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Old Dec 18, 2010, 12:22 PM
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Seems there are more than two, but only two of them seem to be getting posts.

Someone will probably create an "owner's" thread - seems to be the usual practice. Not that I want to see another thread....
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Old Dec 18, 2010, 12:26 PM
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I am waiting to push the button on some batteries - any one have any opinions on which of these would be best?

Turnigy 2650mAh 4S 40C
Configuration: 4S1P / 14.8v / 4Cell
Constant Discharge: 40C
Peak Discharge (10sec): 50C
Pack Weight: 322g
Pack Size: 144 x 42 x 25mm

Or this one (heavier)

Turnigy 3000mAh 4S 40C
Minimum Capacity: 3000mAh
Configuration: 4S1P / 14.8v / 4Cell
Constant Discharge: 40C
Peak Discharge (10sec): 50C
Pack Weight: 360g
Pack Size: 143 x 42 x 28mm

Seems to be a nice fit size wise.

Bob
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Old Dec 18, 2010, 01:21 PM
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Bought this one - will see how it works out.




Sky Lipo 3000mAh 14.8V 40C
# Size: 135.94 * 42.45 * 28.9mm (L * W * H)
# Weight: 349.07g
# Discharge rate: 40C Continuous, 80C Burst.
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Old Dec 18, 2010, 03:37 PM
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What batteries did you use? Thanks
I was flying the stock 2700 E-Flite battery and 3000 Turnigy Nano-Techs 25-50C's. I flew the stock battery for about 7 mins and the nano-techs for about 8-9 mins. And never ran either of the packs fully down. They would still hover and pull out when I shut them down.
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Old Dec 18, 2010, 03:48 PM
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I just ordered 20 of the 2650 40C Turnigy's for our shop. These are the ones I'll be selling with the Yak's. I suspect they'll do great. I would have ordered more of the 3000mah Nano's but they were out of stock.

FYI, the 3000 Nano's are identical in size as the stock 2700 E-Flite's.
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Old Dec 18, 2010, 03:55 PM
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I already have 2650mAh nano packs for my 51" slick so I was planning on using them.
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Old Dec 19, 2010, 01:52 PM
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I ordered the PNP today from Advantage Hobby. I had a gift card from there that I hadn't spent for over a year, and with the $30 of Christmas special, no sales tax, it was very little out of pocket. So even before any significant number of flight reports, I thought I'd take a chance. It should be a fun plane. My guess is that it will fly somewhere between my DW Foamy (so easy to 3-D, it gives false hope), and my large built up planes. Hopefully better in the wind than a flat foamy as well.



I have 5 of the 4S 2650 mAH 25C/50C Turnigy Nano-Tech Batteries. They should be fine as far as current draw, and they are very light at ony 275 grams (9.7oz). Measurements are close to the HH supplied battery at 145mm X 44mm X 22mm. I don't think the extra 0.43 inch should be an issue. It should put the AUW close to 3.5 lbs. Just hoping to get 5 to 6 minutes of flying time out of them. Judging from early flight reports I'm estimating 257 mAH a minute so it should be possible.



Weather permitting, I should be up and flying over the Christmas break!
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Old Dec 19, 2010, 05:45 PM
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A member from our club had one out today and I got some time on the sticks. He's using 2200 4S and it was more than enough power. Running a 13x7 prop, it pulled 750W and 54A. I only flew it for about a minute and it's very responsive and crisp. Rolls really nicely. Polar opposite of the Parkzone warbirds. All in all, I was impressed. The wings are very rigid too.
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Old Dec 20, 2010, 06:04 PM
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So I'm thinking, which is always a dangerous thing, that if this plane lives up to it's press flying wise, it might be the answer to a long unfulfilled need in the market. This may be the perfect traveling plane. Even our normal flat foamies get glued together, so the end form factor is almost impossible to pack, and they are fragile. However, with this one the wings, stabs, rudder, and landing gear all attach with a few small screws. A few minutes to take apart, and put back together. The plane becomes, flat, small, and light. Since it is made out of durable foam, it should travel well in any hard shell suitcase mixed with clothing. Add a few batteries, a charger, and TX, you are all set.

Going on vacation, and want to stop by some of the local fields?

Got a bussiness trip that has some time holes?

I've always wanted to go to the Nall, or SEFF, but the thought of being out there with no plane isn't that appealing. Driving out from California with my planes is probably never going to happen. Flying others planes once in a while is OK, but you are responsible for them while you have the sticks so you must fly conservitavely. Problem solved, maybe...
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Old Dec 20, 2010, 11:34 PM
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like I was sayin

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...postcount=1456

-M





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but there's this......

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...postcount=1304




and this.....


http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...postcount=1316





I am in denial I guess and I am remaining hopeful it'll be at my LHS next week...
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Old Dec 22, 2010, 02:45 PM
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Mine arrived yesterday PM. I assembled it this afternoon. assembly is a no brainer since I did it without an assembly manual, not in the box. Has anyone received one with a manual? It would be nice to know the recommended CG and control surface throws before the maiden flight.

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Old Dec 22, 2010, 02:48 PM
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My manual was on the bottom side of the box.
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Old Dec 22, 2010, 03:35 PM
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I can test this bird for durability.

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Old Dec 22, 2010, 04:31 PM
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My manual was on the bottom side of the box.
If you are talking about the foam box mine may well be there. However I got it from the Horizon site. Glad I did or I would have had a very sensitive elevator.

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Old Dec 22, 2010, 04:32 PM
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Yep mine was on the bottom of the foam...I nearly missed it there myself.
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