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Old Apr 26, 2012, 08:28 AM
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Connector wars? You mean there is something other than deans?!
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Old Apr 26, 2012, 08:56 AM
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Connector wars? You mean there is something other than deans?!
yea Power Poles they rock
no soldering!
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Old Apr 26, 2012, 12:48 PM
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Deans.....don't have to buy a crimper!! Rock even more...

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Old Apr 26, 2012, 01:12 PM
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till you try putting them on 10awg wire and making a series cable with power lead off the low side for a BEC.....

no really try doing 10AWG and 14AWG to the SAME deans >.> ill take Power Poles oh and Power Poles can take a much higher amp load i wouldnt use deans on a 14S setup and im really thinking of going to on my 12S
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Old Apr 26, 2012, 01:53 PM
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till you try putting them on 10awg wire and making a series cable with power lead off the low side for a BEC.....

no really try doing 10AWG and 14AWG to the SAME deans >.> ill take Power Poles oh and Power Poles can take a much higher amp load i wouldnt use deans on a 14S setup and im really thinking of going to on my 12S
Do the BEC pro differently. What I do is peel back some of the insulation, use a pick to make a hole in the strands, slip the bec pro in there. Solder on both sides. Be sure to slip on some shrink tubing. Lock it all down with that. Less stress IMO than being on the connector. So far so good!

I also reied some little deans helpers, you solder the round wire into a round connector, then slip the connector on the flat deans and solder. They worked pretty nice. I use 4mm bullets to. I think there is less spark when connecting the bullets.

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Old Apr 26, 2012, 03:47 PM
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i hate soldering in general so im going to go to power poles i think the summer any when i build my new 1500w 24v charging setup with 2x HP server psus and a power lab 6 might get an 8 dont know the 8 would work if i ever built a 700 and went 14S
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Old Apr 26, 2012, 05:38 PM
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Actually, I have plans to switch to power poles.

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Old Apr 26, 2012, 06:03 PM
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My solder irons keep burning out, but my crimper has never burned out!
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Old Apr 26, 2012, 06:15 PM
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I think there is less spark when connecting the bullets.

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When I connect the deans plugs on my 89" Slick it seems like a small explosion...
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Old Apr 26, 2012, 06:38 PM
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Actually, I have plans to switch to power poles.

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I'll never look back after switching to powerpoles. Set up a parrallel board the other day, 12 power pole halves, took me 20 minutes tops. Would've taken me hours to do with Deans. Course I'm lousy at soldering also.
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Old Apr 26, 2012, 07:02 PM
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I'm liking that the area on the Power Poles that first makes connection (and therefore gets the arcing and sparking) isn't the main contact area.
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Old Apr 26, 2012, 08:26 PM
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I'm liking that the area on the Power Poles that first makes connection (and therefore gets the arcing and sparking) isn't the main contact area.
Isn't on Deans either, as they arc at the tip, and then are slid past that point...

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Old Apr 26, 2012, 09:09 PM
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Well, I thought I had a cg issue with my 74. Toyed around with it a bit before resorting to adding unnecessary weight to the nose and it turns out both ailerons were down ever so slightly and wow what a difference it made. Trimmed them up to where they should have been to begin with and voila....no climbing when inverted and zero coupling on knife edge. Ive set up alot of planes but never would have dreamed that less than 1/8" of "flaps" on a plane of this size would have made that drastic of a difference. I guess its just another testament to 3DHS planes...Soooo well engineered and balanced that millimeters of adjustment make a world of difference. Gotta love this one!!!!!!!! Back to the site to order another one, (not the 74 till back in stock) smaller one to keep in the backseat for lunch hour flying
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Old Apr 26, 2012, 09:16 PM
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Isn't on Deans either, as they arc at the tip, and then are slid past that point...

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My high voltage Deans always seemed to get connection issues over time. I assumed it was due to the arcing. I just switched to PP's on my larger birds this season though, so time will tell....
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Old Apr 26, 2012, 10:14 PM
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Anyone have pics of the fuselage with a gas setup ? I'm assuming the throttle servo will be pretty close to the firewall ?
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