going to set it up F5D legal, using an outrunner, to try and spur some others into actual racing here. We have a nitro FAI course & series that needs invading.


Will post up pics
Nice. I've just changed my motor to a HET 1W-40 from the Neu that was in it and hope to run it in a few weeks.
What outrunner are you putting in it?? Post pic's.

Terry
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 05:14 PM
200mph +
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Race you with my jolt

+1 on what outrunner are you going with? I will have the pyro soon for you to measure up if you want to check it out.
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 05:30 PM
2012 NZ Speedcup - 231 MPH
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Maybe we need to develop some special direct drive F5D folders for outrunners that are built for those power levels, and are optimised for the style of flying done over 10 laps.
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 06:00 PM
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1000w/min isnt it?

Best guys are sub 60secs I understand, so plan for ~70

Aim for around 800-850watt I guess as a starting point (in flight)? Wild guessing here.

When I get my setup I plan to test a whole bunch of props to figure out what is going to give me roughly the right load (with just enough thrust + most pitch speed) and then wait for a magic man like you to make a shiney prop with that size
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 06:31 PM
Livin it UP when Im goin DOWN
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So who is in for a Speedcup type setup or just a straight line dragster?
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 06:37 PM
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My new X is going for the speedcup treatcup

Keeping the orginal as is for it's awesome smile generating ability
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 06:49 PM
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well, i'm not sure if/when i'll make the jump to 5s, and had a bad experience last time i tried to buy a cc125. Picked up a ice 100 yesterday. hopefully I don't regret it. Only a few things left to buy
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 08:15 PM
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I think an F5D powered X is a great idea if not a little slower than you guys are used to but flying circles around yourself makes up for it.

DUP, If you want to design a real F5D prop make sure it can go 10 laps with one of these... I have a few props including a sawtooth from Paul and one from Slowbarless and they are night and day different. I am sure the guys building props to sell to public are making them stiffer and thicker for overpower use but Pauls sawtooth and other F5D props are way thinner only to use with F5D power.

I have been involved with Paul in a new prop design and it will not work on another airframe with a different motor setup than it is designed for all must work together to finish ten laps before limiter shuts motor off.

As a former slimey oily pylon racer the nice clean electric stuff is much more fun, if you keep the smoke inside...
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 08:25 PM
2012 NZ Speedcup - 231 MPH
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Yes, it's clearly critical to get everything optimised!

Where do you get hold of a limiter?

My props in general are way, way over engineered for the F5D power levels.
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 08:29 PM
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Either the unilog (i have one and you are more than welcome to borrow it dude) http://www.sm-modellbau.de/shop/index.php?cPath=11

or the neu limiter http://www.neumotors.com/store/page19/page19.html

The neu can't log like the unilog can, its just a limiter. Unilog has lots of cool recording functions which I reckon would be helpful in setting things up.
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 10:28 PM
One Idiot is plenty...
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Hi guys ,help me out please.
I am little lost here
Is there something wrong with this plane?
I have one unsatisfied customer.
Thank You.
Yuri
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