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Old Oct 28, 2012, 03:50 AM
This ain't my first rodeo...
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Daaaaang, that's a work of art Joe Cool! My "builds" are just slam dunks, yours are fully engineered! How's the CG with all those goodies in the turtle deck? Those 120's are famously light and have stung a few (including myself and the comp arf edge) when it came time to balance and fly...
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Old Oct 28, 2012, 04:04 AM
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Also, I've finally started comparison testing batteries and have encountered some surprising results (and some not so surprising). I'm up to the 150A amp 2 minute load test. At that power the batteries are getting pretty hot I'll post the results sometime next week but I will share that I've found a battery that I've never heard anybody in the mob talking about that is out performing the Thunder Power 65C at half the price. I'm not surprised to find that GensAce 5500 25C performs as well as GensAce's 5300 60C and the Nano 65C. I recommend you guys avoid those new Genesis batteries and the only battery that's showing severe overratings is HobbyKings Zippy 40C (Well maybe not severe, but it is acting pretty "stressed")
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Old Oct 28, 2012, 04:07 AM
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Daaaaang, that's a work of art Joe Cool! My "builds" are just slam dunks, yours are fully engineered! How's the CG with all those goodies in the turtle deck? Those 120's are famously light and have stung a few (including myself and the comp arf edge) when it came time to balance and fly...
I've been checking as I go and for some reason I'm having to deal with some nose heaviness. Maybe because the 2 servos in the nose are pretty heavy? I don't know, I don't remember having that problem with the last one, like you say, the motor is pretty light.
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Old Oct 28, 2012, 11:09 AM
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If you're nose heavy put ditch that tray and put your rudder servos in the tail as a "push-pull." The team 3dhs guy in LA I got my new plane from was telling me that's the preferred location. And because there's no cables to stretch a push-pull is more locked in than any pull-pull will ever be...
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Old Oct 28, 2012, 11:15 AM
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I'll get final CG info when I attach the wings and if I still have that issue that's what I'll do. Thanks!

On my way to Cannon Beach for a week of reading and rain
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Old Oct 28, 2012, 11:22 AM
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Wait a sec, isn't Chief Aircraft down that way... Have fun Joe!
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Old Oct 28, 2012, 11:50 AM
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Thanks Tim!

Enjoy the sun Nate, pay attention to that alert!

Hey Vitter, we miss you

Lee, Azhar, Joel and Steve: I plan on sending a little vote request blurb to all the MARC members that will cover all 5 of us for the upcoming elections. I'm going to wait until the 1st (day before the voting starts) but will PM you all an advance copy for your review just before I do.

Cry: THANKS for the lead on the rebuild for the Doorknob, already got the head and piston back with new rings installed for $12- Yeeeah Baby.
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Old Oct 28, 2012, 12:34 PM
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Hey guys. Thanks for the concern. Jenni heard the sirens last night very faintly.
I was already passed out. I guess they got some waves, on the north and east shores of maui.
Crazy had it been a big one we would have been in trouble.
Going for a 3hr kite surfing lesson today. Can't wait.
Between the shark attacks and tsunami ill be lucky to come home Alive!

Joe, that plane is a beaut!! Love how you did pants, showing off the alloys!

Supatim the 100 cc sbach has been willed to you if i don't make it. .
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Old Oct 28, 2012, 12:50 PM
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Thats funny Supatim the 100 cc sbach has been willed to you if i don't make it.

Can I have the rest of your stuff ???
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Old Oct 28, 2012, 01:35 PM
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... I'll post the results sometime next week but I will share that I've found a battery that I've never heard anybody in the mob talking about that is out performing the Thunder Power 65C at half the price. ...
Can't leave the mob in suspense like that! Is it the Glacier batteries?

You're install in the Slick looks tight!
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Old Oct 28, 2012, 02:28 PM
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Can't leave the mob in suspense like that! Is it the Glacier batteries?

You're install in the Slick looks tight!
Thanks! I put quite a bit of thought in it.
Check out Revolectrix diamond series batteries. I still have the 180amp test to do but do far they're edging out the TP's at a fraction of the price
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Old Oct 28, 2012, 06:58 PM
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Thanks Tim!

Enjoy the sun Nate, pay attention to that alert!

Hey Vitter, we miss you

Lee, Azhar, Joel and Steve: I plan on sending a little vote request blurb to all the MARC members that will cover all 5 of us for the upcoming elections. I'm going to wait until the 1st (day before the voting starts) but will PM you all an advance copy for your review just before I do.

Cry: THANKS for the lead on the rebuild for the Doorknob, already got the head and piston back with new rings installed for $12- Yeeeah Baby.
sweet. Can't wait to hear how those bowman rings work out for that engine.
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Old Oct 28, 2012, 07:42 PM
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Thanks! I put quite a bit of thought in it.
Check out Revolectrix diamond series batteries. I still have the 180amp test to do but do far they're edging out the TP's at a fraction of the price
How are shipping times on the Revolectrix? Made in Singapore same day as order...seems pretty badass and my packs would run 89.90. A lot better than 199.99.
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Old Oct 28, 2012, 09:01 PM
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I'm looking for indoor batteries right now so:
2S 350mah, 22g: http://www.store.revolectrix.com/Pro...350mAh-2S-Lipo
I know its not the diamond series you mentioned but they dont have them this small in that series. The equivalent TP pack is $15, so 3 times the price but it's only 17g. Maybe it's worth that money if you are going to fly in a contest or something.

For me, the #1 thing is flight time. Having 3 times as many batteries indoors is where it's at!
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Old Oct 28, 2012, 09:30 PM
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How are shipping times on the Revolectrix? Made in Singapore same day as order...seems pretty badass and my packs would run 89.90. A lot better than 199.99.
I got my order within 2 weeks but they had a US distributor fill it. My best guess is I'll be looking at a 3-4 week delivery on my next one. I am definitely impressed with the quality I've seen (they even use wire gauge that can really handle the current expected from the C rating- what a concept ) so I'm up for the wait.
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