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Old Aug 05, 2011, 04:24 PM
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Solar panels and battery bank?
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Old Aug 05, 2011, 04:49 PM
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Solar panels and battery bank?
Thats a great way to go if he was willing to leave it there permanently.

He's only charging small to medium size lipo's, so a pair of deep cycles will give him plenty of juice to fly all day. Actually, a single deep cycle might even be enough.

That costco generator is very tempting for the price. You'll also need gas and a power supply, but I think it would be a good investment if it proves to be reliable. It would still take 6-10yrs to break even over deep cycles, but at least you wont break your back pulling them out of your trunk. Mine weigh 45lbs each.
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Old Aug 05, 2011, 06:51 PM
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Tried that but turned up nothing. Maybe you could point me in the right direction?
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Yes, give this link a try and you'll find plenty of information. Enough to keep you busy for hours.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/searc...80&query=honda
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Old Aug 05, 2011, 08:43 PM
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Opened another Tab and used the Search function to find the Links.
Used copy Link ,switched Tab (back to here) pasted then switched back to Search tab ,repeat.

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Thanks for that Charles!
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Old Aug 05, 2011, 08:44 PM
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Yes, give this link a try and you'll find plenty of information. Enough to keep you busy for hours.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/searc...80&query=honda
Thanks Pete!
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Old Aug 06, 2011, 12:07 PM
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Getting to the point that glow is less hassle than electric !!
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Old Aug 06, 2011, 12:27 PM
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Sure it is , not.
I flew glow for over 40 years along with a little electric for the last 20 years of that before going total electric seven years ago.

Glow fuel is expensive, the oils in it penetrated every crack and crevise in the covering, the engine vibration causes structual fatigue, crash damaged is difficult to repaire due to fuel soaked woods. The engines wear and need new pistons and sleeves along with new bearings,they eat glow plugs and it cost money for paper towels and cleaner plus takes time after flying and you still have to charge the Transmitters and the receiver packs.

Field support required for most consists of glow fuel,an electric glow fuel pump,an electric starter, glow drivers, extra glow plugs , a fast field charger for the receiver and Transmitter batteries along with cleaning supplies. Don't forget the battery required to run the fuel pump and electric starter.

If one was simple and inexpensive after the initial investment then gas is the answer.

Field support is a gallon of premix and most use a hand powered fuel pump. If you fly an awful lot then perhaps a fast charger for the reciever and ignition batteries.

I will stick with electrics. Plane , a couple of batteries capable of 5C or greater charge rate and a charger or two and a 12V (?) power source which can be as simple as the tranport vechile's starting battery.


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Old Aug 06, 2011, 12:28 PM
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Getting to the point that glow is less hassle than electric !!
I often wonder that too, but take a look at the price of 30% nitro glow fuel.
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Old Aug 07, 2011, 10:47 AM
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Thanks Pete!
Hi Pete,

The link you provided does not work for me.

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Old Aug 07, 2011, 11:41 AM
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Search URLs on rc groups are only good for a short time, but you can tell from the URL that it was a search for honda, if that helps.
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Old Aug 07, 2011, 12:40 PM
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Search URLs on rc groups are only good for a short time, but you can tell from the URL that it was a search for honda, if that helps.
Hi Dave H,

I just figure that a link posted on 05 August 2011 is still avilable on 06 or 07 of August 2011.

I knew it was likely a link to a or to some Honda generators which I could be interested in.

Perhaps the link was posted without checking it.

Thanks for your posting Dave.

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Old Aug 07, 2011, 10:13 PM
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Hi Pete,

The link you provided does not work for me.

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It looks like the searches expire after a period of time. All I did was go to the batteries and chargers section and click on "Search this forum" so it only search this forum and search on Honda. There are many threads that cover all the options where Honda generators are mentioned as one possible option.
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