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Old Feb 24, 2013, 01:01 PM
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Old Feb 24, 2013, 01:03 PM
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Old Feb 24, 2013, 01:15 PM
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well, i need to re check the servos, i forgot their numbers, im using hitec metal gear, BB hi tq servos on the ail, flaps, rudder, if i remember correctly, they have about 150oz of tq. the stabs have 1/4 scale hitec servos, they have 340oz of tq each, and they each have their own power supply, (which also powers the rest of the radio) im using 2, 2s 2500 mah LIFE packs, so 2s 5000. thats so theres plenty of juice, and i dont have to worry about packs sagging under load, causing brown out. im using a airtronics radio, a SD10G, and the older style 8ch rx. ive been using airtronics for about 7 years, and ive never ever had had a failure, nor have i known anybody who had a failure, so no satalite rx's or anything like that. they dont even make them for airtronics that i know of.

on the exhaust, that is aluminum tape, with some titanium and steel airbrush work. i need to clean them up a bit because they have gotten messy with all the rework.




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Dude, that's awesome. Two things I meant to ask earlier:

1. What kind of servos are you using on the control surfaces and what sort of receiver power systems, satellite antennas etc? I've never flown anything bigger than 60" foam so am interested in whether additional fail-safes or similar precautions are needed at this size.

2. How did you achieve that fantastic metallic effect at the exhaust nozzles - they look great!

Cheers,

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Old Feb 24, 2013, 01:25 PM
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Brent it looks really good! great job... can't wait to hear your next flight report and I hope to see video!!

is that snow on your lawn? to cold for me man....lol
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Old Feb 24, 2013, 06:34 PM
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You did such a great job, looks so cool.
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 06:06 AM
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well, i need to re check the servos, i forgot their numbers, im using hitec metal gear, BB hi tq servos on the ail, flaps, rudder, if i remember correctly, they have about 150oz of tq. the stabs have 1/4 scale hitec servos, they have 340oz of tq each, and they each have their own power supply, (which also powers the rest of the radio) im using 2, 2s 2500 mah LIFE packs, so 2s 5000. thats so theres plenty of juice, and i dont have to worry about packs sagging under load, causing brown out. im using a airtronics radio, a SD10G, and the older style 8ch rx. ive been using airtronics for about 7 years, and ive never ever had had a failure, nor have i known anybody who had a failure, so no satalite rx's or anything like that. they dont even make them for airtronics that i know of.

on the exhaust, that is aluminum tape, with some titanium and steel airbrush work. i need to clean them up a bit because they have gotten messy with all the rework.
Fantastic, very many thanks for taking the time to get back to me on this.

Si G
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 06:12 AM
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Got them!

http://www.sussex-model-centre.co.uk/shopexd.asp?id=753

Reasonably inexpensive too.
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 06:29 AM
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Looks and sounds awesome!!!! Look forward to re-maiden.!! and yep, you better get some good video of it
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 10:41 AM
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heres a little video from today..

after 5 min of varied throttle, and lots of full power, im still at 3.8v per cell. i should be able to get 6 min once the model is all sorted out. not bad for a flying long board lol

http://youtu.be/jZGWbdRWc2w
Thats one hell of a leaf blower you got there..
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 11:03 AM
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Blowing the little dump truck out of your garage reminds me of this 13 second video


United 747 Jet Blast Car (0 min 13 sec)
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 11:57 AM
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thats funny wingman, i was thinking the same thing when it happened lol
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 12:41 PM
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well, i need to re check the servos, i forgot their numbers, im using hitec metal gear, BB hi tq servos on the ail, flaps, rudder, if i remember correctly, they have about 150oz of tq. the stabs have 1/4 scale hitec servos, they have 340oz of tq each, and they each have their own power supply, (which also powers the rest of the radio) im using 2, 2s 2500 mah LIFE packs, so 2s 5000. thats so theres plenty of juice, and i dont have to worry about packs sagging under load, causing brown out. im using a airtronics radio, a SD10G, and the older style 8ch rx. ive been using airtronics for about 7 years, and ive never ever had had a failure, nor have i known anybody who had a failure, so no satalite rx's or anything like that. they dont even make them for airtronics that i know of.

on the exhaust, that is aluminum tape, with some titanium and steel airbrush work. i need to clean them up a bit because they have gotten messy with all the rework.
+1 on the Airtronics I only have the 8 but have not used it a ton but it's been flawless so far. I will be getting the sd10 when I can afford it,
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Old Feb 26, 2013, 04:46 PM
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A very nice T-38 CN
Take Care
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Old Feb 28, 2013, 08:16 AM
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Heya Nut , That's sweet.
Good Luck on the remaiden.
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Old Feb 28, 2013, 01:44 PM
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Good Luck!! ..hey Andy and Brent, you should use silver thin for the battery connections. .. are you?
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