HobbyKing.com New Products Flash Sale
Reply
Thread Tools
Old Jun 01, 2009, 04:48 PM
Registered User
kamakasi's Avatar
Joined Nov 2005
66 Posts
Question
edf battery that won't break the bank

looking for a edf setup for a 16 to 20 lb. Avro Vulcan. Weight is depending on the size and building technique that I decide on. I could use 4,70mm edf's on the lighter design. But what I'm after is something that does not sound like a very loud mosquito. I've looked at the higher thrust edf's but the battery packs are quite large and rather pricey. At level of expense I would just go with a turbine, which I really don't want to do.
kamakasi is offline Find More Posts by kamakasi
Reply With Quote
Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Old Jun 01, 2009, 05:15 PM
Always looking UP
FANMAN's Avatar
Lilburn, Georgia, USA
Joined Nov 2000
2,361 Posts
16 to 20 pounds of aircraft isnt going very far on small, cheap batteries or power systems. We must remember that size (and weight) usually dictates the price of equipment these days. Considering you do get some good batteries, then theres the charger, unless you want to fly once every day, or fork out for a second, expensive set of batteries?

If you trim down the size and weight, you can easily trim down your budget....
FANMAN is offline Find More Posts by FANMAN
Reply With Quote
Old Jun 01, 2009, 05:23 PM
Lipo abuser ... smoke on!
gp125racer's Avatar
Joined Feb 2005
1,917 Posts
XPS batteries ..... $160 for 6s 5000mah 30/50C packs.

http://www.xtremepowersystems.net/pr...d=XPS5000-6S1P

Don
gp125racer is online now Find More Posts by gp125racer
RCG Plus Member
Latest blog entry: D100
Reply With Quote
Old Jun 01, 2009, 05:27 PM
Registered User
kamakasi's Avatar
Joined Nov 2005
66 Posts
thanks gp125racer that makes the bigger edf's much easier to swallow. Fanman thanks for the input. I already have the support gear for the batteries. Now if I could only figure out how to put a Safe (key word "safe") smoke system in.
kamakasi is offline Find More Posts by kamakasi
Reply With Quote
Old Jun 01, 2009, 05:28 PM
Lipo abuser ... smoke on!
gp125racer's Avatar
Joined Feb 2005
1,917 Posts
You only get a smoke system to work once in an electric .... and its' pricey LOL

Don
gp125racer is online now Find More Posts by gp125racer
RCG Plus Member
Latest blog entry: D100
Reply With Quote
Old Jun 01, 2009, 05:33 PM
Registered User
sneu's Avatar
United States, CA, San Diego
Joined Dec 1999
7,352 Posts
The 25/50C XP6500s are a great option at $195 for a 6S pack. More jet flying time and lower cost. http://www.neumotors.com/store/page12/page12.html They are at the bottom of the page. You can draw over 162 amps and stay within the 25C rating. Specs for the entire XP series of batteries can be found here: http://www.neumotors.com/Site/Battery_Specs_XP.html

Steve Neu
sneu is offline Find More Posts by sneu
Reply With Quote
Old Jun 01, 2009, 05:44 PM
Registered User
kamakasi's Avatar
Joined Nov 2005
66 Posts
thanks one and all. the packs would most likely be in to 10s to 12s range, 6500 more than enough. this just lets me know that edf's are not out of the picture.
kamakasi is offline Find More Posts by kamakasi
Reply With Quote
Old Jun 01, 2009, 05:47 PM
Registered User
kamakasi's Avatar
Joined Nov 2005
66 Posts
gp125racer o.k. then no smoke. I'll do the after burner thing as seen on youtube. That ought to start a safety war at my local field. Only kidding I'll stay sane for a while. the plane will be enough of a head turner.
kamakasi is offline Find More Posts by kamakasi
Reply With Quote
Old Jun 01, 2009, 06:08 PM
1.21 gigawatts
EDDIEGIGOWATTS's Avatar
Fort.lauderdale Florida
Joined Jul 2006
724 Posts
your best bet is Haoye fans from hobbycity they produce the best sound
next to the Stu fan which is the best sounding EDF
the Vulcan is kind like a large Wing no need for powerful set ups like sport planes
just enough to get to the scale speeds
here is a Fantastic Haoye powered Horten
EDDIEGIGOWATTS is offline Find More Posts by EDDIEGIGOWATTS
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Category Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Discussion Sim that won't break the bank... danawatson Simulators 7 Jan 05, 2008 10:31 AM
Discussion Sim that won't break the bank... danawatson Beginner Training Area (Aircraft-Electric) 0 Jan 04, 2008 06:32 PM
Question Best 50-60 A ESC that won't break the bank Moncho Electric Plane Talk 14 Dec 12, 2007 07:47 AM
Discussion A bank that won't take your money, strange. gtstubbs Life, The Universe, and Politics 13 Oct 02, 2006 11:03 PM
Discussion Indoor Micro plane that doesn't break the bank RCFlyer55 Scratchbuilt Indoor and Micro Models 18 Jan 06, 2006 09:49 PM