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Old Jan 20, 2013, 12:20 PM
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Some of us older folks also need a louder timer.
Roger that. I'm not a big fan of Spektrum equipment, but I do own a DX7s to fly UM and UMX planes with and one of my favorite features of that TX is it can be set to vibrate and/or beep when the countdown timer times out.

And the beep is one of the loudest I've heard.

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Old Jan 20, 2013, 02:38 PM
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Those of us that use a tray would not like switches on the tx back. I love my 9C with slide switches on upper sides. Right one is brakes and left is flaps. Both can be activated with thumbs on
the sticks. I only need to move off the throttle stick to do the retracts.
Some of us older folks also need a louder timer. I use an external talking timer attached to my tray. Can't fly my jets without it!!!!!!
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switches on the back wouldn't be in the way of using the tray... and being additional switches rather than moving other switches, the tray experience wouldn't change. I'm cool with not having switches on the back as I can put them there myself, but if the board on the inside had extra pis for these switches rather than relocating other switches, that is just win win... tray dudes could add extra switches in a manner/position that they would like for their setup...
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Old Feb 10, 2013, 10:42 AM
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Speed controller

Jim, I really like the price on the 18 & 25 amp speed controllers and also the programming card, are you going to offer bigger ESC's, say in the 50 to 60 amp range?
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Old Feb 10, 2013, 07:01 PM
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Is XPS creating a replacement RX with ESC and servos for the micro bind and fly planes?
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 10:17 AM
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Jim, I really like the price on the 18 & 25 amp speed controllers and also the programming card, are you going to offer bigger ESC's, say in the 50 to 60 amp range?
No, I have no plans for other controllers - but perhaps I should look into that.
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 10:18 AM
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Is XPS creating a replacement RX with ESC and servos for the micro bind and fly planes?
No. That would require another FCC ID and since most people are using the Nano with a tiny ESC and the linear servos in their micros I don't know if there is a need to create an all-in-one package.
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 01:39 PM
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No, I have no plans for other controllers - but perhaps I should look into that.
an affordable 25v 120 amp controller would be a HUGE hit
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 03:47 PM
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Wow... that's high amperage for such low voltage!
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 04:26 PM
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Wow... that's high amperage for such low voltage!
were not EDF guys

there is a huge market for 25% 3D aerobatic planes, and the commonly used esc is the castle ice 100, but there have been problems with it. If you made it 8s compatable, and cost around $75, it would be unbeatable
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 06:32 PM
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8S = 4.2 x 8 = 33.6v, which is a far cry from 25v @ 120A!

I will look into this. I actually have a 25% Yak 54 from Tower that I got years ago. I have been wanting a small 3D plane, so perhaps I will build this one for a test plane.
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 06:44 PM
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8S = 4.2 x 8 = 33.6v, which is a far cry from 25v @ 120A!

I will look into this. I actually have a 25% Yak 54 from Tower that I got years ago. I have been wanting a small 3D plane, so perhaps I will build this one for a test plane.
well my initial idea was for a 6s (25.2v fully charged), but i just remembered a ton of guys also run 8s on the same setups.
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 07:57 PM
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Yeah, I think a 1/4 scale setup on 6S might be a little under powered... but who knows. I will ask the guys at Aeromodel (Hacker) about recommended setups for these types of aircraft.
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 07:59 PM
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Yeah, I think a 1/4 scale setup on 6S might be a little under powered... but who knows. I will ask the guys at Aeromodel (Hacker) about recommended setups for these types of aircraft.
the hot hacker setup is the a60-6xs on 6s. i fly all of mine on 6s, and while its not ballistic, its great for 3D. i think they are coming out with a lower kv, like a a60-5xs for 8s. we all run 100 amp esc's, but a little head room never hurt anyone
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This is an idea for an improvement to an existing product, but it sure would be nice if we could actually program a receiver's failsafe positions with an XDP. In particular I'm thinking about Nanos because that's all I currently use, but I bet users of other XPS receivers would appreciate it too.

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Old Feb 12, 2013, 10:16 AM
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A 6S setup would be ideal as it means a single battery (6S5000mAh) instead of multiple packs to charge.

What is the all up weight for your 3D planes with this setup?
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