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Old Sep 12, 2011, 06:52 AM
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I agree, it seems losing the "flex" wouldn't be good. But for those few that do it...there's likely a solution for that also.
If there is enough room, keeping some of the flexible ESC wires is good. If there isn't, it is recommendable to do something that prevents too much bending and twisting on the stiff motor wires as can occur when you're installing the battery etc. There isn't a millimeter to spare in my Excite if you want all the power you can fit, so I soldered the FAI18 ESC directly to the motor wires which are bent in a 180 loop and used a strip of glass to stabilize. I guess on a Castle ESC that wouldn't work because the solder pads don't stick out like they do on the FAI18 and the wires would make undesired contact. By the way I didn't have room for flexible wires underneath the ESC as in Flyextreme's example because that's where the unilog and shunt go.
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Old Sep 12, 2011, 02:19 PM
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Well, I got flights number #3 & 4 in with the X-Plane. I pretty uneventfull launches, and great flying.

One of my other planes didn't fair so well

Knowing I had to get right back on the horse, I flew the "X" once more after making a big hole in the ground with this one.

Bill
Damn you did that properly!

What happened?
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Old Sep 13, 2011, 02:53 AM
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Damn you did that properly!

What happened?
Still reeling some and I'm too tired right now to go into it. It seems to be a whole list of small things that contributed to crashing the Weasel.

I think I could have saved it if the wing hadn't folded up. I was told when I was buying the Weasel, that "this wing is strong, you won't break this" Yeah right.

It would'nt be nearly so bad if at least the motor and/or esc survived...oh well.

I wish I had been able to get the burning pile on video...it was classic
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Old Sep 13, 2011, 11:01 PM
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I think I could have saved it if the wing hadn't folded up.
YIKES!

Weather here sucks, missing the florida weather (And the US roads, and my 400hp rental car! (and the half the price of NZ petrol!) . Was planning on flying the remaining few days ive got off but we have sideways rain forecast till monday

JFK Space center is one awesome place, highlight of the holiday. Its really sad how NASA's funding has been shreded. Bought lots of souvenirs, dunno if the proceeds will be enough to fund their next "hotliner" though...
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Old Sep 14, 2011, 12:48 AM
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Still reeling some and I'm too tired right now to go into it. It seems to be a whole list of small things that contributed.

I think I could have saved it if the wing hadn't folded up. I was told when I was buying it that "this wing is strong, you won't break this" Yeah right.

It would'nt be nearly so bad if at least the motor and/or esc survived...oh well.

I wish I had been able to get the burning pile on video...it was classic
Damn, two in a row if it makes you feel any better, my 3 meter plane died on maiden today due to a bad cell. Wat plane died before the x? Do you know the auw of the x? My wing feels as heavy as my enigma wing!
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Old Sep 14, 2011, 01:07 AM
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Damn, two in a row if it makes you feel any better, my 3 meter plane died on maiden today due to a bad cell. Wat plane died before the x? Do you know the auw of the x? My wing feels as heavy as my enigma wing!
Easy there Rich, I only killed one plane (bad enough). The X is solid as a rock (et). I flew the X right after I trashed the Weasel...you know...get right back on the horse, or you may never get back on kinda thing.

I only killed the Weasel. I doubt I could ever fold the wing on the X.

I don't know the weight, but I do know Rauls Viper with the exact same set-up feels alot lighter than the X. It does have 2 less servos...but they would not make that much difference.

Sorry to hear about your 3M...and on maiden too...ouch!! Did you kill it as bad as I killed the Weasel?

Bill
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Old Sep 14, 2011, 01:21 AM
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Easy there Rich, I only killed one plane (bad enough). The X is solid as a rock (et). I flew the X right after I trashed the Weasel...you know...get right back on the horse, or you may never get back on kinda thing.

I only killed the Weasel. I doubt I could ever fold the wing on the X.

I don't know the weight, but I do know Rauls Viper with the exact same set-up feels alot lighter than the X. It does have 2 less servos...but they would not make that much difference.

Sorry to hear about your 3M...and on maiden too...ouch!! Did you kill it as bad as I killed the Weasel?

Bill
Ahhhhhh! I thought the trashed some plane, then broke the x wing and that was pictures of the x. Yeah, weasel is all arounder, I guess the X is as well, but no matter how much abuse you give it, it keeps coming back and begging for more

Nope, 3m sustained heat related blisters to the fuse, but all else is perfect.
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Old Sep 14, 2011, 11:19 AM
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Yuri,

A little inspiration for Maui X plane.
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We could call it the "Spirit of Aloha".
That would totally rock.
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Old Sep 14, 2011, 06:04 PM
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I do like the idea ,but its too late ,my wing is in the oven ,bright orange,like Your avionik's tails.
Yuri.
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Old Sep 14, 2011, 10:56 PM
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Sounds good, and sounds functional :-) for your rocket.
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Old Sep 15, 2011, 02:01 AM
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Anyone using the Neu 5S packs yet?

Im having issues getting ahold of Neu, What other 5S packs fit? I think Yuri was using the 35C hyperions. What else is out there? (quality packs, Ive had way too many dud HK packs to bother gambling with em again)
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Old Sep 15, 2011, 02:27 AM
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GensACE 5S2200 30/60C
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Old Sep 15, 2011, 02:39 AM
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Are these no good?

http://thunderpowerrc.com/html/G6Pro...sBatteries.htm

Wrong shape/size?


Gryphon
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Old Sep 15, 2011, 02:42 AM
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Dont think they'll fit Gryphon, X has a tight belly, need to be just the right size.

Have you got a pic of the fit of the Gensace packs Arctery?
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Old Sep 15, 2011, 03:27 AM
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Sure!
Tight fit, but it slips in rather nicely
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