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Old Jun 24, 2003, 06:24 PM
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Tell us what YOU want!

The title sez it all - go nuts!

Personally, I want a 24 cell 70ish amp controller w/a BEC that will drive 6 standard size servos, but that's just me....

We strive to provide the cutting edge in an ever-changing industry, and Patrick's genius knows no bounds, so what's "on the horizon" as far as your needs go?

Shawn Palmer
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Old Jun 24, 2003, 08:37 PM
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Shawn,

How about:
a frequency channel scanner for under $75 or
a receiver with a built-in plane finder(beeper) or
a brushless controller that can handle twin motors or
an inexpensive Aiptek type digital camera control that plugs into the receiver or
a receiver that can be programmed at the field to any channel without having to change a crystal and weighing less than 10 grams or
a receiver that can identify a stalled or bad servo or
a receiver that beeps or flashes a light at turn on when there is interference on the frequency or the receiver power is low or
a receiver that can plug into a computer's USB port and be checked out for any problems by provided software or online by Castle Creations or
a brush/brushless motor ESC with digital real time power readout!

Regards,

wattsup
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Old Jun 25, 2003, 06:05 AM
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Simply a change to the 35 and 45 controller to make them 40 & 50 respectively, although I know the controllers are deliberately underrated if the both could be uprated it would certainly level the playing field. There are many motor combinations that draw around the 35 amp mark where jumping to the 45 would be wise but this is then not as cost effective as other 40amp controllers.
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Old Jun 25, 2003, 05:10 PM
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How about a Phoenix line that will smoothly and reliably start the new type of outrunner motors and some of the other European brands.
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Old Jun 25, 2003, 05:18 PM
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I guess I'm the only one that likes the line already without needing more!
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Old Jun 25, 2003, 05:34 PM
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C'mon boomer!

Are you that easily pleased?

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Old Jun 25, 2003, 05:38 PM
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C'mon boomer!

Are you that easily pleased?

Shawn
That's just TODAY! I'm feeling mellow!
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Old Jun 25, 2003, 07:08 PM
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OK, a big request, Smaller, lighter, cheaper, the Phoenix 10 and any of its smaller siblings. I want to get another Phoenix 10, but the Jeti 04-3 has some advantages, mainly price and physical size.... I run mostly really small BL motors anyway..
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Old Jun 30, 2003, 06:16 PM
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I would guess that we need higher advance on the brushless controllers to get more efficiency on the outrunner motors.

Also would like the Pixie20P to have a brake for flying S400 electric sailplanes with folding props. Yes, you can get the Sprite25, which has the brake, and maybe this is what the Pixie20P with a brake would end up weighing anyway.
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Old Jul 01, 2003, 08:38 AM
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I'll post this again elsewhere about the outrunners in more detail, but our controllers DO automatically run the outrunners at a high advance (28 to 35 deg depending on the motor).

Loooeee - Smaller lighter Pheonix 10 you say? You got it! Going into production in a month or two....

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Old Jul 01, 2003, 09:38 AM
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Loooeee - Smaller lighter Pheonix 10 you say? You got it! Going into production in a month or two....

Shawn
Since the cat is out of the bag -

I saw this ESC some weeks back and it looks really nice, light and small. You will be very happy with it I am sure.

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Old Jul 01, 2003, 12:23 PM
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Shawn,

I would like to see analysis and options for running an AXI 2820/10 with the Phoenix 45.

My setup runs roughly in the low and mid-range, but smoothly at full throttle. I tried a few tweaks with the timing and switching frequency, but the problem just became apparent at different RPMs.

This is currently OK for me, because I am using it in a sailplane application. But I plan to use it in a sport plane soon - and will them require smooth operation over the entire throttle range.

Thanks,

Paul
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Old Jul 01, 2003, 12:29 PM
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FlyingW - ongoing research is happening w/most outrunners right now - solutions forthcoming.

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Old Jul 01, 2003, 02:47 PM
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Thanks,

I'll check here periodically.

Paul
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Old Jul 02, 2003, 09:36 AM
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With the new USB programmer that is coming, I want the ability to set whatever LVC level I want rather than only choosing among a handful of choices.

I'd also like it to have the ability to update the firmware when newer stuff becomes available.

In other words more features than just what you can now do with a transmitter.
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