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Old Jan 22, 2013, 11:17 PM
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Damm, I love this plane...............


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Old Jan 23, 2013, 06:41 AM
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Everyone still using 3300 6S packs for this plane? Just checking in case anyone has gone to a different size pack.

I have been using mainly the nano tech 3300 6S packs but also fly the 3000s and even (with very light throttle) 2650 6S nano's.
I am running 4s 4000 packs in mine and love it! I run the pack all the way forward. I have great power and it is nice and lite.
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 10:02 AM
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I am running 4s 4000 packs in mine and love it! I run the pack all the way forward. I have great power and it is nice and lite.
I too run a 4s 4000mah pack with a Motrofly motor (4315-714kv), with Castle 100 Ice Lite and their 10amp BEC, and like the weight. And to really dial in the battery weight, I like my Zippy 40C lipos, they are slightly heavier than my GenAce 25Cs... plus my personal opinion is that it has more punch than my friends 6s stock set-up.

Another friend of mine that flys a 60" Edge just removed out the 6s set-up and went back to 4s as well.
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 10:07 AM
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Everyone still using 3300 6S packs for this plane? Just checking in case anyone has gone to a different size pack.

I have been using mainly the nano tech 3300 6S packs but also fly the 3000s and even (with very light throttle) 2650 6S nano's.
I was running 4000 and 3300 in mine. Never came up with a preference.

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Is that 527 for 527 flights? Very fun to watch video. Wish we had the flying opportunities you have down there throughout the year, but maybe it makes our opportunities that much sweeter when we get to experience them.
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 10:47 AM
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I was running 4000 and 3300 in mine. Never came up with a preference.
Hard to believe lighter wasn't better, but then again, these 60s seem to be ridiculously floaty. I'm running 3850s and when I come from flying a 48" plane I have to readjust mu flying because the 60s don't sink as quickly. Comparatively, they are kind of like blimps with wings.

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Is that 527 for 527 flights?
Doing the rough math, it seems like it's about 500. I flew the thing so much that I hionestly lost trackm but when yiou add up eight packs a day for and
April, May, an entire 90 (less two weeks in July7) day summer, August and Sept, that's a buttload of flights. Remembver that this was ne of the 4016 Mk II development planes, so it got run hard and put away wet every single day.

27

27 is also the least random of all random numbers and it will pop up more times in a day that any other random number. A lot of people will now say I am FOS, but just watch how many times 27 pops up on the news, or on license plates, or AMA numbers.

I first noticed 27 when watching the original "Total Recall." Arnold was riding down the street on Mars in a cab when they drive past a theatre. On the marquee it says "Rockie 27," so from them on I started using the number as an inside joke to illustrate absurdity. Then I started noticing the number every time I turned around.

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Very fun to watch video.
Thanks. It took all damm day because the computer kept erroring out. It took all day to figure out that is a 1 gig video, and I could not even type a letter without running out of memory and crashing the Movie Maker. I'm buying some more memory later today.

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Wish we had the flying opportunities you have down there throughout the year, but maybe it makes our opportunities that much sweeter when we get to experience them.
It gets below 70 degrees here and we all wear long pants and sweaters. When it gets below 60 we all stay insidem, shiver and cry like little girls about how brutaqkl the weather is.

Fortunately we get maybe two weeks to a month per year when it is unflyable because of cold and wind, but once you get used to living here, even a little chill will make hypothermia set it. As far as the cold, I am sure it's not so bad when you get used to it, but fr me it would take forever to get used to living in snow.

I am convinced that hell is really a cold place.
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 10:53 AM
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Called EF this am talk with Curtis and he said they haven't heard of any issues with the arming switch. After talking with Curtis I went a played with the plane and the switch worked. It was really cold out when I was flying, 28 degrees, wonder if it was my lipos that were too cold? I wouldn't think the cold would affect the switch. Curtis said the fix would be to splice the two wires together on the arming switch.
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 11:03 AM
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Cold might be the culprit. I keep the batteries in my running car with the heat on when I fly in the winter, or keep the smaller batteries in my coat. I also use some foam on the side of the batteries under the strap just to keep them warm in flight.

I doubt it was the switch, and would not perform that modification as a fix, unless you just don't like the switch. But I do do the modification you report curtis mentioned on those ESCs I have where I am running an external BEC...just due to power up sequencing and theoretical latch up concerns. Probably not an issue, and an abundence of caution. You should be able to use a DVM to test the switch if you think there is a problem. But I really think you're onto something with the lipo temp theory considering it is now working again.
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 11:03 AM
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Called EF this am talk with Curtis and he said they haven't heard of any issues with the arming switch. After talking with Curtis I went a played with the plane and the switch worked. It was really cold out when I was flying, 28 degrees, wonder if it was my lipos that were too cold? I wouldn't think the cold would affect the switch. Curtis said the fix would be to splice the two wires together on the arming switch.
I do that on all my airboss esc's anyway as I don't really need the switch. I just cut the switch wire close to the ESC, solder them together, and wrap with shrink tube.

MLT
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 11:20 AM
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I grew up flying nitro planes with the radio switch on the left side of the plane. That's just a habitual thing I can't get over. I have had to cut the swirch off on a few planes, but ewvery time I plug the battery in I find myself looking for the switch. I like the switch. It is just an added safety feature.

When you consider that a trip to the emergency room would more than pay for a coupe of complete airframes and equipment, seems like cheap enough insurance to me.
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 12:28 PM
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I do that on all my airboss esc's anyway as I don't really need the switch. I just cut the switch wire close to the ESC, solder them together, and wrap with shrink tube.

MLT

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Old Jan 23, 2013, 12:32 PM
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Nice! I watched it 27x.
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 01:09 PM
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I like the arming switch, but I also use a throttle cut on my radio because I use a little idle with my electric plane. If it happens again and I don't think the cold is the culprit I will splice the wires together. Thanks for responses.
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 01:54 PM
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Just joined the 60" EF Club! Love this Extra!



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Old Jan 23, 2013, 02:11 PM
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 07:41 PM
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27

27 is also the least random of all random numbers and it will pop up more times in a day that any other random number. A lot of people will now say I am FOS, but just watch how many times 27 pops up on the news, or on license plates, or AMA numbers.

I first noticed 27 when watching the original "Total Recall." Arnold was riding down the street on Mars in a cab when they drive past a theatre. On the marquee it says "Rockie 27," so from them on I started using the number as an inside joke to illustrate absurdity. Then I started noticing the number every time I turned around.



Thanks. It took all damm day because the computer kept erroring out. It took all day to figure out that is a 1 gig video, and I could not even type a letter without running out of memory and crashing the Movie Maker. I'm buying some more memory later today.



It gets below 70 degrees here and we all wear long pants and sweaters. When it gets below 60 we all stay insidem, shiver and cry like little girls about how brutaqkl the weather is.

Fortunately we get maybe two weeks to a month per year when it is unflyable because of cold and wind, but once you get used to living here, even a little chill will make hypothermia set it. As far as the cold, I am sure it's not so bad when you get used to it, but fr me it would take forever to get used to living in snow.

I am convinced that hell is really a cold place.
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