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Old Nov 18, 2011, 12:18 AM
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I think you told me the same thing when i mentioned the thrust to weight ratio of the 50mm stock setup.
As for this one, I'm confident it will fly as far as i can throw it... after that is anyone's guess.
i've got a new fuse on backorder so i'll have a re-do of this mod eventually. (when i run out of glue)
The other thing that you may not have checked - what's the exhaust diameter? If the exhaust is bigger than the intake, that can cause major losses, because the air can't speed up properly.
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Old Nov 18, 2011, 01:21 AM
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Looking good pdawg.
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Old Nov 18, 2011, 04:38 AM
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Does anyone has the A10 manual? I need the CG for it
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Old Nov 18, 2011, 01:44 PM
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As the Turnigy Plush ESCs are once again on backorder I was thinking to get the Birdie 10A from Hobbyking, this one:

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...F1A%5FBEC.html

Anyone tried it yet to convert 2S EDFs to 3S?

Thanks
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Old Nov 18, 2011, 03:16 PM
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If you can find the manual for it - the specs read quite good for use with these edf's.
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Old Nov 18, 2011, 03:33 PM
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This manual was listed in the files tab on the webpage. Dunno for sure if it's really it or not?
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...X378721X11.pdf

Here's another that was listed with Birdie 40a/60a/80a etc. It looks to utilize the same functions as the 10a
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...59X7478X22.pdf

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Old Nov 18, 2011, 04:54 PM
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I doubt the Birdie 10A will work on 3S. It is most likely a clone of the other cheap 10A escs which doesn't work with high kv motors on 3S.
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Old Nov 18, 2011, 07:48 PM
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Does anyone has the A10 manual? I need the CG for it
Here you go ... you didn't get a manual with yours?
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Old Nov 18, 2011, 09:32 PM
The stalling italian
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New Sabre colours

Thanks for all the replies about the ESC. Too bad there is only the Turnigy Plush as a cheap solution. Guess I'll have to wait for it to come back.
The plan was to order it together with a Hawk

A few posts back I mentioned I was repainting the Sabre. Well, now it's finished! YAY!
I was kind of impressed by the fact that on the UM P51 thread everybody paints and repaints their micro mustang (including me), but here all we have is stock liveries. Maybe it is for the weight, maybe these planes are not worth a paint, but I'd love to see more difference!

Anyway, I picked my homeland's aerobatic team, the Pattuglia Acrobatica Nazionale (PAN) or Frecce Tricolori, as the Sabre was used by them back in the 60's, and decided to turn the standard Sabre into a cool italian version!

I glassed the front part of the fuse, drawn the decals, painted her and applied the decals.
I just cant wait for it to STOP RAINING otherwise I'll have to come up with something for the MiG 15 too.
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Old Nov 18, 2011, 09:51 PM
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Here you go ... you didn't get a manual with yours?
Thanks!
I bought the only A10 available, and it was the 35mm display unit. No manual, but I got a further discount.
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Old Nov 18, 2011, 10:39 PM
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A few posts back I mentioned I was repainting the Sabre. Well, now it's finished! YAY!
I was kind of impressed by the fact that on the UM P51 thread everybody paints and repaints their micro mustang (including me), but here all we have is stock liveries.
Nice looking Sabre!

It is kinda funny there's been no custom markings/paint schemes for the Sabre, lots of different users. I was thinking of the Greek aero team, the Hellenic Flames.
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Old Nov 18, 2011, 11:02 PM
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gionir,

That paint scheme came out really nice. Any idea how much weight it added to the airframe? Or, what is your AUW since the paint job?

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Old Nov 19, 2011, 02:57 AM
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gionir,

That paint scheme came out really nice. Any idea how much weight it added to the airframe? Or, what is your AUW since the paint job?

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Measured it now, and with 12A ESC and 370 mah Nanotech 3S it sits at 135g
I think the most of the weight gain is due to the epoxy, as I did the same treatment to the MiG and it weighs 135g as well.
Please mind that I measured them with a kitchen scale, so there is quite a big margin.
The MiG flies pretty good, as you can see in the video I recently posted, and I have great hopes for the Sabre as well now!

Angelo, the Hellenic Flames livery would be awesome as well. I really like colourful planes, and the Sabre really lends herself to aero treatments!
The only thing that worries me is that now I cannot fly ovals anymore: only loops and rolls!
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Old Nov 19, 2011, 07:21 AM
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Anyone managed to get Castle Phoenix 10's work with these motors? If you did what settings did you use?
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Old Nov 19, 2011, 10:47 AM
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funny, I have a LOT of EDF jets, and never tried air sealing the fan access area. I don't even use thrust tubes. but I prolly should.



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YAY got my bird down to 124g AUW from 133.5g! Just waiting for my 2.2g servos to come in and I can get rid of my current 5g servos and hopfully get her to down to about 118g.


Just a note to anyone new to EDF's like me, SEAL YOUR BOTTOM HATCH!!!

Did some static thrust test and was only getting 100g from a 3s =(

Than I sealed a hatc I cut to put in the ESC with insta-flex CA (tested it first on a missle it did not melt it) and taped the normal hatch and thrust went up to 130g!

I'm better than a 1:1 thrust to weight now! YAY

Yea prolly most of you seal your hatch, but for those who are new to EDF's like me, I thought I would share this.
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