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Old Oct 13, 2011, 08:00 AM
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Just about finished with a kit model and I my
lights don't work. All the light wires are fed to
their control block but there is no wire that
connects to receiver. Where does the power
come from??????
There is a small 2-wire connector coming out of the stock ESC that provides power for the lights.
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Old Oct 13, 2011, 10:58 AM
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There is a small 2-wire connector coming out of the stock ESC that provides power for the lights.
Thanks. So they should be receiver voltage, 5, 5-5v.
Guess I have to make a special cable that I can
connect from receiver to the light block.
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Old Oct 13, 2011, 12:32 PM
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Found some smaller main wheels that will create a bigger Aoa. Im pulling around 1500 watt's, what thrust will it put out stock? Lee
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Old Oct 13, 2011, 10:36 PM
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2nd flt

Flew my second flight today. I have only 1, 6 cell/3000 mh right now, so I limited my flt to 3 minites. T/o roll was only about 150 ft, so a improvement there. Notice it's Very stable,but not as manuverable as the f-35. Next flt I will check out the vertical climb. Is this jet 1/1 on thrust??
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Old Oct 14, 2011, 04:28 AM
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Thanks. So they should be receiver voltage, 5, 5-5v.
Guess I have to make a special cable that I can
connect from receiver to the light block.
I have several planes with lights & I use a seperate 240mah 2s lipo using JST plugs on most of them including my F/A-18 since I have a CC 100a ESC.
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Old Oct 14, 2011, 06:23 AM
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I really hate Spektrum receivers.

Anybody here know if my retracts, speed control, motor & fan from this wreckage will work in a CMP Pro T45?
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Old Oct 14, 2011, 07:45 AM
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I have several planes with lights & I use a seperate 240mah 2s lipo using JST plugs on most of them including my F/A-18 since I have a CC 100a ESC.
I'm using a 9 channel orange receiver from HK and
will just get power from a free channel.
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Old Oct 14, 2011, 08:06 AM
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@Capt. Soap - Congrats on the 2nd flight. No, the F/A-18E does not have 1:1 thrust on the stock setup. It's plenty fast on the stock config, but it doesn't have "straight-up-forever" power. Feel free to search this thread... many questions such as these have already been answered.

@Mr. Pheer - Sorry about the crash! Was it a lockout?
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Old Oct 14, 2011, 09:10 AM
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I really hate Spektrum receivers.
Which one were you using? I was going to go with Spektrum gear.
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Old Oct 14, 2011, 12:49 PM
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Mike, thanks for NOT beating me up to bad over the threads. I do read some,but im reading thru about 18-20 threads already. To read every post on all these threads, Id be at my computer 4+ hrs a day....
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Old Oct 14, 2011, 12:51 PM
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Mr Pheer, that crash is very repairable. Hope you dont throw it away. Lee
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Old Oct 14, 2011, 01:46 PM
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Mike, thanks for NOT beating me up to bad over the threads. I do read some,but im reading thru about 18-20 threads already. To read every post on all these threads, Id be at my computer 4+ hrs a day....
Oh heck no, no beating up intended. Just trying to help is all. And trust me... millions of threads and not enough time!
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Old Oct 14, 2011, 05:50 PM
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@Mr. Pheer - Sorry about the crash! Was it a lockout?
Yes, total lockout. I had no response from the plane at all for the 2 seconds before it hit the ground.

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Which one were you using? I was going to go with Spektrum gear.
JR 12X transmitter, AR7000 reciever with satellite

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Mr Pheer, that crash is very repairable. Hope you dont throw it away. Lee
I kept some, threw some away. It was a nice plane but I dont want to work with a foam aircraft again. I got a great deal on an all-fiberglass 90mm T-45 that I would like to transfer some of the components to if they will work with it.
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Old Oct 14, 2011, 06:04 PM
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The CMP T-45?
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Old Oct 14, 2011, 06:38 PM
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Have mine all ready to maiden except for CG.
Where are you guys happy with CG???
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