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Old Sep 15, 2012, 08:49 PM
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My LEDS came and I hooked them up to a 3 cell. Wow, they really pop!

I was watching a flitetest video on leds and they said for jumpers you can use something called foam wire. I looked that up on google and found simple wire that gardeners use to tie up tomato plants and such. Is that all that is needed to connect my leds (jumpers)?
I have two strings of LEDs; one in the left and one in the right parts of the wing. The end of each string is folded back between the side edge of the wing and the fin. The start of each string is in the battery tray. Taking the wire from two JST connector pig tails, I soldered two wires (black and red) to the start of each LED string. I then soldered the two red wires to the positive terminal and the two black wires to the negative terminal of a male battery connector. This puts the two strings of LEDs in parallel so both strings get the same voltage. (Putting them in series is likely good enough.) Using a home made Y splitter I can connect the battery pack to only the ESC for day flying or both the ESC and LED system in parallel for night flying.
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Old Sep 16, 2012, 04:29 PM
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Got some Goop (never used it before) so I might put a coat of Goop on the leading edge of my 35 inch wing later tonight.
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Old Sep 16, 2012, 04:46 PM
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I just got back from flying my Popwing and Mini Popwing. It was a great day for flying!
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Old Sep 16, 2012, 05:03 PM
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Got some Goop (never used it before) so I might put a coat of Goop on the leading edge of my 35 inch wing later tonight.
I use Goop on the inside of my RC car bodies to strengthen the lexan and get longer use out of them. I started out with Goop on the edge of my mini popwing but it wasn't spreading out as easily as I wanted. I had some seal-all which is a silicone contact adhesive like Goop but with less viscosity. Each will do the job. And I tried using a credit card to spread but had better control using my finger.
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Old Sep 17, 2012, 12:39 AM
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What are good wires to use as jumpers for LEDs? I have some Turnigy wires but they are too thick and I don't want to waste them if simple wires will do the job.
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Old Sep 17, 2012, 02:03 AM
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What are good wires to use as jumpers for LEDs? I have some Turnigy wires but they are too thick and I don't want to waste them if simple wires will do the job.
If you got a roll of LEDs from nitroplanes it should have come with some leads on both ends of the LED strand. Otherwise, servo wire is sufficient so use a spare servo extension cable or the servo wire from a broken down junk servo. Servo wire gauge is typically 22 and 24. Careful not to tear the wires jacket when separating the servo wires.
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Old Sep 17, 2012, 11:59 AM
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What are good wires to use as jumpers for LEDs? I have some Turnigy wires but they are too thick and I don't want to waste them if simple wires will do the job.
What I did was use an old ethernet cable. Cut the ends off then pull out all the wiring inside. That wire is small, light and easy to solder.
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Old Sep 17, 2012, 02:19 PM
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OK
Here is some video (poor grade ) of the popwing
What's in it
MicroDan 2900 kv motor
40 amp esc...pulls 33amps
Master air screw 6x4
Hitec 82 mg servos
2.4 spectrum 4 ch.

TECHONE POPWING 1200mm (5 min 2 sec)


It's a hand full....but a lot of fun!!!!!!!!!
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Old Sep 17, 2012, 03:00 PM
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That's pretty awesome.
What battery balanced it out?
Stock elevons?
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Old Sep 17, 2012, 06:04 PM
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Maiden tomorrow, hopefully.





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Old Sep 17, 2012, 06:14 PM
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Flew my Pop Wing (35 inch) again this evening. Did a nice job flying. It was slightly windy. I tamed down the dual rates and flew it on very low rates. It still was a little twitchy when I gave it up or down elevator. Also, I had to fly it almost constantly puling the elevator stick back to keep the nose up.

Two kids down the road heard it (while feeding their pigs!) and came down to watch with their dogs. Dogs chased my wing around the field. lol.
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Old Sep 17, 2012, 06:53 PM
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I've got to put a more powerful motor in my wing. After flying it two times it flies a little too slow or underpowered. It seems like I hit max throttle when my throttle stick is only 3/4 up and I get not more increase in power when I to full throttle.

I have this motor and I'm going to try it in my 35 inch Pop Wing:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/RC-2212-6-22...item27b91e2e9b
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Old Sep 17, 2012, 10:44 PM
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Hey everyone

I just recently go a popwing and its a blast to fly!

I had it for 2 weeks and flown it a dozen times already.

There are videos of me flying it and myy dad the cameraman doing maiden daytime and nightime flights and a review and where I got it..

My account is Airplanekid95 on youtube

Happy flying!!
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Old Sep 17, 2012, 11:17 PM
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Rebuilt my motor box on my mini popwing and I am going to try an apc .... Has anyone used one yet? If so what size and how well did it work?
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Old Sep 18, 2012, 07:52 AM
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That's pretty awesome.
What battery balanced it out?
Stock elevons?
turnigy 2200 plus I had to add 2 oz of nose weight due to upgrades
flight weight whopping 30 oz

next edition I'll not go over kill....reduce weight -increase speed- vert. and fun
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