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Old Dec 09, 2012, 09:07 AM
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Beyond not worrying about whether a BEC is up to the task or not... if you lose your ESC or main battery, you might just save your plane
My little 850mAh has saved my bacon twice. (Plus it made it easy to get my CG where I wanted it)
How do you guys plug a Lipo directly into the receiver? Do you make your on connector or can you buy them?
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Old Dec 09, 2012, 09:24 AM
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Easiest way is to buy a lipo with the jst connector already on it. Most smaller lipos come that way. Otherwise you just buy the connector and put it on there with solder
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Old Dec 09, 2012, 09:36 AM
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Yeah, some batteries you can order with the connector, or you can make them up yourself.
Servo connector kits and a crimp tool are handy things to own, sometimes
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Old Dec 09, 2012, 11:01 AM
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What would happen if your just not paying attention and plugged the battery in backwards? Would it fry the receiver?
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Old Dec 09, 2012, 11:05 AM
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What would happen if your just not paying attention and plugged the battery in backwards? Would it fry the receiver?
Not with the standard servo/battery connector. (And to be more specific my current knowledge is of Spektrum/JR receivers here)
If you 'actually' manage to send voltage through in reverse, that's probably a bad thing.

With the standard connector though, all you're doing is swapping ground and signal wires.
No harm. Switch it back and rock on.

Think about when you accidentally plug in a standard wall wart to an old style receiver battery the wrong way.
Nothing really happens, because you're only connected at the positive connection when the connector is backwards
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Old Dec 09, 2012, 11:41 AM
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Thanks Doc for the great answer, as well as others who also suggest jb weld or letting it go.

I think I will try DOC's vice/CA approach, though.
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Old Dec 09, 2012, 04:39 PM
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What is the best way to remove monokote and still be able to reuse it? I have to do some rebuilding and I don't want to lose the fancy cut monokote.
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Old Dec 09, 2012, 05:50 PM
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Apply about 225 to 250* heat on it with an iron. It will loosen up the glue allowing it to come off.
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Old Dec 09, 2012, 05:55 PM
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I haven't done it to try to save the ultracote, but I agree with losifanatic. Increase heat if necessary (e.g., if you use a sock over your sealing iron and aren't getting good results).
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Old Dec 09, 2012, 06:24 PM
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I use a sock on my iron at all times unless l am tacking down edges.
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Old Dec 09, 2012, 07:35 PM
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Cool, thanks all.
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Old Dec 09, 2012, 08:42 PM
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anyone know what dubro skis to get for the 48" planes? I think brian ak does
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Old Dec 09, 2012, 08:49 PM
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He just posted a picture on the 48" Edge thread of his with skis.
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Old Dec 09, 2012, 09:15 PM
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I did... Here's the link with a picture. I cut down full size dubro skis... Took 35 grams off the overall weight. Don't get the light formed plastic ones they are garbage. Got rid off the supplied springs and made my own.
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Old Dec 09, 2012, 10:14 PM
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Cool pic!! I think the wife got me the MXS for Xmas!
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