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Old Apr 29, 2010, 01:36 PM
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you guys might be dissappointed, but i dont know if its gonna happen in sacramento(at least not at the proposed club, mather)..we found out that the county will NOT allow any form of overnight camping on the site...
Well...if it happens, I'll be there to watch....I'm only 90 miles away, so, I hope it does happen as I have never been to any type of 3D fly in... The club I belong to is crazy about racing and stuff like that, and while 3D is tolerated, there are not all that many guys who do it.

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Old Apr 29, 2010, 01:37 PM
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So im going to go with a CC 10A external bec for this plane. my last plane I messed with forever but finally got the bec soldered right at the deans along with the esc. Pain! Is there a better spot or easier way to solder an external bec to your esc?

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Old Apr 29, 2010, 01:38 PM
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So im going to go with a CC 10A external bec for this plane. my last plane I messed with forever but finally got the bec soldered right at the deans along with the esc. Pain! Is there a better spot or easier way to solder an external bec to your esc?
I make up an in-line Deans connector that fits between the ESC and battery. This offers some flexibility - - you can program your radio with the motor disconnected. Also makes it easy to swap out ESCs and BECs.

You do need to use a bit of finess to clamp the assembly in a stable position, mechanically wrap each wire lead around the spades, and get clean solder joints. You can use 3/8" or 1/2" shrinkwrap if you stretch it with a long nose pliers first.

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Old Apr 29, 2010, 01:40 PM
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Hi Kyle....

A lot of guys, will go an inch or so back on the ESC battery leads, and peel of some of the insulation, and wrap the wire on there and solder it on, and then put heat shrink tube over it..

Another way, is make up and extension with bullet connectors between the battery and the ESC/bec. You then can take a few strands of the wire from the ESC, and wrap them and the BEC wires together, and insert into the bullet connectors, and sweat solder them in. If you do this, I put the female bullet connector on the positive wire of the ESC/BEC, and the male connector on the negative. That way they is no way you would accidently, plug the bullet connects up with the wrong polarity... The extenison then has bullets on one end and the deans on the other...

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Old Apr 29, 2010, 02:53 PM
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Here are two that I have seen.

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Old Apr 29, 2010, 03:03 PM
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alright thanks for the ideas guys. Im thinkin for simplicity I might just do it about an inch back and solder em on and then heat shrink it. Im not quite a solder pro

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Old Apr 29, 2010, 03:24 PM
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I had RCAerographiX install graphics on my 57" SC last week. Here are some photos...

They did an amazing job! Here is their web page http://www.rcaerographix.com/

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Old Apr 29, 2010, 03:31 PM
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I had AerographiX install graphics on my 57" SC last week. Here are some photos...

They did an amazing job! Here is their web page http://www.rcaerographix.com/

Mike
Hi Routemech....

Were these the same two planes that Lesgilmer posted a day or two ago???

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Old Apr 29, 2010, 03:45 PM
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Be sure and try the SFG's on the 57 - you'll like them.
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Old Apr 29, 2010, 03:56 PM
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Be sure and try the SFG's on the 57 - you'll like them.
What maneuvers do they make a big difference in (for?)??

I would assume knife-edge, but mine really knife-edges very well already...

I hadn't put mine on as I hate having to put them on and take then off to put in the wing bags...

Oh....and do you have any extra wing bags for the 70" size planes?? I need another set...

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Old Apr 29, 2010, 04:03 PM
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Hi Routemech....

Were these the same two planes that Lesgilmer posted a day or two ago???

SteveT
I Don't know (Maybe? I know he put some on his web page), I have not been reading the threads much lately - work is interfering with my life again.

I'm local to RCAerographiX and I dropped them off at their shop last week for the installation. I know he just did a 51 Slick Blue...
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Old Apr 29, 2010, 04:08 PM
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Just so things are clear....There is a difference between Aerographix, which has been around for a long time, and RC-Aerographix who did Mike's vinyl.

Your 57SC looks great Mike, looking forward to seeing it at the field.
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Old Apr 29, 2010, 04:09 PM
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Be sure and try the SFG's on the 57 - you'll like them.
Thanks Ben, I will give it a try - I have not flown it with them on yet - I was planning on doing that on my next flight.

I was thinking about adding some type of blind nut in the wingtip and using a plastic screw to attache them. Or maybe just leave them on, but then I can't get them in the wing bag... has anyone done any modification from the wood screw attachment?
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Old Apr 29, 2010, 04:12 PM
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I Don't know (Maybe? I know he put some on his web page), I have not been reading the threads much lately - work is interfering with my life again.

I'm local to AerographiX and I dropped them off at their shop last week for the installation. I know he just did a 51 Slick Blue...
I just sent you a PM

The one he posted was a 70", so I would bet it was yours...

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Old Apr 29, 2010, 04:15 PM
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Just so things are clear....There is a difference between Aerographix, which has been around for a long time, and RC-Aerographix who did Mike's vinyl.

Your 57SC looks great Mike, looking forward to seeing it at the field.
Oops Tyler is correct! Yes it's "RC AeroGraphiX"... The owner is Les a member at my local field LAMA. This is my first experience with a graphics kit! I will definitely make it part of my standard build on the bigger airplanes from now on.

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