|Oct 31, 2011, 09:41 AM|
Rascal 110 Electric Conversion with Arming Switch and Spark Arrestor
I got a crashed Rascal 110 from a friend who nosed it in.
I had to replace the firewall,along with a few other little repairs.
All in all it turned out pretty good for a free plane.
Motor: JustGoFly U5345-7 Motor
ESC: Castle Creations Phoenix HV-85
Prop: APC 22x10 e
Batts: 9s 5000mAh
Note: Planed to do 10s but one cell went bad on my battery.
Amp Draw: 62 amps @ WOT stactic
Wattage: 2020 watts
I also added a High Current Arming Switch w/ Spark Arrestor.
This killed the High Voltage Spark when plugging in the batteries.
And keeps me away from the prop when powered up.
I did radar the plane and my top speed was 80mph.
Pics and video to come.
|Oct 31, 2011, 10:58 AM|
Here are a few pics of my plane.
The wing struts were broke so I made 2 from flat bar aluminum.
They seem to work just fine.
|Oct 31, 2011, 11:29 AM|
This is my arming switch I added for safety. And also to remove the spark from high voltage battery hook up, of which can pit your connectors making a bad connection.
Here is my take on the link below.
High Current Arming Switch w/ Spark Arrestor
I use a momentary switch and a 1 ohm 5 watt resistor.
The switch and resistor are in series. I then soldered the resistor end to one female bullet connector. And the other coming from the switch to the other bullet.
To arm I press the switch(wait till I hear the first beep) and plug in my male bullet key.
I used 10 ga wire on my plug filled with solder to make it stiff.
Then coated with epoxy to give it shape, covered with heat shrink.
|Oct 31, 2011, 05:37 PM|
I did a short video to show how well the plane does. I had already made a flight before I did the video.
That was why I didn't fly that long. This was my 2nd time to fly this plane so not sure how long my flight times will be yet.
|Nov 06, 2011, 09:58 PM|
Tas - I flew my SuperStar Yesterday, 5345 on 10s. It was great. Very powerful setup. Previous fuel setup was 1.60 OS FX Two Stroke - which I would not fly as low. I can hover and pull out with authority. It's a bit tail heavy, which I figured out due to it's absolutely perfect flat spin, then it would climb when inverted. I'll add some nose weight.
I have not yet put an anti spark in it yet. I really like your setup and will copy. But I wonder if I should add a large capacitor in the power lead. Running a long power lead will stress the caps on the ESC. Normally 20 inch's is fine, but I like as short as possible on the power lines and will normally extend the lines going from ESC to motor.
|Dec 06, 2011, 09:00 PM|
My batteries are right up front with the plug so I have a short run ...it's not to bad. Only it makes it a bit nose heavy.
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