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Old Jul 14, 2011, 02:25 PM
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This is my 59" that I bought through ADC. I set it up with lights from Chief Aircraft. Flying at night is an entirely new way to have fun! It takes about two minutes before you feel comfortable enough to go nuts with it. And if your 15 feet or less off the ground, it lights the ground up like a UFO. I ordered a set for my EF 110" Yak, but I need to get comfortable with my 71" before I start hucking that kind of money around at night! Yes, my planes say "Pilot, Yo Mama!".

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Nice, wonder if those side lights generate any side force?
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Old Jul 14, 2011, 03:53 PM
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Anyone try that Hitec charger that can charge 4 lipos at a time? Would it handle the 4S 4000 packs? My TP610C is about worn out. Looking for a new charger and one of those things you can pig in and hook the charger to. Any suggestions would be appreciated!
4s4000's take about 70 watts to charge at 1c. (16.8volts * 4 amps = 67.2 watts)

that Hitec charger is 4 individual 50 watt chargers. So - it won't be able to charge a 4s4000 in an hour. It's going to take an average of 1.25 hours to charge one. but it will certainly work.
Personally I would look at getting a couple of 250 watt chargers and batteries capable of faster rate charging. Most of the newer batteries put out these days are capable of charging at 2c or higher. That would take 67 watts for each "C".
1c (1 hour charge) = 67 watts
2c (30 min charge) = 135 watts
3c (20 min charge) = ~200 watts

there are a number of inexpensive 200-250 watt chargers out there, and with those you can fast charge batteries and not need a 4 in 1 charger. But that's just what I would do. The Hitec will certainly charge your 4s4000's, just a bit slower than could be done.
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Old Jul 14, 2011, 04:07 PM
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Well just put in an order for a 4325-280, looking forward to landing w/o the motor being ridiculously hot. And an extra 250 Watts!
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Old Jul 14, 2011, 04:13 PM
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Well just put in an order for a 4325-280, looking forward to landing w/o the motor being ridiculously hot. And an extra 250 Watts!
double sweetness!!
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Old Jul 14, 2011, 04:27 PM
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Anyone want a free Scorpion 4025-16? All you have to do is buy the box, $80, but it's a REALLY nice box!

I am going to pull my Scorpion off though if someone want's it PM me w/ a price. It's in great shape, has probably about 2 dozen flights on it at the most and has never been crashed. Unless this motor would work in the 62" Osiris...
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Old Jul 14, 2011, 04:47 PM
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Anyone try that Hitec charger that can charge 4 lipos at a time? Would it handle the 4S 4000 packs? My TP610C is about worn out. Looking for a new charger and one of those things you can pig in and hook the charger to. Any suggestions would be appreciated!
I passed that one up to get the Ultima 2 - 200watts per channel - similar to the Duo - http://www.hitecrcd.com/products/cha...ipment/x2.html

completely awesome charger - just started ordering these to bring into stock
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Old Jul 14, 2011, 05:09 PM
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Anyone try that Hitec charger that can charge 4 lipos at a time? Would it handle the 4S 4000 packs? My TP610C is about worn out. Looking for a new charger and one of those things you can pig in and hook the charger to. Any suggestions would be appreciated!
I have the X-4 and what everyone else is saying is true, it's going to take a while to charge 4S on it. I have charged (4) x 4S 4000mah and the max Amps I can get is 3.3A. I don't like to push my batteries during charging so it works for me but expect about an hour or so to put back 2500ish mAH. I like the charger though because I have all types of batteries and I can charge 4 of them at once.
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Old Jul 14, 2011, 05:29 PM
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Anyone want a free Scorpion 4025-16? All you have to do is buy the box, $80, but it's a REALLY nice box!

I am going to pull my Scorpion off though if someone want's it PM me w/ a price. It's in great shape, has probably about 2 dozen flights on it at the most and has never been crashed. Unless this motor would work in the 62" Osiris...
I haven't been following. What don't you like about the Scorpion?
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Old Jul 14, 2011, 05:34 PM
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It's not that I don't like it, I'm just pushing it a little too much and before I do any permanent damage to it I'd rather replace it. When I was on the 18x8 I was at 1950 Watts which was no problem for the motor but it's getting hot here so I threw a 19x8 on it because the hot air was killing my pullout out of hover. I flew it a few times w/ the 19x8 at 2200ish Watts and the motor came down warmer than I wanted. I do like Scorpions though, this is my 4th one and I've never had issues with them. It's also a lot lighter than most motors it's size.
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Old Jul 14, 2011, 05:44 PM
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Did you have it on 6s or 8s?
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Old Jul 14, 2011, 05:47 PM
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8S. Flew 3 times on the 19x8, most of the flights were on the 18x8 which is a perfect setup for this plane.
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Old Jul 14, 2011, 05:50 PM
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The 4C packs I have are HobbyKings Turnigy, or Lifespeed, or whatever sticker they had laying around that day. They are all 40C and (so they say) can be charged at greater than 1C. One guy on the HK comments says he charges them at up to 5C, but I wouldn't want to try that in my shop! I dont even charge A123's over 4C! Out of all my electric planes, I'm down to two different batteries, 4000 4S and 2100 3S, and I bought a ton of them. Charging one at a time sucks! Rob, I'll look into that new Hitec charger. When will you have them in? And I want one of your plane handle things!

Today was my first real day of flying my 71". The Xoar 20X8 was the ticket! Amazing the difference an inch makes (that's what she said!)! I'm pulling 2340 Watts, and the packs are warm and the motor is warm but you can keep your fingers on it. Not bad being it was 100 out! This thing hovers as easy as a foamie! i just hope my buddy doesn't need his prop back before I replace it! Anyone try a 20X10? I think my plane can pull it, no sweat! I have my timer set for 7:10. I'll have to see how many mAh I'm putting back into them. Is anyone getting 8 min plus?
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Old Jul 14, 2011, 05:54 PM
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Was this in the 4325-280? Can't remember what you ended up settling on. Hopefully it is because I just ordered mine today and that's exactly how I want mine to be!
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Old Jul 14, 2011, 06:09 PM
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My brother Nick just built his new 71 slick and maidened it today. Congrats Nick. Wish I
could have been there to see it
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Old Jul 14, 2011, 06:20 PM
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My brother Nick just built his new 71 slick and maidened it today. Congrats Nick. Wish I
could have been there to see it
That was fast
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