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Old Jan 28, 2013, 08:33 PM
Mobius Cables... I got em'
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Any photos of the reinforcement? I'm building mine (kit) and have been putting small strips of CF flats embedded in the foam where (I think) the weak points are. I may end up glassing the area once I get the fuse halves together.
Ya... they are in this thread... but im going to start a new thread just for what I have done... Ill post it here when its started...


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Old Jan 28, 2013, 09:16 PM
Keep Calm, and Carry On...
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Hey Eric,

I have to STRONGLY Recommend reinforcing your Wing area... My setup was almost exactly like yours and it tore in flight...


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What wing reinforcement do you suggest?
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 09:44 PM
Mobius Cables... I got em'
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What wing reinforcement do you suggest?
Check out what I did in my SHINY NEW THREAD

I dont want to clutter this one with extra images and explanations...

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Old Jan 29, 2013, 08:34 AM
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The whole capacitor plugged into the receiver thing started with the car guys running foam tires on carpeting indoors. They would build up static electricity that the capacitor would supposedly act as a surge volume in case the static electricity would somehow jump over into the controls.

For planes I can't think of a scenario where a capacitor would really help. If the voltage regulator in an ESC developed a dead short a small cap is not going to absorb the entire battery load.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 09:42 AM
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Some servos can create really big current spikes when they're stalled. This can in some cases cause a brownout which can be enough for a receiver to fail. Because of this, and nothing about cars, is the reason for caps on the tslrs TX600+ reciever.

Who talked about absorbing a battery load? The cap is there to keep the voltage up in those very short current spikes that can, and has, caused brownouts in some receivers.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 11:33 AM
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Check out what I did in my SHINY NEW THREAD

I dont want to clutter this one with extra images and explanations...

Chris
You don't want to "clutter" the SSS thread with pics, info, experience, and discussion of an SSS?

Now I've heard it all.

This thread has been cluttered with far worse. Your stuff is what we WANT!

Come back, Shane!
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 11:40 AM
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The diversity of opinions makes this a fun hobby. I would rather fly with 2 battery packs than a battery and a capacitor. If capacitors do decide to discharge all at once they can put out a pretty large pulse that I don't care to subject my receivers to. If you have older radio gear that needs 2-3 seconds for the rx to reboot just about anything is worth a try. The modern rx's reboot in milliseconds.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 11:44 AM
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The cap weighs maybe about 10g, hardly something that would keep you from using another battery.

Have you actually looked at the products I've linked to? If you did why even write what you just did?

Why would the cap suddenly decide to discharge?
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 11:49 AM
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This whole cap discussion needs to be in it's own thread, it's derailing discussing the SSS.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 11:52 AM
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Sure.

Anyone using skiis/skids on their SSS?
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 11:55 AM
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once you get it tested and figured out let us know, i'd definitely be interested in hearing your results
Me too!
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 12:16 PM
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You don't want to "clutter" the SSS thread with pics, info, experience, and discussion of an SSS?

Now I've heard it all.

This thread has been cluttered with far worse. Your stuff is what we WANT!

Come back, Shane!
Ill still post stuff here, but it will give people a place to look if they ask for more details... rather than reposting the same images and descriptions over and over I can just post the link...

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Old Jan 29, 2013, 12:17 PM
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Sure.

Anyone using skiis/skids on their SSS?
yes... one of the guys in canada... maybe polix?
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 12:17 PM
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Here is my paint scheme design if anyone is interested. Feel free to copy, mod, etc!

Eric
It does look good! How did you create that two view graphic? I have other planes that I would like to try color schemes on but I can not find any suitable two view or three view graphics to work with.

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Old Jan 29, 2013, 12:46 PM
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Sure.

Anyone using skiis/skids on their SSS?
Well, I do, but in my case it's a modified Multiplex Easystar with ailerons. I installed my own light-ply skid to reduce the road rash I was getting from landings.

It works. Should do good on an SSS too I would think.
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