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Old Aug 24, 2011, 04:28 PM
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Thank you gentlemen. Box arrived from HK today. Got both the 2S and 3S varieties of the 430mah turnigy battery to play with. And the HK redbrick 10A 2s-3s ESC. Also got that AEO 35mm fan unit that I believe Nitro tested and wasn't happy with. It looks more like 40mm to me. Thought I might try to shoehorn that in sometime. What the heck. See what it does. Maybe I can make it work. Still need some stock impellers. BH is dragging their feet on them. Any help on those as well is appreciated.
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Old Aug 24, 2011, 05:17 PM
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I hope that red brick ESC works.... The other HK brand 10A escs doesn't, thats why I tell everyone to get the Turnigy 10A.
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Old Aug 24, 2011, 10:18 PM
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MT-turnigy 10a was also ordered. should arrive soon.

Now I need a recommendation and a link for a programmable xmtr with adjustable rates. Nothing too pricey please.
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Old Aug 24, 2011, 10:38 PM
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Tylev - You can fry the stock ESC with 3S. Best change it. The ESC wires are soldered to the motor. Wiggle the motor back and forth. It'll break free and then you can get at the ESC.
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Old Aug 25, 2011, 04:31 AM
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Gord, please help me to understand. what are the adjustments that you made to have differential with a 1 servo setup? Do you move the servo horn towards and past the hinge line? or do you move it away from the hinge line?
Thanks

edit: opps, i think it just hit me. the magic is in your plywood!
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Old Aug 25, 2011, 06:53 AM
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You are right though Mike. If you move the horn towards the back of the ail., it would also work. If the setup were on top of the wing, it would also work as is. In fact I have the setup on top of the wing on a Cox P47 Thunderbolt. I also took the mold flashing out of inlet and outlet. It justs adds drag to that 100 MPH velocity that your trying to get through the tube. At this high speed, it makes a big difference. On the MIG, I took the servo horn off and moved it a couple of notches towards the front of the wing to get the differential. Had to make longer pushrod wires for it too. Just need the wind to go down to test fly it again.

Gord.
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Old Aug 25, 2011, 09:14 AM
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Hi guys, I am quite tired of waiting for the Orange rx R415 from HK to come back in stock and I was thinking to get this combo:

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...Receiver_.html

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...5pcs_bag_.html

It is a 4ch orange rx with standard plugs, and as I think the servos in the MiG won't fit this I was thinking to get that extension, cut the plugs and solder them to the servo wire.
Would that work?
Could you please suggest otherwise a solution that might work for the R410 rx?

Thanks in advance

giovanni
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Old Aug 25, 2011, 09:47 AM
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Don't see why that wouldn't work. In fact I was going to do the same thing with the bigger, orange 6 ch rcvr, before the weeny one came along.

Gord.
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Old Aug 25, 2011, 10:07 AM
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It is a 4ch orange rx with standard plugs, and as I think the servos in the MiG won't fit this I was thinking to get that extension, cut the plugs and solder them to the servo wire.
Would that work?
Could you please suggest otherwise a solution that might work for the R410 rx?
I'm also going to use the R410 in mine. At first, I was planning to cut off the micro servo connectors and crimp on standard servo pins. But, the wires on these servos are pretty small, 30 or maybe 32AWG. What I decided to do was to make up some micro female to standard servo male adapters. I ordered these micro servo extensions from BP Hobbies for making the adapters (still waiting for them). You can cut off the female end and add a standard servo connector to the other side. RC Connectors also sells these adapters already assembled. Not sure if any AUS suppliers might have the same thing.
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Old Aug 25, 2011, 10:44 AM
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According to a post on HK's Facebook page the R415 receivers will be back in stock within the next week.
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Old Aug 25, 2011, 11:36 AM
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Won't the use of adaptors add unnecessary weight. Can't you just pop the connectors out of the plugs and push them on the RX pins individually. You only need to make sure you orient them correctly. I believe it's been discussed here before.
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Old Aug 25, 2011, 12:01 PM
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The adapters may add a couple grams, but I like the convenience.

I just pulled one of the micro connectors out of the housing and they are too small to fit on a standard servo pin.
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Old Aug 25, 2011, 12:22 PM
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I was just looking at some, too. I'm sure with a bit of gentle persuasion they can be made to fit. And maybe a drop of solder for good measure. But, I do agree. With the plugs attached it is definitely more convenient.

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Old Aug 25, 2011, 02:27 PM
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Tylev - You can fry the stock ESC with 3S. Best change it. The ESC wires are soldered to the motor. Wiggle the motor back and forth. It'll break free and then you can get at the ESC.
OK. With proper magnification glasses and double checking my order I discovered they are 2S.
So lets hope it flies on 2S. Some here seem skeptic. I got a CC Phoenix 10A ESC today but I won't have to install it then....
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Old Aug 25, 2011, 04:11 PM
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Won't the use of adaptors add unnecessary weight. Can't you just pop the connectors out of the plugs and push them on the RX pins individually. You only need to make sure you orient them correctly. I believe it's been discussed here before.
I did that and used heat shrink to hold the pins in place.
a little dicey applying a heat gun to your Rx....
if you decide to do this, be smarter than me and start with the connections on the inside and work your way out so you can get good heat to those servo connections more easily....
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