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Old Dec 17, 2012, 01:13 PM
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Tri Fighter....TF-12 RONIN

All right guys here we go ! Welcome to the build log for the Rogue Airforce Tri Fighter....or to be better known as the RA TF-12 Ronin. This jet is a hybrid w/aspects of several different fighters incorporated into it's design. It is running 3 -55mm edf units through 3 seperate 25-30a ESCs. Will have a seperate BEC. Haven't decided on 1 -14.8V or 3-11.2V batteries. All equip specs and watt draw and such will come, but for now I can tell you that all 3 units do work and I am about to start plan layout and foam lamination. It will be a $Tree bird like the late Bandit. The Ronin has twin verts and flying horz. Each unit is ducted seperately.
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 06:01 PM
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I can not for life of me unstand your battery 1-14.8V or 3-11.2 one 4s or 3-3s lot' difference in power. ps25-30a ESCs on low side id go 40amp
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 06:40 PM
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Space1....it's called saving some weight. I can always add power with more batteries later, as long as I know it flies FIRST ! ANNNNDDDD if a motor needs only a 20a esc and I use a 25-30...that's should be enough over to keep it safe.
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 07:03 PM
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I also do have 2 2200mah 30-40 c 3s batteries coming. I have heard everything from ,"1 will work fine ' to "you HAVE to have 3" I have found out that the HK edf55mm w/4300kv can handle 4s.
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 11:12 PM
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more packs run cooler than a single. that's an advantage to running more than one. another advantage to running multiple packs, is that the draw puts less strain on them, than it would on a single pack. this extends the life of your packs.
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 08:24 AM
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I do understand the multiple packs for the draw and running cooler. That's why I was everywhere on the internet looking for answers. I got waayyy too many varying OPINIONS, and not enough DEFINATE ANSWERS. I will test out both set-ups and see which performs the best for the weight. I really wish I could've used 1 battery and 1 esc to run everything,but I know that isn't possible either. It's the power/weight game. LOL
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 06:08 PM
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I understand one battery vs three but why you go from 4s on one to 3s on 3 batterys
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 10:13 PM
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Glad to see your back around. North texas weatjer hasnt been cooperating so havent flown in couple weeks and havent felt up to building. Need something to get my motivation back
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Old Dec 21, 2012, 05:43 PM
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All parts cut out. Still have to modify and cut out several others, but now have starting points for assembly.
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Old Dec 21, 2012, 08:21 PM
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And it begins!
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Old Dec 22, 2012, 04:51 PM
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lookin good.
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Old Dec 22, 2012, 08:48 PM
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Started the power system set up today. I have the 3 -55mm units w/4300kv brushless outrunners. 3 - 25/30amp ESCs and a 3amp BEC .I have disabled the power wires on the ESCs to use the BEC. My batteries are 3-11.1V 2200mah 3s . Here is where I have more questions. Should I wire the 3 batteries in parallel through a connector ....or just connect each seperately.
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Old Dec 23, 2012, 12:07 AM
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make a parallel Y, or buy a parallel Y and connect them that way.
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Old Dec 23, 2012, 05:32 AM
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I think you need go hear http://www.rcgroups.com/power-systems-13/ or just connect each seperately you going need 3 batterie's
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Old Dec 23, 2012, 08:59 AM
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I fixed my typos on last post...I have 3 -11.1V 2200mah 3s batteries , and I will be making a parallel "Y" connector.
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