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Old Dec 18, 2012, 10:20 AM
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I'm planning on going 6S in my Edge with the Hacker A60-6XS and up to a 20 or 21x10 prop. I've seen a few people indicate that they are peaking at close to 100 Amps with this setup. Is the CC ICE 100 too marginal for that amount of current? Sounds like I'll definitely have to limit full throttle to 10 second bursts.
The ICE100 is perfect for that setup as this is what I have ran all summer. I hold full throttle for long amounts of time and I have yet to have an issue.

Castle's ratings are also based on the controller getting 5mph of airflow over it. When you are at full throttle, there should be a lot more than 5mph airflow entering the cowling. That's if you have proper venting that isn't causing any back pressure, and the controller also has to be mounted so it will receive the airflow.
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 11:50 AM
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The ICE100 is perfect for that setup as this is what I have ran all summer. I hold full throttle for long amounts of time and I have yet to have an issue.

Castle's ratings are also based on the controller getting 5mph of airflow over it. When you are at full throttle, there should be a lot more than 5mph airflow entering the cowling. That's if you have proper venting that isn't causing any back pressure, and the controller also has to be mounted so it will receive the airflow.
That's reassuring. I imagine your style of flying is about the hardest stress test there is. Watching your videos is what made me decide on 6S in the first place. Thanks Joe.
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 12:36 PM
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That's reassuring. I imagine your style of flying is about the hardest stress test there is. Watching your videos is what made me decide on 6S in the first place. Thanks Joe.
+1, just have good airflow and you will be fine.
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 01:28 PM
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6S set up question: if running 6S and some a 3s-1000 to the power the rec. How many flights would you get with the 3S battery, do you need to replace it out with a fresh pack every flight?
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 01:46 PM
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6S set up question: if running 6S and some a 3s-1000 to the power the rec. How many flights would you get with the 3S battery, do you need to replace it out with a fresh pack every flight?
I run the 6S 5000 on motor and 2S 1800 Lipo for HV servos and get 6 to 8 flights before having to charge the RX pack.
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 01:57 PM
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Edge is ready to maiden, wow that Hacker A60 6xs has a ton of power on 6s.
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 07:55 PM
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Anybody running gas on this and want to part with the electric motor mount extension, PM me and let me know
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 12:44 PM
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I am hoping to try to get a flight or two in tomorrow. Field is still clear but after that it looks like some snow in the forecast.

Anyone know if they make skiis for a plane this size?
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 08:17 AM
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Thought I would share my cooling mods on this plane. Its not the neatest install but for sure works. I baffled one cowl inlet to cool the motor and it works great, I leave the other inlet open to cool my batteries. For the ESC, I made a tube out of two paper towel rolls and glued it in the lower cowl inlet. Then just mounted the ESC to get the direct airflow. I sanded open the inlet as well for more flow.
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 08:47 AM
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Thought I would share my cooling mods on this plane. Its not the neatest install but for sure works. I baffled one cowl inlet to cool the motor and it works great, I leave the other inlet open to cool my batteries. For the ESC, I made a tube out of two paper towel rolls and glued it in the lower cowl inlet. Then just mounted the ESC to get the direct airflow. I sanded opened up the inlet as well for more flow.

Very nice!!!

Those simple mods really keep things working better and for a longer amount of time.

Baffles work great to keep the motor cool while in the air, but my biggest problem is the heat build up after I land. I'm using really small computer fans that to fix that problem now.
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 08:53 AM
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Very nice!!!

Those simple mods really keep things working better and for a longer amount of time.

Baffles work great to keep the motor cool while in the air, but my biggest problem is the heat build up after I land. I'm using really small computer fans that to fix that problem now.
I noticed that as well, once I land everything feels slightly warm. I wait a few minutes and they get even more HOT !!! What fans are you using ? Got a pic ?
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 08:59 AM
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I noticed that as well, once I land everything feels slightly warm. I wait a few minutes and they get even more HOT !!! What fans are you using ? Got a pic ?

I use one of these for this size of plane.

http://www.digikey.com/product-detai...543-ND/2757797

I run it off of the balance port of the main pack and just wire it for 3s, so the only extra weight you add is the fan and it's very light.
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 09:09 AM
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I use one of these for this size of plane.

http://www.digikey.com/product-detai...543-ND/2757797

I run it off of the balance port of the main pack and just wire it for 3s, so the only extra weight you add is the fan and it's very light.
Sweet, thanks for the link.......
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 09:16 AM
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I wonder if there is any benefit to running one of those in a gasser. Put one in the opening to the canister tunnel and have it pull air thru the cowl? Be interesting to see if that would keep the temps down in the cowl?
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 11:13 AM
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Very nice!!!

Those simple mods really keep things working better and for a longer amount of time.

Baffles work great to keep the motor cool while in the air, but my biggest problem is the heat build up after I land. I'm using really small computer fans that to fix that problem now.
good idea joe, I wonder if they make some that will operate at a lower voltage so you can run them off a rx pack. they draw very little power.
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