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Old May 04, 2011, 07:25 PM
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Ouch, sorry to here that.
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Old May 04, 2011, 10:24 PM
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Oh man! I just looked through all of your pictures on the Revolver. You had a really nice set-up. Sorry to hear about that. I see you have the 46 size Revolver too.
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Old May 04, 2011, 11:46 PM
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Oh man! I just looked through all of your pictures on the Revolver. You had a really nice set-up. Sorry to hear about that. I see you have the 46 size Revolver too.
Superem lost his revolver. Was not sure if you thought I lost mine.
I just replaced my aileron servos with HS 5085's metal gear. Will do some more flying this weekend.
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Old May 05, 2011, 11:54 AM
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I had some 12 gauge wire lying around and made a series connector for 2x 3S 5000.
However the Zippy batteries come with 10 gauge.

Should I make the connector 10 gauge as well?

I bought a Castle Creations Series Connector for my 71 Slick and noticed that it too was 10 gauge.
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Old May 05, 2011, 12:18 PM
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I would. I don't know much about electrics but common sense wise it makes sense to keep it the same gauge why choke it with smaller wires in the series connectors.
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Old May 05, 2011, 02:35 PM
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sorry to hear, that sucks!!
+1!!
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Old May 06, 2011, 09:31 AM
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trying out a xoar 15-7 on a satio 100 for my revolver going to make that 4 stoke go fast like a buel..
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Old May 06, 2011, 09:53 PM
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For build 2 I will try the 1/8 Robart Hinges. I think the 3/16 were too big.

Or should I just stick with the stock hinges?
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Old May 07, 2011, 12:31 AM
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The Stock ones are fine for me. I tend to fly my sport planes fast but smooth, no major g loads by hard pulls I have a 540 extra for that. I guess it will depend on your flying and what u want from your revolver.
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Old May 07, 2011, 05:55 AM
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The only problem I have with the CA hinges is after a while they become brittle and give especially on sport planes.

On my Pulse 25 , the rudder hinge decide to give at takeoff. I noticed it right away and aborted. It would've been and adventure if it took off.

I will try the 1/8 Robarts.
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Old May 07, 2011, 09:36 AM
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The only problem I have with the CA hinges is after a while they become brittle and give especially on sport planes.

On my Pulse 25 , the rudder hinge decide to give at takeoff. I noticed it right away and aborted. It would've been and adventure if it took off.

I will try the 1/8 Robarts.
Learn something new everyday. I didn't know that about the CA hinges. Going to have to inspect my smaller revolver closer has she been in my hanger the longest.
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Old May 12, 2011, 11:23 AM
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This is my first electric greater than 4S. I plan to use a CC Phoenix 80 with a CC BEC. I understand the wiring diagram with one exception. The ESC with its red wire disabled plugs into the throttle port (CH3) on my receiver. Into which port does the BEC plug? I am using a Futaba R617FS receiver. CH1 is rt aileron, CH2 is elevator, CH3 is throttle, CH4 is rudder, CH 6 is left aileron, CH 5 and 7 are open.
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Old May 12, 2011, 11:31 AM
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You can put a plug on the BEC output and plug it into any open channel. In your case channel 5 or 7.

It doesn't matter because all the negative terminals are connected to each other, and all the positive terminals are connected to each other. The signal terminal is what is separate.

With a bird this big, I like a separate battery (receiver battery) instead of a BEC.

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Old May 12, 2011, 11:35 AM
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Nick, what are your concerns? Running low on juice from the main packs? I would really like to avoid the extra weight.
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Old May 12, 2011, 11:56 AM
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I like to use a receiver battery separate from the power system. It makes testing of the control surfaces and electronics safer when you don't have the possibility of accidentally arming the power system as you might with BEC systems.

Some might also argue that the BEC is one more thing to fail. I have used 2S A123 cells with excellent results and I don't have to worry about the BEC trying to handle the 6S voltage being fed into it (increased power dissipation, etc.).

The additional weight of a small battery pack is insignificant for this plane. In my case, I need the small pack weight to balance the plane. See my blog on RCGroups for more info on my installation.
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