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Old Nov 29, 2012, 06:19 PM
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I ordered the 35mm A-10 almost 2 weeks ago. Enjoyed flying it on 2S (pretty quick). Recently upgraded to two 10a plush esc's and 11.1v 500mah turnigy nano battery (for now the 5 blade fan). Its a screamer now. Motor's don't get hot but battery does even with a little venting... thinking about switching to 3 blade fans. Fun plane if anyone is thinking of getting it.
The 500 is not going to cut it. The rest of the 35mm twins on 3s and 3 blade fans draw 14.7 amps. I use an 800 mah 30C or 40C pack. The problem is the A10 fuse is too narrow to accept my 3s packs. You might be able to get by with a pair of 370-450 packs wired in parallel in order to get them to fit. If I remember correct, you need around 62g of weight minimum in the nose (all the way forward) in order to get the cg right. Heavier battery weight could be moved rearward to keep the cg correct. With a 2 800 mAh 40C, I had to add 14g of lead in the nose. With a 2s 1000 mAh the lead gets removed, so a pair of small 370 65C or so lipos would probably be just right. Figure each 3 blade fan will draw around 7.4 amps.
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Old Dec 01, 2012, 09:49 AM
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Hey guys, my F-86 seems a little sluggish especially in wind. Will it really help that much if I pull the gas tanks off? I don't want to pull them off if it won't help that much.
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Old Dec 01, 2012, 12:18 PM
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Yes it will help and the landing gear as well if your using it. These things create drag and it does not take much to slow down these small edf jets.
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Old Dec 01, 2012, 02:41 PM
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Good info, thanks
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Old Dec 01, 2012, 05:00 PM
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Move up to 3s and the F-86 rips.
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Old Dec 01, 2012, 06:32 PM
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Really? Thanks for the tip, so what about motor life with 3s? how many mah 3s will fit? Are you getting your batteries from hobbypartz or hobbyking? Or where?
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Old Dec 01, 2012, 07:14 PM
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Very interesting. It doesn't seem that much worse without the Gyro - at least on video. How was it on the flying end, on & off?
My pusher Mig 29 is much lighter than my twin EDF setup. I am running the pusher on a 3S 360 mah battery and it gives 6-7 min of flight time.
Because it is lighter, it also gets blown about by the wind more.

That's where the gyro comes in. It makes a big difference when flying in the wind. The gusts don't roll the airplane anymore, so the plane holds the bank angle in a turn very well.

On a heavier twin EDF setup, i think the stability gain from the gyro will be lesser. I really don't know if the gains will be worth the effort
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Old Dec 01, 2012, 07:27 PM
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Really? Thanks for the tip, so what about motor life with 3s? how many mah 3s will fit? Are you getting your batteries from hobbypartz or hobbyking? Or where?
I use 3s 370-450 65C nano tech in the single EDFs, 3s 800 30C or 40C skylipo in the twin EDFs, zero issues with motor life. The stock esc won't work though, you'll need to replace with a 10A hobbywing or turnigy plush (hobbywing). With the 3 blade impeller, I get about 7.4 amps draw on a 3s lipo. Don't know about the 5 blade, I need to take a reading. 3s is the way to go on these. I fly the Mig-15, F-86, F-18, F-15, Mig-29 on 3s, only the A-10 is on 2s.
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Old Dec 01, 2012, 07:37 PM
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The 2s 200mah 15C I have barely fits in my F-86. How are you guys fitting these other batteries in? Any pics?
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Old Dec 01, 2012, 07:41 PM
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The 2s 200mah 15C I have barely fits in my F-86. How are you guys fitting these other batteries in? Any pics?
Removing some foam does the trick. I'll take a few pics tomorrow.
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Old Dec 01, 2012, 10:05 PM
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I use 3s 370-450 65C nano tech in the single EDFs, 3s 800 30C or 40C skylipo in the twin EDFs, zero issues with motor life. The stock esc won't work though, you'll need to replace with a 10A hobbywing or turnigy plush (hobbywing). With the 3 blade impeller, I get about 7.4 amps draw on a 3s lipo. Don't know about the 5 blade, I need to take a reading. 3s is the way to go on these. I fly the Mig-15, F-86, F-18, F-15, Mig-29 on 3s, only the A-10 is on 2s.
I`ve been running my SA 35mm on 3s 450mah 65c Nanos. One does about 10a with the 5 bladed rotor. The other seems like a higher kv. It does 11.5a with the 3 blade rotor on it.

It`s a pretty awesome little motor/fan on 3s. Oh, I`ve also measured thrust at 130g.
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Old Dec 03, 2012, 12:20 PM
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It does 11.5a with the 3 blade rotor on it.

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Something sounds goofy with that. It would be worth measuring the rpms.
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Old Dec 03, 2012, 05:28 PM
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I think the esc was bad. It gave out this weekend. Was wasting amps.
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Old Dec 09, 2012, 12:34 AM
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BH Pocket Nano F-86

BH Pocket Nano F-86 is ordered, anybody have some starting settings for Throws or Expo for DX6i?
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Old Dec 09, 2012, 01:09 AM
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BH Pocket Nano F-86 is ordered, anybody have some starting settings for Throws or Expo for DX6i?
i have the nano f-86....well i use a DX7, i fly mine on low rates 70% and +25 expo

not really twitchy, but it still turns pretty quick & easy

if you got a BIG area to fly....you could go as low as 50% low rates , +35 expo until you get used to it
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