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Old Feb 08, 2011, 10:14 PM
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Jumping back in to electric 3D

Getting back into it and unsure of all of the advances in electric power systems (glad to see its cheaper now) after three years off. I bought the Aeroworks 260 electric profile, two years ago and assembled everything, less the motor. I expect the weight to come in around 20oz or so. I'm looking for plenty of power for nothing but 3D - I'm sure I'll be rusty, but hope it's like riding a bike.

I would like to order from Hobby King as I need new batteries and charger as well........please help with the following :

Motor
Battery Brand - looking for 1500, 20-25c 3 cell ???
Charger
Prop


Looks like I made need a new esc as well....


Next plane will likely be the AJ 42" Slick....
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Old Feb 09, 2011, 08:41 AM
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That is one sweet little plane! However, a 1300 mAh is the absolute largest pack that will fit. Even the rhino 1350 20c was too large. I had to cut the hole in the airframe bigger to get it in.

I used the mystery 20 esc.

I used this motor http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store...idProduct=4701

Personally, I would probably just go to hobbypartz.com and get a low kv 400 size motor and their blue lipo 1300 mAh 20c batteries. They also sell the b6 charger, which is what I use. As far as prop, I used a 9x3.8 sf with the hacker style but if you go with hp I would go with the largest diameter, lowest pitch prop they recommend for that motor.

Good luck. It is probably the funnest plane I have ever flown! I ended up selling it after I cart-wheeled it about a dozen times and got tired of fixing the fuse. It's tough and is a great 3d trainer but it is balsa and will break.

Micah
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Old Feb 09, 2011, 05:17 PM
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I have that hacker clone on mine and it works well. I'm using the 3s Turnigy 1300's as well and did need to cut the battery hole out to fit the packs.

Up in the air brand new for under 150 with 3 packs and 2 extra servos just in case is hard to beat.

Tom
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Old Feb 10, 2011, 02:03 PM
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I have that hacker clone on mine and it works well. I'm using the 3s Turnigy 1300's as well and did need to cut the battery hole out to fit the packs.

Up in the air brand new for under 150 with 3 packs and 2 extra servos just in case is hard to beat.

Tom
Would you mind posting a picture of your setup so I can see the type of connectors you are using?

What kind of flight time are you getting out of the 1300?

Thanks

Greg
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Old Feb 10, 2011, 04:03 PM
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10 min flying sport flights easy and 3D for 7min.

Fun plane but as said....don't hit the ground. You will only do it once!

Tom
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Old Feb 10, 2011, 10:46 PM
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10 min flying sport flights easy and 3D for 7min.

Fun plane but as said....don't hit the ground. You will only do it once!

Tom
Thanks Tom - what type of prop adaptor is that...where did you get it?

I talked to one of my buddies today that I flew with a few years ago and they are getting 2.4 dsm2 receivers through HK for 8 bucks. http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=12586

They just shrink wrap it once they get it...
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10 min flying sport flights easy and 3D for 7min.

Fun plane but as said....don't hit the ground. You will only do it once!

Tom
Perfect!
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Old Feb 11, 2011, 05:53 AM
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Thanks Tom - what type of prop adaptor is that...where did you get it?

I talked to one of my buddies today that I flew with a few years ago and they are getting 2.4 dsm2 receivers through HK for 8 bucks. http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=12586

They just shrink wrap it once they get it...
The motor comes with 2 types of prop adapters, this break away "prop saver" and a collet type. http://hobbycity.com/hobbyking/store...idProduct=4701 try to beat that deal for under 10 bux!

Servos I used are, http://hobbycity.com/hobbyking/store...?idProduct=662

Batteries, http://hobbycity.com/hobbyking/store...idProduct=9493

ESC, http://hobbycity.com/hobbyking/store...dProduct=13429

Prop, http://hobbycity.com/hobbyking/store...idProduct=7158

Make sure you have an account before you shop and then log in. It gives you cheaper prices but the shipping is still the same.

I have one Orange Futaba Fasst Receiver and I can't tell the difference on the bench as far as speed or resolution. For $29.99 (compared to $100!) I had to try one but it hasn't been in the air yet.

Tom
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