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Old Sep 27, 2012, 03:55 PM
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HK showed stock on the motor, ESC, lipos, and props for the FSU Axon today, so I pulled the trigger! Woo Hoo! And my local Dollar Tree has stacks of FSU certified foamboard @ $1.25 a sheet. Nice.

What did you use to cut the foam on your Axon build? Did you use an electric foam cutter? Or did you use a blade? What foam cutter? What blade?

I've got a 306B with a built in foam cutter power mode -- do you use an iCharger to drive your foam cutter? Please tell me about your foam cutter...

Thanks!
I just use a Stanley knife to cut the foam, I think Ed does the same in his videos.
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Old Sep 27, 2012, 04:05 PM
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buy a box of carbon razor blades. Loads cheaper than exacto blades and they cut very,very well.
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Old Sep 27, 2012, 04:59 PM
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This may be covered somewhere in the last 107 pages so please forgive me if it has...

What servos is everyone using? I am looking for a cheap HK servo that I can order a bunch of for future projects, but am also looking at a cheap US alternative that I can possibly get by early next week for a few days off I was planning on spending doing some building and flying.

Thanks

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While I am at it I am also looking for a good motor/esc/prop combo (HK) to go with some 2200mah 3s lipos for the various planes on here. I will probably start with a Noob Tube. I have 1 set of electronics that should work but want to see what the cheapest set of gear is that will have decent performance that I dont need to worry about destroying being too agressive with...

Thanks again

Thanks,
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Old Sep 27, 2012, 05:20 PM
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Everyone has their favorite servos, I use Hitec HS 55's, very common servo, and decent quality for the price.

Here's a great 220 watt motor from Heads Up RC, good people, they ship fast and shipping is CHEAP!

http://www.headsuprc.com/servlet/the...2C-28mm/Detail
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Old Sep 27, 2012, 05:56 PM
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Everyone has their favorite servos, I use Hitec HS 55's, very common servo, and decent quality for the price.

Here's a great 220 watt motor from Heads Up RC, good people, they ship fast and shipping is CHEAP!

http://www.headsuprc.com/servlet/the...2C-28mm/Detail
Thanks, but those are a little higher in price than what I was thinking. The HS 55's are what I use for balsa and higher price planes but I am looking for like $2-3 servos and $10-15 motor, etc.

Like this:
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=21479

And these:
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...cro_Servo.html
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Old Sep 27, 2012, 05:58 PM
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Get the metal gear ones for a few bucks more. You will be happy about that.
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Old Sep 27, 2012, 06:05 PM
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Thanks, but those are a little higher in price than what I was thinking. The HS 55's are what I use for balsa and higher price planes but I am looking for like $2-3 servos and $10-15 motor, etc.

Like this:
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=21479

And these:
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...cro_Servo.html
I use the hxt900 servos, very good for the price.

I use this motor, plenty of power. http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=12919
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Old Sep 27, 2012, 06:42 PM
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Servos

I use the TS-9025 from RC Timer. They survived my learning curves 'forced' landings and inadvertant trajectories through terra-firma. Delivery has been excellent and they have the lowest shipping costs I've found.
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Old Sep 27, 2012, 07:22 PM
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Hi...

Could you post some closeup pics of your plane?? I'm a big fan of the Twinstar II and only fly FPV with a Twinstar II.. My next FPV ship will be your Twinstar clone..
You may have found it already but check out my you tube channel for more info on this plane. I will take some stills next time I fly. I am glad you like it and of course thanks to Ed for putting his techniques out there for all of us.

First flight with details of plane:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=JD_wtRrKLaQ

Construction pics:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=z-cAFL4Ll8w
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Old Sep 27, 2012, 07:25 PM
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I use the hxt900 servos, very good for the price.

I use this motor, plenty of power. http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=12919
Generally speaking, a KV rating somewhere around 1,000 is a better choice than that 2200 kv motor, props work more efficiently at a more moderate rpm.

A good example of what I'm talking about is the 1350 kv motor in a previous post by glazzies.

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=21479
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Old Sep 27, 2012, 08:45 PM
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I need a TWIN!

Goodkebo, Please sign me up, I need a twin like yours! Could you please post some pics or a vid that shows how you fastened the tubes on your twin together. That looks like a great design.
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Old Sep 28, 2012, 11:53 AM
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This may be covered somewhere in the last 107 pages so please forgive me if it has...

What servos is everyone using? I am looking for a cheap HK servo that I can order a bunch of for future projects, but am also looking at a cheap US alternative that I can possibly get by early next week for a few days off I was planning on spending doing some building and flying.

Thanks

Edit:
While I am at it I am also looking for a good motor/esc/prop combo (HK) to go with some 2200mah 3s lipos for the various planes on here. I will probably start with a Noob Tube. I have 1 set of electronics that should work but want to see what the cheapest set of gear is that will have decent performance that I dont need to worry about destroying being too agressive with...

Thanks again

Thanks,
Try the Metal Gear 9g servos from here:

http://www.graysonhobby.com/catalog/...vo-p-1405.html

Thurmond
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Old Sep 28, 2012, 12:50 PM
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Try the Metal Gear 9g servos from here:

http://www.graysonhobby.com/catalog/...vo-p-1405.html

Thurmond
Or eBay @ $4.95 ea any amount, free shipping. From China.
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Old Sep 28, 2012, 01:21 PM
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Thanks for all the suggestions. I am going to try and see how well it flies on a very cheap set up from HobbyKing. Does anyone forsee issues with this set up:

Quantity Stock Product description Price Weight
OK D2822-141450 - D2822/14 Brushless Outrunner 1450kv $7.86 65
BK HK-SS20A - Hobbyking SS Series 18-20A ESC $6.77 30

OK 074000054 - APC Style Propeller 7x5 (2 pc) $1.25 35

OK HK15178 - HK15178 Analog Servo 10g / 1.4kg / 0.09s $7.80 76

OK R610 - OrangeRx R610 Spektrum DSM2 6Ch 2.4Ghz R.. $5.99 39

OK OR16-102x10 - Metal Push Rods M2xL300 (10pcs/set) $1.79 65

BK 016-00503x10 - Linkage Stopper D2.1mm (10sets) $1.05 26

TOTAL: $32.51 336g

With shipping it is around $40 for everything I should need besides the foam board some tape and glue. I want to see how truly cheap I can be with one of these builds. I know I could skip the linkage stopper and use coat hanger or something but I figure the extra $2-$3 is worth the eases of set up and tweaking. Besides it is enough lingages and push rods for multiple planes.
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Old Sep 28, 2012, 04:33 PM
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Looks like a good start.

If you don't already have a metric allen wrench set that's made in China, get one, US made allen wrenches don't always fit Chinese allen head fasteners, they use a different standard than we do.

I was baffled for quite some time why my high quality metric allen wrenches that were made in USA wouldn't fit the smaller size Chinese fasteners, from what I understand they actually have a different metric standard than we do, weird! Bought a cheap set of Chinese made allen wrenches and they fit fine!
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