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Old Dec 09, 2012, 09:32 PM
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I would like to wire up the LED lights on my Sky Trainer. Anyone have links to the connectors so I can plug these in?
It is a little more complicated than just plugging them in. You need to add resistors to the circuit depending on how you want to power them. I am powering them off of the flight battery balance port. So I soldered a female balance connector to 2 wires. Then I ran 4 lights in series with a 150ohm resistor and the other three in series with a 270 ohm resistor. All of this is connected to the balance connector and powered from the flight battery. No matter how you do it
you need to add resistors or you will burn up the leds. There are calculators online to configure the circuit and what resistors to use based on your power source.

I attached an image showing the circuit I used.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 09:13 AM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNqB2...ature=youtu.be
makes a good photo platform for small stuff.
I really like that view! Also like how you turned it into a 185! Looks really good! I have been wanting to do the same thing to mine and after the issues I had with my nose gear over the last year. A tail wheel would be much easier....
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 10:31 PM
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Thanks... I have about 5 of these... they are just such a great plane.... This is my go-to plane when I want to fly but don't want to risk any of my nice planes. It also just handles like a old pair of gloves. If you want it to do something just think it and it does it.
If you love clouds, You will love this video (HD) (9 min 24 sec)
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 09:55 AM
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How much wind do you guys usually fly in? Would you say 10mph would be max wind to fly in?
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 11:20 AM
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You can fly in more than that. It's your ability that is the limiting factor for the most part. Also it depends on what kind of winds you have. High erratic gusting is never good. Steady winds such as those with a front moving in make for some fantastic wind surfing, hover landings and stationary flying... It's all a mater of what you can handle. The average top speed of this plane is about 40 Mph so any thing over that would be the physical limit since you would not be able to fly the plane upwind back to you.
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 11:23 AM
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The calmer the better. Stick skill can always overcome gusty winds, but it's just not that much fun to fly in the wind.
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 01:34 PM
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How much wind do you guys usually fly in? Would you say 10mph would be max wind to fly in?
10mph steady wind is fine with the stock motor. But anything over that and it will struggle to go upwind. And as said above gusty of any kind isn't good either.This plane is really light and has a low wing loading which don't do too well in windy conditions...I have a 1500kv motor in mine with a slightly different prop so it is able to do better in windy conditions. I have flown it in 15mph winds but they were steady and was able to do a near zero groundspeed landing.

I have been flying for over 20 years and love flying in the wind just because it makes you just that much better at catching the plane in weird attitudes. It's easy to fly in the calm but the wind really shows your skills or lack there of. So if you can get an experienced pilot to buddy box with you and get used to it then you will see how much fun it really can be. I have flown in 50+mph winds with gusts much higher than that and love it if I am in the mood for it.
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 03:54 PM
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Hi guys..I bent my motor shaft slightly making emergency landing in high grass due to dead battery...I removed the grub screw but know matter how hard i try to remove shaft it only turns and wont pull out...anyone ever bend motor shaft on this cessna?and have the best solution? thx
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 05:48 PM
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I have bent 2 of them in my early flying attempts.

One option is replacing the whole motor and get a new one from Nitroplanes they ~11 bucks.

Another option is to press the shaft out. Most use a bench press and something the size of the shaft to press out.
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 09:24 PM
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Get a 3 MM prop collet adapter. I cut all my shafts as soon as I get them any more. No more bent shafts..http://www.toysonics.com/toysonics-a...mm-to-5mm.html
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 03:55 PM
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Cant find this plane in stock anywhere at a good price. Anyone know???
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Old Dec 28, 2012, 09:04 PM
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Get a 3 MM prop collet adapter. I cut all my shafts as soon as I get them any more. No more bent shafts..http://www.toysonics.com/toysonics-a...mm-to-5mm.html
thx spookeay i will look into it
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Old Dec 30, 2012, 10:22 PM
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nice cloud video! looks like it woulda been hard to see the plane all the time, and it was pretty far. would you please comment about how you manage intermittent and distant visual with concerns such as climb/decent/attitude/direction perception etc. -for those of us interested in extending our flight range/height beyond our current comfort zone. thanks!
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Old Dec 30, 2012, 10:39 PM
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Hi guys..I bent my motor shaft slightly making emergency landing in high grass due to dead battery...I removed the grub screw but know matter how hard i try to remove shaft it only turns and wont pull out...anyone ever bend motor shaft on this cessna?and have the best solution? thx
well just thought I'd ask if the shaft has a circlip on the end. if you're sure it has nothing holding it, place it over a small socket or something and tap it out. (i've never even tried pulling, seems it would be difficult). lots of bent shaft talk around. once you get it out, roll it on a plate of glass or flat counter or somthing.
you can usually staighten it by looking really close and putting the middle of the bend upwards and gently tapping flat with hammer. (may need to put it over something solld to raise it) go really slow and gentle and patient. removing circlips a challenge in itelf lol. tiny needlenose plies or knife screwdrivers etc. I do that task at the bottom of an empty bathtub because the tiny clip can go flying lol.
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Old Feb 16, 2013, 06:23 PM
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I replaced a broken Dynam motor shaft and notchy bearings with parts from Grayson Hobby, and the new shaft was slightly undersized for the ID of the new bearings. It runs OK, but it's noisy because of the loose play.

It's VERY hard to press the stock shaft out of the outrunner. I was not able to hammer it out the broken shaft-- I had to clamp it tightly in a vise and crank the bell off the shaft by hand, twisting and pulling.
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