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Old Jan 17, 2013, 06:27 PM
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Yay! My 5000mah 4S lipo's came in... Just need my SSS to show up...
Please take videos. I am very interested to see how the plane handles with 5A (4S) LiPo's. I use 3A or 2.3A LiPo's (3S) and the plane handles very well. I am hoping that you experience solid performance. I would like my plane to handle a bit better in strong (15-25mph) winds. Let us know what you think. TIA.
Are you going to use the stock motor & ESC?
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 11:17 PM
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Another teaser from BH; the SS V5.

Flaps, removable plastic engine cowling, reinforced nose, hinges, clear cockpit cover.....
Of course... naturally right after I buy the SSS they gotta come out with a smaller one. Looks awesome.

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Old Jan 18, 2013, 07:28 AM
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Its the same as the Bixler 2.4m

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Another teaser from BH; the SS V5.

http://youtu.be/OZI3JvVhJiE

Flaps, removable plastic engine cowling, reinforced nose, hinges, clear cockpit cover.....
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You newbies seem to overlook that or feel that it doesn't apply to you.
Your "Personal Attack" post has been reported. Post counts do not indicate skill level, or how new someone is to RC.
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Old Jan 18, 2013, 12:01 PM
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Please take videos. I am very interested to see how the plane handles with 5A (4S) LiPo's. I use 3A or 2.3A LiPo's (3S) and the plane handles very well. I am hoping that you experience solid performance. I would like my plane to handle a bit better in strong (15-25mph) winds. Let us know what you think. TIA.
Are you going to use the stock motor & ESC?
AJ
I'm using a turnigy trust 45a ESC... It flew great with my last SSS on 5300mah 4S

I flew in 15-20 mph no problem...

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Old Jan 18, 2013, 12:08 PM
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I'm using a turnigy trust 45a ESC... It flew great with my last SSS on 5300mah 4S

I flew in 15-20 mph no problem...

Chris
I haven't done much wind flying with mine, but have never had a problem making it go where I wanted. I'm presently using a 5s 4000mAh GensAce LiPo. Not with the stock motor, obviously. And using a Hobbywing 100A ESC. The ESC is probably overkill, but it never hurts to have more capacity than you need.

I just ordered a 5800mAh 5s LiPo from Hobby King's USA Warehouse, hopefully it will be here next week. Then I can move the external ESC from the nose (where it looks strange) back under the motor where it belongs, and get some more flying time per charge to boot, while still balancing the plane properly.

Q: What's the only thing that never stops working on a Super Sky Surfer?
A: The owner.

P.S. See http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...6#post23131125 for pictures of strange nose-mounted exernal ESC, etc.
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Old Jan 18, 2013, 01:11 PM
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Do you have any pics of the battery installation in your plane Acorn?? Also did you beed up an ARF build or start from a kit with your build??

Thanks!
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Old Jan 18, 2013, 01:26 PM
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SBEC application

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I just ordered a 5800mAh 5s LiPo from Hobby King's USA Warehouse, hopefully it will be here next week. Then I can move the external ESC from the nose (where it looks strange) back under the motor where it belongs, ........
Do you mean inside or outside the fuselage when you wrote for "where it belongs"? IIRC, you use an external (outside the fuselage) SBEC? I use them (only for inside the fuselage applications) and everything runs much, much cooler. (edit: Your post 1430 earlier shows that you are very clear on that). Have you mounted one inside the fuselage yet? If so, what did you think of that application of an SBEC?
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Old Jan 18, 2013, 04:17 PM
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Just opened mine up... looks awesome! I was wondering though, has anyone tried "streamlining" the prop area with a spinner? I had one laying around a temporarily put in on to take a picture. I haven't seen anyone else do this and am curious if there was a reason? I think it looks good but maybe thats just me.

Oh and I was very impressed that the SSS came "clean" without all the stickers slapped on! Most companies don't give you a choice of the matter and peeling them off (if you want to) can be quite a chore. This way the SSS can be customized easily strait out of the box!

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Old Jan 18, 2013, 04:56 PM
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That looks great! Nice and clean.
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Old Jan 18, 2013, 05:32 PM
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How to build an SSS

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When you get a few thousand posts, let me know what you think then. Every person (without exception) that a lot of posts has been a great resource to learn about the SSS and other planes. The newbies are here to learn and that is certainly appropriate.
Did anyone "fall down" on this one?
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Old Jan 18, 2013, 06:58 PM
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Look what I found over on Cafepress
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Just opened mine up... looks awesome! I was wondering though, has anyone tried "streamlining" the prop area with a spinner? I had one laying around a temporarily put in on to take a picture. I haven't seen anyone else do this and am curious if there was a reason? I think it looks good but maybe thats just me.

Oh and I was very impressed that the SSS came "clean" without all the stickers slapped on! Most companies don't give you a choice of the matter and peeling them off (if you want to) can be quite a chore. This way the SSS can be customized easily strait out of the box!

Eric
Wow, that looks VERY nice!

I didn't use such a spinner on mine, because I wanted to be sure that any cooling air coming in the above-wing scoop and going thru the motor, could easily get out the back.

Your mileage may vary....
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Old Jan 18, 2013, 09:36 PM
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Look what I found over on Cafepress
Bonus question....what version?
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Old Jan 18, 2013, 10:06 PM
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Bonus question....what version?
Darned if I know, but they had it in two colors; SS and Bixler.
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