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Old Oct 19, 2010, 07:57 PM
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I heard a rumour that the Tomcat is quite a difficult build.
Dave I built my SuperT Toni with out and drawings, as the plans where not finish when purchased. I did have a some help from DK for the wing.
The fuselage is very easy as it is all tabs for the formers, just like building a
Q500. The wing is just like building the old F1,Q40 wings.
The Tom Cat and the Toni are built the same.

Ken
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Old Oct 19, 2010, 08:36 PM
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Dave seriously, this coming from a guy that built the Nemesis and Outrageous. The TOMCAT is a slab side foam wing core build. You are kidding right?

DK
I only said it was a rumour. I've not seen one yet.
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Old Oct 19, 2010, 09:21 PM
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Question for the Group:

When I was in Muncie for the F5D worlds, George Parks advised that some guys are experiencing melt down issues with the connectors on the Turnigy 1250Kv motor. ie. the three bullet connectors that plug into the controller. I think the plugs are 3.0mm and they may not be rated for the amps we are drawing using props like the 8x8.

I think George said that guys are changing to the next size up (4.0mm ?). Has anyone experienced this issue ? I had some connector problems of my own in the early days of the Outrageous/Turnigy but I thought it was due to arcing between connectors. I since completely cover each of the connectors with heat shrink to isolate them.


Randy
BTW, it's snowing here this morning...
Randy - I think you misunderstood me - we are not changing the size of the connectors - just the design of the male part. The ones that come on the Turnigy and Eflite motors have little springs that contact the interior of the female connector and they limit the safe capacity to about 25A. Jerry Small lost a plane when one of them failed. There is a better 3.5mm connector available. Go to the Hobby King website, look under hardware & accessories, wires & plugs, page 12. Their part number is SKU:AM-1001C. The price is $3.99 for 10 pair. You might also find them at a local hobby shop that sells 450 size helicopters - most of the T-Rex crowd knows about these connectors.
BTW - the post about the soldering of the stock male connectors is right.
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Old Oct 19, 2010, 10:08 PM
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Thanks George. That clarifies it. Agreed, the little springy parts of the male connector seem to burn up.
I'll check into it.

Randy
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Old Oct 20, 2010, 04:46 PM
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[T]he little springy parts of the male connector seem to burn up.

Randy
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Old Oct 20, 2010, 07:08 PM
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Old Oct 20, 2010, 10:44 PM
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Only if we don't use lube !
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Old Oct 20, 2010, 11:52 PM
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Race rules

I have 1 question about the motor rules.If a motor has been past by NMPRA BUT does not meet the rules size is it a legal motor? And what do I do if I was a CD at a contest and some one show said motor?
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Old Oct 21, 2010, 09:17 AM
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If i were a cd i would at this point be a little flexable on the rules. If a person showed up with a plane that had parts that we not on the list and was about the same speed as the rest, i would let them participate. The current rules are still being hashed out from what i can see, so lets get people flying this class, get the class some momentum untill the rules are finalized.
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Old Oct 21, 2010, 09:47 AM
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The EFlite motor doesn't meet the size rules, unless the rules have been changed recently.
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Old Oct 21, 2010, 10:00 AM
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Kevin, the rules no longer have dimensions. There is a list of acceptable motors. Currently, only the E-Flight and the Turnigy motors are approved. Therefore, if you were a CD you should publish the list of motors you are allowing prior to the contest if you are to deviate from the NMPRA rules. This has been published since 4/30/10.
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Old Oct 21, 2010, 10:38 AM
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Still want a toni though - thanks
Here is your Tony

http://www.rbckits.com/shop/index.ph...&productId=616

Its redesigned with a modified RG14 section wing I think but better ask direct to Rob Bulk at RBCkits
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Old Oct 21, 2010, 04:43 PM
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Thanks rvdb for link - will try both RBC and also super T -one will come good - your explanation on wing section may explain why one has foam cores and the other built up - whichever its on the winter build list .. Has any one in your area built one of these kits -?
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Old Oct 21, 2010, 05:10 PM
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Castle Creations made me laugh, read the last part of the safety section.

" Do not ingest this product, it won't make you any faster. "

Product is the Ice Lite 75 esc.
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Old Oct 21, 2010, 08:13 PM
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Kevin, the rules no longer have dimensions. There is a list of acceptable motors. Currently, only the E-Flight and the Turnigy motors are approved. Therefore, if you were a CD you should publish the list of motors you are allowing prior to the contest if you are to deviate from the NMPRA rules. This has been published since 4/30/10.
deviate from the NMPRA rules. This has been published since 4/30/10.
I did not know we had a rule change already!!!! And I miss it.
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