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Old Sep 21, 2009, 04:41 PM
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Ok. I'll give it a shot. I will know more when Joe puts back up thursday with his new Castle speedo.


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What time Thursday? I was thinking about maybe heading down Friday
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Old Sep 21, 2009, 05:09 PM
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Ben is supposed to be sending out a 70" Slick this week to me. I'll be running 6S and you're welcome to take her for a spin. Personally, I think that 1600-1800 watts should be just fine on a 9-10 lb airplane.

Scott
Ok. You'll probably put it up next week. What power system are you gonna use you think. I think it should be fine on those watts. Joe's was worrying me I think because the problem with the speedo. We'll know more on thursday.


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Old Sep 21, 2009, 05:12 PM
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What time Thursday? I was thinking about maybe heading down Friday

I actually won't be able to make it thursday or friday unless I can change something. I might be out wednesday and forsure sunday. Early games saturday with the kids. Weather is getting crummy this week too.


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Old Sep 21, 2009, 05:54 PM
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...1600-1800 watts should be just fine on a 9-10 lb airplane...
FWIW, I'm using a variety of batteries (as low as 15C). For example, I just did a quick test with one of my 15C batteries that was "storage charged" to around 23.6V and pulled a little over 1500 watts at 70 amps with my "2100 watt" setup (2100 watts was with a brand new 25C battery). I flew the plane several times with the 15C batteries on Saturday and it felt fine. With a new, fully charged $59 Turnigy 20C battery I'm pulling around 1950 watts and 82 amps (that's the pack I want my setup to be optimized for and it felt great flying). I'm not trying to suggest any of the other motor choices are bad, just want to throw the A50-12L in there as another good option. I'm saving my A50-16S for the (lighter) Velox
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Old Sep 21, 2009, 06:42 PM
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I have about 15 flights on my Slick so far. The only complaint I have about the airframe is the battery tray. I'll have to remove my batteries from the Velcro more carefully because the tray cracked fr tugging on the pack.

Regarding the Reaper 60XL... I think it is adequate power, but feels slightly under powered compared to some of my giant scale 3d planes. My 35% H9 Extra 260 with a DA-100 pulls out of a hover faster.
I just added Three Popsicle Sticks to the underneath side of the tray all the way across the bottom. Super Strong for removing packs with the toughest of Velcro
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Old Sep 21, 2009, 07:04 PM
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I just added Three Popsicle Sticks to the underneath side of the tray all the way across the bottom. Super Strong for removing packs with the toughest of Velcro
Popsicle Sticks-good idea.

What was the reason for flooding the top of the landing gear plate with Gorilla Glue? Somehow I missed that original discussion.

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Old Sep 21, 2009, 07:11 PM
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Popsicle Sticks-good idea.

What was the reason for flooding the top of the landing gear plate with Gorilla Glue? Somehow I missed that original discussion.

Kevin

In one of Ben's RC Groups Build instructions or it was mentioned somewhere , makes the landing plate SUPER STRONG
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Old Sep 21, 2009, 07:22 PM
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I just added Three Popsicle Sticks to the underneath side of the tray all the way across the bottom. Super Strong for removing packs with the toughest of Velcro
Good idea gofly! I'm going to do that to mine. That long tray really flexes a lot when breaking the hold of the velcro!
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Old Sep 21, 2009, 07:22 PM
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Hi Guys....

I'm curious as to what the all up weight of this plane comes out to??

I have a 73" Aero-Works 90-1.20 Yak that comes out to 12.8 pounds with two 5S 4000mAH packs. I'm thinking of selling the plane, and getting the Slick when it is available.

Would and Axi 5330-18 with the previously mentioned packs be too much?? It's 2467 watts..

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Old Sep 21, 2009, 07:24 PM
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Prop down a little. 2400 is a bit much, 2000 is not excessive.
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Old Sep 21, 2009, 08:05 PM
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Aileron Plugs !!

I used some plastic shelving clips then CA'd the male end of my servo extension from the reciever to each clip. Then I put them in an existing hole in the back of the tray and CA'd them in.

This makes it super easy with one hand to plug and unplug the servos from each aileron

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Old Sep 21, 2009, 08:12 PM
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Very nice and clean solution - good job!
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Old Sep 21, 2009, 08:14 PM
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yep we did the same thing kinda..MLT gave us that idea with the SHP.except we just hot glues the servo ext to the side of the formers..works great
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Old Sep 21, 2009, 08:26 PM
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That's cool! I need to rig up a wing bolt holder inside the plane. I have already gone out to fly and forgot the wing bolts. I keep them in my pants pocket every day now.
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Old Sep 21, 2009, 08:27 PM
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Very cool going to have to try that.
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