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Old Jun 16, 2012, 02:21 PM
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yes i know what post #1457 says about prop size bing 13 * 6.5 but the manual states that the prop size should be 12 * 6 just wanted to know if using the hacker motor what the size should be used..

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Old Jun 16, 2012, 02:27 PM
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Hope my reply on the previous page at the bottom helps
Yes great help thanks i am using a ice lite75 so amps should not be a problem i will give the big prop a go and see what happens

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Old Jun 16, 2012, 02:30 PM
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Yes great help thanks i am using a ice lite75 so amps should not be a problem i will give the big prop a go and see what happens

Alan
Be careful not to draw too many amps on the motor though, haha! But yep, great ESC choice Make sure to set fast throttle response, really perks the plane up in my opinion
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Old Jun 16, 2012, 08:49 PM
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Old Jun 17, 2012, 05:47 PM
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Guys,

I seem to be getting a quite a bit of blowback (I think it's that). When I'm at max throttle, the roll rate is a lot slower than if at medium speed. I'm using the inbuilt BEC on the ICE Lite 50 and running it 6V. Should I increase the voltage? Or should I get an external BEC?

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Old Jun 17, 2012, 06:34 PM
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Won't matter with analog servos
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Old Jun 17, 2012, 06:52 PM
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Won't matter with analog servos
I'm using digital at the moment, haha! They are the 5065 on ailerons + rudder and 5085 on elevator
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Old Jun 17, 2012, 08:21 PM
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Hmmm, Motrolfly makes a good ESC and I use them in almost all of my EXPs. You just pull a tab and it runs 6 volts to your servos. I'd check to see if you are actually getting 6 volts to your servos because normally you don't get blowback with those servos.

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Old Jun 17, 2012, 08:40 PM
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Is it blow back or too much throw at too fast a speed? 45 degrees of throw at high speed can induce a lot of drag.
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Old Jun 17, 2012, 09:06 PM
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Is it blow back or too much throw at too fast a speed? 45 degrees of throw at high speed can induce a lot of drag.
Well it maybe that but the roll slows down quite a bit so I don't think it's all that, haha!
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Old Jun 17, 2012, 09:07 PM
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Hmmm, Motrolfly makes a good ESC and I use them in almost all of my EXPs. You just pull a tab and it runs 6 volts to your servos. I'd check to see if you are actually getting 6 volts to your servos because normally you don't get blowback with those servos.

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I've set the inbuilt BEC to 6V so hopefully I'm getting that, LOL! Would those servos take a higher voltage?
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Old Jun 17, 2012, 09:12 PM
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I've set the inbuilt BEC to 6V so hopefully I'm getting that, LOL! Would those servos take a higher voltage?
Eh, I wouldn't chance it... motors and ESCs aren't the only things that make magic smoke.

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Old Jun 17, 2012, 09:14 PM
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Well it maybe that but the roll slows down quite a bit so I don't think it's all that, haha!
To test for blowback a good way is to nail full aileron while going slow, then punch full throttle and increase your speed and see if the rollrate increases or decreases. It should increase. If it decreases, it's blowback. But is sounds like you already have a handle on that. How old are those servos?

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Old Jun 17, 2012, 09:30 PM
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To test for blowback a good way is to nail full aileron while going slow, then punch full throttle and increase your speed and see if the rollrate increases or decreases. It should increase. If it decreases, it's blowback. But is sounds like you already have a handle on that. How old are those servos?

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Servos are brand new

I've tried this and something really weird happens... When I'm going at max throttle them apply full aileron, the roll rate is poor. But if I apply full aileron whilst going slow them speed up, it's fine, really strange, haha!
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Old Jun 17, 2012, 09:31 PM
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Eh, I wouldn't chance it... motors and ESCs aren't the only things that make magic smoke.

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LOL, that magic smoke is funny! It's like a little poof sound then some black dust flys around, hahaha!
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